New Partners – CEO Insights February 2023

Posted on January 25, 2023

Please join us in welcoming new CenterState CEO Partner level members.



Bergmann Associates 

Charles Bertuch PE

224 Harrison St., Ste. 210

Syracuse NY 13202


Bergmann joined Colliers Engineering & Design (CED) in November 2021, forming a world class architecture, engineering and planning firm with comprehensive capabilities and national reach. Together, its 1,800+ professionals pride themselves on the highest level of integrity, dependability, ethics and quality of work. Bergmann's professionals serve as trusted advisors and partners for projects ranging from commercial/retail to municipal/civic, education, transportation, research and manufacturing, water resources and workplaces.


Bounce Party Supply 

Kendra Ogletree

335 S. Salina St.

Syracuse NY 13202




Bill Kimble

432 North Franklin St.

Syracuse NY 13204


Through underground infrastructure, surface transportation, buildings or a harmonious combination of all C2AE offers, it is empowering the communities in which we live, work, and pass on to the next generation. C2AE believes in going beyond the challenge at hand to envision the world to come. C2AE is future-minded in its solutions. They are stewards of the public trust. They are passionate about their craft. And they are here as guides, making the complex simple.


Century Health & Housing Capital 

Michael Wade

18 Division St., Suite 309 Saratoga Springs NY 12866


Century Health & Housing Capital is an approved HUD lender that provides FHA-insured financing to multifamily developers and residential health care owners/operators who aim to create better housing options in their communities. Since 1992, Century Health & Housing Capital has provided over $2.3 billion in FHA-insured, GNMA-collateralized financings for market-rate multifamily, affordable housing, residential health care and hospital projects.


Construction, Design and Management, Inc. 

Cory Bendekovic

9055 Brewerton Road

Brewerton NY 13029


CDM is a full-service general contractor founded in 2001; offering services including pre-construction, commercial construction, occupied space renovation, construction management, facility management and development. CDM has a diverse team of skilled in-house technicians, allowing better control of scheduling and offering its clients greater flexibility and accommodations in meeting both challenging timeframes and staying within budget. CDM services all industries, including office, retail, hospitality, municipal, education, health care, restaurant, industrial, historic and telecommunication.


CSL Plasma

Timothy Ray

416 Grant Blvd.

 Syracuse NY 13206


As a leader in plasma collection, CSL Plasma is committed to excellence and innovation in everything it does. Its work ensures that tens of thousands of people can live normal, healthy lives. CSL Plasma is committed to its work because lives depend on them.



Brian Osgood

7890 Lehigh Crossing

Victor NY 14564


Headquartered in Albany, NY, FirstLight is a fiber-based company with network and staff  throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. FirstLight provides service to enterprise and carrier customers in six states using its high-capacity, low-latency fiber optic network, data centers and full suite of managed security, cloud and IT services.


Fred L. Emerson Foundation

Daniel Fessenden

5654 S. Street Road

Auburn NY 13021


The foundation continues the work of Fred L. Emerson, who invested in individuals and the community with such humility that very few people knew how many lives were impacted by his generosity. Under the leadership of the Emerson family, along with independent directors, the foundation continues Fred L. Emerson’s legacy as especially vigilant investors in select organizations where it believes it can make a critical and significant difference.


Hindsight Rated

Gavin Hesketh

Avoid bad customers, and reduce late and non-payments. Hindsight Rated is the customer accountability solution that allows businesses to know its customers before they work with them. Make informed decisions on how or whether to work with a customer by access to ratings and comments from other businesses for those customers, as customers. Quote, invoice, produce legal documentation and create a fully searchable transaction and interaction history for a customer base.


HOPE for Bereaved 

Alicia Ernest

4500 Onondaga Blvd.

Syracuse NY 13219


HOPE for Bereaved, Inc. understands that when someone close to them dies, it changes their life. Those suffering from grief benefit from the support of others who share that experience. HOPE exists to provide core services, free of charge, to anyone experiencing the death of someone close to them. The journey from grief to hope can begin with free, peer-counseling services provided in groups or one-on-one. Additionally, schools, businesses, and health care professionals turn to HOPE for training, guidance, and resources. HOPE’s services are used locally, nationally and internationally.


