HIA-LI Reporter Newspaper - July 2021

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VOLUME 40 • ISSUE 7 • JULY 2021

LONG ISLAND WORKFORCE

INDUSTRY

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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. TUESDAY, JULY 13TH | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Golf Committee Meeting

TUESDAY, JULY 20TH | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

H.Y.P.E. Committee HYPEY Hour

THURSDAY, JULY 22ND | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Trade Show Meeting

WEDNESDAY, JULY 28TH | 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Manufacturing/International Trade Committee Meeting

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4TH | 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Technology Committee Meeting

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11TH | 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Manufacturing/International Trade Joint Committee Meeting

MONDAY, JULY 19TH | 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM

HIA-LIʼs 42nd Annual Golf Outing and Outside Reception. Join us for a day at the beautiful Nissequogue Golf Club celebrating this year’s honorees Gary Duff, Gary Duff Designs, Michael Chambers, President & Co-Owner, and Sean Infante, Vice President & Co-Owner, Central Business Systems. Evening reception tickets are still available: $225 per person.

WEDNESDAY, 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.

REGISTRATION: REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THESE PROGRAMS. FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER, VISIT WWW.HIA-LI.ORG OR CALL (631) 543-5355. FOR SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT ANTHONY FORGIONE AT AFORGIONE@HIA-LI.ORG

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LETTER FROM THE HIA-LI PRESIDENT & CEO

Dear Valued Long Island Business Leader: As Long Island’s economy reopens, HIA-LI stands by your side to help ensure a full and successful recovery – both for you, and for our entire region. We are your allies for business achievement, and we remain more committed than ever to help: • • • • •

Promote job creation Provide educational and professional development services for Long Island business and the workforce Promote the best in quality and safety Advance the highest professional standards among numerous sectors Organize community assistance initiatives such as through the current pandemic

Joining forces with the business community and the community at large, we’ll keep working to help Long Island confront shared challenges – promote local economic development – and keep our regional economy churning. For example, HIA-LI mobilizes our member companies to advocate for economic expansion. We also promote the growth of the Long Island Innovation Park at Hauppauge, the 1,400-acre business complex whose 55,000-person workforce delivers a remarkable $13 billion in annual output. HIA-LI is here to amplify your voice, your impact, and your market reach. And these days, it’s more critical than ever for Long Island businesses to be visible and prominent – and to let the community know you’re open for business. HIA-LI’s resources serve as an important lifeline for the Long Island business community to connect and grow. And while HIA-LI works hard to maintain the health of the Long Island business sector, we’re also conscious of our duty to be socially responsible – and to protect the health of all who interact with us. So, as we get back, HIA-LI is continuing to abide by public health protocols set forth by the State and by the CDC.

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The HIA-LI has also taken this opportunity to continue to ask our members and the LI Business Community what is needed most. We have reinvented the organization to best fit your future needs with new priorities and a new, more cotemporary logo reflecting our hybrid future. Stay tuned for new products to best help your business connect through technology. This is an ideal moment for real expansion – and HIA-LI continues to stand ready to help champion the full and vibrant recovery of the Long Island business sector. Through teamwork, dedication, and commitment, let’s work together to make our region stronger than ever. Partners in Business,

Terri Alessi-Miceli HIA-LI President & CEO


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keepingcurrent Five Paths To The Position You Want By Richard Gluck Career Coach Owner: R.C. Gluck Associates LLC Rcgluck0120@gmail.com 631-338-6152

Pick Me. . . .Please! That’s how I refer to the process of applying for positions posted on-line.

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This strategy is almost as desperate as it sounds. Job seekers are essentially entering their resume into a competition with others, maybe hundreds of others, hoping to be ‘picked’ for a single posted position. Still, it seems to be the default job search method – individuals see a posting for which they are reasonably qualified and quickly fire off a resume. Applying for posted positions is ideal for those who have a competitive resume – that is, their experience, accomplishments and skills reflect a good fit for the open position. But what if their resume isn’t competitive? What if it doesn’t highlight a work history of increasingly challenging positions, quantifiable accomplishments, evidence of lifetime learning or. . . ? What then? Here are four other job search strategies. For simplicity sake, we’ll call them:

- Let’s Get Reacquainted - Let’s Connect! - Hello, My Name Is. . . . - Pen Pals Let’s Get Reacquainted – With this strategy, job seekers reach out to people they know. Individuals starting a career in sales are typically asked to put together a list of people they know – aka their ‘Natural Market’. The new sales reps then get in touch with these people. The thinking is that by contacting people they know rather than strangers, it’s less likely they will be told to piss off. According to Malcolm Gladwell in The Tipping Point, most of us know 150 people. So, job seekers might put together a list. Call it Project 150. Divide it into categories such as: - friends, family and neighbors - co-workers – present or past - acquaintances at a gym, club or house of worship - members of a civic or industry organization - fellow/former students and teachers The next step is to make contact and ask for help. Let’s Connect! - This job search strategy combines the concepts of ‘Six Degrees of Separation’ and the ‘Hidden Job Market’ with the networking prowess of LinkedIn.

If it’s true that everyone is six or less social connections away from each other and if you agree that most jobs are filled through a personal contact, it shouldn’t be a stretch to see the value of expanding your network. That’s where LinkedIn comes in. Let’s say you are targeting Company A in your job search. Your chances of scoring and nailing an interview should be enhanced if you had some ‘insider’ information about their corporate culture. You don’t know anyone who works in Company A, but perhaps someone in your network knows someone who does. And so it goes. . . . That’s LinkedIn in action. Don’t be a LinkedIn wallflower, waiting for an employer or recruiter to find you (and ask you to dance). Get out on the dance floor. Be active. Get involved. Get noticed. Expand your network. Hello, My Name Is. . . . This strategy starts when you introduce yourself to people you meet, primarily at industry/organizational events, OR just standing in line somewhere. Your goal is to get new names so you can follow-up later, ideally by inviting them to join your LinkedIn network. Extroverts welcome this face-to-face opportunity. Less outgoing job seekers, not so much. Still, anyone can learn to initiate a conversation. Networking guru Andrea Nierenberg

suggests you begin with a smile. Then, look for a line. “Lines provide a natural opportunity to start a conversation with the person in front of or behind you.” The line could be for registration or refreshments. Your question as simple as ‘Is this your first conference? Think of a question you might ask to start a conversation. Pen Pals! - This strategy involves writing letters to key people at companies being targeted. No waiting for a job opening to be posted. It’s being proactive, not reactive. Ideal for job seekers with strong research and writing skills, this approach uses oldfashioned snail mail. Job seekers can: - Ask a manager for an ‘informational interview’ during which they can learn more about a company or how a particular job is performed in an unfamiliar industry. - Comment about some exciting news heard recently about a company they are ‘following’ on LinkedIn and go on to mention how their problem-solving skills can help generate even more exciting news. Yes, this strategy requires plenty of time and effort. But it gets results. There you have them – five paths to the position you want. Don’t try to do all at once. Start with three and make adjustments based on results.


