September 23, 2014
Operation Oswego County Earns Awards of "First Place"
Operation Oswego County (OOC), Oswego County's designated economic development organization, was recently awarded first place for their electronic newsletter, OOC E-News, at The Northeastern Economic Developers Association's (NEDA) 2014 literature and promotions award competition. NEDA represents 11 states including Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.
The recognitions are awarded each year to economic development organizations throughout the northeastern United States who produce printed and web-based materials to promote economic development in their areas.
OOC was also recognized with an award of first place for its advanced manufacturing ad and an award of first place for its series of services brochures.
OOC E-News delivers a quick, easy-to-read synopsis of new and ongoing economic development projects directly to the e-mail boxes of OOC's key stakeholders which would also contain clickable links to OOC's website for more information.
OOC's advanced manufacturing ad was produced to promote the assets of Oswego County that are important to manufacturers. The piece is used to attract businesses with the potential of locating and expanding their manufacturing operations to Oswego County. The ad was produced in conjunction with Steve Chirello Advertising in Fulton, NY.
OOC's series of services brochures were designed as a succinct, take-away marketing piece that outlines what OOC offers to businesses seeking to expand in Oswego County.
OOC has won several awards in past years for the quality and professionalism of its promotional materials from NEDA and other regional, state and national economic development organizations. Entries are judged by a panel of experienced economic development and marketing professionals and are determined based on design and layout, clarity of message, quality, functionality and overall creativity and impact.
L. Michael Treadwell, Executive Director of OOC, noted that, "this type of recognition clearly demonstrates that OOC is on target in developing quality marketing and public relations products to promote the assets of Oswego County to businesses."
"I want to commend the efforts of OOC's Marketing and Development Committee chaired by Barbara Bateman, on helping us stay in the forefront. Also, I want to thank our staff, and in particular, Evelyn LiVoti, marketing and development manager, for coordinating the development of our marketing strategies which are integral and essential to a county-wide comprehensive economic development program."
For more information about economic development services in Oswego County, call OOC at 343-1545 or visit www.oswegocounty.org.