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Aleesia Forni

Aleesia Forni covers transportation, tourism, nonprofits and residential real estate for the Westchester County Business Journal. She previously worked as a financial reporter for the online newsletter Prospect News. She started with the Westchester County Business Journal in April 2016.

Suite Talk: Scott Hayworth, president and CEO of CareMount Medical

Dr. Hayworth chats about his passion for medicine, his decades-long career and the future of the health care industry.

Is Sleepy Hollow on the verge of an awakening?

“We really have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity right now,” Mayor Ken Wray said of the village's application for a $10 million state grant.

From daycare to hair, entrepreneur continues to find new business ventures

Serial entrepreneur Tamika Douglas has launched businesses that range from a talent development agency to a hair extension retailer.

American Heart Association appoints new Westchester board members

Virginia Kuper, who is senior vice president of Key Bank, and Dr. Icilma V. Fergus, associate professor of medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, will lead the board during their three-year terms.

Peekskill Coffee House celebrates 15 years of being the city’s ‘living...

“This coffee house definitely has a life of its own,” said owner Sunny Cover. “And it really does attract a lot of love.”

Fordham University launches program for au pairs

The courses will be offered through the university’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies and will allow participants to earn up to 40 hours of class time.

Biing Snow Ice opens in White Plains

The eatery offers "snow ice" desserts, which are a cross between shaved ice and ice cream.

Westchester Institute for Human Development appoints program director

Jenean Castillo will lead the federally funded Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (LEND) interdisciplinary training program.

White Plains law firm rebrands as Brown, Gaujean, Kraus & Sastow

Formerly known as Brown, Gruttadaro, Gaujean, Prato & Sastow PLLC, the company announced its separation from the Rochester office of its firm in an effort to focus on its Hudson Valley clientele.

Two new eateries open at The Westchester mall

The Little Beet and Melt Shop are now both open for business at Savor Westchester.

Suite Talk: Taryn Duffy of Empire City Casino

Taryn Duffy chats about the role she’s had in the growth of the casino, the future of the facility and her love of Audible.

Westchester’s only jazz club notes its first anniversary

“We have a tremendously devoted audience,” said co-owner Ellen Prior. “The community wants what we’re doing and cherishes what we’re doing and keeps coming back.”

Yonkers IDA creates pre-apprenticeship program for city’s young adults

The 20-day training program will run from Aug. 6 to Sept. 7.

Pizza restaurant Colony Grill opens in Port Chester

The Port Chester restaurant marks the chain’s first location in New York. In Connecticut, it has spots in Stamford, Milford, Norwalk and Fairfield.

North Boardwalk opens at Playland following Superstorm Sandy damages

The stretch of walkway will officially open today following six years of construction.