Member Essentials-CEO Insights February 2024

Posted on January 31, 2024

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Below is a snapshot of the latest news and top headlines from our members. We want to hear from you! You can request your organization's news and events be shared on the CenterState CEO website.


AmeriCU Credit Union unveils remodel of Auburn Financial Center.  

Local restauranteurs will open a steakhouse in the newly completed City Center building. 

Melanie Littlejohn will begin her new role as Central New York Community Foundation President Mar.1. 

Gov. Kathy Hochul creates AI innovation research consortium made up of New York higher education institutions, including Cornell University

Devin’s Rec Room begins major fundraising campaign for facility on Syracuse’s Northside. 

Drakos Dynamics will open a new urgent care facility for all ages in Cicero. 

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand visited the Food Access Healthy Neighborhoods Now Winter Market to announce her Healthy Food Financing Initiative Reauthorization Act. 

Oswego Health will use $10,000 Excellus BlueCross BlueShield grant to open primary care facility.   

Rosamond Gifford Zoo’s executive director joins the International Elephant Foundation. 

Salt City Market tenant Baghdad plans to open second location in Westvale Plaza. 

Solvay Bank expands its commercial banking footprint in Mohawk Valley. 

Student-athlete mental wellness app wins SUNY Oswego Launch It competition. 

Syracuse Mets will again offer We Care Wednesdays for nonprofits this season. 

Syracuse Regional Airport Authority executive director elected chair of national airport policy council. 

Syracuse University unveils new seating plan for the JMA Wireless Dome. 

ICS changes its name to TechMD

Tompkins Community Bank takes part in 2024 homebuyer dream program. 

Visions FCU formally opens a financial readiness center at Syracuse University’s NVRC.  

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Other Member News

Kate Weidman, Deputy Executive Director, AURORA of CNY
July 19, 2024

AURORA of CNY Announces Leadership Changes

Weidman will transition into the role of Executive Director following the retirement of current Executive Director Debra Chaiken, ensuring a seamless succession in leadership.

Credit Score 101
July 17, 2024

Credit Score 101 - Everything You Need to Know

Understanding and managing your credit score is a key step towards achieving financial stability and success. 

Larry Bousquet
July 16, 2024

Crouse Health Board of Directors Welcomes Two New Members

The Crouse Health Board of Directors has appointed two new directors.

SUNY Press Release: SUNY Chancellor King Announces Launch of $6 Million Upstate Biotech Ventures
July 16, 2024

SUNY Chancellor King Announces Launch of $6 Million Upstate Biotech Ventures

Upstate Biotech Ventures will invest in Startups and Small Businesses affiliated with Upstate Medical University to drive research and technology innovation.

Home Buyer Seminar
July 15, 2024

Sidney Federal Credit Union Home Buying Seminar

Join us for an information packed hour, designed to help you navigate the mortgage process with confidence!

Impel Acquires Automotive Customer Engagement Platform Outsell in $100M+ Deal
July 15, 2024

Impel Acquires Automotive Customer Engagement Platform Outsell in $100M+ Deal

Adding Outsell’s data-driven outreach capabilities to Impel AI creates the auto industry’s first end-to-end global AI sales and marketing automation platform.

July 15, 2024

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

The basic concepts of intellectual property law will be introduced.

Danyel Akins-Barbara Clark_Solvay Bank New Hires
July 12, 2024

Solvay Bank Announces Two Recent Hires

Solvay Bank, the oldest community bank established in Onondaga County, is pleased to welcome two recent hires to its team: Danyel Akins and Barbara Clark.

Harris Beach
July 12, 2024

Harris Beach and Murtha Cullina Partners Approve New Operating Agreement for Combined Firm

Both firms have approved an Operating Agreement that will govern a new, combined firm to be known as Harris Beach Murtha.