Conference 2022 Registration

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Register Now For The
5th Annual Empire State Energy Conference

WHEN: Monday August 29 - Tuesday August 30
WHERE: THE OTESAGA RESORT HOTEL, COOPERSTOWN, NY

The 5th Annual Empire State Energy Conference will bring energy industry leaders and supporters from across New York to the Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown, New York. All associations and affiliates located in New York and the Northeast are welcome to participate in this two-day conference, featuring:

  • ESEA and UNYEA Meetings
  • Various business sessions
  • Numerous sponsorship opportunities
  • Welcome Cocktail Reception
  • Table Top Displays
  • Outdoor Truck Exhibits (5 Spaces Available)
  • NORA Education Classes
  • Networking Reception with Live Entertainment
  • Keynote with Senator Oberacker
  • Golf at Legendary Leatherstocking Golf Course

Thank you to all our 2021 Conference Sponsors

Attention all previous event supporters: multiple high-visibility sponsorship opportunities are available for this year's 5th Annual Empire State Energy Conference.

Show your continued support while putting your brand in the best of company. Can we count on your continued support?

Thank You to Our 2021 Conference Sponsors

Sprague
Federated Insurance
Altria
Consumer Focus
NetZero Biofuels
PriMedia
Ray Murray Inc.
Renewable Energy Group
Advanced Fuel Solutions
Buckeye Energy Services LLC
Global
Oilheat Associates
Powderhorn
Nebraska Soybean Board

Thank You to Our 2021 Conference Golf Tee Sponsors

Bick & Heintz
Consumer Focus
Federated Insurance
Global
Long Energy
Main Care
Mirabito Energy
Net Zero Biofuels
Oilheat Associates
PriMedia
Qualpay
Reinhardt Corp
Scott Smith & Son
Sprague
Talley Petroleum Enterprises
Valero
Westmor Industries
Wever Petroleum

Rates are as follow: (Aug 28th - 31st)
Room Type Dates Rate Location
Standard Room Rate Aug. 28-31 $359 The Otesaga, Cooperstown, NY
Call the reservation desk
800-348-6222
Monday-Saturday 8:30am-7pm (hours vary). Make sure to mention the group name (EMPIRE STATE ENERGY ASSOCIATION) and dates for the discounted rate.
Or you can
BOOK ONLINE NOW
Be sure to use group code
3546929 for the discounted rate.
Upgrade room types available upon request. Subject to upgrade fees based on availability.
Room Block Cut-Off Date: Thursday, July 28

Sunday August 28, 2022

4:00PM-4:30PM UNYEA Board Meeting (UNYEA Board Members Only)
4:30PM-5:15PM UNYEA Annual Meeting (UNYEA Members Only)

Monday August 29, 2022

8:30AM-11:30AM NORA Tank Training Seminar
9:00AM-9:15AM ESEA Annual Meeting (ESEA Members Only)
9:15AM-10:45AM ESEA Board Meeting (ESEA Board Members Only)
11:30AM Lunch (all attendees)
12:30PM Golf
12:30PM-5:00PM Vendor Setup
6:00PM-7:00PM Welcome Cocktail Reception (Sponsored by Sprague)
Dinner on your own

Tuesday August 30, 2022

7:15AM Vendor Setup
8:00AM Breakfast
9:00AM-5:00PM Business Sessions
12:00PM-1:30PM Keynote Lunch (all attendees)
5:30PM Trolley to Ommegang Brewery
6:00PM-8:30PM Networking Reception featuring singer / songwriter Jordan Stoner at the Ommegang Brewery



Peter Oberacker
NY State Senator

Senator Peter Oberacker is serving his first term representing the 51st Senate District. Elected in 2020 during a global pandemic, Senator Oberacker is keenly aware of the many critical issues and concerns facing the nine counties he represents.

Senator Oberacker’s leading priorities include:

  • Expanding broadband access to meet the needs of the entire state, specifically rural areas that have been left behind;
  • Supporting small businesses, ensuring they have the resources needed to increase employment;
  • Assisting volunteer EMS squads with training requirements, recruitment, and retention;
  • Improving infrastructure including upstate roads and bridges.

Senator Oberacker is serving as the ranking member on both the Internet & Technology and Alcoholism & Substance Abuse committees. Additionally, he is serving on the Education, Health, Higher Education, and Judiciary committees.

Prior to his election to the state senate, Peter served in county and town government.

Peter is a member of his local Fire Department and EMS squad, a small business owner and an accomplished sausage maker.

Presentation: Keynote Address - Tuesday

SPEAKER:TBD

NYS Dept of Tax & Finance

MORE INFO COMING SOON

Presentation: Petroleum Business Tax



MIKE DEVINE
President of NORA

On March 1st, 2022, Michael Devine became the President of the National Oilheat Research Alliance. As a government-sanctioned “check-off” program, NORA is funded by an excise tax on every gallon of heating oil sold and that money is carefully reinvested in research and education programs. Michael oversees the operations of NORA, which include Consumer & Professional Education, Energy Efficiency & Safety, and Research & Development. As the liquid heating fuel sector continues to evolve, Michael will help sheppard the transition to increasing the usage of biofuels as a powerful alternative to electrification and a more impactful approach to reducing the country’s dependence on foreign energy resources, lowering carbon emissions, providing comfort, and securing domestic jobs. As the NORA President, Michael hopes to help shape the future of the liquid heating fuels industry, giving homeowners wise choices for how to heat their homes.

Michael comes to NORA after having served as Vice President of Sales & Business Development for World Energy. As part of the Senior Management Team at World Energy, he managed day to day activities for sales and volumes at terminals and related operations, prepared monthly and annual budgets, and developed key national accounts including FedEx, UPS, Chevron, Ryder, The Union Pacific Railroad, and many others. Prior to his time at World Energy, Michael was the CEO of Earth Energy Alliance, which he founded in 2009, to assist the petroleum distribution industry in reducing the carbon footprint of their fuel by increasing the use of renewable liquid fuels. His company worked closely with renewable energy wholesalers, Bioheat distributors and the National Biodiesel Board (now Clean Fuels Alliance of America).

Michael has deep roots in the oilheat industry. He began his career in his family’s business, Devine Brothers of Norwalk, Connecticut. Michael started from the ground up, initially as a truck driver and service technician, growing into roles as sales manager, vice president, and president of the 50+ employee, third generation business. Michael served as a member of the NORA Board of Directors and additionally served member of the Governing Board of the Clean Fuels America Alliance, he and has been a positive and active voice in supporting the oilheat and liquid heating fuels industry for decades.

Presentation: NORA 101

While most owners and general managers of heating oil companies are familiar with the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA), many do not know all of the services and programs that NORA provides to the liquid heating industry. Michael Devine who is the new President of NORA, will provide a synopsis of the organization, the programs and services that NORA provides and role that NORA plays to advance the oil heat industry.



JOHN JENNING
Counsel at Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

John is Counsel at Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, where he has worked as a government affairs attorney for the last fifteen years. He advocates on behalf of a range of businesses, professional associations, and not for profit entities. He has particular experience representing clients in biotechnology, energy, higher education, and other highly regulated industries. He also assists clients strategize regarding the availability of and access to a variety of government funding mechanisms and other programs. Before he joined the Government Affairs department, he practiced for several years in the trial department, gaining invaluable experience honing his writing and advocacy skills representing clients in complex commercial litigation matters.

He serves as ESEA's retained lobbyist, and is also an adjunct professor in the Political Science department at Roberts Wesleyan College.




EMILIO A. F. PETROCCIONE, Esq.
Principal of the Petroccione Law Firm, LLC

As principal of the Petroccione Law Firm, LLC located in Albany, New York, Emilio has been counsel to ESEA and has represented energy marketers since beginning his law career in 1983. He is an attorney with more than 35 years of experience practicing regulatory and government affairs law before the New York State Legislature, the Governor's Office, State Agencies, and the Courts.

Emilio received his law degree from Albany Law School and a bachelor degree in science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is admitted to practice law before all New York State courts and the United States Supreme Court. Emilio has been a registered state lobbyist since 1986 and is a member of the New York State Bar Association.

Presentation: ESEA's Legislative & Regulatory Update



JOHN LEVEY
Consultant and Educator to the Energy Industry

John Levey is a consultant and educator with over 40 years experience in the HVAC industry.

He serves as Director of Education for the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA); serves on the National Fire Protection Association Technical Committee on Liquid Fuel Burning Equipment (NFPA-31); and is a member of the Underwriter's Laboratories Standards Technical Panel for Above Ground Oil Tanks (UL-80).

John wrote and co-produced seventeen training videos for the Oilheat industry and is the author of NORA's publication "Heating Oil Storage Tanks, Guide for Quality Installation and Maintenance."

Presentation: NORA Technical Training



RYAN HOERNER
District Marketing Manager - New York
Ryan Hoerner is a District Marketing Manager for Federated Insurance. Ryan lives in Syracuse, NY and leads ten marketing territories across the state of New York.

Ryan began his career with Federated in June 2009 as a marketing development trainee. In 2010 Ryan accepted a marketing representative role in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Ryan was a marketing rep for 3.5 years before being promoted to District Marketing Manager in August of 2013.

Ryan grew up in Hershey, Pennsylvania and graduated from Shippensburg University with a bachelors in Marketing and Finance.

Ryan and his wife Samantha have 2 daughters. Kyleigh is 4 years old and Mollie is 1 year old.

Presentation: TBD

Additional speakers will be announced

Tabletop exhibits include a draped table and two chairs and one complimentary attendance ($275 value); additional personnel need to register as regular attendees.

The diagram below shows the location of all 28 exhibit tables, which are located in the room where the attendees will be seated and in the foyer outside session room. As seen in the schedule, there are 15 minutes between all sessions and 30 minutes after lunch to allow for networking, plus you can dine with attendees during the lunch hour and the welcome reception is included. Your exhibit space includes one complimentary ticket, good for all sessions, breakfast, two lunches and the welcome cocktail reception. Tickets for golf and Tuesday night networking reception can be purchased separately. Contact Kris DeLair for information on truck exhibits kdelair@eseany.org.

Reserved Tables

Table 1: Amthor International

Table 2: Available

Table 3: Available

Table 4: Available

Table 5: Available

Table 6: Tri Tank

Table 7: Available

Table 8: Available

Table 9: W.B. Hill

Table 10: DeMartini Oil Equipment
Table 11: Otodata

Table 12: PriMedia

Table 13: Westmor Industries

Table 14: Federated Insurance

Table 15: Bick & Heintz

Table 16: Available

Table 17: Available

Table 18: Available

Table 19: Available

Table 20: Available
Table 21: Available

Table 22: Available

Table 23: Available

Table 24: Available

Table 25: Available

Table 26: Available

Table 27: Available

Table 28: Available

Truck Exhibitors

Bick & Heintz
Amthor International

Tee off in a picturesque lakeside setting at Leatherstocking golf course, one of the most scenic and challenging resort golf courses in Upstate New York, or anywhere on the East Coast. Designed in 1909 by Devereux Emmet, this award-winning golf course features naturally contoured terrain that rolls along the postcard-perfect shores of Lake Otsego.

Attendees can enjoy a round of golf at the Leatherstocking Golf Course Monday August 29 at 12:30pm. Shotgun start. Fee includes cart, green fees, on course beverages, along with lunch for all attendees at Leatherstocking Golf Grill patio.

Cost:
Price Per Golfer:
Individual: $175
Foursome: $680

Golf Sponsorships Available

Tee Sign Sponsor: $250
Beverage Cart Sponsor: $1000

Click here to see golf sponsorships.

Date/Time: Monday, August 29 | 8:30 - 11:30

NORA Code and Tank Training
(3 CE Credits)

This program is intended for owners and managers. Service technicians and installers are also welcome.

