Today, Internet users spend more time on social media sites than any other online site. Here on Long Island, companies are finding that social media helps them to leverage their business in today’s tech-savvy world. Andrew Hazen, digital media expert and co-founder of LaunchPad Long Island and Cindy Smith, President and CEO of IQ Strategy Group, discuss how local companies can gain exposure and create better businesses using social media.
There are many factors that threaten the real estate industry on Long Island, from housing prices to property taxes to developments for corporate space. Joining the Long Island Business Report to discuss the challenges facing the residential and commercial markets are David Pennetta, Principal of Oxford and Simpson Realty and Mark Hamer, principal of Timber Ridge Homes.
Technology companies are some of the fastest growing businesses on Long Island. Joining the show to discuss the opportunities provided by these incubators, as well as the challenges and benefits of creating a startup on the Island are Ken Gatz, Founder & CEO of ProSeeder Technologies, LLC and John Murcott, co-founder & CEO of Karma411.
Over the last half-century, the roles of women in business have changed substantially. Donna Haynes, President of the Women Economic Developers of LI, and Maureen Mackenzie, Professor of Business at Molloy College, discuss the changing roles for women in the workforce and the various efforts to promote women’s leadership.
On April 19, The Long Island Business Report received a Folio Award at the Fair Media Council Awards, Long Island’s largest media awards event. The program won in the category “Smart Growth Talk Show and/or Commentary Award.”
Congratulations to The Long Island Business Report team and all who work on the show!
The Long Island Rail Road is the busiest commuter railroad in North America, yet the rail system, as part of New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority, has been plagued with significant yearly deficits and persistent infrastructure problems. MTA Long Island Rail Road President Helena Williams joins the show to discuss how to improve the state of Long Island’s public transportation system.