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Business Briefs: Saunders & Associates Adds Sag Harbor Love to the Mix

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Saunders & Associates Real Estate Adds Sag Harbor’s Love to the Mix

Saunders & Associates (www.hamptonsrealestate.com.), a Hamptons-based real estate firm, announced on October 4 that Noel Love has joined the firm.

A real estate agent with nearly 20 years of experience, Love joins Saunders & Associates as a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson and will work out of the firm’s Southampton office.

A resident of Sag Harbor, Love comes to Saunders from Brown Harris Stevens, where he was involved in more than $50 million in real estate transactions.

Love began his professional career in the music industry at Motown Records in 1965, where he served as New York Promotion Director and sought airtime on New York radio stations for such Motown legends as The Supremes, Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles and Stevie Wonder.

From Motown, he moved to Polydor Records and took on the role of vice president of promotion. He eventually began his own independent national promotion company, Love-Rosen Promotions, which was awarded the 1975 Independent Promotion Company of the year by Billboard magazine.

In 1993, Love moved to the Hamptons and in 1998 was recruited by the president of Brown Harris Stevens of the Hamptons. Love has remained with that company until earlier this month.

Love, a Sag Harbor resident, lives on Noyac Bay.

The number of brokers at Saunders has now reached 96. Recent hires include entrepreneur and businessman Jon Guren, real estate developer, investor and attorney Alan Schnurman, Sandra Woodward Pullman, Krae Van Sickle, Lylla Carter, and Chris Coleman from The Corcoran Group; as well as Vincent Horcasitas who worked at Prudential Douglas Elliman.

SagTown Coffee Offers Main Street Delivery

SagTown (www.sagtowncoffee) at 78 Main Street in Sag Harbor in the Shopping Cove has started Main Street, Sag Harbor coffee delivery.

According to SagTown barista Julia Celano, the coffee company began offering the service two weeks ago. No matter now big or small (think one cup of regular Joe), SagTown will delivery the coffee to your place of business for a small $1 delivery charge.

According to Celano, the service started as a spur of the moment idea and has been a roaring success. The business even created to-go menus showcasing their beverages, from a traditional latte or espresso to speciality coffees like their salted caramel latte, chocolate peanut butter latte, Chai tea latte, caramel macchiato, and for the kids options like Ghirardelli hot chocolate, steamed milk and freshly squeezed lemonade.

For more information or to place your order, call 725-TOWN (8696).

Bridge Bancorp Announced Third Quarter Dividend

Bridge Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for The Bridgehampton National Bank (www.bridgenb.com), announced the declaration of a quarterly cash dividend of $0.23 per share. The dividend will be payable on October 20, 2012 to shareholders of record as of October 17, 2012.

According to a press release issued on October 3, this announcement continues a trend of uninterrupted dividends by the company.

Bridge Bancorp, Inc. is a bank holding company engaged in commercial banking and financial services through its wholly owned subsidiary, The Bridgehampton National Bank. Established in 1910, the bank has assets of approximately $1.4 billion, a primary market area in Suffolk County, and operates 21 retail branch locations, including its newest branch in Ronkonkoma.

Through the branch network and electronic delivery channels, the bank provides deposit and loan products and financial services to local businesses, consumers and municipalities. Title insurance services are offered through a subsidiary, Bridge Abstract, and investments through Bridge Investment Services.

BHS: Exclusive Representative for The Residences at Sagaponack

Brown Harris Stevens (www.bhshamptons.com) announced this week that they are proud to be the exclusive representatives of The Residences at Sagaponac, a premiere development of traditional luxury homes in Sagaponack. Pre-construction offerings, created by world-renowned architects, these designs combine traditional American architecture with advanced modern amenities and technology.

For more information, contact Ingrid Brownyard at Brown Harris Stevens Sag Harbor office at ibrownyard@bhshamptons.com or Amelia Doggwiler in the firm’s Southampton office at adoggwiler@bhshampton.com.

REVCO Lighting + Electrical Supply, Inc. Launches Clean Energy Division

REVCO Lighting + Electrical Supply (www.revcoelectric.com) has announced the launch of its Clean Energy Division. In addition to an assortment of electrical supplies and lighting, REVCO now offers the latest in energy efficient technology including solar photovoltaic systems, wind energy solutions, LED lighting and charging stations for the electric vehicle. These products are suitable for both residential and commercial application.

In May, the company installed a 50kw solar panel system at its Southampton branch in order to better educate its customers and staff on this technology and to conserve electricity. Since then, REVCO has seen a 45-percent reduction in its own utility costs. REVCO is also hosts one of the South Fork’s first electric vehicle charging stations, now open for public use at their Southampton branch.

REVCO will be celebrating the launch of this new division at a party on Friday, October 26 from 5 to 7p.m. at its Southampton branch and will even offer a free charge up.

Fishers Home Furnishings Storewide Sale

Fishers Home Furnishings (fishershomefurnishings.com) on Main Street in Sag Harbor will continue its storewide sale, offering 20 to 60 percent off all stock in store through October 14 and continuing to offer 20 percent off upholstery orders through October 31.

For more information, call 725-0006.

Peconic Landing Launches Community Connection Events

Peconic Landing (www.PeconicLanding.org), located on a 144-acre campus in Greenport, last week announced it has launched its fall Community Connection series of life enrichment and cultural programs for area residents of all ages.

“Many of our programs are open to the public,” said Peconic Landing Cultural Arts Coordinator Dominic Antignano. Antignano is also curator for the Outdoor Living Gallery, a permanent selection of sculptures from world-renowned artists on display at Peconic Landing’s Brecknock Gall and open daily for self guided tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

As a partner of the Maritime Heritage of the North Fork, a month long signature series event of Arts Alive Long Island, Peconic Landing will also host events including Maritime Inspired Art, a juried art show opening at Brecknock Hall on October 18 with a free reception from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Songs of the Sea follows at 6:30 p.m. with Frank Hendricks presenting some lesser known aspects of maritime music as he performs sea shanties and focsles.

A professional development series has also been planned at Brecknock Hall. “Time Management Make-over” will be presented on Tuesday, October 16 at 7 p.m.

On the lighter side of classes, “Designing Silver Jewelry Using Precious Metal Clay will be offered Mondays, October 15 through October 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

For more information, or to register, call 477-BLUE.

“In My Mind” Adopted by Autism Society

Alex Olinkiewicz and Dr. Richard O’Connell announced this week that The Autism Society has adopted their book, “In My Mind,” based on the successful YouTube videos of the same name that has over 1,300,000 viewers, for distribution.

This summer, “In My Mind” was featured in readings at The American Hotel in Sag Harbor and Claudio’s in Greenport.

“In My Mind” chronicles Olinkiewicz, a Shelter Island native, and his experience as a person with Asperger’s.

For more information, visit www.createspace.com/3899100.

Pepalajefa Announces Fall Menu Items

Pepalajefa (pepalajefa.com), located at 7 Main Street in Sag Harbor, announced last week that it will offer new fall menu items this season, featuring a hot case with warm items and daily soup, meat, pasta and side specials.

Included on the fall menu is Spanish lentil soup ($6.50), eggplant caponata and goat cheese on focaccia ($8.50), meatloaf and cornichons on a baguette ($9.75), chorizo with leeks ($12.50 per pound), Moroccan chicken legs ($12 per pound), polenta with wild mushrooms ($7.50) and figs with goat cheese and bacon ($2).

Pepalajefa is open Thursday through Tuesday till 6 p.m. For more information, call 899-4630.

Core Dynamics Offers 4 Weeks of GPT for $259

Core Dynamics, (www.coredynamicsgym.com) on Deerfield Road in Watermill announced this week that it will offer Group Performance Training (GPT), a small group training of no more than six people per group, designed to maximize the body’s fat burning ability through circuit training methods.

Group Performance Training is now offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday and Thursday at 8 a.m., and Monday through Thursday at 6 p.m.

