YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Yorktown Small Business Association held its third annual Small Business Symposium on Wednesday, May 29, at the Mercy College campus in Yorktown Heights.
Guests in attendance included YSBA members, business owners, Yorktown elected officials, Westchester County Executive George Latimer, and Bridget Gibbons, director of the Westchester County Office of Economic Development.
“This event is another example of the vital role the Yorktown Small Business Association plays for businesses in this part of the county,” Gibbons said. “The workshops are very relevant and useful for business owners, and County Executive George Latimer and I are proud to support the YSBA.”
The focus of the symposium this year was entrepreneurship with a spotlight on women and minorities in business. Cheryl Sanchez, YSBA executive director and the founder of TheNetWorks Organization, spoke at the event about entrepreneurship and some of the unique challenges women face.
“Events like this one—focused on entrepreneurs and small businesses—help to provide resources and support for people who already have a business up and running and for people who are just starting to discover entrepreneurship,” Sanchez said.
The symposium included presentations, elevator pitches, and workshops.