More than 1,200 Business and Community Leaders Attended CenterState CEO’s Annual Meeting


More than 1,200 business and community leaders gathered on April 24th at CenterState CEO’s Annual Meeting, held at the Oncenter, in Syracuse. In his message CenterState CEO President Robert Simpson spoke of the real and immediate opportunities, no longer on the horizon but taking place right now in the region, and the need to lead with intention to influence change and achieve true impact.  A transcript Remarks by Robert M. Simpson, President CenterState CEO at the 2019 CenterState CEO Annual Meeting.

The event’s keynote address was given by Tony Bond, executive vice president and chief innovation officer of Great Place to Work, the global research and analytics firm that produces the annual Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list, and dozens of other distinguished workplace rankings around the world. In his remarks, Bond shared how companies can drive innovation and economic growth through highly engaged employees, and that business can benefit by building winning workplace cultures.

CenterState CEO also announced its Business of the Year award winners at the event, recognizing the outstanding achievement of regional businesses and organizations in five categories. The winners include: Haylor, Freyer & Coon, Inc.; Northeast Information Discovery, Inc.; Nascentia Health, Inc.; SRC, Inc.; NJ Jones Plumbing, LLC.

The event also marks the release of CenterState CEO’s 2018-2019 Annual Report, which can be reviewed here.