What's Happening

  • New Rochelle is Ripe for Revitalization


  • Waterfront, Downtown and Transit Cluster Development All on the Table

    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…

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  • Hudson Valley Workforce Academy Training Program

    • Jun 10, 2015, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Lobby Level Board Room
    • 1133 Westchester Avenue
    • White Plains, NY 10604
  • Customer Satisfaction and Service Excellence

    Customer Satisfaction and Service Excellence skills are critical for employees within all industries. This proposed program will focus on building customer loyalty, the customer experience, and leadership to develop an engaged, service-oriented workforce. The goal of this curriculum is to equip participants with the skills and tools to achieve the highest levels of customer satisfaction, and consistently deliver service excellence to complement their functional skills and knowledge. This course leverages best practices and industry expertise combined with thought leadership from academic institutions.

    The emphasis of this Academy course will be on helping participants exceed customer expectations through consistently providing service excellence.

    Questions can be addressed to Amy Allen, Executive Director, Hudson Valley Workforce Academy or 914-948-6444.

    HV Workforce Academy

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  • Women in Tech Awards Luncheon

    • Oct 01, 2015, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    • Tappan Hill Mansion
    • 81 Highland Avenue
    • GPS: 200 Gunpowder Lane
    • Tarrytown, NY 10591
  • Honoring outstanding women and students in STEM fields

    This event is currently sold out.  To add your name to our waiting list, please email Lauren Randall


    Keynote Speaker:  Linda Sanford, senior advisor, IBM Corporation, will deliver the keynote address. Sanford was responsible for transforming IBM’s core business processes, creating an IT infrastructure to support and integrate processes globally, and helping to create a culture that fosters innovation. She is a member of the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame and has been named one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Business by Fortune magazine. Hear about her rise through the ranks at one of the world’s largest and most influential technology companies, based here, in the heart of Westchester.

    The 2015 Honorees are:

    JoAnn Difede
    , PhD, director of the Program for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Studies at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Professor, Department of Psychiatry at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, for pioneering uses of virtual technology to treat survivors of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

    Joan Fallon
    , DC, CEO, Curemark, LLC for developing novel therapies to treat autism & ADHD

    Lynn Macdonald, PhD, executive director, Pain, Neurology, & VI Next, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, for developing genomic technologies for the treatment of human diseases

    Rebecca 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.

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  • Young Professionals' Happy Hour

    • Jun 09, 2015, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Lola's Mexican Kitchen
    • 169 E Post Rd
    • White Plains, NY 10601
  • Networking opportunity for area YP's

    Join us for our networking happy hour in downtown White Plains! No need to RSVP, just show up for a night of great conversations and informal networking with other area young professionals. Learn about new companies, research different industries, and make new contacts!

    Want to know how to get more involved with the Young Professionals Group and the WCA? Join us, talk to some of our current members, and learn about new opportunities!

    Hosted by WCA's Young Professionals Group, the happy hour series continues at Lola's Mexican Kitchen, on Tuesday, June 9, at 5:30 PM.

    Series Sponsors: Citrin Cooperman & Company I Journal News Media Group I Manhattanville College 

    Event Sponsor: Lola's Mexican Kitchen

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