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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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MedSol Wins National Creative Design Award

Award winning Hudson Valley marketing and public relations firm Media Solstice was recently recognized as a winner of GDUSA’s 2018 American Health + Wellness Design Awards for its work with Middletown Medical. The annual competition showcases outstanding graphic communication developed for the health and wellness industry, whether that be traditional medicine and healthcare; holistic and alternative healing; healthy lifestyles and nutrition; or the aging of our society. “Middletown Medical has been an incredible partner, and we’re pleased that our efforts have earned…

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Blustein, Shapiro, Rich & Barone Attorney Conroy to Receive Bar Association Award

Blustein, Shapiro, Rich & Barone, LLP Associate Attorney Megan R. Conroy, J.D. will be honored with the 2018 Outstanding New Lawyer Award from the Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties (WBAOSC) at its Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner Thursday, April 26. The Outstanding New Lawyer Award is presented annually to a WBAOSC member who has been practicing fewer than 10 years and who has made noteworthy contributions to the WBAOSC, to the profession of law, and to the community at large. Ms. Conroy, an…

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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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