HIA-LI Reporter Newspaper - April 2021

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VOLUME 40 • ISSUE 4 • APRIL 2021

INDUSTRY EXPERTS DISCUSS WHAT’S TO COME IN THE LONG ISLAND INNOVATION PARK ON FRIDAY, APRIL 23RD | PGS. 22-38 HIA-LI’S INDUSTRY LIST: PG 43

HIA-LI’S HEARD AROUND THE ISLAND PG 46

Featuring Sean Infante, Co-Owner & Vice President of Central Business Systems

Featuring Building, Cobstruction, Real Estate and Office Supplies Companies

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

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

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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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CEO BRIEFCEO FEATURING KENNETH CERINI 6& CEO 6 A LETTER FROM HIA-LI PRESIDENT BRIEFTHE FEATURING KENNETH CERINI

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CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH 20-21 20 20 HIA-LIʼS 7TH ANNUAL THE WAYTHE BREAKFAST HIA-LIʼS 7TH WOMEN ANNUAL LEADING WOMEN LEADING WAY BREAKFAST SPECIALHOLIDAY SECTIONHOLIDAY HIA-LIʼS CELEBRATION HONORING THOSE WHO 21 HIA-LIʼS CELEBRATION HONORING THOSE WHO 21 LI-IPH UPDATE: CURRENT & FUTURE GROWTH 22-38 MAKE A DIFFERENCE MAKE A DIFFERENCE HIA-LIʼS INDUSTRY LISTS: ADVERTISING AGENCIES, HIA-LIʼS INDUSTRY LISTS: ADVERTISING AGENCIES, 32 32 WELCOME NEW MEMBERS 44 MARKETING FIRMS & PR FIRMS MARKETING FIRMS & PR FIRMS WELCOME NEW MEMBERS 37 WELCOME NEW MEMBERS 37 HIA-LI INDUSTRY LISTS

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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. 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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. 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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.

FRIDAY, APRIL 23RD | 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM NETWORKING 8:15-8:45 AM

FRIDAY, APRIL 16TH | 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Membership Committee Meeting

TUESDAY, APRIL 20TH | 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

H.Y.P.E Committee Meeting

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21ST | 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Education/Workforce Connection Committee Meeting

THURSDAY, APRIL 29TH | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Trade Show Committee Meeting

TUESDAY, MAY 4TH | 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Health & Wellness Committee Meeting

WEDNESDAY, MAY 5 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM TH

Technology for Business and Manufacturing/ International Trade Joint Committee Meeting

FRIDAY, MAY 7TH | 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Membership Committee Meeting

TUESDAY, MAY 11TH | 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Golf Committee Meeting

HIA-LIʼs Long Island Innovation Park at Hauppauge Update: Current & Future Growth. Hear from a panel of executives and local representatives discuss important updates about the LI-IPH and the Long Island Business community. Virtual ticket price: $25 per person.

FRIDAY, APRIL 23RD | 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM *NEW*

HIA-LIʼs Virtual Trivia and Networking Friday. The third Friday of each month, we will virtually meet and end the week with other HIA-LI Members. Enjoy networking and trivia with this month’s topic “Movies.” Complimentary to attend but, registration is required.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28TH | 9:00 AM - 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.

FRIDAY, APRIL 30TH | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

HIA-LI’s Leading a remote Workforce Through the Pandemic & Beyond, sponsored by Custom Computer Specialists. Complimentary to attend but, registration is required.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 19TH | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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.

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HIA-LI UPCOMING PROGRAMS

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LETTER FROM THE HIA-LI PRESIDENT & CEO A Letter From The President & CEO of The HIA-LI Dear HIA-LI Member, I’m so proud to say the HIA-LI continues to be beside you , fighting the fight to get through this pandemic . We remain a one stop resource for critical COVID information. In fact, through HIA-LI’s Give your Health a Shot campaign, in partnership with Suffolk County and Ignite LI, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday April 7th, 8th and 9th were designated for employees to receive the Pfizer COVID vaccination at the Dennison Building in Hauppauge. Companies in the Long Island Innovation Park at Hauppauge received a link for their employees who chose times to be vaccinated for a total of 1,800 vaccinations to be distributed over the three days. Thank you to the County Executive’s office and particularly Lisa Black for all their support and cooperation. Sincerely,

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Terri Alessi-Miceli HIA-LI President & CEO


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SEAN INFANTE | CENTRAL BUSINESS SYSTEMS

FEATURING CHRISTOPHER COLUCCIO, CEO & KEITH NEWELL, CFO AT TECHWORKS CONSULTING, INC. TELL US ABOUT HOW YOU/YOUR COMPANY STARTED. Central Business Systems, originally Central Typewriter Company was founded in 1948 by my grandfather, Tobias Infante, and his original partner Robert Zollinhoffer. Central began as a typewriter sales and service company and serviced many prominent Long Island businesses over the years. My father, Ralph Infante, joined the company in 1962 and eventually became a partner in 1976. The years after 1976 were a transition for the company as the technology era had begun. The company was beginning its transition away from typewriters and into more advanced technologies such as PC’s facsimile, copiers etc. I joined the company in 1986 during this transition. Central has evolved throughout the years to become one of Long Island’s first copier dealers, to now a single-source provider of all forms of office technology, IT solutions and professional services.

WHAT WAS A TURNING POINT FOR YOU/YOUR COMPANY? In the late 1990s our copier products turned from simple analog products to digital multifunctional products. These products had the ability to be put on the network and perform not only copying functionality but network printing and scanning operations. This change in technology along with our already in-depth knowledge of computer networks gave us a leg up on the competition and positioned Central for the coming digital age. The ability to take advantage of these types of technologies and continuously provide outstanding solutions to our customers has always been a differentiator for us.

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WHAT IS YOUR COMPANY’S PHILOSOPHY? After three generations and over 70 years in business as a family-owned company, we have always prioritized family. Whether it is with our customers or our employees, we have always felt that a family approach would keep us grounded. Central has always been a family business, I do not know any other way. I feel that if we can continue to keep our customers feeling like family and our employees feeling like family that we are on the right track. What sets us apart is our unmatched customer loyalty. Having been a provider of office technology for over 70 years we have seen it all and will continue to allow our years of industry experience to provide the latest and best technology strategies to our customers.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR COMPANIES PROFILE TODAY. Central Business Systems is an independent

“What sets us apart is our unmatched customer loyalty. Having been a provider of office technology for over 70 years we have seen it all and will continue to allow our years of industry experience to provide the latest and best technology strategies to our customers.” Sean Infante | Co-Owner & Vice President of Central Business Systems technology solutions provider, who’s longstanding partnerships with some of the biggest names in office technology ensures an unbiased and completely customized approach in matching the best technology solutions to your needs. Our talented and dedicated team work together with our customers to furnish more productive, more efficient, and more cost-effective solutions, as we bring simplicity to the business process. Central’s commitment to personalized value is at the core of our commitment to providing business with the right technology and customer service. With the workplace changing constantly, Central has over 70 years of experience, resources, and world class service delivery to allow our customers to avoid the clutter of office technology and capitalize on it!

