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25
Sep
2020
Testimony to Federal Aviation Administration  re: LaGuardia AirTrain EIS Review   Presented by: Johnny Evers, PhD Senior Director of Government Affairs Good afternoon. My name is John Evers and I serve as the Senior Director of Government Affairs of the Business Council of New York State
19
Sep
2020
"We mourn the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whose unwavering commitment to equality and justice benefited us all. To quote her; "fight for the things you care about, but do it ibn a way that will lead others to follow you." - Heather Briccetti President & CEO, The Business Council
17
Sep
2020
Business Council announces 2020 Annual Meeting award recipients, Agenda for Virtual Event Honorees named for Corning Award, Member of the Year, Fr. Young Award for Community Service and Chamber of the year ALBANY, N.Y.— The Business Council of New York State, Inc. today announced the winners of this year’s Annual Meeting awards
22
Jul
2020
"I am deeply saddened to learn Ed Bartholomew has passed away. Ed earned a well-deserved reputation for being a dedicated and skilled public servant, in his many professional roles throughout his career where he brought great value to the communities he served.  He was also a great friend, whose genuine warmth, intelligence and wit were apparent to everyone he encountered
01
Jul
2020
“Today is a good day for US companies, particularly those here in New York State who rely on trade and access to markets in Canada & Mexico. The USMCA is a positive, new agreement that will provide opportunity for our businesses to prosper. After a turbulent start to the year many employers are looking for anything to help them rebound and the USMCA agreement should help provide an avenue for this moving forward
18
Jun
2020
The Business Council of New York State to Host Open Conversation on Racial Inclusion, Diversity and Equality in Business Albany, NY – The Business Council of New York State Inc., announced Thursday a webinar to discuss and address equality issues in the business world. The forum, “An Open Conversation: Racial Inclusion, Diversity and Equality in Business” will feature a panel with diverse experiences and viewpoints who will lend expert analysis and advice on the struggles of black business owners as well as examine how all business leaders can diversify their workplace at all levels, and ensure that employees maintain an inclusive business environment that respects all employees, customers and clients
13
May
2020
Testimony to Senate Committees on Economic Development, Finance, Agriculture, Banks and Insurance Committees Assembly Committees on Small Business, Ways and Means, Agriculture, Banks and Insurance   Federal Response to the Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Small Business     in New York State   Presented by Heather C
12
May
2020
Proposed Legislative Changes to Workers’ Compensation Laws May Cost New York Billions in Federal Aid 46 Groups Join The Business Council in Opposition of Altering State Law Albany, NY – The Business Council of New York State Inc. has renewed its opposition to proposed legislation that amends New York State’s Workers’ Compensation Laws to create an occupational disease presumption for nearly all employees who have contracted COVID-19
16
Apr
2020
“New York State businesses, particularly small businesses, need every lifeline they can get right now and to have the federal government relief dry up so soon is not encouraging. We hope Congress acts with urgency to provide critical additional resources necessary to ensure businesses stay afloat during this crisis
16
Apr
2020
“The results of this poll showed what many expected; businesses are hurting, especially smaller businesses and those in sectors whose operations have been most impacted by the reasonable state-imposed restrictions. Perhaps the most encouraging result showed employers expect their own companies and their industry sectors to recovery by early 2021,” said Heather Briccetti, President & CEO of The Business Council of New York State