HIA-LI Reporter Newspaper - October 2022

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LABEL HIA-LI LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT: PG 5 A letter from the HIA-LI President & CEO, Terri Alessi-Miceli HIA-LI’S HEARD AROUND THE ISLAND: PG 38-39 News, Updates, Events, and Promotions from our member companies! HIA-LI’S INDUSTRY LIST: PGS 34-35 Energy, Environmental & Engineering VOLUME 41 • ISSUE 10 • OCTOBER 2022












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Industry Series: The Profit Pattern, Unleash the Profit Within Your Business
Health & Wellness Committee Meeting
Technology for Business Committee Meeting
Membership Committee Meeting
Human Resources Committee Meeting
Building Business Committee Meeting
Social Responsibility Committee Meeting
Education/Workforce Committee Meeting
HYPE Committee Meeting
Manufacturing/International Trade Committee Meeting
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Dear Valued Business Leader:

In 2010, I was fortunate to represent the HIA-LI at a women’s roundtable hosted by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. She asked women business leaders what we felt the biggest obstacles were for women in business and many of us spoke about Life/Work Balance, Finding Your Voice, Building and Leveraging Your Network, The Power of Mentoring and Navigating Your Career Path. The Senator threw down a challenge that morning to continue this critical discussion.

The HIA-LI has done exactly that with our 12th Annual Women’s Executive Leadership Program on November 18, 2022, at 8 am at the Hilton Long Island, Melville.

Women are a strong economic engine with over 13 million employed, bringing in over $1.9 trillion in sales. Hear from some of Long Island’s most successful women in business as they discuss these issues in Life/Work Balance, Finding Your Voice, Building and Leveraging Your Network, The Power of Mentoring and Navigating Your Career Path.

Moderated by Domenique Camacho-Moran Partner Farrell Fritz P.C. with panelists Andrea Principe - Division Director for the Northeast Division of Chase Business Banking, Kristen Reynolds - President & CEO of Discover Long Island, Christine M. Riordan - President of Adelphi University, Theresa Sanders - President & CEO of the Urban League of Long Island and Anne Shybunko-Moore - CEO & Owner of GSE Dynamics and HIA-LI Board Member this will surely be a powerful discussion.

Whether you are a woman business owner, a business leader or interested in learning from the experience and perspective of successful businesswomen, join us. Don’t miss this empowering experience!

To register, please visit our website at www.hia-li.org or call 631-543-5355.


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The HIA-had currently taken part in the Melville Chamber Business Expo at the Hilton Hotel in Melville. We are grateful for the opportunity and were delighted to be surrounded by many other businesses across the island to

The HIA-LI was honored to have been invited to the ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of BusPatrol’s New York School Bus Safety Center in Hauppauge which will serve as a collaborative space where community members can come together to build a safer world for future generations. As part of their investment in the local community, they have hired an additional 40 BusPatrollers to join their mission. We were pleased to support CEO & Founder Jean Souliere and his entire team alongside Suffolk County Police Commissioner Rodney Harrison and Suffolk County Deputy County Executive Jon Kaiman. We are beyond excited to welcome another company into the park and to continue to see business growing on Long Island.

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HIA-LI President + CEO Terri Alessi-Miceli had the pleasure of presenting at the LIBDC conference on the importance of manufacturing as a growth industry and the significance of the Long Island Innovation Park at Hauppauge. 58% of the industry in the LIIPH are in tradable sectors making it the regional hub for Long Island. Thank you to LIBDC and Patrick Boyle from Ignite LI for the invitation.

The HIA-LI was pleased to attend the 2022 Manufacturing Day at the Cradle of Aviation Museum. We are thankful to have been able to have taken part in this exciting event and to connect with local manufacturers, educators, and students from across the island!


The HIA-LI was fortunate to join Premier Care Industries as they celebrated their 25th anniversary and marked the occasion with a ribbon cutting ceremony and celebratory luncheon. We want to thank Premier Care Industries for their strong presence in the Park and congratulate them on a quarter of a century in business!

