HIA-LI Reporter Newspaper - May 2021

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VOLUME 40 • ISSUE 5 • MAY 2021

SPECIAL SECTION: TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP | P.17-20 HIA-LI’S INDUSTRY LIST: PG 34

HIA-LI’S HEARD AROUND THE ISLAND: PG 37

Featuring Shahbaz Chaudhary, CEO of Deliver My Meds

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HIA-LI INITIATIVES HIA-LIPOSITIONING POSITIONING STATEMENT & INITIATIVES HIA-LI POSITIONING STATEMENT & INITIATIVES

HIA-LI IS ONE OF THE RECOGNIZED VOICES FOR BUSINESS ON LONG ISLAND; A POWERFUL FORCE AND ECONOMIC ENGINE FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT. OUR MEMBER COMPANIES REPRESENT TENS OF THOUSANDS OF BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS. HIA-LI IS ONE OF THE RECOGNIZED VOICES FOR BUSINESS ON LONG ISLAND; A POWERFUL

FORCE AND ECONOMIC ENGINE FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT. OUR MEMBER COMPANIES MANUFACTURING REVITILIZATION REPRESENT TENS OF THOUSANDS OF BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS. MANUFACTURING REVITILIZATION opportunities for a skilled manufacturing workforce. opportunities for a skilled manufacturing WORKFORCEworkforce. DEVELOPMENT Develop solutions to attract, blend and retain employees and keep youth on LI. WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Develop solutions to attract, blend and retain employees and keep youth on LI. HEALTHCARE Explore existing and emerging strategies for containing HEALTHCARE healthcare costs. Explore existing and emerging strategies for containing healthcare costs. INFRASTRUCTURE Identify and develop plans to address critical INFRASTRUCTURE infrastructure needs of the Hauppauge Industrial Identify plans to address Park that will fosterand thedevelop continued growth of critical business. infrastructure needs of the Hauppauge Industrial Park that will foster the continued growth of business. ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS SUCCESS Create forums to educate and connect business OF BUSINESS growth andENVIRONMENT survival. Promote the HIA-LISUCCESS Annual Create forums to educate andfor connect business Trade Show and conference as a forum growth andand survival. Promote HIA-LI Annual important connection discussion on the economic, Trade Show and conference as a forum for business, and workforce development issues. important connection and discussion on economic, business, and workforce development issues. ALTERNATIVE ENERGY “GO GREEN” ALTERNATIVE ENERGY “GO GREEN” members. Educate and showcase environmental and energy services. members. Educate and showcase environmental and energy services. VIRTUAL HIA-LI Enable our VIRTUAL membersHIA-LI to collaborate, connect and deliver added value by sharing to knowledge withconnect and Enable our members collaborate, current anddeliver futureadded members and the global world. with value by sharing knowledge current and future members and the global world.

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HIA-LIʼS HOLIDAY CELEBRATION HONORING THOSE WHO 2117-2021 TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP HIA-LIʼS HOLIDAY CELEBRATION HONORING THOSE WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE MAKE A DIFFERENCE HIA-LIʼS LISTS: ADVERTISING AGENCIES, HIA-LIʼS INDUSTRY LISTS: ADVERTISING AGENCIES, 32 HIA-LI INDUSTRY INDUSTRY LISTS 32 34 MARKETING FIRMS & PR FIRMS MARKETING FIRMS & PR FIRMS

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DIRECTORS

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

Kevin OʼConnor Bridgehampton

Arthur Sanders

HIA-LI OFFICERS & DIRECTORS Jim Jim Coughlan Coughlan Tritec Tritec Real Real Estate Estate Co Co., Inc. (631) 706 -DIRECTORS 4113 (631) 706-4113

Bridgehampton Scott Maskin National Bank SUNation Solar Systems (631) Inc. 537-8826 Kevin OʼConnor (631) 750-9454

OmniLeteri Funding Anthony USA Waste (516) 697Reduction - 3900 & Recycling Co., Inc. (631) 269-0800 Arthur Sanders LIFETIME BOARD

(631) 543 - 5355 Robert Bridgehampton Quarte Funding MEMBERSOmni EMERITUS Jim Coughlan Robert Desmond President Robert Desmond Mary Rogers AVZ & Company National Bank Arthur Sanders (516) 697 - 3900 Tritec Real Estate Co AIRECO Real Estate Corp. Terri Alessi-Miceli Industry One Chairperson Brookhaven National Funding OFFICERS (631) 434 - 9500 Eisenbud (631) 537-8826 OmniFred (631) 706 - 4113 Laboratory (631)Corp 273 - 4255 Rich Humann, (516) 697-3900 (631) P.E. 543 - 5355 Realty LIFETIME BOARD Middleton & Robert Quarte Campolo, H2M Architects & (631) 273-4255 (631) 334-4747 MEMBERS Robert Desmond Ann-Marie Chairperson Rita DiStefano McCormick LLPEMERITUS Engineers of the BOARD AVZScheidt & Company LIFETIME AIRECO Real Estate Corp. Portnoy, Messinger, Stony Brook(631) University (631) Board 756-8000 Rita DiStefano Alan Sasserath MEMBERSFred EMERITUS OFFICERS 434 9500 Eisenbud (631) 273 (631) 216 - 7605LLP Thomas J. Fallarino. CPA Joe Campolo Pearl, & Associates, Inc.- 4255 Sasserath Portnoy, Messinger, & Zoraian, Campolo, Middleton & First Vice Inc. (631) 368-3110 Fred Eisenbud Campolo, Middleton & of the Pearl (516)& Associates, 921Rita - 3400 Chairperson McCormick&LLP Ann-Marie Scheidt Campolo, Middleton Chairperson (516) 921-3400 DiStefano McCormick LLPBoard Richard S. Feldman, Esq. StonyScheidt Brook UniversityMcCormick Portnoy, Messinger,Ann-Marie Anne Shybunko-Moore Carol Allen LLP Joseph Garofalo (631) 738 9100 (631) 216 - 7605 Rivkin Joe Campolo Karen Frank Radler LLP Pearl, & Associates, Inc. People’s Alliance Stony Brook University Thomas J. Fallarino. CPA GSE Dynamics Island Christian Church FederalCampolo, Credit Union Consulting 216-7605 Thomas J. Fallarino Middleton &Darmic (516) 921 - 3400 (631) (631) 231-1044 (631) 822 3000 First Vice434-3500 Chairperson (631) CPA Richard McCormick LLP Services Inc. E. Hoffman S. Feldman, Esq. Anne Shybunko-Moore Ernest Joseph Garofalo Anne Shybunko524-8216 John Bauer (631) 738 - 9100 (516) W & HS. Stampings Rivkin Radler LLP Susan H. Gubing GSE Dynamics Richard Island Christian Church Second Vice Moore Feldman, Michael Voltz Littler Mendelson, P.C. Career Smarts Chairperson Greg Galdi GSE Dynamics Esq. (631) 231-1044 PSEG Long Island (631) 822 3000 First Vice ChairpersonCustom Computer (631) 293 - 4525 Ernest E. Hoffman Anthony Manetta (631) 231-1044 Rivkin Radler LLP Howard Kipnes (631) 979 - 6452 (631) 844-3819 John Bauer & H Stampings Cedar Communities, L.P. SpecialistsSusan H. Gubing Cedar WKnolls Inc. Michael Voltz Littler Mendelson, P.C.(631)Bob (516)Vice 229-1168 786-9956 Valsamos Ernest E. Hoffman Isaksen Second Chairperson Career Smarts Chris PSEG Long Island Dr. Elana Zolfo Group LLC W & H Stampings (631) 293 - 4525 Bank of(631) America Howard Kipnes 979 - 6452 BCV Nicholas M. Lacetera Berkeley College Carol Allen (631) 844-3819 (Posthumously) Treasurer Joseph Garofalo (631) 231-5500 Cedar Knolls (631) 547 7450 Peoples Alliance FederalInc. Peopleʼs Alliance Robert Quarte Island Christian Church (631) 338-8633 Bob Isaksen Michael Voltz Second Vice Chairperson Federal PKF O’Connor Davies (631) 822-3000 Kipnes Dr. Elana Zolfo Howard Credit Union BankKent of America PSEG Long Christopher Carol Allen (631) 299-3416 Island College Cedar Knolls Inc.M. Lacetera Nicholas Berkeley Credit Union Farrell Fritz (631) 547 7450 (631) 844-3819 Peoples Alliance Federal (631) 434Peopleʼs - 3500 Alliance Susan H. Gubing (631) 338-8633 Ed Pruitt LIFETIME BOARD (631) 367 0710 Corporate Secretary Career Smarts Nicholas M.Credit Lacetera Federal Union (Posthumously) MEMBERS Christopher Kent Dr. Elana Kevin O’Connor Zolfo Peoples Alliance Credit Union (631) 979-6452 CEO Corporate Secretary DIME Community Bank Federal Credit Union Farrell Fritz Colonial Sales & (631) 434 - 3500 David Manning Ed Pruitt JackLIFETIME Kulka BOARD (631) 537-8826 Rich Isaac(631) 367 - 0710 Marketing Brookhaven National Rich Humann, P.E. MEMBERS Sandler Training 631) 338-1697 Ed Pruitt John (Posthumously) Rebecchi Kulka Construction Corp. H2M architects + CEO Corporate Secretary(631)Laboratory DIRECTORS 231-3538 (Posthumously) Disc Graphics (631) 231 - 0900 David Manning LIFETIME engineers CEO - 4747 Jack Kulka Rich Humann, P.E. (631) 344 Brookhaven National John Isaksen BOARD MEMBERS (631)Bauer 756H2M - 8000 Rebecchi Kulka Construction Corp. Marci John architects + Bob Allan Lippolis Tublisky Laboratory Littler Mendelson, P.C. Bank of America Disc Graphics (631) 231& - 0900 John Rebecchi Scott Maskin engineers Superior Washer (631) 344 - 4747 Jack Kulka (631) 293-4525 (631) 547-7450 Treasurer (631) 756 - 8000 SUNation Solar GasketGroup Corp.Lippolis Marci Norman Weingart The Kulka Tublisky Allan Marci Tublisky (631) 750 -Kent 9454 Joe Campolo Christopher Scott 231-0900 Anthony Manetta (631) 273 - 8282 Communications Maskin (631) Superior Washer & Campolo, Middleton & Farrell Fritz,SUNation P.C. Norman Weingart Specialist HB Solutions Solar Treasurer Gasket Corp. Communications Norman Weingart McCormick LLP (631) 367-0710 Lippolis Rich (631) Isaac 750 - 9454 AllanAnthony Leteri (516)738-9100 762-7523 Anthony Manetta (631) 273 (631) Superior Washer & - 8282 SpecialistCommunications Sandler Training Leteri Waste Services David Winchester Specialist HB Solutions Gasket Corp. (631) 368Anthony - 5533 Leteri David CleanTech Rocks Rich Isaac (631) 273-8282 Winchester (516) 762-7523 (631) 231- 3538 Sandler Training Leteri Waste ServicesCleanTech Rocks David Winchester (631) 231- 3538 (631) 368 - 5533 CleanTech Rocks OFFICERS

HIA-LI COMMITTEES AND CHAIRPEOPLE HIA-LI COMMITTEES AND CHAIRPEOPLE BUSINESS SALES & MARKETING ENVIRONMENTAL/GREEN HUMAN RESOURCES INDUSTRIES DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS COMMITTEES & MARKETING HIA-LI ENVIRONMENTAL/GREEN& CHAIRPEOPLE Graceffo HUMAN RESOURCES JoySALES Mary Locascio INDUSTRIES DEVELOPMENT L.I. Essential Software Pierre Lespinasse

Pierre Lespinasse Lilia Factor Esq. Joy Graceffo All Island Media and Training Stony Brook Univerisity Factor Law Mary Locascio SECURITY L.I.427 Essential O’Donnell BUILDING Pierre LespinasseGOLF/SPORTS Lilia Factor Esq. Aoifa (631) 750 1226 (631) - 1083Software (516) 659-9523 (631) 632-1984 All Inc. Island Media and Training EAP BUSINESS Stony Brook Univerisity Factor Law National (631) 588-8102 Robert Desmond (631) 750 - 1226 Allan Lippolis 427 - 1083 (631) 632-1984 Insutry One(516) Miriam(631) Hubbard Realty659-9523 Corp Superior Washer & Borelli TonyTony Borelli Aoifa OʼDonnell (631) 273-4255 Gasket Corp. PBI Payroll H.Y.P.E. Mass Mutual Tom Fox Mass Mutual Financial National EAP, Inc. Miriam Hubbard 273-8282 Financial GroupTony Borelli (516) 338 - 5454 Aoifa OʼDonnell (631) D & BNello Engineers Group (631) PBI Payroll Vincent Meg Ryan588-8102 (516) 391-0300 x396 Tom Fox Mass Mutual Financial National EAP, Inc. SOCIAL and Architects x396 Hamptons (516) 391 - 0300Group Carpet One Document Imaging (516) 338 - 5454 D & B Engineers Emerald SECURITY (631) 588-8102 RESPONSIBILITY Floor & Home 631-319-1620 ext.209 Dan Simon (516) 364 9890 and Architects MANUFACTURING/ 391 0300 x396 (516) (631) 287-1070 Signwave LLC SECURITY Connor Robertson Allan Lippolis Paule Pachter (516) 364 - 9890INTERNATIONAL TRADE (631)EDUCATION/ 761-9292 TechworksMANUFACTURING/ Consulting, Inc. Long IslandWasher Cares & GOVERNMENT Superior WORKFORCE Allan Lippolis (631) 285‑1527 INTERNATIONAL TRADEThe Harry Chapin Food RELATIONSRELATIONS EDUCATION/EDUCATION/GOVERNMENT Robert Lippolis Corp.Washer & BankGasket Superior CONNECTION WORKFORCEWORKFORCE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS Jack Kulka (631) 582-3663 MANUFACTURING/ Superior Washer Anthony Manetta Robert Lippolis (631) 273 Gasket Corp. - 8282 CONNECTION CONNECTION Cedar L.P. INTERNATIONAL & Gasket Corp. Washer Lee Silberman KulkaCommunities, Construction Superior Jack Kulka (631) 273 - 8282 (516) 229-1168 TRADE TECHNOLOGY FOR Kelly Imperial Linda Furey Group & Gasket Corp. Habitat for Humanity Kulka Construction (631) 273-8282 Junior Achievement BUSINESS NYITKelly Imperial Chris TECHNOLOGY FOR Group Kent Kursad Devecioglu (631) 231 - 0900 (631) 273-8282 of Suffolk of New York (631) 422-4828 BUSINESS Farrell Fritz, P.C. Bimser International (631) 348-3121NYIT MEMBERSHIP (631) 231 0900 (516) 625-9028 David Pinkowitz Corporation (631) 348-3121(631) 367-0710 MEMBERSHIP TECHNOLOGY (646) 722-3890 Chris Kent David Services Pinkowitz Marie McCallion DCP Marketing Rich Isaac HEALTH & FOR BUSINESS Stony Brook University Farrell Fritz,Chris P.C. Kent Ron LLC DCP Marketing Services Loveland, ENERGY/UTILITIES/ WELLNESS Rich Isaac Sandler Training College of Business Farrell Fritz, P.C. BSE, MBASandler Training Chris Coluccio LLC ENERGY/UTILITIES/(631) 367-0710 (631) 491 - 5343 INFRASTRUCTURE (631) 231 3538 (631) 632-7476 TechWorks & Baldassare (631) 367-0710 Summit Safety (631) 491 - 5343 INFRASTRUCTURELen 231 - 3538 Consulting Inc. Efficiency (631) Solutions Merrill Lynch Wealth ENERGY/UTILITIES/ Chris Coluccio Jack Kulka Raffelina Cipriano (631) 285-1527 (631) 642-7239 Management Chris Coluccio INFRASTRUCTURE HEALTHCARE TechWorks Consulting, Inc. Jack Kulka (631) 944-9662 Raffelina Cipriano Primerica Kulka Construction TechWorks Consulting, Inc. HEALTHCARE MEMBERSHIP Manny Morales Kulka Construction Primerica Group (631) 285 1527 Jack Kulka (917) 440 - 1925 2M Technologies, Inc.- 1527 Melissa Negrin-Wiener (631) 285 Group The Kulka Group (917) 440 - 1925 (631) 231-3255 (631) 231 - 0900 Genser Cona Elder Law Lisa Mitnick Christine Ippolito MENTORING, (631) 231-0900 (631) 231 - 0900(631) 390-5000 People’s Alliance Federal MENTORING, Compass Christine WorkforceIppolito Credit Union NETWORKING AND Compass Workforce(631) YOUNG 434-3500 NETWORKING AND HUMAN RESOURCES Solutions YOUNG COMMUNICATIONS Solutions PROFESSIONALS (631) 794-7400 COMMUNICATIONS PROFESSIONALS Stephanie (631) Curry 794-7400 Alex MacPherson ENTERTAINMENT/ Betsy Jacob UBS Financial Michael Capaldo ENTERTAINMENT/Sherwood Lumber Betsy Jacob Michael Capaldo SPORTS SPORTS (631) 297-1923 Sage Solutions Services, Inc. Sage Solutions Melissa Negrin-Wiener (631) 420-6421 Melissa Negrin-Wiener (516) (516) 396 - 396 9329- 9329 Genser, Dubow, Genser Carmella Carmella Fazio Fazio - 5388 Genser, Dubow, Genser (516) 984 (516) 984 - 5388 All IslandAll Media Island Media & Cona LLP & Cona LLP RobertRobert DooleyDooley Ann Morrison (516) 297(516) - 9011 Morrison McGiff Halverson, 297 - 9011(631) 390-5000 LLP LLP (631) 390-5000The AmericanAnn Foundation McGiff Halverson, The American Foundation (631) 730 8686 For Suicide Prevention (631) 730 - 8686 For Suicide Prevention (516) 869 (516)- 4215 869 - 4215

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HIA-LI CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2021 HIA-LI COMMITTEE MEETINGS

HIA-LI UPCOMING EVENTS

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

Attention All Sports Fans! Habits of a Champion Team Featuring Coach Dana Cavalea, former Director of Performance for the NY Yankees, who led the team to a World Championship in 2019. Learn helpful tips on how to motivate and inspire your team! Virtual ticket price: $25 per person.

TUESDAY, JUNE 1ST | 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Health & Wellness Committee Meeting WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2ND | 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Technology for Business Committee Meeting FRIDAY, JUNE 4TH | 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Membership Committee Meeting TUESDAY, JUNE 8TH | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Golf Committee Meeting

WEDNESDAY, MAY 19TH | 2:00 - 1:00 PM

THURSDAY, JUNE 10TH | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

HIA-LI’s Virtual Job Fair. Are you an employer looking to grow your team or a job seeker looking for your next career opportunity? Attendance is free, but registration is required. As a company, to purchase a virtual booth, contact Anthony Forgione at aforgione@hia-li.org, Paige Meyer at pmeyer@hia-li.org, or call 631-543-5355.

THURSDAY, MAY 20TH | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM *NEW TIME*

HIA-LI’s Virtual Trivia and Networking. Each month, we invite you to join us for our virtual trivia and networking with other HIALI members. Enjoy engaging with other HIA-LI members with this month’s theme “Movies.” Complimentary to attend but, registration is required.

TUESDAY, MAY 25TH | 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM NETWORKING 8:15-9:00 AM

HIA-LIʼs Transformational Leadership: Creating a Vision and Leading Through Inspiration. Hear from a panel of business executives discuss their leadership style and innovative business structure and work culture. Virtual ticket price: $25 per person.

THURSDAY, JUNE 3RD | 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9TH | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Manufacturing/International Trade Joint Committee Meeting

HIA-LIʼs CEO Forum featuring Craig Fine, CPA, Managing Partner, Mazars USA. Learn about the philosophies, career journey, experience, and leadership style of this CEO. Virtual ticket price: $25 per person.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16TH | 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Education/Workforce Connection Committee Meeting

THURSDAY, JUNE 10TH | 9:00 - 10:30 AM NETWORKING 8:15 - 9:00 AM

THURSDAY, JUNE 24 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Trade Show Committee Meeting TH

HIA-LI’s Through the Eyes of Young Leaders: Career Journey & Future Goals. Discover how to maximize your HIALI membership. Learn about important updates about the HIALI and hear directly from the staff at HIA-LI about ways to get involved. Complimentary to attend but, registration is required. Virtual ticket price: $25 per person.

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HIA-LI UPCOMING PROGRAMS

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LETTER FROM THE HIA-LI PRESIDENT & CEO HIA-LI Will Recognize Outstanding Long Island Firms For Leadership, Performance, And Commitment To The Community Dear LI Business Community, The HIA-LI will, once again, salute the region’s most outstanding businesses at our 27th Annual HIA-LI Business Achievement Awards ceremony held September 21st. In these unprecedented times, it is more important than ever to celebrate excellence and achievement within our business community. In such a challenging period, our honorees will serve as inspiring examples of innovation, dedication, and accomplishment. An award selection committee will evaluate competing firms and organizations based upon such factors as corporate accomplishments, exemplary employee relations, commitment to the overall Long Island community, and ability to innovate and persevere amid the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery period. Finalists will be chosen in the Large, Small, Not for Profit and Rookie of the Year categories. This will be an opportunity to come together to celebrate our love of Long Island and our desire to see our region prosper and grow. These past organizations have played an instrumental role in helping to lead Long Island through this crisis. We encourage your organization to apply for the Business Achievement awards now! Deadline for submission is Friday, July 9th. Partners in Business,

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Terri Alessi-Miceli HIA-LI President & CEO


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SHAHBAZ CHAUDHARY | DELIVER MY MEDS

FEATURING CHRISTOPHER COLUCCIO, CEO & KEITH NEWELL, CFO AT TECHWORKS CONSULTING, INC. TELL US ABOUT HOW YOU/YOUR COMPANY STARTED. I started Deliver My Meds after my dad had a health scare in 2018. This episode was the direct result of him not taking his medications properly. It was a nervewracking experience for my entire family. What made it more frustrating, was knowing it could have been prevented if there was clear communication between his physicians and pharmacist. The individual and personalized care people used to get from their neighborhood pharmacy has been replaced by big box chain drugstores that are out of touch with the community. I wanted to bring back personal service and dedication to the customer. That is why I created Deliver My Meds, a pharmacy that is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of its customers.

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WHAT WAS A TURNING POINT FOR YOU/YOUR COMPANY? We moved into the Industrial Park right before the pandemic upended our lives. It was a difficult time to grow the business, but also presented a unique opportunity to recalibrate our strategy. We developed a robust COVID-19 testing program with the help of the Hauppauge Industrial Association. People came to our facility and were tested from their vehicles, not “Focus on the customer, and all else will follow.” If we truly having to wait in line with strangers further risking exposure. We also partnered with know our customers, we will realize what is needed to meet their businesses by going on-site to test their needs. It is that simple. The pillars of our culture are the close employees, ensuring their operations bonds we form with our customers..” would not be disrupted by sending them to clinics to wait in long lines. Now, with Shahbaz Chaudhary | Deliver My Meds the vaccine, we hope to inoculate 50,000 people by the summer, which is a great Deliver My Meds proudly stands as Long the public health crisis with testing and opportunity for us to develop relationships Island’s community pharmacy. Our goal vaccines, and we continue to respond to with the community. is to help make your health better with a the needs of our customers by providing little help from our team. We provide safe, more flexibility with our services. Free WHAT IS YOUR COMPANY’S convenient, and affordable services to our same delivery, sorting of prescriptions or PHILOSOPHY? patients and healthcare providers. We supplements, and working with healthcare Every day we live by the mantra “Focus believe quality healthcare is a team effort, providers on managing their patient’s on the customer, and all else will follow.” and that is why patient care and personal care is our new world. As patients evolve, so must our pharmacy. The silver If we truly know our customers, we will service are the hallmark of our pharmacy. lining of the pandemic is that Deliver realize what is needed to meet their WHAT OPPORTUNITIES DO YOU My Meds has emerged from the crisis needs. It is that simple. The pillars of our with more influence, and a commitment culture are the close bonds we form with SEE IN THE FUTURE? to continue to develop new strategies our customers. In a post-pandemic world, Deliver My and partnerships that will benefit our TELL US ABOUT YOUR COMPANIES Meds is perfectly positioned to help customers and our community. deliver healthcare solutions for the PROFILE TODAY. community. We were able to help combat


THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19 Call or visit our website to schedule your Polymerase Chain Reaction (commonly known as PCR) lab or rapid test today. Why wait in a line with strangers and risk yourself to exposure? With us, your screening is administered from the safety of your vehicle. If you’re a business owner and need testing for your employees, we will come on-site to help manage outbreaks!

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Michael began his professional financial services career with New York Life Insurance Company quite a few years ago. He realized he enjoyed helping people and had a knack for finding the right financial solutions for his clients at the right time. He quickly gravitated to the entrepreneurial world by forming several successful business enterprises that substantially enhanced the overall opportunities of his clients and associates. Michael’s financial and investment experience includes insurance, mutual funds, oil income properties, and real estate partnerships. Why would I need life insurance? Life insurance provides or replaces income for a family or spouse in the event of a premature death of the breadwinner. It can be used to pay for college funds for your children and/or towards retirement. It can also pay off mortgages and debts. And provide for dependent parents, or Special Needs situations. How would someone find an insurance agent? Ask family, friends or co-workers that you trust. Also ask your property & casualty broker. Should my agent have access to multiple companies? It’s best to have somebody who represents or has access to multiple companies to shop around. Is it important to have an experienced agent or would

an agent in the insurance business for under 5 years be okay? I would recommend someone that’s been in the business for over five years. Most agents leave the business before then. If I’m single and don’t have financial obligations or anyone dependent on me, do I need to buy insurance? Or should I wait? If you’re working and expect to have responsibilities for someone in the future (whether it be a spouse or parent), you should buy life insurance. Especially if you’re young, healthy, and have the ability to pay for it. No advantage to wait. Premiums are less when you’re younger. Your health can change, causing a higher cost. What would be a “Red Flag’, about why I should stop working with my agent? Agents set on selling a policy without going over your individual situation. You should pass if they’re too aggressive, not interested in your situation, or being unreliable are all red flags. How much insurance would I need and how is that determined? The amount of insurance is based on your own personal needs. It’s predicated by your income, expenses, lifestyle, family status, etc. There are formulas insurance professionals use to help you figure how much income you need to live. What is your take-home income? Do you have other income coming in, like disability or social security? If you die, what income would you need to pay bills and sustain a lifestyle? Income needed for family, mortgages and debts, and college funds. You need to replace this upon death. You can subtract other income-producing assets from this. What would be the best type of policy for me? It depends on your situation. Term insurance is good if you don’t have a lot of money and want insurance for

a specific amount of time. And also to pay off existing mortgages and other debts. You may want to have more insurance while children are home and finish college. Depending on your amount of savings you may need additional life insurance for the remaining years of your life. I’d recommend either universal life or a whole life policy in this case. Whole life has a fixed premium and it’s not as flexible as universal life. It builds up cash value but it’s more expensive. Universal life insurance is essentially buying term insurance and accumulating funds. Mortality costs rise annually and you get interest on the balance after expenses. You can pay the same premium every year therefore you’re not paying higher premiums in your 70s and 80s than you’d pay when you were younger. You can lower or increase the premiums. Universal life is more flexible than whole life. There are policies with a guaranteed death benefit if you live to 100 plus. This is similar to term insurance, without building cash to keep costs low. Can I buy more than one policy over the years? You can buy several policies at one time or more policies in the future. Should an agent show me a few different proposals? Yes, but not more than two, so as not to confuse the policy owner. You want to make sure they secure the best policy for you. Are there any guidelines on how much insurance an individual or company can own? The insurance companies have guidelines based on age, health, income, and occupation. How do I pick my beneficiaries? It can be your spouse, your children or other family members. If you have young children you may want to set up a trust until they turn 18 or 21.You can also

choose more than one beneficiary. If you’re wealthy you may want to have a trust set up to avoid estate taxes. Should I review my insurance every year or every few years? Yes. It depends on if you’ve married, have children, are divorced or widowed. Or if you lost your job or bought a house. If you purchase term insurance that’s expiring soon, you can buy a longer term plan or another type of policy, if you’re still in good health. Usually there’s a conversion privilege in case you’re in poor health. You can convert it to a permanent policy without a medical exam. Why would I want someone else or a trust to own insurance on my life? Inheritance tax purposes. A family member may want to pay the premiums because of economics. Why would I buy insurance on the life of my children or grandchildren? You buy it to protect the child at a very young age. When they get older they can transfer ownership and the children pay lower premiums. What could I do to lower or stop premiums if it became appropriate to do so? If you have enough assets or are making a lot of money in your business you may no longer need life insurance. Teachers or government employees have various types of pensions or options upon retiring. They can choose an option for a maximum amount of income. But if they die, their spouse gets nothing. They can choose another option that gives a spouse the same or half of what they get. They can buy life insurance if they’re healthy to provide benefits for their spouse at a lower cost. Also, they receive more income. If a spouse dies before them they can enjoy the higher income and cancel the policy. It’s called a pension maximization option.

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keepingcurrent Delivering Bad News As A Negotiation Strategy have to cut the budget by 25% for the project you’re currently working on. “

By Joe Campolo, Esq. Managing Partner Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP (631) 738-9100 jcampolo@cmmllp.com

3. Make Observations to Prompt a Response Say you make a calculation error in a report. Wouldn’t it feel better to receive a reply that says, “Somehow I got different numbers, let’s both recheck to see what we get again” rather than “Your calculation is wrong”? The non-accusatory approach – by making open ended observations – can work the same way. This tactic avoids putting the blame on the person you’re giving bad news to. The person you are negotiating with will also feel prompted to respond by offering their own perspective on the issue – and it’s also a great way to avoid incriminating yourself when delivering the news.

Delivering bad news may not top anyone’s favorite-things list, but did you know it can be used as a weapon in a negotiation? Whether you use it to gauge a reaction, make a counteroffer, or set the stage for other news that you may have, delivering bad news is an art. Keep reading as I talk about three ways to deliver bad news and how to wield these methods in a negotiation. 1. Using the Sandwich Technique

“accusation audit” technique.

• Step 1: Start with a genuine compliment or positive statement • Step 2: Be specific and state the meat of the matter using words • Step 3: Suggest a way to move forward or your proposed solution

You may want to try this technique if you’re dealing with someone who has an already established negative assumption of you. For instance, if you’re trying to sell medical equipment to a doctor who is already suspicious of you and your products, you might want to state their assumption out loud and then follow it up with something more reassuring. This way, you can wield the bad news to your advantage to soften the person you’re negotiating with. Here’s an example: “You probably think I’m trying to scam you. (Pause) However, I want you know that people see real results with our products.”

The sandwich technique can be used to deliver various kinds of bad news. (See Chart) By using the sandwich method, you can frame your bad news, constructive criticism or whatever you are trying to negotiate with a compliment that is positive, and then end with a solution. By proposing a way to move forward as the last step, you can create an actionable plan to keep the negotiation moving. This will force the person you are negotiating with to respond.

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2. Use an Accusation Audit/Take the Sting Out If you’ve ever started a sentence with “No offense but…” or “You’re going to kill me but…,” then you’re familiar with the

You can also use an accusation audit to set and then exceed expectations by making someone think the bad news is worse that it is – so when you deliver it, it stings less and the person you’re negotiating with will think or say something along the lines of: “Oh, that’s not so bad! I thought you were going to say the whole deal is off!” An example of this type of accusation audit might go: “Alright, so you’re going to think that the company views this project as a waste of time after I tell you this. (Pause) I’m really upset about this too, but I

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By using phrases like “It seems like” and “It looks like,” the bad news you are delivering can be softened to your advantage. For example, you can say “It seems like the team is struggling to meet deadlines recently…” rather than “You missed several deadlines recently” or “It looks like you missed the March payment for rent…” rather than “You missed the March payment, where is it?” Now that you’re an expert on delivering bad news, I urge you to try one of these strategies the next time you’re in an uncomfortable position. Knowing how to communicate bad news is an important skill to have in your arsenal, so instead of viewing it as something to dread, try to view it as the weapon it is. Now, grab your delivering bad news tactics, use them the next time you’re in that situation, and take control of your negotiation. [1] Read more about delivering bad news in former FBI top hostage negotiator Chris Voss’s book, Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended on It (HarperCollins 2016).


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EVENT RECAP Leading a Remote Workforce Through the Pandemic and Beyond

The HIA-LI hosted it’s “Leading a Remote Workforce” event on April 30th. This was a live panel discussion where leading industry professionals covered topics such as keeping remote workers energized, ensuring productivity while working from home, ways to manage a hybrid workforce and security challenges that could arise from a remote work environment through the pandemic and beyond. The virtual event was moderated by Suzanne McLaughlin, VP & General Manager, NE, of Custom Computer Specialists. Attendees heard from a panel of experts including Andrew Garbarino, Counsel at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, Kyriakos Kaimis, VP & General Manager, NY, of Custom Computer Specialists and Valerie Traverzo, Director of Human Resources at Custom Computer Specialists. Check out the program recording on the HIA-LI YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6Ltdq2Ivac

keepingcurrent Why Your Small Business Must Understand And Prioritize IT Asset Disposition A Guide to Data Compliance, Catastrophic Data Breach Avoidance, Sustainable Technology and eRecycling Best Practices Pupfish Sustainability Solutions Lisa M. DeMarco, Chief Marketing Officer 415 Oser Avenue - Suite W Hauppauge, NY 11788 T: 631.403.1100 M: 631.636.2999 E: LDeMarco@PupfishUSA.com Businesses of all sizes – in every industry – rely more heavily on technology than ever before. As a result, sensitive data is exchanged at lightning speeds, then saved to hard drives located inside the IT equipment (the laptops, desktops, tablets, scanners, servers, printers, and mobile devices) we use each day. While data-conscious businesses implement various network security measures to prevent a data compromise when their equipment is in use, they are often unaware of the steps that must be taken once equipment is retired, leaving themselves vulnerable to a catastrophic data breach long after their assets have been replaced. This is known as a Breach After Disposition (BAD) and is the one type of Data Breach that can be easily and inexpensively avoided. IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) is the process of disposing IT Hardware no longer in use, and while this process need not be complex, the key components - Data Destruction, and Electronics Recycling - must be top priority for your businesses, from a mission-critical and compliance perspective.

Once we understand our obligation to safeguard the sensitive data hiding on our hard drives and other electronic media - we can begin to take steps to mitigate the risk of a Breach After Disposition (BAD) and ensure Data Compliance, a term which refers to any regulations that a business must follow to ensure the sensitive digital assets it possesses are guarded against loss, theft, and misuse. Examples of common Data Compliance Laws include:

Contrary to popular belief, deleting, reformatting, or damaging (hammering, drilling, smashing, or even running over) a hard drive or any other electronic media will not permanently erase or eradicate data, which remains recoverable long after computer equipment is out of sight and mind. To remain compliant with any one of the Federal, State and Regulatory Laws listed above, your organization’s sensitive data must be destroyed according to the strict guidelines set forth by NIST 800-88, Department of Defense 5220.22-M and the National Security Agency standard for clearing, purging, and destroying data. Following these standards will not only ensure compliance but will mitigate your company’s risk of a catastrophic Data Breach After Disposition. Two highly effective and inexpensive Data Destruction methods most often employed by ITAD providers include the Three-Pass Sanitization Method and the Degaussing Method. The Three-Pass Data Sanitizing Method leverages a verified series of zeros, ones, and a random character. While this is the most time consuming of all approved methods, taking hours or even days per drive depending upon size, the Three-Pass Sanitization Method will enable the media to be re-used, making it a more sustainable solution. The second and fastest method, referred to as Degaussing, destroys data by demagnetizing the hard drive, rendering it completely inoperable. To accomplish this, a High Definition 5T Degausser with patented internal NSA approved field verification is used and field strength is measured. Results are available in real-time, ensuring media is being degaussed to National Security Agency standards each time. When creating an ITAD Plan, choose a full-service IT Asset Disposition firm that offers seamless ITAM Integration, partners with your Managed IT Services provider, or operates as an extension of your own IT Department to develop or execute your ITAD strategy. Not only should they offer Data Destruction options but also opportunities to ensure Chain of Custody is maintained if this is part of your ITAD Plan. To accomplish this, a representative

from your organization would accompany your IT equipment and hard drives to the ITAD location, then physically witness data destruction. Alternately you might opt to use a lockbox with optional GPS tracking, using a combination of your choosing to safeguard the hard drives - you will provide the combination once the assets have arrived securely at the ITAD facility. Pupfish leverages their High-Def Data Destruction Cam to capture serial numbers located on hard drives, offering clients the opportunity to (virtually) witness the unlocking of their assets and the ability to witness data being destroyed in real-time. Both processes can also be recorded, and visual proof of destruction maintained with Certificates of Data Destruction, an invaluable asset in the event of an audit. Sustainable Technology Practices pertain to the management, repurposing and lawful disposition of IT hardware in a manner that reduces environmental impact and is the final component of a comprehensive ITAD Plan. Obsolete IT assets and other electronics are considered toxic waste and by law must be properly recycled, which conserves natural resources and reduces air and water pollution, as well as greenhouse gas emissions that are caused by manufacturing virgin materials. Equipment that cannot be repurposed should be carefully dismantled to prevent damage to components that may be reintroduced back into the manufacturing stream since electronics are made from valuable resources and materials, which require energy to manufacture. Not only is this a critical process since electronic waste represents 2% of the trash in US landfills but equals 70% of overall toxic waste in the US alone - but prioritizing Sustainable Technology will help your organization reduce its environmental footprint and meet Corporate Social Responsibility goals. IT Asset Disposition practices are more time consuming than complex. Having a strategy in place will ensure process and procedure is followed when it is time to dismantle IT equipment - even if employee responsibility shifts - significantly mitigating your organizational risk of a Breach After Disposition and ensuring Data Compliance. Located in the Hauppauge Industrial Park, Pupfish Sustainability Solutions is a Full-Service IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) Firm operating within Long Island’s rapidly advancing technology space. Offering Seamless ITAM Integration, Pupfish partners directly with your Managed IT Services provider or functioning as an extension of your own IT Department to develop or execute your disposition strategy. Visit Pupfish Sustainability Solutions or call 631.403.1100 to learn more about Data Compliance, Catastrophic Data Breach Avoidance, Sustainable Technology and eRecycling Best Practices.

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To appreciate the importance of having an ITAD Plan in place, it is helpful to first understand Sensitive Personal Identifying Information (SPII) and your company’s obligation to protect it. SPII is information that, if lost, compromised, or disclosed could result in substantial harm, embarrassment, inconvenience, or unfairness to an individual – employees, clients, vendors etc. In general, SPII is defined as any information that could be used by criminals to conduct crimes against an individual, including identity theft. Social security numbers, financial, banking and credit card information, home and email addresses, driver’s license and state identification numbers, healthcare insurance and medical records, student information and test scores, payroll information, and income tax records are all examples of SPII that are collected by businesses each day. Federal, State and Regulatory Compliance laws dictate how this electronic data must be stored, transmitted, processed and you guessed it – disposed of – which is why a solid ITAD Plan is critical.

• Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) • Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) • Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (Financial Services Modernization Act) • USA Patriot Act (Bank Security Act) • Homeland Security Information Sharing Act (Federal agencies security information) • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication Series 800-88 • Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) • Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) • Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act • FDA Security Regulations (21 C.F.R. part 11) • Payment Card Information Security Standard (PCI)


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Long Island Cares - The Harry Chapin Food Bank Founded by the late Grammy Award winning songwriter, singer and social activist Harry Chapin, Long Island Cares, Inc. brings together all available resources for the benefit of the hungry and food insecure on Long Island and, to the best of our ability, provides for the humanitarian needs of our community. Our goals are to improve food security for families, sponsor programs that help families achieve self-sufficiency, and educate the general public about the root causes and consequences of hunger on Long Island. Our vision is “A Hunger Free Long Island”. We provide nutritional food and support services for a network of more than 374 community-based member agencies, including food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, child care programs, disability organizations, veterans’ services programs and more. Long Island Cares has been recognized for leading the way in charitable innovation to address the root causes of hunger and poverty. Forty-one years later we now have eight unique locations including our newest site; Long Island Cares Center for Community Engagement, located right here

in the industrial park at 75 Davids Drive, a short distance from our main administrative offices and warehouse located at 10 Davids Drive. Our additional satellites include; Long Island Cares, Inc. – The Harry Chapin Food Bank Essential Market located in Bethpage, The Hunger Assistance & Humanitarian Center of the Hamptons in Hampton Bays. The Harry Chapin Humanitarian Center in Huntington Station, our Nassau Center for Collaborative Assistance in Freeport and our South Shore Service Center including Baxter’s Pet Pantry & Retail Food Rescue Center in Lindenhurst. All facets of Long Island Cares have been created based on the needs of the people we serve and the organizations we support with both food and funds. As a humanitarian organization, Long Island Cares continues to put the needs of people first, in our hopes that a hunger free Long Island is possible, because as Long Islanders, we care. There are a variety of ways you or your company can get involved; you can host a food drive, volunteer or make a donation. For more information, please visit us at www.licares.org


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HIA-LI 2021 PROGRAMMING AT A GLANCE

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2021 MAJOR EVENTS

Honoring distinguished Long Island executives & business leaders

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] January 22 ] February 10 ] March 18 ] April 23 ] May 25 ] June 10 ] July 19 ] September 21 ] October 29 ] November 19 ] December 9

HIA-LI 43rd Annual Meeting & Legislative Program HIA-LI Tradeable Sector & How They Impact the Long Island Economy HIA-LI 27th Annual LI Economic Summit: Surveying the Future of LI Business Long Island Innovation Park at Hauppauge: Current & Future Growth HIA-LI 3rd Annual Transformational Leadership HIA-LI Young Professional Conference and Scholarship Awards HIA-LI's 42nd Annual Golf Outing HIA-LI 27th Annual Business Achievement Awards Gala HIA-LI 13th Annual Energy & Environmental Update HIA-LI 11th Annual Women's Leadership Executive Program HIA-LI Those Who Make a Difference Celebration

2021 SPECIAL EVENT

Educating Long Island Businesses- The future of Tourism and the MacArthur Airport on Long Island [ ] June 10

HIA-LI Virtual Job Fair

[ ] June 22

Discover Long Island & MacArthur Airport: Helping Your Business Soar to New Heights

LEADERSHIP EXECUTIVE PROGRAMMING

Fostering leadership within the Long Island business community [ ] February 4 CEO Forum Invited Speakers from Central Business Systems [ ] April 1 CEO Forum Invited Speakers from Custom Computer Specialists [ ] May 19 CEO Forum Invited Speaker Coach Dana Cavalea [ ] June 3 CEO Forum Invited Speaker from Mazars [ ] Sept. 22 CEO Forum Invited Speaker from Newsday [ ] October 5 CEO Forum Invited Speaker from American Diagnostics [ ] December 2 CEO Forum Invited Speaker from Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk

33RD ANNUAL BUSINESS TRADE SHOW & CONFERENCE Long Island's largest B2B Trade Show - make connections & close deals at one conference! [ ] October 7&8 HIA-LI 33rd Annual Business Trade Show & Conference [ ] October 7&8 [ ] October 7&8

HIA-LI 33rd Annual Business Trade Show: Executive Breakfast HIA-LI 33rd Annual Business Trade Show: Executive Luncheon

NEW & PROESPECTIVE MEMBER INFORMATION MEETINGS

Get to know HIA-LI! Learn about our organization, get involved & meet other HIA-LI members! [ ] February 26

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[ ] October 15

MEMBER APPRECIATION NETWORKING

Complimentary networking with the HIA-LI business community and highlight of new HIA-LI Members the third Friday of each month.

Programming designed to help Long Island small businesses thrive in a competitive economy. [ ] June 15

Small Business Task Force: Spring Open Forum

[ ] November 4

Small Business Task Force: Fall Open Forum

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Connect with the business community at unique Long Island venues [ ] October TBD Pre-Trade Show Networking 225 WIRELESS BOULEVARD, SUITE 101, HAUPPAUGE, NY 117881 (631) 543-53551 WWW.HIA-LI.ORG

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EVENT RECAP LI-IPH Update: Current & Future Growth

On April 23, 2021 the HIA-LI hosted its virtual Long Island Innovation Park at Hauppauge Update. Moderator Joe Campolo, Managing Partner, Campolo, Middleton & McCormick and HIA-LI Board member, addressed the transformative plans for the Innovation park. The discussion also featured Suffolk County Executive, Steve Bellone who shared insights on importance of the park and how it plays an integral role in the long term growth of the Long Island economy.

One of the long term projects Bellone told attendees about is the North Atlantic Rail that would impact and ease transportation for the entire North Atlantic Region. This 21st century infrastructure would reach through Long Island, New York City, Connecticut and Boston. “Investing in the innovation park is one of the best investments we can make” Bellone said. During the program, attendees also heard

from a dynamic panel of business leaders including Angie Carpenter, Town of Islip Supervisor, Peter Hans, Planning Director of the Town of Smithtown Planning Department, James Lima, President of James Lima Planning and Development and Kelly Murphy, Deputy Executive Director of the Suffolk County IDA. Check out the program recording on the HIALI YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=Ro_-Fj1BnLM

COMMITTEE CORNER Set Up For Success - Why Next-Level Technology Is Essential For Facility Management By Charlie Ward CEO of TopCat Technology Services

the aerospace and defense industries, Banner has a single location in Ronkonkoma, is regulated primarily by the DoD and is ISO9000/AS9100 certified. Summit is a safety, quality and efficiency consultant to manufacturers and is intimately familiar with all modes of manufacturing.

The HIA Manufacturing and Technology committees held a joint session on 5/5/21. This was the first time the two groups held a session at Inspirence Studios in Bohemia. Featuring a panel of manufacturers and moderators live in the studio, the audience participated virtually over Zoom.

Discussion topics were wide-ranging and included energy efficiency, resiliency and renewables, robotics and cobotics, predictive maintenance, IoT and cybersecurity, physical security, inspection automation as a productivity gateway/enabler for all manufacturing processes, increasing automation of manual processes, lean Kanban thought process, continued reduction of paper usage, 3D prototyping, tech planning and project management, ROI, when best to invest in new tech, drone inspections of building exterior structure and systems, and more. Please check out the recorded session for detail on the discussion.

Here is a link to the recorded session: www.facebook.com/watch/?v=479010873345751

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Panelists were Paul Angelico, Vice President of Global Operations at Chembio Diagnostic Systems, Inc., Anthony Ovale, Production Management at Banner Metalcraft Inc., and Ron Loveland, President of Summit Safety & Efficiency Solutions (Co-Chair of the Manufacturing/International Trade Committee). Moderators were Chris Coluccio from Techworks Consulting, Inc. (Co-Chair of the Technology for Business Committee), and Charlie Ward from TopCat Technology Services (Co-Director of the Cloud task force). Manny Morales, President of 2M Technologies, Inc. (Co- Chair for Tech for Business Committee) and Kevin Devecioglu, Managing Director at Bimser International Corporation (CoChair for Manufacturing/International Trade Committee) were also instrumental in planning the session.

