L-R: Joseph Agresta, Co-Owner Mercedes Benz of Orange County; Haley Hartwick, Johnny Mac
Solders Fund Guest Speaker; Chuck Bond, Co-Owner; Arthur Agresta, Co-Owner
Mercedes-Benz of Orange County grand opening benefits West Point’s Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund
HARRIMAN (May 21) Mercedes-Benz of Orange County, Powered by Benzel-Busch, recently celebrated its grand opening, with a dynamic, catered affair hosted at its state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz showroom and benefitting the Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund.
The West Point non-profit's namesake, Colonel John “Johnny Mac” McHugh, was killed in action in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2010 and Benzel-Busch has been a passionate support of the organization since its inception. The Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund started in 2014 as a modest effort to help one fallen classmate’s family cope with the lose of their heroic loved one and quickly transformed into a ongoing mission that helps a growing number of military families with education expenses. Mercedes-Benz of Orange County exemplified its commitment to the community by announcing an initial donation to the Johnny Mac Solder Fund at the Grand Opening and will continue to make ongoing donations to the foundation with every purchase of a Mercedes vehicle.
The evening's most touching and heart-rending moment came when Johnny Mac Scholarship recipient Haley Hartwick spoke eloquently about her father, U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Michael Hartwick, who was killed on April 1, 2006, when his Apache helicopter was shot down by enemy fire while on a combat air patrol mission in Iraq. Haley Hartwick from Austin, Texas graduated from Baylor University in 2017.
At the event, Mercedes-Benz of Orange County owners Joseph Agresta, Arthur Agresta and Chuck Bond welcomed Orange County Dignitaries, Mayor Stephen Welle of Harriman; Mayor Michael Queenan of Woodbury; Laurie R. Tautel, Legislator and Assemblyman James Skoufis, along with Mercedes-Benz Corporate executives Bob Yeatman, Mercedes-Benz General Manager Northeast Region; and Greg Gates, Mercedes Benz General Manager Strategic Retail Development.
For more information on the Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund and how to donate, visit www.johnnymac.org.
Galleria at Crystal Run welcomes two new stores
TOWN OF WALLKILL (May 21) - Two new stores, Five Below and Macy’s Backstage, recently opened at the Galleria at Crystal Run. Both offer goods at marked-down prices and outperformed their respective companies’ other recent openings in the region.
Positioned between Macy’s and Target, and across from H&M, Five Below – a chain of discount stores operating in 32 states – sells toys, tech, apparel, cosmetics, and candy all for $5 or less.
Backstage, which opened inside Macy’s on April 14, is the retail giant’s answer to bargain stores like T.J. Maxx, Homegoods, and Marshall’s. Located on the department store’s upper level, Backstage’s 30,000 square feet of retail contains fashion, footwear, home decor, toys, luggage, kitchenware, and even snacks.
Releases should be brief, containing just the essential information.
(Longer releases will be edited.)
We prefer MS Word documents, but can open just about any text attachments.
Pictures should be sent as separate attachments, preferably in color
and in .jpg format. (We reserve the right to reject photos that do
not meet our standards.)
Announcements must be informational, not commercial. They
should not promote specific products or services.
Political announcements are limited to events only (date, time, place,
contact information). Political "statements" of any kind
will not be used.
Please send the information at least ten days prior to the event
date or registration deadline, if applicable.
Legal note: Press releases
from firms or individuals in the financial arena may contain certain
statements which are not historical facts or which concern a company's
future operations or economic performance and which are considered
forward-looking statements. Any such forward-looking statements
are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Readers should note that all forward-looking
statements involve risks and uncertainties, and that actual results
may differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking
statements as a result of various factors, such as changing economic
and competitive conditions and other risks and uncertainties. In
addition, any statements in news releases regarding historical stock
price performance are not indicative of or guarantees of future price
Much of the information listed here is submitted by
the business, group or organization, and must meet Mid-Hudson News Network
guidelines pertaining to community standards and non-advocacy of discrimination
based on age, race, gender or sexual preference. Listing of such information
does not necessarily imply support of the organization's views or goals
by Mid-Hudson News Network.
Please note, this page is intended to publicize news
about your business, group or organization and not to openly solicit
business. We resesrve the right to reject content that in our view is