Last night Matter was honored as one of the Boston Business Journal’s Best Places to Work, ranking #5 in the Best PR/Communications category. That’s a big deal to us, because it was our employees’ surveys that won us the honor.
The event, held at the iconic Want Theatre in Boston, MA, started off with a networking/cocktail hour that was generously sponsored by Samuel Adams, 90+ Cellars and Ambrosia Events.
Then we headed into the theatre for the awards ceremony where we were welcomed by the President and CEO of the Citi Preforming Arts Center, Josiah A. Spaulding, Jr., who shared the remarkable opportunities and accomplishments of those at the theatre. He ended by saying that the arts are all about having fun – queue the beach balls in the audience. The energy in the audience was infectious!
Chris McIntosh, publisher of the Boston Business Journal, kicked off the awards ceremony by explaining the significance and process behind the BBJ Best Places to Work Awards which celebrated its 11th year last night. He shared that each company was limited to a three word acceptance speech and then dove right into the awards, and guess who was first – us!
Our general manager, Mandy Mladenoff, accepted the award on our behalf. She briskly walked on stage, put her hands in the air and said “Bad at speeches, but great at PR!” Yes, she went over the word limit. The twelve other Matter team members in attendance cheered her on from the audience, and it was a blast.
The awards continued with the Top 25 small, mid-level and large company categories which included Comcast, The Ritz-Carlton, HubSpot and more. Congratulations to all the 2013 BBJ Best Places to Work Winners!
We had a great time last night being with Boston’s finest business professionals and we hope to be there again next year.
P.S. Be on the lookout in the next couple of weeks for a recap video of the event by our Studio-C team.