HIA-LI Reporter Newspaper - June/July 2022

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VOLUME 41 • ISSUE 6 • JUNE/JULY 2022

HIA-LI TRADE SHOW EVENT RECAP | P.18-19 HIA-LI’S INDUSTRY LIST: PGS 30

HIA-LI’S HEARD AROUND THE ISLAND: PG 33

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

Educational, Institutions, Staffing, Workforce Development, Event Planning, Hospitality, Restaurants

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

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Bridgehampton Dominick Pernice National BankSt. Catholic Health’s Catherine of Siena (631) 537-8826 Hospital Kevin OʼConnor Quarte Bridgehampton (631)Robert 862-3107

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Lacetera Berkeley Credit Union Fritz547 - 7450 (631) 844-3819 Isaac(631) Peoples Alliance Federal (631) 434Peopleʼs - 3500 Alliance RichFarrell (631) 338-8633 (Posthumously) Ed Pruitt LIFETIME BOARD (631) 367 0710 Corporate Secretary Sandler Training CEO Federal Credit Union (Posthumously) MEMBERS Christopher Kent Kevin O’Connor LIFETIME Credit Union (631) 231-3538 CEO Corporate Secretary DIME Community Bank John Rebecchi Farrell Fritz BOARD MEMBERS (631) 434 - 3500 David Manning Ed Pruitt JackLIFETIME Kulka BOARD (631) 537-8826 Bob Isaksen (631) 367 - 0710 Brookhaven National Rich Humann, P.E. (Posthumously) MEMBERS Bank of America AllanConstruction Lippolis Marci Tublisky John Rebecchi Kulka Corp. H2M architects + CEO Corporate Secretary(631)Laboratory DIRECTORS 547-7450 Washer & Disc Graphics (631) 231 - 0900 David Manning Superior engineers Gasket Corp.Jack Kulka Norman Weingart - 4747 Rich Humann, P.E. 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CONNECTION WORKFORCE Farrell GOVERNMENT Jack Kulka RELATIONS (631) 582-3663 (631) 367-0710 Superior Washer Kursad Devecioglu Robert Lippolis (631) 273 Gasket Corp. - 8282 EDUCATION/CONNECTION International & Gasket Corp. Washer Lee Silberman Kulka Construction Superior Jack Kulka Bimser (631) 273 - 8282 WORKFORCE HEALTH & Corporation TECHNOLOGY FOR Kelly Imperial (631) 273-8282 Group & Gasket Corp. Habitat for Humanity Kulka Construction(646) CONNECTION 722-3890 BUSINESS NYITKelly Imperial WELLNESS TECHNOLOGY FOR Group (631) 231 - 0900 (631) 273-8282 of Suffolk Linda Furey (631) 422-4828 BUSINESS NYIT RonMEMBERSHIP Loveland, Melissa Negrin-Wiener (631) 348-3121 (631) 231 0900 Junior Achievement David Pinkowitz BSE, MBA Genser Cona Elder Law MEMBERSHIP of New York (631) 348-3121(631) 390-5000 TECHNOLOGY Summit Safety & Chris Kent David Services Pinkowitz DCP Marketing (516) 625-9028 RichSolutions Isaac FOR BUSINESS Farrell Fritz,Chris P.C. Kent Efficiency DCP LLC Marketing Services (631) 642-7239 Sarah Weber ENERGY/UTILITIES/ Rich Isaac Sandler Training Marie McCallion Farrell Fritz, P.C. (631) 367-0710 Coluccio CPR & Safety Consulting LLC ENERGY/UTILITIES/ (631) 491 - 5343 Sandler Training Chris INFRASTRUCTURE (631) 231 - 3538 Stony Brook University TechWorks and Training, LLC.367-0710 DBA MEMBERSHIP (631) (631) 491 - 5343 INFRASTRUCTURE (631) 231 - 3538 Consulting College of Business Inc. Compliance Training Chris Coluccio (631) Jack 632-7476 Kulka Raffelina Cipriano (631) 285-1527 631-882-1808 Mark Businski Chris Coluccio HEALTHCARE TechWorks Consulting, Inc. Jack Kulka Raffelina Cipriano Primerica Kulka Construction Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein TechWorks Consulting, Inc. ENERGY/UTILITIES/ HEALTHCARE & Breitstone, LLP Manny Morales Kulka ConstructionHUMAN RESOURCES Primerica Group (631) 285 1527 (917) 440 - 1925 INFRASTRUCTURE 2M Technologies, Inc.- 1527 (631) 285 Group (516) 470-0185 (917) 440 - 1925 (631) 231-3255 (631) 231 - 0900 Stephanie Curry Christine Ippolito MENTORING, (631) 231 - 0900Sherwood Christine Michael Voltz Lumber Ippolito Lisa Mitnick MENTORING, Compass Workforce PSEG Long Island (631) 297-1923 NETWORKING AND Alliance Federal Compass WorkforcePeople’s YOUNG (631) 844-3819 NETWORKING AND Solutions Credit Union YOUNG COMMUNICATIONS Solutions Nicole Craveiro PROFESSIONALS (631) 794-7400 (631) 434-3500 COMMUNICATIONS GOLF/SPORTS PROFESSIONALS Crave HRO(631) 794-7400 ENTERTAINMENT/ Betsy Jacob Michael Capaldo ENTERTAINMENT/631-829-7793 Betsy Jacob Michael Capaldo Robert Desmond SPORTS SPORTS Sage Solutions Sage Solutions Melissa Negrin-Wiener Insutry One Realty Corp Melissa Negrin-Wiener (516) (516) 396 - 396 9329- 9329 Genser, Dubow, Genser (631)Carmella 273-4255Fazio - 5388 Carmella Fazio 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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LETTER FROM THE HIA-LI PRESIDENT & CEO

Dear Valued Long Island Business Leader: As the Long Island economy continues to push forward , HIA-LI stands by your side to help your business and the entire region. We are your allies for business achievement, and we remain more committed than ever to help: • Promote job creation • Provide educational and professional development services for Long Island business and the workforce • Promote the best in quality and safety • Advance the highest professional standards among numerous sectors • Organize community assistance initiatives such as through the current pandemic Joining forces with the business community and the community at large, we’ll keep working to help Long Island confront shared challenges – promote local economic development – and keep our regional economy churning. For example, HIA-LI mobilizes our member companies to advocate for economic expansion. We also promote the growth of the Long Island Innovation Park at Hauppauge, the 1,400-acre business complex whose 55,000-person workforce delivers a remarkable $13 billion in annual output. HIA-LI is here to amplify your voice, your impact, and your market reach. And these days, it’s more critical than ever for Long Island businesses to be visible and prominent – and to let the community know you’re open for business. HIA-LI’s resources serve as an important lifeline for the Long Island business community to connect and grow. And while HIA-LI works hard to maintain the health of the Long Island business sector, we’re also conscious of our duty to be socially responsible – and to protect the health of all who interact with us.

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

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We had the distinct pleasure to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new location of one of our members, National Business Capital this morning. CEO and Founder Joe Camberato welcomed NYS Senator Mario Mattera, John Schneidawin, Suffolk County’s Director of Business Development and Communications, Suffolk County Comptroller John Kennedy and Legislator Leslie Kennedy. Several HIA-LI Board Members were in attendance to cheer on Joe and his amazing team as well.

We were so excited to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony today for the Winters Center for Autism. Their new location is at 92 Mayan Street in West Babylon; a beautiful location for a beautiful cause and we couldn’t be happier to support them!


ADVOCATING FOR LONG ISLAND BUSINESS

We are honored to support and collaborate with the LGBT Network as they announce Long Island’s first and only LGBT Chamber of Commerce. They will also have a new offering, the “LGBT Network Certified” program where companies can be recognized for their diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging while also offering support and education for organizations that need that training. We are excited to support these programs that will change and improve the Long Island Business landscape.

The HIA-LI continues to advocate for the growth of the Long Island Innovation Park at Hauppauge. As the largest Innovation Park in the Northeast, second only to Silicon Valley, sewerage expansion is key to growth and usage in the newly created overlay districts. Thank you to our valued partners at the Town of Smithtown, the Suffolk County Department of Public Works and H2M architects + engineers for understanding the importance of this expansion and leading this process along the way.

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The HIA-LI was thrilled to be able to take a tour of Premier Care Industries’ new space. As a manufacturer of premium wet wipes within the hygiene industry, Premier Care is a welcome addition to Hauppauge and the Innovation Park. The LIIPH continues to grow with amazing technology, manufacturing and business!


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TELL US ABOUT HOW YOU/ YOUR COMPANY STARTED. My husband (Paul) and I had the misfortune of having both of our sons diagnosed with cancer within months of each other. While Marc recovered and is a healthy adult today, Michael succumbed to cancer after a short, hard fight. Paul and I were so fortunate to have the support of loving friends and family willing to help us. Many are not as fortunate and find themselves in emotional and financial crisis when their child is diagnosed with cancer or other major illness. We founded the Michael Magro Foundation to help children battling cancer [and other catastrophic illnesses] and their families during a time of extreme crisis.

WHAT WAS A TURNING POINT FOR YOU/YOUR COMPANY? The Covid-19 pandemic was a turning point for our organization. While we were steadily growing each year, 2020 was undoubtedly different. The calls for assistance began spreading far and wide. The number of calls for assistance grew markedly and the locations of those seeking assistance (or hospitals wishing to partner) expanded in great leaps. Prior to the onset of the pandemic, our work focused solely on Long Island and the west coast of Florida. Over the past two years, our reach has expanded to more hospitals right here in Nassau and Suffolk, as well as New York City, throughout Florida, Oregon, Texas, and, most recently, California. 10,000 children are diagnosed with cancer in the US each year. We realized we must keep growing to serve as many of these children and their families as are in need.

WHAT IS YOUR COMPANY’S PHILOSOPHY?

TELL US ABOUT YOUR COMPANIES PROFILE TODAY. Michael Magro Foundation was founded to support families with a sick child who are in crisis. That mission has held steadfast since our inception. Our work has expanded to serve families on Long Island, as well as in New York City, Florida, Oregon, Texas, and California. While we have expanded the number of hospital partners with which we work, Long Island remains our primary focus as this is our home base and where Michael received his care.

We see many opportunities in the future. It is our hope to serve every hospital on LI with a pediatric oncology department. Our work is with the inpatient Child Life teams as well as the teams working in the outpatient clinics. If there are families in crisis due to a child ill with cancer or other catastrophic illness on Long Island, we want to reach them and be both a referral source for information and a source of support for their urgent financial needs. While we expand within the region, we are also branching out into other locales where resources are limited and families are in dire need of assistance.

HOW HAS YOUR BUSINESS PIVOTED THROUGHOUT THE PAST YEAR AS A RESULT OF THE PANDEMIC? As a result of the pandemic, we expanded our support to include mortgage and rent payments, as well as many more life basics. Many of our families had gone from two income to one when their child was diagnosed. During the NYS shutdown many had their one remaining earner furloughed or laid off. Basic financial needs could no longer be met. We engaged with every family or Child Life professional who contacted us via phone or zoom and arranged

to assist each one. We were fortunate that our messaging to the community resulted in additional support to the Foundation. That enabled us to provide support to even more families in crisis. Additionally, our Board made the decision to expand our mission during the pandemic to include supporting the healthcare professionals who are putting their lives on the line and their families on hold to serve the community through Covid-19.

MOVING FORWARD, HOW HAS THE PANDEMIC SHIFTED YOUR BUSINESS STRATEGY/ PERSPECTIVE? Our Board realizes the need to remain nimble in all of our efforts, This will ensure we get our message out, maintain engagement with our friends and donors in the community, and sustain and grow our partnerships with hospitals. We are using technology to reach people, creating safe opportunities to gather, and responding to requests for assistance and expansion throughout the country. We are assisting with new needs that have arisen through the pandemic and developed partnerships to assist our families and our health care providers who are serving the community through the pandemic. We have grown during the past two years – in our hospitals served (locally and throughout the US), dollars raised, and in the number of families served.

