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HIA-LI's Business Steps Up

Interviews and engaging dialogue with the "movers and shakers" of Long Island business and the not-for-profit community.

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July 12, 2022

The State of Non-Profits on Long Island

Terri Alessi-Miceli, President and CEO of HIA-LI, speaks with two not-for-profit leaders in the Nassau-Suffolk region: Paule Pachter, CEO of Long Island Cares, and Lee Silberman, CEO of Habitat for Humanity Long Island. ...



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June 30, 2022

Immediate Funding for Long Island Businesses

HIA-LI President and CEO Terri Alessi-Miceli speaks with three dynamic women who run some of Long Island's most influential business support organizations. Learn how your organization or firm can apply and be eligible for immediate funding for your business or workforce training/development initiative. Host: Terri Alessi-Miceli, CEO, HIA-LI Guests: Rosalie Drago, Commissioner, Suffolk County Department of Labor (DOL) Cara Longworth, Regional Director, Empire State Development (ESD) Kelly Murphy, Deputy Director, Suffolk County Industral Development Agency (IDA) ...



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May 12, 2022

The Future of Manufacturing on Long Island

HIA-LI President and CEO Terri Alessi-Miceli speaks with the co-chairs of the HIA-LI Manufacturing Committee, Ron Loveland, President of Summit Safety and Efficiency Solutions, and Kursad "Kevin" Devecioglu, Managing Director, Bimser International Corporation. ...



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February 22, 2022

A Challenging and Transformative Time for the Banking Industry

Kevin O’Connor, CEO of Dime Community Bank and HIA-LI Board Member, speaks with Clare Cusack, President and CEO of the New York Bankers Association (NYBA) in an “Executive Insight” event held on Tuesday, February 8, 2022. They discuss one of the most challenging and transformative periods in the banking industry, as well as forecasts for the future. Clare Cusack is the first woman to serve as leader of the NYBA, the premier trade association for the banking industry in New York State.    ...



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January 04, 2022

Tourism's Impact on the Long Island Economy

HIA-LI CEO Terri Alessi-Miceli speaks with Kristen Reynolds, CEO of Discover Long Island.  They discuss how integral tourism is to the Long Island economy and ways the region is attracting new tourism dollars, especially during the COVID pandemic. ...



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June 28, 2021

Creative Solutions for a Productive Workforce, Now!

Moderator: Joseph Garofalo, Outreach Pastor, Island Christian Church Panelists:  Colleen Merlo, CEO, Association for Mental Health & Wellness Kristen Panella; Head of Safety Division, Summit Safety & Efficiency Solutions Jeffrey Schlossberg, Principal, Jackson Lewis, P.C. Elizabeth C. Uzzo, Sr. Vice President, H2M Architects & Engineers Topics: Recruiting virtually during these challenging times. Maintaining a positive culture and morale. How to deal with mental stress in the workplace. Staying up to date with ongoing Covid-19 legislation. Maintaining good employee performance management for the remote workforce. Virtual continuous training. ...