2018 Annual Meeting

September 23 - 25, 2018

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The Sagamore Resort on Lake George, Bolton Landing, New York

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We are excited to announce plans for our Annual Meeting at The Sagamore Resort. September in the Adirondacks is often described as the most beautiful time of the year, filled with warm days, and cool nights. Our Annual Meeting is The Business Council’s premier event of the year, providing information, inspiration and entertainment, creating a one-of-a-kind forum focusing on improving New York’s business climate and economy.

Keynote Speaker

Michael Steele

Michael Steele, MSNBC

Agenda at a Glance

Ongoing Agenda updates and speakers to be announced.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

1:00 - 6:00 p.m.


12:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Golf **

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Board Investment Committee Meeting *

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Sightseeing Boat Cruise

3:00 p.m.


3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Joint Finance & Audit / Executive Committee *

6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

President's Reception

Monday, September 24, 2018

7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Exhibits Open

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Board Education / Workforce Development Committee Breakfast *

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.


8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

General Session

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch

1:00 - 4:30 p.m.

General Session

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Board of Directors Meeting *

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.


7:00 - 9:30 p.m.


Chamber of the Year Award
2018 Member Appreciation Award
Corning Award for Excellence

Keynote Speaker
Michael Steele (Bio)
Former Chair of the Republican National Committee
MSNBC Political Analyst

9:30 - 11:00 p.m.


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

6:30 a.m.

5K Run

6:30 a.m.

Yoga at the Lake

7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Exhibits Open

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Board Membership Committee Breakfast *

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.


8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

General Session

* Board Members Only
** Additional Fees of $120/person are required

As of July 18, 2018

Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities

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:

  • Build awareness for your company/organization
  • Grab the attention of our diverse membership that simply cannot be found anywhere else
  • Associate your brand with New York’s other best and brightest

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.

Have an idea you don’t see here? We will work with you to craft the perfect opportunity!…contact Maribeth Riley to discuss.

Conference Sponsorship Levels












$ 5,000


$ 3,500


Outdoor Banners



Two Banners



Lawn Sign

$ 350

Two Lawn Signs

$ 500

Event Sponsorships

Keynote Speaker

$ 30,000

Dinner (Monday)

$ 25,000

Hotel Key

$ 12,000

Reception (Monday)

Sold out

Presidents' Reception (Sunday)

$ 10,000

Lunch (Monday)

$ 10,000


Sold out

Breakfast (Mon. or Tues.)

$ 5,000

Wine @ Dinner (Monday)

Sold out

Wine @ Reception (Sunday)

$ 4,000

AV sponsor

$ 4,000

Hospitality (Monday)

Sold out

Mobile Event App

Sold out


$ 3,000

Networking Lounge

Sold out

Refreshment Break

Sold out

5K Run

$ 2,200


$ 2,000


$ 2,000

Ben & Jerry's Cart

Sold out

* multiple sponsorships available

To become an sponsor, contact Maribeth Riley at maribeth.riley@bcnys.org or at 518.465.7511 OR

Sponsor here

Exhibit Opportunities

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.

Exhibit Standard Booth

Standard Table


Premium Booth Space - $3,000

Premier Table

To become an exhibitor, contact Sara McDonnell at sara.mcdonnell@bcnys.org or at 518.465.7511 OR

Exhibit here

Registration Fees

Don’t miss being a part of this event! Join us September 23 – 25, 2018, at The Sagamore Resort!
Call 800.358.1202 for more information.

Board Member
Non Member
Chamber Executive
Golf Tournament

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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.

Prize Program

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 kelli.gormley@bcnys.org or call 800.358.1202.

2018 Chamber of the Year Award

The Business Council of New York State, Inc. will honor an outstanding chamber organization and leadership team that make doing business in New York State a better experience for their members. The award will be presented at our 2018 Annual Meeting, September 23 - 25, at The Sagamore Resort.

Award Nomination Form

Our Sponsors

  • Silver

    Corning Incorporated
  • Reception Monday

    Charter Communications
  • Sunday Dessert

    National Fuel Gas Company
  • Registration

    International Paper
  • Monday Hospitality
    CMA Consulting Services, Inc.
  • Mobile Event App

  • Networking Lounge and
    Refreshment Break
    ConEd Solutions
  • Wine @ Dinner Monday
    Harris Beach PLLC
  • Two Banners

  • Two Banners


  • Verizon
  • Mon. Refreshment Break

  • Tues. Refreshment Break
    MVP Health Care
  • Banner
    American Chemistry Council
  • Banner

    The Pike Company
  • Ben & Jerry's
    Hodgson Russ LLP
  • Chamber Lawn Sign
    Business Council of Westchester
  • Banner
    American Chemistry Council
  • Chamber Lawn Sign
    Rockland Business Association

Our Exhibitors

  • Premier

  • Premier


  • American Chemistry Council

  • Clarkson University

  • ConEd Solutions

Hotel Reservations

The Sagamore Resort on Bolton LandingMake your Hotel Reservations directly with The Sagamore at www.thesagamore.com, or call 866.385.6221 and identify yourself as being with The Business Council of New York State, Inc.

110 Sagamore Road
Bolton Landing, NY 12814

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