Core Dynamics offers a free week trial (up to 2 classes) of GPT for members and offers 4-weeks of GPT for $259.

Offer expires October 31. For more information, call 726-6049 or email the Core Dynamics team at info@coredynamicsgym.com




Adapting to Changing Markets

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By Andrew Rudansky

Over the past 30 years Fishers Home Furnishings has gone through many changes, adapting many times to the changing market. This adaptation has allowed Fishers to remain one of the oldest and most successful remaining family-owned businesses in Sag Harbor.

“Things have really changed a lot around here,” said store co-owner Joel Fisher, “It would look like a different store if you were to look at this place 20 years ago.”

The business was founded in the early 1980‘s by Robert and Susan Fisher, Joel’s parents. The original business was Robert Fisher making and selling handcrafted furniture out of a converted artist studio in his backyard on Glover Street. Things started out small, with Robert Fisher doing all of the manual labor himself and most of the business being done through referrals around the neighborhood.

“It was a one man operation,” said Joel, who now owns and runs the business. “He had a real love for the furniture and the craft aspect of that, and he sort of moved into the retail.”

Eventually Robert bought his first retail space on Main Street in Sag Harbor. Soon after, in 1990, he moved the business once again to its current home at 144 Main Street. Over this span of time the store turned away from selling the hand crafted furniture and dealt mostly in antiques.
Joel said his parents would travel around the country and across the Atlantic to find furniture to stock their showrooms, specializing in European country pine antiques.

Robert, now retired, has slowly turned over most of the duties to his son in the past few years. Today the business no longer deals in antiques, having sold the last of them only a short time ago.

Instead Fishers Home Furnishings deals with a mixture of newly fabricated goods and repurposed furniture.

“There was the antiques, but then that market kind of dried up and the demand started moving towards more reproductions,” said Joel who added that the change in tastes, competition and the local demographics made changing the store’s inventory an imperative.

“When [Robert Fisher] started the business there were only a few furniture businesses out here, there might have been, on the whole South Fork, maybe 20,” said Joel, “and now there are probably 20 in Sag Harbor alone.”

In order to survive in a crowded market, Fishers had to change its business model, switching away from antiques and towards other sources of revenue.

In addition to being part owner Joel is also the shop manager, creating much of the furniture made for the store. Fishers has its own in-house workshop in the basement of their retail space, allowing the business to create its own furniture to order. Much like his father did 30 years ago,

Joel is carrying on the tradition of hand crafted furniture at Fishers.

In the shop, Joel and his staff can offer unique furniture, special one-off orders, and antique restoration.

“We can differentiate ourselves from everybody else by still offering all of that in-house stuff,” said Joel. “It’s the fun aspect of the business, to work with costumers.”

Many of the unique pieces Fishers makes are crafted from reclaimed material such as wood from barns and old doors. He says that these repurposed products in his store have become popular as of late because of the unique character of each individual piece.

“It is nice to reuse the material instead of it ending up in a landfill, and it has a particular characteristic that you can’t find elsewhere,” he said.

The store also specializes in upholstery, selling the fabric in store and contracting out the upholstering for custom projects. Joel said he has the ability to take any custom plan from a customer and deliver a finished quality product in a matter of weeks.

It is these custom pieces and upholstery work, along with furniture repair, that now makes up a significant portion of Fishers’ business according to Joel.

While the store has seen many changes in its inventory and business model, some things stay the same for Fishers.

“We have had a lot of long time employees, we have employees that have been here on average 15 years,” said Joel, “and we definitely have costumers who come back to us for years.”

This month, Fishers will be holding its annual “Spring Sale,” where everything in the store is 20 to 60 percent off.

Additionally, upholstery orders are 20 percent off and custom orders from the workshop are 10 percent off.

Joel said he doesn’t see the store going anywhere anytime soon, but he is aware that a change to the store’s business model and inventory could once again be necessary.

“I would be surprised if we didn’t change again,” he said.