American Moving and Installation was a sponsor of First Literacy 30th Annual Corporate Spelling Bee. This year’s event honored Mayor Raymond L. Flynn and his contributions to advancing adult education in Boston at the 30th Corporate Spelling Bee held on April 11, 2019.

American’s Founder and CEO Kathleen Rowell also serves on the non profit’s Board of Directors.

For 30 years, Greater Boston businesses and service providers like BNY Mellon, Citi, Eaton Vance Investment Managers, and IBM, field teams of spellers to compete for the trophy. Attendees are treated to drinks, dinner, and a few hours of entertaining competition. The evening’s proceeds support our ongoing work to help adult learners, their teachers and their programs.

Congratulations to the 2019 champion IBM team with spellers Todd Chase, Tom Kinzer, and James Vander Poel! The winning word was ‘sphygmomanometer’, an instrument for measuring blood pressure in the arteries. IBM has competed in every Bee since 1990 and this team has competed together for many of those years.