The HIA-LI attended a press conference at Suffolk County Community College announcing their partnership with Catholic Health Services and Suffolk County Department of Labor for a new 7 month medical assistant program beginning in November. Once students complete this program and pass the final exam, they will be qualified as a Medical Assistant. Suffolk County DOL announced there are 4,000 healthcare openings right now online that they hope to fill with the help of this program. Catholic Health Services added that they have 63 current positions open. Here at the HIA-LI we are excited to support these partnerships between education and the workforce on Long Island.


Using a Podcast to Market


Am I willing to invest time (and money) into producing a podcast? What’s my potential ROI?

Will I spend more than I will potentially make? There are many ways to create and host a podcast but all will require at least some financial and time investments. Will these investments be inline with your ROI?

often are episodes released? Whatever you decide, BE CONSISTENT. Listeners don’t want a sporadically posted podcast that can be anywhere from 10 minutes to over an hour.

Podcasts are hot! Their popularity has surged in recent years and continues to rise. According to Statista, just 21% of the U.S. population listened to a podcast in 2016, but by 2018, 41% (or 82.7 million people) had listened. Projections show this number increasing to more than 100 million by 2024. That’s a lot of potential customers and you’re ready to jump into the podcasting game.

But is it right for you? There is a lot to consider before you record your first episode.

How can a podcast benefit my business? There are many ways having a podcast may benefit your business including increasing your brand’s awareness, connecting you with potential collaborators, or positioning you as an industry expert. Consider these and determine if they fit in your short and long range goals.

Can I easily identify my potential audience? It sounds simple but before you write your first podcast script, carefully consider your potential audience. If you can’t pin down who they might be, maybe a podcast isn’t for you.

Once you have answered these questions and have decided to go forward, it’s time to firm up the details of your show. For example, what will your show be about? Start simple and start with a defined subject and scope. While the show will probably evolve as you record more episodes, it is important that your audience have a general idea of what the podcast is about and why they should listen.

Think about the podcasts you enjoy. Aside from the topics they cover, what else do they have in common? Is there one host talking? Is there a group speaking in a very conversational way? Is it educational, entertaining or instructional? How long is the show? How

Ok, you’ve recorded a couple of episodes and are ready to post. Now what? Build your audience using avenues you are already using to market your business – social networks, word of mouth, your website. Connect with your audience by asking for their feedback and soliciting reviews. Use your podcast and personality to drive traffic to your website, social media, storefront and event.

This article has been adapted from the Miller Center’s program Using a Podcast to Market Your Business. A recording of this program can be found at tinyurl.com/MBCHRPodcasts. Want to find out how the Miller Business Center can help you get started, contact us at millercenter@ mcplibrary.org.

Elizabeth Malafi and Sal DiVincenzo are business librarians at the Miller Business Center. They are the co-authors of Supporting Local Businesses and Entrepreneurs in the Digital Age: The Public Librarian’s Toolkit.

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Administrative Assistant, Sales and Marketing


The Administrative Assistant, Sales and Marketing role is an entry-level position that will afford the employee the opportunity to gain experience in multiple aspects of sales and marketing in a B2B and B2C business environment. The role is designed to “fill gaps” as needed across multiple functions in the Sales and Marketing department. Reporting directly to the Chief Commercial Officer, this role will provide access to high-level management where strong performers will be well-positioned for growth opportunities within the company.

Initial Daily Responsibilities

Initial daily responsibilities will be split between eCommerce and Customer Care roles.

eCommerce platform maintenance:

• Add product listings

• Upload product photos

• Format copy

• Build Fulfilled-By-Amazon (FBA) shipments and/or FulfilledBy-Merchant (FBM) shipments

• Create listing variations

• Act as a liaison between the eCommerce team and warehouse staff to ensure shipments are processed accurately and in a timely manner

Ingredient sales customer care:

• Purchase Order entry

• Product sample preparation and shipment

• Response to customer document requests and queries

Qualifications and Skills

• Must be open to changes in role and daily activities on short notice.

• Undergraduate degree required

• Major in marketing a plus

• Experience with Microsoft office applications

• Knowledge of Google Docs, Smartsheet

• Knowledge of Amazon Seller Central is a plus.

