HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HIA-LI, the recognized voice for business on Long Island, recognized five organizations as recipients of its prestigious HIA-LI 19th Annual Business Achievement Awards competition. The award recipients represent a diverse group of outstanding organizations from five different business categories: large businesses, small businesses, rookie of the year, non-profits and industry partnership. Representatives from each of the winning organizations received a plaque bearing the HIA-LI logo during a gala luncheon event held today at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY. This gala event included business leaders from all across Long Island making it one of the best places to conduct business and build relationships. Chintu Patel, CEO of Amneal Pharmaceuticals, provided the keynote address on economic initiatives and what it takes to be a great company on Long Island.
The award criteria used by the HIA-LI includes positive employer/employee relations, commitment to the growth of the Long Island business community, and the three to five year vision for the company's future. In addition, the recipients are also chosen based on recent outstanding accomplishments, technical innovation or innovative processes, expansion into new markets, and industry leadership.
"Each year HIA-LI conducts a rigorous review of nominated companies and I continue to be amazed by the outstanding, creative and innovative businesses on Long Island. The recipients have achieved enormous economic success despite continued economic challenges facing the nation's businesses," said Terri Alessi–Miceli, President of HIA-LI. "We are convinced that their progress, effective economic operations, corporate vision, sound leadership and other crucial characteristics, will serve as an inspiration to many other businesses and organizations across Long Island."
HIA-LI 19th Annual Business Achievement Award Recipients:
- Large Business: Teachers Federal Credit Union – not-for-profit, member-owned financial institution headquartered in Hauppauge, NY.
- Small Business: Lorraine Gregory Communications Group – a company providing comprehensive marketing and public relations services headquartered in Farmingdale, NY.
- Rookie of the Year: fishbat – a full service digital marketing company headquartered in Bohemia, NY.
- Not-for-profit Organization: Family Residences & Essential Enterprises (FREE) – headquartered in Old Bethpage, benefits and proudly supports more than 3,500 individuals with intellectual disabilities, mental illness, and traumatic brain injury.
- Industry Partnership Award: Smithtown School Industry Advisory Board
This year's show sponsors included: Accu Data Payroll Services; Albrecht, Viggiano, Zureck & Co., P.C.; Amneal Pharmaceuticals; Communication Strategy Group; Crest Hollow Country Club; Design Audio Visual, Inc.; Event Kings; Farrell Fritz, P.C.; Gettry Marcus CPA, P.C.; Grassi & Co.; GrooveCar, Inc.; H2M Architects & Engineers; Lorraine Gregory Communications Group; MAGii, Inc.; National Grid; NST; Package All; People's Alliance Federal Credit Union; Stony Brook University; Teachers Federal Credit Union; and TeleStory Pictures.
Past winners and finalists include: Allstate Insurance; Amneal Pharmaceuticals; Clear Vision Optical; Community Development Corp.; EAC, Inc.; Fuoco Group; Grassi & Co.; H2M; Island Pro Digital; Then Kensington Company; mindSHIFT Technologies; Middle Country Public Library, Stalco Construction; United Way of Long Island; VAI, Inc. and many others.
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 http://www.hia-li.org or call 631-543-5355.