NEW ROCHELLE, NY (July 18, 2011) – Allstate Insurance agent Nelson Puello, whose office is located at 215 North Avenue in New Rochelle, has received the Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to volunteering in the community. With this award came a $1000 grant from The Allstate Foundation for the New Rochelle Youth Bureau, where Puello volunteers.
“Nelson is an active and respected member of the business community, protecting people with insurance and financial services products,” said Linda Collora, New York regional sales leader at Allstate Insurance Company. “He also makes a point of getting involved personally by dedicating his time and efforts to making a difference in people’s lives.
“Allstate believes that it is very important for corporations to take an active interest in the communities they serve. Allstate is proud to support the Youth Bureau through The Allstate Foundation,” concluded Collora.Read more
County’s ‘Intellectual Capital’ Campaign Captures Best of Show Award at the Big W Awards Program
WHITE PLAINS, NY (June 2011) – The Westchester County Office of Economic Development and its advertising agency -- Thompson & Bender -- were the big winners in the Advertising Club of Westchester’s 40th Annual Big W Awards program held held June 8 in Tarrytown.
The County Office of Economic Development and Thompson & Bender won seven awards plus Best of Show – the top award of the program – for Westchester County’s “Intellectual Capital” campaign. The Best of Show Award is determined by the highest average scores of all entries as given by a panel of judges.Read more
A reader sent along these photos. Not sure what this was all about.Read more
NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 2011) Iona College’s Hagan School of Business and the University of Connecticut’s Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) will present the sixth annual summer regional symposium, “The Changing Face of Globalization.
The two-day conference will be held Friday and Saturday, June 24 and 25 at Iona’s LaPenta Student Union, Iona College, 715 North Ave. New Rochelle, New York. The guest speaker on Friday will be Christopher Coleman, Chief of Mediation Support Unit/Policy and Mediation Division. Department of Political Affairs, United Nations. His topic will be Globalization and Africa.
The program will continue on Saturday with a day-long series of panels and presentations on a variety of international business topics that will examine and assess the impact on the globalization of business, exploring who the winners and losers are in this unstable era, the role of technology and social media and how business leaders can be prepared to meet the challenges of this new environment.Read more
The Wall Street Journal published an article by William McGurn that might have resonance for New Rochelle residents.
Last January, Newsweek magazine ranked South Bend, IN among its list of top 10 list of dying American cities. Now, I have lived in South Bend, IN while attending the University of Notre Dame. My brother and his family live there now. I make regular pilgrimages to South Bend every football season. South Bend is doing much better than when I went to school there but it continues to struggle.Read more
Greetings community NR,
As we all know,Downtown has suffered for quite some time in the retail end of things and it doesn't look as if any major changes will be taking place soon.
My associates and I are strongly considering developing a shopping center in the downtown area.
We would like to invite startup retailers looking to rent space as well as existing retailers looking to expand.
We are ready to make the investment as we believe this can work. We need to find those of you who dream of running your own business and opening your own boutique shops in the area.
The population is there. The development is there. It's just a question of who will make this happen.
If you know of someone who is considering starting a business, ask them to consider downtown New Rochelle.
Then talk to us...
Downtown New Rochelle
- Yep, it's getting a lot of attention
As the City prepares to sell General Obligation bonds to finance the acquisition of the New Roc Garage from the New Rochelle Industrial Development Agency, Moody's has informed the City that while it's Aa3 bond rating will be affirmed but it will place a negative outlook on the City's credit rating. The City hopes to save $3 to $4 million of debt service savings over the next 11 years.
In order to sell bonds, the City needs a rating review by a major rating service. The transaction will be discussed in tonight's City Council meeting.
"While the City’s bonds are still judged to be of high quality", City Manager Chuck Strome stated in a memo to City Council members, "the negative outlook recognizes the City’s reduced level of financial flexibility following continual drawdowns on our fund balance."Read more