Westchester County Business Events, June 2, 2015

Join the Professional Women of Westchester to learn the secrets of personal branding at any age. Plus, attend a young professionals’ happy hour, celebrate Westchester’s green businesses, and other industry events In June.

Kickstart Your Personal Brand

Want to start your own brand? Well, you need to look the part! Join the Professional Women of Westchester (PWW) and guest speaker Sandy Hapoienu for Personal Branding at Any Age, on June 8 from 6 to 8 pm at the Mariposa Restaurant in White Plains. Hapoienu has conducted fashion shows and styled for Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, Anne Klein, Jones N.Y., and many other designers; her editorial work has appeared in both national and regional publications including Vogue, Vanity Fair, Allure, W, and more. This special evening of fashion education and makeover indulgence aims to help you make your personal brand pop at any age or stage of your career.

Tickets are $15 for PWW members, $20 for non-members. Register at http://www.professionalwomenofwestchester.com/information/event-registration/

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Spotlight on Women’s Leadership

Businesswomen in Westchester County have a great opportunity to strengthen and broaden their skills when The Women’s Leadership Institute at The Manhattanville School of Business hosts its first annual Women’s Conference on June 3 from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm at Reid Castle. Featuring emcee Juana Hart and keynote speakers Patricia Galloway, Vicki Escarra, and Evelyne R. Matthews, this full-day summit will include four interactive workshops (attendees can choose up to two), a continental breakfast and lunch, and a networking session from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.

Tickets are $395 per person for regular admission; $885 (three attendees with the fourth free) for corporate admission; or $150 per person for special personnel, including Manhattanville faculty, staff, and alumni, or nonprofit organizations.

To register for this workshop, go to https://community.mville.edu/msb. For more information, contact Kathy Meany at Kathryn.meany@Mville.edu, or call (914) 323-5150.

Celebrate Westchester’s Green Businesses

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Join Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino and President and CEO of The Business Council of Westchester Marsha Gordon as they reward Westchester’s green business leaders. The Fifth Annual WGBC Recognition Event & Awards Ceremony takes place June 4 from 5 to 7:30 pm at the Crowne Plaza in White Plains. Honorees include Arc of Westchester, Suburban Carting, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Allied Converters, Diamond Properties, and Purchase College.

Tickets $60 for general admissions, $50 for nonprofits

For more information, contact Dani Glaser, Scott Fernqvist, and Jana Petrikova at  westchestergbc@gmail.com

Budget Basics

To help business owners improve their budgeting skills, Westchester Community College is hosting Understand Your Budget for Business Success!, a free workshop on June 4 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the Gateway Center in Valhalla. The workshop will explain: the importance of a budget; how to create, manage, and update a budget for your business; ways to forecast revenue and expenses; and the dynamics of money in a fast-changing world.

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To register, contact Romina Ganopolsky at RG099@sunywcc.edu or call her at (914) 606-5616.

Young Professionals Unite

Running your own business or thinking about starting one? It’s time to get connected, and the Westchester County Association’s Young Professional Happy Hour Series is the place to do it. Taking place on June 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Lola’s Mexican Kitchen in White Plains, young professionals have the opportunity to meet new people, explore downtown White Plains, and become a part of the Westchester business community. There will be complimentary appetizers and a pay-as-you-go bar. No RSVP is needed.

Sharpen Your Customer Service Skills

In today’s (and tomorrow’s) ultra-competitive business environment, just about every employer is sharply focused on providing a positive customer experience. 

To better position you for career growth, the Westchester County Association’s Hudson Valley Workforce Academy is debuting its next workforce training class—Customer Satisfaction and Service Excellence—on June 10.  The course, which takes place from 5 to 7 pm at the lobby-level boardroom of 1133 Westchester Avenue in

White Plains, will focus on building customer loyalty, the customer experience, and leadership to develop an engaged, service-oriented workforce. The goal is to equip you with the skills and tools needed to achieve the highest levels of customer satisfaction, and to consistently deliver service excellence to complement your skills and knowledge.

For more information, contact Hudson Valley Workforce Academy Executive Director Amy Allen at aallen@westchester.org or call her at (914) 948-6444.

Meet Westchester’s “Rising Stars”

The Business Council is pleased to recognize the county’s most promising young professionals who work with some of Westchester County’s most vital companies, institutions, and organizations. This year’s winners represent a wide range of professionals from various backgrounds including marketing, advertising, public safety, government, media, health care, education, social work, hospitality, and nonprofits, among others. They will receive their Rising Star award during a ceremony on June 11 at 800 Westchester Avenue, Rye Brook, from 5 to 8 pm.

Modeled after the national business recognition program Forty under Forty, Rising Stars is specifically designed to recognize individuals under the age of 40 who exemplify leadership, foresight, and a vision for the future of Westchester County.

Tickets are $80. Register at https://westchesterbuscouncilnyassoc.wliinc28.com/events/Rising-Stars-Westchester%27s-40-Under-40-1378/register

Our Best of Westchester Party is July 24!

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!

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