Jewish Moment – presented by Eddie Pantiliat / Hymson, Goldstein, Pantiliat and Lohr

What is the obligation to mark the passing of our loved ones (Yarzeit)? Eddie reminds us that there are two obligations:  We say Kaddish, and we attend Yizkor Services (on Yom Kippur and during some other Jewish Holidays).  While Kaddish is a prayer we recite during the yarzeit, Yizkor is a promise to give tzedakah to a Jewish Charity on behalf of your loved one who has passed.  Jacob Lieferman also reminds us to light the 24 hour candle on the evening of the Yarzeit.

Business Moment presented by Heather Rykowski / AIT Promotions

Saying hello doesn’t have any ROI, it’s about building meaningful relationships.  Today, we are trying to build meaningful VIRTUAL relationships.  Here are some tips:
1.  Give clients a reason to want to connect.
2.  Express your gratitude openly/thank your clients for their time.
3.  Seek out ways to help your clients.
4.  Spotlight your clients.
5.  Ask for client feedback.
6.  Establish rapport – the virtual world is not going away.


Lorrie Feld reminds our membership to please send $80 for our 1st quarter dues.

Michael Cohen reminds our membership that there is an opportunity to get the COVID-19 vaccine if you volunteer your services at one of the inoculation sites.

Attendees and 30 Second Commercials

Bruce Newman, CMIT Solutions
Cary Frumes, Life At McDowell Mountain and BeLocal
Shawn Bader, FACES Orthodontics
Jacob Leiferman, Leiferman Enterprises
Heather Rykowski, AIT Promotions
Audrey Jung, LPC, Jung Psych Services, LLC
Lorrie Feld, AZ Realty Group
Michael Cohen, Barrett Financial
Eddie Pantiliat, Hymson, Goldstein, Pantiliat and Lohr
Ira Shapiro, Raintree Wealth Partners
Jacquie Breger, Farmer’s Insurance


Elana Lathan
Eb Flow Design Group
Commercial, Residential, Healthcare, & Hospitality INTERIOR DESIGN Services

Lori Kahn
Commercial Real Estate Sales, Leasing and Investments  | NAI Horizon
917 270 1124

Stan Rykowski – AIT Promotions

Speaker – Heather and Stan Rykowski of AIT Promotions

Promotional products help you to make lasting impressions on your clientele.  Heather laments that she cannot provide us virtual chocolates or brownies, but will be sending a prize to today’s Quiz winner.

  1. What’s the Most Popular Type of promotional products in America:  Hats, writing instruments, shirts, or beverage containers?
    – Writing Instruments – on average are used more than 18 times per month.
  2. Promotional products are designed to get your brand noticed.  How many consumers can remember the brand name on a promotional item they have received?
    – 88%
  3. How many consumers keep a promotional product for one year?
    – 58%
  4. What’s the average cost per impression for promotional pens?
    – 1/10 of one cent.
  5. T/F  Do more men than women own a promotional pen?
    – Women
  6. Promotional products have been used for a very long time – what’s the first known use of promotional products?  Ribbons for a dressmaker in NY in the 1800s, Buttons for George Washington’s Presidential Election, Pens for a 1920s car exhibit, or hats for a costume business.
    – Buttons for George Washington – made from wood, they were imprinted using Pad Printing on the printing presses of that time.
  7. Which of these companies got their start with a promotional product?
    – Wrigley’s Chewing Gum – became a smash hit, but the actual product the company was trying to sell was soap and baking soda.