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Christine Ippolito, SPHR, SHRM-SCP has been a COMPEL member for over 5 years. She has a passion for helping small businesses succeed in a challenging regulatory environment and has built a strong reputation as an expert and leading voice in the area of Human Resources. She is frequently published in the media, most recently contributing to this article in NewsDay.
Two of our COMPEL members, Adam Richlin, of Lightbulb Grip and Electric Co, and Jeremy Heim, of Inter-County Bakers Inc, teamed up to make groceries available for Film Crew, Photographers, and Artists that are currently unable to buy groceries for financial or medical reasons. This new initiative, called Feed The Freelancers, has helped many people in the production business. The first efforts of Feed The Freelancers produced about 1000lbs of food among 60 deliveries helping 110 freelancers. When Adam and Jeremy collaborated to increase the efforts of Feed The Freelancers, the foundation was able to produce 125 boxes of food including 125 loaves of bread, 70 cakes, 100 packs of pita bread, 120 rolls of toilet paper & 120 rolls of paper towels. As Adam rejoiced over this success, “Today is one of those days where I’m really feeling the COMPEL network’s strength!”, we would like to remind not only our COMPEL community, but all of our partners, friends, allies & fellow NY small businesses – that together, we will get through this difficult time.
To help Feed The Freelancers, please donate here.
Back in March, one of our COMPEL Members, Esther Fortunoff, was recognized at the Family Business Awards Gala hosted by RichnerLIVE. Esther, Owner & President of Fortunoff Fine Jewelry, received the Legacy Award for her work in growing the brand through the generations and continuing her family’s legacy. Before opening the Westbury-based location, her grandparents started the business in Brooklyn almost 100 years ago.
“What’s great about family business is that you don’t have to get permission from senior corporate powers, you can respond to changes and adapt,” Esther recalled. “Of course family members have differing viewpoints but that’s what makes it fun.”
We were excited to sponsor the event in support of Esther Fortunoff & Fortunoff Fine Jewelry, as a family-owned business ourselves. We invite you to read the full article and pictures below.
Arthur Katz has been a member of COMPEL for over 20 years. Recently, there was an article written about Arthur due to his deep involvement with Jewish Issues. He has been called a “long time champion of Jewish causes”. Arthur is funding a new program which will allow the installation of as many mazuzahs on the homes of Jewish residents on Long Island as possible. Please see article here.
Join us in celebrating almost 25 Years of Knockout Pest Control. Please take a look into Arthur's 25 years here: 25 Years of Knockout Pest Control.