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March 13, 2012

The Business Council Joins the Social Community

The Business Council joins the social communityALBANY—The Business Council of New York State, Inc. is now on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The premier business group says that by joining the online communities, it can interact more closely with members, quickly letting them know how political issues and policies affect their businesses. The Business Council's Facebook page also provides a listing of job openings from around the State.

“We feel that social media outlets allow us to reach our members as events unfold, and allows them to communicate with us like never before,” said Heather Briccetti, President and CEO of The Business Council. “It means creating an ongoing dialogue about our advocacy efforts to create economic growth and good jobs in New York.”

The Business Council is also available through LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network with more than 120 million members. Sixty-seven percent of small and medium-sized businesses now have Facebook pages, which for many has become the face of their company. The Business Council will be updating each of its social pages with legislative updates, member news and news of interest to all New Yorkers. The advocacy group also has been blogging for several years through its Capital Business Blog.

“The pages are one more way we are working to make New York a better place for business,” said Briccetti.

About the Business Council

The Business Council of New York State, Inc. is the premier business organization in New York, representing the interests of large and small firms throughout the state. Our members employ more than 1.2 million New Yorkers.

We serve as an advocate for employers in the state political and policy-making arena, working for a healthier business climate, economic growth and jobs.

We also help our members cut costs and provide important benefits to their employees, with group insurance programs that are known for competitive costs and high-quality service. And we serve as an information resource center for our members, providing an array of news and update services, seminars, networking and individualized regulatory and legislative assistance.