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What We Do 

Sunday Creek Horizons is a full-service firm that provides issue advocacy and strategic communication, real estate development, and business development services to a broad range of clients -- with a particular focus on Appalachian communities and causes.

 

Our firm was formed with a simple, clear mission: to improve the lives of Appalachian Ohioans. We strongly believe in the boundless potential of our region, and believe that Appalachian communities deserve a seat at the table when resources are allocated in the halls of power. As our firm grows, so does our commitment to social impact investment and authentic engagement. 

Issue Advocacy & Strategic Communications Clients

Appalachian Children Coalition

The Appalachian Children Coalition is a 501c3

non-profit founded in 2020 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through collective advocacy and strategic investments, we aim for a future where every child has access to the care that they require at home, in school, and in their communities. Click below to read the ACC story.

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Scioto Valley Piketon Area Council of Governments

In 2019, our firm was hired by the Scioto Valley Local School District to advocate for fair treatment by and proper compensation to the school district from the U.S.  Department of Energy. In the ensuing years our advocacy efforts have launched community-wide. Click to below read the SVPA story.

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Appalachian Partnership, Inc.

Sunday Creek Horizons is working with the Appalachian Partnership to expand the breadth and depth of Board membership, and to assist the nonprofit in pulling down millions of dollars in additional investment to Appalachian Growth Capital, the region’s only Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI).

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Ohio University College of

Health Sciences and Professions

In an effort to improve its local relationships across the footprint of Ohio University’s regional campuses, Sunday Creek Horizons was hired to set up introductions for the College of Health Sciences and Professions at the University, and to develop relationships that could lead to mutually beneficial pursuit of state and federal funding. Sunday Creek connected CHSP leadership to officials in Belmont, Muskingum, and Ross counties during a four-month engagement. Sunday Creek also generated interest among dozens of regional school district superintendents in a College initiative to improve student wellness through engagement with schools.

Outdoor Recreation Council of Appalachia

Sunday Creek Horizons was engaged in March 2021 to assist ORCA in advocating for over $2 million to complete a full build-out of the Bailey’s Trail System, which, when fully developed, will be the largest mountain biking trail east of the Mississippi.

Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies

Sunday Creek Horizons has worked with OACCA since 2019, and proudly provides advocacy services in Washington and in Columbus to advance the interests of low-income Ohioans among key decision makers. In 2021, we were instrumental in securing over $500 million in rental assistance monies from the U.S. Department of the Treasury for OACCA to administer.

2020 U.S. Census

The 2020 Census was undertaken during a year of historic disruption to the status quo. Recognizing Appalachian Ohio might be significantly undercounted, amidst the disrupting of the pandemic, Sunday Creek Horizons created a first-of-its-kind complete count effort to encourage online responses to the 2020 Census. Sunday Creek also brought together Ohio University, the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, the Mayor’s Partnership for Progress, and the Sustainable Ohio Public Energy Council to fund this historic digital marketing campaign. Sunday Creek worked directly with U.S. Census staff, and shared targeted videos from elected officials across the region that reached over 500,000 people. This drove a statistically significant increase in Census response across the region, which will yield millions of dollars of additional federal investment to the region in the coming decade.

Eastern Gateway Community College

Sunday Creek Horizons advances Eastern Gateway Community College's priorities through strategic advocacy in Washington and through strategic communication in the State.

Real Estate Development Clients

Opportunity Appalachia

In 2020, Sunday Creek Horizons responded to a request for proposals to work with Appalachian Ohio communities in the development of opportunity zone investment projects. In the ensuing months, our team has worked with four communities to assemble “shovel ready” projects focused on downtown revitalization and job retention. Today, we are continuing to press forward on multiple real estate development projects.

Business Development Clients

Sunday Creek Horizons works with Voyce, Inc. a technology that enables medical providers to deliver a more efficient voice translation services.

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Sunday Creek Horizons has partnered with Abre, a disruptive educational technology company that enables local school districts to integrate services and better serve children.