Sales and marketing has been around since the beginning of time, even though it was not recognized as a profession until sometime in the 1800’s when sales clubs started forming.


Central New York Sales & Marketing Executives (CNYSME) was founded in 1935 and is the area’s recognized voice of the sales and marketing profession, the only organization focused exclusively on the needs of the sales and marketing professionals.


The organization’s mission is to help members grow their business through education and recognition. CNYSME provides education and training for sales and marketing professionals through workshops and meetings. Additionally, CNYSME recognizes the very best in the sales and marketing profession at its Annual Crystal Ball / Sales & Marketing Excellence Awards Banquet.

  • There is no other organization locally that focuses on the continued education of sales and marketing professionals.
  • We are the best organization in town for networking with your peers and potential customers.
  • We provide the highest quality forums for the sales and marketing professionals in town.
  • We strive to support our community through our extremely successful scholarship programs.
  • We continually recognize achievements in the sales and marketing industry with our sales and marketing excellence awards and our popular Crystal Ball award.
  • Our members include CEO’s, sales and marketing managers and top level executives who contribute to the growth of their businesses.
  • Quite frankly we are the best organization for anyone in the sales and marketing industry in Central New York!