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FIFTH ANNUAL GROW CONFERENCE ON MAY 19; BUSINESS LEADER JOHN DECICCO, JR. PROVIDES KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Westchester Community College’s Gateway to Entrepreneurship (G2E) Center will host its annual GROW Conference on Friday, May 19 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The conference that empowers and inspires Hudson Valley entrepreneurs and business owners will be held in the college’s Gateway Center. It will feature a variety of workshops and a keynote address by John DeCicco, Jr. – one of the most successful business owners in Westchester County.
The GROW Conference, organized by G2E and the Westchester County Office of Economic Development, is the region’s largest gathering of business owners and professionals for the purpose of training for small businesses. Last year’s event attracted more than 300 participants. GROW brings together local professionals through networking, mentoring, business development and marketing sessions for the purpose of building relationships to further their company’s growth.
DeCicco, President of DeCicco & Sons, is the newest generation of leadership in the premier supermarket’s forty-year history, retaining its mission statement of “Quality First” and its core values of superior quality products and service, a commitment to a healthy environment, and an allegiance to enhancing the lives of the individuals and families in the seven communities where their stores are located: Ardsley, Armonk, Brewster, Harrison, Larchmont, Millwood and Pelham.
“We are excited to have John DeCicco share his experience and insights into building a thriving business in this quickly changing economy,” says Belinda S. Miles, President, Westchester Community College. “This presentation by one of the County’s most successful business leaders is an excellent way to usher in our fifth GROW conference,” she says.
“We are always looking for ways to help our small businesses and entrepreneurs succeed,” says Robert P. Astorino, Westchester County Executive. “The GROW Conference is a great opportunity for small business owners to participate in workshops that can help them effectively expand their business network,” he adds.
GROW workshop topics include: Branding: How to Get Positive Brand Engagement in a Multi-channel World, Financing Your Small Business, What Are Your Numbers Telling You?, From Manager to CEO: Experiences that Matter, Digital Marketing for the Real World, How to Effectively Manage Employees: Improve Motivation & Retention, Legal Strategies: How to make your contracts more profitable and more, including several workshops in Spanish.
Broadcaster Joe Connolly of WCBS News Radio 880 and host of the Small Business Breakfast will be joining us and conducting interviews of small business owners during the event.
Entrepreneurs and business owners may register by visiting us at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-grow-conference-tickets-28924451814#. Tickets to attend the all-day event are $35 per person before April 15 and $50 after April 15.
The annual GROW Conference is Gateway to Entrepreneurship’s signature event and is the go-to conference to achieve rapid growth and put dreams into action. The full-day forum offers the details of growing your business and maximizing success, with a focus on networking, mentoring, business development and driving revenue. Attendees are able to tap into a network of like-minded business leaders, potential partners and resources, and hear from marquee-name professionals and innovators from Westchester and beyond.
GROW Conference sponsors include: PepsiCo as our Platinum Sponsor, and the Westchester County Office of Economic Development as our Gold Sponsor. Associate Sponsors include A.S.A.P. Mortgage Corp., the Business Council of Westchester, the Martinez-Lopez Family, Tompkins Excavating and Tompkins Mahopac Bank. “We are grateful to have these wonderful organizations contribute to this special event,” says Eridania Camacho, G2E Director.
The Westchester Community College Foundation’s annual Celebrity Salon Series offers a wide variety of celebrity encounters in the homes of local residents.
Our Admissions Office is sponsoring an Open House for high school juniors and seniors and parents on Tuesday, May 16 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. Click here for details and to register. http://www.sunywcc.edu/admissions/admissions-information/openhouse/
Westchester Community College’s Transfer Fair will be held in the Student Center on April 4 from 3-6:00 p.m. More than 100 college and university representatives from across the country visit the campus to speak with students about transfer opportunities.
The college has a new rideshare program. Check it out today and make new friends, open up additional parking spaces, and help the environment. Save money, too!
In these complex economic times, people need all the help they can get to keep their finances on track. That is why The Westchester Community College Alumni Association is proud once again to be sponsoring Financial Education Day at Westchester Community College. This year’s event will be our sixth and it will be held on Saturday, March 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Last year’s event drew more than 250 people and we are expecting even more this year. And as always, the event is free, including a private consultation with a financial planner.
The conference, which will be held in The Gateway Center at Westchester Community College, will feature seminars on various aspects of money management. Seventeen workshops will be presented by financial professionals on topics that will address a wide range of everyday concerns including investments, budgeting, insurance, retirement and estate planning, healthcare and more. Attendees will also have the opportunity for free private, one-on-one consultations with experts from the Financial Planning Association and highly qualified Certified Financial Planning professionals. These consultations will also be available from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Produced in partnership with the Financial Planning Association of the Greater Hudson Valley (FPA), United Way, and the college’s Center for Financial and Economic Education, the conference aims to alleviate the money-related anxiety felt by many working Americans in today’s uncertain economy. Open to all, Financial Education Day gives people the opportunity to get financial advice from experts in the field, with no sales pitches and no strings attached.
Financial Education Day is made possible by support from our sponsors: Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Ameriprise, Webster Bank, Madison Planning Group, AXA, BNC Insurance and Risk Advisors, MMJ Group Consulting and Littman and Crooks LLP.
Individuals may register online, by phone, or at the door on March 18. However, space is limited and participants are strongly encouraged to register in advance. For online registration and schedule go to: www.mysunywcc.org/2017fed. To register by phone, please call 914-606-6505.
More details at http://www.mysunywcc.org/mpage/2017FED.
Westchester Community College President Belinda S. Miles will present her vision of the institution at her State of the College address on Friday, February 17 at 11:00 a.m. Those who cannot attend the Academic Arts Theatre event in person may watch live via: