Business Briefs for September 24, 2020

Ashley Fresa has been named one of the "30 Under 30" by the Long Island Business News.

Oktoberfest Specials at Townline BBQ and Rowdy Hall

Townline BBQ, 3593 Montauk Highway in Sagaponack, will offer Oktoberfest specials through October 4, as will Rowdy Hall, 10 Main Street in East Hampton.

At Townline, a giant Bavarian pretzel, with special growlers of Shiner Okotoberfest and Schflay Pumpkin ale, will be available throughout the two weeks, as will a curated selection of Oktoberfest beers. Other specials, available for in-house dining or to-go at different times throughout the Oktoberfest celebration, smoked pork chop Chourcoute with sauerkraut, potatoes, onions, bacon and whole grain mustard and Haxen, also known as smoked pork shank, with maple sweet potatoes.

For more information, call 631-537-2271 or visit

At Rowdy Hall, through Monday, September 28, the restaurant will offer a special entrée of knockwurst, bratwurst and bockwurst with German potato salad, sauerkraut and mustard as well as a German butter pound cake with lemon cardamom glaze, quark cream and candied lemon. October 2 through October 4, the special entrée will be Kassier Tippchen with potato pancake and applesauce with a Black Forest torte with cherry compote, whipped cream and chocolate curls available for desert.

For more information, call 631-324-8555 or visit

Suffolk Federal Riverhead Branch Supports Ecological Cultural Initiative

In an effort to support the charitable work of local organizations that serve the areas of Suffolk Federal branch locations, the credit union has identified nonprofit organizations it wants to support. In Riverhead, Branch Manager Debra Castro presented a $1,000 contribution to The Ecological Culture Initiative.

“The Ecological Culture Initiative is such an important part of the Hampton Bays community that is preserving the ecosystem of our neighborhood,” said Ms. Castro. “Working with nature, educating our community on growing organically and donating local produce and herbs to food pantries are just a few of the examples on how they are making a difference. At Suffolk Federal, we are proud to support them and their efforts.”

“Thank you so much to Suffolk Federal for the generous support and for acknowledging the work we are doing,” said Jeff Shultz, director of public relations of The Ecological Culture Initiative. “This donation will go towards a future greenhouse, rain barrels, informational garden signs and garden tools.”

Founded in 2016, The Ecological Culture Initiative is a local non-profit that develops environmental programming and field projects in collaboration with community groups, culture institutions and government. For more information, visit

Fresa Honored by Long Island Business News

WordHampton Public Relations Inc.’s account executive, Ashley Fresa, was honored with the 30 Under 30 Award from Long Island Business News at the virtual awards event on Thursday, September 10. The 30 Under 30 awards honor the bright and dynamic young professionals who are under the age of 30, who contribute to the Long Island community through public service and who have made significant strides in business. Ms. Fresa was among a select group of 30 young professionals on Long Island to receive the honor.

Ms. Fresa, a PR account executive, joined the WordHampton team in 2015. Her past and present clients include Lessing’s Hospitality Group, Honest Man Restaurant Group, Spirit’s Promise Equine Rescue, Katy’s Courage, and many more. In May 2018, she received the Rising Star Award from the Public Relations Professionals of Long Island. As a graduate of Johnson & Wales University, she earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing in 2014, and is now the lead on social media at WordHampton Public Relations while managing a myriad of her own clients.

For more information, contact WordHampton Public Relations at (631) 329-0500 or visit