Entergy VP Appointed to BCW Executive Committee, Danny’s Cycles Expands to Fourth Location, Morning Joe’s Mika Brzezinski to Be Keynote Speaker at WEDC Luncheon
Anthony J. Enea
At least 15 percent of Westchester's population is over 65 years old, and many county residents have aging parents. Anthony J. Enea, managing partner of White Plains law firm Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP, is the newly elected chair of the Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA). A one-year term, this position involves overseeing the activities of about 2,800 member lawyers who practice in areas of elder law such as estate planning, wills and trusts, and Medicaid and Medicare advocacy.
Ken Theobalds, vice president of government and regulatory affairs for Entergy Nuclear, was recently appointed to the executive committee of The Business Council of Westchester (BCW), making him the 18th member of the committee. Theobalds, a New Rochelle resident who holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, is a graduate of the Entergy Executive Program. Pressure from concerned citizens and legislators to close Indian Point and develop alternative energy sources has been ongoing, and legislators are balancing out the economic impact of shutting down the facility with public concerns about safety.
New Businesses, Relocations, and Operations
A fourth Danny’s Cycles has opened, this one in Larchmont. The family-owned and -operated bicycle store is run by Steve Kahn, who has worked at Danny’s Cycles since age 13. “We have been serving the market for forty-five years,” says Kahn. “And we are strategic in how we expand.” Kahn targets communities with families who have young children.
Medical professionals are looking for new ways to expand their practices in Westchester. Psychiatrist Tara Brass, MD, is launching the FitMD program in Scarsdale, combining psychological counseling, nutritional coaching, and personal training. “With one professional organizing and supervising all of those aspects, clients have a greater likelihood of making changes that are lifelong.” Dr. Brass can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two Chappaqua mothers who enjoy closet-cleaning and styling have decided to turn their passion into a profession. StyleCycle (stylecycle.com), a personalized styling service and closet cleaning/organizing company, was just launched by two Chappaqua mothers, Susan Goodman and Lisa Ballou. In their first month, they got 12 clients, including business professionals who want to cut down the time they spend dressing in the morning. StyleCycle also takes unwanted items to consignment, which means clients not only have fewer decisions to make in the mornings when they get dressed, they also have a few extra dollars in their wallets.
ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains), the largest private nonprofit arts council in New York State, recently renovated its ninth-floor penthouse to create a new art gallery and rehearsal space. The gallery was unveiled at this month’s ArtsBash event, which included a display of the work of seven local sculptors. The construction cost about $1 million.
From golf bags to swag bags, two Westchester women are finding ways to profit.
Business in Westchester often gets done on the golf course, and New Rochelle resident Sherry Bruck, president of Harquin Creative Group, was determined to earn a place in "the boys' club." She took golf lessons and worked on improving her game. The Executive Women Golfer’s Association (EWGA) just bestowed a “Women Who Lead” award on Bruck, one of 10 honorees,for excellence in volunteer leadership at EWGA’s national conference. Bruck encourages other women to "gain the confidence they need to play in the many outings hosted throughout the Westchester business community.” Bruck began golfing in 1985 and “learned to love competing.”
Jane Ubell-Meyer, a Pleasantville resident who founded Madison & Mulholland, a “swag bag” company, in 2002, is now offering 25 of her coveted Hampton gift bags to one lucky Westchester retailer or business in 2012. Named “The Best of the Best” by Dan’s Papers, which covers North and South Forks, long Island, Ubell’s bags are filled with $200 worth of beach reads and giveaways (including reading glasses). She started the business from her home office and now has investors and is seeking warehouse space in Westchester. Ubell has created the program, whereby the retailer or business becomes a “pick-up” spot for consumers. The venue gets increased traffic and the sponsor receives contact information for the bag recipients, which it can use for future marketing efforts. To be considered as a distribution site, contact email@example.com. [photo]
The Katonah Museum of Art (KMA) received a 2012 American Inhouse Design Award for its 2010-2011 Annual Report from Graphic Design USA. The Awards are the largest showcase for outstanding work for in-house designers. The KMA Annual Report can be viewed on the museum’s website www.katonahmuseum.org.
Here’s some food for thought: Former Westchester resident Mark Zuckerberg married his college sweetheart Priscilla Chan just a day after Facebook’s IPO. Was he looking to clarify his net worth (about $17 billion) for a pre-nup or was he simply celebrating the next phase of his life?
