Westchester Business Buzz: Events Around The County

Ossining to Host Hudson Valley Main Street Summit

The Community Preservation Corporation’s (CPC) Hudson Valley Main Street Summit is coming to Ossining. The free networking conference, “Downtown Redevelopment Strategies,” will feature local industry panelists analyzing the latest downtown trends and Main Street redevelopment throughout the region. The summit is geared toward local businesses and property owners, developers, investors, brokers, municipal officials as well as community and economic development entities. Held this year at the Ossining Public Library, the CPC event will focus on issues like main street revitalization, tourism as a local economic driver, and best practices in retail attraction, and retention.

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Thursday, April 17 from 8:30am – 1pm. Reservations are recommended. To register, visit www.communityp.com and click “Events.”

Free Workshops For Small Businesses

Nonprofit alternative lender Community Capital New York is offering a series of free workshops at the Greenburgh Public Library in Elmsford that will focus on the financial aspects of starting, running, and succeeding in a small business. Each workshop will provide real, practical take-aways that you can immediately put to use. The remaining sessions will explore the key drivers leading to profitability (“Make Sense of Your Financial Statements,” April 23); pricing strategy (“Setting the Right Price for Your Products and Services,” May 7); and determining what tasks to outsource (“Your Professional Team—When to Reach Out and How to Set Expectations,” May 28).

For more information, contact Holly Perlowitz , (914) 747-8020 X14, hperlowitz@communitycapitalny.org.

2014 Equal Access to Justice Dinner

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Legal Services of the Hudson Valley will hold its 2014 Equal Access to Justice Dinner on April 24 at The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester. The cocktail reception begins at 6 pm, and dinner will be served at 7:30 pm. This year’s Honorees are Noah J. Hanft, Esq., General Counsel and Chief Franchise Officer at MasterCard, and Jerold R. Ruderman, Esq., Of Counsel, Wilson Elser.

For more information about the event or sponsorship opportunities, call Legal Services of the Hudson Valley’s Development Director Marianne Delaney at (914) 949-1350 or e-mail mdelaney@lshv.org. To purchase tickets to the event, call Jenna Donnellan at (914) 761-7111 or e-mail jenna@hrginc.net. The Ritz Carlton, Westchester: One Renaissance Square, White Plains.

Barbara Corcoran Will Headline Grow 2.0 Conference

Barbara Corcoran—real estate mogul and one of the “sharks” on ABC TV’s popular show Shark Tank—will kick off this year’s Westchester Community College – Gateway to Entrepreneurship’s GROW Conference as keynote speaker at the KeyBank and Business Council of Westchester Speaker Series. The second annual conference, titled “GROW 2.0,”aims to unite local professionals through networking, mentoring business development and strategy. Breakout sessions, led by local and national business leaders, include: “HR Essentials: The Art & Science of Attracting, Developing & Recruiting Talent,” “How to Think Like a CFO,” “The Art of Mingling & Networking,” and “The Home Office: Haven or Hell.” Small business owners will also have a chance to pitch their idea to a panel of successful entrepreneurs and investors for feedback as part of the conference’s investor pitch session.

Friday, May 2, 2014, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, Westchester Community College’s Gateway Center, Valhalla. To register, visit www.westchestergrow.com. For more information: g2e@sunywcc.edu,  914-606-5616.

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HealthTech ’14 To Spotlight Westchester’s Growing Health Tech Sector

To call attention to Westchester’s growing health tech sector, the Westchester County Association (WCA) and its economic development arm, The BLUEPRINT for Westchester, have organized HealthTech ’14: Fueling Innovation in Westchester. The two-day conference, held May 7 – 8 at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton in Tarrytown, features leading innovators in biotech, medtech, and health tech, and is attracting entrepreneurs, investment bankers, venture capitalists, technologists, and others. Day One is geared toward entrepreneurs, with the “Entrepreneurs’ Edge, ” panel discussion with national experts in startup law, banking, crowdfunding, and venture capital; followed by “Pitch to the Pros,” an opportunity for companies to present their ideas to a panel of judges. The winner will receive a $10K cash grant and automatic acceptance into Westchester’s BLUEPRINT Accelerator Network. Day Two includes an in-depth look at “IBM Watson and the Future of Medicine” and a compelling keynote address by Steven Safyer, MD, the CEO of Montefiore Health System.

Our Westchester Home Design Awards event is June 26!

Our Wine & Food Festival returns June 4-9!

Our Wunderkinds event takes place on May 23!

Our Best of Business Ballot is open through May 15!

Our Healthcare Heroes Awards event takes place on May 9!

Our Westchester Home Builders Awards take place on April 4!

Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Forum is March 14!

Unveiled: A Boutique Bridal Brunch is February 25!

Our Best of Westchester Elimination Ballot is open through March 6!

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