CenterState CEO Announces 15 Business of the Year Finalists

Posted on March 7, 2018

Congratulations To Our Business Of The Year Finalists

SYRACUSE, NY – CenterState CEO congratulates 15 member businesses and organizations for their outstanding achievement during the past year. CenterState CEO’s Business of the Year finalists were selected from the largest-ever pool nominated for this honor. This high-caliber slate of nominees made for a very competitive process.


Business of the Year Finalists

More Than 50 Employees

C & S Companies

Pathfinder Bank

Thompson & Johnson Equipment Co.

Less Than 50 Employees
CH Insurance

Ichor Therapeutics

Northeast Information Discovery, Inc.  

Community Involvement
BlueRock Energy


SUNY Upstate Medical University

Liberty Resources, Inc.

McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center

Nascentia Health, Inc.

Minority-owned Business
(in partnership with the Upstate Minority Economic Alliance)
Medicare Made Simple, LLC


Brackens Financial Solutions Network, LLC.

“These member businesses stand out among an incredible competitive field of nominees for their outstanding success and for the role they play in strengthening our community,” said Robert Simpson, president, CenterState CEO. ”During the last year, these companies have excelled in creating jobs, making new investments and engaging with the community.”

A single company will be recognized in each category at CenterState CEO’s 2018 Annual Meeting, April 19, for their commitment to growth, improving our community and creating tangible impacts on our economy. This year’s theme of Pivot will also explore the importance of shifting approaches to adjust to ever changing social, demographic and economic forces. Just as dynamic businesses must be agile to stay competitive in today’s economy, progressive communities must also be responsive to changing circumstances in order to drive growth and progress.


Tickets to the CenterState CEO Annual Meeting can be purchased at, or by contacting Lisa Metot, at (315) 470-1800. 

Doors open at 11:30 a.m., program begins promptly at 12:00 p.m.



Presenting Sponsors of the 2018 CenterState CEO Annual Meeting are CPS Recruitment, Inc. and Nascentia Health, Inc.. Corporate Sponsors are Crouse Health; C&S Companies; Engie Resources; INFICON, Inc.; OBG; Preferred Mutual Insurance Company; SRC, Inc.; Stickley, Audi and Co.;; and Wegmans Food and Pharmacy. Media Sponsors are News Radio 570 WSYR Now on 106.9 FM; Business Journal News Network; Advanced Media New York; and Visual Technologies.


About CenterState CEO

CenterState CEO is an independent and forward thinking economic development strategist, business leadership organization and chamber of commerce; dedicated to the success of its members and the prosperity of the region. We serve as an advocate and resource for smart business, catalyze and facilitate regional growth, and promote community prosperity through results-driven partnerships, planning and problem-solving.


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