Talk CNY, presented by NBT Bank, is CenterState CEO's semimonthly podcast series featuring leaders from across Central New York, shining a spotlight on the growth and opportunities happening here. You’ll get an inside look at the people, projects and initiatives moving the region forward.


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Planning for Unprecedented Growth

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On this episode of our podcast, we’ll hear from CenterState CEO’s Ben Sio on how his team is leaning into the unprecedented growth in the region and developing strategies to ensure we are prepared for all the opportunities and challenges ahead.

As Chief of Staff and Senior Vice President of Strategy, Policy and Planning, Ben Sio oversees the strategic direction of CenterState CEO and ensures that collective activities are advancing the organization’s mission-based priorities. Additionally, he is responsible for building consensus around strategic needs and priorities and managing the change necessary to drive execution. Ben also oversees the organization’s policy development and government affairs activities.

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New episodes are released the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each month. Ratings and reviews are appreciated!

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About Talk CNY

Talk CNY, presented by NBT Bank, is CenterState CEO's semimonthly podcast. It's first season launched in 2023, with 24 episodes. The second Wednesday of each month highlights a CenterState CEO member for a conversation about the work of their business or organization in the community, and how they engage with CenterState CEO. The second episode of the month features a CenterState CEO staff person sharing the programs, projects and thought leadership related to a monthly theme. 

In addition to the 24 episode main series, you can discover the Talk CNY Miniseries with featured business experts on episodes released straight to the Click resource library. Discover Talk CNY on Click.

Hosted by:

Andrew Fish, Senior Vice President of Member and Business Experience, CenterState CEO
Kate Hammer, MSIM, Owner and Principal Business Coach, Kate Hammer Consulting LLC

Meet our Sponsor: NBT Bank

Talk CNY is Presented by NBT Bank

Since opening its doors in 1856, NBT Bank has remained committed to providing its customers with superior banking services and helping to make the communities it serves a better place to live and work. It also believe that its greatest competitive advantage remains its people. Through their dedication it is able to enhance its ability to serve customers through relationship building, personalized banking solutions, local decision making and commitment to community initiatives.


Talk CNY Main Series

Talk CNY Expert Miniseries

E9 - Pierre Morrisseau May 17, 2023
E8 - Erick Candelero Griscenco May 17, 2023
E7 - Christina Scalera March 5, 2023
E6 - Damian Vallelonga March 5, 2023
E5 - Matt Gardner March 5, 2023
E4 - Colleen Blake-Miller March 5, 2023
E3 - Gwen Webber-McCleod March 5, 2023
E2 - Todd Henry March 5, 2023
E1 - Susan Crossett March 5, 2023

Talk CNY Quarterly Market Insights