As many Long Islanders know, there is a wide array of successful businesses all across Long Island. You may be asking, what exactly makes a business successful? A successful business is one that is passionate about what it does, makes an effort to contribute to the local community and does everything in its power to provide quality goods and services to its consumers. Businesses like that deserve to be noticed.
Number of Employees: 11,500 (not all on Long Island)
Computer Associates Technologies is one of those businesses. Located in Hauppauge, New York, CA Technologies designs software for companies in order to benefit the way the overall company is run. CA Technologies software is made to keep up with the constant changes of technology. Planning and development is more efficient with a software from CA Technologies. In order to stay ahead of the game, CA Technologies prides itself on being innovative. Being innovative isn’t the only positive quality this business possesses. With over 11,500 employees, the company gets involved with multiple philanthropic activities. From social, environmental and economic sustainability programs to partnerships, CA Technologies is heavily invested in making the community and the world a better place.
Annual revenue (in millions) $716.257
Number of Employees: 2, 200
1-800-Flowers in Carle Place puts a smile on the faces of its customers as well as the community it’s located in. Specializing in fresh flower arrangements and bouquets, as well as specialized treat baskets and gift sets, 1-800-Flowers can come up with the perfect creation for whatever occasion. The high-quality products that are provided, as well as the social and environmental efforts that are put into place by the 1-800-Flowers team, are a large part of the reason why this company is such a successful one. 1-800-Flowers involves itself in community programs and educational programs throughout each community they serve. The company also takes part in military support and focuses on workplace diversity. Delivering as many smiles as this company does requires a dedicated and hardworking team. Opportunities on joining this team can be found at 1-800-Flowers.com.
Cablevision System Corp.
Cable and Satellite
Annual Revenue (in millions) $6,705.461
Number of Employees: 18,889
Cablevision in Woodbury has been serving Long Island since 1973. This telecommunications and media company takes pride in knowing that it’s serving 1,500 Long Island households with quality television, phone and internet. It’s known for the creation of specific networks such as News 12 Long Island, which is a leading local news station because of the loyal Long Island audience and the talent of Cablevision as a whole. Just like other successful companies mentioned above, Cablevision also participates in bettering the community and education. The Optimum Community, The Lustgarten Foundation and Newsday in the Community are the three organizations put into place by Cablevision in order to contribute to the community. Not only do these programs focus on providing educational programming and free Optimum cable TV and internet to schools and libraries across the tri-state area, they also raise funds for pancreatic cancer research.
As one can see, Long Island is the home of multiple successful and giving businesses. Ones that are not solely focused on just the company’s sales. These companies have proven to be committed to the local community in more than one way. This plays a large role in what makes them so great to highlight. Long Island is lucky to have these dedicated businesses so near by.