Waldo Cabrera Discusses “The Multimillion-Dollar Economic Impact of the Arts on Long Island” at LIMBA

COMMACK, NY – On May 31, Waldo Cabrera, an Emmy-nominated video journalist, and Executive Producer of Islip.TV, will be the guest speaker at LIMBA (Long Island Metro Business Action) at the Candlelight Diner, located at 56 Veterans Memorial Highway in Commack. The topic will be “The Multimillion-Dollar Economic Impact of the Arts on Long Island.”

Mr. Cabrera will discuss the findings of the Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 study, conducted by Americans for the Arts in partnership with the Long Island Arts Alliance. The Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 study is the sixth national study of the economic impact of the nonprofit arts and culture industry.

According to the Long Island Arts Alliance, the local non-profit arts and culture industry of Nassau and Suffolk Counties generated $330 million in economic activity, which supported 4,905 jobs and generated $81.2 million in tax revenues.

During the discussion, Mr. Cabrera will cover the significance of the economic contributions of nonprofit arts and cultural organizations to Long Island, their influence on audience engagement, and their role in fostering community pride. Audience members will gain valuable insights into how these organizations are key drivers of economic growth and community development across Long Island.

For more information about upcoming LIMBA programs, visit https://limba.net/.

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About LIMBA:
Since 1968, LIMBA (Long Island Metro Business Action) has been Long Island’s catalyst for economic investment and improvement, sponsoring lively breakfast forums featuring Long Island business activists and government officials. Its mission is to promote and address issues that affect the quality of life on Long Island. For more information, call (631) 757-1698 or visit www.limba.net.

Mark and Dylan Perlman and Marty Rubin of The Argyle Theatre Present “Strengthening Long Island Communities Through the Power of the Arts” at LIMBA on May 10

Mark Perlman

On May 10, Mark and Dylan Perlman, Co-Owners/Managing Partners, and Marty Rubin, General Manager/Director of Sales, The Argyle Theatre, will be the guest speakers at LIMBA (Long Island Metro Business Action). This event will take place at the Candlelight Diner, located at 56 Veterans Memorial Highway in Commack, starting at 8:30 a.m. The topic will be “Strengthening Long Island Communities Through the Power of the Arts.”

Dylan Perlman

The Argyle Theatre in Babylon has played a key role in the revival of Main Street since its reopening in 2018. Offering a diverse range of performances, the theatre has turned the downtown area into a vibrant hub for the local community. The upcoming event will focus on how venues like the Argyle Theatre not only serves as economic engines for Babylon and other downtowns, but increases community engagement.

Mr. Rubin, along with Mark and Dylan Perlman, will share insights on the impact of entertainment venues and their potential to attract more people and businesses. They will also highlight The Argyle Theatre’s “Academy of the Arts,” which educates local students with supportive environments in musical theatre and performance skills.

This discussion aims to highlight the essential role that cultural and entertainment venues play in revitalizing local areas around Long Island.

In addition, three pairs of tickets to A Bronx Tale will be given out as door prizes. This is a musical that explores themes of loyalty, love, and family.

For more information about upcoming LIMBA programs, visit https://limba.net/.

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About LIMBA

Since 1968, LIMBA (Long Island Metro Business Action) has been Long Island’s catalyst for economic investment and improvement, sponsoring lively breakfast forums featuring Long Island business activists and government officials. Its mission is to promote and address issues that affect the quality of life on Long Island. For more information, call (631) 757-1698 or visit www.limba.net.

Tracey Edwards Will Discuss the Proposed Sands Project in Nassau County at LIMBA

On March 29, Tracey Edwards, Senior Vice President and Chief Responsibility Officer, Sands New York, will speak about the proposed Sands project in Nassau County at LIMBA (Long Island Metro Business Action), starting at 8:30 a.m. The event will take place at the Candlelight Diner, located at 56 Veterans Memorial Highway in Commack.

The Sands project is expected to be constructed on the Nassau Coliseum property at a cost of $4 billion. It would consist of a casino, high-end hotels and restaurants, and meeting and convention spaces, among others.

Ms. Edwards joined Sands New York in October 2023. In this role, she will oversee and integrate all initiatives related to corporate social responsibility for the planned integrated resort in Uniondale. Prior to joining Sands New York, she was Commissioner of the New York State Public Service Commission. She also served as a Councilwoman with the Town of Huntington and Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk.

In addition, she is the Long Island Regional Director of the NAACP and serves as a member of the NAACP National Board of Directors.

For more information about upcoming LIMBA programs, visit https://limba.net/.

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About LIMBA

Since 1968, LIMBA (Long Island Metro Business Action) has been Long Island’s catalyst for economic investment and improvement, sponsoring lively breakfast forums featuring Long Island business activists and government officials. Its mission is to promote and address issues that affect the quality of life on Long Island. For more information, call (631) 757-1698 or visit www.limba.net.

Karl Grossman Discusses “A World Without Nuclear Weapons is Possible and Necessary” at LIMBA

On March 15, Karl Grossman, an investigative reporter and Professor, State University of New York (SUNY) at Old Westbury, will be the guest speaker at LIMBA (Long Island Metro Business Action) at the Candlelight Diner, located at 56 Veterans Memorial Highway in Commack, starting at 8:30 a.m. The topic will be “A World Without Nuclear Weapons is Possible and Necessary.”

The name of the topic came from Pope Francis at a meeting of nations that have ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Now signed on to by most nations of the world, it bans development, testing, production, stockpiling, stationing, transfer, use and threat of use of nuclear weapons.

In his presentation, Mr. Grossman asks: Can the atomic genie be put back in the bottle? Anything people have done, other people can undo and the prospect of huge loss of life from nuclear war is the best of reasons. A precedent was the outlawing of chemical weapons after their impacts were horrifically demonstrated in World War I.

With armed conflicts now having increased all over the world and The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists pushing its “Doomsday Clock” forward in 90 seconds to midnight which represents, says The Bulletin, “nuclear annihilation,” the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is essential and crucial.

Mr. Grossman, an award-winning investigative reporter, has long focused on nuclear issues. For 20 years, he was a member of the Commission on Disarmament Education, Conflict Resolution and Peace, sponsored by the United Nations and the International Association of University Presidents. He is a full Professor of Journalism at SUNY Old Westbury. Television programs he has written and presented include Nukes in Space: The Nuclearization and Weaponization of the Heavens. He is also the author of Weapons in Space.

In addition, Mr. Grossman is a Board Member of the organization Beyond Nuclear. He has given presentations on nuclear issues around the world, including in Norway, Russia, Thailand, Germany, Mexico and Holland, and at the UN in both Geneva, Switzerland and New York, New York. Twice, he addressed members of the British Parliament on the weaponization of space.

For more information about upcoming LIMBA programs, visit https://limba.net/.

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About LIMBA

Since 1968, LIMBA (Long Island Metro Business Action) has been Long Island’s catalyst for economic investment and improvement, sponsoring lively breakfast forums featuring Long Island business activists and government officials. Its mission is to promote and address issues that affect the quality of life on Long Island. For more information, call (631) 757-1698 or visit www.limba.net.

Samuel Turvey of ReThink Penn Station NYC Presents “Remake Penn Station to Improve Its Usability” at LIMBA on December 1

Calls for the Connection of Long Island to New Jersey

On December 1, Samuel Turvey, Chairperson, ReThink Penn Station NYC, will be the guest speaker at LIMBA (Long Island Metro Business Action). This event will take place at the Candlelight Diner, located at 56 Veterans Memorial Highway in Commack, starting at 8:30 a.m. The topic will be “Remake Penn Station To Improve Its usability: Connecting Long Island to New Jersey.”

Mr. Turvey is a longtime community activist and Board Member in the not-for-profit community. He recently retired from TIAA (Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association), where he served as a Managing Director in the firm’s legal department, but continues to provide consulting services to the financial services industry.

In addition, he was a Founding Member of the East Village Parks Conservancy, a Founding Member and Producer of New York’s Charlie Parker Jazz Festival (from 1993 to 2002) and presently a Board Member of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem and the John Noble Maritime Collection on Staten Island.

