Keeping Account 08.15.13

Local business news
With the S.S. Crown Adornia behind them, models showed off looks from Adornia and 6 Shore Road during a sailing party that pulled into Fort Pond Bay in front of the Navy Beach restaurant on Aug. 3. Stephanie Jensen

MindBody the Best
    For the second time, MindBody, an international tech company serving the health, beauty, and fitness industries with offices at Red Horse Plaza in East Hampton, is among “The 100 Best Places to Work” as ranked by Outside magazine. The magazine’s 2013 list puts MindBody, based in San Luis Obispo, Calif., at No. 56.
    The magazine cited the company’s encouragement of employees’ personal and professional growth and regular delivery of locally grown fruits and vegetables to its San Luis Obispo headquarters. In East Hampton, staffers enjoy perks such as onsite subsidized massage, the option to have a standing desk, paid time off, a team member referral program, paid benefits, and a matching 401(k) program.
    In addition to free and regular yoga and personal training classes, a monthly wellness voucher program grants employees $50 worth of products or services from participating businesses that use MindBody’s software, including Kama Deva Yoga in East Hampton.

Paraco Acquisition
    Paraco Gas Corporation, based on Springs-Fireplace Road in East Hampton, has acquired the Long Island customer base of AmeriGas. With the acquisition, Paraco Gas, which has 80-plus employees on Long Island and propane plants in Bay Shore, Bohemia, and Riverhead, will have 40,000 customers in Suffolk and Nassau Counties, including 12,000 customer accounts purchased from AmeriGas. The acquisition, which closed on Aug. 8, affects residential, commercial, and industrial customers throughout the South Fork.
    Joseph Armentano, Paraco Gas Corp’s chief executive officer, said that AmeriGas customers were ensured a seamless process. “Paraco Gas has been serving propane customers on Long Island for over 35 years,” Mr. Armentano said in a statement. “We have expanded our customer base through both organic growth and numerous acquisitions. Paraco is large enough to provide the best value in propane products and services; yet, because we are driven by our family-owned and operated principles, we are able to serve our customers with the highest-quality personal service and attention.”
    Paraco Gas supports organizations on Long Island including the Long Island Walk for Breast Cancer, Give 2 The Troops Foundation, and Nassau County Fire Academy, among other civic, youth, and community groups.

Ahoy! Fashion Yacht Ashore
    Fashion trucks, like food trucks and single-season pop-up boutiques, seem to be all the rage, but it’s not every week a fashion yacht pulls up to these shores. On Saturday, one will.
    The S.S. Crown Adornia, a luxury catamaran-turned-pop-up-shop, will dock at the Montauk Yacht Club then set sail for Navy Beach restaurant on Fort Pond Bay. On board, 6 Shore Road, a women’s wear label “known for swimwear and transitional beach-to-bar silhouettes,” and Adornia, an online contemporary luxury jewelry shop, will show pieces from their latest collections and “dole out summer styling tips” to guests, according to a release.
    The two companies were also in Montauk aboard the S.S. Crown Adornia on Aug. 3, when Adornia showed jewels from its Palms collection and 6 Shore Road celebrated the launch of a new beach bag collection.
    The pop-up sailing party Saturday will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the yacht club, then depart for Navy Beach at 3 p.m. The catamaran will be anchored offshore there from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Guests can ride between the yacht club and the restaurant on a space-available basis, and there will also be a dinghy ushering people back and forth from the boat to the shore at Navy Beach.
    Adornia’s founders, Becca Aronson and Moran Amir, and Pooja Kharbanda, the designer behind 6 Shore Road, will be in attendance and there will be complimentary Chandon champagne.