Archive for 2017

Small Thanks, Big Rewards Now Available from Google

Google, long thought of the innovators of digital marketing, also has plenty of neat Easter Eggs available as rewards for businesses utilizing its services. A case in point is the “Small Thanks with Google” promotion, in which businesses can generate a multitude of images and promotional materials displaying some of their top user Google reviews. Entering your business on will display a customizable toolkit in which you can select specific snippets of your business’ reviews, customize a theme and color scheme,…

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BSR&B Attorney First In Region to Earn Certified Elder Law Attorney Status

Richard Shapiro, J.D., a partner with the Hudson Valley law firm Blustein, Shapiro, Rich & Barone, LLP, has become a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA). With this designation, Shapiro becomes the only Certified Elder Law Attorney whose primary office is based in Orange, Sullivan, Dutchess, or Ulster counties. “I’ve dedicated my legal career to helping families secure their futures so that their long-term care needs can be met and their legacies can be protected,” said Shapiro. “Earning this certification will provide a measure of…

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Seminar to Help Seniors Plan for Long-Term Care

Blustein, Shapiro, Rich & Barone, LLP Partner Austin DuBois and 1 Call Care Management President Barbara Wilhelmy are hosting a free workshop, “Seniors: How to get the Care you Need Without Going Broke,” on Wednesday, Nov. 29 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the BSR&B Education Center in Goshen. “The rising costs of long-term care can be crippling to those in need, as well as their families,” said DuBois, an experienced estate planning attorney who helps people protect their assets from…

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OC Citizens hosts OC Executive Candidates’ Debate

The Orange County Citizens Foundation has announced that the 2017 County Executive Candidates’ Debate, moderated by Larry Force, will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at Twin Towers Middle School from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The evening will feature incumbent Steve Neuhaus and challenger Patrick Davis (biographies below). The candidates’ debate – presented by the Orange County Citizens Foundation in cooperation with the Orange County Arts Council, Orange County Chamber of Commerce, Orange County Land Trust, Leadership Orange, and Orange County…

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AIM at MMC Draws Collectors, Enthusiasts, Hall of Famers

The second annual Art In Motion Concours d‘Elegance of Speed and Power at Monticello Motor Club Oct. 6-Oct. 8 drew an exclusive crowd of notable collectors, restorers, racing legends, and enthusiasts to the Sullivan County Catskills. Some of the most significant and prestigious sports and racing cars ever produced joined the concours field, including cars from Bruce Canepa, a legend in the worlds of both racing and collector cars, and Sergio de la Vega. Even Horacio Pagani, the founder of the Italian…

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Ryan Eller, president and chief executive officer of Empire Resorts, Inc., will be a featured speaker at this year’s Annual Meeting on October 5 at The Sullivan Event Center in Rock Hill, N.Y. Mr. Eller, who is overseeing the development of Resorts World Catskills (set to open March 2018 in the Town of Thompson), has extensive experience in the design, development, and operation of many casinos and video gaming machine facilities, including the Monticello Casino & Raceway. Before joining Empire, Mr. Eller…

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Gary Silver to be honored with Distinguished Service Award The Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development has announced that Les Kristt, president of Kristt Kelly Office Systems, Corp., will be honored as its 2017 Walter A. Rhulen Award recipient at this year’s Annual Meeting on October 5 at The Sullivan Event Center in Rock Hill. Additionally, the Partnership will recognize Gary Silver, a partner with Billig, Loughlin & Silver, LLP and a member of the Partnership Board of Directors, as its Distinguished…

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EverCare Website Wins Gold DotCOMM Award

EverCare, a non-profit providing Managed Long-Term Care Plan, Certified Home Health Agency, and Adult Social Day Program services in the Hudson Valley, has been honored with a Gold DotCOMM award for its new website design. The dotCOMM Awards, administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, is an international competition honoring excellence in web creativity and digital communication. The competition is unique in that it re􀃓ects the role of creatives in the dynamic web that is transforming how we market and…

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Hudson Valley Marketing Firm Wins Multiple 2017 dotCOMM Awards

Hudson Valley marketing and public relations firm Media Solstice has won two dotCOMM awards for its website development efforts on behalf of regional businesses Monticello Motor Club and EverCare. Media Solstice earned a Platinum award for its website design for Monticello Motor Club, North America’s premier automotive country club and private race track, and a Gold award for the development of Evercare’s website. EverCare is a non-profit healthcare organization serving the needs of those across Orange, Rockland, and Dutchess counties. Media Solstice…

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Google Partners Get Results – Part 2

We’re back with part two of our Google Partners Get Results series, following up on why working with a GOOGLE PARTNER is so important to your digital marketing efforts. As a reminder, by selecting a Google Partner, you’ve selected a marketing team that has been approved by Google for its product knowledge. You’ll have access to Google offers, reporting, and events only provided to its Partners. But what about the results? The proof is in the pudding, they say. This time, we’re…

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