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The philosophy of the Michael Magro Foundation and all those involved is to be a source of strength and support for families of children battling cancer or other catastrophic illness. Families are in need of referrals of all kinds to help make their child’s experience as easy as possible. Our experience and resources enable us to provide quality referrals for clinical needs, major life challenges, and/or simple tweaks. Our efforts in fundraising efforts enable us to support these families as they struggle to pay basic life expenses during this time,

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keepingcurrent Navigating Your Commercial Lease Agreement During Inflation By Arthur Yermash, Esq. Partner Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP 4175 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779 (631) 738-9100 ayermash@cmmllp.com www.cmmllp.com

Rising inflation is influencing virtually every aspect of life. For commercial landlords and tenants alike, it is more important than ever to focus on rent escalation provisions in your commercial lease agreement. Instead of fixed and consistent increases in rent, some commercial leases provide for rent to increase in line with certain economic metrics: for example, the consumer price index. This is especially relevant as it relates to tenant renewal options. Where inflation is especially notable, as has been the case this year, rent increase formulas that rely on economic metrics to calculate an increase in rent may yield unexpectedly high rent for a commercial tenant, and may result in an unexpected windfall for a commercial landlord. Since the commercial real estate market relies on certain market equilibrium, unexpected or unanticipated increases in formulaic rent may have unintended disruptive market consequences. Focusing on these issues now will help minimize disputes and non-payment for commercial landlords and business risk for commercial tenants. Negotiating Your Commercial Lease Agreement For commercial landlords, protecting property interests and maintaining consistent profitability are two focal points when drafting and negotiating a commercial lease agreement. For commercial tenants, managing risk and expense (as well as

future increases) is a vital part of negotiating a commercial lease agreement. Inflation and rent escalation clauses go hand in hand – when inflation rises, rents rise along with it. While inflation is not a new economic concept, rising inflation at unusual rates does create unanticipated results. Clarity on rent and rent increase is an integral part of any lease. Most commonly, commercial leases provide for annual rent increases at a fixed rate. Sometimes, these increases are not annual, but every few years. Where things become more complex is when increases are tied to economic metrics. As we address the four common commercial lease rent structures, it is important to think about these in the context of periods of high inflation. Common Forms of Rent Escalation • Fixed Increases (also known as Stepped or Percentage Increases) allow landlords to increase rent by a set amount at specific points in the duration of the lease agreement. This is one of the most popular options because it is a relatively straightforward method. However, a landlord may feel cheated out of profits if costs have gone up and a tenant may feel like they lost out on potential savings if costs have gone down. • Pass Through Escalation is a form of rent escalation that is initiated only when the landlord experiences an increase in costs that have been specified in the commercial lease agreement. This is most common in scenarios where a commercial tenant is responsible for compensating landlord for building operating expenses. • Direct Operating Cost Escalation is similar to the Pass Through option, except here the escalation is based on the increases of all the operating costs such as utilities, security, and maintenance.

• Indexed/Variable Escalation (Consumer Price Index or another inflation index) – This option allows landlords to increase rent when an established index rises. Often, a cap will be included on how much the rent can go up in a year. This option is not favorable to tenants because index increases can be very unpredictable and dramatic. Understanding the various rent escalation options is critical for commercial landlords and tenants negotiating new leases. For existing leases that have rent escalations tied to inflation risk, it is critical to understand how the current economic environment will impact future rent. A common issue is whether a commercial tenant should exercise a right it may have in the lease to renew. Often, tenant renewal options provide for rent to be calculated using market metrics. Conceptually, this generally works well where the economic environment is stable and inflation is low. In such cases, the formulaic rent escalations adjust the rent to where the market suggests it should be and mostly everyone is satisfied. However, in situations where the economic market is unstable and inflation is especially high, the formulaic rent escalations could adjust the rent to extreme amounts not expected by landlords or tenants. For tenants, this could create an increase in rental expenses beyond what may been budgeted or sustainable by the business. For landlords, this could create scenarios where multiple tenants are unable to afford the drastically increased rent, leading to higher rate of default. Ultimately, by highlighting and focusing on the impact of inflation on commercial rent increases, our goal is to shed light on this critical but often overlooked legal and business issue.

keepingcurrent Don’t Take the Bait – 6 Timely Tips to Help Avoid Phishing eMails By Suzanne McLaughlin Executive Vice President Custom Computer Specialists 70 Suffolk Court, Hauppauge, NY 631-761-1465 smclaughline@customonline.com customonline.com Phishing emails are a common way for cybercriminals to steal important data. This article will discuss what phishing is, how to identify a phishing email, and how to protect your organization’s data from being stolen. We will also provide tips for avoiding phishing scams, the consequences of falling for a phishing scam, and how to report a phishing email. This article covers: What is phishing, and how does it work How to identify a phishing email How to protect your business data from being Tips for avoiding phishing scams The consequences of falling for a phishing scam How to report a phishing email

Organizations of all sizes are at risk of a data breach, and the consequences can be devastating. Hackers can steal sensitive information such as passwords or credit card numbers, and they may even be able to access confidential information, damaging an organization’s reputation in the process. 1. What is phishing, and how does it work Phishing is a type of online fraud involving emails or websites that mimic legitimate businesses to trick individuals into providing sensitive information, such as passwords or credit card numbers. Cybercriminals will often create emails

2. How to identify a phishing email You can look for several things to determine if an email is a phishing scam. First, check the sender’s address to see if it matches the company’s address that it claims to be from. If the sender’s address is different or if there are typos in the address, it is likely a phishing email. Second, look for generic greetings such as “Dear valued customer” instead of your name. Third, be suspicious of any email that asks you to click on a link or download an attachment, as these could contain malware that will infect your computer. Finally, trust your gut – if something about the email feels “off,” it is probably a phishing email.

4. Tips for avoiding phishing scams You can do several things to avoid falling for a phishing scam. First, be suspicious of any email or website that asks you for personal information. Second, do not click on email links unless you are absolutely sure they are legitimate. Third, do not download attachments from unknown senders. Fourth, keep your anti-virus software up to date and run regular scans on your computer to ensure it is free of malware. Finally, if you are ever unsure about an email or website, you can contact the company directly to confirm its legitimacy. 5. The consequences of falling for a phishing scam If you fall for a phishing scam, the consequences can be severe. Your information may be stolen and used to commit identity theft, and your computer may be infected with malware. You may also lose money if you provide your financial information to a phishing website. In addition, falling for a phishing scam can damage your reputation and cause you to lose trust in online communications.

3. How to protect your data from being stolen

6. How to report a phishing email

You can take several steps to protect your data from being stolen in a phishing attack. First, educate your employees about phishing scams and make sure they know how to identify a phishing email. Second, use a spam filter to block emails from known or suspected phishing websites. Third, do not click on email links unless you are absolutely sure they are legitimate. Fourth, do not download attachments from unknown senders. Finally, keep your anti-virus software up to date and run regular scans on your computer to ensure it is free of malware.

