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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Business Unusual: Weekly Recovery Webinar Episode 1

This first episode included an in-depth discussion of the impact COVID-19 is having on the local and national economy and how businesses should be preparing to reopen, especially in light of the challenges that PPP and enhanced unemployment are causing in the workforce.

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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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.

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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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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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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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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CMM Live: The Technology Sector featuring Dr. James Hayward of Applied DNA Sciences and Marty Schmitt and Kevin Edwards of Flexible Systems

With its vibrant startup community and universities, Long Island is home to incredible technological innovation, and this episode spotlighted some of its gems. Dr. James Hayward, President & CEO of Applied DNA Sciences, demonstrated that he is the rare scientist who understands business and how to commercialize inventions. With Applied DNA, he’s cleaning up and securing the supply chain, protecting both brands and consumers. You won’t want to miss his inspiring story of rising from helping out at his parents’ deli in

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