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Entrepreneurs, Events, High Technology, Public Relations Posted Jun 16, 2014 by Jennifer Torode

I’m an Entrepreneur, Hear My Pitch

Three Small Boston Businesses Give Their Pitch at Project Startup Live Entrepreneur Forum On June 10, 2014, I attended the Project Startup Live Entrepreneur Forum, an A&E initiative, focused on supporting new U.S. entrepreneurs in cities across the U.S. The jam-packed event was held at Boston’s Seaport District at District Hall. The Forum kicked off […]

Opinions Posted Jun 2, 2014 by Jennifer Torode

My Retro Typewriter

Yesterday, I ventured to the lovely seaside town of Newburyport, Massachusetts to walk around, soak up the sun and fresh air and hit the incredible shops. One of the shops I visited was Flukes & Finds, one of my favorites as they always have such fantastic antiques with a splash of some modern pieces. The […]

Opinions Posted Apr 30, 2014 by Jennifer Torode

Top Five Likes & Dislikes of Commuting to Work Via the T (Subway)

Tomorrow marks CHEN PR’s first anniversary in our Downtown Crossing office at 71 Summer St. On my commute this morning, I found myself reflecting on all the fun my colleagues and I have had being in the city over the past year, the new clients that have partnered with us since moving, the successes we’ve […]

Company Culture, Opinions Posted Mar 18, 2014 by Jennifer Torode

The Sign of the Times: Earbuds Have Become a Part of Our Work Attire

I recently read an article titled, “Too Distracted to Work: The Dark Side of Open Offices” by Karen Klein at Business Week.  One comment that hit home was that “people use headphones (earbuds) as walls.” That is so true! Look around your office and I bet nearly 80 percent of the people are sporting earbuds. […]

Entrepreneurs, Opinions Posted Mar 10, 2014 by Jennifer Torode

Bossy Pants…Banning the “B” Word

Like any work day morning, I watch the news while getting ready and try to listen to the first half of Good Morning America (GMA). This morning, I listened to a segment on GMA on banning the word “bossy”— a movement led by Sheryl Sandberg and Anna Maria Chávez. My first reaction was, really? First, […]

Cyber Security, Events, High Technology, Public Relations Posted Mar 7, 2014 by Jennifer Torode

Post RSA Recap…and Recovery

My friend and colleague Kevin Kosh has just about fully recuperated from his non-stop RSA Conference schedule last week—late nights that often involved banter over a variety of beverages and very early mornings. I suppose attending RSA is sort of like running a marathon. You strategize and train for months. Finally, when the big day […]

Cyber Security, Events, High Technology, Public Relations Posted Feb 25, 2014 by Jennifer Torode

News from the RSA Conference 2014

Get the skinny on CHEN PR clients’ latest announcements, presentations, panels and awards… Monday, February 24, 2014 Invincea Announces Expanded Threat Intelligence Integration in Invincea Management Service v2.0; Broadens Ecosystem of Threat Intelligence Partners With One-Click Product Integrations With ThreatGRID® and ReversingLabs RSA Enables New Generation of Managed Security Services to Help Enterprises Better Detect […]

Uncategorized Posted Nov 6, 2013 by Jennifer Torode

The Best Things in Life Have Strings Attached. TUGG Here

A few years ago, leaders from Boston’s technology community created TUGG (Technology Underwriting Greater Good), which is dedicated to catalyzing and spreading social entrepreneurship in New England. TUGG brings together technology companies, entrepreneurs and venture capital to help young people realize their full potential by empowering individuals and the community to identify important issues and […]

Uncategorized Posted Sep 6, 2013 by Jennifer Torode

Hello September! Good-bye Summer.

Summertime is a blessing and a curse. Why you may ponder? Across all professions and stages of life, we all experience summertime “flu-like symptoms.” What does that mean? Well, as summer is incredibly short lived—especially for those of us who live in Boston—our time outdoors is more limited throughout the year so we squeeze every […]

Uncategorized Posted Aug 15, 2013 by Jennifer Torode

Pitch Perfect: Creating it and Getting Reporters to Respond

To the average Joe, the thought of creating a “pitch” to a reporter seems like a cakewalk but for those who have actually tackled writing a pitch; it can be a smidge daunting at times. It’s fairly easy for the straightforward ones such as promoting a key executive hire—especially if he or she is well-known—or […]