GDC Rentals will make its debut in Westchester County this month with the opening of Harbor Square in Ossining, a 188-unit property set on the Hudson River across from Ossining’s Metro-North Station.
Ross will be responsible for developing and overseeing events, workshops, programming and special on-site services that facilitate building community among residents and implementing a preferred vendor program aimed at keeping business local and assisting new residents in getting to know and utilize their downtowns, including retail, cultural and recreational resources.
"With already over 40 businesses on board to give a discount or preferred rate, and other local vendors contracted directly by GDC to provide products and services, such as printed welcome bags from Sharon Rowe, owner and founder of Ecobags of Ossining, this programs is already supporting and stimulating local commerce,” said Ross, who also will manage the social media for the properties and company.
Ross is well known in Westchester circles for her ongoing community efforts, including the Tarrytown Third Friday event now in its 13th year, and as the founder and owner of W@tercooler, Westchester, the first co-working space. She also is known for her 7,000-plus Facebook group page that bares the numbers of her zip code, 10591, which she launched in 2011.
She has been living in the Tarrytown-Sleepy Hollow area for the last 18 years.
Ross also has extensive experience in project management, event planning, administration and consulting. She has been the recipient of many local business awards and recognitions, including 914INC. magazine as one of Westchester’s most successful Women Business Owners in 2013, one of Westchester's Most Innovative Companies by "Westchester Magazine" in 2013, and Person of the Year in 2005 and Best Service Business in 2011 and 2016 and by the Greater Sleepy Hollow Chamber.
Ross earned a bachelor of arts degree from Skidmore College in 1989, where she majored in fine arts and minored in business. She added a master’s degree in architectural preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design and a master’s degree in gerontology from Temple University.
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