Business Briefs, May 14


New Active Wear Retailer

Juja Active, a new activewear retail store, is set to open Memorial Day weekend at 38 Jobs Lane in Southampton. “The vision behind Juja active was to … bring together independent activewear brands in a place that embodies a supportive, nurturing culture,” said Jen Russo, the line’s creator.

The store will offer more than 15 independent activewear brands. For more information, consumers can soon visit, which will be up and running in the coming weeks.

blumenfeld + fleming Awards

blumenfeld + fleming, a marketing firm based in Montauk, recently won 13 awards for their creative ads and websites for local East End clients, including Southampton Hospital, Landscape Details, Laguardia Design, and BMW of Southampton.

The firm was granted six platinum and seven gold awards in the 2015 Hermes Creative Awards, an annual international competition for creative professionals. In addition, the firm also received seven honorable mentions.

For more information, visit or call (631) 668-0007.

HANFRA Blood Drive

The Hamptons and North Fork Realtors Association—or HANFRA—is asking all of its members to participate in a blood drive which will be held on Monday, May 18, from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Bridgehampton Firehouse, located on School Street.

Appointments aren’t necessary but may be made by calling (800) 933-2566. Those HANFRA members who choose to donate will be eligible to win $100 in a raffle, and can arrange a ride, if needed, by calling the association at 734-8310.

Richard Stauffer, the association’s executive, said the harsh winter made it difficult for some people to donate, leaving blood supplies critically low, and that the warm weather offers “a great opportunity to replenish those supplies.”

New Luxury Home Goods Store

L’Objet’s first-ever store—L’Objet a la Plage, located on Main Street in Southampton—officially opened its doors on Friday, May 1.

The store, which was conceptualized by L’Objet founder and creative director Elad Yifrach, will showcase L’Objet’s collections of luxury tableware and home décor items, alongside a curated assortment of goods from around the world with a focus on summer elegance.

For more information, visit their new store or visit

Pomme New York Heads East

Pomme New York, Inc., a furnishings retailer and interior design firm, recently announced the return of Pomme New York, located at 95 Main Street in Southampton, for the summer season. The company is best known for its launch of the first ever Missoni Home mono-brand retail location. Pomme New York features the Missoni Home brand, as well as additional partnerships with major international manufacturers such as Kartell, Bolon, and Trend-Group, whose design sensibilities align with the sophistication and distinction that distinguishes the East End, according to a release.

“We are thrilled to see modern design, home furnishings, interiors and architecture take on such a presence in the Hamptons,” said owners Roxane Mosleh and Bobby Ginsberg.

For more information, visit

Hamptons Handpoured A Hit

Hamptons Handpoured, recently launched by East End native Brittany Torres, is a 100-percent soy candle company. Each candle is poured by hand using clean-burning soy and essential oil blends. The company specializes in capturing scents, which allows the customer to take a piece of the Hamptons home with them, a press release says.

Candles are available at Therapy Life and Style, located on Main Street in Southampton.

Anniversary Celebration Scheduled

The Yoga House, located at 13 West Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays, will host an anniversary celebration with a day of special events on Sunday, May 17, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. The day will kick off with a chanting and meditation session for charity, with Tim Kadash, at 8 a.m. Tickets are $10 and proceeds benefit the Southampton Fresh Air Home. Yoga with DJ Downward Dog will be held from 1 to 3 p.m.; the fee is $50. A potluck supper will be held at 6 p.m., followed by live music by reggae band Project Vibe from 7 to 9 p.m., with a $20 cover. Discounts are available for those looking to purchase tickets for more than one of the day’s festivities.

For more information, visit

Suffolk Bancorp First Quarter

Suffolk Bancorp, the parent company of Suffolk County National Bank, recently reported a net income of $4 million, or $.034 per diluted common share, for the first quarter of 2015. This is a significant increase from last year, when the net income was reported at $3.7 million. The 7.8-percent increase in first-quarter earnings of 2015 versus the same period of 2014 resulted from a $1.2 million increase in net interest income and a $201,000 reduction in total operating expenses.

“We experienced a strong start to the year during the first quarter and I am pleased that we are continuing to benefit from the improving economy in our markets and the success of our aggressive expansion strategies,” President and CEO Howard Bluver said.

LURKshop Offering Specials

A beauty and lifestyle boutique, LURKshop, was recently named one of the top beauty boutiques in the country by Well + Good. To celebrate, the company, which offers a selection of luxury green beauty and lifestyle brands, will be offering 25 to 50 percent off during their spring preview sale, now through May 22, at their Sag Harbor location, at 28 West Water Street.

LURKshop carries its own line, LURKbeauty, known for 100-percent pure essential oil fragrances and eau de toilettes, as well as a wide array of organic and all-natural beauty and lifestyle brands.

Springtime store hours are Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Summertime hours will begin Memorial Day weekend, with an official reopening.

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