September 6, 2019 - The Westchester County Office of Economic Development in partnership with the Town of Yorktown and the Yorktown Small Business Association has announced conXpo North, a conference where Minority/Women-Owned Businesses (MWBEs), Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOBs) and Disadvantage Business Enterprises (DBEs) can attend informative workshops, connect with County departments, and network with local businesses.

The half-day conference is being held Wednesday, September 25 from 8 am to noon at the Yorktown Community Cultural Center, 1974 Commerce Street, Yorktown Heights. Workshop topics include Westchester County Contracting Opportunities, Resources for Your Business & Accessing Capital, and the New York State MWBE Certification Process.  

“Many of Westchester’s newest businesses may be unaware of all of the resources and opportunities that are available to them across the County,” said Westchester County Executive George Latimer. “Our businesses – both large and small – are they key to our economic growth, and ConXpo is a unique opportunity for minority and women owned businesses, service disabled veteran owned businesses and disadvantaged business enterprises to learn about the ways we can help them achieve success.”

Kecia Palmer-Cousins, MBA, co-owner of Aero-Ba-Soul, Inc. and G&K Sweet Foods, LLC, both MWBE Certified businesses, will be the keynote speaker. “I commend Westchester County and the Town of Yorktown for presenting this important conference. I have learned first-hand the value of becoming an MWBE in helping to grow my businesses. I look forward to sharing my experiences with other small business owners,” she said.    

“We are pleased to partner with the Town of Yorktown and the Yorktown Small Business Association in presenting this second in a series of highly informative conferences designed to help MWBEs, SDVOBs and DBEs grow and thrive,” said Bridget Gibbons, Director of the Westchester County Office of Economic Development. “When it comes to small business, Westchester County is committed to creating an environment where everyone has the opportunity to succeed,” she added.

To register for the conference, visit Deadline for registration is September 16. Space is limited.

For any questions about conXpo North please call the Westchester County Executive Office at (914) 995-2900 or email at

Anyone interested in having a table at the event please contact the Yorktown Small Business Association at: or (914) 874-4347 by September 3, 2019.