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Dawn Dankner-Rosen

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Dawn Dankner-Rosen, President, DDR Public Relations, Inc., is an award-winning public relations specialist with expertise in branding, media relations, social media and strategic communications strategies for more than 32 years. She develops campaigns that integrate the best of traditional media and social media tactics for clients that cover a wide range of fields including small and large businesses, health care, real estate, nonprofits and school districts. Among her current and recent clients: Prudential Financial/ Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, New York Health & Wellness, WeeZee-The Science of Play, Financial Asset Management Corp, Trion Real Estate Management, Abby Rodman LICSW, the Katonah Museum of Art, Westchester County Department of Public Works & Transportation, New York Gastroenterology Associates, MDxpress, JP McHale Pest Management and the White Plains Performing Arts Center. Dawn has a network of media contacts developed over three decades and has been recruited by both small and large businesses to develop strategies for new product and new business launches; branding, image creation and repositioning programs; special events, ribbon-cutting events and cause marketing campaigns, as well as major crisis communications programs. She recently won a Big W Gold award in the Integrated Marketing Campaign category for the Westchester County Department of Public Works & Transportation Senior B.E.A.T (Be Educated About Transit) program. She has also won a series of awards for her crisis communications campaigns for both the Harrison Central School District and the Katonah Union Free School District. Throughout her intensive career, Dawn has spearheaded publicity efforts for many high profile company launches including MSNBC, QVC and the Fashion Center Business Improvement District. Other past noteworthy clients include Revlon, Playtex, Easy Spirit, Pantene, Lane Bryant, Rit Dye, LU Cookies, Piaget, Hush Puppies and Fred Perry. Prior to opening DDR Public Relations, Dawn was the Director of Public Relations at the Kinney Shoe Corporation where she created an in-house agency for its 10 retail divisions (including Foot Locker and Lady Foot Locker). Earlier she was the Senior Media Relations Executive at Cushman & Wakefield and held account positions at various major public relations agencies in New York City including DeVries Public Relations, Marina Maher Communications, NW Ayer Public Relations, The Softness Group and Peter Martin Associates. She has just been named the President of the Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and the Business Council of Westchester. In addition, she was previously Board President of the Child Abuse Prevention Center of NY. Dawn graduated from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University with a BS in Public Relations and Psychology, and is currently working towards her Master's in Branding & Integrated Communications at City College of New York.

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  1. Does Your Kid Want To Be In Ossining Production Of 'Annie'?

    Does Your Kid Want To Be In Ossining Production Of 'Annie'?

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Registration has begun for kids interested in being in the musical "Annie" at a performance school in Ossining.Children, first- to ninth-graders, and preschool age (4 and 5) are eligible to sign up for  Mike Risko Music School's Winter 2017 Production. They will learn about musical theater, including voice and acting instruction, and helping with costumes, ...

  2. Bedford's Paul Shaffer Joins Orchestra For Children’s Story Concert

    Bedford's Paul Shaffer Joins Orchestra For Children’s Story Concert

    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- As the holidays approach and the sights and sounds of the festive times ahead begin to spread across the area, Chappaqua residents know the annual Children's Book Festival Story Concert is just around the corner. This year, two longtime Northern Westchester institutions, Paul Shaffer of "Late Show" fame and Broadway star Roger Seyer,  will join conductor ...

  3. Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber Kicks Off Fall Season

    Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber Kicks Off Fall Season

    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- The Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber is ready for the new season. The chamber is hosting a  "Breaking News in The Town of New Castle” event Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Crabtree Kittle House at 11 Kittle Road in Chappaqua.The opportunity is for new and existing chamber members to make new contacts, meet new friends, and hear about what is going on in New Castle ...

  4. 'Team Sunshine' Steps Up For Staffer With Breast Cancer

    'Team Sunshine' Steps Up For Staffer With Breast Cancer

    NEW CASTLE , N.Y. -- A walking team to raise money for breast cancer research comprising employees at the Sunshine Children’s Home and Rehab Center in western New Castle has assembled to support a nurse director there..She is MariCris Nee, director of Infection Control and Education Services who was diagnosed in January.The staff at the nursing facility ford children with complex ...

  5. Beacon Eatery Voted Best New Hudson Valley Restaurant

    Beacon Eatery Voted Best New Hudson Valley Restaurant

    BEACON, N.Y. -- Foodies were already flocking to the Kitchen Sink Food & Drink, a year-old farm-to-table restaurant in Beacon, but now that it's been voted Best New Restaurant by readers of "Hudson Valley Magazine" in its Annual Best of the Hudson Valley Reader’s Ballot, now the rest of the county will too.“My team and I are committed to providing an excellent dining ...

  6. Chappaqua Children's Book Festival Features 90 Authors, Illustrators

    Chappaqua Children's Book Festival Features 90 Authors, Illustrators

    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- The fourth annual Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival (CCBF) will feature 90 renowned authors and illustrators on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Robert Bell Middle School in Chappaqua, rain or shine.The festival will offer books for sale, author meet-and-greets and book signings, food from the region’s best food trucks, and baked treats and raffle tickets from the seventh ...

  7. Chappaqua Kicks Off Children's Book Festival With Kids Bash

    Chappaqua Kicks Off Children's Book Festival With Kids Bash

    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- Hall of Scoops, an ice cream and yogurt shop, and the Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival (CCBF) will host an afternoon of kid's activities on Saturday, Sept. 10, to launch a new custom-crafted ice cream flavor and to celebrate and raise awareness of the 4th Annual Chappaqua Children's Book Festival, scheduled for Sept. 24.Saturday's event will take place at Hall of ...

  8. Mike Risko Music Performing 'The Lion King'

    Mike Risko Music Performing 'The Lion King'

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Get ready to roar in Ossining.Mike Risko Music School is presenting "Disney's Lion King KIDS' as its fall 2016 musical theater production. The production is open to kids from 1st grade to 9th grade, while kids ages four and five can participate in the junior chorus.The show is 45 minutes long and Mike Risko Music School said it is a learning experience for kids ...

  9. Music School In Ossining Performs 'Disney's Cinderella KIDS'

    Music School In Ossining Performs 'Disney's Cinderella KIDS'

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- The Mike Risko Music School will present "Disney's Cinderella KIDS" on Aug. 9 - 11  in Ossining. "Disney's Cinderella KIDS" is a musical production with adventures of stepsisters, glass slippers, mice and magic, according to a release from the school. The cast features students, ages 4 -12, from the school. Audience members can dress up like their ...

  10. Millwood Hosting Free Movie Nights In August

    Millwood Hosting Free Movie Nights In August

    MILLWOOD, N.Y. -- The Town of New Castle and the Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce present "Movies in Millwood" -- and the free series begins this Friday, with "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids."The family-friendly movies will be presented on Fridays in Millwood Park.Folks can begin arriving at 6:30 p.m., and the movies will begin at approximately 8:30. Bring a blanket ...

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