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Beer & Yoga - 2000s Hip Hop Edition
Aug
24
6:30 PM18:30

Beer & Yoga - 2000s Hip Hop Edition

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Get your namaste on as we pump the jamz from hip-hop's oldest new millenium! Instructor Diana Cusumano will hit you on the two way pager of yoga funk and get you into your Friday night flow, followed by a free beer (or three) on us!. Admission includes a fun, kick-ass flow to 2000's hip hop and some quality craft brews - ya heard!?

*Must be 21 or older!

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☆ Beer & Yoga - Boy Band Edition ☆
May
11
6:30 PM18:30

☆ Beer & Yoga - Boy Band Edition ☆

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Ohh Girllll, you know what it is - straight heart throb, pointing at the sky, kiss blowing Boy B☆nd Yoga.

It's Friday night and time to get out the puka shell necklace and decide if you like 'The Cute One' or 'The Bad Boy' with our very own Justin, instructor Diana Cusumano, followed by a free beer (or three) on us!

BBMak? LFO? New Kids on the Block? They'll all be on rotation with the one and only DJ D.Wise. Admission includes a yoga session w/ some of the golden age of boy bands most dreamy hits and some quality craft brews!

*Must be 21 or older!

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May WTM | Growing Your Business
May
10
6:00 PM18:00

May WTM | Growing Your Business

JOIN US at KOI Creative Space for presentations and networking focused on growing your business in Westchester.

A G E N D A //

  • 6:00 to 6:15 PM - Welcome
  • 6:15 to 6:25 PM - Introduce new WTM concept, Growing Businesses
  • 6:25 to 6:30 PM - Select Judges for Presentations
  • 6:30 to 7:00 PM - Presentations
  • 7:00 PM - Wrap-up
  • 7:00 to 8:00 PM - Networking

Pizza and drinks will be available to attendees.

$10 to attend, including presentations and networking.

FAQs

  • What's the refund policy?
    • No refund will be provided/given.
  •  Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
    • Yes, please bring your printed ticket with you to the event.

 

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April WTM | Growing Your Business
Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00

April WTM | Growing Your Business

JOIN US at KOI Creative Space for presentations and networking focused on growing your business in Westchester.

A G E N D A //

  • 6:00 to 6:15 PM - Welcome
  • 6:15 to 6:25 PM - Introduce new WTM concept, Growing Businesses
  • 6:25 to 6:30 PM - Select Judges for Presentations
  • 6:30 to 7:00 PM - Pecha Kucha Presentations (4 total)
  • 7:00 PM - Wrap-up
  • 7:00 to 8:00 PM - Networking

Pizza and drinks will be available to attendees.

$10 to attend, including presentations and networking.

FAQs

  • What's the refund policy?
    • No refund will be provided/given.
  • Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
    • Yes, please bring your printed ticket with you to the event.

 

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Introduction to Engage BrandStories (in White Plains)
Apr
3
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Engage BrandStories (in White Plains)

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Create Powerful Messages - Be a Marketing Master

At Engage we are on a mission to help the world develop less noise and engage more.

We help entrepreneurs, executives and managers connect with, engage and inspire their audience.

Join us for a free introduction to the concept of brandstories. We will discuss:

  • The single most effective strategy to connect with your market and sell more product.
  • How to exponentially grow sales with a fraction of the work by focusing on the right things.
  • How to develop a specific marketing campaign that motivates prospects to seek you out.

We help you connect. We use a story framework that has been honed over centuries to frame your marketing strategy and marketing messages. This is how we can help you help your market fall in love with what you are selling.

This is a much more effective way to inspire, engage and convince than boring people to death, or confusing them beyond all hope, which is the typical way we try to sell.

If you are trying to engage anybody, anywhere, please download our template to avoid hours of useless marketing toil and inspire your audience easily.

And come to this presentation. We will even provide the pizza.

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Beer & Yoga - Retro 80s Party Edition
Mar
30
6:30 PM18:30

Beer & Yoga - Retro 80s Party Edition

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Are you looking for a, like, totallllly radical yoga session with the most bitch'n tunes from the radest decade, the 80's!?! It's Friday night and it's time to take a chill pill and pump up the White Snake with instructor Diana Cusumano, followed by a free beer (or three) on us! Admission includes a righteous yoga session w/ some of the 80's most fresh hits and some quality craft brews - TUBULAR!

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KOI Wellness Yoga and Microlearning
Mar
17
10:00 AM10:00

KOI Wellness Yoga and Microlearning

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KOI WELLNESS | KOI Wellness is a weekend program that offers community wellness, fitness, health and mind health related topics. KOI Wellness features one hour yoga sessions with a second rotating session and topic that varies, featuring a new presenter each week.

YOGA | Kick your weekend off the yoga way - Join Instructor Diana Cusumano as she leads us through a sunny, relaxed hour of open level vinyasa (yoga 101 for those that don't speak the lingo) here @ KOI. NOTE: there is a limited supply of extra mats, so please bring your own if you have one!

MICROLEARNING | Join Joe Ferraro of 1% Better and learn about leveraging small changes in mindset, language, and behavior in order to help people get life-changing results and make dreams more achievable.

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Reveal Mindfulness Workshop
Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

Reveal Mindfulness Workshop

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We all want the holidays to be times of family, warmth, and happiness. And often they turn into stress, running around and trying to survive until finally, they are over. It doesn't have to be that way. Your family, friends, and work can bring a lot of stress to the table (both literally and figuratively). Changing your perspective can impact the way you experience those moments and improve the experience for everyone.

And it isn't even that hard.

Join us on the 20th, for an introduction to mindfulness concepts, some practices that we will go through in the room and that you can take home. And have some fun: we'll have wine and cheese and laugh at least twice.

By the way, we don't care what holidays you celebrate, just join us.

And breathe.

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Build Your Brand Story
Dec
1
12:00 PM12:00

Build Your Brand Story

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Learn to Energize Your Messages To Inspire Action

In this workshop work with Jeff Loehr, CEO of Engage Now, to discover how to craft your message to engage stakeholders, empower marketing, and grow your business.

PRESENT

  • Develop presentations that resonate with your audience. 

MARKET

  • Clearly articulate how you enhance your customers’ success to revitalize marketing and  sales. 

TRANSFORM RESULTS

  • Business exists in language, using language effectively enables a new level of results. 

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THE LEADERSHIP SERIES | SPEAK UP & LEAD
Oct
10
12:00 PM12:00

THE LEADERSHIP SERIES | SPEAK UP & LEAD

Join Denise D'Agostino, founder of Possibilities+ as she provides a clear path to improving your leadership skills in business and beyond.

Nervous about presenting to a group – or just not as polished as you’d like to be. Come learn 3 easy techniques to immediately improve. Practice and perform to get that sale, promotion or kudos!

In this part of the series, participants will:

  • Learn techniques to improve your presentation skills
  • Practice and see what their baseline level of skill
  • Get comfortable and focus on their most impactful improvement area

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The Spirit of Business | Feat. Nahmias et Fils Distillery w. WTM
Sep
19
5:30 PM17:30

The Spirit of Business | Feat. Nahmias et Fils Distillery w. WTM

Join us for some perspective into the craft distilling industry at The Spirit of Business followed by tech demos from Westchester Tech Meetupstartups. This installment features Nahmias et Fils Distillery of Yonkers, NY followed by demos by Turbonomic and BingeWave.

The Spirit of Business Program

  • 5:30 - 6:30 | Networking w/ Food and Drink

  • 6:30 - 7:15 | A presentation and talk followed by Q&A from the founders of Nahmias et Fils Distillery

  • 7:15-7:45 | Nahmias et Fils Distillery tasting and conversation on featured spirit selections.

  • 7:45-9:00 | Tech Demos from WTMs selected new start-ups: FixFix and BingeWave

DISTILLERY PROFILE | Nahmias et Fils Distillery

Hudson Valley Master Distiller David Nahmias and his wife Dorit hand-craft their award-winning spirits with the finest, natural ingredients. They are proudly the sole producers of Mahia in the United States.

