CenterState CEO Provides Free PPE Kits

Posted on July 8, 2020

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SYRACUSE, NY – CenterState CEO is providing free personal protective equipment (PPE) toolkits to small businesses in Central New York through a grant provided by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. The toolkit will include hand sanitizer, protective masks, best practice and guideline posters.

“Businesses across our community have begun to reopen and develop the necessary protocols and procedures to ensure their staff can return to work safely, and making sure they have access to personal protective equipment, especially masks and hand sanitizer, is critical to their success,” said Robert Simpson, president of CenterState CEO. “We are fortunate to have an incredible partner in Excellus BCBS, who understands that access to these tools is essential to small businesses and our community’s ability to drive its economic recovery.”

“Small businesses are the backbone of our communities. As a local health care organization, it’s vital that we support them as they reopen and get back on their feet,” said Excellus BlueCross BlueShield President/CEO Elect, Jim Reed.  “Keeping our community healthy is our mission. We’re pleased to support CenterState CEO and our small businesses.”

Small Businesses can pick up a kit on Friday, July 10, at one of the pick up locations below. Limited quantities are available at each location. Businesses can receive one box of PPE and are asked to present a business card or provide business name, contact name, and email.

Oswego County:

  • Parking lot across from the Lake Ontario Event & Conference Center, 26 E. First St., Oswego

Onondaga County:

  • Driver’s Village, 5885 Circle Dr. E., Cicero (parking lot at the corner of South Bay Road and East Circle Drive, across from Byrne Dairy)
  • Destiny USA - parking lot on the Solar St. side (canal side, the middle lot near the bus drop off area)
  • South Side Innovation Center/Dunk & Bright, 2648 S. Salina St., Syracuse (lower parking lot of Dunk & Bright)

Cayuga County:

  • Hilton Garden Inn, 74 State St., Auburn


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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