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Opinions, Public Relations Posted Mar 8, 2017 by chenpr

Help Tell The Story. Don’t Be A Part Of It.

My college advisor and writing mentor, John Lannan, dispensed a lot of advice for the aspiring reporter. One that came to mind last night was, “A journalist should tell a story, not be a part of it.” That’s good counsel for a PR flak, too. We shouldn’t become part of the stories we help others […]

Opinions, Public Relations, Social Media Posted Feb 28, 2017 by chenpr

I Still Have Much to Learn

Last month I was invited to speak to two classes at Hult International Business School’s Cambridge, Mass campus. Professor Jeffrey Schiebe teaches in the marketing, communications and public relations program there and regularly invites professionals active in their field to come in and share their experience and insights with the students. I accepted the invitation. […]

Company Culture, Opinions, Social Media Posted Jan 23, 2017 by Kevin Kosh

It’s a Trap!

Life is full of surprises and puzzles.   There are things that grab your attention and your heart, things that feed your inner child, and things that you do because they are the right thing to do – and you get sucked in and can’t escape, and really don’t want to. For me, that has been […]

Company Culture, Opinions Posted Dec 19, 2016 by chenpr

My Gift To You (Merry Christmas)

Sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas I make an earnest effort to get into the holiday spirit. There are years that urge hits me as soon as I wake up from my tryptophanic coma and others when it takes a few days—or weeks—longer. Inevitably that day arrives and I start listening to seasonal music and let […]

Entrepreneurs, Opinions Posted Oct 17, 2016 by chenpr

Reliably Positive

Last week I recalled advice given to me by an early mentor who told me, “In this business talent is nice, but reliability is what matters.”   I pass by an example of “reliability is what matters” nearly every day on my way home that seemed worth sharing.   Gary sells the Spare Change News […]

Opinions, Public Relations Posted Oct 11, 2016 by chenpr

Godspeed, John Lannan

When I was attending the University of Southern Maine and working as a reporter for the school’s weekly student newspaper, the Free Press, my wise advisor John Lannan gave me a piece of advice that has stuck with me over the years.   “In this business talent is good, but reliability is what matters.”   […]

Events, Opinions Posted May 27, 2016 by Kayla Krause

Memorial Day: Flag Garden on Boston Common

When I think of Memorial Day–the weekend that kicks off summer—my mind jumps to beach days and barbecues and backyards. But it’s truly so much more than that. Every Memorial Day weekend in Boston, the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund puts together a flag garden in the middle of Boston Common to represent the fallen service […]

Events, Opinions Posted Apr 1, 2016 by Kayla Krause

NCAA Men’s Basketball: The March Madness of it all.

For as long as I can remember, my entire family has watched the NCAA March Madness tournament. All of us kids were raised to be fans of college basketball and participate in bracketology– all thanks to my dad. And I can honestly say it’s a favorite pastime of mine and a tradition I aim to […]

Company Culture, Opinions Posted Mar 14, 2016 by chenpr

Speak Up!

(This post originally appeared at Recruiter.com) In the late ’80s I became a board member of Portland, Maine’s politically influential Parkside Neighborhood Association. I was in my early 20s, single, ambitious, and looking to make a difference – and the association was looking for an infusion of younger people reflective of the influx of new […]

Events, Opinions Posted Mar 7, 2016 by chenpr

Pass Me A Pint: St. Paddy’s Day in Southie

After two and a half years of living near Somerville’s hipster-heavy Davis Square I recently moved across the river to Southie to be with all my fellow millennial yuppies taking over the historic and lively neighborhood. And the move comes just in time for one of my favorite traditions: St Patrick’s Day in Boston. The […]