VOLUME 39 • ISSUE 6 • JUNE 2020
OF BUSINESS YOUNG BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS DISCUSS STRATEGIES TO ADAPT AND EVOLOVE BUSINESS PRACTICES IN A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT MORE INFO ON PAGE 3
HIA-LI’S CEO BRIEF PG 4
HIA-LI’S INDUSTRY LIST: PG 38-40
HIA-LI’S HEARD AROUND THE ISLAND PG 43
Featuring Robert. C. Goldsmith, CEO of Adults & Children with Learning & Developmental Disabilities (ACLD)
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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.
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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
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
BUSINESS Pierre Lespinasse DEVELOPMENT
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
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Linda Furey Kelly Imperial Junior Achievement of New York NYIT (516) 625-9028
HIA-LI CEOFEATURING BRIEF KENNETH CERINI CEO BRIEF
UPDATES FROM THE PRESIDENT & CEO COMMITTEE CORNER 15
HIA-LI CHAIRMAN SPOTLIGHT
GET IN THE HEAD OF A CEO 18
HIA-LI BUSINESS STEPS UP
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HIA-LIʼS 7TH ANNUAL WOMEN LEADING THE WAY BREAKFAST 20
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HIA-LIʼS HOLIDAY CELEBRATION HONORING THOSE WHO MAKE DIFFERENCE CORNER HIA-LIA COMMITTEE HIA-LIʼS INDUSTRY LISTS: ADVERTISING AGENCIES, 32 HIA-LI INDUSTRY MARKETING FIRMS &LISTS PR FIRMS
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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
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Anne ShybunkoMoore Anne Shybunko-Moore GSE Dynamics GSE Dynamics (631) 231-1044
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SUNation Solar Systems Inc. Rich Isaac (631) 750-9454
Anthony Leteri USA Waste Reduction Anthony Leteri & Recycling Co., Inc. Leteri Waste Services (631) 269-0800
SUNation Solar (631)Maskin 750 - 9454 Scott Sandler Training (631) 231- 3538
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HIA-LI CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2020 HIA-LI COMMITTEE MEETINGS
HIA-LI UPCOMING EVENTS
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.
TUESDAY, JUNE 16TH I 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Young Professionals Navigate the “New Norm” Due to the pandemic, are you ready to navigate the “new norm” of business? We invite you to join us for an engaging panel discussion led by young business professionals. During the program, we will also recognize the student recipients of this year’s HIA-LI Scholarship. Registration is $30 per Member/ Non-Member.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17TH 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Education Workforce Committee Meeting WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22ND 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Manufacturing/International Trade Committee Meeting THURSDAY, JUNE 25TH 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Business Development Committee Meeting FRIDAY, JUNE 26TH 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Mentoring Committee Meeting WEDNESDAY, JULY 1ST 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Technology for Business Committee Meeting FRIDAY, JULY 3RD 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Membership Committee Meeting
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17TH | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Critical Updates to Help Businesses Through the Coronavirus with Suﬀolk County Executive Steve Bellone. Moderated by Joe Campolo, Managing Partner, Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP, and HIA-LI Board Chairman, Suﬀolk County Executive Steve Bellone will give critical business updates and answer questions live during the virtual program. Complimentary but, registration is required. FRIDAY, JUNE 19TH, JULY 10TH & 24TH I 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM HIA-LI’s Virtual Happy Hour Fridays. The HIA-LI is excited to introduce for our members Virtual Happy Hour Fridays! 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 Fridays from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. to get social at a distance! FRIDAY, JUNE 22ND I 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM How Will Tourism & Travel Will Change in the “New Norm?” Hear industry leaders discuss how local businesses and our economy will be impacted due to COVID-19. Spealers include: Shelley LaRose-Arken, Commissioner,
Long Island MacArthur Airport, Kristen Jarnagin, President & CEO, Discover Long Island, and Bryan DeLuca, Executive Director, Atlantis Holdings, LLC. $40 Per Member/NonMember. MONDAY, JULY 13TH | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM CEO Forum Featuring Paule Pachter, CEO, Long Island Cares. Moderated by Robert Quarte, Managing Partner, AVZ, and HIA-LI Board Member, get in the head of this CEO to hear leadership insights, his professional career, and how his organization has been impacted by COVID-19. $30 per Member/Non-member. WEDNESDAY, JULY 29TH I 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Transformational Leadership: How to Lead Through a Crisis. A distinguished panel of business executives will share insight on best practices for how to lead through a crisis and explain, ﬁrst-hand, how they led through the COVID-19 pandemic. $40 Per Member/Non-Member. 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. Members: $45 and Non-Members: $65. 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.
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FEATURING CEO & KEITH CFO AT TECHWORKSDISABILITIES CONSULTING, INC. ROBERT. C.CHRISTOPHER GOLDSMITH | COLUCCIO, ADULTS & CHILDREN WITHNEWELL, LEARNING & DEVELOPMENTAL (ACLD)
TELL US ABOUT HOW YOU/YOUR COMPANY STARTED. Adults & Children with Learning & Developmental Disabilities (ACLD) began in 1957, with a group of families who wanted a better life for their children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These families desired for their children to be treated with dignity and respect, so that they could live life as independently as they were able to. It really is an amazing story about how families that really had no access to services for their children helped to create an entire industry – just so that their children would be taken care of. While ACLD has undergone many transformations in its 63-year history, one fact remains – our commitment to provide opportunities for children and adults with autism, learning and developmental disabilities, so they can pursue enviable lives, promote their independence and foster supportive relationships within the community.
WHAT WAS A TURNING POINT FOR YOU/YOUR COMPANY? The turning point for ACLD came around 2014. Around this time, the entire rate methodology that supported our industry changed. The entire agency, like so many other agencies supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, had to be trained in new methods, and we all had to adapt. This new methodology did not just relate to revenue, and how we were funded, it also impacted the very way people were able to access services. From that point on until now, it has negatively impacted all agencies that support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in New York State. As a result, we have to think outside the box to find new sources of revenue to add to existing funding.
“Every life is valuable and has meaning. It is our job as an agency to communicate to each community that message.”
ROBERT. C. GOLDSMITH
ADULTS & CHILDREN WITH LEARNING & DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES (ACLD)
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TELL US ABOUT YOUR COMPANIES WHAT OPPORTUNITIES DO YOU SEE IN THE FUTURE? WHAT IS YOUR PHILOSOPHY AT PROFILE TODAY. ACLD? ACLD has grown from a $60M agency when Our philosophy at ACLD is that every life is valuable and has meaning. It is our job as an agency to communicate to each community that message. The people we support at ACLD deserve to be a part of your community. We deserve to live in your community, to eat in your community, to play in your community and to work in your community, because these are the very communities they were born into. This philosophy is central to everything we do, and every decision we make as an organization.
I started as Executive Director in 2014, to an approximate $100M agency today. That growth in just six years has included an increase in the amount of homes we currently have from 29 to 50 across Long Island. We now support 500 adults in our Day Program and we established a unique art studio just last year. We have business services such as our commercial cleaning crew and our RewearAble program. The latest initiative is our Oyster Bay Gardens, an affordable housing option for seniors and adults with developmental disabilities, and we are in development for a second one in Suffolk County.
