Pfizer Partnering With The Boston Globe’s Brand Content Studio on a Series Called “Dear Scientist.”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Boston, MA – The Boston Globe’s in-house brand content studio BG BrandLab and Pfizer are partnering on a series called “Dear Scientist,” to help people better understand how passionate biopharmaceutical scientists are for their research, and also for the patients and families impacted by the diseases they are working to cure. The goal of “Dear Scientist” is to put a human face on the often invisible scientists who spend years or even decades driven to solve a seemingly incurable disease.

The series brings together scientists at Pfizer’s Kendall Square research site with families and patients for heartfelt and meaningful conversations about the research progress being made on the disease that bonds them. Each family participating starts the conversation by writing a letter directed at biopharmaceutical scientists. The Pfizer scientist reads the letter and then is introduced to the writer behind it, allowing them to share an intimate dialogue around their perspectives on the disease.

These conversations are recorded in a video, and produced in a narrative story. There will be three installments to the “Dear Scientist” series, covering three separate diseases.

“The Globe was thrilled when Pfizer chose our content studio to help tell this incredibly important story about these scientists whose work is far too easy for us as a society to overlook,” said Vinay Mehra, the Globe’s president and chief financial officer. “Cambridge and Boston have seen incredible growth in the biopharmaceutical industry, and Pfizer is a worldwide leader.

Doug Most, a former Globe newsroom editor who heads up BG BrandLab, added: “This is exactly the sort of partnership the Globe is positioned for, and the authentic and powerful content BG BrandLab was created to produce.”

In the first installment of the “Dear Scientist” series, released this week, Nancy Horwood, a woman from Sandwich, Mass., writes a letter about her mother’s 25-year journey through pain and suffering from Parkinson’s Disease:

Parkinson’s stole my mother’s independence. It stole her ability to walk, time with her friends and grandchildren, opportunities to travel and enjoy retirement, and even her ability to smile and smell. My family’s story is only one of thousands, and the struggles I’ve described can only provide a snapshot of the heartbreak and pain, mental and physical, my mother has endured. Although a cure could not replace the years my mother has lost, it will prevent other families from enduring the same agony. I implore you to continue the important work you are doing to eradicate this debilitating disease.

David Gray, senior director in Pfizer’s Neuroscience Research Unit in Kendall Square, was deeply moved reading the letter. When Gray, who has been pursuing a Parkinson’s cure for almost a decade, met with Nancy Horwood, he told her, “I personally believe we’re going to find a cure. And I don’t say that lightly.”

Horwood told him how grateful she is for the work he and his team are doing, at which point Gray pointed back to his Cambridge building and told her, “There are a whole bunch of people over there working on this as hard as they can.” And he’s right: more than 1,000 researchers from all over the world are headquartered at Pfizer’s Kendall Square site working on a range of discovery and clinical programs across therapeutic areas, including inflammation and immunology, cardiovascular risk and metabolic disease, neuroscience and rare disease. The site is also home to Pfizer’s large molecule discovery efforts, medicinal sciences, and early clinical development.

Find the first installment of “Dear Scientist” here.

And to learn more about BG BrandLab, and see more of the studio’s work, see our website here.

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Doug Most, The Boston Globe: (617) 929-3454, doug.most@globe.com

 

 

The Globies Presented by Mercedes-Benz to Return on November 14 to Honor the Best in New England Sports

Awarded by the Boston Globe, second annual celebration of New England sports will
recognize the athletes, teams and individuals that enrich the sports scene and inspire fans

Boston, MA – New England’s premier sports awards celebration is back for its second year as the Boston Globe announced that The Globies Presented by Mercedes-Benz will take place on November 14 at House of Blues Boston. The Globies will honor the best of the region’s sports scene on and off the field. The Globies are judged and presented by the Boston Globe Sports Department, recognizing athletes, teams and individuals in a variety of categories. Fans will once again have an opportunity to help choose winners by voting in select categories.

The inaugural Globies brought together many of New England’s most prominent athletes and passionate fans to celebrate the area’s vibrant sports culture and featured many memorable moments. Highlights included former Boston University hockey player Travis Roy’s inspirational keynote speech, Ice Bucket Challenge co-founder Pete Frates receiving the Community Hero Award, the family of late Boston mayor Thomas M. Menino accepting the Boston Pride Award, and many current and former sports stars in attendance to meet fans including David Ortiz, Rob Gronkowski, Patrice Bergeron and Ray Bourque.

