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Islip Officials, Local Businessmen Celebrate New Leadership at Cookie Manufacturer

Islip, N.Y. – Islip Town officials recently joined the team at Cookies United to celebrate a new arrangement that will keep over 100 jobs in the Town. United Baking Co. recently stepped in to help the Silver Lake Cookie Co., which has been in business for almost 50 years. Calling the new venture Cookies United, this partnership will allow the business to not only retain jobs, but to add jobs in the future. The Town of Islip IDA was instrumental in securing the tax exemptions needed to support this arrangement.

“Silver Lake Cookie Co. has been in this Town for decades, and with their new partners and the formation of Cookies United we look forward to future job growth and sales,” said Councilman John Cochrane, Jr. “The backbone of our economy is small businesses, and the Islip IDA is here to help in any way we can.”

United Baking has committed to investing $8 million into their Islip operations. In addition to the retention of the 100 full-time positions, between 40-50 seasonal employees will be hired during the busiest times of the year. Extensive renovations of the warehouse will also begin shortly, creating short-term construction and contracting jobs.

The Town of Islip IDA was able to secure over $1.5 million in property tax savings for Cookies United.

Pictured (left to right): John Walser, Islip IDA; John Cochrane, Jr., Councilman; Michael Petrucelli, CFO; Lou Avignone, CEO; Olga Murray, Town Clerk; William Mannix, Islip IDA; and Alexis Weik, Recieverof Taxes. Behind the group of officials are the cooks and bakers of Cookies United.

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Town of Islip hosts annual 9-11 memorial service.

The Islip Town Board remembered the 12th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, during a special ceremony held at the 9-1-1 monument located at Town Hall’s Veteran’s Memorial Park, where they were joined by colleagues from all levels of government, area fire departments, local clergyman, civic leaders and residents to pay tribute to the men and women who lost their lives during the 9-1-1 terrorist attacks.

 

To view photos from this event, visit the 9-11 Memorial Photo Gallery.

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