News

09
Jul
2024
John Catsimatidis to Receive The Business Council’s Corning Award for Excellence  Annual Award to be Presented at a September 19th Dinner     ALBANY – John Catsimatidis, CEO of the Red Apple Group and New York City Radio Host, has been named the recipient of the 2024 Corning Award for Excellence by The Business Council of New York State
24
Jun
2024
  The Business Council of New York State Announces Inaugural “Coolest Thing Made in New York" Contest to Highlight Innovation and Manufacturing Excellence Statewide State-wide Manufacturers Encouraged to Apply by July 21 Deadline   ALBANY – The Business Council of New York State Inc
06
Jun
2024
Statement on the Proposal to Increase the MTA's Mobility Payroll Tax “The Business Council of New York State, on behalf of its membership, opposes any increases to the MTA’s Mobility Payroll Tax (MPT) and the surcharges on the utility, corporate franchise, and insurance corporation taxes as combined, through the MPT, businesses already pay more than $5 billion annually in taxes dedicated to supporting the MTA
04
Jun
2024
The Business Council & Business Organizations Continue to Oppose EPR Bill Despite Additional Amendments  Business Groups Continue to Seek More Workable Solutions to “Expanded Producer Responsibility” (EPR) Bill ALBANY—The Business Council of New York State Inc., reflecting concerns of our broad membership and more than 100 individual businesses and business groups in an informal EPR coalition, is restating our opposition to S
30
May
2024
The Business Council of New York State Announces Winner of Inaugural National Civics Bee New York State Finals Top Three Finishers Head to National Event in Washington, D.C. ALBANY – The Business Council of New York State is proud to announce Brody Steward of Victor representing the Greater Rochester Chamber as the winner of the inaugural National Civics Bee New York State Competition
23
May
2024
  20 Groups Sign Letter Opposing the HEAT Act Legislation  ALBANY—On Wednesday, 20 business groups sent a letter to the New York State legislature opposing the “Home Energy Affordability Transition,” or HEAT Act (S.2016-A (Krueger)/A.4592-A (Fahy)). The groups, which span the entire State of New York, support efforts to respond to climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions; however, all believe the state must focus on workable and affordable methods to achieve its goals
13
May
2024
  The Business Council of New York State to Host First Ever National Civics Bee New York State Finals Students from Delaware County, Orange County, Rochester, & Staten Island to Compete for Trip to National Finals ALBANY – The Business Council of New York State Inc. is proud to announce the inaugural National Civics Bee New York State Competition, an exciting event designed to foster civic engagement among students across the state
06
May
2024
Recent Survey & Study Shows Proposed Recycling Legislation is Costly to Consumers and A Burden on Businesses Business Groups Seek More Workable Solution to “Expanded Producer Responsibility” (EPR) Bill ALBANY – The Business Council of New York State Inc., citing a recent study and consumer survey, is seeking alternatives to unworkable packaging legislation that would increase costs for consumers and businesses across the state
15
Apr
2024
  "We are saddened to learn of the passing of Mike Falcone, an extremely successful businessman and long-time supporter of The Business Council. Mike served on several of our boards for 26 years, reflecting his passion for the state’s business community and vision for growing the economy. Our condolences go out to the Falcone family and all those impacted by his passing
01
Apr
2024
Latest Member Spotlight Feature: Creative Education Foundation The Creative Education Foundation is a personal/professional transformation group empowering people with skill sets & tool sets for deliberate creativity. Their clients range from individuals to schools to businesses of all sizes