Make Your Investment Work for You

Now is the time to make your investments–financial and otherwise–work harder for you. To make the most of your membership investment in The Business Council of Westchester, we can help you customize a business-building membership that will help you achieve your specific, personal business goals.

Market

» Biz-E eNewsletter Broadcast your web link to more than 2,500 business people each month when you sponsor the Business Council’s e-newsletter.
» Direct/Web Referrals Let the Business Council work for you through direct and Internet referrals to the thousands of people who reach out to us each year.
» Event Sponsorship Benefit from unparalleled visibility with pre-event marketing and day-of-recognition at dozens of Business Council events, including award galas, networking roundtables and Westchester’s largest business tradeshow.
» EXCHANGE Member Publication Advertise, share your news and look for prospects and partners in this member-focused publication.
» Mailing Labels Send your direct mail piece to the Business Council’s 3,000+ mailing list.
» Membership Directory & Resource Guide Highlight your marketing message with a listing or advertisement in this widely distributed annual directory of Business Council members, featuring businesses by name and category, as well as extensive reference information.
» Membership Plaque Let clients and prospects know that you support your business community through your membership in The Business Council of Westchester.
» Online Membership Directory Searchable by name, keyword and category make your business visible to thousands of potential customers who use our online directory as a resource.
» Relocation Guide Reach businesses and individuals looking to relocate to Westchester with an ad in this high-quality publication.
» Website Sponsorship Get your company’s name and web link in front of every business person who visits the Business Council’s website.
» Westchester Commerce Magazine Target a business-savvy audience with an advertisement in Westchester Commerce magazine.
» WVOX Radio Interviews Share your organization’s message with the business community when your interview airs on 1460AM and online at wvox.com.

LEARN

» Academy for Entrepreneurial Excellence Take your business to the next level with this intensive 15-week program featuring personal instruction, professional coaching, business planning and more.
» Breakfast With Our President Meet BCW President and CEO Dr. Marsha Gordon, hear about the Council’s latest initiatives, and provide feedback about how we can work better for you.
» KeyBank Speaker Series Stay current on a wide range of relevant issues—including the economy, real estate and legislative priorities—with exclusive access to high-level speakers.
» Not-For-Profit Council Come together with other not-for-profit organizations to address issues, develop partnerships and highlight the economic contributions of the NFP community.
» Solopreneur Council Share best practices and common concerns with other sole proprietors; learn how to make the most of your Business Council membership.
» Westchester@Work: Investment, Ingenuity, Innovation Use other people’s innovations as the match to spark your own creativity and foster an environment of imaginative thinking in your own business.

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ADVOCATE

» Access to Public Officials Make your legislative priorities clear when you meet local, state and federal officials at Business Council meetings and events.
» Annual Lobbying Day in Albany Travel to Albany with the Governmental Action Council to lobby for a pro-business environment in New York State.
» Area Development Council Contribute to the ongoing conversation about public policies that impact infrastructure investments in Westchester. Areas of interest include: transportation, energy supply, planning/zoning, workforce housing, eminent domain, market competitiveness and the cost of doing business in Westchester.
» Governmental Action Council Influence public policy outcomes through advocacy and provide input into setting the Business Council’s legislative agenda.
» Legislative Agenda Understand the Business Council’s legislative priorities, geared toward enhancing Westchester’s business environment.
» Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development Enhance regional competitiveness by addressing the ongoing skilled worker shortage and creating an environment for the business, education and economic development sectors to work collaboratively (in partnership with The Business Council of Fairfield County).
» Workforce Development Academy for Youth Become a mentor, tutor, or coach for youth groups through this Westchester/Putnam Workforce Investment Board initiative; the program creates work experience, intern opportunities and career development workshops in targeted industries.

GROW

» 504 Loans Pursue second mortgage financing to purchase your own real estate or fixed assets under the SBA’s 504 Loan Program, administered through the Business Council.
» Ambassadors’ Club Mentor new Business Council members to ensure they get maximum value from their membership and meet their business goals.
» Annual Dinner Mingle with the “who’s who” of the Westchester business community each October; hear about the Business Council’s plans to help your business grow, and absorb the insights of keynote speakers such as Steve Forbes, Harvey Weinstein, and 60 Minutes’ Steve Kroft.
» Business After Business Make new contacts and solidify existing relationships during these informal networking events.
» Business Hall of Fame Nominate clients, prospects, vendors or your own business for this lifetime achievement award in the category of corporate citizenship, small business, entrepreneur, family business, or women in business; meet Westchester’s most successful business people at the awards dinner each spring.
» Business Council Benefits Group Obtain affordable, quality insurance products and services including health insurance, flexible benefits and payroll. With 35 different offerings for sole proprietors, small business and entrepreneurs, the Business Council Benefits Group has a plan for everyone.
» Certificates of Origin Receive discounts for export Certificates of Origin, export documentation letters, and other legal documents requiring Chamber of Commerce certification by foreign governments.
» CLOUT! Share, learn and collaborate with other mid-sized business owners in CLOUT!, The Business Council of Westchester’s executive collaborative.
» Council for Membership Growth Recruit new Business Council members and learn the best sales techniques to grow your own business.
» Cruise N’ Schmooze Network aboard a luxury yacht as we cruise the Long Island Sound.
» Holiday Blast Celebrate with fellow members, meet new people and enrich existing relationships at this annual after-hours networking event.
» Marketing Communications Council Collaborate with members in the public relations, marketing, graphic design and advertising industries to solve problems, explore trends and grow your business.
» Mega Mixer Business Expo Exhibit at Westchester’s largest business tradeshow and meet upwards of 1,000 potential customers. Restaurants, caterers and beverage vendors are invited to participate as Mega Samplers at no cost, and eco-friendly companies are highlighted in a special Green Aisle.
» Networking Roundtables Share your marketing message and discuss what kind of leads you’re looking for with a captive audience at this structured, members-only breakfast each month.
» Rising Stars Meet Westchester’s 40 Under 40—the young professionals who surpass expectations and set new standards for success—at an annual award ceremony; submit nominations to the Business Council each spring.
» Rising Stars Alumni Group Develop relationships with fellow Rising Stars alumni through events and programs throughout the year
» Small Business Council Learn strategies to grow your business and share best practices with other business owners and managers; develop strong relationships and grow your business through referrals

I want our member businesses to thrive, not just survive, and the Business Council of Westchester is prepared to help you do just that.

Dr. Marsha Gordon is president and chief executive officer of The Business Council of Westchester.

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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