Advocacy came to Mr. Turvey at an early age. As a grammar school student during the 1960s, he participated in protests and rallies to save Staten Island’s Greenbelt, including High Rock, from expressways that Robert Moses hoped to link to the newly opened Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. That effort proved to be successful.

Mr. Turvey majored in Urban Studies at Fordham University and also graduated from Fordham Law School, where he served as an Associate Editor of the law school’s Urban Law Journal. He is a Staten Island native and has lived and worked in each of New York City’s five boroughs. He also has commuted at one point or another from Westchester, Fairfield, Essex, Morris and Monmouth Counties.

For more information about upcoming LIMBA programs, visit https://limba.net/.

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* Photo of Mr. Turvey is attached.

About LIMBA

Since 1968, LIMBA (Long Island Metro Business Action) has been Long Island’s catalyst for economic investment and improvement, sponsoring lively breakfast forums featuring Long Island business activists and government officials. Its mission is to promote and address issues that affect the quality of life on Long Island. For more information, call (631) 757-1698 or visit www.limba.net.

Molloy University President James P. Lentini, D.M.A. Presents “The Future of Higher Education” at LIMBA on November 10

On November 10, James P. Lentini, D.M.A., President, Molloy University, will be the guest speaker at LIMBA (Long Island Metro Business Action). This event will take place at the Candlelight Diner, located at 56 Veterans Memorial Highway in Commack, starting at 8:30 a.m. The topic will be “The Future of Higher Education.”

Dr. Lentini began his tenure as Molloy University’s seventh president in June 2020. Under his leadership, he established goals such as expanding enrollment and developing new academic programs to meet the needs of students and the greater New York metropolitan area. In 2022, Molloy achieved status as a university. Dr. Lentini led the development of a new Strategic Plan 2028 that sets a path for Molloy to expand its impact and reach as a comprehensive university that offers top-tier professional and academic programs rooted in the liberal arts.

The university achieved record-setting levels of fundraising and grants since Dr. Lentini arrived, in addition to the creation of Molloy’s first-ever position of vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion that aligns with the institution’s history and mission as a Catholic institution in the Dominican charism.

This year, Dr. Lentini was elected to the board of The Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities. He also serves as a board member of the Long Island Association and the Long Island Arts Alliance. His accolades include being named to the Long Island Business News “Powerlist” as one of the “60 Most Powerful Influencers in 2022,” the Long Island Press PowerList in 2022, the Long Island Press “A-List” in 2021 and 2022 and the Long Island Business News “Power 25 in Education” in 2020.

In addition to his achievements as a university leader, Dr. Lentini is an award-winning composer and classical guitarist and is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences GRAMMY awards. 

For more information about upcoming LIMBA programs, visit https://limba.net/.

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* Photo of Dr. Lentini is attached.

About LIMBA 

Since 1968, LIMBA (Long Island Metro Business Action) has been Long Island’s catalyst for economic investment and improvement, sponsoring lively breakfast forums featuring Long Island business activists and government officials. Its mission is to promote and address issues that affect the quality of life on Long Island. For more information, call (631) 757-1698 or visit www.limba.net.

Arthur “Jerry” Kremer and Elizabeth S. Kase Address the Future of the Cannabis Industry in New York

On Friday, October 27, Arthur “Jerry” Kremer and Elizabeth S. Kase, both with the law firm Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C., will be the guest speakers at LIMBA (Long Island Metro Business Action). This event will take place at the Candlelight Diner, located at 56 Veterans Memorial Highway in Commack, starting at 8:30 a.m. The topic will be “New York has gone to pot. The insiders’ view of how the cannabis industry will move forward.”

Mr. Kremer is the Partner and Chair of the firm’s Municipal and Regulatory Affairs and Cannabis Practice Groups. His career in government began with his appointment as Corporation Counsel of Long Beach. He was elected to 13 terms in the New York State Assembly and was the only Long Island legislator to ever head the prestigious Ways and Means Committee.

He has served, by appointment of the governor, on the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s Capital Review Board and the Public Authorities Control Board. Mr. Kremer has represented a large number of Fortune 500 companies in complex matters. He has served as Government Relations Counsel to Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, Public Service Electric & Gas, Hostelworld, New York State Bowling Proprietors Association, Bus Association of New York State, the New York State Power Authority, various medical and technology groups and prominent energy companies. In addition, he is Chair of the New York Affordable Reliable Electricity Alliance.

