HIA-LI Reporter Newspaper - July 2020

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VOLUME 39 • ISSUE 7 • JULY 2020




Featuring Thomas M. Hopkins of The Epilepsy foundation of Long Island, EPIC Long Island, and South Shore Child Guidance Center



Featuring Education, Human Resources, Staffing and Training Companies

News, Updates, Events, and Promotions from our member companies!

To advertise on the front cover or in this newspaper please contact: Connor Robertson at (631) 543-5355 or CRobertson@hia-li.org





President & CEO TerriPresident Alessi-Miceli Terri Alessi-Miceli (631) 543-5355

(631) 543 - 5355


Chairperson OFFICERSOf The Board Joe Campolo Chairperson of the Campolo, Middleton & Board LLP McCormick Joe738-9100 Campolo (631)

MANUFACTURING REVITILIZATION opportunities for a skilled manufacturing workforce.

Campolo, Middleton & First Vice LLP McCormick Chairperson (631) 738 - 9100 John Bauer

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Develop solutions to attract, blend and retain employees and keep youth on LI. HEALTHCARE Explore existing and emerging strategies for containing healthcare costs.

Littler Mendelson, P.C.

First Vice293-4525 Chairperson (631) John Bauer Second Vice P.C. Littler Mendelson, Chairperson (631) 293 - 4525

Carol Allen People’s Alliance Second ViceCredit Chairperson Federal Union (631) 434-3500 Carol Allen

Peopleʼs Alliance

Corporate Secretary Federal Rich Humann, P.E. Credit Union H2M Architects & (631) 434 - 3500 Engineers (631) 756-8000

INFRASTRUCTURE Identify and develop plans to address critical infrastructure needs of the Hauppauge Industrial Park that will foster the continued growth of business. ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS SUCCESS Create forums to educate and connect business growth and survival. Promote the HIA-LI Annual Trade Show and conference as a forum for important connection and discussion on economic, business, and workforce development issues. ALTERNATIVE ENERGY “GO GREEN” members. Educate and showcase environmental and energy services. VIRTUAL HIA-LI Enable our members to collaborate, connect and deliver added value by sharing knowledge with current and future members and the global world.

Corporate Secretary Treasurer Rich Humann, P.E. Anthony Manetta H2M architects + L.P. Cedar Communities, (516) 229-1168 engineers (631) 756 - 8000 DIRECTORS

Jim Treasurer Coughlan Tritec Real Estate Anthony Manetta Co., Inc. HB Solutions (631) 706-4113

(516) 762-7523



Stony Brook Univerisity Tony Borelli (631)Mutual 632-1984 Mass Financial Group Borellix396 (516)Tony 391-0300

Mass Mutual Financial Pierre Lespinasse Group Farmingdale State 391 - 0300 x396 (516) College



Linda Furey Kelly Imperial Junior Achievement of New York NYIT (516) 625-9028

(631) 348-3121












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Robert Desmond Rita DiStefano AIRECO Real Estate Corp. Portnoy, Messinger, (631) 273 - 4255 Inc. Pearl & Associates, (516) 921-3400 Rita DiStefano

Portnoy, Messinger, Karen Frank Darmic Consulting Inc. Pearl, & Associates, Services Inc.- 3400 (516) 921 (516) 524-8216

Joseph Garofalo Joseph Garofalo Island Christian Church Island Church (631)Christian 822 - 3000 (631) 822-3000

Susan H. Gubing Susan H. Gubing Career Smarts Career Smarts (631) 979 - 6452 (631) 979-6452 Isaksen RichBob Isaac Bank of America Sandler Training (631) 231-3538 (631) 547 - 7450 Bob Isaksen Kent Christopher BankFarrell of America Fritz (631) 547-7450

(631) 367 - 0710

Christopher Kent David Manning Farrell Fritz, P.C. Brookhaven National (631) 367-0710

Laboratory David (631)Manning 344 - 4747

Brookhaven National Laboratory Maskin (631)Scott 344-4747

Kevin OʼConnor

Arthur Sanders Omni Funding Omni Funding (516) 697 - 3900 (516) 697-3900

Robert Quarte Robert Quarte AVZAVZ & Company P.C. & Company (631) 434-9500 (631) 434 - 9500


Ann-Marie Scheidt Ann-Marie Stony Brook Scheidt University Stony Brook University (631) 216-7605

(631) 216 - 7605

Anne ShybunkoMoore Anne Shybunko-Moore GSE Dynamics GSE Dynamics (631) 231-1044

(631) 231-1044

Chris Valsamos Castella Imports, Inc. Voltz (631)Michael 231-5500

PSEG Long Island

Michael (631) Voltz 844-3819 PSEG Long Island (631) Dr.844-3819 Elana Zolfo

Berkeley College

Dr. Elana Zolfo (631)Sales 338-8633 Colonial & Marketing 631) 338-1697



Jack Kulka Jack Kulka Kulka Construction Corp. The Kulka Group (631) 231 - 0900 (631) 231-0900

SUNation Solar (631)Maskin 750 - 9454 Scott

AllanAllan Lippolis Lippolis Superior SuperiorWasher Washer&& Gasket Corp. Gasket Corp. (631) 273-8282

Sandler Training (631) 231- 3538

(631) 368 - 5533

SUNation Solar Systems Inc. Rich Isaac (631) 750-9454

Arthur Sanders

Bridgehampton Kevin O’Connor BNBNational Bank Bank (631) 537-8826 (631) 537-8826

(631) 273 - 8282

Anthony Leteri USAAnthony Waste Reduction Leteri &Leteri Recycling Inc. WasteCo., Services (631) 269-0800


Fred Eisenbud Campolo, Middleton & Campolo, Middleton & McCormick McCormick LLPLLP ThomasJ. J. FallarinoCPA Thomas Fallarino. CPA

Richard S. Feldman, Esq. Richard S. Feldman, Rivkin Radler LLP Esq. Rivkin Radler LLP

Ernest E. Hoffman

Ernest Hoffman W & HE.Stampings W & H Stampings (Posthumously)

Howard Kipnes

CedarKipnes Knolls Inc. Howard Cedar Knolls Inc.

Nicholas M. Lacetera Nicholas M. Lacetera Peoples Alliance Federal Peoples Alliance Credit Union Federal Credit Union Ed Pruitt Ed Pruitt (Posthumously) (Posthumously) CEO CEO John Rebecchi

John Rebecchi

Disc Graphics Marci Tublisky

Norman MarciWeingart Tublisky Communications Specialist Norman Weingart


David Specialist Winchester CleanTech Rocks

David Winchester CleanTech Rocks


(934) 420-2882



Robert Jim Desmond Coughlan Industry One Tritec Real Estate Co Realty Corp (631) 706 - 4113 (631) 273-4255

Marie McCallion Stony Brook University College of Business ENERGY/UTILITIES/ (631) 632-7476 INFRASTRUCTURE ENERGY/UTILITIES/ Jack Kulka INFRASTRUCTURE

Kulka Construction Group Jack Kulka The Kulka (631) 231Group - 0900 (631) 231-0900

GOLF/SPORTS Robert Desmond ENTERTAINMENT/ Insutry One Realty Corp SPORTS (631) 273-4255

Carmella Fazio All Island Media (516) 297 - 9011


Vincent Nello Hamptons Carpet Lilia Factor Esq.One FloorFactor & Home Law (631) 287-1070

(516) 659-9523


Tom Fox Jack D &Kulka B Engineers Theand Kulka Group Architects (516) 231-0900 (516) 364 - 9890 Chris Kent Farrell Fritz, P.C. (631) 367-0710 GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

Jack&Kulka HEALTH Kulka Construction WELLNESS Group

Len Baldassare (631) 231 - 0900 Merrill Lynch Wealth Management (631) 944-9662


(631) 750 - 1226

Kursad Devecioglu Bimser International Corporation Aoifa OʼDonnell (646) 722-3890 National EAP, Inc.

(631) 588-8102

Ron Loveland, BSE, MBA Summit Safety & MANUFACTURING/ Efficiency Solutions INTERNATIONAL TRADE (631) 642-7236

Robert Lippolis Superior Washer & Gasket Lisa Mitnick Corp. People’s Alliance (631) 273-8282 MEMBERSHIP

Federal Credit Union (631) 434-3500


Chris Kent Farrell Fritz, P.C. Melissa Negrin-Wiener (631)Cona 367-0710 Genser Elder Law

Alex MacPherson Rich Isaac UBS Financial Services, SandlerInc. Training (631) 420-6421



(631) 390-5000


Stephanie Curry Sherwood Lumber Christine Ippolito (631) 297-1923

Compass Workforce AoifaSolutions O’Donnell National EAP Inc. (631) 794-7400 (631) 588-8102

Melissa Negrin-Wiener Genser, Dubow, Genser & Cona LLP (631) 390-5000

(631) 231 - 3538

(917) 440 - 1925

Ann Morrison The MENTORING, American Foundation for Suicide NETWORKING AND Prevention COMMUNICATIONS (516) 869-4215

Michael Capaldo John Schneidawin Suffolk County Economic Development (516) 984 - 5388 and Planning (631) 853-3677

Ann Morrison The American Foundation For Suicide Prevention (516) 869 - 4215

Joy &Graceffo SALES MARKETING L.I. Essential Software andHubbard Training Miriam PBI Payroll (631) 427 - 1083 (516) 338-5454

Miriam Hubbard

PBI Payroll Dan Simon (516) 338 - 5454 Signwave LLC (631) 761-9292



Allan Lippolis

Allan Lippolis Superior Washer & Superior Washer & Gasket Corp. Gasket Corp. (631) 273 - 8282 (631) 273-8282

TECHNOLOGY FOR TECHNOLOGY FOR BUSINESS BUSINESS Chris Coluccio David Pinkowitz TechWorks DCP Marketing Consulting Inc.Services LLC (631) 285-1527

(631) 491 - 5343

Manny Morales 2M Chris Technologies, Coluccio Inc. (631) 231-3255 TechWorks Consulting, Inc.

(631) 285 H.Y.P.E.

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Adam Holtzer Connections4Hire YOUNG (631) 696-0324


Gregg Pajak Betsy Jacob WizdomOne Sage Solutions Group of Companies (516)652-6001 396 - 9329 (631)

Robert Dooley McGiff Halverson, LLP (631) 730 - 8686

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In light of COVID-19, HIA-LI Committee Meetings are held online using the ZOOM video conference platform. Below are the regularly scheduled committee meeting dates. Please continue to check the HIA-LI website calendar for the latest information on upcoming meetings and agendas.