Salary & Benefits

• Annual salary is $40,000

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As of January 1, 2024, most U.S. businesses with fewer than 20 employees will have to register with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) of the U.S. Treasury Department. Read on for what your business needs to know about this new obligation.

The Corporate Transparency Act

In 2021, the Corporate Transparency Act was enacted as part of the National Defense Authorization Act in an effort to better enforce anti-money laundering laws. The law seeks to make it more difficult for business owners to hide unlawfully obtained assets, hide identities, and launder money through the financial system of the United States. The law is also intended to make corporate ownership more transparent. Although the Act became law on January 1, 2022, it became fully effective on September 29, 2022, when the final regulations were issued.

This federal law requires certain business owners to provide the federal government with specific details on the owners of the business, as well as on other persons who benefit from the business operations. A business that must report is called a “Reporting Company,” which the Act defines as a “corporation, limited liability company, or other similar entity that is created by the filing of a document with a Secretary of State or a similar office under the law of a State or Indian Tribe” (so sole proprietorships or partnerships that are not separate entities do not need to report). However, an entity formed outside the United States which registers to do business in a State is subject to the law.

Who Reports What?

Reporting (at approximately $85 per business) is required of those U.S. corporations, LLCs, or similar entities with 20 or fewer employees. Why is 20 employees the threshold?

It is believed that most shell companies being used to hide unlawful assets have few, if any, employees.

The largest exemption from filing is believed to be “large operating companies,” those with more than 20 employees, operating in the U.S. (from a physical business address, not a home office) with over $5 million in sales or gross receipts.

Additionally, banks, credit unions, insurance companies, accounting firms, public utilities, governmental authorities, security brokers, and others who report ownership to the government under other laws are exempt from registration under the Act.

Existing, active businesses covered by the Act will have one year to report:

● the company name, trade name(s), business address, state of formation, Employer Identification Number (EIN), and ● the name, date of birth, residential or business street address, and one unique identification number (i.e., driver’s license, passport, government issued identification) with a copy of the document from which it came, of all “Beneficial Owners,” people who own, substantially control, or create the company (the “company applicant”).

Businesses must make the initial filing, then again every time there is a change in Beneficial Owner status.

Beneficial Owners

A Beneficial Owner is any person who, directly or indirectly, owns or controls 25% or more of the entity, or who exercises substantial control over the entity. Substantial control is defined to include any person who serves as a senior officer, has authority to appoint or remove senior officers or members of the

board of directors, or who provides direction or makes decisions about a company’s “important matters.” The ownership or control that triggers reporting obligations may exist in not only corporate or business governance documents, but also through separate contracts, arrangements, relationships, or understandings.

However, Beneficial Owners are not minor children (assuming the child’s parents/guardians are reported), an individual acting solely on behalf of another person (an agent, nominee, custodian, etc.), a non-owner employee of the entity, creditors, or individuals with inheritance interests only.


Any changes in Beneficial Owner statuses must be reported within 30 days of the change.

Penalties for willful non-reporting are both civil ($500 per day) and criminal (up to two years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine). The Reporting Companies are required to comply with this reporting law, not the Beneficial Owners themselves. These are most definitely safe harbors, which permit the sidestepping of liability for failure to report.

Safeguarding of Information

The U.S. Treasury Department is tasked to create a database to house the personal information of what is believed to be over thirty million businesses throughout the country.

The database will be accessed only by law enforcement, banks, and the government. FinCEN is responsible for safeguarding the financial system of the United States from illegal activity, including not only money laundering, but also fraud, corruption, and financing of terrorist activities. Ironically, a law intended to combat fraud may lead to potential concerns about safeguarding the sensitive information collected.

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The U.S. Treasury’s Call for Transparency:
Businesses Need to Know

The HIA-LI was pleased to kick off Cyber Security Month with an Industry Series program with Custom Computer Specialists. Our attendees had a chance to gain insight on the cyber world and learn how to keep themselves and their company safe. thank you to Custom Computer Specialists Executive VP, Suzanne McLaughlin, Director of Client Success Kenneth Wygand, and Andrew Garbarino, Counsel at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek PC for putting together this program.

