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Thompson & Bender

Holiday Party, Pocantico Hills

The Briarcliff Manor-based public relations firm Thompson & Bender held its 2017 holiday party on December 13 at the Rockefeller Estate’s Playhouse in Pocantico Hills. Several prominent members of the local business community, including real estate developer Martin Ginsburg, were in attendance.

Michael Delfino, chairman, NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital Community and Foundation Board of Directors; Stacey Petrower, president, NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital; Karen Westervelt, senior vice president and chief operating officer, NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Hospital Network; and the Honorable George E. Pataki, former governor of New York State.


New York-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital

57th Annual Fall Gala, Tarrytown

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NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital held its 57th Annual Fall Gala on October 20 at the Tarrytown House Estate on the Hudson. 

Elise Platt, Villa BXV director of sales and marketing; John Fareri, president, Fareri Associates; Bronxville Mayor Mary Marvin; and Neil DeLuca, president, The DeLuca Group.


Villa BXV

Reception, Bronxville

Villa BXV, a new luxury condominium in Bronxville Village, hosted a reception for business and community leaders on November 29. 

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Jamie Schwartz, executive vice president, GHP Office Realty; Robert F. Weinberg, event chairperson; Patricia Valenti, executive managing director, Newmark Knight Frank; and James J. Houlihan.


March of Dimes

30th Anniversary Westchester Real Estate Awards Breakfast, Rye Brook

On November 16, March of Dimes Greater New York Market held its 30th Anniversary Westchester Real Estate Awards Breakfast at The Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook.  Development pioneer Robert F. Weinberg received the Real Estate Award, while James J. Houlihan, principal of Houlihan-Parnes Realtors, received the Martin S. Berger Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Carmelo Milio, president of Trion Real Estate Management and Albert Annunziata, executive director of the Building and Realty Institute.


Trion Real Estate Management

40th Anniversary, White Plains

Trion Real Estate Management celebrated its 40th Anniversary at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester in White Plains on December 5. During the evening event, Trion founders Filippo and Fernanda Milio were honored. 

Julie Kinch, senior vice president and chief legal officer, Heineken USA; Bjorn Trowery, director of corporate communications and brand PR, Heineken USA; and Stephanie Johnston.

Janet Langsam, executive director and CEO, ArtsWestchester, with Elizabeth Bracken-Thompson, partner, Thompson & Bender.

Mayor Tom Roach of White Plains; Tara Rush, senior vice president and chief corporate relations officer, Heineken USA; and Ronald den Elzen, CEO, Heineken USA.



Heineken USA

Holiday Party, White Plains

On December 13, Heineken USA held its annual holiday party at its US headquarters in White Plains. Guests were treated to food, drinks, and a tour of the recently renovated office space.



Joseph Markey, Key Bank; Westchester County Executive George Latimer; BCW President and CEO Marsha Gordon; and BCW Board Chariman Anthony Justic.


Business Council of Westchester

Key Bank Speaker Series Breakfast, Tarrytown

Westchester County Executive-Elect George Latimer spoke at the Business Council of Westchester’s (BCW) Key Bank Speaker Series Breakfast on December 12 at the Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown. More than 250 attended the breakfast to hear the newly elected County Executive and ask questions about his vision for the future.


Sean Weiner, director of creative culture, Jacob Burns Film Center; Kerry LeVielle, Jacob Burns Center teaching assistant; and Greta Gerwig.


Jacob Burns Film Center

Lady Bird Screening, Pleasantville

On November 20, Jacob Burns Film Center held an evening screening of the acclaimed film Lady Bird attended by its director, Greta Gerwig. Following the screening, Gerwig chatted with Jacob Burns Film Center board resident Janet Maslin. 


Rhonda Kiest, president and CEO, Stepping Stones Museum for Children; First Lady of Norwalk Lucia Rilling; and Sandra Miklave, board chair of Stepping Stones Museum for Children.


Stepping Stones Museum for Children

FriendsGiving, Norwalk

The Stepping Stones Museum for Children held its FriendsGiving event at its Norwalk location on November 9.  Supporters helped raise more than $100,000 for the museum’s Open Arms Accessibility initiative.


Council on Foreign Relations analyst Max Boot; Ari Fleisher, former White House press secretary and author; and Ruth Marcus, editorial board and op-ed columnist for The Washington Post.


Westchester Community College

President’s Forum, Valhalla

Westchester Community College held the institution’s annual President’s Forum on November 12 at its Valhalla campus. The event included a panel discussion moderated by Lester M. Crystal, longtime executive producer for the PBS NewsHour.

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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