The Voice of Business in Yonkers since 1893
The Yonkers Chamber of Commerce is the city’s voice of business, aggressively promoting measures and issues in the interest of conducting business in the city and working against anything that impairs or threatens the vitality of doing so. At every turn, the Chamber advocates and initiates programs designed to enhance the image of Yonkers and stimulate the marketing of Yonkers-based products and services. The Chamber actively "partners" with various government entities and business organizations to form a powerful network extending into every segment of business society.
This year, the Yonkers Public Library celebrates a milestone in its history, marking 125 years of service; back in 1893, State Librarian Melville Dewey (yes, the originator of the Dewey Decimal System) signed our charter and started us on a course to become the largest and busiest library in Westchester. Now with three branches, nearly 90,000 registered patrons, great collections, and popular programs for all ages, the Yonkers Public Library has much to be proud of.
Expect the unexpected from Yonkers. New York’s fourth-largest city with a history dating to the 1600s, Yonkers enjoyed a robust role in industry in the 1800s and 1900s. It was here the world’s first completely synthetic plastic, Bakelite, was invented, where much of the work that led to the invention of FM radio was performed and where, in 1853, Elisha Graves Otis invented the first elevator safety brake and opened Otis Elevator Co. — the first elevator factory in the world — on the banks of the Hudson River. Brick smokestacks with the faded Otis logo still loom over Yonkers, but the facility is hardly a ruin. It is now used by Kawasaki for subway-car manufacturing.more»
Aisling Irish Community Center 5K Walk/Run, Sun April 7, Bronx, NY. In memory of Pauline Boylan-Collmore»
In “Designer Babies (You Say That Like It’s a Bad Thing),” a panel of experts in the field of genetics will discuss the effects of IVF and preimplantation testing on those who use it, and on those who don't.more»