While our industry is constantly changing, as we saw six years ago, with the change in rate methodology, we know change is certain. Agencies like ours need to adapt to continue to look for opportunities outside of our traditional OPWDD (Office for People with Developmental Disabilities) structure. ACLD has already taken the steps to new opportunities when we created Oyster Bay Gardens. I believe whether it is affordable housing, non-certified housing, or selfdirection where the money follows the person and is more focused on the person’s needs, our growth opportunities will come from these sources. We are always looking for new ways to innovate and be better. This constant search for continuous improvement is a daily exercise.
keepingcurrent Access Networks For Enterprise By John A. Danko Director of Business Development 1025Connect (516) 512-6363 firstname.lastname@example.org 1025connect.com How is it possible for an Enterprise with medium to large communications network requirements to re-engineer the access, or local loop, portion of their network to realize substantial monthly cost savings, have multiple service provider options, reduce the time to get new services turned up and improve the quality of the connections? Traditional network access is the RBOC (Regional Bell Operating Company), and a number of other local, regional and national Service Providers. On Long Island, the incumbent is Verizon Telecom. Other service providers include, but are not limited to, Altice (Lightpath/Optimum), CenturyLink, Crown Castle, OCG, RCN, Windstream, Zayo, and others. Currently, network operators face impediments regarding access within municipal and geographic areas. The result is a tremendous opportunity for Enterprise clients with medium to large communication network requirements. If they know where to go and how to deploy, they can access the cost effective, time efficient and higher quality connections that the carriers have been using themselves for decades interconnecting their networks. Interconnection facilities represent opportunities to “move” your phone closet or data room to a more secure location, one that’s fully supported for power & cooling, including back up with UPS and generators. Historical deregulation and massive growth of facilities-based carriers, along with a high growth of ISP’s, caused a greater hierarchy need
for interconnection. Carriers used RBOCs and Service Providers to connect to other carriers and end users (essentially a “local loop”). In an effort to reduce the monthly costs that carriers had to bear, they decided to reduce the proximity between their networks and establish direct interconnections, thus eliminating the local loop. All the Carriers, Service Providers and ISP’s built their facilities within common locations that housed other carriers, thus the terms “Carrier Hotel” and “Meet Me Room”, which have become common within the industry. It makes sense to have a central interconnection point so that dollars spent on extending network create a presence that can be used to provide multiple network or service provider interconnections, not just one. Enterprise networks using all of these disparate connections to connect to Service Providers, ISPs and others can reengineer their networks, extend their corporate “phone closet” and establish a presence in the same interconnect facilities that the Carriers and Service Providers use themselves to cut costs, time and improve quality for their own connections. • •
Rather than wait for the Service Provider or ISP to provision a one-off loop to you, why not go to them? Instead of reaching just one, why not have ready access to dozens?
The premise is to take advantage of the capex investment those companies made themselves to get to the Meet Me Room, and hold them to the notion that a cross connect to them is physically on-net, and no “local loop” charges apply. There should be no monthly recurring cross connect charges. You are also buying at a “wholesale” price within the Meet Me Room, which will generally be 25-30% less than buying out in the street. Your network presence provides access to Voice, IP, Data,
1025Connect is Long Island’s premier network colocation facility, located at 1025 Old Country Road, a 200,00 square foot building in Westbury, New York. By having your network presence within our colocation facility, your business can connect directly to voice, Internet, domestic and International data and SD-WAN connectivity, storage, back-up and other services tailored to your industry quickly and cost effectively. 1025Connect is also home to the easternmost Internet peering point in the New York metro area, enabling access with direct connectivity to hundreds of networks and cloud service providers and applications. You can interconnect directly to all of these options and choices with
no monthly recurring cross connect fees.
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As the technology of networks, particularly software, have evolved, the modern version of the Meet Me Room includes the access to, and capability to, directly interconnect to a global internet exchange and cloud provider exchange. 1025Connect is the easternmost access point for the DECIX New York internet exchange in the New York metro area, creating the ability to reach 200+ networks locally, 800+ networks in Europe, and 1500+ networks throughout the world by benefitting from this ability to “peer” your network, directly and securely. 1025Connect is also fortunate to have Epsilon, a global connectivity platform that allows for seamless management, higher quality, scalable and cost-efficient connections to the leading cloud services including Microsoft, Google, Amazon, IBM, Oracle, and education, healthcare, research & science, and media & entertainment networks. An Enterprise can establish a large capacity “pipe” in the form of Dark Fiber or Gigabit Ethernet, or other optical capacity circuit, to the Meet Me Room, establish an infrastructure network PoP (Point of Presence) with equipment, and then directly interconnect or cross connect to those service provider networks they choose. By re-engineering your network over larger, diverse path signals that you own and operate, or have someone else manage, you are eliminating the hops, time delay, and costs of the service provider network delivering to you, and provisioning them across your own extended demarcation point to the interconnect facility. Contact us to learn more; we will help you navigate this part of our world.
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UPDATES FROM THE PRESIDENT & CEO No Recovery Without Trade Groups, Which Need Support
Making the cut: Whether facilitating grand openings or slicing through red tape, the Hauppauge Industrial Association of Long Island is a constant friend to small business -- and requires federal support to assist with the regional COVID-19 economic recovery, according to President & CEO Terri Alessi-Miceli.
By Terri Alessi-Miceli President & CEO HIA-LI
We generally think of COVID-19’s devastation in terms of its human toll and its economic toll. Indeed, the pandemic is registering a terrible impact on the health of many Long Islanders. And our region’s healthcare sector is battling valiantly to save lives and minimize the medical effects of this crisis.
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At the same time, the pandemic is causing massive disruption throughout the Long Island economy. Thousands of regional businesses have closed and some 260,000 Nassau and Suffolk county residents filed unemployment claims in April. Primarily through the new Paycheck Protection Program, and also through the Economic Injury Disaster Loans, Congress and the White House mobilized rapidly to provide emergency loans to help stabilize the U.S. economy amid this new recession. The first two rounds of PPP funding alone are providing some $660 billion in emergency financing to employers. But something important is missing.
America’s regional economies: The strategy omits nonprofit business associations, trade groups and chambers of commerce from the employer categories eligible for PPP and EIDL aid.
curtailed face-to-face meetings and conventions. Associations nationwide are losing previously steady sources of revenue from membership dues, advertising, sponsorships and fundraising.
These 501(c)(6) organizations – entities like ours – boost and nurture local economic development. Around the country, these associations promote job growth; provide education and professional development for America’s workforce; create product and safety standards; advance professional standards within numerous sectors; and organize community assistance programs after catastrophic events such as the current pandemic.
Like the thousands of small businesses we serve, organizations like ours face serious financial challenges. We’re struggling to cover our own payroll, rent and other costs. But if 501(c)(6) organizations become disabled, it’ll just become harder for the hard-hit Main Street economy to stage the turnaround we’re going to need.
These incubators of growth and innovation must remain strong. Otherwise, we’ll face serious delays in bringing our economy We bring the community together to back to life. confront shared challenges and promote local economic development. Happily, the entire Long Island delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives has Locally, simply put, we keep Long Island’s endorsed an appropriate fix that would economy churning – and businesses need fill this gap in future rounds of emergency our help now more than ever. aid. We’re particularly grateful to U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY 1) for taking the For example, HIA-LI mobilizes our 1,000 lead. And we’ve been given assurance member companies to advocate for that Sens. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and economic development. We also promote Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) will follow suit. the growth of the Long Island Innovation Park at Hauppauge, the 1,400-acre Local nonprofits like ours promote small business complex whose 55,000-person businesses. We’re poised to help build workforce delivers $13 billion in annual back our local economy. To do so, output. however, our own organizations also need the resources to bounce back and thrive. For Long Island’s economy to fully recover, organizations like ours must remain viable This article was ﬁrst published by: and vibrant. This will enable us to maximize our strategic role in staging our region’s economic renaissance.
