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Campolo Addresses Business Community at Long Island Business Hall of Fame Induction

Campolo Addresses Business Community at Long Island Business Hall of Fame Induction

First and foremost, I want to congratulate all my fellow inductees. Quite frankly, I was very surprised to be included with this group and was certain that a mistake had been made. Once I confirmed that it was not a mistake, that triggered a lot of internal struggle as to what would be my message tonight as I received this award. I of course thank my entire team at CMM, and my dear friend and co-inductee Terri Alessi-Miceli, collectively a

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Campolo Addresses Elected Officials on Tradable Industries and Legislative Support to Grow Economy

Campolo Addresses Elected Officials on Tradable Industries and Legislative Support to Grow Economy

Elected officials representing Long Island on a town, county, state, and federal level joined CMM Managing Partner and HIA-LI Board Chairman Joe Campolo, HIA-LI President & CEO Terri Alessi-Miceli, and fellow board members at the Board Legislative Breakfast on October 29, 2019. Joe addressed the dignitaries about the importance of tradable industries in the LI Innovation Park at Hauppauge, HIA-LI’s relentless efforts to grow these business clusters, and the areas where legislative support is critical. This type of advocacy is key to growing and

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Campolo Joins Lieutenant Governor Hochul, County Executive Bellone, and Northwell CEO Dowling to Deliver Remarks at HIA-LI 25th Annual Business Achievement Awards

Campolo Joins Lieutenant Governor Hochul, County Executive Bellone, and Northwell CEO Dowling to Deliver Remarks at HIA-LI 25th Annual Business Achievement Awards

HIA-LI 25th Annual Business Achievement Awards: Tradable Businesses in the Long Island Innovation Park at Hauppauge Joe Campolo delivered these remarks at HIA-LI’s 25th Annual Business Achievement Awards, following remarks by New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. Thank you all for joining us here today.  We are all here to celebrate the best and the brightest that Long Island has to offer, a distinction that becomes even more remarkable when you realize what a powerful economic engine Long Island is.  According to a May 2019 report

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When to Call it Quits in Negotiation

When to Call it Quits in Negotiation

When it comes to negotiation, sometimes you have to just walk away. When a negotiation is going well, and you and your adversary have reached a win-win (or at least a win-not lose) deal, it’s obvious when to stop negotiating. But when a negotiation turns tense or difficult, how do you know when to push through and keep going, or stop and move on? Here are some signs it’s time to call it quits. “It’s just not fair!” It’s human

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Red Flags

Red Flags

At long last, recent polls are showing that there is broad bipartisan support for so-called “red flag” laws, or laws that would allow family members or law enforcement to petition a court to temporarily remove firearms from individuals who are seen to be a risk to themselves or others. When I appeared on Jay Oliver’s show on LI News Radio shortly after the tragedies in Texas and Ohio, we discussed these proposed laws, the recent shootings, and the gun control

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20 Veterans a Day

20 Veterans a Day

Each day in America, more than 20 veterans commit suicide. That number is shocking but not surprising when we reflect on the conditions within which our veterans exist – they volunteer to serve our country for low pay and terrible living conditions, can be separated from their families without any say and put in prison if they refuse, are deployed to faraway lands where they are sometimes hated to the point that people seek to kill them and where they

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Getting the Home (or Away) Team Advantage in Negotiation

Getting the Home (or Away) Team Advantage in Negotiation

You’ve heard all about the importance of preparation, knowing your BATNA, active listening, and other critical tools to maximize your chances of success in any negotiation. But negotiators often overlook a vital aspect of deal-making that could make or break their success: the location. If you think a conference room is just a conference room, think again. Location means far more than the pictures on the wall and the wood color of the table. Whether your exchange takes place in

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Long Island Vitruvius

Long Island Vitruvius

As those of you who know me know, I love Long Island. Sure, the wineries and beaches all play a part of my romance, but what I love most about Long Island are the people (well, at least some of them). And in my professional capacity (that of lawyer, not the one of food and wine Epicurean) I am lucky to have met and built relationships with some very remarkable people – people who are so talented that they could

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You Can’t Hide Your Lying Eyes: Body Language in Negotiation

You Can’t Hide Your Lying Eyes: Body Language in Negotiation

Imagine you walk into a bar and see a couple that’s clearly on a first date. You can almost always tell if they’re interested in each other, even if you can’t hear the conversation. If he’s leaning forward and making eye contact, it’s probably going well, but if she’s constantly checking her watch, the feelings might not be mutual. Body language is an important way for us to pick up on emotions. Though we like to think we base our

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Making Headlines

Making Headlines

Making Headlines – This week I appeared on Long Island News Radio (103.9 FM) with my good friend Jay Oliver where we discussed several news items in the headlines. I have included the full interview below for your listening pleasure. Highlights include: Food & Fun – Jay and I recapping the incredibly fun dinner we had at Trattoria Romana in Boca Raton last week. Joined by his lovely wife, we ate, drank, and were merry for many hours. Abortion – we discussed the recent moves by Alabama and other states to

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