Jan General Membership Meeting
5988 East Taft Road
Jeff Knauss, Co-founder
The Digital Hyve
Jeff Knauss is the Co-Founder of Digital Hyve. Digital Hyve is a full service digital marketing agency with offices in Syracuse and Rochester, NY and 25 full time employees. In 2017, they were awarded CenterState CEO’s Business of the Year, the Business Journal News Network’s Best Places to Work in Central New York, and the Small Business Association’s Small Business Excellence Award.
Digital Hyve is a Google Premiere Partner, which is the highest level of partnership with Google, and because they are in the top 10% fastest growing Google Partners in the country, they were invited to be one of the first agencies in North America to participate in the Google Elevator program. Google Elevator is a business accelerator program designed for fast growing agencies to get help from Google to scale their companies. Google provides tools such as a business coach, HR help, and access to all Google Beta programs.
Jeff graduated from SUNY Oswego in 2007 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations and a concentration in Marketing. He spent 8 years in broadcast television advertising before starting Digital Hyve with his business partner, Jake Tanner.
He is also very engaged with his community. Currently, Jeff is a member of the Board of Directors for the Food Bank of Central New York, which serves as the main food distribution hub for hundreds of partner agencies that comprise the emergency food network in the eleven county service region across central and northern New York, The Loretto Foundation, a not-for-profit organization established to advocate for elders, and to raise funds to help sustain Loretto’s role as an innovator in long-term care, and Byrne Dairy, a fourth generation, family-owned producer and leader in the distribution of Greek Yoghurt, Conventional Yogurt, Sour Cream, Milk, Cream, Ice Cream and a variety of other dairy products across the country.