THURSDAY, JULY 16TH I 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM New & Prospective Member Information Meeting Discover how to maximize your HIA-LI Membership. Hear HIALI staff discuss virtual membership offers and benefits you can take advantage of as a member. It is more important than ever to let the Long Island Business Community know you are open for business. Let us help you spread the news and showcase your company brand.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 15TH | 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Sales and Marketing & Business Development Joint Virtual Committee Meeting WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12TH | 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Manufacturing/International Trade Committee Meeting WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19TH | 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Education Committee Meeting THURSDAY, AUGUST 27TH | 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Business Development Committee Meeting


WEDNESDAY, JULY 22ND I 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM How Will Tourism & Travel Will Change in the ‘New Norm’? Find out what to do on Long Island for your staycation this summer! Hear industry leaders including Shelley LaRoseArken, Commissioner, Long Island MacArthur Airport, Kristen Jarnagin, President & CEO, Discover Long Island, and Bryan DeLuca, Executive Director, Atlantis Holdings, LLC discuss how COVID-19 is impacting local businesses, what you can do on Long Island with your family this season, and travel precautions. THURSDAY, JULY 23RD, AUGUST 6TH & 20TH I 3:30 - 4:30 PM HIA-LI’s Virtual Happy Hour Thursdays The HIA-LI is excited to introduce for our members Virtual Happy Hour Thursdays! Especially during these difficult times, we know how important it is to keep communicating with one another. Kickoff the weekend with other HIA-LI Members during our themed virtual event. Since we can’t mix and mingle in person, we will be meeting on select Thursdays from 3:30 4:30 p.m. to get social at a distance! THURSDAY, AUGUST 13TH I 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM The Lauren Kristy Paddlewheeler Boat Cruise Celebrate summer with a boat cruise on the bay. Enjoy networking, a packaged lunch, scenic views, and a cash bar. Space is limited.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3RD I 12 PM SHOTGUN START HIA-LI’s 41st Annual Golf Outing and Dinner Honoring Robert Doyle, Partner, Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP, and Vincent Malizia, President, A1 Roofing. Hosted at Nissequogue Golf & Country Club, 21 Golf Club Road, St. James, NY 11780. $475 Per Golfer and $1,750 Per Foursome. Network with C-Level Executives and acknowledge our Honorees during a sit-down dinner at a premier golf club. Sponsorship opportunities are available. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH I 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Tradeable Sectors and How They Impact the Long Island Economy. Hear business leaders discuss how their industry provides a reliable and resilient path to long-term economic growth, brings new dollars into the region, and helps define Long Island’s competitive advantage. Hosted at LGBT Network - 125 Kennedy Drive, Suite 100, Hauppauge, NY 11788. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND I 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Long Island Innovation Park at Hauppauge Update Do you work or do business with companies in the LI-IPH? Join the HIA-LI for a discussion about critical business updates about the Park. Hear from a panel of local politicians and business officials about the economic growth of the Park and impact due to COVID-19. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH I 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM HIA-LI’s 26th Annual Business Achievement Awards: Don’t miss the Academy Awards of Long Island business where we will recognize top Long Island excellence. Hosted at the Crest Hollow Country Club – 8325 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY 11797. Network with esteemed Long Island companies and business leaders. Reserve your seat today.


For sponsorship opportunities, contact Anthony Forgione at aforgione@hia-li.org or call (631) 543-5355

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TELL US ABOUT HOW YOU/YOUR COMPANY STARTED. Both the Epilepsy Foundation of Long Island and South Shore were formed by concerned groups of parents in the 1950’s. Dissatisfied with societal attitudes toward their children with epilepsy and mental health challenges, they organized to improve the lives of their children. Their passion and dedication continue to inspire today’s organizations as we provide a panoply of services to adults and children with epilepsy, developmental disabilities, mental health challenges and substance abuse issues.

WHAT WAS A TURNING POINT FOR YOU/YOUR COMPANY? A major turning point for all three agencies was the creation of a partnership arrangement in 2015 that strengthened the agencies while leaving their unique cultures intact. Under the leadership and guidance of a parent Board of Directors, our three agencies and their Boards are uniquely positioned to pursue their individual service missions. At the same time, this structure allows for the security of mutual support as well as the consolidation of management and administrative resources.

WHAT IS YOUR COMPANY’S PHILOSOPHY? Three agencies, three missions, one thing in common: the overarching goal of enhancing the quality of life of people struggling with life’s complexities. We do this by creating the conditions that allow people to make maximum use of their strengths as they face extraordinary challenges. That can mean providing a home to a developmentally disabled person, a skilled counsellor to a troubled adolescent or information and support to parents whose child has just been diagnosed with epilepsy.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR COMPANIES PROFILE TODAY. A unique partnership of three agencies, over 700 employees serving thousands of individuals and families in Nassau and Suffolk.

“Three agencies, three missions, one thing in common: the overarching goal of enhancing the quality of life of people struggling with life’s complexities..”


EPIC Long Island •

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Day Habilitation –Located in East Meadow, approximately 120 adults diagnosed with developmental disabilities participate in program activities that help them to attain their individualized goals. Rooms are set up around themes such as the library, a computer lab, horticulture room, and a music room – to name a few. Behavioral Health Clinics – East Meadow; Specialty Clinic in East Meadow for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Offers psychotherapy, psychiatry, and evaluations; EPIC Clinical Care for children and adults with behavioral health diagnoses. Offers individual and group family therapy, support groups, and psychiatry. Residential Services - We operate 18 group homes throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties for approximately 145 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The residences are staffed with Direct Support Professionals who help to create a homelike setting, provide assistance and supervision as needed and help people to be vibrant participants in their communities. Community Habilitation – Direct Support Professionals work one to one with children and adults who have intellectual and developmental disabilities in their homes and communities to develop skills, pursue interests, and work toward increased independence.

Epilepsy Foundation of Long Island The programs and services of EFLI provide education, advocacy,

THE EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF LONG ISLAND, EPIC LONG ISLAND, AND SOUTH SHORE CHILD GUIDANCE CENTER and support throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties for people living with epilepsy, caregivers, professionals, and the general public. There are approximately 35,000 Long Islanders who are diagnosed with epilepsy. • • • • • •

School programs for students In-Services/Trainings for School Personnel, Staff in Agencies, First Responders Community Education Workshops Advocacy – both on an individual level and through legislative efforts Specialty Programs Support Groups

South Shore Child Guidance Center Located in Freeport, South Shore Child Guidance Center offers individual, family, and group therapy as well as psychoeducational supports. Treatment options are specifically geared to the needs of the child and family. Services include: •

The CARE Center which offers counseling and education for people struggling with alcohol and substance use disorders.

Home-based Crisis Intervention services are offered to help prevent psychiatric hospitalizations of children and adolescents. Program professionals work with the

entire family to resolve crisis situations, enhance family functioning, and promote self-sufficiency. •

Mobile Crisis Team offers short-term crisis intervention to children and their families. Services include triage and assessment, stabilization, referral and linkages.

School Support Programs – works with neighboring schools to provide students with onsite support to improve behavior and academic performance.

WHAT OPPORTUNITIES DO YOU SEE IN THE FUTURE? To paraphrase Bob Dylan, those not busy being born are busy dying. Standing still and blindly doing business as usual is a strategy for obsolescence. Growing the variety and size of our service delivery system is essential for our agencies to flourish. Adding other agencies to our partnership, thus enhancing our impact on the community, is a component of this strategy. We have created a corporate structure that achieves a dynamic balance between autonomy and collaboration for all member agencies. This structure is potentially very attractive to additional member agencies that can imagine a future in which they can grow with us to achieve the mutual benefits of size and enhanced efficiency.

EPIC Long Island is one of Long Island’s leading centers of excellence for providing care, education, support and services to individuals with epilepsy, to individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities and more recently, children and adults with mental health challenges.

We are currently seeking:

F/T & P/T Direct Support Professionals $13.33/Hr. to $15.58/Hr.

Nassau County        

Suffolk County

If you are interested in applying for EPIC Long Island please email your resume to hr@epicli.org or call the recruitment hotline at 516-739-7733 at ext. 212

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Benefits  Medical & Dental Insurance  Flexible Spending Account  Tuition Assistance  And so much more…..

WWW.EPICLI.ORG A career with EPIC Long Island means that you are not only fulfilling your own dreams and aspirations – you are helping to ensure that someone else does as well.

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hrough these unprecedented times, many Long island businesses have risen to the occasion to demonstrate their support. as part of a new initiative called “HIA-LI: Business Steps Up,” we will be showcasing the things members are doing to help their fellow businesses, to support public health, or help the community at large.

Family Service League: On the Front Lines of COVID-19 We often think of COVID-19 front-line workers as doctors, nurses, police, and ambulance workers. However, facing mental health or substance abuse issues can be overwhelming, especially combined with the additional stress and challenges our communities are facing due to COVID-19. That’s put the staff at the not-for-profit Family Service League (FSL) on the front lines providing essential mental health counseling, addiction treatment, and crisis care for children and adults.

Karen Boorshtein, LCSW President and CEO of Family Service League

“During these challenging times, FSL remains dedicated to maintaining vital programs that Long Islanders depend on every day,” said Karen Boorshtein, LCSW, FSL President and CEO. “This includes enhanced outreach via telehealth for mental health counseling, addiction treatment, senior advocacy programs, and care coordination.” FSL’s DASH (Diagnostic, Assessment, and Stabilization Hub) Crisis Care Center – located in the Long Island Innovation Park at Hauppauge – is a “beacon of hope” according to Boorshtein, for Suffolk County residents who are struggling to cope. Their hotline and DASH facility can be accessed 24/7 by calling 631-952-3333 or visit www.fsl-li.org for additional services. In addition: •

FSL’s network of homeless shelters provide

housing, food, and essentials for over 600 Long Island children and adults each night. These people live in poverty without many of the necessities most of us take for granted. •

Senior Outreach Workers are caring for those vulnerable seniors unable to access services and are suffering from social isolation due to COVID-19.

FSL has expanded the delivery of critical counseling remotely via telehealth – secure digital technology, telephone, and video conferencing methods. This enhances the outreach of care and health education to thousands of our clients.

Family Service League (FSL), established in 1926, is a Long Island non-profit human service organization providing a safety net for people in need. They touch the lives of 50,000 people annually, addressing some of the most prevalent and pressing human needs facing Long Island communities. FSL offers over 60 programs at 20 locations throughout Long Island. Added Boorshtein, “Together, we can overcome the challenges of this unprecedented pandemic and work toward a stronger future.”

Brookhaven Lab Mobilizes Resources in Fight Against COVID-19

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Scientists and staff at Brookhaven National Lab (BNL) – as well as other U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) national laboratories – are marshalling their expertise, unique facilities, and other key resources in the battle against COVID-19. At BNL:

John Hill of Brookhaven National Laboratory (Photo courtesy of Brookhaven National Laboratory)

Research is underway to better understand key characteristics of the virus that causes COVID-19 and its interactions with human cells, which could help guide the development of therapeutic drugs and vaccines.

BNL scientists and collaborators are using experiments and computational methods to identify the most promising drug/vaccine candidates and developing tools to help other scientists keep up with the latest developments around the world.

The Lab has also gathered critical protective equipment as part of a Federal effort to support medical professionals and is exploring options for making much-needed supplies.

“BNL has exceptional resources for addressing some of the most urgent scientific and logistical challenges of this pandemic,” said John Hill, Director of the Lab’s National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLSII), who is chairing a working group to coordinate BNL’s COVID-19 science and technology efforts, and is serving on a team coordinating the COVID-19

research across all the DOE national labs. “The speed with which the entire scientific community is attacking this problem is amazing,” he said, “and the whole Lab, whether working off site or on, is part of this effort.” In addition to attacking the COVID-19 research head-on, the Laboratory has been working with the DOE to gather and distribute the Lab’s excess personal protective equipment (PPE) to health care workers on the front lines. Hill’s COVID-19 science and technology working group is also exploring other ways the Lab can contribute at the local hospital level. “We’re looking at ways we can sterilize masks and other critical equipment,” Hill said, “and we’re exploring options for using the Lab’s 3-D printers to make components for face shields, or possibly even ventilators.” Meanwhile, BNL, in collaboration with Stony Brook University, deployed a shipping container outfitted with a Critical Care Decontamination System at Stony Brook Hospital, which uses hydrogen peroxide vapor to clean tens of thousands of pieces of PPE at a time. For more information, visit http://bnl.gov or follow @BrookhavenLab on Twitter.

