by Laura Sturaitis, EVP Media Services & Product Strategy
It was a labor of love and almost an archaeological effort to gather the key milestones of our company. The enormous task was made a bit easier by the fact that many of us have been here a while. Milestones, trivia and details of some our finest moments combine to make the Business Wire timeline something to make us all proud.
All that’s missing are your comments. We would love to hear your Business Wire story.
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Business Wire opened its office in Miami in 1987. I started as the Florida Regional Manager in 1992. Today, I still work in the Florida office with three of the people who were there the day I started. I have so many great memories of the many coworkers, colleagues and clients who I have known throughout the years and am proud to say are my friends.
Business Wire and I both turned 50 this year. I can’t even believe how lucky I am to have spent 20 of those years at BW. Sure, we have both grown and changed, but we both still hold the same fundamental values. I think I can speak for us both when I say we look forward to many, many more productive, interesting and successful years ahead.From Jen Saragosa, Account Manager in Boston…May, 1999: I was hired as an Account Executive in the Boston office and immediately loved advising companies on their PR and IR strategies. Highlights in my twelve years include meeting original Business Wire owner (and philanthropist) Lorry Lokey and also current owner Warren Buffett.It’s been a thrill to be part of an innovative company that was first to market with SEO, social media, mobile phones and numerous other technologies and tools – all that help PR and IR professionals be more productive and successful. Happy 50th Anniversary Business Wire -here’s to 50 more!From Tom Becktold, Senior Vice President, Marketing in Los Angeles…
May, 1988 – I started @BusinessWire as an editor in the Los Angeles bureau. I remember watching Kirk Gibson and the Dodgers win it all on the late shift. I honed my typing skills taking press release telephone dictates for breaking news of an off-shore oil rig explosion in the North Sea and experienced the immediacy of Business Wire’s impact by hearing the updates reported on the radio moments after sending the release.
C’mon, don’t be shy. Let us hear from you today. If you need more inspiration, check out the Business Wire 50th Anniversary video, too.