September 17 – 19, 2014
The Sagamore Resort
- Register here
- Mail / FAX Back PDF Registration
- Exhibit & Sponsorship Application
- Nomination for Election to Board of Directors
Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media will be the keynote speaker on Wednesday evening, September 17.
Through his column “Fact and Comment,” and his several books, Forbes celebrates capitalism as “the best way to unleash the creativity, inventiveness, and energy of people,” (and the best way to) “achieve the greatest possible mutual benefit for the parties involved and eventually for the rest of society.”
The meeting will feature a robust agenda spread across all three days. New this year will be panels on promoting corporate board diversity, corporate social responsibility, the state’s new energy and tax policies, and the business issues that drive professional sports.
“Capitalism is without doubt, the world’s most moral system.”
This is a statewide election year and The Annual Meeting is a “must-attend” event on the candidates’ schedules.
As always, The Annual Meeting is a great place to meet and interact with representatives of the leading businesses in the state. Join us September 17 – 19 for New York’s leading business event, The Business Council Annual Meeting.
The Sagamore, located in the heart of the Adirondacks, is an island resort on Lake George anchored in Bolton Landing, New York, located 60 miles north of Albany. Fall in the Adirondacks is often described as the most beautiful time of the year, filled with warm days, cool nights and stunning foliage. As such, we are anxious to welcome you to The Sagamore.
Be a part of our exclusive Exhibition, held throughout the three-day event. Conference Reception and Breaks held throughout in the exhibit hall.
|Standard 8 x 10||
Your booth rental includes standard electrical and internet service, one complimentary meeting registration and two discounted registrations.
- Prime location with increased visibility for Exhibits
- Conference Reception & Breaks will take place in the Exhibit Hall.
- Access to Pre and Post Conference Attendee Lists.
- Logo displayed on our Conference website.
To become an Exhibitor, contact Maribeth Riley at 1.800.358.1202 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heighten your corporate visibility before the top business leaders in New York State.
Sponsors will be listed on our Annual Meeting website, Program Book and signage throughout the Annual Meeting.
Conference Sponsorship Levels
|Special Anniversary Indoor Banner*|
*limited space available
|Chamber of Commerce|
|Chamber Lawn Sign||
|Two Chamber Lawn Signs||
|Dinner (Wed. or Thurs.)||
|Breakfast (Thurs. or Fri.)||
|Wine at Dinner||
|Lake George Cruise||
|Golf Beverage Cart||
|Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream||
To sponsor, contact Ellen Clickner at 800.358.1202 or email@example.com. Sponsorships do not include Hotel or Registration fees.
Prices listed are for Business Council Members. Future members, please contact Ellen Clickner at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800.358.1202 for more information.
Wednesday, September 17
|11:00 a.m. – 12 :00 noon||Board Investment Sub-committee *|
|12:30 - 2:30 p.m.||Joint Finance & Audit and Executive Committee *|
|1:00 - 2:30 p.m.||President's Council & GAC Meeting|
|3:00 - 5:00 p.m.||Board of Directors *|
Thursday, September 18
|6:45 a.m.||5K Run|
|7:30 – 8:25 a.m.||Chamber of Commerce Breakfast|
|7:30 – 8:25 a.m.||General Breakfast|
|8:30 - 9:00 a.m.||
Annual Meeting of The Business Council
|9:00 – 10:00 a.m.||Reporters Roundtable|
|Concurrent sessions from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon.|
|10:00 – 11:00 a.m.||
A. Reforming the Energy Vision in New York
B. The Role of Business in Education
|11:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon||
C. Future of Taxes & Tax Credits
D. Commercializing University-Based Innovation – Accelerating Growth in NYS
|You will have your option for some recreational activities in the afternoon as well as some working sessions. Other activities are available on your own.|
|12:30 – 5:00 p.m.||Golf|
|1:30 – 2:30 p.m.||Building Corporate Reputation:
Why it Matters
|1:30 – 4:30 p.m.||Lake George Boat Cruise|
|3:00 – 4:00 p.m.||Diversity Pays|
|Evening||Reception & Dinner|
Friday, September 19
|8:30 a.m.||The Business of Sports|
|9:30 a.m.||Manufacturing: The Toyota Way|
Meet the Candidates
Robert E. Antonacci
Onondaga County Comptroller
Republican Candidate for New York State Comptroller
Elected twice by Onondaga County voters, Comptroller Antonacci brings a wealth of experience and a solid reputation for helping to create government efficiency to this statewide contest.
Comptroller Antonacci is an accomplished certified public account, attorney and community leader who has dedicated much of his professional career to the residents of Onondaga County. He was first elected Comptroller in 2007 and re-elected in 2011.
Marty Appel Public Relations
Marty Appel is well known to sports fans through two successful careers - one in public relations, and one as an author. He is considered one of the leading baseball historians in the nation. In 1973 he became the youngest PR Director in Major League Baseball history, guiding the Yankees communications efforts while spanning the team’s transition from CBS to George Steinbrenner ownership. (Read more)
County Executive, Westchester County
Republican Candidate for Governor
Mr. Astorino is currently serving a second term as county executive after being re-elected by a 13-point margin in a county with a 2-1 Democratic enrollment advantage. Republicans comprise just 24 percent of voters in Westchester. Astorino was first elected to public office at age 21, serving as a member of the Mount Pleasant Board of Education.
James “Jamie” Bonini
Vice President, Toyota Production System Support Center
Mr. Bonini began his career with Toyota in 2002, as assistant general manager for TSSC, and was responsible for planning and leading shop floor improvement activities. He later joined Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky’s powertrain group as assistant general manager responsible for V6 and four cylinder engines as well as axle production, quality and safety. Prior to joining Toyota, Bonini worked at DaimlerChrysler where he held a variety of roles including the company’s cost management group.
