Business Briefs, September 25


Family Practice Grows

Dr. Robert N. Bickford has added his son, Dr. Christopher R. Bickford, to his dental practice, Bickford Dental at 154 W Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays.

The new dentist, commonly referred to as Dr. Chris, recently graduated magna cum laude from the Boston University School of Dental Medicine. He was also inducted into the OKU National Dental Honor Society. Upon completion of his studies, the younger Dr. Bickford completed a one year general practice residency program at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn. He is currently accepting new patients of all ages and is offering extended office hours, including Saturday mornings.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the office at (631) 728-5606.

Balance Chiropractic’s Personalized Approach

Dr. Janet Marie Cirrone founded Balance Chiropractic in 1998. Her practice consists of both local and Manhattan-based patients and athletes. Balance Chiropractic is located in two convenient locations, 33 Flying Point Road in Southampton and 170 Montauk Highway in Speonk.

Dr. Cirrone’s services include cranial adjustments, integrated exercise programs, Yamuna Bodyrolling and more. “Modern medicine and patient health are successfully administered through specialized care,” she said. “My approach to chiropractic care is unique, it treats the body as a whole.”

Dr. Cirrone offers special sessions to local health care providers, including personal trainers, doctors and dentists. “These special sessions are my way of giving back to my community,” she said. “I really want to encourage others to learn more about the benefits of pain free movement, postural health and wellness.”

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (631) 283-1300 in Southampton or (631) 325-3354 in Speonk, or visit

New Sag Harbor Market

The Harbor Market and Kitchen is set to open at 184 Division Street in Sag Harbor in January 2015. Formerly known as Espresso’s Little Italian Market, the sit-down or take-out market will offer staple grocery items as well as a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu.

Renovations to the building began this summer and are slated to continue through the end of the year. “We’re thrilled to be restoring this building,” says chef and owner Paul Del Favero. The new kitchen will include a wood-burning oven and a small seating area for in-house diners.

The kitchen will be open seven days a week and offer menu items such as pizza and sandwiches as well as daily soups and breakfast specials. “It’s homemade food that respects and reflects local tastes,” said Mr. Del Favero.

For more information, call (631) 804-4705.

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.

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.

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 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.

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