Member Essentials – CEO Insights February 2023

Posted on January 25, 2023

Here is a snapshot of the latest news and top headlines from our members. We want to hear from you! Submit your Member News for the CenterState CEO website.


Onondaga County plans renovations at the Oncenter Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center as venue marks 30 years in operation.

The Port of Oswego Authority will use a federal grant of more than $750,000 to buy new equipment to help port operations improve its ability to load and unload containers, on cargo ships and rail, and help ease supply-chain disruptions. The Port of Oswego Authority and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have signed a $600,000 agreement to deepen the port’s harbor, “transform” its capabilities, and ignite new growth. The Port of Oswego Authority will use nearly $18 million in federal funding for repairs to Oswego Harbor.

Cayuga Milk Ingredients plans to expand Auburn plant for bottling and create 70 new jobs.

Dannible & McKee, LLP expands Central New York presence with the acquisition of a firm in Cayuga County.

Tompkins Insurance is designated a “Best Practices” agency for fourth consecutive year.

Visions Federal Credit Union opens contact center in Reading, Pennsylvania.

AmeriCU presents $150,000 to Integrated Community Alternatives Network (ICAN) to support a new gift shop for the Children’s Museum which will be in ICAN’s Family Resource Center.

Michael Schafer is the new president and CEO of St. Camillus and its affiliate, Integrity Home Care Services.

Clear Path for Veterans receives donation from Broadview Federal Credit Union.

SUNY Morrisville to add food and agribusiness master’s degree in 2023. The SUNY Morrisville dairy facility received a 2022 Progressive Genetics Herd Award by Holstein Association USA, Inc. for the sixth consecutive year.

Colgate University returns artifacts to Oneida Indian Nation in repatriation ceremony. Oneida Nation Enterprises starts accounting-scholarship program.

Spectrum awards $20,000 digital-education grant to Westcott Community Center.

Oliver Wyrsch is named president and chief executive officer at INFICON.

Syracuse Stage to use M&T Bank donation for “pay-what-you-will” program.

SFCU chooses 8062 Brewerton Road in Cicero as the location of its planned flagship Syracuse–area branch.

The Syracuse Hancock International Airport and the Onondaga County Public Library unveiled the SYR Reading Runway, a children’s library located at the airport. The airport also announced Breeze Airways begins nonstop service from Syracuse to Tampa. The Syracuse Regional Airport Authority is planning to build 2,000 parking spaces to ease congestion. Syracuse Hancock International Airport offers parking status tool on its website. Syracuse Hancock International Airport receives $2.5 million federal investment for airport security operations.

Usherwood Office Technology acquires Vermont firm.

JMA Wireless is planning a $24 million expansion and 40 more jobs at new 5G factory in Syracuse.

Onondaga Historical Association appoints Lisa Romano Moore as its new director.

CXtec is moving its headquarters and 100 jobs to downtown Syracuse.

Joanne Rauch and Michelle Jevis the new presidents at CR Fletcher Associates, Inc.

NBT Bank to acquire Connecticut–based Salisbury Bancorp for $204 million.

Loretto opens new memory care unit.

Cornell University, Syracuse University are awarded state funding in carbon-challenge initiative. Syracuse University is getting ready to install new seating at JMA Wireless Dome. Syracuse University and Northeast Clean Energy Council sign collaboration agreement. Syracuse University’s Lender Center for Social Justice is awarded nearly $3 million grant for research into racial wealth gap. Syracuse University’s cannabis curriculum offers students entryway into industry.

Empower Federal Credit Union names Ryan McIntyre as president and CEO.

Wegmans is investing $3 million in Perry’s Ice Cream expansion in Western New York.

Onondaga Community College gets $2 million to train more health care workers. Amazon selects Onondaga Community College as education partner for Career Choice program. Onondaga Community College announces online cannabis-education program.

Retired SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley awarded honorary title of President Emeritus.

Upstate Medical University to launch Lyme and tick-borne disease treatment center.

Pomeroy College of Nursing at Crouse Hospital moves to Crouse Medical Center in DeWitt.

Saab wins Navy contract of more than $173 million.

Dermody, Burke & Brown, CPAs announces new CEO is Carolyn Sturick.

Upstate Medical University and the Syracuse Crunchpartner on opioid abuse prevention campaign.

The Port of Oswego Authoritymanages shipping from the Oswego Harbor, which was designated a USDOT Marine Highway, one of only 32 nationwide, by the U.S. Department of Transportation.


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Patenting Biotechnology: CRISPR, Antibodies, Diagnostics, and Protein Based Biomaterials

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Solvay Bank Announces Two Recent Hires

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