Meet our Association Partners

The Building & Realty Institute (BRI) is one of the largest construction, development and real estate-related industry trade associations in New York State to support your business. Founded in 1946, the Westchester County, NY based organization has more than 1500 members, primarily in the Westchester/Mid-Hudson Valley region of the state. The BRI is supported by a multi-talented professional and consultant staff versed in all facets of the building industry: planning, engineering, law, insurance, environmental regulations and governmental relations on a state, county and local level.

The Green Business Engagement National Network (GBENN) is a consortium of unique local, state-wide and national green business programs from across the United States. As a new and growing sector within the broader sustainability movement, great benefit can be realized when organizations and programs work together, support each other, and regularly convene. The networking, information sharing, and organizational strategizing that can be fostered through a coordinated effort can help strengthen the programs of all involved and support the development of new programs.

The Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce is an organization of business and civic members joined to promote and open opportunities for its members by exchanging ideas, educating and advocating on behalf of businesses in order to foster the growth and well-being of its members, and to enhance the quality of life in the communities we serve.

The New York Library Association (NYLA) is the voice of the library community in New York. NYLA, established by Melvil Dewey in 1890, is the oldest state library association in the country and represents school, college, special and public libraries, library staff, trustees, and students from around the state. NYLA is the only statewide organization dedicated to advocating on behalf of all libraries and library staff to the state legislature, and serves as the spokesperson on library matters to the media and public policymakers. NYLA offers a variety of services and programs to meet our members’ needs ranging from professional development opportunities at our NYLA Annual Conference and regional institutes to member discounts on a range of services and products for your personal or professional needs.

Nonprofit Westchester (NPW) is Westchester’s only membership organization dedicated solely to advancing and advocating for the needs and interests of the county's nonprofit sector and the people and communities they serve. Representing more than 180 nonprofit organizations and business members, the mission of NPW is to strengthen the visibility, capacity and impact of the nonprofit sector in Westchester County.

The United States Green Building Council- Long Island Chapter (USGBC-LI) is dedicated to encouraging and facilitating sustainable practices on Long Island through advocacy, education and outreach efforts to local municipalities, residents, and building industry professionals. The U.S. Green Building Council is the nation's foremost coalition of leaders from every sector of the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work.

Westchester Library System (WLS) is one of New York State’s 23 public library systems which were established in 1958 by State Education Law. For 60 years, the partnership between WLS and the County’s 38 public libraries has provided Westchester residents with the best in library services, open access to technology, and free programming for anyone who lives, works or goes to school in the County. This strong partnership proves that there is strength in numbers; shared resources save libraries thousands of dollars and offer patrons more options that would be difficult, if not impossible, as independent stand-alone institutions. WLS and the County’s public libraries work together to promote reading and technology, improve academic achievement, increase economic advancement and enhance the quality of life in Westchester.