CenterState CEO Annual Meeting

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Join CenterState CEO for the region’s premier annual gathering of business leaders for its 2023 Annual Meeting, presented by Crouse Health, Equitable, Nascentia Health, Tompkins Community Bank !

The event will explore the theme Amplifying Opportunity. Central New York has proven anything is possible when we believe in and rally around a common vision. Now is the moment to level up our efforts and optimize the growth that will undoubtedly transform this region. Massive new investments and shifts in global economic forces will drive additional opportunities to Central New York, impacting every aspect of our regional economy. By scaling successful strategies, leveraging partnerships and assets, and adopting an entrepreneurial mindset we can ensure our entire community benefits from the multiplier effect that will shape this region’s future.

CenterState CEO is excited to welcome keynote speaker David Hall, Managing Partner at Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, who will share how communities like Syracuse are the future of tech and innovation and primed to rise as startup cities. 

Business of the Year awards

The event also unveils the prestigious Business of the Year awards, recognizing member companies in five categories: Business with fewer than 50 Employees; Business with more than 50 Employees; Community Involvement; Nonprofit; and Minority-owned Business, in partnership with the Upstate Minority Economic Alliance. Be there to see who wins at the event.

Don't miss the Celebration!

This year’s event is presented in an all new format. Immediately following our high-energy program, join us for a reception celebrating business success and our region's exciting future, included in your ticket price. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, stations, beverages and live music from Symphoria while engaging with business and community leaders.

PROGRAM: 3 to 4:00 p.m.
RECEPTION: 4 to 6:00 p.m. 
Music sponsored and performed by Symphoria.  

$150 members; $175 non-members.
Bundle of 5 tickets:  $650 members; $750 non-members.
Bundle of 10 tickets:  $1,250 members; $1,500 non-members

Meet the Speaker:

David Hall, Managing Partner, Revolution Rise of the Rest Seed Fund

At Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, David Hall is responsible for investment sourcing, execution, and oversight of the Fund’s portfolio companies. Hall began his career with Revolution in 2006, serving as an investment professional across the firm, including as an investor with Revolution Growth and Revolution Ventures. He has worked closely with and served as a board director and observer for a number of Revolution’s portfolio companies, including Revolution Money (acquired by American Express), Booker (Acquired by MindBody), BenchPrep, FreightWaves, Foxtrot, and Understory.

Prior to Revolution, Hall was an executive with The Washington Post Company as director of Planning and Development. In this capacity, he managed corporate M&A and investments and launched new print and digital publications. Earlier in his career, he held positions at Akamai Technologies, Inc. and was a financial analyst at Morgan Stanley & Co. Inc. Hall received a B.A. in Economics from Morehouse College and a Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

Event Time

Apr 26th 2023
03:00 PM to 06:00 PM


Oncenter Complex


800 South State Street
Syracuse, NY 13202


Event Type

CEO Annual Events