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CN Guidance & Counseling Services Named Not-For-Profit Finalist in Prestigious HIA-LI 25th Annual Business Achievement Awards



Finalists Represent Top Contenders for Long Island-based Business Awards;

Winners will be announced during HIA-LI Annual Business Achievement Awards

Gala Luncheon, Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Crest Hollow Country Club



HAUPPAUGE, NEW YORK, September 16, 2019 – CN Guidance & Counseling Services, is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a Not-For-Profit finalist in the Business Achievement Awards competition conducted by HIA-LI, the recognized voice for business on Long Island. Recipients will be announced during a gala luncheon event held at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY, 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM, Thursday, September 19, 2019.

“CN Guidance & Counseling is honored to be among the finalists in the category of Not-For-Profit of the HIA-LI Business Achievement Awards,” said Jeffrey Friedman, CEO of CN Guidance. “The HIA-LI Business Achievement Awards are among the most prestigious honors awarded to outstanding Long Island-based businesses. For nearly two decades, HIA-LI has recognized the best of the best business on Long Island and CN Guidance is proud to be among those nominated.”

“HIA-LI is pleased to recognize CN Guidance & Counseling Services as a finalist in the Not-For-Profit of our Business Achievement Awards competition,” said Terri Alessi-Miceli, President & CEO of HIA-LI.  “Our finalists represent some of the highest performing and best run companies on Long Island and in the world. CN Guidance & Counseling Services has been named a finalist in recognition of its achievements in industry leadership, creativity, successful business operations, corporate vision, and other characteristics vital to developing and growing a winning organization.”

In choosing the finalists, the selection committee considered multiple factors. The award criteria include:

  • Positive employer/employee relations
  • Commitment to the growth or betterment of the Long Island business community
  • Revenue and profitability trends over the last three years
  • Three to five year vision for the company’s future

Additional criteria that were considered include:

  • Recent outstanding accomplishments
  • Technical innovation or innovative processes
  • Expansion into new markets
  • Industry leadership
  • Overcoming adversity

Those interested in attending the luncheon, or companies interested in becoming sponsors, should contact Anthony Forgione, HIA-LI Director of Business Development, at or 631-543-5355.

About HIA-LI

HIA-LI helps Long Island businesses prosper. For over 40 years, we have been the recognized voice for business on Long Island and a powerful force and economic engine for regional development. We provide a forum for business leaders to network, problem solve and obtain advice on critical issues facing their businesses. Our member companies represent tens of thousands of business professionals. We’re headquartered in and support one of the largest industrial parks in the United States. HIA-LI programs and events promote strategic partnerships, targeted networking, information sharing and business advocacy. Members benefit from our committees, educational programs, career resources, research capabilities, mentoring opportunities, and business advisory services. For more information, visit or call 631-543-5355.

About CN Guidance and Counseling Services: Established in 1972, the purpose of CN Guidance & Counseling Services, Inc., a nonprofit organization, and the only state Certified Community Behavioral Health Center on Long Island, is to inspire and catalyze recovery for people living with mental health and substance use conditions through innovative and person-centered integrated clinical treatment, counseling, housing and support services—empowering those served to live healthy and fulfilling lives.