LONG ISLAND CHAPTER
Monthly Dinner Meeting - Tuesday, January 10, 2012
The Milleridge Inn - Jericho, NY - Cocktail Hour begins at 6:00 pm
Special GueST SpeakerS:
Keith Hochheiser John Impellizeri Ira Reisman
Ettelman & Hochheiser, P.C. Lifetime Brands The LISS Group
Moderated by John P Fodera, CPA
Advanced Pricing and Thank You To Our January Sponsors
Payment for the Meeting:
$65 American Heart Association (donated by BDO)
(IMA Members receive $10 discount)
Pre-register online at http://longisland.imanet.org/
Bank of America • Deloitte & Touch LLP
(*Please note there will be a $10 surcharge for
registration & payment at the door) Sandwire
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keith hochheiser, Partner - Ettelman & Hochheiser, P.C.
Keith Hochheiser is a founding partner of Ettelman & Hochheiser, P.C., a premier corporate and
commercial boutique law firm located in Garden City, NY. Ettelman & Hochheiser, P.C. is recognized
internationally for utilizing the law to achieve sound business solutions on behalf of privately-held,
regional, national and multi-national clientele across diverse industries.
Keith Hochheiser concentrates on corporate and commercial transactions with an emphasis on mergers
and acquisitions, manufacturing and distribution, joint ventures and privacy and security law. Mr.
Hochheiser represents multi-national, national and regional public and privately-held corporations,
and large and small business entities.
Mr. Hochheiser is a director of a number of multi-national manufacturing and beverage entities. He is
a frequent lecturer at seminars on corporate and commercial transactions and privacy and security law.
Mr. Hochheiser graduated from Bentley College in 1987, magna cum laude. He received his Juris
Doctorate from Villanova University School of Law in 1990 where he was a member of the Corporate
Mr. Hochheiser is admitted to the New York State Bar, Connecticut State Bar and the United States
District court for the Southern District of New York. He is also a member of the American Bar Association;
Business Law and Taxation Committees, New York State Bar Association; Business Law Section and the
Nassau County Bar Association where he was a founding member of and original Co-Chairman of the
Joint Special Committee of Attorneys and Accountants, as well as a member of the Multi-Disciplinary
Committee. Keith may be reached at email@example.com.
john imPellizeri, Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer - Lifetime Brands
John Impellizeri is a well-rounded technologist with 3 decades of industry experience including systems,
operations, process and procedure improvement, telecommunications and strategic team building.
Recent success stories include a large scale SAP and Business Intelligence implementation, global
network deployment, and numerous corporate acquisitions.
John also has a BS in computer science and an MBA from New York Institute of Technology and may
be reached at John.Impellizeri@LifetimeBrands.com.
ira reisman, Vice President, Business Development - The LISS Group
Ira Reisman brings over 18 years of experience in technology management to his many clients and
focuses on identifying and developing new solutions that enhance business efficiency. Mr. Reisman
has worked closely with clients such as Ferrari North America, Silvercup Studios, AT&T and Time
A skilled information architect and systems integration strategist, Mr. Reisman has extensive experience
building high-performance systems able to handle the robust needs of both large corporate ventures
and small businesses. Mr. Reisman has overseen every aspect of the technology industry, with executive
skills ranging from business operations to developing LISS’s cloud solutions.
A vital and results-based corporate partner, Mr. Reisman was crucial in developing both the intellectual
capital and infrastructure that distinguish LISS from other boutique technology firms. Ira may be
reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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last Month's Meeting by Allan T. Mendels, CLU ChFC
A merry Long Island Chapter of the IMA celebration was shared by over 100 people including IMA members, their families, friends and
Past Presidents on December 13th. It was a very joyful way to end a successful 2011 calendar year and to share good wishes for an even
The Milleridge Inn created a very festive environment. The appetizers were exceptional including fresh shrimp cocktail. And the night
was not complete without a visit from the Milleridge Carolers.
The dinner meeting started with wonderful lessons about, and samplings of, fine wines including Pierre Gimonnet & Fils Champagne Brut,
Washington State Nelms Road Merlot and Chateau Jean Faux Bordeaux. The wine expert was our own IMA-LI member, Jim Leskody,
CPA, the CFO of Michael Skurnik Wines. Jim is also a grass roots economist. He informed us that the 2011 economy was better than 2010
based on people’s wine buying habits. With the better economy, this year Jim showed us the above and other slightly more expensive
wines that are great values for the money.
Karen Garvey, MBA followed Jim with an interesting lecture about how we all have the power of intuition and we need to tune into it.
Karen had an extraordinary experience the morning of 9/11 intuiting what was happening, even though she lived more than 40 miles from
the World Trade Center and had heard no news. Intuitively she knew that there had been a terrorist attack of the World Trade Center,
even when newscasters were still broadcasting that a small plane had hit One World Trade Center.
Karen shared many examples of how her intuitive sense has taught her personal lessons and as a result of that she can guide people to
happiness and help them to reveal their best selves. If we overcome our skepticism, we are able to use our intellect to support our intuition
and change things for the better.
The IMA wishes everyone a wonderful 2012 filled with good health and many successes!
Thank You To Our December Sponsors
The LISS Group • The Marty Lyons Foundation (donated by Cerilman Balin)
Mendels & Associates • Thaler Gertler LLP
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the cFo & Financial executives committee of the nassau chapter
would like to invite you to participate in our meetings.
Please review the information below and save the dates that are of interest to you.
We look forward to seeing you and having you join our group.
