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HIA-LI 17th Annual Business Achievement Awards Nominations Open to Long Island-area Businesses

HIA-LI 17th Annual Business Achievement Awards Nominations Open to Long Island-area Businesses

Long Island-area Businesses Encouraged to Submit Nominations for Recognized Business Awards; Categories Include Large Businesses, Small Businesses, Rookie of the Year and Non-Profits; Submission Deadline is Friday, July 8, 2011

HAUPPAUGE, NEW YORK, JUNE 13, 2011 – It’s that time of year again! HIA-LI, the recognized voice of business on Long Island, is accepting nominations for the HIA-LI 17th Annual Business Achievement Awards (BAA). The awards, in four different categories, are designed to recognize those organizations that meet and exceed criteria establishing them among the best run companies in the world. Nominations will close Friday, July 8, 2011. To nominate your own company or that of a client, download a copy of the nomination form at The $400 application fee will be waived for HIA-LI members.

The awards will be announced during a gala luncheon event held Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at the Crest Hollow County Club in Woodbury to an expected crowd of over 400 Long Island-area business and government leaders.

“Long Island is home to some of the world’s best run organizations. Each year the HIA-LI Business Achievement Awards recognize these organizations and provide a forum for them to meet with their peers,” said Terri Alessi–Miceli, President of HIA-LI.

The HIA-LI Business Achievement Awards recognize four business categories:

• Large Businesses (100 or more employees)
• Small Businesses (less than 100 employees)
• Rookie of the Year (companies that have been operating less than five years)
• Non-profit Organizations

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
• Recent outstanding accomplishments
• Technical innovation or innovative processes
• Expansion into new markets
• Industry leadership
• Overcoming adversity

Award sponsors to date include: Albrecht, Viggiano, Zureck & Company (AVZ); Bi-County Mailing; Communication Strategy Group; Design Audio Video (DAV); Girl Scouts of Suffolk County; Holzmacher, McLendon & Murrell, P.C. (H2M); Irwin Contracting; Long Island Cares; Newsday; People’s Alliance Federal Credit Union (PAFCU); Stony Brook University; Suffolk County National Bank; VAI, Inc. and Verizon. Companies interested in sponsorship can contact Alicia Figueras at HIA-LI at or 631-543-5355.

About HIA-LI
HIA-LI helps Long Island businesses prosper. For over 30 years, we have been the recognized voice for business on Long Island and a powerful force and economic engine for regional development. We provide a forum for business leaders to network, problem solve and obtain advice on critical issues facing their businesses. Our member companies represent tens of thousands of business professionals. We’re headquartered in and support one of the largest industrial parks in the United States. HIA-LI programs and events promote strategic partnerships, targeted networking, and information sharing and business advocacy. Members benefit from our committees, educational programs, career resources, research capabilities, mentoring opportunities and business advisory services. For more information, visit or call 631-543-5355.

Arthur Germain, Communication Strategy Group, 631-239-6335,

Terri Alessi-Miceli, 631-543-5355,

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