April 3, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Ben Wild, Executive Director of the Walkabout Education Foundation , and Susanne Shoemaker, the CEO and Founder of Undercare, Inc., a product line of patented, easy on, easy off adaptive garments.
February 8, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Peter Stafford, Building an app teaching applications of mathematics for STEAM, and Mary Howard, opening a children's toy, gift, and book store on Main Street in ASSIGNING.
May 1, 6:30 - 8:30pm
David Lyons, Co-Founder of Bethany Arts Community, and Alan Lutwin, Founder of the Westchester Collaborative Theater At the Ossining Public Library, Cafe
April 19, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Kendra Rossney, Kripalu Certified Yoga instructor, Owner & Founder, Dragonfly Wellness Yoga Studio and Laurie Gershgorn, Chef and founder Healthy Culinary Creations, personal chef services and Good Choice Kitchen, restaurant, catering and cooking lessons. At Good Choice Kitchen, 147 Main St, Ossining.
December 6, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Miriam Haas, Founder, and Jon Zeltsman, President, Down to Earth Markets, and Karen D'Attore, Executive Director, IFCA, share their stories of social entrepreneurship.173 Main Street, Ossining, 3rd floor, Down to Earth Markets office.
November 16, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Harry Campbell, owner Biofeedback Resources International offering biofeedback and neurofeedback services in Ossining, Yorktown, and Bronx, New York. Jovita and Mark Jefferson, founders Exquisite Coffee Plantation, dedicated to brining to market the delicious green coffee bean from Jovita's family home in southern Guatemala and striving to build support and foster sustainable relationships with their environment, community and customers. 2 Church St., Suite 205, Ossining (Greater Ossining Chamber of Commerce office)
October 23, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Dennis Roche, co-founder Burbio.com, a service that streams thousands of live school and community calendars for residents so they can stay up to date in real time. Sharon Rowe, founder Eco-Bags Products, which kick-started the reusable bag movement, thirty years ago, with the clean sourced brand, ECOBAGS®. OAC Steamer Firehouse Gallery, 117 Main Street, Ossining, New York.
September 14, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Ken Coogan, Founder and Managing Partner CooganPartners, supporting experiential forums where senior managers meet to exchange ideas and experiences and Peter Murdoch, owner Cravin Jamaican Cuisine, a local eatery, share their stories and insights and welcome questions. Another great networking and learning opportunity! Down to Earth Farmers Markets, 173 Main Street, Ossining, New York.
August 23, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Kathryn and Luis Corena, owners First Village Coffee, and Neil Woolf, owner Bob's Army and Navy, share their journeys and observations and welcome questions and insights from our participants. Ossining Arts Council (OAC), Steamer Firehouse, 117 Main Street, Ossining, New York.
July 18, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Lindsay Farrell, CEO of Open Door Family Medical Centers and Jessica Irons, Founder of Theater O will share their entrepreneurship journeys and invite questions and insights from our participants. We will meet in the Open Door conference room, 3rd floor, 165 Main Street, Ossining, New York.
June 26, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
We launched our entrepreneur conversation series in the offices of DOWN TO EARTH MARKETS,on Main Street Ossining. CHIP COHEN OF MELROSE LUMBER & HARDWARE and JUSTINE LACKEY, FOUNDER OF GOODCENTS BOOKKEEPING, led a thought provoking and stimulating conversation, sharing their experiences about how they started and have grown their businesses. We talked about the importance of taking action, of being prepared to be wrong, of learning from mistakes, and of creating environments in which colleagues and employees feel comfortable expressing themselves. Thanks Justine and Chip. What a great beginning.Stay tuned...more to come.
OSSINING COMMUNITY IDEATES HEALTH AND WELLNESS needs/opportunities
May 4, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
WE HELD AN OSSINING HEALTH AND WELLNESS IDEATION SESSION FACILITATED BY Alejandro crawford, A WELL RECOGNIZED LEADER IN THE FIELD OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND ACADEMIC SCHOLAR. ALEJANDRO AND HIS TEAM FROM ACCELERATION GROUP PROVIDED LEADERSHIP, FACILITATION AND SYNTHESIS FOR AN INSPIRING COMMUNITY CONVERSATION ABOUT HOW ENTREPRENEURSHIP SKILLS AND MINDSET COULD IMPACT HEALTH AND WELLNESS IN THE OSSINING COMMUNITY. OUR SESSION BROUGHT TOGETHER PROFESSIONALS FROM THE OPEN DOOR FAMILY HEALTH CENTER COMMUNITY WITH A DIVERSE GROUP OF OSSINING RESIDENTS, INCLUDING PATIENTS, PROVIDERS AND THE REST OF US. we identified community needs/ opportunities in the health and wellness space. Alejandro recently gave an inspiring Ted Talk on entrepreneurship.