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Congress just passed the largest stimulus in history. It's not going to be enough. featured image.
Congress just passed the largest stimulus in history. It's not going to be enough.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Securities or CARES Act is a sweeping two trillion-dollar federal stimulus passed in response to a sudden financial crisis caused by a poorly understood enemy. The Act focuses more on the acute economic impacts of the crisis than its long-term implications. It is more triage than treatment. Accordingly, once the damage is stabilized and the economic harm can better discerned, the federal government will need to step up again, and in a big way.
Small Business Loans Discussed on WCA and Community Capital NY Facebook Live featured image.
Small Business Loans Discussed on WCA and Community Capital NY Facebook Live
The Westchester County Association and Community Capital New York streamed a Facebook Live event Thursday about loan programs for small-business owners strapped for cash during the coronavirus crisis. Kim Jacobs, executive director of Elmsford-based Community Capital New York, hosted the informational session on the Westchester County Association's Facebook page. She was joined by WCA President Michael Romita at the event.
Mar 28, 2020
SOURCE: LoHud
Day One: Michael Romita takes over Westchester County Association featured image.
Day One: Michael Romita takes over Westchester County Association
Michael Romita settles into a chair on Day One at the helm of the Westchester County Association, ready to talk about priorities and concerns, from the digital divide to the coronavirus to the shutting of Indian Point and housing in Westchester
Mar 3, 2020
SOURCE: LoHud
Michael Romita Named President/CEO of the Westchester County Association featured image.
Michael Romita Named President/CEO of the Westchester County Association
A partner in a Washington, D.C.-based federal government affairs and public policy consulting firm has been selected to become the next president and CEO of the Westchester County Association, taking the position formerly occupied by William M. Mooney Jr., who recently retired after 15 years on the job. Michael N. Romita, who is a resident of Harrison, will assume the position effective March 1, it was announced today by William P. Harrington Jr., WCA’s chairman.
Jan 30, 2020
SOURCE: Westchester Business Journal
684 Toll Plan Adds Unwarranted Financial Burden: Bill Mooney featured image.
684 Toll Plan Adds Unwarranted Financial Burden: Bill Mooney
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont’s proposed plan to charge tolls to people who pass through a very short stretch of Greenwich while driving on Interstate 684, which is mostly in New York, will add an unwarranted financial burden to hundreds of thousands of people in our region.
Dec 9, 2019
SOURCE: Journal News
WCA Celebrates Outgoing CEO/President Bill Mooney featured image.
WCA Celebrates Outgoing CEO/President Bill Mooney
If the turnout of more than 600 business, community and political leaders on Nov. 13 to honor William M. Mooney Jr., retiring president and CEO of the Westchester County Association, didn’t send a strong enough message, New York’s Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo attended and presented Mooney with the Excelsior Medal, the state’s highest honor for public service.
Nov 15, 2019
SOURCE: Westchester County Business Journal
In closing Mount Vernon Hospital, Montefiore shows its courage to stay | Opinion featured image.
In closing Mount Vernon Hospital, Montefiore shows its courage to stay | Opinion
Since Montefiore Health System announced plans to close Mount Vernon Hospital last week, replacing it with a new $41 million dollar healthcare complex on Sandford Boulevard that will modernize local care, there has been some negative reaction that claims the health system is turning its back on the community and leaving residents exposed without adequate medical services. In my opinion, just the opposite is true, and some Mount Vernon residents, politicians, and activists are taking a shortsighted view that is not based on facts or reality. No one is served by misinformation.
Oct 23, 2019
SOURCE: Lohud.com
WCA continues to fight against health insurance companies featured image.
WCA continues to fight against health insurance companies
WCA continues to fight for our regional hospitals and all patients/employees against the abuses of the health insurance companies
Jun 7, 2019
George Latimer signs lease for $1.2B 'North 60' project in Valhalla featured image.
George Latimer signs lease for $1.2B 'North 60' project in Valhalla
The 99-year-lease with developer Fareri Associates is for 60 acres of undeveloped county-owned land called “The North 60” on the Grasslands campus near Westchester Medical Center.
Jan 10, 2019
Bill Mooney named one of Westchester's Top Power 50 featured image.
Bill Mooney named one of Westchester's Top Power 50
In this special issue of City & State, we take a closer look at the lesser-known – but no less influential – movers and shakers of Westchester County. Since we cover politicians on a day-to-day basis, we limited this list to those who are not strictly in government but instead influence it from the outside.
Sep 17, 2018
WESTCHESTER’S TOP ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP EYES NEW LEADER featured image.
WESTCHESTER’S TOP ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP EYES NEW LEADER
The Westchester County Association (WCA), Westchester’s most powerful economic development organization, has embarked on a search for a new leader to succeed longtime president and CEO William Mooney Jr., a giant in the region’s business and banking communities whose storied career has spanned more than 50 years.
Oct 29, 2018
WCA realigns brand ahead of major economic development push featured image.
WCA realigns brand ahead of major economic development push
To better reflect its policy- and action-oriented identity, the Westchester County Association (WCA) today unveiled its first major brand realignment since it was founded in 1950.
Sep 10, 2018
Jobs Waiting Program Makes 300th Hire featured image.
Jobs Waiting Program Makes 300th Hire
Westchester County Executive George Latimer, Congresswoman Nita Lowey, and the WCA announce the 300th job placement for a federally-funded workforce program.
Jun 18, 2018
Five Ways to Rein in Health Insurance Rates featured image.
Five Ways to Rein in Health Insurance Rates
The WCA calls for statewide implementation of five measures designed to rein in ever-rising insurance costs and increase the efficiency of our healthcare delivery system.
Jun 11, 2018
The WCA Hosts 2nd Annual Real Estate Summit featured image.
The WCA Hosts 2nd Annual Real Estate Summit
Over 250 business and municipal leaders gathered to address the future of commercial and residential real estate in Westchester.
May 24, 2018
WCA Calls for New York State Land Use Reforms in Effort to Spur Economic Development featured image.
WCA Calls for New York State Land Use Reforms in Effort to Spur Economic Development
The Westchester County Association issued a call for much-needed reforms to New York State’s outdated land use regulations: a move intended to bolster smart growth across the county.
May 14, 2018
Photos: WCA Hosts Conversation with 37th State Senate District Candidates featured image.
Photos: WCA Hosts Conversation with 37th State Senate District Candidates
The Westchester County Association hosted a candid conversation with 37th State Senate District hopefuls: Democrat Shelley Mayer and Republican Julie Killian Wednesday.
Apr 19, 2018
Photos: Westchester County Association Holds Forum On Rising Cost of Healthcare featured image.
Photos: Westchester County Association Holds Forum On Rising Cost of Healthcare
America’s Chronic Condition: The Rising Cost of Your Healthcare was held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Tarrytown, NY as part of the WCA's ongoing All Access Healthcare Series.
Apr 12, 2018
Westchester County Association Appoints Three New Members to the Board of Directors featured image.
Westchester County Association Appoints Three New Members to the Board of Directors
Joining the Board of Directors are Anthony Viceroy, CEO, WESTMED Medical Group, Marvin Krislov, president, Pace University, and Steven Parisi, vice president, Bronx/Westchester Electric Operations Consolidated Edison Company of New York.
Mar 19, 2018
Land Use Development Playbook Launched featured image.
Land Use Development Playbook Launched
The WCA launches an initiative with Pace University’s Land Use Law Center to design, validate and deploy land use policies and strategies to streamline and improve the planning, zoning and approval processes across municipalities in the county.
Feb 13, 2018