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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Long Island Development Corporation

Corporate Office:
175 Engineers Road
Suite 200
Hauppauge, New York 11788

Tel: 1-516-433-5000
Fax: 1-516-433-5046
Up Coming Events...

SCWBEC Sponsor Showcase & Luncheon

April 25, 2019

Babylon, NY

9:00 AM

3:00 PM


Suffolk County Women's Business Enterprise Coalition (SCWBEC)

Annual Sponsor Showcase & Luncheon

9 am - Noon The Sponsor Showcase

12:30 - 3 pm Luncheon & Keynote Speaker Kathleen King 


The Piermont
494 Fire Island Ave
Babylon, NY 11702


Luncheon tickets: $55 Early Bird Price until April 10th

Information and registration: or call: 631 468-7050

More info...

LI Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

May 17, 2019

New Hyde Park

11:00 AM

2:00 PM


14th Annual Latina Hat Luncheon


The Inn, New Hyde Park
214 Jericho Turnpike

New Hyde Park, NY 11040


Sponsorship & Reservations please call 516 333-0105

More info...

Long Island Association

May 17, 2019


6:00 PM

11:00 PM


Long Island Association (LIA)

Annual Awards Gala  

Black Tie:  6pm

Crest Hollow Country Club
Jericho Turnpike
Woodbury, NY 


For Sponsorship Packages, Table/Tickets/Journal Ads

and additional information call LIA Gala Office: 631 494-3009 or 3032

More info...

HIA-LI 31st Annual B2B Trade Show

May 30, 2019

Brentwood, NY

9:00 AM

3:00 PM


Hauppauge Industrial Association-Long Island


31st Annual Trade ShowYour Business Connected
LI's largest B2B Trade Show & Conference


Suffolk County Community College Sports & Exhibition Center

Brentwood, New York


Information & Registration:

More info...

Technical Assistance for Certification

Why get certified:

Federal, state ,local government and many private corporations give a minimum amount of business (through set asides, preferences, goals) to certain types of  businesses. Being in a certain category gives your business an advantage when bidding on many government and private sector contracts-either directly or through prime contractors for subcontracting opportunities.


Types of certifications


Certifications which can help you get government contracts (as prime contractor) or help you subcontract with prime contractors:

Federal (general info)

Small business
Small disadvantaged business: (go to small disadvantaged business)
Veteran owned business:
Service disabled veteran owned business go to sdvob
8A certification (go to 8A)
HUD Section 3 certification
HUB Zone Certification   (go to hubzone)


Woman owned:
Minority owned:
Service disabled veteran owned:

Nassau County

Minority owned
Woman owned

Also, see other government entities, agencies such as



Private companies such as Fortune 1000, Fortune 500 companies look to do business with certain types of companies-minority/woman/veteran owned for example. Some of these private sector corporations do in house certifications. Many work with intermediaries who do the certifications:


National Minority Supplier Development Council (certifies minority owned companies):

NYNJ Minority Supplier Development Council (certifies minority owned companies):

NWBOC: (certifies women owned businesses for private corporations & certifies veteran owned businesses for  US Government):

WBENC (certifies women owned businesses):

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