Issue Date: February 17, 2021
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Business Insights: COVID Edition presents:
Mental Health during a Pandemic
Wednesday, February 24 | 9:00 AM
WCA explores the implications of virtual work, coupled with economic recession and health concerns, on your employees’ mental health. Learn from local experts about resources and suggestions to accessing mental health or substance abuse services that you can help your employees. Plenty of time for LIVE audience Q&A. Show will stream on LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube.

Key discucssion points include:
  • Signs that employers can look for if employees are struggling 
  • Tools that employers can use to help employees 
  • Substance abuse trends

Expert Speakers:
JoAnn Difede, Ph.D.
Attending Psychologist & Director of the Program for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Studies (PATSS)
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Arianna Georgiadis, SHRM-CP, CPA
Human Resources Manager
Grassi Advisors & Accountants
ICYMI: WCA Spotlights Westchester's Bioscience Ecosystem
ICYMI: WCA's All Access Healthcare: A Spotlight on Westchester's Bioscience Ecosystem presented in partnership with Westchester County’s Office of Economic Development, highlighted the thriving bioscience ecosystem in our region. We showcased the importance of this growing industry and all the opportunities it is bringing to the business community. For those who could not attend or if you want to watch again, click here for the full program recording.
WCA is also playing a leadership role in this growing sector. WCA's VP, Amy Allen, is one of the founding members of Westchester's Bioscience Task Force, chaired by WCA Board Member Deborah Novick, Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation within the County's Office of Economic Development. Click Here for more information on the task force.
WCA Advocates For Westchester
The Westchester County Association recently testified to the Westchester County State Senate Delegation regarding the proposed federal year 2022 New York State budget. The WCA advocated for workforce funding, health insurance reform, digital connectivity and federal relief on behalf of our members.
WCA In The News!
WCA was recently featured in 914INC.'s February/March Issue in an article entitled, “Does Westchester Need 5G?” President & CEO Michael Romita discusses what 5G means in practical terms and what the future looks like with increased connection. Click Here to read full article.
Michael Romita was featured in Westchester and Fairfield County Business Journal's Suite Talk section (page 8). Michael discusses the current socioeconomic and political environment and where Westchester’s economy is heading. Click Here to read full article.
Member News & Announcements
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Grassi, a Top 100 advisory, tax and accounting firm, announced today that it has received ClearlyRated’s 2021 Best of Accounting Award for superior client service. Award winners are chosen for being industry leaders in service quality based solely on client rankings, which were compiled from a client survey conducted by ClearlyRated, a leader in client satisfaction research. Read More Here.
For the eighth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Berkeley College among the Best Colleges in the nation for Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs. The ranking also recognizes Berkeley College as among the best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs for Veterans. Berkeley College also ranked in the new category Online Bachelor Degree Programs – Business.
Nationwide, Berkeley is No. 86 out of 357 schools who completed the U.S. News Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Survey. Read More Here.
ArtsWestchester’s Board President Michael Minihan recently announced the appointment of six new board members to ArtsWestchester’s Board of Directors - Dawn French, Mark Ettenger, Troy De Vries and Bernard Thombs – each of whom will serve a three-year term along with two Affiliate board members Laura deBuys and Dave Steck – who will each serve a two-year term at the arts council. Read More Here.
February is both Black History Month and Cancer Prevention Awareness Month. To honor both of these observances, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is offering several educational events on a variety of topics. All virtual community events are free to the public. Click Here for More Information
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