Westchester's Best Business Events For February

Educational Connecticut Event for Local Entrepreneurs

Crossing the border into Connecticut is a good idea for local entrepreneurs on February 9, when the Connecticut Chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO)—a global, peer-to-peer network of more than 11,000 influential business leaders—welcomes leading entrepreneurs and world-class speakers to its “Key Executive Program” for an interactive day of education and inspiration. The program will be held from 8 am to 6 pm at the Stamford Campus of the University of Connecticut. The day-long event is an exclusive opportunity for local entrepreneurs to learn from a group of highly renowned presenters on best practices for greater business success and personal enrichment. Guest speakers include: Peter Shankman, Greg Moran, Benjamin Richter, Barrett Ersek, Kris Kaplan, and Rich Manders. Email admin@eoct.org for more information.

Healthcare Consortium Meeting

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Join the Westchester County Association and the Northeast Business Group on Health for a discussion on Transforming Healthcare: NY State Innovation Model. The event, which is for WCA members only, takes places on February 10 and 8 am at 1133 Westchester Avenue. Learn about the State’s ambitious agenda on changing the way  primary care is delivered and what it mean to stakeholders who pay for health care, including  commercial health plans, self-insured employers and providers. Email Amy Allen to RSVP (members only).

Understanding the Sports Business

The Westchester County Association’s  (WCA) Young Professionals Group is hosting a panel entitled The Business Of Sports on February 17 at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. The event includes a 5 pm networking and panel session, plus a Westchester Knicks Game that starts at 7pm. The panelists are: Joel Fisher, Executive Vice President, Sports Properties, Madison Square Garden, Tom Laidlaw, Former Ranger and Owner, Laidlaw Sports Management, Dave Torromeo, Director, Sport Business Management Program at Manhattanville College and former Vice President, National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame, Gene Westmoreland, Assistant Executive Director/Tournament Director, Metro Golf Association, and Leif Skodnick, Sports Planning Editor, The Journal News, who will moderate the discussion. Register for the event— which costs $35 for members and $45 for non-members—here: http://westchester.org/article.php?a=629

Private Investigator to Headline Concordia Business Breakfast

Gil Alba, President of the Associated Licensed Detectives of New York State (ALDONYS) and a nationally recognized private investigator and security consultant, will speak at Concordia’s Business Breakfast on February 23 at 7 am in the Krenz Academic Center. Founder of Alba Investigations Inc., he will discuss “Getting Away with Murder, Missing without a Trace.” Alba has had a distinguished career with the New York City Police Department, attaining the highest investigative rank, First Grade Detective, and worked with the Major Case Squad and the FBI/NYPD Violent Crime Task Force specializing in difficult and unusual cases.  His experience includes complex white collar crimes and money laundering investigations, violent crimes, racketeering cases on the state and federal level, and kidnapping and abduction including facilitating the rescue of Harvey Weinstein’s high profile kidnapping case and returning a $3 million ransom. Alba earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Behavioral Science from Concordia. The program begins with a light breakfast at 7 am, followed by the presentation at 7:30 am.  To reserve a seat, for this free program, contact: community@concordia-ny.edu or call Christie Tomasino, 914-337-9300,x2465.

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Personal Branding Power Breakfast

Join the Business Council of Westchester at the latest Tompkins Mahopac Bank Power Breakfast on February 26 from 8 to 9:30 am. The event, called Remarkable You: Build a Personal Brand and Become a Thought Leader, will feature Chris Dessi, CEO of award-winning digital marketing agency Silverback Social. Dessi will take attendees through eight steps to building a personal brand, covering topics including determining your audience, developing your message, testing topic ideas, and writing content. Admission is $30 for members, $40 for nonmembers. Register here: http://web.westchesterny.org/events/Tompkins-Mahopac-Power-Breakfast-1412/details.

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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