CenterState CEO Celebrates 2021 Economic Champions

Posted on October 21, 2021

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376 Companies Recognized for Creating Jobs; Growth and Expansion; Capital Investments; New Business Openings, Milestones and Resilience

CenterState CEO Community Visionary Award Presented to JMA Wireless

SYRACUSE, NY – CenterState CEO’s Economic Champions, presented by Fust Charles Chambers LLP, hosted a virtual celebration of 376 companies as 2021 Economic Champions for their collective hiring of nearly 3,500 employees, more than 4.6 million square-feet of expansions, and over $767 million in capital investments. At a time of tremendous economic pressure, 120 businesses were recognized for opening new storefronts, offices and facilities; 40 were highlighted for celebrating a milestone anniversary and 98 were recognized for receiving significant awards and achievements.

The accomplishments speak to businesses’ commitment and contributions to the local and regional economy. Companies were nominated as Economic Champions for their accomplishments throughout the year by CenterState CEO and the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, the Upstate Minority Economic Alliance, the Downtown Committee of Syracuse, peers, employees and staff.

“This year, our business development team has been actively tracking more than $89 billion in proposed projects that are interested in expanding and locating in Central New York; an unprecedented level of economic development opportunity that we’ve never seen before,” said Robert Simpson, president of CenterState CEO. “In addition to those opportunities, we are excited to celebrate a record number of Economic Champions this year. Their micro decisions and big, bold actions are making a positive impact on the recovery of our regional economy. We are proud to recognize each of this year’s Economic Champions and are grateful for the progress they are helping drive in our region.”

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

“Wegmans proudly recognizes JMA Wireless as the 2021 CenterState CEO Community Visionary Award recipient. JMA’s $52 million redevelopment of the former Coyne Textile factory into a 5G tech manufacturing campus will serve to infuse Syracuse’s South Side neighborhood with new vitality and jobs, while supporting the city’s efforts to position itself as a high-tech community of the future,” said Evelyn Ingram, director of Media and Community Relations, at Wegmans JMA’s investment will serve as an important anchor project in the Southeast Gateway neighborhood, and a catalyst for even more growth, innovation and prosperity. We are honored to recognize JMA for helping move our community forward.”

“JMA is honored to receive this year’s Community Visionary Award,” said John Mezzalingua, chief executive officer, JMA. “The 5G Syracuse Campus is the culmination of a bold vision that will not only put Syracuse at the cutting edge of developing this technology to compete in the 21st century economy but will contribute to this community’s growth and prosperity. We are excited to be part of Syracuse’s continued renaissance and are grateful for this recognition.

The event also featured remarks from guest speaker Eddie Brennan, president and co-owner of Beak & Skiff Apple Farms Inc., who shared his company’s story of growth and innovation. Celebrating its 110th anniversary this year and five generations of family ownership, Beak & Skiff has evolved, diversified its business and broadened operations into an award-winning destination, while remaining true to its roots.

CenterState CEO thanks the 2021 Economic Champions sponsors.

Presenting Sponsor: Fust Charles Chambers, LLP
Corporate Sponsors: C&S Companies, Lockheed Martin, National Grid, SWBR, and Thales
Community Visionary Award Sponsor: Wegmans Food & Pharmacy
Speaker Sponsor: AmeriCU Credit Union
Champions Video Sponsor: Haylor, Freyer & Coon
Media Sponsors: Central New York Business Journal, News Radio 570 WSYR Now on 106.9 FM

2021 Economic Champions

246-50 E. Water St. Partner LLC (Falker and Renaud Wicks)

300 Washington St. LLC (Carnegie Management)

415 S. Clinton LLC

444 E. Genesee St. Devel LLC / The Icon Companies (Corbett Corner)

A Cador Project

A Taste of Honey

ABC Creative Group LLC

ACCESS Global Group

Acropolis Reality Group

Admin-On-Call, LLC

Adopted Roots

Advance Local

Affordable Detailing

Aging Advocates CNY

Airial Robotics


All Things Plush

Allyn Family Foundation


AmeriCU Credit Union

Ansun Graphics

Anthropologie (Destiny USA)

Antique Underground

Aqua Spa Float Center & Wellness Boutique

Arc of Onondaga

Archie Enterprises LLC (413 S. Warren St.)

Ardene (Destiny USA)

Ashley McGraw Architects, DPC

Associates for Women’s Medicine



Axe Chuckers

B3JRA LLC (Gere Building Redevelopment)

Baghdad Restaurant

Bankers Healthcare Group

Barton & Loguidice, D.P.C.

Bayberry Automotive

Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards

Beardsley Architects + Engineers

BeGroovy at

Benjamin's On Franklin

Best Tool in the Box

Big I New York

Big in Burma

Bitacora XXI Restoration Works LLC

Black Cub Productions

Board & Bar Charcuterie

Bousquet Holstein PLCC

Bowers & Company CPAs

Brackens Financial Solutions Network, LLC

Brandon's Pub + Grill

Broadwell Hospitality Group

C&S Companies

C.H. Insurance Brokerage Services Co., Inc/C.H. Benefits Co., Inc.

