Business Beat

07/15/2010 12:00 AM |

Peconic Retreat COURTESY PHOTO
Getting the big picture
Members of the Verizon Telecom Pioneers, a group of company retirees, recently donated a flat-screen television for the residents of the Peconic Retreat senior residence in Cutchogue. From left: Peconic Retreat co-owner Joe Corso and Verizon Telecom Pioneers members Karen Glover, Ann Cummings and Harriet McDonald.

* Allstate Insurance in Jamesport, owned by Heywood Orenstein, has been named a Premier Service Agency for 2010. According to a press release, “This designation, awarded to agents who have consistently demonstrated excellence in delivering an accessible, knowledgeable, and personal customer experience, is being presented to Orenstein for his commitment to putting the customer at the center of his agency’s work.”

* Two local Slow Food East End members were selected as delegates to Terra Madre 2010, “an international conference that gathers sustainable food producers, farmers, cooks, educators and activists from around the world to connect and share,” according to a press release. Jeri Woodhouse of A Taste of the North Fork and Ruth Schultz of North Fork Specialty Kitchen, both in Cutchogue, will attend the conference in October.