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The Yonkers IDA has voted to negotiate an economic incentive package with Altman Lighting Company, in the hopes of encouraging the theatrical stage and architectural lighting company to remain in the City.
Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-Westchester/Rockland) was in White Plains today along with several small business owners, calling on Congress to do more to protect small businesses from unfair and deceptive practices by credit card companies.
Irwin Katz, owner of Helicon Records Ltd, a small business in White Plains, says he recently saw the interest rate on his business credit card raised from 15-29% without advance notice and despite having made timely payments.
Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino announced today that thanks to the help of financial inducements from the County's Industrial Development Agency and the state, Pepsi Beverages Company (PBC), the bottling division of PepsiCo Inc., will remain at its headquarters in Somers.
Over the next few months, the focus in the Town of Cortlandt will be "Taking Care of Business" and urging residents to buy locally.
Cortlandt Town Supervisor Linda Puglisi says she and fellow Town Board members, Ann Lindau, Frank Farrell, John Sloan and Dr. Richard Becker have launched a new public access program to be aired on their C 78 public TV channel called "Taking Care of Business" in which local businesses are interviewed and spotlighted in an effort to encourage residents to "shop local."
Puglisi says they have already "interviewed" two local businesses and plan to visit and interview at least two businesses a month and over time cover the 175 local businesses in the Town.
"We have just gone to two of our villages, Buchanan and Croton-on-Hudson, and kicked off our effort visiting "Feed the Birds" in Croton and the 202 Deli on Route 202," said Puglisi.
Speaking to the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce at its breakfast in Cortlandt Manor, Chief of Staff for Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, George Oros, today said the County is reaching out to local businesses and offering them tools as never before.
Saying "We can turn this crisis into an opportunity" York Governor Andrew Cuomo today unveiled a broad-ranging plan of reform during his first annual State of the State Address.
A new company is coming to Westchester.
The Westchester County Office of Economic Development and Industrial Development Agency (IDA) announced today that Sabra Dipping Company is planning to relocate its headquarters to White Plains.
Around the Country
- Southwest to Cancel Flights as Jets Checked for Cracks - BusinessWeek
- Schumer: Dems slicing budget with scalpel, Tea Party using meat ax - CNN (blog)
- Duke lacrosse accuser arrested in boyfriend's stabbing - CNN International
- House GOP: $4 trillion in cuts - CNN
- Bachmann bids for 'bama eyes - Seattle Post Intelligencer
Around the Planet
- Afghans Continue Protests Over US Quran Burning - Voice of America
- Japan's nuclear workers try to trace leak, dump radioactive water - Los Angeles Times
- OSCE raps Kazakh election, presses for reforms - Reuters
- Newsmaker: Yemen survivor Saleh juggles forces to keep power - Reuters
- France says finds bodies in Atlantic crash wreckage - Reuters