News 12's unveiling of its new studios puts spotlight on local businesses

Hardworking local business owners who create the most amazing beverages, food, desserts and everything in between got a chance to show off their creations.

News 12 Staff

May 8, 2023, 12:23 AM

Updated 376 days ago

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The formal grand opening of the new News 12 studios in Bethpage on Monday brought some of the best small businesses to the center stage in the "Local Matters Marketplace."
Hardworking local business owners who create the most amazing beverages, food, desserts and everything in between got a chance to show off their creations.
"It's been really wonderful. We've done a lot of networking and a lot of fabulous business owners, so that's been great as well. A lot of fabulous feedback and I'm excited about that," said AnnMarie D'Erasmo, of Posh Pretzels.
The celebration also gave these local businesses exposure to hundreds of local leaders, journalists and influencers.
The new studios allow News 12 to stay ahead of the curve. It also allows News 12 to continue to cover the stories viewers care about in their community just as News 12 has for more than 35 years.
"We're just really excited. It will bring out all of our best storytelling for News 12," said Altice News Chief Content Officer Kristin Malaspina.
"It just shows our commitment to local, hyper local news, to this community. We have the best team," said Altice USA CEO Dennis Mathew. "The best team should have the best state-of-the-art studio and so we're excited."
The evening was even more special for some vendors like King Quality and John's Crazy Socks, who have been making a difference in the community and appreciate News 12's previous coverage.
"So you get a trusted news source like News 12, which shines the light on good things, but also shines the light on what's happening on Long Island. We really need News 12," said Mark Cronin, of John's Crazy Socks.
Bethpage Robotics Team, the Regal Eagles, also joined in the celebration by demonstrating their robotics skills.
The team says Altice is a huge supporter and they were honored to be in the new Bethpage studios to witness history in the making.
"We're having lots of fun. The food is amazing, the entire show is amazing, the opening part with the marching band, that was amazing as well," said team captain Umesh Ponugupati.


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