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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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SCVA Leader Recognized by NYS Tourism Industry Association

Sullivan County Visitors Association President/CEO Roberta Byron Lockwood was recently chosen by her peers to receive a New York State Tourism Industry Association (NYSTIA) Excellence in Leadership Award. The award recognizes leaders in New York State’s tourism industry who have achieved a high level of excellence and accomplishment. The winning individuals or organizations are selected on the basis of demonstrated commitment, leadership, and accomplishment in travel and tourism. The 2015 Winners were honored at the NYSTIA Annual Meeting Awards Dinner on Thursday,…

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SCVA Launches Second Annual Fall Foliage Photo Contest

The Sullivan County Visitors Association is pleased to announce the launch of its second annual Fall into Fun Fall Foliage Photo Contest, where visitors and residents are invited to submit their most autumn-centric photos from around the Sullivan County Catskills. Submissions are being accepted through the SCVA’s website at http://www.scva.net/fall-foliage/fall-foliage-photo-contest/. “Because of last year’s success, this contest has already attracted some outstanding prize contributions from Sullivan County’s business community, including ticket packages to area venues, gift certificates, locally distilled spirits, and river…

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2016 Sullivan County Catskills Travel Guide Advertising Opportunities Available to Members

Members of the Sullivan County Visitors Association are encouraged to reserve their ad space in the 2016 Sullivan County Catskills Travel Guide as soon as possible. Complete details and relevant forms are available by visiting scva.net/promotional-opportunities. The Travel Guide is placed in information centers inside and outside the county and state, and is also accessible in a digital format, ads included, via the association’s website at www.SCVA.net. The website hosts more than 50,000 visitors each year from across the U.S. The SCVA…

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SC Partnership Announces 2016 Directors to be Installed at Annual Meeting

The Sullivan County Partnership is pleased to announce that eight members of its Board of Directors have been re-elected to their positions by the Partnership’s membership. The directors will be officially installed at the 21st Annual Meeting to be held on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 at The Sullivan in Rock Hill, N.Y. Elected to the Board of Directors Jacob Billig, Billig, Loughlin & Baer Karen Fisher, FisherMears Associates, LLC James Bates, Ecological Analysis, LLC Suzanne Loughlin, Firestorm Solutions, LLC Randy Resnick, Bernie’s Holiday Restaurant/The Sullivan…

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Announcing The Inaugural Oktoberfest Golf Outing

The Orange County Citizens Foundation has announced that it will hold its inaugural Oktoberfest Golf Outing on Friday, October 16 at Winding Hills Golf Course in Montgomery. Limited space and sponsorship opportunities are available for this unique fundraising event. Registration is open now. Tee time will be at 3 p.m., and a cocktail reception will follow at 5 p.m. The latter may be attended by golfers and non-golfers alike, and will provide ample opportunity for networking and showing support for the Citizens…

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BSR&B Attorneys Recognized By Super Lawyers

Blustein, Shapiro, Rich & Barone, LLP Partners Gardiner “Tad” Barone and Richard J. Shapiro have once again been included on the New York Super Lawyers list in the fields of business litigation, and estate planning and probate respectively. This is Barone’s fourth and Shapiro’s second consecutive recognition by Super Lawyers. Austin F. DuBois, an associate with the firm, was recognized for a second year in a row as a Rising Star in the field of elder law. No more than five percent of the…

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Orange County Citizens Foundation to Lead Placemaking Tour in Cornwall

The Orange County Citizens Foundation has organized another Placemaking Tour in Cornwall, N.Y. for Tuesday, Sept. 1 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The tour will give Hudson Valley citizens, community leaders, activists, and planning and zoning board members the opportunity to learn more about creating quality places in their own communities. Placemaking is an approach that inspires people to create and improve the public places that become the hearts of every community. Rooted in community-based participation, placemaking helps citizens transform their…

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