for sponsorship of the
    CANYS Winter Symposium
    JANUARY 21-22, 2020

    Cheetowaga Chamber of Commerce

    Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce

    Genesee County Chamber of Commerce

    Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce

    Otsego County Chamber of Commerce

    Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce

    Seneca County Chamber of Commerce

    Staten Island Chamber of Commerce

    Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce

    Webster Chamber of Commerce

    Join your fellow colleagues, the Business Council of NYS, the US Chamber of Commerce, NYS Legislative Leaders and others as we gather in January for our Winter Symposium on Tuesday & Wednesday, January 21-22 at the new Albany Capital Center. Attend the BCNYS Government Affairs Council and the popular Legislative Reception in addition to relevant forums and professional development practices from the US Chamber, and other Chamber professionals.
    Details on the Winter Symposium will be sent to you via email soon, but MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW to attend this vital conference for all chamber professionals!  Register by going to HERE
    REMEMBER - SAVE JANUARY 21 an 22 in your calendar NOW to come to Albany. You'll be pleased that you did!


    RECAP  -  CANYS ‘Vision 2020’ Leadership Conference in Saratoga Springs provided insights, tools and networking for 64 attendees!   

    Organized by CANYS and supported by ACCE, US Chamber, Membership Monday, numerous NYS Chambers and sponsors National Grid, Collette Vacations, ChamberMaster, EnergyNext, Leadercast, NHCG and Sprint, the conference provided terrific opportunities for attendees to network, learn, interact and socialize with chamber executives and staff from around the state.  With presentations from Beth Bronder at ACCE, Sara Armstrong and Nick Vaugh from the US Chamber, Jim Durland of Membership Monday and a host of other speakers on topics of relevance for Chambers of Commerce, the takeaways from these two days were valuable and memorable. 

    In addition to sharing some photos from the conference, presentations on the Horizon Initiative from Beth Bronder at ACCE, and the Leadership Analyzed from our keynote speaker General Bill Martin are available via email.  Simply email Peter Aust at peter.l.aust@outlook.com  and request a copy of the powerpoint presentation be sent to you.  Don't hesitate to take a moment to refresh yourself (if you attended) or enlighten yourself (if you were unable to attend) with these presentations. 

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      CANYS 2019 Leadership Conference - Gideon Putnam Hotel
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      CANYS 2019 Leadership Conference - Keynote speaker General Bill Martin
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      CANYS 2019 Leadership Conference - Award to Mark Kilmer, 2018 CANYS Chair
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      CANYS 2019 Leadership Conference - ACCE General Session
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      CANYS 2019 Leadership Conference - Lt. Governor Hochul
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      CANYS 2019 Leadership Conference - Sara Armstrong - US Chamber
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      CANYS 2019 Leadership Conference - Keynote Luncheon
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      CANYS 2019 Leadership Conference - Garry Douglas and Al Samuels lead discussion
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      CANYS 2019 Leadership Conference - Saratoga Springs Mayor Meg Kelly
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      CANYS 2019 Leadership Conference - Saratoga Performing Arts Center stage tour
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      CANYS 2019 Leadership Conference - Todd Shimkus, Saratoga County Chamber welcomes CANYS to Saratoga Springs
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      CANYS 2019 Leadership Conference - Jeff Shipley, Seneca County Chamber and Peter Aust, CANYS
  • As our state's professional development association for Chambers of Commerce, we are dedicated to providing members with education and insight into the latest trends and issues facing our chambers and communities, along with being a forum to connect and collaborate with peers from throughout New York State.  Chamber professionals who succeed long-term have a willingness to never stop learning and invest in the development of their staff members, realizing that an educated, committed team is key to an impactful Chamber. I encourage you to tap into the resources available through CANYS.   Don't hesitate to reach out to any of us on The CANYS board if we can be of assistance to you.

    Mark Kilmer
    President and CEO
    Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce  -  2018 CANYS Chair


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