Impact Insights Blog

A Full Fall

November 15, 2016

Wow, did we have a very full fall! Instead of a lengthy recap about what that entailed, here are a few photo highlights of our comings and goings, starting with our firm’s ribbon cutting to celebrate our new office space, right up through this week, which was chock-a-block with client events and volunteerism.

First, that opening. We moved into our new, larger digs – incidentally, right next door to our former space – and had a month or so to settle in before inviting the community in to scope it out.



Then we freshened up our headshots with some help from photographer extraordinaire, our Poughkeepsie neighbor, Melissa Surprise of Surprise Photography. Each of the Impact team members got ready for a close-up and had a bit of fun while we were at it.




But it wasn’t just about us this fall. We had major client events and news to share and spent a good deal of our mornings, noons, nights and weekends supporting our area’s non-profits.

There was the United Way kick-off breakfast…



…and Arts Mid-Hudson’s Dutchess County Executive Arts Awards, including the recognition of Patrick Madden for his work with Astor Services for Children & Families, one of our clients.



And how could we forget Astor Services for Children & Families’ Ghostories benefit, where team members Karen Shan and Nikki D’Aleo had a little brush with fame?



Then there was planning for the Hudson Valley’s first ever Team Hope Walk to help individuals with Huntington’s disease and those who love them. The effort raised more than $20,000 for this incredible cause.



We went chic and chambray for the Junior League of Poughkeepsie’s Denim & Diamonds gala, where our client, The Arc of Dutchess was named Organization of the Year.



We shed a few tears at our client The Arc of Dutchess’ Celebration of Stars, which honored community luminaries who lend their time and talent to help those with developmental disabilities locally.




On a lighter note, we all had a hand in the delicious and swag-filled kick-off of the 10th annual fall 2016 Hudson Valley Restaurant Week at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, and launch of Support the Craft – Drink NY, a new initiative to increase public awareness of the Hudson Valley’s craft breweries, cideries and wineries and to encourage sales.



Then we took a road trip to a “Meet the Media” lunch with the Westchester-Fairfield chapter of PRSA and, while there, spent some time with Carolyn Torella of the American Heart Association (AHA) in advance of the late October AHA BetterU “Go Red” Luncheon.




Speaking of the American Heart Association, we had a great time celebrating the accomplishments of the BetterU participants with our friends from Gold’s Gym.



We worked with William Raveis on its company-wide brand refresh and attended regional roll-out sessions with its agents in Newton, MA; Kingston, MA; Trumbull, CT and Rye, NY, but still had time to smile and pose with the firm’s CEO Bill Raveis.



We lit things up as a sponsor of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk, gave back to Kickin’ Back and provided warmth through our support of Hudson River Housing’s Wind Chill Dinner, which was attended by team member Michelle Obligado.




Our founder had a blast co-chairing the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Expo Committee, teaching at Marist College and cheering on the return of Special Olympics New York’s Winter Games to the Hudson Valley (yes, she’s hoping for a bit of snow!).




Here’s to what lies ahead this winter. We look forward to sharing it with all of you!