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HIA-LI names 18 finalist for 21st Annual Business Achievement Awards

Hauppauge, NY Long Island organizations are being recognized for excellence once again. For two decades, HIA-LI, the recognized voice for business on Long Island, has shined a spotlight on business excellence among the Long Island business community. The association unvield 18 finalists among four business categories for the 21st Annual HIA-LI Business Achievement Awards. Finalist organizations have demonstrated achievements including industry leadership, creativity, successful business operations, corporate vision, and other aspects necessary to development and growth. Award winners will be revealed during a gala luncheon event held at the Crest Hollow Country Club, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Tuesday, September 22nd.

More info about the awards event is available at:

"We offer our heartfelt congratulations to all of the finalists in our 21st Annual HIA-LI Business Achievement Awards for their determination, hard work and achievements," said Terri Alessi-Miceli, President of HIA-LI. "We look forward to the ceremony for both the finalists and winners of this year's awards."

Finalists in the 21st Annual HIA-LI Business Achievement Awards competition in four separate business categories are:

Large Businesses (100 or more employees):

Alcott HR

H2M Architects & Engineers

Jefferson's Ferry

Liberty Moving & Storage

Ruskin Moscou Faltischeck, P.C.

Small Businesses (less than 100 employees):

AVZ (Albrecht, Viggiano, Zureck & Company, P.C.)

Corporate Coffee Systems

Flexible Business Systems

Fuller Lowenberg & Co., CPAs, P.C.

Genser Dubow Genser & Cona, LLP

Not-for-profit Organizations:

Foundation for Sight and Sound

Junior Achievement of New York

Life's WORC

Mercy Haven, Inc.

The Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center

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

North Shore-LIJ CareConnect Insurance Company

Rigatoni's Pizza & Pasta - a local Italian restaurant


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 Event Sponsor is Amneal Pharmaceuticals.

Additional sponsors include: Albrecht, Viggiano, Zureck & Co., P.C.; Bank United, N.A.; Bridgehampton National Bank; Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP; Communication Strategy Group; NST; Design Audio Visual (DAV); OpenMoves; People's Alliance Federal Credit Union; PSEG Long Island; Sign A Rama of Hauppauge; Suffolk County National Bank and Verizon.

Those interested in attending the luncheon, or companies interested in becoming sponsors, should visit or contact Sara Broman 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, 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.



Terri Alessi-Miceli, 631-543-5355,


Lisa Hazen, Communication Strategy Group; 1-866-997-2424;