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100th Birthday Salute to Gone With the Wind’s Melanie: Olivia de Havilland

by Bartel Communications Inc

A book that will delight any Gone With the Wind fan! Rhett Butler called her “A great lady…A very great lady.” Join us as we honor the spirit of Melanie Hamilton Wilkes and celebrate the 100th birthday of the actress who portrayed her – Olivia de Havilland – at Bow Tie Criterion Cinemas in Saratoga […]

Elegant, Memorable 5th Business Anniversary Campaign

by Bartel Communications Inc

Fabric grocery bags encouraged helping all generations avoid hunger. For the 5th business anniversary of the financial services firm Generations Planning Group, the two managing partners wished to show appreciation to their clients in an elegant, memorable way. So the Certified Financial Planners turned to Bartel Communications, the business anniversary experts. Here’s what we did: Understood the […]

120th Anniversary of “The Stars and Stripes Forever”

by Bartel Communications Inc

This year marks the 120th anniversary of “The Stars and Stripes Forever,” the iconic patriotic march written by composer John Philip Sousa (1854-1932).   Known as “The March King,” Sousa was on a European vacation when he received word that the manager of The Sousa Band, David Blakely, had died suddenly. The band would soon begin […]

How Olivia de Havilland Won the Role of Melanie in GWTW

by Bartel Communications Inc

A book to celebrate GWTW’s 75th Anniversary! RKO actress Joan Fontaine received a message that director George Cukor wanted her to read for GWTW. Oh, what she wouldn’t give to play Scarlett! But when she arrived for her appointment, she discovered that the director had her in mind for Melanie. Since that role held no […]

Gone with the Wind Published 80 Years Ago Today

by Bartel Communications Inc

A book to celebrate GWTW’s 75th Anniversary! June 30, 2016 marks the 80th anniversary of the publication of Gone with the Wind. What many fans of Margaret Mitchell’s novel don’t realize is that editions of the book bearing a June 1936 publication date are not first editions. How can that be? Here’s the scoop: Macmillan, […]

30th Business Anniversary Kick Off for The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce

by Bartel Communications Inc

Congratulations to our client, The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce, on reaching its 30th business anniversary. The Chamber kicked off the celebration of this milestone year at the Spring 2016 annual awards dinner. More than 300 Chamber members and guests in attendance made the occasion a true “sell”-abration of business.  Here’s What We Did: The […]

76th Anniversary of Gone With the Wind’s Oscar Wins

by Bartel Communications Inc

A book to celebrate GWTW’s 75th Anniversary! On February 29, 1940, Hollywood was abuzz and aglitter with Oscar fever. As was the custom, the names of the Oscar winners were revealed in advance to the press, with newspapers making a solemn promise not to break the news before the ceremonies. But one newspaper couldn’t contain […]

Selznick’s Best Picture Oscar is Missing!

by Bartel Communications Inc

A book to celebrate GWTW’s 75th Anniversary! In 1999, producer David O. Selznick’s 1939 Best Picture Oscar for Gone With the Wind sold at auction for more than $1.54 million to singer Michael Jackson. The presale estimate had ranged from $200,000 to $300,000. The winning bid by the King of Pop set a new record […]

75th Anniversary of Bogart’s Classic Film

by Bartel Communications Inc

For the 75th anniversary of The Maltese Falcon, Turner Classic Movies (www.tcm.com) and Fathom Events (www.fathomevents.com) hosted a theatrical re-release of the 1941 detective thriller. I couldn’t wait for this film-noir classic, featuring Humphrey Bogart as Sam Spade, Mary Astor as Brigid O’Shaughnessy, Sydney Greenstreet as Kasper Gutman and Peter Lorre as Joel Cairo, to come […]

Heartbreak for Clark Gable 74 Years Ago Today

by Bartel Communications Inc

A book to celebrate GWTW’s 75th Anniversary! After he completed work on Gone With the Wind, Clark Gable returned to work life at MGM and to home life with the love-of-his-life Carole Lombard. The idyllic happiness of Hollywood’s golden couple was shattered when the Japanese bombs found their targets at Pearl Harbor. A dyed-in-the-wool patriot, […]

