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Education and Networking for a Better New York

Our members hail from all across the state and represent all industries. No other organization in the state has as broad a reach or caliber of members as we do. Business Council members are here to expand, promote and conduct business – the perfect atmosphere for your marketing. Business Council members can take advantage of many events scheduled throughout the year, all providing opportunities for networking, education, sponsorships—and the promotion of your business.

Annual Legislators' Reception and Board of Directors Meeting
Monday, January 23, 2017
Hilton Albany

Held in January at the start of the legislative session, this event is the premier networking event for our members and the biggest of its kind in Albany. All Business Council members are welcome to attend and mingle with members of the New York State Legislature and top New York State government officials. It follows meetings of the Board of Directors, Government Affairs Council and CANYS

MWBE & Small Business Networking Reception
Monday, January 23, 2017
Hilton Albany

The Business Council is making strides to increase MWBE membership and participation in our advocacy efforts by helping link MWBE’s with members in government procurement, construction and other fields. To this end, we host a private networking reception for minority and woman-owned businesses and small businesses looking for opportunities and increased visibility. The Reception is held in conjunction with the Legislators’ Reception (above) and is supported by sponsorships and is always a sold out event.

Annual Conference on State Taxation
May 10 - 11, 2017
Renaissance Albany Hotel

The Conference focuses specifically on the latest tax issues and disseminates how these will impact business in New York State. It provides the most up-to-date information to New York’s tax specialists. CEU and CLE’s available.

Renewable Energy Conference
A Leadership Forum on Energy Policy
June 27 – 28, 2017
Marist College

This is the premier renewable energy conference on the East Coast. It examines the impact of policy changes on the competitive bulk electric market place with associated impacts on the use, development, and pricing of renewable sources of supply. The Conference opens with a Welcome Reception on the beautiful Marist Campus. There is plenty of room for Exhibitors and Sponsorships, and an abundant opportunity for networking.

Tenth Annual Business Council Member Golf Classic
and Dinner with Baseball Hall of Fame Member
July 25, 2017
The Otesaga Resort Hotel
National Baseball Hall of Fame

This event combines business and pleasure, golf and baseball and camaraderie and competition. Held in July, just preceding the National Baseball Hall of Fame Inductions, golfers and baseball fans converge in Cooperstown. After a day of golf, enjoy the veranda reception and dinner with a great baseball Hall of Fame member (to be announced), followed by a private dessert reception in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Sponsorship information and details to be announced.

Annual Meeting
Sunday, September 24 - Tuesday, September 26, 2017
The Sagamore Resort

New Format! In order to better fit our Members’ schedules, we will be shifting to a Sunday – Tuesday pattern next year.

Our Annual Meeting is The Business Council’s premier event of the year, and will provide information, inspiration and networking, creating a one-of-a-kind forum focusing on improving New York’s business climate and economy.

Success through association! Event sponsorships and exhibits let you associate your brand and products with the prestige and wow factor of The Business Council to:

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. More details to be announced.

Annual Environment Conference
Wednesday, November 15 – Thursday, November 16
The Gideon Putnam
Saratoga Springs

Held in the fall of each year, this conference is the foremost of its kind in New York State. In an effort to make the best use of YOUR time we have changed the format for this year’s Conference. Taking place on one day we will still bring together experts from both the private and public sectors to interact and share the latest information relevant to environmental issues in New York State. Please plan to join us on Wednesday to kick off the event with our Welcome Reception. Don’t miss your opportunity for quality networking time with your counterparts from across New York State. Sponsorship information and details to be announced.

All of our events offer Sponsorship and/or Exhibit opportunities.

For more information, contact Conference Development at 1.800.358.1202 or maribeth.riley@bcnys.org