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After 4 Years of Fire Budget Defeats, Awareness Effort Convinces NJ Voters to Say Yes

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The Fifth Time’s the Charm After Four Consecutive Fire Budget Defeats, a Public Awareness Campaign Convinces Freehold Township Voters to Say Yes LINK TO ARTICLE> After four years without voter support, East Freehold Fire Company knew the pitfalls of failed referendums too well: Delayed truck repairs, aging ladders, and rescue and breathing apparatus in critical need of replacement. “We had basically gotten by postponing maintenance, but this situation was unsustainable,” said East Freehold Fire Chief …

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Communication Solutions Group Wins Two Prestigious Awards

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The Communication Solutions Group has recently been recognized for outstanding work in the industry by receiving two prestigious awards. The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Philadelphia, honored President Leza Raffel at the 2023 Pepperpot Awards. She won the Anthony Fulginiti Award for Commitment to Education, and was nominated by PR & Marketing Manager Kellie Dietrich. Empowering the next generation of PR leaders, Raffel achieved the milestone of mentoring 100 college interns in 2019 and …

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Communication Solutions Group Wins Award at PRSA Pepperpots

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This article was published on the Jenkintown Patch on December 28, 2022. The Communication Solutions Group is pleased to announce that it has received a Pepperpot Award from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Philadelphia Chapter. Its recognition in the category of Communication Relations was based on the goal of increased enrollment for Delaware County Technical Schools’ (DCTS) Licensed Practical Nursing Program’s Fall 2022 class. “We were honored to win an award for our …

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Royer-Greaves School for Blind Honors Kellie Patrick Gates with Esteemed Award

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This article was published in the Abington Patch on January 20, 2022.  The Communication Solutions Group is honored to announce that Senior Public Relations Specialist Kellie Patrick Gates is the 2021 recipient of the Annual Jessie Royer-Greaves Award. Each year, Royer-Greaves School for Blind honors someone who exemplifies dedication and service, and represents their founder’s high standard of conduct, devotion, caring and community civic mindedness. This award is the highest honor Royer-Greaves bestows upon someone. …

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Pottstown Mercury: Ringing Hill Fire Company’s recruitment campaign wins award

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This article was published in the Pottstown Mercury on December 10, 2020.  A local fire company’s campaign to grow its base of volunteers is getting regional recognition in the public relations sector. Ringing Hill Fire Company’s volunteer recruitment and retention campaign won a Ladle in the Community Relations category at the Pepperpot Awards from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Philadelphia Chapter. The campaign was submitted by PR Specialist Kellie Dietrich, who developed the …

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The Public Spirit: Communication Solutions Group’s Kellie Dietrich named as secretary of Local Toastmasters International Club

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This article was published in the Public Spirit on July 13, 2020.  The Communication Solutions Group, a firm specializing in public relations and marketing in Jenkintown, is pleased to announce that Public Relations Specialist Kellie Dietrich has been appointed to the role of secretary at the Professionally Speaking Club of Toastmasters International. At 24, this new board appointment makes Dietrich the club’s youngest executive committee member for the 2020-2021 term. Dietrich has an extensive writing …

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Local Publicist Presented on Recapturing Charter School Students

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This article was published in the Abington Patch on October 21, 2019. Local public relations professional Leza Raffel shared her insight on how to recapture charter school students at the PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference. The multi-day conference is a joint effort between PASA (Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators) and PSBA (Pennsylvania School Board Association) held Oct. 16-18 at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey, Pa. Raffel presented “Yes, You Can Recapture Charter School …

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Times Chronicle : The Communication Solutions Group celebrates 100th intern

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JENKINTOWN — The Communication Solutions Group celebrated its 100th intern by catching up with former interns to see how the experience has impacted their professional lives. Many former interns have found success after their internships at the agency, and the agency prides itself on the experience it offers interns. The agency’s passion for helping young people by way of internships stems from its president, Leza Raffel. Raffel had a series of dismal internships during her …