Sponsors: Platinum



Anaren was founded in 1967 as a supplier of microwave components and subassemblies to defense electronics markets, and today has evolved into a major innovator of standard products and custom solutions for commercial wireless, space, and defense electronics markets. Anaren is headquartered in Central New York and is publicly traded on the NASDAQ (ANEN), with five facilities, 1,200 employees, and sales in excess of $170 million. Mr. Lawrence Sala is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Anaren, Inc. and serves as a member of the FES, Inc. Board. For more information, visit www.anaren.com.


The Central New York Business Journal is the only weekly business publication focused on the area’s owners and managers. For nearly a quarter century, we have delivered breaking news, economic trends, corporate research by industry, a strong opinion section, special reports, columnists, developments in technology, a business calendar-of-events, and transactions such as commercial real-estate and mergers-and- acquisitions. Today, thanks to online technology, we deliver breaking news as it happens.

Within the last decade, The Business Journal has also created sister publications in the Mohawk Valley and in Greater Binghamton to increase the coverage of local business news.

All three publications salute and support the entrepreneurial spirit reflected in the Famous Entrepreneurs Series.


Clear Channel Radio is a leading radio company focused on serving local communities across the U.S. with more than 110 million listeners choosing Clear Channel Radio programming each week. The company's content can be heard on AM/FM stations, HD digital radio channels, on the Internet, via iPods, through Motorola's iRadio cell-phone service, and via mobile-navigation devices from Cobra, Garmin, Kenwood and others. The company's operations include radio broadcasting, syndication and independent media representation.
Clear Channel Radio is a division of Clear Channel Communications, Inc. (NYSE:CCU), a leading global media and entertainment company.  Clear Channel Syracuse operates seven radio stations; B104.7, Y94FM, 570WSYR, HOT 107.9, POWER 106.9, NOVA 105.1, SportsRadio 620, and operates four HD channels; Smooth Jazz, The Walk, Beso, and Pride Radio. More information on the company can be found at www.clearchannel.com.


Communigration is a new breed of marketing firm, focused on helping business-to-business and technology companies. Founded in 1990, Communigration uses strategic, creative and interactive approaches to create breakthrough results for our clients nationwide.

More information on the company can be found at www.communigration.com.



The Events Company are professionals with great ideas and creative solutions to meet the needs and demands of your meetings and events. We WOW! you and your guests. We ease your pain. We maximize your investment. We're your "go to" team. For Corporate, Weddings and Special Events, our goal is to make you look like a hero and have you get all the high fives.

Each of our clients receives our full hands-on attention and dedication. Whether you're hosting a VIP dinner for ten guests or a conference for thousands, The Events Company provides Event  Design and Development, Venue selection, Communications, Registration, All Hospitality services, Entertainment, Logistics and production, Keynote speakers, Lighting and special effects and much more. For more information, visit us at www.TheEventsCompany.com.


The prestigious S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University has a long history of producing legendary media entrepreneurs.

Newhouse's new Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship will highlight, enhance and accelerate that process for the digital and social media revolution: To help Newhouse students launch digital media businesses; expose Newhouse students to entrepreneurship, startup culture and innovation; build awareness of the opportunities created by a changing media landscape; and create classes for learning about developments and innovations in digital media, social media, interactive entertainment, and new media business models.

For more information, visit: newhouse.syr.edu.


O'Brien & Gere is an employee-owned engineering and project delivery company with 900 scientists, engineers, construction, and operation personnel located in 30 offices across the U.S. With a 60-year history of applying technology and innovation, O'Brien & Gere is a leader in providing total water, environmental, and capital and facilities solutions.

O'Brien & Gere's integrated 360° life-cycle delivery model reduces project cycle time and creates value for its industrial and manufacturing, municipal and state, federal, higher education and healthcare, and developers and professional services sectors. Mr. Terry Brown is the President and CEO and serves as a member of the FES, Inc. Board. For more information, visit www.obg.com.


The Post-Standard is Central New York's News Media Leader. The Post-Standard newspaper is America's best-read newspaper. The online home of The Post-Standard (Syracuse.com) is Central New York's most visited website. The Post-Standard's magazines have Central New Yorkers talking about people, food, fashion, business, style, family and more. That means readers get news and advertising when, where and how they want it. And advertisers reach more of their best prospects more often, and more effectively. For more information, visit www.Syracuse.com.

Founded in 1985 and headquartered in Central New York, Sensis Corporation offers a broad array of sensors and information processing systems for Air Defense, Air Traffic Control, Airline & Airport Management and Data Distribution & Communication. The company serves a global client base and is actively involved in industry organizations and working groups worldwide, helping to address critical issues and develop innovative, real-world solutions. Sensis employs 700 people domestically and internationally. Mr. Jud Gostin is the President and Chief Executive Officer for Sensis Corporation and serves as the Founder and member of the FES, Inc. Board For more information, visit www.sensis.com.

Chartered in 1870 as a private, coeducational institution of higher education, Syracuse University is a leading national research university of more than 18,000 full and part-time students from all 50 states and 90 countries, and more than 1,400 faculty members. Syracuse University is propelled by the bold idea of Scholarship in Action – education that is not static, but the living expression of insight that drives change. It is a place where students become leaders, teachers and collaborators and where the community is continually impacted by the energy of the entrepreneurial spirit. For more information about entrepreneurship at Syracuse University, visit www.entrepreneurship.syr.edu.


United Radio has been providing quality service to the electronic manufacturing industry for over 80 years and currently serves as the premier center for over 52 companies nationwide. Headquartered in Central New York, United Radio provides consistent, high-quality professional service to the electronic market place and to accomplish this, they employ, support, and empower quality individuals, and provide them with a great place to work. Today they serve a wide customer base, such as several Counties, numerous State and Federal agencies including the U.S. Treasury, U.S. Customs, the IRS, and dozens of local fire departments, law enforcement agencies, rescue squads, major corporations and small businesses. Mr. Arnie Rubenstein is President of United Radio and also serves as a member of the FES, Inc. Board. For more information, visit www.unitedradio.com.