City and State magazine has designated Mr. Kremer as one of the most powerful lobbyists in Albany. He is also a member of Long Island Business News’ Hall of Fame. In addition, he is a Colonel (ret.) in the New York State Guard.

Ms. Kase is Of Counsel with Ruskin Moscou Faltischek and co-chairs the firm’s Cannabis Practice Group. She counsels clients seeking licensure in the emerging adult-use cannabis space pursuant to New York State’s Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act. Since the inception of The Compassionate Care Act in 2014, Ms. Kase guided entrepreneurs, businesses, and social equity applicants seeking to navigate New York’s ever-changing regulatory landscape.

She lectures extensively about the status of the laws, legal ethics, and compliance in the cannabis space. She has published numerous articles pertaining to criminal law, cannabis law, and cannabis/derivative products. Ms. Kase is also well-known for her tireless advocacy and commitment to her clients, defending large-scale federal and state criminal matters, including public corruption cases, conspiracies, mortgage fraud, healthcare fraud, immigration fraud, embezzlement schemes, sex crimes, and narcotics cases, as well as complex DWIs.

Ms. Kase proudly serves as Village Justice of Baxter Estates in Port Washington, New York since 2011. She is a graduate of Smith College and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she also teaches trial advocacy.

For more information about upcoming LIMBA programs, visit https://limba.net/.

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* Photos of Mr. Kremer and Ms. Kase are attached.

About LIMBA

Since 1968, LIMBA (Long Island Metro Business Action) has been Long Island’s catalyst for economic investment and improvement, sponsoring lively breakfast forums featuring Long Island business activists and government officials. Its mission is to promote and address issues that affect the quality of life on Long Island. For more information, call (631) 757-1698 or visit www.limba.net.

About Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C.

For over 50 years, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C., headquartered in Uniondale, has built a reputation as one of the region’s leading providers of innovative legal services. Its attorneys are practical, experienced advocates who measure their success by their clients’ success. Cornerstone groups in all major practice areas of the law are represented at the firm, including corporate and securities, corporate restructuring & bankruptcy, commercial lending, commercial litigation, intellectual property, health care, real estate, employment, not-for-profit, cybersecurity and data privacy, energy, and trusts and estates. Clients include large and mid-sized corporations, privately held businesses, institutions and individuals.

Janine Logan, MS, APR Presents “Hospitals, Health, and Industry — Partners in Achieving a Healthier Long Island” at LIMBA

On September 29, Janine Logan, MS, APR will be the guest speaker at LIMBA (Long Island Metro Business Action), located at Candlelight Diner, 56 Veterans Memorial Highway in Commack, starting at 8:30 a.m. The topic will be “Hospitals, Health, and Industry — Partners in Achieving a Healthier Long Island.”

Ms. Logan is Vice President of Communications and Population Health for the Suburban Hospital Alliance of New York State and its two regional entities — the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council (NSHC) on Long Island and the Northern Metropolitan Hospital Association (NorMet) in the Hudson Valley. She oversees and coordinates marketing and communications initiatives for these three associations, ensuring that the appropriate messages about hospitals and healthcare policy are delivered and understood by such targeted audiences and the media, lawmakers, business and industry, government agencies, allied health associations and the public.

She also directs the Long Island Health Collaborative (LIHC), a population health-based initiative coordinated by the NSHC. The LIHC is a coalition of over 300 organizations, health plans, academic institutions, schools, libraries, physician associations, and several businesses. She is also an adjunct professor of Community Health at the State University of New York at Farmingdale.

She holds a Master’s degree in Health Communications from Boston University and a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts from St. John’s University. Her public relations and marketing work has been recognized by regional and national peer organizations, especially for her efforts in the areas of outreach and awareness. In 2012, she was awarded the Outstanding Association Achievement Award for excellence in healthcare communication from the Association of Association Educators (A2E), a subgroup of the American Hospital Association. She has earned several regional awards for her health promotion campaigns and communications initiatives.

