Thursday, September 18, 2014

Hanover Square, Syracuse, New York

Over the years, Downtown Decorations has had the opportunity to work on many projects in the Syracuse, New York area. Our company is based in East Syracuse, so these projects are always especially exciting for us. We are happy to be a part of the beautification efforts, and hope our décor brings added life and energy to Central New York.

Recently, we had the pleasure of producing new banners for Hanover Square in downtown Syracuse. The triangular-shaped public park is the center piece of the Hanover Square Historic District, which was the first commercial district in Syracuse. The square was built back in 1834 and has been on the list of the U.S. National Register of Historic Places since 1976. The area is still thriving today. It is the venue for many festivals, as well as a popular place to drink and dine.

The new banners feature a picture of the park’s gorgeous fountain with the words Hanover Square Est. 1834. Printed in orange, black and white, we think these banners add even more style to the already charming downtown hot spot.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Getting to Know the Team: Cyndy LaRosa (Office Manager)

Cyndy (second from left) and her family celebrating her daughter's graduation

Cyndy LaRosa is Downtown Decorations office manager and resident fitness expert. Cyndy grew up in Parma, OH, where she also earned a degree in Marketing/Business and an AFAA National Certification for Group Exercise Instruction. After marrying her husband, Vic, she relocated to Rhode Island and worked for companies like Gillson and the YMCA. And although “it’s fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A,” Cyndy ended up moving once again, this time to Syracuse, New York. Over the years, Cyndy worked for a variety of companies in the Syracuse area, including Baron Advertising, Gregory Advertising, Gallo Displays, Dr. Ninos, CWR Manufacturing, Stickley and Syracuse Commercial Floors. Along the way, she also had three children, Alisha (24), Regina (22), and Paul (20). At Downtown Decorations, she performs a ton of tasks, including purchasing, invoicing, accounts receivable, human resources, and assisting with the warehouse. And as if she isn't already busy enough with all of her DDI work, she finds time to wake up at 4:30 a.m. four days a week to teach Boot Camp and Spin & Abs fitness classes at both Aspen and Pacific Health. In her free time (it’s surprising that she could find any), she enjoys relaxing in the swimming pool, reading, walking, hanging out with her family and friends, and her all-time favorite – traveling to different destinations. It’s easy to spot Cyndy in the office, she’ll be the one perched on a fitness stability ball instead of a chair. 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Geisinger Health System

Just a few months ago, Downtown Decorations began working with Geisinger Health System on an exciting custom banner and flag project. The prestigious northeastern Pennsylvania health care system has two hospitals in the Wilkes-Barre area, numerous clinics throughout the northeastern part of the state, and a primary care facility, Geisinger Medical Center, located in Danville. Geisinger Medical Center has received numerous national recognitions over the years, including being named one of top 100 hospitals in the country and being designated a Magnet Hospital. Only 6% of hospitals nationwide are honored with the Magnet recognition.

For this project, Downtown Decorations produced more than 20 custom flags and nearly 150 banners. The banners and flags were then installed at different Geisinger locations across the state. Pictured in this post are the banners and flags at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.

Each banner and flag features a picture of Geisinger Health System founder Abigail Geisinger, the phrase “Make it the Best,” and the number 100 for their upcoming centennial celebration. In 2015, Geisinger will be celebrating 100 years. We are proud to have been able to produce these truly unique and captivating banners and flags. Congratulations to Geisinger on 100 years!