Amid their understandable haste to set these emergency initiatives into motion, the recovery strategy suffers from a Many associations that were financially gaping omission that further damages solvent before the pandemic have now
keepingcurrent CMS Changes to Medicare Due to COVID -19 By Gracemarie Horan-Luce Senior Health Plan Specialists, Inc email@example.com www.seniorhealthplan specialists.com/ (631)559-7500 As America has adapted to life with COVID -19, Medicare has changed and adapted to help its recipients. We handle Medicare all year long, and as an owner of an agency whose main focus is Medicare, we were pleasantly surprised that Medicare made the changes needed to make the transition smoother when signing up for both Medicare itself and the additional plans that compliment what Medicare has to offer. Whether you have been furloughed or have lost your job, retiring, or newly eligible for Medicare, the process has changed minimally. If you are new to Medicare and are already collecting social security, they will automatically send you a Medicare ID card 3 months before your eligibility begins and coverage will begin on the first of the month of your birthday. If you are new to Medicare but do not collect social security, you can contact your local social security office or go to Medicare.gov to sign up. If you were eligible for Medicare and elected not
to take it due to having credible coverage prior to COVID-19, but now you are furloughed, lost your job, or decided to retire, you must have your employer fill out form CMS-L564 now when applying for part B. You concurrently have to fill out the CMS-40B form. Call your local social security office to see how they want you to submit those forms. Once you have part A and B in place you can sign up for coverage on the first of the following month. The phone number for Social Security is 1-800-772-1213.
Silver Sneakers is a program offered to seniors in many plans to keep them healthy and active. To keep seniors healthy when staying home, the Silver Sneakers Program is now offered to all Medicare recipients whether it is approved by their plan or not. Free Sliver Sneaker classes are available through their Facebook page, or you can go to silverseakers.com, download the app and participate in their classes. If you are already a member of Silver Sneakers there are free on-demand classes.
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keepingcurrent Hands-Only CPR is even more relevant throughout a pandemic American Heart Association urges the public to learn CPR during CPR and AED Awareness Week By Jessica DiMeo Senior Director, Communications American Heart Association 125 East Bethpage Road, Ste. 100 Plainview, NY 11803 516-962-0794
“Rather than waiting for first responders to arrive, performing immediate CPR in the case of cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim’s odds of survival,” said Dr. Russell Schiff, Director of Ambulatory Pediatric Cardiology As most Americans continue to spend more at Northwell and President of the American of their time at home during the COVID-19 Heart Association’s Long Island Board of pandemic, the odds of cardiac arrests in a Directors. “If you are willing and able to do home setting are likely to increase, according CPR, you should do CPR, even during this to the American Heart Association, the pandemic.” leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives. Each Hands-Only CPR involves two simple steps year, June 1-7 is designated as National and anyone can learn it from a 90-second CPR and AED Awareness Week and this video available at heart.org/handsonlycpr. year, the significance is especially striking. Step 1: If a teen or adult in your home More than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac suddenly collapses, call 911 immediately. arrests occur in the United States each Step 2: Place one hand on top of the other year, with about 70% happening in homes. as shown in the video and push hard and Fortunately, Hands-Only CPR can be fast on the victim’s chest. performed by family or household members. During a pandemic, household members People feel more confident performing may be the lowest risk providers of CPR at Hands-Only CPR and are more likely to home because they have likely already been remember the correct rate when trained to exposed if in fact the cardiac arrest victim the beat of a familiar song. Rescuers should
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CHAIRMAN SPOTLIGHT The Leadership Pivot calls from clients and friends who simply had no idea what the future held and how their businesses could survive. The fear was palpable, and it paralyzed some of the strongest people I know.
By Joe Campolo, Esq. Managing Partner, Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP and HIA-LI Board Chairman email@example.com (631) 738-9100 www.cmmllp.com When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. – Lao Tzu Leaders aren’t born – they are made by the times they exist in and how they rise to the occasion. Let me back up. The richness of Long Island lies not only in its real estate and school districts, but also in its innovative businesses, restaurants, and hospitality. Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and must survive. Like many of you, I have spent my entire career helping to build Long Island, and also like you, I am not willing to sit back and watch these businesses be destroyed without a fight. The only way to move forward is for us to be leaders. Leading through this pandemic requires both an acceptance of reality and being adaptable and agile to our ever-changing circumstances. The “pivot,” if you will – on steroids. On Monday, March 16, shell-shocked business owners and employees, my team included, headed home with stacks of folders, remote login instructions, and barely a clue that the world had just changed forever. Personally, I felt like I had been hit in the head with a bat, and I wasn’t alone. My next few days were filled with panicked
By Friday, March 20, most people were in one of two camps: overtaken by panic (not sure what to do, so doing nothing) or in total denial (refusing to accept the reality of where we are now, which is understandably difficult because everybody just wants this to go away). I was trained in the Marine Corps that no one is coming to help me. So I did the only thing that made sense to me: worked with my team to help cut through that static, and take action. By Saturday morning, we had launched a first-of-its-kind coronavirus relief hotline, open to all members of the business community, regardless of whether they were CMM clients. We set up a dedicated phone number and email address where businesses could submit questions about the impact of the pandemic on their businesses. The calls were then routed to the appropriate CMM attorney, who promptly followed up with guidance at no charge. Over those first few weeks, we answered hundreds of questions about everything on the business community’s mind. The list was endless. Our simple pivot from providing legal services to clients to providing targeted business guidance to the larger business community enabled us to empower these businesses with the knowledge they needed to move forward and make critical decisions impacting their survival. I truly believe that this work helped many businesses stay open when they otherwise wouldn’t have made it. Our next pivot involved our charitable foundation, CMM Cares, Inc. Before the pandemic hit, we were focused
on fundraising initiatives; once we realized the gravity of the situation, our focus shifted from trying to raise awareness of us to raising awareness of others. There were so many good people doing so many good things out there, and we knew we needed to highlight those other organizations so that people could access all the resources available, not just ours. We immediately launched a donation drive for comfort care items (granola bars, drinks, lotions, etc.) for the healthcare heroes fighting on the front lines at Stony Brook Medicine, helping to fulfill a critical need with a low-value ask. We also started an aggressive social media campaign for CMM Cares where we highlight a mix of charitable initiatives, mental health resources, businesses adapting to the changes, and ways people can help in a crisis that makes us feel powerless. In doing so, we were able to connect hundreds of people to these resources, which is exactly the reason we started the foundation in the first place. None of us knows where this next chapter leads us, but we can all control our responses. We must be patient, focused, disciplined, hopeful, optimistic and zealous. We must continue to endure the most stressful conditions we will likely face in our lifetime. We have to look at a macro level, accept, and adapt. We must help others along the way, including making sure we are taking care of our own physical and mental health. We must be able to change and react to brand new circumstances that may arise without warning. We must find ways to bring value to our new ecosystem. In short, we must all be leaders to survive. This article was first published by the Express News Group on May 14, 2020.
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As we approach the summer months, there is light at the end of the tunnel. The phased approach to reopening has given us the realization that it will soon be time for all of us to return to our place of work. Will it be the same? Most likely not… at least for a while. But it does look like most places of work will be able to operate in some capacity. Whether you will be returning to the office, the shop, or the restaurant, you may want to consider a few things upon your return to ensure your
Here are a few actions that can make the reopening of your workplace a safe experience. Cleaning and Disinfecting the workplace Although pretty obvious, you may want to consider a “deep” cleaning of your facility prior to the return to the workplace. This type of cleaning should be different from a routine cleaning and may include the following: •
Vacuum using a HEPA filtered vacuum: HEPA stands for high efficiency particulate air (filter). The filter inside the vacuum is designed to remove 99.97 percent of particles measuring 0.3 micrometers or greater in diameter passing through it. This provides a highly effective way to clean carpet and surfaces. Disinfect work surfaces: Keyboards, computer mouse, door handles, and faucets are prime locations to disinfect routinely and often. Many companies have a set cleaning service schedule. The frequency should be increased to ensure adequacy. Using a commercial disinfectant that is EPA registered is encouraged.
Replace Air-Handling Filters: These filters should be on a routine preventative maintenance schedule. This may be an opportunity to start fresh and change them prior to reopening your facility.
Hand-sanitizing stations Adding hand sanitizing stations at key points within your facility may be a good idea. If you already have them, consider the effectiveness of their current location. A hand sanitizing station should be placed at all points of entry into the work place. Other good locations are restrooms, cafeterias or breakrooms. There have been shortages of hand sanitizers reported during the last few months and it may be challenging to keep hand sanitizer stations stocked. If you are thinking of compounding your own hand sanitizer, take proper precautions. I encourage you to use the formulation approved by the US Food and Drug Administration which can be found at the following link: https://www. fda.gov/media/136118/download. These simple tips may help you during the reopening of your business and help keep you and your teams safe during your return to the office.
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When I speak to friends and coworkers about the current pandemic, whether it’s via a socially acceptable 6-foot distance, facetime call or video conference, one word that comes up a lot is “weird”. Regardless how you describe it, to some of us, it has just been a very long two months. However, many lives have been saved due to the sacrifices we are making and the dedication of essential personnel, healthcare workers, and first responders all around the country.
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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.
Pandemic Increases Need for Online Mental Health Services
Michael Stoltz, LCSW CEO, Association for Mental Health and Wellness “Since the Coronavirus began to invade our lives and restrict our lifestyles, many of us have struggled with the onslaught of frightening messages and the negative effects of social isolation,” said Michael Stoltz, LCSW, the CEO of the Ronkonkoma-based Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW). “We have seen a fast-growing need for increased support and guidance among our existing clients and the public at-large.”
staff provide information and referrals to community resources for persons living with mental illness, their families, and service providers, as well as people in the general population who are experiencing stress and anxiety as a result of the pandemic.
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emotional distress. These supports will maximize access to those served and help to minimize the potential negative effects of social isolation during this challenging time. In addition, mandatory social distancing has sharply curtailed people’s ability to grieve in conventional, in-person settings. As a result, MHAW, and its sister agency, the Mental Health Association of Nassau County, are offering online bereavement support groups designed to provide comfort, support, and “grief tools” to those who have lost loved ones to the COVID-19 virus. For more information, go to www. bereavement.mhaw.org.
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Connecting Resources During These Trying Times
On April 23, Bryan Beasley, the Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A in Commack, contacted HIA-LI President and CEO Terri Alessi-Miceli with a dilemma. He said he managed to get the restaurant reopened the week prior after a three-week closure. “It was a challenging period,” Beasley said, “But we have been able to keep everyone employed the whole time and are doing our very best to serve the community again.” Beasley said, “We have been running a limited menu and have some food and supplies that will expire
before we bring back our full menu.” He added, “I’m hoping to donate this food before it goes bad and was wondering if you have a contact at Long Island Cares.” So, HIA-LI did what HIA-LI does best . . . connect people with resources. “Long Island Cares is grateful to HIA-LI for helping to create a new partnership for us with Chick-fil-A,” said Paule T. Pachter, CEO at Long Island Cares.
“Their generous donation has allowed us ship more than 50,000 pounds of quality food to agencies and to our satellite centers, helping to feed hungry Long Islanders during this pandemic.” Paule also thanked HIA-LI for initiating a COVID-19 Virtual Food Drive. During this trying time, a primary goal of HIA-LI has been to be a one-stop resource to the business community. “Thanks to you and your team for all the hard work you’ve been doing collecting and sharing information,” said Beasley.
FAST FACTS: Fast Facts: LONG&ISLAND Travel Tourism ECONOMY during COVID-19 In November 2019, the unemployment rate on Long Island was 3.3%; lower than the The U.S. is predicted to statewide rate of 4.0%. see a $355 billion
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the tourism industry, a cornerstone of the global economy. As of April 2020, worldwide travel has come to an almost complete stand still and recovery is predicted to be slow.
dollar drop in travel Long Island added spending in 2020.
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SMALL BUSINESS TASK FORCE OPEN FORUM Reopen, Rejuvenate, and Restructure During COVID-19 On Friday, May 29, the HIA-LI’s Small Business Task Force held Part 1 of their new webinar panel series to provide an educational forum for small business owners during these difficult times. The panel, moderated by Rev. Joseph Garofalo, Outreach Pastor, Island Christian Church, and HIA-LI Board Member included Anthony Acampora, Partner-in-Charge, Silverman Acampora, LLP, Kevin O’Connor, President & CEO, BNB Bank, and HIA-LI Board Member, and Bob Quarte, Managing Partner, AVZ, and HIA-LI Board Member. During the discussion, the panelists shared insight on applying for the PPP loan and what to do if a small business owner was not granted the loan, restructuring advice, and retaining customers. The program concluded with Q&A. Stay tuned and visit the HIA-LI website for details on Part 2 of this informative series planned to be held in July.
keepingcurrent Nearly 40 Years Later, The World Is Still Talking About Harry Chapin causes of hunger that are deeply engrained in poverty, unemployment, and social injustice have become more visible as millions of people have had to place their lives and livelihoods on pause. Hunger is once again on our political “to-do” list in Washington, New York State, and on Long Island with record amounts of donations being provided to food banks by government, foundations, corporations and generous individual donors. For many donors across America, the connection between hunger, poverty, social injustice and now a global pandemic has become crystal clear. It’s what Harry Chapin tried to explain to anyone that would listen during his brief but shining career.
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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
On July 16, 2020 Long Island Cares, Inc. along with fans across the world will pause to reﬂect on the exact day that the singer, Grammy Award winning songwriter and social activist Harry Chapin died in a fiery automobile crash on July 16, 1981 on the Long Island Expressway on his way to perform a free concert in Eisenhower Park in East Meadow. At age 38, and in the prime of his music career with numerous albums, Top 40 singles, and two stage plays, Chapin performed more than 200 concerts a year, with half of them to benefit local charities including, Long Island Cares, WHY Hunger, and the Huntington Performing Arts Foundation. In the nearly four decades since Chapin’s death, the organizations that he and his wife Sandy founded are continuing to live up to Chapin’s expectations of calling attention to the plight of the hungry which he saw as, “The shame of America,” and the regional food bank they started to focus attention on local hunger and food insecurity in one of the wealthiest regions in our country. As the catalyst for the first and only Presidential Commission on Hunger under the administration of former President Jimmy Carter, Harry Chapin was a fixture in our nation’s capital where he advocated for sound social policies and increased federal funding to respond to the crisis of world and domestic hunger. The work of the Presidential Commission ended with Carter’s defeat to former President Ronald Reagan but,
not Chapin’s legacy. Today, with the Covid-19 pandemic turning our world upside down, the work of our nation’s food banks including, the work of Long Island Cares-The Harry Chapin Food Bank are recognized as essential services. The root
Now, forty-years since his death on the Long Island Expressway, the world is talking about Harry Chapin from Huntington, Long Island. Most recently, author Michael Francis Taylor published his book, “Harry Chapin: The Music Behind the Man,” (Newhaven Publishing, 2019) that analyzes Chapin’s stories through is lyrics and the deep meaning of his words reﬂecting on life and all that comes with growing up. The book also describes Chapin’s passion towards ending hunger with several references to both WHY Hunger and Long Island Cares. This coming October, a new documentary about Harry Chapin’s philanthropy work will be released initially virtually and then through wide release. The film also focuses on the work of Long Island Cares and WHY Hunger. And, if a book and a film isn’t enough, a new stage play is in the works that will bring Chapin’s music and message to off-Broadway to benefit the two organizations that were near and dear to Harry’s heart. Not many people are talked about forty-years after they’ve gone but, Harry Chapin’s life had meaning and he transcended far past his stories and songs, leaving behind a legacy that all of us at Long Island Cares are proud to share.
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LONG AFTER MOST PEOPLE RETURN TO WORK AND WE NO LONGER NEED TO SOCIAL DISTANCE, LONG ISLAND CARES WILL BE HERE FOR YOU, JUST LIKE WE’VE BEEN FOR THE PAST 40 Years. THE EFFECTS OF COVID-19 on our communities will
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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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Another growing trend seen in COVID-19 cases and one that impacts over 93 million adults in the U.S. according to the American Medical Association was obesity, overweight, and weight-related conditions (such as hypertension and type 2 diabetes). This increased the risk of being hospitalized and dying from COVID-19. OBESITY PUTS PEOPLE AT GREATER COVID-19 RISK
The COVID-19 pandemic is on all of our minds. As each state in the U.S. plans its strategy for re-opening, it’s more important than ever to understand what can put a person at greater risk and what might impact their recovery. As researchers all over the world look further into these risk factors, they noticed an emerging trend. What physicians were noting anecdotally, was confirmed in findings by The Journal of the American Medical Association. Obesity and underlying conditions often associated with being overweight are “common” in the sickest COVID-19 patients. COMMON COVID-19 RISK FACTORS COVID-19 is a disease caused by a coronavirus discovered in late 2019. The World Health Organization (WHO) officially classified the outbreak as a pandemic in March 2020. From the beginning, we have been able to identify these facts: coronavirus is a respiratory illness-a disease affecting a system of structures and organs that allow us to breathe and coronavirus is contagious through close contact. Through careful observation of documented cases and trends that connect patients in the U.S. and across the world, we gain valuable insight on a disease we discovered less than a year ago. Some of the most common risk factors for developing COVID-19 are as expected; at greatest risk is the elderly and immunocompromised, as are individuals with severe respiratory problems.
Jennifer Lighter, MD, quickly noticed an obvious pattern in the Intensive Care Unit among her COVID-19 patients: their body weight. To better understand the link between obesity and COVID-19, she worked with Anna Stachel, the assistant director of NYU Langone Health’s Department of Infection Prevention and Control, on a study of over 3,600 patients under 60 who had tested positive for COVID-19 to confirm her prediction. New York Bariatric Group (NYBG) surgeon Dr. Pankti Patel explains the biggest takeaways of the research: “Young people with a BMI over 30 are twice as likely to be admitted to the ICU due to coronavirus related infection. They’re also 3 times more likely to die from this then people with normal BMIs.” INCREASED COVID-19 RISK FROM WEIGHT-RELATED CONDITIONS The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) recently published their study on over 5,700 hospitalized COVID-19 patients in the New York City area. Their research unearthed another unfortunate trend in patients with underlying conditions. 57% had high blood pressure and over one third had a form of diabetes. Patients in the study who had diabetes were also more likely to be placed on a ventilator or develop kidney disease while hospitalized. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) notes that serious underlying conditions put obese patients at a greater risk for more severe cases of COVID-19. NYBG’s Dr. Cynthia Weber
explained: “Obesity impairs lung function, making patients with obesity more susceptible to breathing problems from the coronavirus.” NYBG’s Dr. John Angstadt calls obesity a chronic condition “associated with the strongest risk for critical illness,” and urged those looking to lose weight and change their life to consider bariatric surgery at NYBG. “The virus is probably going to be with us for a while, perhaps through the fall and into the winter,” he said. “Now is the time to take a step to get rid of that excess weight and reduce your risk.” HOW WEIGHT-LOSS SURGERY COULD HELP LOWER COVID-19 RISK For the obese and overweight, weight-loss surgery not only helps lose weight, it can help improve and even resolve conditions like high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, and more. In a situation where the body is rebelling against diets by keeping weight on, bariatric procedures like the gastric sleeve help reset metabolism, reduce production of the “hunger hormone,” and give patients the tools they need to make healthy lifestyle changes. The New York Bariatric Group commitment to patient success and excellence has earned accreditation from the Metabolic Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). This prestigious achievement recognizes only the top bariatric practices. NYBG has 15 skilled surgeons who lead in bariatrics, having performed over 20,000 successful procedures. The gastric balloon procedure is ranked #1 by volume-having placed the most balloons in the U.S. Unparalleled support with 24/7 access to online seminars and 100s of videos for patients explaining procedures, answering common questions, and showcasing previous patients. When it’s time to start a successful weight-loss journey, NYBG has you covered. Together, we’ve got this! For more information about the NYBG bariatric program, visit us online at www. stopobesityforlife.com or call (800)633-THIN.
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By Co-Chairs of HIA-LI Manufacturing/ International Trade Committee: Kursad (Kevin) Devecioglu (Left) Bimser International Corporation
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In the month of May, the Manufacturing Committee hosted three panel discussions. The panels were comprised of Long Island Manufacturing Executives and knowledgeable business professionals discussing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on operations, strategies for mitigation and sharing their best practice strategies for re-opening during this challenging time. To kickoff the committee’s virtual meetings, on May 6, a panel of HIA-LI members with various expertise areas including manufacturing, quality,
technology, automation, energy, business development, business communication, paperless-office and safety discussed the current business environment in the face of a pandemic, shared their predictions on how business life will be during/after COVID-19 pandemic, and offered tips about how businesses can get ready for new normal in these challenging times. Audience asked great questions and the synergy of the expert panelists helped offer an informative committee meeting. On May 13, more than 80 attendees signed into the Zoom video conference to listen to Tara Montoneri, Director at MFactory, an eyewear manufacturer in Brooklyn; Jay Van Vechten, Executive VP at Framerica, a frame and specialty ﬂooring manufacturer in Shirley; Robert Kufner, President of Designatronics, a precision gear manufacturer in Hicksville; Bill Nylan, Director of Manufacturing at Electro Industries/Gauge Tech, an electronics meter manufacturer in Westbury; Chris Jakubowsky, VP, Royal Products, a machine tool manufacturing in Hauppauge and our own Anne ShybunkoMoore, President of GSE Dynamics and HIA-LI Board member discuss their strategies to re-open their operations while keeping their people safe. Best practice techniques to screen incoming personnel, touchless time clocks, staggering shifts and start times to avoid queueing at the start of shifts, what rules were put in place for
wearing of PPE, cleaning & disinfecting efforts, touchless paper towel dispensers, sink faucets, self-ﬂushing toilets, plexiglass partitions between workstations, hand sanitizer stations, and selfreporting of health issues were just some of the topics covered. To conclude the month, on May 27, a panel of lean manufacturing experts including Bob Curtis, Operations; Brian Wohlgemuth, Office; Dave Klauber, Supply Chain, and Howard Klein, Warehouse/Inventory Management used an article from John Shook from the Lean Enterprise Institute discussing how the new COVID19 environment has changed the thinking around decades of minimizing space, inventory and squeezing more and more efficiency out of production and distribution operations. Adjustments in scheduling, spacing, physical barriers, added efforts in hand washing, PPE, cleaning & sanitizing, adding inventory and secondary suppliers to avoid supply chain disruptions, managing remote office work and how distancing and avoiding close physical hand offs and supervision were all explored. All the attendees as well as the panelists themselves noted they went away with new ideas to keep people safe while continuing to improve performance. Join us for the next Manufacturing/Interntional Trade Virtual Committee meeting on Wednesday, June 10th.
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keepingcurrent Hiring in Your Backyard - Tips on Building an Internship Program from the Stony Brook University Career Center By Crystal Diaz Employer Relations Associate Stony Brook University email@example.com (631) 632-6089
Hiring and keeping talent on Long Island is a collective endeavor, one which we all agree is vital to our region’s sustained success and future growth. One important solution in retaining the next generation here on Long Island is to provide memorable, career-development driven, college internships. Most companies with well-developed college internships programs will attest to the numerous benefits, including: • • • • • • • •
A potential year round source of highly motivated preprofessionals. New perspectives on various organizational processes, procedures and programs. Freedom for professional staff to pursue higher-level projects. Flexible, cost-effective work force that does not require a longterm commitment. Quality candidates for temporary or seasonal positions and projects. Prepared and trained new employees hired from your intern pool. Improved relationships with area colleges. Opportunity to mentor future professionals.
If you are thinking of starting a virtual, hybrid or in-person internship program, or are in the beginning phases of building an internship program, here are some tips to get started. Create an Internship Program Plan In creating your internship program plan, include specifics. Use these questions in your planning: • • • •
Do you want someone for a specific project? What are the tasks, objectives and deadlines of the project? Do you want to give the intern a taste of everything your company does? How will cross-training be structured into the intern’s school
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schedule? What academic background and experience requirements are needed? Decide on standards for quality beforehand to help you find the best candidates. Who will have the primary responsibility for supervising the intern? What do you want the intern to learn from the experience? Define learning bjectives. What hourly wage will you pay the intern?
Write an Internship Description As you create the position, consider making it appealing to Generation Z, including as much detail as possible. Include the following: • • • • • • • •
Purpose of the internship — how does it fit the organization’s mission Duties and essential responsibilities/job functions Name of the department/division where the internship will be performed Expectations regarding outcomes of tasks/projects performed and completed Required qualifications: include major, class standing (freshman, sophomore, junior or senior) and any technical or job specific skills the intern would need to perform the internship successfully Length of the internship and the required number of hours per week, and wage Name of the supervisor responsible for training and evaluating the intern’s progress Instructions on required application materials and to whom and how they should be submitted.
Recruit an Intern Stony Brook University is home to over 26,000 students, who are all directed to Handshake, our one-stop shop for job postings, the recruitment process and career event management. Over 900 other universities are also on Handshake, making your recruitment efforts even more streamlined. The Career Center will work with you to promote your position and collect resumes from qualified applicants. To get started, go to http://www.stonybrook.edu/career and click on “Handshake”. Managing Interns Orientation The sooner your new intern is oriented to your company, the sooner
they can assume responsibility and become productive. Consider the following: • • • • • • • • •
Give the intern a tour of the office. Virtual tours are encouraged, if possible. Introduce the intern to the other staff members The supervisor and intern should jointly set a work schedule, weekly meeting times for supervision, and potential projects the intern may be working on The supervisor should tell the intern that he or she will be provided with feedback on progress throughout the internship The intern should be provided with all material concerning pay schedule (if applicable), procedure for calling in sick, and overall expectations for attire and behavior The intern should have a stable workspace or technology provided for remote work Explain the training and evaluation / feedback processes
Supervision Students will look to you as a mentor who will assist their transition from the classroom to the work environment. We suggest you meet with your interns regularly to provide feedback concerning their performance. During these meetings, the students can: • • • •
Report on the status of a project Ask questions Learn how their work is contributing to the organization Participate in an evaluation of their strengths & discuss areas needing growth and development
Evaluation Feedback is essential for an intern to capitalize on strengths that they bring to the program and further develop the areas that need more attention, all with the aim of helping interns to become highly competent professionals. The Stony Brook University Career Center fully endorses the mission of the HIA-LI and keeping talent here on Long Island. We stand ready to assist you through this process. Feel free to contact me or the Employer Relations Team, to help you get started and promote your programs.
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If you physically go to a grocery store … • •
Wash your hands thoroughly before you go. When you do go, go during off-peak hours and if possible, bring disinfecting wipes with you – many grocery stores provide sanitizing wipes, but it’s good to have a backup. Your grocery stores may have dedicated days of the weeks and times for persons at higher risk of complications from COVID-19 (persons who are 65 and older and/ or persons with underlying health issues).
At the store: • Upon arrival, wipe down carts and baskets,
especially the handles. some grocery stores are providing disinfected shopping carts Maintain normal shopping habits and avoid overbuying or hoarding items. Be extra careful to keep your hands away from your face. Stay at least six feet away from other shoppers while you’re shopping and when you’re in line to check out. If possible, use the self-checkout lane – this reduces your contact with other people. use a credit card or virtual payment system (like apple pay or google pay for example) to pay for your groceries. If you do go through a cashier instead of the selfcheckout lane, bag your own groceries – whether you bring your own bags or use the ones provided by the grocery store Pump some hand sanitizer on your hands on your way out or use sanitizer or soap after loading your car with groceries.
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When you get home, assign one person in your household to handle the groceries. this person will unload and clean your items. this is a good way to minimize unnecessary potential exposure to other people in your household. Wipe down your groceries with a disinfectant wipe or with soap and water. After you’ve cleaned your items and put them away, recycle or discard bags, boxes, or other containers and then clean any surfaces your grocery bags and groceries touched
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Step 1 - Order earlier than you usually do. Amid higher demand, you may have to wait longer than normal to receive your items. Step 2 - Avoid a direct hand-off. apps like Instacart have a “Leave at my door” option – use it. Step 3 - If you live alone and are unable to bend over to lift a bag, or bags, or a box, think about a table or bench at your door, if possible, where groceries can be left. Step 4 - Tip electronically, if possible – most apps have this option Step 5 - Assign one person in your household to handle the groceries. this person will unload and clean your items. this is a good way to minimize unnecessary potential exposure to other people in your household. Step 6 – Wipe down your groceries with a disinfectant wipe or with soap and water. after you’ve cleaned your items and put them away, recycle or discard bags, boxes, or other containers and then clean any surfaces your grocery bags and groceries touched – think counter tops, refrigerator handles, cabinet and pantry handles. Step 7 - Wash your hands again.
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Easing back into “normalcy” post-mandated COVID-19 isolation requires individualized planning. Businesses must develop and implement workplace safety policies and procedures customized to their own business model and needs. Social distancing, use of protective equipment, temperature checks, cleanliness, and use and disinfection of common and high-traffic areas must all be personalized for your unique business. Work sites must be clean and disinfecting supplies should be on hand (i.e., sanitizing wipes available throughout the office). Businesses should encourage, and even require, employees to clean their workspaces and personal items daily and should limit the number of employees congregating in restrooms and common areas of the office.
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Best practice would allow small groups of selected employees to return to work at a time. Consider continuation of alternating remote workdays where possible, perhaps permitting those employees who cannot work from home to return first. Employees
must keep a safe social distance from one another while doing their jobs effectively. Limiting the number of employees will ease everyone into the new “normal.” It may be necessary to revamp shared workspaces. Although many of us are anxious to return to the “outside” world, some employees may be apprehensive or even afraid to venture out of the safety of their homes, and some may be feeling emotional trauma from the loss of a relative, isolation, or loss of income. Employers should not ignore the anxiety which may be felt by some. Making sure that employees understand the seriousness of maintaining social distancing in the workplace may help ease the tension. Employers must decide whether to implement a clearance procedure before allowing employees to return (or upon hiring new employees), such as checking for COVID-19 symptoms, taking temperatures, and providing personal protective equipment (PPE), all while making sure to keep their employees’ information confidential. Be ready to send employees home, if necessary, to maintain workplace health and safety. Create COVID-19 related written guidelines if you haven’t already. It is important to communicate operational or policy changes to employees and visitors to your business. Consider having employees acknowledge the new polices and procedures in writing to emphasize
the importance of following these procedures and guidelines. It may be necessary for employers to require employees showing any symptoms of a cold or any type of illness to take sick/personal days. Make sure employees understand the importance of not coming to the workplace if they don’t feel well. It may be the time to implement a formal “work from home” policy that may be followed in such situations. Don’t ignore implementation of special accommodations for workers who are considered vulnerable (i.e., those with serious underlying health conditions, such as diabetes, asthma, or compromised immune systems, and the elderly). Mandate employees to wear coverings/masks, unless there are specific safety reasons prohibiting same. Remember that if PPE is required by a business, the business must pay for PPE for its employees. For those areas of your business that the public comes into contact with, such as a reception area, counter area, cashier area, etc., businesses should minimize appointments or restrict mass access. These considerations are very business-specific, and what is right for one business may not be right for another. Additionally, these procedures will need to evolve as life gets back to “normal.” Contact us to discuss how to adapt these suggestions to your business. Stay safe and healthy.
