This award recognizes outstanding leaders of the Long Island business community with a proven track record of career success and who have given back to their community.

/, NY – Every year since 1998, the Long Island Business News honors the top 40 most exceptional leaders on Long Island. Jerry Allocca, a Google-recognized Internet marketing authority, will be honored with the 40 under 40 award on January 26, 2012. Jerry is the founder and president of CORE Interactive Marketing, a Long Island and NYC based company that specializes in internet marketing.

The Long Island Business News recognizes professionals who exhibit leadership and results in their fields. Jerry was chosen for this award because of his proven track record of career success, his mentoring, and his commitment to the community. Jerry is not simply following the rules of internet marketing; he is writing them. And helping others benefit from them.

To help the Long Island business community “make it” through this economy, Jerry developed and began teaching hands-on computer lab workshops about internet marketing topics such as search engines and social media to business professionals on Long Island and New York City. His aim was to inspire and motivate organizations and show them the road to surviving in this economy by leveraging internet marketing and social media’s free tools.

Jerry’s book, CONNECTED CULTURE: The Art of Communicating With the Digital Generation, shows marketers how to embrace social media, text messaging and internet marketing, and how to avoid costly mistakes. In addition to free downloadable workbooks, CONNECTED CULTURE offers additional support with instant access to exclusive free online resources such as newsletters, seminars, the CONNECTED CULTURE blog and the popular Steps to Digital Marketing Success.

Each year, The Long Island Business News honors exceptional professionals for their service to the Long Island community and for their skill, enthusiasm and commitment to their field. The Long Island Business News is dedicated to helping the Long Island community, and its awards program recognizes those who have contributed to this mission in a demonstrable way.

This year’s winners will be honored on January 26 from 6-10pm at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. Those interested in learning more may visit the Long Island Business News site.

Jerry Allocca is the founder of CORE Interactive Marketing (, an award-winning team of Internet specialists. As a recognized authority in the Internet marketing services industry, Allocca is a frequent industry speaker on topics such as websites, interactive marketing and social media. Allocca teaches popular hands-on workshops designed to help professionals and organizations connect with their target audiences online using digital marketing tools.

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Jerry Allocca
CORE Interactive
516.719.6235 x111

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