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The Affordable Connectivity Program can close Westchester's digital divide. Extend it featured image.
The Affordable Connectivity Program can close Westchester's digital divide. Extend it
To harness the promise of the ACP, the Westchester County Association together with the STEM Alliance and other partners launched two first-of-its-kind, digital connectivity initiatives, the Yonkers-based YZone and the county-wide Connect Westchester.
May 1, 2024
Op-ed: How to close New York’s digital divide? Slashing red tape is a start featured image.
Op-ed: How to close New York’s digital divide? Slashing red tape is a start
It’s hard to believe in this age of hyper-connectivity, but about half a million people living in New York City and its suburbs still lack access to high-speed broadband despite more than a decade of state and federal programs that have poured billions of dollars into closing the digital divide.
Mar 12, 2024
What Does the Future of Business Look Like in Westchester? featured image.
What Does the Future of Business Look Like in Westchester?
With the rapid rise of AI, remote work, sustainability, and cybersecurity, remaining up-to-the-second with business trends is not only smart, it can make or break a company.
Feb 25, 2024
WCA's Healthcare Talent Pipeline Program Helps Graduates Succeed featured image.
WCA's Healthcare Talent Pipeline Program Helps Graduates Succeed
Beginning in 2022, the Westchester County Association’s Healthcare Talent Pipeline Program placed and trained 100 workers with regional healthcare providers. The initiative funded by a grant from Westchester County has an annual economic impact of more than $3.5 million.
Feb 21, 2024
Sustainability is a Serious Deal for These Westchester Businesses featured image.
Sustainability is a Serious Deal for These Westchester Businesses
Brightcore is just one of numerous players in Westchester County creating a more sustainable future. The reasons why are obvious to anyone paying attention to recent climate “events” — a mushy word for disasters, like excessive heat, flooding, smoky air, and others, that are becoming more frequent and severe.
Jan 6, 2024
Welcome Home Westchester on the county's severe housing shortage featured image.
Welcome Home Westchester on the county's severe housing shortage
The purpose of the partnership is to work collaboratively and in a coordinated fashion to respond to the severe lack of housing in Westchester County for people at a wide range of income levels by advancing a pro-housing agenda through legislative and regulatory means at the state, county and local levels.
Jan 2, 2024
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WCA's New Initiatives
At the recent Westchester County Association’s 73rd annual leadership event Michael N. Romita, WCA president and CEO, announced two new WCA-led initiatives designed to extend the impact of the organization.
Nov 27, 2023
Westchester County Healthcare Talent Pipeline Program Exceeds Enrollment Goals, Connects More Than 100 Graduates to Meaningful Employment Opportunities featured image.
Westchester County Healthcare Talent Pipeline Program Exceeds Enrollment Goals, Connects More Than 100 Graduates to Meaningful Employment Opportunities
The Westchester County Office of Economic Development (OED) and Westchester County Association (WCA) today announced the Westchester Healthcare Talent Pipeline Program (HTPP), which launched in spring of 2022, has connected 101 hires to employment.
Nov 15, 2023
What's New in Digital Equity:<br>California Enacts Digital Equity <br>Bill of Rights featured image.
What's New in Digital Equity:
California Enacts Digital Equity
Bill of Rights
At the local level, Westchester County, N.Y., has launched a new initiative to increase access to affordable Internet and education. Launched by the county's Office of Economic Development, the program will leverage partnerships with the STEM Alliance, the Westchester County Association (WCA) and the Westchester Library System.
Oct 12, 2023
WESTCHESTER COUNTY ASSOCIATION AND WESTCHESTER COUNTY TEAM UP TO HOST REGIONAL JOB FAIR featured image.
WESTCHESTER COUNTY ASSOCIATION AND WESTCHESTER COUNTY TEAM UP TO HOST REGIONAL JOB FAIR
More than 300 job seekers lined up to meet with over 40 employers and resource providers at a regional career fair October 12 at the Westchester County Center in White Plains.
Oct 12, 2023

Press Releases

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
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
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
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
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
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
Photos: 67th Annual Fall Leadership Dinner
The Westchester County Association (WCA), Westchester’s preeminent business membership and advocacy organization, held its 67th Fall Leadership Dinner on Thursday, November 16 at the Westchester Marriott at 670 White Plains Road in Tarrytown.
Nov 21, 2017
George Latimer Makes First Appearance as County Executive
Incoming Westchester County Executive George Latimer addresses the Westchester County Association (WCA) at their 22nd annual breakfast event.
Nov 15, 2017
WCA Holds 67th Annual Fall Leadership Dinner
Westchester County Association holds 67th Annual Fall Leadership Dinner at Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown on November 16.
Oct 30, 2017
Region’s Top Healthcare Leaders and Key Strategists to Speak at Health Tech ’17 Conference
Health Tech ’17 will address the opioid crisis, cancer breakthroughs, telehealth and remote patient monitoring, and national healthcare policy as it relates to New York.
Aug 31, 2017

