Sands New York hosted a business networking event alongside regional chambers of commerce tonight inside the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. More than 450 of Long Island’s small business owners, entrepreneurs, and prospective suppliers attended to support the project, connect with the Sands procurement team, and make new connections with prospective partners.
“Tonight is a celebration of the Long Island business community,” said Former New York State Governor and Senior Vice President for Las Vegas Sands David Paterson. “Everyone is feeling excited about the Sands project, and tonight, over 250 local business owners and chamber leaders turned out to keep the momentum going. We are toasting to the future of Nassau County and creating new connections that will drive this project forward.”
The event was co-hosted by the Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce and the Suffolk County Alliance of Chambers in collaboration with the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, the Long Island Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, and the New York South Asian Chamber of Commerce. Small bites and beverages were provided by Sands New York.
In addition to Chamber members, Sands executives were present networking and answering questions from local business owners. In addition to millions in procurement opportunities for local businesses, the Sands project stands to deliver tens of millions of dollars annually in gaming tax revenue to Nassau and Suffolk Counties if it is successful in its bid for a New York State gaming license.
“The Sands project is a critical opportunity for Long Island businesses and we are exceedingly proud to unify behind this transformational development,” said Frank Camarano Jr., president of the Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce. “Tonight we are focused on helping our local businesses make as many connections as possible, because the more we work together to partner and scale, the greater impact this project will have on our economy and our community.”
The Sands’ proposal is for a multi-billion-dollar resort and entertainment center on the site of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The proposal includes outdoor community spaces, luxury hotel rooms and a world-class live performance venue honoring the long legacy of live music at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, as well as a new memorial honoring the community’s veterans. The resort will also feature a Canyon Ranch day spa and wellness center, celebrity chef restaurants, and flexible meeting and convention space, with ballrooms. Other planned amenities include high-quality casino gaming, representing less than ten percent of the project’s total square footage, experiential events and venues, and a variety of other entertainment programming.