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JUNE’S INDUSTRY LIST: CATERING, ENTERTAINMENT, RESTAURANTS & TRANSPORTATION COMPANIES
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CATERING & RESTAURANTS BAGEL CHALET
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Antonio Corticchia | Manager | (631) 813-1890 358 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway | Hauppauge, NY 11788 firstname.lastname@example.org | www.patrizias.com
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Roy Arguelles | Owner | (516) 330-0448 892 Bellmore Road | Bellmore, NY 11710 email@example.com | www.phillypretzelfactory.com/locations/ smithtown/
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Craig Beresid | President | (631) 656-6828 950 Wheeler Road | Hauppauge, NY 11788 firstname.lastname@example.org | www.brendelsofnewyork.com
Kelly Kezys | Account Manager | (631) 778-6492 1377 Motor Parkway, Lower Level | Islandia, NY 11749 email@example.com | www.stonesoupe.net/menu/islandia
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Raymond Perez | President | (631) 851-1507 661 Old Willets Path | Hauppauge, NY 11788 firstname.lastname@example.org | www.butterfieldsrestaurant.com
Bryan Beasley | Owner/Operator | (631) 499-1280 656 Commack Road | Commack, NY 11725 email@example.com | www.chick-fil-a.com
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Harry Gonzalez | Owner | (631) 360-8746 975 W. Jericho Turnpike | Smithtown, NY 11787 email@example.com | www.heritagedelismithtown.com
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Shelby Poole | Owner | (631) 462-0822 6005 Jericho Turnpike | Commack, NY 11725 firstname.lastname@example.org | www.jacksonscommack.com
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Martin Greenstein, CSEP | CEO | (631) 467-6628 20 Swain Court | Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779 email@example.com | www.eventprosgroup.com
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DAVE AND BUSTERS
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Paul Miklean | VP Marketing | (631) 689-2489 16 Laurel Hill Road | Miller Place, NY 11764 firstname.lastname@example.org | www.harbormenchorus.org
CATERING, ENTERTAINMENT, RESTAURANTS & TRANSPORTATION COMPANIES
Rich Viola | CEO | (631) 424-7755 X102 155 East Main Street | Smithtown, NY 11787 | www.hotelinteractive.com
NY PARTY WORKS
Theresa Jacobs | Event Coordinator | (631) 501-1414 45 W Jerfyn Blvd | Deer Park, NY 11729 email@example.com | www.nypartyworks.com
Karen Davis-Farage | President/ Co-Owner | (201) 333-7223 40 Daniel St | Farmingdale, NY 11735 firstname.lastname@example.org | www.rpmraceway.com
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DANFORDS HOTEL, MARINA & SPA
Amy Graebe | Associate Director of Catering Sales | (631) 928-5200 25 East Broadway | Port Jefferson, NY 11777 email@example.com | www.danfords.com
DISCOVER LONG ISLAND
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TEATRO EXPERIMENTAL YERBABRUJA, INC.
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS - HAUPPAUGE
Steve Bard | President | (631) 626-3603 23 Anne Lane, P.O. Box 609 | Central Islip, NY 11722 firstname.lastname@example.org | www.teatroyerbabruja.org
Ashley Ahearn | General Manager | (631) 348-1400 2050 Express Drive South | Hauppauge, NY 11788 email@example.com | www.hiexpress.com/hauppaugeny
THE SUFFOLK Y JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER, INC.
RADISSON HOTEL HAUPPAUGE - LONG ISLAND
Nancy | Assistant Executive Director | (631) 462-9800 74 Hauppauge Road | Commack, NY 11725 firstname.lastname@example.org | www.syjcc.org
TJ TANA ILLUSIONIST (VIP ILLUSIONS) TJ Tana | Illusionist | (631) 387-3590 47 Long House Way | Commack, NY 11725 email@example.com | VIPillusions.com
Timothy Tansey | Director of Sales | (516) 524-0351 3147 Middle Country Road | Lake Grove, NY 11755 firstname.lastname@example.org | www.urbanairlakegrove.com
GOLF & COUNTRY CLUBS LESSING’S HOSPITALITY GROUP
Steve Kirschbaum | Area General Manager - Catering Division | (631) 656-6899 2000 Raynors Way | Smithtown, NY 11787 email@example.com | www.Lessings.com
NISSEQUOGUE GOLF CLUB
Barry Chandler | (631) 584-7733 21 Golf Club Road | Nissequogue, NY 11780 firstname.lastname@example.org | www.nissequoguegolf.com
PORT JEFFERSON GOLF CLUB
Bill Mackedon | Director of Golf, PGA Professional | (631) 285-1814 44 Fairway Dr. | Port Jefferson, NY 11777 email@example.com | www.portjeffcc.com
HOTELS, MOTELS & RESORTS ATLANTIS BANQUETS & EVENTS / HYATT PLACE LONG ISLAND EAST END
Rose Diliello | Corporate/Association Sales Manager | (934) 451-8016 431 E. Main Street | Riverhead, NY 11901 Rdiliello@amwny.com | AtlantisBanquetsandEvents.com
SOUND VIEW GREENPORT
Maureen Moran | Director of Sales | (631) 339-9323 58855 County Road 48 | Greenport, NY 11944 firstname.lastname@example.org | www.soundviewgreenport.com
Kristen Hyland | Marketing Director | (631) 283-6500 x 703 91 Hill Street | Southampton, NY 11968 email@example.com | www.southamptoninn.com
SPA EXO’TIQUE CREATES BELLE VOUS Mae Caime, RN | CEO | (631) 974-2113 3 Boyle Road | Selden, NY 11784 firstname.lastname@example.org | www.spaExotique.com
THE WATERVIEW AT THE PORT JEFFERSON COUNTRY CLUB Christina Whitehurst | Event Sales Manager | (631) 473-1440 44 Fairway Drive | Port Jefferson, NY 11777 DFullone@thewaterviewatpjcc.com | www.TheWaterviewatPJCC.com
TRANSPORTATION SERVICES ALL STAR LIMOUSINE SERVICE LTD
Jarrad Kulick | Sales and Marketing Manager | (631) 753-1234 380 New Highway | Lindenhurst, NY 11757 email@example.com | www.allstarlimo.com
CAMELOT SPECIALTY LIMO’S
Alan DeRossett | President | (516) 731-5466 31 Central Drive | Farmingdale, NY 11735 firstname.lastname@example.org | www.camelotlimo.com
CLOUDLINE LOGISTICS, LLC
Dave Ferguson | Managing Director | (516) 457-8807 609-3 Cantiague Rock Rd | Westbury, NY 11590 Dave.Ferguson@cloudlinelogistics.com | www.cloudlinelogistics.com
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THE HAMLET GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
Hillary Epstein | Membership Director | (631) 499-5200 1 Clubhouse Drive | Commack, NY 11725 email@example.com | HamletGolfandCountryClub.com
Eileen Kory | Director of Sales & Marketing | (631) 231-1100 110 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, | Hauppauge, NY 11788 firstname.lastname@example.org | www.radisson.com/long-island-ny
JUNE’S INDUSTRY LIST: CATERING, ENTERTAINMENT, RESTAURANTS & TRANSPORTATION COMPANIES
INDUSTRY LISTS CATERING, ENTERTAINMENT, RESTAURANTS & TRANSPORTATION COMPANIES
*OUTLINED LISTINGS INDICATED ADVERTISERS
ENTERPRISE FLEET MANAGEMENT
Ashley Chavez | Account Executive | (412) 607-5816 8334 23rd Ave | East Elmhurst, NY 11370 ashley.l.chavez@eﬂeets.com | www.eﬂeets.com
M & V LIMOUSINES
Mark Vigliante | Owner | (631) 543-0908 1117 Jericho Tpke. | Commack, NY 11725 Mark@MVLimo.com | www.mvlimo.com
MAYFAIR LIMOUSINE SERVICE, INC. Danielle Denig | Sales Manager | (631) 266-1411 341 Larkfield Rd. | East Northport, NY 11731 email@example.com | www.mayfairlimo.com
MT TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISITICS SERVICES Candy Ketcham | Human Resources Manager | (631) 392-4124 45 Mall Drive, Suite 6A | Commack, NY 11725 firstname.lastname@example.org | www.mttransportation.com
PINEAIRE TRUCK SERVICE
Dave Bloom | President | (631) 243-1900 180 Corbin Avenue | Bayshore, NY 11706 email@example.com | www.pineairetruck.com
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NEW MEMBER PROFILES
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4G Professionals LLC George Schwab President (201) 572-1523 firstname.lastname@example.org www.4-GProfessionals.com 17 Carman Lane Nesconset, NY 11767
4G Professionals LLC is a recently formed company that provides corporate and residential disinfection/ cleaning services and pest management solutions. The women-owned company was founded by partners George Schwab and George Orr and is based in Nesconset, New York. Our philosophy is to provide highquality, scientifically-based solutions that provide areas of residence and workplaces with a clean and healthy environment utilizing a “green” approach. We started the company with the approach that pest management/ control can be accomplished without the use of harsh or sometimes dangerous chemicals and decided to expand this idea to help during the recent pandemic. Our most recent focus is the cleaning,
decontamination, and disinfection of offices, pharmaceutical/ medical device companies, warehouses, day care facilities, pharmacies and schools that may or may not have experienced COVID-19 cases. Our teams use a range of disinfectants that can be catered to the client’s preference to spray or “fog” areas, as well as hand sanitize where microorganisms can harbor and proliferate. We bring our professional background in both chemistry and microbiology to deliver the right solution for each of our clients. Our expanding pest management services support both residential and commercial properties with an integrated pest management approach focusing on prevention. We offer industrial and residential mosquito and tick treatments using ingredients that are harmless to the environment and children.
