The Impact of Sports on Business, A Panel Discussion and Luncheon – Media Advisory


Contact:   Elissa Ruffino (NIAF) 202/939-3106 or


EVENT: “The Impact of Sports on Business,” a panel discussion and luncheon

SPONSOR: The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)

WHEN: Tuesday, September 23, 2008 Meet the Panelists, 11 to 11:30 a.m. Panel and Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Fenway Park at the EMC Club 4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA 02215

Moderator: Paul Guzzi President and CEO, Boston Greater Chamber of Commerce

Panelists: Lawrence Lucchino President and CEO, Boston Red Sox

Stephen Pagliuca Managing Partner and Executive Committee Member, Boston Celtics Managing Director, Bain Capital, LLC

Meet Paul Guzzi, Lawrence Lucchino and Stephen Pagliuca at a special pre-press event to be held from 11 to 11:30 a.m. at the EMC Club inside Fenway Park.

Immediately following “Meet the Panelists,” Guzzi, Lucchino and Pagliuca will discuss the impact of sports on business. Among the topics to be covered are: How are sports changing today’s businesses? What are the key ingredients in becoming a successful sports franchise in today’s business age?

The National Italian American Foundation’s (NIAF) regional lecture in Boston is the first in a series that will explore the role Italian Americans play in the development of business opportunities in major metropolitan areas.

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Press are asked to register with Natasha Borato at, 202/939-3116 or Elissa Ruffino at, 202/939-3106.

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is a non-partisan, non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., dedicated to preserving the heritage of Italian Americans. Visit