CMM Live: The Engineering and Defense Industries on Long Island featuring Teresa Ferraro of East/West Industries and Rich Humann of H2M Architects + Engineers

In this episode, Joe Campolo spoke with two successful Long Island business leaders. Joe chatted with Teresa Ferraro, President, East/West Industries, Inc., about her unique leadership path, the exponential growth of this family-owned business through the decades, and innovative projects and new technology in the defense/aerospace industry. Joe also caught up with Rich Humann, President and CEO, H2M Architects + Engineers, about his rise through the ranks from intern to President/CEO, recruitment and professional development strategies, and challenges of growing and

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HIA-LI Press Conference

Joe Campolo

Joe Campolo speaks at the HIA-LI press conference in January 2018 about efforts to modernize and attract investment in the Hauppauge Industrial Park, the second largest industrial park in the nation after Silicon Valley.

Campolo Moderates HIA-LI Legislative Breakfast Featuring Elected Officials

Joe Campolo and Legislators

As the newly minted Chairman of the HIA-LI Board of Directors, Joe Campolo moderated a distinguished panel at the Annual Meeting & Legislative Breakfast on January 19 at the Hamlet in Commack. Campolo debated the 2018 economic forecast and policy with panelists New York State Senator Tom Croci, New York State Assemblyman Mike Fitzpatrick, Deputy Suffolk County Executive Jon Kaiman, Suffolk County Legislator Tom Cilmi, Smithtown Supervisor Ed Wehrheim, and Kulka LLC President Jack Kulka at an event that drew

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Thoughts on what makes us Americans

three images consisting of immigration stamp for August 2007, calculator on notebook, and purple grapes on a vine

Immigration – Not too long ago (at least in terms of Western civilization) the parcel of land that is the modern-day United States was undeveloped and home to many different indigenous tribes. European explorers from several nations stumbled across this new land and conquered much of the east coast, divesting ownership from the native tribes, thereby becoming the occupants and citizens of this new territory. England had a stronghold in the northeast until the occupants of those territories became fed up with being

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Oprah in 2020? I think not…

three images consisting of Oprah at 2018 Golden Globes, the Energia Partnership logo, and Joe Campolo with CMM Live Guest Eugene Sayan

Oprah – Rarely do we get a true glimpse into what the American dream is about. Born in Mississippi to a teenage single mother, Oprah grew up in extreme poverty and has risen to shatter numerous glass ceilings. She is currently the third richest self-made woman and is the richest black American, ever. So, when Oprah speaks, people listen – and they should! But Oprah for President: I think not. And I’ll tell you why… I did not watch Oprah’s speech at the Golden Globe

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Thoughts on millennials and new year’s resolutions

three images of New York Plaza Hotel, sparkling Happy New Year 2018, and Stony brook University logo

Millennials – Seems I can’t go anywhere lately without hearing about the “millennial” generation and how their priorities are screwed up, their work ethic is lacking, and that they are “complacent.” I couldn’t disagree more. In fact, I find most millennials to be brilliant but incredibly restless because they feel they are being held back by the generations that came before, who are in fact the complacent ones. It is critical that we stop complaining and help this younger generation succeed, and

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