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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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40 YEARS AGO, Long Island lost one of our neighbors who, Newsday called, “one of the most important Long Islanders of the 20th Century”. Through his music, stories, live performances and social activism, HARRY CHAPIN was credited with influencing the song, “We Are the World.” Some have stated that Harry Chapin also inspired USA for Africa and Live Aid. We also know that he founded two organizations, WHY Hunger and Long Island Cares, Inc., along with the 1977 Presidential Commission on Hunger under former President Jimmy Carter. On July 16, 1981 while thousands of his fans gathered in Eisenhower Park in East Meadow for one of his many free concerts to raise awareness of hunger, Harry Chapin died in an automobile accident on the Long Island Expressway. Forty years later, Harry Chapin’s legacy continues through the work of our organization. For forty years, Harry’s fans continue to contribute to our work in many ways. His words about ending hunger still resonate with our staff, volunteers, donors and fellow musicians like Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Dee Snyder and Darryl ‘Run DMC’ McDaniels who have all supported Long Island Cares, Inc.-The Harry Chapin Regional Food Bank.

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Although we will never know just how successful Harry would have been if he were still alive, we do know that he would be very proud IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW NEEDS ASSISTANCE, of the work that Long Island Cares continues to do to support our neighbors PLEASE CALL US AT 631.582.FOOD (3663) in need and to carry on his legacy.

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It’s hard to imagine that forty years have gone by since our founder, Harry Chapin died in an automobile accident on the Long Island Expressway. Four decades later we’re still focusing our efforts to end hunger and food insecurity, and find solutions to address why poverty, immigration status, racial discrimination and other root causes of hunger still exist. As we commemorate the 40th anniversary of Harry Chapin’s passing along with our partners at WHY Hunger and The Harry Chapin Foundation, we honor and remember who he was; a singer/ songwriter, Grammy award winning recording artist, social activist, husband, father, brother and as Newsday proclaimed him, “One of the most important Long Islanders of the 20th Century.” Harry was a force that greeted the world and went on to create concrete solutions to end hunger. In 1975 he co-founded WHY Hunger

with Bill Ayres and in 1981 he established Long Island Cares, Inc. –The Harry Chapin Food Bank. Both organizations were built on the ideological principles of eradicating hunger and the premise that access to healthy and nutritious food is a basic human right. Both our organizations carry on his legacy to this day. Harry’s passion and advocacy to create solutions to end hunger were so significant because in his words “it is the most basic area, the fact is hunger also involves ecology, it involves energy, it involves women’s rights, it involves economics, politics and it involves the future of our own kind”. Harry’s ability to see this and understand how all of these issues are so closely interconnected made him a man who was ahead of his time. His advocacy work lives on today as we continue to focus increased attention toward identifying the root causes of

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Harry had a vision and he acted upon it by establishing Why Hunger and Long Island Cares. He also was ahead of his time when he directed both organizations to respond to the root causes of hunger and food insecurity as a way to help those in need lift themselves out of the cycle of unemployment, poverty and racial discrimination, all issues dominating the current news cycles. It’s extremely rewarding to all of us at Long Island Cares to see the attention that Harry’s work continues to attract over four decades since his untimely and tragic passing. In the last year Harry Chapin has been the subject of at least three books, an acclaimed documentary film featuring Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and Bob Geldorf, and a stage play currently in production.

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hunger, which are related directly to economic justice, limited access to nutritious and healthy foods, racial inequality, access to healthcare and more. Today, a growing number of food banks across the United States are engaged in high-level discussions about addressing the root causes of hunger but, it was Harry Chapin who established a nonprofit organization forty years ago to do exactly that in addition to providing emergency food assistance to Long Islanders in need.


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You can use a fixed annuity to do more than just generate retirement income. These insurance contracts can also help you give to charity, leave money to your heirs and delay taking Social Security. As financial tools go, fixed annuities are not particularly flashy. In exchange for a premium or a lump sum of cash, these insurance contracts earn a moderate fixed return, currently 1.5% to 3% a year, to deliver a steady, guaranteed income for the rest of your life (and even that of a spouse or partner). “It’s like having your own personal pension plan,” says Sara Wiener, assistant vice president of annuities at Principal Financial Group in Des Moines, Iowa. You can set up an immediate annuity with a lump sum deposit to collect income right away or pay a series of premiums, either monthly or annually, for a deferred annuity, which starts paying you at a future date. Once you begin drawing the income, you stop paying premiums. Although some contracts can be set up for as little as

$5,000, the more you pay into your fixed annuity, the higher your monthly income will be. For example, a 65-year-old man who buys a $250,000 fixed immediate annuity can get $1,252 a month for the rest of his life, according to Charles Schwab’s fixed annuity calculator. To generate the same guaranteed lifetime income with a deferred annuity, a 55-year-old planning to retire in 10 years will need to contribute about $1,800 a month for a decade. 1. Transfer Wealth to Your Heirs An annuity also lets you transfer wealth to others. There are a few ways to do this. An annuity with a death benefit directs the remaining value of your contract to a beneficiary in a lump sum or a series of payments. You could also get a joint life annuity policy. Most people do this with a spouse, but you could pick anyone, including your child. The payments come to you first and then continue for your survivor. 2. Delay Taking Social Security Benefits If you haven’t started taking Social Security, Wiener

suggests buying a fixed annuity to cover your bills so you can delay claiming benefits. Although you can start collecting Social Security at age 62, the monthly amount increases every year you wait until age 70, when you must begin taking benefits. The difference can be significant. In an example from Social Security, a $708-permonth benefit for someone who starts taking it at age 62 becomes $1,013 at age 67 and $1,253 at age 70. Those higher benefits last your entire life and even continue for a lower-earning surviving spouse, who potentially could swap a smaller benefit for your larger one after you’re gone. This strategy is best for retirees in good health who want more reliable income. 3. Buy Coverage for Long-Term Care To help cover long-term care expenses, consider buying an annuity with a long term care rider. A portion of the funds is set aside for your care with your heirs getting any unspent money. Under the Pension Protection Act, the long-term care payments are taxfree, says Martin Powell, head of annuity distribution at CUNA Mutual Group, adding, “this includes any investment gains from the annuity itself.” Another advantage is that the underwriting for annuities with long-term care coverage is easier. “For people with some health care issues, they might not be able to qualify for a standalone insurance policy, but they may qualify for this type of annuity,” says Powell. Whichever way you choose to use an annuity, shop around. Annuity companies offer different rates and benefits on their contracts, so finding better terms could make a big difference, especially for a large, lifetime purchase.

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Did you know there is a local chapter of the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors right here on Long Island? Their over forty successful executives, both retired and currently working provide expert mentoring to start-up and established businesses without compensation. In 2020 alone they helped start 313 businesses, created 420 new jobs, and provided 4,651 various chapter services right here on Long Island. Last year the Long Island chapter serviced over 1200 companies and helped 300 secure their EIDL and PPP loans. SCORE nationally is a 501(3) nonprofit organization and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). It was established in 1964 and today has over 10,000 dedicated volunteers countrywide providing educational and mentorship to tens of thousands of businesses. The individual Long Island mentors are probably names of people you have heard of and may even know personally as the most successful. Their expertise and experience cover just about any area of business including Accounting, Marketing, Human Resources, Retail, International Trade, Manufacturing, Inventory Control, Insurance, Banking, Computerization, Real Estate, Pharmaceutical, Health Care, and more. Need

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For a start-up business your mentor will take you through preliminary steps on how you might classify your business – sole practitioner, LLC, or Sub-S; where to locate, creating a business plan, funding, legal, accounting, hiring, marketing, insurance, creating a website, social media and more. You will probably meet with your mentor, usually at a local library, several times. SCORE is not only there to get you started but to take you through your entire business career.

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For established businesses in the $1 to $10 million sales range having problems in just about any area SCORE is there to assist them as well. With their over 40 mentors, one or a “task force” of mentors will be assigned to assist your business. If sales are sluggish and a business needs some specific or general help in moving forward SCORE mentors with their experience and talents are there to help.

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Whether you’re working from a corner office, home office or a hybrid of both these days, you likely rely more heavily on technology than ever before. As a result, sensitive data such as social security numbers, bank account and credit card details, healthcare records, payroll information, and other privileged information is exchanged at lightning speeds and saved to the hard drives inside the computers, servers, scanners, printers, and other IT assets we use each day. While data-conscious organizations allocate significant budgets each year to safeguard data, employing costly security measures designed to defend against a cyber-attack, they often leave themselves and those who trust them with sensitive data, vulnerable to a catastrophic breach long after retired computer equipment is out of sight and mind. It’s critical to understand just how valuable this data is to the criminals who know how (and where) to access it. These same cyber-criminals are counting on your lack of technical knowledge when it comes time to retire and replace the technology in your home and office. In fact, there are five major points data thieves hope you’re unaware of.

effectively destroyed. These devices are frequently discarded at the end of their lifecycle, leaving a business vulnerable to an unforeseen data leak. Data thieves search for these items at curbside, in landfills and often purchase these retired assets from reckless resellers, hoping hard drive data has not been adequately destroyed. 3. Deleting and/or reformatting a hard drive only frees up storage space and does nothing to eliminate the data stored to the drive, which remains recoverable even after the equipment is retired. 4. Hammering, drilling, smashing, setting fire to, or even shooting at a hard drive or any other electronic media will not permanently erase data, even if it’s been deleted or reformatted. Unless it has been destroyed according to the strict data destruction guidelines set forth by NIST, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and NAID, the standard-setting body advocating for best practices in secure data destruction, that data remains recoverable and can expose your business to a catastrophic data breach and the substantial penalties attributable to it. 5. Businesses of all sizes, in every industry must adhere to industryspecific regulatory compliance laws pertaining to data privacy and data destruction, in addition to some of the more general data privacy regulations such as the Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act, and Payment Card Information Security Standard (PCI). These laws are in place to ensure sensitive data is properly destroyed, mitigating the risk of a data breach computer equipment has been retired. These industry-specific regulations include:

1. A data breach due to unsound data disposition practices is the one type of data breach that is 100% avoidable if the appropriate steps are taken, and usually costs less than $10-15 per hard drive to prevent. Penalties for improper data disposal have reached $60 million, imposed on an Investment Bank by the US Treasury Dept. for engaging in unsafe or unsound practices relating to information security and noncompliance; brought about by inadequate ITAD (IT Asset Disposition) policies and procedures.

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2. Sensitive data isn’t just stored on laptop and desktop computers. In fact, cell phones, tablets, printers, scanners, copiers, and servers all contain hard drives or memory centers where data remains until it is

A simple internet search will reveal just how easy it is to fall victim to a hard drive breach, perhaps your own sensitive data has been compromised in such a way. While we don’t have to look far for

examples, these events are almost always avoidable and there are inexpensive measures that can be taken to mitigate the threat of such a breach. Partnering with an IT Asset Disposition firm like Pupfish Sustainability Solutions will ensure your business meets data destruction requirements, maintains industry-specific regulatory compliance, and achieves corporate social responsibility goals, mitigating your risk, shifting the liability, and providing you with the certification you’ll need in the event of an audit. Providing Data Destruction, Electronics Recycling, and IT Asset Liquidation services, Pupfish Sustainability Solutions is a fullservice IT Asset Disposition firm operating within Long Island’s rapidly advancing technology space. Offering seamless IT Asset Management integration, Pupfish partners directly with your Managed IT Service provider or operates as an extension of your own IT department to help develop or execute your ITAD Plan. Pupfish follows the strict data destruction guidelines set forth by NIST, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and NAID, the standard-setting body advocating for best practices in secure data destruction. All services are performed at their facility located in the Hauppauge Industrial Park and are never sent to a third party for hard drive sanitization, degaussing, or hard drive destruction. Pupfish understand the risks associated with a catastrophic data breach and invites clients to physically accompany IT assets to their Hauppauge location to maintain chain of custody and witness the data destruction process either physically or virtually. To safeguard your data, ensure your business maintains industryspecific regulatory compliance, and achieves corporate social responsibility goals, or to learn more about data destruction and electronics recycling, call 631.403.1100 or visit www.PupfishUSA. com today.

SMALL BUSINESS TASK FORCE Small Business Task Force Open Forum Panel Discussed Solutions for a Productive Workforce, NOW

The dynamic panel for this program was comprised of professionals in HR, mental health and wellness, company safety compliance and a labor law attorney. Moderator Joseph Garofalo, Outreach Pastor, Island Christian Church and HIA-LI Board Member welcomed Q&A from the attendees at the conclusion of the program. Join us at our next Small Business Task Force Open Forum set for this coming November.

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On Tuesday, June 15, the HIA-LI’s Small Business Task Force held its Open Forum “Creative Solutions for a Productive Workforce, NOW!” Coined as the first hybrid event for the HIA-LI in 2021, the well-attended hybrid event hosted at Island Christian Church in East Northport focused on HR challenges. Topics of discussion included recruiting virtually, maintaining a positive culture and morale, solutions to deal with mental stress in the workplace, staying up-to-date with ongoing COVID-19 legislation, and virtual training.


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EVENT RECAP The Future of Long Island MacArthur Airport and Tourism on Long Island

On July 22 the HIA-LI united a group of the region’s travel Panelists shared insight on economic development projects leaders for a Zoom session titled “The Future of Long Island related to Long Island MacArthur Airport, businesses reopening and employment, what to do this summer in the MacArthur Airport and Tourism on Long Island.” Hamptons, and ways to stay connected about upcoming Kristen Reynolds, President and CEO of Discover Long Island events on the island. acted as Moderator. Reynolds was accompanied by an accomplished group of panelists: Angie Carpenter, Supervisor The HIA-LI extends a special thank you to our program of the Town of Islip, Shelley LaRose-Arken, Commissioner sponsor, People’s Alliance Federal Credit Union! If you were of the Long Island MacArthur Airport, George Gorman the unable to attend, feel free to watch the video recording Regional Director of New York State Parks and Glenn Vickers, here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Kfn-b9JBus President of Discover the Hamptons.

CEO FORUM Craig Fine CEO Forum

businesses in the manufacturing, distribution, and service industries. Craig’s expertise includes accounting, auditing, tax, internal control matters, and mergers and acquisitions. He also advises clients regarding profitability and cash flow improvement and tax minimization strategies and credits.

Thank you to our sponsor Mazars. If you were unable to attend, feel free to watch the video recording here: https:// Craig has over 20 years of experience while delivering business www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WtyAefuVNs advisory and financial management services to owner-operated

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On Thursday, June 3, the HIA-LI hosted a virtual CEO Forum featuring Craig Fine, CPA, Managing Partner Mazars USA. Viewers heard from Fine regarding his leadership philosophy, career journey, sector & service experience and how he forged forward through COVID. Fine also discussed the emphasis he puts on work culture and how that is of benefit for his employees.


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Aerospace Technology Leader Chooses Bohemia for Global Headquarters are pleased that North Atlantic Industries has decided to grow their business here in Islip,” said John Walser, Executive Director, Town of Islip Industrial Development Agency.

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“The Town of Islip IDA can help businesses remain and grow, here in Islip. The NAI expansion is a shining example of that,” said Islip Supervisor, Angie Carpenter. Islip, NY –January 2021– North Atlantic Industries, Inc. (NAI), a leading supplier of embedded computing solutions and power supplies, announced an expansion of its presence in the Town of Islip with a new facility and global headquarters. According to NAI representatives, a partnership with the Islip Industrial Development Agency and Empire State Development has enabled NAI to double down on its commitment to growth in the region. Preparation is now underway to relocate to the 90,000 sq. ft. Bohemia facility, with plans to occupy the space by June 2021. The recently acquired facility results in an 80% increase in the company’s physical presence in New York State. The additional space enables the expansion of NAI’s engineering, production, test and quality and assembly and manufacturing operations. It will also permit these functions to be housed under one roof, with sales and marketing, HR, IT and the leadership team. “We recognize that aerospace is a key sector in our economy, and we

NAI has built a reputation for supporting the world’s most demanding defense, commercial aerospace and industrial applications. The firstclass facility allows NAI to build on this foundation with more R&D to scale NAI’s Configurable Open Systems Architecture™ (COSA®) and to leverage NAI’s vertically integrated design, manufacturing and verification capabilities to Accelerate our customer’s Time-to-Mission™. “Our uniquely modular approach has caught the attention of industry leaders,” said Lino Massafra, VP of Sales and Marketing. “Now with the space to add resources, our customers will be amazed at the breadth and scale of problems that can be solved with our versatile COSA® approach.” NAI’s growth also sees the company looking for bright, motivated individuals – including qualified undergraduate and graduate student interns – to join our team, contribute new ideas and thrive in our fast-paced, tech-focused environment. To learn more about these opportunities, please visit www.naii.com/careers.

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HIA-LI JOB FAIR Virtual Job Fair Draws in Job Seekers In conjunction with the HIA-LI’s Annual Scholarship Recognition Program on Thursday, June 10, the HIA-LI held its first virtual job fair from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. The virtual job fair aimed to connect companies with candidates seeking to apply and be hired for their next job opportunity. More than 60 companies created a virtual booth to post job openings available at their organization. On the virtual platform, companies were able to create a profile, post job listings, receive resumes, showcase videos and photos, shared their social media links and list various communication platforms that they could use to instantly connect with job seekers. Job seekers had the ability to view company profiles, search by industry and keyword, submit resumes to jobs that interest them, instantly connect with companies via various communication platforms and view companies’ social media platforms. Stay tuned for more information and join us for our next virtual job fair in the Fall of 2021. For more information, contact Anthony Forgione at aforgione@hia-li.org or call (631) 543-5355.

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June & July 2021: The Long Island Workforce Industry Industry List: Educational, Institutions, HR, Staffing, Workforce Development, Event Planning, Hospitality & Tourism Development, Restaurants

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August 2021: Innovative Trends in Technology Industry List: Info Services & IT Services September 2021: Honoring Long Island Business Excellence Industry List: Not-for-Profit, Health & Wellness October 2021: The Future of Energy Industry List: Energy, Environmental & Engineering November 2021 / December 2021: Women Leadership on LI Industry List: Holiday Planning, Advertising Agencies, Marketing & PR Firms

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keepingcurrent 3 Musts for a More Engaged Email Audience By Sue Glenn Diverse Marketing & Web Design 516-574-3790 sueglenn1@gmail.com www.diversemarketing.net Constant Contact Certified Local Expert & Speaker.

Building an email list is one of the best, easiest, and least expensive ways to stay in touch with your customers and prospects. It’s not the size of your list that you should focus on, it’s the quality of it. Did you know that for every $1 you spend on email marketing, you get a 40% return? That’s huge ROI! Here are ways to maximize the impact of the list you already own. #1 - Segment your List Most people throw everyone onto a general or default list. Separate the names on this list and drop them into more meaningful “buckets” or create new lists. Let’s say you sell a natural skin care line. Add the buyers to a “Purchasers” List. Create another list of non purchasers as a “Prospects” List. Dive deeper. Lets focus on the “Purchasers” list. Create a list for the specific product the purchaser

bought. Let’s say it’s a facial scrub. Put her on the list “Facial Scrub”. If the facial scrub has scents and she only purchases the Lavender scent - break the list down even further. Put her on the “Lavender “list. Drill down.

create a free or low cost offer. Include the pain point in the title and the solution inside the offer.

If a customer only loves the lavender scented facial scrub and you have a sale solely for that list, they’re more likely to buy (in multiples) because you’re talking directly to them and it’s right on the mark for relevancy.

#3 - Follow your New Email Subscribers on Social Media

Make sure the link to purchase takes them directly to their favorite product, not to your website’s home page. The quicker subscribers get to a destination, the better!

Make sure you’ve created a segmented list that aligns with your offer. Create relevant email content for that list.

#2 - Create Free and Micro Offers that Attract your Target Market Think about the struggles of your ideal client. What solution do you provide for this? Try to recall recent conversations, engagements, or questions you received by phone, email or on social media. Is there a common thread of pain points to alleviate? If not, do the research. Create a survey or poll on social media. Look for conversations online and follow hashtags of your target market or your core content. Once you do research and analyze the data you’ll have the information you need. Take the data to

When people sign up for your offer you’ll know it’s what your audience was looking for!

Whenever you market your free or micro offer you’ll get an influx of new names on your email list.

Work this tip. Take your new list of opt-in subscribers by exporting the list from your email service provider. Go search these subscribers on social media. Follow and friend them. What better way to get to know them? You’ll learn their needs to better serve them. Start engaging. Find ways to make a connection. Leave comments, likes and voice DMs. Remind them that they signed up for your offer and reiterate the topic.Thank them and ask if it was helpful. To further engage, ask if they have any questions for you. Anytime you can be more relevant to your email subscribers, the better!

EVENT RECAP

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Through the Eyes of Young Leaders Panel and Scholarship Recognition Program

Each year, the HIA-LI raises funds and provides $1,000 scholarships to students who are seniors in high school planning to attend a college, trade school, or university on Long Island in the Fall. This year, the HIA-LI was proud to award two scholarships to deserving seniors, who are children of employees from companies that have an active HIA-LI membership. In the Fall of 2021, student scholarship recipients Mikayla Grote and Brooklyn Ratel, respectively, will attend SUNY Stony Brook to further their education. The students were recognized at our Through the Eyes of Young Leaders Panel and Scholarship Recognition Virtual Program on Thuresday, June 10th. Following the verbal announcement of scholarship recipients during the program, members of the HIA-LI’s Young Professional and Entrepreneurs Committee (H.Y.P.E.) coordinated a panel of young professionals who shared insight on their career journeys, the power of networking, how to adapt to the new business climate, and best practices on how to market yourself while searching for

a job. Moderated by Tim Wan, CEO, Smith Carroad Levy Wan & Parikh, a division of the Wan Law Group, panelists included Alex Blend, Business Librarian, Miller Business Center, Alyson Mathews, Partner, Lamb & Barnosky, LLP, Andrew Saggese, Mechanical Engineer, EMTEC Consulting Engineers, and Meg Ryan, Account Executive, Emerald Document Imaging.

To learn more about the HIA-LI Scholarship Program or to make a donation, please visit https://www.hia-li.org/hia-li-events/ scholarship-awards/ or call 631-543-5355. Congratulations again to this year’s scholarship recipients!


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JULY’S INDUSTRY LIST: EDUCATION INSTITUTES, HR, STAFFING SERVICES, WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, EVENT PLANNING & RESTAURANTS

INDUSTRY LISTS EDUCATION INSTITUTES, HR, STAFFING SERVICES, WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, EVENT PLANNING & RESTAURANTS

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EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTES ADELPHI UNIVERSITY’S HAUPPAUGE EDUCATION AND CONFERENCE CENTER James McGowan | Director | (631) 300-4350 55 Kennedy Drive | Hauppauge, NY cartagen@adelphi.edu | http://www.adelphi.edu

AMITY EDUCATION GROUP

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

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

CAREERSMARTS

LI JOB MARKET

Keith Stewart | President | 631-648-8265 keith@lijobmarket.com

SMITHTOWN CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

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

WEST ISLIP PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT

Ryan Vollmuth | Transition Coordinator | 631-504-5902 1 Lions Path, | West Islip, NY r.vollmuth@wi.k12.ny.us | www.wik12.ny.us

WESTERN SUFFOLK BOCES

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

Stephanie Engelman | Principal, Adult Services | (631) 667-6000 17 Westminster Avenue | Dix Hills, NY sengelma@wsboces.org | www.wilsontech.org

CONNETQUOT HIGH SCHOOL

WILLUMSTAD SCHOOL OF BUSINESS / ADELPHI UNIVERSITY

E&I COOPERATIVE SERVICES

WORK EXPERIENCE COORDINATOR ASSOCIATION (WECA) OF NYS

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

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

Rajib Sanyal | Dean | (516) 877-4690 One South Avenue, | Garden City, NY rsanyal@adelphi.edu | www.business.adelphi.edu

Marypat Grafstein | (631) 912-2206 17 Westminster Avenue, | Dix Hills, NY mgrafstein@smithtown.k12.ny.us | www.nysweca.org

EASTERN SUFFOLK BOCES

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

HUMAN RESOURCES

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AT STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

COMPASS WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS, LLC

Ann-Marie Scheidt | Director of Economic Development | (631) 216-7605 1500 Stony Brook Road, Stony Brook R&D Park | Stony Brook, NY annmarie.scheidt@stonybrook.edu | www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/ecodev/index.php

ELECTRICAL TRAINING CENTER, INC

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

FARMINGDALE STATE COLLEGE - SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER Erica Chase-Gregory | Regional Director | (631) 370-8888 2350 Broadhollow Road | Farmingdale, NY chasee@farmingdale.edu | www.farmingdale.edu/sbdc

FUSION ACADEMY LONG ISLAND

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Christopher Kelly | Director | 6314343939 370 Motor Parkway | Hauppauge, NY ckelly@lijatc.org | www.lijatc/org/about-joint-apprenticeship-and-training-committee/

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

DMPERILLOHR

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

LI JOB MARKET

Keith Stewart | President | 631-648-8265 keith@lijobmarket.com

NEW LIFE HR SOLUTIONS, LLC

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

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

HAUPPAUGE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

PORTNOY, MESSINGER, PEARL AND ASSOCIATES, INC.

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

HUNTER BUSINESS SCHOOL

Mark B. Portnoy | CEO | 516-921-3400 6800 Jericho Tpke., Suite 218E | Syosset, NY mbportnoy@pmphr.com | www.pmphr.com

PRESTIGEPEO

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

Steve Swidler | Business Development Manager | (516) 238-5317 538 Broadhollow Road, Suite 311 | Melville, NY sswidler@prestigepeo.com | prestigepeo.com

ISLAND DRAFTING & TECHNICAL INSTITUTE

SUMMIT SAFETY & EFFICIENCY SOLUTIONS

James G. Di Liberto | President | (631) 691-8733 128 Broadway | Amityville, NY dilibertoj@idti.edu | www.idti.edu

Ron Loveland | President | (631) 642-7239 5 Argyle Drive, | Northport, NY ron.loveland@summitsafetypro.com | http://www.SummitSafetyPro.com


EDUCATION INSTITUTES, HR, STAFFING SERVICES, WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, EVENT PLANNING & RESTAURANTS

STAFFING SERVICES LI JOB MARKET

Keith Stewart | President | 631-648-8265 keith@lijobmarket.com

LONG ISLAND TEMPS

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

FAST FACTS Long Island Workforce

Long Island unemployment was 5.4% in April 2021, A huge change from April 2020 when unemployment was at 17.5%. Source: Department of Labor

ROBERT HALF

Lynne Paolillo | Client Services Director? | 6173301651 125 High Street, 17th Floor, 17th Floor | Boston, MA shane.kelleher@roberthalf.com | www.roberthalf.com/locations/ny-hauppauge/102motor-parkway

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

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT LI JOB MARKET

Keith Stewart | President | 631-648-8265 keith@lijobmarket.com

PROACTIVE RISK MANAGEMENT SERVICES, INC. Alisa Rosati | President | (631) 804-7901 26 Pine Street, | Lake Grove, NY alisarosati@optonline.net

EVENT PLANNING MID-ISLAND PARTY PLUS

Sharon Tiskowitz | Manager | 516-446-4503 45 Gilpin Ave, Suite 12 | Hauppauge, NY

RESTAURANTS CHICK-FIL-A COMMACK

Christina Gest | Owner/Operator | 631.499.1280 656 Commack Road, | Commack, NY bryan.beasley@cfafranchisee.com | www.chick-fil-a.com

Source: Department of Labor

The leisure and hospitality industry on Long Island added 47,000 jobs. Source: Department of Labor

Hourly earnings in New York increased by 2.9 percent yearover year. But this rate varied widely by industry from a high of 13.7 percent in the financial sector to minus 3.5 percent in leisure and hospitality. Source: LIA Monthly Economic Report July 2021 Fast Facts are compiled by the business librarians at

www.millerbusinesscenter.org millercenter@mcplibrary.org

Chris Foerster | 631-273-6600 666 Motor Parkway | Hauppauge, NY ihopny@optonline.net | ihop.com/en

INSIGNIA STEAKHOUSE

Emir Radoncic | General Manager | (631) 656-8120 610 Nesconset Highway | Smithtown, NY gm@insigniasteakhouse.com | www.insigniasteakhouse.com

JERSEY MIKE’S SUBS

Seth Goldstein | Franshisee | (631) 780-5656 5 Indian Valley Rd, | Poquott, NY management360LLC@gmail.com | www.jerseymikes.com/34013/hauppauge-ny

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IHOP

23.3%

For the year ending April 2021, private sector jobs on Long Island increased by 195,700, or 23.3%, to 1,035,900.

JULY’S INDUSTRY LIST: EDUCATION INSTITUTES, HR, STAFFING SERVICES, WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, EVENT PLANNING & RESTAURANTS

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INDUSTRY LISTS EDUCATION INSTITUTES, HR, STAFFING SERVICES, WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, EVENT PLANNING & RESTAURANTS

MOE’S SOUTHWEST GRILL

Melissa Lewando | Catering Manager | 6316055577 105 Maxess Road, Suite N200 | Melville, NY danielle@moeslongisland.com | www.moes.com/catering

STONE SOUPE AT THE PAVILION

Kelly Kezys | Account Manager | (631) 778-6492 1377 Motor Parkway, Lower Level | Islandia, NY contactus@stonesoupe.net | www.stonesoupe.net/menu/islandia

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Sexy John Robertson | President | (631) 435-3678 160-6 Adams Avenue, | Hauppauge, NY john@thesexysalad.com | www.thesexysalad.com

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WELCOME APRIL NEW MEMBERS EMTEC CONSULTING ENGINEERS

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NEW MEMBER PROFILES ReCharge NY changes the equation between companies and energy costs—for the better. Sevenyear power contracts secure long-term economical pricing, allowing qualified businesses and nonprofits to focus on keeping or adding jobs and strengthening operations. No additional jobs or capital investment are needed to qualify.

Contract Pharmacal Corp. (CPC) 165 Oser Avenue, Hauppauge, NY 11788 631-231-4610 www.cpc.com info@cpc.com www.linkedin.com/company/ contract-pharmacal-corp/ Contract Pharmacal Corp. (CPC) is an industry leading CDMO specializing in development and manufacturing of drug products and dietary supplements. CPC is an expert in manufacturing tablets, capsules and powder forms and packaging into bottles, blisters, pouches, and stick-packs. Our commitment to quality is the cornerstone for how we develop every product from start to finish, and that allows us to exceed customer expectations and industry standards. CPC was founded in 1971 by John and Harriet Wolf and the company has remained family-owned and is currently operated by the second generation: Mark and Matt Wolf. Since 1971, CPC has commercialized thousands of products and our reputation as a global leader in contract manufacturing and development has earned us partnerships with some of the biggest pharmaceutical and dietary supplement brands in the world. From Rx to over-the-counter drug development to manufacturing supplements, our partners count on us to deliver quality and effectiveness in every product we produce. CPC sees many opportunities to grow organically with our existing partners. We are also excited about opportunities in additional retail business and the prescription generic space, as the Florida Pharmaceutical Products (FPP) acquisition is continuing to blossom. CPC is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2021 and we are looking forward to many more years of success.

Find the Power to Succeed with ReCharge NY—one of New York State’s signature economic development programs from the New York Power Authority (NYPA).

NYPA is the largest state electric utility in the nation, with power generating and transmission facilities across the state including the Richard M. Flynn Power Plant in Holtsville. More than 80 percent of the electricity that NYPA produces is clean, renewable hydropower. From energy efficiency solutions and professional advisory services to solar, energy storage, LED street lighting, EV infrastructure and digital energy management—find the power to succeed with NYPA’s trusted energy advisors and turnkey solutions for your energy and sustainability needs. NYPA supports Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act by bringing organizations the know-how, experience and innovation to create a clean, economically vibrant New York.

Emtec Consulting Engineers 3555 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Suite M Ronkonkoma, NY 11779 (631) 981-3990 www.emtec-engineers.com

Founded in 1981 and privately owned, we are a consulting engineering firm specializing in MEP/ FP Engineering, Commissioning, Life Safety and Sustainable Consulting. We are staffed with thirty personnel consisting of licensed professional engineers, LEED Accredited professionals. Emtec is licensed in sixteen states often ranked within the Top Engineering Design Consultants in New York. What makes our firm different, is our firm belief in a collaborative approach to our projects and drive to provide a high-quality service. Often, we will engage our services with the client and the entire design team as early as possible to communicate the engineering needs of the building as it pertains to design commissioning and construction of the Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection, Fire Alarm and Life Safety Systems. Our interactive, and often common-sense approach is easily communicated to all members of the design team which translates into realistic solutions for every project. Emtec has been at the forefront of energy efficiency before the adoption of LEED, and we dedicate our time

Hireblue Eastern Long Island, NY 631-793-0052 www.hireblue.co

Hireblue is a web and mobile application building a new generation of qualified, skilled tradespeople to address the massive labor shortage. We prepare students for careers in skilled trades by administering training for candidates and providing career resources. We then offer a service to employers, placing qualified, trained high school, community college, vocational students into apprenticeship and entry-level jobs. We operate across Suffolk and Nassau Counties as well as across New York state. As the premier talent platform in the region, we have established partnerships with schools, workforce development centers, and organizations. Join the Hireblue community today and help build your resilient workforce!

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New York Power Authority (NYPA) Alana Appenzeller, Program Manager New York Power Authority 123 Main St, White Plains NY 10601 1-888-562-7697 PoweringBusiness@nypa.gov www.nypa.gov/recharge Linkedin.com/showcase/recharge-ny/

ReCharge NY power is provided to several Hauppauge Industrial Association members including Contract Pharmacal Corp., Flexible Business Systems and Oldcastle Building Envelope, all from Hauppauge; Calico Cottage, Inc. and GKN Aerospace Monitor, both in Amityville; Dayton T. Brown, Inc., Bohemia; Northwell Healthcare, Bethpage, and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Association, Cold Spring Harbor. Contact us today to find the power to succeed and join this list of esteemed particpants!

and energy to find any measure possible to. is easily communicated to all members of the design team which translates into realistic solutions for every project. Emtec has been at the forefront of energy efficiency before the adoption of LEED, and we dedicate our time and energy to find any measure possible to improve our environment.


HEARD AROUND THE ISLAND APPOINTMENTS, PROMOTIONS & HONORS

FIRST.

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) DBA FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Long Island, has announced that Rick Ramhap has been named one of FIRST LEGO® League Explore’s Volunteers of the Year by

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Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk was recently featured on CBS-2 NY News and Patch regarding a ceremonial wall raise for a new home for an East Patchogue family. Starting on June 16th, Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk partnered with the Town of Southampton to collect new or slightly used furniture, appliances, kitchen cabinets and building materials from residents, as part of the Southampton REUSE Program. Collections are held every Wed., 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the North Sea Transfer Station. A drop-off is available for contractors and commercial businesses at Suffolk ReStore in Ronkonkoma. In a reflection of the firm’s growth, Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP, a premier law firm with offices across Long Island, is pleased to welcome Katherine Cutrone as an Associate in the Litigation department. In particular, CMM’s Labor & Employment practice has grown exponentially as employers and employees alike navigate the challenges brought about by the pandemic. Cutrone focuses on these employment matters, as well as sophisticated commercial litigation.

As the emerging cannabis market grows in New York State, Campolo, Middleton & McCormick,

LLP – a premier law firm with offices across Long Island – is pleased to announce the launch of its Cannabis Law practice, headed by CMM Partner Arthur Yermash. The new Cannabis practice group provides critical guidance for cannabis businesses, entrepreneurs, and service providers by leveraging the firm’s experience in diverse areas of the law including corporate, M&A, and labor and employment. Yermash, a corporate lawyer who has spent years advising on retail, wholesale, and pharmaceutical issues, is uniquely positioned to help clients meet the challenges and opportunities that come with the new legislation legalizing recreational marijuana in New York State. 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 welcomeMarc Saracinoto the firm as a Corporate Associate. He focuses on complex transactions, as well as private placements, commercial leasing, and employment issues relating to M&A transactions. Saracino began his career at the international law firm Milbank LLP in Manhattan, focusing on structured and specialty finance and securitization. Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP warmly congratulates Jane Chen on being recognized by the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University as a 2021 recipient of the University’s Outstanding Women in Law Awards. An event will be held on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. on Hofstra’s 244-acre campus – a nationally recognized arboretum – and via Zoom. Farrell Fritz is pleased to welcome Jesse Hiney to its Hauppauge office as environmental counsel. Jesse is a Shoreham, NY, resident. Prior to joining Farrell Fritz, he was general counsel at Miller Environmental Group, Inc. Jesse earned his J.D. from New York Law School, cum laude, and his B.A. from Alfred University. He is admitted in New York, New Jersey, and the U.S. District Court of the District of New Jersey. Family Service League (FSL), a leading Long Island based non-profit human service organization, is proud to announce the election of Tiffany C. Graham to its Board of Directors. Professor

