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From: David G.
Sent on: Sunday, September 4, 2011 6:53 AM

Hello everyone!!! Happy Labor Day weekend Sunday morning!!! :) If you’re still feeling the effects of Irene; you get a pass on ‘happy’!!! :) Articles up, events up, vacation’s over, the kids are back in school, it’s time to get Back to Business!!! Hope to see you @ Ciao’ Baby I & II, looking forward to Retro, Panera Rockville is back, The HUNT kickoff, October Dates, Dear 516Ads & LOTS more!!! If you’re looking to ignite your business; always start with the basics: hard work, determination, quality product/ service over and over again!!! Let’s get to it …

Back To Business @ Ciao Baby… & FREE Networking Night
‘Supporting Contractors for Kids’
Wednesday September 7,[masked]PM
Ciao Baby -
5074 Sunrise Hwy
Massapequa Park, NY
(516)[masked] & is proud to be teaming up with our friends @ BNI Apollo - and event sponsors Bethpage Federal Credit Union - Massapequa Branch Manager: Bill Brophy -[masked], Shoreham Wireless - - (631)[masked], Patricia Stein - Liberty National Title - -[masked], Robert Ansalone Jr. - Liberty Mutual Group -[masked] Ext 50550, Svetlana Sobel, Esq. & Jeremy Poland, Esq. - Sobel Law Offices P.C. - -[masked], Frank P. Gusmano - Affiliated Financial Services -[masked], The Team @ All-Boro Remodeling – -[masked], Michelle B. Schwartz - Statewide Credit Services Corp - -[masked], Jo Haramis - Floors Decors + More -[masked], Franchise Consultant Tom Scarda - -[masked] & Text Message Marketing pro Phyllis Levy - Izigg - -[masked] for what will be a BIG TIME night of networking @ Ciao Baby/ Massapequa!!! In addition to igniting business, we'll be raising awareness and selling raffle tickets for ‘Contractors for Kids’, founded to assist children and their families who have been impacted by sickness, injury or death. Great people, great cause, FREE food, EXCELLENT networking!!! Thanks to Ciao’ Baby!!! Thanks to our sponsors!!! Hope to see you there!!!

Ciao Baby II/ Commack… & FREE Networking Night
Wednesday September 14,[masked]PM
Ciao Baby -
204 Jericho Turnpike
Commack, NY[masked]
[masked] & is proud to be teaming up with our friends @ LIConnects – and event sponsors Shoreham Wireless - - (631)[masked], Sandra Radna - Radna & Androsiglio, LLP - -[masked], Patricia Stein - Liberty National Title - -[masked], Teresa Ward - Teresa's Family Cleaning - -[masked], Svetlana Sobel, Esq. & Jeremy Poland, Esq. - Sobel Law Offices P.C. - -[masked], All-Boro Remodeling – -[masked], Jo Haramis - Floors Decors + More -[masked], Sheryl Hecht - Prudential/Douglas Elliman Real Estate - -[masked], Peter Wagner, ESQ. - Horan & Wagner, P.C. - - (631)[masked], Bobby Kudlek - Ambit Energy - -[masked] & Independent AFLAC Agent Daniel Tuttle -[masked] for what will be a BIG TIME night of networking @ Ciao Baby/ Massapequa!!! Great people, great food, excellent networking!!! Thanks to Ciao’ Baby!!! Thanks to our sponsors!!! Hope to see you there!!!


Teaming Up @ Retro… & FREE Networking Night
Wednesday September 21,[masked]PM
Retro Lounge & Grill -
10 Brooklyn Avenue, Freeport & is proud to be teaming up with Hale Storm’s South Shore Networking Group & Georgia Grant’s – Freeport Business & Professional Resource Group - for a BIG TIME night of networking @ Retro - . Thanks to event sponsors Diandra Murga & the team @ Bethpage Federal Credit Union – -[masked], Angel & FIOS team @ PHOTO ID -[masked], Anthony McCabe - Genesis Creations - -[masked], Tax Grievance pro Mark Davella - Real Estate Assessment Group - -[masked] ext 41, Licensed Insurance Agent Jeff Kravitz - (516)[masked], FDI's Chesley Ruffin - & the Freeport Health Food Stores: Living Natural, Merrick Road -[masked]--9230 & Sunrise Vitamin & Health, Sunrise Highway -[masked] for their support/ making it possible!!! Great people, delicious food, quality networking, hope to see you there!!!

September Articles Up…
Autism Info, Business Info, Healthy Info, Travel Info; LOTS of quality info provided by our September & article contributors. This month we welcome AHA’s Patricia Schissel -, Teresa Ward -, Michael Haltman -, Joseph R. DiChiara, CPA -, Eileen Lichtenstein -, Richard W. Schierer -, Tricia Gonzalez –, and the one and only Richie G!!! All articles/ info can be found @ & - Thanks to all for your contributions!!!


Nassau & Suffolk Counties have been approved for Federal Disaster Aid. Long Island residents, homeowners & renters, are eligible assistance for damages caused by Hurricane Irene. For more information or to register on-line visit or call[masked]-3362.


Dear 516Ads,

This is definitely a great one. A day after the hurricane I received a text from Charles Loria, a great contractor who I was introduced to at one of your events and have been working with ever since. He wanted to know if I was OK because he was up in my area and said it looked like a war zone. I told him we had no power but the worst part was the pumps in the basement were not working and we were bailing water from them all night and day to keep the basement from getting ruined where my daughter has her apartment. He then called me to tell me he had a generator I could use as long as I needed it. My daughter and I went to his home at 9pm to pick it up and he and his wife treated us like family. They welcomed us into their home as if they knew us for years. He then proceeded to call continually every day to make sure we were using it safely and if we needed anything else to let him know.

As I am writing this I am crying happy tears because this man and his wife touched my family’s heart. Charlie is not only a great and HONEST contractor; he is a gentleman and a caring human being. I am proud to know him and work with him. There are not enough thank yous for him in my heart and soul. Thank you 516A ds for a wonderful introduction!!! There’s lots of networking on Long Island; without question, 516Ads is the best!!!

Respectfully, Jo Haramis FloorsDecors+More

October: Save The Dates...

Tuesday October 4,[masked]PM - NYBA'S 1ST ANNIVERSARY NETWORKING EXTRAVAGANZA @ 56th Fighter Group
Wednesday October 5,[masked]PM - & FREE Networking Night @ Holiday Inn Westbury
Tuesday October 11,[masked]PM - & FREE Night @ Carlyle at the Palace
Wednesday October 19,[masked]PM – & FREE Networking Night @ The Blue Lagoon
Tuesday, October 25,[masked]PM - Melville Chamber Business Expo 2011 -
Tuesday October 25,[masked]PM – & FREE Networking Night @ Manhattan Lounge
Wednesday, October 26,[masked]:30PM - LIASB 3rd Anniversary Celebration -

Behind The Scenes: Irene/ Next Week…

Last week, Sunday morning - 7AM, we had the ability to send out our email; we chose not to. We figured with Hurricane Irene, most of us had more important things to be concerned about. The plan was to send a 'Happy Sunday Evening' edition. That didn't work because at 9AM the lights went out. We're still not sure if we made right or wrong decision. On one hand, if we sent email; it would have shown that we weren't going a storm get in our way. On the other hand, we're not into wasting people's time. At that moment; Irene was more important than our email!!! We tell you this because we take pride in getting the job done!!! We've never missed a Sunday email; and wanted to let you know the behind the scenes decisions/ details!!!

Next Sunday, the 10th Anniversary of 9/11, we will not be sending an email. Info will be sent Monday.


The More Things Change...

"The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance." - Cicero circa 50 B.C.

This Week Coming Up…

Panera Bread/ West Babylon
Tuesday, September 6,[masked]AM
Panera Bread - 1025 West Montauk Highway, West Babylon
Sponsored by &

The Round Table Networking Lunch
Wednesday, September 7,[masked]:00pm - 2pm
The Blue Lagoon -
677 Farmingdale Rd. (Rt. 109)
West Babylon NY

If you’re looking for a quality one per industry group; The Round Table Lunch meets every other Wednesday 12PM @ The Blue Lagoon!!! No fee, just pay $15 for lunch and start networking!!! For more information contact Kenneth J, Greene -[masked]

Teammates Business Networking
Thursday September 8,[masked]AM - 12 Noon
American Red Cross in Nassau County
195 Willis Ave.
Mineola, NY 11501

‘TEAMmates’ is a Networking Group created to help NYC/LI business owners. This group is a one per industry; $5 is paid by each attendee for meeting and 100% of the funds are donated to the American Red Cross of Nassau County. RSVP a must!!! Contact Salil Zaveri - or call[masked] for details!

THE HUNT - Kickoff
Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Cool Kitchen
68 South Service Road
Melville, NY

Last year THE HUNT raised more than $20,000.00 for Cystic Fibrosis research. This year they expect to raise even more!!! LOTS of great people – too many to name - working together to produce this special event!!!  Complimentary refreshments - Door Prizes - Mini Hunt!!! For more info/ RSVP please visit or call[masked] for details!!!

THURSDAY!!! - Networking Happy Hour @ Retro Lounge & Grill
Thursday September 8,[masked] - 8 pm -
Retro Lounge & Grill
10 Brooklyn Avenue, Freeport

It’s Thursday Networking Happy Hour @ Retro!!! Coordinated by Sandra McCarty -, delicious food prepared by Chef Nilka Hendricks ... Retro has become a networking hot spot!!! 2 for 1 drink special on selected drinks and FREE hors d’oeuvres. Hope to see you there!!!

Summer Networking Happy Hour!!! @ The Blue Lagoon
Friday September 9,[masked]PM -

It’s Summer Networking Happy Hour @ The Blue Lagoon!!!
(1/2 Priced Drinks/ $5 Appetizers – Delicious!!! 
Time to relax!!! Have some fun!!! Hope to see you there!!!

Long Island's - 2011 Walk to End Alzheimer's
Old Bethpage Village Restoration
Saturday, September 10, 2011 - 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Rain or Shine!

Join the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's™ and unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions. With more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's, an estimated 55,000 on Long Island alone, the time to act is now! For more information, to become an official Walk sponsor or to volunteer, please contact the Anne M Braun -[masked]-1432. We proudly support her efforts!!!

More September Highlights…

The Professional Speaker’s Bureau
Monday September 12, 2011 - 6:00pm-8:00pm
The Business Corners
200 Motor Parkway – Suite B13
Hauppauge, NY

Topic: “Financing For Small Business”
Speaker: Roslyn Goldmacher, CEO and Founder LI Development Corp.
Open to ALL Business People & Professionals.
Pre-Paid $30 or $35 at the door.
Hosted by: Erica Prince, facilitator, Pres. The Professional Speaker’s Bureau Inc.;
Register Now! (516)[masked] c) (516)[masked] o) or

Long Island Entrepreneurs Meetup
Tuesday September 13, 2011 - 7PM-9:30PM
Residence Inn by Marriott
9 Gerhard Road
Plainview, NY 11803
COST: $10

Hosted by Yvonne Bisk! Wide variety of industries, always new faces, lots of enthusiastic entrepreneurs!!! Bring a stack of your business cards! For details:

Long Island Advancement of Small Business Breakfast
Double Event: Workshop/ Roundtable
Wednesday, September 14,[masked]AM
Adelphi University - 55 Kennedy Blvd, Hauppauge, NY

Founded by John Hill; the LIASB puts together informative, educational, quality events!!! This Month: Double Event: Workshop/ Roundtable It should be a great one!!! Members: $25.00 Non-Members: $40.00 - For more info/ RSVP visit or call[masked]

Opportunities @ The Table
Wednesday September 14,[masked]PM
Frank's Steak House
4 Jericho Tpke, Jericho

Hosted by ALL BORO -[masked] ... Meet Decision Makers, Build Relationships, Always quality networking!!! $50 per person; RSVP a must!!! Please visit for more information!

