CenterState CEO Celebrates 2017’s Economic Champions!
Posted on October 12, 2017
SYRACUSE, NY – The Economic Champions Luncheon, presented by Fust Charles Chambers LLP, brought together a record crowd of more than 775 CenterState CEO members, community leaders and guests to the Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center at Oncenter. During the event, CenterState CEO recognized 289 companies as 2017 Economic Champions for their collective hiring of more than 5,000 employees, nearly 2 million square-feet of expansions, and $975 million in capital investments. Companies were nominated as Economic Champions for their accomplishments throughout the year by peers, employees and staff.
"Through this event we celebrate the companies that are at the forefront of our region’s growth and economic progress,” said CenterState CEO President Robert Simpson. “With each capital investment, new hire, expansion or new business, Central New York’s economy is strengthened. Their achievements – no matter how big or small – echoes throughout the regional economy and impacts us all.”
The luncheon also featured remarks from Quentin Hillsman, Head Coach, Syracuse University Women’s Basketball. Hillsman shared his motivational insight on leadership, team building and community engagement. Since taking over the Syracuse Women’s Basketball program in 2006, Hillsman has guided the Orange to unprecedented heights, becoming the all-time winningest coach in school history and transforming the program into a national championship contender. The keynote speaker sponsor is AmeriCU Credit Union.
“Congratulations to CenterState CEO’s 2017 Economic Champions, and thank you for the growth, diversity and opportunities you all have inspired across this region,” said Hillsman. “We look forward to celebrating not only your accomplishments of the past year, but also the example that has been and continues to be set for our communities that teamwork is paramount to economic growth, and that the leadership capabilities of one can truly impact the lives of many in a limitless and positive way.”
The CenterState CEO Community Visionary Award, sponsored by Wegmans Food and Pharmacy, was presented to Jubilee Homes of Syracuse, Inc., for its more than 30 years of service to the community. This award is given to a person, company or association that embodies the vision of economic opportunity and has had a significant impact on community prosperity.
“Jubilee Homes of Syracuse is a catalyst for achieving the long-term revitalization of Syracuse’s southwest side,” said Evelyn Carter, director of community relations at Wegmans. “What truly makes them so deserving of this award is their vision and ongoing commitment to improving lives of others through affordable housing, business growth and development, and youth programming and employment opportunities. Wegmans is proud to support CenterState CEO's Community Visionary Award, and to recognize Jubilee Homes for all their efforts.”
CenterState CEO Thanks the 2017 Economic Champions Luncheon Sponsors
Presenting: Fust Charles Chambers, LLP
Corporate: CBD Companies
Community Visionary Award: Wegmans Food & Pharmacy
Speaker Sponsor: AmeriCU Credit Union
Video Sponsor: WCNY/415 Productions
Parking Sponsor: C&S Companies
Media: Advance Media New York
Business Journal News Network
News Radio 570 WSYR Now on 106.9 FM
Visual Technologies Corp.
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. www.centerstateceo.com
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2017 Economic Champions
ACC Technical Services, Inc.
AT & T
AT&T Premier Technologies
Adirondack Physical & Occupational Therapy
Advance Media New York
Aerospace Alliance of Upstate New York
Air Innovations, Inc.
Ale "n" Angus Pub
All Money Spends
All Seasonings Ingredients, Inc.
All Times Publishing, LLC
All Star Alley & Tavern
Aloha Japanese Bento Express
AmeriCU Credit Union
Answer Syracuse - A Division of Finger Lakes Business Services
Ascent AeroSystems, Inc.
Atlantic Testing Laboratories Limited
Avalon Document Services
Bankers Healthcare Group
Barton & Loguidice, D.P.C.
Beak & Skiff Apple Farms
Bell & Spina, Architect-Planners, P.C.
Berkshire Hathaway CNY Realty
Best Western Plus East Syracuse Inn
Best Western Plus Hotel & Conference Center
BlueRock Energy, Inc.
BodyMind Float Center
Bowers & Company CPAs, PLLC
Breakout Games - Syracuse
Bronstein Container Co., Inc.
Business Journal News Network
CBD Companies of CNY, LLC
C & S Companies
C.H. Insurance Brokerage Services Co., Inc./C.H. Benefits Co., Inc.
CABVI Syracuse Industries
Cameron Group, LLC
Camillus Senior Pointe Apartments
Caps and Wraps Beauty Supply
Catholic Charities of Onondaga County
Cathy's Cookie Kitchen
Cazenovia Bagel Co.
Central New York Community Foundation, Inc.
Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County
Chimera Integrations, LLC
Chocolate Pizza Co., Inc.
Clinton's Ditch Cooperative Co., Inc.
CNY Biotech Accelerator
CNY Fertility Center
Community Bank, NA
Cortland Regional Medical Center
Covey Computer Software
CPS Recruitment, Inc.
Crave Dessert Studio
Creole Soul Café
Crest Cadillac - Acura
Crowne Plaza Hotel & Conference Center
Cueva Contract Inc. dba Interior Innovations
Cushman & Wakefield/Pyramid Brokerage Company
Dannible & McKee, LLP
Darco Manufacturing, Inc.
Darwin on Clinton
Dave and Buster's
del Lago Resort & Casino
Dermody, Burke & Brown,CPAs, LLC
Dig Safely New York, Inc.