Graham is an Associate Professor of Law and the Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion at Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in Long Island, New York. She joined the law school in May 2020 after serving for six years on the faculty and as the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the University of South Dakota School of Law. Professor Graham primarily teaches in the areas of constitutional law and race and the law, but has also taught criminal procedure, law and sexuality, and torts. Duffy & Duffy, PLLC would like to announce that Dorothy Renz has been elevated to Partner. Prior to being promoted, she was an Associate with the firm. Ms. Renz practices personal injury law with a concentration in medical malpractice. She got her start at Duffy & Duffy as an intern while attending St. John’s University School of Law. Her duties included filing, answering phone calls and, later, working in the firm’s intake department. “During that time, I learned that medical malpractice is far more complex than it seems and that our clients’ lives can be immensely improved through our work,” she said.

HAPPENINGS

The Art League of Long Island’s Summer Art Adventure program, now in its 25th year, will once again take place at the Paumanok Elementary School in Dix Hills for the summer of 2021. Summer Art Adventure offers kids and teens fun and creative activities led by dedicated art education professionals. Call 631-462-5400 x222, email info@artleagueli.org for more information or visit www.artleagueli.org/summer-art-adventure to view the digital brochure.

In support of local schools and the community, Gershow Recycling donated the use of a junk


HEARD AROUND THE ISLAND car to the Sayville High School SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) chapter. The car serves as a reminder to students to drive safely. The junk car was on display in front of the school to show students the consequences of driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, as well as the dangers of driving while distracted by texting or talking on cell phones. The Sayville SADD chapter thanked Gershow for its assistance and its use of the vehicle. 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. The New York Marine Rescue Center, a not-forprofit 501c3 organization, is hosting the 2021 Paddle Battle LI Team Challenge on Saturday, July 31st, along the Peconic River in Riverhead, NY. This recreational stand-up paddle board and kayak race was created for companies, organizations and unions to compete against one another for the ultimate prize of the Paddle Battle LI Team Challenge Trophy, all while raising funds to help save endangered sea turtles! To register, or for more information, visit: www.PaddleBattleLICC. com.

Providing Data Destruction, Electronics Recycling, and IT Asset Liquidation services, Pupfish Sustainability Solutions is a full-service IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) firm operating within Long Island’s rapidly advancing technology space. Offering seamless IT Asset Management (ITAM) Integration, we partner directly with your Managed IT Services provider or operate as an extension of your IT department to help develop or execute your ITAD Plan. Partnering with Pupfish Sustainability will enable you or your clients to meet industry-specific regulations pertaining to data destruction and environmental practices. Call Pupfish at 631.403.1100 or visit www.PupfishUSA. com to learn more about IT Asset Disposition services such as data destruction, electronics recycling, or IT Asset Liquidation.

Kristie Golden, Ph.D., of Smithtown, was elected board president of the Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW), in Ronkonkoma. She is Executive Administrator/Associate Director of Operations at Stony Brook Medicine. Andrew T. Garbarino, Esq., of Sayville, was elected board vice president of MHAW. He is Of Counsel at Ruskin, Moscou, and Falitschek, PC, in Uniondale.

On May 29, the Village of Islandia celebrated the grand reopening of The Islandia Senior Center. Visitors were treated to refreshments and had the opportunity to speak to Allan M. Dorman, the village mayor, and Denise Schrage, Village Parks and Recreation Commissioner, and learn about upcoming events at the facility. In March 2020, the Senior Center was closed down due to the pandemic. It reopened in July 2020, but only operated during limited hours. The Islandia Senior Center will now be fully open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. For more information, call 631-348-1133, or visit www.newvillageofislandia.com.

(Secretary) were also installed as officers.

Register now for the America’s VetDogs Freedom Race Series Participants can choose to run in a 5K timed race, walk the 5K or take a 2-mile family-friendly walk with or without their pup. All proceeds will assist America’s VetDogs mission to help veterans with disabilities live a life without boundaries. The Independence Challenge is being help from July 11 through July 31. Register today at Race. VetDogs.org.

The New York Marine Rescue Center, a not-forprofit 501c3 organization, is hosting the 2021 Paddle Battle LI Team Challenge on Saturday, July 31st, along the Peconic River in Riverhead, NY. This recreational stand-up paddle board and kayak race was created for companies, organizations and unions to compete against one another for the ultimate prize of the Paddle Battle LI Team Challenge Trophy, all while raising funds to help save endangered sea turtles! The race consists of teams of four competitors who participate in a 2.5 mile recreational class category. The team with the overall best combined time will take home the championship trophy and the bragging rights of being Team Challenge Champs! After the race join us for an award ceremony including complimentary drinks and even more fun! If your company wants to get involved, but cannot provide a full team, we will gladly supplement participants for you. If you are interested please contact Bryan Deluca at bdeluca@amwny.com or 631.208.9200 ext.102. Registration deadline is 7/20/21 and it is $1,000 per team. Visit www.PaddleBattleLICC.com for more information.

SHARE THE NEWS On Tuesday, June 1, 2021, Gregory S. Lisi, a Partner and Chair of Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP’s Employment & Labor practice group, was installed as the 119th President of the Nassau County Bar Association (“NCBA”). He will serve a one-year term. Rosalia Baiamonte (PresidentElect), Sanford Strenger (Vice President), Daniel W. Russo (Treasurer) and James P. Joseph

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NYU Langone Health (NYU Langone) and Long Island Community Hospital (LI Community Hospital) today announced their execution of an affiliation agreement that will bring the two organizations together to expand, enhance, and clinically integrate their healthcare networks in Suffolk County. The parties are now seeking regulatory approval, with the goal of closing on the affiliation at the end of 2021. Once implemented, the affiliation will further extend NYU Langone’s healthcare network into eastern Long Island, and make available the resources, technologies and capabilities of a world class academic medical center to the more than 400,000 people served by

LI Community Hospital.


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