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About This Site

I have thought about the idea for this site for a while. There just seems to be so many parallels between what is going on at work and the things that happened on the field. At first many of the things we did while building The Whitmore Group just seemed instinctual. But over the years I have come to realize that it all began on the sports field.

This site is my attempt to put down in writing some of the ideas that have helped along the way. Some of these lessons may seem more obvious than others, but I think a certain power and deeper understanding comes from relating them to the primordial feelings we all experienced while playing the game.

Enjoy!
Jim

Hofstra’s “James C. Metzger Hall” dedicated on April 7th

Hofstra’s James C. Metzger featured in National Publication

Former Lacrosse All-American James C. Metzger ‘83 Makes Largest Commitment
    in Hofstra Athletics History

United States Lacrosse Coaches Association Boys High School All-Americans

Google Images of Jim


 

 

 

 

 

Press

Patch.com — April 12, 2017
Elite NYC H.S. Football Players Honored by National Football Foundation

Patch.com — April 10, 2017
Garden City Execs Champion NYC High School Football Stars

Half Hollow Hills Patch – February 27, 2017
Kevin Hahn Joins Whitmore Group

Babylon Patch – March 1, 2017
Kevin Hahn Joins Whitmore Group

Newsday – February 27, 2017
Newsday LI People on the Move

Patch.com — October 4, 2016
James Metzger Honored By Hofstra, Adelphi

Hofstra Pride — September, 2016
Whitmore Group’s Bob Quinlan honored at Hofstra Golf Outing

Hofstra Pride — September 9, 2016
ATH: Metzger And Weidman To Be Honored At The Hofstra Alumni Awards Dinner

January, 2016
Whitmore Group supports St. John’s University Insurance Leader of the Year Awards Dinner honoring Prem Watsa – Founder, Chairman & CEO of Fairfax Financial Holdings, with $10,000 Sponsorship

Patch.com — June 16, 2015
Leadership Awards For Nassau H.S. Lacrosse Players

Garden City Life – June 3, 2015
James Metzger champions stadium for St. Anthony’s High School

Longislandernews.com — June 4, 2015
St. Anthony’s HS To Build New $1.2M Stadium

Msgvarsity.com — May 28, 2015
Feature: St. Anthony’s unveils James C. Metzger Stadium

Hofstra Pride — April 7, 2015
Hofstra’s “James C. Metzger Hall” dedicated on April 7th

Hofstra Pride — January 22, 2015
Jim Metzger is honored to be inducted into the Hofstra Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2015

Patch.com — September 26, 2014
James Metzger Featured In Long Island Magazine

Patch.com — September 24, 2014
Past HHHE Athlete James Metzger Stars In “Social Life”

Hofstra Pride — September 23, 2014
Hofstra Athletics Press Release: Metzger Featured in Social Life Magazine

Social Life Magazine - September 7, 2014
James C. Metzger featured on Social Life Magazine Cover

Patch.com — September 5, 2014
Former HHH East Football Players Support New Season

Patch.com — September 4, 2014
Locust Valley’s Sam Farren Wins Lacrosse Award

Manhasset Press - August 20, 2014
Orlando receives Metzger leadership award

Patch.com - July 10, 2104
The James C. Metzger Award was presented to Jordan Satchell of Hempstead PAL Lacrosse

American Funeral Director - July, 2104
James C Metzger featured in National Publication; American Funeral Director Magazine’s July 2014 Issue

Suffolk County, NY - March 10, 2104
Suffolk Hall of Famer –Hills East Alum

Half Hollow Hills, NY — February 10, 2014
James C. Metzger joins Ray Enners and Cathy Vayianos as only HHH East Athletes to join Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame

Columbus Day Foundation Inc.
Whitmore Group is Major Supporter of Howard Beach Columbus Day Foundation Annual Gala

Annual Report 2012-13
Hofstra acknowledges James C. Metzger in 2013 Annual Report

New York Newsday - October 2013
Around Town - Winners - James C. Metzger

Social Life Magazine - August, 2013
Social Life Magazine August 2013 featuring Whitmore Group and Anthony L. Gurino

