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Filomena Fanelli

Community Advisor

Filomena Fanelli is the CEO and founder of Impact PR & Communications, Ltd., a boutique, strategic public relations firm based in Poughkeepsie, NY. She is also an adjunct professor at Marist College’s School of Communication and the Arts, a member of the Board of Hudson River Housing and serves on the PR/Marketing Committee for Special Olympics New York’s 2015/2106 Winter Games. For the past 17 years and counting, Fanelli has enjoyed telling clients’ stories through public relations – and she believes every single one of them has one. Fanelli has been recognized for her professional achievements and community involvement. She was named a 2015 “Forty Under 40” by the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, has been profiled in numerous media outlets and presented on public relations before Dutchess Tourism and the Unique Ladies of the Hudson Valley. A proud lifelong Dutchess County resident, Fanelli lives in her childhood home with her husband and two young children.

Filomena Fanelli's Contributions

  1. Cortlandt Manor Woman Defies Odds In Rise To Prominent Banking Position

    Cortlandt Manor Woman Defies Odds In Rise To Prominent Banking Position

    CORTLANDT, N.Y. -- Rebecca Polanco faced overwhelming odds to make it in the banking business. The fact that the Cortlandt Manor woman has done so, working for more than three decades as an Hispanic woman in an industry that had been primarily the domain of white businessmen, is a testament to her industriousness passion, skill and resolve.“My parents gave me a good base,’’ said ...

  2. Companion Pet Hospital Fishkill Acquires Animal Hospitals In Kent, Beekman

    Companion Pet Hospital Fishkill Acquires Animal Hospitals In Kent, Beekman

    Pet parents in the Hudson Valley now have more locations to take their fur babies with the expansion of Companion Pet Hospital (CPH) to two additional locations. Hope Jankunas, owner and medical director of CPH, announced the acquisition of Animal Hospital of Kent and Beekman Animal Hospital. Its first office location opened in Fishkill in 2014."We were looking to acquire a ...

  3. Rhinebeck's Astor Services Spotlights Domestic Violence With Purple Ribbons

    Rhinebeck's Astor Services Spotlights Domestic Violence With Purple Ribbons

    RHINEBECK, N.Y. -- Survivors of domestic violence have support this month in recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.Astor Services for Children & Families in Rhinebeck and the Bronx is holding a purple ribbon campaign in solidarity with survivors of domestic violence. During the monthlong campaign, the organization's hundreds of employees will wear purple ribbons ...

  4. Poughquag Woman Makes Big Career Move To Smaller Bank

    Poughquag Woman Makes Big Career Move To Smaller Bank

    POUGHQUAG, N.Y. -- Maria Lopez heard the customers’ complaints loud and clear. The Poughquag woman spent a dozen years working for one of the region’s largest banks, and clients voiced concern about the impersonal service and loss of community contact.Lopez, who had spent her entire career working for larger banks, finally relented. Earlier this year, she joined Tompkins Mahopac Bank as ...

  5. William Raveis Walk + Ride In Norwalk Benefits Cancer Research

    William Raveis Walk + Ride In Norwalk Benefits Cancer Research

    NORWALK, Conn. – Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk was the site of William Raveis Real Estate’s second annual Raveis Ride + Walk benefit for the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation last month. The event, combined with a Raveis Walk + Ride in Hingham, Mass., brought together more than 500 volunteers and participants for the events’ 25-mile ride, 12-mile ride, and 5K walk, with a total of ...

  6. A Decade In, Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Has Seen Interesting Changes

    A Decade In, Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Has Seen Interesting Changes

    Ten years after it started, little has changed in the concept of the Hudson Valley Restaurant Week. And yet, everything has changed, from its options for diners, focus on local products and the size of the spotlight that shines on great eating destinations that stretch from Rhinebeck to Rye. "It's certainly bigger and more interesting on so many levels,'' said Janet Crawshaw, the ...

  7. Sleepy Hollow Resident Helps Small Businesses Get Started

    Sleepy Hollow Resident Helps Small Businesses Get Started

    BREWSTER, N.Y. -- Business owners at any stage of their operation may find loans at Tompkins Mahopac Bank in Brewster.The bank recently appointed Sleepy Hollow resident Gary Solomon as its Vice President, Small Business Lending.A former manager at the bank's Sleepy Hollow branch, in the new role, he works with the bank's decision process, handling small business credit requests from ...

  8. Anderson Center For Autism In Contest For Tompkins Mahopac Bank Prize

    Anderson Center For Autism In Contest For Tompkins Mahopac Bank Prize

    A social media contest to benefit a local nonprofit needs the public's input.A final/third round of voting will begin Wednesday in the Tompkins Mahopac Bank’s Community Minute Challenge which gives a gift of $2,000.The voters will select their favorite one-minute video by a group of Hudson Valley non-profits, as posted on Tompkins Mahopac Bank’s Facebook page.The organization that earns ...

  9. Special Olympics Returning To Dutchess County In 2017

    Special Olympics Returning To Dutchess County In 2017

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – Special Olympics New York will return to the Hudson Valley this winter for the second year in a row, according to Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro.Set for February, the 2017 Winter Games will follow the 2016 event, which broke records for volunteer recruitment, fan attendance and sponsorship support, Molinaro said Tuesday while announcing the upcoming Games ...

  10. Poughkeepsie's The Arc Of Dutchess Gains Junior League Recognition

    Poughkeepsie's The Arc Of Dutchess Gains Junior League Recognition

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- The Arc of Dutchess, a local nonprofit that serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, has been named as the Junior League of Poughkeepsie’s "Organization of the Year."Accepting the award on behalf of The Arc will be Crys McCuin, its executive director.Three individuals will be honored as "Women of the Year" at the League’s ...

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