The Rochester Area Chambers of Commerce are hosting a special forum on Oct. 3—“Election 2012: The Issues Business People Need to Know (and care about).” Panelists include Unshackle Executive Director Brian Sampson, NFIB state Director Michael Durant and New York Farm Bureau Deputy Director Jeff Williams.

The New York State Board of Regents holds its next meeting today and tomorrow (Sept. 10 and 11.)

The Joint Commission on Public Ethics meets in Albany today (Sept. 10) at 10:30 am.

The New York state Association of Counties (NYSAC), a statewide municipal association representing all 57 New York counties and the City of New York, holds its annual Fall Seminar Wednesday through Friday (Sept. 12 -14) in Onondaga County.

Primary elections will be held on Thursday (Sept. 13).

The Business Council of NYS holds its 2012 Annual Meeting at the Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing Sept. 19 through 21.

The state’s 10 Regional Economic Development Councils are scheduled to submit their top projects for review by the state on Sept. 24.

The Senate’s Committee on Energy and Telecommunications holds a public hearing in Somerset, NY on Tuesday, Sept. 25 “to consider and analyze the long-term base load energy generation and transmission needs of the State of New York.”

The NYS Racing & Wagering Board holds its next meeting at its office in Schenectady on Thursday, Sept. 27.