Ms. Logan frequently lectures and writes about health policy, legislation and regulation, population health, public health and how the power of the narrative distills these complex and abstract concepts into the understandable. Accredited by the Public Relations Society of America in the practice of public relations, she serves on a variety of state, regional and local task forces. 

For more information about upcoming LIMBA programs, visit https://limba.net/.

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About LIMBA

Since 1968, LIMBA (Long Island Metro Business Action) has been Long Island’s catalyst for economic investment and improvement, sponsoring lively breakfast forums featuring Long Island business activists and government officials. Its mission is to promote and address issues that affect the quality of life on Long Island. For more information, call (631) 757-1698 or visit www.limba.net.

Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine Discusses “The Future of Suffolk” at LIMBA

On September 15, Ed Romaine, Supervisor, Town of Brookhaven, will discuss “The Future of Suffolk” at LIMBA (Long Island Metro Business Action). This event will take place at the Candlelight Diner, 56 Veterans Memorial Highway in Commack, starting at 8:30 a.m. 

Mr. Romaine, the Republican/Conservative candidate for Suffolk County Executive, has served as Brookhaven’s Town Supervisor since 2012. Under his leadership, the Town has maintained a AAA bond rating from Wall Street ratings agencies for the past decade, reduced Town debt and held the line on property taxes to spur economic development and make Brookhaven more affordable.

Mr. Romaine has earned a reputation for providing cost-effective government through innovation and technology. He is held in high regard by the environmental community, having authored Suffolk’s Clean Water Act and spearheading legislation to protect Carmans River.

As Supervisor, he has worked to maintain Brookhaven’s suburban quality of life by aggressively prosecuting problem landlords and eliminating hundreds of zombie homes. He has hired more public safety officers to help secure Brookhaven communities and has worked to ensure that local government best serves all of the Town residents.

Prior to being elected Town Supervisor, Mr. Romaine served in the county Legislature and as Suffolk County Clerk, where his pioneering approach to government technology led to increased productivity and improved access to official records. Because of this, he was recognized as New York State County Clerk of the Year. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information about upcoming LIMBA programs, visit https://limba.net/.

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* Photo of Mr. Romaine is attached.

 

About LIMBA 

Since 1968, LIMBA (Long Island Metro Business Action) has been Long Island’s catalyst for economic investment and improvement, sponsoring lively breakfast forums featuring Long Island business activists and government officials. Its mission is to promote and address issues that affect the quality of life on Long Island. For more information, call (631) 757-1698 or visit www.limba.net.

Christine Ponzio Presents “Hire for a Higher Purpose!” at LIMBA

Event to be Held at Winters Center for Autism

On August 25, Christine Ponzio, M.S. Ed., will be the guest speaker at LIMBA (Long Island Metro Business Action). This event will take place at the Winters Center for Autism, located at 92 Mahan Street, West Babylon, starting at 8:30 a.m. The topic will be “Hire for a Higher Purpose!”

Ms. Ponzio has worked with individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities and their families for more than 35 years. She started her career in 1989 at the Developmental Disabilities Institute’s (DDI) Children’s Residential Program as a Special Educator and became the voice for children who had not yet found theirs.

She served as the Director of the Young Autism Program (YAP) and developed countless opportunities for students and families to find great success and created an environment for staff members to excel. She served as the key administrative and clinical leader for the New York Centers for Excellence for children with autism and complex needs. She led the team to target and achieve deliverables related to a new reimbursement methodology; develop a statewide data repository with the potential for predictive analytics; improve assessment, screening and intervention methods; and inform research and create communications platforms for sharing and disseminating information internally and to New York State providers.

Today, Ms. Ponzio works with over 20 companies who have embraced a neurodivergent workforce.

For more information about upcoming LIMBA programs, visit https://limba.net/.

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About LIMBA

Since 1968, LIMBA (Long Island Metro Business Action) has been Long Island’s catalyst for economic investment and improvement, sponsoring lively breakfast forums featuring Long Island business activists and government officials. Its mission is to promote and address issues that affect the quality of life on Long Island. For more information, call (631) 757-1698 or visit www.limba.net.

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