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HIA-LI Names Finalists for 23rd Annual Business Achievement Awards

HIA-LI Names Finalists for 23rd Annual Business Achievement Awards

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., Aug. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — A number of top Long Island organizations are being recognized for excellence in business by the HIA-LI, one of the recognized voices for business on Long Island. This week the B2B association announced 20 finalists across four business categories for the 23rd Annual HIA-LI Business Achievement Awards. Finalist organizations have demonstrated achievements including industry leadership, successful business operations, corporate vision, commitment to the Long Island community and other aspects necessary for growth. Four award recipients among the 20 will be recognized during a gala luncheon event to be held Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY. More information about the awards event is available at:


“The 23rd Annual HIA-LI Business Achievement Awards gives us the opportunity to acknowledge the success of businesses on Long Island for their commitment, hard work and accomplishments,” said Terri Alessi-Miceli, President of HIA-LI. “The ceremony celebrates the achievements of the finalists and recipients of this year’s award recognition. This is a great opportunity for the Long Island business community to hear what other companies are doing on Long Island.”

This year’s finalists for the Annual HIA-LI Business Achievement Awards competition are:
Large Businesses Achievement Award (100 or more employees):

  • Bridgehampton National Bank (BNB)
  • Castella Imports
  • Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP
  • RPM Raceway
  • Ruskin Moscou Faltischek P.C.

Small Businesses Achievement Award (less than 100 employees):

  • Central Business Systems
  • Cerini & Associates, LLP
  • The Omnicon Group
  • P.W. Grosser Consulting
  • Techworks Consulting, Inc.

Not-for-profit Organizations:

  • American Heart Association
  • Association for Mental Health and Wellness
  • IGHL
  • Junior Achievement of New York
  • Pal-O-Mine
  • Pro Bono Partnership

Rookie of the Year (companies that have been operating less than five years):

  • Protegrity Advisors, LLC
  • Quick-Cast
  • Signwave
  • Robotic Hair Restoration of Long Island

In choosing the finalists, the selection committee considered multiple factors. The award criteria includes: Positive employer/employee relations, commitment to the growth or betterment of the Long Islandbusiness community, revenue and profitability trends over the last three years and 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 and overcoming adversity.

Event Sponsors to date include: Amneal Pharmaceuticals; AVZ & Company, P.C.; Bank of America; Berdon LLP; Bridgehampton National Bank (BNB); Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP; Communication Strategy Group; Long Island Cares, Inc. – The Harry Chapin Food Bank; Long Island Temps; People’s Alliance Federal Credit Union; Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C.; Stony Brook University.

Those interested in attending the luncheon, or companies interested in becoming sponsors, should visit or contact Anthony Forgione at HIA-LI at rel=”nofollow”> or 631-543-5355.

About HIA-LI
HIA-LI helps Long Island businesses prosper. For over 30 years, we have been one of the recognized voices 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, 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.

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