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

Westchester County Association, Pace team up for land use ‘playbook’

“There’s a lot of disconnect currently between planning and zoning and the market,” said Jessica A. Bacher, executive director of the Pace Land Use Law Center.

Thom Kleiner to lead Westchester-Putnam Workforce Development Board

Westchester County Executive George Latimer said Kleiner's "understanding of the private and public sector" make him an ideal fit to lead the board.

Business Council of Westchester panel tackles federal tax changes, and New...

Edmund J. McMahon, the founder and research director of the Empire Center for Public Policy, called Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s payroll tax proposal “a solution in search of a problem.”

Five Guys to open eatery in Mount Kisco

The Mount Kisco Square location will be the fifth Westchester County location for the fast-growing burger chain.

New York Obamacare exchange touts record 4.3 million people enrolled

New York State of Health boosted sign ups for the state's Medicaid and Essential Plan offerings, as well as in the commercial plans sold on the exchange.

Sean Meade elected president of Westchester Hotel Association

Meade succeeds Dan Conte, the former Westchester Marriott general manager who spent seven years leading the advocacy group of more than 40 county hotels.

Heineken USA names Jonnie Cahill new chief marketing officer

He will report to Heineken USA CEO Ronald den Elzen.

New leadership guides international initiative at New York Medical College biotech...

Touro College and New York Medical College recently launched the TruMada initiative, which will offer space in the incubator and access to its services for Israeli biotech startups.

PepsiCo landlord to add three-story parking garage in White Plains

The new 54,000-square-foot garage will contain 495 parking spaces.

White Plains Hospital to renovate, move staffers to East Post Road...

The renovated offices will be the new home for the hospital's family health center and outpatient behavioral health programs.

Amalgamated Life names Paul Mallen to top position

Mallen succeeds David Walsh as president and CEO, who will retire after leading the White Plains insurance company for the past decade.

Pace University’s new ‘Opportunity Scholarship’ responds to free public college tuition

The scholarship offers up to $5,000 to students that are New York state residents and come from a family with a gross income of $125,000 or less.

New owners sell a lifestyle when seeking tenants at former PepsiCo...

The 200-acre property in northern Westchester, once home to about 1,200 employees, will be marketed to tenants as “not only a corporate solution, but a lifestyle solution.”

Passport takes over mobile payments at Metro-North N.Y. lots

North Carolina tech company Passport took over in December as the official mobile payment app for 34 New York Metro-North lots operated by LAZ Parking.

White Plains’ Bunge buys U.S. corn flour mills amid reports of...

The global grain trader announced the acquisition weeks after reports it was approached by rival Archer Daniels Midland Co. for a potential acquisition.