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Expanding the Urban Core: What’s Next for Boston’s Suburbs?

Recently, I attended “Beyond Boston: Building in the Outer Urban Ring,” an industry event co-hosted by Rockland Trust and The Boston Globe. As a Massachusetts native and current Boston resident, it’s always incredibly interesting to learn about the trends shaping the state I call home. A diverse panel of real estate industry executives led us…

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The 2016 Massachusetts Health Council Awards Gala

From left: David Martin, Mass Health Council Executive Director; Mike Sroczynski, Mass Health Council President and VP of Government Advocacy at the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association; Helene Solomon, CEO, Solomon McCown & Company and Jim Roosevelt, former CEO of Tufts Health Plan on stage at the 96th Mass Health Council Gala. (Photo by Dan Busler Photography) Five hundred members…

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SM& Presents: The Changing Role of Government Affairs in Massachusetts

On Thursday morning, leaders from Massachusetts’ most influential organizations gathered at the Boston Harbor Hotel for Solomon McCown’s 24th SMC Presents panel conversation. “From the Backroom to the Boardroom: The Changing Role of Government Affairs in Massachusetts” delved into the changing relationship between government and business. Moderated by Dan Cence, Senior Vice President at Solomon…

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2016 Massachusetts Ballot Questions: What You Need to Know

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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What You Say & How You Say It

Our client RE/MAX INTEGRA, New England invited Solomon McCown to present at their RECHARGE networking and educational event, recently held in Boston. The name of our breakout session was It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It. The reality is that both are important; that is, having key messages that resonate and providing…

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A Reckoning for Infotainment?

As Billy Bush and NBC reportedly negotiate his exit from the Today show, it confirmed, yet again, why the blurring of lines between journalism and entertainment is a dangerous trend. Full disclosure: I spent six years as an on-air correspondent in a competing network’s news division. I was also a classmate of Billy’s at Colby…

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The Golden Era of Podcasts

One of the many great things about working at Solomon McCown is the encouragement to look outside the office for learning opportunities. We work tirelessly with our clients every day to make sure the strategies we provide, recommendations we make, social content we draft and plans we develop are future-thinking and innovative. To do that,…

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Boston’s Craft Brewing Real Estate Boom

Craft beer and cider have never been more popular in Massachusetts. Walk into a bar in Boston and you’re apt to find several craft beer and cider labels on tap, from Sam Adams Boston Lager to Harpoon IPA to Downeast Cider. Breweries and cider companies are ramping up their operations to keep up with the…

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Affordable Housing Experts Address Key Issues at Bisnow Boston Panel

Recently I attended Bisnow Boston’s event Affordable Housing: How Boston is Meeting One of The Modern World’s Most Complex Issues. I love this topic, because as exciting as it is hearing about large-scale projects and new luxury buildings springing up around Boston, we can’t forget that in order to continue our city’s growth and development,…

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The Rise of Influencer Marketing

I had the pleasure to listen in on PRWeek’s 7 Steps to Influencer Marketing: Rise Above the Noise webinar this week with Lyle Stevens, CEO and co-founder of Mavrck and Cass Gowing, Global Social Media Manager of AllSaints. The webinar covered the basics of influencer marketing and the reasons why PR pros should embrace it.…

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