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Junior Achievement of CNY Recognizes EMAers for Volunteer Efforts

Junior Achievement of Central New York (JA) recently recognized two employees at marketing communications firm Eric Mower and Associates (EMA) for their volunteer efforts.

The nonprofit organization recognized EMA PR Account Executive Danielle Gerhart as “Board Member of the Year” for her role as co-chair of JA’s new event Juniorpalooza: The Ultimate High School Battle of the Bands. Gerhart has been a JA of CNY board member since 2005. EMA Partner/Creative Director Tom Merrick was recognized as “Volunteer of the Year” for his leadership role in helping organize the event. The awards were given at JA of CNY’s annual Futures Unlimited Celebration.

“EMA helped bring Juniorpalooza to JA of CNY as a great fund- and awareness-raiser for us,” said JA of CNY President Kathy Harter. “We appreciate all of the time, talent, and support that EMA has generously given to JA throughout the years.”

Juniorpalooza, a head-to-head competition of Central New York’s most talented high school garage bands, was held in January at The Palace Theatre as a way to raise money and awareness for JA of CNY, and to celebrate the musical talent of local teens.

About Junior Achievement of Central New York

Junior Achievement is dedicated to educating students in Central New York about workforce readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurism, all of which will improve the quality of their lives. Community volunteers teach JA programs in the schools and meet face-to-face with students for interactive learning and sharing. For more information, contact Kathy Harter at (315) 474-0876.

About Mower

Mower is a digitally-integrated independent marketing, advertising and public relations agency. With 165 professionals in New York, Boston, Atlanta, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Buffalo, Rochester, Albany, and Syracuse, Mower delivers strategic insights, digital solutions, smart creative, and award-winning results to clients. Part of two global agency networks — thenetworkone and IPREX — as well as the 4A’s.