Business Briefs, June 20


Fresh Food Expo And Dinner

Turtle Shell Health has partnered with Slow Food East End, the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce and other organizations to present its next semi-annual Masters of Health & Wellness events as a two-day expo. It will be held on Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28, at Dodds & Eder, located at 11 Bridge Street in Sag Harbor.

The event will include a showcase of 33 preventative health and sustainable technology vendors and expert panel discussions. In addition to the expo, a “Food Riot” VIP dinner event will be held on Saturday to benefit Slow Food East End. The dinner will include a keynote speaker, live music and food and drink.

Slow Food East End’s mission is to counter the rise of fast food, the disappearance of local food traditions, and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, and how our food choices affect the rest of the world. For more information, go to

Wellness Center ExpandsThe Beautiful You Center for Healing Arts in Southampton is expanding and has announced its new name, the Geomare Wellness Center.

Along with a change of name the Wellness Center is expanding its services and will now offer Ciel Acupuncture by Graciela Alimanestianu, nutrition counseling by Nadia Ernestus, rejuvenating facials and body massage therapy. For more information, call (631) 287-9352.

Dunkin Donuts In BridgehamptonOwners Sanjay and Neerja Jain opened the doors to a new Dunkin Donuts location with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, May 24. Proceeds from the eatery’s opening day were donated to the Coalition for Women’s Cancers.

Patrons were joined at the ceremony by Coalition for Women’s Cancers at Southampton Hospital President Susie Barry Roden, Vice President Stacy Quarty, Town of Southampton Councilman Christopher R. Nuzzi, and Southampton Chamber of Commerce and Chairman of the Hamptons Visitors Council President Micah Schlendorf.

New For SummerCalifornia-based lifestyle and home decor company Serena & Lily opened its first retail location, Serena & Lily Beach Market, at 332 Montauk Highway in Wainscott on Memorial Day weekend.

The 3,200-square-foot store features the company’s bedding, custom upholstery, furniture, decor, tabletop, and indoor and outdoor living. The Wainscott location also features a separate Kidshop space featuring bedding, games, and unique items for baby and kids.

In addition to its core products, Serena & Lily Beach Market carries a selection of seasonal merchandise available only at the store, including vintage and unusual items hand-selected by Serena, limited edition surfboards and board shorts in Serena & Lily signature patterns, and exclusive products from unique specialty brands. Also, the store offers a design area for customers as well as interior designers and decorators.

Serena & Lily Beach Market is open Mondays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fridays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Firm Wins AwardsMontauk marketing, advertising and design firm blumenfeld + fleming has been awarded with four platinum and five gold honors at this year’s Hermes Creative Awards.

The firm received platinum awards for a brochure for the Kathleen D. Allen Maternity Center at Southampton Hospital, an email blast for BMW of Southampton, and advertising for McLoughlin Construction Company/MCC. They were awarded gold for an email blast for Audi of Southampton, an email blast for Group for the East End, an ad campaign for Landscape Details, a logo for Gurney’s, and a radio spot for Suffolk County National Bank.

The firm also received honorable mentions for a poster for Swim Across America, a radio spot for Suffolk County National Bank, a newspaper ad for Suffolk County National Bank, and newsletter for Group for the East End.

The Hermes Creative Awards is an international creative competition for creative professionals involved in concept, writing and design of traditional and emerging media.

East Hampton Pop-UpFashion company Milly opened a summer pop-up location at 54 Main Street in East Hampton on Memorial Day weekend.

The 1,000-square-foot shop features the entire range of Milly products in a vibrant and minimalist space.

The boutique’s product selection, personally curated by Milly’s Designer and Founder Michelle Smith, includes ready-to-wear, handbags, and Milly Cabana and Milly Minis children’s wear collections. Milly for Sperry Topsider shoes are also sold, alongside a collection of candles and other specialty items chosen by Ms. Smith.

Funds For Sandy RecoverySmall businesses rebuilding in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy will get both immediate and long-term help laying a foundation for economic recovery and resiliency thanks to expanded services funded by a $19 million emergency appropriation through the Small Business Administration.

As part of a funding package approved by Congress in January, New York State will receive $2.4 million in aid from the first $5.8 million allotted for counseling and technical assistance funding. The remaining funds will be distributed throughout Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, West Virginia and Puerto Rico.

“This is yet another example of placing proven, effective tools in the hands of America’s small-business owners who are recovering from Hurricane Sandy,” said Small Business Administration Administrator Karen Mills. “SBA’s extensive resource partner network continues to play a critical role in fostering economic development in those hard-hit areas, and I’m pleased those resources will be made accessible on a broader scale to help those who need it most.”

As of April 11, the Small Business Administration has approved disaster loans totaling $1.8 billion to individuals, and $279 million to businesses and non-profit organizations recovering from Hurricane Sandy.

Movement Studio OpensPrivate movement training studio PhilosoFit recently opened its doors on Lumber Lane in East Hampton.

PhilosoFit is the creative vision of private fitness trainer Ari Weller, who has been a year-round Hamptons resident for five years. The studio’s methodology is based on a principle, to “build a better body by first building a solid movement base.”

The studio’s techniques can be catered to a wide variety of clientele, from athletes to mature adults dealing with challenges of aging. Before beginning training, PhilosoFit’s movement specialists review the goals and limitations of each client through a series of tests and a thorough interview.

“We measure each client’s movement quality before we instruct them into movement quantity,” says Mr. Weller. “In other words, we’re concerned about your efficiency and what you can withstand. This information allows us to develop safe, customized training programs that help our clients reestablish authentic pain-free movement while changing their bodies.”

For more information or to book a session, contact (631) 537-5070 or visit

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