Mill Creek Creative, LLC, is a strategic communications firm dedicated to focused message and creative narrative that will
elevate your project, product, and organizational goals.
We provide a wide range of services that help you communicate with your constituents whether these audiences are stakeholders, potential investors, funders, clients, or the public at large.
We tailor our solutions to your
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Mill Creek Creative develops customized strategic communications that respond to your particular goals and audience. We help you create and declare your marketing identity and track the results.
We can assist with a comprehensive plan or
important components of a campaign.
Your organizational brand reflects the care and passion that you bring to your work. Branding, messaging, and image work seamless together to deliver customers or constituents to you.
Mill Creek Creative develops customized strategic communications that respond to your particular goals and audience. We help you create and declare your marketing identity and track the results. We can assist with a comprehensive plan or important components of a campaign.
When you have information to deliver, creative and compelling narrative is half the battle. Well-directed communications to targeted audiences combined with message convey results.
The public information specialists at Mill Creek Creative love language—with all of its power, idiosyncrasies, and flexibility. Our PR/PI group embraces rhetoric in action, melding the right words with appropriate vehicles to maximize impact.
Finding and securing grant funding requires excellence in document preparation, a flexible and creative mindset, and business acumen. Some sources request proposals subject to strict standards and specifications while others may allow a more flexible format. Whatever the standards, a well-crafted statement of purpose including impact, evaluation and a viable, realistic budget are mandatory when seeking funding.
Mill Creek Creative applies time-tested business practices blended with the current technologies to give our clients a strategic advantage. We employ due diligence and positioning when pursuing funding partnerships. We dedicate the same energy and focus to stewardship to encourage repeat support.
Provided funding pursuit and positioning services including collateral material design and program development for community and economic development initiative deploying creative economy measures to revitalize localities across a 19-county area of rural Virginia. Held various contracts over four-year period. Services included some editorial placement including a feature in Virginia Living and Virginia Business.
Total grant support during four years exceeded $3.7 million.
Provided funding pursuit and positioning services including program development for broad range of locality needs. Secured several critical grants:
• Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Local Access Road grant for ShaeDawn Road, industrial park, $548,528
• Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Transportation Enhancement (TE-21) grants for New River Trail extension, $462,000 and $262,000
• Virginia Land and Conservation Fund (VLCF) grant for land purchase along New River, $150,000
• USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) grant for The Marketplace, $75,000
• ARC Competitive grant for Draper Corridor Development, $58,000
Total grant support secured from 2012 to 2014, $1,801,860.
Provided funding pursuit and positioning services for various projects with this cultural heritage organization with programming across a 19-county area of rural Virginia. Secured first National Endowment for the Arts grant. Supported sponsor development including collateral materials for Mountains of Music Homecoming, a nine-day music festival launched in 2015.
Provided public relations and funding pursuit and positioning services for revitalization of early 19th-century mercantile store. This facility served as the commercial and cultural centerpiece for this small Appalachian community. The 8,000-square-foot restored Merc will serve as a mini-business incubator for small Pulaski County enterprises and function as a satellite operation for Heartwood, the cultural heritage center in Abingdon. Pursuing CDBG funds to cover proximate streetscape improvements and pedestrian connector to nearby New River State Park trailhead. Secured Appalachian Regional Commission grant for Pulaski County to expand upon private investments and study enhancements for entire Draper Village. Generated large feature stories in Virginia Living, Richmond Times-Dispatch, and The Roanoke Times. Planned and coordinated various public awareness events including visit by Senator Mark Warner.
Served as marketing and communications consultant for this Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) for three years. Oversaw website redesign and provided all copy for website during contract term. Directed and wrote newsletters. Provided public relations services securing coverage in numerous periodicals (local, regional, and national). Directed design and copy development for three annual reports.
Provided funding pursuit and positioning for adaptive recreational program at Radford University’s Waldron College of Health and Human Services. Prepared grant application to Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation and secured $5,000 gift that was then leveraged to secure $130,000 from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund.