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Business Achievement Awards Press Release/Advisory

Business Achievement Awards Press Release/Advisory

HIA-LI 40th Anniversary, Business Achievement Awards Press Release


Long Island Organizations Named Finalists for

24th Annual HIA-LI Business Achievement Awards

Annual Awards Recognizes 19 Long Island Organizations Across Four Categories;
Winning Organizations to be Celebrated at Luncheon Ceremony;
Thursday, September 20, 2018, Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury, NY

Long Island businesses and organizations are being recognized for excellence once again as part of HIA-LI’s 24 th Annual Business Achievement Awards. The annual awards ceremony shines a spotlight on excellence in the Long Island business and not-for-profit communities. Finalists demonstrated achievements including industry leadership, creativity, successful business operations, corporate vision, and other aspects necessary to development and growth. Award winners will be announced during a gala luncheon event held at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY, 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM, Thursday, September 20, 2018. More information about the awards event is available at: .


“HIA-LI is proud to showcase these outstanding finalists at our 24th Annual HIA-LI Business Achievement Awards,” commented Terri Alessi-Miceli, President of HIA-LI. “They all demonstrated determination, hard work, vision, and exceptional achievements.”

Finalists in the 24th Annual HIA-LI Business Achievement Awards competition in four separate categories are:

Large Businesses (100 or more employees):
  • American Diagnostic Corporation (ADC)
  • Flexible Business Systems
  • Lessing’s Hospitality Group
  • Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP
  • SUNation Solar Systems, Inc.

Small Businesses (less than 100 employees):
  • Chick-fil-A, Commack
  • Contemporary Computer Service
  • East/West Industries, Inc.
  • Genser Cona Elder Law
  • The Sexy Salad

Not-for-Profit Organizations:
  • Family Service League
  • Girl Scouts of Suffolk County, Inc.
  • Guide Dog Foundation For The Blind
  • Island Harvest, A Food Bank for Long Island
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Rookie of the Year (companies that have been operating less than five years):
  • MunchMoney
  • Scotto & Melchiorre Group LLC
  • Simplay Entertainment LLC
  • Touchstone Fire Protection

In choosing the finalists, the selection committee considered multiple factors. The award criteria include:
  • Positive employer/employee relations
  • Commitment to the growth or betterment of the Long Island business community
  • Revenue and profitability trends over the last three years
  • Three to five-year vision for the company’s future

Additional criteria that were considered include:
  • Recent outstanding accomplishments
  • Technical innovation or innovative processes
  • Expansion into new markets
  • Industry leadership
  • Overcoming adversity

This year’s sponsors include: Alure Home Improvements; Amneal Pharmaceuticals; AVZ Certified Public Accountants; Bank of America; Berdon Accountants and Advisors; BNB Bank; Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP; Castella Imports; Design Audio Visual; Event Kings; Farrell Fritz Attorneys; Genser Cona Elder Law; JLL; Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP; Lessings Hospitality Group; Long Island Temps; Mark Grossman Public Relations; Newsday; People’s Alliance Federal Credit Union; Presentations Plus; Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, PC; Sandler Training, Hauppauge ; Stony Brook University; Signwave; Taylor Rental, and VAI.


Those interested in attending the luncheon, should call 631-543-5355 or go to .


Companies interested in becoming sponsors, should contact Anthony Forgione at or 631-543-5355.

About HIA-LI

HIA-LI helps Long Island businesses prosper. For 40 years, HIA-LI has been one of the recognized voices for business on Long Island and a powerful force and economic engine for regional development, providing a forum for business leaders to network, problem solve, and obtain advice on critical issues facing their businesses. Member companies represent tens of thousands of business professionals.


HIA-LI is headquartered in, and supports, one of the largest industrial parks in the United States with programs and events that promote strategic partnerships, targeted networking, information sharing, and business advocacy. Members benefit from committees, educational programs, career resources, research capabilities, mentoring opportunities, and business advisory services.


For more information, visit or call 631-543-5355.


HIA-LI Contact
Terri Alessi-Miceli, 631-543-5355,


Media Contact
Mark Grossman, 631-786-0404,
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