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Step One Creative Captures Six Awards At Professional Journalists and Communicators Of Oswego County Event

Step One Creative, an Oswego-based marketing communications firm, won six Golden Quote Awards recently at the Professional Journalists and Communicators of Oswego County (PJCOC) annual awards competition. The Best Poster Award in the Marketing/Public Relations Print Media Category was awarded to Step One for Andrew’s Wine Cellar’s Vincent Pastore/Sopranos Wine Tasting Event (shown pictured).

Oswego, NY – Step One Creative, an Oswego-based marketing communications firm, won six Golden Quote Awards recently at the Professional Journalists and Communicators of Oswego County (PJCOC) annual awards competition, according to Step One Creative President Shane R. Stepien.

The awards show and dinner, which was held recently at Springside at Seneca Hill, recognizes excellence in the county’s communications fields.

Step One Creative was recognized in the following Marketing/Public Relations Print Media Categories:

  • Best Logo for the Tri-Oswego 2011 Triathlon event. 
  • Best Postcard or Invitation for the Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation.
  • Best Poster for the Andrew’s Wine Cellar Vincent Pastore/Sopranos event.
  • Best Newsletter for Oswego Valley Insurance Agencies (OVIA).
  • Best Website for the Tri-Oswego 2011 Triathlon event.
  • Best Annual Report for Operation Oswego County.

“We’re extremely grateful to have been recognized once again by the Professional Journalists and Communicators of Oswego County and our peers for these creative efforts,” Stepien said. “We had a lot of fun events and projects this past year, and are proud to have had the opportunity to work with the various businesses and organizations on these award-winning advertising/branding programs.”

Established in 1996, Step One Creative, a division of Step One Communications, LLC, is a marketing communications firm located at 56 West Third Street in Oswego, that offers full-service advertising design, brand development, public relations, copywriting, media planning/placement, and market research to organizations and businesses throughout Central and Upstate New York.

For additional information on Step One Creative please call (315) 342-2554 or visit them online at www.steponecreative.com.

Knapp Joins Step One Creative As Fall Semester Marketing Intern

Oswego, NY – Step One Creative, an Oswego-based marketing communications firm, has announced that Myia Knapp, of Oswego, New York, has joined the agency as a fall semester marketing intern, according to President Shane R. Stepien.

 

Knapp, a senior marketing major at SUNY Oswego, will assist Step One with numerous client-related projects, as well as internal marketing initiatives.

“Step One Creative has provided me with a great opportunity to gain first hand experience in the field of marketing, while applying my knowledge and skills obtained from SUNY Oswego,” said Knapp.

In addition to the internship at Step One Creative, Knapp is an active member of the American Marketing Association (AMA) SUNY Oswego Chapter.  The AMA is nationally recognized and devoted to the practice, study, and teaching of marketing.

“We look forward to Knapp assisting our team with a variety of projects this semester,” said Stepien. “She is active within the SUNY Oswego community with regard to her marketing degree, and we believe the experience she will garner from our agency will complement that knowledge.”

“I am looking forward to the professional experience that I will gather this semester,” said Knapp. “And, the opportunities and advantages it will provide me upon entering the job market.”
Established in 1996, Step One Creative, a division of Step One Communications, LLC, is a marketing communications firm located at 56 West Third Street in Oswego, that offers full-service advertising design, brand development, public relations, copywriting, media planning/placement, marketing research, and event planning to organizations and businesses throughout Central and Upstate New York.

For additional information on Step One Creative please call (315) 342-2554 or visit them online at www.steponecreative.com.

Ryan Joins Step One Creative As Fall Semester Public Relations Intern

Oswego, NY – Step One Creative, an Oswego-based marketing communications firm, has announced that Megan Ryan, of Albany, New York, has joined the agency as a fall semester public relations intern, according to President Shane R. Stepien.

 

Ryan, a junior public relations major with a journalism concentration at SUNY Oswego, will assist Step One with numerous event-related projects, along with other public relations initiatives.

“Step One Creative has given me the opportunity to gain real world experience in the field of public relations, while exercising my current knowledge of public relations acquired at SUNY Oswego,” said Ryan.

In addition to the internship at Step One Creative, Ryan was a summer intern with the marketing company, University Directories.

