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Helene Solomon
On Veterans Day 2014, Solomon McCown CEO Helene Solomon pays tribute to her father Irwin, now 90, who served onboard the USS Borie during World War II. A day before the Japanese surrendered, a kamikaze slammed his plane into the destroyer. Solomon reads from her father’s diary, in which he details the attack that killed...
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“What is innovation? How is it best nurtured and facilitated?” What more fitting location to explore these questions than in the heart of Boston’s Innovation District. Friday morning, I had the honor of moderating a panel at The Commonwealth Institute’s Top 100 Women-Led Business event (in partnership with The Boston Globe Magazine) held at the...
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The Solomon McCown team was on hand as Boston Mayor Marty Walsh formally announced his housing plan. Dubbed Boston 2030, Walsh proposed bringing an additional 53,000 housing units online in the next 16 years, with 20,000 of those affordable for middle-income Bostonians. “We have to make sure there is housing for everyone; prosperity must reach...
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(Photo Credit: Building Impact) For seven years, I’ve been a proud board member at Building Impact, an innovative Boston-born non-profit which has engaged the city’s Commercial and Residential Real Estate Community for its noble mission: supporting local non-profits by harnessing the collective energy, resources and goodwill of companies and individuals in buildings. It all began...
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How does the NBA move on after a tape of L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling making racially charged comments recently surfaced? Solomon McCown President and crisis communications expert Ashley McCown offers some suggestions for the league in PRNewser. Click here to watch the video. 
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Solomon McCown CEO Helene Solomon weighed in on the recent rebranding of cable news outlet HLN. In early February, the channel rebranded itself as “the first TV home for the social media generation”, drastically altering its format. In a story featured in the March 3rd edition of PR News, Solomon explained that, “PR’s job is...
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Recently, Fortune came out with their “Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Business.” It was a fascinating list; the names spanned the globe and featured excellence across sectors. One of the most striking things about the list was that 10 of the 50 women had spent their entire careers in the very same companies they’re...
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Photo credit: Cecil Stoughton/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston I love Sunday mornings for many reasons – among them the morning news and talk shows, a rare time to sit in PJs with coffee, the papers (yes, old school) and the remote to surf among the shows. Unless you’re under a rock, you know...
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Pictured from left to right: Helene Solomon, Barbara Corcoran, Sheridan Wachtel, Marisa Connolly Wednesday, I, along with some special clients, colleagues and members of the Solomon McCown & Company team, enjoyed a great morning with Barbara Corcoran, real estate mogul and “Shark investor” on ABC’s “Shark Tank.” The breakfast was held at the Four Seasons...
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​SM& CEO Helene Solomon was featured in the Boston Globe on Sunday April 7 alongside our client Fay Donohue, president and CEO of Delta Dental of Massachusetts, and our friend Susan Windham-Bannister, chief executive of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center. The article summarizes pivotal moments when the three women took control–or "leaned in"–during their professional...
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