Part 1 - Code requirements you’re probably unaware of but really need to be following.
  • What is a worst-case depressurization test?
  • How much combustion is required for the appliances you install? How do your installers know?
Part 2 - Fuel tank installation and maintenance updates.
  • Codes and installation instructions have changed, make sure your installers and service techs understand and follow current requirements.
  • Learn about installation and maintenance practices that lengthen the life of tanks, improve customer satisfaction and keep your insurance company happy.
Click here to register.



Keynote



Peter Oberacker
NY State Senator

Senator Peter Oberacker is serving his first term representing the 51st Senate District. Elected in 2020 during a global pandemic, Senator Oberacker is keenly aware of the many critical issues and concerns facing the nine counties he represents.

Senator Oberacker’s leading priorities include:

  • Expanding broadband access to meet the needs of the entire state, specifically rural areas that have been left behind;
  • Supporting small businesses, ensuring they have the resources needed to increase employment;
  • Assisting volunteer EMS squads with training requirements, recruitment, and retention;
  • Improving infrastructure including upstate roads and bridges.

Prior to his election to the state senate, Peter served as a member of the Otsego County Board of Representatives where he chaired the Public Works Committee, served as vice-chair of the Administration Committee, and was a member of Human Services, Negotiations, and Inter-Governmental Affairs committees. Previously, Peter served as Maryland Town Supervisor and as a town board member.

A dedicated community member, Peter is a member of his local Fire Department and EMS squad and is a member of the Masonic Lodge. Peter is a graduate of Schenevus High School and SUNY Delhi. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Shannon, of 34 years. They have two adult children.

Live Music Featuring Jordan Stoner

Born and raised in Stanfordville, New York, Jordan is the eldest of Wendy and Brian Stoner’s six children. Growing up in a musical family, Jordan took up drums at age 13 and played his first club gig at age 15 with “The Stoners”, the family band consisting of Jordan, brother Brandon on bass, Dad on guitar and vocals and Mom on vocals, playing classic rock and country cover tunes. After 16 years in the business, Jordan has honed his vocal skills and developed his own style to become one of the premier singers and entertainers around. Surrounding himself with some of the best musicians in the business, Jordan Stoner and his band, the Crash Test Silverados, is ready to take the country music world by storm!

Click here and listen to his latest tracks!

Silent Auction to benefit Energy Marketers of America Small Business Committee PAC.

Please note: The money used to pay for these auction items (by the winning bidders) must be personal money only, not corporate!

Winning bidders can make payment via check or credit card (American Express, Visa or Master Card).

We invite you to support EMA's important work and commitment to our industry by contributing a donation of an item or service for the auction.

Your contributions will help elect individuals who are supportive of small business and independent energy marketers and who support EMA's legislative and regulatory agenda.

Contact Kris Delair via email at kdelair@eseany.org if you would like to donate a gift to the auction.

Attendee & Exhibitor Registration Information

REGISTRATION:
Registration (includes breakfast, 2 lunches, welcome cocktail reception and all program content.

Attendee:
$275 per person

GOLF OUTING:
Includes cart, green fees and on course beverages.

Cost:
Price Per Golfer:
Individual: $175
Foursome: $680
Tee Sign Sponsor: $250
EXHIBITORS:
Tabletop exhibits include a draped table and two chairs and one complimentary attendance ($275 value); additional personnel need to register as regular attendees.

Cost:
$575

TRUCK EXHIBITORS:
All truck exhibitors, please contact Kris Delair at kdelair@eseany.org. or call 518-280-6645.
NETWORKING RECEPTION AT OMMEGANG:
(Includes dinner buffet, open bar and live entertainment)

Cost:
$100

SEMINAR GUEST:
Fully registered attendees may bring staff/employees from their office to attend the business seminars only at no additonal cost. (Does not include Food & Bar).

