The economic strength and legacy of a region is predicated on the quality of its business community, the health of its nonprofit organizations and the commitment of people in both the public and private sector to drive initiatives and take action on plans that create opportunity for all.
For 25 years, the Business Journal has been sharing Central New York’s legacy with readers across the region. What we have learned is that building a lasting legacy does not come easy. It is a record of lasting accomplishment that is hard earned, worthy of
respect and unquestionable in its influence.
So it is with great pride and pleasure that KeyBank sponsors the 2011 Legacy Awards, and we congratulate this year’s distinguished honorees. Like the individuals who will be recognized for their business success and contributions to the community, Key has a rich regional legacy of our own. Since 1869 we have provided individuals with products and financial solutions they need to improve their lives. Whether helping small businesses secure loans to purchase needed equipment and create jobs or developing a long-range financial plan for families and individuals, our legacy has been defined by successfully providing clients with the resources they need to have a more financially secure future.
Central New York has a rich history and a bright future. In recognizing the contributions of those who have gotten us where we are, we hope to inspire those who today are building legacies of their own as they drive us toward tomorrow.
Stephen D. Fournier
Central New York District
On behalf of The Bonadio Group I would like to thank the Legacy Award honorees for their unswerving commitment to the Central New York region. The hard work, dedication, and passion you have shown in order to be considered for this honor will forever serve as a model for every organization and future generations. The Bonadio Group is, likewise, deeply committed to the Central New York region and we look forward to creating our own legacy over the next 25 years as we help you to continue to grow yours.
Once again we offer our congratulations and may each honoree carry forward with the pleasure of knowing how well-respected and appreciated you are within your organization, amongst your peers and in our community. Any type of recognition in one’s career can be deemed a highlight and it is certainly significant to be honored today for your contributions.
“There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.” –Ronald Regan
Stanley D. Konopko
Managing Partner, Syracuse Office