Business Briefs: BNB CEO Honored, Elements Opens New Studio, Benech Comes to Marders, SeaTow Montauk Has New Owner

Kevin O'Connor - BNB
BNB CEO Kevin O'Connor. Jim Lennon photograph.
Kevin O'Connor - BNB
BNB CEO Kevin O’Connor. Jim Lennon photograph.

The President and CEO of Bridgehampton National Bank, Kevin M. O’Connor will be recognized at the Suffolk Community College Foundation’s 33rd Annual Golf Classic on Monday, August 22 at the Hamlet Golf and Country Club in Commack.

Mr. O’Connor is a Suffolk County Community College graduate and alumni of Adelphi University. Registration for the Golf Classic will include 18 holes of golf, use of the driving range and putting green, golf carts, a full lunch, cocktail reception and awards dinner.

“Early Birdie” registration is $300 per golfer or $1,100 per foursome and payments are due by July 25. After July 25, registration will be $325 per golfer and $1,200 per foursome. All proceeds from the Golf Classic go toward need and merit-based scholarships, emergency student-loans and quality academic enrichment programs for SCCC students.

“Kevin O’Connor is committed to making a difference in our students’ lives,” said Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay. “As a Suffolk graduate, Kevin has gone from the classroom to the boardroom and nurtured a culture of purpose and commitment to the community at large. We thank Kevin for helping the college’s foundation and our students.”

To register for the Golf Classic, visit

Elements Fitness
Elements Fitness Studio’s new space on Newtown Lane.

Elements Fitness Studio Grand Opening and Hotel Pop Ups

Tired of your old workout routine? Elements Fitness Studio, a popular workout destination that combines barre and dance was founded by Andrea Fornarola Hunsberger and recently opened a new location at 68 Newtown Lane in East Hampton. Elements Fitness Studio will be offering several hotel pop ups this summer.

On Friday, July 15 at their new location at 11 a.m. they will be hosting a grand opening with brunch, mimosas and light bites. They will also be raffling off class packages and hosting a trunk show.

Their newest location is three stories and 1800 square feet. There is a boutique and retail store inside that has high end athletic and athleisure wear with brands like Vie Activewear, Vimmia, Prism Sport, Tanya-B Yogawawear, Koral and many more.

Elements will also bringing its classes to local hotels. The Ram’s Head Inn on Shelter Island will host Beachfront Barre and SUP classes and rentals and the Sole East Resort in Montauk will be offering Element Fitness’ signature Power Yoga Flow and Core Conditioning classes on weekends. c/o Maidstone in East Hampton will also be participating in Element Fitness’ health and wellness events this summer.

To see the class schedule and register, visit

Louis Benech, the famous French landscape designer, has partnered with Royal Botania for a collection of outdoor furniture.
Louis Benech, the famous French landscape designer, has partnered with Royal Botania for a collection of outdoor furniture.

Designer Louis Benech Releases Royal Botania Collection

French landscape architect Louis Benech and Royal Botania Co-Founder Frank Boschman will present “Watch and Work,” and book signing on “12 Gardens in France” at Marders,120 Snake Hollow Road in Bridgehampton on Saturday, July 16 at 10 a.m.

Mr. Benech has designed well over 300 park and garden projects worldwide, most famously the Water Theatre at Versailles. His lecture will detail the gardens he has created, in the process exploring different climates, landscapes and plants.

There will be a reception right after the lecture and signing, and the event will celebrate the United States launch of Mr. Benech’s “Nara” outdoor furniture collection that he specially designed for Royal Botania.

For more information, visit

Sea Tow Montauk Under New Ownership

Caption John Kanavy.
Caption John Kanavy.

Sea Tow Services International Inc., a professional on-water assistance provider that has existed since 1983 announced this summer that Sea Tow Montauk is under new ownership. Captain John Kanavy, a devoted sportsman and year-round Montauk resident has taken over the Sea Tow franchise. Sea Tow Montauk services the waters surrounding Montauk and Three Mile Harbor.

“All I’ve ever done is hunt and fish for a living,” said Capt. Kanavy. “I’m a professional fishing guide in Montauk, and I am a duck-hunting guide.” He added that being a fishing boat caption is “generational” in his family, and that his father and grandfather were also fishing boat captains.

“We’re thrilled to have Capt. Kanavy join our family of Sea Tow franchise and operators,” said Capt. Joseph Frohnhoefer III, the CEO of Sea Tow. “His dedication to the Sea Tow spirit of serving others, as well as his love of sportfishing and the outdoors, will ensure that Sea Tow members and other boaters in and around the Montauk area will continue to receive the highest level of professional service should they need on water assistance.”

For more information about Sea Tow Montauk, visit


Kinnaman & Ramaekers Opens Sale of Native American Antiques & Artifact

Kinnaman & Ramaekers, 2466 Main Street in Bridgehampton will have an exhibition and sale of Native American antiques and artifacts, including pottery, rugs, beadwork and jewelry starting July 15 and continuing through July 31. The grouping will feature items from a local collection. For more information, call (631) 537-3838.