THN's September Mix -n- Mingle
Wednesday, September 14,[masked]:00 PM – 9PM
Melville Marriott
1350 Old Walt Whitman Road
Melville, New York 11747

It's THN's September Mix -n- Mingle!!! The Hispanic Network does a great job working with bringing business & community together. It should be a fun night; with LOTS of quality networking! Members $40 / Non Members $60 for more info/ RSVP e-mail Maria at [address removed] or call[masked] for details!!!

Seminar: Consequences of Under-Planning and Under-Protecting Your Assets
Thursday, September 15,[masked]PM. Dinner will be served
Tuesday, September 20,[masked]:30AM. Breakfast will be served
CPS Financial Services
1393 Veterans Memorial Highway Suite 314N
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Instead of typical boring slides, overheads, and long speeches, attendees will watch a series of short dramatic videos that alert them to the serious consequences of under-planning and under-protecting their assets. Business owners will also complete and keep a Risk Barometer, and will learn how well, or not so well, they have protected their business. There is no charge to attend, but seating is limited, so RSVP is a must: or contact Patrick Picarsic - CPS Financial Services – - (631)[masked] for more information!!!


Perk-u-lators @ The Holiday Inn Westbury
"Reduce Stress, Create Dreams and Heal Your Life both Physically and Emotionally"
Sunday September 18, 2011 - 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Holiday Inn Westbury
369 Old Country Road
Carle Place, NY 11514

Do you find yourself repeating patterns that are not working? Do you find yourself going over and over in your mind how you should have handled a situation differently? Are you losing control in your life, in your business and/or in your relationships? If you answered yes to any of the above, then you must attend this workshop!!!! For more info visit or call[masked] for details!!!

Sunday September 18, 2011 - Shoes for All @ the Williston Park Street Fair

Shoes for All will be at the Williston Park Street Fair Sunday Sept 18 to launch off our Back to School Shoe Drive. We are asking for a Buck and a Pair to help Long Island Children return to school with a new pair of shoes. Many parents on Long Island cannot afford shoes for their children and we want to send the children back to school on the right foot. For more information please contact Dr. Mary Carlson - -[masked]

Freeport Business & Professional Group
Monday September 19,[masked]PM - 9PM
Retro Lounge & Grill -
10 Brooklyn Ave. Freeport, NY 11520

At the Freeport Business & Professional Group - , attendees exchange Business Cards, leads, referrals and strategies while discussing their individual interests, social issues and challenges in a shared, reciprocal, round table setting. . $15.00 – Discounted Price for Dinner per Attendee. Bring lots of Business Cards. For more info/ RSVP please contact – Georgia Joseph-Grant – (516)[masked] – email: [address removed] for details!!!

Panera Bread/ Rockville Centre is Back!!!
Wednesday, September 21,[masked]AM
Panera Bread – 313 Merrick Road, Rockville Centre
Hope to see you there!!!

“Understanding the Medicaid System”
Essential Strategies to Protect Assets and Minimize Taxes
Wednesday, September 21,[masked]PM– 9PM
Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
68 Hauppauge Road, Commack, N.Y. 11725

Presented by Craig A. Andreoli, Esq. – The Law Office of Craig A. Andreoli, P.C. At this Seminar detailed information will be shared about the rules of Medicaid and the ways to preserve your assets and still receive Medicaid benefits. The asset preserving techniques that will be discussed include:

• Irrevocable Trusts
• Life Estates
• Outright Gifting

Seating is limited; RSVP a must!!! Light refreshments will be served. Please contact Christine Andreoli at (631)[masked] or at [address removed]

Friday September 23,[masked]PM-8PM
The Wobbly Olive
160 Adams Street
Hauppauge, NY 11788

It’s the Finals of the First Annual Teresa Girl Contest!!! In addition to crowning the winner, you can expect a BIG TIME afternoon of networking and raising awareness (CLEANING ANGELS NEEDED) for TW CARES ; cleaning homes for FREE to anyone undergoing treatments for cancer. Emcee' is New Yorks Bravest Comic-Billy Bingo!** Music to follow by JOE ROCK* & THE ALLSTARS. Should be a great one!!! Hope to see you there!!! Please visit FACEBOOK LINK: for full details!!!


Supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Saturday September 24, 2011 – All Day Long!!!

The Hunt is back for the 2nd year! Help raise funds for vital CF research. The Hunt is a full day event, including a Scavenger Hunt, where teams of five will receive a series of clues taking them on an adventure in and around the Route 110 corridor. At the conclusion of The Hunt, there will be a celebration at 300 Long Island including music, food/ beverages, prizes and more! Please visit for full details!!!

3rd Rock~N~Recovery Celebration
Saturday September 24,[masked]PM-10PM
Babylon Town Hall

September is National Recovery Month & LIRA will be hosting its 3rd Rock~N~Recovery Celebration Sat 9/24 6PM-10PM @ Babylon Town Hall Annex in North Babylon. The event is FREE. We are asking our provider friends, LIRA members, local merchants & YOU to please contribute & help support the event. For more information please contact Eugenia Karahalias –[masked] for details!!!

Sunday, September 25, 2011 ~ 10AM - -4:30PM
Melville Marriott
1350 Old Walt Whitman Road
Melville, New York 11747

* Free Hearing Screenings * Free Blood Pressure and Pulse Oximetry Checks * Meet Beauty Queens *
Bring your non-perishable food to donate to Long Island Cares and get free raffle tickets for awesome prizes! For one low admission price ($10), you get a full day of classes (30!) and exhibitors (80+) ...and U.S. Veterans are free. Please contact Barbara Kaplan -[masked] - for details/ opportunities!!!

Quick Hits …
SPONSORED BY Collect Your Debts!!! Statewide Credit Services Corp - -[masked]

GREAT WORK!!! Led by Executive Director Wayne Redman, The Hempstead Boys & Girls Club does great work!!! They have one goal, to make the lives of children better!!! For upcoming happenings and how you can help, please visit or call[masked] for more information. ... WHAT'S UP DOC??? Dr. Troise, Dr. Hatsis, Dr. Baron, Dr. Jiminez, Dr. Rothstein, Dr. Giambertone, Dr. Carlson, Optic Masters & LOTS more: ... BACK TO SCHOOL/ FITNESS SPECIALS: Youth Yoga *** Jedi Training *** contact Janine Friedman - Esteem Wellness & Fitness - -[masked] for details ... AWARD WINNING EMBROIDERY: Charles Razenson - Unique Impressions - -[masked] ... TOP NOTCH LOGOS: Gold Design & Graphics[masked] ... PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS: Helen Zagaro - StarPROMOZ -[masked] ... AUTO REPAIRS: First Class Collision - -[masked] ... AFTER STORM REPAIRS: Charles G. Lauria - 129 Corp. - -[masked] ... AFTER STORM JUNK REMOVAL: Lloyd Gutin - -[masked] ... WALLPAPER is Back!!! John Nolan - -[masked] ... BEAUTIFUL WORK!!! Marketa Jefferson - -[masked] ... RELAX!!! Speciality Lotions & Potions. - -[masked] … Everything LI You Need - ... LI Repair Services – … LI Cleaning Services – … Newsletter Archives – … & - Long Island’s Business/ Community Network …

Quality Quote...

"A small trouble is like a pebble. Hold it too close to your eye and it fills the whole world and puts everything out of focus. Hold it at a proper distance and it can be examined and properly classified. Throw it at your feet and it can be seen in its true setting, just one more tiny bump on the pathway of life." - Celia Luce

Enjoy your holiday weekend!!! After that, it’s back to business!!! Be great!!! Make things happen!!!
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