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The Explore Long Island App puts local Long Island businesses in the hands of local customers and visitors.

Through a collaboration driven by NCCC, this new marketing tool will allow Chamber Member Businesses throughout Long Island to engage with customers and promote events in a whole new way.

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The Town of Oyster Bay Work Force Partnership

Hicksville Career Center: a leader in strengthening our local work force and economy. Call (516) 934-8532. Located at 301 W. Old Country Road in Hicksville in the NYS Department of Labor Building. Massapequa Career Center call (516) 797-4560. 977 Hicksville Road, Massapequa, NY in the Oyster Bay Town Hall South Building.

The Town of Oyster Bay is the administrator of the Workforce Partnership, funded by the Federal Workforce Investment Act. The Workforce Partnership jointly operates Workforce New York Career Centers in Hicksville and Massapequa.

The Hicksville Career center and The Massapequa Career Center are both offer a wealth of FREE resources to both job seekers and employers.

Long Island Women’s Agenda (LIWA)

Phone: 516-677-5492 Business Fax: 516-677-1775 Website:
Hillary Rutter – President: BLocated at 998C Old Country Road, PMB 174 in Plainview.

The Long Island Women’s Agenda (LIWA), a not-for-profit, nonpartisan coalition of women’s organizations and individuals, is an advocacy organization that provides a voice for Long Island women on issues, policies and programs affecting the lives of those living and working on Long Island.

Financial Resources:

Evette Beckett-Tuggle—Executive Director, Nassau County Business Development Unit can be reached at 516-571-1948 or

Nancy Savis—Loan Officer, NDC can be reached at 973-276-1640 or

The Grow Nassau Fund provides loans for a wide range of business purposes to support small businesses in their development and expansion goals. Eligible small businesses in Nassau County may apply for loans at competitive rates, floating or fixed, for a term up to 25 years. The County is providing administrative assistance to the Grow Nassau Fund pursuant to the County’s participation in the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) Community Development Block Grant (“CDBG”) Program.

Barbara Whiting – Business Development Specialist
Phone:631-454-0750 x225 Fax: 631-454-0769 Email:
Business Address: 35 Pine Lawn Road, Suite 207 West in Melville.

The Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government with the responsibility for ensuring the availability of long term technical assistance and financing for small businesses in the nation. Its mission is to assist, aid, counsel and protect the interests of small businesses throughout the country, to preserve free competitive enterprise, and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of the nation. Among the SBA’s main goals are to advise and counsel small businesses through the services of the Small Business Development Centers (SBDC), and the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE). Also, the SBA provides Loan Guaranty Programs, which can fund the varied financing needs of small businesses where financing is otherwise unavailable, through normal lending channels, on reasonable term

Technical Assistance:

Phone: 631-420-2765 Fax 631-370-8895 Website: Email: Small Business Development Center at Farmingdale State College Campus Commons located at 2350 Route 110 in Farmingdale.

The Farmingdale Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is located on the campus of Farmingdale State and provides free, one-on-one business advising. This free technical assistance is available to anyone who wants to start a business or who already owns a business. Services range from answering startup and business structure questions to assisting with business plans, cash flow projections, marketing plans, and loan information.

Judith Tyne—Assistant Dean Located at 250 Hofstra Universityin Hempstead.

Hofstra University Business Development Center is to help businesses, public entities and community organizations on Long Island and in the metropolitan area succeed in their various enterprises.

516-572-1989   Business Address: 40 Main Street—3rd Floor in Hempstead.

The SCORE Association is a non-profit association dedicated to entrepreneur education, and the formation, growth and success of small businesses nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the Small Business Administration (SBA). SCORE Association volunteers serve as “Counselors to America’s Small Business”. Working and retired executives and business owners donate their time and expertise as volunteer business counselors, and provide confidential counseling and mentoring free of charge.