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A LETTER FROM THE HIA-LI PRESIDENT & CEO Dear Valued Long Island Business Leader: As Long Island’s economy reopens, HIA-LI stands by your side to help ensure a full and successful recovery – both for you, and for our entire region. We are your allies for business achievement, and we remain more committed than ever to help: • Promote job creation • Provide educational and professional development services for our Long Island workforce • Promote the best in product quality and safety • Advance the highest professional standards among numerous sectors • Organize community assistance initiatives in the aftermath of catastrophic events, such as the current pandemic Joining forces with the business community and the community at large, we’ll keep working to help Long Island confront shared challenges – promote local economic development – and keep our regional economy churning. For example, HIA-LI mobilizes our 1,000 member companies to advocate for economic expansion. We also promote the growth of the Long Island Innovation Park at Hauppauge, the 1,400-acre business complex whose 55,000-person workforce delivers a remarkable $13 billion in annual output. HIA-LI is here to amplify your voice, your impact, and your market reach. And these days, it’s more critical than ever for Long Island businesses to be visible and prominent – and to let the community know you’re open for business. HIA-LI’s resources serve as an important lifeline for the Long Island business community to connect and grow. And while HIA-LI works hard to maintain the health of the Long Island business sector, we’re also conscious of our duty to be socially responsible – and to protect the health of all who interact with us. So, as we get back to our offices, HIA-LI is abiding by public health protocols set forth by the State and by the CDC: • Until further notice, HIA-LI will continue to encourage virtual meetings using the Zoom platform for events, committee meetings, etc. • We also encourage use of Zoom for conference calls and meetings with members, clients, etc. Once face-to-face meetings resume, or when guests enter our offices: • There’ll be a notice on the front door that requires outside guests to wear a face mask when entering the office space. We will not be providing face masks to non-employees entering the office. • A tape mark will indicate a six-foot distance from the front desk. • Guests entering the HIA-LI office are asked to use the hand sanitizer placed on the table in the waiting area at the front of the office. • Hand sanitizer and sanitizer wipes will be available in all common areas. • The floor will be taped with arrows to indicate the direction for one-way entry and exit. • Those using the coffee maker should stand at the taped six-foot mark from the area, as indicated on the floor. • K-cups and creamers will be positioned individually on the countertop. • We discourage use of shared creamer products.

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• Those using the television remote, keyboard, or mouse should use a sanitizer wipe after use. This is an ideal moment for real expansion – and HIA-LI stands ready to help champion the full and vibrant recovery of the Long Island business sector. Through teamwork, dedication, and commitment, let’s work together to make our region stronger than ever. Sincerely,

Terri Alessi-Miceli HIA-LI President & CEO

keepingcurrent How Modern Technology is Changing the Way We Run Our Businesses in 2020 By Diana Santariello Director of Sales and Marketing 760 Koehler Ave, Unit #3 Ronkonkoma, NY 11779 Phone: (631) 285-1527 www.MakeTechWork.com Service: help@maketechwork.com

The first six months of this year have been anything but normal for businesses across Long Island. We’ve had to pivot, adjust and throw our strategic plans for 2020 out the window and hope for the best. At Techworks, we’ve certainly had to make accommodations to adjust to the world around us which has only made us stronger as a company. With technology on our side to maintain productivity and functionality, Modern Technology is changing the way we run our businesses. Remote Work Capabilities: You may have never dreamed you’d be writing up your next big report with your child sitting next to you playing their online educational games, or taking a conference call in the middle of your living room, but here we are. Many employers continue to allow their employees to work from home in an effort to slow the spread of

COVID-19. This can pose some difficulties, but with strong remote access or VPN, and proper security features in place, work continues without a great deal of interruption. I anticipate most businesses will continue with a remote work force for an extended period of time. Virtual Events/Streaming: Event organizers across the country have cancelled, postponed, or moved live events as a result of the pandemic. Technology has allowed these events to continue without major hiccups. Artists are taking to Facebook Live and Instagram to perform for their fans, speakers are moving to platforms like Zoom or YouTube to continue their conferences, and church services across the world are streaming online for their parishioners. Virtual events will continue in the upcoming month and I believe this is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to streaming technology. Unified Communication: Meetings must go on to drive our businesses forward. With tools such as Zoom, GoTo Meeting and Microsoft Teams, we have been collaborating internally, supporting our clients, and continuing to meet with new prospects. Video chat, online

messaging, email, and phone communication has kept the world connected through this transitional period and allows us the functionality we need. We’ve seen how important human interaction is for work, pleasure, and sanity, these Unified Communications tools have helped us over the past few months. Cloud and Web Applications: Most business applications have some type of web version that you can access from any device as long as you have an internet connection. Although you may be limited in higher processing functions, web versions will allow you to utilize the majority of the software you are used to. When using a web app, it is best practice to use two-factor authentication wherever possible to maximize security. Techworks is always here to put you on the right path and to support our fellow Long Island businesses. We can help you navigate this transitional period and set your business up with the right tools. During this time, we are offering free Technology Business Consulting services, if you have any questions or want to set up a meeting, please contact us at 631285-1527. www.maketechwork.com

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L to R (Top) Rita DiStefano, Human Resources Consulting, Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl & Associates, Inc., and HIA-LI Board Member, Allan Lippolis, CEO, Superior Washer & Gasket, and HIA-LI Board Member, Terri Alessi-Miceli, President and CEO, HIA-LI. L to R (Bottom) John Bauer, Office Managing Shareholder, Littler Mendelson, P.C., and HIA-LI Board Member, Matthew Silver, Chief Operating Officer, The Crescent Beach Club, and Ron Loveland, President, Summit Safety & Efficiency Solutions

On Thursday, July 9th, the HIA-LI’s Small Business Task Force held its second “Getting Back to Business” Webinar Panel Series, focused on HR Challenges During COVID-19. The dynamic panel for this program was comprised of an HR Professional, Business Owner from a Business classified as “Essential,” Business Owner from a Business classified “Non-Essential,” a professional in safety protocols for companies, and Labor Law Attorney. During the discussion, panelists addressed hiring, remote working procedures, safety protocols, and current state mandates during the coronavirus. On June 17th, the HIA-LI hosted Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone on a ZOOM webinar. During the hour discussion, moderated by Joe Campolo, Managing Partner, Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP, and HIA-LI Board Chairman, Bellone discussed economic recovery, the reopening of phases 3 and 4, and gave critical guidance on how we can all continue to stay safe while in public places. L to R: Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone | Joe Campolo, Managing Partner, Campolo Middleton & McCormick, LLP, and HIA-LI Board Chairman

LI-IPH UPDATES In Smithtown, A Blueprint For Mixed-Use Progress Some live only in the present, heedless of the future. Happily, however, the Town of Smithtown is thinking about the future.

An April 2019 study by the Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency and the Regional Plan Association found an urgent need on Long Island for housing for young professionals, both in Innovation Park and Island-wide. Across Long Island, business leaders and policymakers consider housing a lynchpin for attracting and retaining a talented and competitive workforce.

Specifically, the town has been devising smart strategies for keeping our young people here on Long Island. Meantime, young Long Islanders are thinking about their futures, too. But unfortunately, the vast majority of them don’t foresee a future here. Unless things change. The Rauch Foundation issued an extensive “Next Generation of Long Islanders” survey last July. They interviewed eighteen-hundred 18- to 34-year-olds who were either living on the Island or had been born here. Astonishingly, 67 percent said they planned to leave our region within the next five years.

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Imagine if such a mass exodus of young people were to occur. Long Island would become – with little exaggeration – a ghost town. For one thing, our regional business infrastructure would all but collapse. Can you imagine how impossibly narrow an employer’s hiring options would be if twothirds of our young workforce left town? And why are they planning to go? The Rauch survey pinpointed the absence of appropriately scaled housing as a major reason: “The majority of respondents believe changes to municipal housing policies are key to retaining young Long Islanders. It showed wide support for more variety in housing stock, with a majority of respondents backing mixed-use zoning, microapartments, multifamily zoning and home apartments.” With their eyes on the future, Supervisor Ed Wehrheim and the Smithtown Town Board are thinking along

Some say the new development would burden local schools, but the impact would be low and highly sustainable. The new units are projected to generate up to a maximum of 90 students over a decade. Yet the district lost 110 students within the past year alone. the same lines. They recognize that well-conceived affordable-housing options are essential for keeping young Long Islanders here. The Town of Smithtown is seeking public comment on a proposal to create “overlay zoning” that would permit mixed-use development on a portion of the Long Island Innovation Park at Hauppauge. The deadline for written input is upon us. The change, vital to the park’s long-term success, would allow for up to 1,000 market-rate units, though developers expressing initial interest have projected far smaller figures. Residences would consist mainly of studio and one-bedroom units geared to singles or couples without children. The change would provide young professionals with the opportunity to enjoy Innovation Park for living, working and recreation. The park – which County Executive Steve Bellone has called “the cornerstone of Suffolk County’s economy” – helps keep Hauppauge’s property taxes among the lowest in the county. It also brings $19.6 million in assessed value to the town, and provides more than $44 million to the Hauppauge Union Free School District. Tax revenue from new development would fully offset any added demand for local services.

The community has also raised the question of added traffic, but the new zoning stands to generate only a moderate increase in traffic on weekends. Our young people are telling us straight out: Unless new housing options arise, they’re leaving town. Vast numbers of young workers will stage their exit, only to leave behind an aged population incapable of filling local jobs. For all these reasons, we’re encouraging everyone to rally behind the town’s mixed-use proposal for the Innovation Park. Our beautiful Long Island deserves a strong and thriving future. But it won’t happen unless we’re thinking about the future and preparing for the future, just the way the Town of Smithtown is doing.

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FAST FACTS: Fast Facts: LONG LongISLAND Island ECONOMY Employment In November 2019, the In May 2020, unemployment the unemployment on Long Island was rate for LIrate was 3.3%; lower than the 12.2%. statewide rate of 4.0%. That is a significant

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change from a rate Long Island addedin April of 16.1% 2020. 115,400 jobs between

2009 and 2018, reaching The leisure and a record of more than hospitality industries 1.3 million jobs. took the biggest hit. Source: New York State Department of Labor

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Employment in these industries With more decreased than 20,000 jobs in 62.1% in NY. the life sciences — the most of

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any region81,075 in New York State — New York companies in Paycheck biotechnology isreceived a strong part of Protection Program loans to the Long Island economy. sustain employee salaries Source: Empire State Development Source: Small Business Administration

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SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS Young Professionals Navigate The New Norm And Scholarship Recognition Program Each year, the HIA-LI raises funds and provides $1,000 scholarships to students who are seniors in high school that plan to attend a college, trade school, or university on Long Island in the Fall. This year, the HIA-LI was proud to award 5 scholarships to deserving seniors, who are children of employees from companies that have an active HIA-LI membership. The students were recognized at our Young Professionals Navigate the New Norm and Scholarship Recognition Virtual Program on Tuesday, June 16th. Following the verbal announcement of scholarship recipients during the program, members of the HIA-LI’s Young Professional and Entrepreneurs Committee (H.Y.P.E.) led an engaging panel discussion, sharing insight on their career journeys, how to adapt to the new business climate, and best practices on how to market yourself while searching for a job. To learn more about the HIA-LI Scholarship Program or to make a donation, please visit www.hia-li.org/hia-li-events/scholarshipawards/ or call 631-543-5355.


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So it’s time to bring back your employees after most have been isolated in the last few months due to this unexpected pandemic. I’m sure this craziness was not part of your company strategy and goals for 2020. Who knew? What good is it to have social distancing, mask wearing and hand sanitizing stations if everyone is sitting at their desks freaked out and not present as they return to this new norm? That’s why mindset should be a major component in your re-opening plan. Your employees need to get back on the same page and feel empowered as they walk through those doors-together, as a team. There are three areas you can focus on to help your employees feel more confident in coming back to work. Addressing their fears

straight on, giving them the opportunity to reconnect with each other and helping them to find purpose in their work again. In addressing employee fears, have them submit what is on their mind. What is it about coming back to the office are they worried about- besides the obvious, catching covid. Let them know ahead of time the guidelines for the building and the office in keeping them safe. Maybe they are worried about people blaming their cough on allergies. Maybe they are worried that people will not abide to guidelines when they go home and then bring something back to the office. Maybe they are worried about their kids in childcare. Find out. Address their concerns. This brings us to reconnecting everyone as a team. Trust needs to be built. Maybe find the time for them to share their personal “covid experience” so that people have a better understanding about where they are coming from. Create an environment of compassion. Then maybe that co-worker will think twice about ignoring guidelines when leaving work. It’s going to be nice to see everyone in 3-D

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The loss of jobs, income, family members and friends, and our new heightened state of awareness will determine how Long Island will be able to recover. THE NEED FOR EMERGENCY FOOD WILL BE MET by the regional food bank and our network of more than 350 local food pantry members.


