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Buffalo Legislative Breakfast a Rousing Success

By | February 1st, 2018|Categories: Member News|

Our Buffalo association continued its tradition of successful legislative breakfasts on January 25, when nearly 60 members, non-members, legislators and staff, and NAIFA-NYS representatives gathered in an elegant ballroom at Salvatore's Italian Gardens in Depew.  Senior NAIFA-NYS government relations staff briefed attendees on the legislative and regulatory challenges facing life insurance agents in New York [...]

NAIFA-NYS Announces Legislative Breakfast Schedule

By | January 5th, 2018|Categories: Member News|

Building on their successes in 2017 - when more New York locals held legislative breakfasts than in many, many years - the NAIFA-NYS locals have announced their 2018 calendar of legislative events.  The schedule begins on January 25, with a Buffalo legislative breakfast, followed by a Chautauqua association legislative luncheon.  The Western tour continues on January [...]

NAIFA Chautauqua Holds First Meeting of 2017-2018 Year

By | September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Member News|

Our NAIFA Chautauqua association kicked off its 2017-2018 year with a Board meeting and luncheon on Tuesday, September 19th.  NAIFA-NYS' Legislative Director, Mark Yavornitzki, was pleased to drive out to Jamestown to renew the state's ties with this small but very active local.  Mark spoke about how the state is becoming a stronger voice within the NAIFA federation [...]

Rochester Association Holds Successful Luncheon, Briefing

By | June 27th, 2017|Categories: Member News|

Our increasingly active NAIFA Rochester association held a special June 23 luncheon - a time for fellowship, yes, and for briefing attendees on the NAIFA-NYS Day on the Hill in Albany, the NAIFA Congressional Conference in DC, and the upcoming NAIFA Performance + Purpose Annual Conference in Orlando.  Led by NAIFA Rochester President Vinny Dallo, the event also looked [...]

GMR is Back! Legislative Breakfasts Return Downstate

By | June 19th, 2017|Categories: Member News|

As proof that GMR lives again, our downstate association held two legislative breakfasts - May 31 in Tarrytown and June 2 in Melville - that concluded our extremely successful 2017 local legislative breakfast program.  It was the beginning of a reinvigorated GMR after several years of unfortunate inactivity. In Tarrytown, GMR welcomed Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea [...]

Orange-Sullivan Takes First Step Toward Becoming a New Hudson Valley Local

By | April 28th, 2017|Categories: Member News|

In a legislative breakfast featuring Assembly Insurance Committee Chair Kevin Cahill (D, AD 103)—who explained the NAIFA-NYS legislative and regulatory agenda about as well as NAIFA-NYS government relations staff could—and Committee Member James Skoufis (D, AD 99), the Orange-Sullivan association made its first showing as a new, expanded Hudson Valley association on April 28. Ulster County association leadership [...]

Capital District Comes to Life for Legislative Breakfast

By | March 24th, 2017|Categories: Member News|

The once vibrant Capital District association held its second legislative breakfast in two years, at a go-to location for state legislators during Albany session.  The March 23 event at the Fort Orange Club featured Senator Neil Breslin (D, SD 44), Ranking Minority Member of the Insurance Committee; Senator (and former Assemblyman) James Tedisco and his Legislative [...]

Mohawk Valley Renews Legislative Breakfast Program

By | March 11th, 2017|Categories: Member News|

After a 15-year hiatus, the Mohawk Valley association held a legislative breakfast on March 10—bringing potential and existing members, including a 50-year veteran, together with their key local legislators.  The reawakening of Mohawk Valley's legislative programming is just one sign of the local-level energy that's sweeping throughout the state, and making clear that NAIFA-NYS is once again a strong and clear [...]

Syracuse Strengthens Commitment to Legislative Breakfasts

By | March 4th, 2017|Categories: Member News|

Syracuse's support for the concept of legislative breakfasts has never waned and, on March 3, association members welcomed their local legislators for an enthusiastic give-and-take regarding the NAIFA-NYS legislative and regulatory agenda.  Senate Deputy Majority Leader John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, SD 50) spoke at length about the NYS budget negotiations and his opposition to the Governor's Article 7 [...]

NAIFA-Buffalo Hosts 2017’s Inaugural Legislative Breakfast

By | January 31st, 2017|Categories: Member News|

In a packed room of members, local legislators and their aides, and state association staff, the NAIFA-Buffalo Legislative Breakfast on January 26 was an enthusiastic start to 2017 from one of the most enthusiastic New York locals.  It also kicked off the first leg of a NAIFA-NYS staff Western NY membership tour. There was an impressive showing [...]