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New York's largest, single-issue grassroots business coalition

2017 Advocate of the Year!

Western New York Businessman Bob Confer is 2017 Advocate of the Year.

Confer is the Vice President of Confer Plastics in North Tonowanda - the third generation in a family-owned manufacturer of swimming pool & spa accessories like ladders, steps; custom blow-molder (kayaks, docks, & more).

"Bob is a tireless partner," said Alliance Board of Directors Chair Larry Teal. "His actions and words exhibit a committment to small businesses by improving the business climate in New York State. He has a broad understanding and is not afraid to take a stand on issues that matter."

In addition to his advocacy work and running a small business, Confer writes a weekly opinion column for the Lockport Union Sun & Journal, the Niagara Gazette and Batavia Daily News which can also be read on his blog: http://www.bobconfer.net/

The Board also named the New York Chapter of the National Federation of Independent Businesses as the 2017 Advocacy Partner.

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Fighting for Affordable Health Insurance

In 1997, a handful of Upstate New York small business owners decided to take a stand against skyrocketing health insurance premiums and created The Employer Alliance for Affordable Health Care.

More than 20 years later, Employer Alliance has become a leading voice for small business affordability, advocating for measures to end government regulation and reduce health care costs Our members comprise of small business owners, sole proprietors, chambers of commerce and business associations throughout the state.

State lawmakers introduce close to 100 different health insurance mandates, fees, assessments and taxes and make other regulartoru changes that are harmful to small businesses.

Our member are advocating for change - writing letters and contacting their lawmakers to promote health insurance that people can afford.   

Would you like to learn more about New York's health insurance mandates? Read the Empire Center for Public Policy's latest report here.

It's time to make your voice know and let Albany know that YOUR health insurance is important to your employees and to your business. Join today!

Since 1986, small business owners identified the cost of health insurance as their top priority, surpassing unreasonable government regulations and federal taxes!

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