Talk CNY

Talk CNY

CenterState CEO is Central New York’s leading business leadership and economic development organization, committed to creating a region where businesses thrive, and all people prosper. Welcome to CenterState CEO's semimonthly podcast, Talk CNY, presented by NBT Bank.Through this series CenterState CEO shares the latest news and information on topics ranging from community and workforce development, to policy and innovation. Each month we’ll feature leaders from across Central New York to shine a spotlight on the growth and opportunities happening in the region. In under 15 minutes, you’ll get an inside look at the people, projects and planning moving Central New York forward, and be connected to resources you need to support your business’ growth.


March 22, 2023 27 min

Today's guests of Talk CNY presented by NBT Bank is Dr. Juhanna Rogers, CenterState CEO’s Senior Vice President of Racial Equity and Social Impact

Dr. Rogers joins us to talk about why and how companies are investing in diversity, equity and inclusion. She will share her perspective on the benefits to companies who are doing this work, and the risks associated with not making this investment. 

Juhanna Rogers, Ph.D. is a member o...

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Today's guests of Talk CNY presented by NBT Bank is Melanie Littlejohn, Vice President of Customer & Community Engagement for National Grid-New York.

Melanie Littlejohn joins us to talk about the importance of companies investing in and do the real work associated with diversity, equity and inclusion. She will share how National Grid is benefitting from their investment and why she believes the Central New York B...

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Today's guests of Talk CNY presented by NBT Bank are Dominic Robinson and Aimee Durfee of CenterState CEO.   

Finding skilled workers and attracting talent to fill open positions at all levels is a challenge faced by many Central New York companies. So this month we’ll take a closer look at what business and community leaders are doing to address the talent challenge.  Through this episode we’ll explore how CenterStat...

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Today's guest of Talk CNY presented by NBT Bank is Maarten Jacobs, director of Community Prosperity, Allyn Family Foundation and executive director, Syracuse Urban Partnership.

This is a story about the Salt City Market (SCM) in Syracuse, a market and food hall providing culinary options as diverse as our city. It was created by the Syracuse Urban Partnership, a project of the Allyn Family Foundation, with support from numerous...

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Today's guest on Talk CNY is CenterState CEO President Rob Simpson. 

New investments are driving progress across Central New York but what are the headwinds businesses face and how can those leaders be prepared for what 2023 has in store? Rob Simpson, president of CenterState CEO shares his thoughts on what you need to know about the central New York Economy as we begin the New Year. 

Robert Simpson serves as president of the Ce...

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