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Marissa Brett, president of the Westchester County Association, was honored as a New York Business Journal “Woman of Influence” at a luncheon Thursday afternoon in Manhattan. The Journal identified women in the Greater New York City area who have both a successful business career, as well as a strong track record of paying it forward to use their success to help other women. Brett was one of 78 women in the Greater New York City area honored by the New York Business Journal's Women of Influence program, which is part of a national effort by American City Business Journals to identify and celebrate women business leaders and to foster business environments that will create even more successful women in the future.
The mood was merry and bright at the Westchester County Association's Young Professionals annual holiday networking party, where over 200 members of the Westchester business community enjoyed festive cocktails, spirited conversation, and the opportunity to make new business connections.
The crowd of all ages and levels of experience mixed for work and play at this YP party—a hallmark of WCA events. The event was held at the Westchester Country Club, and sponsored by Manhattanville College, People's United Bank, and Tompkins Mahopac Bank.
The stories were jaw dropping, eye opening, and inspiring. Five of the most accomplished people in healthcare technology--who all happen to be women--shared their personal stories of how they ascended to the top of their field. Each story was more compelling than the next. Some were CEOs, others researchers and physicians.
The Westchester County Association's signature event, the annual Fall Leadership Dinner, will cap off the celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week. This year, four individuals will be honored for their exceptional achievements in their respective industries, and for having a positive impact on the Westchester business community, and the regional economy. The keynote speaker, John D. Bassett, III, chairman of Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Company and subject of the New York Times bestseller, “Factory Man,” written by Beth Macy, will offer his five principals of competing successfully in a global economy...
In a special statement issued this week about the $511 million low-interest loan issued by New York State to the Thruway Authority for environmental remediation in conjunction with the construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge, William M. Mooney, Jr., CEO of the Westchester County Association, said that protecting taxpayers while also protecting the environment is a win-win.
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