“With her previous public relations knowledge and writing skills, we look forward to Ryan joining our team at Step One Creative and taking part in our various on-going projects,” said Stepien. “We enjoy offering our interns hands-on experience that will increase their knowledge and skills in order to make that next step into their chosen career path.”

“I am excited for the challenges Step One will present to me throughout the semester, pushing me to become more competent in the public relations field,” said Ryan.

Established in 1996, Step One Creative, a division of Step One Communications, LLC, is a marketing communications firm located at 56 West Third Street in Oswego, that offers full-service advertising design, brand development, public relations, copywriting, media planning/placement, marketing research, and event planning to organizations and businesses throughout Central and Upstate New York.

For additional information on Step One Creative please call (315) 342-2554 or visit them online at www.steponecreative.com.

Crist Joins Step One Creative As Summer Advertising Intern

Oswego, NY – Step One Creative, an Oswego-based marketing communications firm, has announced that
Emily Crist, of Oswego, has joined the agency as a summer advertising intern, according to President Shane R. Stepien.

Crist is a senior communications major with an advertising concentration at
Le Moyne College, in Syracuse.

In addition to the internship with Step One Creative, Crist is also the Production/ Layout Editor for the Dolphin, the student based newspaper for the student body of Le Moyne College.

“This internship with Step One Creative has presented me with an incredible opportunity to gain real world experience, and practice my personal and acquired skills in advertising, graphic design and marketing,” said Crist. “The combined curriculum and coursework from Le Moyne, and the knowledge that I will gain over the course of this internship will be a great base for my future career in advertising.”

While at Step One Creative, Crist will assist in multiple client-related marketing projects and fundraising events that are taking place over the summer.

“We’re very pleased to have Emily join us for the summer, and enjoy being able to continue to offer our interns an active, hands on role within our advertising and public relations firm,” said Stepien. “We’re fortunate to have interns come through semester after semester that are eager to put their educational skills to work and prepare for the next steps towards a career.”

Established in 1996, Step One Creative, a division of Step One Communications, LLC, is a marketing communications firm located at 56 West Third Street in Oswego, that offers full-service advertising design, brand development, public relations, copywriting, media planning/placement, marketing research, event planning, and capital campaign development/fundraising to organizations and businesses throughout Central and Upstate New York.

For additional information on Step One Creative please call (315) 342-2554 or visit them online at www.steponecreative.com.

Oswego Little League To Hold Annual Spaghetti Dinner And Registration

Step One Creative AA second baseman Spencer Stepien (left) and teammate Jack Spaulding are shown in Oswego Little League action from this past summer. The 2011 season will kick off with the Annual Spaghetti Dinner and Player Registration at the Oswego Elks Lodge on Feb. 15 from 5 to 9 p.m.

OSWEGO, NY – Batter up! The 2011 baseball season for Oswego Little League is kicking off with the Annual Spaghetti Dinner and Player Registration to be held at the Oswego Elks Lodge on Feb. 15, from 5 to 9 p.m.

“We’re looking forward to the 56th season of Oswego Little League Baseball,” said Tim Murphy, president of Oswego Little League. “And, we hope our young players and their families will come out on February 15th to become a part of a wonderful tradition.”

According to Murphy, Oswego Little League offers seven divisions of organized youth baseball for all boys and girls, ages 5 through 16, including the Challenger Division, for players with special needs. Registration fees vary for each division: Challenger: $30, T-Ball/A: $40, AA: $60, AAA/Majors: $80, Jr/Sr: $90.  These fees are valid until March 1st.

Children residing within the boundaries of the Oswego City School District are eligible to register with Oswego Little League. Registrants are required to provide proof of age, verification of residence inside the League’s boundary, and provide a signed copy of the Medical Release form.

Volunteer forms are also available. Oswego Little League currently has a need for many new volunteers, to fill several positions of need. Managers, coaches and team parents are needed. League volunteers are also needed for concession, field maintenance, scorekeepers, and umpires.

The required forms and instructions are available now at www.oswegolittleleague.com, and may be filled out in advance, or at the registration tables on February 15th.

Spaghetti dinners will be available for eat in or take out. Dinners are priced at $8.00 for adults, and $6.00 for a child. Delivery of dinners may be arranged for groups that have to work that evening.  Pre-sale tickets are available from any Board Member.

