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WordHampton PR President Honored

Long Island Business News honored Steve Haweeli, founder and president of WordHampton, with the Executive Circle Award at its awards luncheon on May 16.

The Executive Circle Award celebrates senior level executives who consistently demonstrate remarkable leadership skills, integrity, values, vision, commitment to excellence, company performance, community service, and diversity. For more details, visit

Animal Rescue Fund Donation

Suffolk Federal Credit Union recently contributed $1000 to the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons in an effort to support the charitable work of local organizations that serve the areas of Suffolk Federal branch locations.

“The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons’ work is guided by three core values: compassion, integrity, and dedication,” Vincent Hardalo, the branch manager of Suffolk Federal, said. “We are extremely happy to be able to assist their efforts and do our part.”

Sag Harbor Books

Sag Harbor Books, founded and operated by local resident and bookseller Daniel Hirsch, is now open at 7 Main Street in Sag Harbor.

The store sells both new and rare books as well as other collectibles. Sag Harbor Books is Hirsch’s second bookstore on the East End: In 2014, he opened Southampton Books in Southampton Village, which he still owns and operates. Visit to learn more.

New Lifestyle Store

Founded by two sisters, Hidden Gem, at 47B Jobs Lane, is a home decor and lifestyle shop popping up in Southampton. The store carries a collection of art, pottery, handcrafted toys, and accessories that are “genuinely true to what ‘beach life’ is all about,” states the website.

To find out more, visit

Paintball Networking

The Riverhead Chamber of Commerce will host an After-Hours Paintball Networking event at the Long Island Sports Park on June 25 from 5 to 7 PM.

Admission for paintball, food, and beverage is $45 for members and their guests, $50 for non-Riverhead Chamber members, and $60 for walk-ins without registration. For general admission, which just includes food and beverage, tickets are $10 for members and their guests, $15 for non-members, and $20 for walk-ins.

For more information, visit

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