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Worcester Biz Journal postpones 40 under 40 after assault

August 23, 2023

Posted by Chris Roush

The Worcester Business Journal postponed its “40 under 40” event after an incident at a photoshoot, reports editor in chief Brad Kane.

Kane writes, “That summer day when we held this year’s photo shoot had been particularly hot and rainy, so when I saw the ambulance pull into the parking lot at the end of the night, I thought someone had gotten overwhelmed from the weather and needed some kind medical attention. Instead, what I and the rest of WBJ’s staff learned in the following days and weeks has been far more alarming.

“During that July reception, there was an assault, and the police are actively investigating the incident. WBJ is fully cooperating with the police, providing whatever the investigators need in their efforts, which at this point includes not disclosing any more details. The safety of our event attendees is paramount to WBJ’s core values, and we are dumbfounded, outraged, and devastated this happened.

“Given the seriousness of the matter and the ongoing police investigation, we at WBJ – in a decision made by Publisher Peter Stanton, Events Manager Kris Prosser, and myself – have postponed the publication of the 40 Under Forty and the subsequent awards ceremony.”

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