Business Unusual: Infrastructure Investment with Rich Humann of H2M

June 16, 2020 – Episode 5 of Business Unusual Weekly Recovery Webinar with business leaders Joe Campolo and Peter Klein and guest Rich Humann, President & CEO of H2M architects + engineers. The discussion focused on how stimulus dollars are being used, whether infrastructure spending can fill tax voids in the middle of a pandemic, and whether we can grow our way out of this crisis by investing in infrastructure.

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Business Unusual: Real Estate Development Reimagined with Jim Coughlan of TRITEC

JUNE 9, 2020 – Episode 4 of Business Unusual Weekly Recovery Webinar with guest Jim Coughlan, Principal and Co-Founder of TRITEC Real Estate Company. This episode focused on the real estate development sector – a key piece of Long Island’s previously booming economy. Now that the COVID pandemic has changed how we work, live, and play, how will the real estate development sector respond to changing needs?

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Why “Black Lives Matter” Matters

Why “Black Lives Matter” Matters

Black Lives Matter. Those words are not just important for white people to say, but to also mean it when they say it.  And in order to mean it, they must understand why it is so important.  To start, let’s get a little perspective. Americans who have been unable to operate their businesses for the past 10 weeks because the government shut them down have all gotten a taste of what oppression looks and feels like. During this time, powerful businesses like Walmart

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Business Unusual: Survival Past PPP with Guest Kevin O’Connor, President & CEO of BNB Bank

Episode 2 of Business Unusual Weekly Recovery Webinar with guest Kevin O’Connor, President & CEO of BNB Bank. This discussion focused on long-term strategies for businesses to survive in our new world. While the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) remains the hot topic of the moment, it’s merely a stopgap. We need to start thinking now about how to survive once those funds run out. As leaders, we cannot rely on the PPP to save our businesses and our economy –

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COVID-19: The Long Road to Recovery

COVID-19: The Long Road to Recovery

June 9, 2020 – I am only just beginning… June 5, 2020 – Still a ways to go, but perhaps we are starting to see it … June 4, 2020 – We must regain momentum … stagnation will destroy us May 31, 2020 – True for all right now … for many different reasons … but we must come together May 29, 2020 – Now it’s time for us all to start acting like it … May 29, 2020 – Now that we are “opening up”

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Campolo Featured in “Industry Leaders Say Preparation Will Be Key to Reopening Businesses As Pandemic Wanes”

Campolo Featured in “Industry Leaders Say Preparation Will Be Key to Reopening Businesses As Pandemic Wanes”

Most sectors of the South Fork economy will rebound — although restaurants are sure to struggle — but the recovery from the COVID-19 shutdown will be neither swift or easy, a panel of business experts told Express News Group readers at a virtual Express/Press Sessions forum on May 7 via Zoom. And anyone expecting a simple “flick of the switch” to bustling Main Streets and scrambling consumers on May 15 — the earliest date on which Governor Andrew Cuomo could

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The Leadership Pivot In A Time Of Crisis

The Leadership Pivot In A Time Of Crisis

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.“ — Lao Tzu Originally published by Express News Group Leaders aren’t born — they are made by the times they exist in and how they rise to the occasion. Let me back up. The richness of Long Island lies not only in its real estate and school districts but also in its innovative businesses, restaurants and hospitality. Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and must survive.

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