Archives: Video Posts

Retirement Plans in a Post-pandemic World

Presented by: Lisa M. Petronio, CPFA, RICP® – Vice President, Retirement Plan Solutions, Walsh Duffield Companies, Inc.
Tuesday, August 24th – 11am

Overview: The pandemic has shined a light on the financial fragility of our workers.

  • What lessons can be learned from the pandemic?
  • How can we take action for a better future?
  • What are post-pandemic retirement plan trends?


Recreational Marijuana and Workplace Safety

Presented by: John Coniglio, PhD Managing Director – OSEA, Inc.
Tuesday, August 17th – 11am

Overview: With the legalization of recreational marijuana in New York State, there are new factors to consider to maintain a safe work environment.  Join us to discuss the impact of this change and steps you can take to ensure workplace safety for your whole team.


Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace

Presented by: Melinda DuBois, Executive Director, Mental Health Advocates of WNY
Thursday, July 29th – 11am

Overview: Slowly the conversation around mental health is becoming less stigmatized, but it is still a challenging topic to address in the workplace. In this presentation, Melinda DuBois will provide insight and tips on how to address and support employees’ mental health and wellbeing at the individual and organizational level.


COVID-19 Update for the WNY Business Community

Presented by: Gale Burstein, MD, MPH, FAAP – Commissioner of Health, Erie County Department of Health
Thursday, July 22nd – 11am

Overview: Within this presentation the ECDOH Commissioner of Health will discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and Erie County’s response. Dr. Burstein will share best practices and safety precautions to help businesses keep their clients, customers and employees safe as businesses continue to open and regulations change. In addition, she will discuss any recent developments within the community and address questions from webinar attendees.


Benefit Trends/State of the Marketplace

Presented by: Michael Conroy, Vice President, Group Benefits Director – Walsh Duffield Companies, Inc.
Thursday, July 15th – 11am

Overview: The pandemic has unquestionably reshaped the benefits industry over the past year, teaching us significant lessons along the way. But what does the future hold? In view of the uncertainty that still exists in the workforce, there are many employee benefit considerations for those in HR and leadership. In this presentation, Michael Conroy, VP and Group Benefits Director at Walsh Duffield, will review the most relevant benefit topics and trends for employers.


Eat to Beat Stress

Stress can take a toll on your body’s natural defenses but eating the right foods can offer relief. So much of our physical and mental health has been found to stem from the health of the gut – learn the role nutrition has specifically in relation to stress.


Healthy Eating on the Run

Learn what healthy eating entails and how we can incorporate these principals into the busiest of schedules. We’ll give you tips on how to select food that is simple to prep and quick to eat in order to maximize your time on the go!


Stress, Meditation and Relaxation

Science has shown a clear link between emotional wellbeing and physical health. Learn to incorporate meditation and other relaxation practices into your daily routine.


Stretching and Flexibility

Staying flexible as we age helps to improve coordination, balance, and stability. Learn about the importance of stretching and flexibility and learn simple practices that you can do every day.


Ergonomics In An Office or Remote Work Setting

Gain a better understanding of how ergonomics can improve comfort and efficiency whether you are working in the office, or remotely. Learn the most effective positions for keeping your body aligned and healthy for the long term.