“Building off the success of last year’s inaugural event, The Globies will continue to be the premier celebration of sports in New England,” said Mike Sheehan, CEO Boston Globe. “Sport connects us in profound ways and The Globies commemorates the bond created between athletes, teams and fans. We would also like to thank the Boston Area Mercedes-Benz Dealers for returning as the event’s presenting sponsor for a second year.”

The Globies will present awards in various categories including team MVPs, Best Moment, Best Female Athlete, Community Hero, and The Boston Pride Award. Fans will be able to vote for their favorite nominees and help choose winners in select categories at BostonGlobe.com/Globies.

Co-produced by Fenway Sports Management, The Globies will feature red carpet arrivals and a VIP cocktail party followed by an award ceremony and celebration. Along with Mercedes-Benz as the presenting partner, MGM Springfield returns as a sponsor of The Globies. Athletes expected to be in attendance include NESN broadcaster and former Red Sox 2nd baseman Jerry Remy, former Patriots wide receiver Troy Brown and former Revolution forward Taylor Twellman.

NESN, the official home of the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins, will serve as the broadcast partner of The Globies. For the second consecutive year, NESN will produce a special highlight show to air in the days following the event. NESN’s host of Red Sox baseball Tom Caron (@TomCaron) will serve as the event’s emcee.

“Sports fans in New England are proud of their championship teams and love to celebrate their sports heroes,” said Sean McGrail, NESN President and CEO. “The Globies captures that fan passion and has a natural home on NESN. We’re thrilled to be a part of this exciting must-see annual event.”

For more information and continuous updates about The Globies Presented by Mercedes-Benz, including award nominations, participating athletes and how to purchase tickets, please visit BostonGlobe.com/Globies.

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About Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC
Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC provides news and information, entertainment, opinion and analysis through its multimedia properties. BGMP includes the Boston Globe, BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com, STAT, and Globe Direct.

About Fenway Sports Management (FSM) 
A wholly owned subsidiary of Fenway Sports Group, Fenway Sports Management (FSM) is a leading sports and entertainment marketing agency that advises elite properties, athletes, and brands.

FSM serves as the sponsorship sales arm for Fenway Sports Group’s prestigious sports portfolio: the Boston Red Sox, Liverpool Football Club, New England Sports Network (NESN), Roush Fenway Racing and the Pawtucket Red Sox. FSM is also the exclusive marketing agency for LeBron James through a strategic partnership with LRMR.  Additionally, FSM provides consulting and event management services to blue chip consumer brands and sports properties. For more information, visit www.fenwaysportsmanagement.com.

About NESN 
NESN has consistently been one of the top-rated regional sports networks in the country with award-winning Red Sox and Bruins coverage. The network is delivered to over 4 million homes throughout the six-state New England region and an additional 5 million homes nationally as NESN National. Forbes Magazine recently ranked NESN as the 9th Most Valuable Sports Business Brand in the World. NESN.com is one of the Top 15 sports web sites in the U.S. and recently launched NESNFuel.com, an automotive enthusiast, car buyers, and racing fan website. NESN’s social responsibility program, NESN Connects, is proud to support and connect its employees with charitable organizations in our communities. NESN is owned by Fenway Sports Group (owners of the Boston Red Sox) and Delaware North (owners of the Boston Bruins).

Media Contact
Kevin Flight, Elevate Communications: 617-861-3657, kflight@elevatecom.com
Gary Roy, NESN: 617-536-9233, groy@nesn.com

The Boston Globe Announces the Top Places to Work for 2015

Rockland Trust, HubSpot, Energi, and Tamr named top employers; eighth annual magazine debuts this Sunday

Boston, MA – The Boston Globe honors Massachusetts’ best employers in its annual Top Places to Work section, which will appear online at BostonGlobe.com/topplaces on the night of November 12 and in The Boston Globe Magazine on November 15. This year, Rockland Trust, HubSpot, Energi, and Tamr took the top honors in their respective size categories, marking the first time for all four companies to top the lists.

For eight years, this popular magazine has recognized the state’s most admired workplaces voted on by the people who know them the best–the employees themselves.

