• Our History

  • History Timeline

    1926 – Long Island Chamber of Commerce is incorporated

    1928 – Chamber Sponsors first Long Island Convention

    1936 – Organization officially changes name to Long Island Association

    1947 – Edward (E.F.) Hutton is guest speaker at LIA Annual Meeting

    1949 – Association moves offices from Penn Station to Nassau County

    1953 – LIA initiates Long Island Hall of Fame

    1959 – Organization forms its first government affairs committee

    1970 – LIA holds its first World Showcase at the World Trade Center

    1973 – Organization supports legislation to standardize education goals in public schools

    1988 – LIA Housing Committee spawns the Long Island Housing Partnership

    1991 – First Long Island Economic Summit held to discuss Long Island’s economic future

    1994 – HOV lanes from exit 49-57 open on the LIE after support from LIA

    1994 – LIA launches LIA Health Alliance

    1995 – LIA launches Project Long Island, aimed at revitalizing the Island’s high tech manufacturing sector

    1997 – LIA creates Long Island Software and Technology Network ("LISTNet"), a nonprofit representing information technology companies and promoting the Island as a high-tech region

    1998 – LIA holds the first Long Island Corporate Golf Championship

    1999 – LIA launches the Long Island Works Coalition, a nonprofit focused on workforce development that seeks to bring business and education communities together

    2003 – LIA holds the Long Island Goals Conference

    2008 – State legislation supported by the LIA for affordable housing is signed into law

  • A Strong Credit Union Built by Members
    As one of Long Island’s leading credit unions, we are pleased to offer affordable banking services to the Long Island community. At NEFCU, you’ll find all of the same services you get at your local “big bank” but with better rates and lower fees they simply cannot match! Read more.