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The key theme of the discussion was that technology is changing by the minute. As manufacturers expand and put-up new facilities or upgrade their current facilities, what technologies should they be considering? Topics ranged from what technologies are out there, how we are impacted by rising costs, new regulations, increasing compliance requirements and persistent extreme weather conditions, and what tech should we be thinking about to grow and sustain manufacturing

The panelists, while all in manufacturing, operate in varying modes. Chembio is a publicly traded medical device and test manufacturer (i.e., COVID testing). Headquartered on Long Island with all manufacturing performed locally, Chembio is an international company with multiple locations and is regulated primarily by the FDA and the SEC. Their work is characterized by large production runs with like outputs. Banner has more unique job runs that are made to order. Serving

One overarching highlight - there is a shortage of manufacturing talent on Long Island. When given a final question on what tech they were most keen to bring in, the panelists were united in underscoring that manufacturing talent on Long Island is now a big concern. All panelists felt that replenishing the local talent pool was key and that manufacturing should be brought further into the local school system. The panel felt it would be advantageous to set up internal training programs within their companies to take in graduating high school students and raise up a next generation of manufacturing leaders through training and experience in all operations from the ground up. Our next Technology for Business Committee Meeting will be June 2nd at 8:30 AM and will feature our Software & Business Solutions Task Force. The next Manufacturing/ International Trade Committee meeting is June 9th at 8:30 AM. Be sure to check out the monthly sessions of these exciting and informative groups, both of which are open to new members.


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Long Island Cares’ New Essential Market Provides Visitors With A Unique Experience To Access Emergency Food Assistance And Other Support Services 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

During the past thirteen years, Long Island Cares, Inc. has expanded our programs and services to better meet the needs of diverse populations of Long Islanders and to place greater emphasis on responding to the root causes of hunger and food insecurity in our region. Most people familiar with Long Island Cares focus on the work of The Harry Chapin Regional Food Bank, and our support of 350 community-based member agencies who received more than 18 million pounds of food in 2020 to assist nearly 480,000 of our neighbors impacted by the Covid-19 global pandemic. Since 2008, Long Island Cares has embarked on a number of new program initiatives that have resulted in our organization functioning equally as a humanitarian organization as much as a food bank. The national hunger relief organization Feeding America has frequently recognized Long Island Cares, Inc. as a non-traditional food bank incorporating direct service models of programming to expand both its capacity and distribution of emergency food and focusing

more on the needs of people than on the pounds of food distributed. Several times during the past 13 years, other food banks have reached out to us to inquire about our direct service mobile programs and satellite locations as a model for other food banks to duplicate in their states. Among the programs that have gained attention are our six satellite locations, homeless outreach, Baxter’s Pet Pantry, mobile school pantry, Vets Work and Support our Seniors S.O.S. mobile outreach services. In each of these examples we’ve been able to maximize private and corporate donations and/or government funding to serve as start-up support to launch the programs that have become self-sustaining within a very short time. Long Island Cares operates approximately twenty directservice programs that serve individuals and families in both Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

Our satellite centers are located in Freeport, Lindenhurst, Huntington Station, and Hampton Bays. Both Lindenhurst and Hampton Bays each have two Long Island Cares’ program locations. Each community where we’ve opened a satellite is considered high-need, at-risk communities where additional support is needed for the local community. In recent years, our satellites have been a successful vehicle for our staff to assist people in enrolling in the various healthcare exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, enrolling people in the SNAP programs, and providing ESL classes for local residents. In May of this year, Long Island Cares will open our 7th satellite location in the Bethpage community. Our new Harry Chapin Food Bank Essential Market will provide visitors the opportunity to select nonperishable and perishable food in a setting that embraces consumer choice. The Essential Market will also offer visitors a wide variety of personal care items, household supplies, pet food, live cooking demos and the opportunity to access all of the other services provided at our satellites in a welcoming setting similar to Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods. The location of our Essential Market has been used as an emergency food pop-up distribution center during COVID-19 to increase food support within Nassau County and the Town of Hempstead. The market is being redesigned while I write this column and we’re looking forward to the grand opening soon

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Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce that James M. Wicks was sworn in as a United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York at the Alfonse M. D’Amato U.S. Courthouse in Central Islip on Monday, April Twomey, Latham, Shea, Kelley, Dubin & Quartararo, LLP has announced that MaryKate Brigham has joined the firm as an Associate. She concentrates her practice in estate planning, trust and estate administration, elder law and real estate law.

Suzanne Zahn has joined Valley Bank as First Vice President, Commercial Lending for Long Island, Brooklyn and Queens and is managing the relationship managers for the lending group. She joined Valley from Flushing Bank where she was Vice President/ Senior Commercial Relationship Manager for eight years. Zahn also was an Associate Vice President with Chemical Bank/JP Morgan Chase in Melville. A graduate of Vassar College, she is a member of the Plandome Women’s Club.

Congratulations to Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk’s Chief Executive Officer Lee Silberman, who recently received the Long Island Business News Executive Circle Award. This recognition honors C-suites, directors and other senior level executives, who consistently demonstrate remarkable leadership skills and commitment to excellence. Contact: Maggie Luna, Director of Marketing | Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk, Inc. P: (631) 422-4828 x107 | E:maggie@ habitatsuffolk.org

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Long Island Cares, Inc. – The Harry Chapin Food Bank will continue its mission to end hunger on Long Island by hosting their first virtual fundraising event on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 from 6pm to 7pm. The hour-long event will include a three-course dinner provided by Lessing’s Hospitality Group, as well party boxes delivered right to your door. There will be a silent auction and raffle prizes. Professional MC’s will host the event and Feeding America’s CEO,

Contestants ages 12 to 18 took part in the annual FIRST® Tech Challenge Long Island Championship, which was held remotely on April 19-24 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The topranked teams in order were Team #10738 “SBS Bears” from Stony Brook, Team #4017 “RoboPandas” from Floral Park, Team #13847 “At Least It Didn’t Explode” from Greenlawn, and Team #12382 “Syosset Nebula” from Syosset. The top teams won by embodying the program’s core values of teamwork and mutual respect while achieving excellence and innovation in both a robot game and innovative project. Contestants ages 6 to 10 took part in the annual FIRST LEGO League Explore Festival , which was held remotely on April 10th and 11th due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s theme was PLAYMAKERS, and teams explored ways to have people become more active. The teams embodied the program’s Core Values of teamwork and showed great innovation in their LEGO models and Show Me Posters that they shared with Reviewers remotely. In Explore, teams of students ages 6-10 focus on the fundamentals of engineering as they explore real-world problems, learn to design and code and create unique solutions made with LEGO bricks and powered by LEGO Education WeDo 2.0.

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Lisa Stith has joined Valley Bank as Vice President, Business Banking in Jericho, NY and will be focusing on expanding the bank’s business development activities and will work with the branches to enhance client experiences in Queens and Long Island. Prior to Valley, Stith was Vice President and Commercial Lending Officer for Suffolk County Bank and Senior Vice President, Citibank. She has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from St. Bonaventure University.

The CVC announced today that Executive Director Laura A. Ahearn, Esq., LMSW will be receiving the Long Island Business News Executive Circle Award on May 6, 2021.Ms. Ahearn is the founder and executive director of the Crime Victims Center, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse and provision of support services to all victims of violent crime including sexual assault, domestic violence, human trafficking, gang violence, and all crimes against the elderly, minors, and disabled.

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