Rockland Trust, with more than 1,000 employees in the state, was crowned the best workplace in the largest company category, jumping from 4th place on last year’s list. The Hanover-based community bank has expanded well beyond its South Shore origins in recent years. And as the bank has grown, caring about his employees has been a central principle of chief executive Christopher Oddleifson. For example, Oddleifson personally calls every new employee to welcome them.

HubSpot took the top spot in the large company category. With over 700 employees in the region, this Cambridge-based company aims to change online marketing and sales to better fit how people want to buy. That’s also the same philosophy chief executive Brian Halligan holds in running the company–creating a workplace that accommodates how today’s employees want to work. There’s a tremendous amount of transparency in the office, as well as lots of snacks (and a hammock).

Energi, a Peabody-based insurance company, ranked No. 1 in the medium category. Founded in 2005, Energi aims to offer better business insurance options by way of hiring better employees. Chief executive Brian McCarthy believes that the key is to treat his workers, and their work, with respect. The company has a large kitchen located in the heart of the office where employees can eat, play, and discuss work in a more spontaneous way.

Tamr, a young, vibrant software company based in Cambridge, topped the small company category in its first year on the list. Chief executive Andy Palmer’s philosophy is to “create a meritocracy, not a rigid hierarchy.” Office happy hours, movie outings, and group workouts are all part of the schedule.

“The success of a company is not only measured by its revenue and profits, but also by the loyalty and satisfaction of its employees,” said Katie Johnston, Boston Globe workplace reporter and Top Places to Work editor. “The winning companies have developed innovative ways to engage and motivate their workers, which serves as a key factor in innovation and leads to better professional performance.”

This year’s Top Places to Work issue, incorporated into The Boston Globe Magazine, features an essay on female bosses by columnist Joanna Weiss, a story on “work spouses” by lifestyle reporter Beth Teitell, and a look at pet-friendly offices by business staffer Taryn Luna. In addition, the magazine also includes the Globe Magazine’s usual lifestyle columns such as Perspective, First Person, and Style Watch, all with a business angle to accompany the Top Place to Work issue.

The Boston Globe’s 2015 Top Places to Work survey, conducted by employee survey firm WorkplaceDynamics, measured nearly 77,000 individual responses to statements about their companies’ direction, execution, connection, management, work, pay and benefits, and engagement. Of all the 2,178 companies invited to participate this year, 357 have completed the process. The employers are placed into one of four groups: small, with 50 to 99 employees; medium, with 100 to 249 workers; large, with 250 to 999; and largest, with 1,000 or more. The winners share a few key traits, including offering progressive benefits, giving their employees a voice, and encouraging them to have some fun while they’re at it.

Top Places to Work online extras include sortable rankings and photo galleries. All can be found at www.bostonglobe.com/topplaces. Readers can follow the news on Twitter at #workboston.

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About Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC
Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC provides news and information, entertainment, opinion, and analysis through its multimedia properties. BGMP includes The Boston Globe, BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com, Cruxnow.com, BetaBoston.com, and Globe Direct.

Media Contact
John Gates, Elevate Communications: 617-861-3651, jgates@elevatecom.com

Rockland Trust Company and Boston Globe Launch Innovative Program for Businesses

Multi-platform campaign will educate local businesses through written content and events

Boston, MA  – The Boston Globe and Rockland Trust Company today announced their launch of a first-in-its-kind program offering educational resources for businesses.

The 18-month, multi-platform campaign features Rockland Trust-sponsored content designed to educate businesses on how to successfully run, grow, and overcome the challenges that arise as they expand. The program, which also includes Rockland Trust’s sponsorship of the popular “Talking Points” column in the Globe’s Business section, will feature several events where business leaders can share valuable advice, exchange ideas, and network. The written component will be authored by Boston Globe Media’s new content services business unit and be part of a comprehensive digital advertising campaign on BostonGlobe.com.

“As a commercial bank devoted to serving business needs, Rockland Trust is always looking for new ways to provide value for the business community,” said Christopher Oddleifson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rockland Trust. “We are excited to work with The Boston Globe to provide insightful articles and events in an innovative way that helps businesses get easy access to the answers they need to the questions they face every day.”

