Westchester County Business Journal 090516

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GOLF OUTING TO BENEFIT CEREBRAL PALSY GROUP The third annual golf outing of the New York State Building Officials Conference (NYSBOC) will benefit Cerebral Palsy of Westchester to help ensure that children and adults with developmental disabilities can receive services and enjoy activities regardless of the level of their ability. The event will take place on Sept. 19 at Salem Golf Club in North Salem. Registration is 10:30 a.m., lunch 11 a.m., shotgun start 12:30 p.m., cocktail hour 6 p.m. and dinner and awards 7 p.m.;


admission is $200. NYSBOC is composed of a group of building officials who meet once a month to review code updates and enforcements of 42 municipalities in Westchester County. The group has 150 active members. For more information about the event, contact: Joan Colangelo, director of development Cerebral Palsy of Westchester, 914-937-3800, ext. 215, or email Joan.Colangelo@cpwestchester.org.

STARK OFFICE SUITES ON INC. 5000 LIST Rye Brook-based Stark Office Suites, which offers turnkey, executive offices and virtual office services for professionals and entrepreneurs throughout the metropolitan area, has made the Inc. 5000 list for the second year in a row. Stark Office Suites ranked 3,986 on the annual list, with a three-year growth of 73 percent, and 2015 revenue totaling $10.1 million. Since its

establishment in 2004, Stark has grown significantly. It has built a network of office suites in New York City, White Plains, Harrison, Mount Kisco, Rye Brook, Scarsdale, Danbury, Greenwich and Stamford, totaling 175,000 square feet. The company serves about 850 clients across a variety of industries, such as law, finance, marketing, real estate, and various other professionals and entrepreneurs.


Burke Rehabilitation Hospital will hold its 37th annual Wheelchair Games on Sept. 24 starting at 1:30 p.m. One of the first of its kind, the competition is known for its spirit of inclusion, welcoming wheelchair athletes of all ages and abilities. Held on Burke’s 61-acre campus at 785 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, the games pro-




vides disabled competitors with an opportunity to demonstrate their ability in a variety of track, field and table tennis events. The regular registration fee is $25 and admission is free for spectators. For further information, call 914-597-2850 or contact Ralph Armento, meet director, at ralph461@msn.com or 732-266-2634.

Stacey Petrower, president of NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital, presents a check to Mark Morganelli, executive director of Jazz Forum Arts at a recent Sunset Jazz at Lyndhurst concert in Tarrytown. The $30,000 check was the first of three installments, for a total of $90,000 for a three-year commitment that NewYork-Presbyterian has made as the presenting sponsor of the free concert series that takes place during the summer in communities throughout Westchester County.


Echo Cottages Ltd. of Hopewell Junction is offering senior citizens in the Hudson Valley an alternative to nursing homes and assisted living facilities. The company builds stick-built homes for senior citizens “that can be delivered and discreetly placed on their family’s property, so they can be right near their loved ones for the care and security they need during their golden years,” accord-

ing to a press release. The company delivered its first small modular home in June. “Most seniors have lived in their homes for decades and when the time comes that living on their own is no longer an option, we want to make the transition and downsizing process as comfortable as possible,” Echo Cottages owner Bob Novak said in a statement. The idea for the cottages came

about in 2011 when Novak’s father, Bill, needed extended physical therapy after a hospital stay. Not wanting to go to a nursing home or assisted living facility, he rehabbed at home with private duty nurses. That’s when the idea came about and Novak launched the company. For more information, call 845-206-6525, or visit echocottages.com.

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