CenterState CEO Announces 15 Business of the Year Finalists

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SYRACUSE, NY – CenterState CEO congratulates 15 member businesses and organizations for their outstanding achievement during the past year. CenterState CEO’s Business of the Year finalists were selected from a highly competitive pool of nominations.


Business of the Year Finalists


More Than 50 Employees

Haylor, Freyer & Coon, Inc.

Knowles Precision Devices

Thompson & Johnson Equipment Co., Inc.


Less Than 50 Employees
CBD Companies of CNY, LLC

Gardner & Capparelli CPAs, LLP

Northeast Information Discovery, Inc.


Community Involvement

SRC, Inc.



Nascentia Health, Inc.

Redhouse Arts Center, Inc.

YMCA of Greater Syracuse, Inc.


Minority-owned Business
(in partnership with the Upstate Minority Economic Alliance)
NJ Jones Plumbing, LLC

Xeo Air, Inc.


“We are proud to honor these member businesses for their outstanding success, and the role they play in strengthening the region,” said Robert Simpson, president, CenterState CEO. ”During the last year, these companies have excelled in creating jobs, making new investments and engaging with the community.”

A single company or organization will be recognized in each category at CenterState CEO’s 2019 Annual Meeting, April 24, for their commitment to growth, improving our community and creating tangible impacts on our economy. Through this year’s theme of Lead with Intention, the event will examine how businesses and communities can evolve to create transformational change, and maximize business success and human potential- at all levels.


Tickets for the event can be purchased at, or by contacting Lisa Metot at 315-470-1870 or Doors open at 11:30 a.m., program begins promptly at noon.


Presenting Sponsors of the 2019 CenterState CEO Annual Meeting are CPS Recruitment, Inc.; Tompkins Trust Company; and Nascentia Health, Inc. Corporate Sponsors are SRC, Inc.; Dannible & McKee; OBG; INFICON; Wegmans;; L.&J.G. Stickley, Inc.; Preferred Mutual Insurance Company; and Spectrum Reach. Parking Sponsor is C&S Companies. Media Sponsors are News Radio 570 WSYR Now on 106.9 FM; Business Journal News Network; and Visual Technologies.


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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Post Date

Mar 21st 2019

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