Longislandpress.com - August, 2013
Press Patron Feature on James C. Metzger and Whitmore Group

Examiner.com - July 15, 2013
Hempstead PAL lacrosse supported by Long Island business leader - Long Island Marketing and Communications

Social Life Magazine Article
James Metzger’s sport lessons pay dividents for today’s youth

Lincoln Park, Hempstead - Saturday, June 22, 2013
“James C. Metzger Award” to Trayvon Alexander at Hempstead PAL Lacrosse Team’s Awards Ceremony

NewTampaPatch.com — June 21, 2013
James Metzger Honored By American Heart Association

Examiner.com — June 21, 2013
Island Heart Association golf classic honors business leader James Metzger

Half Hollow Hills, NY — June 10, 2013
3rd Annual James C Metzger Outstanding Player Award Awarded to Jesse Parker of Half Hollow Hills East

Social Life Magazine — May 2013
James Metzger and Louis D’Agostino featured in May 2013 Issue of Social Life Magazine

Examiner.com — April 29, 2013
Lacrosse legends support James Metzger at National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY — February 2013
ATH: Metzger To Be Honored At Hall Of Fame

Long Island Business News — January 2013
Whitmore Group proud to extend congratulations to Lou D’Agostino for being selected as member of LIBN’s 40 Under 40

Examiner.com — October 21, 2012
Hofstra University honors alumni with exceptional talents, contributions

Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY — September 2012
ATH: Metzger And Dunn Honored By Hofstra

Garden City, NY - June 14, 2012
Metro New York Funeral Director Honored For Years Of Service

Press Release — June 1, 2012
James C. Metzger and The Whitmore Group Proudly Support Michael Lanza, 2012 Knights of York Lawrence Ferrara Children’s Advocate Award Honoree

Examiner.com — May 29, 2012
James Metzger is the pride of Hofstra

Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY — May 2012
Hofstra’s James C. Metzger featured in National Publication

Half Hollow Hills, NY — March 10, 2012
Hills Alum James Metzger Starts Lacrosse Endowment

Long Island Pulse Magazine — March 2012
Pulse People Spotlight - James C. Metzger

Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY — January 2012
Hofstra Athletics To Rename Fund For Jim Metzger

UnderTheBucket.com, December 2011
Former Lacrosse All-American James C. Metzger ‘83 Makes Largest Commitment in Hofstra Athletics History

CollegeMagazine.com, December 2011
Former Hofstra Laxer’s Gift Gives Big Boost To Athletic Department

The Hosfstra Chronicle, December 2011
Alumnus Metzger donates $1.5 million

Newsday.com, December 2011
Hofstra gets $1.5-million infusion

LacrossePlayground.com, December 2011
Former Lacrosse All-American James C. Metzger ‘83 Makes Largest Commitment in Hofstra Athletics History

Half Hollow Hills, NY — December 2011
HHH Alum Gives Record $1.5M to Hofstra Athletics

Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY — December 2011
Former Lacrosse All-American James C. Metzger ‘83 Makes Largest Commitment in Hofstra Athletics History

Garden City, NY September 2011
Iron Cove Partners & The Whitmore Group Support Willis Group Holdings CEO, Joe Plumeri at this Year’s Columbus Day Gala at Waldorf

Examiner.com, Long Island - July 2011
Jim Metzger’s Whitmore Group continues support for local organizations

Half Hollow Hills, NY – July 2011
James C. Metzger Outstanding Player Award Presented to Triple Threat Athlete

Garden City, NY – July 2011
Matt Garziano of Melville and Half Hollow Hills High School East Receives Inaugural James C. Metzger Outstanding Player Award

Half Hollow Hills, NY - May 2011
Hills East Alum Pushing New Lax Product

Dix Hills, NY - April 30, 2011
Jim Metzger honored at the Half Hollow Hills Ray Enners Day Celebration

Examiner.com, Long Island - April 2011
Funeral services expertise for Jim Metzger’s Whitmore Group

