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Long Island Pet Professionals, LLC, (LIPP), is a business networking group for the pet industry with members from Montauk to Manhattan and now nationwide! The organization offers in-person networking events with expert speakers offering their expertise on many different topics to help individuals and businesses grow, work together and unite the pet industry. In addition to in-person networking events, Long Island Pet Professionals, LLC, also: host webinars for it’s members; is launching a new video series with interviews with top pet industry professionals; sends out a weekly pet events newsletter to 5,000+ pet lovers that covers events in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut areas; and works with many rescue groups throughout the region. Founder and President of Long Island Pet Professionals, LLC, Nancy E. Hassel, also travels across the country attending pet business conferences and works with many of the organizers of such conferences to bring more expertise, knowledge, ideas and inspiration to its members. The membership-based organization started in February 2009 and has been growing rapidly since its inception and has been voted Best Networking Group, First Place two years in a row for 2012 and 2013 by Long Island Press readers, and founder Nancy E. Hassel was inducted as a Fortune 52 Honoree for her work in the community and pet industry in May of 2010. Hassel also publishes an online pet magazine for the area, LIPetPlace.com, writes pet columns in numerous local newspapers and magazines, and offers public relations services for people in the pet industry.