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Revolutionary New Opportunities Await Greater Boston’s Group Market

On October 1, 1768, British troops commenced their oppressive occupation of Boston. Seven years later, at the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the “shot heard around the world” ignited the American fight for independence.

Over Columbus Day weekend 2018, 150 Redcoat reenactors “occupied” the city’s streets, restaurants, bars and hotel lobbies before camping overnight on Boston Common.

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“From planning to execution, your ‘can do’ attitude made the process a pleasure.”

- Event Exhibits & Operations, Yankee Dental Congress

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Donate your prom dress to Caring Partners' Belle of the Ball

Prom season is on the minds of high school girls throughout Massachusetts, a stressful season for those with limited financial resources. Social media peer pressure and pop culture can turn a typically memorable milestone into a crisis point for young women in crisis. Celebrating its 15th year, Caring Partners' "Belle of the Ball" prom dress drive transforms high school junior and senior girls through the generosity of donors, sponsors and volunteers -- true Caring Partners collaborating to help any girl who needs a prom dress due to financial constraints...

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“There’s nothing more rewarding to me than seeing a city-kid on a boat for the first time — smiling, confident, and amazed after catching their first fish. To keep our program running, we rely on the generosity and support of programs like the MCCA’s Community Partnership Grants. Their commitment to community programs, particularly youth programs, makes our small operation and all those smiles possible.”

- John Hoffman, Fishing Academy, Brighton, MA

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AHL All-Star Classic in Springfield 'a true testament to our community'

SPRINGFIELD -- Three years ago, the city appeared to lose its AHL franchise for good.

Now, for the first time in league history, Springfield will host the 2019 Lexus AHL All-Star Classic on Sunday, Jan. 27, and Monday, Jan. 28, at the MassMutual Center.

The skill competition takes place Sunday at 7 p.m., followed by the All-Star Challenge Monday, also at 7 p.m.

"If I had told you back when we purchased the team and brought them back to Springfield that we were going to host the All-Star game in our third year, I wouldn't have believed you," Thunderbirds president Nathan Costa said. "I knew from the beginning we would have success if we stuck to our principles, but I didn't know...

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"The outside marque at the BCEC not only added excitement around our event but it attracted buzz in the surrounding community and drew the attention of the media who put photos of the digital display in their press articles about our event!"

- Cory Bolotsky, MassChallenge, Inc

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