Health Tech '17
Innovation in Research
Fall Leadership Dinner
Holiday Networking Party
Do a Google search for “Yonkers development,” and you’ll see pages and pages of results featuring phrases like “smart development,” “new construction,” and “transformation.” Articles on Yonkers’ growth are popping up everywhere—and there are plenty of reasons to believe the hype, starting with the recent ribbon cutting at the Library Lofts, a multi-million dollar mixed-use redevelopment project of the Yonkers Library. The mixed-use project includes 23 new luxury loft apartments, complete with modern touches and amenities, and 9,000 square feet of street-level retail space...
A five-story hotel in Tuckahoe, a mixed-use shopping, housing and entertainment complex in Dobbs Ferry, and a White Plains office building are on track for development, supported by incentives approved by the Westchester County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) last week. The three major economic development projects will create more than 940 new permanent positions and 725 construction jobs, according to county officials. The IDA approved over $3.3 million in tax exemptions for the projects.
New Rochelle’s vision for the future is clear: to be a major player in Westchester’s and New York’s regional economy. In the past few weeks, city officials have heard dynamic new proposals for the development of its Echo Bay Waterfront, as well as announced a request for qualifications for a master developer who would take on the redesign and development of two clusters in the city’s downtown area. In his announcement, Mayor Noam Bramson called the City of New Rochelle “the next big opportunity.” WCA President Marissa Brett, agreed, noting the city’s tremendous assets…
“We are deeply disappointed that after three years of discussions and planning, Westchester County and Sustainable Playland, Inc., have abandoned their agreement to redevelop Rye Playland. While no one party is to be blamed for letting the process flounder, certainly the process is at fault...
Lynn Macdonald, PhD, executive director, Pain, Neurology, & VI Next, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, for developing genomic technologies for the treatment of human diseasesRebecca Sommi, senior vice president of operations, support, and engineering, Broadview Networks, for leading this information technology organization through one of the greatest technological shifts in history.
Andrea Soto, vice president/chief of staff to the president of MasterCard Operations and Technology, for leading a global corporate Women in Technology initiative.
In addition, the WCA will recognize two students for their the achievements and passion for science, technology, engineering, and math(STEM): Brigitte Obermeyer, a rising senior at Briarcliff High School dedicating her studies to becoming an engineer, and Lindsay Peckham, who is pursuing a degree in Cyber Security at Westchester Community College.