WHAT OPPORTUNITIES DO YOU SEE IN THE FUTURE? Technology will always be at the center of office productivity. Through technology the office of the future will continue to evolve and become more intuitive. From digital technologies, to “the cloud”, as well as the use of AI to strive toward the intelligent office, our workspace will become more and more intuitive. Central will be here, as we have for the last 70 plus years, to help our customers not only understand emerging technologies, but help guide these organizations through these changes. Be it digital copiers, printers and MFP’s, IT solutions, remote workforce solutions, cloud solutions, touchfree technologies or network security services, Central Business Systems will be there with you every step of the way.


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• Worry Free IT: with 24/7 Remote Monitoring and Management • Issues resolved before they become a problem • Help-Desk Support • Proactive Maintenance- patches and server check ups • Health Report and Security Safety Check • Predictable investment- one flat monthly fee

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Biden’s American Rescue Plan Provides Hope For Long Islanders In Need and contains separate provisions to address homeowner assistance funding, continuation of COBRA subsidies, and unemployment assistance.

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

President Joseph R. Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 on March 11, which provides $1.9 trillion in relief funds across a broad spectrum of categories, including additional support for vaccine distribution, school re-openings,

small business grants, tax credits, pension funds, unemployment support, health benefits, homeowner assistance and support for Americans impacted by food insecurity. The legislation seeks to improve our economic recovery as our nation begins to heal from more than a year of self-quarantine, record job losses, mask wearing, social distancing, increases in mental health and substance addiction, loss of education opportunities, and millions of Americans waiting on food lines for the first time. On Long Island alone, our organization has assisted nearly 240,000 Long Islanders who found themselves in need of emergency food assistance for the very first time. The legislation which is both comprehensive and complex addresses several key provisions among them reauthorizing the State Small Business Credit Initiative Act, Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), small business assistance for restaurants, bars and performance venues, support for tribal governments and local governments including, Nassau and Suffolk Counties. It also invokes the Defense Production Act to expand COVID-19 treatment,

While Americans many people are focused on the provision of $1,400 in stimulus checks for those on unemployment, the support for our emergency food assistance network is significant, and although President Biden was unable to achieve political bipartisanship in Congress, he succeeded in achieving the bipartisan support of the American people at a time when our nation sadly remains politically divided.

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In his first major legislative initiative since being elected with more than 81 million votes on November 6, 2020, President Joe Biden proposed a $1.9 trillion relief package to help Americans recover from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The American Rescue Plan which Congress approved along political party lines – no surprise here, will provide critical financial support for struggling businesses, save families from being evicted from their homes, and lift 50% of poor children out of poverty. President Biden’s historic victory of 81 million votes and 302 Electoral College votes will only be surpassed in knowing that more than 75% of all Americans supported his signature American Rescue Plan and its provisions to address unemployment, poverty, hunger and food insecurity.

Long Island Cares has worked closely with Feeding America’s Government Affairs team in Washington, D.C. to advocate for the passage of the American Rescue Plan because it contains numerous support for the nearly 480,000 of our neighbors experiencing food insecurity and hunger. In crafting the legislation, the Biden-Harris administration looked past immediate relief to a more long-range, coordinated assistance plan that would invest more than $12 billion in federal nutrition programs. More specifically, it extends the increases in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) through September 30 and increases access to Pandemic EBT, which allows families with children receiving school meals to purchase healthy food more easily during a pandemic. Furthermore, experts predict the expansion of the Child Tax Credit program will reduce child poverty by half.


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keepingcurrent New Policies Allowing Legal Surrogacy in New York By Christine Malafi, Esq. Senior Partner Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP 4175 Veterans Memorial Hwy #400 Ronkonkoma, NY 11779 (631) 738-9100 cmalafi@cmmllp.com www.cmmllp.com

Many people are surprised to find out that before February 15, 2021, surrogacy was not legally permitted in New York. Surrogacy has just become legal under New York State’s Child-Parent Security Act, which has New York join every other state (except Louisiana and Michigan) in legalizing surrogacy. The Act legalizes and regulates contracts related to gestational surrogacy in New York, and requires that surrogacy contracts contain no less than the following items: • •

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Compensation: The base compensation and additional expenses for the surrogate must be placed in escrow with an independent agent. Custody: The surrogate must agree to the embryo transfer and to give birth to the child. Additionally, both the surrogate and their spouse, if applicable, agree to concede legal custody to the intended parents immediately upon birth of the child. Intended Parent Requirements: At least one intended parent must be a US citizen or lawful permanent resident and must have been a New York State resident for at least six months. Legal Counsel: Both the surrogate and intended parents must be represented throughout the contractual process by independent legal counsel. Medical Expenses: The intended parents must cover the medical expenses of the surrogate and child. Surrogate Requirements: The surrogate must be US

citizen or lawful permanent resident; at least 21 years of age; have successfully completed a medical evaluation; must not have previously provided the egg used to conceive a child; and must give informed consent. Will: A will designating a guardian for the child must be executed.

Additionally, the statute includes the Surrogate’s Bill of Rights that includes a list of the surrogate’s substantive rights. These rights, which cannot be waived, include the right to: • • • • • •

make all health and welfare decisions regarding the pregnancy independent legal counsel, of their own choosing, paid for by the intended parents a health insurance policy paid for by the intended parents throughout the duration of the pregnancy and extending one year after the pregnancy obtain counseling and disability insurance paid for by the intended parents a life insurance policy paid for by the intended parents that takes effect prior to treatment and extends for one year after the pregnancy walk away from an agreement prior to pregnancy without penalty

Other subjects which should be addressed in the agreement include: •

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Conception: How conception will occur (i.e. whose gametes will be used, are the embryos to be fresh or frozen, how many embryos will be transferred per attempt, and how many attempts will the parties make). Death: What occurs if the intended parents die or become seriously disabled during the surrogacy process (how should the gestational carrier proceed)? Governing Law: Indicate the specific state whose laws will govern the surrogacy arrangement and if a

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dispute arises, how will it be handled (i.e. in which court will the action commence or will there be mediation before a court action). Parental Rights: Clearly define how the parentage will be addressed (i.e. how will the intended parents be established as the legal parents and how the gestational carrier will be relieved of all rights regarding the child). Payment of Expenses: Spell out the methods and types of payments associated with surrogacy. Termination of Pregnancy: Parties must agree on the possibility of termination of pregnancy. This is allowed when the pregnancy puts the carrier’s life in danger, but the contract should provide remedies when the carrier aborts (or refuses to abort) contrary to the wishes of the intended parents.

