Annual Events

Education and Networking for a Better New York

Our members hail from all across the state and represent all industries. No other organization in the state has as broad a reach or caliber of members as we do. Business Council members are here to expand, promote and conduct business - the perfect atmosphere for your marketing. Business Council members can take advantage of many events scheduled throughout the year, all providing opportunities for networking, education, sponsorships - and the promotion of your business. 


2019 Legislators' Reception

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Albany Capital Center

Held in January at the start of the legislative session, this event is the premier networking event for our members and the biggest of its kind in Albany, All Business Council members are welcome to attend and mingle with members of the New York State Legislature and top New York State government officials. It follows meetings of the Board of Directors, Government Affairs Council and CANYS. Sponsorship and Registration information will soon be available. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Renaissance Albany Hotel. Contact Maribeth Riley for more information. 


Business and Education Forum

May 29 - 30, 2019

Albany Capital Center


The spring 2019 Business and Education Forum will be an opportunity for the State's business leaders to discuss ways in which business and industry can best engage on issues from policy to programs affecting the talent pipeline. 


Third Annual DC Fly-In

June 11 - 12, 2019

Washington, DC

Don’t miss your chance to join Business Council president Heather Briccetti, vice president Ken Pokalsky and fellow members for a day of meetings with New York’s Congressional delegation and policy experts from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Attendees are welcome to fly-in early and meet with their own representatives (please note: The Business Council will not be scheduling these meetings for attendees). We will be hosting a welcome reception that evening in DC (more information to follow).


Renewable Energy Conference

A Leadership Forum on Energy Policy

Tuesday, June 25 - Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Marist College


This is the premier renewable energy conference on the East Coast. It examines the impact of policy changes on the competitive bulk electric market place with associated impacts on the use, development, and pricing of renewable sources of supply. Exhibits and Sponsorship information will be available in early 2019. 


12th Annual Business Council Member Golf Classic

& Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday, July 16 & Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The Otesaga Resort Hotel

National Baseball Hall of Fame


This event combines business and pleasure, golf and baseball and camaraderie and competition. Held in July, just preceding the National Baseball Hall of Fame Inductions, golfers and baseball fans converge in Cooperstown. After a day of golf, enjoy the veranda reception and dinner with a great baseball Hall of Fame member (to be announced), followed by a private dessert reception in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Sponsorship information and details to be announced.


2019 Annual Meeting

September 18 - 20, 2019

The Sagamore Resort

Join us at The Sagamore Resort on Lake George for The Business Council's premier event of the year. Our Annual Meeting is full of information, inspiration, and entertainment, creating a one-of-a-kind forum focusing on improving New York's business climate and economy. September in the Adirondacks is often described as the most beautiful time of the year, filled with warm days, and cool nights. Our Annual Meeting is The Business Council’s premier event of the year, providing information, inspiration and entertainment, creating a one-of-a-kind forum focusing on improving New York’s business climate and economy.


2019 Annual Environment Conference

Wednesday, November 20 - Thursday, November 21, 2019

Holiday Inn

Saratoga Springs

This two-day conference is the foremost of its kind in New York State. The conference brings together experts from both the private and public sectors to interact and share the latest information relevant to environmental issues in New York State.