Westchester County's Most Accomplished Women Entrepreneurs
Meet 28 of the county's most successful, move innovative, most respected business women.
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Founder and President, Co-Communications, Inc.
At Syracuse, Stacey Cohen studied social work, and then went on to work in corporate communications at a division of advertising behemoth Young & Rubicam. Before long, Cohen was on the fast track at another media giant—CBS—where she held a variety of senior positions in PR and marketing, while raising a family and studying at night for her MBA in marketing at Fordham. Still, Cohen wanted to go into business for herself. “My parents were serial entrepreneurs and established several businesses during my childhood,” Cohen, today 50, says.
In 1997 she launched Co-Communications out of a spare bedroom. It's a full-service public relations, marketing, and communications company, which today has 10 full-time and four part-time employees and more than 50 clients.
The firm also boasts three locations—its Mount Kisco headquarters (which expanded to a 3,100-square-foot, two-story building in 2008); an office in Farmington, Connecticut; and a newly opened Manhattan satellite office on Madison Avenue. The firm’s annual revenues have more than quadrupled since 2003, with 2007 revenues increasing 62 percent over 2006—its biggest growth spurt to date. The company weathered the great recession by holding flat in 2008 and 2009, and is projecting 30-percent growth this year.
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