If you receive a phishing email, do not reply to it or click on any links. Instead, report it to the company from which it claims to be and to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). You can also forward the email to the Anti-Phishing Working Group at reportphishing@apwg.org. Don’t hesitate to reach out to your MSP or Custom Computer Specialists and we’ll assist you with any questions you may have about security or identifying phishing emails. Also, be sure to ask us about security awareness training to strengthen your first line of defense, your employees. I can be reached by email at smclaughlin@customonline.com

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or websites that look very similar to those of a legitimate company, and they may even use the company’s logo or branding. When an individual clicks on a link in a phishing email or visits a phishing website, they may be taken to a fake login page where they are prompted to enter their username and password. Once the cybercriminal has this information, they can use it to access the individual’s accounts or steal their money.


keepingcurrent The Only Way Americans will Achieve Sensible Gun Control Legislation is to Control the Vote 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

Here we go again, and again, and again when it comes to Congress debating or passing sensible gun control legislation. With the recent mass slaughter of innocent people in Buffalo, New York and the horrific murder of innocent children and teachers in Uvalde, Texas Americans, are becoming numb to the ongoing reports and constant refusal by members of Congress to pass legislation to protect our communities from automatic assault weapons or to approve universal background checks prior to gun purchases – something that nearly 90% of Americans support. In the wake of the shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde, we can almost predict what some of our elected officials will say in front of the cameras. We’ll hear “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people,” “They’re going to take away our right to own guns,” “Provide guns to teachers,” “Have police stationed at schools, churches, synagogues, and now supermarkets.” You not only will hear this, but you can already name who will be spewing the NRA mantra. There’s nothing wrong about owning a gun and most Americans that

do own handguns, rifles and other deadly weapons handle them responsibly. The problem we’ve seen since the Clinton administration is that too many guns and automatic assault rifles are getting into the hands of people who don’t have a respect for human life including, their own. Our nation will continue to fail its citizens if we permit our elected officials to continue to ignore the greatest threat to our society which, gun massacres have become. We can’t stop the debate by calling for more funding for mental health treatment and thinking we can solve this problem. While most “shooters” especially those that don’t commit suicide first have underlying mental health issues, we cannot blame mental illness as the sole cause. While it’s a contributing factor, so is living in poverty, being bullied, family dysfunction, substance abuse and other problems that many Americans live with without accessing deadly weapons.

America must start to lose patience with our elected officials whose only response to these shootings has been to offer thoughts and prayers, blame mental illness, or blame the other political party. We’ve been down this road too many time with Columbine, Sandy Hook, Parkland, Pittsburgh, El Paso, Buffalo and now Uvalde and proclaiming “enough is enough” is only the beginning. This November, Americans will go to the polls to vote. I can already hear the campaign narratives about inflation, the cost of gasoline, abortion, COVID, immigration and crime dominating the debate. We must not let candidates at any level of government avoid being questioned about where they stand on passing universal background checks and sensible gun control legislation in our towns, counties, cities and in Washington, D.C. As a nation we must insist that candidates for public office defend their positions on gun control, and we need to hold them accountable by voting to either elect them or not based upon this issue. Sure we’re paying more for gas, food, and taxes but what about the costs associated with loosing an innocent child, a parent, grandparent or others close to us? We must mobilize to ensure that those elected leaders who feel that we’ve done enough to address this issue hear that we’ve had enough too. Enough of their denial and unwillingness to respect the wishes of their constituents.

keepingcurrent Home Improvement: Navigating Color Choices By Gina Bonura Director of Sales & Designs Showroom Manager, Custom Kitchen and Bathroom Department Alure Home Improvements 1999 Hempstead Turnpike East Meadow, NY 11554 516-296-7777 www.alure.com remodel@alure.com

1. Commitment people fear that they will tire of the color in a few years 2. Wrong color choice – they are afraid it will make the room look small, or won’t match 3. Can’t picture it, they just can’t picture what it will look like.

WRONG COLOR CHOICE Color must be used to bring out the tones and richness of other colors. If you have a grey bathroom, you can’t pick just any paint. There are either cool or warm undertones in the paint that must be similar to the undertones you are working with, or the colors will clash. You don’t necessarily have to choose a grey to go with grey tile, but you must blend the undertones of the tile with your paint color so they will be in harmony. Do not pick everything the same color thinking it needs to match. Then you end up with a matchy, matchy hum-drum space. Monotones can be very interesting spaces, but they are usually not by accident. Even then, monotone spaces need a shot of impact through texture or artwork.

Help is on the way – read on!

Here is a simple guideline for colorizing a project:

FEAR OF COMMITMENT When doing a kitchen or bathroom remodel, color commitment is a valid concern. I feel, if you absolutely love a cabinet or granite color, then most likely, you will still at least like it in 10 years. If you don’t love something and just settle because you think it’s a safer choice, chances are you will hate it 10 years (or 10 minutes!). What if, like me, you suffer from Color Attention Deficit and always feel the need to change?

• Typically, you will get the best result with at least 3 colors. The first color is the main color, or what you will see the most of. The cabinets in a kitchen or the tile in the bathroom may be the main color.

One of my biggest challenges as a designer is to get clients over their fear of color. Color is what makes the project go from nice to WOW. I think the fear of color comes mainly from three things:

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The best way to handle that is to use neutral colors for the main pieces that you will not redo as easily, then use paint as the punch of color. This way, you can change your mind every couple of years just by repainting and re-accessorizing! Sure beats ripping your bathroom tiles out.

• Then use a color that compliments the main color. This will be the next largest amount of color, such as countertops or wall paint, if there is a lot of wall left showing.

• Finally, use an accent color to make everything pop. This is the smallest amount of color you should use in your accessories or backsplash or even a wall if there is not a lot showing. For additional help, find a professional designer you’re comfortable with and trust the designer’s expertise. They chose this profession because they have a good color eye. They can picture it and can turn the vision into reality. CAN’T PICTURE IT If you have trouble picturing the space, use your resources. If you are working with a designer trust them, they’ve seen it all before! Look through magazines and pull out pages you like. Before you know it, you will have a good collection of pictures that depict what attracts you. Many times, this helps you to define your sense of style because you will start to see similarities in your selections. Another great resource is your computer. There are many virtual color websites that help you select color. I like to use painting sites such as Benjamin Moore or Sherwin Williams. Better Homes and Gardens has a nice virtual decorating tool. Even tile companies (for example Daltile) are making use of the technology on their websites for customers to play with different looks. At these sites you can upload pictures of your own project or use templates to try on different colors and styles. If you have any questions about color, you can always turn to a professional designer to give you advice on how you approach color when doing a home project.


keepingcurrent 7 Ways for Leaders to Succeed With Employee Engagement By Diego Beas Performance Consultant & Certified Digital Producer Dale Carnegie Training of Long Island (631) 813-2966 diego.beas@dalecarnegie.com

In any business, your employees are one of your most important assets. Good employees can make or break your business, but their needs are often overlooked. According to Gallup: “Companies with engaged employees outperform others with disengaged employees up to 202%.” In other words, if you can properly engage your employees, they will be more productive. But how can we improve employee engagement? Like most workplace changes, it all starts with effective leadership. With inflation, employee turnover, and labor shortage at an all-time high, effective leadership is imperative to ensuring the success of your business in today’s turbulent market. Here are 7 tips you can implement today to become a more effective leader: 1. Create an open environment – Create an environment where your employees are welcome to voice their opinions without fear of repercussions. Listen to them and take their suggestions seriously. You can’t fix a problem that you don’t know about. You can do this by establishing an open-door policy, so your employees can reach you at mutually convenient times.

