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Bellizzi & RMG Westchester Dream Team: Making dreams happen one slice at a time: Blythedale Children’s Hospital- Wed May 19th 6:00 pm
On Wednesday May 19th at 6:00 pm, Bellizzi and Ruby Media Group will be bringing the spirit of life and the love of food to Blythedale Children’s Hospital.
Bellizzi will be bringing portable pizza ovens and will be teaching the kids how to make pizza. The kids at Blythedale will have the opportunity to learn more about Italian culture from Isi Albanese, owner of the popular children’s restaurant in Mt. Kisco NY for over 19 years. This will be the first kickoff event for “Westchester Dream Team” and Bellizzi and Ruby Media Group plan to make this an ongoing series of events with Blythedale.
About Blythedale: Established in 1891, Blythedale Children’s Hospital is dedicated exclusively to the diagnosis, care and treatment of children with complex medical and rehabilitative needs. Blythedale is a national leader in developing innovative, multi-disciplinary inpatient and ambulatory programs, as well as a community resource for children with a variety of medical concerns. A child’s catastrophic health problem turns a family’s world inside out. Blythedale offers individualized, round-the-clock medical care in a medically sophisticated, yet intensely child-centered environment. Blythedale prepares children to lead the most independent lives possible, and trains their caregivers to be confident providers for their children. Blythedale cares for children with a wide range of medical problems, resulting from injury or disease, which are amenable to various rehabilitation services. Today, almost 40% of patients admitted to Blythedale are referred from intensive care units for continuing medical care and rehabilitation. Blythedale is the only independent, free-standing children’s hospitalin New York State. Blthedales Board of Trustees is committed to making sure that Blythedale continues to stay at the cutting edge of medical practice and research, as well as serving as a training ground for the next generation of pediatric specialists. Blythedale advocates strongly on behalf of all children, and will continue to do so as the pre-eminent, free-standing children’s hospital. For more information about Blythedale, click here
About Bellizzi: Bellizzi Restaurant is the premier restaurant for parents and children to enjoy delicious food in a fun environment. Bellizzi Restaurant is the recipient of the following prestigious Best of Westchester awards: “Best Place to Dine with Your Kids” in 2005, 2006 and 2007. Best of Westchester “Best Gelato” 2008. Best of Westchester “Best Place to Dine with Your Kids” 2009. Belizzi Restaurant also received the Mt. Kisco Chamber of Commerce “Business of the Year” in 2008. For more information about Bellizzi, click here
About Isi Albanese: Isi Albanese is the President of Bellizzi Restaurant. Isi is responsible for all aspects of Bellizzi including operations and management. Isi has an extensive background and a wealth of knowledge of the restaurant business and operations. He is a graduate of the Sullivan School of Hotel and Restaurant Management with a business degree in Restaurant Technology. He has 37 years of experience in the restaurant business and is the current owner of two successful businesses. Isi is also the owner of Grand Central Market, a busy delicatessen in Somers, NY. Isi is the imagination behind the entire Bellizzi concept and can visualize and create that which most people cannot envision. Isi Albanese was named “Best Businessman of the Year” in 2007 by the Mt. Kisco Lion’s Club.
About Ruby Media Group: Ruby Media Group is a Public Relations and Social Media Marketing Agency. At Ruby Media Group, we help clients to increase overall brand awareness by enhancing their brand image in web 2.0 communities. Ruby Media Group specializes in social media strategy, implementation and reputation management. Ruby Media Group also specializes in personal branding and traditional Public Relations. At Ruby Media Group, we believe that social media marketing is only one part of an entire marketing plan, therefore it is critical to understand the entire marketing communication plan first. We work closely with clients to assess the traditional PR and Marketing work that they have implemented in order to create a cohesive marketing strategy.
About Kris Ruby: Kristen Ruby is the President and Founder of Ruby Media Group LLC. Kristen is a Social Media Specialist, Journalist, Blogger and Public Relations Consultant and specializes in social media optimization and branding in real time. By utilizing various social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIN, Kristen creates online visibility for her clients and increases overall branding awareness. Kristen’s competitive advantage focuses around creating a comprehensive social media strategy that is in alignment with her clients overall marketing strategy to bring their marketing to life. Kristen takes her clients from the initial new media planning phase, straight to implementation and overall social media maintenance. Kristen is also involved in national speaking engagements and was chosen to lead the Columbia Business Alumni Club of NY workshop on Social Media, speak at Microsoft on Personal Brand Authenticity and Lead an International Jam Session for 85Broads (an exclusive Goldman Sachs group). Kris has filmed on camera segments on personal branding, social media overload, and how social media is impacting dating on ABC Good Morning CT and NBC. Kris also writes a column on social media/ branding for Inside Chappaqua Magazine, and was one of this years “40 Under 40″ Rising Stars chosen by the Business Council of Westchester. This week, The Examiner featured RMG as their highlighted “Business of The Week.”
kruby @ rubymediagroup . com