Member News

Burke Rehab Selects New Executive Director featured image.
Burke Rehab Selects New Executive Director
Kudos to WCA board member Scott A. Edelman, CPA, MBA, CFE on being named Burke Rehabilitation Hospital's Executive Director. He brings a wealth of experience and institutional knowledge, having served in an array of leadership positions for Burke, a leading provider of physical and medical rehabilitation, research and graduate medical education, for more than 25 years.
WMC Earns National Recognition for Epilepsy Care featured image.
WMC Earns National Recognition for Epilepsy Care
WMCHealth’s Westchester Medical Center has achieved Level 4 accreditation by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC).The Level 4 accreditation from the NAEC is granted to centers that have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the most advanced medical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy. Level 4 is the highest designation given by the NAEC.
Manhattanville University Awarded Nearly $1 Million Grant to Enhance Teacher Preparation Programs featured image.
Manhattanville University Awarded Nearly $1 Million Grant to Enhance Teacher Preparation Programs
Manhattanville University has been selected to receive a grant of $997,439 from the New York State Office of Strategic Workforce Development and the State University of New York. The grant will fund the proposal, “Teaching Assistant to Teacher of Record: Investing in Our Local Workforce,” as part of the Education Workforce Investment Alternative Teacher Certification Program. Kudos!
NYMC Alum Opens New Speech Language Service featured image.
NYMC Alum Opens New Speech Language Service
Amanda De Alem, M.S. ’13, CCC-SLP, TSSLE-BE opened Speech-Language Lilies in January 2024 and offers services in Spanish, Portuguese, and English. The practice is the culmination of a lifelong dream and a desire to fill a need in the community, as well as a tribute to De Alem’s late sister, Lillian, who passed at the age of 22 after a lifelong battle with brain cancer.
Simone Development & Fareri Associates Open New Mental Health Center featured image.
Simone Development & Fareri Associates Open New Mental Health Center
WCA members Simone Development Companies and Fareri Associates joined with Release Recovery at Purchase Professional Park to celebrate the ribbon cutting of the mental health company’s new 7,698 SF outpatient facility at 3020 Westchester Avenue on March 20th. This is Release Recovery’s first outpatient treatment facility in New York State. Read more here.
Rita Mabli Named a 2024 Woman to Watch featured image.
Rita Mabli Named a 2024 Woman to Watch
Nonprofit HR has recognized Rita Mabli, President & CEO, United Hebrew, as a 2024 Social Impact Woman to Watch. Each year the organization honors exceptional women throughout North America for their profound contributions to their organizations and the communities they passionately serve, showcasing the pivotal role they play in driving positive change. Congrats!
Harrison Edwards Welcomes New Clients featured image.
Harrison Edwards Welcomes New Clients
Harrison Edwards Integrating Marketing is pleased to announce that we have welcomed two new organizations to our family of clients: Neighbors Link, a vital Westchester nonprofit fostering stronger communities through immigrant empowerment and education, and The Purple Owl Dispensary, a New York cannabis dispensary offering locally grown and licensed products for delivery.
Pace U Invites Employers to Recruit at Job Fair April 5 featured image.
Pace U Invites Employers to Recruit at Job Fair April 5
Employers will have the opportunity to meet hundreds of motivated candidates with first-rate skills and experience, eager to be recruited for full-time positions and internships.
NYMC Match Day Marks Milestone for Class of '24 featured image.
NYMC Match Day Marks Milestone for Class of '24
Congratulations to NYMC's School of Medicine Class of 2024 as they celebrated taking the next step in their medical training on Match Day. Each year, the results of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) are disclosed simultaneously at medical schools around the country. This year’s match included the largest number of applicants in NRMP’s history. NYMC students will go on to train in 18 states and the District of Columbia at 77 different institutions.
Joe Simone Serving as AHA Centennial Chair featured image.
Joe Simone Serving as AHA Centennial Chair
WCA Platinum supporter Joe Simone, President of Simone Development Companies, is serving as the Centennial Chair of the American Heart Association’s Heart of New York City, a year-round effort aimed at investing in and saving and improving lives in the five boroughs.

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