Dot Foods, Inc.
Doubletree Hotel Syracuse
Drago Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Dupli Envelope & Graphics/PCI
Ed & Ed Business Technology, Inc.
Edwards Agency, LLC
Elderwood at Liverpool
Embassy Suites by Hilton Syracuse-Destiny USA
EMPOWER Federal Credit Union
Environmental Design & Research, Landscape Architecture, Engineering & Environmental Services, D.P.C.
Eric Mower + Associates
Ernst & Young, LLP
EZ3D Technologies, Inc.
Fabio's Antica Cucina
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
Feldmeier Equipment, Inc.
Finger Lakes Technologies Group, Inc.
Food Bank of Central New York
Fulton Screen Printing
Fust Charles Chambers LLP
G & C Food Distributors and Brokers, Inc.
Gannon's Ice Cream Inc. - Destiny
Gardner & Capparelli CPAs, LLP
Gasparini Sales, Inc.
Gilbane Building Company
Giovanni Food Co., Inc.
Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways, Inc.
Go Green Supply CNY
Good Nature Farm Brewery & Tap Room
Greater Syracuse Business Development Corp. (GSBDC)
Grober Nutrition, LLC
Grossman St. Amour Certified Public Accountants PLLC
GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.
Hampton Inn & Suites - Syracuse/North (Airport Area)
Haylor, Freyer & Coon, Inc.
Herkimer County Community College
Hezel Associates: Evaluation, Research & Planning
Hillside Work Scholarship Connection
Hilton Garden Inn Syracuse
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Oswego
Holiday Inn Express Airport
Homewood Suites by Hilton-Syracuse/Carrier Circle
Hotel Syracuse Restoration, LLC
ICS Solutions Group
ICM Controls Corp.
Infiniti of Syracuse
JC Jones & Associates, LLC
Jefferson Clinton Hotel
Jubilee Homes of Syracuse
King + King Architects
Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt
Last House on the Block Ministries
Le Moyne College
Karen E. Lawitts, DDS
Liberty Resources, Inc.
Liverpool Art Center
Lockheed Martin MST
M & T Bank
Mack Brothers Boiler & Sheet Iron Works
Malara Eyecare & Eyewear Gallery
C.T. Male Associates
Marquardt Switches, Inc.
Marriott Syracuse Downtown
McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center
Metro Fitness Clubs
Mill House Market
Mohawk Global Logistics
Mohawk Valley Community College
Morrisville State College
Morse Manufacturing Co., Inc.
MultiMed Billing Service, Inc.
Museum of Science & Technology
NBC3, CBS5, CW6 and CNYCentral.com
Nascentia Health, Inc.
Nickels Energy Solutions
Northeast Natural Homes, Inc./Northeast Green Building Consulting LLC
Oneida Indian Nation
Onondaga County Water Authority
Onondaga Small Business Development Center
Orso's Nu-Look Collision Centers
Peregrine Development Company
Phoebe's Restaurant & Coffee Lounge
Pinckney Hugo Group
Pioneer Companies, A CP Realty Company
Pioneer Warehousing & Distribution, LLC
Primerica Financial Services
Progressive Expert Consulting, Inc.
Quadrant Biosciences, Inc.
Quality Mechanical Services, Inc.
Rapid Response Monitoring Services, Inc.
Research & Marketing Strategies, Inc. (RMS)
Roth North America
SS Funding & Procurements Resources, LLC
Saab Defense & Security USA LLC
Salt City Coffee
Salt City Grille
Scotch 'n Sirloin Restaurant
SGTR LLC & E. Smith Contractors LLC
Shaughnessy's Irish Pub
Simon's Agency, Inc.
Speach Family Candy Shoppe Inc.
Speedway Press, Inc.
Spinland Studios, LLC
St. Joseph's Health
Step Up Moment
Stewart's Shops Liverpool
Sugar & Company
Sun Auto Warehouse
Sunoco - Fulton Ethanol Plant
SUNY College at Cortland
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Sustainable Office Solutions, LLC
Syracuse Behavorial Healthcare
Syracuse Label & Surround Printing
Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists, PC
Syracuse Regional Airport Authority
Syracuse SCORE Chapter 98
T. Gschwender & Associates, Inc.
TemperaturePro of Syracuse
Tessy Plastics Corporation
The Bonadio Group
The DeClutter Coach
The Fish Friar
The Hearth at Greenpoint
The Lab Creative, LLC
The Little Tea Cart
The QMC Group
The Raymond Corporation
The Salvation Army
The Wolak Group Career Development
Thompson & Johnson Equipment Co., Inc.
Tom Anelli & Associates, PC
Tompkins Trust Company
Tradesmen International, Inc.
Turning Stone Resort Casino LLC
Universal Metal Works, LLC
Vera House, Inc.
Vince's Gourmet Imports
Vine & Barrel
Visions Federal Credit Union
Visual Technologies Corp.
Wegmans Food and Pharmacy
Welch Allyn, Inc.
West & Company Diamonds & Fine Jewelry
Wilcox Paper Company
Willey Lumber Company, Inc.
Wireless Business Group, LLC
Woodbine Group, Inc.
Wysocki's Lake Park Manor