A New Creative Space for DragonSearch in the Hudson Valley

The Hudson Valley’s Uptown Kingston neighborhood experienced an exciting and wonderful day this month! A well-established digital marketing organization that services national and international clients cut the ribbon at its new, creatively-designed space, sharing the festivities with government officials and regional dignitaries.

It was a milestone for all of #usDragons – because the organization was OURS!

A group gather inside the new DragonSearch building for a ribbon cutting

From left to right: Carol Ricken, Director of Membership Ulster Chamber; Tim Distel on behalf of Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk; Mike Hein, Ulster County Executive; Shayne Gallo, Kingston Mayor; Ric Dragon; Don Tallerman; Ward Todd, President Ulster Chamber

DragonSearch officially opened its new office at what was formerly the Ertel Building, and now renamed the DragonSearch Building, at 8 N. Front Street. The two-story, 19,000 square-foot building was once a medical device factory and a Nash new car dealership. You know any building is an old one that sold a car brand that stopped production in the mid 50’s! Substantial renovations were accomplished on the second floor and it is now the home of over 25 full-time employees.

Our innovative digital marketing company – based here and in NYC – provides search marketing, search engine optimization (SEO), social media marketing (SMM), and web development. There is also an in-house graphic design team and a video production department. All the digital marketing work is completely done on premises by the industry-leading Dragon team, integrating all the services offered with a customized strategy, uniquely developed for each client.

Ric Dragon and Don Tallerman speaking at the DragonSearch ribbon cutting ceremony

DragonSearch partners Don Tallerman (left) and Ric Dragon open the ceremony

Dignitaries and Dragons

Participating and speaking at the August 13th ribbon cutting ceremony were:

  • Tim Distel on behalf of New York State Senator, Cecilia Tkaczyk
  • Mike Hein – County Executive, Ulster County
  • Ward Todd – President, Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Shayne Gallo – Mayor, City of Kingston, New York
  • Ric Dragon – CEO and Co-Founder, DragonSearch
  • Don Tallerman – President and Co-Founder, DragonSearch
Tim Distel, Mike Hein, Shayne Gallo and Ric Dragon speaking at the ribbon cutting ceremony

Tim Distel, on behalf of Senator Cecelia Tkaczyk’s office, reads a proclamation at the ribbon cutting.

The new DragonSearch offices were born out of partners Don Tallerman and Ric Dragon’s vision to create a work environment that was fun, dynamic, provocative and inspiring. At 9,000 square feet, the space will provide plenty of interior real estate. Overlooking the beautiful historic New York State Senate House Park and displaying views of the Catskill Mountains through an abundance of huge perimeter windows, the new DragonSearch office is a one-of-a-kind space that inspires creativity. The central area features individual workspace that allows for private work while also encouraging collaboration. Around the office are many nooks and tucked away spots for meetings, brainstorming, or just a bit of chilling.

It was important to the team that the space be able to host events and the team hasn’t wasted time in fulfilling that vision. On September 17, DragonSearch will host “Social Media Advertising Roundtable Training,” an interactive workshop designed to help business owners navigate the complex world of social ads. Learn more about this event and others by visiting our Digital Marketing Workshops page.

Tim Distel presenting a certificate of appreciation to Ric Dragon with Mayor Gallo in the back

Tim Distel, on behalf of Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk, presents a certificate of appreciation to Ric Dragon with Mayor Shayne Gallo looking on.

Available Kingston, NY Rental Space on the Lower Floor

We are all anticipating one great (or multiple amazing) tenants moving in to the 7,500 square foot floor below us. In the coming months that will be happening, too. It is ready to accommodate almost any type of business. Could it be yours? The first floor, centrally located space is ideal for retail, restaurants, light manufacturing or creative office work.

Ric Dragon, along with Don Tallerman, Mike Hein and Tim Distel, speaking at the ribbon cutting ceremony

Ric Dragon, along with Tim Distel, Mike Hein and Don Tallerman, speaking at the DragonSearch ribbon cutting ceremony.

Additionally, DragonSearch is offering a limited amount of ready-to-go shared office space on our second floor. Co-exist with the Dragon contingent – it is a vibrant, productive atmosphere! You will have your own private workspace and access to the DragonSearch building facilities including Wi-Fi, restrooms, and conference/meeting space.

For more information about DragonSearch, please visit www.dragonsearchmarketing.com or contact [email protected] or call (845) 383-0890.

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