Business Briefs for August 27, 2020

Dr. Nazir Lone

Hampton Classic Horse Show to Present Virtual Boutique Garden

The Hampton Classic, or at least its popular boutique, is back — virtually speaking.
With the cancellation of this year’s Hampton Classic Horse Show, Classic fans will still be able to shop the Classic’s Boutique Garden. From Sunday, August 30, through Sunday, September 6, the Classic will host a virtual Boutique Garden, featuring nearly 40 of the show’s onsite shops and boutiques.

The shopping experience will be available at the shopping page on the Classic’s website, A preview of all items vendors are offering for sale will be available as of Friday, August 28, with sales starting on Sunday, August 30. All participating shops will offer a 10-percent discount for those who use the code HC2020 at check-out.

“When we announced the cancellation of this year’s Hampton Classic, I heard from almost as many people about missing out on the shopping as I did from those who were sad about missing the beautiful horses,” said Shanette Cohen, executive director of the Hampton Classic. “Shopping is a major highlight at the Hampton Classic, and I’m so thrilled that we have found a way to offer it this year despite the fact that we won’t be there in person.

“In addition to providing a chance to shop some of the amazing boutiques found at the Classic, this is also a great way to help support the many small businesses who are missing out on the chance to showcase their products at the Hampton Classic, as well as at other horse shows throughout 2020,” she added. “It’s also a good way to support the Hampton Classic, a 501(c)3 non-profit. Each vendor will be making a 15-percent donation to the show for purchases made through the virtual boutique garden and this will play a role in helping the Classic survive 2020 and return in its traditional way in 2021.”

For more information, visit the Hampton Classic website at or call (631) 537-3177.

Dr. Nazir Lone Joins PBMC As Pulmonologist

Peconic Bay Medical Center (PBMC) announced earlier this month it has hired Dr. Nazir Lone, a pulmonologist and critical care medicine specialist, to expand access to services across Long Island’s East End.

Prior to joining Peconic Bay Medical Center’s team, Dr. Lone was a faculty pulmonary and critical care medicine physician at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, New York. Dr. Lone completed medical school at Government Medical College, Jammu, a premier institute of Jammu and Kashmir in India, and also has a master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He did both his residency and his pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship at the University of Missouri.

Dr. Lone will also be able to serve the Corey Critical Care Pavilion, which opened in January. The $67.8 million facility, which also includes the Kanas Regional Heart Center, features a rooftop helipad as well as a 16-bed intensive and cardiac care unit.

“Ever since Northwell Health has begun working with Peconic Bay Medical Center, we have been able to bring many lifesaving medical services to our community members on the East End,” said Andrew Mitchell, PBMC’s president and CEO. “Dr. Lone’s expertise is an asset and having that available so people don’t have to travel far from home is critical.”

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 631-722-4400.