Please note that these events are not all hosted or sponsored by the Westchester County Office of Economic Development. This page is updated each Friday for the following week. We recommend reaching directly out to the event organizers for any questions.

Upcoming Events

04/12/2021

Launch Your Business with Customer-Focused Marketing: Part 1
1:00 PM
Join Google for this free webinar about how to shape your brand. In part one of this two-part workshop, you will learn how to create a compelling brand, define the right target audience for your business, and shape the customer journey from awareness to consideration.
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04/13/2021

Westchester RISES Coffee & Collaborate
9:00 AM
Westchester County’s series of Coffee & Collaboration brings together businesses and non-profits across industries to share resources for mindset and growth.
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MWBE Certification: Demystified
9:00 AM
MWBE certification helps you reach a broader network of customers, contracts, and resources. WEDC is hosting this free webinar to help walk you through what MWBE certification is, its benefits, the eligiblity requirements, and the certification process.
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Your Money, Your Business, Your Life: Funding and Financing Your Black-Owned Business
1:00 PM
Financing your business is so important to many entrepreneurs. If you do it the right way you can smartly leverage financing options to grow your business. Join four-time entrepreneur Ramon Ray in this free webinar from SCORE to get his real-world insights and best practices for financing your business and funding your growth.
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Launch Your Business with Customer-Focused Marketing: Part 2
1:00 PM
In Part 2 of this two-part workshop from Google you will learn the last stages of the customer journey from purchase to advocacy. Presentors will walk through how to convert customers with the right content and an easy checkout process, as well as how to build loyalty and advocacy with online reviews and referral programs.
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5 Pilares para Crear una Presencia Sólida en Redes Sociales
6:30 PM
En este taller de WEDC aprende sobre: razones para estar en redes sociales, define tu producto a promocionar, audiencia ideal para tu producto, define las plataformas en que debes tener presencia, y importancia de la lista de contenidos y horarios.
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04/14/2021

Build a Business Without Debt
1:00 PM
Join Google for this free webinar that will cover five different wyas that you can turn your business idea into reality without taking on debt. Alan Donegan, co-founder of The Rebel School, will cover alternative ways of starting a business without loans.
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A Perfect 10: How to Present Your Virtual Best Self
1:00 PM
Face it – webinars, Zoom meetings, and Facebook Live are business as usual. Are you and your brand set up to stand out? In this free webinar from SCORE you'll learn how to strategically take control of your personal brand and message and articulate your wow factor.
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04/15/2021

An Open Conversation on COVID-19 With a Special Focus on People With Disabilities
6:00 PM
Join Westchester County Executive, George Latimer, Westchester County Commissioner Sherlita Amler, Westchester County Community Mental Health Commissioner Michael Orth, Westchester County Office for People with Disabilities Evan Latainer, and White Plains Mayor Thomas M. Roach for a town hall. Please submit questions to communications@westchestergov.com or comment on the Facebook live.
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04/16/2021

Nonprofit Budget Forum
9:00 AM
Non-Profit Westchester will be hosting a nonprofit budget forum with the NY State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins. This will be an opportunity ot learn more about the 2022 State budget and its impact on the nonprofit sector. The Zoom will open at 8:45 AM for a chance to say hello to colleagues and friends.
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04/19/2021

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021: A Live Webinar Exploring the Benefits to Your Business
3:00 PM
PKF O'Connor Davies is offering this free webinar to help you understand the benefits of the new relief packages. Their specialists will detail the expanded Employee Retention Credit (ERC), Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), targeted Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) advances, the new Restaurant Revitalization Fund, among the Act’s many key provisions. Following an initial presentation, individual break-out groups will explore the specific benefits and opportunities available to their businesses and what steps to take to secure them.
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Use Your Financials to Recover from COVID
6:00 PM
Join WEDC for this two-part workshop to understand financial management and its importance in business decisions. You'll learn how to prepare to apply for and receive financing, extract financial information to make adjustments, and to meet business goals. Participants must attend both sessions on Monday, April 19th and Monday, April 26th.
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04/20/2021

Westchester RISES Coffee & Collaborate
9:00 AM
Westchester County’s series of Coffee & Collaboration brings together businesses and non-profits across industries to share resources for mindset and growth.
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How to Leverage Certifications to Win Government Contracts
11:00 AM
Enhance your understanding of how to leverage your MWBE certification in this WEDC webinar. You'll learn tips for working with government agencies, determine what state agencies purchase, tips on how to market your goods or services, and best practices and pitfalls to avoid when bidding.
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What the Most Successful Businesses Are Doing in 2021: Trends You'll Want to Jump On Now
1:00 PM
Join SCORE for Rieva Lesonsky, CEO of GrowBiz Media and SmallBizDaily, Ross Herosian, Founder & CEO of Tricycle Creative, and Blake Clark, Global Vice President of Software Advice, about continuing patterns, new small business trends, and the biggest changes that will impact your business this year.
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04/21/2021

Access to Capital
12:00 PM
SCORE is hosting an exciting and helpful webinar for owners of exisitng businesses and start-ups to help improve your chances of getting a small business loan. You'll find out who is lending to small businesses and how the loan application process works. It will cover the critical topics that are always on the minds of small business owners.
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04/22/2021

Personal Branding & Your Digital Presence
12:00 PM
Join WEDC for this two-hour webinar to learn practical steps to achieve success with personal branding. You'll learn how to insprie and motivate others with your unique and personal brand. Sandra Long, of Post Road Consulting, will lead this webinar.
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Reach Customers Online with Google
2:00 PM
In this free webinar from SCORE you'll learn how to make your business easier to find online. This workshop explains how Google Search works and how you can improve your website's visibility with Search Engine Optimization (SEO). The session also introduces products like Business Profile on Google, Google Trends, Search Console, Google Analytics, Google Ads, and more.
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04/23/2021

2nd Annual Regional Workforce Summit
9:00 AM
The Westchester County Association is hosting its second annual Regional Workforce Summit. Join them as leaders from business, education, government, and non-profits gather to discuss the mega shifts occuring in the region's talent ecoystem. Speakers include Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, Tim Hall, President of Mercy College, and more.
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PAST EVENTS

Hebrew Free Loan Society Loan Webinar
The Westchester County Office of Economic Development hosted this webinar with the Hebrew Free Loan Society to learn about their programs. The Hebrew Free Loan Society offers small loans to businesses in the New York area. Learn about the application process and how you may qualify for their loan programs.
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Spotlight on Westchester's Bioscience Ecosystem
02/11/2021
The Westchester County Office of Economic Development presented this live event in partnership with the Westchester County Assocition all about the thriving ioscience ecosystem in our region. We showcased the importance of this growing industry and all the opportunities it is bringing our business community.
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Applying for the Westchester County Business FIRST Grant Program
09/23/2020

Is your small business or nonprofit seeking immediate financial assistance due to COVID-19? Westchester County Business FIRST is a grant program for small businesses and nonprofits offering up to $49,000 for organizations with 99 or fewer employees and have a primary location in Westchester County. Join us to learn more about eligibility and how to apply. The webinar will be followed by a 30-minute Q&A period.
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Westchester County Bioscience Showcase
07/22/2020
"Opportunity favors the prepared”, and “serendipity is everything in science”.  Westchester County is proud to have been able to respond effectively during Covid due to its role as a national leader in the bioscience field - a field with ever growing importance in the wake of Covid-19. County Executive Latimer hosted a live discussion with five of the leading local bioscience companies, for a discussion about how they grew, adapted and collaborated rapidly with great success. Hear directly from them how they played a role during the COVID-19 crisis and what they anticipate in the future.
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From Anxiety to Effective Decision-Making: Practices to Help Business Owners During These Stressful Times

05/07/2020 
Joyce Schroeder, MS, President of Flourishing Culture Consultants, LLC, and Jackie Frederick Berne led workshop that created the space for participants to acknowledge their fears and learn practices that can be applied in their own businesses. The workshop provided practices, tips, and a decision-making model that can help business owners put their anxious thoughts on pause.
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Six Small Things Small Business Owners Must Do Now
04/23/2020
Jeff Loehr of Rosenberg Chesnov presented this webinar for small business owners on strategizing in these uncertain times, and what they can be doing right now to help their businesses. Things are changing all the time, and the key to adapting successfully is to use the three principles of triage: Stop the Bleeding, Diagnose the Problem, Begin the Cure.
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Small Business Survival Guide
04/16/2020
Cliff Ennico presented this fast-paced webinar to offer keys to surviving the crisis and getting back on track as quickly as possible once the “all clear” sounds. This workshop focused on strategic planning and opportunities to respond.
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Survive...then Thrive
04/09/2020
Hudson Valley Venture presented this Collaboration Huddle about how to make sure your business doesn't just survive these challenging times, but also thrives.
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eCommerce workshop
03/31/2020
Learn how to add ecommerce capabilities to your website so your customers can buy from you even if they can’t visit your physical business location right now.  Presented by Jann Marchidani, of Westchester Marketing Café, this webinar covered how to add gift cards/gift certificates to your website, along with other eCommerce capabilities.
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Facebook Live with County Executive George Latimer and Director of Economic Development, Bridget Gibbons
03/25/2020
In continuance of his video discussions with various leaders throughout Westchester, County Executive George Latimer hosted a Facebook Live conversation with the County’s Director of Economic Development Bridget Gibbons. They discussed the County's efforts to assist businesses during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
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