Do You Ever Wonder?...With Your Host Mike Haltman

Do You Ever Wonder?...With Your Host Mike Haltman

The Do You Ever Wonder podcast from Hallmark Abstract Service was created for one purpose. To explore topics that our listeners want to learn more about by bringing on expert guests to discuss them with our host, Hallmark Abstract Service CEO Mike Haltman.We always look for input from listeners about what they would like to hear about and learn about, but to date the Do You Ever Wonder podcast has had guests like 1-800-Flowers founder Jim McCann, Heroes To Heroes Foundation founder Judy Elias, ’The Everyday Entrepreneur’ Rob Basso, Ellen Leikind of Poker Divas and so much more.We focus on subjects ranging from health and nutrition, real estate, entrepreneurship, business, career, science, philanthropy and of course issues we all face in life!


June 16, 2022 32 min

Are You A Solopreneur? CEO Of A Medium-Sized Business? Leader Of A Company Somewhere In-between?

Even in the best of times, small to medium-sized business owners and top executives can often need help.

And if the economic environment, interest rates, supply chain, hiring personnel, etc. issues persist or get worse, the need for assistance may grow even greater!

In many to most cases for businesses of this size, there is no Board of Di...

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Do You Ever Wonder with your Host Mike Haltman, is very happy to welcome Adrian Miller as our guest!

Adrian wears many hats, all of which are geared towards helping businesspeople to enhance and grow their businesses.

These range from the aforementioned Adrians Network, to sales training, professional speaking, business promotion and authoring books that serve to address specific endeavors. The books include:

The Blatant Truth: 50 Way...

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Do You Ever Wonder Welcomes whoggga co-founder Adam Holtzer!

Founded by Adam and Gregg Pajak on Long Island less than one year ago, whoggga is likely the opposite of any 'business networking group' you have ever been part of!

Instead, whoggga is an invitation only social network for business owners. In fact, business card exchange is frowned upon and discouraged until a relationship at a non-business level is established.


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Long Island Elite 'Meet The Member (s)' Collides With The Do You Ever Wonder Podcast!

In two worlds colliding, the Do You Ever Wonder podcast met the Long Island Elite Meet the Member series, with guests Bert Lurch who founded and runs E Central Medical Management, and Evan Bloom who is co-owner of a Sir Speedy nationally ranked Top 10 franchise operation.

The commingling of the two productions covered several topics, and was...

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If It's May, Party Time On The East End Of Long Island Is About To Begin!

Long a playground of the rich and famous, the Hamptons and parts east is also a refuge for New Yorkers and tourists.

The real estate purchase and rental market has been popular for decades, but during Covid the demand became insatiable, and along with a dearth in inventory resulted in a parabolic upward trajectory in prices.

From Westhampton east to Montauk,...

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1031 Exchange: A 1921 Gift From The IRS?

Only days removed from Tax Day 2022, it’s hard to imagine but for some owners of real estate it is true that the IRS cuts them a tax break!

To learn more about this tax break, along with alternative investment options, The Do You Ever Wonder Podcast Welcomes 1031 Rob Pecha!

Rob, known as the '1031 Exchange Quarterback’, will fill us in about this important real estate tool for owners of inv...

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Jim McCann, 1-800-Flowers Founder: He Started Small and Blossomed in a Big Way!

In this episode of Do You Ever Wonder Jim tells his fascinating story!

'For more than 45 years, we have embraced technology to grow and transform our business. We believe a culture of innovation begets a culture of reinvention, and we are constantly reinventing ourselves as a company.'

Born in Queens, Jim worked for a non-profit and tended bar to ...

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'Master Multifamily Real Estate To Create Multi-Generational Wealth & Freedom' with Rod Khleif!

The statement above is no doubt bold, but given the vast experience of Rod Khleif through both good times and bad, he is a proven entity who can teach the novice the ins and outs of the world multi-family real estate investing.

Rod's podcast, The Lifetime CashFlow. Through Real Estate Podcast, has been downloaded on ITunes ...

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Good Cause Eviction (GCE) AKA 'No Eviction Ever!'

For those New Yorkers not working in government, the concept of why a tenant may earn eviction from a rental unit seems somewhat clear. They may include non-payment of rent, behavior unbecoming a tenant or, at the discretion of the landlord, non-renewal of their lease. There are other reasons one might imagine too.

