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GREENBURGH TASTE OFF THIS SATURDAY..LIBRARY FOUNDATION COOKS & BOOKS MAY 19
Release Date: April 24, 2014

GREENBURGH TASTE OFF THIS WEEKEND The Woodlands Middle and High School Parent Teacher Student Associations, Woodlands Falcons Nest Booster Club will be presenting their 4th annual Greenburgh Taste Off this Saturday, April 26 from noon to 3 pm at Woodlands High School gymnasiums, 475 W Hartsdale Ave. Taste delicious specialties, visit with Greenburgh businesses, vote on competitive categories and win silent auction or penny socials. Net proceeds to benefit Woodlands students. 5% will be donated to the Friends of the Greenburgh Library and 5% will be donated to the Shirley Schwarz Memorial Fund at the Lois Bronz Children’s Center.  It’s a great event. (WARNING: DON’T HAVE LUNCH BFORE YOU ATTEND BECAUSE THERE IS PLENTY OF FOOD). For event info call 703 2615. Tickets are adults: $20, students $10, Adults $225 and students $15 at the door. Support our schools.
 
SAVE THE DATE: May 19th 6 PM GREENBURGH LIBRARY FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER The Greenburgh Public Library Foundation is pleased to present the fifth annual “Books and Cooks - A Literary Feast” event on Monday, May 19, 2014 at 6pm to benefit the Greenburgh Public Library.  This year celebrated restauranteur, Glenn Vogt of RiverMarket Bar & Kitchen in Tarrytown and Crabtree’s Kittle House in Chappaqua will serve as Honorary Restaurant Chair and Sarah Bracey White, local Author and Greenburgh Town Board Arts & Culture Chair, will join as Honorary Author Chair. Glenn and Sarah will be accompanied by other exceptional authors and local chefs who will provide guests with an outstanding literary and culinary tour of the library. 
Tickets are $140.00 and available for purchase by logging onto - http://www.greenburghlibraryfoundation.org/subpages/purchase_tickets.html
 
A WORTHWHILE PROGRAM FOR THOSE WHO HAVE A SMALL BUSINESS OR WANT TO STAR THEIR OWN BUSINESS…
Barbara Corcoran – one of the country’s most esteemed and revered businesswomen – will kick off this year’s Westchester Community College – Gateway to Entrepreneurship’s GROW Conference as keynote speaker at the Business Council of Westchester’s KeyBank Speaker Series breakfast. “GROW 2.0” is the largest gathering in the region of business owners and professionals for a day-long series on resources and training for small businesses,  slated for Friday, May 2 at The Gateway Center, Westchester Community College in Valhalla, NY and will unite local professionals through networking, mentoring, business development and strategy.
 
Corcoran will speak at the Business Council of Westchester’s KeyBank Speaker Series from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. at Academic Arts Building auditorium, Westchester Community College.  Her personal saga dovetails with GROW 2.0’s chief philosophy that entrepreneurs and small businesses owners – especially in the bustling New York metro area – have the ability to create game-changing companies and products.  With a $1,000 loan in her early 20s, Corcoran launched her real estate empire which she eventually sold for $66 million. She has since asserted herself as a preeminent business expert, author and a “shark” on the hit ABC television show “Shark Tank.”
 
Entrepreneurs and business owners have an opportunity to register for one or both events.   To register for the Business Council of Westchester’s KeyBank Speaker Series breakfast, please visit www.westchesterny.org. To register for the Grow 2.0 Conference, visit us at www.westchestergrow.com. Tickets to attend the all-day event, including the Business Council of Westchester’s KeyBank Speaker Series breakfast, are $100 per person. Tickets to attend the breakfast are $65 per person; to attend only the Grow 2.0 conference workshops, tickets are $50 per person. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., with the keynote commencing at 8:15 a.m.
 
GROW 2.0 Info Sessions
 
Following Corcoran’s keynote is a full day of GROW 2.0 programming. From 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., attendees will have access to a slate of workshops centered on driving revenue, teambuilding, increasing profitability, expanding networks, and more. The sessions include: Ready, Set, Go! What to Consider Before You Start Your Small Business; Show Me the Money; Let’s Get Social: Social Media as a Business Growth Tool; Location, Location, Location: From Site Selection to Regulatory Requirements; and The Unfair Advantage: Driving Sales for Business Growth.
 
The GROW 2.0 Conference will take place Friday, May 2, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at The Gateway Center, Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla, NY.
 
Barbara Corcoran. 
 
About GROW 2.0:  The annual GROW Conference is Westchester Community College’s Gateway to Entrepreneurship’s signature event and is a breakthrough business conference that inspires and empowers entrepreneurs and business owners across the Hudson Valley. The full-day forum offers the nuts and bolts of starting and growing your business and maximizing success, with a focus on networking, mentoring, business development and driving revenue. Attendees are able to tap into a network of like-minded business leaders, potential partners and resources, and hear from marquee-name professionals and innovators from Westchester and beyond. GROW 2.0 sponsors include G2E, the Westchester County Office of Economic Development, The Business Council of Westchester, Community Capital New York, Durante Rentals and Co-Communications. To register for the Grow 2.0 Conference, visit us at www.westchestergrow.com.
PAUL FEINER

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