Business Briefs, September 11


New Sag Harbor Salon

Local stylist Sean Edison recently announced the opening of Sean Edison Salon at 34 West Water Street in Sag Harbor. The full-service salon will be open year-round and will offer cuts, coloring and styling as well as manicures, pedicures, keratin treatments and more.

In addition to the in-salon services offered, the salon will also offer at-home, wedding party and private party services. Complimentary hair consultations by Mr. Edison will also be offered.

Mr. Edison has worked for more than a decade in Sag Harbor with local clients and summer visitors.

For more information, visit

Canine Course Offered

The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation is one of the few shelters on Long Island that offers a Canine Good Citizen, or CGC, course. Foundation officials say the American Kennel Club course is recognized as the gold standard for dog behavior. CDC requires that dogs pass a 10-step test to earn an official certificate, the first step toward being eligible for therapy work.

For more information on CGC training, testing, and classes for a dog or puppy, call the foundation’s training and behavior department at (631) 728-7387, ext. 234.

SKIN By Veronica Opens

Aesthetician Veronica Taylor recently opened SKIN by Veronica at 67 Hampton Road in Southampton. SKIN by Veronica offers several exclusive corrective skin care treatments, specializing in custom organic programs. Ms. Taylor was trained at Christine Valmy International Institute and Atelier Estetique. Her holistic training was completed under Dr. Louis Marx of California, who specialized in holistic medicine and Chinese herbs. She has 15 years of experience in skin care. Her experience includes working at top salons and with physicians such as Fifi La Roo Day Spa, Hamptons Cosmetic Dermatology and Moh’s and Laser Surgery Centers with Dr. Peter Michalos and Paramedical Esthetics, Anti Aging Group & Acupuncture Group.

SKIN by Veronica offers a range of corrective skin care services. Ms. Taylor conducts a consultation with clients to develop a personal beauty program with appropriate products for the individual. Signature services offered include: custom facial treatments, ALCAT allergy testing, Sparkling C Infusion, custom brows, custom brow color, lash tint, and more.

Skin by Veronica will be open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For further information visit

Jeweler Changes Names

Hollis Reh and Shariff recently became Betteridge Southampton. The estate jeweler on Jobs Lane in Southampton, known for specializing in signed estate pieces from major jewelry houses, including Boucheron, Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels, will now also offer an inventory of fine watches.

Hollis Reh and Shariff offers impeccable quality pieces and personalized attention to all of its clients. The Greenwich-based Betteridge company specializes in new and estate jewelry from major European jewelry houses, as well as fine watches from brands including Rolex and Cartier.

“We know that Betteridge will maintain our high standards, which is the only way we could hand over the reins of such a deeply personal business,” said Hollis Reh, one half of the business’s founding duo. “We aim to provide the most confident and convenient shopping experience for our customers and establishing locations that our clientele knows and trusts is a critical piece of that commitment,” said Win Betteridge, director of business development for Betteridge.

Cook Maran Promotions

Cook Maran and Associates staffers Neil Falkenhan, Josh Helfand, John Humann and Jiyun Yuh were all promoted to the position of vice president, the firm recently announced.

Mr. Falkenhan, of East Hampton, has been with the insurance agency for nine years, while Mr. Helfand, who also lives in East Hampton, has been employed with Cook Maran for the past six years. Mr. Humann, of Massapequa, has been with the company for four years, while Jiyun Yuh, of Voorhees, New Jersey, has been with Cook Maran for three years.

“Each of these new corporate officers has contributed significantly to the growth and success of the firm,” Cook Maran President and Chief Executive Officer Len Scioscia said. “They embody all the qualities we seek in our next generation of leaders.”

Cook Maran, a leading full-service insurance agency, is staffed by more than 150 insurance professionals and licensed in 48 states.

Cancer Research Support

The Burger King on County Road 39 in Southampton is one of the franchise’s fast-food restaurants that will offer customers the opportunity to help fight cancer by contributing $1 to the Jimmy Fund, through its “A Chance for Kids & Families” program.

Customers can make a donation through Monday, September 1. Those who contribute will receive a promotion card and have the opportunity to win assorted prizes, including an all-inclusive trip, tickets to theme parks, and more.

Participating Burger Kings have raised more than $11 million for cancer research and care over the past 14 years. The Jimmy Fund raises funds to support Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

For more information about the Jimmy Fund or “A Chance for Kids & Families,” including contest rules, stop at the Burger King in Southampton, visit, or call the Jimmy Fund at (617) 582-9675.

