Constructive Conversations Radio Show

The Builders Institute/Building and Realty Institute of Westchester and the Mid-Hudson Region (BI/BRI) recently launched the first broadcast of its new radio program on AM 970 The Answer (WNYM). Called Constructive Conversations with The Builders Institute (BI), the show is hosted by Jeff Hanley, Associate Executive Director of the BI/BRI. It can be heard Saturdays from 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m on WNYM 970 AM.

Schedule:

Saturday, October 12, 2019 – “Are the Windows & Doors in Your Building or Complex Ready for Fall and Winter? – How Boards, Managers and Owners Should Evaluate & Prepare the Windows & Doors in their Buildings for the Upcoming Harsh Weather!” Guest: Michael Rosenberg, President, M&R Windows.

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Saturday, October 5, 2019 – “Options for Common Area Upgrades in Your Building or Complex – The Steps That Boards, Managers and Owners Should Take in the Upgrading of Common Areas!” Guest: Jonathan Baron, Principal, Baron Design, Inc.

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Saturday, September 28, 2019 – “A Look at the Continuing Labor Shortages in the Building Industry, Plus a Glance at Other Key Building Sector Issues!” Guest: Lew Dubuque, Executive Vice President, The New York State Builders Association (NYSBA).

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Saturday, September 21, 2019 – “Fall and Winter Are Approaching: What Security Guidelines Should Your Building Be Aware Of?” Guest: Thad McKeown, Director of Sales, Integrated Protection Services.

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Saturday, September 14, 2019 – “The October 9th Deadline for Sexual Harassment Prevention Training is Approaching!” Guest: Matthew Persanis, Esq., Labor Counsel, Builders Institute (BI)/Building and Realty Institute (BRI) & A Principal of Elefante and Persanis, LLP.

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Saturday, September 07, 2019 – “What Your Building Needs to Know About ADA Requirements!” Guest: Stephen Lasser, Esq., The Lasser Law Group.

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Saturday, August 31, 2019 – “Summer Is Fading…So How Should Businesses Begin Their Fall & Winter Marketing Efforts?” Guest: Michael Dardano, Principal, Buzz Potential.

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Saturday, August 24, 2019 – “Preparing Your Building or Complex for Fall & Winter – An Insurance Checklist for Owners & Managers!” Guest: Pat Clair, Managing Director/Real Estate, Levitt-Fuirst Associates, Ltd., Insurance Managers, BI/BRI.

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Saturday, August 17, 2019 – “N.Y. State’s Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training – Important Reminders for All Employers!” Guest: Matthew Persanis, Esq., Labor Counsel, Builders Institute (BI)/Building and Realty Institute (BRI) & A Principal of Elefante and Persanis, LLP.

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Saturday, August 10, 2019 – “The Labor Shortages in the Building Industry and their Effects on the Housing Market!” Guest: Daniel Dawkins, Principal, Dawkins Development Group, Inc., New York City/Westchester County/Greenwich (Conn.)/Atlanta.

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Saturday, August 03, 2019 – “The Role of the Engineer in Key Processes for Your Building or Complex!” Guest: Charles Marino, President, Braxton Engineering, P.C.

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Saturday, July 27, 2019 – “How NY State’s New Rent Laws Are Already Producing Noteworthy Negatives!” Guest: Jerry Houlihan, Chairman, Apartment Owners Advisory Council (AOAC) of The Builders Institute (BI)/Building and Realty Institute (BRI) & A Senior Director of Houlihan-Parnes Properties.

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Saturday, July 20, 2019 – “Disaster Preparedness – What Property Owners & Managers Must Know!” Guest: Stuart Betheil, Principal, Fleet West Management Corporation & A Member of the Advisory Council of Managing Agents (ACMA) of The Builders Institute (BI)/Building and Realty Institute (BRI).

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Saturday, July 13, 2019 – “How Boards of Co-ops and Condos and Their Property Managers Should Follow-Up on Annual Meeting Initiatives!” Guest: Robert Ferrara, Board Member, Advisory Council of Managing Agents (ACMA) of The Builders Institute (BI) & The President/Chief Executive Officer of Ferrara Management Group (FMG) of Bedford Hills and New York.

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Saturday, July 06, 2019 – “An Overview of Trends Involving Wood Maintenance & Related Restoration Projects!” Guest: Willy Montano, A Principal of Montano Wood Care Corporation.

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Saturday, June 29, 2019 – “The Many Benefits of Participation in N.Y. State Workers Compensation Groups 458 & 530!” Guest: Marc Spar, Managing Director, Workers Compensation Groups, Levitt-Fuirst Associates, Ltd.

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Saturday, June 22, 2019 – “What’s Currently Happening in Our Region’s Remodeling and Building Markets?” Guest: Daniel Dawkins, Principal, Dawkins Development Group Inc., New York City/Westchester/Greenwich (Conn.)/Atlanta.

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Saturday, June 15, 2019 – “How to Deal with Troublesome Employees!” Guest: Matthew Persanis, Labor Counsel to The Builders Institute and The Building & Realty Institute, and Principal of Elefante & Persanis, LLP of East Chester, NY.

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Saturday, June 08, 2019 – “The Proposed Revisions to N.Y. State’s Rent Laws (Deadline, June 15th) – How Contractors & Service Firms Would Be Seriously Hurt by the Enactment of the Proposals!” Guest: Michael Rosenberg, President & Chief Executive Officer, M&R Windows.

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Saturday, June 01, 2019 – “Two Weeks Until the Expiration of the State’s Rent Laws – What Building & Realty Industry Members Must Continue to Do!” Guest: Jerry Houlihan, Chairman, Apartment Owners Advisory Council (AOAC) of The Builders Institute (BI) & a Senior Director at Houlihan Parnes Properties.

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Saturday, May 25, 2019 – “The Approaching Deadline for the Renewal of N.Y. State’s Rent Laws (June 15) – Why Building and Realty Industry Members Must Act Immediately!” Guest: Alana Ciuffetelli, Vice Chair, Apartment Owners Advisory Council (AOAC) of The Builders Institute (BI).

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Saturday, May 18, 2019 – “Interior Design Processes for Your Building, Project or Complex!” Guest: Jonathan Baron, Principal, Baron Design Inc.

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Saturday, May 11, 2019 – “The Renewal of The State’s Rent Laws, Prevailing Wage Expansion and Key Co-op/Condo Issues!” Guest: Ken Finger, Esq., Chief Counsel, BI/BRI & A Principal of Finger and Finger, A Professional Corporation.

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Saturday, May 04, 2019 – “The Economic Fallout of New York’s Proposed Prevailing Wage Expansion!” Guest: Lew Dubuque, Executive Vice President, New York State Builders Association (NYSBA).

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Saturday, April 27, 2019 – “What Building Owners & Managers Need to Know About Security!” Guest: Thad McKeown, Director of Sales, Integrated Protection Services.

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Saturday, April 20, 2019 – “The Views of the Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) on the Renewal of the State’s Rent Laws!” Guest: Jay Martin, Executive Director, Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP).

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Saturday, April 13, 2019 – “Current Legal Issues in Construction/Realty In the New York Metro Region!” Guest: Gaetano L. Bizzoco, Senior Counsel, The Lasser Law Group.

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Saturday, April 6, 2019 – “How Boards of Co-ops & Condos Should Prepare for Annual Meeting Season!” Guest: David Amster, Chair, Advisory Council of Managing Agents (ACMA) of The Builders Institute and a Principal of Prime Locations.

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Saturday, March 30, 2019 – “What’s Happening In Our Region’s Building/Remodeling Market In Early 2019?” Guest: Daniel Dawkins, Principal, Dawkins Development Group Inc., New York City/Westchester/Greenwich, CT/Atlanta and a Member of the Board of Directors of the Remodelers Advisory Council (RAC) of The Builders Institute.

