The Westchester County Association (WCA) has joined a coalition of over 50 advocacy groups for a day of “virtual lobbying,” urging lawmakers in Albany to reform New York’s “Scaffold Law,” which date back to 1885. The law holds property owners and contractors fully liable for elevation-related injuries at construction sites, and puts owners and contractors at risk of being sued—even if the worker is found to be at fault. New York is the only state in the nation where such a law is on the books...
The Westchester County Association scored a huge win last week at its Annual Leadership Dinner, where a sold-out crowd of 700 people honored leaders Jon B. Schandler, CEO, White Plains Hospital, and Joseph Simone, President, Simone Development Companies, for their contributions to Westchester business.
Alfred F. Kelly, Jr., President/CEO for the 2014 NY/NJ Superbowl Host Committee, brought the house down after his keynote speech, in which he made a convincing case that the Super Bowl—expected to bring over $550 million in economic benefit to the region—is much, much more than a game: It’s a platform for economic development; infrastructure acceleration; corporate citizenship; driving community pride and leaving a lasting legacy.
On November 5th, Westchester County business leaders and voters are going to have a choice. Proposal #1, which will authorize four new casinos in upstate New York, is going to bring more than $430 million a year to our state, and more than $6 million a year to Westchester County.
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