President's Message

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Dear Members:

With Thanksgiving just a few short weeks away, I’d like to take a moment to thank all of the many people that support our Long Island Chapter. Without our Board of Directors, Past-Presidents, event sponsors, speakers and members we would not be able to provide the many services to our business community that we do. I am grateful to each person that contributes their time and resources to our Chapter and am proud to be part of such a wonderful organization. In the past year, the IMA has grown over 14,000 members to 94,000 globally!! This is amazing growth and attests to the quality of the Organization as a whole. The Long Island Chapter is working hard to spread the word locally about what we offer. We have a re-designed website, informative newsletter, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts.   If you belong to LinkedIn, I invite you to connect with me!

I would like to thank Lucy Mazany and Steve Kuperschmid for putting together the October dinner program, CEO Panel, and thank Anne Shybunko-Moore (GSE Dynamics) and Jon Cooper (Spectronics Corp) for sharing their insight with us.

We have an important dinner program “Employee Well Being - How Does this Effect your Companies Operations and Employees Performance?” happening on November 14,, 2017. Our speakers Kevin Quinn of Chernoff Diamond & Co., LLC, Tammy Luby of Riverhead Building Supply Corp and Aoifa O’Donnell of National EAP, Inc. will share their expertise in the very valuable relationships with our respective employees. Joe Giacinto will be interacting with our panelists during this informative discussion.   We will again be hosting a pre-dinner College Student Workshop session from 4-6pm. Professionals from Canon USA and Deloitte & Touche LLP discussing the importance of Self Branding.   This event grows each year with last year’s attendance of over 70 students and we anticipate higher attendance this year.

As always we welcome you to participate in the Long Island Chapter activities and value your suggestions. Be sure to visit our website at longisland.imanet.org for meeting dates, current employment listings, past newsletters, sponsorship information, etc. and be sure to spread the word to your colleagues and associates about us!


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Carmela Borzelleri