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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. 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 ...

  2. Try An Instrument At Risko Music

    Try An Instrument At Risko Music

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Kids can gain some hands-on experience with instruments before choosing one at Mike Risko Music School on Thursday, July 28 and Saturday, Aug. 6. “It’s our passion and expertise to help kids select an instrument that they’ll grow to love; we believe every child’s first experience with music should be an extremely positive one,” said owner Mike Risko. “Choosing an ...

  3. Ossining, Chappaqua Businesses Support Sunshine Children's Home

    Ossining, Chappaqua Businesses Support Sunshine Children's Home

    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- Kids from Ossining's Sunshine Children's Home -- a full-time residential care facility for children with medically complex needs or life-threatening illnesses -- recently got to visit Chappaqua's Scattered Books for a special "Reading with Rabbit Storytime." A growing number of local businesses and charities in the area are showing a commitment to finding ...

  4. Annual Three-Day Sale Hits Streets In Chappaqua

    Annual Three-Day Sale Hits Streets In Chappaqua

    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- Nothing signals summer better than a sidewalk sale mid-July when the three-day event is offered Chappaqua starting Thursday, July 21.Sales with discounts up to 60 percent will be featured, according to the Chappaqua-Millwood-Chamber of Commerce running the Chappaqua Summer Sidewalk Sale 2016.Shoppers can expect to find merchandise from the following stores: ICD ...

  5. Sunshine Children's Home Offering CPR Course

    Sunshine Children's Home Offering CPR Course

    NEW CASTLE, N.Y. -- Sunshine Children's Home will host a CPR courser on Wednesday, July 20 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. New parents, students, grandparents, babysitters or anyone interested in learning this lifesaving skill are invited for an American Heart Association CPR course that will be taught in a group setting using practice while watching to provide students with the most ...

  6. Solarize Nyack/Rockland Program Deadline Extended To Aug. 1

    Solarize Nyack/Rockland Program Deadline Extended To Aug. 1

    NYACK, N.Y. -- Solarize Nyack Plus' community purchase discount program will be extended until Monday, Aug. 1. The program covers all of Rockland County and was spearheaded by leaders in the communities of Nyack, Orangetown and Clarkstown. Originally scheduled to end June 30, the program was extended another month by the Solarize team due to increased demand. Solarize Nyack Plus uses a ...

  7. Chappaqua Painting Firm Wins Best Of Westchester Award

    Chappaqua Painting Firm Wins Best Of Westchester Award

    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. – Korth & Shannahan Painting and Carpentry – whose residential contracting work has appeared on HGTV’s “Property Brothers Buying & Selling,” and whose client list includes Bill and Hillary Clinton, Annie Zabar, Steven and Linda Horne, George Soros, Abby Rockefeller Simpson, David Einhorn and Clive Davis – was voted Best of Westchester 2016 in the general ...

  8. Mike Risko Music Wins Award, Speaks In Nashville

    Mike Risko Music Wins Award, Speaks In Nashville

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Ossining's Mike Risko Music was recently recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants -- the third time the business has been named a Top 100 Musical Instrument Retailer.The business was also a finalist position in the Best Customer Service category. "To be recognized for customer service and as a top music merchant by NAMM, the top trade association ...

  9. New Castle Kicks Off Summer Concert, Dining Series

    New Castle Kicks Off Summer Concert, Dining Series

    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- Both the annual New Castle Summer Concert Series and the monthly Dine and Date restaurant event series will kick off Wednesday. The following bands will play free concerts this season:July 6 -- Mike Risko Band. July 13 -- Tramps Like Us .July 20 -- Don Dupont BigBand. July 27 -- Chappaqua Orchestra. Each free concert takes place at the town of New Castle Recreation ...

  10. Global 'Make Music Day' Comes To Ossining

    Global 'Make Music Day' Comes To Ossining

    OSSINING, N.Y. – Mike Risko Music will bring Make Music Day on Tuesday, June 21 to the Ossining-Briarcliff area, the first and only communities in Westchester to participate in Make Music Day, an internationally-recognized annual celebration of music featuring a full day of free, live musical performances and workshops. These two Westchester communities will join more than 700 cities ...

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