The HIA-LI was pleased to highlight Stuart Almer, President & CEO of Gurwin Healthcare Systems during our Executive Insight Fireside Chat. Stuart sat down with our Board Chairman, Rich Humann and spoke about how to be a successful leader, the importance of transparency, and the current challenges in the healthcare and not-for-profit industries. Thank you to everyone who joined us as Gurwin Healthcare Systems welcomed us into their incredible new Life Plan Community, Fountaingate Gardens.

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Thank you to Citrin Cooperman for presenting the findings from their 2022 Manufacturing & Distribution Survey during one of our Industry Series Program. Some of the most crucial topics in the M&D industry were discussed including supply chain issues and employee retention.
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This month, The HIA-LI was pleased to host a Member Appreciation Networking Night at T.O.A. Asian Fusion in Huntington. A great time was had by all who attended. A special thank you to T.O.A. for their hospitality and to all who joined us! Thank you to all who attended this month’s Industry Series with Techworks Consulting, Inc. “Embracing the Future: Digital Transformation for Municipalities” A special thank you to Chris Coluccio of Techworks Consulting Inc & Kevin Divicioglu of Bimser for putting together this program discussing such important topics for local organizations and municipalities. We would like to acknowledge some of the local dignitaries and partners in attendance, Assemblyman Doug Smith, Councilman Kevin LaValle, John Schneidawin and Mohinder Taneja representing Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone’s office, and Brad Hemingway with Town of Islip Foreign Trade Zone. This month, we were pleased to host our New & Prospective Member Meeting at Long Island Cares, Inc | The Harry Chapin Food Bank Center for Community Engagement where we also had the chance to highlight our committee co-chairs and hear updates on all the wonderful programming they have planned for upcoming meetings. A special thank you to all our sponsors, board members, and committee co-chairs who were able to attend this meeting. Thank you to John Schneidawin representing Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone’s office for presenting certificates to our co-chairs.


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& July 2022: What to do on Long Island
ndustry List: Educational, Institutions, Staffing, Workforce Development, Event Planning, Hospitality, Restaurants
Deadline: Friday,
2022: Innovative Trends in Technology Industry List: Info Services & IT Services Ad Deadline: Friday, August 12th
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
/ December 2022: Women Leadership on LI Industry List: Advertising Agencies, Marketing & PR Firms Ad Deadline: Friday, Dec. 16th
2022: 2022 Long Island Forecast Industry List: Financial Services & Insurance Companies Ad Deadline: Friday, Jan. 14th February 2022: The Economic Forecast for Long Island Business Industry List: Accounting, Banks & credit Unions Ad Deadline: Friday, Feb. 11th 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



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*ALL DATES ARE TENTATIVE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE FOR SPONSOR S HIP OPPORTUNI T IES, CONTAC T ANTHONY FORGIONE AT aforgione@hia-li.org 2022 MAJOR EVENTS Honoring distinguished Long Island executives & business leaders [ ] January 14 [ ] March 2 [ ] March 25 [ ] April 29 [ ] June 16 [ ] July 18 [ ] September 20 [ ] October 28 [ ] November 1 8 [ ] December 13 HIA-LI 44th Annual Meeting & Legislative Program HIA-LI Tourism and Long Island MacArthur Airport HIA-LI 28th Annual LI Economic Summit HIA-LI Long Island Innovation Park Hauppauge and Tradable Sectors: Current & Future Growth HIA-LI Scholarship Program and Job Fair HIA-LI's 43rd Annual Golf Outing HIA-LI 28th Annual Business Achievement Awards Gala HIA-LI 14th Annual Energy & Environmental Update HIA-LI 12th Annual Women's Leadership Executive Program HIA-LI Those Who Make a Difference Celebration LEA DERSHIP EXECUTIVE PROGR A MMING [ ] February 8 [ ] April 7 [ ] October 6 [ ] December 1 Executive Insight - Clare Cusack, President & CEO of New York Bankers Association Executive Insight - Pat Dolan, Owner & President of Newsday Media Executive Insight - Stuart Almar, CEO Gurwin Healthcare System Executive Insight - Emma Li Xu, CEO A & Z Pharmaceutical Inc 34th A NNUAL BUSINESS TRADE SHOW & CONFERENCE Long Island's largest B2B Trade Show - make connections & close deals at one conference! [ ] May 11 [ ] May 26 [ ] May 26 HIA-LI Pre-Trade Show Networking Event HIA-LI 34th Annual Business Trade Show & Conference HIA-LI 34th Annual Business Trade Show: Executive Breakfast 225 WIRELESS BOULEVARD, SUITE 101, HAUPPAUGE, NY 117881 (631) 543-53551 WWW.HIA-LI.ORG SPECIAL NETWORKING EVENTS NEW & PROSPECTIVE MEMBER INFORMATION MEETINGS Small Business Task Force: Solution Series Small Business Task Force: Solution Series [ ] September [ ] November Get to know HIA-LI! Learn about our organization, get involved & meet other HIA-LI members! [ ]February 11 [ ] April 8 [ ] June 23 [ ] October 18 MEMBER APPRECIATION NETWORKING [ ] August 11 - Membership Summer Celebration at Lala's Lounge [ ] October 12 - Member Networking Night at Toa Asian Fusion in Huntington SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ProgrammingdesignedtohelpLongIslandsmallbusinessesthriveinacompetitiveeconomy. Connect with the business community at unique Long Island venues [ ] August 11 Networking Boat Cruse

