Former Chair of the Republican National Committee;
MSNBC Political Analyst
Michael S. Steele was elected Chairman of the Republican National Committee on January 30, 2009. As Chairman, Steele set a new direction for the Republican Party - actively engaging Americans in their local communities and empowering state and local Republican organizations to do the same.
A self-described "Lincoln Republican," Steele earned a place in history in 2003 when he was elected Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, becoming the first African-American elected to statewide office in the state.
An expert on political strategy and election reform, he served as Chairman of GOPAC, and also held posts on the National Federal Election Reform Commission and the NAACP Blue Ribbon Commission on Election Reform.
Steele's ability as a communicator and political analyst have been showcased through his roles as a contributor on the Fox News Channel and regular host of the Salem Radio Network's nationally syndicated Morning in America show. Additionally, he has appeared on Meet the Press, Face the Nation and is an entertaining and eloquent guest on cable political talk shows such as HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, the Rachel Maddow Show, and Comedy Central's The Colbert Report and The Daily Show. In May, he was named as MSNBC’s political analyst.
The Business Council is THE business association in New York State. By sponsoring our Annual Meeting your organization’s name and logo will be front in center in the minds of the state’s leading voices in business, government and media. Our conference development team will work with YOU to:
Our members hail from all across the state and represent all industries — our reach and the caliber of our membership simply cannot be matched. Annual Meeting attendees are already in prime deal-making mode, Your sponsorship WILL deliver results.
As a sponsor of The Business Council’s Annual Meeting, you have the opportunity to increase your visibility before the top business leaders in New York State. Sponsorships range from our unique outdoor corporate banners, to a wide array of event and activity levels. We invite you to share in this exciting member showcase by taking advantage of one or more of our unique sponsorship opportunities.
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Our exhibit hall runs throughout the two-days of event programming. We build in exclusive time for attendees to mingle with exhibitors and showcase what makes your organization among the best New York has to offer. Where else can you put your product and brand in front of the state’s leading business voices? Nowhere! Exhibitors receive complimentary Annual Meeting Registration, plus up to two discounted registrations. Our event Breakfast, Refreshment Breaks and Receptions are held in the Exhibit Area (main hallway of the conference center). And, you get access to pre-and-post Conference Attendee lists.
You must be registered for the Annual Meeting to participate in our golf tournament or other activities
You may cancel your registration up to seven days prior to the event. You will be refunded, less a $75 processing fee per registration. If you need to cancel less than seven days prior, you may: 1) send a substitute; or 2) receive a non-refundable credit voucher good for any Business Council event valid for up to one full year.
A popular feature of the Annual Meeting is our Prize Program, which gives attendees the chance to win items donated by member companies. The Prize Program has awarded hundreds of gifts to fellow Business Council members over our long history. Your company will be recognized for its contribution in our printed materials.
Prizes may be an item or product you make, a special certificate or gift basket. Certificate and cash donations are acceptable.
Please consider donating an item to this year’s Prize Program. Contact Kelli Gormley at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800.358.1202.
Stanley (Stan) Litow
Duke and Columbia University
This year's winner of the Corning Award for Excellence is none other than Stanley (Stan) Litow. Mr. Litow is a professor at Duke and Columbia University along with serving as Vice President Emeritus, Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs & President Emeritus, for the IBM International Foundation. [Read Full Bio]
Awarded to an outstanding member company that in the past year has provided additional services, information or financial contributions over and above the level normally expected by The Business Council.
Chemung County Chamber of Commerce
Awarded to an outstanding organization and leadership team that make doing business in New York State a better experience for their members. This year’s award will, for the first time ever, be named in honor of Chuck Steiner, who had a stellar 37-year career leading the Niagara Falls Area Chamber, the Chamber of Schenectady County and the Capital Region Chamber. Chuck left a lasting impression on the chamber profession and the statewide business community and it is our privilege to recognize his lifetime of leadership, service and friendship.
Father Peter Young
Awarded to the company or individual who has demonstrated a strong commitment to giving back and service to their community. The award is named in honor of the inaugural recipient, Father Peter Young, who has dedicated his life to improving the lives of those the system has left behind.
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