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CBI Committees/ Focus Groups

The Center of Business Innovation recognizes that a prerequisite to recommending any solution is a thorough understanding of the needs of Orange County’s diverse business community. Focus groups, comprised of industry leaders, have been formed to identify and clearly define the needs of the business community.

Focus areas include:

Advocacy

Agriculture
Al Buckbee, Bellvale Farms

Banking
Derrik Wynkoop, Walden Savings Bank

Business Integration
Lynn Cione, Orange County Chamber of Commerce

Economic Development
Maureen Halahan, Orange County Partnership

Education

Energy

Funding Opportunities

Healthcare
Rob Ross, St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital

Housing
Jonah Mandelbaum, Warwick Properties, LLC.
Ian Rieger, Rieger Homes
Jon Shafran, JK Development Company

Infrastructure
Alan Seidman, Construction Contractors Association of HV

Technology
Rob Thatcher

Tourism
Susan Hawvermale, Orange County Tourism 

Center of Business Innovation Orange Country, New York