Prime Ledger Jordan Goldman CEO 516-456-0260 email@example.com Prime-ledger.com Great Neck NY 11021 Prime Ledger is a full-service outsourced
accounting and bookkeeping firm, with a focus on three underlying principles - professionalism, responsiveness, and quality. We provide bookkeeping, payroll, bill pay, and tax services to small businesses and entrepreneurs, with a mission of simplifying the accounting process for our clients, while reducing overhead costs. Headquartered in New York, Prime Ledger services various industries including Real Estate, Professional Services, Hospitality, and more.
Junk Luggers of Queens & Long Island Gary Ferrero Business Development Manager (516) 279-4531 firstname.lastname@example.org www.junkluggers.com 12A Commercial St Hicksville, NY 11801 Our mission is to enhance lives, our communities and the environment by donating, repurposing, recycling and supporting local charities. The Junkluggers of Queens & Long Island is a sustainable, eco friendly junk removal company that processes
all items we remove to execute our mission. We are a caring alternative to traditional junk removal, our trucks return to our facility every day for sorting so items can get a second chance with our donation partners or be separated for recycling. Our landfill diversion practices help create safer, greener, cleaner communities that we live and work in. Residentially, we perform full estate, garage, shed, attic, yard and basement cleanouts. We remove everything from appliances to furniture to e-waste for real estate listings or general decluttering and provide bagging services for loose items. Commercially, we work with businesses of all kinds such as realtors, manufacturers, property managers, senior communities, storage facilities, retail stores, banks and contractors. Whether downsizing, remodeling, purging obsolete equipment, tenant clean outs, dumpster over ﬂow or any waste or bulk beyond normal business trash, we can help. Our trucks come with up to 2 hours of labor. Our teams are highly trained, friendly, uniformed and arrive on time. We provide guaranteed, volume based pricing on site, will safely and efficiently take your items away, and, provide a tax deductible receipt for anything we donate.
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WELCOME APRIL & MAY NEW MEMBERS 4G PROFESSIONALS LLC George Schwab President (201) 572-1523 17 Carman Lane Nesconset, NY 11767 email@example.com www.4-GProfessionals.com ADVANCED SURFACE FINISHING, INC. Peter Tobias (516) 876-9710 111 Magnolia Avenue Westbury, NY 11590 petertobias@advancedsurfaceﬁnishing. com www.advancedsurfaceﬁnishing.com ASSET ENHANCEMENT SOLUTIONS, LLC Neil Seiden President (516) 767-0100 405 RXR Plaza Uniondale, NY 11556 firstname.lastname@example.org www.assetenhancement.com
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BROWN AND ALTMAN LLP Andrew Stoecker, Esquire Attorney (516) 222-0222 538 Broadhollow Road Ste 301
Melville, NY 11747 email@example.com www.brownaltman.com
CORETELLIGENT Elizabeth Lederer Business Development Manager (781) 800-1176 56 Hazelwood Ave West Hampton Beach, NY 11978 firstname.lastname@example.org www.coretelligent.com DESIGNATRONICS, INC. Robert Kufner President and CEO (516) 302-0102 250 Duffy Avenue Hicksville, NY 11801 email@example.com Designatronics.com J. HILBURN Laura Walsh Owner (631) 525-1000 111 Rowland St. Patchogue, NY 11772 firstname.lastname@example.org laurawalsh.jhilburn.com LAND O’LAKES Jennifer Rivas (516) 870-3094
50 Ludy Street Hicksville, NY 11801 email@example.com www.landolakes.com
NATIONAL SAFETY HEALTH & COMPLIANCE COMMISSION John Berlingieri President (866) 478-0465 300 West Main Street Smithtown, NY 11787 firstname.lastname@example.org www.nshcc.us PRIME LEDGER Jordan Goldman CEO (516) 456-0260 Great Neck, NY 11021 email@example.com prime-ledger.com ROOF SERVICES Dyami Plotke Project Manager firstname.lastname@example.org ROXY’S SPECIAL EVENTS ICE CREAM DESSERT TRUCK Elaine Piotrowski Owner/Operator (631) 445-1565 P.O. Box 725
Central Islip, NY 11722 email@example.com www.roxysicecreamtruck.com
SCAN A CHROME COLOR DBA 71 VISUALS Craig Geiger Principal CEO (631) 532-6146 95 Oser Avenue Hauppauge, NY 11788 firstname.lastname@example.org www.71visuals.com SUNRISE POWER SOLUTIONS Kristen Ingebrigtsen Chief Operations Ofﬁcer (631) 254-2968 923A Motor Parkway Hauppauge, NY 11788 Kris@getsunriseps.com www.sunrisepowersolutions.com TDLI COMMUNICATIONS CORP. John Almont President (631) 913-0226 1545 Ocean Ave, Ste 9 Bohemia, NY 11716 email@example.com www.tdli.net
HEARD AROUND THE ISLAND
leading voluntary health organization focused on heart and brain health for all, is embracing the new normal and moving its iconic Hamptons Heart Ball online on Saturday, June 20th. This year, the Hamptons Heart
Long Island Cares, Inc. - The Harry Chapin Regional Food Bank continues to
implement a number of actions and safety measures to assist the community during the coronavirus pandemic. Paule T. Pachter, CEO of Long Island Cares, Inc. has announced that Long Island Cares in collaboration with Nassau County and the Town of Hempstead will open a temporary emergency food distribution center located at the 5 Towns Community Center, 270 Lawrence Avenue, Lawrence, beginning Monday, May 18th to provide emergency food boxes and other supplies to families in the five towns area and surrounding communities in need. The center is expected to be open through December 31, 2020.
Hunt Corporate Services, Inc. announced that Fremont Industrial Corp. has leased 4,140 square feet at 33 Comac Loop, Ronkonkoma. Kevin Owens of Hunt represented the tenant. Daniel Ginsberg of Long Island Industrial Group, LLC represented the landlord. Fremont Industrial Corp. provides services in field-measurement of special and custom equipment, installations, pallet racks, mezzanines, implant offices, gas detection, portable, and fixed systems.
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