About RichnerLIVE | RichnerLIVE

Our Mission

Connect. Collaborate. Celebrate!

RichnerLIVE’s mission is to produce top-level business and community events celebrating members of the vibrant and diverse communities in which we live. Our events highlight Long Island’s industry professionals, economic opportunities, community leaders, and local unsung heroes.

RichnerLIVE business events celebrate Long Island’s executives, acknowledging their career achievements. Nominations are presented before an independent committee of industry experts.

RichnerLIVE is the events division of Richner Communications, a multi-faceted media and marketing organization with nearly 70 years of experience in community newspapers, regional magazines, digital advertising, commercial printing, direct mail and now live events.

Business Events

Business events, award galas, and conferences integrate with Richner’s other platforms to produce powerful exposure for an organization’s brand. RichnerLIVE partners with sponsors, providing business connections, online resources, roundtable discussions, industry speakers, and a directory of A-List businesspeople.

Community Events

Community events and expos are designed to inform, engage, and entertain, featuring family and kids programs, senior health and beyond, and community recognition. From awards to charitable causes to outstanding public servants, RichnerLIVE community events bring local stories to life.

Brand Exposure Like No Other

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Exhibitors & Sponsors

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Top Long Island Honorees

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Event Guests and Attendees

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Consumers Reached Through Event Marketing

Meet the RichnerLIVE Team

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Stuart Richner

Stuart Richner is President and Publisher of Richner Communications, Inc., a Long Island-based community newspaper owned by the Richner family since 1964. Under Stuart’s leadership, the organization has grown to include 32 local publications reaching approximately 350,000 Long Island homes each week, including Herald Community Newspapers, PrimeTime, The Oyster Bay Guardian, Xpress Coups and The Jewish Star. Stuart also oversees Richner Printing, LLC, a commercial printer based in Garden City, New York, specializing in newspaper and high-volume corporate printing and mailing. Mr. Richner is an active member of the board of the PAGE Cooperative, the nation’s largest member-owned purchasing cooperative of independent newspaper groups and serves on the board of the New York Press Association, a network of more than 800 community newspapers published in New York. Stuart serves on the board of directors of Island Harvest, Long Island’s largest hunger-relief organization, American Red Cross on Long Island and Long Island Association, the leading organization for business on Long Island supporting regional development and job creation. He also sits on the board of the Rockville Centre Education Foundation that provides financial and creative support to the local public schools. Stuart resides on Long Island with his wife Nancy, with whom he has three grown children.

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Amy Amato

Amy Amato, Executive Director of Events and Corporate Relations, has over 25 years of expertise in the New York community newspaper and events industry having served as Art Director, Publisher, and Events Director. Amy’s diverse experience spans both business-to-consumer and business-to-business communications, boasting a broad range of expertise to include marketing strategy and implementation, sponsorship sales and development, corporate branding and promotion, event planning production and non-profit publicity and advocacy. From initial concept to final execution, Amy has produced over 200 business and community events throughout Long Island and New York City, widely praised and synonymous for their sold out attendance, attractiveness for high level sponsors and dynamic flair. Amy’s talent for organization, attention to detail, creative imagination, concept design and contagious enthusiasm have earned her a reputation for unparalleled excellence in the community. Amy is a member of the Hauppauge Industrial Association (HIA) and Compel CEOs, a high level master mind think tank for business owners and CEOs who are driven to grow themselves and their business. She actively supports the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and partners with many Long Island not-for-profits. Amy lives with her husband in Suffolk County and has 2 children. Her favorite motto is “Just do it!”

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Alissa Marti

Alissa Marti, Director of Marketing, is a communications, promotions and events powerhouse. Over the past 20 years, Alissa has produced over 1,000 events including live broadcasts, private parties, grand openings, expos, live concerts, fundraisers, corporate events, community events and multi-day festivals. Alissa has an artful ability to capture the purpose and essence of each event, utilizing her marketing prowess of cool, custom and highly effective communications to craft multi-dimensional experiences that drive real results. She’s a “big ideas” person who creates events with mass appeal and mass attendance. Starting her career in the music industry, Alissa has worked in the publishing, broadcast and non-profit sectors. Alissa is on the advisory board for Mother’s Against Drunk Driving New York, sits on multiple non-profit event committees and is the co-founder of a local scholarship foundation in memory of her sister Serena. She is a wine enthusiast and loves fashion, especially shoes, and currently lives in Commack with her family.

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Courtney Myers

Courtney Myers, Marketing and Events Coordinator, has experience in event communications and logistics. Courtney’s interest in events began during her college years, after participating in the planning and production of a charity event to raise funding for the National Foundation for Safe Teen Driving. Since then, she has developed a passion for people and events, specifically the logistical assets necessary to ensuring an amazing experience for attendees. Since her start in events, she has seamlessly coordinated a variety of events, including conferences, galas and expos. Courtney’s pleasant and positive attitude, creative mind, sharp organizational skills, and hard-working nature make her an essential member of the RichnerLIVE team. She proudly supports The American Cancer Society, and those who have both won or lost their battle against cancer. Courtney graduated from SUNY Oswego with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations. Her interests include fashion, yoga and going to the beach. She now lives in Nassau County, after relocating from Rochester after college.