Recorded Webinars

New York State's Credit Card Surcharge Law: What You Need to Know

Webinar Date: February 15, 2024

Equifax Workforce Solutions Webinar

Webinar Date: October 26, 2023

The Billion Dollar Roundtable: Recognizing Companies Who Invest in MWBE Businesses

Webinar Date: January 18, 2023

Accessing New York State's $500 Million of Small Business Credits

Webinar Date: December 14, 2022


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ESD Launching $150 Million Workforce Development Grant Program

Webinar Date: October 18, 2022


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The Benefits of the Commercial Division to the State of New York

Webinar Date: June 7, 2022


New Funding Opportunity to Address Childcare Needs

Webinar Date: April 6, 2022


CEO Survey Event: Continuing the Road to Recovery

Webinar Date: March 15, 2022


Recruiting Resources for Businesses from NYSDOL

Webinar Date: December 1, 2021

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Services for Business Fact Sheet

Seasonal Microsite

New York State COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program

Webinar Date: October 12, 2021

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  • Cynthia Shannon
    Economic Development Specialist | Empire State Development

NYS MWBE Certification Application Process Webinar

Webinar Date: June 28, 2021


Micro-Credentials for Talent Development

Webinar Date: June 24, 2021

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  • Cynthia Proctor
    Director of Comm. & Academic Policy Development | Office of the Provost, SUNY System Administration

NYS Umbrella Manufacturer Contract Solicitation Announcement

Webinar Date: June 14, 2021

IT Umbrella Contract: Changes for 2nd Periodic Recruitment (Slides)


  • Sean Carrol
    Chief Procurement Officer | New York State Office of General Services
  • Mario Musoliono
    Executive Director | The NYS Forum
  • Ken Pokalsky
    Vice President |  The Business Council of New York State

NYS COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Grant Program

Webinar Date: June 8, 2021

NYS Small Business Recovery Grant FAQ

NYS Small Business Recovery Grant Overview (Presentation)



  • Matthew Kennedy
    Empire State Development

Dissection of S.933-A, "The Twenty-First Century Anti-Trust Act"

Webinar Date: May 27, 2021



  • Eric J. Stock
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Why Annual Academic Tests Remain an Important Tool for Equity

Date: March 24, 2021


  • Caitlin Codella Low
    Senior Manager of Programs | U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Erica Gray
    Director of Research | HCM Strategists
  • Jacqueline E. King, Ph.D.
    Education Policy and Research Consultant
  • Duncan Kirkwood
    Best Selling Author and Global Resilience Advocate
  • Duncan Robb
    Director of K-12 Policy | HCM Strategists


Diversity and Leadership Work Session

Featuring - Gwen Webber-Mcleod | President/CEO, Gwen Inc.

Date: February 18, 2021

Organizations, businesses, and government agencies are motivated by several factors to implement diversity initiatives. During this session we explore the business case for diversity from a leadership development standpoint.  Areas covered include: 

  • Recruitment & retention strategies with a focus on hiring & retaining the Unexpected Leader®. 
  • Examine the impact of implicit bias & micro-aggression in creating company cultures that support Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) initiatives. 
  • Discuss methods of integrating new learning into ongoing D&I efforts in your company.

Webinar Date: October 21, 2020

Breaking News: Paid Sick Leave Guidance Posted

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Webinar Date: August 20, 2020

Virtual Internships

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  • Jasmine Briggs-Rogers
    Director of Career Services in New York, Berkeley College
  • Bridget King
    Talent Acquisition Manager, North America Early Professional Hiring, IBM



This webinar is sponsored by Berkely College

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Webinar Date: August 11, 2020

Promoting and Maintaining a Diverse and Inclusive Work Environment


  • Heather C. Briccetti
    President & CEO, The Business Council of New York State, Inc.
  • Michelle McCleary
    Immediate Past President, National Black MBA Association – New York Chapter
  • Sujata Chaudhry
    Inclusion Catalyst, Founder & CEO, Tangible Development
  • Joseph M. Hanna, Esq.
    Partner, Goldberg Segalla, LLP

Webinar Date: July 20, 2020

US Chamber Spirit Award / COVID-19 Discussion


Webinar Date: June 25, 2020

An Open Conversation: Racial Inclusion, Diversity and Equality in Business


  • Dr. Hazel Dukes
    President, NAACP New York State Conference
  • Garry Johnson
    Economic Development Chair, NAACP New York State Conference
  • Helen Brooks
    Senior State and Local Government Affairs Representative, FedEx Corporation
  • Michael Garner
    Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Metropolitan Transportation Authority | President, Founding Chapter, One Hundred Black Men
  • Michelle McCleary
    Immediate Past President, National Black MBA Association – New York Chapter

Webinar Date: April 16, 2020

Connectivity During Quarantine: Technical & Legal Implications of COVID-19

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Webinar Date: March 26, 2020

Leave Management - Impact of Coronavirus on Employers

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Webinar Date: March 20, 2020

Impact of Coronavirus on Employers Part II

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Webinar Date: March 20, 2020

The Business of Childcare


Webinar Date: December 13, 2019

Workforce Webinar: Skillup® AMP Platform

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Webinar Date: June 27, 2019

US Chamber of Commerce Webinar: USMCA Discussion

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