Chris Christie to Deliver Keynote Address at The Business Council’s Annual Meeting


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Chris Christie to Deliver Keynote Address at The Business Council’s Annual Meeting

Two Award Recipients Previously Announced

ALBANY – Chris Christie, 55th Governor of New Jersey and current Senior Legal and Political Commentator for ABC News, will deliver the keynote address at The Business Council’s Annual Meeting on September 22nd.

Mr. Christie is currently the Managing Member of the Christie Law Firm and Christie 55 Solutions, LLC. Additionally, the former governor is the author of the New York Times bestseller Let Me Finish, a book about his life and career in New Jersey and as a candidate for President.

The keynote address is open to the public and will take place following a dinner and awards presentation on September 22 at The Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing. The theme of this year’s Annual Meeting is ‘Looking Forward’ and will focus on the state’s business climate in the current economy as well as a look ahead at the state-wide and federal election cycle this November.    

“Chris Christie’s dynamic command of the podium along with his personal history and knowledge about politics makes him an excellent choice to be our keynote speaker this year,” said Heather Briccetti Mulligan, President & CEO, The Business Council. “We look forward to an exciting and meaningful Annual Meeting for our members who will certainly have the current economy and business climate on their mind when they cast their votes in November.”  

Mr. Christie’s speech will be open to the press.

The Business Council’s Annual Meeting – Looking Forward

This year’s Annual Meeting will take place September 21 – 23 at The Sagamore Resort, Bolton Landing.

  • The three-day event begins with a nine-hole golf tournament on Wednesday, September 21.
  • Programming begins on Thursday, September 22 with panel discussions on cryptocurrency, the current economy’s impact on business, and several expert speakers focused on the 2022 election season at the state and federal levels.
  • The event concludes Friday, September 23. The Business Council has invited several state-wide elected officials to speak at this year’s event.

Award Recipients – Corning Award / Member of the Year

Eric Mower, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Mower, has been named the recipient of the 2022 Corning Award for Excellence by The Business Council of New York State. The Business Council has presented the award in partnership with Corning Incorporated for 44 years. Previous recipients include G. Thomas Tranter, former President and Director of Community and Government Affairs for Corning Enterprises (2021), H. Carl McCall (2020), and former SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher (2019).

Charter Communications has been named The Business Council’s 2022 Member of the Year. Charter Communications has been a Business Council member since 2008, consistently participating in conference panels and discussions while also sponsoring many events, including those that provide valuable content and resources to women and other minority-owned businesses.