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
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
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
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
ALBANY—Workers' compensation costs in New York State continue
to drop relative to those in other states, but are still higher than
average, according to authoritative new figures.
Average compensation costs for manufacturers in New York were 20.4 percent
higher than the national average as of January 1, 1998, according to
Actuarial & Technical Solutions, Inc
This law just kicked New York's economic comeback into a higher gear.
UI reform has been a priority of Business Council members and all New York State employers
for years. It's not hard to see why. This law will save employers millions of dollars and
streamline the UI system--even as benefits increase for the temporarily unemployed workers
that the system was originally designed to protect
How deregulation of power utilities will affect New York State businesses
By Kevin Lanahan
The ongoing restructuring of New York's electric utility industry is affecting the state's entire business community in many ways. Businesses of all sizes and kinds will see many changes in how they buy and pay for power
A bill designed to give New York firms an advantage in bidding for some
in-state jobs would have done more harm than good, and Governor Pataki
was right to veto it, said Daniel B. Walsh, president of The Business
"Preference laws such as the bill vetoed by Governor Pataki are appealing
to many, including some in the business community, because they seem
to promise a better future for manufacturers and other employers based
in New York," Walsh said
Exhibitors' space at The Business Council's Annual Meeting Sept. 16-18
at The Sagamore in Bolton Landing, New York is fully committed.
"Besides a great program, this year's Annual Meeting will feature an
outstanding showcase of New York organizations exhibiting their goods
and services," said Ellen Muir, The Council's director of conference
ALBANYNew York State's manufacturing sector "is making a comeback," a new
report by The Public Policy Institute says.
The report, The State of Manufacturing in New
York State, shows that manufacturing employment statewide grew slightly
in 1997, the first annual increase in more than a decade