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keepingcurrent We Will Not Fully Recover From Covid-19 Unless We Invest In Our Community Mental Health System As We’ve Invested In Responding To Food Insecurity children and many have adjusted to our new reality of attending school online but, there are real consequences to feeling isolated and unattached to the world outside our homes. This may be one of the reasons that in some parts of our country today, a growing number of people are willing to take the risks associated with not wearing a facial coverings, not social distancing, and willing to go to a bar where the chances of being infected are very high.

By Paule T. Pachter, A.C.S.W., L.M.S.W. Chief Executive Officer Long Island Cares, Inc. The Harry Chapin Regional Food Bank 10 Davids Drive – Harry Chapin Way Hauppauge, New York 11788 Office: 631.582.3663 x 101 www.licares.org

The past four months have brought incredible challenges for every single person living on planet Earth. Responding to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has tested people in many ways not seen in more than 102 years since the last global pandemic in 1918. As a nation, the United States of America seems to be playing a game of Russian roulette when it comes to leading the way for our people to stay safe and maintain their health, while the Coronavirus makes its way through our country infecting nearly 3 million and killing more than 130,000 of our residents. Watching the news reports about COVID-19, or reading the newspapers, online stories, and following our progress, or lack thereof is undoubtedly impacting our mental health and emotional well-being. There’s been a great deal of attention focused on essential services and the roles that our healthcare workers have in trying to reduce the curve of new COVID-19 cases and doing their professional best to keep Long Islanders alive. A majority of us have adjusted the way we function on a daily basis by wearing face masks, frequently washing our hands, maintaining social distance, using hand sanitizer, applying disinfectant wipes to sanitize our furniture and work spaces. For those of us back at work, or for those

of us at Long Island Cares-The Harry Chapin Food Bank, who have been responding to the need for emergency food assistance since March 13, and are now working six-days a week through the end of the year, one of the biggest challenges we’re facing is maintaining our emotional well-being and mental health. All of us know someone or even several people that have been diagnosed with Coronavirus. As our staff meets with numerous people currently at more than 49,000 that have visited one or more of our 25 food distribution centers, we take the time to listen to their concerns, experiences during stay-at-home directives, and understand that at the same time that the need for food assistance has increased, so has the need for mental health assistance. Our neighbors, especially our seniors and single parent families are experiencing real symptoms of anxiety, depression, isolation, and grief when a family member or friend has been hospitalized, placed on a ventilator, or has passed away. All of us love our

Like many of my colleagues in food banking, I’m so grateful for the additional attention, financial support and recognition that food banks across America have received, and will continue to benefit from in the months ahead as we do our work smarter and safer. People in need of food assistance are receiving it. In fact, if you’re in need of food, there are more than 325 places you can access an emergency food package on any given day in Nassau and Suffolk County, and in some communities, people are accessing several food boxes each week. Those that are hungry are being fed but, what about those people who are struggling emotionally, and could truly benefit from mental health counseling? As aggressively as federal, state and local governments have invested in responding to food insecurity in the time of COVID-19, we must increase funding for our mental health infrastructure. After the tragic events of 9/11, New York State established “Project Liberty” to respond to the long-term needs for mental health treatment. As we know, more New Yorkers have lost their lives as a result of COVID-19, and their ability to recover from the impact of the pandemic requires a coordinate response and a renewed commitment to strengthening our community mental health system, similar to what government has been doing to respond to the increases in food insecurity.

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How Often Should I Strip and Wax? Stripping and waxing can make a big difference in the appearance of your flooring. Now, you may be wondering, how often should this professional process be done? Regular waxing does help to preserve and protect your flooring from scratches, spills, stains, and nicks. The stripping and waxing procedure is aggressive because it involved professionals scrubbing and cleaning floors first to remove any dirt or dust particles that may get waxed into the floor. Once this is done, the floors are stripped of their old wax and a new coat of wax is applied to restore your floor’s luster. Depending on what type of business you run and how many people your business receives daily is a good gauge for how often you should perform stripping and waxing. Professionals recommend that VCT and similar flooring be stripped and waxed at least every year for low traffic areas and every 4-6 months (quarterly) for high traffic areas. Getting the Most out of Stripping and Waxing At first, professional stripping and waxing may seem like an unnecessary expense for your place

of business, however, having it performed regularly may be a very wise decision to make. No matter what type of business you run, your employees, customers, colleagues, and business partners will step foot on your floors at some point. Over time, the high traffic areas create a dull appearance on your floors. Although many people don’t think about it, regular stripping and waxing can help you avoid missing out on potential business due to a perceived lack of concern about your facility or office appearance. Professional cleaning and janitorial companies provide the perfect solution to avoid these types of situations. Experienced cleaning technicians are trained and certified to ensure that the job is done right, leaving your floors looking like new. Quarterly stripping and waxing extends the life of your floors by protecting them from dirt, spillage, scratches, and nicks. Without this protection, your floors will suffer major damage, forcing you to waste hundreds or even thousands on new flooring. When the protective coating is worn down it can also leave your tiles vulnerable to water and debris which get in between the cracks of the tiles. Because of this the glue can become waterlogged and no longer adhere causing it to lift the individual tiles. To avoid this, Manantial Cleaning Services provides quarterly, semi-annual and annual stripping and waxing maintenance programs. Give us a call at (631)787-4678 to learn more about our stripping & waxing service.

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What is Stripping and Waxing? VCT (Vinyl Composite Tile), acrylic, and vinyl flooring are popular due to the beautiful aesthetic it adds to any room for a reasonable price. After installation, these types of flooring look amazing and provide your office space or building with a pleasing aesthetic that truly impresses your clientele. However, over time, these floors eventually get stained, scratched, and lose their brilliant shine due to high foot traffic. If you’re a business owner, your floors may not be something you think about often, but they can have a major impact on your customers. The truth is floors impact the impression your customers have on your place of business. Stripping and waxing is a process that completely removes the old wax coating, also removing scratches and stains, and reapplies a fresh coat of wax that revives your floors, giving it that brilliant shine once again. Stripping and waxing is a process that is specifically done only on VCT, linoleum, acrylic, vinyl and epoxy flooring and depending on your facility’s level of foot traffic, experts suggest that

stripping and waxing, along with regular spray buffing, be performed at least bi-annually to maintain your floors brand new look. Stripping and waxing is a labor-intensive job and requires trained professionals and the right equipment to do the job right.

keepingcurrent In Loving Memory Of Robert S Keingstein

It is with a heavy heart to share the news that Bob Keingstein lost his battle with cancer on June 20th. He was a true industry professional with a passion and knowledge of the HVAC industry for over 51 years. Bob started his career as an HVAC apprentice for Forman Air Conditioning at the young age of 17 and instantly fell in love with the trade. At the age of 23 he started his first HVAC company and never looked back. He became involved with ACCA (Air Conditioning Contractors of America) at the local level becoming the chapter president of the Greater New York area. As Bob’s career progressed, he became involved at the national level ultimately becoming the President of the association in 1999-2000. Throughout the years Bob served on many boards and associations, received many awards, owned several businesses, but for the last 20 years Bob was in business with his 3 kids. In early 2001 the family formed BOSS Facility Services and he loved every minute of it. Bob will truly be missed by his friends and family. He is survived by his wife of 48 years Pat and his three children Keith, Kerri, and Kevin. Bob has 6 beautiful grandchildren Juliette, Cooper, Landon, Khloe, Kendall and Emili. If you were lucky enough to know Bob over the years, we would love to hear how he touched or impacted your life by clicking the link below. Feel free to share your stories.

CHAIRMAN SPOTLIGHT Advocating For Long Island In A COVID World these been the goalposts when the program was first enacted, employers and employees could have worked together to utilize supplemental unemployment benefits during non-productive times, then deployed PPP when work restarted.

By Joe Campolo, Esq. Managing Partner, Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP and HIA-LI Board Chairman jcampolo@cmmllp.com (631) 738-9100 www.cmmllp.com

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Recognized as a tireless advocate for Long Island business, Joe Campolo was invited to testify before the New York State Assembly at a virtual hearing on June 17, 2020 about the federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic, its impact on the business community, and strategies to move forward. Below is the text of his testimony. Good morning. My name is Joe Campolo and I am the Managing Partner of Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP, a business law firm with offices across Long Island. In addition to being a small business owner, I have spent my entire career representing Long Island small businesses. I am also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of HIA-LI, steward of the second largest industrial park in the nation (the Long Island Innovation Park at Hauppauge), and home to 1,400 businesses. I have seen firsthand and personally experienced the catastrophic carnage that COVID-19 has unleashed on the Long Island business community. There is simply no playbook about how to get through these challenges. The swift enactment of the CARES Act was welcome news in the early days of the pandemic, particularly the promise of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) dollars. However, the under-funding of the first tranche (which for all we knew at the time, would be the

only tranche) caused unbelievable angst and turmoil. Our firm and many of our clients did not receive funding and were forced to accelerate cost-cutting measures and layoffs. Fortunately, the second tranche helped mitigate the situation – but the lack of clarity in guidance issued by the SBA and the Department of the Treasury caused these dollars to be used inefficiently. We, along with many others on Long Island, did not want to burn those dollars without work to be done, so we spent countless hours and days that could have been spent productively, instead trying to do mathematical gymnastics to make the numbers work. Further, the issuance of enhanced federal unemployment benefits in conjunction with PPP dollars caused tremendous inefficiencies that continue today. At many businesses, some people chose not to return to work but to stay home and receive the enhanced benefits. The recent passage of the PPP Flexibility Act certainly helped expand the time to deploy PPP dollars, but unfortunately, many businesses already spent those dollars upon receiving them, at a time when productivity was very low – in essence, wasting those dollars. Had

To move forward, we must recognize that the economy is driven by productivity, which is driven by worker output – so it is paramount to get people back to work. Here on Long Island, the largest percentage of jobs lost have been low-paying jobs in restaurants, hotels, and the hospitality sector. Our revitalized downtowns, which had become a hallmark of our economic success over the past 10 years, have been decimated. So it is critical to have future and specific relief geared toward those industries. We should also be making a concerted effort to focus spending on the minority neighborhoods that have been hit hardest by both the health and economic crises of COVID-19. We have an opportunity before us to pump trillions of dollars into the economy – we must seize the opportunity to support these inner-city communities and help correct the economic disparities that existed there before COVID. Thus, we must make sure that dollars that are earmarked for local municipalities for capital projects are not cut. Infrastructure enables more activity, which in turn promotes long-term productivity. Infrastructure investment in depressed areas therefore serves multiple purposes – adding high-paying jobs where they are needed, thereby increasing productivity, thereby increasing the GDP on Long Island. It is only by growing GDP with high-paying jobs that we will be able to fully recover post-COVID without an overwhelming debt burden.

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The American Heart Association provides 10 tips to keep your family happy and healthy this summer. By Jessica DiMeo Senior Director, Communications American Heart Association 125 East Bethpage Road, Ste. 100 Plainview, NY 11803 516-962-0794 Summer can bring many happy memories – family vacations, summer camp, days at the shore, staying up late and watching the sun set. No matter what your summer traditions include, be sure to keep in mind your heart and brain health throughout the longer daylight hours.


throughout the day and before, during and after working out to maintain salt-water balance. Avoid caffeine and alcoholic beverages.


Exercise smarter, not harder. Plan your workout for the cooler parts of the day – either early morning or early evening when the sun’s radiation is at its least. If you must exercise during the hottest part of the day or in high humidity, decrease exercise intensity and duration.

10. Know the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.


According to the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, heart disease and stroke remain the No. 1 and No. 5 causes of death in the U.S., yet 80 percent of these diseases are preventable with simple lifestyle modifications, such as healthy eating and regular exercise.

Dress the part. Wear minimal amounts of clothing that allow for quick evaporation of sweat. Choose lightweight, light-colored and breathable fabrics, such as cotton.


According to the American Heart Association, summer is the perfect time to enjoy heart-healthy seasonal produce and to add physical activity to your daily routine but remember to take precautions when spending time by the water and when exercising in the heat.

Choose Fresh Veggies. Take advantage of fresh seasonal veggies. Load up skewers with mushrooms, peppers, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, yellow squash or other veggies. Spray lightly with olive oil cooking spray and grill until lightly blackened.


Pack to play. When taking a family road trip, plan to incorporate regular physical activity into your daily routine. Pack a football, soccer ball, Frisbee or paddle ball so that you can be physically active while away.

Here are the American Heart Association’s top 10 tips for a heart-healthy summer: 1.


Learn Hands-Only CPR. Days by the pool and ocean can be fun, but always be prepared for the unthinkable. Hands-Only CPR has only two steps: If you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse, 1) Call 9-1-1, and 2) Press hard and fast in the center of the chest. View a short video by visiting www.heart.org/handsonlycpr Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of fluids (preferably water)



Enjoy fruit pops. Homemade freezer pops are an easy, fun treat for kids to make and enjoy. Mash up fruit like peaches, grapes, berries or watermelon and put into paper cups, insert a popsicle stick and freeze overnight. Protect yourself from the sun. Wear wide-brimmed hats, always apply water-resistant sunscreen with at least SPF 15 and reapply sunscreen every 2 hours.

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Symptoms of heat exhaustion: • • • • • • • •

headaches heavy sweating cold, moist skin, chills dizziness or fainting a weak and rapid pulse muscle cramps fast, shallow breathing nausea, vomiting or both

If you experience these symptoms, move to a cooler place, stop exercising and cool down immediately by dousing yourself with cold water and rehydrating. You may need to seek medical attention. Symptoms of heat stroke: • • • • • •

warm, dry skin with no sweating strong and rapid pulse confusion and/or unconsciousness high fever throbbing headaches nausea, vomiting or both

If you experience these symptoms, seek medical attention right away. For more tips on staying active and healthy this summer, visit https://healthyforgood.heart.org

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Head indoors. When the heat gets unbearable, try indoor activities at your local YMCA or rec center like basketball, swimming, yoga or racquetball.

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keepingcurrent What ALL Of Us (Including Those With Physical Challenges) Want/Need To Know About Restaurant Re-Openings By Roberta Rosenberg Destination Accessible US Inc. rrose0815@gmail.com (917) 693 - 3420 Now that restaurants on Long Island have been given the green light to reopen, what might make us feel safe when we decide to return? Making the decision to eat at a restaurant, even if outdoors, is a very personal one. No one should tell you what to do. If you don’t feel comfortable (for any reason), don’t do it; stay home, and order in! That being said, if you decide to “eat out,” there are many choices, including venues that have never done outdoor dining before. I have gathered some suggestions from reading and webinars I have attended, which I offer to you as things you might want to check on before going.

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Most articles say it is generally safer outdoors than in. Restaurants have gotten extremely creative with outdoor space. Some have created outdoor dining spaces that are somewhat “enclosed?” - tents with side flaps, or high “walls” intended to obstruct views of parking lots. Research says the more it is like an indoor space, the greater the chance for risks associated with indoor dining. Restaurants with large windows that are kept open are considered better

options than indoor dining areas. Paper or online menus, plates, silver, and glassware? I have heard that these items are not a threat. If concerned, know that anyone can request disposable plates and utensils. Providing hand wipes at every table is a lovely touch. At the very least, handsanitizing stations should be accessible throughout the venue. We all know about the six-foot rule. Some venues are making the distance greater than that. Some are providing plastic dividers or other creative ideas for distancing. Masks must be worn, except at you table. A gentle reminder; when you remove your mask to eat, DO NOT put it on the table. Put it in a pocket, or perhaps in a bag that you have brought with you. While we may think outdoor dining is easily accessible, this may not be the case. There may be steps or a long walk to the tables. If this is a concern, check with the restaurant. Also check on the actual seating. Not all venues have chairs. Some have gone to picnic style tables and benches, making it difficult, or impossible, for some to sit there. What about restrooms? You may want to do some checking on the restroom situation. How easy will it be to get to the restroom (steps, distance, etc)? In order to reach the restrooms, one venue is offering golf carts to get patrons from their parking lot “dining room” to the main entrance of the building. Restrooms need

to be monitored. How is that being done? Is someone making sure only a single person or limited number of people are inside at one time? Are restrooms being sanitized between each user? Are there adequate supplies to properly sanitize surfaces? Is someone constantly doing that? Can one enter and exit without touching anything - if not, is sanitizer readily available? Restrooms must document their cleaning schedule. On one webinar, I heard a panelist say “restrooms have always been a problem, especially for those with disabilities.” I believe the best suggestion is to always go prepared - have sanitizer, tissues, and enough disposable gloves for you to remove and dispose of after each “touch.” Certainly good advice! Most of us are excited about the prospect of dining out once again. Restaurants are just as excited to have us. We must remember that they are trying to get their act together, trying to serve us as best they can in this strange world. We need to be understanding when things don’t go as planned. We need to get in and out in a reasonable amount of time, so that another group can enjoy themselves. We need to not make a reservation we cannot keep. Finally, we need to show our appreciation by tipping generously. Businesses in NY State are required to have a safety plan that is readily available for viewing. They must also conspicuously post their “pledge” for safety. Things will get better. We need to be aware of the things that can keep us safe until they do!

keepingcurrent For Registered Nurse, Bariatric Surgery Was The Start Of A New Life By New York Bariatric Group www.StopObesityForLife.com (800) 633-8446

“Pam was a young woman who was looking for a safe, effective weight loss option,” said Dr. Cussatti. “She was the perfect candidate for the sleeve and she has done phenomenal.”

Today, Pamela Foy routinely does 155 squats as part of her daily exercise regimen. Yet she hasn’t always been this fit.

Prior to her surgery, Pam hadn’t yet developed serious health problems related to her weight, but she was being monitored for pre-diabetes and a cholesterol level that was borderline high. That along with her family history led her to believe that she was likely to develop serious health issues in the future.

“If I did 20, my knees would creak,” she recalled. “They’d kill me. I couldn’t’ breathe.” But that was just over one year and 100 pounds ago, before bariatric surgery completely changed her life. At 37, Pam, a registered nurse and mother of two girls, ages 8 and 6, had spent years yo-yo dieting, losing weight only to gain it right back. While she knew she needed to lose weight, she didn’t think she qualified for bariatric surgery. Finally a co-worker suggested that Pam attend a bariatric surgery information session sponsored by Good Samaritan Hospital Medical’s Center for Weight Loss Management. That meeting was the start of Pam’s new life. “Having the surgery was life altering,” Pam said. “I’m able to do things I never could before. I wish I had done it sooner.” Her surgeon, Edward Cussatti, MD, FACS, FASMBS, a leading bariatric surgeon at the New York Bariatric Group, is Medical Director of Good Samaritan’s Center for Weight Loss Management and Director of Bariatric Surgery at the Center. He describes Pam as an ideal candidate for sleeve gastrectomy, a technique that involves stapling off and removing up to 85% of the stomach. This procedure works by limiting the amount of food that can be eaten and the number of calories that can be absorbed. Additionally, sleeve gastrectomy reduces the secretion of the hormone ghrelin, which plays a role in stimulating hunger.

“My parents and brother are all type 2 insulin dependent diabetics because of their weight,” she said. “I realized that I needed to do something and do it now.” Since her surgery she has lost more than 100 pounds and feels fantastic. Significantly, her health has improved as well. “My lab work has been fabulous,” she noted. “I’m healthier in all respects.” Nationally recognized for their commitment to successful patient outcomes and comprehensive array of services provided only the top bariatric services, The New York Bariatric Group and Good Samaritan’s Center for Weight Loss Management has earned accreditation from the Metabolic Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). “Our results are on par with highest standards nationwide” says Dr. Cussatti. “We perform all major surgical weight loss procedures and revisions of previously failed surgeries with minimally invasive and robotic options including the sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass and lap band procedures.”

Director, is responsible for monitoring Good Samaritan’s standards of excellence. She also works directly with patients through the hospital’s Bariatric Surgery Support Group, which Pam credits with helping her overcome some of the challenges she faced in the days and weeks following her surgery. “At the beginning, it was hard mentally and physically,” she admits. “There are still days that are challenging. Some days you want to eat or do something and you can’t.” “The Support Group allows patients to see results from other people and learn from others’ experiences,” Dr. Cussatti agreed. “It’s a good resource for them to be able to bounce things off people who have already been through it.” Despite the early challenges, Pam has no regrets about her surgery. “It is definitely the best ‘life changing’ diet I’ve ever done,” she said. “I’m able to do more with my kids, and I see the difference in my body. I’ve never had any results as I’ve had with this.” The New York Bariatric Group (NYBG) has 15 skilled surgeons who lead in bariatrics, having performed over 20,000 successful procedures. Visit NYBG at www. StopObesityForLife.com for 24/7 access to online seminars, 100s of videos for patients explaining procedures, answering common questions and showcasing previous patients. NYBG, in affiliation with The Center for Weight Loss Management at Good Samaritan Hospital, accepts most insurance, including Medicaid and Medicare. For consultations, call NYBG at (800)633-THIN or Good Samaritan’s Weight Loss Management at (631)376-4000.

Roseann DeLuca, MSN, RN, CBN, Bariatric Administrative

keepingcurrent How One Company Is Helping Clients Get PPP Funds By Neil Seiden President Asset Enhancement Solutions, LLC Creative Solutions to Financial Challenges 405 RXR Plaza Uniondale, NY 11556 Office: 516-767-0100 Cell: 516-383-8898 neil.seiden@assetenhancement.com www.assetenhancement.com

Asset Enhancement Solutions for nearly two decades has specialized in arranging financing for businesses. When the federal government in April launched the Paycheck Protection Program, it was new to everybody and to us.

AES is a specialist in many different types of financing and has now become a specialist in PPP loans. We helped 500 businesses obtain $75 million in potentially forgivable loans, from as little as $900 to as much as nearly $7 million. We worked with businesses, as well as assisted accountants and law firms with their clients right up to – and now beyond the first deadline. When the deadline was extended from June 30 to August 8, some people wondered whether there were many companies left that could qualify. I knew the answer was “Yes,” since we saw companies come out of the woodwork as the June 30 deadline approached. We worked with everyone from personal trainers to cooking

I’ve had business people thank our team for shepherding them through the process, catching and correcting errors (from a wrong phone to a wrong dollar amount). I’ve seen something else prove crucial: communication. We’ve answered people’s questions promptly when possible and did everything humanly possible to get them through the system with various lenders. When people faced uncertainty and anxiety we were there to listen and help them. We helped people turned down by various lenders get the PPP loans they were entitled to and provided emotional support at a key time during the coronavirus crisis. We adapted, which is a lesson I think we and our clients learned. A nonprofit thanked us after they received $1.9 million while they faced financial challenges. A manufacturer whose town depends on them received crucial funding after initially being turned down by their own bank. We helped an accounting firm that had demerged, and did not have a full year of financials, get funds. PPP is about getting a loan and converting it to a forgivable grant. Even if must be repaid, it is repayable at a rate of only 1 percent. Either way, it is about obtaining funding during a difficult time. We found out it is also about navigating a process, where filling out four digits for a year on a form that requires two or vice versa can be crucial. We helped businesses in 20 states, nearly 200 in New York, including many on Long Island, 13 in California and many others around the country. For many we have been the missing, and the crucial, piece of the puzzle and continue to be as we will help businesses, non-profits and 1099 recipients.

