Issue Date: January 20, 2021
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Business Insights: COVID Edition
Answers to All (or at least some) of Your Vaccine Questions
Thursday, January 21 at 2:30 pm
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Join WCA for live streaming show with leaders from Westmed Medical Group and WMC Health as they discuss the most pressing issues related to the vaccine roll out. Dr. Kesh, representing one of Westchester's largest physicians practices, will address the medical and patient-facing questions. And Mr. Ratner will give first hand information from Westchester Medical Center's perspective as the coordinator for the Hudson Valley Region Hub of New York State’s Regional Vaccine Network.

Send your questions in advance to: or join us live for this interactive show moderated by WCA's Vice President, Amy Allen.

Dr. Sandra Kesh
Deputy Medical Director & Infectious Disease Specialist
Westmed Medical Group
Josh Ratner
Sr. Vice President, Network Strategy & Development
WMC Health
WCA in Action!
WCA's Workforce Committee and Real Estate & Housing Task Force met virtually last week to kick off the new year. Both groups outlined their 2021 goals and objectives and set agendas for the Annual Regional Workforce Summit (April) and the Real Estate and Housing Summit (May) respectively.

WCA is keeping our members' most pressing issues top of mind as we continue to focus our efforts for the post-covid recovery period. Check out below two important resources that came from the hard work of these active committees.
WCA's Policy Playbook, written in partnership with the Land Use Law Center at Pace University, is a resource to design, validate and deploy land use policies and strategies to improve the planning, zoning, and approval process across the county. To help tackle the issue of affordable housing, WCA created a new chapter in 2020 of the Playbook. The Playbook directly addresses the housing crisis with specific policy recommendations, “how-to” guides, model zoning ordinances, best practices, and training and funding resources.
WCA's Employer Resource Guide is a 36-page resource guide to help employers and employees capitalize on the tremendous training and educational opportunities in our region. Right in our backyard, there are opportunities for on-campus and online courses for certifications and degrees. This guide also includes information about our area’s support services such as childcare, transportation, housing and healthcare.
New Yorkers for 5G Praise Governor Cuomo's
Telehealth Expansion Proposal
New Yorkers for 5G, a statewide coalition that the WCA is a member of, has recently hailed Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announcement that he will propose legislation to improve access to telehealth in his 2021 State of the State address. It is critical to improving the health of all New Yorkers – but especially those in historically underserved and rural communities – that roadblocks preventing access to this important healthcare tool be removed. The Governor’s plan will go a long way toward achieving that goal. Read More Here.
WCA Welcomes Grassi as New Platinum Investor
WCA is proud to spotlight Grassi as a new Platinum Investor. Grassi & Co. is a leading accounting and business consulting firm that provides tax, accounting, and business advisory services.They serve a diverse range of clients in the New York metro area and around the world.
Member News & Announcements
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Cuddy & Feder LLP announced that Taylor Palmer was recently promoted to partner.
Taylor Palmer has been named partner in the Firm’s Land Use, Zoning & Development Practice Group. Taylor joined Cuddy & Feder in 2015 having previously served as a District Representative and Appropriations/Grants Coordinator for Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey prior to joining the bar. His practice areas include all facets of land use, real estate development, zoning and environmental law. Read More Here.
KeyBank is focused on expanding its Healthcare Financing portfolio with the addition of Yulia Murphy as Senior Relationship Manager – Healthcare Banking. Murphy will be responsible for bringing meaningful, integrated financial solutions to new and existing Healthcare industry clients throughout the Metro NY area, including Hudson Valley and Southern Connecticut. She will work in close collaboration with other Key teams serving those markets.
Thank you to our Platinum Investors