Promotion At Suffolk Federal

Jennifer Buehler has been promoted to assistant branch manager of the Suffolk Federal Credit Union’s Southampton branch. The Patchogue resident will support the branch manager, conduct reports and audits, and oversee employee functions.

Ms. Buehler has been with Suffolk Federal since 2012, when she was hired as a financial services representative. Most recently, she served as a senior financial service representative. In her spare time, she volunteers with Bidawee in Westhampton.

“We are pleased to announce the promotion of Jennifer Buehler,” said Richard Klefsky, the vice president of retail banking and sales for the Suffolk Federal Credit Union.

Golden Palate Partners

Two Southampton gourmet eateries have recently been signed as new Golden Palate Partners, Fred Bollaci Enterprises announced last week.

Mr. Bollaci chose 75 Main and The Golden Pear Cafe because they each exemplify his commitment to healthy, gourmet light living and uphold the highest standards of excellence.

“I chose 75 Main Restaurant and Lounge as a prime example of fresh, farm-sourced, gourmet light dishes,” Mr. Bollaci said, offering similar sentiments about The Golden Pear, citing its “spa-light dishes that use only the finest locally sourced ingredients.”

Mr. Bollaci is committed to a healthy balanced lifestyle, after losing 150 pounds in just one year. “I met Fred several years ago before his weight loss,” said 75 main owner Zach Erdem. “Today, I am proud to be part of his success and the exclusive ‘Golden Palate Partners’ family.”

“I am truly honored to be chosen as one of only two Fred Bollaci Enterprises ‘Golden Palate Partners’ in the Hamptons,” said Keith Davis of Golden Pear.

Fred Bollaci is an attorney, entrepreneur, gourmet, world traveler, and sommelier, who has written on the subject of “where healthy meets gourmet.”

Advisor Earns Distinction

Rocco A. Carriero, a private wealth advisor with Ameriprise Financial, recently earned membership in the company’s Diamond Ring Club.

Advisors who earn this distinction have achieved years of high performance, including an exceptional commitment to financial planning and superior client service. Fewer than 7 percent of the financial advisor group’s members have earned the Diamond Ring distinction. Mr. Carriero was one of only 75 advisors to achieve this status in 2013.

Mr. Carriero works at 1673 County Road 39, Suite 201A, in Southampton.

New Board Member

Ellen Cea of Quogue has been named to the board of directors of the Southampton Business Alliance, a not-for-profit organization that promotes and protects the business community in Southampton Town.

Ms. Cea is currently employed as the director of tenant and community development at Rechler Equity Partners, which recently broke ground on the new Hampton Business District at Gabreski Airport in Westhampton. She attended Fordham University and went on to earn a master’s degree in criminal justice.

“I wish to thank the Southampton Business Alliance for … maintaining such an important role as a non-partisan advocate for the Southampton business community,” Ms. Cea said.

“We are pleased and honored to welcome Ellen to our board,” Southampton Business Alliance President Aram Terchunian said.

New Head Start Partnership

Bridgehampton National Bank President and CEO Kevin O’Connor recently presented a $5,000 check to Debrah Garcia, the chief executive officer of Long Island Head Start.

“Long Island Head Start makes a vital contribution to our community,” Mr. O’Connor said. “As a community bank, this is a place where we can have a tangible impact.”

In addition to the donation, employees from the bank’s 26 branches will be volunteering with its newest partner. The plan is to develop the program over the summer before launching it in the fall.

“The support of the community is essential to achieving our mission of building a stronger Long Island for years to come,” Ms. Garcia said.

Local Business Goes Green

East End Tick and Mosquito recently went “green” by installing solar roofing at their headquarters in Southampton in order to create a healthier environment for employees, reduce unnecessary waste and recognize the role small businesses play in leading ways for social change.

“We’re eliminating 194 tons of carbon emissions released in the Southampton community, where not only my business, but also my family, resides,” said Brian Kelly, tick and mosquito expert and owner of East End Tick and Mosquito.

The 12-kilowatt electric system, or photovoltaic system as it is more commonly called, is made up of 48 solar panels, which produce 14,000 kilowatts per year. Owner of BGT Consulting, LLC, Brian Tymann headed up the installation project and discussed the sensibility of solar panels, saying, “Whether you want independence from electric bills and rate increases, or are motivated by sustainability, it’s a return on your investment.”

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