The BEST of LI 2010— the results are in ;-)

Optic Masters of Woodbury Won Best Long Island Eye Care!

Optic Masters
8025 Jericho Tpke.

The eyes you’re born with are the ones you’re stuck with. So taking care of them is the optical optimal thing to do, and for the second year in a row, Optic Masters is one of the best places on LI to do it. Children and adults are welcome to get an eye exam, upgrade their prescription, choose new frames or get fitted for contacts.

Congratulations Arthur!!!


Long Islanders Voted Dr. Nina Malik in Bohemia the Best Veterinarian on Long Island!

Dr. Nina Malik 2233 Broad Hollow Rd.

3250 Veterans Memorial Highway


There are doctors for every ailment and body part in the human anatomy, but we’re not the only ones who get sick: Animals spend their lives in nothing but their fur (“adorable” sweaters and hats excluded), eat whatever they find on the floor or outside and, if they have something wrong, can’t just tug on your pant leg and say, “I’m feeling under the weather.” That’s why veterinarians are so important, and few doctors take care of four-legged friends better than Nina Malik. She’s also one of the only pet acupuncturists on LI.

Congratulations Nina !!!


Long Islanders Voted the Best Dating Service on Long Island

These days, time is a hot commodity. Between work, Facebook and reality TV, who has time for romance? That’s why the thoughtful folks at have designed a dating regimen that even President Obama could squeeze into his busy life (if not for the First Lady, that is). Not only does their dating schedule fall solely on weekends, but it hinges upon speed dates, which allow the single guy or gal to optimize their potential-significant-other-to-time ratio. And unlike other dating groups who are based solely online or rely on awkward bar meet-ups, hosts dates at places you would actually want to go to, like fellow Best of L.I. winner Nassau County Museum of Art.

Congratulations Jay !!!!

Long Islanders Voted Debbie Viola the Best Artist/Painter on Long Island!

Custom Faux Finishes and Murals by Debbie Viola

Debbie Viola has left her mark on all of Long Island—literally. Her custom murals and faux finishes have adorned the Hamptons abode of Rick and Kathy Hilton (yes, those Hiltons), the historic Malcolm House and the interiors of countless local businesses. She is also an active community member, participating in the Massapequa Chamber of Commerce and Long Island Women in Power. Check out Debbie’s website and read countless glowing testimonials to her fine work.

Congratulations Debbie !!!


And just because it is good to know this:

Long Islanders Voted Huntington’s Chamber of Commerce the Best Chamber of Commerce on Long Island!

Huntington Chamber of Commerce
164 Main St.

Anyone who has ever been to the annual Long Island Fall Festival has this organization to thank. But in more behind-the-scenes operations, it’s the business association for the town that is among the Island’s top destinations by providing the glue that binds the downtown area and beyond. The Huntington Chamber of Commerce is a Best Chamber of Commerce winner because, since 1925, the chamber has represented business interests by promoting economic development and job creation through a coordinated front.

2nd Place – Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 1166, Farmingdale. 516-249-9090.

3rd Place – Massapequa Chamber of Commerce, 674 Broadway, Massapequa. 516-541-1443.


Long Islanders Voted LI Cares/The Harry Chapin Food Bank in Hauppauge the Best Local Charity on Long Island!

LI Cares/The Harry Chapin Food Bank
10 Davids Dr.

LI Cares/The Harry Chapin Food Bank is Long Island’s first food bank. Founded in 1980 by late singer-songwriter and social activist Harry Chapin, the organization provides nutritional food and support services for a network of more than 540 community-based member agencies. While the annual distribution of nearly 6 million pounds of food is at the heart of Long Island Cares’ operations, they are more than just a food bank. LI Cares offers an array of programs and services including hunger education, job training, supplemental food programs for children, school supplies, job development, legislative advocacy, and a triage food pantry. Pretty impressive, eh?

2nd Place – Island Harvest, 199 Second St., Mineola. 516-294-8528.

3rd Place – Habitat for Humanity 643 Middle Country Rd., Middle Island. 631-924-4966.


If you are a member of the Long Island Entrepreneurs Meetup Group, or the Long Island Business Networking Meet Group or Startup Long Island and I overlooked your name in the long list of winners… please let me know so I can include you in the list.

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