CenterState CEO Celebrates 2020 Economic Champions!

Posted on November 18, 2020

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SYRACUSE, NY – CenterState CEO’s Economic Champions, presented by Fust Charles Chambers LLP, hosted a virtual celebration of 295 companies as 2020 Economic Champions for their collective hiring of more than 2,400 employees, 5.6 million square-feet of expansions, and $752 million in capital investments. At a time of tremendous economic pressure, 88 businesses were recognized for opening new storefronts, offices and facilities, and 40 were highlighted for celebrating a milestone anniversary, speaking to businesses’ commitment to the local and regional economy. Companies were nominated as Economic Champions for their accomplishments throughout the year by CenterState CEO, peers, employees and staff.

“We know that 2020 has been an unprecedented, challenging year for businesses across all industries in Central New York,” said Robert Simpson, president of CenterState CEO. “We believe it is important to recognize the successes and bright spots that have emerged in the midst of it all - however big or small - because the tenacity and resilient spirt of our members is essential to our forward progress and emergence from this crisis. The accomplishments of these Economic Champions highlight the collective dedication of the business community to persevere through some of the most challenging of times. Working together this community is focused on building back stronger, and I am confident that we will celebrate even more Economic Champions in 2021.”

New this year, the event recognizes organizations that have demonstrated resilience and innovation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Innovation Excellence recognitions, sponsored by AmeriCU, acknowledge businesses and organizations that have made a significant innovation in 2020 in response to COVID-19 that contributed to growth or improved quality of life for the people of Central New York.

Resilient Response recognitions, sponsored by Dannible & McKee, acknowledge those that quickly adapted a product, service or program to respond to the COVID-19 crisis that exemplified its business resiliency and resulted in company growth or public benefit.

The CenterState CEO Community Visionary Award, sponsored by Wegmans Food and Pharmacy, was presented to the Allyn Family Foundation for embodying a vision of economic opportunity, and for its work to create a significant positive impact on community prosperity.

“Wegmans proudly recognizes the Allyn Family Foundation as the 2020 CenterState CEO Community Visionary Award recipient. With deep roots in the community the Allyn Foundation focuses its leadership and philanthropic resources to achieve permanent social change,” said Evelyn Ingram, director of Media and Community Relations, Wegmans Food & Pharmacy. “The Foundation has been instrumental in catalyzing initiatives such as Blueprint 15, the Early Childhood Alliance, and Work Train. Most notably this year, it advanced construction of the $25 million Salt City Market, a mixed-use building at an underutilized corner at the crossroads of downtown Syracuse and the south east gateway that will include a food hall, mixed income housing, and office space for nonprofits and the foundation. The project creates opportunity for diverse entrepreneurs through its partnership with CenterState CEO’s Up Start training program, and provides them with physical space to launch their businesses. We are honored to help recognize this incredible organization that is helping to move our community forward.”

“The Allyn Family Foundation appreciates the Community Visionary Award acknowledging our belief that our community possesses the human and social capital to build a more inclusive and prosperous community,” said Meg O'Connell, executive director of the Allyn Family Foundation. “Together, we can build strong families and vibrant neighborhoods in Central New York.”

CenterState CEO thanks the 2020 Economic Champions luncheon sponsors. Presenting: Fust Charles Chambers, LLP; Corporate: C&S Companies, CPS Recruitment, Lockheed Martin, National Grid, and SWBR; Community Visionary Award: Wegmans Food & Pharmacy; COVID-19 Innovation Excellence: AmeriCU Credit Union; COVID-19 Resilient Response: Dannible & McKee, LLP; Media: Central New York Business Journal, News Radio 570 WSYR Now on 106.9 FM, Visual Technologies. 

