Business Briefs, July 4


Glass Trunk ShowJill Lynn and Company, the Southampton fine jewelry shop located at 81 Jobs Lane, is holding a “Luminous Jewelry and Sculpted Glass Wall Hangings” trunk show on Saturday, July 6. The show will feature the work of jewelry designers Catherine Angeil and Jill Lynn, as well as glass artist Isabella Rupp.

Ms. Angeil is a New York-based drummer-turned-jewelry-designer whose collectors include First Lady Michelle Obama and other celebrities. Jill Lynn designs one-of-a-kind colored stone, limited edition fine jewelry and custom designs. She’s been in business in Southampton Village for six years. Ms. Rupp creates a variety of bas-relief mosaics by fusing, blowing and hand-cutting glass. The pieces she creates out of her Southampton studio are featured in private collections throughout the United States and have been described as “cutting edge” and “innovative.”

All three designers featured in the show will be there on Saturday to help showcase their work and to meet guests. Refreshments and light snacks will be served and a gift bag with pieces from each designer will be included with any purchase. For more information, call (631) 287-1001.

Bank PromotionsSuffolk Bancorp, the parent company of Suffolk County National Bank, has announced the recent promotions of Jeanne P. Kelley and Patricia M. Schaubeck to executive vice president. Ms. Kelley serves as the bank’s chief risk officer, and Ms. Schaubeck serves as general counsel and corporate secretary.

“I couldn’t be more pleased to be recognizing the significant contributions that both Jeanne and Pat have made in getting our company to where we are today,” said Suffolk County National Bank President and Chief Executive Officer Howard Bluver.

“As chief risk officer and a respected member of our senior management team, Jeanne plays an enormously important role at our company, ensuring that our risk management and internal control systems are robust and effective. With Jeanne at the helm, I know the company is in fine shape to deal with the challenging regulatory and compliance environment that is a fact of life in today’s world.”

In her role, Ms. Kelley is directly responsible for the transparent relationship the company has with regulators, and has played a key role in achieving the bank’s recently announced termination of the Formal Agreement with the Comptroller of the Currency. Ms. Kelley is also responsible for managing the bank’s state-of-the-art Compliance, Bank Secrecy Act and Community Reinvestment Act policies and procedures.

Ms. Schaubeck, who joined the bank one year ago as general counsel and corporate secretary, has played a key role in getting transactions completed that enabled the bank to rapidly clean up its balance sheet, according to Mr. Bluver.

“As an industry veteran with significant experience in the financial institutions arena, Pat understands how to balance risk with the need to get things done. As a result, Pat has become a key partner to our business leaders, who look to Pat to help them achieve their goals. As corporate secretary, Pat is also a key conduit to our Board of Directors and has become a respected voice in our boardroom,” said Mr. Bluver.

Company Celebrates 10 YearsMontauk-based marketing firm blumenfeld + fleming celebrated 10 years in business at a reception on Monday, June 24. The award-winning firm, founded and operated by Madison Avenue veterans Jill Fleming and Lynn Blumenfeld, has worked with a diverse range of local clients including Suffolk County National Bank, Green Logic, Race Lane, BMW, Mini, Audi and Porsche of The Hamptons.

“It’s unusual for a marketing company to be run by creative people instead of account men,” Ms. Fleming said. “But both Lynn and I spent years at large Madison Avenue ad agencies where we honed our creative skills.”

Ms. Blumenfeld said she is most proud of the company’s enduring success by “building business relationships that have evolved into friendships over 10 years. It’s also fortunate to have stayed in business through a recession. A lot of businesses slash marketing budgets when sales decrease, but many smart entrepreneurs start new ventures, or realize that downturns can provide opportunities to capture a greater market share.”

The women also attribute their firm’s lasting success to its home base in Montauk. “Location, location, location—we both love living and working in Montauk,” says Ms. Blumenfeld. “It beats working in Manhattan, I could never go back,” said Ms. Fleming.

Firm Garners Folio AwardsThe Fair Media Council has recently awarded three Folio Awards to East Hampton-based public relations firm WordHampton. The firm received the Media Savvy Business Award and the Buzz Worthy Award for its work with Long Island Restaurant Week and the e-Philanthropist Award for its work with Katy’s Courage. WordHampton Public Relations was established in 1992 and represents signature hospitality, real estate and lifestyle businesses throughout the metropolitan area.

The Fair Media Council is a media watchdog group whose members include New York and New Jersey based nonprofits and businesses. Their mission is to be an advocate for quality local news, to keep the public informed and the media engaged in the community.

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.

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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