Westchester County Business Events (9/9)

At this week’s business events, learn how to safeguard your company against disasters, network with professionals, meet 2014’s Small Business Award winners, plus more.

Prepare for (Business) Disaster

The Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is hosting a free workshop, “Disaster Preparedness & Recovery Services” on Friday, September 12 from 9 am-12:30 pm at Con Edison’s Rye offices. Participants will learn how to 
prepare their company’s infrastructure so they can conduct business during a disaster and register with different government agencies that will help during or after a disaster.

For more information, contact: Pauline Drakopulos, PTAC Assistant at (845) 735-7040 or Paulined@redc.org.

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Network With Young Professionals

The Westchester County Association’s (WCA) Young Professional Group hosts its next quarterly networking reception on Tuesday, September 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at 42 The Restaurant in White Plains. Shake hands and build your network with Westchester County’s top businesses for an informal night of networking overlooking the city of White Plains.

Cost to attend is $60 for Members; $85 for non-members. To register, click here.

Make Connections For Success

The first annual “Connections For Success” forum for small business and job seekers, put on by the office of Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, takes place on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, from 8:30 am to 3 pm at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. Attendees will learn how to get new customers, secure a business loan, win a lucrative government contract or get a good-paying job with one of Westchester’s top organizations. The luncheon keynote speaker will be Lowell Hawthorne, a Jamaican immigrant who is founder and CEO of Golden Krust Corporation, which runs 125 restaurants that generate over $100 million in annual sales.

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Tickets, which cost $35, are limited. For more information or to RSVP, call (914) 995-3707.

Learn Management Secrets From Top Female CEOs

White Plains-based accounting firm Citrin Cooperman presents its 2014 edition of “Driving Your Business: Women at the Wheel” on Thursday, September 18.  Four extraordinary women—Deborah Brenner, CEO of Women of the Vine; Thelma B. Ferguson, Head of the Northeast Market for JP Morgan Chase; Janet Hasson, President of the Journal News; and Judith Huntington, President of The College of New Rochelle—share their management secrets of success in a revealing and informative business seminar. The event will be held from 8-10 am at the Westchester Country Club in Rye.

Free to attend. For more information, contact Laura DiDiego, ldidiego@citrincooperman.com, (914) 949-2990 Ext. 3416.

Meet 914INC Magazine’s Small Business Awards Winners

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Come to 914INC’s 2nd Annual Excellence in Small Business Awards cocktail party to meet some of Westchester’s most successful small business owners and nonprofit organization leaders. The winners include Little Big Brands, JP Promotional Products, The Peekskill Coffee House, Oasis Day Spa, Bilotta Kitchens, Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, OLA Consulting, Wings Air Helicopters, Community Capital New York, and Community Housing Innovations. The event takes place on September 18 from 6-8 pm at The Crowne Plaza in White Plains.

Tickets, $25. For more information, contact: marketing@westchestermagazine.com.

Boost Your Sales Skills

The Yorktown Chamber of Commerce and the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce are hosting an Effective Selling Seminar on September 19 from 12 noon-2 pm at Piazza Roma in the Cortlandt Town Center. The seminar, with Jim Coleman, executive director of the Westchester County Industrial Development Agency, will help anyone who seeks to sharpen their sales skills.

Lunch will be served; $20 per person. For more information: info@hvgatewaychamber.com or (914) 245-4599.

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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