Press Release

Mathnasium + Vacant Space Program Adds up

PSEG Long Island helps another small business with head start to success

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(Uniondale, NY – May 9, 2019) — Mathnasium of Port Washington, a neighborhood math-only learning center, is the latest small business to decide that the PSEG Long Island Vacant Space Program adds up to powerful savings.

“PSEG Long Island knows small businesses are the backbone of a thriving community,” said John Keating, manager of Economic Development for PSEG Long Island. “We are proud to support and help local businesses. That is why PSEG Long Island created programs like the Vacant Space Program. This program helps small business owners get a jump start to a successful future. It is a win-win for all.”

Representatives from PSEG Long Island, members of the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce, the Port Washington Business Improvement District (BID) and government officials gathered to welcome Mathnasium to Port Washington and wish the business continued success.

"We appreciate PSEG Long Island's Vacant Space Program. It provides incentive for small business owners like us to reinvigorate retail space that's been empty for a while,” said Alan Flyer and Suneet Jain, owners of Mathnasium of Port Washington. “The program makes it more cost effective for us to turn an unused part of the neighborhood into a space that's again vibrant and an asset to the local community."

PSEG Long Island’s Vacant Space Program is designed to support the economic vitality of a business district and to optimize the use of existing electric infrastructure. This program offers special bill discounts to businesses that occupy a space in a commercial district that has been vacant for one year or more. Vacant business space detracts from the economic strength of a business district and results in underutilization of existing electric infrastructure.

“I’m so excited to welcome Mathnasium to the Port Washington Community, and I’m grateful for PSEG Long Island’s vacant space program, which helped transform a previously vacant storefront into a new, thriving business in our downtown,” said State Sen. Anna M. Kaplan. “Our small businesses are the lifeblood of our communities, and I’m thrilled to have PSEG Long Island offering this creative solution to give them a break and help them to thrive.”

“State government, local government, local business groups and PSEG Long Island are all partners in helping our local economy grow,” said state Assemblyman Anthony D'Urso. “Thank you, PSEG Long Island, for your commitment to finding new ways to help small businesses thrive and revitalize our commercial districts.”

“Our small businesses drive the vitality of the entire community, and helping new businesses succeed is a team effort,” said Town of North Hempstead Councilwoman Dina De Giorgio. “Thank you to PSEG Long Island for bringing this downtown revitalization program to Port Washington, and supporting our newest small business, Mathnasium.”

“It takes a village to raise a child, and it’s the same for a small business. It’s gratifying to see our utility partner, PSEG Long Island, help give a new business a jump start and we appreciate their support,” said Mitch Schwartz, president, Port Washington Chamber of Commerce.

"The Greater Port Washington Business Improvement District is thankful to PSEG Long Island for helping communities fill vacant storefronts. By offering a program whereby you assist our local downtowns to fill vacant storefronts with your incentive programs, it helps the community, it helps people get jobs and it helps our overall economy,” said Mariann Dalimonte, executive director of the Greater Port Washington Business Improvement District (BID). “Thank you again to PSEG Long Island."

Mathnasium believes when math makes sense; children leap way ahead – whether starting from far behind or already ahead in math. The Mathnasium Method™ has transformed the way children learn math for over a decade across 800+ centers in the U.S. and Canada.

Mathnasium of Port Washington is owned by the team that opened in Roslyn and has been offering math tutoring and homework help to hundreds of students in the local community since 2011. The expert math staff is passionate about helping kids in the community improve and excel in math through year-round and summer math programs.

For more information about the PSEG Long Island downtown revitalization programs, visit https://www.psegliny.com/inthecommunity/revitalization.

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PSEG Long Island
PSEG Long Island operates the Long Island Power Authority’s transmission and distribution system under a long-term contract. PSEG Long Island is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG), a publicly traded diversified energy company.