Long Islanders voted and the Long Island Association is the Best Networking Group on Long Island. CONGRATULATIONS to LIA and LICenter. I am honored to be listed on the same page as you 😉
1. Long Island Association, 300 Broadhollow Rd., Melville. 631-493-3000. www.longislandassociation.org
A lot has happened recently to the largest business group in New York that boasts more than 5,000 business members. Matt Crosson stepped down as president after heading the group for more than 16 years and migrated west to Las Vegas to head their Chamber of Commerce. Sadly, Crosson passed away in December. Kevin Law took over the top LIA spot after he left his president and CEO position at LIPA to try and fashion the behemoth group into a 21st century networking organization. Law has his work cut out for him, but we’re confident that he will prevail.
2. Long Island Center for Business and Professional Women, 535 Broadhollow Rd., Melville. 631-673-0209. www.licenter.org
3. Long Island Business Networking Group – www.meetup.com/LongIslandBusinessNetworking
These Long Island Entrepreneurs Meetup Group members have been chosen the BEST OF LONG ISLAND for 2011 by Long Island Press:
Debbie Viola – Best Artist – http://www.DebbieViola.com
While the internet has made a way for local and independent musicians to get exposure, it can be hard to find out who the great visual artists are in your area. It still comes down to word of mouth, and you have spoken your verdict on the Best Artist/Painter on Long Island. We bring you this year’s winners for Best Artist/Painter on Long Island.
Gail Adams (1st place) – Best Dating Service – http://www.7-in-heaven.com
There’s a lid for every pot and 7-in-Heaven gets right down to business when it comes to matchmaking. There is no bar scene, just upscale restaurants and cozy corners. They keep it intimate, and most importantly, they keep it classy. Events are held by age group, so whether you are 32 or 69, not a problem. Don’t have the time for a date? Well, 7-in-Heaven speed dating lets you have multiple dates in one night. They’ll even pay for your first drink. Just bring yourself. Finding true love doesn’t get much easier than that.
Jay Rosenzweig (3rd place) – Best Dating Services – http://www.WeekendDating.com
Optician Arthur Singer – Best Optician – http://www.OpticMasters.com
The eyes are the windows to the soul, that’s why it’s so important to have great frames. At Optic Masters, great frames are as frequent as the customers that walk through their doors—and that’s a lot. Yeah, we know great frames can be pricey, but that’s where Optic Masters stands out from the bunch. Like they say, “The best eyewear doesn’t have to cost more!”
Mark Siegel – Best Hypnotherapist – http://www.www.nyih.org
Quitting smoking is popular New Year’s resolution, but rarely is it a successful one. Hypnosis has been proven to be very helpful to smokers trying to stop. At Hypnosis Inc., hypnotherapists use the most-effective process available today and say they can stop smoking in just one hour—with an astonishing success rate of greater than 95 percent. But Hypnosis Inc. doesn’t just help with smoking, they offer a huge range of therapy treatments that are safe and effective.
Teresa Ward – Best Cleaning Service – http://www.teresasfamilycleaning.com
Let’s face it, everyone loves a clean house or office but no one really likes to clean. Teresa Ward does. Since 1993, she and the professional staff at Teresa’s Family Cleaning have been spotlessly cleaning Long Island’s homes and businesses, washing their windows, carpet and upholstery, as well as washing their laundry. Teresa is also well known throughout LI as one of the founders of Cleanup for a Reason, offering free housecleaning to women undergoing cancer treatment.
David Gussin (2nd place) – LI’s Best Website – http://www.516Ads.com
Bruce Chamoff (3rd place) – Best Computer Services – http://www.HotWebIdeas.com
Nina Malik -Best Holistic Vet – http://www.liveterinaryacupuncture.com
Dr. Nina Malik of Long Island Veterinary takes the top spot for the second year in a row. Malik practices integrative medicine, a mixture of holistic/Eastern and Western medicine, and focuses on acupuncture. Malik was also trained and certified in veterinary acupuncture through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. She weaves advanced Western therapies with the ancient healing art of acupuncture to provide her furry patients with first-rate care. She works closely with your regular vet to make sure your animal receives the best medical care possible.
If you are a winner and your name is not on the list, please email me at LIEntrepreneurs@yahoo.com