Business Beat: Suffolk Bancorp CFO honored with award

Bridge Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for Bridgehampton National Bank, announced the declaration of a quarterly dividend of 23 cents per share in an April 3 press release. The dividend will be payable on April 30 to shareholders of record as of April 17, 2015. 

Brian Finneran, executive vice president and CFO of Suffolk Bancorp and its wholly-owned subsidiary Suffolk County National Bank of Riverhead, was recently awarded a 2015 SmartCEO Executive Management Award. He’s one of 13 CFOs to receive the honor this year and was selected from a pool of more than 100 nominees.

Previously CFO of State Bank of Long Island, Mr. Finneran has been CFO of SCNB since 2012. He’s certified as a risk professional from the Bank Administration Institute and has a Bachelor of Business Arts degree in finance from CUNY/Baruch and a master’s of business administration from Pace University’s Lubin School of Business.

• The North Fork Chamber of Commerce’s next monthly dinner meeting takes place Monday, April 27, at 6 p.m. at Elbows East Restaurant on Kenneys Road in Southold. The guest speaker will be Herb Adler, chairman of Southold Town’s 375th anniversary celebration committee. Members, $28; non-members, $35. Includes a cocktail hour. To RSVP, call 765-3161 or email [email protected].

• The Riverhead Chamber of Commerce will discuss “Proposed Immigration Policy and How it Will Affect Your Business” at its next Eggs & Issues 8 a.m. Thursday, April 30, at Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Riverhead. Guest speaker Christopher Worth, a Riverhead immigration and criminal attorney, will discuss executive actions announced by President Barack Obama in November. Tickets: $15, members; $20, non-members. To reserve, visit, call 727-7600 or email [email protected].

• The Riverhead Chamber of Commerce is accepting reservations from businesses for this year’s East End Employment Expo to be held Thursday, May 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Sea Star Ballroom, adjacent to Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center in Riverhead. Hosted in conjunction with the Riverhead Industrial Development Agency, the expo is open to Riverhead-based employers, chamber members and certified businesses in the Suffolk County Empire Zone. Others can participate for a fee. Registration is first-come, first-served; for forms, call 727-7600 or email [email protected]. The deadline is Thursday, May 14.