Centerstate CEO Announces Businesses of the Year Winners
Published By: Rick Moriarty syracuse.com
Syracuse, N.Y. -- CenterState CEO announced the winners of this year’s Business of the Year awards during its annual meeting, which was held virtually on Thursday.
Category: Less than 50 employees
Additionally, ComSource opened a new headquarters in Franklin Square, created several new positions while retaining existing employees, and contributed to 23 philanthropic efforts, including the Jim & Juli Boeheim Foundation.
It also launched the Black Equity & Excellence Fund to support Black-led and Black-governed nonprofits and projects in Syracuse. , which distributed more than $550,000 in support to local, Black-led nonprofits and projects this past year.
Category: Minority-owned business (presented in partnership with the Upstate Minority Economic Alliance)
CenterState also announced the winners of its Health Care Heroes awards in recognition of CenterState members that represent hospital and critical testing partners for their front-line response during the pandemic:
- Crouse Health
- Nascentia Health, Inc.
- Oswego Health
- St. Joseph’s Health
- Syracuse Community Health Center
- Upstate University Hospital
- Upstate University Hospital at Community General
- WellNow Urgent Care
Also at the meeting, CenterState President Robert Simpson spoke about the challenges faced by the community as the result of the pandemic and how there are promising signs of recovery.
The meeting’s keynote speaker was Aisha Glover, vice president of Newark, New Jersey, based Urban Innovation at Audible, a creator of premium audio storytelling.