Keeping Account 08.02.12

Local business news

New Owners for UPS Store
    The UPS Store at 81 Newtown Lane in East Hampton Village is under new ownership. Chet Borgida, a retired financial executive, has taken over the store with his wife, Susan, a senior executive for a healthcare management firm.
    This is the couple’s first entrepreneurial venture. They plan to expand their services to include online printing and other business services. Greg Simmons will stay on as manager and Diane Peralta as assistant manager.
    Mr. Borgida has been an East Hampton homeowner since 1983.

Jewelry Appraisals
    Christie’s, the international auction house, is sending its New York jewelry specialist Jennifer Rosenthal here this weekend to appraise fine jewelry and to accept some pieces for upcoming auctions.
    Ms. Rosenthal will be at the East Hampton office of Brown Harris Stevens, 27 Main Street, from 4 to 7 p.m. tomorrow and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Brown Harris Stevens and Christie’s are affiliates.

Courage to Be Benevolent
    Through tomorrow, Courage.b, a women’s clothing boutique, will donate 15 percent of all online and in-store sales at its Southampton location to Same Sky, a fair-trade jewelry company. Courage.b has stores on Main Street in East Hampton and Job’s Lane in Southampton.
    On Saturday, a cocktail party and trunk show at the East Hampton store will feature Same Sky’s collection of necklaces and bracelets hand-crocheted by women in Africa. Those who plan to attend have been asked to e-mail easthampton@courageb.com.

Island Hopping
    Kailani, a boutique on Montauk Highway in Montauk, is teaming up with machinemachine and Halele’a Gallery of Kauai, Hawaii, for a shopping event at Kailani on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. “Island Hopping: From Kauai to Montauk” will feature jewelry from Halele’a Gallery and other designers, new dress styles all hand-sewn on the island of Kauai, and machinemachine’s vintage-inspired trucker hats.

New Face at MKL
    Robert Lubin has joined MKL Construction in East Hampton, a family business spanning three generations, as head of business development. Mr. Lubin, who has lived in East Hampton for 10 years, previously worked in financial sales and trading. He also worked as a licensed real estate agent before deciding to further pursue real estate and construction.