CenterState CEO Celebrates 2022 Economic Champions

Posted on November 9, 2022

Congratulations 2022 Economic Champions

A Record 421 Companies Recognized for Creating Jobs; Growth and Expansion; Capital Investments; New Business Openings, Milestones and Resilience

CenterState CEO Community Visionary Award Presented to Le Moyne College

SYRACUSE, NY – CenterState CEO hosted its annual Economic Champions Celebration,presented by Fust Charles Chambers LLP, at the Oncenter, recognizing the collective contributions of 421 companies and organizations to the growth and vibrancy of the Central New York economy.

Together, these nominees were recognized for their aggregate hiring of more than 5,000 employees, over 5.8 million square-feet of expansions, and over $1 billion in capital investments. In a sign of positive economic momentum, 121 businesses were recognized for opening new storefronts, offices and facilities; 76 were highlighted for celebrating a milestone anniversary; 102 were recognized for receivingsignificant awards and achievements and 52 organizations and firms were noted for companies advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in their workplaces and community.

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, as well as self-nominations.

“Our community has more to celebrate at this year’s event than ever before following Micron Technology’s announcement that it will invest up to $100 billion and create 9,000 jobs over the next 20 years here in Central New York,” said Robert Simpson, president of CenterState CEO. “This investment is the result of the business community investing, hiring and taking a chance on our community year after year. Those commitments have positioned our region to be the kind of place that can attract one of the largest economic development projects in the nation.”

The event also featured a keynote address from Dr. Robert Simmons III, head of Social Impact and STEM Programs at Micron Technology. Dr. Simmons highlighted the company's vision for ensuring its historic investment reaches all in Central New York. Dr. Simmons also spoke about how Micron’s unprecedented and nation-leading community investment framework, in partnership with New York state, reflects Micron’s values and vision to transform how the world uses information to enrich life for all.

"At the Micron Foundation we believe that access to quality STEM education shouldn’t be determined by your ZIP code," said Dr. Robert Simmons III, head of Social Impact and STEM Programs at the Micron Foundation. "This drives our consistent effort to center equitable access to our work but also aligns with Micron Technology’s commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, and ensuring underrepresented groups have a presence in STEM, and more specifically at Micron Technology."

The CenterState CEO Community Visionary Award, sponsored by Wegmans Food Markets, was presented at the event to Le Moyne College for embodying a vision of economic opportunity, and for its leadership and its strategic vision to creating greater access to opportunities for those across our community.

“Wegmans proudly recognizes Le Moyne College, and its president, Linda LeMura, for its commitment to Syracuse and the Central New York community,” said Evelyn Ingram, director of Community Engagement, at Wegmans. “Le Moyne’s collaborative engagement with community institutions, business and government has enabled it to be at the forefront of the Syracuse Surge initiative with Erie 21, a program with a mission to support the innovation economy while addressing Syracuse’s persistent poverty issues and workforce needs. Le Moyne is also leading entrepreneurial development initiatives through the Keenan Center of Entrepreneurship, creating pipelines for talent in our community.”

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CenterState CEO thanks the 2022 Economic Champions sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor:  Fust Charles Chambers, LLP                                                    

Community Visionary Award: Wegmans Food & Pharmacy, Inc.

Speaker Sponsor: AmeriCU Credit Union

Video Sponsor: Haylor, Freyer & Coon

Corporate Sponsors:                          

  • The Bonadio Group
  • Equitable
  • Lockheed Martin
  • National Grid
  • SWBR
  • Thales

Technology Sponsor:  Visual Technologies

Media Sponsor: Central New York Business Journal

CenterState CEO’s 2022 Economic Champions



100 Black Men of Syracuse

210 Teas

315 Beauty Bar

A Taste of Honey

ACC Technical Services, Inc.

ACCESS Dental Laboratories

Accessorize to a T

Acropolis Development

Across the Hall Café

Admin-On-Call, LLC

Advance Media New York

Advanced Business Systems, Inc.

Air Innovations, Inc.

AIS - Assured Information Security, Inc.

Ale 'n Angus Pub

Aleut Electric

Ali Fix It Construction

All Things Plush

Allyn Family Foundation

Alyssa Flood Photography


Amazon Prime Air

AMC Painting Solutions

AmeriCU Credit Union

Anatoli Photograffi

Anheuser-Busch InBev

Appel Osborne Landscape Architecture

Archangel Imaging, Ltd.

Archie Enterprises LLC

Armory Square Ventures


Auburn Chevrolet Buick GMC

AVSS - Aerial Vehicle Safety Solutions, Inc.

B&F Consulting and Therapeutic Services

B&R Properties Group LLC (North)

Bankers Healthcare Group

Barton & Loguidice, D.P.C.

BCI Trucking LLC

Before and After School Child Care on Location, Inc.

BeGroovy at

Belesai Communications

Bergan Brothers Suits

Big I New York

Bitacora XXI Restoration Works LLC

Black Citizens Brigade

Black Cub Productions, LLC

Bloodline Tattoo Studios

Blossom & Bloom Boutique

Blue Lotus Consulting LLC

BME Associates

Bounce Party Supplies

Bowers & Company CPAs, PLLC

Brackens Financial Solutions Network, LLC

Breeze Airways

Brighter Beginnings Daycare

Buff City Soap

Burdick BMW, Inc.