Garden City, NY. April 5, 2011
Harry Pontone Joins Jim Metzger’s Whitmore Group

Examiner.com, Long Island - March 2011

Island star athletes team up in insurance, financial services venture

Garden City, NY - February 2011
Whitmore Group Teams With Iron Cove Partners

Newsday.com - February 2011
Rival Garden City insurers now partners

Long Island Business News - February 2011
LI insurance companies merge

The CBS Interactive Business Network (BNET) - February 2011
Long Island insurance companies merge

MSG, NY - February 2011
Rival Garden City insurers now partners

Long Island News - February 2011
LI insurance companies merge

Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY — January 2011
Hofstra Univeristy seniors recognized as first Metzger-D’Innocenzo Endowed Scholarship interns

Merchants Group — January 2011
The Whitmore Group, Ltd. of Garden City Qualifies for Merchants Insurance Group’s “President’s Club”

Funeral Service Foundation — November 2010
Funeral Service Foundation Announces Second Major Gift from The Whitmore Group

ArticlesBase — November 2010
James Metzger Is Walking Tall For Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island

Long Island Pulse — October 2010
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island 12th Annual Presidential Gala

KIOLI.COM — October 2010
The Power of Mentoring Shared Firsthand at the 12th Annual Presidential Gala Benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island

Levittown Press — October 2010
Power of Mentoring Shared Firsthand: Metzger, Corrado Honored.

LONG ISLAND, NY — October 2010
Long Island Nonprofit Briefs - Dolan Media Newswires

BBBSLI Facebook — October 2010
The 12th Annual BBBSLI Presidential Gala

Long Island — September 2010
BBBSLI 12th Annual Presidential Gala

New York Nonprofit Press — September 2010
Big Brothers Big Sisters LI Raise $300K at Annual Gala.

Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY — September 2010
James Metzger to be honored for his charitable contributions

ezinearticles.com - August 2010
US Lacrosse Vets Give Back to the Game - Help German Team at World Games

Gohofstra.com - February 2010
Hofstra Women’s Lacrosse Locker Room Named In Honor Of James C. Metzger ‘83

Suite101.com - June 2010
James Metzger Scores His Biggest Lacrosse Assist

Long Island Marketing and Communications Examiner - May 2010
Long Island’s Rob Pannell took unusual route to help Cornell reach NCAA lacrosse final four

Examiner.com — April 2010
James Metzger of Whitmore Group supports Hofstra lacrosse

Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY — March 2010
Traditions Project Available For Viewing During Saturday’s Lacrosse Doubleheader

Big Brothers Big Sisters, Levittown, NY - February 2010
Single Largest Contribution in History of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island,
Endowment Fund Named in Honor of James C. Metzger & E. David Woycik, Jr.

Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY — January 2010
Former Hofstra lacrosse teammates to have “starring roles” in upcoming theater benefit

Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY — January 2010
Joseph Corcoran - Support Our Scholarships (SOS) Benefit Performance “Night of Broadway Stars”

Funeral Service Foundation — October 2009
Funeral Service Foundation Makes Online Giving Part Of Redesigned Website

Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY — June 2009
Hofstra Alumni Play Big Part In Success Of MLL Long Island Lizards

Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY — June 2009
James C. Metzger ‘83 Honors History Professor Michael D’innocenzo With Endowed Internship; Gift Funds Summer Intern In Center For Civic Engagement

LongIslandLizards.com — May 2009
Lizards Partner with James C. Metzger

Syracuse.com — May 2009
Ivy League’s top rookie takes the reins at Cornell (re: Jim’s nephew - Rob Pannell)

Cornellbigred.com — May 2009
Take Two - Trip to the Final Four on the Line When the No. 7/8 Big Red Takes on No. 4/5 Princeton (re: Jim’s nephew - Rob Pannell)

Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY — April 2009

Hofstra Athletics Honors James C. Metzger; Leadership Gift Funds “Traditions Project” In Margiotta Hall And Supports Hofstra Lacrosse

Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY — April 2009
MARGIOTTA HALL

Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY — January 2009
Hofstra University Honor Roll

Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY — February 2009
Hofstra Begins Preseason Camp; Captains Named

Brookfield, Wis. - April 2008
Funeral Service Foundation Welcomes Four New Board Members

Inside Lacrosse - January 2008
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