We are excited to announce our Annual Meeting will be back in person this September at The Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing, part of the beautiful Adirondack Mountains. This year's focus is "Back to Business," as our programming is aimed at helping employers return to a sense of normalcy. We are planning an agenda that will help guide and assist businesses in the post-pandemic world which features new and updated federal and state workplace and employee rights. Our agenda will also shine the spotlight on politics in 2022, as the state legislature, already ruled by one party, could see an even more dramatic shift in its makeup after the mid-term election cycle. Our Annual Meeting provides an excellent networking opportunity for our members who will spend three days with some of the state's largest and most successful businesses.
Central New York native Jim Boeheim is in his 46th season as men’s basketball coach at his alma mater, Syracuse University. A member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Boeheim trails only Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski in all-time wins and games coached at the Division I level. Boeheim has guided Syracuse to 35 NCAA Tournament berths. The Orange won the NCAA Championship in 2003 and have advanced to five Final Fours and 20 Sweet 16’s during his tenure. Off the court, he and his wife, Juli, head up the Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation, which supports children in need and those touched by cancer.
|Wednesday, September 22, 2021|
|12:00 - 2:00 p.m.||Board Investment Committee Meeting*|
|12:30 - 5:00 p.m.||
Nine Hole Golf Tournament**
|1:00 - 5:15 p.m.||Registration|
|2:00 - 3:30 p.m.||Sightseeing Boat Cruise|
|3:45 - 5:15 p.m.||Board of Directors' Joint Finance & Audit | Executive Committee Meeting*|
|4:30 - 6:00 p.m.||
Chamber Executives Meeting
|5:30 - 6:00 p.m.||New Member & Anniversary Members Reception|
|6:00 - 8:30 p.m.||
|Thursday, September 23, 2021|
|7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.||Registration|
|7:30 - 8:30 a.m.||Board Education | Workforce Development Committee Meeting|
|7:30 - 8:30 a.m.||Breakfast|
|8:30 - 8:45 a.m.||Welcome Remarks|
|8:45 - 9:45 a.m.||
New York's Antitrust Reform Proposal: Abandoning Consumer-centric Antitrust Law
|9:45 - 10:45 a.m.||Going Back to the Workplace: Cannabis and HERO ACT Safety Standards|
|10:45 - 11:00 a.m.||
Refreshment Break | Visit the Exhibits
|11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.||
Getting "Back to Business": Crisis Navigation and Effective Communication in Unprecedented Times
|12:00 - 1:00 p.m.||Networking Lunch | Visit the Exhibits|
|1:00 - 4:00 p.m.||
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream
|1:00 - 2:30 p.m.||
Government Affairs | 2022 Legislative Preview
What is Ranked Choice Voting and its Consequences for our Democracy?
|2:30 - 3:00 p.m.||Refreshment Break | Visit the Exhibits|
|3:00 - 4:00 p.m.||
Mobile Sports Betting
|4:00 - 5:00 p.m.||
Post-COVID: Can we Bend the Healthcare Cost Curve?
|3:00 - 5:00 p.m.||Board of Directors Meeting*|
|6:00 - 7:00 p.m.||Reception|
|7:00 - 9:30 p.m.||
Jim Boeheim, Men's Head Basketball Coach
|9:30 - 11:00 p.m.||
|Friday, September 24, 2021|
|6:30 - 7:30 a.m.||5K Run|
|7:00 - Noon||Registration|
|7:30 - Noon||
|7:30 - 8:30 a.m.||Breakfast|
|8:30 - 9:30 a.m.||
|9:30 - 10:30 a.m.||
An Insider's View from the Outside
|10:30 - 11:30 a.m.||
What to Expect in 2022 - Key Business Issues for Next Year
Taxes, Revenue & FY 2023 State Budget
Energy & Carbon Policy: CLCPA and CCIA Update
Redistricting and Elections
|11:30 a.m. - Noon||Conclusion | Wrap Up | Grand Prize Drawing|
* Board Only
** Additional Fees of $90/person are required
Agenda subject to change
|Registration Type||Before 8/8/21||Before 9/14/21||After 9/14/21|
|Spouse | Guest||$345||$395||$425|
You must be registered for the Annual Meeting to participate in our golf tournament or other activities.
Cancellation Policy: You may cancel your registration up to seven days prior to the event. You will be refunded, less a $75 processing fee. Cancellations received after September 15, 2021, will not be eligible for a refund. We encourage you to send a substitute in your place if you cannot attend. Hotel cancellations must be made directly with The Sagamore. Please refer to your confirmation from The Sagamore for their cancellation policy.
COVID-19 Accommodations: The Business Council will provide a full refund upon request due to changes in federal, state and local regulations.
We will be following all applicable federal, state and local regulations and guidelines. Currently, that means we will be applying the CDC Guidelines for areas of high transmission, which requires that all attendees, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask indoors except when eating or drinking, as well as practice social distancing when possible. If guidelines change, we will keep you up to date on our revised policies.
The Business Council is THE business association in New York State. By sponsoring our Annual Meeting your organization's name and logo will be front and center in the minds of the state's leading voice in business, government and media. Our conference development team will work with YOU to:
- Build awareness for your company/organization
- Grab the attention of your diverse membership that simply cannot be found anywhere else
- Associate your brand with New York's other best and brightest
Our members hail from all across the state and represent all industries – our reach and caliber of our membership simply cannot be matched. Annual Meeting attendees are already in prime deal-making mode. Your sponsorship WILL deliver results.
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.
Have an idea you don't see here? We will work with you to craft the perfect opportunity!
To become a sponsor, contact Maribeth Riley at [email protected] or at 518.465.7511.
Conference Sponsorship Levels
|Two Lawn Signs||$550|
|Hotel Key||Sold Out|
|Presidents' Reception (Wednesday)||$10,000|
|Wine @ Dinner (Thursday)||Sold Out|
|Event App||Sold Out|
|Networking Lounge||Sold Out|
|5K Run (Thursday a.m.)||Sold Out|
|Breakfast (Thursday or Friday)||$5,000|
|Wine & Dessert @ President's Reception (Wednesday)||Sold Out|
|Refreshment (Thursday morning or Friday)||$2,500|
|Ben & Jerry's Cart||Sold Out|
|Boat Cruise (Refreshments)||Sold Out|
Our exhibit hall runs throughout the two-days of event programming. We build in exclusive time for attendees to mingle with exhibitors and showcase what makes your organization among the best New York has to offer. Where else can you put your product and brand in front of the state’s leading business voices? Nowhere! Exhibitors receive complimentary Annual Meeting Registration, plus up to two discounted registrations. Our event Breakfast, Refreshment Breaks and Receptions are held in the Exhibit Area (main hallway of the conference center). And, you get access to pre-and-post Conference Attendee lists.
To become an exhibitor, contact Maribeth Riley at [email protected] or at 518.465.7511
Standard Table $2,500
Located in the main hallway of the Conference Center
Premier Table $3,000
Located in the Conference Registration Area
A popular feature of the Annual Meeting is our Prize Program, which gives attendees the chance to win items donated by member companies. The Prize Program has awarded hundreds of gifts to fellow Business Council members over our long history. Your company will be recognized for its contribution in our printed materials.
Prizes may be an item or product you make, a special certificate or gift basket. Certificate and cash donations are acceptable.
Please consider donating an item to this year’s Prize Program. Contact Maribeth Riley at [email protected] or call 800.358.1202.