PPP guidelines changed constantly, which meant it has been crucial to stay current. It’s likely some people reading this received funds, some were turned down and some did not bother to apply. Initially, companies had to spend PPP funds in eight weeks for a loan, up to $10 million, to be forgiven. That was extended to 24 weeks. Initially, companies had to spend 75 percent on payroll, but that was lowered to 60 percent. Companies that initially turned down funds recently found out their loan can be 100 percent forgiven. Some reapplied. Some could or should have, but still have not applied. Last week we hosted a PPP reunion on Zoom with our 12-person PPP team and a dozen appreciative clients throughout the country to celebrate what we thought was the end of the program. These clients loved receiving the funds, but also applauded our ability to clarify and simplify the process. It was heartwarming to hear them speak about their company and share the stories of how AES went above and beyond the call of duty to help them obtain their PPP loan. There was another positive point: As an agent for multiple lenders, we do not charge the borrower. Not only have we gotten results, but clients said we helped them at a time full of uncertainty. The executive director of a non-profit panicked when she saw her organization’s income drop off the precipice. We reassured her that the organization qualified - and we were correct. Not all qualified, but many who did not realize they were eligible did qualify. At a difficult time, our company adapted and by understanding the rules and helping with the process, we delivered results. We were ready for the program to sunset on June 30. Instead, the sun rose again. And we are still here to help companies make the most of the sunlight that’s there until August 8, letting people know if they qualify, what they qualify for and then helping them through the process.

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Initially, I thought businesses and banks would work it out with a little help from advisors and guidance from the SBA. I soon saw that companies were running into trouble getting funds. Calls were not returned. Confusion ruled. Business people didn’t know if they were eligible. Many were rejected. Even accountants with various specialties sometimes didn’t know the details.

schools, distributors to manufacturers. We worked with sole proprietors to companies employing more than 500 people who, contrary to misconceptions, qualified because they met certain special criteria.



EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS/JOB PLACEMENT/ PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ADELPHI UNIVERSITY’S HAUPPAUGE EDUCATION AND CONFERENCE CENTER Linn Cartagena | Director | (631) 300-4350 55 Kennedy Drive | Hauppauge, NY 11788 cartagen@adelphi.edu | http://www.adelphi.edu



Annette Jao | School Director | 631-736-7360 3247 Route 112 | Medford, NY 11763 ajao@hunterbusinessschool.edu | www.hunterbusinessschool.com

ISLAND DRAFTING & TECHNICAL INSTITUTE James G. Di Liberto | President | (631) 691-8733 128 Broadway | Amityville, NY 11701 dilibertoj@idti.edu | www.idti.edu


Savita Arora | VP-Strategic Growth & Operations | (804) 503-9317 500 Montauk Highway | Oakdale, NY 11769 savita@amity.edu | www.amity.edu

Christopher Kelly | Director | 6314343939 370 Motor Parkway | Hauppauge, NY 11788 ckelly@lijatc.org



Elana Zolfo Ed.D. | Dean, Larry L. Luing School of Business | 212-986-4343 ext. 4347 12 East 41st Street, 10th Floor | New York, NY 10017 elana-zolfo@berkeleycollege.edu | www.berkeleycollege.edu

CAREER & EMPLOYMENT OPTIONS (AKA CEO INC. WORKS) Nicholas Villani | CEO/President | 631-234-6064 1 Rabro Drive, Suite102 | Hauppauge, NY 11788 donotcontact@CEOIncworks.com | www.ceoincworks.com


Susan Gubing | President | (631) 979-6452 116 Brooksite Drive, | Smithtown, NY 11787 sue@careersmarts.com | www.careersmarts.com

Robert Mangione | Director of Long Island Graduate Center | 718-990-7786 120 Commerce Dr., | Hauppauge, NY 11788 mangior1@stjohns.edu | www.stjohns.edu/hauppauge-location


Stephanie Dunaieff | Business Consultant | (631) 403-7731 445 Broad Hollow Rd, Suite 25 | Melville, NY 11747 stephanie.dunaieff@margotcorporation.com | http://www.margotcorporation.com


Maureen L. Mackenzie | Dean, Division of Business | 516-323-3100 1000 Hempstead Avenue | Rockville Centre, NY 11571 MBADean@molloy.edu | https://www.molloy.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/ molloy-means-business





Teresa Varela | Director of Workforce Solutions | (631) 494-5355 Coram, NY | tvarela@comptia.org | www.comptia.org

Margaret Ronai | Director of Social Studies/Business | (631) 244-2228 Ext. 1090 190 Seventh Street | Bohemia, NY 11716 mronai@ccsdli.org | www.ccsdli.org


Jeannine Del Pozzo | Manager, Human Resources | (631)630-8253 2 Jericho Plaza, Suite 309 | Jericho, NY 11753 jdelpozzo@eandi.org | www.eandi.org


Leah Arnold | Director | (631) 244-4099 15 Andrea Road | Holbrook, NY 11741 larnold@esboces.org | www.esboces.org


Bertram Dittmar | Executive Director | (631) 360-2753 PO Box 101 | Kings Park, NY 11754 Dittmar@optonline.net | www.sbpli.org

Bernard Ryba | Director | (631) 632-9174 Room 105, Harriman Hall, SUNY Stony Brook | Stony Brook, NY 11794 bernard.ryba@stonybrook.edu | www.stonybrook.edu/sbdc


Mary Pat Grafstein | Executive Director - Smithtown I AB | (631) 382-2977 10 School Street | St. James, NY 11780 mgrafstein@smithtown.k12.ny.us


Robert Callahan | Career Development and Occupational Studies Coordinator (631) 812-3142 | 60 Weston Street, Huntington Station, NY 11746 rcallahan@shufsd.org | http://www.shufsd.org


Sal Ferrara | President/Director | (631) 226-8021 65 Elm Street | Copiague, NY 11726 sal@electricaltrainingcenter.edu | www.electricaltrainingcenter.edu

Ann-Marie Scheidt | Director of Economic Development | (631) 216-7600 100 Nicolls rd. | Stony Brook, NY 11794 annmarie.scheidt@stonybrook.edu | https://www.stonybrook.edu/for-business/



Erica Chase-Gregory | Regional Director | (631) 370-8888 2350 Broadhollow Road | Farmingdale, NY 11735 chasee@farmingdale.edu | www.farmingdale.edu/sbdc

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John Lombardo | Associate Vice President | (631) 851-6225 1001 Crooked Hill Road | Brentwood, NY 11717 lombardj@sunysuffolk.edu | www.sunysuffolk.edu/ctc


Victoria Weitgenant | Director of Admissions and Outreach | 5163645414 260 Crossways Park Drive | Woodbury, NY 11797 vweitgenant@fusionacademy.com | fusionacademy.com/longisland

Michael Kinane | Asst to President for Advancement | 516-876-3207 Campus Center, Room H-421 | Old Westbury, NY 11568 kinanem@oldwestbury.edu | www.oldwestbury.edu



Frank Hufnagel | (631) 761-8332 500 Lincoln Blvd | Hauppauge, NY 11788 hufnagelf@hauppauge.k12.ny.us | www.hauppauge.k12.ny.us


Darlene Johnson | Director of External Relations | (516) 463-6060 250 Hofstra University | Hempstead, NY 11549 darlene.johnson@hofstra.edu | www.hofstra.edu/Career

Sudhir Sachdev | President | (516) 286-2630 5 Pinetree Avenue | Hicksville, NY 10018 sudhir@oysterbridge.com | www.apicsnyc-li.org


Kristine M. Shanteau | Training Coordinator | (631) 667-6000 17 Westminster Avenue | Dix Hills, NY 11746 kshantea@wsboces.org | www.wilsontech.org


WILLUMSTAD SCHOOL OF BUSINESS / ADELPHI UNIVERSITY Rajib Sanyal | Dean | (516) 877-4690 One South Avenue | Garden City, NY 11530 rsanyal@adelphi.edu | https://business.adelphi.edu

WORK EXPERIENCE COORDINATOR ASSOCIATION (WECA) OF NYS Marypat Grafstein | NYS President | (631) 382-5210 1 Scholar Lane | Commack, NY 11725 mgrafstein@smithtown.k12.ny.us | www.nysweca.org



Brian Hite | Director | (516) 885-8803 42 Shebar Dr | Islip, NY 11751-4410 brianh@arrowsearchpartners.com | www.arrowsearchpartners.com


Jason Hershkowitz | Accounts Manager | (631) 258-9479 700 Veterans Memorial Highway, CL 140 | Hauppauge, NY 11788 Jhershkowitz@choiceco.com | www.ChoiceLI.com



Richard R. Casmass | Managing Partner | (800) 248-8687 3275 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Suite 15 | Ronkonkoma, NY 11779 rickc@fisrecruitment.com | www.fisrecruitment.com


Brian Hite | Director | (516) 885-8803 42 Shebar Dr | Islip, NY 11751-4410 brianh@arrowsearchpartners.com | www.arrowsearchpartners.com

Michael Innamorato | Founder | (646) 808-5537 104 Bellerose Avenue | East Northport, NY 11731 michael@gatestaffing.com | www.gatestaffing.com



Larry Ryan | Director of Sales and Marketing | 631-981-5551 620A Route 25A | Mount Sinai, NY 11766 Larry@CentralStaffServicesInc.com | www.CentralStaffServicesInc.com

COMPASS WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS, LLC Christine Ippolito, SPHR | Principal | (631) 794-7400 150 Motor Parkway, Suite 205B | Hauppauge, NY 11788 cippolito@compasswfs.com | www.compasswfs.com


Debra Perillo | President | 631-241-3553 37 Peter Road | Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779 debra@dmperillo.com


Stephanie Dunaieff | Business Consultant | (631) 403-7731 445 Broad Hollow Rd, Suite 25 | Melville, NY 11747 stephanie.dunaieff@margotcorporation.com | http://www.margotcorporation.com

NATIONAL BUSINESS CAPITAL & SERVICES, INC Joseph Camberato | President & Co-Founder | (877) 482-3008 1 Corporate Drive, Suite 202 | Bohemia, NY 11716 info@national.biz | www.national.biz


Lucille Mavrokefalos | President | (631) 498-4920 46 Second Place | Central Islip, NY 11722 lmavro@newlifeHRsolutions.com | www.newlifehrsolution.com

PORTNOY, MESSINGER, PEARL AND ASSOCIATES, INC. Mark B. Portnoy | CEO | 516-921-3400 6800 Jericho Tpke., Suite 218E | Syosset, NY 11791 mbportnoy@pmphr.com | www.pmphr.com


Steve Swidler | Business Development Manager | (516) 692-8505 538 Broadhollow Road, Suite 311 | Melville, NY 11747 sswidler@prestigepeo.com | prestigepeo.com

Sudhir Sachdev | President | (516) 286-2630 5 Pinetree Avenue | Hicksville, NY 10018 sudhir@oysterbridge.com | www.apicsnyc-li.org

