Westchester County Business Events (January 2014 Sneak Peek)

We know the only business events you’re attending this month are probably holiday-related. So get a jump on planning your January networking calendar with these upcoming Westchester business events.

Manhattanville School of Business Open House

On Thursday, January 8, attend a free information session to gain an overview of Manhattanville’s graduate business programs, adult undergraduate programs, advanced certificates, and what to expect when applying and enrolled. Prospective students will be given the opportunity to meet with program directors, admissions staff, financial aid staff, and representatives from student services. Prospectives will also attend a panel discussion featuring current students representing each of the college’s graduate business programs. Those who attend the open house will receive a $75 application fee waiver.

Thursday, January 8, 6:15-8 pm at Reid Castle at Manhattanville College in Purchase. To register, email business@mville.edu or visit mville.edu/business.

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Boost Your Workplace Energy

Discover a better way of working with The Energy Project, a national organization that regularly works with large organizations to create healthier, happier, and more productive and purposeful workplaces. The group, which helps people learn to drive engagement, productivity, and innovation by learning to better and more effectively manage your energy, will be at the Purple Crayon in Hastings-on-Hudson on January 8 from 9 am-12 pm. At this event, you’ll have a unique opportunity to access their insights personally—to identify the behaviors that fuel your physical energy, increase your emotional resilience, sharpen your capacity for focus, and strengthen your sense of purpose.

For more information, contact Sarah Hinawi, (914) 231-9077; info@purplecrayoncenter.org

Entrepreneurial Schooling

Want to launch a business but feel like you need a little entrepreneurial education first? Head to an information session about Westchester Community College’s “Academy for Entrepreneurial Excellence” on January 20 at 6 pm

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at the Gateway Center in Valhalla. The session will explain the benefits of the Academy and give you an opportunity to meet the program presenters; meet the coaches who will be working closely with you; and hear testimonial from past academy participants.

For more information about the information session, the Academy or to register, contact Eridania Camacho at (914) 606-5616 at g2e@sunywcc.edu

Seminar: Six Steps to Small Business Success

To succeed in a new business, a coach can make a world of difference. At The Ridgefield Playhouse on Wednesdays beginning January 21 thru February 25 from 7–9 pm, small business expert Mona Thorpe, founder and CEO of Success-411—a company that assists small business owners—will teach her Six Steps to Small Business Success Seminar. This eight-week workshop teaches a powerful six-step process to help overcome the hidden stumbling blocks that are the biggest cause of failure in business. The six steps will help shift patterns that are not aligned with success goals to powerful thought processes that help position the small business owner achieve realistic goals and enjoy the benefits of a flowing, satisfying, and highly lucrative business.

Workshop takes place at The Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, CT. To sign up ($300 tuition), call the box office at (203) 438-5795.

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Grow Your Business Through Contracts

Looking to rapidly grow your business through big contracts? Check out County Executive Rob Astorino’s “Cruzin’ to Success in 2015” Workshop on January 22, 2015 from 8 am to 11:30 am. During this free workshop, you will meet with top executives from Westchester County’s largest engineering contractor, EE Cruz Co., Inc.; and top executives from Westchester County Government. EE Cruz is aggressively seeking to do business with contractors in a variety of construction trades as well as those in non-construction trades like photography; office cleaning, safety, and office supplies; as well as rodent control services. The event takes place at 333 Westchester Avenue, South Building Conference Center in White Plains. Register for this event by sending a confirmation email to Ross Weiner at rweiner@westchestergov.com.

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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