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
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
ECPA's Access Program is a preferred pricing program with average savings
of 40 percent, with higher savings on frames and lenses
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
Golub succeeds Corning's Ackerman; Bijur to be nominated as Chairman for
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
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
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
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
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
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