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Events, Opinions Posted Jul 31, 2014 by chenpr

The Ice Bucket Challenge

When I was younger, we used to receive chain letters in the mail. In school we would receive letters from other students here and abroad, and at home we often saw letters that appeared to be scams, or get rich quick schemes. With them always came a certain amount of pressure, mild annoyance, and (depending […]

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 […]

Entrepreneurs, Events, High Technology, Public Relations Posted May 21, 2014 by Kayla Krause

Three Important Changes

Acronyms tend to overwhelm me; and I get anxious when I encounter unfamiliar ones, which is fairly often since we live in a world full of them. You can then imagine my predicament when I attended an information security seminar last week that ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association) put on with ISSA (Information […]

Entrepreneurs, Events, Public Relations Posted May 13, 2014 by chenpr

It’s Not Always Easy, But It’s Worth It

Last week our newest CHENner, Mike Spinney, shared with the team an article he wrote for Inc. Magazine in 2006 called, “Learning to Love Networking.” The story of shy guy-turned master glad hander Reed Thompson struck a chord with me. Briefly, the article tells Reed’s story of growing from someone who dreaded attending networking events […]

Events, Opinions Posted Apr 22, 2014 by chenpr

On Earth Day: Life, Death and Perspective

On Earth Day nineteen years ago I learned a valuable lesson in public relations. Back then I was young and full of energy and ideals. Public relations was a new course for my career and I was determined to make a difference for my clients by tapping into the power of the press on their […]

Events, Opinions Posted Apr 14, 2014 by chenpr

A Sonnet for the Boston Marathon, 2014

In 2012 I began writing poems in advance of Massachusetts’ great Patriots’ Day tradition—the Boston Marathon. That year the weather forecast was for conditions decidedly hostile to long-distance racing and I penned a rhyme that I hoped would help my marathon-running friends forget their dread of going the distance with the mercury threatening 90F. Marathon […]

Cyber Security, Events, High Technology Posted Mar 25, 2014 by chenpr

Washington Post Live: All Things Connected Forum Featuring Zscaler’s Michael Sutton

On Tuesday, March 25, Vice President of Security Research Michael Sutton at Zscaler participated in a Washington Post Live Forum panel discussing privacy and security. He joined Commissioner U.S. Federal Trade Commission Maureen Ohlhausen; Executive Director and Co-chair, Future of Privacy Forum Jules Polonetsky and Washington Post Live Editor Mary Jordan moderated the discussion centered […]

Events, Opinions Posted Mar 20, 2014 by Kayla Krause

Signs that Spring will come.

Cabin fever. noun: an unhappy and impatient feeling that comes from being indoors for too long. I think it’s safe to say that I speak for most people when I say that we desperately need spring to come. It has been one of the coldest, snowiest winters we’ve had in a long time – and […]

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 […]

Entrepreneurs, Events, High Technology, Innovation Posted Feb 26, 2014 by Kayla Krause

Tech Tuesdays: Coming to a City Near You

Networking can be difficult sometimes – but when you have great people and free food and drinks, it makes that whole awkward introduction thing not so awkward anymore! Last night was one of the monthly Tech Tuesday nights at Kingston Station, located in the Downtown Crossing area of Boston. For those not so familiar with […]