Celebrate, Honor, and Flourish

Over 24 years ago we had a vision to recognize excellence in Long Island business, and the HIA-LI Business Achievement Awards were born.

It is more critical today than ever before that we highlight this HIA-LI business growth initiative and celebrate and honor these Long Island businesses, particularly in light of so many businesses being courted off of Long Island by other communities.

We here at HIA-LI are committed to doing everything in our power to keep Long Island businesses here and to keep them flourishing.

The recipients of the Business Achievement Awards were judged in four categories; Large, Small, Rookie of the Year, and Not-for-Profits.

All companies in each category were judged on their accomplishments, positive employee relations, giving back to the Long Island community, revenue and profitability trends, and their overall innovation in business strategy.

Often, our member companies will ask, “What is the secret to success for these companies?” Well, there doesn’t seem to be a secret.  Because regardless of the industry, they all seem to have several things in common:

  • They are optimistic about the future.
  • They have good people in place and know how to celebrate them.
  • They are focused, particularly in this economy, on the development of their good people and on streamlining – doing things differently to make their company more effective.
  • They realize that if they are not constantly doing things better and more effectively, they can lose out in this economy to someone who is!

Lee Iacocca once said, “The most successful businesspeople are the ones who hold onto the old just as long as it’s good and grab onto the new just as soon as it’s better.”

Our Business Achievement Award recipients are great examples of that type of passion and commitment in a very competitive business environment.

These are the 2018 HIA-LI Business Achievement Award recipients who were honored on September 20th at the Crest Hollow Country Club:

Welcome to my Blog!

bizgrowshere2Hello, and welcome to the inaugural post of my new blog!

This blog is aimed at serving as a resource for the Long Island business community. It’s a place for dialog – and a place to explore new ways to promote economic growth and business expansion.

I want it to be a dynamic platform for sharing ideas, information, and strategies for business success and for economic development across Nassau and Suffolk counties.

Along with our Island-wide interests, we’ll also be focusing attention on the Hauppauge Industrial Park, America’s second-largest business park and a vibrant economic engine for Long Island and the nation.

As many of you know, HIA-LI proudly stands as one of the most recognized voices for Long Island business. For four decades we’ve been a powerful advocate for regional development. We boost economic expansion by providing lively forums for business leaders to network, tackle problems, and gain guidance on critical issues facing their enterprises.

One of HIA-LI’s guiding principles is to remember that we are all in this together. This is a group effort, right down the line.

And considering the many challenges regional business executives face today, we’ll need to put all of our heads together to overcome them.

How do we retain younger residents – keep government responsive to business concerns — promote sustainability — train our workforce – maintain our digital edge –– and address other challenges?

Through dialog and discussion, and by tapping everyone’s best ideas, we’ll be in the best-possible position to come up with answers – and to secure a healthy, long-term future for Long Island – and for the Hauppauge Industrial Park, too.

This blog is devoted to dialog, interaction, debate, and discussion. This is a two-way vehicle, and we’ll be looking to you for your comments and feedback – for your input and ideas.

Paraphrasing a John Lennon lyric, “There’s no problems, only solutions.”

So let’s come together — and leverage this blog as a tool for identifying effective solutions to our business challenges!