President and Creative Director
During his career, Steve has created award-winning sales and promotion campaigns for General Mills, Dunkin’ Donuts and Kraft Foods, helped a hands-on science museum raise funds for renovation and expansion, overseen marketing and design for national magazines and branded and positioned two multimillion dollar companies for public offering.
Graphic Designer and Media Queen
Spanning 3 decades, Sandy's career as a graphic designer and photographer has been dedicated to composing, shooting, designing and producing stellar print campaigns and print materials for hundreds of large and small businesses in the northeast. With years of experience in the print industry, she oversees printing and media for C8.
Our Strategic Partners
Public Relations, Non-Profit Marketing
John founded BlissPR in 1975. A New York City based agency with national and international clients, he grew the firm to a staff of 35 employees and annual revenues topping $5 million. In 2010, he sold the agency and launched NonProfit Solutions, providing marketing counsel to nonprofit organizations throughout the Hudson Valley region.
John chairs of the board of trustees for the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum and co-chairs the board of trustees’ marketing committee for Boscobel Restoration. He is a former president of the Public Relations Society: New York and past chairman of the Americas Region board of Worldcom Public Relations Group, the world’s largest international PR network.
His background includes the staging of fashion shows, safety programs and training videos for Ralph Lauren and its national retail outlets as well as line production for numerous video projects.
Tahlaad has been directly responsible for several documentary films, including Straight Out of Yonkers and Blown Off. In 2011, he collaborated with C8 on We’re The Ones, a series of documentaries, video shorts and commercials for Rockland County’s All-Volunteer Fire Services.
Palanquin’s clients have included Adelphi, member of the Omnicon Group—a leading global marketing and corporate communications company—as well as Genecom, the medical education and marketing communications arm of Robert A. Becker (Euro RSCG).
Joyce’s talents have been utilized by multibillion dollar healthcare companies such as Novartis and Pfizer as well as smaller pharmaceutical companies and research organizations around the world.
His skill set includes: Laser targeted direct mail, on-line lead generation, building follow up systems that keep prospects warm and increase ROI and developing and implementing creative guerrilla marketing programs.
Debra was voted one of the Hudson Valley’s 50 Leading Woman Entrepreneurs in 2008 and DP Sales Pro was named Premier Sales & Customer Service Business Advisor & Consultant to the Council of Industry, a 200+ member manufacturing organization in 2010.