Hot Properties – 914INC.’s Commercial Real Estate Showcase
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The Westchester Children’s Museum Explore-a-Thon will include interactive and educational fun, such as balsa wood airplane flying, a pop-up water park, a wind tunnel, storytelling, and music. The event is being held to raise funds to help build the county’s first children's museum. All are welcome; from 9 am to noon. Cost is $5 per person. If you would like to sponsor a family by paying $75 for both your family and another family in need to attend, call (914) 421-5050. Rye Town Park (adjacent to the Boardwalk). To register: https://discoverwcm.org/exploreathon/signup.cfm
Scott Vaccaro, founder of Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, will speak before members of the Westchester County Association’s Young Professionals group. Location: Captain Lawrence Brewery (444 Saw Mill River Rd, Elmsford). Registration limited to 100. Go to westchester.org/article.php?a=156 for more information.
New York Senior Senator Charles Schumer will be addressing the Westchester business community, hosted by The Business Council of Westchester at Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill Mansion (81 Highland Ave, Tarrytown) from 7:30 to 9:30 am. Seats reserved for Business Council Members. To reserve a spot, visit http://events.westchesterny.org/sbaweb/events/events.asp?&id=1&wpid=-101&details=true&cale_id=543&newsession=TRUE&sid=632895881
The Business Council of Westchester honors its 2012 Rising Stars, 40 professionals under 40, at MasterCard Worldwide (2000 Purchase St, Purchase) from 5:30 to 8 pm. Tickets to the awards presentation and cocktail reception are $50. Register by June 5 at http://events.westchesterny.org/sbaweb/events/events.asp?&id=1&wpid=-101&details=true&cale_id=540&newsession=FALSE&sid=324105290
Guiding Eyes for the Blind's 35th Annual Golf Classic will take place at the Mount Kisco Country Club (10 Taylor Rd, Mount Kisco) from 8:30 am to 8 pm. Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning will host the event, featuring some of the best blind golfers in the U.S. Details are at guidingeyes.org.
Nacho Average Networking Event is being hosted by Professional Women of Westchester at Don Coqui (115 Cedar St, New Rochelle) from 6 to 8 pm. Señores and señoritas are invited! $15 for PWW members and $20 for non-members with cash bar. Appetizers included. Pre-payment required at professionalwomenofwestchester.com
Women, Worth & Wealth is the topic of the annual spring luncheon being held by the Women’s Enterprise Development Center at Tappan Hill Mansion (81 Highland Ave, Tarrytown) from 11 am to 2 pm. Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe and bestselling author will be the keynote speaker. For sponsorship opportunities and information, call (914) 948-6098, ext.10, or visit wedcbiz.org/events/annualevent.
Energy is a hot topic these days. The Blueprintfor Westchester initiative of the Westchester County Association, “Meeting Demand: The Policy and Politics Behind New York’s Energy Outlook,” will take place at the Westchester Marriott (670 White Plains Rd, Tarrytown). Register before June 13 at http://westchester.org/eventregister.php?event=160 or contact Laura Montopoli at firstname.lastname@example.org or (914) 948-6444.
Sara Lee Guthrie, granddaughter of singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie, will perform at a benefit concert with her husband, Johnny Irion, for the Mount Kisco Child Care Center, to be held at Chappaqua Crossing (480 N Bedford Rd, Chappaqua) at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $35 per adult and $15 per child. (Prices higher at the door.) Children from the Center also will perform. http://www.mkccc.org.
The Guthrie Family
“Social Media Made Simple” is the topic of a workshop presented by the Yonkers Downtown Waterfront BID and Yonkers Partners in Education at the Riverfront Library (1 Larkin Center, Yonkers) from 6 to 8 pm. Constant Contact local expert and 914INComing blogger Nancy A. Shenker will also include a “bonus” section on how brands can use Pinterest to build awareness and sales. Register by calling the Yonkers Downtown BID office at (914) 969-6660 or by emailing email@example.com
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley honors attorney Jon A. Dorf at the 2012 Equal Access to Justice Dinner at The V.I.P. Country Club ( 600 Davenport Ave, New Rochelle) at 6 pm. Tickets are $250 and can be purchased at http://lshv.org/index.php?id=62
The 11th Annual Golf & Tennis Classic with New York State Senator Suzi Oppenheimer, benefiting Music Conservatory of Westchester’s need-based scholarship program, includes lunch, a cocktail reception, a gourmet dinner with live entertainment, and a day of golf and tennis. Honorees are Senator Oppenheimer and Broadway star Steven Schwartz. The event will be held at Whippoorwill Country Club (150 Whippoorwill Rd, Armonk). Foursomes start at $2,400. For details, event schedule, and/or to participate, contact Chris Meyer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (914) 761-3900, or for more info visit musicconservatory.org.
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