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Impact elusive as minimum wage increases in New York

"We have to be laser-focused as they continue to role out the minimum wage schedule," said John Ravitz of the Business Council of Westchester.

Latimer easily defeats Astorino in county executive contest

Antipathy to Donald Trump may have been a big factor.

Westchester County ride-sharing gets green light with fingerprint plan

A new program called “Thumbs Up” will allow ride-share drivers to voluntarily submit to fingerprint checks for a $90 fee.

Business Council of Westchester hires Albany lobbyist

The Rye Brook-based Business Council recently retained Andra Horsch, a former director of intergovernmental affairs at the New York City Department of Transportation, as its first designated representative at the New York State Capitol.

Local lawmakers to hold ACA forums

Two county lawmakers will discuss the Affordable Care Act as it relates to individuals and small businesses.

New Tappan Zee Bridge a boost to local companies

Tappan Zee Constructors recently hosted two job fairs in Tarrytown and Suffern, attended by more than 600 people

Astorino and Bramson discuss business

Business groups are monitoring the race between County Executive Robert Astorino and New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson to see which candidate has the better business agenda

Business groups receptive to workers comp reform

Business advocacy groups are reacting positively to reforms to workers’ compensation and unemployment insurance announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

NY state close to minimum wage hike

Despite opposition from state and local business groups, New York state is close to passing an increase in the minimum wage.

Few businesses take advantage of SBA loans post-Sandy

Only a handful of businesses in the Hudson Valley have had loans approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

Wage hike, labor benefit reforms in Cuomo budget

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s proposed executive budget includes a minimum wage hike opposed by some business groups and unemployment and workers’ compensation program reforms intended to help both employers and workers.

Business groups reflect on election results

With the re-election of President Obama to a second term, business groups in Westchester are hopeful that this will improve a business climate that has been battered by the economic recession.