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22
Jul
2020
"I am deeply saddened to learn Ed Bartholomew has passed away. Ed earned a well-deserved reputation for being a dedicated and skilled public servant, in his many professional roles throughout his career where he brought great value to the communities he served.  He was also a great friend, whose genuine warmth, intelligence and wit were apparent to everyone he encountered
01
Jul
2020
“Today is a good day for US companies, particularly those here in New York State who rely on trade and access to markets in Canada & Mexico. The USMCA is a positive, new agreement that will provide opportunity for our businesses to prosper. After a turbulent start to the year many employers are looking for anything to help them rebound and the USMCA agreement should help provide an avenue for this moving forward
18
Jun
2020
The Business Council of New York State to Host Open Conversation on Racial Inclusion, Diversity and Equality in Business Albany, NY – The Business Council of New York State Inc., announced Thursday a webinar to discuss and address equality issues in the business world. The forum, “An Open Conversation: Racial Inclusion, Diversity and Equality in Business” will feature a panel with diverse experiences and viewpoints who will lend expert analysis and advice on the struggles of black business owners as well as examine how all business leaders can diversify their workplace at all levels, and ensure that employees maintain an inclusive business environment that respects all employees, customers and clients
13
May
2020
Testimony to Senate Committees on Economic Development, Finance, Agriculture, Banks and Insurance Committees Assembly Committees on Small Business, Ways and Means, Agriculture, Banks and Insurance   Federal Response to the Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Small Business     in New York State   Presented by Heather C
12
May
2020
Proposed Legislative Changes to Workers’ Compensation Laws May Cost New York Billions in Federal Aid 46 Groups Join The Business Council in Opposition of Altering State Law Albany, NY – The Business Council of New York State Inc. has renewed its opposition to proposed legislation that amends New York State’s Workers’ Compensation Laws to create an occupational disease presumption for nearly all employees who have contracted COVID-19
16
Apr
2020
“The results of this poll showed what many expected; businesses are hurting, especially smaller businesses and those in sectors whose operations have been most impacted by the reasonable state-imposed restrictions. Perhaps the most encouraging result showed employers expect their own companies and their industry sectors to recovery by early 2021,” said Heather Briccetti, President & CEO of The Business Council of New York State
16
Apr
2020
“New York State businesses, particularly small businesses, need every lifeline they can get right now and to have the federal government relief dry up so soon is not encouraging. We hope Congress acts with urgency to provide critical additional resources necessary to ensure businesses stay afloat during this crisis
08
Apr
2020
“Assemblyman Brodsky was a thoughtful and engaging public servant who served with intelligence and passion. Even in disagreement, Richard Brodsky was always eloquent and respectful when debating issues of concern. This is a sad day not just for his family but the State of New York.” -Heather Briccetti President & CEO The Business Council of New York State Inc
06
Mar
2020
    The Corning Award recipient photo of Muriel Siebert hangs in the offices of The Business Council of New York State Inc. Muriel Siebert is often described as a pioneer for women in the financial world.  One of the most notable achievements of her career was becoming the first woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange
13
Feb
2020
Testimony to Senate Finance Committee and Assembly Ways and Means Committee: FY 2021 Executive Budget: Economic Development, Taxation and Other Business Issues My name is Ken Pokalsky and I am Vice President of The Business Council of New York State, Inc. We are New York’s largest statewide employer association, representing 2,200 private sector employers across New York, in all major business sectors