These topics are not an exhaustive list, and before any medical processes can begin, the entire contract must be finalized, even if the parents already have a friendly relationship with their intended surrogate. Surrogacy agreements clearly involve the most important family decisions one could make. Although surrogacy is inherently a personal decision between loved ones, surrogacy agreements are still complex business contracts that must be given substantial thought. Like any business contract, the terms of the surrogacy agreement must be drafted, reviewed, discussed, and negotiated. Whether you are considering expanding your family via gestational surrogacy, or are interested in becoming a surrogate, please contact us for guidance at (631) 738-9100. The information contained in this article is provided for informational purposes only and is not and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject matter. The firm provides legal advice and other services only to persons or entities with which it has established an attorney-client relationship.

COMMITTEE CORNER What’s New in the HYPE Committee

Committee Co-Chairs:

Island’s future leaders and entrepreneurs and to empower our members to learn and connect so that they may earn their ability to advance in their respective careers. The committee is excited to announce two new Co-Chair’s, Connor Robertson from Techworks Consulting Inc., and Meg Ryan from Emerald Document Imaging.

For more information on H.Y.P.E. or how to get involved message us on Social Media or contact the HIA-LI Office. (631) 543-5355 | Info@HIA-LI.org | Instagram: hiali_hypelongisland | LinkedIn: HIA-LI HYPE | Facebook: HIA-LI HYPE Network

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The next HYPE event will be held on Tuesday, April 20th at 8:30AM and will be discussing “Zoomin’ Through Business.” Our group embraces technology and networking via Zoom, where we see it as an opportunity to make even more connections from anywhere at any time. This event will cover all areas of networking, interviews, conducting meetings, Meg Ryan and landing new customers all done virtually. Account Executive The HYPE Committee focuses on bringing a Emerald Document Imaging vivacious energy and breaking any negative 631-319-1620 EXT 209 stigmas of virtual networking. While we aim mryan@emeralddocument.com to educate and network with young leaders, www.emeralddocument.com there is certainly no shortage of fun at our Get H.Y.P.E’d for HIA-LI’s Young Professional events. Bring your best Zoom background and Entrepreneurs committee. Join the HYPE to the upcoming event –winner takes home committee on the third Tuesday of every a prize! month and see what the HYPE is all about! Our mission is to create a voice for Long Mark your calendars for HIA-LI’s Young Connor Robertson Business Development Strategist Techworks Consulting, Inc. connor@maketechwork.com (631) 285 1527 www.MakeTechWork.com

Professional Conference & Scholarship Awards on June 10th at 9:00AM. As part of HIA-LI’s community outreach HIA-LI awards scholarships for children going to school on Long Island. As many of you know, the HIA-LI has done much work in helping education and the workplace better connect. The ultimate goal of our scholarship program is to increase Long Island’s workforce with qualified, well-educated employees. Each year, several $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to children of employees at HIALI companies who will attend a college or trade school on Long Island. All children of HIA-LI members’ employees are eligible to win. This year, in addition to the awards, H.Y.P.E. will be hosting the event where we will highlight several Young Professionals within HIA-LI. We will hear firsthand how these successful young professionals have been excelling in their businesses.


keepingcurrent Power Of Your Attorney Estate Planning At Every Age: You’re Never Too Young Or Too Old To Plan your family composition, such as deaths, births, divorces, or significant changes to asset levels (other than typical market fluctuations). And keep in mind that one size does not fit all; there are many case-specific issues that affect estate and asset protection planning. Only an experienced Elder Law attorney can properly analyze each situation and make the best recommendations.

By Jennifer B. Cona, Esq. Founder and Managing Partner Cona Elder Law jcona@conalaw.com 631.390.5000

Estate Planning is important at every age. The type of planning required is different across the generations, such as during the earning and accumulating years, during the planning years in which a family is growing, and during the protecting years as a person approaches retirement and beyond. One common denominator for all generations is the importance of a Last Will and Testament. Young and old, wealthy and middle income individuals and families must execute a Will so that estate assets can be distributed pursuant to your wishes. Without a Will, the state laws of intestacy determine how your assets will be distributed. For example, $50,000 plus one-half of your assets will be distributed to your spouse, with the rest of your assets passing to your children, even if they are minors. This is not what most people want, particularly since your children will receive those monies at age 18.

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Young families typically execute Wills in order to name guardians of minor children. Baby Boomers and beyond should focus on both estate planning and asset protection planning. In many cases, this can involve establishing a living trust and funding the trust with real estate and possibly bank and brokerage accounts as well. Transferring assets will begin the five year look-back for asset protection and Medicaid eligibility purposes. If there is no health care crisis within those five years, all of the transferred assets will be protected and can be inherited by loved ones.

People of all ages should have Advance Directives, namely, a Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy and Living Will. A Power of Attorney is a legal document wherein you name an agent(s) to handle your financial affairs, such as banking, real estate transactions, asset protection planning, and more should you become unable to do so yourself. A Health Care Proxy is a document wherein you designate someone to make medical decisions and communicate with medical providers on your behalf should you be unable to do so. Everyone over age 18 should have a Health Care Proxy. For example, did you know that when your child goes to college, if there is a health care emergency, you will not be able to get any information or speak to medical providers unless you are your child’s Health Care Agent? A Living Will is a document wherein you state your wishes regarding end-of-life care, such as artificial nutrition and hydration, pain management, and administration of CPR. By stating your wishes in this document, your loved ones do not need to make these extremely difficult decisions. Instead, they must honor your wishes. Estate planning is critical at every age but it is also important not to “set it and forget it”. Your estate plan should be reviewed every 5 years, sooner if you retire or are contemplating retirement, if there are changes in your or your spouse/partner’s health, if there are changes to

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LEGAL ALERT: April 16, 2021 is National Healthcare Decisions Day! Join Partner Melissa Negrin-Wiener at 8:30 a.m. for an educational and empowering webinar about the importance of advance care planning such as hospice care, end-of-life care options, and Advance Directives: Healthcare Proxies, Living Wills and important changes coming to the Power of Attorney in June. New York recently passed a law making substantial revisions to Powers of Attorney, including wholesale changes to this important legal document. These changes go into effect on June 13, 2021. To register for our April 16 webinar, call Shannon Quinn at 631-390-5000 or email squinn@conalaw.com. Jennifer B. Cona, Esq. is the Founder and Managing Partner of Cona Elder Law PLLC. Cona Elder Law is an awardwinning law firm concentrating in the areas of elder law, estate planning, estate administration and litigation, and health care law. Cona Elder Law takes a holistic approach to elder law, providing support and resources for older adults and caregivers, and maintaining long-term, partnering relationships with clients to provide the best solutions for multiple generations. The firm has been ranked the #1 Elder Law Firm by Long Island Business News for eight consecutive years and received the Business Achievement Award from the Hauppauge Industrial Association (HIA-LI). For additional information, visit www.conaelderlaw.com.