“The Boston Globe continues to innovate and develop new marketing and sponsorship products and solutions that deliver value to our advertising partners,” said Tim Marken, Chief Growth Officer at The Boston Globe. “By blending traditional print advertising, outdoor and events with new sponsored content and digital advertising programs, Rockland Trust is able to leverage the full capabilities of the Globe’s platform and initiate meaningful dialogue with local small and medium-sized business owners to help them achieve their goals.”

As part of the program, Rockland Trust and The Boston Globe will host The Boston Globe’s Talking Points Event Series presented by Rockland Trust beginning in January 2016. The business networking event series will feature local experts, innovators, and thought leaders who will address the challenges and opportunities that businesses face today. There will be six events held throughout the 18-month program, the first of which will be accessible to the public through video on the Globe and Rockland Trust’s digital platforms.

The sponsorship initiative also includes unique advertising to kick off the program, featuring Rockland Trust-branded Globe delivery truck wraps, poly bags, and honor boxes. In addition, new Globe readers signing up for a digital subscription receive a two-week free trial of BostonGlobe.com courtesy of Rockland Trust. For the latest program news and information, follow us on social media on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.

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About Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC
Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC provides news and information, entertainment, opinion, and analysis through its multimedia properties. BGMP includes the Boston Globe, BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com, Cruxnow.com, BetaBoston.com, and Globe Direct.

About Rockland Trust
Independent Bank Corp. has approximately $7.1 billion in assets and is the holding company for Rockland Trust Company, a full-service commercial bank headquartered in Massachusetts. Rockland Trust offers a wide range of banking, investment, and insurance services to businesses and individuals through retail branches, commercial lending offices, investment management offices, and residential lending centers in Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island as well as through telephone banking, mobile banking, and the Internet. Rockland Trust is an FDIC member and an Equal Housing Lender. To learn why Rockland Trust is the bank “Where Each Relationship Matters®,” please visit www.rocklandtrust.com.

Media Contacts
Ellen Molle, Rockland Trust: 617-922-5952 (Mobile), 781-982-6537 (Office), ellen.molle@rocklandtrust.com.com
John Gates, Elevate Communications: 617-861-3651, jgates@elevatecom.com

The Boston Globe Magazine and The Commonwealth Institute Name Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts

Annual award highlights female business leaders who are making a significant impact on the state’s economy

Boston, MA – The Boston Globe Magazine, together with its partner The Commonwealth Institute (TCI), today announced the annual Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts, recognizing the honorees at a breakfast event at the Seaport Boston Hotel. These 100 organizations generated $69 billion in total revenue last year, demonstrating that women are key drivers of the state’s economy.

This year’s top ten honorees are Weber Shandwick, led by chairman Micho F. Spring; Atlas Travel & Technology Group, led by president and CEO Elaine Osgood; Brigham and Women’s Health Care, led by president Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD; Boston Children’s Hospital, led by president and CEO Sandra L. Fenwick; Bright Horizons Family Solutions, led by president and COO Mary Ann Tocio; Norwell Visiting Nurse Association, led by CEO Meg Doherty, RN, ANP, MBA; New England Baptist Hospital, led by president and CEO Trish Hannon, FACHE; The TJX Companies, led by CEO Carol Meyrowitz; Boston Medical Center Healthnet Plan, led by president Susan Coakley; and The Greater Boston Food Bank, led by president and CEO Catherine D’Amato.

The full list has been published in the Globe Magazine’s Women & Power at bostonglobe.com/magazine and will be in print on October 25.

“There is no doubt that female business leaders are key drivers in shaping our state’s economy in all sectors, ranging from health care and education to high-tech manufacturing, construction, and beyond,” said Globe Magazine editor Veronica Chao. “It’s a clear indicator of the diversity of achievements by women in this state, and sends an important message to all young female professionals about what is possible.”

Today’s breakfast featured welcoming remarks by Linda Pizzuti Henry, managing director at the Globe, who addressed the honorees, noting the importance of recognizing hard-working, successful, and inspirational women.

This is the 14th year that TCI – a Boston-based nonprofit that supports female business leaders – has created the list, and the third year that the Globe Magazine has partnered with the group. The Globe Magazine and TCI reviewed both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. In addition to revenue or operating budget, factors considered in the evaluation included the number of Massachusetts-based full-time employees, workplace and management diversity, and innovative projects.

