Orange County, NY Helps To Heighten Consumer Awareness

Real Estate Broker/Owner with DDR Realty

March 2 thru March 8 is National Consumer Protection Week. Orange County, NY Executive Edward A. Diana and Department of Consumer Affairs Commissioner Charles Mitchell marked National Consumer Week with special outreach programs designed to heighten awareness of consumer issues.

The Orange County Department of Consumer Affairs wants to protect the residents of the county and would be residents of Orange County from fraud, deception and unfair business practices. Its goal is to promote an atmosphere of trust for consumers in the marketplace by providing consumer assistance and advice in handling problems encountered with the county's business community.

Staff members from the New York State Attorney General's Office are on hand to assist consumers with issues.

For further information, please contact Richard Mayfield in the County Executive's Office at 845-291-2721.

Comments (10)

Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
Hi Derrick - This is a very important issue; with the existing economic condition fraud will become even more widespread.  It is  a terrific idea to provide the citizens with information to protect themselves, especially those who are most vulnerable.
Mar 07, 2008 01:12 AM
Rosario Lewis
DDR Realty - Newburgh, NY
GRI, SRES - DDR Realty - Orange County, NY
One thing we all have in common as Americans is we are all consumers. Consumer issues are important to everyone. 
Mar 07, 2008 04:47 AM
Joseph Ellman
Realty Executives- Williams-Sykes Realty - Poughkeepsie, NY
Derrick - Great local info post!  Consumer protection is an important task and it's great to see Orange County and the other counties taking a proactive approach on this.
Mar 07, 2008 10:00 PM
DDR Realty
DDR Realty - Newburgh, NY
Orange County NY

Jennifer - In today's market climate, the county is  taking steps to provide reassurance to consumers.

Rosario - This is very true. We do all that in common.

Joseph - Thanks. Unfortunately, the need for this protection is there and a proactive approach will hopefully help to keep negative occurrences to a minimum.

Mar 07, 2008 10:36 PM
Donna Yates
BHGRE - Metro Brokers - Blue Ridge, GA
Blue Ridge Mountains
Derrick:  I am all for anything that can be done to boost consumer confidence. 
Mar 11, 2008 01:44 PM
DDR Realty
DDR Realty - Newburgh, NY
Orange County NY
Donna - So am I. I believe a confident consumer will be a more positive consumer.
Mar 12, 2008 01:10 AM
Nevin Van Nest
Century 21 Bamber Realty LTD. - Calgary, AB


Hello Derrick,

Thanks for the warm welcome to active/rain.  I appreciate your comments.  I think this blogging is going to be a lot of fun.  I had a look at your blog. Nice work!

Take care,

Nevin Van Nest .  Realtor . Royal LePage Foothills . .

Mar 12, 2008 02:00 PM
DDR Realty
DDR Realty - Newburgh, NY
Orange County NY
Nevin - You are most certainly welcome. It's nice when we get some feed-back.
Mar 12, 2008 11:07 PM
Ann Heitland
Retired from RE/MAX Peak Properties - Flagstaff, AZ
Retired from Flagstaff Real Estate Sales
Where does the name "Orange County" come from -- surely not the fruit! Could it be Irish? Happy St. Patrick's Day.
Mar 17, 2008 01:10 PM
DDR Realty
DDR Realty - Newburgh, NY
Orange County NY
Ann - No, it's not from the fruit. Its name is in honor of William III of Orange, who was greatly esteemed by the original settlers of the region. William III of Orange was also King of Ireland for a time. So there are many Irish roots! Hope you enjoyed your St. Patty's Day.
Mar 18, 2008 12:26 PM