Events Calendar

  • Healthcare Consortium Meeting

    • Feb 10, 2016, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • 1133 Westchester Avenue
    • Lobby Board Room
    • White Plains, NY 10604
  • Exclusive WCA Member Meeting with Guest Speaker


    Join WCA and the Northeast Business Group on Health for a discussion on Transforming Healthcare: NY State Innovation Model.

    Learn about the State’s ambitious agenda on changing the way  primary care is delivered and what it mean to stakeholders who pay for health care, including  commercial health plans, self-insured employers and providers. 

    Email Amy Allen to RSVP (Members only).  No cost to attend.

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  • Business of...Sports

    • Feb 17, 2016, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Westchester County Center
    • 198 Central Park Avenue
    • White Plains, NY 10606
  • Hosted by WCA Young Professionals Group

    About the event:

    • Did you know there is an extensive sports industry in Westchester County?
    • Learn who they are, what they do, and why they are doing business in  Westchester! 
    • Find out how to connect with the growing sports industry in Westchester!

    Program includes networking, a panel discussion with local and national experts and VIP tickets to a Westchester Knicks Game!

    5:00 PM Panel, 7:00 PM Game

    Joel Fisher, Executive Vice President, Sports Properties, Madison Square Garden

    Mr. Fisher's tenure at Madison Square Garden has spanned over three decades touching many of the company's core business assets. Today, Fisher continues to oversee the final stages of the Transformation and all Madison Square Garden Real Estate projects as well as overseeing the day-to-day operations of MSG Sports Properties.

    Tom Laidlaw, Former Ranger and Owner, Laidlaw Sports Management
    Mr. Laidlaw has been a leading agent for both National Hockey League and Europe-based players for two decades. His Laidlaw Sports Management business in located in Rye, N.Y. and offers players a full service program, including contract negotiation, likeness marketing, and career counseling.  Before entering the business world, Laidlaw was a NHL defenseman for 10 seasons with the New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings from 1980-81 to 1989-90. 

    Dave Torromeo, Director, Sport Business Management Program at Manhattanville College and former Vice President, National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame
    Mr. Torromeo has worked in nearly every capacity of the sports world, from a minor league team, to a D-I athletic program and the Football Foundation.  He is also a consultant to the sports industry and the founder of Future Sports Business Executives.

    Gene Westmoreland, Assistant Executive Director/Tournament Director, Metro Golf Association
    Mr. Westmoreland began his career with the MGA in 1978 assisting the field team with championships on a part-time basis.  In addition to his duties at the MGA, Westmoreland is a rules of golf columnist for The Met Golfer and Suburban Golfer.

    Leif Skodnick, Sports Planning Editor, The Journal News (MODERATOR)
    Mr. Skodnick oversee story production for online and print editions, manage the production staff, and use news judgement to determine the placement of content in print and online for maximum exposure. He. Manages an eight-person sports staff covering local issues in sports, high school sports over a three-county area, as well as the New York Yankees and New York Rangers.

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  • Quarterly Networking Reception

    • Mar 03, 2016, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Doral Arrowwood
    • 975 Anderson Hill Road
    • Rye Brook, New York 10573
  • Mix & mingle with key members of the business, non-profit, and government communities


    A casual gatherings of WCA members and future members from businesses large and small. The reception attracts approximately 150-200 people.

    Sponsorship available; contact Julia Emrick for details.

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  • Leadership in the New Economy

    • Mar 10, 2016, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Whitby Castle
    • 330 Boston Post Road
    • Rye, New York 10573
  • Featured Speaker: David Severance, renowned coach and facilitator

    Business Intel Series presents:

    Being a great leader comes down to five qualities: empathy, vision, integrity, flexibility, and passion…

    Whether you are the CEO or just starting your career, this interactive session is meant for you! 

    Keynote Speaker: David Severance, president & CEO, Advanced Development Services

    David is a certified executive coach and organizational development expert with 25 years of experience working with both small and multi-national firms. 

    His Emotional Intelligence expertise is in high demand by international executives who need to find ways to quickly and effectively relate with and influence those coming from cultures vastly different from their own.  He has worked with C-level clients in Europe, Asia, South America, and the Middle East.

    David spent 15 years in the travel field with one of the world's largest airlines, and has also founded and run two international coaching firms. He has personally served executives and teams at IBM, GE, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, PriceWaterhouse, Lockheed Martin, Siemens, Honda, and many others.

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