For Release — August 20, 2013
Business Council Annual Meeting to Focus on Economy and Education
ALBANY—Revitalizing upstate New York's economy will be the focus of The Business Council of New York State's 2013 Annual Meeting being held September 25-27 at The Sagamore Resort on Lake George.
The Annual Meeting provides three days of information, inspiration and entertainment, creating a one-of-a-kind forum focusing on improving New York's business climate and economy.
“Rebuilding the upstate economy begins and ends with jobs,” said Heather C. Briccetti, Esq. “Our Annual Meeting will bring together today's thought leaders, from business and government, to explore how we restart the manufacturing engine that has traditionally powered the upstate economy.”
This year's agenda focuses heavily on the economy, education, politics, and healthcare. Other highlights include:
- Education Commissioner John King who will talk about bringing excellence back to the Empire State through Common Core
- Empire State Development Corporation President Kenneth Adams on what is needed to revive upstate New York
- The latest news from experts on changes to the Affordable Care Act and what states and businesses are doing to comply
- Featured keynote speaker, Brandon Steiner, CEO of Steiner Sports, whose inspirational motivation has helped many pursue and achieve their professional ambitions
- YNN's Capitol Tonight Insiders – Liz Benjamin, Robert Bellafiore and Steve Greenberg with the latest political insights
Live broadcasts from the event include WCNY's Capitol Pressroom with Susan Arbetter, Talk 1300's The Paul Vandenburgh Show and Fred Dicker Live.
Attendees can also count on participating in some of the great events they have enjoyed in past years. Among the highlights: The Business Council's Board of Directors, President's Council and committee meetings, Annual Membership meeting, the prestigious Corning Award for Excellence, Chamber of the Year Award and other awards.
The Council's Annual Meeting attracts about 300 top business and government leaders in the state for discussions on policy issues that matter to the state's business community. The meeting is open to all Council members.
The Business Council of New York State, Inc. works to create economic growth, jobs, and strong communities across New York State.