Company Information:

Company Name:
Contact Person:
Address:
Phone:
E-mail Address:

Attendees & Exhibitors:

Rates
Attendee   Exhibitor  
Exhibit Non-Member


Attendee #1:

   Add Golf
   Add Networking Reception


Attendee #2:

   Add Golf
   Add Networking Reception


Attendee #3:

   Add Golf
   Add Networking Reception


Attendee #4:

   Add Golf
   Add Networking Reception

Attendee Total:

$

Golfer Total:

$

Reception Total:

$

Exhibit Total:

$

Business Session Attendees Only:

If you have filled out an attendee field above, your registration already includes a business session. Only fill these fields if you wish to bring a guest for the business session only at no additional cost (Does not include Food & Bar).

$

Sponsorships Available:

Exclusive Welcome Cocktail Reception Sponsor
2 Full Conference Registration, 2 Networking Reception and a Complimentary exhibit table | Onsite signage, company logo in memberletter & website
$3,500

RESERVED BY

Gold Sponsor
2 Full Conference Registration, 2 Networking Reception and a Complimentary exhibit table | Onsite signage, company logo in memberletter & website
$3,000

Silver Sponsor
1 Full Conference Registration, 1 Networking Reception and a Complimentary exhibit table | Onsite signage, company logo in memberletter & website
$2,000


Bronze Sponsor
1 Full Conference Registration | Half Off Discounted Exhibit/TableTop ($287.50 if exhibitor selected) | OnSite signage, company logo in memberletter & website
$1,000

Exclusive ESEA Meeting Sponsor
Meeting signage, company logo in member letter & website
$600

Exclusive UNYEA Meeting Sponsor
Meeting signage, company logo in member letter & website
$600


Exclusive Breakfast Sponsor -
Aug. 29

1 Full Conference Registration, 1 Networking Reception | Onsite signage, company logo in memberletter & website
$2,000
Exclusive Kickoff Lunch Sponsor (on the Leatherstocking Grill Patio)- Aug. 29
1 Full Conference Registration, 1 Networking Reception and a Complimentary exhibit table, | Onsite signage, company logo in memberletter & website
$2,500

$500 discount if both lunch sponsorships are taken together - $4,500 total


RESERVED BY

Exclusive Keynote Lunch Sponsor - Aug. 30
1 Full Conference Registration, 1 Networking Reception and a Complimentary exhibit table | Onsite signage, company logo in memberletter & website
$2,500

$500 discount if both lunch sponsorships are taken together - $4,500 total


Exclusive Coffee Break Sponsor
Exclusive | Onsite signage, company logo in memberletter & website
$1,000

RESERVED BY

Exclusive A/V Sponsor
Exclusive | Onsite signage, company logo in memberletter & website
$1,000
Exclusive Trolley Sponsor
Trolley signage, company logo in member letter & website
$1,500

RESERVED BY


Exclusive Ommegang Networking Reception Sponsor
2 Full Conference Registration, 2 Networking Reception and a Complimentary exhibit table | Onsite signage, company logo in memberletter & website
$3,500

RESERVED BY

Exclusive Entertainment Sponsor
Exclusive | Onsite signage, company logo in member letter & website
$1,500

Discounts for multiple sponsorships, please contact Kris Delair for details.


Sponsorship Total:

$

Golf Sponsorships

Tee Sign Sponsorships Price: $250

$

Exclusive Golf Beverage Cart Sponsor: $1000

Signage, company logo in member letter & website
$1,000


Exclusive Mulligan Sponsor: $500

Signage, company logo in member letter & website
$500

Mulligans will be $20.00 for 4 (will be sold day of)

Registration Total:

$

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Thank you to our 2022 sponsors

PREMIER SPONSOR
EXCLUSIVE WELCOME COCKTAIL RECEPTION SPONSOR
EXCLUSIVE OMMEGANG NETWORKING RECEPTION SPONSOR
GOLD SPONSOR
EXCLUSIVE KICKOFF LUNCH SPONSOR
EXCLUSIVE TROLLEY SPONSOR
EXCLUSIVE COFFEE BREAK SPONSOR

TEE SIGN SPONSORS


Hudson Valley Oil & Energy Council (HVOEC)


Scott Smith & Son


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