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What has the virus done to your business / webinar today
April 29, 2020
TitleIs NICET certification for me?
When: April 29, 2020 12 PM ET
Description: Is NICET certification right for your company? We will explore the accreditations, what states and agencies require them; how to apply for and take the exam, finalize the application and maintain your certification. 
Presented by: Peter Goldring, Principal consultant of Peter M. Goldring Consulting LLC. 516-640-1410
. Peter holds NICET IV Fire Alarm accreditation and has 36 years of experience with engineered fire alarms. He holds FDNY Smoke Detector Maintenance, Service and Inspection, Auxiliary Radio Communication Systems and Expeditor Certificates of Fitness and is a volunteer firefighter in Monmouth County, NJ 
Hosted by: Ken Kirschenbaum,Esq
Who should attend:  Owners, managers, senior techs and those interested in NICET credentials
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What has the virus done to your business
            Might be interesting to gather several different types of dealers and see what the virus has done to their business and what they are doing to combat it.
Victor Harding
Harding Security Services Inc.
Toronto , ON. Canada 
            Great topic.  Maybe we should start with a few comments here.  Alarm companies are experiencing many issues they have never faced.  This is like a grade B horror series.  Let's hear if you get your own season or just an episode.  
            Staff refusing to work; maybe demanding to be paid anyway.  What services can you provide and what are you prohibited from doing?  Even if you are allowed to work by law, what restrictions are you facing from your employees and from your customers?   
            What I find scary is that we seem to be accepting this as a new way of life.  Sure, we are getting ready to move on and open up, but we anticipate that things won't be the same as before.  
            New regulations and laws are going to be popping up regularly.  It's going to be hard to figure out what you can and can't do each day.  We can't all depend on that one pain in the ass employee who seems to know all the bad news as it happens and can't wait to let the boss know what can and can't be done.  
            I am writing this article the day Trump signed the second wave of PPP funding.  Most of us are waiting for that funding and those that already received the PPP funding are considering how to disburse the funds so that they don't have to pay back the loan.  By the time this article is circulated the second wave of PPP funds will have been paid out, or at least you'll know if you're getting it.  
            The PPP funds are going to make a huge difference how you operate for the next 2 months and will make a significant difference on your bottom line this year.  Two months of payroll and rent is not a small contribution to your bottom line.  
            If you don't get funded then that too is going to going to make a difference in your bottom line.  The security industry is classified as "essential" and you were able to continue in business.  Your RMR model of business should also insulate you to some extent because your revenue stream should continue uninterrupted.  That's the theory, anyway.
            So let's hear from you.  How's it been and how's it going to be.  Maybe we will ask Netflix to make a mini-series.

Reaching K&K during the lockdown
     During this crisis the most efficient way to reach our attorneys is via email.  You can also call and if not picked up, leave a message and your call will be returned promptly.
    Here are a few departments to contact directly:
alarm / security / pers / fire department:  Ken - or call and leave a message with return number at 516 747 6700 x 301
health care professionals:  Jennifer Kirschenbaum,Esq 516 747 6700 x 302;
Alarm contracts:
  Eileen Wagda 516 747 6700 x 312​
Alarm licensing:  Alison Gallup,Esq 516 747 6700 x 317; or Eileen Wagda, Licensing Administrator, 516 747 6700 x 312
Employment issues:  Kieran Bastible 516 747 6700 x 315; or Jennifer Kirschenbaum,Esq
Concierge Alarm Clients have full access through our Concierge Program Coordinator, Stacy Spector, Esq  516 747 6700 x 304 or 
Collections:  [courts are shut down at this time, so don't expect much progress.  We will however continue to prepare papers on our end so that we will be ready when the courts normalize]  Kathleen Lampert  516 747 6700 x 319
Pending litigation:  Caroline Wallet,Esq  516 747 6700 x 305 and Maureen Biel,Esq 516 747 6700 x 303  MBeil@Kirschenbaumesq,com
Bankruptcy and debt collection issues:  Steve Sheinwald,Esq  516 747 6700 x 309 or Scott Dillon,Esq  516 747 6700 x 318

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Kirschenbaum & Kirschenbaum PC
Attorneys at Law
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