But if the Good Cause Eviction bill were to pass, it will beco...

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Combat Veterans, Moral Injury and Death By Suicide

This show, with two special guests, explores the fact that in trying to help our American heroes who honorably served and now need help, the federal government offers no faith-based programs as a path towards healing.

This despite the fact that the tragic statistic of 20+ military veterans dying by suicide each and every day, has not changed over time.

In fact, over the past 10-y...

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How Do Businesses Obtain Financing When The Banks Aren't Knocking Their Doors Down?

There are businesses that have the luxury of being able to work with a wide variety of top lenders, on many different financing options.

There are also businesses, due to the amount of time they've been operating, because of the industry that they are in, or because of less than stellar financial results, with financing options that are, shall...

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The Melville Chamber of Commerce, Long Island, New York Managing Through Covid-19!

Because of its location in the Rt. 110 corridor on Long Island's Nassau/Suffolk border, and proximity to the headquarters of banks, law firms, CPA firms and other businesses of all types, the Melville Chamber of Commerce is considered by many to be one of the regions most important chambers of commerce.

Recently we had spoken with Randy Peers, Pres...

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The Everyday Entrepreneur...Rob Basso (

Our 30-minute conversation covered a wide range of business issues, and provided great nuggets of information, advice and lessons from experience for business owners, executives, aspiring entrepreneurs and more.

Particularly, as we all are finding our way in the post-Covid age!

Know by the nickname The Everyday Entrepreneur,  your host Mike Haltman first met Rob Basso many years ago...

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The Commercially Savvy Lawyer

Our guest in this episode of Do You Ever Wonder is Sonya Shaykhoun, a New York  attorney, Manhattan native and resident, and attorney lynchpin between Western and Middle Eastern markets.

She developed keen contract negotiation and drafting skills. working on cutting-edge million and billion-dollar projects when at multinational and global companies like Orbit Communications Company in Bahrain (which late...

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Imagine Barack Obama and Shark Tank, All in One Guest!

(This episode was originally taped in July 2021, and can be watched at YouTube here

The question is, what do former President Barack Obama and the five Shark Tank Sharks have in common?

They have all been interviewed by our episodes guest, Ramon Ray!

Ramon has also shared the stage with an incredible group of business thought leaders including some ex...

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Office Security in the Post-Covid Age!

(originally taped on LinkedIn Live, August 2021)( The video can be seen on YouTube here,

Post-Covid? Given the variants that are emerging, we may not be there quite yet?

More likely, we are facing a world of mutations and moving targets.

In offices will masks be required or be an option? Will vaccination be mandated or will people have the option to decide not getting...

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The State of the New York City Commercial Real Estate Market Now and Into the Future!

(originally taped on LinkedIn Live, May 2021)( The video can be seen on YouTube here,

Our guest Rob Kuppersmith is a Managing Director with Cushman & Wakefield. C&W boasts over 4500 brokers, had 2019 sales volume of $133,000,000,000 and leased space in excess of 693,000,000 square feet.

Covid-19 Has Left Its Mark...

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Do You Ever Wonder? with your Host, Mike Haltman

In this episode we welcome our special guest, Noreen Okarter, eating and living with deadly food allergies expert and founder of the firm Food Sitch!

If after listening to the episode you would like to get in touch with Noreen, use the link to her website above or let Mike Haltman know at

The Episode Backstory

The reality is that whether our business...

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Welcome to Brooklyn! Fuhgeddaboudit!

The Borough covers 72 square miles and, if it was an independent city, Brooklyn would be the fourth largest in the United States by population!

The population is extremely diverse and spans about 77 unique neighborhoods. 

This episode of Do You Ever Wonder features a discussion with Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce President and CEO  Randy Peers.

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is definitely not your m...

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Who's Got All of the Chips? It Could Be You!

Do You Play Poker Or, Have You Never Played Poker? 

The reality is that it doesn't matter!

Become better at your business through the skills of poker!

Interested? Then 'Do You Ever Wonder?' has got an episode for you!

Our special guest, Ellen Leikind, created Poker Divas to teach how the skills necessary to be a great poker player, are many of the same skills that will allow a...

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