Stuff we’re (mostly virtually) thinking about going to

Put 'er there: Handshakes may be iffy these days, but the art of negotiation hasn't changed. The Stony Brook SBDC shares more June 16.


June 8
Monday Morning HR Coffee Talk 
10:30 a.m., dial-in
SilvermanAcampora presents its weekly teleconference focused on coronavirus-related workplace issues. This week’s topics include the importance of creating a written safety plan, maximizing forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program and other timely topics. Information on joining the weekly human-resources teleconferences, including dial-in details, available here.

June 9
Business Unusual: Real Estate Development Reimagined 
11:30 a.m., online 
CMM Strategies presents the latest edition of its free pandemic-recovery virtual workshop series, featuring Tritec Real Estate Co. principal Jim Coughlan discussing permanent changes in the real estate industry with Joe Campolo and Peter Klein. Includes audience Q&A. Registration and more information.

June 10
LIASB: Office 365 Unleashed for Small & Medium-Sized Businesses
8-10 a.m., online 
Business networking group Long Island Advancement of Small Business presents a free online seminar focused on the Office 365 software suite and its applications for small businesses and early-stage enterprises. Registration and more information.

June 16
Negotiating: Simple Keys to Better Results in Tough Times
9-11 a.m., online 
The Stony Brook University Small Business Development Center presents a free virtual workshop featuring Columbia and NYU Professor Seth Freeman, focused on simple, powerful ways to negotiate mutually satisfying deals with landlords, suppliers, creditors, customers and others. Pre-registration is required. Registration and more information.

June 17 
Resources for Veteran-Owned Businesses 
1-2:30 p.m., YouTube 
The Hofstra University Center for Entrepreneurship presents a live-streamed event featuring semi-finalists in the university’s 2020 Veterans Venture Challenge in a Q&A with the leaders of multiple national organizations supporting veteran entrepreneurs. All viewers welcome here.

June 18
Supporting Strategies Business Fundamental Boot Camp
11 a.m., online 
Bookkeeping/operational support provider Supporting Strategies presents a free online workshop featuring Motiva CEO Walter Contrares, focused on critical cybersecurity protections for all businesses. Registration and more information.

June 23
Key Learnings from COVID-19: Charting a New Strategy
10-11 a.m., online 
The Leadership Development Group presents a free webinar featuring LDG faculty presenter Jon Burroughs, a medical doctor and certified healthcare executive, discussing systemic issues uncovered during COVID-19 and ways the healthcare industry can build a more solid strategic foundation against future pandemics. Pre-registration is required. Registration and more information.

June 24
Long Island Veterans Virtual Career Fair 
11 a.m.-2 p.m., online
Veterans’ support group MilitaryX presents an online job fair for military veterans (including the National Guard and the reserves) and their families, featuring hiring managers from regional and national companies. Registration and more information.

June 30
Long Island Virtual Job Fair 
11 a.m.-3 p.m., online 
Employment promoter JobFairX presents a free virtual get-together for employers and Long Island-based job seekers, where prospective employees can chat directly with hiring managers from dozens of industries, receive instant résumé feedback and even find jobs on the spot. Interested employers should email or call (702) 269-1414. Registration and more information.

August 8-9
Long Island 2020 Retro Gaming Expo
Saturday-Sunday, Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City 
The sixth-annual Long Island Retro Gaming Expo returns to the Cradle of Aviation Museum and Education Center with a nostalgic (and hands-on) mix of classic home consoles, vintage arcade machines, retro-gaming vendors and much more. Ticket pricing, tournament information, coronavirus-related scheduling/format changes and more available here.

August 10 
FCA Golf Outing 
10:30 a.m., The Creek, Locust Valley 
The Family and Children’s Association presents its annual golf outing saluting donors, vendors and partners, including 2020 Honoree Pat Bohan, president of Truetox Laboratories. Postponed from April. Registration and more information.

October 7
HIA-LI 32nd Annual Business Trade Show and Conference
9 a.m.-3 p.m., SCCC Sports & Exhibition Center, Brentwood
The Hauppauge Industrial Association of Long Island presents its annual trade show and conference, ranked as the Island’s largest yearly B2B event. More than 375 exhibitors and 4,500-plus attendees expected. Rescheduled from March. Ticket pricing, registration and more information available here.

November 5
CEWIT 2020 Conference
8:15 a.m., online 
The Center of Excellence in Information and Wireless Technology at Stony Brook University moves its 16th annual conference online, still focused on emerging technologies in artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, cybersecurity and computational medicine. Information on world-class speakers, pricing, registration and more right here.


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