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The Mighty Middle Market

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center
660 Albany Shaker Road
Albany, New York, 12211

Sponsored by:

The Business Council of New York State, Inc.   CEG - Center for Economic Growth

About the Event

The Empire State is home to one of the nation’s largest middle market sectors, representing 10,000 businesses. Defined as companies with annual revenues of $10 million to $1 billion, this economic engine employs more than 4 million New Yorkers and generates approximately $500 billion in annual revenue, which is nearly 20 percent of total state revenue.

Featuring a keynote discussion by Thomas A. Stewart, Executive Director, National Center for the Middle Market, and a panel of local middle market experts, attendees will learn about the triggering events and game-changing strategies that propel middle market companies into the ranks of sustained growth firms.

There is no fee to attend but pre-registration is required.

Agenda

8:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

  • Kenneth J. Pokalsky (bio)
    Vice President of Government Affairs
    The Business Council of New York State, Inc.
8:35 a.m.

Keynote Remarks

  • Thomas A. Stewart (bio)
    Executive Director
    National Center for the Middle Market
8:45 a.m.

Panel Introduction

  • Thomas A. Stewart
8:47 a.m.

Panel Discussion

Moderator:
Thomas A. Stewart

Panelists:

  • David William Davis (bio)
    President & Chief Operating Officer
    Simmons Machine Tool Corporation


  • Roger A. Hannay (bio)
    Chairman of the Board
    Hannay Reels, Inc.

  • Thomas D. O’Connor, Jr. (bio)
    Chairman & CEO
    Mohawk Fine Papers Inc.


  • Additional panelists will be announced as they are confirmed
9:15 a.m. Q&A
9:25 a.m.

Closing Remarks

  • Jeff Lawrence (bio)
    Executive Vice President, Technology Services
    Center for Economic Growth

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Hotel Information

The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center
660 Albany Shaker Road Albany, New York, 12211

National Center for The Middle Market

The Business Council of New York State, Inc.
Working to create economic growth, good jobs and strong communities across New York State.