On Leadership and Ownership

HIA meeting, Philanthropy event, and check presentation

            On Leadership and Ownership – It’s great to be back after taking some much-needed personal time off from blogging. The new year is always an energizing time for me, so kicking off 2019 by presenting “Leading Your Business the Marine Corps Way” at our CMM Business Breakfast on January 15 was wonderful. This talk is personal for me, as this year’s theme at CMM is leadership and ownership (something I wish our elected officials

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HIA-LI: Partnering with Elected Officials

Joe Campolo, Mike FItzpatrick, Ed Wehrheim, DuWayne Gregory, Terri Alessi-Miceli, Angie Carpenter, Lee Zeldin

HIA-LI Board Chairman Joe Campolo delivered these remarks at HIA-LI’s Annual Meeting & Legislative Breakfast on January 18 2019. I’d like to welcome everyone to our Annual Meeting and Legislative Breakfast. Thank you for being here this morning. As Chairman of the HIA-LI Board of Directors and a Long Island business owner, I’m honored to join you as the moderator for this event as we embark on a new year for Long Island business and for the continued prosperity of

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Leading Your Business the Marine Corps Way

Joe Campolo

Thank you to the 150 business leaders who joined us on January 15 as Joe Campolo presented “Leading Your Business The Marine Corps Way” in Hauppauge. Demonstrating a strong partnership with the business community, Suffolk County District Attorney Sini’s senior management was in attendance along with leaders from Long Island’s business and nonprofit community. You can view clips from the presentation below. In this clip, Joe talks about the importance of attracting the best people. In this clip, Joe talks about

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Campolo Welcomes President Bush’s Service Dog, Sully, Back to Long Island

Joe Campolo

The image of the service dog Sully lying next to the flag-draped casket of former President George H. W. Bush, whom Sully had assisted since June, attracted attention around the world last month when the photo went viral on social media. Just before Christmas, when Sully returned to America’s VetDogs in Smithtown (where he was trained), CMM Managing Partner, HIA-LI Board Chairman, and United States Marine Corps veteran Joe Campolo was on hand at a well-attended press conference covered by the international media to welcome him

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HIA-LI 40th Anniversary Gala

Joe Campolo at the HIA-LI 40th Gala

I’d like to welcome everyone here tonight. Thank you for being here and celebrating the 40th anniversary of our beloved HIA-LI. You’ve already heard, and will hear more tonight, about the remarkable accomplishments of HIA-LI. But an organization by itself cannot accomplish anything – it must be done through the people who believe in its purpose and mission, and who commit their time and resources to fulfilling its objectives – which is why I am in awe of my fellow

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On Remembrance

Happy Thanksgiving, Joe & his dad, and a group photo

On Remembrance – This past week has been one of remembrance. On November 6, I unexpectedly lost my beloved dad, Joe Campolo, Sr., at age 73. He played an integral role in both my personal and professional lives, having also served as the long-time Controller of CMM since its founding, known affectionately around the office as “Mr. C.” On behalf of my mother, my grandmother, my sisters, and myself, thank you for the outpouring of support we have received. It

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Eat First, Negotiate Later! (And Other Overlooked Negotiation Tips)

Plate with sad face

Before you take your seat at the negotiation table, invest some time at the breakfast table. That’s the takeaway from research conducted at Cornell University (reported by the Harvard Program on Negotiation) that suggested people feel a greater sense of entitlement when they are hungry vs. when they are not. (The study defined “entitlement” as “the sense that one is more deserving of positive outcomes than other people are.”) In the first experiment, researchers asked students questions as they were

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Stony Brook University Veterans Day Ceremony: Keynote Address

Marine Corps photo

Joe Campolo, a Stony Brook University alum and United States Marine Corps veteran, was honored to deliver the keynote address at the Stony Brook University Veterans Day Ceremony in November 2018. Good afternoon Stony Brook University, my fellow veterans, active-duty service members, families and honored guests. As a United States Marine Corps veteran and Stony Brook alum, I am truly honored and humbled to have been asked to deliver remarks today at this special celebration.  I’d like to dedicate these

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Her Majesty of the Law

Joe Campolo, Her Majesty of the Law, Halloween group photo

Her Majesty of the Law.  It is rare, particularly in today’s world, to find a person who possesses and uses their superior intellect to achieve world-renowned fame, and then readily and unceremoniously gives it all up for love.  Justice Sandra Day O’Connor is one of these very special people. <O’Connor’s story is quite remarkable. Born in El Paso, she was raised in Arizona on the Lazy B Ranch, a 250-square mile plot of desert along the New Mexico border. She grew up and

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