Innovation in the Age of Coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic and its evolving aftermath are reshaping the world around us, and myriad Long Island forces – large and small, corporate and nonprofit, industrial and academic – have risen to the challenge. Innovate Long Island presents Innovation in the Age of Coronavirus as a real-time journal of this region’s resourceful response to the greatest global challenge since World War II. Stay healthy, dear readers.     Halloween is hell on wheels for ‘alternate…

Digital-gifting pioneer leads U.S. ‘Main Street’ mission

By GREGORY ZELLER // Regional innovation veterans have conjured a pandemic-approved small-business support system stretching from Main Street, Long Island, to Main Streets everywhere. Behold, OperationMainStreet.com, a free gift card directory from Huntington-based group-gifting pioneer eGifter that covers every U.S. state, county, city and ZIP code – a stacked deck for the little guy, with customers near and far encouraged to purchase gift cards that help mom and pop, and their employees, endure COVID-19’s quasi-quarantines….