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About Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC
Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC provides news and information, entertainment, opinion, and analysis through its multimedia properties. BGMP includes the Boston Globe, BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com, Cruxnow.com, BetaBoston.com, and Globe Direct.

About The Commonwealth Institute (TCI)
The Commonwealth Institute (TCI) has helped several thousand women business leaders become and remain successful. The organization’s membership includes CEOs, senior corporate executives, entrepreneurs, directors of not-for-profits, and independent professionals who are committed to building successful businesses, organizations, and careers. TCI accomplishes this mission through forums, educational seminars, workshops, and mentoring – all targeted to help leaders grow and propel their organizations forward.

Media Contact 
John Gates, Elevate Communications: 617-861-3651, jgates@elevatecom.com

The Boston Globe Launches First Season of Opinion Reel

Opinion Reel is a new short documentary film program hosted by Globe Opinion, showcasing locally-produced films with a strong point of view. Each week this fall, over a nine-week season, Opinion Reel will highlight one film and its filmmaker.

Boston, MA – The Boston Globe announced today the inaugural season of Opinion Reel: a new program, hosted by Globe Opinion, that showcases locally produced short documentaries that express a distinct point of view. The Fall 2015 Opinion Reel lineup is available today at www.bostonglobe.com/OpinionReel and features nine films selected by a panel of Globe Editorial Board members and film journalists. These films were chosen from more than 50 films submitted online by New England-based documentary filmmakers.

“We’re proud to add Opinion Reel to our growing selection of digital offerings,” said Ellen Clegg, Editorial Page Editor, The Boston Globe. “Globe Opinion is host to New England’s broadest conversation, and we think these films represent fresh voices, great talent, and strong viewpoints.”

Introduced in May 2015 by the Boston Globe’s Opinion section, Opinion Reel is open to professional, amateur, and student documentary filmmakers who live or went to school in New England. More than 50 films were submitted via an online form since its debut. Each film was viewed by a panel of opinion journalists, and finalists were screened in front of a broader panel of Editorial Board members and journalists with an expertise in film. This panel selected nine films to make up the Fall 2015 season.
The nine selected films range in length from 2 to 7 minutes and include works by high school students, college students, and adult professionals. Their subjects range broadly from bicycle safety in Boston to the experiences of adopted youth, from the joy and pain of moped riding to the meaning of a Chinatown tradition. Together, they tell stories of family, safety, health, community, and identity.

The full season of the inaugural Opinion Reel is available on its website www.bostonglobe.com/OpinionReel. Each week, the page will highlight a new film and introduce its filmmaker.

In addition, three of the short films will be screened before feature presentations at the upcoming Globe Docs film festival, a part of HUBweek. These films – “Jordan,” “Three Unsafe Crossings,” and “I Do Not Know Yet” – will screen on Saturday, October 10 in the Bright Family Screening Room in the Paramount Theater in Boston. Opinion Reel films will appear before the Shorts Program and the feature films “Containment” and “The State of Marriage.”

The fall 2015 Opinion Reel Film Lineup features:

  • Week 1: “Jordan”
  • Week 2: “Three Unsafe Crossings”
  • Week 3: “I Do Not Know Yet”
  • Week 4: “Southie Means Family”
  • Week 5: “Roger’s Story”
  • Week 6: “Two-Stroked: A Love Story”
  • Week 7: “Our Many Voices”
  • Week 8: “Gund Kwok Lion Dancing”
  • Week 9: “Outside the Window”

Submissions are still open for future Opinion Reel seasons. To enter, filmmakers can upload their short documentaries to YouTube or Vimeo and submit the links via a form at www.bostonglobe.com/OpinionReel. A Winter 2016 season will include new films and some selections from the original set of submissions.

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About Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC
Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC provides news and information, entertainment, opinion, and analysis through its multimedia properties. BGMP includes the Boston Globe, BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com, Cruxnow.com, BetaBoston.com, and Globe Direct.

Media Contact
John Gates, Elevate Communications: 617-861-3651, jgates@elevatecom.com

Tickets On-Sale for The Globies Presented by Mercedes-Benz

The Boston Globe will celebrate the best athletes, teams, individuals, performances and
moments of the past year at the inaugural Globies on October 6 at House of Blues Boston

Boston, MA – The Boston Globe has announced tickets are on-sale for “The Globies Presented by Mercedes-Benz,” a first-of-its-kind sports awards celebration that will honor the best of the New England sports scene on and off the field. The inaugural event will take place on October 6 at House of Blues Boston.

Fans are able to purchase tickets by visiting BostonGlobe.com/Globies. Tickets to attend this celebration of New England sports start at $250 and include complimentary food and beverage. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Travis Roy Foundation, which is dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with spinal cord injuries and their families. Along with The Travis Roy Foundation serving as the event beneficiary, Travis Roy will speak at The Globies and present the Editor’s Choice Awards.

“Travis Roy is an inspirational figure that transcends sports for all the work he does to improve the lives of those with spinal cord injuries,” said Mike Sheehan, CEO Boston Globe. “He is an amazing addition to The Globies and we are proud to help raise money for the Travis Roy Foundation with proceeds from ticket sales.”

The Boston Globe also announced that sportscaster Sean McDonough will emcee The Globies Presented by Mercedes-Benz. His father, Will McDonough, was a longtime Boston Globe sports reporter and columnist.

The Globies will be a part of HUBweek, a week long gathering to celebrate the big ideas and bold solutions that emerge from the people, openness, and intellectual energy found in Greater Boston. Mercedes-Benz is the principal partner of The Globies, while MGM Springfield and Budweiser are presenting sponsors. DraftKings, Delta Airlines and Tiffany & Co. are additional sponsors of the event. Fans can vote for their favorite nominees at The Globies website through September 1.

All attendees of The Globies Presented by Mercedes-Benz must by 21 years of age or older. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. and the awards presentation will begin at 8:00 p.m. For more information about The Globies Presented by Mercedes-Benz, including how to purchase tickets, please visit BostonGlobe.com/Globies.

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About Boston Globe Media Partners LLC
Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC provides news and information, entertainment, opinion and analysis through its multimedia properties. BGMP includes the Boston Globe, BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com, Cruxnow.com, BetaBoston.com and Globe Direct.

About Fenway Sports Management (FSM)
A wholly owned subsidiary of Fenway Sports Group, Fenway Sports Management (FSM) is a leading sports and entertainment marketing agency that advises elite properties, athletes, and brands. FSM serves as the sponsorship sales arm for Fenway Sports Group’s prestigious sports portfolio: the Boston Red Sox, Liverpool Football Club, New England Sports Network (NESN), Roush Fenway Racing and the Pawtucket Red Sox. FSM is also the exclusive marketing agency for LeBron James and Johnny Manziel through a strategic partnership with LRMR. Additionally, FSM provides consulting and event management services to blue chip consumer brands and sports properties. For more information, visit www.fenwaysportsmanagement.com.

About the Travis Roy Foundation
The Travis Roy Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the life of spinal cord injured individuals and families by providing adaptive equipment and to finding a cure through increased funding of research, resulting in self-reliance and the ability to be as independent as possible. Find it on Facebook, follow it on Twitter @TRFoundation or visit www.travisroyfoundation.org

Media Contact
Kevin Flight, Elevate Communications: 617-861-3657, kflight@elevatecom.com

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Boston Globe Announces Nominees and Fan Voting for The Globies Presented by Mercedes-Benz

Collection of the best athletes, teams, individuals, performances and moments
comprise the nominees in this inaugural celebration of New England sports

Boston, MA – The Boston Globe has announced the nominees in “The Globies Presented by Mercedes-Benz,” a first-of-its-kind sports awards celebration that will honor the best of the New England sports scene on and off the field. The inaugural event will take place on October 6 at House of Blues Boston. Fans are invited to help their favorite nominees win by voting online at BostonGlobe.com/Globies.

The Boston Globe Sports Department selected nominees from the best athletes, teams, individuals, performances and moments of the past year*. Nominees were announced in 21 categories, including Best Moment, Unsung Hero, Top College Athlete, Mercedes-Benz Athlete of the Year and the MGM Springfield Best Comeback award. Fans can vote to determine Team MVPs presented by Budweiser, as well as voice their opinions in other categories online at The Globies website through August 15.

“This list of nominees encompasses the best of what New England has to offer in sports achievement at the professional and collegiate levels,” said Joe Sullivan, Sports Editor Boston Globe. “It was extremely difficult to narrow the field with all of the amazing individuals, dominant team performances and unforgettable moments over the last year. We encourage fans to make their voices heard and vote for their favorite nominees to help shape the first-ever Globies awards.”

