HIA-LI Board Member Joe Campolo moderated the 44th HIA-LI Annual Meeting and Legislative Program held virtually on January 14, 2022. Joe reported on the tremendous work of the business community, elected officials, and HIA-LI to push Long Island forward as we enter the third calendar year of the pandemic. The event began with opening remarks by Acting Commissioner and President and CEO Designate of Empire State Development Hope Knight and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone. Joe then led a discussion with elected officials about building back our economy and other issues most affecting the business community. Panelists included New York State Senator Mario Mattera, State Assemblyman Mike Fitzpatrick, Town of Smithtown Supervisor Ed Wehrheim, and Town of Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter.