The format of the event, open to the public, was inspired by

the Museum’s popular PechaKucha Night Hamptons


WATER MILL, NY, 1/4/2023On Friday, January 13 from 6–7:30pm, the Parrish Art Museum hosts   BizShine–a new program where local business leaders tell their stories in pithy five-minute presentations. At this creative format, inspired by the Museum’s popular PechaKucha Night Hamptons, five professionals who live and work on the East End of Long Island will share insights into their unique journey, broaching topics including doing business in a seasonal community, creating a brand identity, navigating key business decisions, failing forward, and stretching oneself.

The speakers are Dale Novick, Peter Sabbeth, Amy Cherry-Abitbol, Marc A. Chiffert, and Sylvia Wong. Part storytelling and part workshop, BizShine includes Q&A session with the presenters and informal table conversations for guests to meet one another, discuss ideas and brainstorm on new strategies.

The event is open to the public; advance ticket purchase with pre-event registration is highly recommended. Tickets $ 16 Adults | $10 Seniors, Member’s Guests | $5 Parrish Member | Free for Parrish Business Members, Students, Children


Dale Novick, Dale Novick, Ltd., Southampton

Dale Novick is an American fine jewelry designer based in New York and Los Angeles. With a degree in art history from Cornell University, she combined her knowledge of fine and decorative arts with her art education at Sotheby’s Institute in London, to create Dale Novick Ltd.

After years living and working in the arts in Europe, Novick moved to Rio de Janeiro. Almost immediately after the launch of her business, Town and Country Magazine published a piece on her work that set the brand and business in motion. Novick’s work—covered repeatedly in high fashion magazines including InStyle, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and Vanity Fair—reflects a respect for clean, organic, architectural, and colorful pieces favored by fans from busy executives to Fashionistas, and by the fashion, art, film, and television industry. Her products are available at Ralph Lauren, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Moda Operandi, Serenella, Grayson De Vere, and others.


Peter Sabbeth, Partner, Oza Sabbeth Architects, Bridgehampton

Peter Sabbeth was a fine art painter in the mid ‘90s when he first started designing and building loft spaces in Brooklyn’s Dumbo neighborhood. In 2008, he moved east and founded Modern Green Home, where he helped transform the “traditional” Hamptons building industry through dozens of modern, sustainable projects. In 2014, Sabbeth met Nilay, and their common passion for both design and construction led to a fast friendship and ultimately partnership in 2015. He is a graduate of Tufts University, a 9-year member of the US Green Building Council, skateboard designer, trans-oceanic sailor, tea crafter, and father of two boys. He lives in Sag Harbor.


Amy Cherry-Abitbol, Founder and CEO, Shou Sugi Ban House, Watermill

Amy Cherry-Abitbol is the creative force behind Shou Sugi Ban House, the first boutique wellness destination in the Hamptons, blending global wellness philosophies with state-of-the-art practices in an environment that embodies quiet luxury. Following a successful career as an attorney at firms in the U.S. and Japan, Cherry-Abitbol attended Harvard Business School’s “New Paths” program for women seeking to explore new opportunities. That was the catalyst for her inspired transition that combined her interests in health, wellness and design to create Shou Sugi Ban House. Photo: Fredrika Stjärne. 


Marc A. Chiffert, Chiffert Architectural Engineering and Construction Services, Southampton

Marc A Chiffert, was born in France, raised in Brazil, educated in Canada, and moved to the US in 1983.  Marc grew up in an art family, where his mother was an international art dealer specializing in French and Israeli contemporary art, and later Brazilian art. His mother ran Gallerie Vendome in Fairfield County for 20 years. By Profession, Chiffert is an NYS licensed engineer with a professional architectural engineering practice in Southampton.  He is also the Co-Chairperson of the Southampton Village Planning Commission and a member of the Town of Southampton Licensing Review Board. Chiffer, who leads exhibition tours at the Museum as a docent, sits on various boards, including the Friends of McGill University. 


Sylvia Wong, Owner, The Roundtree, Amagansett

Sylvia Wong is the owner of The Roundtree, a Small Luxury Hotel property that opened in Amagansett in 2020.  After a decades long career as a corporate attorney, first at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, a New York City law firm, and then at IBM’s Armonk and Asia offices. In 2015 she joined the Board of Directors of WTI, Inc., a private investment firm, and has been working closely with it to identify, evaluate and negotiate real estate investments. Wong’s love for travel and her wonderful memories of her many trips inspired her to open The Roundtree. Her goal was to create a stylish yet understated home-away-from-home where guests who come to explore the beauty of the East End receive unobtrusive, bespoke service.


Support for BizShine is provided by Business Council Members: Emil K. Everett, New Amsterdam, LLC; Erik Fredrickson, Fredrickson Consulting Group (Council Chair); Nadine Homann, NH Design Studios, Inc.; Diana Pepi Stott, Pepi Design Group, LLC; Lisa Saladino, The Hackett Group, Merrill Lynch; Joyce Siegel, Joyce’s Art Walk; Linda A Smith, Linda A. Smith Associates. 


Inspired by the natural setting an artistic life of Long Island’s East End, the Parrish Art Museum illuminates the creative process and how art and artists transform our experiences and understanding of the world and how we live in it. The Museum fosters connections among individuals, art, and artists through care and interpretation of the collection, presentation of exhibitions, publications, educational initiatives, programs, and artists-in-residence. The Parrish is a center for cultural engagement, an inspiration and destination for the region, the nation, and the world. 




AAQ / Resource: Ben Krupinski Builder