News

17
Sep
1998
New York has made great strides in improving its business climate in the last four years-but can and will do even more, Gov. George Pataki said at The Business Council's Annual Meeting. "It [New York's economic comeback] is not done-it's never done," the Governor said Sept. 16. "Every day, we have to be more effective and competitive as a state
16
Sep
1998
The Business Council Service Corporation has joined with Eye Care Plan of America (ECPA) to enable Business Council members to offer employees ECPA Access, a vision care benefit program which brings substantial savings for eyewear purchases. ECPA's Access Program is a preferred pricing program with average savings of 40 percent, with higher savings on frames and lenses
16
Sep
1998
ALBANY — New York State is gaining on the rest of the country in the race for new business and job growth, but must become still more competitive to close the gap completely, a new report by The Public Policy Institute says. After finishing 47th among the states for private-sector job growth from 1992 through 1994, New York ranked 28th for the year ending in June 1998, according to U
16
Sep
1998
Golub succeeds Corning's Ackerman; Bijur to be nominated as Chairman for 1999-2000 Lewis Golub, chairman and chief executive officer of the Golub Corporation, has been elected chairman of the board of directors of The Business Council. Peter I. Bijur, chairman and chief executive officer of Texaco Inc
16
Sep
1998
The Business Council is sponsoring a "Lobbying, Elections, Pollsters, and PAC Conference" Tuesday, Oct. 6, at The Century House Inn & Conference Center in Latham. The conference will cover the coming elections, the main candidates for office, their positions on key business-related issues, and legislative and regulatory issues related to lobbying and political action committees
04
Sep
1998
Head of nationally recognized grocery chain honored for acumen, generosity Robert B. Wegman, chairman of Wegmans Food Markets, Inc., and a nationally recognized business innovator, community leader, philanthropist and humanitarian, has been chosen to receive the prestigious Corning Award for Excellence
04
Sep
1998
How New York State businesses can comply with current and pending environmental regulations will be the focus of The Business Council's 1998 Industry-Environment Conference Nov. 4-6 at the Sheraton Saratoga Springs. The Business Council has sponsored the conference for 23 years. The conference is intended for executives and environmental managers at any business that must comply with environmental regulations or that helps other firms comply, said Ken Pokalsky, director of environmental and regulatory affairs for The Business Council
04
Sep
1998
The state Professional Standards and Practices Board for Teaching wants nominees for this board-and The Council is encouraging men and women in business to consider joining it.The board will advise the state Board of Regents and the commissioner of education on issues related to the quality of teaching and teacher education
20
Aug
1998
The unemployment insurance reform that The Business Council helped craft is "another major step to make our state more competitive," Governor George Pataki said when he signed the bill. The Governor signed the bill into law August 13 at a ceremony attended by Business Council President Daniel B
20
Aug
1998
Superfund refinancing and reform called opportunity - and peril Business Council members should closely monitor the work of a new task force created by Governor Pataki to make recommendations on refinancing and reform of the state's environmental Superfund, according to The Council's environmental expert