News

27
Sep
2022
  Mario Vazquez Joins The Business Council’s Government Affairs Team ALBANY – The Business Council of New York State, announced Tuesday, Mario Vazquez, former Chief Administrator at Excelsior Advisors and previous Legislative Aide to Assemblymember Marcos Crespo, has joined The Business Council of New York State as the Assistant Director of Government Affairs
26
Sep
2022
The Business Council of New York State Approves Four New Directors, Reelects Board Chair Albany, NY – The members of The Business Council of New York State reelected 13 board members, and appointed four new members to their governing body. Board Chair Donna DeCarolis was reelected as board chairperson
23
Sep
2022
  The Business Council Announces Winner of Inaugural Minority & Women’s Business Award ALBANY – The Business Council of New York State announced Friday, Backyard Barbeque was named the winner of the inaugural Minority & Women’s Business Award. Backyard Barbeque, located in Freeport Long Island, was nominated by Assemblymember Taylor Darling (18th District)
21
Sep
2022
Governor Hochul to Address The Business Council’s Annual Meeting at The Sagamore Resort Governor Hochul’s Appearance Will Follow Lee Zeldin Speech, State-wide Party Panel  ALBANY – Governor Kathy Hochul will speak at The Business Council’s Annual Meeting on Friday, September 23, at The Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing
07
Sep
2022
  The Business Council Announces 11 Finalists for Inaugural Minority & Women’s Business Award ALBANY – The Business Council of New York State announced Wednesday 11 finalists for the inaugural Minority & Women’s Business Award. The Business Council believes in the continued promotion of economic growth and prosperity for all, and that opportunity must be given to all employers, regardless of race or creed
06
Sep
2022
  Stewart’s Shops, Capital Region Chamber to Be Honored by The Business Council Four Awards to be Presented at Annual Meeting   ALBANY – Stewart’s Shop and the Capital Region Chamber will be honored by The Business Council of New York State when they each receive an annual award in their perspective categories
02
Sep
2022
National Study Highlights Business Needs, Workforce Challenges Across the Country State by State Breakdown Focuses on Labor Costs, Availability of Skilled Labor ALBANY – The National Association of State Chambers (NASC), Chaired by Business Council President & CEO Heather Briccetti Mulligan, in conjunction with Littler Workplace Policy Institute, an employment and labor law practice, has released a comprehensive, 50-state study on workforce engagement
29
Aug
2022
Energy, Business, and Labor Groups in Agreement on Seven Principles to Responsibly Advance New York State’s Climate and Energy Goals Albany, NY – The Independent Power Producers of New York (IPPNY), The Business Council of New York State, the New York State AFL-CIO, and the New York State Building & Construction Trades Council have jointly developed a set of seven principles to address several shortcomings in the current version of the Scoping Plan drafted by the State’s Climate Action Council (CAC)
18
Aug
2022
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
18
Aug
2022
Statement in Response to 2023 Health Insurance Rates “As the Department of Financial Services released 2023 health insurance rates yesterday, The Business Council remains ever mindful of the impact of rate increases on employers across the state and knows that these increases will be felt ever more by small businesses suffering through a challenging economic landscape,” said Lev Ginsburg, Counsel