Rockville Centre's Jim Paymar will be hosting WLIW21's brand new series Long Island Business Report starting Jan. 2.
The series will take an in-depth look at what needs to be done to make Long Island a more dynamic place to live and work by exploring the economic and business trends that impact the people of Nassau and Suffolk counties.
Paymar, an Emmy-winning journalist, will interview business leaders and industry experts on a variety of topics such as the next generation of business on Long Island, revitalizing downtowns, local non-profits, women in business, healthcare,and regional planning.
“I have lived on Long Island for more than twenty years and share the same concerns as my neighbors,” Paymar said. “The Long Island Business Report addresses crucial issues that directly impact the nearly three million residents who call Long Island home. We bring together top industry and government leaders, educators and entrepreneurs to discuss areas of concern to keep Long Island competitive and growing. In the recent aftermath of Superstorm Sandy and its devastating impact on businesses and residential neighborhoods, it’s important we provide a forum for ideas and solutions to ensure that Long Island continues to thrive.”
A veteran journalist with more than 25 years of experience, Paymar is a long-time resident of Rockville Centre. He also serves as the president of Molloy Business Channel, Molloy College’s program giving student the opportunity to gain real-world journalistic experience, teaching students about the many connections between the media and the business world.
The half-hour weekly series premieres on Jan. 2 at 7 p.m. and airs Wednesday at 7 p.m., Thursday at 11:30 p.m. and Sunday at 9:30 a.m.