Business Briefs for December 17, 2020

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Holiday Gift Table At The Parrish Art Museum

Through December 24, the Parrish Art Museum shop in Water Mill will offer a Holiday Gift table just inside the lobby, with new holiday items. The Holiday Gift Table, which will be set up in addition to the full Gift Shop at the Museum, will be open during regular gallery hours, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Monday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Friday. There is no admission fee for visitors to the Shops.

Holiday gifts include fanciful holiday décor items like elegant white snow globes, unique ornaments, wrapped double wick candles and diffusers in holiday scents including Black Forest, Winter Frost, and Peppermint Bark, packaged soaps and glass dishes in pine, floral, and sugar plum patterns and scents, festive jigsaw puzzles and more.

The Museum Shop will continue to offer its full inventory of art books and supplies; jewelry and scarves; games, toys, and puzzles; and more.

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Stop & Shop Seeks To Fill More Than 5,000 Positions

Stop & Shop is looking to fill more than 5,000 positions across its stores, home delivery and distribution centers. Applicants interested in rewarding careers with a thriving company can apply online at for immediate consideration.

The available positions across New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island are permanent and include store roles in bakery, deli, grocery, seafood, produce, front end, night crew and online pickup. Stop & Shop is also hiring home delivery drivers and shoppers, as well as selectors at its distribution centers.

These 5,000 new positions are in addition to the 5,000 Stop & Shop sought to fill at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March. In total, Stop & Shop has invested more than $121 million in its people throughout the pandemic in extended healthcare and leave benefits, which included offering paid time off for any associate who must quarantine, as well as access to PPE and other measures to help keep them safe.

“As we continue to expand our e-commerce capacity, and work to deliver a great in-store experience, we’re looking for more team members who want to join our business,” Senior Vice President of Human Resources Maria Silvestri. “We’re happy to be able to offer professional opportunities with stability for the many whose jobs may have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Maka Salon Gifts Percentage Of Proceeds To Stony Brook Southampton Hospital
Maka Salon Spa at The John Dillion Salon, 16 Hill Street in Southampton, announced earlier this month it would donate a portion of proceeds from sales in December to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.

“We are delighted to contribute to our wonderful hospital in support of all their efforts to care for our community during this challenging time, and their hard work to treat and save lives during this COVID-19 pandemic in the East End,” said Maka Nikachadze, owner of Maka Salon Spa, located in Southampton and formerly in Brooklyn.

Maka Salon Spa offers a wide variety of services by expert, licensed aestheticians. Clients can take a break from their long work schedules and enjoy a nurturing facial, a revitalizing massage, a full array of nail and hair care treatments including laser hair removal. The salon offers Botox, facial fillers, carboxytherapy, lip augmentation, eyelash extensions, and makeup applications. To ensure timely and professional beauty services for every guest, the salon enforces an appointment-only policy.

For more information, or to make an appointment, call 718-975-7777 or visit

Southampton Inn Owner Named To Top 50 Women in Business

Dede Gotthelf, the owner of the Southampton Inn, has been named one of Long Island Business News’ Top Women in Business for 2020.

Ms. Gotthelf is on the boards of the Southampton History Museum, Pianofest of the Hamptons, and Southampton Village Business Revitalization Committee. She also opens her business and home to support local charities such as Peconic Land Trust, Southampton Cultural Center, and The Southampton Animal Shelter (where she recently adopted the Inn’s concierge cat, Rupert Clyde).

During the early days of COVID-19, she closed the Inn to all outside guests to house essential workers from Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. After reopening in accordance with CDC guidelines, (and with several sterile-light UVC sanitizing lights to protect guests and employees), the Southampton Inn continues to offer a family and pet friendly, sustainable and Hamptons getaway year-round.

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