2. Company culture – Leadership plays a big role in establishing company culture. You can create a healthy company culture by setting clear goals that align with your company’s values. Staying positive and not complaining also contribute to a healthy company culture. Negativity is contagious, so be sure to lead by example. 3. Provide feedback – Be sure to give your employees positive feedback regarding good performances. Showing some gratitude can go a long way. This can include a verbal thank you, a pat on the back, an email, an award, or any other appropriate show of appreciation. 4. Provide growth and development opportunities – Invest in your employee’s growth and provide them with educational tools to develop the skills that can advance their careers. Real transformation starts from within and offering a path to professional improvement will build a strong foundation for future leaders. 5. Hold people accountable & praise high performance – Motivate your employees to take pride in their work and communicate your expectations. When mistakes are made use encouragement to make the fault seem easy to correct. At the same time, make sure to reward employees when they exceed expectations. As Dale Carnegie states in his book, How to Win Friends & Influence People, “Praise the slightest improvement and praise every improvement. ‘Be hearty in your approbation and lavish in your praise.’”

6. Promote Employee Well-being – According to Harvard Business Review, 89% of the workforce reported a decline in workplace well-being, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The past few years have been hard on many people at home and work, so leaders need to be hyper-aware. One way to improve this is by offering employee wellness programs and keeping a look out for the signs of employee burnout. 7. Delegate – To be the smartest person in the room you do not have to necessarily do everything yourself. Creating a work environment that practices successful delegation will help increase employee engagement. You can do this by assigning projects and tasks to the correct people based on their strengths and weaknesses. All in all, make sure to institute a process that explains why they are getting the assignment and how important they are to achieving success for the organization. Implementing these 7 steps can help you gain a competitive advantage, create a highly engaged workforce, and experience more increase in productivity. If you would like to learn more on how to influence transformational leadership across your organization, feel free to reach out to me or visit our website: https://www.dalecarnegie.com/en/locations/ long-island

keepingcurrent So…. What Happens If Your E-Mail is Hacked? By Michael Feingold President mfeingold@docsconsulting.net Digital Onesource Consulting Solutions 888-502-5092 Ext 3

Many Businesses Small or Large, tend to believe that they are not going to be targets of Cyber-Attacks. The reality is that everyone and every business takes the risk of being compromised with password hacking, identity impersonation, domain spoofing, and phishing attempts…. all to gain control of your accounts and your customers….

The customer had the following disruptions happen to their accounts:

½ days to undo the damage and correct all the issues.

1. E-Mail Flow was interrupted in both directions inbound and outbound

5. Reputation Damages: the client needed to send out a letter to all the customers explaining that their email was hacked.

2. Orders and all communication could not be processed while remediation was taking place and Fake emails were being generated to the client’s customers by the bad guys asking for ACH payments to a fraudulent bank account.

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Every business needs E-Mail Protection and Impersonation Protection to avoid having your business shut down, even for a short while, to prevent loss of revenue and reputation damages. While not adding insult to injury, this customer months ago ordered E-Mail 3. Hidden Folders were created in Outlook Protection services from us but then changed Web Access, to redirect any response from their mind thinking they were not a target. legitimate customers so our client would not They have now added E-Mail Protection Here is a Real-World Example: see any responses that may have come back and Impersonation Protection from us with questioning any of the hacked emails. Once Barracuda Total E-Mail Protection. Recently, one of the customers we supplied created in Outlook Web Access, the hidden with E-Mail licenses for Microsoft Office 365 folders were also mirrored on the Outlook The cost of the protection surely outweighs had their accounts hacked, most likely by a Desktop. the damage that being hacked can do to fake Microsoft Password reset. They were your business and your reputation. Don’t administrators on their own account and by 4. Microsoft flagged the legitimate accounts be a victim when it can be prevented with being hacked, the bad actors gained access for Bulk E-Mail Spam and shut down the Barracuda’s Total E-Mail Protection Suite. to their Office 365 Admin account. E-Mail Accounts from Sending messages. For remediation, it took our company with What damages were done by the hackers? the support of Three Microsoft Engineers 2


keepingcurrent Buyer Beware: Navigating the Employee Retention Tax Credit By Steven J. Simonetti, CPA BSB Associates, LTD 201 Moreland Road, Suite 3 Hauppauge NY 11788 631-543-7700 Steven@bsbny.cpa www.Bsbny.cpa

By now you likely have heard about the Employee Retention Tax Credit “ERTC” established by Congress to incentivize employers to keep employees on payroll during the pandemic. As with most programs such as this, “fly by night” companies have popped up and are recklessly promising small businesses significant tax refunds with little diligence. The IRS recently updated the statute of limitations to review ERC claims to 5 years, meaning extra care should be taken before applying for these credits. What is the ERTC? The ERTC is a refundable tax credit that businesses can claim on qualified wages paid to employees. Businesses can claim up to $21,000 per qualifying employee in 2021. In general, any wages that are subject to FICA taxes, as well as certain health expenses qualify when calculating the employee retention credit. In general wages paid to any individual related to a majority owner (>50%) also do not qualify (child, grandchild, brother, sister, stepsibling, parent, stepparent, niece, nephew, aunt, or uncle, etc.) ERTC is also available for 2020 but with stricter qualifications and less credit per employee.

Who qualifies? To qualify for the 2021 ERTC your business must have experienced one or more of the following in the eligible quarters: 1. Reduction in Gross Receipts of >20% compared to the same quarter in 2019. 2. Operations were fully or partially suspended due to a federal, state, or local government mandated shutdown. You must have continued to pay your employees. Recommendations issued by the CDC, OSHA or other similar organizations do not qualify. 3. Business was open but modifications to operations due to government orders had “more than a nominal effect” on business operations. Examples of businesses who may qualify under the third test: • A barbershop or salon is required to space chairs 6 feet apart, reducing total chairs. • A manufacturer is unable to acquire critical goods due to a governmental order that causes their supplier to suspend its operations, and no alternative supplies exist. • A restaurant or bar must close its on-site dining but may continue outdoor, carry-out and/or delivery service. • A retailer closes its locations due to a governmental order but maintains a website through which it continues to fulfill orders. Examples of businesses who likely do not qualify

under the third test: • A barbershop or salon is required to space chairs 6 feet apart but can maintain the same number of chairs. • A retailer suspends its operations because its customers are subject to a government order requiring them to stay home but the retailer is not subject to any orders. • A manufacturer is unable to acquire critical goods due to a governmental order that causes their supplier to suspend operations but has other means to acquire the same goods. Is there risk? As with any credit, there is a significant amount of scrutiny surrounding the ERTC. Businesses are expected to heavily document how they qualified for the credit and how the credits claimed were calculated. The IRS and other Federal Agencies have already begun reviewing and investigating claims. Every business should perform the necessary diligence to ensure if they do or do not qualify. While it is important to make sure you do qualify before taking these credits, it is equally important to ensure you do not before passing on this substantial opportunity. *Note this article focuses on the 2021 ERTC, ERTC is also available for 2020 (different qualifications do apply). The above items are a general outline for ERTC, a thorough review is needed on a case-by-case basis.

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he HIA-LI was pleased to be back at the Suffolk Federal Credit Union Arena at SCCC’s Grant Campus for our 34th Annual Trade Show & Conference with over 2,000 business professionals in attendance. This year consisted of an insightful Executive Breakfast Program, interactive seminars, and live demonstrations conducted in our Manufacturing and Technology Pavilion.


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The HIA-LI hosted our Annual Young Professional Panel & Scholarship Award Program at Long Island Care’s Center for Community Engagement where we heard from a panel of successful young professionals and awarded two very deserving high school graduates with scholarships to attend college on Long Island.

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February 2022: The Economic Forecast for Long Island Business Industry List: Accounting, Banks & credit Unions Ad Deadline: Friday, Feb. 11th

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March 2022: Long Island Tradeable Sectors Industry Industry List: Manufacturing & Distribution Ad Deadline: Friday, March 18th

April 2022: Doing Business In The Long Island Innovation Park Industry List: Manufacturing & Distribution Ad Deadline: Friday, April 15th May 2022: Doing Business At The Largest B2B Trade Show Industry List: Law/Legal Services & Consulting Services Ad Deadline: Friday, May 13th

June & July 2022: What to do on Long Island Industry List: Educational, Institutions, Staffing, Workforce Development, Event Planning, Hospitality, Restaurants Ad Deadline: Friday, July 15th August 2022: Innovative Trends in Technology Industry List: Info Services & IT Services Ad Deadline: Friday, August 12th September 2022: Honoring Long Island Business Excellence Industry List: Not-for-Profit, Health & Wellness Ad Deadline: Friday, Sept. 16th October 2022: The Future of Energy Industry List: Energy, Environmental & Engineering Ad Deadline: Friday, October 14th November / December 2022: Women Leadership on LI Industry List: Advertising Agencies, Marketing & PR Firms Ad Deadline: Friday, Dec. 16th


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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n June every year, several $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to children of employees at HIA-LI

companies who will attend a college or trade school on Long Island. All children of HIA-LI members’ employees are eligible to win. Your company’s donation for this worthwhile investment in Long Island’s future is appreciated. Thank you for your consideration and anticipated generosity.

S u g g e s t ed D on at i on s : Summa Cum Laude: $1,000 (and up) Receive Complimentary Ticket to Scholarship Awards Luncheon Magna Cum Laude: $500-$999 • Cum Laude: $101-$499 • Dean’s List: $100

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TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE!

28th Annual Business Achievement Awards

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Recognizing Excellence in Long Island Business TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2022 CREST HOLLOW COUNTRY CLUB

VISIT WWW.HIA-LI.ORG OR CALL 631-543-5355 FOR MORE INFORMATION ON TICKETS & SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES


Sasserath & Co.

is proud to sponsor HIA-LI's 43rd Annual Golf Outing

CONGRATULATIONS to honoree Joe Camberato!

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Sasserath & Co. is a boutique firm that focuses on sophisticated and technical tax and accounting for closely-held businesses, private equity services, mergers and acquisitions, and international tax services. In addition, we offer private client services to manage high-net-worth clients’ needs including tax, estate, and financial planning.


COMMITTEE CORNER

HIA-LI’s Manufacturing & International Trade Committee was thrilled to meet back in person! Big thank you to Citrin Cooperman for hosting and Bank of America for sponsoring our meeting!

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HIA-LI HYPE Committee hosted a Hypey Hour with TRITEC Real Estate Company as they shared the great work they are doing across the island to revitalize our villages and towns, and keep young professionals on the island! Thank you Virgola for hosting, we had a great time!

The HIA-LI’ s Membership Committee met to welcome new members, discuss membership growth and gain insight on other companies within the Long Island Innovation Park at Hauppauge. Thank you to Brian Busto at Stetson Cybergroup for his great presentation and hospitality by providing our breakfast. I would also like to thank Tom McDonald from Oak Tree Leadership for his wonderful presentation.


WELCOME APRIL NEW MEMBERS

AFFORDABLE CESSPOOL & DRAIN JOHN MOTTA 631 582 8282 JOHN@AFFORDABLECESSPOOL. COM BASF JASON LOY JASON.LOY@BASF.COM BLUE OCEAN WEALTH SOLUTIONS - PAUL S FEIGNBAUM PAUL FEIGENBAUM 516 686 7034 PFEIGENBAUM@BLUEOCEAN. US.COM CO ADVANTAGE STEVEN NEOFOTISTOS 631 835 0568 SNEOFOTISTOS@ COADVANTAGE.COM COHEN & ASSOCIATES ALLEX COHEN 516 359 8818 ALEX@COHENMFG.COM CYCLE OF SUCCESS INSTITUTE JOHN MAUTNER 312 371 7929 JOHN.MAUTNER@LEARNCOSI. COM DR BONNIE HELFNER DDS DR BONNIE HELFNER 631 278 4971 DRBONNIE@ BONNIEHELFNERDDS.COM

Through a unique partnership with the Miller Business Center, HIA-LI members receive access to extensive and specialized business resources as well as personalized business research and reference assistance. For more information, please contact Anthony Forgione at aforgione@hia-li.org.

FLEXSTAFF STAFFING SERVICES SUSANNE MASI 347-527-3373 SMASI@FLEXSTAFF.ORG

NEW YORK LIFE - ANIL RAMCHAND ANIL RAMCHAND 570 470 1232 ARAMCHAND@FT.NEWYORKLIFE. COM SHORELINE RECORDS MANAGEMENT MATTHEW PETITO (631) 435-2900 MPETITO@SHORELINERM.COM TEC5 USA SHANNON LAFONT 516 359 3096 SHANNON.LAFONT@TEC5USA. COM THE BLUE UMBRELLA EXPERIENCE CHRISTY HAWKINS 607 624 9402 CHAWKINS@BUEXPERIENCE.ORG TICKETBASH VINCENT GRIECO 631 465 0979 VINCENT@TICKETBASH.COM WOMEN’S DIVERSITY NETWORK SHANEQUA LEVIN FOUNDER@ WOMENSDIVERSITYNETWORK. ORG YOU AND ME BY THE SEA TRAVEL AGENCY CHRISTINE EARLS 631 432 8081 YOUANDMEBYTHESEATRAVEL@ GMAIL.COM ZOOM DRAIN & CESSPOOL JASON KIM 631 581 7700 JASON.KIM@ZOOMDRAIN.COM

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EMPIRE SAFETY COUNCIL HEATHER ROSENBLATT 631 360 2160 HEATHER@ EMPIRESAFETYCOUNCIL.COM

HENRY SCHEIN AUSTEN VERHULST 631-371-7742 AUSTEN.VERHULST@ HENRYSCHEIN.COM


JULY’;S INDUSTRY LIST: EDUCATIONAL, INSTITUTIONS, STAFFING, WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, EVENT PLANNING, HOSPITALITY, RESTAURANTS

INDUSTRY LISTS EDUCATIONAL, INSTITUTIONS, STAFFING, WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, EVENT PLANNING, HOSPITALITY, RESTAURANTS

EDUCATIONAL, INSTITUTIONS, STAFFING, WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, EVENT PLANNING, HOSPITALITY, RESTAURANTS

ADELPHI UNIVERSITY’S HAUPPAUGE EDUCATION AND CONFERENCE CENTER James McGowan | Director | (631) 300-4350 | cartagen@adelphi.edu

ART LEAGUE OF LONG ISLAND

Charlee Miller | Executive Director | (631) 462-5400 cmiller@artleagueli.org

ATLANTIS BANQUETS & EVENTS / HYATT PLACE LONG ISLAND EAST END Rose Dilello | Corporate/Association Sales Manager | 9344518016 Rdiliello@amwny.com

CAPICU RESTAURANT

Eric Seda | Owner | 631-813-1738 capicu160@icloud.com

CAREER & EMPLOYMENT OPTIONS (CEO) Nicholas Villani | CEO/President | 631-234-6064 admin@CEOIncworks.com

CAREERSMARTS

Susan Gubing | President | (631) 979-6452 | sue@careersmarts.com

CHICK-FIL-A COMMACK

Pamela Laub | Catering Director | 631.499.1280 | cfacommackcatering@gmail.com

CHIDDY’S CHEESE STEAKS, INC

Mike Chidestar | Owner | (631) 609-1425 | Mike@Chiddys.com

DISCOVER LONG ISLAND

NIkki Theissen | Director, Partner & Visitor Relations | 631-951-3900 x322 ntheissen@discoverlongisland.com

E & I COOPERATIVE SERVICES

IHOP

Chris Foerster | | 631-273-6600 | ihopny@optonline.net

ISLAND DRAFTING & TECHNICAL INSTITUTE James G. Di Liberto | President | (631) 691-8733 dilibertoj@idti.edu

J.A.T.C.

Christopher Kelly | Director | 6314343939 | ckelly@lijatc.org

JERSEY MIKE’S SUBS

Seth Goldstein | Franshisee | (631) 780-5656 management360LLC@gmail.com

MID-ISLAND PARTY PLUS

Sharon Tiskowitz | Manager | 516-446-4503

PATRIZIA’S OF HAUPPAUGE

Antonio Corticchia | Manager | (631) 813-1890 antoniocort@gmail.com

RADISSON HOTEL HAUPPAUGE - LONG ISLAND Eileen Kory | Director of Sales & Marketing | (631) 231-1100 ekory@upskyli.com

SANGRIA 71

Rosendo Fernandez | President | (631) 670-7606 sangria71east@gmail.com

SMITHTOWN CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

Phil Como | Executive Director - Smithtown IAB | (631) 382-2977 pcomo@smithtown.k12.ny.us

STONE SOUPE AT THE PAVILION

Jeannine Del Pozzo | Manager, Human Resources | (631)630-8253 jdelpozzo@eandi.org

Kelly Kezys | Account Manager | (631) 778-6492 contactus@stonesoupe.net

EASTERN SUFFOLK BOCES

SUFFOLK COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE CORPORATE TRAINING CENTER

Leah Arnold | Director | (631) 244-4099 | larnold@esboces.org

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AT STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY Ann-Marie Scheidt | Director of Economic Development | (631) 216-7605 annmarie.scheidt@stonybrook.edu

ELECTRICAL TRAINING CENTER, INC

John Lombardo | Associate Vice President | (631) 851-6225 lombardj@sunysuffolk.edu

THE BLUE UMBRELLA EXPERIENCE

Christy Hawkins | Executive Director | 607 624 9402 chawkins@buexperience.org

THE GARAGE EATERY

Sal Ferrara | President/Director | (631) 226-8021 saljr@electricaltrainingcenter.edu

Don Ravella | Owner | (631) 582-4141 | donrav@optonline.net

FARMINGDALE STATE COLLEGE - SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER

THE HAGEDORN LITTLE VILLAGE SCHOOL

Erica Chase-Gregory | Regional Director | 934-420-2765 chasee@farmingdale.edu

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HUNTER BUSINESS SCHOOL

Alysha Richardson | School Director | (631) 381-2890 arichardson@hunterbusinessschool.edu

FOGO DE CHÃO

Angelica Santucci | | 631-382-6601 | asantucci@fogo.com

HAUPPAUGE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Jon Feingold | Executive Director | 516 520 6047 jon.feingold@littlevillage.org

THE SEXY SALAD

Sexy John Robertson | President | (631) 435-3678 | john@thesexysalad.com

WESTERN SUFFOLK BOCES

Frank Hufnagel | | (631) 761-8332 | hufnagelf@hauppauge.k12.ny.us

Kristine M. Shanteau | Principal, Adult Services | (631) 667-6000 sengelma@wsboces.org

HERITAGE DELI

WORK EXPERIENCE COORDINATOR ASSOCIATION (WECA) OF NYS

Harry Gonzalez | Owner | (631) 360-8746 | heritagedelilc@gmail.com

HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY

Darlene Johnson | Director of External Relations | (516) 463-6060 darlene.johnson@hofstra.edu

Diane Nelson | | (631) 912-2206 | mgrafstein@smithtown.k12.ny.us


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New Member Profiles are complimentary to all new HIALI Members - It provides you with an opportunity to intriduce yourself to the Long Island business community and advertise your products and services! For more information or to submit a New Member Profile, contact HIA-LI at 631543-5355.