John P. Cahill, Esq.
Counsel, Chadbourne & Parke LLP
Republican Candidate for New York State Attorney General
Mr. Cahill is challenging Democratic incumbent Eric T. Scheiderman this fall. At Chadbourne Mr. Cahill’s practice concentrates on energy, environmental and corporate matters. He supports safe and responsible development of natural gas in New York. Prior to Chadbourne, he served as New York Governor George Pataki’s Secretary and Chief of Staff from 2002 through 2006.
Senior Vice President of Research
University of Rochester and Dean of the Hajem School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Robert Clark was appointed Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences in September of 2008. Clark spent the past 16 years of his academic career at Duke University where he served as Senior Associate Dean of the Pratt School of Engineering and as Dean prior to his appointment at the University of Rochester.
Anthony G. Collins
President of Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York. He began serving as president on July 1, 2003. In May, 2014, President Barack Obama nominated Dr. Collins to serve on the Advisory Board of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo appointed Dr. Collins in July, 2011, to serve as co-chair for the North Country Regional Economic Development Council.
Thomas P. DiNapoli
State of New York
Thomas P. DiNapoli is the 54th Comptroller of the State of New York. He is known for his integrity, independence and steadfast leadership. Since 2007, Comptroller DiNapoli has aggressively fought misuse of public resources, strengthened one of the nation’s top public pension funds, and consistently spoken out against fiscal gimmicks, imprudent actions and government inefficiency. (Read more)
President & Chief Professional Officer, United Way of New York State
Sr. Vice President & General Manager, Welch Allyn Inc.
Scott Gucciardi is Sr. Vice President & General Manager of new healthcare delivery solutions at Welch Allyn Inc. in Skaneateles Falls, NY. An experienced C-level executive with twenty-four years in the global medical technology business, Scott has held senior leadership positions at Welch Allyn in product management, strategic business unit management, marketing, and new product development. (Read more)
President and CEO, Stakeholders, Inc.
Ms. Hedgeman provides a variety of legal services, including municipal and land use/zoning, election law and government relations, commercial law, trusts and estates, business/corporate law, litigation, and non-profit law. Ms. Hedgeman received a Juris Doctorate degree from Albany Law School in 2000, where she was an associate editor of The Albany Law Review and was awarded the Dominick Gabrielli award for excellence in Appellate Moot Court. After graduation, she practiced in several of New York’s prestigious law firms as an associate and lobbyist.
Dr. Timothy Killeen
President of the Research Foundation and SUNY Vice Chancellor for Research
Timothy Killeen was appointed president of the RF and SUNY vice chancellor for research.
As RF president, Dr. Killeen is the chief executive officer responsible for supervision and operation of the largest, most comprehensive university-connected research foundation in the country. (Read more)
E. J. McMahon
Director Empire Center for Public Policy
Edmund J. McMahon is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute's Center for State and Local Leadership. He is also president of the Empire Center for Public Policy, Inc., an independent think tank based in Albany, NY. McMahon's professional background includes more than twenty-five years as an Albany-based policy analyst and close observer of New York State government, working in both the private and public sectors.
President, Watkins Glen International
Mr. Printup was named president of Watkins Glen International (WGI) in June, 2009. As president, he is responsible for overseeing all of the aspects that go into keeping the world-renowned road course the premier road racing facility in North America. Before coming to Watkins Glen International, Printup was the senior director of facility management at Michigan International Speedway (MIS). (Read more)
Chief Patent Counsel, Associate General Counsel and Managing IP Attorney, IBM Corporation
Eric T. Schneiderman
Attorney General of New York State
Eric T. Schneiderman was elected the 65th Attorney General of New York State on November 2, 2010. As the highest ranking law enforcement officer for the State, Eric has taken on the tough fights to protect New Yorkers – because he believes there has to be one set of rules for everyone, no matter how rich or powerful.
James W. Wetzler
New York State Department of Taxation & Finance
New York State Public Service Commission
Audrey Zibelman was confirmed as a Commissioner of the New York State Public Service
Commission on June 19, 2013, and was named Chair on September 3, 2013. Her term runs
through February 1, 2018. (Read more)
Nancy L. Zimpher
Chancellor, The State University of New York. In June 2009, Ms. Zimpher became the 12th Chancellor of the State University of New York. With nearly 463,000 students and 64 colleges and universities, SUNY is the nation’s largest comprehensive system of higher education. Through her strategic plan for the university, The Power of SUNY, Chancellor Zimpher leads a diverse set of successful initiatives in several key areas, including research and innovation, energy, health care, global affairs, and the education pipeline.
Our complete Agenda will be here soon. Early Registration is available until July 24.
|Board Member||$ 450||$ 495||$ 575|
|Member||$ 450||$ 495||$ 575|
|Non Member||$ 550||$ 625||$ 700|
|Spouse||$ 295||$ 350||$ 395|
|Chamber Executive||$ 295||$ 350||$ 395|
|Golf||$ 110||$ 110||$ 110|
Cancellation / Refund Policy
Cancellations received by September 10 entitle registrant to a refund (less a $75 per registration processing fee). No refunds after September 10.
The Sagamore Resort
110 Sagamore Road
Bolton Landing New York 12814
- Toll-Free: 866.385.6221
- Group Code 51U3M7
- or use The Business Council's Direct Reservation Link
- Cut-Off Date: Friday, August 15, 2014