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Bellone Hearing It From the People

Dec
1
2011

As part of his transition into a new seat, Suffolk County Executive-elect Steve Bellone held one of the first of many small business roundtable discussions in Kings Park Monday. There, business leaders told him that without county-funded infrastructure improvements, small businesses won't thrive in Suffolk County.| read more ››

Bellone meets with business leaders

hoto by John Dunn | Newly elected Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, right, greets Chamber of Commerce members from across Suffolk County at a small business roundtable Monday at the VFW in Kings Park.
Nov
28
2011

Small-business growth in many Suffolk communities won't happen without significant, county-supported infrastructure improvements, chambers of commerce leaders told County Executive-elect Steve Bellone Monday night.

More than two dozen chamber representatives attended a roundtable discussion at a VFW hall in Kings Park, part of the Bellone transition team's topical listening tour.| read more ››

Suffolk minority leaders meet with Bellone

Photo credit: Newsday/Danielle Finkelstein | Steve Bellone leads a community forum on diversity issues in Brentwood. (Nov. 22, 2011)
Nov
22
2011

At a meeting of Suffolk minority leaders Tuesday night who represent a wide range of interest groups, County Executive-elect Steve Bellone promised them they'd not be forgotten by his administration.

"I believe in not only celebrating our diversity but seizing upon it as the greatest asset we have," Bellone told the crowd inside the Long Island Portuguese American Center in Brentwood.| read more ››

Bellone vows to build 'innovation economy'

Photo credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara | Steve Bellone speaks to supporters. (Nov. 8, 2011)
Nov
21
2011

The slow-moving county permitting process poses a significant roadblock to economic growth in Suffolk, delaying construction projects and hampering job creation, business leaders told County Executive-elect Steve Bellone Monday.

About 40 people -- representing local companies and trade groups -- attended a Melville forum hosted by Bellone and the Long Island Association.| read more ››

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