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Long Island Business News named a new publisher and editor, two posts that had been vacant since October, the paper's owner The Dolan Co. announced Wednesday in a news article on the publication's website.
Scott Schoen, the audience development manager for The Dolan Co. was named publisher, and senior reporter Gregory Zeller was named editor for the 7,500-circulation business weekly.
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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 »
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 »
How do October unemployment rates in Nassau and Suffolk stack up with the rest of the state? None too shabby.
They didn’t have the lowest rate among New York’s 62 counties, state Labor Department data released Thursday show. That distinction went to Tompkins County, home of Cornell University. Its jobless rate was 4.8 percent.
Nassau ranked seventh, with a 5.7 percent rate, and tied...Read more »
Stop & Shop and the union representing workers in the New York area have agreed to a federal mediator’s request for a seven-day cooling off period.
The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1500 had called meetings on Sunday to prepare members in case of a strike or a lockout of employees by the company this week, the union said.
While both the union and Stop & Shop, which...Read more »
Health care product giant Henry Schein Inc. Tuesday took another bite into the dental market with a deal to take a majority stake in an Birmingham, Ala., maker of implants.
Financial terms of the deal with BioHorizons, which generates about $115 million in annual revenue, were not disclosed.
Under the agreement, Melville-based Schein would loan $145 million to BioHorizons to fund a distribution...Read more »
An 8.9 acre plot of land in Port Jefferson Station -- the site of a former car dealership that closed during the recession -- has been sold for $3.45 million.
The Northwind Group of Hauppauge bought the land, on the corner of Route 112 and Washington Avenue, according to a Monday news release from Coldwell Banker Commercial Island Corporate Services, which represented the purchaser.
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Long Island nonprofits are now eligible to apply for a $5,000 grant for use on printed materials, an offer from commercial printing company Star Communications in Hauppauge.
To apply for the grant, organizations may email Joe Crook at firstname.lastname@example.org for an official application.
Star Communications will consider the nonprofit's proposed use of the grant, how the grant will...Read more »
Long Island’s private sector looked pretty strong in October. The sector posted the second-strongest job growth in the state last month, outpaced only by New York City, Labor Department data released Thursday show. And October marked the 41st-consecutive month of year-over-year employment gains in the sector.
The Island’s 2.4 percent job growth last month, nearly matched the City’s 2.5...Read more »
Following months of lead-up announcements, the Long Island Fight for Charity will take place next Monday night.
Local businessmen and women raise train and raise money to participate in the event, which this year is pitting 23 participants against each other. The fighters this year include people like small business owner Sal "The Hammer" Ferro and lawyer Terese "The Knockout"...Read more »