Cake Bar

Candlewood Suites Syracuse Airport

Capital Collection Management LLC


Center of Hope International, Inc.

Central New York Community Foundation, Inc.

Century 21 Galloway Reality

Charles Signs, Inc.




Child Care Solutions

Chimera Integrations, LLC

Chipotle Mexican Grill (Towne Center)

Chirello Advertising

Chocolate Pizza Co., Inc.

Circle Optics


CNY Community Arts Center, Inc.

CNY Uniforms Plus

CNY Urban Renovations LLC

Coffee Connection


Compass Federal Credit Union

ComSource, Inc.


Cooperative Federal Credit Union

Cowley Associates, Inc.

CPS Recruitment, Inc.

Critical Path Integrators

Crouse Health

Cryomech, Inc.

Cuse Catch and Grill

Cushman & Wakefield/Pyramid Brokerage Company, Inc.

Dannible & McKee, LLP

Davis-Standard, LLC


Daylight Blue Media Group

Density, Inc.

Dermody, Burke & Brown, CPAs, LLC

DiBella's Subs

Digital Hyve Marketing LLC

Donna's Treats

Doyle Security Systems, Inc.

Karen E. Lawitts, DDS

DreamandoDevCo LLC (The Villas at The Stoop)

Dreissig Apparel Inc. dba Dreissig Company

Driver's Village


E. Smith Contractors, LLC

Eagle Beverage Company

East Side Nutrition


EcoElectrical Solutions LLC

Elemental Management Group

El Tigi Consulting


Empire Drone Co., LLC

Empire State Association of Minority Contractors Incorporated

Empower Federal Credit Union

Enfoque Images


Erma's Island

Essential Conceptions Consulting

EventPrep, Inc.

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

Exelon Generation

Farm Girl Juicery

Firecracker Thai Kitchen

Firley, Moran, Freer & Eassa, CPA, PC

Five Guys Burgers

Flourish Beauty & Spa

Food Bank of Central New York

Forum Barber


Four Seasons Golf & Ski Center

Francis House, Inc.

Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park

FS Development Associates (Dupli Building Redevelopment)

Fust Charles Chambers, LLP

G & C Food Distributors and Brokers, Inc.

Gasparini Sales, Inc.


Gino & Joe's Pizza - Baldwinsville

Goode Chi

Goode Looks Salon

Goodyear Auto Service Center

Grossman St. Amour CPAs PLLC

Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant

Gwen, Inc.

GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.

Hair We Are Salon & Spa

Hancock Estabrook, LLP

Harbor Eye Associates

Haylor, Freyer & Coon, Inc.

HealthWay Family of Brands

Helio Health, Inc.

HOLT Architects, P.C.

Home HeadQuarters, Inc.

Honeycomb Bakery

hpg partners, llc.

HR Works, Inc.

Hueber-Breuer Construction Co., Inc.

Hugo Boss (Destiny USA)

Huhtamaki, Inc.


Inspire at the Grainery

InterFaith Works

Interior Innovations


It Takes a Village Family Daycare

J. Lorraine Salon

JAG Products, LLC

Jamaica Cuse

Jefferson Clinton Hotel

Jen Liddy Coaching & Development

JMA Wireless

John and John's Bike and Skate Shop

Johnny Gee's BBQ & Catering Services

Johnson Accounting & Tax

Joined Artists, Musicians & Singers, Inc.

JP Jewelers

Jubilee Homes of Syracuse

K9 Grooming & Pet Motel

Kelly's Choice, LLC

Kevi's Treats

Kilpatrick Media and Marketing

Kin Architecture Studio, PLCC

Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt

L. Stacks Construction Co., LLC

La Parrilla, Inc.

Landon & Rian Enterprises, Inc.

Landscapes East of Central New York

LeChase Construction Services, LLC

LHCM Solutions

Liberty Resources, Inc.

Light to Darkness Photography - LTTD


Little Lukes

Locavore at Burritt's

Lockheed Martin


Luna Food Lover

Luna Loca

M. Lemp Jewelers

M.A. Polce Consulting, Inc.

M&T Bank

M3 Placement & Partnerships

Majesty Incorporated

Mamma Hai

Man in the Moon Candles

Mangia Bene Italian Kitchen & Market

Marklat, LLC

Marquardt Switches, Inc.

Marriott Syracuse Downtown, Brine Wells Development, LLC

Mason's Computer Solutions

Mastermind (Destiny USA)

Method Marketing, Inc.

Metis Consulting Group

Metro Fitness Club

Mimi's Bakery & Café, Inc.

Miss Prissy's

Modern Malt (Cicero)

Mohawk Valley Community College

Morse Manufacturing Co., Inc.


