Westchester County Business Events (Week Of 5/5)

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.

Yorktown Hosts Biz Dev Open House with Astorino

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Business owners looking to contract with county government, gain access to low-cost financing, and cut employee training costs will be interested in the Yorktown Business Development Open House on Friday, May 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Yorktown Town Hall. Hosted by County Executive Robert P. Astorino, the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce, and the Town of Yorktown, the event offers attendees an opportunity to network with county commissioners, learn about valuable business support programs and resources, and find out about upcoming business opportunities. The program will feature Yorktown Chamber of Commerce president Joe Visconti, Westchester Industrial Development Agency executive director Jim Coleman, Westchester County Department of Public Works commissioner Jay Pisco, Westchester County Department of Planning commissioner Ed Buroughs, Westchester County Bureau of Purchase & Supplies purchasing agent Jim Ferrara and more. Speakers will also include elected officials such as Yorktown Supervisor Michael Grace, Westchester County Board of Legislators Chairman Michael Kaplowitz and Westchester County Board of Legislators Minority Leader John Testa. To R.S.V.P. call (914) 245-4599 or email info@yorktownchamber.org.

Professional Women of Westchester Hosts “The Power of Facebook for Business”

Facebook is a great way to create brand recognition, grow your follower base and increase sales—if you know how to use it. At this event, hosted by Professional Women of Westchester, you will learn how to use Facebook in a more targeted way by creating advertising campaigns and by boosting posts. The event, with guest speaker Bridget Gibbons, CEO of Gibbons Digital, will also explore ways to use Facebook’s new features to make creating and managing campaigns easier. The group will also be collecting donated items for the YWCA’s Women’s Residence at the event. Wish list includes new/gently used suits, pants, jeans, dresses, blazers, tops, accessories, light-weight jackets and rain gear. May 12, 6-8pm at Molly Spillane’s, Mamaroneck; www.professionalwomenofwestchester.com

2nd Annual Westchester Digital Summit is Here

The Westchester Digital Summit, named by Forbes as one of the top 10 “Must-Attend Marketing Conferences For Leaders In 2014,” returns for a second year on May 15th. Last year, the event brought more than 700 senior digital executives to Westchester. This year, the Summit includes returning keynote speaker Gary Vaynerchuk, a digital pioneer and New York Times best-selling author, as well as attendees from Facebook, Linkedin, Huffington Post, Rebelmouse, Omnigon, Mastercard, and many other heavy hitters. Sessions will include “Navigating the Evolving Digital Landscape,” “Using Digital Content to Build Trust and Influence Decision Makers,” and “The Digital You,” and others. Focused sessions on social media for small businesses, real estate, and non-profits are also part of the lineup. May 15, 9 am to 6 pm, The Ritz-Carlton White Plains, www.westchesterdigitalsummit.com.

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Healthcare Deal-Making In the Spotlight

On May 16, a panel of healthcare experts will examine the state of the healthcare deal market in 2014, including the effects of health reform and regulatory changes, at the monthly meeting of ACG New York’s Westchester Network in Tarrytown.

The panel will be moderated by Ari Markenson, a partner with the healthcare law practice of Benesch, a Cleveland-based business law firm with offices in White Plains. Panelists will include: Joseph Ibrahim, of The Riverside Company; Mathew Margulies, Managing Director, Cain Brothers; Gregory Nersessian, Principal, Health Management Associates; and Jeff Woods, Partner, Head of Healthcare Practice, The Parthenon Group. The event begins at 7:30 am; registration fee is $75 for ACG members and $100 for non members. To register, click here: http://bit.ly/1miPAFo.

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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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