Business Council 2018 Annual Meeting to feature candidates for statewide office


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Major party candidates for Governor, Attorney General and Comptroller confirmed


ALBANY, N.Y.—The Business Council of New York State, Inc. today announced this year’s Annual Meeting (September 23-25 at The Sagamore Resort, Bolton Landing) will feature appearances by most of the major party candidates for statewide elected office.

Invitees include:

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo (D, NY)
Marc Molinaro, Republican Candidate for Governor*
Keith Wofford, Republican Candidate for Attorney General*
Democratic AG candidate announcement held pending primary results
Thomas P. DiNapoli, New York State Comptroller (D, NY)*
Jonathan Trichter, Republican Nominee for State Comptroller*
*= Confirmed

“We are delighted that once again our Annual Meeting will feature major party candidates for the big three statewide positions up for election this November,” said Heather C. Briccetti, Esq., president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State, Inc. “No other event in the state offers this caliber of programming in a setting that is truly world-class. I encourage anyone with interest in the future of New York State to register today.”

In addition to hearing from the candidates for statewide office, the Annual Meeting will feature numerous state Legislators, Congressional representatives and leaders in business and media. Other presenters include:

Michael Steele, former head of the Republican National Committee and current MSNBC Contributor
Chris Gibson, former Congressman
Congressman John Faso
Senator John DeFrancisco, Deputy Majority Leader of the New York Senate
Liz Benjamin, host, Capital Tonight
Ken Lovett, Albany bureau chief, New York Daily News
Jimmy Vielkind, Albany bureau chief, Politico New York
G. Thomas Tranter Jr., president, Corning Enterprises
and many more

Briccetti added, “As the leading voice for business in New York State, it is critical that elected officials hear from us and our members on the issues most important to our state and our mutual desire to achieve sustained economic growth. That is why it is so important to invite our state’s future leaders under one roof to discuss the critical issues of the day and ensure New York is on the right path.”