Connected MassEnvelopePlus CEO Running for Governor in Massachusetts

Press release from the issuing company

March 15, 2002 -- (WhatTheyThink.com) MassEnvelopePlus is celebrating its 50th year as a union shop and has never had a strike, a lockout or a matter go to arbitration. Steve Grossman, CEO, pays his production employees 30% more than his competitors, and employees return the favor with an average of 22 years of service. That’s the kind of message Grossman is sending to the citizens of Massachusetts as he attempts to become the state’s Governor. According to information provided to WhatTheythink.com, Steve Grossman was inspired by his immigrant grandparents. His grandfather, Maxwell Grossman, came with his family a century ago from Eastern Europe and settled on Marion Street in East Boston. Over time, Max Grossman built a successful printing business, MassEnvelopePlus in Somerville, MA which Steve has led as CEO and grown eight-fold over the last 26 years. Steve Grossman’s oldest son David just became the first member of the fourth generation to join the business. Yesterday, former President Bill Clinton arrived at the printing company to give a boost to Grossman. Local press reports say Clinton praised Grossman for reviving the Democratic party and never abandoning it during the tough times. While not a complete endorsement, Clinton emphasized his gratitude for the loyalty displayed when Grossman served as chair of the Democratic National Committee in the middle of the Clinton and fund raising scandals of the late 90’s. Grossman, an underdog for the Democratic nomination, is competing against well known former labor secretary, Robert Reich. In 1991 Grossman ran for Chair of the Massachusetts Democratic Party and won. In the two years he was Chair, Democrats won the 1st Congressional District seat for the first time in 98 years and took back most of the state senate seats. In 1996, Clinton asked Grossman to serve as Chairman of the Democratic National Committee. From 1997 to 1999, he is credited with bringing strict accountability to the party’s operations, virtually retiring the party’s debt, and laid the groundwork for the Democrats’ success in the 1998 elections. Meanwhile, MassEnvelopePlus is positioning itself as a full-service printing company, providing everything from concept to completion. The company has a dozen full-time outside sales representatives covering all of New England and over 100 employees. More information about MassEnvelopePlus can be found at http://www.massenvplus.com/