Former State-Wide Elected Officials to Lead Political Climate Panel at The Business Council’s 2021 Annual Meeting


Former State-Wide Elected Officials to Lead Political Climate Panel at The Business Council’s 2021 Annual Meeting 

David Paterson, H. Carl McCall, and Dennis Vacco To Discuss Today’s Political Landscape 

ALBANY – Former Political Reporter and current Managing Director at Marathon Strategies, Liz Benjamin, will moderate a three-person panel at The Business Council’s upcoming Annual Meeting, discussing the role of politics in today’s world including the divide among moderates and those on the far end of each political party.   
The panel will include the Honorable David Paterson, 55th Governor of New York State; the Honorable H. Carl McCall, former New York State Comptroller; and the Honorable Dennis Vacco, former New York State Attorney General.

The discussion, “An Insider’s View from the Outside” will take place on Friday, September 24 at 9:30 am at The Business Council’s 2021 Annual Meeting at the Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing

“After a challenging year and a half, our Annual Meeting agenda is focused on how to bring the state’s economy back to full strength. We believe our members will find great value in this year's programming, which we designed to help them continue to navigate the challenges left behind from the pandemic,” said Heather Briccetti, President & CEO of The Business Council of New York State.

This year’s Annual Meeting will take place September 22 – 24 at The Sagamore Resort, Bolton Landing. A full agenda can be found here.

Keynote Speaker
The event’s keynote is Syracuse Men’s Head Basketball Coach Jim Boeheim. The Central New York native is in his 46th season as men’s basketball coach at his alma mater. A member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Boeheim trails only Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski in all-time wins and games coached at the Division I level. Boeheim has guided Syracuse to 35 NCAA Tournament berths and the 2003 NCAA Championship. Off the court, he and his wife, Juli, head up the Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation, which supports children in need and those touched by cancer. 

Award Recipients
Corning Award 
G. Thomas Tranter Jr., former President and Director of Community and Government Affairs for Corning Enterprises, has been named the recipient of the 2021 Corning Award for Excellence.

Member of the Year Recipient
The Vandervort Group, LLC. has been named The Business Council’s 2021 Member of the Year. The Albany based lobbying firm has been in business since 1985 and is second-generation led with a combined 70 years’ experience. 

Chamber of the Year Award
The Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce has been named as the Chuck Steiner Memorial Chamber of the Year Award recipient. The Chamber of the Year is awarded to an outstanding organization and leadership team that makes doing business in New York State a better experience for their members, this award is named in honor of Chuck Steiner, who had a stellar 37-year career leading the Niagara Falls Area Chamber, the Chamber of Schenectady County and the Capital Region Chamber  

Father Peter Young Award for Community Service
Callanan Industries has been named as this year’s recipient of the Father Peter Young Award for Community Service. The Father Peter Young Award is granted to a company or individual who has demonstrated a strong commitment to giving back and service to their community.

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