K-9 Grooming 

Marie Schadt

2452 County Rt. 7

Oswego NY 13126


K-9 Grooming & Pet Motel offers the finest possible loving, gentle care for dogs and cats while you are away. It treats pets like they are their own! K-9 Grooming & Pet Motel has been providing consistent, excellent service for the past 42 years. Its kennel uses the very best food and equipment and its staff keeps a high standard for cleanliness and excellent air flow. Its trained and courteous staff provides the best in dog and cat grooming in the area.


Kelly's Choice

Kelly Springer

344 W. Genesee St.

Syracuse NY 13202


Kelly’s Choice is a nutritional consulting company headed by registered dietitian, Kelly Springer MS, RD, CDN. Founded in 2012, the company’s mission is to empower individuals to invest in themselves and their overall wellness in pursuit of living their best lives. Kelly’s Choice now functions as a comprehensive nutrition and health company that offers private nutrition counseling, workplace wellness, educational webinars, media appearances and brand partnerships. The company has grown exponentially since its inception, and is headed in an exciting direction to reach a wider audience and change the conversation surrounding what it truly means to be healthy.


M3 Placement & Partnership 

Jackie Walters

PO Box 11247

Albany NY 12211


M3 Placement & Partnership's mission is to exceed expectations by building meaningful relationships and creating customized solutions for its clients. These solutions are developed through careful understanding of client's unique needs and long-term goals. The company focuses on executive placements mid- to senior-level, temporary staffing, employee/team development and coaching services. M3 is a member of the American Staffing Association, and awarded New York State Minority and Women Business Enterprises (MWBE) Certification.


Melo Roofing 

Elijah Pacini

750 W. Genesee St.

Syracuse NY 13204


Melo Roofing is a proud veteran-owned roofing company serving the Central New York region. Melo specializes in asphalt shingles, giving homes a new look to be proud of!


OneDigital Employee Benefits 

Drew Thomas

4802 Burrstone Road

Syracuse NY 13215


Top performing organizations understand the crucial role that benefit offerings can have in attracting and retaining high-caliber talent. With a labor pool of five distinct generations, each with a very different approach to employment and benefits, OneDigital's job is to help organizations align their benefits programs with talent strategy to help win the battle for great talent. OneDigital’s commitment to technology and innovation enables it to deliver modern and intuitive customer experience.


Pavia Real Estate Services 

Carole Iseneker

151 Northern Concourse, Suite 2

Syracuse NY 13212


Pavia Real Estate Services specializes in commercial real estate sales, leasing, consulting, development and management. With offices in New Hartford and Syracuse, Pavia Real Estate serves all of Central New York. Pavia Real Estate Residential specializes in residential sales and leasing currently covering Oneida, Madison, Herkimer, Onondaga and Saratoga counties.


Robineau Media 

Catherine Alton

308 Robineau Road

Syracuse NY 13207


Robineau Media is a boutique digital marketing agency that helps brands tell their unique story to their target audience. They work as an extension of teams to attract, convert and build strong relationships with  customers through omni-channel strategies.


Salt City Abstract Corporation

Paul Geiss

531 Oak St.

Syracuse NY 13203


Salt City Abstract Corp. is happy to provide a complete line of residential and commercial abstract and title insurance services. Its highly proficient staff can respond quickly to customer needs, with the flexibility to adopt creative approaches for unique circumstances.


Sky Armory

Kevin Samolis

351 S. Clinton St.

Syracuse NY 13202


SKY Armory is Central New York’s modern downtown special events venue. Its urban chic loft-style ballrooms feature original exposed brick walls and steel beams. SKY Armory has three floors of event space totaling 20,000 square feet. Located in the heart of Armory Square, SKY Armory is the perfect venue for corporate functions, galas, weddings and celebratory events. SKY Armory measures success by the number of rave reviews. SKY Armory is locally owned and a certified NYS WBE.