2020 Economic Champions

300 Washington St., LLC
325 Productions
415 S. Clinton, LLC
500 Salina Enterprises, LLC
A Dog Days Out Grooming Salon
A La Carte Business Services/Arete
A.W. Wander
Access Dental Laboratories
Acropolis Center, LLC
Acropolis Realty Group, LLC
Addis Building, LLC
Advance Media NY
Advanced Business Systems, Inc.
Air Innovations, Inc.
Alamo's Wine and Liquor
All Money Spends
Allyn Family Foundation
AmeriCU Credit Union
Angry Garlic
Anheuser-Busch InBev
Ansun Graphics
Anything But Beer
Appel Osborne Landscape Architecture
Associates for Women's Medicine
Assured Information Security AIS
Bankers Healthcare Group
Barton & Loguidice, D.P.C.
Beak & Skiff Apple Farms/1911 Established
Bee Unique
Black Cub Productions, LLC
Blink Fitness
Bloom on Willow
Blue White Robotics US
BME Company
Bohemia Beauty Bar
Bowers & Company CPAs
Brackens Financial Solutions Network, LLC
Bryant & Stratton College
Burn Kickboxing
Byrne Dairy, Inc.
C&S Companies
C.R. Fletcher Associates, Inc.
Cadaret Grant
Café Kubal
Capital Collection Management, LLC
Cell Phones for Less
Central New York Community Foundation
Century 21 Galloway
CH Insurance
Chocolate Pizza Company, Inc.
Clarkson University
CM Solutions
CNY Uniforms Plus
COAST Physical Therapy
Colgate University
Commonspace Warren, LLC
Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, Inc.
ComSource, Inc.
CoreLife Eatery
Corso's Cookies/The Decorated Cookie Company
Costello, Cooney & Fearon
Cowley Associates, Inc.
CPS Recruitment, Inc.
Crouse Health
Crunch Fitness
Cryomech, Inc.
Cushman & Wakefield, Pyramid Brokerage Company
Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.
Dannible & McKee, LLP
David’s Refuge
Daylight Blue Media Group
Delta Engineers, Architects, and Land Surveyors, DPC
Dermody, Burke & Brown, CPAs, LLC
Deys Plaza, LLC
Dibella's Subs
Digital Hyve
DiMarco, Abiusi & Pascarella, CPAs, PC
Downtown Decorations
Doyle Security Systems, Inc.
Dreissig Apparel, Inc.
Driver's Village
Dupli Envelope and Graphics/PCI
EagleHawk One, Inc.
Earthbound Trading Co.
Edison Innovative Power, LLC
Eget Liber, Inc.
Elderwood at Liverpool
Empire Polymer Solutions, LLC
Empire Syracuse Barbershop & Pub
Environmental Design and Research
Eva’s European Sweets
Fade Barber Shop
Famous Artists
Ferrara Fiorenza PC
Five Guys
Flo Studio
Food Bank of CNY
Freedom Commons
Fust Charles Chambers, LLP
Gardner & Capparelli
Gerharz Equipment, Inc.
Green Hills Farms
Grimsley Agency
Grossman St. Amour CPAs PLLC
Gypsy Freedom
Hack Upstate
Hancock & Estabrook
Hand in Health Massage Therapy
Haylor, Freyer & Coon, Inc.
Helio Health, Inc.
HOLT Architects, P.C.
Housing Visions Unlimited, Inc.
Huhtamaki, Inc.
Insero & Co. CPAs, LLP
Inspire Care of CNY
Interior Innovations
ISSI Technology Professionals
iV4, a ProArch Company
JAS Recruitment
Jessica Elizabeth Skin Care
JMA Wireless
JRD, Inc. dba CAM’s Pizzeria
K9 Crate Escape
Kate Spade of New York
KPH Healthcare Services Inc.
L. & J.G. Stickley, Inc.
Laboratory Alliance of Central New York
Laci's Tapas Bar
Landmark Theatre
Las Delicias
Laura Thorne Consulting
Layla's Authentic Spanish Restaurant
Leadership Greater Syracuse
Liland Global
Lockheed Martin
Love Lola by Boom Babies
M&T Bank