Dorit —a former foreign-exchange trader and Master Distiller David, a former computer-software engineer, who was raised in the small Moroccan town of Taznakht. His parents, Joseph and Tamou, and grandparents Saada and Moshe, distilled Mahia, a unique Jewish alcoholic beverage; following the Jewish exodus from the region, his dad became legendary for being the last Jew to remain in Taznakht.

WTM PROFILE

Westchester Tech Meetup is a community-based initiative dedicated to bringing together entrepreneurs, technologists, and creatives to explore product development and collaborative innovation projects in the Lower Hudson Valley region. Founders and startup teams live demo products and solutions, and receive direct feedback from participants to support their bootstrapping, sprints and growth.

Startup summaries

Turbonomic

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Launched in 2010, Turbonomic delivers a hybrid cloud management platform that enables on-premises and public cloud to self-manage in real-time, thereby assuring performance, lowering cost, and continuously ensuring compliance. The Turbonomic patented decision engine curates workload demand to dynamically control resource supply, maintaining a perpetual desired state of application health. One of the fastest growing technology companies, Turbonomic is trusted by thousands of enterprises to simplify and accelerate their hybrid cloud journey. Recently named a Forbes Cloud 100 Company, an Inc. Fastest Growing Company, and a Deloitte Tech Fast 500 Company… and we’re just scratching the surface.

BingeWave

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BingeWave is an exciting and newer VOD service that better allows content creators to market and have more control over monetization of their projects through subscription based packages and advertising fees (Content creators, you decide the prices!). The mission of the company is to specialize in showcasing content created by and focused on underrepresented and misrepresented groups, therefore the content is more accurate and depictive in its representation. The vision of the company is to bring people together from diverse backgrounds through an educational and entertaining platform, servicing our subscribers, not just locally but globally through working with our media partners, network owners, content creators, and advertising partners.

TICKETS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE DOOR

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Ink & Drink | Introductory Calligraphy & Cocktails
Sep
17
11:00 AM11:00

Ink & Drink | Introductory Calligraphy & Cocktails

Ink & Drink, a great event for friends and groups, is an introduction to Brush Calligraphy with Lillian Liming Lettering & Design paired with cocktails and gourmet treats!

Brush Calligraphy is an art form that has become a darling of Instagram. This is an introduction to the skills of Brush Calligraphy as a hands-on guide through the basics - from foundational brush strokes to forming and connecting letters into words. Everyone will take home their very own custom lettered postcard!

In addition to learning the relaxing and viral art form, we will have popsicle champagne, craft beer, custom coffee and gourmet donuts and pastries!

 

 

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The Business of Beer Series | Feat. Harpoon Brewery
Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

The Business of Beer Series | Feat. Harpoon Brewery

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Join us for some perspective into the craft brewery industry at The Business of Beer Series. This installment features Harpoon Brewery of Boston, MA.

The Business of Beer Program

  • 6:00-7:00 | A business presentation and talk followed by Q&A from Harpoon Brewery.
  • 7:00-8:00 | Harpoon Brewery tasting and conversation on featured brew selections.

Or $5 at the door.

BREWERY PROFILE | Harpoon Brewery

Harpoon was started in 1986 by Dan Kenary, Rich Doyle, and George Ligeti. They were three friends who loved beer and loved drinking beer together but found the beer choices at the time to be limited. Traveling through Europe and experiencing the rich traditions of European brewing and beer drinking enhanced their love of beer and opened their eyes to the rich beer culture they wanted back home. They decided to build a brewery so that they could brew the beers that they wanted to drink, and invite their friends to the brewery to drink it with them. 

In June of 1987, a warehouse space on the Boston waterfront was transformed into a brewery and the first Harpoon Ale was brewed. Fresh, local craft beer began making its way out to Boston beer drinkers. It was hard to imagine that craft brewing would become what it has today. Though many things have changed since the early days of Harpoon, much has stayed the same. We still love brewing beer and enjoying it with friends. One thing that has changed: in August 2014 Harpoon became an employee owned company!

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The Business of Beer Series | Feat. Two Roads Brewing Co.
May
11
6:00 PM18:00

The Business of Beer Series | Feat. Two Roads Brewing Co.

Join us for some perspective into the craft brewery industry at The Business of Beer Series. This installment features Two Roads Brewing Co. of Stratford, CT.

