Reflecting on Labor Day

3 images: golf trophy, train, and HIA-LI board meeting

On Celebrating Labor – Labor Day seems to be the most misunderstood of our national holidays, and thus never seems to get the respect it deserves. To me, Labor Day was always just a long weekend marking the unofficial end of summer, a day I celebrated with family and friends in our backyards, drinking sangria and lamenting about how fast another summer had flown by. But a closer look at the origins of Labor Day, and the people who have

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CMM Live: Professional Development with Randi Busse of Workforce Development Group and Michael Frenda of Dale Carnegie Training of Long Island

Long Island is known for its highly educated workforce, but an overlooked piece of the total success puzzle is professional development. In this episode, Joe Campolo spoke with Randi Busse, President & Founder of Workforce Development Group, about cultivating an ownership mindset in your employees, empowering your team to provide customers and clients with an exceptional experience, and how to spot the “Rants and Raves” among your staff. Next Joe caught up with Michael Frenda of Dale Carnegie Training of Long Island about why investing in employees through

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On Integrity, Transparency, and Freedom of Expression

Google logo, CMM BBQ pic, United Veterans Beacon House pic

In the 1930s, IBM began working with the Nazi regime, selling them punch-card equipment and technology used to catalog information about people. As the war progressed and the technology was enhanced, the relationship between IBM and the Nazis remained intact, and eventually every concentration camp used these punch cards to identify and track the millions of people shipped into those camps. It was the most advanced technology of its kind at the time, and it is widely believed that without

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