There will be an additional opportunity to register in person on Saturday, February 19th, from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm, at the Oswego YMCA Armory Building.

Oswego Little League is a fun and safe environment for your children to learn and play baseball. Register by March 1st to reserve a roster spot.

Further information and assistance is available by e-mailing lblum1@twcny.rr.com, or coach@oswegolittleleague.com.

Little League, founded in 1939 in Williamsport, Pa., is the world’s largest youth sports program with more than 2.8 million children and 1 million volunteers in more than 100 countries.

Miele Joins Step One Creative As Spring Semester Public Relations Intern

Oswego, NY – Step One Creative, an Oswego-based marketing communications firm, has announced that David Miele, of Cornwall, New York, has joined the agency as a spring semester public relations intern, according to President Shane R. Stepien.

Miele, a junior year economics major at SUNY Oswego, will assist Step One with various event related projects, as well as ongoing public relations initiatives.

“With his writing and public relations skills we’re excited to have David join us as an intern at Step One,” said Stepien. “We look forward to having him assist us on a variety of new projects throughout the spring, and helping him build his potential within the profession.”

In addition to his internship at Step One Creative, Miele is the Public Relations Student Supervisor for SUNY Oswego’s Campus Recreation Department, where he helps manage all public relations initiatives.

“Step One Creative has presented me with a fantastic opportunity to gain real world experience in the fields of public relations and marketing,” said Miele. “Applying the theories and practices that I have learned in my classes to work-related scenarios will be a great way to build a foundation for my future career in marketing.”

Having developed an interest in advertising and marketing during high school, Miele now aspires to enter the field of product marketing upon graduation.

“Marketing requires both business savvy and creativity,” said Miele. “That is what drew me into the field.”

Established in 1996, Step One Creative, a division of Step One Communications, LLC, is a marketing communications firm located at 56 West Third Street in Oswego, that offers full-service advertising design, brand development, public relations, copywriting, media planning/placement, marketing research, and capital campaign development/fundraising to organizations and businesses throughout Central and Upstate New York.

For additional information on Step One Creative please call (315) 342-2554 or visit them online at www.steponecreative.com.

McNamara Joins Step One Creative As Public Relations Intern

Oswego, NY – Oswego-based marketing communications firm, Step One Creative, has announced that Morgan McNamara, of Oswego, has joined the agency as a public relations intern, according to President Shane R. Stepien.

McNamara, a junior public relations student at SUNY Fredonia, will assist Step One with various public relations and research projects during the winter session.
McNamara looks forward to be pursuing a career in fashion public relations.

“We are pleased to welcome Morgan as an intern at Step One,” said Stepien. “We look forward to having her collaborate with us on a variety of projects during the winter session, and helping her gain the knowledge necessary to grow within her future profession.”

In addition to her internship at Step One Creative, McNamara is a member of the national organization, Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), running fundraisers and promoting events and clubs throughout SUNY Fredonia campus. McNamara is also a member of the women’s lacrosse team at Fredonia.

“I appreciate the opportunity to intern at Step One Creative,” said McNamara. “It’s great to apply my public relations and writing knowledge within the agency, and it will be very helpful and beneficial for my career aspirations going forward.”

Established in 1996, Step One Creative, a division of Step One Communications, LLC, is a marketing communications firm located at 56 West Third Street in Oswego, that offers full-service advertising design, brand development, public relations, copywriting, media planning/ placement, marketing research, and capital campaign development/fundraising to organizations and business throughout Central and Upstate New York.

For additional information on Step One Creative please call (315) 342-2554 or visit their website online at www.steponecreative.com.

Step One Creative Partners with Universal Metal Works

Oswego, NY – Universal Metal Works, LLC, formerly C&C Metal Fabrications, Inc., in Fulton, New York, has partnered with Step One Creative on a new corporate logo and various other marketing initiatives, according to Shane R. Stepien, president of the Oswego-based marketing communications firm.

Step One Creative will provide ongoing advertising, public relations, branding, and media planning initiatives for Universal Metal Works (UMW).  Step One Creative just recently finalized a new corporate logo for the metal fabrication company.

“We’re looking forward to this new partnership with Step One Creative,” said John Sharkey, IV, owner of UMW. “Their reputation and overall experience with brand development, marketing and public relations will help with our new direction as a company, and the market expansion we will be looking at with regard to our products and client base.”