The HIA-LI Gold Membership along with Board Members and other business executives, welcomed for NYS Lt. Governor, to a “Meet the Candidate” discussion over breakfast. Also, on hand to join the conversation were Town of Riverhead Supervisor Yvette Aguiar and Town of Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter. If you would like information about our Gold Membership and how you can be included in these exclusive events, please contact us at (631) 543-5355.

The HIA-LI’s Gold Membership was lucky enough to spend time with the Guide Dog Foundation and Gary Brown, a Long Island native and Super Bowl Champion. Gary works with many charities nationwide including the Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs, after joining the Board of Directors in December 2018. While playing at Georgia Tech, Gary was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers and was acquired by the Green Bay Packers, where he contributed to winning the Super Bowl in 1997. It was an inspiring luncheon, and we thank Mr. Brown for his dedication to philanthropy and the Guide Dog Foundation for their continued support and generosity.

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The HIA-LI’s HYPE Committee had a great meeting playing “The Game of Knows”. Our attendees had a chance to problem solve while learning more about each other’s areas of expertise. Thank you to the Long Island Cares, Inc | The Harry Chapin Food Bank’s center for Community Engagement for hosting us! Interested in getting involved in our HYPE Committee or our many other

The HIA-LI had a full house at this month’s Membership Meeting. A special thank you to Anil Ramchad of New York Life Insurance who presented to our committee and all who joined us. Interested in getting involved in the HIA-LI? V

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The recent passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (“IRA”) on August 26, 2022 represents unprecedented legislation which, among other things, includes significant investment in renewable energy technologies. The IRA provides tax credits for companies developing and producing solar panels and wind turbines, as well as the manufacturing of battery storage and other renewable energy technologies. Solar and wind technologies have been implemented for many years but battery energy storage systems, more commonly known as “BESS,” is a new evolving technology that allows for more efficient storage of energy. This technology is seeing widespread application by large

Energy Storage Systems

corporations, developers and property owners.

BESS systems provide a wide range of power and storage capacities. A large BESS can be installed in industrial or business districts to serve local manufacturing plants and office buildings, and in some residential districts, it can supply power to entire neighborhoods. A BESS can also be downsized to service individual dwellings with small units, about the size of a standard residential central air conditioning unit.

Like most new legislation, the IRA is already having significant effects on municipal zoning codes as there are now major incentives to invest in green technologies and allow for their widespread installation. Before the IRA, only a handful of Long Island municipalities took steps to incorporate BESS provisions into their zoning codes. Among them, the Towns of Huntington, Brookhaven, and Southampton all adopted provisions allowing the installation of BESS in their industrial and business districts.

Notably, the Town of Southampton’s code allows for BESS to be installed in residentiallyzoned districts, allowing taxpayers to install a lower-powered unit in their homes as an

accessory use. Combined with the growing trend of installing solar panels on the roofs of residential dwellings, these residential BESS systems will ease the daily burden on the power grid along with providing a source of emergency power during the next superstorm event.

The financial benefits of the IRA are already, not surprisingly, motivating developers to incorporate BESS technology into future projects. Similarly, municipalities are looking for ways to permit the development of BESS systems through zoning code amendments. Like other renewable energy sources, BESS is certainly here to stay. Developers, homeowners and businesses alike should consider taking advantage of the IRA benefits through installation of renewable energy technologies. With the IRA, renewable energy is not only environmentally responsible but carries with it financial incentives. The experienced attorneys in our Land Use and Renewable Energy practice groups are available to answer your questions and guide you through the complicated approval process for these systems.

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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

The last time the prevalence of hunger and food insecurity on Long Island was researched was in 2014, when Feeding America published the findings of their “Hunger in America Study.” Since then, we’ve seen the impact of the country’s longest government shutdown, a global pandemic, and rising inflation affect the quality of life for many Long Islanders. That’s especially true for the nearly 230,000 people that rely upon the emergency food network in Nassau and Suffolk County.

Over the last eight years, we have opened an additional six food bank locations, bringing our total to eight. There, our staff interacts with people coping with root causes of hunger such as poverty, unemployment, immigration status, aging, homelessness and more.

With access to nearly 70,000 people annually

Long Island

visiting our satellite centers, we were able to design a questionnaire, and assist visitors in completing it. We also had the participation of Stony Brook University’s Women in Science and Engineering, and seven of our outside member agencies, which helped with data collection among the people they serve. The final document - “The State of Food Insecurity on Long Island” - describes the findings of our research based upon interviews with 1,014 respondents. While the findings may not shock everyone, the data provide us with enough to warrant our concern, attention and a collaborative response.

Our staff, including myself, are often asked, “Who is facing food insecurity?” Unfortunately, that’s often followed by questions about people “gaming the system.” Hopefully, the findings of our study reveal that food insecurity is a significant issue, impacting many sectors of our population. The study reveals that most households struggling with food insecurity represent families of between 1-4 people (72%), with 27% of families with 5-9 people. When asked about marital status, 45% of respondents are married and 30% are single. Also, 6% are widowed, 9% are divorced and 5% live with a domestic partner.

Adults between the ages of 18-64 needing food assistance represent 49% of the population; 30.5% are children and 20.5% seniors. Fifty-eight percent of the people interviewed reported utilizing a food pantry for more than a year. When it comes to diversity, 54% of the food insecure identify as Hispanic or Latinx, with 18% identifying as African American. Therefore, most (74%) people are people of color.

When it comes to education, 64% report having some schooling, including completing high school. Forty percent are employed fullor part time, while 23% are retired. One of the most startling findings is that 55% of our respondents earn less than $25,520 a year, and another 25% earn less than $50,000 annually. Thirteen percent of the population report earning no income.

The findings of our study will be shared with Long Island elected officials, to engage them in a meaningful dialogue about the needs of our region when it comes to food insecurity. We must make effectual change. My column represents only half of our findings. If you would like a copy of the full report, email me at ppachter@licares.org

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Anthony Buonaspina | President 631-422-0969 | Anthony@litechadvisors.com


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Michael Varrone | Senior Principal (631) 424-8600 | mike.varrone@stantec.com


