Expanded Impact: Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation Appoints Impact PR & Communications to Advisory Board

by | Aug 13, 2021

Adding to its roster of industry leaders and changemakers, the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation (HVEDC) recently welcomed Impact PR & Communications to its Advisory Board of Directors. Representing the Hudson Valley-based public relations and marketing firm and New York State certified Women’s Business Enterprise is the agency’s founder and CEO, Filomena Fanelli.

Filomena Fanelli

Filomena Fanelli

“Impact PR’s commitment to highlighting the region and its many assets, as well as magnifying the good works of public and private organizations in a forward-thinking way, is in lock step with our mission at the HVEDC,” said HVEDC President & CEO Michael Oates. “We’re looking forward to the firm’s involvement and to having Filomena on our team of innovators.”

Impact PR was recognized with a gold Stevie Award for being a Top Women-run Workplace of the Year, and has earned more than a dozen Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Mercury Awards for client work, as well as a gold Hermes Creative Award. In 2018, Fanelli was named one of the top women in business in the region, gracing the cover of Hudson Valley Magazine, and received an ATHENA Award for her leadership. She was previously named a Forty Under 40 by the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Junior League of Poughkeepsie’s Provisional of the Year.

“It’s an honor to be part of the HVEDC and to lend our team’s insights and perspective to helping the region we are based in and that so many of us live in,” said Fanelli.

Impact PR specializes in the real estate and development, food, beverage and hospitality, banking and financial services, healthcare and nonprofit sectors.

About Impact PR & Communications 

Impact PR & Communications, Ltd. is a strategic public relations and marketing firm that crafts meaningful, results-driven campaigns that are tailored to meet and exceed clients’ goals. Founded in 2014 and based in New York’s Hudson Valley region, with a three-state footprint, the company’s award-winning team works relentlessly to make an impact, utilizing its deep roots and relationships regionally, nationally and industry-wide through media relations, copy writing, cause-related marketing, social media and digital offerings and speaker’s bureau services to benefit a wide variety of clients. For more information, visit www.prwithimpact.com, call (845) 462-4979 or follow the firm on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn or Twitter.

About Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation (HVEDC) 

HVEDC is the leading economic development agency for the seven-county region of Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties. The public-private partnership markets the region as a prime business location to corporate executives, site selection consultants and real estate brokers. HVEDC helped start the organizational, branding and promotional effort for NY BioHud Valley, Hudson Valley 3D Printing and the Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Alliance. To learn more, call 845-220-2244 or visit hvedc.com.

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