M.A. Polce Consulting, Inc.
M3 Innovations
Marathon Boat Group
Margarita's Mexican Cantina
Marquardt Switches, Inc.
Law Office of Matthew Van Ryn, PLLC
Meier's Creek Brewing Company
MercyWorks, Inc.
Metis Consulting Group
Miss Prissy's, LLC
Mixed Methods
Morse Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Mother Goose Medical Supply, LLC
MultiMed Billing Service
N.K. BHANDARI, Architecture & Engineering, P.C.
Nascentia Health
National Grid
Nave Law Firm
NBT Bank
New York Life Team Dufrane
Nickels Energy Solutions, LLC
On Point for College
Oneida Nation Enterprises
Onondaga Community College
Oswego County Federal Credit Union
Oswego Health
Oswego Sub Shop
Paladino's The Deli
Parallax Training Studio
Pathfinder Bank
Pediatric Associates, LLP
Peppino's Restaurant & Catering Company
Pinckney Hugo Group
Pinnacle Human Resources, LLC
Pita Dream Restaurant
Planet Fitness of Dewitt
Practice Resources, LLC
PreVision Corp.
ProAct, Inc.
Pure Market and Eatery
Quadrant Biosciences, Inc.
Quanterion Solutions, Inc.
Rapid Response Monitoring Services, Inc.
Reagan Companies
Redhouse Arts Center, Inc.
Remedy Intelligent Staffing
Rescue Mission Alliance of Syracuse
Research & Marketing Strategies, Inc.
Rock the Cat Spa
Rockbridge Investment Management, LLC
Rosamond Gifford Zoo
Rosie Applications, Inc.
Ross, Stepian & Kadey, Inc.
Rudy Schmid Inc., TOTAL CAR CARE
Runningboards Marketing
Salina 1st, LLC
Salt City Market
Salt City Soup Co.
Scottie D's
Scratch Bakehouse, LLC
Secure Network Technologies, Inc.
Seneca Armory Associates, LLC
Seneca Savings
Simmons Ink and Stitch
Simon's Agency, Inc.
Sip Sip Hooray Wines & Liquors
Site-Seeker, Inc.
Skaneateles Life Magazine
SkyTop Coffee
Skyy Network
Solely U
Speach Family Candy Shoppe, Inc.
SRC, Inc.
St. Joseph's Health
St. Louis Finest Catering & Meal Planning
Staffworks, Inc.
Strategic Financial Services, Inc.
SUNY College at Cortland
SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry
SUNY Oswego
SUNY Syracuse Educational Center
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Syracuse Community Health Center, Inc.
Syracuse Drains, Inc.
Syracuse Label and Surround Printing
Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists
Syracuse University
Terakeet, LLC
Tessy Plastics Corporation
Tetra Tech Architects & Engineers
The Bonadio Group
The Central New York Business Journal
The Computing Center
The Garam Group   
The Gilded
The Hayner Hoyt Corporation
The Lab Creative, LLC
The Lego Store
The Marrone Law Firm
The Palladium-Times
The Reading League
Thompson & Johnson Equipment Co., Inc.
Three Lives
Touch of Broadway NY Delicatessan
Treasure Lilly
TruWeather Solutions
Turning Stone Resort Casino, LLC
Unifirst, Inc.
United Way of Central New York, Inc.
Universal Metal Works, LLC
Upstate Foundation
Upstate University Hospital
Upstate University Medical Associates
Urban Outfitters
USA Insulation of Syracuse
Usherwood Office Technology
Vagabond Clothing
VIP Structures, Inc.
Visual Technologies Corp.
Wegmans Food & Pharmacy
Westelcom Networks, Inc.
Whitlock Partners, LTD
Wildflowers Armory
Wireless Business Group
Xyfection, LLC
YMCA of Greater Syracuse
Zonta Club of Syracuse







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