Inside Long Island Business
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It’s difficult to talk about the Long Island job market these days without caveats, the “yes, but” qualifications necessary when describing the complexity of the post-recession and post-Sandy employment situation here. And a recent blog post from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York is proof of that.
Despite the storm’s destruction, “Long Island’s economy didn’t get derailed by Sandy,” said...Read more »
The Commercial and Industrial Brokers Society of Long Island, an industry group of about 300 local commercial real state brokers, has added the position of strategic officer to its leadership ranks as the organization attempts to become more active in the community.
David Pennetta, a past president of CIBS and a principal at Oxford & Simpson Realty Services, will head up the new post....Read more »
MONDAY, Oct. 21
10 important habits for success | Hauppauge
Workshop teaches you the ten most important habits for success; helps you achieve your goals, align your work to priorities, evaluate real-time progress, motivate yourself, learn from mistakes and what works, establish more balance, and reduce stress. Space is limited, advanced registration required, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Adelphi...Read more »
PMG Interactive, a digital marketing company in Center Moriches, will host a Social Mobile Analytics & Content Summit as part of the New York Business Expo and Conference this Thursday, Oct. 17, in Manhattan.
The summit, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Jacob Javits Center, will include two keynote speeches and seven interactive workshops on social media and digital communication.
Tickets...Read more »
In the last few years, some high-profile companies have departed from Long Island. They've moved for a variety of reasons, in some cases seeking lower taxes, cheaper land or consolidation of operations elsewhere.
While there may be many factors that go into the decision to leave, there can be many reasons to stay, too. What are the biggest reasons companies remain on the Island?
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The developer who is revamping Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum and an executive of one of Long Island’s largest office building owners will speak to small business owners at an Oct. 18 meeting.
Developer Bruce Ratner of Forest City Ratner Companies is expected to discuss its $229-million remake of the coliseum property with the Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce.
The other keynote...Read more »
Despite lower sales, Voxx International Corp. said its second-quarter profits rose sharply as the company's bottom line was boosted by legal settlements.
The Hauppauge manufacturer's sales of car stereos and other electronics slipped to $183.8 million during the three months ended in August, down 4 percent from the same period last year. The results fell short of the expectations of analysts,...Read more »
Consumer confidence on Long Island dropped in the July-September period on worries about the economy and the prospect of the U.S. government shutting down, officials said Wednesday.
The Siena College Research Institute reported its consumer confidence index for Nassau and Suffolk counties declined 3.4 points to 71.3 in the third quarter compared with the April-June period.
An index reading...Read more »
Long Island's first farm brewery, a new type of business that came into existence this year as a result of state legislation, is already here.
Long Ireland Beer Co. in Riverhead, which has been operating as a regular microbrewery since 2011, is one of 14 farm breweries that have been approved this year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday. It is also the only one on Long Island, so far.
"There's...Read more »
Long-term unemployment -- that is, being without a job for more than six months -- has remained a persistent problem, four years after the recession.
Do you know someone who's been out of a job for more than six months?
Vote and leave a comment; results and a selection of comments will appear in next Sunday's business section....Read more »