CMM Live: Hunger on Long Island featuring Randi Shubin Dresner of Island Harvest and the Future of Commercial Real Estate featuring Don Catalano of iOptimize Realty

The first topic of this week’s episode was hunger on Long Island, and we were happy to have Randi Shubin Dresner, Island Harvest Food Bank’s President and CEO, with us to address this critical issue. While the statistics about hunger on Long Island are distressing and even shocking (it’s estimated that Island Harvest’s services touch one in 10 Long Islanders), Island Harvest delivers sustenance and hope. She talked about the organization’s focus on treating everyone with dignity, its efficiency (94 cents

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CMM Live: Construction on Long Island featuring Alex Badalamenti of bld architecture and Jack Kulka of The Kulka Group

In this construction-themed episode, Joe Campolo caught up with Alex Badalamenti, President and CEO of bld architecture. Badalamenti is an incredibly talented architect with a unique background in buildings of historic significance and landmark status. Topics ranged from the impact of the 2008 recession to strategies for attracting talent, as well as a discussion about the origins of today’s architect as a “master builder.” Next, Joe chatted with Jack Kulka, Founder and President of the Kulka Group, about his experiences growing up

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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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CMM Live: Innovation on Long Island featuring Dr. Yacov Shamash of Stony Brook University and Mitch Pally of the MTA and LIBI

In this episode, Joe Campolo caught up with Dr. Yacov Shamash, VP for Economic Development at Stony Brook University, and Mitch Pally, CEO of LIBI and an MTA board member. Yacov and Joe talked about the many ways Long Island has changed in the past 20 years, including the emergence of Long Island’s innovation economy; exciting things happening at LIHTI, the “godfather” of business incubators; and the secret to keeping talent on Long Island. Next, Joe had an animated discussion

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CMM Live: Focus on HIA-LI and Women’s Leadership featuring Terri Alessi-Miceli of HIA-LI

“Growing up, conversations around the dining room table were always about what I could do, not what I couldn’t.” Terri Alessi-Miceli, President of HIA-LI, spoke with Joe Campolo about a range of topics including the critical importance of mentoring in helping to stop sexual harassment in the workplace, the mission at the heart and soul of HIA-LI, and how emerging leaders can seek out activities that will help them “practice the profession of business.”

CMM Live: Banking on Long Island featuring Kevin O’Connor of BNB Bank

Joe Campolo caught up with Kevin O’Connor, President & CEO of BNB Bank, for a wide-ranging discussion focusing on the Long Island economy and how to keep our region growing. Explaining that BNB’s exponential growth over the past 10 years is no accident, Kevin discussed the bank’s philosophies for success from talent acquisition to lifelong client relationships, and how business leaders can translate their vision and passion for their companies into economic growth. Hear what’s on the horizon for local

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