The Building & Realty Institute of Westchester and The Mid-Hudson Region

The BRI’s Radio Show

“Building Knowledge with The Building and Realty Institute” made its debut on Friday, June 2, on WVOX 1460 AM radio. The show which highlight members of the association and their respective contributions to the building, realty and construction industry- will run on Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 12 noon.

Jeff Hanley, Associate Executive Director of the BRI, is serving as the host of the program.

“We  are very excited about the show and the opportunities it offers our members, as well as our organization,” said Albert Annunziata, Executive Director of the BRI. “We are grateful to WVOX for giving us this great opportunity.”

Annunziata added that many members of the BI-BRI have made significant contributions to the building, realty & construction industry, as well as to the overall business community of the Westchester and Mid-Hudson Region. He said those achievements will be cited on the program.

“And from time-to-time, the show will also feature representatives of the overall business sector of our area,” Annunziata said.

Schedule:

 

Friday, November 17, 2017– “The Diversity of Gramatan Management and What It Offers to The Building and Realty Sector!” Guest: Bram Fierstein, President and Co-Founder Gramatan Management

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Friday, November 10, 2017– “What Sprague Operating Resources Can Do for Your Energy Needs!” Guest: Jeff Foster, Sprague Operating Resources LLC

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Friday, November 3, 2017– “A Look at Our Area’s Residential Remodeling Market!” Guest: Hilary Messer, Principal, Sunrise Building and Remodeling, Inc.

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Friday, October 27, 2017– “A Profile of BRI Member Omega Industries and The Current Trends in Elevator/Escalator Scenarios!” Guest: Dan Hrivnak, Vice President, Omega Industries

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Friday, October 20, 2017– “A Profile of BRI Member Tompkins Excavating – How It Serves Many Sectors of the Building, Realty and Construction Industry!” Guest: Stacey Tompkins, Principal, Tompkins Excavating

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Friday, October 13, 2017– “A Profile of The Community Preservation Corporation (CPC) – Its Efforts in Developing Affordable Housing and Revitalizing Communities!” Guest: Doug Olcott, Senior Vice President/Regional Director, Hudson Valley Office, The Community Preservation Corporation (CPC)

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Friday, October 6, 2017– “What You Need To Know About Preparing For Disasters – Part II!” Guest: Stuart Betheil, Principal, Fleetwest Management Corporation

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Friday, September 29– “Current Trends in Flooring, Kitchen Design and Repair,” John Posimato, Principal, Flooring and Kitchen Design

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Friday, September 22– “Increased Enforcement Processes Involving the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Effects on all Employers,” Guest: Matthew Persanis, Esq., Principal, Elefante and Persanis, LLP, & Chief Labor Counsel, BRI

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Friday, September 15– “A Look at Our Region’s Construction Market – What Is Currently Happening?” Guest: Lee Lasberg, President, Lasberg Construction Associates, Inc. and member of the Board of Trustees of the BRI.

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Friday, September 8– “A Profile of Power Performance Industries (PPI): How PPI Can Help Your Power Needs During a Crisis!” Guests: John Santacroce and Pete Happ.

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Friday, September 1– “The Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) – What Businesses and Managers Need to Know!” Guest: Rick Cisneros, Principal, Above 80, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in EOS®, helping businesses and entities grow, prosper and thrive.

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Friday, August 25– “The Many Threats of the Internet to Your Business – and You!” Guest: Andrea Wagner, President, Wagner Web Design

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Friday, August 18– “A Review of Key Insurance Issues Affecting the Building, Realty and Construction Industry!” Guest: Jason Schiciano, Co-President, Levitt-Fuirst Associates, Ltd., Insurance Manager for The Building and Realty Institute (BRI)

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Friday, August 11– “The Important Roles of Architects in Construction and Renovation Projects!” Guest: Peter F. Gaito, Jr., Peter F. Gaito & Associates

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Friday, August 4– “Spotlight on The NHP Foundation – Its Work in Sustaining and Creating Affordable Multi-Family Housing.” Guest: Frank Cerbini, Vice President, Acquisitions, The NHP Foundation

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Friday, July 28– “The Role of the Managing Agent in Helping to Maintain Orderly Operations in Co-ops and Condos!” Guest: David Amster, Chair, The Advisory Council of Managing Agents (ACMA) of The Building and Realty Institute (BRI)

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Friday, July 21– “The Importance of Consistent and Effective Marketing for Businesses of All Types.” Guest: Michael J. Dardano of BuzzPotential

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Friday, July 14– “An A-to-Z Look at Our Region’s Real Estate Markets!” Guest: Jeremiah “Jerry” Houihan, a senior Director with Houlihan Parnes Realtors, LLC of White Plains

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Friday, July 7- “The Importance of Disaster Preparedness For Residential and Commercial Buildings and Complexes.” Guest: Stuart Betheil, Principal, Fleet West Management Corporation.

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Friday, June 30- “An Overview of Recent Building and Realty Institute (BRI) Activities & A Look At Some Of The Key Trends of The Local Building, Realty and Construction Industry.” Guest: Carmelo Milio, President, BRI and Principal of Trion Real Estate Management.

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Friday, June 23- Reviewing The Benefits of Solar Processes. Guest: Rand Manasse, Chief Operating Officer, Sunrise Solar Solutions, LLC.

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Friday, June 16– A Look at the CCAC of the BRI. Guest Diana Virrill, CCAC Chair

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Friday, June 9 – Lisa Cordasco, Principal, New Crystal Restoration, Disaster Clean-Up Efforts and Green Technologies For Buildings and Complexes.

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Friday, June 2 – Jerre Coleman, Project Manager, and Victoria Bruno, Business Development Manager, Kings Capital Construction, A Review of Kings’ Local Infrastructure Projects

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