If there are two things we love at CMM, it’s puppies and making connections within the business community! CMM’s Joe Campolo, joined John Miller, CEO of the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind and America’s VetDogs, to moderate a monthly meeting for HIA-LI Gold Members. May’s meeting was held at the Guide Dog Foundation & America’s VetDogs campus in Smithtown with fellow HIA-LI members Terri Alessi-Miceli, Rich Humann, Kevin O’Connor, Scott Maskin, Peter Klein, John Luongo, Allison Norris, and David Okorn.

Attendees were joined by special guest Tony Croslin from the New York Mets who spoke about the team’s great start and their partnership with the Guide Dog Foundation. Guide Dog’s Puppies with a Purpose, Shea and Monte, also made a special appearance!

Gold member Peter Klein and the Claire Friedlander Family Foundation, of which Klein is President, showed their support for the Guide Dog Foundation with a generous donation presented at the meeting.

The HIA-LI Gold program is open to CEOs and Presidents of HIA-LI member companies that have 10 or more employees. Thanks to Joe Campolo’s vision, Gold membership offers CEOs a powerful opportunity to get involved in critical initiatives that will make all the difference for their businesses and for Long Island. If you’re a new business looking to grow, an established business searching for ways to expand, or a member of the business community interested in making connections, then a membership with HIA-LI is an effective way to advance your goals.