CMM Live: Bringing Us Together with Father Roy Tvrdik and Rabbi Gadi Capela

It’s more important than ever for our community to come together and focus on our similarities rather than our differences. In this episode, CMM Managing Partner Joe Campolo spoke with Father Roy Tvrdik, Shrine of Our Lady of the Island, and Rabbi Gadi Capela, Congregation Tifereth Israel, about their work on Project Genesis, which is a Jewish-Christian Learning Program that teaches people of different heritages about the common roots of their faiths. They shared what inspired this partnership and how it brings people of different faiths and

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HIA-LI Board of Directors Legislative Breakfast

Board of Directors

Good morning, everyone and thank you, Terri.  As mentioned, my name is Joe Campolo and I proudly serve as the Managing Partner of Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, and just as proudly I serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the HIA-LI.  It’s wonderful to have so many distinguished guests and friends joining us today at our Legislative Breakfast. Today we are here to discuss with you the HIA-LI, which to us is a truly remarkable place.  While it

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Energeia Racism Workshop: White Privilege

Joe Campolo

Joe Campolo delivered these remarks at the Energeia Partnership’s Racism Workshop on October 17, 2018. Good afternoon, everyone. My name is Joe Campolo and I’m the Managing Partner of Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP. I’m very proud to be here as a member of the Energeia Class of 2016, a member of Energeia’s Board of Advisors, and the sponsor of today’s workshop. As you all are aware, Energeia is a terrific path to help Long Island leaders become more thoughtful

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A Supreme Failure

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A Supreme Failure – The confirmation process of now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and the claim of sexual misconduct against him by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, forced the American people to face a real and terrible dilemma, as the parties involved were two very accomplished, credible people telling totally different stories, with neither of them being able to offer any corroborating or exculpatory evidence. This created a heart-wrenching scenario; if she was innocently mistaken about his identity then Justice Kavanaugh has been subjected to

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Power in Negotiation: Why You Need It and How to Get It

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pow·er /ˈpou(ə)r/nounthe capacity or ability to direct or influence the behavior of others or the course of events Negotiation research is a real thing – and this evolving area of study is fascinating. Recent research has revealed not only some of the key ways that channeling power makes negotiators more effective, but also that attaining that power in the first place is within any negotiator’s reach. After analyzing negotiation research from around the world (sounds like my dream job), the Program on

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CMM Live: Growing Small Business with Joseph Camberato of National Business Capital and Elizabeth Malafi of the Miller Business Resource Center

Long Island has a thriving business community which will only grow stronger if small business owners utilize the many resources available in our region. In this episode, Joe Campolo spoke with Joseph Camberato, President & Co-Founder of National Business Capital, about how financing for small businesses can keep our community alive and growing. Next Joe met with Elizabeth Malafi, Coordinator at the Miller Business Resource Center at the Middle Country Public Library, to discuss the resources small business owners need and the importance of networking for entrepreneurs.

Naked and Afraid

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Naked and Afraid – Like many, I took some time off around the Labor Day holiday to recharge. For me, that entails being a couch potato and finding the most mindless stuff possible to binge-watch. This time around, the remote landed on Naked and Afraid, a reality show on the Discovery Channel where a man and a woman (who don’t know each other) agree to be dropped off together in a remote part of the world, totally naked, and try

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HIA-LI: Information, Then Action

HIA-LI Business Achievement Awards - Joe Campolo, East/West Industries, Terri Alessi-Miceli

The following is an excerpt from HIA-LI Board Chairman Joe Campolo’s remarks at the Business Achievement Awards in September 2018. Thank you for joining us today – we’re gathered to celebrate our love of Long Island and our desire to see it prosper. I like to think that my remarks last year marked the “coming out” of the economic importance of the Hauppauge Industrial Park. We had just concluded a research project with Stony Brook University graduate students, and the

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HIA-LI Solar Initiative Town Hall

Solar town hall 2018

Good morning, everyone.  My name is Joe Campolo and I proudly serve as the Managing Partner of Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, and just as proudly I serve as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the HIA-LI.  I’m very happy to welcome you to this Solar Initiative Town Hall meeting this morning. Many of you were in attendance last week at the Business Achievement Awards, where we all gathered to celebrate our love of Long Island and celebrate the

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Reflecting on Labor Day

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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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