Bizbeat: Riverhead Chamber to host ‘Dealmakers Tailgate’

VERA CHINESE FILE PHOTO | Riverhead Chamber of Commerce president Janine Nebons at the group's awards dinner last December.

Local businesses are invited to participate in the Riverhead Chamber of Commerce’s collaborative marketing event, ‘The Dealmakers Tailgate Convention,’ on Wednesday, May 16, at Hotel Indigo in Riverhead. Between 4 and 7 p.m., participants will be assigned spaces in the hotel’s back parking lot and work out of their car trunks; setup time is 3 p.m. A prize will be given for the best tailgate setup. In case of rain, the event will move inside, with setup starting at 2.

The fee is $50 for chamber members, $100 for others. Applications and additional information are available at

• Bridgehampton National Bank has announced the appointment of Mattituck resident Thomas Sullivan as vice president, commercial lending officer for the bank’s Suffolk County market. Mr. Sullivan was most recently a vice president with Capital One Bank, working with commercial clientele.

• Bridgehampton National Bank has reported the results of it winter “Holiday Apple” campaign, which collected $17,000 in donations from customers, employees and the company itself. The funds were distributed to local food pantries, which each received $1,000, along with nonperishable food items that were also collected during November and December.

• The April dinner meeting of the North Fork Chamber of Commerce will be held Monday, April 30, 6 p.m. at Orient by the Sea Restaurant on Main Road, Orient. Carolyn Fahey of the Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Workforce Housing will speak. The cost is $28 for members, $35 for others. RSVP to 765-3161.