Issue Date : July 20, 2020
WCA Partners with Westchester County Bioscience Initiative
Live Webinar on July 22 at 10:30AM Spotlighting Five
Companies Responding to COVID-19
Westchester County is a national leader in the bioscience field - a field with ever growing importance in the wake of Covid-19. Join Westchester County Executive George Latimer, and five of the leading local bioscience companies, for a discussion about how they are growing, adapting and collaborating rapidly with great success.


Jonathan Bandel , VP Strategy & Innovation, White Plains Hospital 
Parsa Mirhaji, M.D., Ph.D ., founder, Cognome
Rajiv R. Ratan, M.D., Ph.D . Executive Director, Burke Neurological Institute
Dr. Matthew Shafiroff , Chief Medical Information Officer,White Plains Hospital
Sam Virk, M.D . ,  founder and CEO, MediSprout
Marc Zemel , founder and CEO, Retia Medical
ICYMI: WCA Launches Essential Resource Guide
This guide provides you with essential products and services made available by WCA members to ensure a safe and effective reopening plan for your business post COVID-19. Additionally, learn how area hospitals and physician practices are providing return-to-work services such as testing, COVID training and screenings, and other tools. 
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WCA Real Estate & Housing Task Force Update
Progress on Affordable Housing Initiative
WCA Board Member Jessica Bacher, executive director of the Land Use Law Center at Pace University, and a member of the WCA Real Estate and Housing Task Force, shares an update on the committee's work to share policies and resources that can help local municipalities implement affordable workforce housing initiatives, including best practices and case studies on successful programs in Westchester County that have helped to foster economic development.
To hear to Jessica's update: Click Here.
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WCA Reopening Series: Inside Look into Our Digital Connectivity
This event focused on how the reopening will include further integration and upgrades in our technology in schools, retail, healthcare sector, and the growing remote workforce. Experts discussed the importance of a robust digital infrastructure for the remote workforce, providing telemedicine, education, smart cities and closing the digital divide.
WCA Weekly 'Beltway Briefings' Recap
The most recent "Beltway Briefing" featured a discussion on what the next round of anticipated COVID-19 related federal stimulus funding might include. For the full recording of the July 10th Briefing: Click Here.
For more information about this weekly series, Click Here.
WCA Welcomes New Member:
Greyston is a social justice enterprise working to create job opportunities and provide services that enable self-sufficiency through the Open Hiring® business model. We provide employment and no-cost development programs to anyone in need to better our communities, and meet our combined social, environmental, and financial goals. In serving the people of Southwest Yonkers, New York, Greyston promotes inclusion, offers support to disenfranchised people, battles against systemic inequities, and advocates for a level playing field for all, regardless of their pasts. More Info Here.
Member News
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Nonprofit Westchester to host important webinar on July 30th titled: Racial Equity – It’s a Matter of Life or Death . COVID-19 has clearly demonstrated the life-limiting and deadly impact of racism and racial inequity in health care, education, the workforce and other parts of society. Action on this issue can no longer wait. Register Here.
RPW Group to break ground next month on The Flats at Westchester at 1133 Westchester Avenue. The Flats at Westchester, a $95 million, 303-apartment project proposed next to an office park in White Plains, could unintentionally benefit from the aftereffects of the COVID-19 pandemic as city dwellers have begun moving to the suburbs to escape crowded conditions that favor the spread of the virus. More Info Here.
Lotte New York Palace, one of Manhattan’s most iconic luxury properties, debuts exclusive programming timed to its August reopening that caters to travelers who are seeking an added level of safety and reassurance when booking their next stay. The program includes a new collaboration with medical and public health expert and WCA Board Members Dr. Robert Amler, of New York Medical College , as well as the A Room of Your Own initiative that guarantees the same exact room assignment for frequent travelers during each visit to Lotte New York Palace.
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