May 29, 2018

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 Queens as a kid to leading a groundbreaking public company today. Marty Schmitt and Kevin Edwards of Flexible Systems then addressed the darker side of technology with their focus on keeping the business community safe from cyber criminals.

May 15, 2018

CMM Live: Long Island’s Nonprofit Sector featuring John Miller of Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs and Ken Cerini of Cerini & Associates

Collaboration was the word of the day on this CMM Live episode focusing on Long Island’s vibrant nonprofit sector. John Miller, President and CEO of the Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs, inspired viewers with personal stories of the countless lives these organizations change every year. Fresh off the 2018 Imagine Awards, Ken Cerini, nonprofit accounting guru and head of Cerini & Associates, discussed how he works with the nonprofit sector to maximize their impact. Both guests noted that collaboration among organizations is key.

April 12, 2018

CMM Live: Energy on Long Island featuring Scott Maskin of SUNation Solar Systems and Mohan Wanchoo of EC Infosystems and Jasmine Universe

On this energy-themed episode, Joe Campolo welcomed clients and friends Scott Maskin of SUNation Solar and Mohan Wanchoo of EC Infosystems and Jasmine Universe. Scott explained how he turned his experience installing the 14th solar system on all of Long Island on his own roof in 2001 into a successful business based on delivering the promise of choice to consumers. Discussing SUNation’s culture of giving back, he also revealed why you can’t have a bad day when there’s an eight-week-old puppy at your feet. Mohan then painted a very optimistic picture of the future of the energy industry. Hear why he chose Long Island to start his business over Silicon Valley over the objections of friends and family.

March 20, 2018

CMM Live: Hunger on Long Island featuring Randi Shubin Dresner, President and CEO, Island Harvest and the Future of Commercial Real Estate featuring Don Catalano, President and CEO 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 of every dollar raised goes directly to support their programs), and the insatiable philanthropic appetite of millennials.

Next, Don Catalano, President and CEO of our client iOptimize Realty, joined us to discuss the future of commercial real estate here on Long Island. Don explained the many ways his incredible military background in the U.S. Army Special Forces HALO (High Altitude – Low Opening Parachutist) and SCUBA translated into running a successful business. iOptimize is an exclusive tenant rep, working with national clients including Coca-Cola, Progressive, and Allstate. He explained how his unique approach in auditing the market and making landlords compete for a tenant’s business adds value – not to mention the amazing aerial shots he’s able to take for clients as an avid pilot and photographer.

February 27, 2018

CMM Live: Construction on Long Island featuring Alex Badalamenti, President and CEO, bld architecture and Jack Kulka, Founder and President, 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 in the Bronx, his career path from engineering to essentially founding “construction management” services on Long Island and completely changing the industry. Kulka shared details of his role in founding HIA-LI and how the organization has evolved over the years, as well as his company’s groundbreaking work on the Amneal Pharmaceuticals facility in Brookhaven.

January 30, 2018

CMM Live: The Engineering and Defense Industries on Long Island Are Alive and Well featuring Teresa Ferraro – President, East/West Industries and Rich Humann, President and CEO, 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 expanding a business on Long Island.

December 14, 2017

CMM Live: Innovation on Long Island featuring Dr. Yacov Shamash – Vice President for Economic Development, Stony Brook University and Mitch Pally – MTA Board Member and CEO, 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 with Mitch about changes to Long Island’s home-building economy as trends shift from single-family homes to mixed use developments and transit-oriented hubs; Patchogue’s example of proactively revitalizing communities and the leadership it takes to make that happen; and why Long Island can’t build its way out of transportation problems with highways, but that we can and should invest in bus and rail transit improvements.

November 1, 2017

CMM Live: Focus on HIA-LI and Women’s Leadership featuring Terri Alessi-Miceli, President, 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.”


October 17, 2017

CMM Live: Banking on Long Island featuring Kevin O’Connor, President and CEO, BNB Bank

Joe Campolo caught up with Kevin O’Connor, President & CEO of BNB Bank (formerly Bridgehampton National 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 business and what Kevin thinks is the trick to keeping millennials on Long Island.

October 4, 2017

CMM Live: Financial Forecast featuring Peter Klein, Managing Partner of Klein Wealth Management at HighTower Advisors

Listen as they discuss the value of a wealth advisor in the current economic climate, capital gains irrespective of market conditions, the psychology of investing, IRAs, and more.

October 6, 2014

Long Island Legal: Patrick McCormick with Brad Hemingway, Executive Director of Islip Foreign Trade Zone Authority

September 26, 2014

Long Island Legal: Employment Law with Attorney Arthur Yermash

September 12, 2014

Long Island Legal: Filomena Lombardi of Farm to Table Catering

September 9, 2014

Long Island Legal: Alex Badalmenti of Baldassano Architecture, LLP

September 4, 2014

Long Island Legal: John Lemanski of Cerini and Associates

August 29, 2014

Long Island Legal: Richard Dormer, former Suffolk County Police Commissioner

August 22, 2014

Long Island Legal: Bill McDonald Discusses Affordable Care Act

August 15, 2014

Long Island Legal: Alane Fagin of Child Abuse Prevention Services

August 11, 2014

Long Island Legal: Dave Calone, CEO and Managing Director of Jove Equity Partners

August 2, 2014

Long Island Legal: Anthony Manetta, President of Standard Advisors Group

July 27, 2014

Long Island Legal: Attorney Eryn Truong

July 18, 2014

Long Island Legal: Ron Beattie & Christine Malafi on Volunteerism

July 11, 2014

Long Island Legal: Alan Inkles – Stony Brook Film Festival

June 20, 2014

Long Island Legal: Joe Campolo with guest Michael Pfaff – GM of The Long Island Ducks

June 13, 2014

Long Island Legal: Assemblyman Michael J. Fitzpatrick of the 8th District

June 6, 2014

Long Island Legal: Bruce Newman, President, Mergers & Acquisitions at Protegrity Advisors, LLC

May 23, 2014

Long Island Legal: Joe Campolo and Steve Levy

May 23, 2014

Long Island Legal: Patrick McCormick and Gio Mata

May 16, 2014

Long Island Legal: Guest Bill Schoolman, President & CEO of 7Bus

May 9, 2014

Long Island Legal: Meet Christine Malafi

May 2, 2014

Long Island Legal: Meet Scott Middleton

April 21, 2014

Long Island Legal: Premiere Show featuring Joe Campolo