Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) will host a free economic development and energy efficiency summit for business leaders. The summit, called “Taking Charge of Your Energy Costs,” will be held on May 29, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Nassau County Legislative Chambers at the Theodore Roosevelt County Executive and Legislative Building, located at 1550 Franklin Avenue in Mineola.
“We all know reducing energy costs is essential for retaining and expanding business opportunities,” said County Executive Mangano. “Our goal is to provide businesses in Nassau County with the knowledge and ability to potentially lower their energy costs so that they can focus on creating and retaining local jobs.”
“Together with County Executive Mangano and our business leaders, we are bringing together, in one place and at one time, many of the resources needed to implement energy efficient solutions and strategies for businesses in Nassau County,” said Joseph J. Kearney, Executive Director of the Nassau County I.D.A.
Speakers on the program will describe a variety of economic development, rebate and incentive programs offered by the Long Island Power Authority, National Grid and the New York Power Authority. Scheduled speakers for the summit will include: County Executive Mangano; Executive Director Kearney (I.D.A.); Robert B. Catell, Chairman of the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center; Michael D. Hervey, Chief Operating Officer of the Long Island Power Authority (L.I.P.A.); and Ken Daly, President of National Grid, New York.
The IDA Director of Business Development, Nicholas Terzulli, will moderate a panel of experts, including James Stapleton, Manager of National Grid Energy Efficiency Programs; John Franceschina, Director of Commercial & Industrial Programs at L.I.P.A.; Joanne Schindelheim, Executive Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing at L.I.P.A.; Tony Savino, Manager of Business Marketing and Economic Development at New York Power Authority; and Domenic Musco, Manager of Energy Services at RISE Engineering.
The Nassau County Industrial Development Agency consists of a team of professionals whose mission is to promote the economic welfare and prosperity of Nassau County. It is a resource for businesses in Nassau County and those considering relocation. The I.D.A. provides assistance to business interested in relocating, expanding and financing new investments. It has provided assistance to a wide range of companies, from Arizona Iced Tea and Sleepy’s Mattress to Cold Spring Harbor Labs and Grumman Studios.
For more information visit http://www.nassauida.org or call 516-571-1945.