‘Billion Dollar Buyer’ Features Long Island Small Business

Whether it’s holding an iPad or good old-fashioned papers, the workbag is the essential tool of office dwellers. Stylish Long Island professionals know to turn to Joseph P. Marcellino Bag Co. in Huntington Village when they need a one-of-a-kind leather masterpiece to cater to their work needs, and on Tuesday so will the rest of the United States. Maybe.

On Tuesday night, Marcellino Bag Co. will be one of two New York small businesses featured on CNBC’s “Billon Dollar Buyer.” The primetime series, which debuted in March follows billionaire hospitality mogul Tilman J. Feritta as he travels the country scouting for new products to use in his restaurants, casinos and hotels. As the CEO of Landry’s Inc., Feritta oversees more than 500 properties and over 50 leading restaurant, hotel, and entertainment brands, including Mastro’s and Morton’s The Steakhouse, the Rainforest Cafe, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Saltgrass Steak House and five Golden Nugget Casinos.

While in New York, Feritta visited The Jam Stand, a jam business owned by two young women from Brooklyn who are unsure of how to expand and Long Island’s own Marcellino Bag Co. Feritta assessed each of the businesses for compatibly with Landry’s and on Wednesday we’ll find out if he decided to place orders with either or both.

Billion Dollar Buyer” airs Tuesday at 10pm on CNBC.