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Saturday, March 23, 2019 – “The Renewal of NY State’s Rent Laws – What Landlords Must Do to Counter Legislative Hostility!” Guest: Jerry Houlihan, Chairman, Apartment Owners Advisory Council (AOAC) of The Building and Realty Institute (BRI).

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Saturday, March 16, 2019 – “N.Y. State Workers Compensation Groups 458 & 530 – The Advantages of Membership!” Guest: Marc Spar, Managing Director, Workers Compensation Groups, Levitt-Fuirst Associates, Ltd.

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Saturday, March 9, 2019 – “What Property Owners & Managers Must Know About N.Y. State’s New Parking Garage Regulations!” Guest: Charles Marino, President, Braxton Engineering, P.C. of New York City and Bronxville.

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Saturday, March 2, 2019 – “The Many Negatives of N.Y. State’s Scaffold Law & How It Affects You & Your Business!” Guest: Tom Stebbins, Executive Director, Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York.

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Saturday, February 23, 2019 – “The Expiration of the State’s Rent Laws on June 15, 2019 – What It Means for The Building and Realty Industry & Our Region – Part 2!” Guest: Ralph Amicucci, Principal, Amicucci Associates. (Continued from 2/2/19)

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Saturday, February 16, 2019 – “How to Deal with Troublesome Employees!” Guest: Matthew Persanis, Principal, Elefante & Persanis, Labor Counsel, BI-BRI.

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Saturday, February 9, 2019 – “Our Region’s Building, Realty & Construction Industry – What Is Currently Happening?” Guest: Stephen Lasser, Esq., Principal, Lasser Law Group.

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Saturday, February 2, 2019 – “The Expiration of the State’s Rent Laws on June 15, 2019 – What It Means to the Building and Realty Industry & Our Region!” Guest: Ralph Amicucci, Principal, Amicucci Associates.

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Saturday, January 26, 2019 – “A Review of Key Development Issues Affecting Our Region!” Guest: Nat Parish, Principal, Parish & Weiner, Member, Board of Trustees, BI-BRI.

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Saturday, January 19, 2019 – “Fraud in the Building and Realty Industry – What to Look for!” Guests: Tom Linehan and John Habermann, Bank United.

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Sunday, January 13, 2018 – “What Property Owners and Managers Should Remember About Elevator Services!”  Guest: Bob Schaeffer, President, D&D Elevator Maintenance, Inc.

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Saturday, January 5, 2019 – “A Review for Buildings and Complexes of Trends Involving Wood Maintenance & Related Restoration Projects!”  Guest: Willy Montano, A Principal of Montano Wood Care Corporation, Yonkers.

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Saturday, December 29, 2018 – “An Explanation of the Builders Institute (BI)/Building and Realty Institute (BRI) and Its Roles!” Jeff Hanley, Program Host, Hosts and Explains What The BI-BRI Is About.

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Saturday, December 22nd – “What Web Issues Businesses Should Focus On in 2019!” Guest: Andrea Wagner, Principal, Wagner Web Designs.

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Saturday, December 15, 2018 – “New York State’s New Sexual Harassment Prevention Law – What It Means to All Employers!” Guest: Matt Persanis, Esq., Elefante and Persanis & Labor Counsel, BI-BRI.

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Saturday, December 8, 2018 – “What’s Ahead for Co-ops, Condos and Their Property Managers in 2019?” Guest: Robert Ferrara, Principal, Ferrara Management Group and a member of the Board of Directors of the Advisory Council of Managing Agents (ACMA) of the BI-BRI.

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Saturday, December 1, 2018 – “A Review of Key Insurance Issues and Their Ramifications to The Building, Realty and Construction Industry!” Guest: Jason Schiciano, Co-President, Levitt Fuirst Associates.

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Saturday, November 24, 2018 – “A Look At New York State’s Current Legislative Climate and Its Effects On the Building, Realty and Construction Industry!” Guests: Glenn Riddell, Lobbying Consultant, BI-BRI & Albert Annunziata, Executive Director, BI-BRI.

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