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Amy E Bartell

A.E. Originals

(100% Woman-Owned Business)

Delavan Center
509 W. Fayetteville St
Syracuse, NY  13204

315-256-4805 (voice)


Business Categories:
Public Relations
Advertising, Marketing & Graphic Design

In Business Since: 1990

Number of Employees/Subcontractors: 1

Locations: 1 Studio location in Syr

Desired Markets: Local, Regional, State, National, International
  Description: AE Originals -art by Amy E. Bartell- is committed to social justice/ art and activism - through original art, graphic design, murals, logos and community art projects.
  Featured Products or Services: Art, posters, notecards, murals, commissions.

Colleen T Bennett

Executive Director/Founder

(Equity Partner/50% Woman Owned)

308 Sherrill Road
Suite 100
Sherrill, NY  13461

315-363-6446 (voice)
315-363-6446 (fax)


Colleen Bennett
  Business Category:
In Business Since: 1993

Number of Employees/Subcontractors: 7

Locations: Headquarters: Sherrill, NY Western Region Satellite Office: Chandler, AZ

Desired Markets: Local, Regional, State, National
  Description: The KEYS Program delivers music, hope and smiles to kids battling cancer, and those in need of healing, through music outreach, education and advocacy. KEYS provides patient support of bedside music, family respite days & sibling support programs to children battling cancer at no cost to the families they serve. Since 1993, KEYS has delivered just over 80,000 smiles!
  Profile: "In what seemed just a blink ago, I was in a hospital room helping my mother gently maneuver headphones on my father’s ears. My father’s journey with cancer was brief, and we knew he was nearing his time to leave us. We were just hoping music could help relax him, even just a little, and provide his body enough peace to be able to sleep after days of agitation and pain. Within an hour…he was asleep. As the nurses began asking what we had done to help calm and ease my father’s pain, we said, “We just played music.” That was the life-changing moment that has brought us here over 20 years later." -KEYS Founder, Colleen Bennett From that moment in November of 1993, the KEYS Program was born to help bring music, comfort, hope and smiles to kids going through the same difficult time, in memory of Colleen's father. Today, with the help of over 100 volunteers, the KEYS Program provides its award-winning patient support programs to children treated in 44 children's hospitals, special needs sites and hospice agencies across the US. Colleen has been recognized for her dedication to children receiving the Child Care Council of Cornell Cooperative Extensions Friend of Children Award, Who's Who Among American Women and the KEYS Program has been named one of the top 15 children's charities in the US by the Tony Stewart Foundation for the past 4 years.
  Featured Products or Services: Along with its outreach programming for pediatric cancer patients, KEYS also provides community music therapy services for children with various disabilities, music classes and workshops.

Sheena Christ

Torrent Photography/ Waterfall Designs

(100% Woman-Owned Business)

6095 Poolsbrook rd
Kirkville, NY  13082-

315-723-3693 (voice)


Waterfall Designs

Business Category:

In Business Since: 2011

Number of Employees/Subcontractors: 4

Locations: 2 - Chittenango and Kirkville

Desired Markets: Local, Regional, State, National, International
  Description: Torrent Photography - Portrait and Wedding photography. Waterfall Designs - Personalized glassware and apparel.
  Profile: About me: My name is Sheena and I am the owner of Waterfall Designs and Torrent photography. I started my shop shortly after our DIY wedding. On the day of my wedding I was monogramming the last of the ornament favors and hand stamping the cocktail napkins when I realized that (not only was I addicted to crafting but) my work was done! I was inspired to help others with their wedding projects and also started making some unique monogrammed gifts. I loved seeing the joy when people received personalized items and I knew I needed to continue it! As the business grew so did my love for photography. I quickly realized I had a second passion and decided to start a second business.

Marguerite A Mitchell

Director of Education
Red House Arts Center

(Professional Position)

400 South Salina Street
Syracuse, NY  13207

315-362-2788 (voice)


Business Category:

In Business Since: 2013

Number of Employees/Subcontractors: 50+

Desired Markets: Local, Regional, State
  Description: Red House Educational Programming empowers students to become independent, citizen-artists by providing process-oriented training. Through coursework and partnerships focused on practical skills and community-building, students develop their craft while celebrating what makes them unique.
  Profile: Marguerite Mitchell is the Director of Education at The Red House Arts Center in downtown Syracuse. She earned her Bachelors Degree from Temple University, double majoring in English Literature and English Education, also studying British Literature at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England and Arts Administration at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. Marguerite has taught English Language Arts, ESOL, mural arts, and drama in neighboring Syracuse schools and Philadelphia city schools. In 2011, she received the NYSRA Secondary Teacher of the Year award and was nominated for the ACSD's Outstanding Young Educator Award in 2012. After many years as a teacher and instructional coach, she moved to The Redhouse Arts Center to assist in developing arts education programming with the organization. Marguerite has also performed for local audiences in various theatre productions, participated in various independent and feature-length film productions, and directed several productions in the CNY Area. She most recently was seen in August Osage County (Karen), Redhouse's production of Six Degrees of Separation (Elizabeth - SALT winner for Best Supporting Actress), and worked on the upcoming series, "Escape at Dannemora". In 2014 she made her directorial debut in the Redhouse LAB with Almost, Maine, and directed In the Continuum (2015) and The Secret Garden (2017).
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