CEOs Speak 2020 - Rochester

March 16, 2020

The Business Council
Siena Research Institute
Annual Upstate CEO Survey 

8:00 - 10:00 a.m. - New Date and Time
Kodak Tower
Rochester, New York

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Siena Research Institute Annual Upstate CEO Survey
Survey Sponsor:
The Business Council of NYS, Inc.
Rochester Regional Co-sponsor: Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce

The Business Council has again sponsored the Siena Research Institute's Upstate Business Leaders' Survey. At a time of significant political change in Albany, and political tension in Washington, the business community is facing a wide range of economic and policy challenges. Join us to hear how business leaders are viewing the national and state-level forces shaping New York’s business climate and impacting company’s day to day operations. 

Business Council President Heather C. Briccetti will be joining Donald Levy, Director of the Siena Research Institute and others, in presenting and commenting on the survey results at four events. Additional event details, and links to purchase tickets from the local host organization, are provided below.


Monday, March 16
8:00 - 8:20 a.m. Registration / Networking

8:20 a.m.



Key Issues for NYS Business in 2020

8:30 a.m.

2019 Upstate New York Business Leaders Survey
Statewide Highlights and Regional Response

  • Don P. Levy
    Siena College Research Institute
9:00 a.m.

Regional Leader Panel Discussion

  • Heather C. Briccetti, Esq.
    President & CEO
    The Business Council of NYS, Inc.
  • David Bullwinkle
    Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President
    Eastman Kodak Company
  • Robert J. Duffy
    President and CEO
    Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce
  • J. Theodore Smith
    President, Upstate New York Region
    Citizen Bank N.A.
  • Bill Strassburg
    Vice President, Strategic Initiatives
    Wegmans Food Market
10:00 a.m. Conclusion


Member Type  
Business Council Member $49
Non-member $49


Cancellation & Refund Policy: You may cancel your registration up to seven days prior to the event. You will be refunded, less a $20 processing fee. Cancellations received after March 9, 2020 will not be eligible for a refund. The Business Council encourages you to send a substitute in your place if you cannot attend.


Event Dates and Locations



Tuesday, February 11, 2020
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Buffalo Niagara Partnership
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Tuesday, February 18, 2020
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
The Desmond Hotel Albany
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Syracuse - New Date

Friday, March 6, 2020
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Syracuse
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Rochester - New Date and Time

Monday, March 16, 2020
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Kodak Tower
343 State Street
Rochester, NY 14652
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