Stepien expressed his enthusiasm in the new partnership stating, “We’re excited about the new marketing initiatives Universal Metal Works is implementing, and the direction by which their new ownership team is taking this new company.”

“We appreciate the opportunity to work with UMW, and believe the synergy between our two companies will subsequently lead to new client potential and growth for their business,” Stepien added.

Established in 1996, Step One Creative offers full-service advertising/PR agency capabilities and branding expertise to organizations and businesses with product and service offerings including: copywriting, advertising development/design, media planning/placement, marketing, public relations, research and brand design.

For additional information visit them online at www.steponecreative.com or call them at (315) 342-2554.

Pike Joins Step One Creative As Fall Public Relations Intern

Oswego, NY – Step One Creative, an Oswego-based marketing communications firm, has announced that Caitlin Pike, of Oswego, has joined the agency as a fall public relations intern, according to President Shane R. Stepien.

Pike, a recent broadcasting and mass communication graduate of SUNY Oswego, will assist Step One with various event related projects, as well as ongoing public relation initiatives.

“With her writing and public relations skills we’re excited to have Caitlin join us as an intern at Step One,” said Stepien. “We look forward to having her assist us on a variety of new projects throughout the fall, and helping her grow within the profession.”

In addition to her internship at Step One Creative, Pike was a member of the student run television station at SUNY Oswego, WTOP, reporting on various sporting events, news and helping to promote campus events. Pike also ran for the women’s cross country and track and field teams at Oswego.

“I am very excited about the opportunity to be involved with Step One as an intern this fall,” said Pike. “Being able to make use of the marketing skills and knowledge I have developed from school in an actual work day, will be very beneficial for my career in communications.”

Coming from a family of avid sports fans, Pike looks forward to pursuing a career in sports broadcasting in the near future.

Established in 1996, Step One Creative, a division of Step One Communications, LLC, is a marketing communications firm located at 56 West Third Street in Oswego, that offers full-service advertising design, brand development, public relations, copywriting, media planning/placement, marketing research, and capital campaign development/fundraising to organizations and businesses throughout Central and Upstate New York.

For additional information on Step One Creative please call (315) 342-2554 or visit them online at www.steponecreative.com.

Harborfest, Step One Creative Expand Partnership

OSWEGO, NY – Oswego Harbor Festivals announced that Oswego-based marketing firm Step One Creative has been contracted to assist Harborfest in the procurement of festival sponsorships and business memberships.

Step One Creative will assume responsibility of renewing and building a majority of existing sponsorships and business memberships while at the same time, developing and maintaining new Harborfest clients.

“The board of directors and I felt that instead of trying to find the perfect person to coordinate sponsorships and memberships, why not bring on a professional agency experienced in event planning and familiar with our festival,” said Harborfest Executive Director Tom Van Schaack. “We have an existing relationship with Shane (Stepien) and his staff, and are excited and fortunate that Step One Creative was willing to expand their involvement with Harborfest.”

Established in 1996, Step One Creative, a division of Step One Communications, LLC, is a marketing communications firm that offers full-service advertising design, brand development, public relations, copywriting, media planning/placement, marketing research, and capital campaign development to organizations and businesses throughout Central and Upstate New York.

For the past several years, Harborfest has utilized the services of Step One Creative for its annual marketing campaigns, media planning and placement.

“Step One Creative has a working knowledge of Harborfest,” said Shane Stepien, president of Step One Creative. “We are looking forward to our expanded role with Tom and the rest of the Harborfest staff in continuing the great tradition that Harborfest has created over the last 23 years. Step One Creative has existing relationships with many of the same companies and businesses that support Harborfest, but we also feel that we can help bring in new support for this great community event.”

Harborfest, an annual admission-free festival, will continue to internally service a handful of sponsors and members, including all individual “friends of the festival.”

“Our goal in bringing Step One Creative on board in this capacity was to not only bring in new sponsors and business members who we could not have reached, but also to better serve our existing sponsors and members in a professional and enthusiastic manner,” said Van Schaack. “With Step One’s help, we will be able to present opportunities to more potential Harborfest supporters that will hopefully allow the festival to be admission-free for many years to come.”

Harborfest 2011 is scheduled for July 28-31.

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