Mr. Shop

Mulrooney's Restaurant & Pub

MultiMed Billing Service, Inc.

N&M Enterprises Inc dba Nicks Landscaping

N.E.T. & Die, Inc.

N.K. BHANDARI, Architecture & Engineering, P.C.

Nascentia Health

National Grid

Nave Law Firm

NBT Bank

Nectar Espresso Bar & Vintages

Nick's Tomato Pie

No Slip Assistance Equipment Company

NOCO Energy Corp.

North Star Nutrition

Northeast Hawley Development Association, Inc.

Northland Communications

Northwestern Mutual

Novelis Inc.

Nurse Connection Staffing, Inc.

Offl/ne (Destiny USA)


Oneida Indian Nation - The Cove at Sylvan Beach

Oneida Nation Enterprises, LLC

Onondaga Community College

Option Zero

Oswego County Federal Credit Union

Oswego County OB-GYN, P.C.

Oswego Family Chiropractic

Oswego Health


Paladino's THE DELI

Panera Bread (Towne Center)

Pathfinder Bank


Peace, Love, and Cupcakes

Pearl Technologies

Perfect Pour Café/Point Place Casino/Oneida Indian Nation

PGR Foundation, Inc.

Pie's The Limit

Pinckney Hugo Group

Pinnacle Employee Services

Pinnacle Holding Company, LLC

Pinnacle Human Resources, LLC

Port of Oswego Authority


Quadrant Biosciences, Inc.

Quality Inn

Rapid Response Monitoring Services, Inc.

RAW Consulting

Razzle Dazzle: Our Vegan Corner

Reagan Companies

Reed CNY Business Law, P.C.

Renewal By Anderson of CNY

Rescue Mission Alliance of Syracuse

Research & Marketing Strategies, Inc. (RMS)

Riseform Brewing Co.

Riverwalk Bagels

Riverwalk Pizza

Rockbridge Investment Management, LLC

Rosamond Gifford Zoo

Rudy Schmid Inc., TOTAL CAR CARE

Rudy's Lakeside Drive-In

Saab, Inc.

Sake Japan (Destiny USA)

Salon Bellezza

Salt City Bar

Salt City Coffee

Saltine Warrior


Seagate 301 S. Salina St. LLC (Woolworth's Building)

SECNY Federal Credit Union

Second Chance Diner, LLC

Secure Network Technologies, Inc.

Seneca Savings

Shalimar Properties 407, LLC (Mizpah)

Sherry’s Downtown Diner

Simmons Ink and Stitch

Sip Sip Hooray Wines & Liquors

Site-Seeker, Inc.

S'Marie Photography

Smith Building, LLC / Paulus Development Company (Smith Supply Warehouse)


South Side Innovation Center


SS Funding & Procurement Resources, LLC

St. Joseph’s Health

Step One Creative

Suburban Propane, LP

Sun Environmental Corp.

SUNY Educational Opportunity Center (EOC)

SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry

SUNY Oswego

SUNY Upstate Medical University


SXD Solutions

Syracuse Community Health Center, Inc.

Syracuse Cooperative Market

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists, PC

Syracuse Regional Airport Authority

Syracuse Time & Alarm Co., Inc.

Syracuse University

Syracuse Urban Partnership, Inc. (The Allyn Family Foundation/Salt City Market)

Syracuse Wealth Management

SYREnity Bar + Market

Taco Bell

Tarver Consulting Group, LLC


Terakeet, LLC


The Bonadio Group

The Caring Coalition of Central New York dba Hospice of Central New York & Hospice of the Finger Lakes

The Castle, Simply Ingram, LLC

The Central New York Business Journal

The Emerson

The Garam Group, LLC

The Guest House

The Haynor Hoyt Corp.

The Kia Foundation, Inc.

The Good Life Philanthropic Youth Foundation

The Landmark Theatre

The Red Sun Fire Roasting Co., LLC

The Roofing Guys, Inc.

The Rooftop Lounge Oswego

Speach Family Candy Shoppe Inc.

The Spot 625

The Town Shop

The Winds of Cold Springs Harbor Marina

Thompson & Johnson Equipment Co., Inc.

Tonquin Corporation

Toss & Fire Wood-Fired Pizza

TruCare Connections, Inc.

TruWeather Solutions, LLC

Tully Building Supply

Twin Trees Restaurant

United Way of Central New York

Universal Metal Works, LLC

Upstate University Hospital

Usherwood Office Technology

Vera House, Inc.

Vinciguerra Consulting Group

VIP Structures

Visual Technologies Corp.


Wegmans Food and Pharmacy

WellNow Urgent Care

Whitlock Partners, LTD

Wild Birds Unlimited


Winnie's Soul Delicious

Wireless Business Group, LLC

WISE Women's Business Center

Zamp Marketing dba Uniforms Etc.

Zetagen Therapeutics

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