Ron Loveland | President (631) 642-7239 | ron.loveland@summitsafetypro.com


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October 2022The HIA-LI Reporter Page 34 OCTOBER’S INDUSTRY LIST: ENERGY, ENVIRONMENTAL & ENGINEERING ENERGY, ENVIRONMENTAL & ENGINEERING INDUSTRY LISTS ENERGY, ENVIRONMENTAL & ENGINEERING ATLANTIS BANQUETS & EVENTS / HYATT PLACE LONG ISLAND EAST END Rose Dilello | Corporate/Association Sales Manager 9344518016 | Rdiliello@amwny.com EVENT KINGS Steven Vogel | President (631) 392-1234 | info@eknyc.com HARBORMEN CHORUS Paul Miklean | VP Marketing (631) 689-2489 | pmiklean@gmail.com MID-ISLAND PARTY PLUS Sharon Tiskowitz | Manager 516-446-4503 | tiskoparty@yahoo.com NY PARTY WORKS Theresa Jacobs | Event Coordinator (631) 501-1414 | theresa@nypartyworks.com SOUTH BAY PADDLEWHEEL CRUISES/L.I. MARITIME MUSEUM Mike Eagan | Owner (631) 750-5359 | mikeeagan@optonline.net THE SUFFOLK Y JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER, INC. Rick Lewis | Chief Executive Officer 631-462-9800 | RLewis@syjcc.Org TICKETBASH Vincent Grieco | CEO 631 465 0979 | vincent@ticketbash.com URBAN AIR David Wolmetz | CEO (516) 524-0351 | dave@urbanairlakegrove.com GIANCO ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES Michael Gianchetta | Vice President 631-952-9900 | michaelg@gianco.com H2M ARCHITECTS + ENGINEERS Rich Humann | President & CEO (631) 756-8000 | rhumann@h2m.com IMPACT ENVIRONMENTAL Debra Pappas | Manager (631) 774-5597 | Jherbig@impactenvironmental.com MERRITT ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING Chuck Merritt | President (631) 617-6200 | cgm@merrittEC.com NELSON, POPE & VOORHIS, LLC Steven McGinn | Partner (631) 427-5665 | smcginn@nelsonpope.com P.W. GROSSER CONSULTING Patricia Sileo | Chief Human Resources Officer 6315896353 | psileo@pwgrosser.com PUPFISH SUSTAINABILITY SOLUTIONS David Faverio | CEO (631) 403-1100 | nbrokaw@pupfishusa.com SEACLIFF ENVIRONMENTAL, INC. James DeMartinis | Senior Hydrogeologist (631) 828-5994 | seacliffenvironmental@aol.com USI INSURANCE SERVICES Frank Doria | Vice President 516 419 4125 | Frank.doria@Usi.com
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Alfiero | Managing Partner 516-749-8431 | michael.alfiero@gmail.com AZTEC ENERGY GROUP INC
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October 2022The HIA-LI Reporter Page 35 OCTOBER’S INDUSTRY LIST: ENERGY, ENVIRONMENTAL & ENGINEERING INDUSTRY LISTS ENERGY, ENVIRONMENTAL & ENGINEERING ADVERTISE YOUR INDUSTRY! To advertise in this section contact Anthony Forgione at aforgione@hia-li.org HELBERG ELECTRIC SUPPLY LLC Diedre Helberg | President/CEO (516) 868-8028 | dhelberg@hesep.com ISLAND PUMP AND TANK CORP Brian Fenley | (631) 462-2226 | brianf@islandpumpandtank.com LONG ISLAND POWER AUTHORITY (LIPA) Michael Deering | Director of Customer Service Oversight and Stakeholder Relations 516-222-7700 | mdeering@lipower.org NATIONAL GRID Sean Dunne | New Energy Solutions Program Manager (631) 755-4869 | alanna.russo@nationalgrid.com PSEG LONG ISLAND Michael Voltz, P.E. | Director, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (631) 844-3819 | Michael.voltz@pseg.com SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC. - SMART INFRASTRUCTURE Regina Zara | Market Lead - Long Island Region (631) 307-8082 | regina.zara@siemens.com YOUR AD HERE To advertise in this newspaper please contact: Anthony Forgione at (631) 543-5355 or aforgione@hia-li.org

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In 2021, PSEG Long Island incorporated numerous enhancements and upgrades to the electric grid, systems and storm processes, including contingency procedures. PSEG Long Island’s systems have undergone upgrades, performance tuning and numerous tests.

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The Art League of Long Island’s annual exhibit features over 150 works of art created by their many talented members. Artists from all walks of life, those just beginning their journey into the visual arts and established exhibiting artists, will put their best foot forward exhibiting their artwork in mediums such as painting, drawing, collage, photography, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, fiber arts, glass art, wood, graphic, and more. The exhibit is shown in two parts due to the large number of works. Part I (artist last names M-Z) of Members’ Exhibition Winter 2022-23 exhibits November 5 through November 29 and Part II (A-L) exhibits December 12 through January 26. Artists’ receptions and awards presentations at the Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery are scheduled for Saturday, November 12, 1:00pm-3:00pm and Saturday, December 17, 1:00pm-3:00pm respectively.

Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP (“FDT”) is pleased to announce that the firm has a combined total of 42 attorneys selected to the 2022 New York Metro Super Lawyers and New York Metro Rising Stars lists.

FDT congratulates the following attorneys for being selected to the 2022 New York Metro Super Lawyers list: Joseph P. Asselta (Construction Litigation); William F. Bonesso (Land Use & Zoning); David J. Borkon (Mergers & Acquisitions); Frank W. Brennan (Employment & Labor); Joseph V. Cuomo (Mergers & Acquisitions); Andrea Tsoukalas Curto (Land Use & Zoning); Andrew E. Curto (Business Litigation); Daniel P. Deegan (Real Estate); Kathleen Deegan Dickson (Land Use & Zoning); Jeffrey D. Forchelli (Land Use & Zoning); Steven G. Gaebler (Banking); Alexander Leong (Employment & Labor); Gregory S. Lisi (Employment & Labor); Gerard R. Luckman (Bankruptcy: Business); Mary E. Mongioi (Business & Corporate); Elbert F. Nasis (Civil Litigation: Defense); Rachel L. Partain (Tax); James C. Ricca (Banking); Brian R. Sahn (Real Estate); Judy L. Simoncic (Land Use & Zoning); Peter B. Skelos (Appellate); John V. Terrana (Real Estate) and Russell G. Tisman (Business Litigation).

group, on being selected to be featured in the inaugural edition of Long Island Business News’ Most Powerful Influencers of 2022. This is part of the publication’s Power List series.

The 2022 Annual Gurwin Photo Contest winning photos were revealed recently at the Gurwin Healthcare System’s newly opened Fountaingate Gardens Independent Living Community, in a gallery-style cocktail reception. The renowned contest, now in its 29th year, celebrates the work of amateur photographers from Long Island and around the world; their winning photos adorn the hallways at the 460-bed Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, for the enjoyment of the Center’s residents, staff and visitors.

Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP warmly congratulates Daniel P. Deegan, a partner and chair of the firm’s Industrial Development Agency (IDA) Benefits and Government Incentives practice

On Saturday, October 29, the Half Hollow Hills (HHH) School District will present the Tenth Annual Half Hollow Hills Invitational at the district’s west campus located at 375 Wolf Hill Road in Dix Hills. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. and the games will begin at approximately 9:00 a.m. As one of many robotics programs supported by FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Long Island for promoting STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education, the HHH Invitational is designed to demonstrate the benefits of robotics programs to students, schools, communities and local businesses.

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Saadia Z. Yunis, of Melville, has been elected to the board of directors of the Ronkonkoma-based Association for Mental Health and Wellness. Yunis runs a private marriage and family therapy practice based in Deer Park. She is co-founder and chair of Muslim Women of Long Island.

Jeffrey D. Forchelli and John V. Terrana, Co-Managing Partners of Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP (“FDT”), are proud to announce that the attorneys and staff of Koeppel Martone & Leistman, L.L.C. (“KML”), a regional power in real estate tax law, have joined the firm. The addition of KML to FDT’s existing Tax Certiorari practice group establishes FDT as the preeminent real estate tax law firm in New York State. KML Senior Partner Donald F. Leistman will continue as such at FDT and cochair FDT’s Tax Certiorari practice group with John V. Terrana.

Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP (“FDT”) welcomes Thomas A. Catinella to the firm’s Construction practice group as an associate. Prior to joining FDT, Mr. Catinella was an associate at Morici & Morici, LLP, where he handled a wide range of cases including, personal injury, civil litigation, criminal defense, matrimonial/family law, and business transactions. Mr. Catinella, a Massapequa, NY resident, earned his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law and his B.A. from Ave Maria University.


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