The Business of Beer Program

  • 6:00-7:00 | A business presentation and talk followed by Q&A from Two Roads Brewing Co. 
  • 7:00-8:00 | Two Roads Brewing Co. tasting and conversation on featured brew selections.

Cost: $5 at the door

BREWERY PROFILE | Two Roads Brewing Company

Two Roads Brewing Company was founded in 2012 by four friends who dreamed for years of starting a craft brewery. We foster a “road less traveled” philosophy in the beers we make and how we make them. In that spirit, Phil Markowski, our award-winning Brewmaster and 27 year craft beer veteran has created an extensive lineup that takes a unique twist on classic beer styles.

Two Roads isn’t just the logo on our brewery building, it’s our philosophy. Life always seems to offer up two ways to go. It just so happens, we prefer the one less taken and having some fun along the way – in our lives, our careers and especially for our beers! Now our “road less traveled” philosophy is being brought to life in the beers that we create and how we create them.

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Sales Speak that Wins | Closing the Deal
May
9
6:00 PM18:00

Sales Speak that Wins | Closing the Deal

Join Victor Adefuye of Dana Consulting and learn the best practices in modern sales conversations and how to get and close the deal of your dreams.

Agenda

  • Introduction | Fundamental Rules and Sales Management
  • The Science of Sales
  • Initiating the Conversation | Introductions, Questions and Storytelling
  • Next Steps and Further Learning

PROFILE | VICTOR A. ADEFUYE, FOUNDER & CEO

Victor is a creative and entrepreneurial sales professional with a passion for tackling big challenges.  He founded Dana after seeing too many startups make the same mistakes around sales planning, hiring, and management. Victor began his career as an attorney, where he developed his communication and presentation skills.  He then leveraged these abilities in his first sales role at Northwestern Mutual, where he was recognized as one of the top young producers in the company.  Subsequently, Victor joined the entrepreneurial world, serving as Co-Founder & President of WellnessRebates, VP of Business Development at Apex Leaders LLC, and as a sales consultant to various B2B startups.  He is a graduate of Duke University and The George Washington University Law School.

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Lunch + Learn | Myths that Kill B2B Startups
May
5
12:30 PM12:30

Lunch + Learn | Myths that Kill B2B Startups

Join us for a lunch-and-learn with Victor Adefuye of Dana Consulting and learn about the sales myths that will kill your B2B Startup and how to avoid them.

PROFILE | VICTOR A. ADEFUYE, FOUNDER & CEO

Victor is a creative and entrepreneurial sales professional with a passion for tackling big challenges.  He founded Dana after seeing too many startups make the same mistakes around sales planning, hiring, and management. Victor began his career as an attorney, where he developed his communication and presentation skills.  He then leveraged these abilities in his first sales role at Northwestern Mutual, where he was recognized as one of the top young producers in the company.  Subsequently, Victor joined the entrepreneurial world, serving as Co-Founder & President of WellnessRebates, VP of Business Development at Apex Leaders LLC, and as a sales consultant to various B2B startups.  He is a graduate of Duke University and The George Washington University Law School.

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WEDC | Mother’s Day Pop-up Shop
May
4
6:00 PM18:00

WEDC | Mother’s Day Pop-up Shop

WEDC | Mother’s Day Pop-up Shop

The Women’s Enterprise Development Center will hold a Mother’s Day ‘pop-up shop’ with vendors and shopping!

The event aims to support small local businesses who are part of the WEDCbiz (Women’s Enterprise Development Centre) mentoring and training program.

Vendors and entrepreneurs from Westchester County and the Greater Hudson Valley area will participate, selling bath and body products, apparel, and accessories. These vendor’s focus will be toward items that would sell well pre-Mother’s Day.

Price: Free admittance to the public.

 

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The Spirit of Business Series | Feat. Hudson Whiskey
Apr
27
6:00 PM18:00

The Spirit of Business Series | Feat. Hudson Whiskey

Join us for some perspective into the craft distillery industry at The Spirit of Business Series. This installment features Ralph Erenzo, one of the two co-founders of Hudson Whiskey & Tuthilltown Distillery Hudson Whiskey.

