In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews Mark Chester and Olga Kwasniewski of The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape - Photographs of New Americans. They talk about the business and cultural impact of New Americans. This episode aired originally on April 19, 2015.
In the spirit of full disclosure, Steve does public-relations work for Mark Chester Photography. Check out the recent Telegram & Gazette profile of Mark and Olga.
The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape is a collection of inspirational portraits produced by nationally known professional photographer Mark Chester. His powerful images create a visual archive that celebrates the diversity of Massachusetts' citizens from nearly 170 of the 196 countries around the globe. His photographs of more than 300 newly naturalized U.S. citizens, all of whom are residents of the Commonwealth, enrich the viewer by sharing the vast cultural resources and rich ethnic heritage of the Bay State's 351 towns and cities.
Joining Mark, is Olga Kwasniewski of Holden, one of the New Americans featured in The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape. Her story is the stuff that best-sellers are made of. Born to a life of privilege, Olga came to the United States after working in international economic affairs for the President in her homeland of Uzbekistan. She left everything behind to start over in a foreign country, and is now the owner of Thai Island Restaurant in Holden, while enjoying success as a fashion model strutting the runways of New York City. In 2014, she was Ms. Massachusetts Globe.