Quinn & Hary Celebrates a Great Start to 2017

Bank Square Books Launches New Website
Q&H unveiled its latest website creation for Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop! We were so delighted to work with store owner Annie Philbrick and events coordinator Elissa Englund to give their stores a dynamic new website. As beloved hubs for bibliophiles (even Hillary Clinton has been spotted browsing the shelves of Savoy), we wanted to make sure the new site would act as their virtual hub. Sliding headers tease the shelves upon shelves of books at each store, events are prominently featured near the top and staff picks lure you in under the “Books We’re Loving” heading. Check it out at BankSquareBooks.com

Q&H Gets Big PR Hits for Day Pitney
Our targeted media outreach efforts have continued to produce high-profile results with highly desired news organizations. Day Pitney lawyers have received valuable publicity, including quotes in publications and websites such as Reuters and Bloomberg BNA on topics such as corporate tax issues and cybersecurity. Just last week, Q&H orchestrated a combined article and webinar with Trusts & Estates magazine which drew more than 200 top decision-makers from financial services organizations to a presentation by Day Pitney partner Jed Davis. We also landed an opinion article in our desired target, The Washington Post. Q&H managed to secure for the attorney who authored the op-ed a live appearance on CNN to discuss the topic. We also set up an editorial meeting with a Reuters cybersecurity reporter in New York, which resulted in high profile coverage. 

Nature's Art Village to Expand
Congratulations to our longstanding client, Nature’s Art Village. Based on their 2016 success, they have big expansion plans for this year! A new mini golf course is in the works and tentatively scheduled to open this summer. Copper Creek at Nature’s Art Village will be the area’s new mini golf destination.

The second phase of the Gateway Museum, an antique engines building, is also underway with steam and gas engines on an industrial scale. Nature’s Art Village is also adding some new dinosaurs to the trail at The Dinosaur Place! 

CTC Advocacy Day: March 15
The Connecticut Tourism Coalition (CTC), an alliance of advocates in the Connecticut tourism industry, will be rallying supporters at the State Capitol in Hartford on March 15th, advocating for a dedicated for the annual funding of state tourism marketing. Led by Stephen Tagliatela, innkeeper/managing partner of Saybrook Point Inn, CTC is working to unify the tourism industry with one collective voice to advocate for tourism, which is critical to bolstering the Connecticut economy.

For more information about the Connecticut Tourism Coalition, and how to get involved, please visit www.tourismCT.com.

Q&H Develops Media Campaign for RCDA
RCDA has hired Quinn & Hary to help cultivate partners in the community. Using print, radio, digital and cable, RCDA will launch a media campaign in March. Featuring Mayor Mike Passero, RCDA President Linda Mariani and partner Dime Bank, RCDA will highlight its exciting development initiatives for the City of New London. RCDA appreciates its media partners: Hall Radio (WNLC and ROXY), The Day and Atlantic Broadband.

Save the Date: Mystic Irish Parade, Sunday March 19th
The 14th annual Mystic Irish Parade is coming soon to downtown Mystic. Bring your friends and join the excitement of one of the largest parades. There will be bagpipes, floats, marching bands and more! Quinn & Hary takes pride in marketing and promoting this annual community event. Visit mysticirishparade.org and keep an eye out for the official program.

NEFA's CCX Conference to be Held in New London June 8th and 9th!
The New England Foundation for the Arts’ annual Creative Communities Exchange (CCX) is a peer-to-peer exchange of strategies used in successful creative economy initiatives around New England. CCX development workshops are for leaders engaged in economy and placemaking projects that leverage their local creative sector for the revitalization and growth of their broader community.

CCX 2017 will be hosted by the Southeastern Connecticut Cultural Coalition will take place in our home of New London! Our city was chosen this year because of its flourishing creative community and promise for the future. Q&H is proud to be a sponsor of this event. Check out the new CCX logo, designed by our own Nicole Martini. See you at CCX 2017!

Work Continues at the Future Q&H HQ!
Check out the progress on our new conference area, courtesy of our talented contractor, A Beautiful Co. Stay tuned for the finished product!