Showing posts from December, 2020

Long Island Spotlight: Vishnick McGovern Milizio LLP

 Long Island nglccNY membership is growing. Prior to the pandemic, more and more individuals and business owners attended the Chamber’s special M3’s in the area to build connections and bolster economic opportunities. One of those businesses is Vishnick McGovern Milizio LLP , a multi-practice law firm located in Nassau County, with additional offices in Manhattan and New Jersey. The firm has been in operation for 51 years. nglccNY Media & Communications Chair Cindi Creager spoke with the firm’s managing partner Joseph Milizio to learn more about the business and its involvement with nglccNY. Read the Q & A below: Cindi : Tell me about your firm. Joseph : We are a full-service firm with a number of different departments. Our major area involves estate and trust work. That includes estate and trust planning, administration, and litigation. We also have a commercial litigation and employment practice, which includes employment discrimination. We have a transactional business area,

nglccNY Non-Profit Spotlight: RFTCA - Research Foundation to Cure AIDS

 In 1981, a mysterious virus plagued the gay community. Hundreds of men were dying with little understanding of the cause, creating an intense fear and stigma, not only of the virus, but also of the people it inhabited (mostly gay men). The virus was first offensively called “Gay Cancer,” by the media and others but the language evolved into what we now know to be AIDS, the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. At the height of the epidemic, hundreds of thousands of people were dying. And thanks to the work of advocacy groups such as ACT UP and GMHC, treatments have since been developed. However, the AIDS epidemic is far from over. HIV is still the most common infectious killer in the world. Nearly 37 million people around the world are living with HIV. Almost 40 years later, and billions of dollars invested in research, there is still no developed cure.  One non-profit organization that has dedicated its work to this cause is the Research Foundation to Cure AIDS (RFTCA), “an alliance of