Reduce Harmful Chemicals and Grow Your BusinessToxic Chemicals Workshop in NYC!

We will be hosting a workshop in New York City designed to help you grow your business while protecting your employees, your customers, and yourself from harmful chemicals. 

Visit our workshops page to learn more!

We will be hosting a webinar at a later date as well, and will update you here and via our Facebook page once those details have been determined.  This workshop series was produced in collaboration with Clean & Healthy NY.


NYSBC is an alliance of businesses and business organizations committed to advancing a vibrant, just, and sustainable economy in New York State.  Small businesses in New York State face significant barriers to operate sustainably and successfully as most policies favor large corporations following a profit-at-all-cost ideology. Most business owners have little time to participate in the realm of state policy, and this is where NYSBC can help. In the few short years since we formed, we have promoted and supported state policies that enhance your triple bottom line of economic growth, environmental stewardship, and social progress.

Join NYSBC and help give rise to a new era of
small business prosperity in New York State.
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New Workshop: Reduce Harmful Chemicals and Grow Your Business!

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What's in your Cleaning Products?

For more information contact: Bobbi Wilding, CHNY, 518-708-3875,                                                                WHAT’S IN YOUR CLEANING PRODUCT?  ANSWERS ARE ON THEIR WAY New reporting requirements for cleaning product makers will inform public about ingredients, potential hazards (Albany) Advocates lauded the release for public comment of a new format companies must use to disclose ingredients in cleaning products made […]

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New Community Solar Regulations are Bad for Small Business

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Introducing our New Director: Bob Rossi

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Policy Update: NYSSBC 2016 Legislative Session Priorities

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Clean Jobs New York Report

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Recap: NYSSBC's 3rd Annual Albany Sustainable Business Summit

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We have decided to cancel our Syracuse workshop due to the storm forecast and the fact that many attendees and our guest speaker were traveling from afar. We will be hosting a webinar instead at a later date and will update you here and via our Facebook page once those details have been determined.

Our next in-person workshop will take place on Wednesday April 11th at 5:30pm in NYC. Details to come.

Special thanks to NYS Pollution Prevention Institute, Clean and Healthy New York, and Syracuse Center of Excellence.

Cleaning Product Ingredient Disclosure is an exciting prospect for New York State. It's our responsibility now to make sure it happens.

Not only is it a basic human right to know what’s in the cleaning products that we and our loved ones come in contact with at home, it’s essential for our businesses to thrive for many reasons. Here are a few:
- Our businesses depend on our workers and need this information to decide which products to buy for the workplace.
- Requiring ingredient disclosure levels the playing field for the many NYS businesses — including many proud NYSBC members — who are already acting responsibly.
- We believe consumer awareness will tip the market to the favor of our domestic manufacturers (especially in the growing green tech industry) that are essential to a vibrant economy.
- The toxins in our cleaning products ultimately enter our water ways upon which we all depend.

Let’s protect our people, our land, and our economy. Let’s see this through.

We need to know what's in our cleaning products! In the State of the State, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the completion of the Household Cleaning Product Ingredient Disclosure guidance requiring companies to post full ingredient details by the start of next year. Now it's February and the guidance isn't public. What's the hold-up? WE NEED YOU. Call Governor Cuomo today - with your help we can get the guidance released next Wednesday. 1-518-474-8390

For those in the Hudson area, this exciting event offers perspectives from business, science, education & faith on how we can work together to achieve a sustainable future! Great lineup of speakers including keynote David Levine of the American Sustainable Business Council.

Re>Think Local, Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson, Sustainable Westchester, Green Business Partnership, Catskill Mountainkeeper

Talking Sen$e: How do we achieve a sustainable future?

January 28, 2018, 3:00pm - January 28, 2018, 4:00pm

Perspectives from business, science, education & faith. Keynote speaker: David Levine, co-founder and CEO of American Sustainable Business Council Panelists: Sara Hsu, Associate Profession of Economics, SUNY New Paltz Mark Dunlea, chairperson of Green Education and Legal Fund Rabbi Glenn Jacob, executive director of NY Interfaith Power and Light Michael O'Hara, Columbia County CCL representative Moderators: Karen Frishkoff and Bug Nichols Light refreshments to follow

Tune in LIVE NOW to the first "medicare for all" meeting held in our nation's capitol.


Please help us advance the NY Health Act, make New York the first State to adopt a single payer system, and relieve small businesses of the financial burden of navigating and providing health care for employees. Together, we can make this happen!
Governor Andrew Cuomo
Richard N. Gottfried
Campaign for New York Health
Buffalo First!
Local First Ithaca
Business Leaders of Colors (BLoC)
The Sustainable Enterprise & Entrepreneur Network (The SEEN)
Re>Think Local
Binghamton Regional Sustainability Coalition (BRSC)
American Sustainable Business Council

The Medicare for All National Town Hall is live from Washington. It's time to make health care a right.