David M. Dutka | Branch Manager | (631) 385-1300 700 Veterans Memorial Hwy, #214 | Hauppauge, NY 11788 ddutka@lehightechnical.com | www.leightechnical.com


Susan King | Director/Project Management | 631-370-7424 445 Broadhollow Rd, Suite 119 | Melville, NY 11747 sking@lloydstaffing.com | www.lloydstaffing.com


Robert Graber | CEO | (631)777-8367 1400 Old Country Rd, Suite 101 | Westbury, NY 11590 rgraber@longislandtemps.com | www.longislandtemps.com


Kim Cottage | V.P. Key Accounts/Mktg. | (516) 396-9600 48 South Service Road, 101W | Melville, NY 11747 kimc@nrgusa.com | www.nrgusa.com


Renee Nielsen | President | 6315824010 1377 Motor Parkway, Suite LL-5 | Islandia, NY 11749 RN@NielsenStaffing.com | www.Nielsenstaffing.com


Justin Roth | Managing Director | (212) 273-1943 1 Huntington Quadrangle, Suite 3C14 | Melville, NY 11747 JR@ostny.com | www.opensystemstech.com


Kanwal Sra | President LI & NYC | (631) 496-3810 41 East Sunrise Highway | Lindenhurst, NY 11757 kanwal.sra@remedystaff.com | www.remedystaffing.com


Shane Kelleher | Client Services Director | (631) 231-6711 102 Motor Parkway, 2nd Floor | Hauppauge, NY 11788 shane.kelleher@roberthalf.com | www.roberthalf.com/locations/ny-hauppauge/102motor-parkway


Mark Butensky | President | (631) 385-5627 900 Walt Whitman Road, Suite 102 | Melville, NY 11747 mark@targettemporaries.com | www.targettemporaries.com



Michael North | Executive Recruiter Manager | (631) 844-7441 175 Broadhollow Rd., Suite 110 | Melville, NY 11747 michael.north@adeccona.com | www.adeccona.com

Elizabeth Stuckey | Founder / President | (212) 696-6867 One Penn Plaza, 36th Floor | New York, NY 10119 liz@zeusstaffing.com | http://www.zeusstaffing.com


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Adrian Miller | President | 516-767-9288 43 Park Avenue | Port Washington, NY 11050 amiller@adrianmiller.com | www.adrianmiller.com


Matthew Lucas, GCDF | Executive Coach | (888) 347-7197 200 Broadhollow Rd | Melville, NY 11747 matthew@bigstepcoaching.com | www.bigstepcoaching.com


Michael Frenda | Corporate Solutions Specialist | (631) 813-2969 150 Motor Parkway, LL40 | Hauppauge, NY 11788 Michael.Frenda@dalecarnegie.com | www.longisland.dalecarnegie.com



Lisa Gatti | Founder & CEO | (631) 348-1389 829 Old Nichols Road | Islandia, NY 11749 info@pal-o-mine.org | www.pal-o-mine.org


Kiki Orski | President | 516-628-1729 7 Bayville Park Blvd | Bayville, NY 11709 kiki@peakperformanceleader.com | www.PeakPerformanceLeader.com


Richard Isaac | President | (631) 231-3538 225 Wireless Blvd., Suite 104 | Hauppauge, NY 11788 rich.isaac@sandler.com | www.legend.sandler.com


Joann Venezia | Founder and CEO | 6318486688 302 Clubhouse Dr. | Patchogue, NY 11772 j.venezia@ypiconsultants.com | www.ypiconsultants.com


Stephanie Dunaieff | Business Consultant | (631) 403-7731 445 Broad Hollow Rd, Suite 25 | Melville, NY 11747 stephanie.dunaieff@margotcorporation.com | http://www.margotcorporation.com


Donna Sirianni | Owner | (516) 308-7783 PO Box 113 | Massapequa Park, NY 11762 Donna@movingforwardseminars.com | www.MovingForwardSeminars.com


keepingcurrent It’s The Hottest Thing In Life Insurance. Are Buyers Aware Of The Risks? By Gregg Pajak, ChFC®, RFC, CFF President and Founder WizdomOne Group LLC Office : (631) 652-6001 gpajak@wizdomone.com www.wizdomone.com

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Sales of a life-insurance policy tied to the longest bull market in U.S. history are soaring. Regulators worry that buyers are unprepared for a crash. Indexed universal life is one of the insurance industry’s hottest products. It accounted for a quarter of all individual life sales as measured by premium for the first nine months of 2019, according to research firm Limra, up from 20% in 2014. Before the decadelong stock market boom, these policies were just 4% of sales in 2008. The product’s appeal is that it promises annual interest based on formulas tied to stock indexes like the S&P 500 as well as protection against losses. Some policies offer newer features known as “multipliers” that promise even higher annual interest, for higher prices. Costs vary across companies’ product lineups and industrywide. For now the policies are benefiting from a historic stock-market run. The danger: If the market goes down or flattens, all some buyers may be left with is an unaffordable insurance bill. An indexed universal-life policy is “often postured as an investment vehicle where you can’t lose,” said Bill Boersma, a life-insurance consultant in Grand Rapids, Mich., who charges fees to review insurance policies often at the behest of family

attorneys. “Unfortunately that’s not true.” He said the potential problem isn’t front and center right now because the policies “have largely been in force only during a historic bull market.” Regulators are taking notice. A standards-setting organization for state insurance departments aims to have new rules in place by midyear to rein in overly rosy pitches tied to the new features. The planned new regulation will restrict insurers from showing better illustrated results for products with the features than those without. Some aspects that can work against the policyholder may have gotten short shrift in sales pitches, according to some regulators, industry executives, financial advisers and consumer advocates. One concern is that existing consumer materials “can lead to unrealistic expectations,” said Fred Andersen, an actuary with the Minnesota Department of Insurance who is a leader in the effort at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Paul Graham, chief actuary with trade group American Council of Life Insurers, said the industry supports development of materials and disclosures that help consumers “make the right decisions,” though “we do have different views amongst our companies as to how to best accomplish that on rather complex IUL products.” This isn’t the first time regulators have looked to tighten rules for these hot- selling policies. In 2015 the National Association of Insurance Commissioners limited the annual interest ratethat can be used in a projection of how the policy will perform over time. Policies tied to the S&P 500 are currently limited to an “illustrated rate” that averages 5.92% under a formula adopted by the organization, according to market research firm Wink Inc. in Des Moines, Iowa. That is lower than the 11.23% annualized compounded stockprice-change return of the S&P 500 since the end of 2009 through Dec. 31, and just under the 6.26%-a-year compounded return since 1926, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices. Some regulators and advisers fear indexed universal life will offer a repeat of what many consumers experienced with a policy known as basic universal life. Those policies were a sensation in the 1980s when U.S. interest rates were in double digits. But rates fell to historic lows over time. Interest accumulation slowed and expense deductions over time depleted many

policyholders’ savings buildup. Some customers now in their 70s, 80s and 90s are paying thousands of dollars a year to keep just modest policies in force, when they thought the policies would be self-sustaining, while others have canceled their coverage. Demand for indexed universal life surged in recent years as low interest rates made more conventional bond-based policies a tougher sell. A run-up in the stock market following the 2008 financial crisis provided another incentive. The policies offer a type of “permanent life” insurance, meaning it can be in place until death. That is in contrast to “term life,” a death benefit paid if the insured person dies within, say, 20 years. Permanent life includes a savings compartment so money can build up to offset some of the annual costs over time. The buyer of an indexed universal life policy pays “premiums,” typically annually, into a “cash-value account,” and the insurer deducts for various costs, usually monthly. if the premium exceeds costs, the extra amount stays in the account earning tax-deferred interest. The tax deferral makes the policies attractive to some people who need insurance and have maxed out tax-advantaged retirement-savings plans like 401(k)s. In crediting interest, some insurers use a “participation rate,” under which they pay a designated portion of the index’s gain. For S&P 500-linked policies, participation rates range from 34% to 100% of the gain for each 12-month period from the point of sale, according to Wink. (Say, if the index grows 10%, the insurer pays 3.4% to 10% interest.) Other insurers specify a maximum interest rate, and 10.77% is the current average, according to Wink. Another wrinkle: Insurers generally retain the contractual right to change these percentages, subject to regulator-approved limits. They also typically can raise the cost of the death benefit, per contractual provisions. “We joke that it takes an actuary, an attorney and sometimes an engineer to understand the calculations,” said Billie Resnick, co-author of an American Bar Association book on life insurance and an independent adviser in Naples, Fla., to affluent families.


BELFOR Property Restoration Suzanne Borelli-Corbett (631) 478-7824 www.belforusa.com 60 Raynor Ave Ronkonkoma NY 11779 Temporarily closed. Two words that can spell disaster for any business. At BELFOR, we understand that keeping your business OPEN is vital to your brand and financial security. So, when disaster strikes, we are ready – day or night – to respond. We have the ability to mobilize resources, equipment and recovery teams – lead by experts in their fields – to help restore your business operations as quickly as possible. BELFOR is the largest property recovery and restoration company in the World and has been involved in the recovery of virtually every type of property from every type of peril imaginable.

dormakaba David Levonick End User Consultant david.levonick@dormakaba.com dormakaba USA, Inc. 6161 E. 75th Street Indianapolis, IN 46250 Cell- 516-287-1977

The 2015 merger of DORMA and Kaba has formed an industry leader and trusted source for security and access control solutions. With over 150 years of experience and millions of installations worldwide ranging from pushbutton locks and door closers to entrance systems, interior glass and fully networked and integrated access control solutions, dormakaba is your reliable partner for secure and flexible access to buildings and rooms.

Our brands include; DORMA architectural hardware, BEST commercial and architectural hardware, interior glass fittings and entrance systems; RCI electronic access controls; E-Plex electronic access controls and Simplex mechanical access controls; Mesker doors and frames; Kaba safe locks; and Saflok and Ilco hotel locking

We offer a comprehensive portfolio of products, solutions, and services for everything related to doors and secure access for hotels, healthcare, education, shops, lodging, entertainment facilities, sports centers, airports, at home or in the office.

Flower Turbines MIchael Rubino mrubino@flowerturbines.com www.flowerturbines.com 516.858.2977 Long Island-based Flower Turbines has ambitions to become the world’s largest small wind turbine company, based on its innovative and patented aerodynamics, providing low-noise operation and efficiency improvements allowing for clustering of turbines. Combined with an elegant tulip-like design offering visibility and marketing opportunities, Flower Turbines are a great complement to a solar project or by themselves on private, commercial, and government structures and land. Founder Dr. Daniel Farb developed the technology in Israel, started the new US company in the Long Island High Tech Incubator in 2013, and has worked with Stony Brook faculty and students since the company left the incubator. The company recently added Michael Rubino to concentrate on sales on Long Island, a great area for the products since the Island has a high cost of electricity and substantial coastal wind resources. The company has a subsidiary in the Netherlands, where the products are already successful. Flower Turbines also offers a related product line of on and off grid (using solar and wind) charging poles for electric bikes and scooters and USB charging benches powered by solar.The primary market is local governments and corporations that want to expand access to electronic device charging options and reduce congestion and pollution through expanded access to and convenient use of alternative transportation. We invite you to visit www.flowerturbines. com for more information and to use the request a quotation form. You can also contact Michael Rubino at mrubino@ flowerturbines.com.

