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PRactical Pointers

PRactical Pointers

Wow-Worthy Insights from HVNN’s Business Newsmakers

Our CEO Filomena Fanelli hosts a wonderful weekly show on Hudson Valley News Network called Business Newsmakers. Sponsored by our client Tompkins Mahopac Bank, the business executives who appear on the show offer some very valuable insights and emerging trends in launching new ventures, growing one’s small business and striking...

Impact PR & Communications Hires Associate Vice President

Welcome Sandi Sonnenfeld to Impact PR & Communications’ team!   IMPACT PR & COMMUNICATIONS ADDS  SANDI SONNENFELD AS ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT POUGHKEEPSIE, NY, April 23, 2018 – Impact PR & Communications, Ltd., an award-winning Hudson Valley public relations and marketing firm, further elevates its capabilities and services to its clients...

Five Ways to Build Trust (and Your Business)

“All things being equal people will do business with, and refer business to, those people they know, like and trust.” This quote from “The Go-Giver” by Bob Burg and John David Mann sums up my philosophy on how people choose and cultivate their business relationships — really, any relationship where...

Difficult Lessons Learned From the First Four Years

For those of you in the early stages of starting a new business and coping with the emotional rush that comes with it, whether it relates to those thrilling, exhilarating and exhausting days, or thoughts about if you’re in good company as you build upon your brilliant entrepreneurial idea, I’ll...

Progressing with Passion

Passion fuels people into action. It’s where deep desire and opportunity come together, often with resounding results. Indeed, passion is credited for the successes of top athletes, business people, community leaders, artists and other prominent standouts. Well, sure it is. Being passionate about an ideal motivates people to move forward...

Repping the Cause – How to Be a Good Ambassador

One of the most incredible qualities of our nation is its citizens’ can-do attitude and willingness to come together for nearly any noble purpose or cause, whether that means fighting cancer, adopting homeless pets, helping a community succeed economically, or something else. Individuals aren’t the ones making a difference—many nonprofits...

MEDIA MOMENT––Orie Givens, Spectrum News

Orie, thanks for being our guest this month. Can you tell us a little bit more about Spectrum News? Spectrum News is a 24-hour cable news channel dedicated to providing viewers with local news, politics, features, sports and weather. At Spectrum News Hudson Valley, we work to provide our viewers...

Networking—or Not

A recent article in the Huffington Post talked about the importance of not just business networking, but more importantly, in-person, eye-to-eye, handshake-to-handshake networking. That’s not to say connecting across social media platforms isn’t essential, too, but as the article pointed out, virtual associations can’t match the impact of those made face-to-face: “Making...