CANYS Fall Legislative Conference


    Monday/Tuesday, November 6-7

    del Lago Resort and Casino

    Waterloo, NY


    With the changing policy landscapes both in New York State and in Washington, don't miss this in person conference opportunity to develop insight and flesh out advocacy strategies on key issues that will affect your members and business community in 2024. In addition, join your colleagues and staffs from Chambers across the state to network and share your best practices and challenges at the CANYS Fall Legislative Conference this November. This conference promises to be one you'll not want to miss as our agenda will include invaluable insight into key issues before the NYS Legislature and in Washington. With this knowledge, you and your staff will take-away up-to-minute communication and advocacy strategies that will engage, and inform your membership! 

    A special Early Bird pricing is available until October 13th so register today!

    A very special $99 room rate at the del Lago Resort and Casino has also been secured. Register for the conference here and contact the hotel directly at 855-225-5246 and use code 'Chamber Alliance of NYS' room block to book your room at the special $99. rate.


    CANYS Member Registration only $299
    additional Staff Registrants only $199

    after October 13

    CANYS Member Registration - $349
    additional Staff Registrants - $249

    Non-Member Registration - $399

    A full and exciting agenda will be coming shortly. See you there!

    Sponsors to Date


    Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce

    Seneca County Chamber of Commerce






  • Upcoming CANYS event -  Wednesday, September 20 from 2:30 - 5:30pm    Sagamore Hotel, Bolton Landing on Lake George, NY  - Details on registration to follow

    Join CANYS in partnership with the Business Council of NYS in an afternoon of insight on key business issues affecting your membership. 

    • Overview and Update on Key Business Issues
      • Workforce Development Programs and Helping Meet Employer’s staffing and skills needs – Amber Rangel,  VP & Director, Workforce Development - Office of Strategic Workforce Development, Empire State Development
      • New Approaches to Developing Affordable Housing Option – Ryan Silva, Executive Director, NYS Economic Development Council
      • E-Building Mandate, Implementation, and Impact on Local Development – Jeff Mirel, Principle, The Rosenblum Companies
    • 2024 Chamber Advocacy Agenda – Key Issues and Shared Priorities
      • Discussion Leaders: John Ravitz, Executive VP, Business Council of Westchester and Ken Pokalsky, VP, The Business Council of NYS
    • Lt-Gov-Hochul-w-group-final-w1232.jpg
      Then Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul meets with Chamber leaders
    • SPAC-Stage-photo.png
      Tour on stage of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC)
  • 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!