The Boston Globe will also announce winners closer to The Globies in four additional categories including the Boston Pride Award, Most Inspirational Fan, Lifetime Achievement Award and Community Hero Award. Fans are encouraged to share their thoughts on who should be honored in these categories by using the #TheGlobies hashtag on Twitter.

The Globies will be a part of HUBweek, a week long gathering to celebrate the big ideas and bold solutions that emerge from the people, openness, and intellectual energy found in Greater Boston. Mercedes-Benz is the principal partner of The Globies, while MGM Springfield and Budweiser are presenting sponsors.

For more information and continuous updates about the The Globies Presented by Mercedes-Benz, including a full list of nominees, please visit BostonGlobe.com/Globies.

*The Globies nomination period was June 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015

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About Boston Globe Media Partners LLC
Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC provides news and information, entertainment, opinion and analysis through its multimedia properties. BGMP includes The Boston Globe, BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com, Cruxnow.com, BetaBoston.com and Globe Direct.

About Fenway Sports Management (FSM)
A wholly owned subsidiary of Fenway Sports Group, Fenway Sports Management (FSM) is a leading sports and entertainment marketing agency that advises elite properties, athletes, and brands.

FSM serves as the sponsorship sales arm for Fenway Sports Group’s prestigious sports portfolio: the Boston Red Sox, Liverpool Football Club, New England Sports Network (NESN), Roush Fenway Racing and the Pawtucket Red Sox. FSM is also the exclusive marketing agency for LeBron James and Johnny Manziel through a strategic partnership with LRMR. Additionally, FSM provides consulting and event management services to blue chip consumer brands and sports properties. For more information, visit www.fenwaysportsmanagement.com.

Media Contact
Kevin Flight, Elevate Communications: 617-861-3657, kflight@elevatecom.com

The Boston Globe Hosts LIVE Political Happy Hour Event Series

Political reporter Joshua Miller interviews Governor Charlie Baker over drinks on
Wednesday, July 15 at Suffolk University; Q&A to be live streamed at BostonGlobe.com

Boston, MA  – The Boston Globe will host its inaugural LIVE Political Happy Hour, an event for readers of the Globe’s popular Political Happy Hour newsletter and Beacon Hill insiders, this Wednesday, July 15, at 5:30 pm at Suffolk University Law School. Boston Globe political reporter Joshua Miller will host a lively Q&A discussion over drinks with Governor Charlie Baker. The interview will also be live streamed.

The event marks the first in a series of Boston Globe LIVE Political Happy Hours with top Massachusetts elected officials. The next event will be in September.

“I don’t know if any elected official would call spending time with a reporter a ‘Happy Hour,’ but we’re certainly looking forward to our live interview with Governor Baker,” said Boston Globe editor Brian McGrory. “Josh’s daily newsletter, equal parts entertaining and important, has quickly become a must read. This first event promises to bring all of that to life.”

The Boston Globe has more journalists covering New England politics than any other news organization – from Beacon Hill to City Hall, south to Washington, D.C. and north to New Hampshire.

Readers who cannot attend LIVE Political Happy Hour can watch the live stream at BostonGlobe.com and submit questions on Twitter using the hashtag #PHH.

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About Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC
Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC provides news and information, entertainment, opinion, and analysis through its multimedia properties. BGMP includes the Boston Globe, BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com, Cruxnow.com, BetaBoston.com, and Globe Direct.

Media Contact
John Gates, Elevate Communications 617-861-3651, jgates@elevatecom.com

Open to the curious: HUBweek announces initial listing of smart, creative, social events

HUBweek will explore the intersection of art, science
and technology through greater Boston this October

Boston, MA – Organizers of HUBweek, a new weeklong festival happening this October 3-10 throughout Boston and Cambridge, today announced the first round of this year’s events and invite the community – and the curious – to join some of the world’s leading thinkers and creators in exploring the intersection of art, science and technology.

HUBweek – founded by The Boston Globe, Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – is a series of events and experiences that celebrate and showcase the world-changing work, art and taking place in the Greater Boston area. Today’s schedule release provides a preview of what to expect this October: unexpected, yet authentically Boston experiences; opportunities to create meaningful connections with leaders, neighbors and change-makers; and an invitation for anyone to discover, try and get inspired by something new.

