Zack Hutchins
Director of Communications

For Release — October 19, 2009

Business Council saddened by the passing of Lewis Golub

ALBANY—The Business Council of New York State, Inc. is deeply saddened by the passing of Lewis Golub on Sunday after a battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease.

Lewis and Price Chopper have been loyal and steadfast supporters of The Business Council and of the state's broader business community for many years. Lewis was a long-time member of the Business Council's Board of Directors. He was elected to the Board in 1985 and remained on the Board through 2008, even after he had retired from Price Chopper.

During that time he held many positions including Vice Chairman of the Board from 1997-1998 and the Chairman of the Board from 1998-1999. In later years Lewis served as a Regional Vice Chairman for the Capital District.

"Lewis Golub's contributions to The Business Council and the state's business community are numerous and enduring," said Kenneth Adams, president and CEO of the Business Council of New York State. "Lewis was a leading corporate citizen of New York for many years. He will be fondly remembered by his many Business Council friends for his devotion to our state, his hard work at recruiting new members, and, of course, his unique story-telling at our Annual Meetings."

Mr. Golub received the Corning Award for Excellence in 2003. The Corning Award is given by Corning Inc. annually to a New Yorker who has shown outstanding accomplishment and a deep and sustained commitment to the people of New York.