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.
Friday, February 9, 2018– “Dealing with Water Fire and/or Smoke Damage” Guest: Robert Sorenson, Sales and Marketing Manager, ServiceMaster Superior Cleaning and Restoration Services, Inc., of Port Chester
Friday, February 2, 2018– “An Update on our Region’s Remodeling Markets!” Guest: Francine Camardella, President & Owner of BRI Member Company FC Cornerstone of New Rochelle
Friday, January 26, 2018– “A Profile of Ferrara Management Group (FMG), the Winner of ‘The Accredited Management Organization of the Year Award’” Guest: Robert Ferrara, Principal, FMG
Friday, January 19, 2018– “A Review of the Diversified and Important Roles of the Engineer in the Building, Realty and Construction Industry!”
Guest: Rich Williams, Principal Engineer (PE) of BRI Member Insite Engineering, Surveying & Landscape Architecture, P.C.
Friday, January 12, 2018– “A Profile of BRI Member Robison Oil and How It Has Helped Our Area Deal with the Record Cold this Winter!” Guest: David Singer, Principal, Robison Oil
Friday, December 29, 2017– “A Review of The Dramatic Increases In Fraudulent On-Line Activities Involving Real Estate Transactions” Guest: Tom Linehan, Director, Bank United
Friday, December 22, 2017– “How to Deal with Troublesome Employees!” Guest: Matt Persanis, Esq., Labor Counsel to the Building and Realty Institute (BRI) & A Principal of Elefante and Persanis, LLP, Eastchester
Friday, December 15, 2017– “A Profile of the Many Services of Dawkins Development Group, Inc.” Guest: Daniel Dawkins, Principal,
Dawkins Development Group, Inc.
Friday, December 8, 2017– “What You Need to Know About Social Security Disability Scenarios!” Guest: Dorothy Finger, Esq., Principal, Finger and Finger, A Professional Corporation (Chief Counsel to The BRI)
Friday, December 1, 2017– “Being Prepared For Severe Weather – Insurance Items You Definitely Need To Review!” Guest: Jason Schiciano, Co-President, Levitt-Fuirst Associates, Ltd., Insurance Manager For The Building and Realty Institute (BRI)
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
Friday, November 10, 2017– “What Sprague Operating Resources Can Do for Your Energy Needs!” Guest: Jeff Foster, Sprague Operating Resources LLC
Friday, November 3, 2017– “A Look at Our Area’s Residential Remodeling Market!” Guest: Hilary Messer, Principal, Sunrise Building and Remodeling, Inc.
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
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
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)
Friday, October 6, 2017– “What You Need To Know About Preparing For Disasters – Part II!” Guest: Stuart Betheil, Principal, Fleetwest Management Corporation
Friday, September 29– “Current Trends in Flooring, Kitchen Design and Repair,” John Posimato, Principal, Flooring and Kitchen Design
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
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.
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.
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.
Friday, August 25– “The Many Threats of the Internet to Your Business – and You!” Guest: Andrea Wagner, President, Wagner Web Design
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)
Friday, August 11– “The Important Roles of Architects in Construction and Renovation Projects!” Guest: Peter F. Gaito, Jr., Peter F. Gaito & Associates
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
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)
Friday, July 21– “The Importance of Consistent and Effective Marketing for Businesses of All Types.” Guest: Michael J. Dardano of BuzzPotential
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
Friday, July 7- “The Importance of Disaster Preparedness For Residential and Commercial Buildings and Complexes.” Guest: Stuart Betheil, Principal, Fleet West Management Corporation.
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.
Friday, June 23- Reviewing The Benefits of Solar Processes. Guest: Rand Manasse, Chief Operating Officer, Sunrise Solar Solutions, LLC.
Friday, June 16– A Look at the CCAC of the BRI. Guest Diana Virrill, CCAC Chair
Friday, June 9 – Lisa Cordasco, Principal, New Crystal Restoration, Disaster Clean-Up Efforts and Green Technologies For Buildings and Complexes.
Friday, June 2 – Jerre Coleman, Project Manager, and Victoria Bruno, Business Development Manager, Kings Capital Construction, A Review of Kings’ Local Infrastructure Projects