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Ryan Deffenbaugh covers energy, education, commercial real estate and the Sound Shore for the Westchester County Business Journal.

CareMount Medical latest provider to offer virtual visits to the doctor

Lewis Kohl, CareMount’s chief medical information officer, stressed that virtual visits are “just a part of patient care, certainly not a replacement for traditional care and face-to-face interaction.”

HomeGoods to open in Mount Kisco

The national chain plans to open a 25,000-square-foot store next spring at 3 Main St. in the village, formerly the site of an Annie Sez clothing store.

Life Time to host job fair for 200 openings at new...

The company needs employees for its LifeSpa, LifeCafe, Kids Academy, member services, facility operations and personal training areas.

The Westchester Bank expands HQ space in White Plains

The commercial bank has leased an additional 2,600 square feet at 12 Water St. in the city, bringing its square footage up to 13,852.

Study: Small percentage of SUNY and CUNY students receive Excelsior Scholarship

An analysis from the Center for an Urban Future found that a large percentage of applicants for New York's "free-tuition" scholarship were rejected last year for not taking enough credits.

Westchester Avenue office building sells for $24 million

The buyer is 2975 Westchester LLC, an entity controlled by the Schur family of Greenwich. The seller is an affiliated company of Rye Brook-based RPW Group.

Farm fresh beer builds buzz at Plan Bee Farm Brewery

Led by a husband-wife team, the brewery has been selling beer made solely from New York ingredients since 2013 and just finished its new tasting room.

Suite Talk: Manhattanville president Michael Geisler talks design thinking, Westchester’s potential

“I would say design thinking emerged in reaction to the realization that even teams of experts will not always come up with a customer-friendly solution, as long as they all come from the same discipline," said Geisler.

Frustrated Port Chester board says United Hospital sale ‘reasonably imminent’

A $450 million redevelopment plan for the abandoned hospital site has been on hold for the past year as Starwood Capital Group seeks a buyer for the property. The village said it's been told a deal is close.

New York chops requested rate hikes from state marketplace insurers

The private companies selling individual plans in the New York State of Health marketplace had asked for rate increases averaging 24 percent, but the state instead approved rate increases averaging 8.6 percent.

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi to step down after 12 years leading...

Nooyi will be replaced by Ramon Laguarta, a longtime PepsiCo executive who most recently served as company president.

MediSprout app offers timely care without waiting room angst

At his shared office space at NYMC’s biotech incubator, Samant Virk detailed the frustrations that led him to give up a career in medicine to launch his own tech startup.

Luxury senior housing planned for Bloomingdale Road

A site along Bloomingdale Road in White Plains once targeted for a shopping center could instead become home to 132 luxury apartments for seniors.

New road map envisions more than a thousand initiatives to restore...

Called the "Hudson River Comprehensive Restoration Plan," the 84-page document is described by The Nature Conservancy as a starting point for securing the river's future.

Iona breaks ground on new School of Business building

The more than $25 million expansion of Iona's School of Business was funded, in part, by the largest donation in the college's history.