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Yesterday was National Make a Friend Day.  Conincidentally, it was also our annual day to visit our legislators in Albany, NY.

Each year the The Business Council of Westchester goes with its members to visit state representatives.  We see all of the people in the Westchester delegation, the budget director, and sometimes, the governer.

We have a good friendly relationship even if we disagree on some things.

We got to enter the NYS Assembly Chamber and the speaker welcomed The Business Council of Westchester by Name:

They were debated some legislation as indicated by the board

This can get tedious but I don't think this representative would like to have this picture sent to his constituents.

If you are looking to make your Westchester NY or Fairfield CT business thrive please contact me.


Grant Schneider

Performance Development Strategies



Comments (21)

Joseph Doohan
Joseph Doohan - Las Vegas, NV
I offer business strategy advice for realtors

Thanks for this lovely post, great way to start the day! I hope you have a great day ahead.

Feb 13, 2020 12:46 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Grant.

At least he wasn't playing video games on a tablet or iPad. 

Feb 13, 2020 01:40 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Grant... that picture of the legislator reading the paper is priceless! James Dray also has a point!

Feb 13, 2020 03:43 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Dare I say, it beats visiting the White House!!  ok, I said it....

Feb 13, 2020 03:50 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Grant - what happens at the local/state level can often have more of an impact than what occurs in Washington.  It can help in many ways to have friends in high places.  Connections matter.  So does knowledge of how things "work".  

Feb 13, 2020 05:54 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Grant Schneider - What a great idea. YOu hear about Albany a lot in movies and TV and now I have an idea of what happens there. Thank you!

I have visited our old Capital in Phoenix one time. It was very informative and a little like visiting a museum (which it probably is considered)!

Feb 13, 2020 06:37 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am not sure that I would want to attend such a thing, I would be very saddened to see how things actually get done with our tax dollars.

Feb 13, 2020 06:46 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Grant, today is REALTOR Day at the Capitol in Denver also, and know many will be in attendance.

Feb 13, 2020 07:09 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Laura - of course, the main reason is lobbying for the BCW legislative agenda.

Joseph - thank you.  Have yourself a great day.

James - ha yes, maybe the network prevents it.

Nina - as I sat there I couldn't pass it up.

Barbara - we see everyone but we haven't done national yet.

Michael - it is important that we have respect whether we agree or disagree.

Sheri - yes, I think all state capital building carry a history.

Brian - yes, but the squeaky wheel will get the most notice.

Joan - yes, there is also Realtor Day here too.


Feb 13, 2020 08:15 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I love, love the last photo.  What an interesting bird's eye view into how the government works.  One would think they would be on their best behavior with so many observers.  We have election time in the city, and the sniping has begun...LOL A

Feb 13, 2020 11:36 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Grant it is always interesting to see our government at work or not

Feb 13, 2020 12:58 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Ron and Alexandra A - You would think so.  He is not in our area  but people talk and everyone has cell phones.

George - it is a very good experience to see.


Feb 13, 2020 08:22 PM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning Grant Schneider 

I've always maintained a working relationship with our State Legislators even before I became a sitting member of our town's Board of Selectmen

Feb 14, 2020 06:36 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Doug - that is the way to get your voice in and collaborate.

Feb 14, 2020 07:53 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Grant, for telling us about this special event. A great idea.

Feb 15, 2020 08:22 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Grant, I know Day at the Capital was yesterday and lots of Realtors always go to it.


Feb 15, 2020 08:47 AM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

I wish I could say I was shocked at the representative not representing, but, alas, I've felt very ignored by my elected officials lately......

Feb 15, 2020 09:42 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

That last photo shows how some or most of the legislators work for the people.

Feb 16, 2020 11:27 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Good for you, practicing what you preach, Grant! And, I love that last photo - soon there will be no papers to read in Charlotte. Our printer has filed for bankrupcy - very disappointing to Ray, who reads it cover-to-cover daily!

Feb 17, 2020 06:59 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Grant, great post, and know the REALTORS that go to the Capitol are valuable to our association.

Mar 05, 2020 05:02 PM

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