Will You Celebrate or SELL-abrate Your Business Anniversary This Year?

by Bartel Communications Inc

Some companies throw a party to mark a business anniversary. After all, what’s better than a catered affair with confetti and confections to celebrate a 10th, 25th or 150th business anniversary? How about a business anniversary “sell”-abration that contributes to the bottom line? Companies with a “Let’s-Throw-an-Anniversary-Party” mindset overlook the promotional power of a business […]

What Is Gone With the Wind’s 76-Year Legacy?

by Bartel Communications Inc

A book to celebrate GWTW’s 75th Anniversary! I am one of five film experts featured in the roundtable article “The Box-Office Champ: Remembering Gone with the Wind on its 75th Anniversary” by journalist and film historian Michael Coate in his column “History, Legacy & Showmanship” on the website The Digital Bits. The column “focuses on retrospectives […]

Community Loan Fund Marks 30th Business Anniversary

by Bartel Communications Inc

Congratulations to the Community Loan Fund on its 30th business anniversary! Located in Albany, NY, the Community Loan Fund connects “socially concerned individuals and institutions to build a healthier local economy and community, by making low-cost flexible loans to social and micro-entrepreneurs, and by providing training and technical assistance services to support the lending activities” […]

Autographed Bookplate for GWTW Fans

by Bartel Communications Inc

A book to celebrate GWTW’s 75th Anniversary! For the holiday season, I’m offering autographed bookplates for readers of The Complete GONE WITH THE WIND Trivia Book (2nd edition). The 4” x 3” cream-color bookplate has a border that reminds me of the Art Deco design style popular during the 1930s, when Margaret Mitchell’s book was published […]

Snyder Printer Marks 120th Business Anniversary

by Bartel Communications Inc

On October 24, 1895, Walter Snyder opened a printing business in Troy, NY. The company witnessed the evolution of printing from wood type to linotype and digital printing. On October 24, 2015, Snyder Printer marked its 120th business anniversary. Today, this fourth-generation family owned company is led by Walter Snyder’s great-granddaughter, Dona Snyder-Reardon. She continues […]

Bennett Contracting — From the Beginning

by Bartel Communications Inc

Time Warner Cable News reporter Jon Dougherty tells Bennett Contracting’s story of beginning as a plumbing shop in 1915, expanding into heating and insulation services in the 1970s and evolving into the Capital District’s oldest and largest full-service home remodeling company today. This “Capital Region Business Beat” profile includes glimpses of artifacts from our client’s […]

Bennett Contracting Celebrates a Century of Success in the Capital District

by Bartel Communications Inc

Bennett Contracting, Inc., began in 1915 when Dan (D.A.) Bennett opened a plumbing shop in a rented garage in Delmar, NY. A railroad steam fitter, Bennett saw opportunities in servicing the new technology of the times: indoor plumbing and central heating. Family members joined the growing company after World War II. In 1976, Gregory Jackson, […]

Why I Will Always Love Gone With the Wind

by Bartel Communications Inc

A book to celebrate GWTW’s 75th Anniversary! I first saw Gone With the Wind in 1968, when my mother insisted that I must see this film. I knew nothing about the plot or the players and felt that spending nearly four hours in a theater was a colossal waste of time. As the title swept […]

Bennett Contracting’s 100th Anniversary Publicity

by Bartel Communications Inc

Congratulations to our client Bennett Contracting on the “Building Strong Roots” 100th anniversary community service project undertaken to improve the lives of 52 families in Albany’s South End. A team of employees from the Capital District’s oldest and largest full-service home remodeling company designed, built and installed a garden shed and grape arbor in the […]

Bennett Contracting and Capital Roots Partner to Help Families Build Strong Roots

by Bartel Communications Inc

Tucked into a corner of Albany’s Lincoln Park is a community garden, operated by the local nonprofit Capital Roots, where 52 families grow their own fresh, organic foods. For seasons, the gardeners had to cope with a tool shed with a leaky roof, a grape arbor that was falling apart and communal gardening tools that […]