Inside Long Island Business
Get the latest news and trends on Long Island companies and the people behind them.
The business of golf is shrinking on Long Island. The number of courses is down to 269, from 279 in 2004, according to the National Golf Foundation, and the number of rounds played has dropped substantially over the past 15 years.
Officials cite a variety of factors, including the weak economy and changing lifestyles that mean many people have less time for the game than they used to....Read more »
The Island’s largest web, social media and digital marketing conference bringing together some top local and national industry thought leaders will be held Tuesday at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.
The second annual Long Island Digital Summit being presented by EGC Group in association with 1-800-Flowers.com, is expected to draw at least 400 attendees.
“Last year was a huge...Read more »
The law firm of Davidow, Davidow, Siegel & Stern started a hundred years ago in Patchogue. Two generations of lawyers later, the firm, now based in Islandia, is marking its centennial anniversary by giving back to the local community.
The law firm -- which specializes in elder law, estate planning and special needs law -- will donate $5,000 to each of three Long Island...Read more »
Once upon a time, most business people had a Rolodex on their desk. For the youngsters out there, that meant they kept contacts' names and phone numbers on little cards that snapped in and out of this rotating file device (the name is a combination of rolling and index). Some users avoided the effort of writing by taping the contact's business cards directly to the Rolodex index card.
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Consumer confidence in the New York metropolitan area dipped in March on worries about the rising cost of gasoline.
The Siena College Research Institute Wednesday reported its consumer confidence index for Long lsland, New York City and its northern suburbs was 79.9 last month, down 2.5 points from February.
Readings above 76 indicate the number of people who are optimistic about their...Read more »
A Port Jefferson-based developer is one of two winners of a Federal Trade Commission-sponsored contest to develop technology to combat the often annoying robocall.
Aaron Foss will receive $25,000 for his idea, which he has dubbed Nomorobo. He is sharing the total prize money of $50,000 -- as well as first place -- with another developer Serdar Danis, whose idea was also praised.
Nomorobo...Read more »
A re-entry job fair for ex-offenders drew around 250 attendees, with 10 to 15 percent of participants receiving job offers, said the Suffolk County Labor Department, which organized the event.
The event, which was held last week, featured not only companies looking to hire new employees but also nonprofit organizations that offered legal and career advice. Five former offenders also gave a...Read more »
Long Island businesses looking for ways to save money on electric bills are the target audience for an all-day event Thursday in Melville.
The Long Island Power Authority is holding its annual energy efficiency conference from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Huntington Hilton, 598 Broad Hollow Rd.
LIPA spokesman Mark Gross said the utility expects between 300 and 500 people to attend.
There...Read more »
Roof Diagnostics Inc., a New Jersey provider of solar panel systems, will be hiring 40 new employees to staff its first Long Island office, which will open next month in Bethpage.
The company, of Wall, N.J., will hold a job fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Courtyard Marriott in Ronkonkoma. The event will include an introductory talk on the solar industry and its...Read more »
Pall Corp., a maker of filtration devices and one of Long Island's biggest public companies by revenue, announced Monday that Akhil Johri is its new chief financial officer.
Johri, who is currently the chief financial officer at a division within United Technologies Corp., will join the Port Washington-based Pall May 1. He will take over from Pall chief executive Larry Kingsley, who has been...Read more »