Business Briefs, April 23


Project Sunshine Gets A Boost

La Semeuse Coffee has partnered with Project Sunshine, a nonprofit organization that, according to its website, provides free educational, recreational and social programs to children and families living with medical challenges, for the month of April. The coffee company will donate a portion of sales from select products to Project Sunshine, which offers its services to children and families throughout the United States and internationally.

La Semeuse Coffee products are available for purchase on the East End at The Village Cheese Shop in Southampton, Cavaniola’s Gourmet cheese shop in Sag Harbor, Gosman’s Fish Market in Montauk and North Sea Farms. The coffee is also served at The American Hotel in Sag Harbor, Gosman’s Restaurant in Montauk and The Bridge Golf Course in Brigehampton.

For more information on Project Sunshine, visit their website at To purchase coffee products and to help support the efforts of the nonprofit organization, visit any of the locations listed above or the website, at

New Sag Harbor Business

Los Angeles-based interior and landscape design firm Brogan Lane Design will soon open a Sag Harbor showroom. The firm will offer clients services regarding interior design, real estate development and home staging. The opening event will be held on Sunday, April 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the showroom—a space that was once owned by artist Cappy Amundsen—located at 197 Madison Street in Sag Harbor.

Attendees of the grand opening are encouraged to bring pieces of Mr. Amundsen’s artwork, stories and memories to share. Refreshments will be served and valet parking will be provided.

Celebrity clientele of the design firm include Matthew Perry, Leah Rimini and Jennifer Aniston.

For more information, visit

Dealership Wins Award

BMW of Southampton, located on County Road 39, was a recent recipient of the 2015 BMW Center of Excellence award for outstanding performance in 2014. This is the first win of its kind for the Southampton dealership. According to a letter sent to owner Jonathan Sobel from BMW of North America LLC, Mr. Sobel and a guest have been invited to join BMW of North America on a destination trip to Thailand, where they will visit Bangkok and Chiang Mai.

BMW of Southampton is currently ranked number one out of 92 other centers in its particular grouping and number eight of 339 BMW centers nationwide, according to Mr. Sobel. The dealership was bankrupt when it was purchased by Mr. Sobel in 2010, the owner said.

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