Switchstance Marketing   

Damian Vallelonga

466 Westcott St., Fl. 2

SyracsueSyracuse NY 13210


Switchstance Marketing helps service-based businesses say the things their customers want to hear. Brand messaging, websites and copywriting to stand out from the competition and help customers understand why they should hire you.


Syracuse Select Basketball 

Shaun Pudney

5575 Meltzer Court

Cicero NY 13039


The Syracuse Select Basketball program is one of the largest and most successful basketball programs in the East, and it is the best off-season preparation program in all of Central New York. Over 10,000 players throughout the Northeast participate annually in events and programs offered by Syracuse Select Basketball. The program has been recognized as being one of the top programs in the United States for developing quality players at every level.


Thaxton Therapy

Diamond Marie


Thaxton Therapy combines the best elements of clinical therapy and life coaching to offer a transformational experience. Thaxton Therapy caters to a specific niche of people ready for the next step in their mental wellness journey. Thaxton focuses on a unique process of taking a person from where they are to where they want to be. It is about evolving as a person to achieve big goals and dreams. Thaxton workw with clients living active lives and move them to an optimal level.


The Landmark Theater 

Mike Intaglietta

362 S. Salina St.

Syracuse NY 13202


The Landmark Theatre brings world class touring concerts, comedians, family shows and Broadway productions to downtown Syracuse, attracting more than 140,000 guests per year to its near-century old historic theater. Its nonprofit mission is to capture the imagination of its audience; to preserve and build upon its historic legacy; to serve as a pillar of regional tourism and to provide a welcoming venue for its cherished guests and valued partners.


Van Dyke Norris Cleaning Services

LaTerese Van Dyke Matthews


Van Dyke Norris Cleaning provides services to reduce the stress of maintaining a clean, healthy and safe indoor environment for its commercial and residential clients. Its services for residential and commercial cleaning easily saves clients time and helps keep up the appearance of their homes and properties for their families and customers. Van Dyke Norris Cleaning is unique because they are in a location that is in the top five for concentrated poverty and they are committed to paying a living wage for its employees.

Other Member News

October 3, 2023

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Appoints Simone E. Edwards as VP Health Equity and Community Investments

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield announces the appointment of Simone E. Edwards, DrPH, MPH, as vice president health equity and community investments.

AmeriCU Credit Union’s Home Buyers Trivia Night
October 2, 2023

AmeriCU Credit Union’s Home Buyers Trivia Night: Where Knowledge Meets Entertainment

Join the AmeriCU Mortgage team for a night of education, prizes, and the opportunity to seek preapproval on the spot.

Halloween Bash at the Fulton Farmers' Market
September 26, 2023

Last Day of the Market Halloween Bash Fulton

Join us for the last Fulton Farmers' Market of the season for a Halloween Bash!

Halloween Bash at the Oswego Farmers' Market
September 26, 2023

Last Day of the Market Halloween Bash Oswego

Join us on for the last Oswego Farmers' Market of the season with a Halloween Bash!

3rd Annual Fulton Fall Festival
September 26, 2023

2023 Fulton Fall Festival

Join us for the third annual Fulton Fall Festival! Presented by The Special Events Committee and sponsored by Oswego Health!

Pumpkin Fest Returns!
September 25, 2023

Pumpkin Fest Returns!

The CNY Pumpkin Festival returns to the City of Oswego’s Washington Square Park.

Oswego Industries Open House
September 22, 2023

Oswego Industries Open House

Taking place Sept. 28 from 4 to 6 p.m., it's an opportunity to reconnect with the administrative team and learn more about the organization.

Syracuse Inner Harbor Fest
September 20, 2023

Syracuse Inner Harbor Fest: A New Event in Support of Clear Path For Veterans

A 3-day festival at Syracuse’s Inner Harbor, packed with excitement for all ages.

Excellus BCBS logo
September 20, 2023

Excellus BCBS Medicaid HMO Among the Nation’s Best-Rated

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield is one of just 13 health plans nationwide to earn 4.5 stars (out of a possible five) and accreditation for its Medicaid HMO from the National Committee for Quality Assurance.