News

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
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
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
18
Aug
1998
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
13
Aug
1998
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
06
Aug
1998
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
06
Aug
1998
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 Council. "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
06
Aug
1998
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 development
28
Jul
1998
ALBANY—New 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