News

08
Oct
2020
The Business Council of New York State Inc., PAC announces 2020 Legislative Endorsements Albany, NY – The Business Council of New York State Political Action Committee (PAC) today released the following 2020 Legislative endorsements. Endorsements are based on a combination of factors, including but not limited to legislators’ voting records and their engagement with The Business Council on our advocacy agenda, candidate’s response to the PAC’s policy questionnaire and their positions on key policy issues
06
Oct
2020
"It’s a sad day for me personally and all of New York State. Joe Bruno was a dedicated public servant, a great boss and tremendous ally to New York State business. His three decade long leadership made New York State better and led to positive economic growth in his Capital Region home district. Joe Bruno will be missed by many friends and family, including myself as I am heartbroken today
05
Oct
2020
New Board Chair, Six New Directors Elected to Serve The Business Council of New York State Inc. Newly Elected Officers Announced at Annual Meeting Albany, NY – Donna DeCarolis, President of National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation was recently elected Chair of The Business Council of New York State Inc
25
Sep
2020
Testimony to Federal Aviation Administration  re: LaGuardia AirTrain EIS Review   Presented by: Johnny Evers, PhD Senior Director of Government Affairs Good afternoon. My name is John Evers and I serve as the Senior Director of Government Affairs of the Business Council of New York State
19
Sep
2020
"We mourn the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whose unwavering commitment to equality and justice benefited us all. To quote her; "fight for the things you care about, but do it ibn a way that will lead others to follow you." - Heather Briccetti President & CEO, The Business Council
17
Sep
2020
Business Council announces 2020 Annual Meeting award recipients, Agenda for Virtual Event Honorees named for Corning Award, Member of the Year, Fr. Young Award for Community Service and Chamber of the year ALBANY, N.Y.— The Business Council of New York State, Inc. today announced the winners of this year’s Annual Meeting awards
14
Sep
2020
Testimony to New York State Senate Standing Committee on Consumer Protection “The Twenty-First Century Antitrust Act (S.8700)”   Presented by Ken Pokalsky, Vice President      and  Lev Ginsburg, Senior Director, Government Affairs Monday, September 14, 2020  The Business Council is the state’s largest statewide employer advocacy organization, representing 2,400 private sector employers – large and small, in all sectors, across the entire state
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