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Entrepreneurs, Events, Innovation Posted Oct 16, 2015 by Carro Halpin

CHEN and the City: College startups pitch off at 2015 #BeantownThrowdown

One of the reasons I wanted to start my career at CHEN is because of our connections to the local Boston technology and innovation community. The relationships an agency develops are their most valuable asset. Our partner, Chris Carleton sits on the board of directors for the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge, which organizes a […]

Entrepreneurs, Innovation Posted Oct 8, 2015 by chenpr

CHEN PR Event Train Rolls On…

It’s been a busy start to the fall season at CHEN PR. Not only has the office been buzzing with the post-summer boost in client activities like awards, new announcements and an uptick in editorial calendar opportunities, we’ve been traipsing all around  Boston attending amazing events celebrating the city’s best, brightest and most innovative. Some […]

Entrepreneurs, Innovation, Opinions Posted Sep 25, 2015 by Liza Vilnits

The 20-Year-Old CEO

I recently attended a networking event at Boston University that brought together young adults from the school’s Summer Startup Accelerator program and their entrepreneurship group, BUzz Lab. Before I knew it, I was hearing stories left and right of the new inventions and companies these individuals had not only envisioned, but had already began building. […]

Company Culture, Events, Innovation Posted Aug 20, 2015 by Liza Vilnits

“Closer By The Mile” in Memory of a Technology Innovator

Earlier this month I did something that was more intimidating than anything I’ve ever done before. And I’ve been skydiving. I rode my bicycle 163 miles for the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) in an effort to raise awareness and funds for the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Each rider who participated did so to, consistent […]

Entrepreneurs, Innovation, Public Relations, Social Media Posted Jul 30, 2015 by Liza Vilnits

A Look Behind the Screen: Humanizing Your Brand’s Instagram Account

Ever since my CHEN colleague Shannon wrote a blog a few weeks back about HR managers using Instagram for recruiting, I’ve been seeing Instagram everywhere. It’s definitely a hot topic—and a place where your business should want to be, as Shannon argues. Not only has Instagram become a corporate recruiting tool, it has also become […]

Company Culture, Entrepreneurs, Innovation, Public Relations, Social Media Posted Jul 16, 2015 by chenpr

Instagram Adds a New Filter: Brand Share

Although HR is a topic a bit outside of my comfort zone, one interest I do have in common with HR managers is using social media platforms to reach a target audience. You read that correctly; HR managers are finding innovative new ways of communicating through Instagram. CareerHMO.com founder and CEO J.T. O’Donnell recently shared […]

Entrepreneurs, Innovation Posted Jun 23, 2015 by chenpr

Boston’s Start Ups Don’t Disappoint at MITEF’S Spotlight Event

It’s no secret that Boston is a rising star in producing innovative startups. The entrepreneurial community continues to thrive from the Innovation District to Downtown Crossing and across the Charles into Cambridge. CHEN attends as many startup competitions, showcases, and events as we can in order to keep our finger on the pulse of the […]

High Technology, Innovation, Opinions Posted Apr 1, 2015 by chenpr

Radio Shack, STEM and Closed Doors

There used to be a Radio Shack a few doors down from CHEN PR World Headquarters. It’s among the many that have been shuttered since the venerable tech brand’s collapse. The closing at 95 Summer Street came and went without much fanfare, but the demise of the Radio Shack brand has caused me to consider […]

Company Culture, Entrepreneurs, Innovation, Public Relations, Social Media Posted Dec 15, 2014 by chenpr

December’s Tip Sheet

‘Tis the Season for giving, and here’s my December public relations and professional networking tip sheet for you. This month features a mix of advice from Malcolm Gladwell via Inc. Magazine, the august (digital) pages of Atlantic Monthly and nerd journal Wired. Hope you find it interesting and worthwhile. Feed free to pass along any […]

Entrepreneurs, Events, Innovation, Opinions Posted Dec 10, 2014 by Kayla Krause

The Massachusetts Conference for Women

Last week I attended the Massachusetts Conference for Women at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in the Seaport District. The conference was celebrating its 10th anniversary that day, with over 10,000 women from across the nation. There were a few (lucky) men in attendance, but estrogen levels in that convention center more than overwhelmed […]