October 27-28, 2019

Long Island Chapter First Annual Retreat Our first annual Long Island Chapter retreat was held at the East Wind Resort and Spa in Wading River. We visited Woodside Orchards and Long Island Spirits on Sunday afternoon and ended the day with dinner at the Cooperage Inn in Baiting Hollow. The time that we spent together on Sunday allowed us to get to know each other better which strengthened the connections that we have as a group that supports its members as Firm Administrators and as colleagues. On Monday, we started the day with a yoga session, taught by our own member Tricia Tesauro Gray, who is a certified yoga instructor. We continued the morning with an HR roundtable and a motivational speaker, Joshua Evans. Our retreat ended with lunch at the East Wind’s restaurant, Desmond’s. Everyone agreed that this was a fun, educational experience and one that we will be excited to plan for in the future. Below are some of the comments that we received from members that attended the retreat.

October 17, 2019

Tech Audits Are Just The Tip Of The Iceberg: A sneaky peak below the surface to see what is really going on in data governance We look beyond tech audits to see what other firms are doing right now regarding data governance and how they got started. We will discuss how you can develop and implement a program that is right-sized for your firm. We start with a definition of data governance, then look at who at the firm is responsible for what. We continue with a discussion on developing a program and – hearing from those who have been down this path already – their pain points.  Our business partners from Ivionics and Chips Technology Group present

September 19, 2019

ALA Long Island Annual Kickoff Event We had a great turnout for our annual event which was held at Cassariano’s in Mineola this year.  Delicious food and conversations with our members and Platinum and Gold Business Partners.  Thanks to Sarah Greller of Glasser Tech for being our official photographer.

May 1, 2019

ALA-Long Island Fundraiser – General Needs General Needs, “Serving Homeless Veterans with Dignity”, is an all-volunteer organization helping homeless veterans here on Long Island. Thank you to all our members and business partners who participated and donated to this worthwhile cause. And a special shout out to Julie Wyetzner who organized the event and Lonnie Sherman, Founder and President of General Needs!

March 19, 2019

ALA-Long Island Casino Night Another great Casino Night with the Members and Business Partners of the ALA-LI Chapter. Fantastic evening with friends and colleagues at the beautiful Westbury Manor. Thanks to Angela Danielson, Rosanne Vlahakis, Linda Tierney, Dede Unger, Cara McNamara and Virginia Kawochka for putting it all together. And a special thank you to our wonderful Business Partners for always supporting us!

January 16, 2019

ALA-LI Round Table Great to see our members at Frank’s Steaks for our annual round table meeting.  Lots of good discussions and exchange of ideas.  A must go-to meeting for the membership.

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