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Recap of a Fabulous Night! Thank you Guests and Sponsors!

July 29th was an exceptionally warm evening. The pool was sparkling, drinks were flowing and everyone was having a great time. Lisa Nickerson and over 150 friends celebrated at a private party held poolside at Hotel Indigo.

Caitlin McDonough, Katy Lengel, Michelle Babai, Venisse Wu, Lisa Nickerson, Jennifer Kearney, Monica Mercer, Rachel Licciardi, Nataliya Ohorilko

Partygoers could be seen dancing to Best Not Broken’s live cover performances (including Tom Petty’s American Girl, The Killers’ Mr. Brightside, and Bryan Adams’ Summer of ’69), relaxing under cabanas and chatting with fellow guests. Passed hors d’oeuvres including mini sliders, crab cakes and lobster fritters were a big hit and made their way around the party throughout the evening. Inside, there was a buffet including tortellini, pasta with meat sauce, Caesar salad and a great assortment of breads. Complimentary Nickerson red martinis also added to the lively atmosphere.

Lisa Nickerson

At the peak of the party, all guests sang “Happy Birthday” as Lisa Nickerson cut into the delicious chocolate cake.  Another highlight of the night was when Lisa pulled the winning raffle ticket for the all expenses paid trip to Caesar’s Palace. Nickerson PR would like to congratulate raffle winner, Laurie Spitz, from Smileboston!

Everyone at Nickerson PR had a fabulous time and we would once again like to thank all of our guests for attending and supporting Housing Families Inc. with your generous donations to the Rodman Ride for Kids.

We would also like to give special appreciation to all of our sponsors:

Boston Business Journal

Double Cross Vodka

Hotel Indigo

BOKX 109

Best Not Broken

Harrah’s Entertainment

By: Monica Mercer


End of an Era… With Errors

Image Courtesy of (2010) Ever since last night LeBron James has been taking the heat – in more than one way.

As almost everyone knows, LeBron James has chosen to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers for South Beach and the Miami Heat. According to the Miami Herald, the most money LeBron can receive without a sign-and-trade deal is $99 million over five seasons. He claims it’s not about the money, but instead:

You want to put yourself in the position where you feel that it’s the best opportunity. But saying I can win a championship next year or saying I can win it a year after, those are things that you don’t know until you go out there and actually play the game. But you have to put yourself in the right position to be able to compete and also accomplish the goals that you set out for.

Additionally, he had these gems:

I wanted to play with a team that can challenge themselves every day and give themselves the best possible chance to win for a long period of time because I believe my abilities will be here for a long time.


I think to the fans of Cleveland, the times that we had, the seven years we had was like no other…. And at the end of the day, I feel awful that I’m leaving. I feel even worse I wasn’t able to bring an NBA championship to that city….to my real fans out there, I hope you guys continue to support me all the way to Miami, and I guess I’ll see you guys this fall.

In an hour-long presentation on ESPN last night, where his decision was dragged out by inane questions, he also feigned carelessness when told his jersey was being burned in the streets of Cleveland. For someone who appeared to be apologetic in his departure from his hometown, he certainly couldn’t remain emotionally consistent. However, the media flubs didn’t stop there; Dan Gilbert’s Comic Sans MS hatred was quite the classless rebuttal to LeBron’s statement, stating that he was cursed and that karma would get the best of LeBron.

Playing a sport like basketball is about being part of a team. It’s not necessarily about being able to win a championship yourself, but by helping build a team up for everyone to benefit. It’s also about having the support of owners, coaches, and fans, and it’s about departing gracefully with no hard feelings. Although LeBron has tried to build up Cleveland for the last seven years, it’s now up to the rest of the Cavs franchise to win the coveted title.

Best Not Broken to Perform at the 2nd Annual Team Nickerson Fundraiser!

On July 29th, the 2nd Annual Team Nickerson Rodman Ride for Kids Fundraiser and Lisa Nickerson’s birthday party is taking place at Hotel Indigo Boston-Newton Riverside from 6:00 to 8:30pm!

We are also very excited to announce that the rock cover band, Best Not Broken, will be performing! Their motto, “rock outside the box,” guarantees that this night will be filled with great live music and entertainment.

Eric Jackson, the leader singer for Best Not Broken and a good friend of Lisa’s, sings vocals and plays the guitar for his band. Jackson is joined by three other band members: Scott – bass guitarist, Danny – drummer and vocalist and Brian – keyboardist. According to Best Not Broken’s website, they have been busy producing music and preparing for several upcoming shows this summer in New Hampshire, New York and Massachusetts. Earlier this summer, they performed at the Boston Common, as well as Hawk Jam 2010 at St. Anselm College alongside top recording artists, Matthew Nathanson and Jason DeRulo. Additionally, Best Not Broken was also voted one of the region’s top two bands in the 2010 Hippo Press Reader’s Poll for the second consecutive year.

We cannot wait to hear Best Not Broken play!

To hear Best Not Broken and enjoy a night filled with great music and martinis, please donate $100 to Team Nickerson at

What: 2nd Annual Rodman Ride for Kids Fundraiser and Lisa’s Birthday Party

Where: BOKX 109 @ Hotel Indigo, 399 Grove Street Newton, MA 02462 (click here for map/directions)

When: Thursday, July 29, 2010 from 6-8:30 PM

Cost:$100 donation to Housing Families Inc. (HFI)

How to Donate: Click here to donate to Team Nickerson for the Rodman Ride for Kids!

Hope to see you there!

Written by Michelle Babai