Buried Acorn Brewing Co.

Business Technology Solutions Americas

C&S Companies

Café Kubal (Creekwalk Commons)

Café Kubal Downtown

Cake Bar - The Café 


Cathy's Cookie Kitchen

Cayuga Centers

Cazenovia College

Center of Hope International, Inc.

Central New York Community Foundation

Central New York Regional Transportation Authority

CH Insurance


Chimera Integrations, LLC

China Café

Chrissy's Creative Consulting

Clear Path for Veterans

ClinicTracker (JAG Products)




CNY Biotech Accelerator

CNY Latino

CNY Uniforms PLUS

CNY Urban Renovations LLC

COBRA Allies

Cocoa's Candles

Collins Barber and Beauty Shop

Communion Wine + Spirits

ComSource, Inc.

Cooley Group, Inc.

Cooperative Federal

Cornell University

Cortland Repertory Theatre

Courtney Consulting Enterprises, LLC

Cowley Associates, Inc.

CPS Recruitment, Inc.

Critical Path Integrators

Crouse Health

Curious Kidz

Currier Plastics, Inc.

Cuse Smoothies

Dakota Wealth Management

Dannible & McKee, LLP

Danny's Steaks

David's Refuge

Density, Inc.

Dermody, Burke & Brown, CPAs, LLC


Donna's Treats

Dovesview, LLC

Downtown Committee of Syracuse

Dr. Janitor & Landscaping

Dreissig Apparel

Drive Research

Driver's Village


DUMAC Business Systems, Inc.

Dumpster Diva LLC

Dunk & Bright Furniture

E. Smith Contractors, LLC

Eastwood Rotary Club


Elderwood at Liverpool

Elegance with a Twist Bridal Boutique, LLC


Empire State Association of Minority Contractors

Empower Federal Credit Union

Environmental Design & Research, Landscape Architecture, Engineering & Environmental Services, D.P.C.


Erie Canal Museum

Essential Conceptions Consulting

Everson Museum of Art

Excel Media & Solutions

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

Exhale Café & Bake Shop

Express Employment Professionals

Fast Tracking Solutions, Inc.

Feldmeier Equipment, Inc.

Felix Schoeller North America, Inc.

Firley, Moran, Freer & Eassa, CPA, PC

Five Eighty Partners, LLC

Fleet Feet Syracuse

Floral Essence

Floridella Boutique

Flourish Beauty & Spa

Freeland Investigations LLC

Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park

Fulton Block Builders

Fusion Engineering

Gasparini Sales

Georgio's Furs

Gere Block Redevelopment

Gilead Business Solutions

Goode Chi

Goode Looks Salon

Goodfellow Construction Management

Greater Syracuse Association of Realtors

Greek Peak Mountain Resort

Grossman St. Amour CPAs PLLC

Growth Mode Technologies LLC

GTM Payroll Services

Gwen, Inc.

Habiba's Ethiopian Kitchen

Hall of Fame Barber Shop

Hancock Estabrook, LLP

Hanover Deli & Grocery

Hanover Real Estate Development

Haylor, Freyer & Coon, Inc.

Helio Health, Inc.

Hidden Level

HighPoint Advisors

Hobby Lobby (Destiny USA)

HOLT Architects, PC

Home HeadQuarters, Inc.

Home Sweet Home Cleaning & Gardening, LLC

Housing Visions

hpg partners

Hueber-Breuer Construction Co., Inc.

Huntington Ingalls Industries

I Know You Can Radio


Industry Standard USA, LLC


Infinity Armory LLC (Epicuse)

Infitec, Inc.

InterFaith Works

Interior Innovations


It Takes A Village Family Daycare

Jamaica Cuse

Jamaika Flava

JAS Recruitment

Jefferson Clinton Hotel

Jersey Mike's Subs

JF Real Estate

JHP Industrial Supply Co., Inc.

JMA Wireless

Johnny Gee's BBQ & Catering Services

Johnson Accounting & Tax

Johnson's Custom Tailor Shop

Joined Artists, Musicians & Singers, Inc.

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Key Advising

KeyBank N.A.

Kilpatrick Media

Kin Architecture Studio, PLCC

Kinney Drugs, Inc.

Kool Kidz Daycare Center

KPH Healthcare Services, Inc./Kinney Drugs

L. Stacks Construction Co., LLC

Laci's Tapas Bar

Lakeside Innovative Technologies

Lakeview Lanes

Landmark Theatre

Landon & Rian Enterprises, Inc.

Lashes, Locks & Lips Make-up Artistry

Law Offices of Jose Perez, PC

Le Mélange

Le Moyne College

LeChase Construction Services, LLC

Legrand-Pass & Seymour

Lemon Grass Restaurant

Let's Brainstorm, LLC

Liberty Resources, Inc.

Light to Darkness Photography

Liland Global


Luck Grove Telecom, Inc.

Luminary Electrical

M&G Laub LLC

M.A. Polce Consulting, Inc.

Majesty Publication, Inc.

Man In The Moon Candies

Margaritas Mexican Cantina

Marquardt Switches, Inc.

Marriott Syracuse Downtown/Hotel Syracuse

Mary Nelson Youth Center


Meier's Creek Brewing Company

Melody's (dba Divine Coverings)

Melvin & Melvin, PLLC

Metro Fitness

Micron Technology, Inc.

Miss Prissy's

Mission Drives

Modern Malt

Morse Manufacturing Co., Inc.

MOST - Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology

Mt. Vernon Roots, LLC

MultiMed Billing Service

Nascentia Health, Inc.

National Grid

Nave Law Firm

NBT Bank

Nectar Espresso Bar & Vintages

Neesi's LLC

New York Gifts Shop

New York Optometric - Hanover Square

Nick's Landscaping

Northeast Hawley Development Association (NEHDA)

Northern Optics

Northland Communications

Northwestern Mutual


NU Business Marketing

NUAIR Alliance

On The One CNY / On The One DJ Center


Oneida Nation Enterprises, LLC

Onondaga Community College

Onondaga Community College Small Business Development Center

Onondaga Historical Association

Oswego County Federal Credit Union

Oswego Health - Center for Wound Healing

Parthenon Books

PathFinder Bank

Paulus Development Co. (Smith Supply Warehouse)

Pearl Technologies

Peppino’s Restaurant and Catering Group

PGR Foundation, Inc.

Pinckney Hugo Group

Pinnacle Employee Services

Pinnacle Holding Company

Plowz & Mowz

Popeyes of Cicero (Liberty Restaurants Holdings)

Port City Hearing

Port of Oswego Authority

PressRoom Pub





Purple Banana

Quadrant Biosciences, Inc.

Rapid Response Monitoring Services, Inc.

RAW Consulting

Raymour & Flanigan Furniture

Reagan Companies

Reed CNY Business Law, P.C.

Rescue Mission Alliance of Syracuse

Research & Marketing Strategies, Inc. (RMS)


Right Price Companies, Inc.

Robert L. Kelly General Insurance

Roma Tile Co., Inc.

S&S Consulting and Management, LLC

Saab, Inc.

Safeguard Business Systems

Salina 1st, LLC

Salt City Coffee

Samson & Company

Sanitize Cleaning


Scientific Tool Co.

Seagate 301 S. Salina St. LLC

Secure Network Technologies, Inc.

SEED Planning Group, LLC

Seneca Savings

Sessler Companies

Shaughnessy's Irish Pub


Simmons Ink & Stitch

Simplistically Holistic

Skill Shot Arcade

S'Marie Photography

SMV Recruiting, LLC

Solvay Bank

Sound Garden

Soup R Salads

Source of Self Day Spa



SRC, Inc.

St. Joseph's College of Nursing

Stone Quarry Art Park

StorySlab, Inc.

Studio 54

SUNY Educational Opportunity Center

SUNY Oswego

SUNY Upstate Medical University

Super Suds

Sustainable Office Solutions, LLC


Syracuse Blue Print Co., Inc.

Syracuse Community Health Center, Inc.

Syracuse Housing Authority

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists

Syracuse Regional Airport Authority

Syracuse University

TA Scott Co.

Tarver Consulting Group, LLC

Taste of Africa

Tatlim Bakery

Team 7EVEN Streams, LLC

Teamwork Coatings Inc.

Terakeet, LLC

The Alvina Group

The Bonadio Group

The Castle

The Classic Bop Hat Boutique

The CNY Community Arts Center

The Concept at 235

The Cookie Jar, LLC

The Digital Hyve

The Emerson

The Fish Friar

The Garam Group, LLC

The Gifford Foundation

The Good Life Foundation

The Guest House

The Hayner Hoyt Corporation

The Icon Companies

The Jerklady

The Noise Source

The Nurse Connection Staffing, Inc.

The Premier Investors Group

The Sweet Praxis

The Vault Selfie Museum

The Women's Economic Institute

Third Eye Network, LLC

Thompson & Johnson Equipment Co., Inc.

TJ Construction

Tonquin Corporation

Toss & Fire Wood-fired Pizza

Trifty Shopper

Trita Treatz

TruWeather Solutions, Inc.

TSL Kids Crew

Tulum Mexican Restaurant

tuzag, inc.

Twisted Images Tattoo

United Auto Supply

United Way of Central New York

Urban Realty Group LLC

Urban T Syr

Usherwood Office Technology

VIP Structures

Visions FCU

Visual Technologies Corp.

Voltage Video Games

Wave Lengths

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

Weiss, Savedoff & Ciccone, Doctors of Optometry, PC

Wells College

Whedon Mansion Rehabilitation

Whole Body Massage Therapy PLLC

Why My Lawn Care

Winnie's Soul Delicious

Wireless Business Group, LLC

Witty Wicks Candles, LLC

Wonder Robotics

Woodford Bros., Inc.

Worth the Kavity

Xpress Auto Care

XTO Inc.

YMCA of Central New York

Zoey Advertising

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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