Improper Bostonian, Run by Watertown Family, Celebrates 25 Years

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Leo Gozbekian

Leon Semonian, second from right, attended the Improper Bostonian party to support his daughter Wendy. Also at the party were TV personality Jenny Johnson, far left, along with founder and executive director of the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge, Billy Starr (far right) and his wife Meredith (second from left).

Leon Semonian, second from right, attended the Improper Bostonian party to support his daughter Wendy. Also at the party were TV personality Jenny Johnson, far left, along with founder and executive director of the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge, Billy Starr (far right) and his wife Meredith (second from left).

Leo Gozbekian

Leon Semonian, second from right, attended the Improper Bostonian party to support his daughter Wendy. Also at the party were TV personality Jenny Johnson, far left, along with founder and executive director of the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge, Billy Starr (far right) and his wife Meredith (second from left).

The Improper Bostonian magazine, which is owned by two Watertown natives – Leon and Bob Semonian, recently celebrated its 25th anniversary with a party in Boston. 

Nearly 300 people gathered at The Exchange in Seaport to celebrate with Wendy, her father Leon and the rest of the Improper team. Among those at the anniversary celebration were Linda Pizzuti Henry, Jenny Johnson, Billy and Meredith Starr and many more.

Founded in 1991 by Mark Semonian of Newton, the locally owned family business is headquartered in the Back Bay of Boston reaches more than 550,000 readers. Leon Semonian (Mark’s father) owns the magazine, and did so with his brother Bob, who passed away a few months ago.

Among the 300 people celebrating Improper Bostonian's 25th anniversary were, left to right, Jack Klinck, Julie Kahn, Heather Walker, Bill Eppich, Wendy Semonian Eppich (publisher), Leon Semonian (Wendy's father), Paul Barclay, Lynn Hoffman and William Eveleth.

Leo Gozbekian

Among the 300 people celebrating Improper Bostonian’s 25th anniversary were, left to right, Jack Klinck, Julie Kahn, Heather Walker, Bill Eppich, Wendy Semonian Eppich (publisher), Leon Semonian (Wendy’s father), Paul Barclay, Lynn Hoffman and William Eveleth.

Wendy Semonian Eppich, publisher of the magazine for the last 14 years, started as an intern at The Improper during the summer of 1991 and helped her brother release the first issue 25 years ago.

The lifestyle magazine covers everything from food and fashion to arts and entertainment along with the people and places that make Boston a world-class city.

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