Merry CSA Day, from the Amagansett Food Institute

By GREGORY ZELLER // At least, after today, they’ll stop playing all that Community Supported Agriculture music on the radio. In case it somehow escaped your attention, today is CSA Day, a quasi-holiday/day of observance started in 2014 by Small Farm Central, a Pittsburgh-based tech firm that creates software and other digital tools for agricultural entrepreneurs. Community Supported Agriculture is a model through which customers buy pre-season “shares” of local crops, helping farmers survive lean…

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Innovate LI names 2017 Innovators of the Year

Innovate Long Island has announced the winners of its annual Innovator of the Year awards, which recognize Long Island’s best and brightest ideas and the incredible people who have them. This year’s list includes winners in software development, biotechnology, clean energy, science and technology, invention, craft food & beverage and manufacturing. The program also recognizes the unflagging, career-long contribution of Robert B. Catell as its inaugural Master of Innovation. “Long Island’s history of invention and discovery…

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For this engineer, a triple Skoop (with patience on top)

By GREGORY ZELLER // Ten years in operation, offices on two continents, employees and partners on four, a step ahead of the planet’s most lucrative digital-marketing technologies – and for all intents and purposes, a startup. That’s how founder and CEO Dan Giacopelli describes Skoop!, an interactive-marketing-services provider with a multifaceted menu of scalable programs for retailers, salons, restaurants and just about any business whose customers might happen to carry a cellphone. Headquartered in Plainview,…

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