Issue Date :: November 5, 2020
WCA Hosts 4th Annual Real Estate & Housing Summit
Addressing the Urgent Need for Diverse and Affordable Housing

Now Available Watch On-Demand!
Part One:
Keynote address by Eric Gertler, president and CEO of Empire State Development. Also, a special awards presentation to John R. Nolon, the founder of the Land Use Law Center and Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus at Pace University, and presentation of WCA's Playbook Award to the City of White Plains for leadership their in housing affordability and diversity. Click Here to Watch.
Part Two: Affordable Housing Panel Discussion

Panelists with decades of experience in land use planning and real estate development shared insights and actionable recommendations to help solve the regional housing crisis.

WCA Academy Completes Successful Healthcare Analytics Course
Last month, WCA's Workforce Academy offered its popular Healthcare Analytics course taught virtually by Professor Paul Savage, adjunct at Hofstra University and CEO of Healthcare Intelligence, LLC. This five-week course was designed for healthcare managers or IT professionals with little-to-no experience with analytics. Participants learned the value of using data to make informed business decisions in the areas of operations management, planning, and strategic initiatives. If you or someone in your organization is interested in taking this course, contact Amy Allen.
Check out what several students had to say...
“It was an excellent and informative course, which educated me on all the nuances and data sources used within healthcare. I enjoyed the sessions, and I appreciate Paul’s time throughout the five weeks, sharing his knowledge and skills in this area.”

Mikkel Finsen
Head of Information Technology Open Door Family Medical Center
“Thanks so much for offering this class, it was a pleasure to participate in it! I will be sure to reach out in the future as I come across questions."

Alexander Sganga
Senior Business Analyst
White Plains Hospital
“I did indeed find the course worthwhile. It was a good refresher for me regarding database concepts, and emphatically pointed out why working with health care data is such a challenge.”

Eileen Leonard
Founding Principal
MP Associates of Westchester
WCA's Digital Committee Advocacy & Action Update
Chris Fisher, chair of WCA's digital connectivity committee, shares a brief update on the committee's meeting yesterday and their ongoing work in three key areas to help the residents of our communities and our region's recovery from the pandemic - advocacy on important legislative issues, bringing together key stakeholders and working with municipalities to improve our digital infrastructure, and bridging the digital divide in underserved communities.  
WCA's Jason Chapin's Father Celebrated in New Documentary
WCA Director of Workforce Development Jason Chapin is one of the producers of an inspiring new documentary on his dad, Harry Chapin, who was a singer-songwriter and humanitarian who raised and donated millions of dollars for causes he believed in, and who dedicated his life to ending hunger. "Harry Chapin: When in Doubt, Do Something" is available for online viewing. More Info Here.
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Westchester County's Economic Development Office has created the Launch1000 program with a goal of enabling 1,000 Westchester residents to start a business or develop an income stream for themselves and their families. Launch1000 is an online, self-paced program teaching you to evaluate your idea, test it with potential customers, and see if it seems likely to succeed. More Info Here.
Citrin Coopmerman's annual Driving Your Business: Women at the Wheel event will be taking place virtually on November 17th. This year, the focus will be on Building Strength Through Diversity. As the common goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion become widespread, companies have the daunting task of figuring out what works. The panel discussion will focus on lessons learned and current strategies that offer a good place to start for companies large and small. More Info Here
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital will be holding a virtual event to learn more about options for taking control of chronic pain. Hear from Dr. Adeepa Singh and a special guest chronic pain patient. Learn about different therapies, hear from your pain specialist and special guest, and have your questions answered. Register Here
Join KeyBank's Key4Women for an exclusive event on November 12th with special guest, Nicole Lynn, who made history last year in 2019 as the first black woman to represent a top 3 NFL draft pick. Discover why Sports Illustrated recently honored Nicole as one of the most powerful, influential, and outstanding women in sports right now – changing the game and making a difference. More Info Here.
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