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Keeping, attracting businesses to LI topic of Oct. 1 panel

Business executives and economic development officials will discuss how to keep companies on Long Island and attract new ones at an Oct. 1 event organized by the New York chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth.

The event, which runs from 6-8:30 p.m., will be held at the Ferrari-Maserati Long Island dealership, 65 South Service Rd. (off the LIE), Plainview.

There is a $150 registration fee for people who aren’t members of the association. A cocktail reception will precede the 7:15 p.m. panel discussion.

Panelists are Harvey Kamil, vice chairman of vitamin manufacturer NBTY; Vince Palazzolo, chief financial officer of defense contractor CPI Aerostructures; Andrea Lohneiss, Long Island regional director for Empire State Development; Bill Mannix, director of the Islip Town Industrial Development Agency, and Tony Savino, manager of business power allocations for the state Power Authority.

Among the topics to be discussed is how state and local incentives help reduce costs for expanding local companies.

The moderator will be Neil Seiden of Port Washington-based Asset Enhancement Solutions, a financial advisory firm for businesses.

For more information go to or call 631-752-7400 ext. 320





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