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Westchester County Executive George Latimer tells Crain’s “Small is the New Big” When it Comes to Westchester Business

Crain’s New York Business recently released it’s Spotlight on Westchester 2022, which includes an article about how the County is bouncing back from the pandemic, especially where business is concerned. Westchester County Executive George Latimer said “small is the new big” is an approach Westchester is taking across all fields and how programs like Launch1000 are supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses.

Launch1000 Alum Marcie Manfredonia-Siciliano Featured in WAG Magazine

Marcie Manfredonia-Siciliano, a graduate of Launch1000, is the owner of CBD Live Natural in Bedford Hill, which offers CBD products with the overall goal being to improve the health of its clientele. 

Experts Wanted! Looking for Subject Matter Experts for Launch1000 Program

As part of the Launch1000 program, the Westchester County Office of Economic Development is looking for subject matter experts who are open to recording 30-minute educational sessions on various topics that can help Launchers as they work to start their business ventures.
Topics include:
Sales and Marketing
  • Online Marketing
  • Social Media: Instagram
  • Social Media: LinkedIn
  • Hiring a Sales Rep or Sales Staff
  • Improving Landing Page Conversions
  • A Great Website
Prototype Skill Building
  • Canva/Graphics/Photography
  • PowerPoint
  • Making a Video
  • Hosting an Online Workshop as a Prototype
  • Creating a Physical Prototype
Interested volunteers can contact Deborah Novick, director of entrepreneurship and innovation for Westchester County, at
Volunteers Needed to Help Entrepreneurs Enhance Digital Literacy & Computer Skills

Are you, or someone you know, willing to share their skills, knowledge and time to help Launch1000 participants improve their computer skills and enhance their digital literacy? We have some Launchers who could benefit from your assistance as they start their journey to launch a new venture. To learn more about this opportunity, email with Launch1000 in the subject line.
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Date: May 31, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM
The Future is in Excel: Forecasting, Formulas and Formatting
Date: June 1
Time: 6:00 PM
$10,000 NYS Tourism Return-to-Work Grant
Date: June 2
Time: 10:00 AM
Your Marketing Roadmap - Get in the Marketing Mindset
SCORE Westchester
Date: June 9
Time: 1:00 PM
Accredited Investor Meeting Bash
Westchester Angels
Date: June 14
Time: 5:00 PM
The 5 Stages of Delegation to Energize Your Business Growth
SCORE Westchester
Date: June 16
Time: 1:00 PM
Business Owner to Homeowner
Date: June 16
Time: 6:30 PM
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