The Founder

Milestones Communications was founded in 2005 by Gwen Fariss Newman, who brings 10 years experience as a print journalist with two metropolitan dailies and another 10 as a PR professional specializing in publications, website development and media relations. She has won national awards both for writing and for the creation of new communications vehicles. She spent four years handling media relations for the Maryland Science Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center where she concentrated on cancer care, diabetes, women’s health and sports medicine.

She also spent five years at the Institute of Human Virology where she oversaw the production of more than 200 pages of copy annually and revamped its website (content, navigation and traffic-building initiatives) to see a 10-fold increase in visitors to the site. Gwen relishes the opportunity to undertake new initiatives and/or to improve upon existing products, but most importantly loves helping organizations better understand their needs and creating communications to help them meet their goals.

Our Talent

At an Edward Jones Shrewsbury event

Milestones Communications has established a network with a wide range of artists and PR practitioners that includes graphic designers, web designers, photographers, print vendors and special events planners. The company hand selects the best talent for each project, based on such factors as cost and turn-around time as well as artistic vision, style and expression. Milestones streamlines the process for each and every project, provides a single-source point of contact from first meeting through finished product and utilizes decades of experience to deliver top-notch quality. Milestones Communications offers clients a one-stop shop where all their communications needs can be met – providing a more cohesive long-term solution that will reiterate and reinforce key messages and unify all marketing efforts.

Community Support

At a H.O.P.E. event

Milestones Communications is active in community service. Our founder has served on the board of the Southern York County Business Association and works pro bono with H.O.P.E. (Help for Oncology Problems & Emotional Support), a local nonprofit that helps cancer patients and their families. Milestones has also pledged its support to helping raise awareness of Domestic Violence and Abuse.

Award Winner

We've been recognized with nine national awards. And one recent sample of our work was spotlighted here

• International Communicator Award, Award of Distinction, Writing

• International Communicator Award, Award of Distinction, Writing

• Aster Award, Gold for Hospital Annual Report
• Aster Award, Silver for Hospital Employee Newsletter
• Marketing Healthcare Report Gold Award for Employee Newsletter
• Marketing Healthcare Report Merit Award for Annual Report

• International Communicator Award, Award of Distinction, Employee Publication – Newsletter
• International Communicator Award, Award of Distinction, Annual Report - Medical
• Hermes Award, Gold Winner, Pediatric Hospital Annual Report

• International Communicator Award, Honorable Mention, Print Publications (Patient Brochure)

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