HIA-LI Reporter Newspaper - August 2021

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VOLUME 40 • ISSUE 8 • AUGUST 2021

THE FINALISTS

ANNOUNCED LEARN ABOUT THE FINALISTS OF HIA-LI’S ANNUAL BUSINESS ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS P. 20-27

SPECIAL SECTIONS HIA-LI ANNUAL GOLF OUTING | PGS. 14-15 HIA-LI’S INDUSTRY LIST: PGS 30-31

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A letter from the HIA-LI President & CEO, Terri Alessi-Miceli

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HIA-LI CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2021 HIA-LI COMMITTEE MEETINGS 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. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25TH | 8:30 - 10:00 AM Manufacturing/Trade Committee Meeting THURSDAY, AUGUST 26TH | 10:00 - 11:00 AM Manufacturing/Trade Committee Meeting WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST | 8:30 - 10:00 AM Technology for Business Committee Meeting TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH, 8:30 - 10:00 AM Health and Wellness Committee Meeting TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH | 3:00 - 4:30 PM Membership Committee Meeting TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH | 8:30 - 10:00 AM Manufacturing/Trade Committee Meeting THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH | 8:30 - 10:00 AM Manufacturing/Trade Committee Meeting

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH | 8:30 - 10:00 AM Building Business Committee Meeting FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH | 8:30 - 10:00 AM Education/Workforce Committee Meeting

HIA-LI UPCOMING EVENTS THURSDAY, AUGUST 26TH | 9:00 - 10:00 AM HIA-LI’s New & Prospective Member Information Meeting. Discover how to maximize your HIA-LI membership. Learn about important updates about the HIA-LI and hear directly from the staff at HIA-LI about ways to get involved. Complimentary to attend but, registration is required. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM HIA-LIʼs 27th Annual Business Achievement Awards. Join us for the “Oscars of Long Island Business” honoring this year’s finalists and celebrating Long Island business. Tickets $50 per person. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14TH | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM HIA-LI’s 33rd Annual Business Trade Show and Conference. The largest B2B trade show is LIVE at the Hilton Long Island, Melville. Network, build business connections, and attend educational seminars. Free to walk the Trade Show Floor but, registration is required. For information on purchasing an exhibit booth or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Anthony Forgione at aforgione@hia-li.org.

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Letter from the President & CEO Join us for HIA-LI's 27th Annual Business Achievement Awards honoring outstanding Long Island companies on Tuesday, September 21st, 2020 at 11 A.M.

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The outstanding firms below will be honored and have distinguished themselves in the Long Island Business Community in the areas of growth, leadership, and commitment to our region.

SMALL BUSINESS FINALISTS

LARGE BUSINESS FINALISTS

71 Visuals Alure Home Improvements Career and Employment Options, Inc. Creative Plan Designs, Ltd. King Quality Natech Plastics

Custom Computer Specialists Dime Community Bank Engel Burman Teachers Federal Credit Union Valley National Bank

NOT-FOR-PROFIT FINALISTS

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

Family Service League Gurwin Healthcare System Michael Magro Foundation The Corporate Source Winters Center for Autism United Cerebral Palsy of Long Island

HireBlue Kilfinane Environmental Consultants, Inc

Consider acknowledging these companies by participating in a sponsorship, virtually attending the program and/or placing a congratulatory advertisement. For more information, call (631) 543-5355 or email Anthony Forgione at aforgione@hia-li.org or Paige Meyer at pmeyer@hia-li.org. Sincerely, Terri Alessi-Miceli President & CEO


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FEATURING CHRISTOPHER COLUCCIO, CEO & KEITH NEWELL, CFO AT TECHWORKS CONSULTING, INC. TELL US ABOUT HOW YOU/YOUR COMPANY STARTED. I started my career at Ernst & Young, later working at two large regional firms before being a named partner at my own firm for over two decades. Over the years, I’m thankful to have become the go-to advisor for my clients – from domestic and international businesses to high-net-worth individuals – on their most sophisticated tax, M&A, planning, and business issues. In 2021, it was time for me to launch my new firm, Sasserath & Co., to pursue my passion of helping clients solve their most complex business and financial challenges. Our technical expertise and holistic approach are unique among accounting firms, enabling us to provide clients with extraordinary value. In addition to our tax, M&A, and planning services, I am also proud to offer critical family office services, helping clients navigate tax, estate, and financial planning in the most comprehensive, streamlined, and efficient manner possible.

WHAT WAS A TURNING POINT FOR YOU/YOUR COMPANY? A turning point for Sasserath & Co. was the launch of the new firm this year! The firm was created with a laser-focus on clients and ensuring they receive the attention they deserve. We are thrilled to launch this new chapter and are ready to help clients navigate the many opportunities and challenges that are presented now and in the future. At the new firm, our sophisticated offerings in tax and accounting for closely held businesses, private equity services, M&A, and international tax are coupled with the superior level of service, value, and professionalism that our clients have come to expect. While it’s a new firm and new location, I’m happy to be joined by my partners Lynn Montag and George Batas, as well as many other longtime colleagues.

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WHAT IS YOUR COMPANY’S PHILOSOPHY? At Sasserath & Co., we help clients grow and prepare for future transitions. We understand that every client has unique and individual needs. That’s why our philosophy is to approach all clients and matters holistically. If you are looking for an accounting firm to meet with once a year to get your taxes done, we’re not the firm for you. We don’t operate in a vacuum; we endeavor to become our clients’ partners and understand all aspects of their business, so we can provide them with immense value. As part of this approach, we also work closely with carefully and strategically chosen partners in law, M&A, and other professional services, enabling us to evaluate our clients’ businesses from all critical angles and help them best plan for the future.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR COMPANIES PROFILE TODAY. Sasserath & Co. is focused on service. Whether the client is a closely held business, a large or small company with international operations, or a high-

“...We endeavor to become our clients’ partners and understand all aspects of their business, so we can provide them with immense value. As part of this approach, we also work closely with carefully and strategically chosen partners in law, M&A, and other professional services, enabling us to evaluate our clients’ businesses from all critical angles and help them best plan for the future...” ALAN R. SASSERATH, CPA, MS | SASSERATH & CO. net-worth family, they will receive the dedication and broad approach we are known for. The firm serves as a tax and business advisor to both corporations and small businesses, understanding the inner workings of their companies and advising on both complex and routine matters that affect their bottom line. The depth and breadth of our services is unique, particularly among Long Island firms. On the international side, the firm works with both foreign corporations as well as U.S. entities doing business abroad. We make sure to advise on the everchanging rules, regulations, and tax strategies by tapping into our international network of talented individuals at the top of their fields from all over the globe.

WHAT OPPORTUNITIES DO YOU SEE IN THE FUTURE? The next phase of Sasserath & Co. is to continue to

build our services and take care of our clients using our technical expertise and critical guidance. Our goal is for clients to feel like they have a trusted partner at their side that can manage all aspects of their most complex and important affairs. As we continue to navigate the pandemic and beyond, we aim to be a leader in the accounting world, providing up-to-date knowledge on state and federal programs that impact our clients’ business planning. As new programs and initiatives are rolled out post-pandemic, Sasserath & Co. will continue to advise clients and assist Long Islanders and worldwide clients in their tax and accounting needs. The new firm is headquartered in Ronkonkoma, a hub of Long Island businesses and steps from MacArthur Airport, which places Sasserath & Co. in the epicenter of economic advancement. As the firm continues to grow, now is the time to find new people to grow with us as we continue to expand.


keepingcurrent Transparency – A New Hope Employer Sponsored Health Plans By Louis Bernardi President and Founder Group Planners Inc. d/b/a BritePath 125 Froehlich Farm Blvd Woodbury, NY 11797 516.590.0865 Direct 516.977.3018 Fax lcbernardi@groupplannersinc.com www.britepathins.com

Balancing the quality and cost of group health insurance challenges most employers. A major contributor is limited access to the cost and quality of medical services and prescription drugs. NY domiciled plans fall into three categories; Community Rated plans with under 100 full-time equivalent employees, Manually Rated groups with over 100 but too few members for insurers to consider their claims credible and Experience Rated employers that are rated based on the member claims experience. Each face different challenges with regard to transparency, until now. Most employers are not aware of the advancements that make detailed claims data available which expose significantly inflated prices paid by most insurers. One area in particular, that

is alarming, are the prices paid for prescriptions. A new breed of Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBM’s) helps employers with the ability to selfinsure reduce Rx spend by 25% percent or more. In fact, several recent analyses show a potential savings of 30-50%. How is this possible? Limited transparency allow carrier embedded PBM’s to artificially inflate the cost of generic medications by up to 4000%. The analysis also uncovers significant rebates that flow back to the carrier or PBM, instead of the plan. Rebates can account for as much as 25% of the total prescription spend. Currently, only employers that self-insure are able to secure their own PBM. This does not mean employers that choose to be fully insured have no ability to control cost. That couldn’t be further that the truth. A multitude of solution partners exist to help members a/k/a patients better navigate the complex health care ecosystem. It is no surprise that health care conglomerates which control every aspect of care purposely steer patients towards the facilities that maximize profits. A majority of doctors are now employees of the health care system; therefore, contractually obligated to refer within the system. Often those services are performance at settings at

significantly inflated prices. Without the ability to access cost or quality and the lack of incentives to shop for high-value care due to plan design, members simply go where steered. Example – after insurer artificial discounts, an MRI at an outpatient setting can cost $3,000 or more. Members pay their copay, deductible and/or coinsurance. The balance is paid by the carrier and charged against the plans claims cost. What most do not see, is that the very same MRI can be performed at a free-standing facility for as little as $800. Repeat this low value care over and over again within a plan and it’s not hard to see why premiums skyrocket and transparency is so crucial. There is not one HR Director on LI that hasn’t heard the question from their members – “When is it going to end? When will we stop getting less and paying more”? Analytics and Insights can provide actionable data to employers allowing them to raise the bar on plan performance, identify and mitigate artificial costs, reassess partnerships and most importantly forever change the trajectory of cost and quality of their health care plan.

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keepingcurrent Communication in Negotiation: Cialdini’s Six Principles of Persuasion By Joe Campolo, Esq. Managing Partner Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP (631) 738-9100 jcampolo@cmmllp.com

“Communication is key in negotiation” and “negotiation is an exercise in communication” – phrases you’ve probably heard so many times that they’ve become meaningless. What if instead, we said that negotiation is about communication and persuasion. That’s what the research of Dr. Robert Cialdini, an expert in the field of influence and persuasion through evidence-based research, has revealed. According to Cialdini, negotiation is about persuasion and how one can present their ideas to others through effective communication in a way that moves them. By using Cialdini’s six principles of persuasion, you can use scientific and psychological-based claims to improve success in your own negotiations – and improve your communication skills while doing so. Here, a closer look: Reciprocity This principle states that people tend to give back to others what has been given to them – encouraging giving when you receive and making clear that you should be the first to “give.” Cialdini points out that what you’re giving should be personalized and unexpected. For example, if you’re negotiating with a client around the holiday season, you could send them a holiday gift as a way to show that they can trust you. This can keep the relationship going in a meaningful way, especially if you send a personalized card. Research shows that client and customers are more likely to be touched by personal gestures such as a handwritten note or an envelope with a handwritten address rather than pre-typed label. Since you sent the gift first, the client now has the option to send one back (or not), but regardless, they will not forget the gesture you made.

Scarcity People want what they can’t have – they crave exclusivity. In negotiations, it’s important to tell people about the benefits of your proposal. However, a more effective way of communicating is to highlight what makes your offer unique and what your counterpart stands to lose if they fail to consider it. Say you’re negotiating the sale of a property or building. As the seller, you could consider mentioning to the potential buyer that there are others interested in buying as well so there isn’t that much time available to think about the offer. (Of course, if you use the scarcity principle to create a sense of urgency, you have to consider the ethics and be careful not to make fake claims that could risk your reputation.) Authority People follow the lead of those they perceive to be credible and knowledgeable – so it’s critical to communicate your expertise before you even start a negotiation. An “expert introduction” is one way to establish credibility before a negotiation even begins. For example, if you are a client who calls an insurance company seeking to speak with an agent, the receptionist may transfer you to “Auto Agent David,” or to “Auto Agent David, who has 20+ years of experience in the auto industry and was recently recognized by an industry publication for his work.” Through this small extra detail, Auto Agent David’s authority just increased in your eyes. Commitment & Consistency People do not like to make large commitments. Therefore, it’s important to look for and ask for small initial commitments that can be made easily as a gateway to something bigger. For example, in a negotiation, if you are able to get your counterpart to agree to something smaller once, they are more likely to agree to something bigger later. Say you’re negotiating with a potential sponsor of your company event and want them to contribute a certain amount of time or money,

you might want to start by asking for something minimal. Then, after they agree, you can ask them for more, or if you’re satisfied, the next time you host the event, you can ask the company to donate more than they did the first time. Liking People generally say yes to those that they like or feel more connected to. Furthermore, people like those who are similar to them, pay them compliments, and cooperate with them. When you are in a negotiation, sometimes a simple action like giving your counterpart a compliment and exchanging some personal information can create a more positive and successful interaction. Before starting a negotiation, try identifying a similarity that you and your counterpart share. This will set the stage for an agreeable outcome for both parties. Consensus The final principle is consensus – people look to the actions of others and try to mimic them. People like to be in the majority and feel safe there. That’s why a sign asking people to recycle might help; however, a sign adding that a certain percentage of the population recycles could be even more effective. By encouraging action (or inaction) from people by pointing out what others are doing, people will generally follow the behaviors of others to determine their own. This is often referred to as “FOMO” or “fear of missing out” where people want to feel included and be a part of a pack. And there you have it: Cialdini’s six principles of persuasion can help sway a negotiation in your favor when properly executed (ethically, of course). You’re probably already employing some of these principles in your daily life. For instance, giving compliments might seem effortless and a part of your personality, but that means you’ve already mastered the principle of “liking.” Likewise, you might already gear up to ask people for bigger commitments by asking for little ones first – that means you’ve been putting the principle of “commitment & consistency” into effect. The next time you find yourself facing an unswayable friend or foe, try one, two, three (or all) of Cialdini’s principles out

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Increases in SNAP funding could reduce food insecurity for more than 140,000 Long Islanders 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

It seems that every year for at least the past five years, Long Island Cares and the other 199 food banks across the United States that are members of Feeding America have been advocating for an increase in funding from Congress for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Increasing SNAP funding would result in low-income families having more access to healthy food choices and could also reduce the number of individuals and families struggling with food insecurity. Recently, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a re-evaluation of the Thrifty Food Plan, used to calculate Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. As a result, the average SNAP benefit – excluding additional funds provided as part of COVID-19 relief efforts will increase for Fiscal Year 2022 beginning on October 1, 2021. The re-evaluation concluded that the cost of a nutritious, practical, cost-effective diet is 21% higher than the current Thrifty Food Plan. As a result, the average SNAP benefit will increase by $36.24 per person, per month, or $1.19 per day, for Fiscal Year 2022. The timing for this long-awaited increase in SNAP

benefits could not have come at a more appropriate time. The cost of the average market basket has increased by double-digits. The average cost of a gallon of gasoline for your car has jumped to $3.09 per gallon, and the cost of rent or purchasing a single-family home continues to increase as a result of the Coronavirus global pandemic leaving nearly 290,000 Long Islanders wondering how to put healthy meals on their tables. One of the immediate benefits of the increase in SNAP purchase power is that it’s a real and measurable “investment in our nation’s health, economy, and security,” according to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “Ensuring low-income families have access to a healthy diet helps prevent disease, supports children in the classroom, reduces health care costs, and more. And the additional money families will spend on groceries helps grow the food economy, creating thousands of new jobs along the way.” In addition to increasing the amount of SNAP benefits the revised plan adds more fish and red and orange vegetables to align with recommendations in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025, which has the potential of benefitting farmers and fisherman across the U.S. and on Long Island. The revised Thrifty Food Plan also includes a modest increase in calories to reflect the latest data and support an active lifestyle. As published online at Morning Ag Clips, “The 2021 Thrifty Food Plan puts healthy food in reach for SNAP

families. Recent evidence consistently shows that benefit levels are too low to provide for a realistic, healthy diet, even with households contributing their own funds toward groceries. A USDA study published earlier this summer found that nearly 9 out of 10 SNAP participants reported facing barriers to achieving a healthy diet, with the most common barrier being the cost of healthy foods. These findings were echoed in listening sessions the USDA held with a broad range of Thrifty Food Plan stakeholders.” SNAP is one of the most far-reaching, powerful tools available to ensure that all Americans, regardless of background, can afford healthy food. More than 42 million Americans rely upon SNAP to feed their families supplemented by visits to a local community food pantry or any one of Long Island Cares six satellite centers in Freeport, Lindenhurst, Huntington Station, Hampton Bays and our newest in Bethpage opening soon. As of June 1, 2021, 140,400 Long Islanders receive SNAP benefits – 99,345 residents of Suffolk County, and 41,055 in Nassau County. The evidence is clear that SNAP increases food security, including among households with children who have been disproportionately impacted by hunger during COVID. With so much continued uncertainty regarding COVID-19, rebuilding our infrastructure, and the need to control inflation, it’s comforting to know that at least in relation to food insecurity we are making progress even if it took five-years to achieve it.

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556,913 lbs. of food rescued from local retailers. 7,567,819 lbs. of USDA Commodities distributed to our communities in need. 17,817,714 lbs. of food delivered to our 374 member agencies. 71,292 meals provided to veterans and their families.

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President Biden is following through on some of his campaign promises in presenting new tax proposals intended to initiate a more equitable tax system or, as Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen described, “fair and efficient reform.” If implemented, the tax proposals, which include the American Families Plan and the American Jobs Plan, would introduce changes most notably affecting high-income individuals and families, as well as real estate investors and corporations. Understanding the proposed changes and their ramifications is important for U.S. citizens and businesses. The American Families Plan Under the proposed American Families Plan, highincome earners (i.e., single and head of household tax filers with annual incomes of $452,700 or more, and joint filers earning $509,300 or higher) would see their income tax rate increase from 37% to 39.6%. This top income tax rate was already scheduled to increase in 2026 under current law due to the temporary status of the tax reduction for the period from 2018 to 2025 enacted under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Also, affecting households with income over $1 million, is a proposed increase in the tax rate on long-term capital gains and dividends from 20% to $39.6%. This would, in effect, result in a top rate of 43.4% when you add in the top income tax rate of 39.6% along with a

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Under the American Jobs Plan, the President proposed a $1.7 trillion infrastructure spending plan to be executed over a 10-year period. Allocations would be made for improvements in transportation ($595.7 billion); utilities ($308.8 billion); building, preserving and retrofitting of homes, commercial buildings, and government, educational and healthcare facilities ($326 billion), manufacturing and small business ($298.8 billion), and research and development ($180 billion).

• Making the following credits enacted under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) permanent: healthcare premium assistance, child and dependent care tax credit, earned income tax credits for workers without qualifying children, and the Sec.461 (1) excess business loss limitation for noncorporate taxpayers. • Extending ARPA’s child tax credit increase through 2025 and making its full refundability permanent. • Increasing the employer-provided childcare tax credit for businesses to 50% of the first $1 million of qualified care expenses Other proposed changes in Biden’s tax proposal include: • Taxing carried interests as ordinary income for partners with taxable income over $400,000. • Limiting the deferral of gain from 1031 like-kind exchanges to $500,000 per taxpayer ($1 million for married taxpayers filing jointly). The American Families Plan also introduced new administrative changes intended to improve compliance. These range from increasing oversight of tax return preparers, and expanding broker reporting regarding crypto assets, to giving the IRS a multi-year appropriation to address tax evasions, and extending the statute of limitation, and imposing liability on shareholders for collecting unpaid corporate taxes as a way to address noncompliant taxpayers.

On August 10, 2021, the U.S. Senate passed the $1 trillion infrastructure bill with strong bipartisan support. The bill will allocate spending to improve the nation’s transportation systems and utilities and provide for pollution cleanup. Among the allocations are $110 billion for roads, bridges and other infrastructure projects; $65 billion to expand high-speed internet access; and $25 billon for airport improvements. The bill’s allocations represent the largest infusion of federal dollars into infrastructure projects in over a decade. Shortly after announcing his tax proposals, President Biden said, “Taxes are going to build back a better economy, boost it, create a middle class and create jobs.” Which aspects of his tax proposals are to be accepted or rejected remains uncertain. In any case, it is important to gain the advice and insights of your accountant and other business advisors in order to prepare for how these proposals could affect you personally or professionally. If you have any questions about how these proposed tax law changes will impact you, please feel free to contact Anchin.

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Goal-based financial planning isn’t a new concept. Neither is diversification. It is known that we have historically used life insurance as a risk management tool that helps with income replacement during our working years. But life insurance also plays an important role in a diversified and comprehensive financial plan. It’s important to first establish your goals, then explore the life insurance options available to help you work toward them, preferably with the assistance of a financial professional. While there are more than six uses of life insurance in comprehensive financial planning, the six below are certainly the most popular, especially in light of potential changes to tax laws. 1. Income Replacement The core of why most people get life insurance is income replacement to help ensure your loved ones still have buying power and are able to stay in their home. If you’re in your core earning years – which span from ages 35 to 55 – income replacement is very

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basis, and unlike other vehicles, you get to control the flexibility and the options. If properly put together and funded, you can take out a tax-free income over a period to supplement your retirement. 4. Tax Diversification For life insurance policies with cash value, the cash value grows tax-deferred within the contract, and beneficiaries are paid federal income tax-free. Under Internal Revenue code 1035, older contracts with cash value that aren’t performing well can be exchanged for a newer policy tax-free. 5. Business Needs Using life insurance and buy-sell agreements upfront can help ensure continuity of the business. Whether you have two partners or multiple partners, you want to make sure that the business is passed to those who have an interest in it. 6. Estate Planning We all have an estate. Our goal with using life insurance in estate planning is to make sure you’re passing your estate efficiently and in the manner that you want to. There are always going to be expenses that come along with an estate. Life insurance provides liquidity to pay for some of those expenses and estate charges. It’s important to explore ways to use life insurance as part of your comprehensive financial plan to meet your goals. Be sure to contact a professional who can help.

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AUGUST’S INDUSTRY LIST: INFORMATION SERVICES, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, TECHNOLOGY

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INFORMATION SERVICES DIGITAL ONESOURCE CONSULTING SOLUTIONS

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Mike Feingold | President | (888) 502-5092 One Thunder Road | Miller Place, NY 11764 mfeingold@docsconsulting.net | https://www.digitalonesource.net

LI TECH ADVISORS

Anthony Buonaspina | 631-422-0969 175 West Main Street | Babylon, NY 11702 | https://www.litechadvisors.com/

NST

Diana Santariello | Partner - Vice President | 877-678-8080 81 Larkfield Rd | East Northport, NY 11731 mbrown@nst-li.com | www.nst-li.com

RINTELL TECHNOLOGIES LLC

Eric Rintell | President & Founder | 15168591001 72 Park Row | Lawrence, NY 11559 eric.rintell@rintelltechnologies.com | http://www.rintelltechnologies.com/

TNT UNITED SERVICES INC.

Nieesha Williams | Co-Founder Strategic Brand Strategist & Digital Marketing Expert 631-868-4006 | 3 Palm St. | Selden, NY 11784 nieesha@tntusinc.com | https://www.tntusinc.com

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 2M TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Manny Morales | VP of Administration/CFO | 631-231-3255 300 Wheeler Road | Hauppauge, NY 11788 rmorales@2mtech.com | http://www.2mtech.com

APPLIED VISIONS, INC

David Faverio | CEO | (631) 403-1100 415 Oser Avenue | Hauppauge, NY 11788 nbrokaw@pupfishusa.com | www.pupfishusa.com

TECHWORKS CONSULTING, INC.

Diana Santariello | Director of Sales and Marketing | (631) 285-1527 760 Koehler Ave, Unit #3 | Ronkonkoma, NY 11779 Diana@maketechwork.com | www.maketechwork.com

TECHNOLOGY 1025CONNECT

Henry Bergmann | Director of Business Development | (516) 512-6363 3107 St. | Flushing, NY 11354 jdanko@1025connect.com | www.1025Connect.com

2M TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Manny Morales | VP of Administration/CFO | 631-231-3255 300 Wheeler Road | Suite 203 | Hauppauge, NY 11788 rmorales@2mtech.com | http://www.2mtech.com

ANCHOR BUSINESS GROUP, LLC

Ryan Dassau | President | (631) 793-5482 22 Southern Boulevard | Suite 109 | Nesconset, NY 11767 rdassau@anchorbg.com | www.anchor-bg.com

APPLIED VISIONS, INC

Frank Zinghini | President & CEO | (631) 759-3901 6 Bayview Ave | Northport, NY 11768 frank.zinghini@avi.com | http://www.avi.com

CENTRAL BUSINESS SYSTEMS

Frank Zinghini | President & CEO | (631) 759-3901 6 Bayview Ave | Northport, NY 11768 frank.zinghini@avi.com | http://www.avi.com

Tommy Aquilino | Senior Account Executive | (631) 249-1990 1219 Walt Whitman Road | Melville, NY 11747 taquilino@centraldigitalsolutions.com | www.centraldigitalsolutions.com

CENTRAL BUSINESS SYSTEMS

COMPLETE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS, INC.

Tommy Aquilino | Senior Account Executive | (631) 249-1990 1219 Walt Whitman Road | Melville, NY 11747 taquilino@centraldigitalsolutions.com | www.centraldigitalsolutions.com

COMPLETE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS, INC.

Jodi Lopes | President | (516) 757-4499 94 Gardiners Avenue | Levittown, NY 11756 jlopes@completebiz.solutions | https://www.completebiz.solutions

CONNECTED TECHNOLOGY, LLC

Kevin Urso | Sr. Client Relationship Manager | 6317246504 7 Flowerfield | St. James, NY 11780 rpalacios@connectedtechnology.com | www.connectedtechnolog.com

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OPTIMUM BUSINESS - ALTICE USA

Anthony Palladino III | Long Island Sales Manager of Optimum Business (516) 803-2300 | 111 Crossways Park Drive West | Woodbury, NY 11797 Anthony.palladino@alticeusa.com | www.OptimumBusiness.com

GLOBAL COMPUTER SYSTEMS

Paul North | Sales Manager | 516-641-0279 640 Belle Terre Road | Port Jefferson, 11777 pnorth@global-usa.com | www.global-usa.com

LI TECH ADVISORS

Anthony Buonaspina | 631-422-0969 175 West Main Street | Babylon, NY 11702 | https://www.litechadvisors.com/

NST

Diana Santariello | Partner - Vice President | 877-678-8080 81 Larkfield Rd | East Northport, NY 11731 mbrown@nst-li.com | www.nst-li.com

Jodi Lopes | President | (516) 757-4499 94 Gardiners Avenue | Levittown, NY 11756 jlopes@completebiz.solutions | https://www.completebiz.solutions

CROWE LLP

Christine Bongard | Audit Senior Manager | (646) 231.7201 488 Madison Avenue | New York, NY 10022 matthew.rosenblatt@crowe.com | www.crowe.com

LI TECH ADVISORS

Anthony Buonaspina | 631-422-0969 175 West Main Street | Suite 3 | Babylon, NY 11702 | https://www.litechadvisors.com/

SANDATA TECHNOLOGIES

Andrea Bondietti | HR Director | (516) 484-4400 Ext. 1718 26 Harbor Park Drive | Port Washington, NY 11050 abondietti@sandata.com | www.sandata.com

STETSON CYBERGROUP

Joseph Horowitz | Director of Audit | 631.417.3500 360 Motor Parkway | Suite 650 | Hauppauge, NY 11788 jhorowitz@stetsoncg.com | https://stetsoncg.com/

TECHWORKS CONSULTING, INC.

Diana Santariello | Director of Sales and Marketing | (631) 285-1527 760 Koehler Ave, Unit #3 | Ronkonkoma, NY 11779 Diana@maketechwork.com | www.maketechwork.com


TECHNOLOGY, INFORMATION SYSTEMS & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

TELL ALL DIGITAL

Steve Bookspan | President | (631) 902-2212 steve@tellalldigital.com

VAPORSTREAM, INC.

Michael Holleb | Sales Director -Long Island Region | (631) 813-8882 79 W. Monroe (HQ) | Suite 900 | Chicago, IL 60603 kellyanne@vaporstream.com | www.vaporstream.com

FAST FACTS

Innovative Trends in Technology The U.S. spending on technology products, services and staff is estimated to reach around $1.94 trillion dollars in 2021. Source: Statista

Remote working and videoconferencing has seen rapid growth during the pandemic resulting in growth and many new ventures in the remote working technology sector.

Source: Inc.com

91%

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Restaurants are taking advantage of innovations in technology. 91% of restaurants surveyed are looking to kitchen automation technology to help streamline operations. Source: Statista

Technologies include: smaller and smarter gadgets; induction stoves, smart bulbs and water monitors for increased sustainability; and artificial intelligence to create more efficient workflows. Source: HPG Consulting Fast Facts are compiled by the business librarians at

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HEARD AROUND THE ISLAND APPOINTMENTS, PROMOTIONS & HONORS Jake S. Butera joined Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP as an Associate. Mr. Butera (resident of Lindenhurst) practices in the Corporate/Securities Law Practice Group, based in East Meadow. He earned his Juris Doctor from Touro College Jacob Fuchsberg Law Center and his Bachelor of Business Administration from Hofstra University. In law school, Mr. Butera participated on the Moot Court Honors Board, was a member of the Phi Alpha Delta Society of Scholars; a Merit Scholarship recipient and earned a CALI Award for Academic Excellence in Negotiations. A member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association and the Suffolk County Bar Association, Mr. Butera is admitted to practice in the state of New York.

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Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP (“FDT”) welcomes Rachel L Partain to the firm’s Tax, Trusts & Estates and Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions practice groups as a Partner. Ms. Partain advises highnet-worth individuals, corporations and partnerships in regard to complex federal and state tax matters. She concentrates in contested tax controversies. Prior to joining FDT, Ms. Partain was a Member of a national law firm known for its comprehensive tax legal services. Ms. Partain, a West Babylon, NY resident, earned her LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law, her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, and her B.A. from The University of Texas at Arlington. Farrah Faraci joined Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP as an Associate. She earned her Juris Doctor from Touro College Jacob Fuchsberg Law Center and her Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in history. During law school, Ms. Faraci completed numerous externships and internships for honorable Judge Caren Loguercio, the Veterans Clinic at Touro Law Center; the Town of Babylon Attorney’s Office, the Legal Aid Society of Suffolk County, the Suffolk County Attorney’s Office and for a sole practitioner. Ms. Faraci was a Bainbridge Finalist on the Moot Court Honors Board, completed a Public Interest Fellowship and served as secretary of the Women’s Bar Association. She is admitted to practice in the state of New York. Mr. Stellakis (resident of Village of Patchogue) is an Associate in our Land Use and Zoning Practice Group, based in Hauppauge. Prior to joining Certilman Balin, Mr. Stellakis was an Associate in the Land Use, Municipal and Environmental Group at Farrell Fritz (in Hauppauge) where his Federal and State motion, trial and appellate practice encompassed an array of matters including Article 78 litigation, municipal and zoning issues, environmental protection and liability, real property and riparian rights, and NYSDEC and NYSDOH regulatory compliance. He is a member and the Vice

President of the Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of New York Chapter, and previously chaired the Young Lawyers Division. He is the former CoChair of the New Lawyers Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association, and volunteers with the Nassau Suffolk Law Services’ Volunteer Lawyer Project, representing indigent tenants in landlordtenant court. He is admitted to the states of New York and New Jersey, as well as the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, and the District of New Jersey. CMM Welcomes Ashley Tibett as an Associate to Growing Corporate Department Reflecting the firm’s continued growth, Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP – recently recognized by Forbes as a Top Corporate Law Firm in America – is pleased to welcome Ashley Tibett, Esq., as an Associate. She first joined the firm as a Summer Associate in 2019 and then returned as Law Clerk in 2020 after graduating from Boston University School of Law and is now admitted to practice in New York State. A member of the firm’s Corporate department, Tibett focuses on transactional and constructionrelated matters including drafting and negotiating business agreements and frequently works on financing transactions and corporate governance matters. Working with our mergers and acquisitions team, Tibett has also helped the department close multiple M&A deals across various industries. CMM Cares, Inc., a charitable foundation with a vision of making a difference in the lives of Long Island communities, is pleased to welcome Scott Maskin, CEO of SUNation Solar Systems, to its Board of Directors. Built on a goal of taking care of individuals and families facing unexpected challenges through its Adopted Family Initiative, CMM Cares bring joy to the lives of Long Islanders, one family at a time. Maskin’s addition to the CMM Cares Board will allow this initiative to expand and help more families in need. Maskin founded SUNation Solar Systems in 2003 and currently serves as CEO, driving SUNation’s growth and branding through his hands-on approach to leadership.

Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP, a premier law firm with offices across Long Island – recognized by Forbes as a Top Corporate Law Firm in America – is pleased to welcome Diana Santariello as Director of Client Relations and Elizabeth Savasta as Firm Administrator. These senior-level hires solidify CMM’s spot as one of the fastest growing and most successful law firms in the region, as well as a destination for top talent in professional services. As Director of Client Relations, Diana Santariello is an advocate for our clients’ success, ensuring that they receive proper service and support. Elizabeth Savasta manages and facilitates the firm’s daily administrative operations as Firm Administrator. Her role includes

overseeing firm processes and operations; liaising with attorneys, department heads, clients, and vendors; and managing legal and administrative support staff. Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP is pleased to announce that Donna J. Turetsky, Partner in our Trusts and Estates and Elder Law Practice Groups, has been named to the 2022 Best Lawyers. Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. Ms. Turetsky concentrates her practice on trust and estate administration, elder law, estate planning, special needs planning and guardianships. Ms. Turetsky has been appointed numerous times to serve as Guardian Ad Litem through the Surrogate’s Court. In her elder law practice, Ms. Turetsky counsels seniors and their families. She assists these clients in the preservation of assets in the face of possible long-term care needs. She is also experienced in Medicaid and Special Needs Planning, and prepares applications for both home care and nursing home care. Desiree M. Gargano, Associate in the Employment Law and Litigation Practice Groups at Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP, was named to the 2022 Best Lawyers, “Ones to Watch.” She was also named to the list in 2021.Ms. Gargano represents employers and employees in litigation before federal courts, state courts, and administrative agencies, and concentrates her practice in the areas of discrimination, harassment, wage and hour, wrongful termination, and retaliation claims. Ms. Gargano additionally provides preventative counseling to management and human resources professionals on various employment law issues. Before joining our firm, Ms. Gargano was an Associate at a national labor law firm. She earned her Juris Doctor from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center and her Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Long Island University.

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce that Estate Litigation partners John (Jack) J. Barnosky, Neil V. Carbone, John R. Morken, and Eric W. Penzer have been included in the 2021 Chambers High Net Worth rankings for Private Wealth Disputes – New York. Over decades, these four partners collectively have handled scores of large private wealth disputes of many types in the trial and appellate courts of New York and in the U.S. Tax Court. They have been involved in some of the most complex, high-profile cases in New York. In addition, Farrell Fritz’s Estate Litigation practice group was included in the top tier firms recognized in the Chambers High Net Worth Guide for Private Wealth Disputes in New York. This


HEARD AROUND THE ISLAND group offers the skill and expertise required for any estate or trust related proceeding, combining in-depth knowledge of practice and procedure with extensive experience in taxation, as well as an acute understanding of estate planning and administration.

HAPPENINGS

Pictured are Dave Seiler (left), Account Executive, Gershow Recycling; Khandekar Hussain (second from right), a member of Bay Shore High School’s Class of 2021; his mother, Ummay Hussain (second from left), and his father, Rahman Hussain (right). Mr. Hussain was awarded a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000 from Gershow Recycling. As a leading environmental recycling company, Gershow awards the competitive scholarship to graduating seniors who have displayed exemplary efforts in the fields of environmental science or engineering while in high school and plan to continue to pursue higher education degrees in either of these areas of study. Gershow has nine locations in Brooklyn, New Hyde Park, Valley Stream, Freeport, Lindenhurst, Huntington Station, Bay Shore, Medford and Riverhead. For more information, call (631) 289-6188 or visit www.gershow.com.

Jefferson’s Ferry Awards $2,000 Nursing Scholarship to Centereach HS Student. Jefferson’s Ferry, a not-forprofit Life Plan Community, has awarded its $2,000 High School Scholarship for Nursing to Juliana Ramai of Centereach. A graduate of Centereach High School,

Family Service League (FSL), a leading Long Island based non-profit human service organization, is pleased to share that it has taken a significant and innovative step in addressing the gap Long Islanders experience between primary medical care and behavioral health integration. Behavioral health care consists of a spectrum of mental health and/or substance abuse treatment services. FSL has successfully created a way for primary care practices to connect patients with needed behavioral healthcare services. By leveraging FSL’s 24/7/365 Diagnostic, Assessment and Stabilization Hub (DASH) program, medical practices in Suffolk County now have access to an automated, user-friendly referral pathway which provides a direct means to make timely connections for their patients seeking behavioral health services. This streamlining will ultimately lead to better overall care for patients and their families. The Montauk Point Lighthouse will expand the scope of its tower restoration project thanks to an outpouring of donations and grants, which has exceeded initial fundraising goals. “We have been overwhelmed by the support of businesses and individuals in the community — and beyond,” said Nick Racanelli, Board Member of the Montauk Historical Society (MHS), the nonprofit organization that owns the lighthouse, and Chair of its Capital Campaign Committee. “People all over Long Island feel such a strong connection to our historic lighthouse, and they want to help to preserve it.” Initial estimates for the project came in at between $3,000,000 and $5,000,000, proposing solutions that ranged from massive replacement of stone to rebuilding the entire structure. But MHS Board Members Nick Racanelli and Dave Webb, both construction experts, devised a manageable threephase project that will cost an estimated $1,300,000 and will correct the problems, repair the damage, and make the lighthouse sound for many years to come.

Suffolk County American Legion Auxiliary Makes a Donation to Support Pal-O-Mine Equestrian’s Veterans Programs. Pal-O-Mine provides a range of equine assisted therapy programs to veterans who may be suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) or who may be having a difficult time making the transition from military to civilian life. These programs are offered to active-duty service members and veterans who have served in the Vietnam and Gulf wars, and Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn, and Operation Enduring Freedom. All programs are provided from Pal-O-Mine’s 13-acre campus which includes both an indoor and outdoor arena, horse stables, organic farm, classrooms, and vocational training center. In making the donation, SCALA Vice President Carole Anne Wolf stated, “I am proud of all the members of the Suffolk County unit who have contributed to your work. Please accept the donation from our membership along with our appreciation for the work that you do to help the members of the military during this harder than usual time.”

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Alan R. Sasserath, CPA, MS, is pleased to announce the launch of a new firm, Sasserath & Co. The boutique firm focuses on sophisticated and technical tax and accounting for closely held businesses, private equity services, mergers and acquisitions, and international tax services. In addition, the firm offers private client services to manage high-net-worth clients’ needs including tax, estate, and financial planning. At the new firm, these offerings are coupled with the superior level of service, value, and professionalism that clients have come to expect from Sasserath and his team. The new firm is headquartered in Ronkonkoma, a hub of Long Island business and steps from MacArthur Airport. Sasserath is joined by partners Lynn Montag, CPA and George Batas, CPA, MS, as well as many other longtime colleagues.

Ramai will be attending Suffolk County Community College’s nursing program this fall. As a part of its commitment to provide the highest quality care to its residents, Jefferson’s Ferry also offers a second $2,000 scholarship to eligible Jefferson’s Ferry employees and their dependent children. “Helping qualified students of all ages and experience further their education is very important to all of us at Jefferson’s Ferry,” said President and CEO Bob Caulfield. “These programs elevate the skills of our employees, help us retain and recruit highly trained health care workers, and overall support our residents and the larger community.”


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