2018 Annual Meeting

September 23, 2018 - September 25, 2018

Join us September 23-25th at The Sagamore Resort on Lake George for The Business Council's premier event of the year. Our Annual Meeting is full of information, inspiration, and entertainment, creating a one-of-a-kind forum focusing on improving New York's business climate and economy. 

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We are excited to announce plans for our Annual Meeting at The Sagamore Resort. September in the Adirondacks is often described as the most beautiful time of the year, filled with warm days, and cool nights. Our Annual Meeting is The Business Council’s premier event of the year, providing information, inspiration and entertainment, creating a one-of-a-kind forum focusing on improving New York’s business climate and economy.

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Agenda at a Glance

Agenda at a Glance

Ongoing Agenda updates and speakers to be announced. 


Sunday, September 23, 2018  
1:00 - 6:00 p.m. Registration
12:30 - 5:00 p.m.  Golf**
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.  Board Investment Committee Meeting*
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Site Seeing Boat Cruise
3:00 p.m. Kayaking
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Joint Finance & Audit / Executive Committee*
6:00 - 8:30 p.m. President's Reception


Monday, September 24, 2018  
7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Exhibits Open
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Board Education/Workforce Development Committee Breakfast*
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. General Session
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Networking Lunch
1:00 - 4:30 p.m. General Session
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting*
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Reception
7:00 - 9:30 p.m. Dinner
9:30 - 11:00 p.m. Hospitality  


Tuesday, September 25, 2018  
6:30 a.m. 5K Run
6:30 a.m. Yoga at the Lake
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Registration
7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Exhibits Open
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Board Membership Committee Breakfast*
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. General Session


*Board Members Only

**Additional Fees of $120/person are required

As of July 18, 2018


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Sponsor Info

Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities 

The Business Council is THE business association in New York State. By sponsoring our Annual Meeting your organization's name and logo will be front and center in the minds of the state's leading voice in business, government and media. Our conference development team will work with YOU to: 

  • Build awareness for your company/organization
  • Grab the attention of your diverse membership that simply cannot be found anywhere else 
  • Associate your brand with New York's other best and brightest

Our members hail from all across the state and represent all industries – our reach and caliber of our membership simply cannot be matched. Annual Meeting attendees are already in prime deal-making mode. Your sponsorship WILL deliver results. 

As a sponsor of The Business Council's Annual Meeting, you have the opportunity to increase your visibility before the top business leaders in New York State. Sponsorships range from our unique outdoor corporate banners, to a wide array of event and activity levels. We invite you to share in this exciting member showcase by taking advantage of one or more of our unique sponsorship opportunities. 

Have an idea you don't see here? We will work with you to craft the perfect opportunity! Contact Maribeth Riley to discuss. 

Conference Sponsorship Levels

Premier $30,000
Gold $20,000
Bronze $10,000
Ambassador $3,500


Platinum $25,000
Silver $15,000
Champion $5,000


Outdoor Banners

Banner $2,000


Two Banners $3,500


Lawn Sign  $350


Two Lawn Signs $500


Event Sponsorship

Keynote Speaker $30,000
Hotel Key $12,000
Presidents' Reception (Sunday) $10,000
Registration $5,000
Wine @ Dinner (Monday) Sold Out 
AV Sponsor $4,000
Event App $3,500
Networking Lounge $2,500
5K Run $2,200
Golf $2,000


Dinner (Monday) $25,000
Reception (Monday) $10,000
Lunch (Monday) $10,000
Breakfast (Mon. or Tues.) $5,000
Wine @ Reception (Sunday) $4,000
Hospitality (Monday) $3,500
Session $3,000
Refreshment Break (Mon. or Tues.)* $2,500
Kayaking $2,000
Ben & Jerry's Cart Sold Out


•multiple sponsorships available

To become a sponsor, contact Maribeth Riley at maribeth.riley@bcnys.org or at 518.465.7511 or


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Exhibit Info

Exhibit Opportunities

Our exhibit hall runs throughout the two-days of event programming. We build in exclusive time for attendees to mingle with exhibitors and showcase what makes your organization among the best New York has to offer. Where else can you put your product and brand in front of the state’s leading business voices? Nowhere! Exhibitors receive complimentary Annual Meeting Registration, plus up to two discounted registrations. Our event Breakfast, Refreshment Breaks and Receptions are held in the Exhibit Area (main hallway of the conference center). And, you get access to pre-and-post Conference Attendee lists.




Standard Table $2,500



Premier Table $3,000

To become an exhibitor, contact Sara McDonnell at sara.mcdonnell@bcnys.org or at 518.465.7511 OR

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Registration Fees

Registration Fees

Don’t miss being a part of this event! Join us September 23 – 25, 2018, at The Sagamore Resort!
Call 800.358.1202 for more information.

Registration Type
Before 7/27/18
Before 9/14/18
After 9/14/18
Board Member
Non Member
Chamber Executive
Golf Tournament


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You must be registered for the Annual Meeting to participate in our golf tournament or other activities

You may cancel your registration up to seven days prior to the event. You will be refunded, less a $75 processing fee per registration. If you need to cancel less than seven days prior, you may: 1) send a substitute; or 2) receive a non-refundable credit voucher good for any Business Council event valid for up to one full year.

Prize Program

Prize Program

A popular feature of the Annual Meeting is our Prize Program, which gives attendees the chance to win items donated by member companies. The Prize Program has awarded hundreds of gifts to fellow Business Council members over our long history. Your company will be recognized for its contribution in our printed materials.

Prizes may be an item or product you make, a special certificate or gift basket. Certificate and cash donations are acceptable.

Please consider donating an item to this year’s Prize Program. Contact Kelli Gormley at kelli.gormley@bcnys.org or call 800.358.1202.



Hotel Reservations

Make your Hotel Reservations directly with The Sagamore at www.thesagamore.com, or call 866.385.6221 and identify yourself as being with The Business Council of New York State, Inc.


The Sagamore Resort

110 Sagamore Road
Bolton Landing, NY 12814

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