Business: Haweeli Honored, Career Accelerator, Hot Tunes at Townline, Luxury Liner Summer Schedule

Steve Haweeli
Steve Haweeli

Steve Haweeli Honored By Executive Circle Award

Steve Haweeli recently added another piece of hardware to his mantle.

Last month, the founder and president of WordHampton Public Relations in East Hampton won the Executive Circle Award from Long Island Business News, which celebrates senior-level executives who “consistently demonstrate remarkable leadership skills, integrity, values, vision, commitment to excellence, company performance, community service and diversity,” according to a press release.

Established in 1992, WordHampton Public Relations is an award-winning agency on the East End, representing signature hospitality, real estate and lifestyle businesses throughout the metropolitan area.

“Their mission is to build client reputations and revenues,” the release said. “This is done through strategic and creative thinking, deep media relationships, social media savvy and client partnering.”

For more information, call (631) 329-0500 or visit

Sag Harbor Resident Leads Online Career Accelerator Class

For the last 20 years, Laurel Donnellan has developed and validated her career transformation method. And now, she is ready to share it with the public — or, more specifically, the East End.

The Sag Harbor resident will use her system as the foundation of “Pivot with Purpose: Career Accelerator,” a live, online program for college students, recent grads and professionals, or “anyone that is looking for a new career direction, a more meaningful career path, or for ways to leave a legacy,” according to a press release.

“The goal of the ‘Pivot with Purpose’ program is to inspire participants to generate exciting new options for remarkable work that is financially, emotionally and intellectually sustainable,” explained Donnellan, founder of the Compassionate Leaders Circle.

In partnership with SC Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, Donnellan and her partner, Kelly Dwyer, will host the eight-week program, which begins June 11, and offer a $200 discount for all local residents who participate.

“We guide people to their soul work,” Kelly Dwyer, senior faculty at the Compassionate Leaders Circle, said in a press release. “Finding a career path that speaks to the truest expression of your soul requires a plan and this web-based course will help you develop that plan.”

Students will learn to identify their “pivot type” and, using the Donnellan Method, focus on lessons from their past, address areas for growth in their present, and establish habits for optimal future success.

The course is one of several programs available through the Compassionate Leaders Circle, “all aimed at developing compassionate leaders who acknowledge our universal interconnectedness and use their influence to make a positive impact on others and the planet,” the release said.

“In today’s world, we all have an opportunity to be compassionate leaders and to be most effective in this role, one must first find their true purpose and pivot to a career that is most aligned with their soul,” Donnellan said.

East End residents can use the code “LOCALS200” for a $200 discount on the course, which will run every Tuesday, with opportunities to watch videos of any missed sessions. For more information, visit

Smokin’ Hot Tunes: Bands, Brews and BBQ on Fridays at Townline

What goes better with cold beer than live music?

Townline BBQ, located at 3593 Townline Road in Sagaponack, isn’t sure — which is why the “Bands, Brews & BBQ” concert series is as strong as ever.

This month, Born & Raised will kick off the festivities on Friday, June 7 — with an encore on July 12 — followed by Out East on June 21, Jake Lear on June 28, and Ray Red on July 5.

Happy hour specials include half-price pint cooler specials and cocktails on tap, $4 Modelo cans, $4 Dealer’s Choice drafts, $6 wings, $7.50 giant pretzels with mustard, and more.

For additional information, call (631) 537-2271 or visit

Popup Florist & The Elk Open New Space in Montauk

Popup Florist and The Elk have partnered with Cynthia Rowley to open Coffee and Flowers, a new retail space, in Montauk for the summer — a place to pick up a floral arrangement, a signature brew and, perhaps, a tasty treat while going to or coming from the beach.

“Kelsie Hayes, founder of popular floral design company Popup Florist, and Claire Chan, owner of New York-based specialty coffee shop The Elk, have been friends for several years and are excited to head out east together,” a press release said. “The Elk was the location of Kelsie’s first pop-up, making the new venture a natural collaboration.”

Coffee & Flowers is located at 696 Montauk Highway in Montauk, outside of Cynthia Rowley’s store. Hours of operation are Thursday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and daily starting in July. For more information, visit

Hampton Luxury Liner Tweaks Summertime Schedules

Hampton Luxury Liner, a coach bus service from Manhattan to Montauk, is doing a few things differently this summer.

“The biggest complaint we had last year was having to stop in Westhampton, Hampton Bays, or Sag Harbor, because it’s out of the way and makes the trip longer,” according to Mark J. Vigliante, president and CEO. “So, bottom line, we listened and adjusted because we want to give the customer what they want: a shorter trip and more express buses.”

The new Sag Harbor line will pick up passengers in New York before making stops in Westhampton, East Quogue — the latest addition — Hampton Bays and its terminus. The Montauk line will also start in the city, followed by stops in Southampton, Water Mill, Bridgehampton, Wainscott, East Hampton and Amagansett, before reaching its final destination.

For more information, visit