Stuff we’re thinking about going to

Chance encounter: SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson headlines the Long Island Association's Special Executive Breakfast, Jan. 24 in Melville.


January 22
QuickBooks Desktop Basics
9-11 a.m., SBU Small Business Development Center 
The Stony Brook University SBDC presents a three-session, hands-on course focused on working with customers and vendors, tracking bank accounts, invoicing and other ways to organize small-business finances with the QuickBooks program for Windows. The sessions continue on Jan, 29 and Feb. 5. Pre-registration is required. Pricing, registration and more information available here.

January 23
ACIT Executive Breakfast: Phillip Eng
7:30 a.m., Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury
Business-development organization Advancement for Commerce, Industry and Technology presents a breakfast networking event keynoted by Long Island Rail Road President Phillip Eng. Networking begins at 7:30 a.m. with the program slated to start at 8:30 a.m. Sponsorship opportunities available. Sponsorship information, ticket pricing, registration and more information available here.

January 24
Long Island Association Special Executive Breakfast
8-10 a.m., LIA Headquarters, Melville
The LIA presents a special breakfast networking event featuring State University of New York Chancellor Kristina Johnson, head of the 64-campus, 86,000-student SUNY system. Admission is free for LIA members, pre-registration required for all. Ticket pricing, registration and more information available here.

January 25
LIMBA 2019 Breakfast Series: John Cameron
8 a.m., Courtyard by Marriott, Ronkonkoma
Long Island Metro Business Action continues its 2019 business-breakfast networkers with Long Island Regional Planning Council Director John Cameron, discussing the region’s development future. Registration and more information.

January 26
Girls Inc. of Long Island 2019 Leadership Summit Sponsored by Travelers
10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Molloy College-Suffolk Center
Specifically designed for high school girls and their parents, the Girls Inc. of Long Island Leadership Summit will guide young women on how to cultivate their leadership skills and prepare them for their future independence. Space is limited. To register, contact Anissa Rivera at 631-940-3749, Ext. 3735 or via email at

January 29
A Conversation About Philanthropy and Business
8:30-10 a.m., CMM Training Room, Ronkonkoma
Cerini & Associates and Campolo, Middleton & McCormick present a free breakfast networker focused on incorporating social entrepreneurism into corporate culture, featuring Cerini & Associates Managing Partner Ken Cerini and CMM Managing Partner Joe Campolo. Registration and more information.

January 29
Marketing Your Message
6:30-8:30 p.m., Taj Indian Fusion, Wantagh
Networking groups The Long Island Way and the Long Island Breakfast Club present an interactive seminar on public relations, social media and online marketing strategies. Donations of nonperishable foods for Rock Can Roll Inc. will be accepted. Ticket pricing, registration and more information available here.  

January 30
Bagels with the Boards
8 a.m., Touro Law Center, Central Islip
The Touro Law Center’s Land Use Institute presents “Bagels with the Boards — Major Long Island Development Projects: A View from the Inside,” a panel discussion moderated by Brown & Altman Partner Keith Brown featuring Thomas Conoscenti, vice president of Real Estate Development at Empire State Development Corp.; Cushman & Wakefield Executive Director David Pennetta; Nassau County Deputy Commissioner of Public Works Sean Sallie; and Heartland Group Principal David Wolkoff. Topics include the Belmont Park Redevelopment Project, Nassau HUB, Heartland and EPCAL. For registration and more information, please email or call (631) 761-7066.

January 30
Selling to the Government/Socially Disadvantage Business Workshop
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., SBU Small Business Development Center 
The Stony Brook University SBDC presents a workshop on federal assistance for socially disadvantaged small businesses, including discussions on the 8(a) business-development program, HUB Zones and WOSB certifications. Registration and more information.

January 31
Reversing the Talent Drain on Long Island – A Team Effort

8-10:30 a.m., Heritage Club at Bethpage State Park, Farmingdale
The Middle Market Alliance of Long Island presents a panel discussion moderated by former U.S. Rep. Steve Israel and featuring Village of Patchogue Mayor Paul Pontieri, TRITEC Real Estate Co-founder Robert Coughlan, East/West Industries President Teresa Ferraro and NYS Assemblyman Steven Sternl. SUNY Old Westbury President Calvin Butts III is scheduled to keynote. Registration and information.

February 5
Investing in Long Island’s Regional Economic Development
5:30-8:30 p.m., The Irish Coffee Pub, East Islip
The Long Island Business Development Council presents its annual Islip Town Dinner featuring Long Island Association President & CEO and Long Island Regional Economic Development Council Co-Chairman Kevin Law. Networking and registration begins at 5:30, dinner and program follows. Registration and more information available here.

February 6
NYU Winthrop Love Is In the Air Benefit
6:30-10:30 p.m., Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City 
NYU Winthrop Hospital hosts its third-annual “Love is in the Air” benefit to support its Center for Cancer Care. Sponsorship opportunities available. For ticket pricing, registration and more information, call (516) 663-8275.

February 7
Equity Crowdfunding Workshop
9-10 a.m., Long Island High Technology Incubator, Stony Brook University
The Center for Biotechnology and Farrell Fritz P.C. present a workshop led by Alon Kapen, Farrell Fritz partner and chairman of the firm’s Emerging Companies and Venture Capital practice group. Scheduled topics include different types of equity crowdfunding, key considerations for companies considering a crowdfunding offering, costs, benefits and drawbacks. Registration and more information.

February 13
LIASB Winter Roundtable
7:30-10 a.m., Adelphi Conference Center, Hauppauge
Long Island Advancement of Small Business presents a peer-focused, interactive brainstorming session for regional business professionals. Ticket pricing, registration and more information available here.

February 26
2019 Manufacturers’ Breakfast Series – Creative Recruiting in the Manufacturing Industry
8:30-10:30 a.m., Adelphi University Hauppauge Business Center 
Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl & Associates continues its 2019 Manufacturers’ Breakfast Series with a workshop on hiring qualified candidates, understanding Long Island’s resources and using alternative-marketing methods to recruit top job candidates. Ticket pricing, registration and more information available here.

March 26
Innovator of the Year Awards
8-10 a.m., Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury
Innovate Long Island presents its fourth annual recognition of the best and brightest of the Long Island innovation economy. Mitch Maiman, CEO of Hauppauge-based Intelligent Product Solutions, will accept the 2019 Master of Innovation award. For more information on the awards program, contact Marlene McDonnell at

March 26
2019 Manufacturers’ Breakfast Series – Critical Cybersecurity Measures & Supply Chain
8:30-10:30 a.m., Adelphi University Hauppauge Business Center 
Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl & Associates continues its 2019 Manufacturers’ Breakfast Series with a two-part workshop covering cybersecurity (including recognizing potential breaches and other vulnerabilities) and supply-chain security (including the fundamentals of risk-assessment and the evolving role of human ingenuity). Ticket pricing, registration and more information available here.

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