“Coffee with the CEO” Series to Showcase Karen Andreas, North of Boston Media Group

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Coffee With the CEO Series will introduce Karen Andreas, Publisher of North of Boston Media Group to chamber members

Coffee With the CEO Series will introduce Karen Andreas, Publisher of North of Boston Media Group to chamber members

The Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce has enjoyed great success with the recent addition of the morning series “Coffee with the CEO” program. This special monthly offering serves as a vehicle for business professionals to become acquainted with local business leaders, hear about their journey to top-level management, inquire about paths to success and better understand the roadblocks typical in today’s business marketplace. For the May program we will introduce Karen Andreas, Publisher of North of Boston Media Group to our members and their guests.

All business professionals are invited to attend this intimate presentation for a mentoring-like agenda for young professionals, entrepreneurs and small business owners who may face challenges in launching or building their careers. Additionally, it is an excellent venue for established professionals to assemble and brainstorm possible resolutions for business challenges and personal roadblocks currently hindering the achievement of their business goals, or reaching the next level in their careers, or realizing their true potential in business, community or professional roles.

The Coffee with the CEO series will take place from 8 – 9 AM and is open to GHCC members and their guests. Continental breakfast will be provided. The May program will take place on May 17, 2016 at The Eagle-Tribune, 100 Turnpike Street, North Andover. Registration is required. Cost is $5 Members and $10 Non-Members. Seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

About Our Speaker:

Karen Andreas is the publisher of North of Boston Media Group, which publishes eight newspapers – including The Eagle-Tribune, The Salem News, the Daily News of Newburyport, and the Gloucester Daily Times – as well as the company’s affiliated websites and nine award-winning glossy magazines.

Andreas has made her profession in the media industry for more than 25 years. After leading The Salem News as its editor and then publisher, Andreas was promoted in 2013 to become the regional publisher of North of Boston Media Group. In this role, she oversees not only the seven newsrooms but also all other departments, including advertising, circulation, production and finance.

Andreas has enjoyed a storied journalism career, spanning jobs from investigative reporter to lifestyles editor, managing editor and editor-in-chief. She also spent several years as executive editor and vice president of news for Eagle-Tribune Publishing Co. Her true passion is community news, focusing on all things local   from city and town halls to classrooms and high school sporting fields.

Andreas has received numerous industry awards over the years. Most recently she was named “Publisher of the Year” by the national Editor & Publisher magazine, the media industry’s leading trade publication. She received the North Shore Leadership Award from the Anti-Defamation League, the Wilkinson Award from the Merrimack Valley Chamber, and the Judith Brown Award from the New England Society of Newspaper Editors. This latter “recognizes the accomplishments and pioneering spirit of an outstanding woman in journalism from the six-state region.” She was recently appointed to the Poynter Institute’s National Advisory Board, where she servers with leaders from ESPN, ABC Nightline, Time, and The Washington Post.

Andreas is also quite active in the community, serving on numerous boards, including the Northern Essex Community College Foundation, North Shore Chamber of Commerce, Salem State University Board of Overseers and the Lawrence Partnership, to name a few. A graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Andreas is a longtime resident of Danvers, where she lives with her husband and two teen-age sons.

For additional information, assistance with registration or questions please contact Melissa Seavey at 978-373-5663 or Melissa@HaverhillChamber.com.

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