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Kathryn Alexander
On Thursday, December 7, the Massachusetts Conference for Women, the largest female conference in the country, convened for the 11th year, bringing together 12,000 women from across the Commonwealth and its prominence was on display. Headliners included industry moguls and cultural icons from activist and actress Viola Davis to feminist legend Gloria Steinem, and Boston...
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Massachusetts Statehouse Health Care policy
Since President Donald Trump’s January 20th inauguration, the strengths and weaknesses of our healthcare system have taken center stage in both the federal and state political narrative. This week, Massachusetts transitioned from policy debate into legislative enactment as House members took action to slow the incredible growth in enrollment of state residents in MassHealth. The...
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Fab 4 Public Relations
An abuse survivor A mother A business owner A teacher Listening to the four females of the Boston City Council at this Tuesday’s Boston Chamber Women’s breakfast was a moment of political harmony. Michelle, Ayanna, Annissa, and Andrea sat elbow to elbow (smiling) and explaining their motivations to run, their personal policy priorities, and their...
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Massachusetts Brewers Nonprofits
Last week, Massachusetts Governor Baker signed House Bill 248 into law. We here at Solomon McCown think it’s pretty cool. House Bill 248 originated in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and, when enacted, will allow local breweries to donate their beer to local nonprofits without having to first clear significant bureaucratic hurdles. (Beer is a...
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Given the nonstop news made by Donald Trump and Hillary Rodham Clinton, it’s hard to find time to focus on the down-ballot items voters will face in the upcoming November 8th election. In Massachusetts, we have a number of ballot questions that will have significant policy implications across the state. Here’s a quick primer to...
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Five for Friday is a regular Solomon McCown blog feature in which one of our PR pros shares five of their favorite hobbies, passions, or interests. This week, we hear from Senior Account Executive Kathryn Alexander, photographed with her boyfriend, Mike, at Jack’s Abby. Within the SM& office walls, there are quite a few brew...
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“Let’s share this moment.” That is what my esteemed, senior, female colleague Marie said to me after it was announced that Hillary Rodham Clinton received enough delegate votes to be the first female presidential nominee of a major political party. For the last nine days, I have been in Philadelphia, working as part of the...
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  With the Massachusetts House passing its Fiscal Year 2017 budget last week and the Senate primed to begin its budget debate by the end of the May, the spring legislative crunch is upon Beacon Hill. We are in the last four months of the two year legislative cycle, which means advocates and government staff...
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Bostonians can’t stop talking about the thriving Seaport District. Between new restaurants, condo construction and businesses flocking to the waterfront—including PWC and more recently, GE—there is no question what neighborhood is leading in Beantown trendiness. This was highlighted at the BisNow Boston Annual State of the Seaport Event that took place on Wednesday, March 9....
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Academy Awards Crisis Communication
The curtains are finally closed on Oscars 2016 after what was a controversial year for the biggest award show on television. With the performances complete and the golden statues distributed, let’s recap how the Academy handled themselves amid a very public crisis. The controversy started immediately after the Academy announced the 2016 nominees in which...
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