Bucking the trend of shrinking business news outlets, Filomena Fanelli, CEO and founder of Impact PR & Communications, Ltd., an award-winning Hudson Valley public relations and marketing firm, has been brought on to serve as host of a soon-to-be relaunched video business news segment on HVNN (Hudson Valley News Network), a growing hyperlocal media organization. Fanelli will curate interviews with Hudson Valley business leaders and changemakers on “Business Newsmakers,” a weekly show sponsored by Tompkins Mahopac Bank, with new episodes aired on HVNN.com on Tuesday mornings, beginning March 6. Guests from Dutchess, Ulster, Orange, Putnam, Sullivan, Westchester and Rockland counties will be featured.

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