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Local Business Notes

Chamber Goes Yachting

The East Hampton Chamber of Commerce will hold its July happy hour and mixer on Tuesday starting at 5 p.m. on a yacht supplied by Charles Charters. Steven Ringel, the chamber’s executive director, will inform guests of “summer doings and other pending projects,” and complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served courtesy of the Golden Pear. Admission is $10 for nonmembers, free for members. 

Charles Charters was started four years ago in Palm Beach, Fla., by Charles Giambalvo, a Long Island native, and his wife, Karen. This year they followed their snowbird clients home for a summer on the South Fork.

Rent a Chauffeur

Brian Pfund is opening an on-demand chauffeur service for those carefree and convenient nights out. Drivers can be rented by the hour and will wait for you while you enjoy your night, or take your car on any errands you might need and return to pick you up. 

Drivers can be rented for $40 per hour. “It’s cheaper than, say, Uber or Lyft,” Mr. Pfund said. “If you were to, say, go from Sag Harbor to Montauk, the ride would be $100 each way, so if you’re going out for four hours, this is cheaper.” 

Reservations can be made by calling 631-823-2338 or emailing