NYSBG is an association formed to advance the interests of businesses, businessmen and businesswomen in the State of New York. Historically, NYSBG has engaged in lobbying efforts in Albany to encourage the passing of legislation favoring business in the State of New York. Membership also entitles members to access association benefits, including certain discount and other programs. Over the years, NYSBG has expanded its charter to provide benefits, not only to business owners, but to individual employees and retirees. NYSBG membership has been $60 per year since 2001.