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HIA business trade show this Thursday

Suffolk County National Bank executives Robert Lawson and

Suffolk County National Bank executives Robert Lawson and Robert Mangels with Quackerjack, the Long Island Ducks mascot, at last year's Hauppauge Industrial Association Annual Business Trade Show at Suffolk Community College. (May 24, 2012) Credit: Newsday/Audrey C. Tiernan

The Hauppauge Industrial Association's annual trade show -- one of the largest business to business events on Long Island -- will take place this Thursday.

The 25th annual show will take place at Suffolk Community College's Brentwood campus from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and feature about 375 exhibitors with more than 4,500 slated attendees, according to the HIA.

In addition to offering the chance to connect and meet local companies, the event will feature seminar sessions for business owners that focus on social media, financing options, the new health care law, etc.

Those interested in attending should preregister online at to avoid the $10 walk-in fee the day of the event Thursday.

The executive breakfast and lunch event, which will feature Brandon Steiner of Steiner Sports Marketing and Ken Adams, head of the New York Economic Development Corp., respectively, will cost $50.

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