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Sponsorship Opportunities

CenterState CEO hosts many events throughout the year that are promoted to its entire membership as well as the CenterState region's business community. Below are just a few examples of event sponsorship opportunities that may be right for your organization.

Annual Meeting/Business of the Year Awards

CenterState CEO's Annual Dinner and Business of the Year Awards attracts more than 1,000 attendees and honors excellence in business. Awards are presented in categories for companies with 50 employees or less, more than 50 employees, community involvement, and a non profit organizations. The winner of the Startup Labs Syracuse Competition is also announced, recognizing the region's more promising entrepreneurs. Call 315.470.1800 for details.

Business Before/After Hours

CenterState CEO members have the opportunity to host this popular CenterState Chamber event at their business location and provide food and beverages for approximately 100-150 attendees. This is a great chance to showcase your company and its facilities. Call 315.470.1800 for details.

B2B Marketplace 

One of the largest business gatherings in the Northeast, the B2B marketplace succeeds the long-standing CEO Business Showcase. It provides a series of programs and enhanced opportunities for targeted engagement. The highlight of this all-day event is the Business Exchange, a structured forum to engage buyers and sellers identified by members as important to the growth and sustainability of their businesses. Additional elements include: training and education programs, networking events and visibility opportunities. Many levels of sponsorship are available. Call 315.470.1800 for details.

CenterState CEO Day in Washington

Sponsors for CenterState CEO Day in Washington are featured throughout the various elements of the program, appear on invitations to a special reception held on Capitol Hill, with options for exclusive sponsorship of special briefings and networking events in D.C.  The purpose of the event is to present and advocate for CenterState CEO federal priorities, connect CenterState CEO members with elected representatives and key staffers who can directly assist with their projects, and to elevate the visibility and recognition of the CenterState region with our representatives in the U. S. Senate, House of Representatives and agency leaders. Call 315.470.1845 for details. 

Clambake

This annual event takes place in August and draws more than 1,000 members. It is a great opportunity to network in a relaxed atmosphere. Call 315.470.1800 for details.

Economic Champions Celebration

More than 500 members of the local business community gather to celebrate their successes over the past year. This high-energy, fast-paced and festive event recognizes member businesses for their contributions to the economic growth of the CenterState New York region through their capital expenditures, hiring of new employees - even one, expansion or relocation due to growth, and for state or national recognition. Call 315.470.1800 for details.

Economic Forecast Luncheon

More than 600 fellow Chamber members, business leaders and executives gather at this annual luncheon for the presentation of the Economic Forecast. The annual forecast is compiled with the help of more than 150 CenterState CEO members who represent some 16 business sectors across 12 counties. These professionals share their expertise in order to develop the forecast, which identifies major trends and factors that will impact the region's economy during the coming year. The results of these findings are published and presented at the January luncheon. Call 315.470.1800 for details.

Lobbying Guide & Legislative Directory

This annual publication now includes complete contact information for elected officials and their staffs in federal, state and county offices across 12 counties.  More than 1,000 copies are distributed to elected representatives, their staffs, and business leaders. It is available in print as well as a digital, downloadable version to drop into Outlook Contacts, and even your mobile device (for an extra charge, $25 per person).  Sponsorship, $395, includes logo/company name in the printed edition and email of the digital version, and in the pdf version on the CenterState CEO website.  Sponsors will receive a quantity of the directory and the digital edition. Call 315.470.1845 for details.

Membership Meetings

Programs to present speakers featuring relevant topics to the community business. Cost of sponsorship is $1,500. In return, your company will gain the following benefits:

  • Recognition of your company with your logo on the invitation
  • A table to display your company’s products and/or services
  • Opportunity for company representative to speak at podium
  • Sign or banner displayed at event, if provided
  • Mailing labels of attendees
  • 5 complimentary tickets to event

For more information on these and additional event sponsorship opportunities that are reasonably priced and effective in increasing your visibility, contact Karen DeJoseph at 315.470.1870 or kdejoseph@centerstateceo.com.