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Now that the ASBPE web site has been redesigned, chapter news will be posted on the Boston/New England chapter page there, and we'll no longer update this blog. We'll keep the blog online, though, so that there will still be access to the archives.

Media Chowder's 3rd Annual 'Drink for the Tots' Holiday Party!

Participants at last month's Media Chowder party.
Media Chowder's 3rd Annual 'Drink for the Tots' Holiday Party! takes place Thursday, Dec. 15, starting at 6:30 p.m. As usual, it's at Sidney's Bar & Grille, 20 Sidney St., Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Mingle with hundreds of other media and PR professionals throughout Boston, share some drinks and good times, and drop off a toy for needy children who live in God-forsaken places like Brockton or Chelsea. Anyone who arrives with one toy (must still be in its original packaging) receives one free drink ticket. Anyone who thinks this is a joke, please see the lead story in the Globe for Nov. 25, which basically says even in Boston things are pretty sucky and we need to help. Toys will go to the Salvation Army, who presumably know what to do with these things.

As always, Media Chowder is free and open to anyone in the writing, reporting, editing, PR or communications fields. Show up! Bring a friend!

The haul at last month's Booze & Food Drive.
It was donated to the Cambridge Baptist Church food bank.

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Media Chowder Booze & Foods Drive Nov. 17

From our friends at Media Chowder
Yes folks, it's that time of year again — a time to help the less fortunate while getting intoxicated. Our 3rd annual Booze & Foods Drive will take place on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 6:30 to 9 pm at Sidney's Bar & Grille in Cambridge as usual.

The concept is simple: for every item of canned food you bring for donation to the Cambridge Food Bank, you get one free drink. You also get to network with various other Boston-area writers, reporters, editors & other folks in the communication fields, and perhaps can drum up some business for yourself.

As always, free and open to all in the writing, reporting, editing, PR, broadcasting & other communications fields. Show up! Attend or die!

Get more information/RSVP.

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Media Chowder's Leaf-blown October Cocktail Party

Media Chowder's next monthly cocktail party is free and open to anyone in the reporting, editing, writing, PR or other communications fields. Show up for the first time and you get one free drink ticket!

Date: Thursday, October 20

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Sidney's Bar & Grille
20 Sidney St.
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
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Sept. 22: Media Chowder Cocktail Party

Come mingle with peers, socialize, network and have a few drinks.

Admission is free and open to anyone in the reporting, editing, writing, PR or other communication fields.

Thursday, August 22, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Sidney's Bar & Grille
20 Sidney St.
Cambridge, MA

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Media Chowder's August Cocktail Mixer

You're invited to Media Chowder's August Cocktail Mixer, "where you can meet your peers, talk shop, look for new jobs, and otherwise advance your career while getting pickled for the evening," according to the Media Chowder Central Party Committee.

Admission is free and open to anyone in the reporting, editing, writing, PR or other communication fields.

Thursday, August 11, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Sidney's Bar & Grille
20 Sidney St.
Cambridge, MA

View details — or see who else is coming to the party — on Facebook.

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Hear Social Media Expert Kristin Burnham at Aug. 2 Azbees Banquet

7/26/11: The Boston and New York regional Azbee banquets have been cancelled. There WILL be a national Azbee Awards Banquet in Chicago on Aug. 4.

You are cordially invited to attend the Northeast Region Azbee Awards Banquet on Tuesday, August 2, 2011.

The Boston/New England Chapter of the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) will be holding an Awards Banquet and networking evening at Verona Restaurant in Watertown Square.

5:30 p.m. Networking
7:00 p.m. Awards banquet begins

The awards part of the event will recognize regional winners in this year's annual Azbees. ASBPE's Azbee Awards of Excellence program is one of the most competitive there is for business-to-business, trade, association, and professional publications. The awards recognize outstanding work by magazines, and newsletters in a wide range of design and editorial categories.

Our speaker will be Kristin Burnham, an award-winning journalist and blogger who covers the ever-evolving social media and Web 2.0 landscape for Her beat focuses on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google, as well as social tools used within the enterprise. As staff writer, Kristin's articles showcase practical tips, tricks and tutorials for consumers and businesses alike, as well case studies that detail company successes — or failures — in the Web 2.0 environment. In her blog, Web 2.0 Advisor, Kristin chronicles what matters and what doesn't in social networking and consumer applications.

ASBPE Boston/New England chapter welcomes members and nonmembers. In particular, we are inviting participation by Media Chowder - a local media networking group - as well as members of the Society of Professional Journalists.

London Broil (with alternative entree to be determined)
Tossed Green Salad
Penne Primavera
Oven roasted red bliss potatoes
Dessert and coffee or tea

$25 for members, $35 for nonmembers

REGISTRATION: You must register by July 29 to attend. Register online.

Note: There will be a separate Northeastern Region banquet in New York City on July 27. You may attend the banquet that is most convenient for you.

Questions? Please contact chapter president Alan Earls at or (508) 528-6930.

AND don't forget: our National Conference is Aug 4-5 in Chicago. Visit for more information.