Yorktown Small Business Association member, Mercy College, recently invited Yorktown and Westchester County officials to tour their Business Incubator Center (Mercy Incubator Center, MIC) at their Bronx Campus. The center houses entrepreneurial startup businesses and offers mentoring and collaborative experience for undergraduate students.

Mike Zarrilli, senior director of graduate admissions of Mercy College said, “Mercy College was delighted to host esteemed members and elected officials of the community, to showcase how we are creating a synergistic approach to learning by collaborating with the government and business sector.”

Town Supervisor Lanny Gilbert and Deputy Town Supervisor Alice Roker attended as well as Bridget Gibbons, deputy director of the county Office of Economic Development. The officials were impressed with the breadth and depth that Mercy College has and their focus on small nusinesses and entrepreneurs. Supervisor Gilbert said, “We need initiatives just like this here in Yorktown.

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Bob Giordano, founder of the Yorktown Small Business Association, said, “The YSBA is in the process of studying several ways to help local small businesses be more successful and will be considering several initiatives in the near future.”

Scorpio Rogers, executive director of the MIC, said, “We are proud to be at the intersection of entrepreneurship and education giving Mercy students active, experiential learning, and giving our entrepreneurs-in-residence additional resources to help them reach their potential.”