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

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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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CMM Live: Taxes and M&A with Alan Sasserath of Sasserath & Zoraian, LLP and Gregg Schor of Protegrity Advisors, LLC

Long Island is home to trendsetting M&A transactions and a vibrant international business community. In this episode of CMM Live, Joe Campolo welcomed Alan Sasserath, CPA, Partner at Sasserath & Zoraian, LLP, to discuss hedge funds, forging positive relationships with clients, tax issues, and how to delve into international business. Next, Gregg Schor, CEO of Protegrity Advisors, LLC, talked about becoming the “single point of contact” for local and international firms looking to expand or sell, why preparation is key

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The “N” Word

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On the “N” Word – Admittedly, when I first heard the Papa John’s story surrounding its founder’s use of the “n” word, I thought the company had overreacted. He didn’t use the word to refer directly to any person or group, but instead used it on a strategy call with his marketing company about how Papa John’s could distance itself from racist groups, stating that “Colonel Sanders called blacks [the “n” word] and never faced any backlash.” He did not

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CMM Live: The Nonprofit Sector with Amanda Talty of Tourette Association of America and Karen Boorshtein of Family Service League

Visibility is key for the nonprofit sector on Long Island. This episode of CMM Live features two amazing women in nonprofit leadership to discuss mental healthcare, shutting down bullying, teaming up with the business community, and fighting for funding in the nonprofit sector. We first welcomed Amanda Talty, President & CEO of Tourette Association of America (TAA) who discussed destigmatizing Tourette and Tic disorders and how the “visibility factor” affects everything from diagnosis to education. Next, we have Karen Boorshtein,

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On Abortion

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On Abortion – The recent nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to become a Justice of the United States Supreme Court has brought the issue of abortion front and center once again. In an incredibly divisive world, abortion is probably the most divisive issue, as it strikes a visceral chord with folks on both sides. As a lawyer, I decided to take a close look at how the law surrounding abortion has developed and share my observations with all of you. A

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Negotiating with Difficult Clients

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Whether you’re a business owner, in sales, a provider of professional services, or a member of just about any profession that deals with the public, you’re going to deal with “difficult” clients. I don’t believe that professionals need (or should) give in to an unreasonable client’s every demand. However, we’re operating in a time when a bad Yelp review can tank your business – so it’s important to have the proper tools, training, and support in your negotiation toolkit to

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Q2 Roundup of Your Most Compelling Comments

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Q2 Roundup – Summer’s here, which means Q2 is just about wrapping up. With no shortage of current events to blog about, I’ve received many passionate responses to my blog posts these past few months – many of which gave me an interesting new perspective. I really enjoy hearing from readers – thank you for sharing your thoughts. I’ll be back to blogging in July – and until then, here are some of the most thought-provoking and personal comments I received.

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CMM Live: The Housing Sector featuring Sal Ferro of Alure Home Improvements and Gwen O’Shea of CDCLI

We welcomed business leaders from different facets of the housing sector. First, Sal Ferro, President & CEO of Alure Home Improvements, talked about why Long Island is not a side act to our neighbor NYC but a great place to do business in its own right. Sal turned a small painting company into one of the most successful home remodeling companies in the nation and discussed Alure’s role in helping Long Island homeowners invest in their own biggest asset. Next

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Howard Stern, the Riddle

On Howard Stern – Over the last few weeks I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time wrestling with my relationship with Howard Stern. I don’t have any personal connection to him, but I’ve been a listener over the years as I find him to be a great interviewer. And so, like many others, I check out his channel while driving to see who he has on. If it’s someone interesting, I listen; if it’s one of his antics, I typically move along. Over

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