CMM Spotlights

CMM Spotlight: Citrin Cooperman

By: Lauren Kanter-Lawrence, Esq.

Posted: June 21st, 2018

If the word “accountant” still brings to mind images of pocket protectors, thick glasses, and – well – nerds typing away on calculators, you haven’t met the team at Citrin Cooperman. If you’ve never heard the terms “accounting firm” and “entrepreneurial drive” in the same sentence, you also haven’t met the team at Citrin Cooperman. […]

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CMM Spotlight: Lorraine Gregory Communications

By: Lauren Kanter-Lawrence, Esq.

Posted: June 6th, 2018

Walking through the bright, colorful hallways at Lorraine Gregory Communications’ shiny new headquarters, over the hum of state-of-the-art printers and the voices of employees energetically collaborating about social media campaigns, it’s hard to imagine that this lively, innovative company started out in the early ‘90s as a direct mail business staffed by three people stuffing […]

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CMM Spotlight: iOptimize Realty® and REoptimizer®

By: Lauren Kanter-Lawrence, Esq.

Posted: May 22nd, 2018

We’re all familiar with the adage “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.” Don Catalano, President and CEO of iOptimize Realty®, has really taken this message to heart: he’s seamlessly combined his passion for real estate, photography, and piloting airplanes into a rewarding career at the helm of […]

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CMM Spotlight: Suffolk County Community College Partners with HIA-LI

By: Lauren Kanter-Lawrence, Esq.

Posted: May 11th, 2018

It’s easy for the business community and academia to give lip service to concepts of job creation and cultivating student opportunity. But leaders from Suffolk County Community College and HIA-LI are backing up their talk with concrete action and a roadmap of plans to make it happen. Joe Campolo, HIA-LI Board Chairman and Campolo, Middleton […]

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CMM Spotlight: The Sexy Salad

By: Lauren Kanter-Lawrence, Esq.

Posted: May 8th, 2018

It would be fitting for John Robertson, owner of an eatery featuring delights such as the Earth Angel Salad and the Basket of Sexy Egg Sandwiches, to add an eye-catching title to his business card. “Millennial Keeper” and “Outsourced Chief Culture Officer” are both fitting descriptions of a business owner who entices prospective corporate catering […]

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CMM Spotlight: The Argyle Theatre

By: Lauren Kanter-Lawrence, Esq.

Posted: May 3rd, 2018

There’s no shortage of lofty reasons to eagerly await opening night at the state-of-the art Argyle Theatre in Babylon Village, namely: the positive impact of arts and culture on a region’s vitality. Millennials want to live and work in places where they can also play and find entertainment. The arts and culture sector often outranks other […]

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CMM Spotlight: Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe

By: Lauren Kanter-Lawrence, Esq.

Posted: April 26th, 2018

The Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe may not yet be open to the public, but innovation is already on full display on these hallowed grounds in Shoreham where famed inventor Nikola Tesla conducted research. Known for his groundbreaking contributions to alternating current (A/C) electricity, fluorescent lighting, radio, and the technology behind the x-ray, wi-fi, and […]

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CMM Spotlight: Cerini & Associates Presents the Imagine Awards

By: Lauren Kanter-Lawrence, Esq.

Posted: April 20th, 2018

Tax season may be behind them, but the team at Bohemia-based Cerini & Associates isn’t coming up for air just yet: after tax season comes Imagine season. Six years ago, this full-service accounting firm, under the leadership of Managing Partner Ken Cerini, introduced the Imagine Awards to the Long Island nonprofit and business community. The […]

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CMM Spotlight: City National Bank

By: Lauren Kanter-Lawrence, Esq.

Posted: April 13th, 2018

Innovation doesn’t always come in the form of small tech startups dotting the halls of sleek business incubators. Sometimes, innovation comes in the form of a 60+-year-old bank with 72 offices nationwide and $48.7 billion in assets. Joe Campolo, Managing Partner of Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, recently had the opportunity to welcome West Coast-based City […]

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CMM Spotlight: Pride Products

By: Lauren Kanter-Lawrence, Esq.

Posted: April 12th, 2018

How do you transition from distributing paper products stored in your mother-in-law’s garage using an old van to owning a 150,000-square foot facility and becoming one of the leading distributors of general merchandise and food throughout the world? According to David Emrani, co-founder and president of Pride Products based in Ronkonkoma: “a lot of hard […]

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