The Spirit of Business Program

  • 6:00-7:00 | A business presentation and talk followed by Q&A from Hudson Whiskey. 
  • 7:00-8:00 | Hudson Whiskey tasting and conversation on featured spirit selections.

Cost: $5 at the door

DISTILLERY PROFILE | Hudson Whiskey

Fate is a fickle thing. In 2001, when we purchased the Tuthilltown Gristmill to open a rock climber’s ranch, the neighbors balked. So we had to find another way. The 240-year history of the mill led us to it. Grain, water, yeast and a new purpose: We decided to make whiskey.

With our own skills and a lot of hard work, we converted the two granaries into the first whiskey distillery in New York State since Prohibition.

We didn’t know anything about distilling whiskey. We decided not to think “out of the box.” Instead we burned the box and started fresh. For two years we traveled to distilleries and talked to experts around the globe. All the while building our distillery, acquiring our permits and waiting for our stills to arrive.

It took six months of experimentation to produce great, rich whiskey by hand, one batch at a time. Along the way we changed the way whiskey is made and we changed our lives.

The Industrial Revolution dies at the beginning of our driveway. We’re about handcrafted spirits. Our Distillerymen are always in direct contact with the materials and the spirit of the distillery.

From grain to glass, we take great care and pride in all of our spirits. We’ve captured local flavor and ambience using the agricultural resources of local farmers while leaving a smaller footprint on the environment.

Like true New Yorkers, we’ve toughed it out and thrived. Our staff is honored and thrilled to have been named “Best Artisan Distiller of 2010” by the American Distilling Institute. Just regular folk making whiskey that has earned its place on the top shelf. It was quite a climb, but it sure looks good from here.

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AIGA | Gender Equity Toolkit
Mar
30
6:29 PM18:29

AIGA | Gender Equity Toolkit

Join us to see the research and then break down the barriers.

AIGA developed the Gender Equity Toolkit to show how to: 

• Learn - professional development
• Participate - team building activities
• Grow - put your insights to use with real-life practice in your office

This toolkit is designed to help overcome the invisible barriers created by gender bias and to foster equity in the workplace. Equity is all about giving people access to the opportunities and resources they need in order to overcome barriers and flourish.


Experience games and networking in an upcoming workshop with us to better form:

  1. Interpersonal Stories & Connections
  2. Meaningful Collaborations
  3. Build Confidence


Thursday, March 30th
6:30 Doors
7–9:00p Workshop 

KOI Creative Space
169 Mamaroneck Avenue 2nd floor
White Plains, NY 10601

$10 for AIGA or KOI Members
$20 for non members

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KOI | 2016 Holiday Party Hearty
Dec
15
8:00 PM20:00

KOI | 2016 Holiday Party Hearty

We're having the first KOI Holidays Party and you are invited. Join us at KOI Creative Space for tall glass of merry rounded out by a shot of holiday cheer. Bring food, drink or a friend. 

We will be collecting items for the Food Bank for Westchester - please see a list of non-perishable food items here: http://www.foodbankforwestchester.org/help-us/most-needed-food-items-2016.pdf

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Dec. 15th: AIGA Event | Five Secrets to a Steady Flow of New Clients w/ Entrepreneurial Growth Expert Evan Horowitz
Dec
15
6:00 PM18:00

Dec. 15th: AIGA Event | Five Secrets to a Steady Flow of New Clients w/ Entrepreneurial Growth Expert Evan Horowitz

Five Secrets to a Steady Flow of New Clients

Wish it were easier to attract and close high-quality clients?  Working hard and not getting the number or quality of clients that you really want?  Even very successful firms endure “feast or famine” cycles of busyness followed by dry spells. 

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Westchester Tech Meetup | Nov. @KOI
Nov
21
6:00 PM18:00

Westchester Tech Meetup | Nov. @KOI

Join us at November's Westchester Tech Meetup at KOI, Nov. 21st kicking off at 6:00. Come join tech entrepreneurs and creative thinkers for networking and discussions.
Features include tech talks and new media demos with plenty of creative and tech focused networking, food, beer, and wine to go around. RSVP HERE: http://www.meetup.com/WestchesterTech/events/234816290

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