914 Datebook, September 2011: Business-Related Events, Workshops, Lectures, Seminars, and Networking Opportunities in Westchester County

THURSDAY, 9/15/2011

Lunch & Learn—Sam’s of Gedney Way, 52 Gedney Way, White Plains, 11:30 am – 2 pm—Sponsored by the Westchester County Association, this event will feature a discussion on the topic: “Raising Capital: It Takes More Than a Bright Idea.” Moderator will be Yuval H. Marcus, partner
at Leason Ellis, LLP, and panelists include David DeMilia, Regional Vice President of Mahopac National Bank, and Eric Wiggins, President of Greater Hudson Bank. For more information, visit http://westchester.org/Events/2011events/frm091511.asp.

Westchester County Legislator Candidates Forum: 17 for Westchester—Crowne Plaza Hotel, 66 Hale Avenue, White Plains, 5 – 8 pm. The major party candidates for the 17 Westchester County Legislator positions will present their views on key business, economic, and real estate issues affecting the well-being of our county. The forum will be presented by the Building and Realty Institute, the Construction Industry Council, The Business Council of Westchester, and the Westchester Putnam Association of Realtors.

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WEDNESDAY, 9/21/2011

Golf & Tennis Fundraiser – Westchester Hills Golf Club, 401 Ridgeway, beginning at 11 a.m. All proceeds will benefit the Westchester Academy of Medicine For more information and sponsorship opportunities, contact Brian Foy at bfoy@wcms.org.

THURSDAY 9/22/2011

Healthcare Symposium —Westchester Marriot, 670 White Plains Road, Tarrytown, 8 am – 6:30 pm. The nation’s leading authorities diagnose the vexing problems in healthcare, expose the true cost-drivers, and identify solutions and policy recommendations. With three keynoters, more than two dozen speakers, six sessions, and a networking reception, this symposium promises to be the year’s best healthcare business conference in the New York region. It’s sponsored by the Westchester County Association. For more information, visit http://www.wcahealthcare.com/.

TUESDAY, 9/27/2011

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914INC.’s Social Media Panel Discussion & Business Breakfast—Antun’s of Westchester Catering & Events, 35 Valley Avenue, Elmsford, 7:30 am – 9:00 am. Learn how best to leverage social media for your business from several local social media experts. Enjoy breakfast and networking time with fellow Westchester business professionals, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A time. Tickets are complimentary but limited, so please RSVP ASAP at (914) 345-0601, x146.

Key4Women Forum: Creating a Culture of Courage—Hilton Rye Town, 699 Westchester Avenue, Rye Brook, 11:30 am – 1:30pm—Sponsored by The Business Council of Westchester, the event is designed to teach women in business how to create an organization that not only embraces change, but thrives on it. Creating a Culture of Courage Featuring Cindy Solomon, is an inspiring, poignant, and humorous presentation that will provide you with the courage to accomplish anything—in both your personal and professional life.

WEDNESDAY, 10/5/2011

Power of the Purse –LIFE The Place to Be, 2 Lawrence Street, Ardsley, 6:30 pm.  Girls Inc. of Westchester County is hosting this high-fashion fundraising fete, which will encourage guests to invest in the next generation of women leaders by supporting Girls Inc. programs that develop economic literacy and financial independence for Westchester County girls. Hosted by well-known financial journalist and author Jean Chatzky, Power of the Purse will include a live auction and fashion show featuring young ladies from Girls Inc., who will model one-of-a-kind handbags created by prominent designers like b. michael and Everick Brown. Girls Inc. is a 145-year-old national nonprofit organization with 90 chapters in the U.S. and Canada. 

THURSDAY, 10/6/2011

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Business Council of Westchester Annual Dinner: Featuring Pat Buchanan and Eleanor Clift—Hilton Rye Town, 699 Westchester Avenue, Rye Brook, 5:30 pm. Hear two of the leading voices in political punditry commentary. A senior advisor to three presidents—Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan—Pat Buchanan is one of the most recognized conservative voices in politics today. Leading liberal television pundit, author, and contributing editor for Newsweek, Eleanor Clift reports on bipartisanship, women in politics, healthcare, and other pressing issues. Register online at www.westchesterny.org 

FRIDAY, 10/14/2011

Spin for Families—Club Fit, 600 Bank Road, Jefferson Valley. Volunteers will be cycling at Club Fit in Jefferson Valley to raise funds for the Maggie Rose Perinatal Bereavement Program at Hospice Care in Westchester & Putnam. Spinners are encouraged to get pledges and those interested in making donations to the event can do so online at www.vnahv.org by designating funds for the Maggie Rose Program. This is the second annual Spin event. To participate as a spinner, call (914) 666-4228 ext 211 or visit www.vnahv.org.

SUNDAY, 10/16/2011

White Plains Hospital Scarecrow Festival—10 – 11:30 am, Noon – 1:30 pm and 2:00 – 3:30 pm. Behind Kids’ B.A.S.E., 307 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale. White Plains Hospital invites you to come celebrate fall with the whole family at the annual Scarecrow Festival, sponsored by the Auxiliary of White Plains Hospital. This event allows families to build, dress, and accessorize life-sized scarecrows and take them home. Everything you need to create your scarecrow will be provided, including: shirts, pants, neckties, hats, adorable accessories, and, of course, straw. Scarecrow specialists will be on hand to help families stuff, tie, and decorate their scarecrows. Each scarecrow will go home with its own birth certificate. Entertainment, arts and crafts for the kids, a bake sale, and fun raffles are included in the day’s festivities. To register or to receive additional information, visit www.wphospital.org and click on Scarecrow Registration on the homepage, or call  (914) 681-1119.

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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