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Hudson Valley Marketing Firm Wins Global Creative Competition

Media Solstice, an award-winning Hudson Valley marketing, and public relations firm, has been honored with two Hermes Creative Awards for its work with longtime partners Middletown Medical and Monticello Motor Club. The Hermes Creative Awards presented Media Solstice with a Platinum award – its highest honor – for its physical therapy billboards developed for Middletown Medical, the Hudson Valley’s premier provider of healthcare services. The billboards were part of the medical provider’s larger campaign concept to raise athletes’ awareness of the benefits…

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Media Solstice Wins Two AVA Digital Awards

Award-winning Hudson Valley marketing and public relations firm Media Solstice has recently earned AVA Digital Awards for both its video production and website development efforts on behalf of the Orange County District Attorney’s Office and David M. Hoovler, the Orange County District Attorney. The AVA Digital Awards is an international competition recognizing excellence by creative professionals responsible for the planning, concept, direction, design, and production of digital communication. Entries are judged by industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talent…

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Media Solstice Marketing Now Certified NYS Women-Owned Business Enterprise

Hudson Valley marketing and public relations firm Media Solstice has earned certification as a Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) by the New York State Department of Economic Development, Division of Minority and Women’s Business Development (DMWBD), making it the only agency in the Mid-Hudson to have earned both WBE and Google Partners status. The DMWBD focuses on promoting equality of economic opportunities for MWBEs and eliminating barriers to their participation in state contracts. DMWBD offers increased access to information and opportunities for MWBEs…

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EMPIRE RESORTS PRESIDENT/CEO TO BE GUEST SPEAKER AT SC PARTNERSHIP ANNUAL MEETING

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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SC PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCES LES KRISTT AS 2017 WALTER A. RHULEN AWARD RECIPIENT

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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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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Enjoy Classic Sullivan County Catskills Romance This Valentine’s Day

The Sullivan County Catskills is the perfect place to find whimsical romance this Valentine’s weekend, and the Sullivan County Visitors Association wants to make sure everyone knows it. The organization has put together a digital resource, available on its website at SCVA.net/valentines-day, to help couples avoid the commonality of boxed chocolates and supermarket flowers this year, and plan a truly memorable Valentine’s Day instead. Visitors can use the information available to plan out an entire day – or weekend – from start…

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SCVA Celebrates Successful 2015 at Annual Meeting

The Sullivan County Visitors Association celebrated a fruitful 2015 at its Annual Meeting and Holiday Celebration at The Sullivan in Rock Hill on Thursday, December 4th. The agency hosted representatives from over 180 member businesses, to whom the SCVA presented information on its successes from the past year. Those successes included an estimated revenue of $372.1 million spent by visitors in Sullivan County in 2015 to date, which generated $24.6 million in local taxes for the year. “The success we celebrate today…

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OC Citizens Foundation to Host Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus

The Orange County Citizens Foundation will host an open forum with Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus on Thursday, January 7th, 2016. Neuhaus, who was elected to office in 2013, will speak to attendees about his plans for Orange County before the end of his first term. Topics scheduled for discussion include water infrastructure, land use, economic development, transportation, recreation, waste management, cultural affairs, and healthcare. The “Moving Orange County Forward Forum” will be held at The Seligman Center at the Orange County…

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OCCF Accepting Nominations for 8th Annual Placemaking Conference & Awards

 The Orange County Citizens Foundation is now accepting nominations for its 2016 Placemaking Awards, which will recognize individuals, organizations, projects, and festivals that have contributed to the creation or transformation of public “places” to improve the local community, and have exemplified placemaking concepts and practices. Awards will be presented at the Citizens Foundation’s Eighth Annual Orange County Placemaking Conference & Awards on Friday, June 3, 2016. Nominations can include self-nominations, as well as nominations of others. Nominations can be submitted through December…

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