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Boston Profiles

Boston Neighborhood Network is giving viewers the opportunity to get to know some of Boston’s most effective and influential, yet unsung citizens.  Boston Profiles, a new BNN program made possible by funding from Comcast, can be seen every Tuesday at 9 PM, beginning April 3, only on BNN’s News and Information [Comcast 9 | RCN 15]. 

In it’s inaugural episodes, Boston Profiles will give viewers a front row seat to an intimate and candid conversation with City Fresh Foods founder, Glynn Lloyd and City Year founding board member, Charlie Rose.  The one-on-one conversations, lead by seasoned television host, Scott Mercer, will give guests an opportunity to share their thoughts and opinions on several different issues and topics with the Boston community.  The conversation will range from personal obstacles and reflections to today’s social and political issues.

Boston Profiles

Episode 1: Glynn Lloyd, Founder, City Fresh Foods

Glynn Lloyd is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of City Fresh Foods.  Lloyd began his life as an entrepreneur at the young age of 12 by establishing a landscaping business, which boasted more than 100 accounts by the time he graduated from high school.  Lloyd, a graduate of Boston University has worked as a teacher in the Louisiana Public School system teaching 5th and 6th grades. He has also taught G.E.D. to younger and older adults in Boston.  As an environmental leader, community builder, and successful entrepreneur, Lloyd has won such awards as the Small Business Administration's young entrepreneur of the year, and Boston's black and white business profile award for his work with City Fresh Foods.

City Fresh Foods | P.O. Box 255698 | Dorchester, MA 02125
P: 617-606-7123 | F: 617-606-7126 |


Episode 2: Charlie Rose, Founding Board Member, City Year

Charlie Rose has been a youth worker, organizer and entrepreneur in Boston for nearly 30 years. As a founding board member of City Year and then staff member who has played a myriad of roles, Rose has helped build the organization into a national model for youth community service organizations. In addition, Rose has also been a founding board member for seven other organizations including YouthBuild Boston and has served the community through his work with organizations such as Youth Outreach Program, Citizens for Safety, National Toxics Campaign, United Labor Unions Local, Urban Edge and as a VISTA volunteer. Prior to joining City Year’s staff, he was the Director of Youth Services for the City of Boston’s Community Centers.

City Year Headquarters | 287 Columbus Avenue | Boston, MA 02116
P: 617-927-2500 | F: 617-927-2510 |


Episode 3: Beth Williams, President and CEO, Roxbury Technology Corporation

Beth Williams stepped into the top spot at Roxbury Technology Corporation (RTC) in 2003.  By the following year, the company had built its first remanufacturing plant and started producing 100,000 cartridges annually. Under her guidance, RTC has experienced double-digit growth and garnered awards and positive press for its successful, socially conscious approach to business.  In 2008, the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and Inc. Magazine named RTC the winner of both Top Minority-Owned and Top Woman-Owned Company of the Year.  RTC was also named to the 2008 Inner City 100, an annual list that ranks the fastest growing inner city businesses nationwide.

Roxbury Technology Corporation | 75 Sprague Street | Hyde Park, MA 02136
P: 617-524-1020 | F: 617-524-1160 |


Episode 4: Greg Selkoe, Founder and CEO, Karmaloop, Inc.

Greg Selkoe is the Founder and CEO of Karmaloop, Inc, an e-commerce retailer, media property, and premier lifestyle brand representing the global society of influencers and tastemakers.

Greg founded Karmaloop in 2000 at the age of 25, as a natural extension of his lifelong interest in city culture, fashion, graffiti, pop art, music, and breakdancing. At the time, Greg had no retail or business experience and operated Karmaloop's company office and warehouse from the basement of his parent's home. Under Greg's leadership, Karmaloop, Inc., has grown to a multi-platform lifestyle network and epicenter of verge culture.

Karmaloop, Inc. |
P: 1-877-GO-KARMA (465-2762) | Twitter: @KarmaLoopHelp

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