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Master plan: Intelligent Product Solutions CEO Mitch Maiman will be honored as our 2019 Master of Innovation March 26, when Innovate LI presents its fourth-annual Innovator of the Year Awards at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.


February 21
Selling to the Government/HUBZone and WOSB Certifications
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., FSC Conference Center
Farmingdale State College’s Small Business Development Center and the New York Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration present a free certification session geared toward assisting socially and economically disadvantaged businesses, as well as small businesses located in Historically Underutilized Business Zones and Women Owned Small Businesses. Pre-registration is required. Registration and more information.  

February 25
HIA-LI CEO Forum: Fred Johs
8:30-10:30 a.m., Computer Associates Plaza Auditorium, Islandia
The Hauppauge Industrial Association of Long Island presents its first CEO Forum networker of 2019, featuring trial lawyer Fred Johs, partner at Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles LLP and a longtime regional business owner. 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.

February 27
Hofstra University Entrepreneurial Assistance Program Information Session
6 p.m., Hofstra Oak Street Center, Uniondale 
Hofstras Scott Skodnek Business Development Center presents a primer on its 10-week (March 11-May 13) EAP, which includes instruction in business-plan creation, finance management, marketing and more. Participants also eligible for $5,000 “Shark Tank”-like business-plan competition. For more information, call (516) 463-5285 or email

February 28
Winning: What Would Jack Welch Think of Your Management Style?
8:30-10 a.m., Campolo, Middleton & McCormick LLP, Ronkonkoma
The CMM Academy presents Managing Partner Joe Campolo in a workshop that dives deep into the get-it-done style of former General Electric Chairman and CEO Jack Welch. Ticket pricing, registration and more information available here.

March 1
LIMBA 2019 Breakfast Series: James Bonner
8 a.m., Courtyard by Marriott, Ronkonkoma
Long Island Metro Business Action presents New York & Atlantic Railway President James Bonner in an interactive discussion with LIMBA’s Bill Miller and Ernie Fazio on the railroad and its regional impacts. The 2019 Breakfast Series is supported by premiere sponsors Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles LLP and Bradley & Parker. Registration and more information.

March 6
Improve Your Business (and Your Life) By Changing the Way You Think
8:30-11 a.m., SBU Small Business Development Center 
Stony Brook University’s SBDC presents a free workshop focused on defeating your worst entrepreneurial enemy (yourself) and overcoming your self-limiting beliefs.  Admission is free but pre-registration is required. Registration and more information.

March 6
REI Spring Luncheon
11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., The Mansion at Oyster Bay, Woodbury
The Real Estate Institute at Stony Brook University presents its spring luncheon featuring Cushman & Wakefield Executive Director David Panetta moderating a panel discussion on the future of Long Island office space. Scheduled panelists include TRITEC Real Estate Co. Principal Robert Coughlan, RXR Realty President Michael Maturo and Were Associates Principal Anthony Fromer. Ticket pricing, registration and more information right here.

March 18
Startup Business Basics 101
5-6:30 p.m., Southold Free Library, Cutchogue 
The Stony Brook University Small Business Development Center presents a free workshop covering legal business distinctions, licensing, budgeting and other early-stage business issues, featuring Advanced New York State Certified Business Advisor Ritu Wackett. Pre-registration is required. Registration and more information.

March 19
2019 C3E Women in Energy Program
8-10 a.m., H. Lee Dennison Executive Building, Hauppauge 
The Suffolk County Executive’s Office of Women’s Services, the Suffolk County Office of Economic Development (Energy Division), the Advanced Energy Training Center at Stony Brook University and the Women’s Collaborative of the Long Island Association present a program highlighting the role women play in regional energy industries. For registration and more information, please email

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.

March 27
Leading Your Business the Marine Corps Way
8:30-10 a.m., Chancellors Hall, Stony Brook University Southampton Campus
The Campolo, Middleton & McCormick 2019 East End Business Breakfast Series continues with Managing Partner (and U.S. Marine Corps veteran) Joe Campolo leading a workshop on how Marine Corps principles can empower business owners, executives and their employees. Ticket pricing, registration and more information available here.

April 10
Marketing for Seasonal Tourism
10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Rogers Memorial Library, Southampton 
Stony Brook University’s Small Business Development Center presents an overview of traditional and social media marketing techniques for tourism-focused industries, including a panel discussion featuring representatives of regional tourism-promotion agency Discover Long Island and other marketing professionals. Pre-registration required. Registration and more information.

May 8
United Way of Long Island – LIVE UNITED Celebration 

11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury
The United Way of Long Island’s annual A-list fundraising networker will honor top volunteer (and UWLI board member) Robert Wild, “corporate champion” Geico and the Building & Construction Trades Council of Nassau & Suffolk Counties, UWLI’s 2019 “labor champion.” Sponsors include Hofstra University, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, Adelphi University, Farrell Fritz and Northwell Health, among others. Sponsorship opportunities available. Sponsorships, ticket pricing, registration, more info right here.


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