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Makers unite: (Re-)inventor combines creative clubs

By GREGORY ZELLER // And then there was one. And that was the plan all along, according to founder Brian Fried, who has merged the Nassau and Suffolk county inventors clubs he created into a single entity – the Long Island Inventors and Entrepreneurs Club, brought to you by the Farmingdale Small Business Development Center, located on the campus of Farmingdale State College. That’s where the new organization will hold its monthly meetings, beginning this…


On the North Fork, getting their just desserts

By GREGORY ZELLER // Dessert always comes first at North Fork Chocolate Co., a Calverton Incubator original in the midst of a serious sweet streak. Co-owners Ann Corley and Steve Amaral were among the first tenants to occupy Stony Brook University’s Business Incubator at Calverton in December 2012 and among the first to graduate out. While it still leases incubator facilities to create its gourmet deserts, the business is now based in its own brick-and-mortar…