New York Virtual Small Business Day - March 17, 2022

Date: March 04, 2022

New York Virtual Small Business Day

Join us at New York’s NFIB Small Business Day, where many of the state’s leading business organizations will gather virtually to help educate policymakers on the issues most important to their businesses. Now is the time to tell legislators how the pandemic has impacted your business and what they should be doing to help New York’s economic recovery. Don’t miss your opportunity to be part of this important conversation in 2022!

DATE: Thursday, March 17, 2022
TIME: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EST
RSVP: Please complete form to register


Meeting Agenda

  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Tax Reform
  • COVID Sick Leave
  • ADA Lawsuits Against Small Businesses


Senator Robert Ortt

Robert G. Ortt was sworn into office as a New York State Senator for the 62nd District in 2015. From 2010 to 2014, Rob served as Mayor of North Tonawanda. In that role, he developed executive experience with an in-depth understanding of local government. Prior to becoming Mayor, he served as the City Treasurer and then, Clerk-Treasurer of North Tonawanda. In June of 2020, Rob was elected the Minority Leader by his colleagues in the Republican Conference.

Senator Anna Kaplan

Senator Anna Kaplan (D-North Hills) is a former child refugee who has devoted her life to public service as a way of giving back to the country that has given her so much. Now serving in her second term as a New York State Senator representing the 7th Senate District, Anna is fighting hard for Long Island and delivering results for our community on important issues like funding our schools, middle class tax relief, women’s rights, and keeping our communities safe from gun violence and hate crimes.  As Chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Economic Development, and Small Business, Senator Kaplan has been a leading voice and a strong advocate standing up for New York’s small business community.

Assemblyman William Barclay

Will Barclay was first elected as a member of the New York State Assembly in 2002. He currently represents the 120th Assembly District. In 2020, he was elected unanimously by his colleagues as the Leader of the Assembly Minority Conference. As an attorney and a businessman, he is a partner in the Syracuse law firm of Barclay Damon, LLP, where he specializes in business law. Because of his experience in business and law, Leader Barclay knows firsthand the challenges the business community faces in New York and he has focused his legislative agenda on policies that will benefit the upstate economy and the working men and women of his district.

Assemblyman Al Stirpe

Al Stirpe was first elected to the Assembly in 2006, serving until 2010. He was elected again in 2012 and has served the 127th district in the assembly since then. As chairperson of the Assembly Standing Committee on Small Business, Al is focused on reducing red tape for businesses, improving the worker training pipeline, and increasing export trade potential for businesses of all sizes. The other committees he serves on include Agriculture; Alcoholism and Drug Abuse; Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry; and Higher Education.


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