CenterState CEO held its Annual Meeting on April 26, 2022, at the Convention Center at Oncenter. Focused on the theme Transcend, the event highlighted Central New York’s progress and explored shared efforts to achieve equitable growth for a stronger future.
CenterState CEO announced its Business of the Year award winners at the event, recognizing the outstanding achievements of regional businesses and organizations in five categories.
Gwen, Inc. received the Minority-owned Business of the Year Award, presented in partnership with the Upstate Minority Economic Alliance.
Gwen, Inc. is a premier private sector leadership development corporation based in Auburn, with clients concentrated in New York, and work that spans the country. The firm specializes in leadership development consultation; organization development consulting; executive coaching; strategic planning and diversity, equity and inclusion strategy development. The company has distinguished itself in its industry, notably developing a specialize executive coaching practice for emerging and established women leaders of color, and by being intentional in its commitment to the community and the clients it serves. Over the course of the pandemic, it has added additional capacity to accommodate the increased demand for its services and expertise. Gwen, Inc. also donates thousands of dollars in support of nonprofits and emerging women and minority entrepreneurs.
CenterState CEO is an independent and forward-thinking economic development strategist, business leadership organization and chamber of commerce; dedicated to the success of its members and the prosperity of the region. We serve as an advocate and resource for smart business, catalyze and facilitate regional growth, and promote community prosperity through results-driven partnerships, planning and problem-solving.