The meeting format will be as follows:
First half hour round table discussion.
Next hour/hour and a half a formal presentation.
15 minutes review of the topic presented and wrap up.
We will meet at 8:00am at meltzer lippe’s office, 190 Willis Ave, Mineola.
There is no cost to attend. A light breakfast will be served compliments of Meltzer and Lippe.
meeting Dates & topics for the 2011-2012 Year
Thursday, January 12 - Cloud Computing
Tuesday, February 7 - Nexus Issues
Wednesday, March 21 - Business Continuity
Thursday, April 19 - Round Table
Wednesday, May 9 - Inventory Control & Management
Tuesday, June 19 - Planning Next Year
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chooSinG The roaD leSS TraveleD by Joseph R. Sellitto, CLTC
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can Save Money in healThcare
In recent years, private-sector healthcare spending require a hospital admission. According to a report
has continued to rise, according to the Employee by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission,
Benefit Research Institute and the Center for Studying Medicare payment rates made to ambulatory
Health System Change. The trend for hospital surgery centers were lower than those made to
outpatient costs outpaced spending growth for other hospital outpatient departments for 87 percent of
types of healthcare services. procedures. While ambulatory surgery centers may
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employees to alternative care settings for certain
types of services and procedures. • Urgent care centers. Hospital emergency room visits
are up 20 percent over the past decade, according
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Employee Benefit News showed a potential $300,000 Prevention’s National Hospital Ambulatory Medical
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claims for five types of hospital outpatient services classified as urgent or semi-urgent. Anyone who has
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and physical medicine) were shifted from a hospital - knows that ER services come at a very high price.
to an alternate care site. Urgent care centers offer a cost-effective alternative
for non-life-threatening situations that require
A number of common services and procedures can, prompt medical attention, but a visit to the doctor’s
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• Surgeries usually performed on an outpatient • Freestanding labs.
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• Conditions that require urgent - but not What your company can do: Communication efforts
emergency - care (for example, most sports can be undertaken to inform employees about the
injuries, a suspected ear infection that surfaces advantages of appropriate alternatives to hospitals.
after-hours, a persistent condition usually Additionally, incentives - such as a differentiated co-
treated in a doctor’s office, but the wait for an payments or coinsurance levels - can be effective in
appointment is too long). encouraging employees to use alternate care sites.
The educational component is important so that
• Imaging services (such as x-rays, MRIs, employees make their selections based on knowledge,
and mammograms); lab services; and renal rather than just cost considerations.
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The LI Chapter of IMA Supports the
2011 MWE College Accounting Challenge
The Margolin, Winer & Evens LLP (MWE) College Accounting Challenge is a game show event designed to give
the best and brightest accounting students across Long Island their moment in the spotlight. Hosted at some of
Long Island’s most renowned university campuses, the event brings the thrill of competition and the fun of a
game show to a professional not always known for being lighthearted.
On November 2, 2011, MWE sponsored the fourth Long Island “College Accounting Challenge” at Adelphi
University in the Performing Arts Center Concert Hall, Garden City, NY. The competition is a quiz-show-style
event that pitted five teams of four representing Adelphi, NYIT, Molloy College, SUNY Old Westbury and Briarcliff
College against each other to test the students’ knowledge in their chosen field. Teams answered challenging
accounting questions in ethics, tax, auditing, and financial accounting. Special guest Nassau County Comptroller
George Maragos delivered the opening remarks. This event is free each year, open to the public, and was supported
this year by the Long Island Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). Hundreds of students,
faculty, alumni, and friends were in attendance to cheer on their teams.
The scores and winning schools were as follows: SUNY Old Westbury 3,500, Adelphi 2,700, Molloy 2,300, NYIT
1,800 and Briarcliff 1,600. The winning school received a commemorative trophy and each winning team member
received a $300 American Express gift card. The IMA presented every participant with a $100 Visa gift card, as well
as awarded a one year free IMA membership to the top two teams. In addition, Becker Professional Education
will again offer CPA exam prep scholarships and free materials to help students prepare for the exam.
An entertaining twist was added to the 2011 challenge. This year, the professors from each school competed in a
“Minute to Win It” intermission event, from the popular TV show.
Immediately following the event was a celebratory reception where students had the opportunity to mingle
with partners and professionals from MWE, representatives from the IMA as well as their professors and fellow
students from the competition.
For further information, please contact Tracey Segarra at TSegarra@mwellp.com or call 516.747.2000.
Photo credit: Willson Lee
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2011-2012 IMa LI Dinner Meeting schedule
January 10th, 2012 - Cloud Computing
February 7th, 2012 - The Power of Non-Verbal Communication
March 13th, 2012 - Developing Leadership
April 10th, 2012 - CFO Panel - Outsourcing Effectively
May 8th, 2012 - FINANCIAL EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR AWARD DINNER
Quarterly IMa LI Breakfast series
January 31st, 2012 - Exit Strategies
April 24th, 2012 - The Benefits of Strategic Planning
Send or bring a friend or business associate to an IMA meeting!
Your help is needed to keep our Chapter growing. Please submit the name of a prospective
candidate who might be interested in IMA membership to our Vice President of Membership:
Gail L. Trugman-Nikol
Unique Business Solutions
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Your newsletter editors are always looking for information about you and other chapter members
as well as significant issues concerning our Long Island community relative to accounting and
business matters. Please forward all personal notes for possible inclusion in the newsletter to:
Karen A. Goldberg, CPA or Sima Ali, Esq.
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