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A Hicksville-based seller of chocolates and gourmet foods will receive tax breaks over 20 years in return for staying in Nassau County rather than moving out of state, officials said Friday.
The county’s industrial development agency gave the incentives in support of a $14.7-million plan by Nassau Candy Distributors Inc. for a regional warehouse at 300 Duffy Ave. in Hicksville.
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Bruce Ratner, the developer tapped by Nassau County to revamp the Coliseum, said Thursday that housing, offices, stores or technology companies aren't suitable for the acres of asphalt surrounding his proposed entertainment complex.
Speaking to journalists in Manhattan, Ratner, who is board chairman of Forest City Ratner Cos., said, "You have more limited choices" at the Hub. "I...Read more »
Techniques for increasing sales and profits are among the topics to be addressed at an all-day event on Jan. 15 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.
There will be workshops on marketing, human resources, accounting and acquisitions, according to organizer Corrinne Graham, who also runs the year-old Graham International Consulting and Research Inc. in Coram.
She said she hopes...Read more »
Consumer confidence in the metropolitan area was up last month as concern about gasoline prices continued to abate.
The Siena College Research Institute reported Wednesday that its consumer confidence index for Long Island, New York City and its northern suburbs was 77 points in November, up 4.6 from October.
An index reading above 76 points means the number of people who are optimistic...Read more »
Online spending from desktop computers on Cyber Monday set a record high, reaching $1.735 billion and marking the second day to pass $1 billion in sales this holiday shopping season, according to comScore, a firm that measures and analyzes online consumer behavior.
Despite weeks of discounts both online and in stores, consumers shopped heavily online on Cyber Monday, a daylong holiday shopping...Read more »
Moving from a commercial building to a college campus has allowed a local business incubator to cut by 26 percent the rent paid by tenants.
ThoughtBox@LIU is now charging $260 per month for every desk a tenant uses in the incubator’s new space on Long Island University’s Brookville campus, said founder Mark Fasciano, who also is managing director of the local venture capital firm Canrock Ventures.
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Sky Zone, a Deer Park indoor trampoline park that opens next month, will hold a job fair Wednesday to fill about 150 full and part-time positions.
The fair will take place from 1 to 7 p.m. on the Brentwood campus of Suffolk County Community College.
The franchisee hopes to hire cashiers, event hosts, event assistants and court monitors. The jobs pay from $8.25 to $10 an hour, depending...Read more »
On Cyber Monday -- a workday for most of us -- millions of people go online in search of holiday deals. It's the busiest online shopping day of the year, with the National Retail Federation predicting more than 131 million people will shop online, and research firm comScore predicting sales of $2 billion for the day.
Will you be looking for deals? Will you be doing it on your computer at work?...Read more »
A second state agency, the Parks Department, is seeking to score some holiday shopping dollars.
The agency is offering a $25 gift card for camping to anyone who books a stay on Monday for two or more days in a state campground.
Reservations must be made online at newyorkstateparks.reserveamerica.com. Bookings are being accepted through Labor Day 2014.
The gift card is only being...Read more »
MONDAY, Dec. 2
JOBCONNECT | Centereach
Support group for job seekers, strengthen your interview skills, resumes, job search and more, 2:30-4 p.m., Middle Country Library, 101 Eastwood Blvd., free, register, mcpl.lib.ny.us, 631-585-9393.
TUESDAY, December 3
SMALL BUSINESS COUNSELING | Dix Hills
Topics include the basics of setting up a business, writing business...Read more »