New York State Workforce Innovation Awards Luncheon

May 20, 2022

University at Albany, ETEC - Albany, NY

11:30 AM - 2:00 PM


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New for 2022, the inaugural New York State Workforce Innovation Awards will present four awards to New York's workforce stakeholders to recognize outstanding workforce development, education providers, as well as business leaders, focused on developing a strong and diverse talent pipeline. Awardees will be recognized at the luncheon for their leadership and innovation in developing and/or delivering training and education to meet the workforce needs of local or regional businesses. 

The awards to be presented are:

  • P-12 Workforce Innovation Award - Baldwin Union Free School District
  • Higher Education Workforce Innovation Award - State University of New York (SUNY) System
  • Non-Profit Workforce Innovation Award - The Guidance Center of Westchester 
  • Business Workforce Leadership Award - GlobalFoundries

The awards luncheon will be held on Friday, May 20, 2022 at the University at Albany’s ETEC Building, Albany, NY. NYS Department of Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon will be a keynote speaker. 

Registration Information

  Before 5/16/22 After 5/16/22
Luncheon Ticket Registration Fee $99 $124

*You may purchase a table of eight. Please see the sponsorship section for more information. 

Cancellation & Refund Policy
You may cancel your registration up to seven days prior to the event. You will be refunded, less a $25 processing fee. Cancellations received after May 13, 2022 will not be eligible for a refund. The Business Council encourages you to send a substitute in your place if you cannot attend.


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University at Albany, ETEC

Driving Directions1220 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12226


11:30 a.m.


12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

  • Welcome / Opening Remarks

  • Luncheon

  • Remarks
    Honorable Roberta Reardon, Commissioner
    New York State Department of Labor 

  • Awards Presentation 

  • Closing Remarks

Sponsorship Opportunities

Elevate your corporate presence, sign on as a sponsor today! There's no better way to boost your company's visibility than by showcasing yourself at the forefront of New York's most influential businesses. This event will provide you with the perfect atmosphere for expanding your reach, promoting your brand, and conducting business. The earlier you confirm your involvement, the more exposure we can guarantee!

Please contact Maribeth Riley for more information and questions. 


Presenting Sponsor | $10,000
  • One table of eight at the awards luncheon 
  • Recognition as Presenting Sponsor on all marketing, email, and social media platforms
  • Featured on our highly viewed voting page
  • Opportunity to give welcome and/or introductory remarks before the awards presentation
  • Opportunity to create a promotional video, preferably workforce themed, with The Business Council to be shared at the luncheon 
  • Be featured on The Business Council's Connect Podcast to talk about a business-related topic of your choice
  • A chance to provide a promotional item as a giveaway to attendees
  • Recognition in the event program
Premier Sponsor  $5,000
  • Six luncheon tickets
  • Opportunity to provide a promotional item as a giveaway to attendees
  • Recognition on marketing, email, and social media platforms
  • Featured on our highly viewed voting page
  • Signage at the event 
  • Recognition in the event program
Gold Sponsor  $3,000
  • Four luncheon tickets
  • Recognition on marketing, email, and social media platforms
  • Featured on our highly viewed voting page
  • Signage at the event 
  • Recognition in the event program
Silver Sponsor  $2,000
  • Two luncheon tickets 
  • Recognition on marketing, email, and social media platforms
  • Signage at the event 
  • Recognition in the event program
Table Sponsor  $1,000
  • One reserved table of eight at the awards luncheon 
  • Preferred table location at the awards luncheon
  • Recognition in the event program