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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 10th, 2014


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Putnam County Chamber of Commerce (PCCC) Kicks Off Logo Design Contest to Rebrand Updated Public Transportation System

Putnam County Students – K through 12 – are Invited to Submit Original Logo Designs for “Putnam Moves,” the County’s Redesigned Public Transportation System

Winning Student will Receive a $500 Scholarship


PUTNAM COUNTY, NY (February 10, 2014) – The Putnam County Chamber of Commerce (PCCC), the county’s largest business organization and primary advocate, voice, and resource for the business community, will spearhead the rebranding and awareness campaign for “Putnam Moves,” the county’s redesigned public transportation system. The rebranding effort kicks off today with the “Putnam Moves” Logo Design Contest. Students, K – 12, residing in Putnam, are invited to develop designs that reflect four key tenets, community, commerce, nature and recreation. Major efficiency updates to the county’s public transportation system include revamped routes which are expected to be announced in the spring of 2014. The deadline for entries is March 5th. The student submitting the winning design will receive a $500 scholarship.

“Announcing the logo design contest and first phase of the “Putnam Moves” rebranding and awareness campaign is very exciting,” says Jennifer Maher, Chair, Putnam County Chamber of Commerce. “The PCCC has been working with the Putnam County Transportation Task Force for the past year to bring about necessary modernization and efficiency recommendations to our public transportation system. Making public transit more accessible to more people going to more places in Putnam benefits our residents, our businesses, our environment and our economy.”

County Executive MaryEllen Odell praised Maher and the PCCC for their dedicated commitment in working with the Transportation Task Force in its earliest stages and for continued support on the Transportation Advisory Council.

 

“I believe that there is no better marketing team out there to promote our county transportation system. I was thrilled to have the PCCC agree to partner with the TAC and county government,” said Odell. “To have their support and expertise in marketing not only our transit system, but our Main Street economy continues to be a major focus of the administration. We are in good hands.”

About the Contest
Students living in Putnam County in grades K through 12 are invited to submit their best original logo designs to represent “Putnam Moves,” the redesigned public transportation system. The design should represent four tenets of Community, Commerce, Nature and Recreation. The entry deadline is March 5th. Students should enter the contest via the “Putnam Moves” Contest tab on the PCCC Facebook Fan Page (http://a.pgtb.me/8VNz8f). Artwork should be presented in a JPEG, GIF or PNG file. The winning entry will be selected by the Putnam County Transportation Advisory Council with the final approval of the County Executive. Winners will be notified via email; entrants under 18 must be approved and submitted by a parent. The winner will be announced by County Executive, MaryEllen Odell at the State of the County address on March 13th.

All submitted logo designs will be on display at the Putnam County Golf Club on March 21st as part of the inaugural meeting of the Putnam Women’s Leadership Alliance.

About the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce
Since 2010, the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce (PCCC) has been dedicated to serving as the primary advocate, voice, and resource for our business community. The PCCC’s utmost priority is to promote its members, provide educational opportunities and to enhance individually viable commerce districts throughout Putnam County and beyond.