Year: 2017

Opengate Welcomes New Medical Director

Opengate, Inc., a nonprofit agency which serves adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in Westchester County, NY, recently named Dr. Andrea Ritchin as Medical Director. Dr. Ritchin comes with a background in Family Medicine, having earned her medical degree from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and having completed her specialty training at the Residency Program in Social Medicine at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx. During her years as a primary care physician in the Bronx, and later in Mt. Kisco, Dr. Ritchin developed an affinity for working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  In both locations, she built a faithful following of pediatric and adult IDD patients. Dr. Ritchin says that her career thus far has been very rewarding.  She found she was able to meet the challenges of caring for individuals with IDD by partnering with their families, caretakers, and advocates.  The opportunity to serve exclusively IDD adults alongside other people dedicated to the same goal pleases her: “When I received the invitation to come to Opengate, my first reaction was great …

Donna Gore Launches Second Book in Grief Diaries Series

AlyBlue Media, publisher of the award-winning anthology series Grief Diaries announced the release of Victim Impact Statement. The anthology features 25 true crime stories and real impact statements read in court by loved ones searching for justice.

Donna R. Gore participated in writing Victim Impact Statement, her second book in the series following Loss by Homicide which was released in 2016. 

It's never too late for social media marketing

Is it Too Late to Establish a Social Media Presence?

When it comes to marketing, individuals and small business owners are faced with a dilemma because there are so many social media channels trying to satisfy their marketing needs. The increase in the number of available traditional and digital marketing channels presents a new question all together, which is, “What marketing strategy should we focus on if we want to produce results?” In only two words, social media. It’s no longer a debatable topic. Social media is by far the world’s most valuable marketing channel simply because it produces tangible and actionable results. And, whether you are an individual or a business, it’s relatively easy to create your message on social media. Even in 2017, some individuals and businesses are reluctant when it comes to establishing a social media presence because they think they are late to the party. Well, you aren’t late to the party at all, there is still a lot of room for you or your company to have a presence on social media. Why? Recently, the CEO of Facebook (the world’s …