LI-BIO, co-chaired by Bruce Stillman, President, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Seymour Liebman, Executive VP, Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel, Canon U.S.A., Inc. Our newest committee, LI-BIO, will serve as a platform to help expand Long Island's burgeoning sector of companies focused on biotechnology, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, cosmeceutical and life sciences.
It all began back in 1976. Our country was going through a terrible recession. Our local economy was devastated. At the time, our founder Vincent Costello was forced to close his air conditioning and heating contracting business. Looking for a means to support his wife and 10 children, Vinnie stumbled upon a business opportunity, a retail hardware store.