News

07
Sep
2023
Unshattered Named 2023 Father Peter Young Award Recipient Wappingers Falls Business Embodies Father Young’s Services   ALBANY – Unshattered, a non-profit handbag manufacturer who employs women in addiction recovery, has been named the 2023 recipient of the Father Peter Young Award by The Business Council of New York State, Inc
30
Aug
2023
Tompkins Chamber to Receive the Chamber of the Year Award from The Business Council of New York State  Annual Award to be Presented at a September 21st Dinner     ALBANY – The Business Council of New York State Inc. announced Wednesday the Tompkins Chamber will be awarded the annual Chuck Steiner Memorial Chamber of the Year Award
10
Aug
2023
The Business Council Announces Five Finalists for Second Annual Minority & Women’s Business Award   ALBANY – The Business Council of New York State announced Thursday five finalists for the second annual Minority & Women’s Business Award. The Business Council believes in the continued promotion of economic growth and prosperity for all, and that opportunity must be given to all employers, regardless of race or creed
28
Jul
2023
Statement on the Passing of Freeman Smith   “We are extremely saddened to learn about the passing of Freeman Smith, a dear friend and dedicated advocate of The Business Council. Freeman was an active member of The Business Council’s Government Affairs Committee, and served as a Trustee of The Business Council of New York State, Inc
20
Jul
2023
New York’s Private Sector Businesses Receive UI Debt Bill, Another Tax on State’s Employers State Has Failed to Address Growing Debt for More Than 900 Days ALBANY – This week, private sector employers across New York received yet another unemployment insurance tax bill from the New York State Department of Labor (DOL)
03
Jul
2023
The Business Council Urges Congress to Reduce Work Eligibility Period for Asylum Seekers Reducing 180 Day Wait Period Helps Entire Economy ALBANY – The Business Council, late last week, sent a letter to the entire New York State Congressional Delegation urging them to support legislation to reduce the number of days asylum seekers must wait to become eligible to work
27
Jun
2023
The Business Council Announces Nominees for the 2023 MWBE Award Businesses Nominated by State Legislators ALBANY – The Business Council of New York State announced Tuesday that 51 businesses have been accepted as nominees for the 2023 Minority and Women's Business Award. The award recognizes and honors the history of minority, women, and LGBTQ+-owned businesses
10
Jun
2023
No Relief for Businesses in the 2023 Legislative Session Missed Opportunities from Legislature Leave Employers Paying More ALBANY – The New York State legislature had many opportunities to help the state’s business community throughout the 2023 legislative session, but very little was done to ease the burden of doing business in the state
07
Jun
2023
Unemployment Insurance Debt Clock Continues to Tick on New York State 869 Days Without Action Increases the Burden on State’s Employers ALBANY – As the legislative session winds down with no expected attempt to address the state’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) fund debt, The Business Council of New York State, on Wednesday, unveiled a clock that monitors how many days have passed without New York lawmakers taking action to minimize the debt created by state-mandated shutdowns
05
Jun
2023
Latest Version of Expanded Producer Responsibility Act is Detrimental to Businesses, Costly to Consumers ALBANY – The Business Council of New York State, Inc. is strongly opposed to the amended version of “Expanded Producer Responsibility” (EPR) legislation introduced last week, with just four days left in the 2023 legislative session