Moving Forward Seminars Donna Sirianni Founder/Speaker Moving Forward Seminars, Inc. Donna@Moving ForwardSeminars.com O: (516) 308-7783 www.MovingForwardSemianrs.,com Donna Sirianni is a passionate speaker who brings a high-energy, authentic experience to her well sought-out interactive seminars on personal growth for business professionals. As an inspirational speaker and seminar facilitator, she conducts “The Moving Forward Personal Growth Experience!” This monthly seminar series brings positive, likeminded Long Island professionals together throughout the year. She also conducts the “Personal Development & Authentic Team Building” seminar series customized for any industry and created a half-day sales seminar titled “N.L.P. –Mastering the Hidden Language of Influence”. Donna also provides an exclusive “CEO Life Fulfillment 1-on-1 strategy program.” Due to the current Covid situation, she has developed a “Back to Work During Covid” seminar to help business owners bring their employees from a state of uncertainty and isolation to a place where they are on the same page and reconnected again as a team. All of her seminars have all been converted to ZOOM live seminars to meet the current challenges. She has conducted her seminars for companies such as Alure Home Improvements, Douglas Elliman, Motorola and St. Francis hospital among many others. Donna is also currently featured weekly on the radio segment “Mindset Monday”, airing on “The Steve and Leeana Morning Show” for JVC Broadcasting and has been recently featured on News 12 as well. Before starting her company, Donna had a successful career as a certified H.S. Biology teacher and soccer coach. She was sought after to creatively develop curriculum and lead teams of educators. She was also associate producer and on-air host for IndiMusic TV which aired for three seasons on WLNY. Her professional resourcefulness and organizational skills enabled her to produce both local and international show segments. As a producer, Donna is also in pre-production for two of her own films about life’s possibilities as it relates to mind-set, encouraging people to pursue their passions and success. Donna holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree (Biology) and a Master’s Degree (Education and Learning) from the University of Stony Brook and studied Administrational Leadership at Columbia University’s Teacher’s College. She is also certified in the psychology area of N.L.P. Donna has volunteered and donates part of her proceeds to various charitable foundations on Long Island. Please reach out to set up a discovery meeting.

Roxy’s Special Event Ice Cream Truck Roxysicecream@aol.com www.roxysicecreamtruck.com 631-445-1565 Roxy’s Special Events Ice Cream Truck, is owned by Elaine Piotrowski. Elaine is one of the Directors with both The Greater Sayville Chamber of Commerce & The Islip Chamber of Commerce & a member with The Patchogue & Melville Chambers. Prior owner/broker of The Piotrowski Allstate Agency in Deer Park for 25 years. Elaine’s Roxy’s Special Events Ice Cream Truck is a 100% Woman Owned & Operated Suffolk County Certified Woman-Owned Business Enterprise. Due to Covid-19 Roxy has made necessary changes on how we serve using long handled paddles. See photos on our Facebook or web site. Roxy’s specializes in Employee Appreciation Days, Ice Cream Breaks, Corporate Events, Company Picnics & BBQ’s, Customer Appreciation Events, Weddings, Large Parties of all types, Fairs, Festivals & Concerts. The only Truck on Long Island that is Full Service Soft Serve Ice Cream, Full Service Frozen Ice Cream Novelty Bars & FullService Shaved Ices as big as a soft ball & you pick the syrup. Roxy’s uses the best premium soft serve mix and highest cream % which we customize to our high standards. You will taste the difference. We do not pump air into our ice cream. You will feel the difference in weight. Roxy’s machines are constantly being cleaned. Roxy’s is not the typical dirty Ice Cream Truck you see running around the streets and haunting your neighborhood day & night. Roxy’s servings are huge. Roxy believes in giving the customer more than their money’s worth!

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With our comprehensive product portfolio, architects, designers, property managers and owners need not look far to find solutions that satisfy all facility safety, security and performance challenges. dormakaba is committed to being present throughout every development phase of the building project, from initial consultation and specification writing to installation, maintenance and support.

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AFLAC / SEAN FX GLEASON LLC Sean Gleason President/Insurance (631) 278-9603 Hauppauge, NY sean_gleason@us.aflac.com aflac.com

ADVANCED SURFACE FINISHING, INC. Peter Tobias President (516) 876-9710 Westbury, NY petertobias@ advancedsurfacefinishing.com www.advancedsurfacefinishing. com

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KZ WEALTH MANAGEMENT / APPLIED PENSION SERVICES, LLC Daniel Zlotnick CEO (631) 435-2700 Ext.106 Hauppauge, NY daniel@kzaps.com kzwealth.com MOVING FORWARD SEMINARS, INC Donna Sirianni Owner (516) 308-7783 Massapequa Park, NY Donna@ movingforwardseminars.com www.MovingForwardSeminars. com

keepingcurrent Do Face Shields Offer Better Protection Than Masks? By Anthony Valerio Frank Lowe Business Development Manager AnthonyValerio@FrankLowe.com 631-995-2568 www.franklowe.com/protective-face-shields/ When the Centers for Disease Control suggested everyone wear masks in public, hundreds of millions of Americans heeded the government’s advice and decimated the nation’s supply of masks. However, a growing number of infectious disease experts are beginning to suggest that protective face shields are more ideally suited to prevent the transmission of the coronavirus.

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In a recent article featured in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, experts with Duke University Medical Center explained that “Face shields provide better coverage of the face, as compared to masks…” This, in turn, can help limit the likelihood of self-contamination. At Frank Lowe, we’ve recently begun manufacturing protective face shields designed to provide hospitals, front line workers, and individuals across all industries. Whether you’re looking for more comfortable, fog-proof, and splash-proof PPEs or looking for a solution to complement your existing face mask, Frank Lowe’s face shields are designed to offer you the protection you and your employees need. Let’s take a closer look at our new face shields and some of the benefits they offer over face masks. Face Shields Are Extremely Comfortable and Durable If you’ve ever worn a face mask for an extended period of time, you’ll agree it’s already uncomfortable enough. And when you combine the already uncomfortable nature of face masks with potential high temperatures, you’ll begin to question whether it’s feasible to expect workers to wear face masks 8+ hours a day. While medical professionals may do it without quarrel,

it’s much easier for those outside of the medical industry to simply remove their face masks and not wear anything.

of transmission, which is why face shields are commonly used across the medical industry.

On the other hand, Frank Lowe’s face shields are inherently more comfortable. The unique wrap-around design promotes full peripheral vision and will comfortably fit over glasses or safety goggles. You can even select face shields with or without an anti-fog visor to thwart precipitation.

For everyday use across all industries, face shields also make a lot of sense. The face shield can act as a physical barrier to particles that emanate when an individual breathes, sneezes, or coughs. Most importantly, face shields protect parts of the face that are left naked when using face masks by themselves.

In fact, Frank Lowe’s face shields are uniquely engineered for long periods of use. The face shield is vented to increase airflow without placing any pressure on the temples. Each shield includes a skin-friendly foam that comfortably rests on the forehead and offers ample flexibility. Face Shields Do Not Hinder Verbal or Non-Verbal Communication Because face masks are explicitly worn over the mouth and nose, they can make verbal and non-verbal communication more difficult. To remedy this inherent design problem, people are much more likely to simply pull the mask down to simplify communication. For example, if an employee in the retail industry wears the face mask, retail shoppers may not be able to hear the employee’s answer to a question. At the same time, customer service may be hampered because a customer is unable to see a friendly smile. Frank Lowe’s face shields are clear and designed to improve communication while remaining safe during these uncertain times. Verbal communication is unimpacted and non-verbal social cues can be communicated equally as well. Specifically, face shields serve as an excellent reminder to maintain social distancing, allows for the visibility of lip movements for speech perception, and facilitates clear visibility of facial expressions. Face Shields Offer Splatter Protection for the Eyes While face masks may be very effective at preventing the transmission of diseases through inhalation, they offer no protection for the eyes. And in the health care field, splatter from blood, saliva, and other liquids are very common forms

Face Shields Prevent Facial Touching One of the key methods of coronavirus transmission is from hands because they are used to touch every and anything. Far too often, an individual will use their hands to scratch their nose, rub their eye, or touch their lip without thinking. And with this hand-to-face touching, the coronavirus can be transmitted. Unfortunately, facial masks do nothing to prevent hand-to-face touching. On the other hand, face shields act as a protective barrier of the face. Because the barrier exists, it causes the individual to go through an extra step prior to touching their face. And this pause or extra barrier could be the difference between someone touching their face and reconsidering. Face Shields Are Easy to Clean Today, there has been and continues to be a massive shortage of all types of face masks. So much so, the CDC has provided instructions for individuals to create their own masks. However, the instructions around cleaning cloth and fiber masks has been less than transparent. Simultaneously, there is mass confusion around whether you can or shouldn’t wear surgical masks or cloth masks more than one time. Fortunately, Frank Lowe’s face shields make it simple with straightforward and hassle-free cleaning. Your employees can easily use a disinfectant to wipe the protective shield down and reuse it. Contact Frank Lowe today to order your comfortable, American-made protective face shields.

HEARD AROUND THE ISLAND APPOINTMENTS, PROMOTIONS & HONORS Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP (“FDT”) is pleased to announce that Gregory S. Lisi, a Partner and Chair of the firm’s Employment & Labor practice group, was installed as President-Elect of the Nassau County Bar Association (“NCBA”) on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. He will serve a one-year term and then become President of the NCBA in June 2021. Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce that Brian P. Corrigan has been elected to the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) as a Fellow. Brian, a Garden City, NY, resident, is a partner in the firm’s estate litigation practice group. He earned his J.D. at Hofstra University School of Law and his B.A., cum laude, from Providence College. Last year, he was named a Fellow of the New York Bar Foundation.

flex space at 51 East Bethpage Road, Plainview, NY. David G. Hunt represented the landlord, Anton Cerrone Associates. David Newton and Kelly Koukou of Lee & Associates represented the tenant. This lease follows a 13,605 square foot lease to Laboratory Corporation of America, the first tenant in this redeveloped office building.

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce the promotion of Lee Peretz to Director of Marketing and Business Development. In this role, Lee conceptualizes and implements market strategy across the firm, drives business and market development, directs branding and communications strategy, and manages the firm’s marketing team. He works closely with the firm’s partners to strategically position them in the marketplace, while helping the firm continue to build its brand Hunt Corporate Services, Inc. announced and visibility. today that PromptCare Infusion LLC has leased 6,107 square feet of industrial/

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On June 17, the 2020 Twomey, Latham, Shea, Kelley, Dubin & Quartararo, LLP Community Service Scholarship recipient was announced during Riverhead High School’s virtual Awards Ceremony. This year’s winner was Elizabeth Buckley. Elizabeth had overcome a great personal loss while still excelling in school, and spent her spare time during her academic career volunteering. She served as a Historian of the Key Club, Treasurer of Students Against Drunk Driving, a Member of the cheerleading team and a featured dancer for the Riverhead Blue Masques, among other activities. Congratulations, Federation of Organizations received Elizabeth! four grants, including a $4 million award, to support the vital community services HAPPENINGS that it provides to vulnerable populations in Long Island and New York City. Most YouGiveGoods, the notably, Federation was awarded a $4 e - c o m m e r c e million Certified Community Behavioral charitable giving Health Clinic (CCBHC) Expansion Grant platform, announces from the Substance Abuse and Mental its first-ever Health Services Administration, Center “Greatest for Mental Health Services. Community Engagement Award” recipient, Billy Gonyou, Community Event and Food Drive Manager for Long Island Cares Inc. –The Harry Chapin Regional Food Bank. When COVID-19 hit the country in early March, school and business closures caused a dramatic leap in the numbers of those affected by food insecurity, but when the need was at an Long Island Cares, Inc. – The Harry all-time high, stay-at-home orders meant Chapin Regional Food Bank will receive that traditional food collection drives could a grant from Bank of America to support not take place. YouGiveGoods virtual Long Islanders in need during the food drive system quickly became an unprecedented challenges from the important tool in helping to stock the coronavirus outbreak. The funds will help shelves of food pantries across the country Long Island Cares respond to the rising during the crisis. need in food insecurity on Long Island as an overwhelming number of residents continue to face economic hardships and uncertainty.

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