2021 UPDATED: Editorial Calendar April 2021: Doing Business in the Long Island Innovation Park Industry List: Construction, Builders, Office Supplies & Real Estate May 2021: Doing Business on Long Island Industry List: Construction, Builders, Office Supplies & Real Estate

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 / December 2021: Women Leadership on LI Industry List: Holiday Planning, Advertising Agencies, Makreting & PR Firms

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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

August 2021: Innovative Trends in Technology Industry List: Info Services & IT Services


HIA-LI HAUPPAUGE INDUSTRIAL ASSOCIATION OF LONG ISLAND

HIA-LI 2021 PROGRAMMING AT A GLANCE

(Dates are tentative and subject to change) FOR SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES, CONTACT ANTHONY FORGIONE AT aforgione@hia-li.org

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 30 ] 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 17

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

LEADERSHIP EXECUTIVE PROGRAMMING

Fostering leadership within the Long Island business community

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] February 4 ] April 1 ] May 19 ] June 3 ] August 5 ] October 5 ] December 2

CEO Forum Invited Speakers from Central Business Systems CEO Forum Invited Speakers from Custom Computer Specialists CEO Forum Invited Speaker Coach Dana Cavalea CEO Forum Invited Speaker from Mazars CEO Forum Invited Speaker from Newsday CEO Forum Invited Speaker from American Diagnostics CEO Forum Invited Speaker from Suffolk Habitat for Humanity

33RD ANNUAL BUSINESS TRADE SHOW & CONFERENCE

Long Island's largest B2B Trade Show - make connections & close deals at one conference! [ ] October 21&22 HIA-LI 33rd Annual Business Trade Show & Conference [ ] October 21&22 HIA-LI 33rd Annual Business Trade Show: Executive Breakfast [ ] October 21&22 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

[ ] April 28

[ ] August 26

[ ] October 15

MEMBER APPRECIATION NETWORKING

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

SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Programming designed to help Long Island small businesses thrive in a competitive economy. [ ] June 8

Small Business Task Force: Spring Open Forum

[ ] November 4

Small Business Task Force: Fall Open Forum

SPECIAL NETWORKING EVENTS

Connect with the business community at unique Long Island venues [ ] October 6 Pre-Trade Show Networking [ ] August 13 Lauren Kristy Boat Cruise 225 WIRELESS BOULEVARD, SUITE 101, HAUPPAUGE, NY 117881 (631) 543-53551 WWW.HIA-LI.ORG


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Connecting Long Island Business™

HIA-LI Annual Scholarship Awards By helping a student stay on Long Island for college, you directly help improve the Long Island workforce

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BIZ STEPS UP LIVE Business Steps Up Facebook LIVE

On Friday, March 19th, HIA-LI hosted its Facebook LIVE edition of Business Steps Up, a monthly series of livestreamed, half-hour interviews with Long Island’s most innovative business leaders. During the segment, Terri Alessi-Miceli, President & CEO, HIA-LI interviewed Stuart B. Almer, President & CEO of Gurwin Healthcare System. In addition to discussing the company’s origins, viewers heard Almer discuss the biggest challenges facing older adults as a result of COVID-19, how telemedicine helped to provide care to the at-risk elderly living at home, and the future of telemedicine. About Gurwin Healthcare System: What began as a small “mom and pop” nursing home, Gurwin has now grown to include a full continuum of healthcare services, including a 460-bed nursing and rehabilitation center, a Respiratory Care Unit, an Advanced Care Unit, a Memory Care Unit, palliative and hospice care, medical and social adult day care programs, on-site dialysis, and an on-site infusion therapy center. They also operate a 201-bed Assisted Living Community. Keep an eye out for promotions about the May Business Steps Up Facebook LIVE edition.

CEO FORUM Gregory Galdi, Founder & President, Custom Computer Specialists

Viewers heard how Galdi is forging the way amid COVID, company culture, company expansion, and leadership philosophies through this pandemic. Thank you to our sponsor Ruskin Moscow Faltischek, P.C. and Custom Computer Specialists. Join us on June 3rd from 9:00-10:00 am for our next CEO Forum featuring Craig Fine, CPA, Managing Parter, Mazars USA.

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On Thursday, April 1st, HIA-LI hosted a virtual CEO Forum featuring Gregory Galdi, Founder and President of Custom Computer Specialists, and HIA-LI Board Member, moderated by Rich Humann, President & CEO, H2M architects + engineers, and HIA-LI Board Chairman.


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WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH - SPECIAL SECTION

In honor of Women’s History Month, we are hi inspire them and advice they would give to you

ANN-MARIE SCHEIDT, PH.D.

ARIANA MILLER EVENT PLANNER, HIA-LI

DIRECTOR OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY, AND HIA-LI BOARD MEMBER

“Ruth Bader Ginsburg is an inspiration because she always worked hard and smart for results that have made our society fairer and stronger. The five gender discrimination cases she won before the Supreme Court built strategically on challenging discriminatory statutes that harmed and “protected” women as well as those that discriminated against male caregivers. In her Supreme Court opinions, she continued to preserve individual rights under the Constitution. And she got up to 20 pushups before her 80th birthday.

“Barbara Corcoran, businesswoman, author, entrepreneur and shark tank personality. Her journey is confident proof that the key to success is determination. She radiates positivity and confidence that your mind is your strongest weapon and that the power of your own instinct can move mountains. I think Arianna Huffington, co-founder of the Huffington Post, and CEO of Thrive Global presents a great quote that I try to live by: ‘Success is not a straight line, it’s much more of a dance and being open to possibilities.’ Success is not a destination, it is a journey, so hop on for the ride!”

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Advice. Look for a workplace place where you can aspire to love what you’re doing and where your skills can make an important and valued contribution to a goal you respect.”

PAIGE MEYER

RITA DISTEFANO

Advertising Sales Associate, HIA-LI

Director of Human Resources Consulting, Portnoy Messinger Pearl & Associates and HIA-LI Board Member

“Never let the corporate world change who you are. As your journey in the business world continues, learn from others every step of the way, but always remember to create YOU. Be the women everyone trusts, respects and remembers. Your authenticity will shine through all your interactions, projects and more both in and outside of the workplace. Someone who acts as an inspiration to me day in and day out is Hoda Kotb. Growing up, my family always stressed the importance of this quote, “Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card and how you leave others feeling is your trademark.” Hoda embodies that and more. Her passion for her profession radiates through the meaningful messages she imparts. I am always impressed with her natural way to handle situations with dignity, pride, honor, and loyalty.”

“Thinking hard about what female role model molded my adult life thoughts and gave me my identity in what I do and who I am today, I would have to say it happened in my very young life surrounded by all the hardworking, ethical, and caring female members of my family. Aunts, cousins, and especially my Mom. They all worked diligently inside and outside the home when it was not very popular to do so. And family always came first. They truly had a strong sense of themselves and it showed. My advice to young women coming up in this very challenging world today is to never shy away from hard work. If you love what you do the passion for it will follow. And I will never forget the sign we had on our kitchen wall “‘People say I am lucky, but the harder I work, the luckier I get.’”

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SUE GUBING Creative Innovator and Influencer for Career and Workforce Development, CareerSmarts, and HIA-LI Board Member

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COLONIAL SALES & MARKETING AND HIA-LI BOARD MEMBER

“The woman that inspired me was my mother. At 15 years old, she and her sister had to leave their beautiful home in Germany during World War II. They had to travel and stay with strangers until they reached their destination. My mother always worked full time while raising us. She learned two new languages which led her to a career in retail. She always had a great attitude and a wonderful smile. When starting a career, learn about the organization’s culture, work well with others and be passionate about what you do. You will be successful and happy.”

MARY ROGERS SMALL BUSINESS LIAISON, PROCUREMENT AND PROPERTY MANAGEMENT DIVISION, BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORATORY

“Michelle Snell Cummings Fowler, MBA, LMSW, Ed.D is a person of extraordinary resilience. A personal tragedy nearly killed her. She didn’t succumb. Instead, she parlayed her trauma into empathy for others. She healed physically and bolstered herself mentally, securing an MBA, an MSW (concentrations in LGBTQ and Mental Health), and a doctorate. Dr. Fowler lifts her community through Serene Services, her successful psychology practice. As the vice president of Transformative Educational Development Services (TEDS), she assists the differently-abled, develops curricula, and lectures on race, social work, and diversity. Women entering the business world should draw from her example: mental toughness, compassion, commitment to your goal will take you far.”

TERRI ALESSI MICELI

TONI-JOY INCANDELA

HIA-LI President and CEO

OFFICE MANAGER, HIA-LI

“Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the ultimate pioneer who once said if you want to be a true professional you will do something outside yourself. Something to repair tears in the community - that’s living a meaningful life. My piece of advice to young women starting out is don’t think of yourself as just a woman- think of yourself first as a businessperson. Be brave. Talk and Reach out to people. Find mentors. My direct success today is because of my mentors and feeling the fear and doing it anyway.”

“Helen Keller is a true inspiration. She did not let her physical limitations hinder her from achieving her goals. Along with her extraordinary talent for writing, she sought to help and advocate for others. My advice to a young woman starting out her career would be to dream big! Discover what you are passionate about and find a way to embrace it in your career. Surround yourself with people who will support you and encourage you to take risks. Do not be afraid to fail. Learn from your mistakes and be better because of them. View obstacles as opportunities. Find a mentor who you admire and can learn from to help give you guidance on the journey of your career.”

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ELANA ZOLFO, ED.D.

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH - SPECIAL SECTION

ighlighting several successful businesswomen and asking them about women who ung women starting their careers. Please read their responses below.


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BUILDING COMMUNITIES SINCE 1933 H2M is an award-winning multi-discipline professional consulting firm with over 480 employees providing design services for the Education, Emergency Services, Energy, Insurance, Municipal, Public Agencies, Real Estate, and Water/Wastewater Markets in the Northeast Region.

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GIVE HOPE FOR THE HOMELESS

I live and sleep in my car.

I stay outdoors in parks & wooded areas

I seek safety in shopping centers & vacant buildings

I’m TOO SCARED to stay in shelters. It’s better if I remain under the radar.

BUT, THEY NEED TO EAT. They need to know we see them, and we care. Long Island Cares’ Hope for the Homeless mobile outreach program cares for 400 unsheltered homeless individuals in Nassau and Suffolk counties each month. With your help we provide: • Emergency food • Survival products

• Weather gear • Personal care & hygiene items

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Our goal is to provide support but also foster relationships and trust through continuous positive engagement so we can help the unsheltered homeless find stable shelter.

Your continued support makes this possible, and now your impact will be doubled. IFCU will match all donations, up to $40,000, through the month of April. HELP KEEP OUR HOMELESS POPULATION SAFE AND FED. WWW.LICARES.ORG | 631.582.FOOD (3663) Thank you to IFCU and to you, our generous donors, for caring and giving hope to the most vulnerable in our community.


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PSEG Long Island is proud to safely support local businesses like Reyes Deli with our energy efficiency programs. LED lighting rebates are just one of the ways we are helping thousands of businesses save energy and money every year. Just as the Copiague community counts on Reyes Deli, Long Island businesses can always rely on us. Together, we’re powering through.

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CAMPOLO, MIDDLETON & MCCORMICK, LLP

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Top-30 national accounting and advisory firm PKF O’Connor Davies is pleased to welcome to our firm Long Island powerhouse AVZ Certified Public Accountants. Recently named one of Forbes Magazine’s Best Tax Firms for 2021, PKF O’Connor Davies is a new breed of accounting and advisory firm that holds itself to a higher standard – going beyond passive calculation to active value creation for leading business owners, organizations and individuals in the US and abroad. Our passionate professionals take the extra step, creating deeper connections at every turn. Through these connections we drive efficiencies, uncover opportunities and manage risk – delivering value where others can’t. With AVZ as part of our team those connections and value now extend even further to Long Island. We’re The Value Connectors™

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We had reached an impasse. There was no question we were heading to court — and it was going to be costly. Then my partner brought in Farrell Fritz. They got us both back to the negotiating table and we settled within a few weeks . . . without going to court. There’s no question, Farrell Fritz saved us a bundle.”

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A proud member of the HIA-LI for over 30 years.

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Innovation Lives Here

Businesses Thrive in Suffolk County. Innovation and forward-thinking government are the foundations driving Suffolk County’s economy and are the major reasons industry segment pioneers like Canon, Estee Lauder and Marchon Eyewear chose Suffolk County for their headquarters. In Suffolk County, you’ll find: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

World-class research centers like Brookhaven Labs and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories Over 150 pharmaceutical and nutraceutical companies A small and medium size manufacturing hub, with over 3,000 manufacturing companies One of the nation’s most highly skilled workforce Access and close proximity to the financial resources of New York City

The Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency can be your company’s gateway to a thriving future.

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The economic development professionals at the Suffolk County IDA will streamline your expansion or move to Suffolk County by: ■ providing access to financial incentives, tax abatements and other financial resources to lower relocation and/or expansion costs ■ expediting all local, regional and state regulations and permitting ■ serving as your conduit to local and regional resources such as workforce training, supply chain vendors and new business channels

Contact our Executive Director Tony Catapano or Deputy Executive Director Kelly Murphy. 631-853-4802 | info@suffolkida.org

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We believe that our clients’ success determines our own. We ensure both by collaborating with our clients to achieve their goals.

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As Long Island CPAs, we provide a wide variety of accounting and financial management services to help better our clients.

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We keep abreast of tax law changes throughout the year to ensure that you are taking advantage of all tax incentives

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HIA-LI NEWS Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone And Business Trade Associations Host Three-Day COVID-19 Vaccination Effort For Long Island’s Industrial Workforce

By Mark J. Grossman Mark Grossman Public Relations mark@markgrossmanpr.com 631-786-0404

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced a partnership with HIA-LI and IgniteLI to host a three-day COVID-19 vaccine POD for Long Island’s Industrial Workforce. As part of the “Give Your Health a Shot” initiative, this partnership sought to ensure that the region’s manufacturers and other critical industry sectors have access to the vaccine during the first week of expanded eligibility. Aiming to promote worker health and sustain workforce productivity in Nassau and Suffolk counties, eligible workers had access to a first dose of the Pfizer vaccine on Wednesday, April 7 through Friday, April 9 between the hours of 11:00 am and 4:00 pm at Suffolk County’s latest mass vaccination site located at the H. Lee Dennison Building in Hauppauge. Appointments were required, The collaborative conducted targeted outreach to maximize the participation of Long Island’s industrial workforce. A second dose will be scheduled three weeks after the first dose at the same location. “For months I have been advocating for the State to expand eligibility to include our industrial workforce because the economic success of our region is directly tied to the strength of the business and manufacturing sectors,” said Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone. “I would like to applaud the leadership being demonstrated by HIA-LI and IgniteLI through this partnership as we continue the fight to get back to normal one vaccination at a time.” “A healthy workforce is a productive workforce,” said Terri Alessi-Miceli, President and CEO of HIA-LI. “By working to shield Long Island workers from the dangers of COVID-19, we’re maintaining our region’s economic strength.”

The clinic administered approximately 600 vaccinations per day over the three-day period, totaling 1,800 vaccine appointments over the three days. The sponsoring entities coordinated their outreach with the human resources departments of member businesses across Long Island. Appointments were scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. HIA-LI’s membership includes employers situated in the Long Island Innovation Park at Hauppauge, as well as non-Park employers. IgniteLI represents an islandwide constituency of industrial firms. According to IgnitetLI data, Long island’s 3,000 manufacturers employ 70,000 people who collectively earn $5 billion in annual payroll.

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“Long Island’s manufacturing sector is an economic powerhouse,” said IgniteLI Executive Director Patrick Boyle. “By mounting vaccination programs targeting our industrial workers, employees stay healthy and so does our area’s economy.”


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keepingcurrent Benefits of a Summer Internship Program and Job Posting Tips an internship for this summer:

By Maya Brown Senior Communications Intern Stony Brook University Career Center Contact: Crystal Diaz Crystal.M.Diaz@stonybrook.edu 631-632-6089

As summer is approaching, the Stony Brook University Career Center wants to emphasize the importance of a summer internship program. For most students, the summer gives them time to explore opportunities outside of the classroom and apply what they have learned thus far to real world experiences. Internships are a great way for students to gain experience related to their possible career interests. The Stony Brook University Career Center offers more than 2,000 internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students every year through employers across all industries. For employers, hiring interns for the summer can benefit companies in a variety of ways. It provides an opportunity for companies and organizations to mentor upcoming professionals who are highly motivated and excited to gain experience. Summer is the perfect time to focus on special projects you have had on your “ideas” list for quite some time. Recruiting an intern or a team of interns to support your project ideas is the perfect way to advance your company or organization. An internship program can also serve as a great

• • • recruitment method for future full time hires by identifying candidates early in their college career who would make a great addition to your team long term. It also will increase the visibility of your organization on college campuses as an employer of choice. A summer internship program is truly a cost effective and rewarding initiative for all employers. The benefits of hosting a summer internship are endless, but starting from scratch or transitioning into a virtual internship can be challenging. To help companies through this process, the Stony Brook University Career Center created the Center for Remote Internships and Experiential Learning. The mission of the Center is to curate resources and support for employers who wish to create, structure, and manage remote internships and other forms of experiential learning. The Center put together a list of important details to include in a position description for an internship position. Be sure to include the following information when creating and posting

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The purpose of the internship and how it supports the organization’s mission Important responsibilities/job functions that will be required of the intern Name of the department/division where the internship will be performed Expectations regarding outcomes of tasks/ projects performed and completed Required qualifications including major, minimum GPA (if applicable), class standing (freshman, sophomore, junior or senior) and any technical or job specific skills the intern would need to perform the internship successfully Length of the internship and the required number of hours per week Name of the supervisor responsible for training and evaluating the interns’ progress Details about the application and recruitment process including instructions on what application materials are required (eg. resume, cover letter and to whom and how they should be submitted.

For more information and tips on recruiting and supervising for an internship visit stonybrook. edu/center-remote. Please also take the HIA Recruitment Needs Survey, which will let us know how we can assist in any of your recruitment needs.

HIA-LI IS HERE TO HELP SPREAD AWARENESS OF

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACROSS LONG ISLAND...

In light of COVID19 and Long Island business recovery, many of our member companies are looking to find people open to work.

All job listings will include: Job Title, Company, Town, Contact Information & Possible Logo. PLEASE EMAIL PMEYER@HIA-LI.ORG FOR RATES

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As a member, although you can place a complimentary ad on our website, we have created this special section in The Reporter to be pushed out across Long Island for added exposure.


ECONOMIC SUMMIT Economic Survey Results Give a Glimmer of Hope for 2021

On Thursday, March 18th, the HIA-LI hosted its 27th Annual Economic Summit featuring the results of the 2021 PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP Economic Survey and Opinion Poll. During the program, attendees heard survey results on the real estate market, revenue, price & profits, local and national confidence rating, and employee headcount and salary adjustments. As indicated in the results, the healthcare industry continues to be the industry with the greatest potential for growth. Following a review of the survey by Bob Quarte, Partner, PKF O’Connor Davies and HIA-LI Board Member, panelists included Bob Coughlan, Principal, Tritec Real Estate Co., Christine Riordan, President, Adelphi University, Wendy Darwell, President & CEO, Nassau Suffolk Hospital Council, Kevin O’Connor, CEO, Dime Community Bank and HIA-LI Board Member, and Rich Humann, President & CEO, H2M architects+engineers, and HIA-LI Board Chairman shared comments and insight about the survey outcome as it relates to their industry. Thank you to our program sponsors - Gold Sponsor: PSEG Long Island, Silver Sponsors: Dime Community Bank and Dime Community Bank, Bronze Sponsor: H2M architects+engineers, as well as Farrell Fritz, PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP, and Tritec Real Estate Co. Join the HIA-LI on Friday, April 23rd from 9:00-10:30AM for the Long Island Innovational Park at Hauppauge Update: Current and Future Growth. For more information and to register, visit www.hia-li.org or call (631) 543-5355.

VIRTUAL VIRTUAL BENEFITS BENEFITS OF OF MEMBERSHIP MEMBERSHIP - JUMP START LEAD GENERATION WITH OUR MEMBER TO MEMBER LIST - ACCESS TO MILLER BUSINESS RESOURCE CENTER - GET CRITICAL BUSINESS RESOURCE UPDATES ON COVID-19

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- ABILITY TO POST TO THE MEMBER TO MEMBER COOPERATIVE AND CALENDAR - COMPLIMENTARY ACCESS TO OUR VIRTUAL COMMITTEE MEETINGS - MEMBER RATES TO VIRTUAL PROGRAMS, SPONSORSHIP AND ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES - SPEAKERS DIRECTORY: PLATFORM FOR MEMBERS TO SHARE THEIR PUBLIC SPEAKING SERVICES - DIRECT CONTACT TO HIA-LI STAFF

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT PAIGE MEYER | PMEYER@HIA-LI.ORG


BUILDING, CONSTRUCTION, OFFICE SUPPLIES AND REAL ESTATE COMPANIES

BUILDERS/CONSTRUCTION APPRENTICESHIP CONNECTIONS & CONSULTING CORP. Michael Todisco | President | (516) 457-8037 31 Ruby Lane | Plainview, NY 11803 mike@acccnys.org | https://acccnys.org/

AXIS CONSTRUCTION CORPORATION

EMERALD DOCUMENT IMAGING

Meg Ryan | Sales Representative | 631-319-1620 100 Milbar Blvd. | Farmingdale, NY 11735 mryan@emeralddocument.com | www.emeralddocument.com

REAL ESTATE DAMIANOS REALTY GROUP

Ralph Lambert | President | 631-243-5970 125 Laser Ct. | Hauppauge, NY 11788 rlambert@theaxisgroup.com | www.TheAxisGroup.com

Alexandra Damianos | Real Estate Associate | 6313609000 222 Middle Country Rd | Smithtown, NY 11787 adamianos@drgrealty.com | https://www.drgrealty.com/

CEDAR KNOLLS, INC.

HUNT CORPORATE SERVICES, INC.

Howard Kipnes | President | 631-231-1518 900 Marconi Avenue | Ronkonkoma, NY 11779 howard@cedarknollshomes.com | www.cedarknollshomes.com

DAMIANOS REALTY GROUP

David G Hunt | President | (516) 937-1000 17 Dupont Street | Plainview, NY 11803 dhunt@huntcorp.com | www.huntcorp.com

INDUSTRY ONE REALTY CORP

Alexandra Damianos | Real Estate Associate | 6313609000 222 Middle Country Rd | Smithtown, NY 11787 adamianos@drgrealty.com | https://www.drgrealty.com/

Robert Desmond | Executive Vice President | (631) 694-3500 ext. 315 95 Broadhollow Rd. | Melville, NY 11747 bob@industryone.com | industryone.com

HEARTLAND EXECUTIVE PARK

LONG ISLAND BOARD OF REALTORS, INC. (LIBOR)

Jerry and David Wolkoff | | 631-242-6300 One Executive Drive | Edgewood, NY 11717 jwolkoff@hrtld.com | www.heartlandbusinesscenter.com

IRWIN CONTRACTING INC.

John Irwin | President | 631-434-8400 671 Old Willets Path | Hauppauge, NY 11788 John@irwincontractinginc.com | www.irwincontractinginc.com

JENCO READY MIX

Anthony Nicoletti | Senior Manager | (631) 243-2946 45 South 4th Street | Bay Shore, NY 11706 tony@jencoconcrete.com | www.jencoconcrete.com

JGM CONSTRUCTION DEVELOPMENT

Mike Miller | Business Development Manager | (631) 661-4800 300 Sunrise Highway | West Babylon, NY 11704 mmiller@lirealtor.com | www.lirealtor.com

ONE REALTY SERVICES INC.

Patrick Curtis | President | (631) 244-7000 Ext. 301 700 Lakeland Ave | Bohemia, NY 11716-3936 patrickacurtis@gmail.com | www.OneRealtyNY.com

R.D. GERONIMO LTD.

Richard J. DiGeronimo | President | (516) 294-8600 158 Third Street | Mineola, NY 11501 rjd@rdgeronimo.com | www.rdgeronimo.com

RACANELLI REALTY SERVICES INC.

John M. Comack | Founder & President | 917-885-8352 16 West 36th Street, Suite 601 | New York, NY 10018 jmcomack@jgm-ny.com | jgmconstructiondevelopment.com

Anthony Racanelli | Coordinator of Property Management Services | 631-434-9400 45 Mall Drive | Commack, NY 11725 lois@racanelli.com | www.racanelli.com

PAVEMASTER

RECHLER EQUITY PARTNERS LLC

John Doerrier | President | (631) 595-9800 516 Pine Aire Drive | Bay Shore, NY 11706 john@pavemaster.com | www.pavemaster.com

TERWILLIGER & BARTONE PROPERTIES

Matthew Ambrosio | Development Associate | 5162492022 141 Merritts Rd. | Farmingdale, NY 11735 matthew@terwilligerbartone.com | terwilligerbartone.com

USI INSURANCE SERVICES

Frank Doria | Vice President | 516 419 4125 333 Earle Ovington Boulevard | Uniondale, NY 11553 Frank.doria@Usi.com | Http://www.usi.com

Scott Weir | Vice President | (631) 421-1168 175 Kennedy Drive | Hauppauge, NY 11788 sweir@wjnorthridge.com | http://www.wjnorthridge.com

Harry Stavro | | (631) 414-8414 85 South Service Road | Plainview, NY 11803 ecea@rechlerequity.com | www.rechlerequity.com

SANDY BIANCO - COMPASS

Sandy Bianco | Licensed Real Estate Salesperson at Compass | (516) 398-0484 16A Wall Street | Huntington, NY 11743 sandy.bianco@compass.com |

THE MARCUS ORGANIZATION

Sloane Marcus | Business Development | (631) 231-5041 155 Schmitt Blvd | Farmingdale, NY 11735 smarcus@marcusorganization.com | http://www.marcusorganization.com/

TRITEC REAL ESTATE CO., INC.

Chris Kelly | Director of Marketing | (631) 751-0300 45 Research Way | East Setauket, NY 11733 ckelly@tritecrealestate.com | www.tritecre.com

UA PROPERTIES / HAUPPAUGEOFFICE.COM

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

Dave Shah | Leasing Management | 6316622033 150 Motor Parkway | Hauppauge, NY 11788 info@HauppaugeOffice.com | HauppaugeOffice.com

USI INSURANCE SERVICES

Frank Doria | Vice President | 516 419 4125 333 Earle Ovington Boulevard | Uniondale, NY 11553 Frank.doria@Usi.com | Http://www.usi.com

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NEW MEMBER PROFILES as needed. We also provide fire alarm monitoring to make sure that your facility is being protected 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

W&M Fire Protection

Special Hazards Fire Suppression Clean Agent products are preferred for use in telecommunications and data processing centers, switch gear rooms, cell sites and other water sensitive applications. Many are U.S. Green Building Council/LEED recognized. W&M installs numerous high expansion foam systems to protect military and private aircraft hangars throughout the northeast. We also offer protection solutions for flammable liquid or chemical storage and processing.

W&M is a full-service fire protection contractor who designs, installs, inspects, and services fire protection systems. After a system is designed, our team of qualified technicians will install in accordance with NFPA standards. We provide initial testing as well as ongoing inspections as often as required by NFPA standards and or local codes. 24/7 Emergency Response Service Our professional staff of mechanics have fire sprinkler certifications and are prepared to resolve even the most unforeseen of emergency situations. Whether it is a leak, a freezeup,a fire pump out of service, or a backflow device malfunction. Fire Sprinkler Systems Service Wet System Sprinklers; Dry System Fire Sprinklers; Deluge Systems; Preaction Systems Sprinklers; Mist Sprinkler Systems; Early Suppression; Fast Response Systems; In-Rack Sprinkler Systems. Fire Alarm & Detection Service After install of the fire alarm system, we provide regular inspections and testing in accordance with NFPA standards to keep devices working properly. We perform battery replacement, alarm repairs, and updates or improvements

LI Job Market www.lijobmarket.com info@lijobmarket.com P: 631-648-8265 LI Job Market is the premier site for all local Long Island jobs and businesses located within Nassau and Suffolk counties. Our mission is to foster the awareness of available local Long Island jobs for local jobseekers, and to help the businesses that have made Long Island their home target the right candidates for their open roles and continue operating successful businesses here. We are committed to helping connect Long Island’s jobseekers and employers through our hyper-local focused job board and social media platforms.

WELCOME MARCH NEW MEMBERS ALLIANE ONE LLC JOSPEH DIVINO BRUZZONE SHIPPING, INC. ANTHONY BRUZZONE

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GROUP PLANNERS, INC. LOUIS BERNARDI HAUPPAUGE, NY (516) 804-3383

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GAIN EXPOSURE FOR YOUR COMPANY New Member Listings provide our new members with the ability to introduce their companies and services to our entire membership and the Long Island business community. For more information, call us at (631) 543-5355 or visit www.hia-li.org.

US INDUSTRIAL CORP SAM FALCO PROVINCE, NY VIRTUAL ENTERPRISE INTERNATIONAL ELLEN PALAZZO ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY EPALAZZO@GMAIL.COM


CALLING ALL MEMBERS!

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HEARD AROUND THE ISLAND APPOINTMENTS, PROMOTIONS & HONORS Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP warmly congratulates Jeffrey D. Forchelli, the firm’s Managing Partner, on being selected for inclusion in Long Island Business News’ Power 25 Law list. Mr. Forchelli and his fellow honorees were chosen exclusively by the paper’s Editor & Associate Publisher Joe Dowd and the editorial team based on their outstanding achievements and standing in the legal community. Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP, a premier law firm with offices across Long Island, is pleased to announce that Alan Weinberg, Esq., has been promoted to Managing Director. CMM – recognized by Forbes as a Top Corporate Law Firm in America – continues to grow at a record pace, and Weinberg has played a critical role in that growth. As Managing Director, he will manage all business operations of the firm and implement plans to achieve the firm’s goals. Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP is pleased to announce that AABANY President Terrence Shen has appointed Jane Chen a Co-Chair of the Association’s Real Estate Committee for the 2021-2022 fiscal year. Her term concludes on March 31, 2022. Ms. Chen, a Bayside, Queens, NY resident, earned her J.D. from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University and her B.A. from Stony Brook University.

important legal document that go into effect on June 13, 2021.

Hunt Corporate Services, Inc. announced today that Pursuit Emergency Vehicles, LLC, (Hauppauge) has leased 8,000 square feet of industrial space at 50 Roebling Court, Ronkonkoma, NY. David G. Hunt, president of Hunt, exclusively represented the tenant. Stephen Stoehrer, of SVN, represented the landlord, 30-76 30th Street Realty LLC. Pursuit is relocating its Long Island branch location from Hauppauge.

Gershow Recycling was a sponsor of the “Metal for Tesla” scrap metal fundraiser at the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe (TSCW) in Shoreham on March 20. During the event, Gershow collected 30,000 pounds of scrap metal, which wound up being recycled and kept out of landfills. Through the fundraiser and donations made by Gershow, $9,500 was raised to support the organization. Proceeds went to support renovations at Wardenclyffe. In addition to its sponsorship of the event, Gershow provided the use of a scrap metal container and handed out hats, magnets, sweatshirts and brochures to those in attendance.

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HAPPENINGS

LEGAL ALERT: April 16 is “National Healthcare Decisions Day.” Learn about the changes to the Power of Attorney by attending the Cona Elder Law April 16th webinar presented by Melissa Negrin-Weiner, co-chair of the Health and Wellness Committee. New York recently passed a law making substantial revisions to Powers of Attorney, including wholesale changes to this

The Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW) – Suffolk County’s largest not-for-profit provider of programs, services, and advocacy for people facing mental health challenges – is offering an Emotional Support Helpline staffed by trained crisis counselors who help callers talk through their emotions and find resources to help them cope with challenges associated with COVID-19. The Emotional Support Helpline is 631-471-7242 ext. 1800. Trained crisis counselors are available Monday through Friday between 9:00 am and 7:00 pm. All helpline conversations are free, confidential, and anonymous.

The Art League of Long Island’s 14th annual “Go APE” Advanced Placement Student Exhibition features 2-D and 3-D works by 124 students from 37 Long Island High Schools. This is an opportunity for what may be the first of many times these promising young art students will show their artwork in a professional gallery setting, albeit virtual for 2021.

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FAST FACTS Long Island Innovation Park

The Long Island Innovation Park at Hauppauge is the 2nd largest industrial park in the United States. COMPANIES IN THE PARK

1,350+ 55,000+ $13B

number of companies in the park. Number of people employed at these companies Combined annual output of these companies

The top sectors in the park include aerospace, construction, financial services, food production, and IT.

The park represents 5% of Long Island's private employment. Source: Long Island Innovation Park at Hauppauge website Fast Facts are compiled by the business librarians at

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