02/04/12 12:00pm
02/04/2012 12:00 PM

• Suffolk Bancorp has announced the appointment of Brian K. Finneran as executive vice president and chief financial officer of both Suffolk Bancorp and its subsidiary, Suffolk County National Bank. Mr. Finneran had served as executive vice president and CFO of State Bancorp since 1997 and as senior vice president and comptroller from 1990 to 1997.

02/01/12 1:00am
02/01/2012 1:00 AM

• The Riverhead Chamber of Commerce will host an Anthony Robbins Peak Performance workshop called “Turning Actions Into Results” on Thursday, Feb. 9, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Hotel Indigo in Riverhead. According to a release, the workshop, led by peak performance strategist Dragan Trajkovski, will teach “three actions you absolutely must take to be successful under current market conditions” and provide other “cutting edge tools” to help individuals “overcome challenges and rapidly achieve their personal and professional goals.” Tickets are $25 and reservations are suggested. Call 727-7600.

11/28/11 11:12am
11/28/2011 11:12 AM

• King Kullen Grocery Company has raised more than $100,000 through its James A. Cullen Memorial Golf Outing to support Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York in its efforts to find foster and adoptive homes for children on Long Island and in New York City. King Kullen has raised more than $3 million for Little Flower since inaugurating its golf outing program in 1983.

“We hope to share the value and strength we find as a family-run business and believe Little Flower Children and Family Services demonstrates this daily through care of children and those in need,” said Thomas Cullen, company vice president. The Cullen family has actively supported many programs, including the construction of the eight cottages that provide a residential setting for more than 100 children and teenagers at Little Flower in Wading River.

• Suffolk County National Bank is spreading Hope for the Holidays by raising funds from its patrons to benefit Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch in Riverhead. From now until Dec. 24, bank personnel will be asking patrons to contribute $1, $5, $10 or more to the effort to provide a safe haven for children during times of neglect, abuse or crisis. Contributions can also be made directly to Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch at timothyhillranch.org.

• Bridge Bancorp, Inc., the parent company of Bridgehampton National Bank, has filed a prospectus to sell shares valued at up to $10 million of its common stock. The shares would be offered through Sandler O’Neill & Partners, L.P. The company plans to use proceeds from the sale for general corporate purposes, including contributing to the capital of the bank. Sales are made pursuant to the company’s Nov. 21 prospectus and its original July 10, 2009, prospectus. Those materials can be obtained by contacting Sandler O’Neill & Partners, L.P., 919 Third Ave., 6th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10022 or by calling 1-866-805-4128.

• The East End Women’s Network will hold its December meeting and holiday party at the Gallery Ballroom in the Hyatt Place East End, next to the Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center in Riverhead, Wednesday, Dec. 7. Networking begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and entertainment at 6 p.m. Spouses and significant others are welcome. The first 75 guests will receive complimentary swag bags with goodies contributed by EEWN members. The organization is accepting contributions for the Family Service League that helps local families. Gift cards and checks may be submitted at the event. The cost for the dinner is $35 for members who make advance reservations or $40 for non-members and those without reservations. Contact Ceil Carpenter at 727-3777 or ccarpenter@lifb.com or visit the group’s website at eewn.org.

11/03/11 1:30am
11/03/2011 1:30 AM

• A marketing meeting to lay out a timeline and discuss sponsorships and value-added opportunities for the 2012 Jazz on the Vine program, scheduled for February and March, will be held at the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 2 p.m. Jazz on the Vine last year attracted more than 6,000 visitors to the North Fork during the traditionally quiet winter season.

Representatives of local businesses are encouraged to attend the planning meeting, which is coordinated by the Long Island Wine Council, the Long Island Convention and Visitors Bureau and East End Arts.

RSVP to info@eastendgetaway.com by Nov. 11.

10/19/11 1:05am
10/19/2011 1:05 AM

John Stype

• The Long Island Farm Bureau is hosting Sen. Patty Ritchie (R-Oswegatchie), chairwoman of the New York State Senate agriculture committee, at an Ag Forum at Riverhead Town Hall Thursday, Oct. 20, at 1 p.m. to discuss how to make New York State a better place for farms to do business. Anyone interested in offering testimony at the forum can call 518-455-3438.

• John Stype of The Neefus-Stype Agency in Aquebogue has been honored for his 20 years of commitment to excellence in the insurance business by the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors. He earned his CIC designation and has kept it up to date for 20 years, becoming one of the top one percent of insurance professionals in the country. The national society promotes continued education programs for insurance professionals.

• Long Island Farm Bureau will hold its annual meeting at Stonewalls Restaurant in Riverhead on Monday , Oct. 24, beginning with appetizers and a cash bar at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:15 p.m. and the president’s address at 8:15 p.m. The cost is $35. Call 727-3777.

• The Suffolk County Chapter of New York Agri-Women will meet at Schmitt Farm, 2366 Roanoke Ave., Riverhead, on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 10:30 a.m. Hosts Debbie and Phil Schmitt will provide a tour of the farm followed by lunch at Stonewalls Restaurant. Call Vicki Gruber at 516-845-8088 or email her at vgruber@vsgpc.com.

• East End Women’s Network will hold its monthly meeting at Diliberto Winery, 250 Manor Lane, Jamesport, Wednesday, Oct. 26. A networking reception at 5:30 p.m. will be followed by dinner at 6:30 and a presentation on ways to protect yourself from identify theft. The cost is $35 for members with reservations and $40 for non-members or those without reservations. A cash bar will feature special wine tastings. Call 727-3777 or email ccarpenter@lifb.com.

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10/10/11 4:06pm
10/10/2011 4:06 PM

• East End Women’s Network will hold its monthly meeting at Diliberto Winery, 250 Manor Lane, Jamesport, Wednesday, Oct. 26. A networking reception at 5:30 p.m. will be followed by dinner at 6:30 and a presentation on ways to protect yourself from identify theft. The cost is $35 for members with reservations and $40 for non-members or those without reservations. A cash bar will feature special wine tastings. Call 727-3777 or email ccarpenter@lifb.com.

08/02/11 4:41pm
08/02/2011 4:41 PM

• Bridge Bancorp, Inc., the parent company of Bridgehampton National Bank, announced earnings of $2.5 million for its second quarter, ended June 30, amounting to 38 cents per share.

The second quarter earnings were affected by $265,000 of after-tax acquisition costs in connection with its merger with Hamptons State Bank that closed on May 27.

Bridge Bancorp has total assets of $1.19 billion, a 23 percent increase over its assets at the end of the second quarter in 2010. Deposits were at $1.07 billion, a 25 percent increase over the 2010 deposits for the same period last year. The bank declared a quarterly dividend of 23 cents per share.

“The activity for the company during this quarter and first half of 2011 has been significant,” Bancorp president and CEO Kevin O’Connor said.

07/19/11 3:37pm
07/19/2011 3:37 PM

• The North Fork Chamber of Commerce will hold a special summer networking social, Speed Networking, at Vine wine and Café on the northwest corner of First and South streets in Greenport, Tuesday, July 26, at 6 p.m. The cost is $28 for members and $35 for nonmembers. Call 765-3161 or email info@northforkchamber.org.

• Allstate Insurance Company returns as a sponsor of the Sixth Annual Long Island Cruizin’ for a Cure classic car benefit for prostate cancer research and education. The event takes place at the Sears Automotive Center in Hicksville on Sunday, Sept. 11, and will include a display by Wading River’s Hanton Agency sales associate Sandy Fabricatore of a classic car, one of many antique automobiles to be on display. Allstate put up $15,000 to support the benefit as a named sponsor for the second successive year.