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:
- Large Businesses (100 or more employees): Lessing’s Hospitality Group
- Small Businesses (Less than 100 employees): Genser Cona Elder Law
- Not-for-Profit Organizations: Family Service League
- Rookie of the Year (Companies operating less than five years): Scotto & Melchiorre Group, LLC