What to Know Before Opening or Expanding a Business will be the topic of the Business & Tourism Development Corporation (BTDC) Business Development Seminar on Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Clubhouse at Harbor Links. The free workshop will be hosted by the Town of North Hempstead and cohosted by Long Island Business News.
The town welcomes commercial real estate brokers and developers, local chambers of commerce and business owners to learn about the town and local villages’ building permit and appeals process. Town and local village building department personnel, along with staff from the Town’s Planning Department and outside legal counsel, will answer questions.
“The Town of North Hempstead wishes to be as welcoming and helpful to new and expanding businesses as possible because it is our businesses that make our communities successful and vibrant,” said Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth. “This seminar will offer valuable information about the building permit process for anyone considering putting down business roots here in our town.”
“The process of opening or expanding a business can be fraught with both opportunities and perils,” said BTDC Executive Director Kim Kaiman. “Our hope is that this seminar will empower those interested in setting up shop in North Hempstead and help them successfully navigate the town’s building permit process.”
Some of the questions that will be answered include:
• What should you research before signing a lease or contract?
• How do you research building records?
• How do you file for a building permit?
• What is a site plan review and certificate of occupancy?
The seminar is sponsored by AVZ Certified Public Accountants; Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana, LLP, Counselors at Law; Janney Montgomery Scott LLC; LIDC/LISBAC; National Grid; PSEG Long Island and Santander Bank.
Registration is required and a light breakfast will be served. The Clubhouse at Harbor Links is located at 1 Fairway Dr. in Port Washington. To register, call 311 or 516-869-6311.