• CANYS Virtual Roundtable

    Thursday, March 16  -  9:00m to 10:00am


    Helping Employers get their Employees 'back to work' after a mild brain injury


    The economic costs of a brain injury are estimated at more than $12 billion per year.  These high costs are due in large part to the percentage of hospital admissions for mild trauma head injuries, but indirect costs such as lost work time and early retirement account for the bulk of the costs. -  World Health Organization Study


    Join us as representatives from the Brain Injury Association of New York State’s Concussion Initiative will discuss a current project related to 'Return to Work' following a concussion. 

    This is an issue that impacts employees and employers alike.  We all know how hard it is in today's economy to find good employees and therefore it's crucial for employers to retain workers in this challenging work environment.  Contrary to what is occurring in the workplace today, the majority of people who suffer a MTBI (concussion), whether work related or on personal time, recover swiftly with minimal accommodations or changes to their jobs.

    Brian Rieger, former director of the Upstate Concussion Center, Jake McPherson, Clinical Assistant Professor at University at Buffalo and Michelle Kellen, Professional Development Manager, will discuss the Brain Injury Association's 'Return to Work' project and how you can assist businesses in your region understand the challenges.  They will also discuss a statewide business survey they are conducting to gather statistics on Return to Work after a concussion and how your chamber can help. 

    REGISTER TODAY at https://www.canys.org/events/details/canys-virtual-roundtable-with-ny-brain-injury-association-140  and join us for this Virtual Webinar to learn more about this important issue and how you can help your members retain their employees.   











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      General William Martin addresses Chamber executives on the importance of leadership
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      Then Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul meets with Chamber leaders
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      Tour on stage of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC)
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      Jeff Shipley, Seneca County Chamber talks with Peter Aust, Executive Director
  • As our state’s professional development association for chamber staff, 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.  Those who succeed long-term in chamber work have a willingness to never stop learning. Chamber professionals who succeed long-term invest in the development of their staff members, realizing that an educated, committed staff 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 member of the CANYS Board of Directors to chat about how we can collaborate!