Stuff we’re (mostly virtually) thinking about going to

Brenda star: Certified Business Advisor Brenda Zhang of the Stony Brook University Small Business Development Center discusses Accounting Basics for Small Business, online Feb. 11.


January 25
Monday Morning Coffee Talk 

10:30 a.m., call-in 
SilvermanAcampora and Portnoy Messinger Pearl & Associates present the latest installment of their free call-in HR workshop series, this focused on COVID-related work absences, quarantine timelines and small business/nonprofit relief through the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. More information, including dial-in instructions, available here.

January 26
All You Need to Know from the Workers’ Compensation Board
10-11 a.m., online
The Farmingdale State College Small Business Development Center presents a free online workshop for small businesses diving deep into corporate requirements, government assistance, COVID-19 updates and other important information related to WCB regulations. Registration and more information.

January 26
NYS Cybersecurity Assistance Grant Webinar 

11 a.m.-noon, online 
FuzeHub and the Advanced Institute for Manufacturing present a free online workshop offering general advice and pointers on preventing cyberattacks and obtaining government cybersecurity grants, featuring an expert panel discussion. Registration and more information.

January 28
MMALI: Pivoting Through the Pandemic 

9 a.m., online 
The Middle Market Alliance of Long Island presents a free online workshop focused on businesses that have successfully steered their way through the pandemic, featuring a panel discussion among regional business leaders and a keynote by The Wendy’s Company President and CEO Todd Penegor. Registration and more information.

January 28
Suffolk County IDA Annual/Regular Board Meetings
12:30 p.m., online 
The Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency hosts its annual organizational meeting and its regular monthly meeting, both open to the public. Details on the meeting agendas available on the IDA website.

January 28
Behavioral Research in Business 

3:30 p.m., online 
Hofstra University’s Frank G. Zarb School of Business presents a free virtual look inside its Behavioral Research in Business Laboratory, including student presentations about projects with Northwell Health and other large companies and an audience Q&A with Brodlieb Distinguished Professor in Business Anil Mathur and Assistant Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship Daphna Motro. Pre-registration required. Registration and more information.

February 5
Advancing Health Equity Entrepreneurship: Session 2
9-10:30 a.m., online 
Hofstra University’s Healthcare Entrepreneurship Community Challenge presents a free, six-part Zoom workshop series supporting entrepreneurs and community members who are seeking to solve issues related to health equity. Session 2 includes an introduction to B Corporation certification. Additional sessions scheduled for Feb. 17, Feb. 24, March 10 and March 17. Registration and more information.

February 5
LIMBA Virtual Meeting: The Redevelopment of Underutilized Shopping Centers

9-10 a.m., online 
The Long Island Metro Business Action free workshop series continues with Mitch Pally, longtime chief executive of the Long Island Builders Institute, in a virtual roundtable discussion with LIMBA leaders. The 2021 workshop series is sponsored by Gershow Recycling, Covanta and Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles. Registration and more information.

February 10
Business Lending Fundamentals: Securing a Loan During the Current Economic Climate

8-10 a.m., online 
Long Island Advancement For Small Business presents an online seminar focused on PPP loan applications, startup financing, commons reasons for denials and other critical issues related to small-business loans during the pandemic. Seminar is free for LIASB members and $10 for non-members. Payments, registration and more information right here.

February 11 
Accounting Basics for Small Business 
10-11 a.m., online 
The Stony Brook University Small Business Development Center presents a free online webinar focused on basic accounting terms, procedures and financial statements important to startups and early-stage enterprises, featuring CPA and Certified Business Advisor Brenda Zhang. Registration and more information

February 15-18
WRISE Leadership Forum
Monday-Thursday, online 
Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy presents a four-day seminar combining professional-development opportunities, dynamic speakers, copious networking opportunities and critical tools for advancing renewable-energy causes. Sponsorship opportunities available. Early-bird registration through Jan. 22. Ticket pricing, registration and more information available here.

February 24
Rise of the Urban Foodscape 

9 a.m.-noon, online 
New York State’s FuzeHub, the Long Island Food Council and Stony Brook University present an online expo celebrating opportunities in the regional food and beverage industries, featuring a virtual manufacturer expo and presentations by FuzeHub executive Everton Henriques, SBU Manufacturing and Technology Resource Consortium Executive Director Imin Kao and Long Island Food Council President Michael Tucker. Sponsorship opportunities available. Information on event, exhibitor and sponsor registration available here.




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