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2022 Dream Summit & The Dream Gala: Soledad O’Brien, Jamele Hill, among keynotes heading to Central New York for 2nd Annual Summit (August 27th & 28th)


Soledad O’Brien, Jamele Hill, among keynotes heading to Central New York for 2nd annual summit to celebrate minority business owners for a weekend of unity, elegance, empowerment, and social consciousness (August 27th & 28th). Syracuse, NY (August 10, 2022) – Hundreds of minority business owners and partners are expected to attend one of the largest More »



Voices: CenterState CEO Joins Leaders at White House for Signing of CHIPS and Science Act


CenterState CEO President Rob Simpson at the White House with NYS State Economic Development Council Executive Director Ryan Silva, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and JMA Wireless CEO John Mezzalingua. (CenterState CEO photo) Today, President Joe Biden signed the CHIPS and Science Act into law. I am incredibly grateful to have been invited to attend More »


Welcome to the Salt City Market, Habiba’s Ethiopian Kitchen!


Habiba’s Ethiopian Kitchen plans to fill the tenth vendor slot in the Salt City Market, taking over the stall formerly occupied by Pie’s the Limit Bakery. The East African restaurant and caterer will be located between Erma’s Island and the Syracuse Cooperative Market on the southern end of the building. “Habiba’s Ethiopian Kitchen has been More »


Governor Hochul Marks Completion on First Phase of JMA Wireless’ $100 Million 5G Manufacturing Campus and New Global Headquarters in Syracuse


Global Leader in Wireless Technology Officially Opens Factory of the Future and Only U.S.-Owned 5G Campus in the United States; Commits to Creating More Than 200 New Jobs Hochul: “I want other companies to see that this is a rebirth of manufacturing, a rebirth of upstate manufacturing. So, this is even bigger than the jobs created here, making More »


CenterState CEO President Robert M. Simpson Comments on U.S. Senate Passage of CHIPS for America Act and the Investment Tax Credit (ITC)

Syracuse, NY – Robert M. Simpson, president of CenterState CEO, in Syracuse, issued the below statement following the passage of CHIPS for America Act and the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) in the U.S. Senate. “CenterState CEO applauds members of the U.S. Senate for passing the CHIPS for America Act and the Investment Tax Credit (ITC). More »


Salt City Market’s Start It: A Twelve Week Business Development Class (An Urban CNY Video)


Salt City Market has announced their upcoming Start It for Food Businesses. If you’ve dreamed of owning or growing a food business – or even owning a stall in Salt City Market  – this is your chance! Salt City Market’s Start It for Food Businesses, is a twelve-week business development class. Space is limited to More »


Taste of Syracuse 2022 Raised Over $20,000 for Local Charities


Syracuse, NY – Central New York’s biggest food and music festival welcomed an estimated 200,000 people over two days.  While the festival welcomed large crowds, it also raised over twenty thousand dollars for local charities. Two checks were presented on Tuesday, July 19th, within Clinton Square where the festival was held.  A check for $10,064.50 More »


Attorney General James Recoups $122,000 for Consumers Charged for Expedited COVID-19 Tests That Were Late

After OAG Sent Warning Letter, Clear 19 Rapid Testing Refunded Hundreds of New Yorkers Who Received Late COVID-19 Results  OAG Has Recovered More Than $530,000 Total for Thousands of New Yorkers Charged for Untimely COVID-19 Test Results New York – New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced that her office recovered more than $122,000 for more More »


2022 Annual Meeting of the Downtown Committee of Syracuse, Inc.


400 members of the Downtown community – including property owners, businesses, residents and other stakeholders – convened for the 2022 Annual Meeting Luncheon of the Downtown Committee of Syracuse, Inc. Presented in partnership with Pathfinder Bank, this is the first time that the Downtown business community convened for such an occasion since June 2019. In More »