“We know that the future is being imagined and built right here in greater Boston,” said HUBweek Executive Director Brendan Ryan. “We know that people here work on big problems and care about things that make a difference. We want to shine a light on those people and their work, and create a platform for sharing, learning and problem solving. The unique confluence of art, technology and science that is the hallmark of this region makes this the ideal setting to inspire and bring together leaders, thinkers, students and anyone else curious about the future being built here.”

Highlights of the initial event schedule include:

  • Caught Thinking: A Master Class at Fenway Park, presented by HUBweek. Michael Sandel – Harvard professor and host of the popular BBC series “The Public Philosopher” – will lead a lively public discussion of emerging ethical issues brought on by advances in technology. “Caught Thinking” will feature a panel of writers, entertainers, local leaders and well-known figures as they and the audience react to Professor Sandel’s thought-provoking questions.
  • ILLUMINUS on Lansdowne, presented by HUBweek. ILLUMINUS, a nighttime festival established last fall in Boston’s SoWa Art District, will bring its innovative and imaginative art interventions to Lansdowne Street. The exterior of Fenway Park will be transformed into a percussion instrument, a multidimensional screen for projection, and a beacon for an experiential art environment of light and sound-based art installations. A myriad of stages and performance spaces featuring musicians working in collaboration with visual artists will create an immersive spectacle and evolving soundscape on Lansdowne. Interactive and participatory projects will showcase artists and performers working at the intersection of art and technology.
  • The GlobeDocs Film Festival, presented by The Boston Globe. In recognition of Boston as a hotbed of outstanding documentary filmmaking, the Boston Globe launches the first annual documentary film festival. The festival will include 12 film screenings at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Harvard Art Museum screening room and the Paramount Theatre, as well as panel discussions moderated by Globe editorial staff featuring filmmakers and relevant experts at each event.
  • Celebrate Boston, presented by HUBweek and the MITX Future Leaders Group. Local tech companies, non-profits and restaurants come together to share what they’ve been passionately working on and their vision for their future in Boston. The public, young and old, will join techies, bloggers, foodies, students, and culinary masters for a party to celebrate the best in Boston. They will be invited to eat, drink, mingle and network with Boston’s vibrant tech community at the MITX Future Leaders Group first-party, Celebrate Boston.
  • Solve, presented by MIT. As a part of HUBweek, MIT will open up daily sessions of Solve, a multi-day convening of technologists, philanthropists, business leaders, policy makers, change agents, and activists to examine points of intersection between technology, business innovation, and smart policy to bring about real and lasting change.
  • Economic Growth for All: A U.S. Conference of Mayors Town Hall. The US Conference of Mayors’ Community Development and Housing Committee, chaired by Newton Mayor Setti Warren, convenes in Boston for the launch of a new initiative to strengthen pathways to the middle class and beyond. In this Town Hall discussion at Roxbury Community College, mayors from across the country will talk about what is being done to connect people with the economic opportunities they and their families need to be financially independent as well as potential strategies and a framework for promoting the innovation economy in a way that provides access to economic growth for all.
  • Managing the Impact of Climate Change, presented by Harvard University. We know climate change is rapidly altering our environment with a momentum that is now imposed on future generations. But we have the tools to make it better. The public will be able to join a panel of industry leaders, and local experts to examine the disruptive technologies, renewable energies, and broad political policies that are potential pathways for effective action and meaningful solutions that can help mitigate the impact of climate change.
  • Still Alzheimers, presented by Massachusetts General Hospital. Still Alice author Lisa Genova, and experts from Boston’s leading medical institutions, will host a conversation about Alzheimer’s Disease, with experts sharing the latest breakthroughs that are making a difference for patients, and examine what the future holds for individuals and families affected by AD.

Also today, event organizers invited people to join the HUBweek community by signing up as a HUBweek ambassador. HUBweek ambassadors are a community of doers and leaders helping to build and spread the word about HUBweek, as it continues to grow as a platform that brings together leading thinkers and creators from diverse backgrounds to surface, discover and develop new solutions to local and global issues.

More details and more events can be found at hubweek.org. Early-bird registration for HUBweek events will open later this summer. Full registration will open to the public on September 9th. Events will be individually ticketed; many are free and open to the public.