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AGEnCY, DESIGn STUDIO PARTnER yAeger PuBLiC reLATions, a public relations firm in Yonkers, has formed an alliance with New York Design Studio, also in Yonkers, to provide its clients strategic communications, with expertise in public/media relations, advertising, web design, marketing and crisis communications. “This strategic partnership creates synergistic business opportunities for both our companies,” said Fred Yaeger, president of Yaeger Public Relations. “Our relationship with New York Design Studio extends our capability in servicing our clients that include business, finance, health care, environmental and nonprofit organizations in their respective fields.” “The partnership enhances our ability to provide clients with a full range of integrated services, not just in the fields of public relations and media relations, but in advertising, marketing and web design as well,” Yaeger said. “Partnering with Yaeger Public Relations extends our design company’s expertise in working with our clients to solve their marketing, brand image and promotional needs,” said Christine Seuss, creative director of New York Design Studio. “Both our companies are customer focused and combined we can now provide our clients with the benefit of advertising, marketing, public relations services, web design and search-engine optimization services that are fully integrated.”

LARChMOnT RESIDEnT nAMED TO PhILhARMOnIC PeTer eLioPouLos of Larchmont was elected to a three-year term on the board of trustees of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Society Inc. Eliopoulos is a senior vice president and chief marketing officer of M&T Bank and Wilmington Trust. he began his banking career in 1988 as a management associate with Citibank and then spent 10 years with the management consultant firms of A.T. Kearney and Mitchell Madison Group, where he advised financial services and media companies on strategic growth and organizational improvement initiatives. In 2003, Eliopoulos returned to Citibank as senior vice president and director of marketing, where he managed the bank’s marketing and advertising programs. In 2005, he assumed the additional role of North American sales director. In 2007, he joined M&T Bank as chief marketing officer, where he leads a team of more than 100 marketing and communication professionals at M&T and its wealth management firm, Wilmington Trust. he is active in the hellenic American Bankers Association and the New York Philharmonic Society. A musician himself, he joins the board of the BPO after nearly a year of providing hands-on assistance with marketing and fundraising for the orchestra’s May 8, 2013 appearance at Spring For Music at Carnegie hall.

ATTORnEY GETS COMMITTEE POST BernArD A. KrooKs has been appointed chairman of the Elder Care Committee of the editorial advisory board of Trusts & Estates magazine. The committee was created to address the increased importance of eldercare issues in the practice of estate-planning professionals. Krooks is a longtime contributing editor to Trusts and Estates, the journal for wealth-management professionals serving the needs of high-net-worth clients, family-business owners, family offices, charitably inclined donors and nonprofit corporations. A founding partner of Littman Krooks L.L.P. with offices in New York City, White Plains and Fishkill, Krooks is the firm’s elder law and special needs department chairman. he has been included among The Best Lawyers in America for each of the last seven years and has been selected as a New York Super Lawyer since 2006. he was recently appointed president elect of Arc of Westchester.


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