Entrepreneurial success, now snack-sized

By GREGORY ZELLER // There’s a good chance your Memorial Day snacks, and other sweet and salty selections in your summer picnic basket, come courtesy of Jake Schmigelski. Forget trying to pronounce it – his own family adopted the pseudonym “Gale” years ago, he noted – and just bask in Schmigelski’s genius, which turned a wandering one-man-show into a major regional broker and redistributor of some of your favorite munchies. So if you got your…

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American Culture, now bottling its own future

By GREGORY ZELLER // From the Close Call file comes the story of American Culture, a Huntington Station hair-care manufacturer that nearly gave Long Island the brush-off. Cofounder Louis Guarneri didn’t want to leave LI. He’s the third of what he hopes will be four (at least) generations in the beauty business, all on Long Island. He met his wife and cofounder, Doreen, when they were 13, and they dated throughout their years at Cold…

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Nomorobo founder Aaron Foss.

Stuff we’re thinking about going to

Opening pitch: LISTnet cuts the ribbon on its Digital Sandbox co-working space, May 25, 6 p.m., Ed Mangano with big scissors, 100 Terminal Drive, Plainview, free but reserve your box of Cracker Jack. Head of steam: Hofstra’s Debbi Honorof teams with LaunchPad Huntington on a new STEAM Education Meetup, inaugurally on June 1, 6 p.m., more details here. Don’t forget to: Contact the LI Index by June 1 if you’re interested in bidding to take over the project. RFP…

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