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As a personal travel concierge, my job is to ensure every detail of your vacation is handled personally, professionally and is focused on delivering you an experience that is uniquely perfect for you. When planning your vacation, my mission is to take the stress, the hassle, and guesswork off your hands. Here are just a few reasons why clients turn to You and Me By the Sea Travel time and time again to plan their vacation get-aways.

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Cohen and Associates LLC provides manufacturers and distributors with access to the best and newest techniques and technologies to reduce their costs and boost value from existing resources. By helping our clients standardize their processes and reduce process waste, we help them to not only

With the cost of bringing in full time talent being higher than ever, your business can realize significant benefit from experienced industrial engineers at a fraction of the cost. From individual projects to long-term analysis, we offer several paths to maximizing your business’ potential. From sustainable packaging to food manufacture and distribution, our team’s valuable experience helps them step seamlessly into your existing operation. With support from our team, you can add labor modeling, material flow, process auditing, and specialized data analytics to your improvement plan for some or all of your existing or proposed processes. If supercharging your growth trajectory is a priority or you are looking to see if you can streamline your existing operation, the team at Cohen and Associates stands ready to support your efforts.

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HEARD AROUND THE ISLAND counseling, early education, senior support compliance with all known data protection APPOINTMENTS, PROMOTIONS, HONORS & OTHER services, and so much more. The day’s laws through scheduled and unscheduled festivities include entertainment, children’s audits by trained, accredited security HAPPENINGS activities, and fitness tips.

Earlier this month, the IRS announced a new pilot program for pre-examination retirement plan compliance. The program is effective immediately. Under this program, plan sponsors would be notified by a letter from the IRS that they have been selected for a future examination. The letter will explain that the sponsor has 90 days to review its plan documents as well as operations to ensure compliance with current tax law and respond to the letter. If no response is provided by the plan sponsor, the examination will proceed. In its grand re-opening event on August 20, 2022, the Art League of Long Island celebrates its triumph over adversity and invites the public to join them. The pandemic almost closed the Art League for good, but through the support of the community and government programs, the Art League has managed to weather the storm. The Open House, which takes place from 11am to 2pm that day, kicks off the opening reception of the Art League’s Annual Instructor’s Exhibition. The Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery is open free of charge Tuesdays & Thursdays 10am-8pm, and Fridays & Saturdays 10am-3pm. The Art League is located at 107 East Deer Park Road in Dix Hills. For more information call (631) 462-5400 or visit www.artleagueli.org.

Pupfish Sustainability Solutions, an IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) firm specializing in electronic data destruction and e-recycling, announced today it has received highly coveted NAID AAA certification from the National Association of Information Destruction through i-Sigma, the International Secure Information Governance & Management Association. This designation signifies the company adheres to the highest security and ethics standards in the information destruction industry. This international association sets information destruction standards for electronic data. In addition, NAID AAA Certification® verifies secure data destruction companies’ services’

The Board of Directors at United Cerebral Palsy of Long Island (UCP-LI) is proud to announce the appointment of Sabrina Bivona, Senior Manager of Assurance at CohnReznick, LLP, to the UCP-LI Board of Directors. “We are delighted to welcome Sabrina to the Board of Directors here at UCP-LI. Sabrina brings a passion for helping others, and I look forward to working closely with Sabrina and our fellow board members for many years to come,” said Thomas Pfundstein, Board Chair.

Trellus Same-Day Local Delivery announces a notable milestone as the 250th Long Island small business, Madison’s Niche, signs up to use the Trellus platform. Madison’s Niche, an independently owned lifestyle boutique, gains access to Trellus’ reliable gig-driver network and technology platform to offer convenient, time-saving delivery to local customers. Combined with steady year-over-year revenue growth, Trellus’ 250th user benchmark serves as further proof-of-concept and positions the startup to embark on a Series A round this summer.

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Family Service League (FSL), the premier Long Island based non-profit human service organization, is pleased to announce that its fourth annual WALK for Wellness is scheduled for 9am on Saturday, September 10, 2022 (rain or shine) at Belmont Lake State Park in North Babylon. This walk, run, and bike 1.5 Mile or 5K family fun event will bring together generous sponsors, donors, community members, and staff. This will generate much needed funds for vital programs that thousands of Long Islanders depend on every day - - - mental health counseling, addiction prevent & treatment, housing, trauma

On May 6, Frank Boulton, Founder/CEO/ Owner, Long Island Ducks, was the guest speaker at the LIMBA (Long Island Metro Business Action) meeting at Fairfield Properties Ballpark in Central Islip. During the presentation, he talked about the formation of the Ducks and the league in which it plays, the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. Before becoming involved as a baseball team owner, he worked for the financial firms Smith Barney and UBS Securities. In the mid-1980s, he bought the New York Yankees’ minorleague Class-A team in Prince William County, Va., and the Class-AA Albany Colonie Yankees.

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BE A HERO! HELP END HUNGER TODAY HIA-LI AND LONG ISLAND CARES ARE WORKING TOGETHER TO END HUNGER ON LONG ISLAND. During the month of September we are choosing to stand against hunger by proudly wearing this awesome T-shirt and pledging to continue to fight hunger on Long Island. WITH YOUR $10 DONATION NOW, you will receive your very own T-shirt* showing your Super Power!

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THANK YOU FOR BEING Spencer’s SUPERHERO Make it a Legion of Superheroes, get your whole company to join you. The company that raises the most will receive a SUPER HERO certificate at the HIA-LI Business Achievement Awards on Sept. 20th. Spencer, 9 yrs. old Long Island

*T-shirts will be handed out by HIA-LI the first week in September.


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