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  • Halekulani named best Hawaii hotel by Conde Nast Traveler readers

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    Jason Ubay
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:35 pm
    The Halekulani was named the top hotel in the "Best Hotels in Hawaii" category of Conde Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards 2014. The Waikiki hotel received a rating of 88.946. "We are honored to be recognized as the number one hotel in Hawaii by Condé Nast Traveler for its 2014 Readers' Choice Awards," Ulrich Krauer, general manager of Halekulani, said in an email. "This accolade holds the highest distinction as it's voted by our visitors who shared their experiences. It is a testament to…
  • Real Estate Leads - Collected week of October 17, 2014

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    22 Oct 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Building Permits Find out what areas are developing rapidly to strategize growth opportunities for your business or target owners of individual projects with your products and services. New issued building permits are collected from city and county building and zoning departments. -Commercial Mortgages Permittype: C, Contractor: Law Co. Inc., Usetype: commercial alteration, Siteaddr: 1423 N. Webb Suite 125, Sitestate: KS, Propdesc: Plaza Wine & Spirits (tenant finish), Value: 210000, Recdate: 2014-10-10,…
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    22 Oct 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Building Permits Find out what areas are developing rapidly to strategize growth opportunities for your business or target owners of individual projects with your products and services. New issued building permits are collected from city and county building and zoning departments. -Commercial Mortgages Permittype: C, Contractor: Arthur Furukawa (applicant), Usetype: commercial alteration, Siteaddr: 1002 E. Seneca St., Sitecity: Seattle, Sitestate: WA, Propdesc: (alterations to change use of commercial…
  • Liens and Bankruptcies Leads - Collected week of October 17, 2014

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    22 Oct 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Federal Tax Liens and Releases Federal Tax Liens - These are recently filed by the Internal Revenue Service against assets of a business for unpaid income or payroll taxes. They are recorded at local county offices. If the lien has been paid the release date will be indicated. -State Tax Liens Business or Person: B, Name: Amanda M. Dove MD PA, Address: 5282 Medical Drive Suite 540, City: San Antonio, State: TX, Zip: 78229, Amount: $23,401, Taxtype: (941), Caseno: 20140173286, Bookpage: 16903/2346,…
  • New Business Leads - Collected week of October 17, 2014

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    22 Oct 2014 | 5:01 pm
    New Businesses -Fictitious Names Company: Sam Automotive Tag & Title Services, First: Yasmin, Last: Abdul-Khaliq, Address: 4469 Forest Glen Court, City: Annandale, State: VA, Zip: 22003, Type: service, Sic: 89, Recdate: 2014-10-08, Jurisdiction: Fairfax County Company: FreeEats.com Inc., Address: 14001-C St. Germain Drive Suite 353, City: Centreville, State: VA, Zip: 20121, Type: restaurants, Sic: 58, Recdate: 2014-10-10, Jurisdiction: Fairfax County Company: OR Consulting Inc., Address: 1875 Explorer…
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  • Halekulani named best Hawaii hotel by Conde Nast Traveler readers

    Jason Ubay
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:35 pm
    The Halekulani was named the top hotel in the "Best Hotels in Hawaii" category of Conde Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards 2014. The Waikiki hotel received a rating of 88.946. "We are honored to be recognized as the number one hotel in Hawaii by Condé Nast Traveler for its 2014 Readers' Choice Awards," Ulrich Krauer, general manager of Halekulani, said in an email. "This accolade holds the highest distinction as it's voted by our visitors who shared their experiences. It is a testament to…
  • Mainland university officials to tout rail benefits to Honolulu rail board

    Bill Cresenzo
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:22 pm
    Officials from three Mainland universities will be In Hawaii on Thursday to talk about the benefits that rail transit has brought to their respective campuses at a meeting of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation board. Melinda Alonzo, director of parking and transit services at Arizona State University; Sally Roush, who was the senior vice president for business and financial affairs at San Diego State University; and Gary Matthews, vice chancellor for resource management and planning…
  • Maui resident sues Priceline and Marriott over resort fees in class action lawsuit

    Jason Ubay
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:10 pm
    Maui resident Kathleen Soule is pursuing a class action lawsuit against Priceline Group and Marriott International seeking monetary damages "arising from the unfair and unconscionable assessment and collection of 'resort fees.'" The complaint was filed by Kathleen Soule in the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii in Honolulu on Oct. 10. Resort fees are common in Hawaii and cover amenities such as Internet access, use of a fitness center, pool usage, daily newspaper, etc. Although the…
  • Austin in transition: Watch the former Ginger Man get demolished (Video)

    Michael Theis
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    It's the end of an era for a longtime haunt in downtown Austin as contractors – in the span of but a few hours – completely demolished the building that used to house the Ginger Man bar near the intersection of Fourth and Lavaca streets. Ginger Man the business is still in operation in a new location just around the corner on Lavaca Street. But its former site is being cleared to make way for Hotel ZaZa, a 160-room hotel situated in the hear of a booming downtown Austin. The Austin Business…
  • Two Jacksonville apartment complexes part of $81 million acquisition

    Andrew Thurlow
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:43 pm
    Tzadik Management acquired a portfolio of apartment complexes across the state of Florida containing 2,199 units for $81 million, or $36,834 per unit, the company said Wednesday in a news release. The acquisition, which the Miami-based company said is the largest of its type on a per-unit basis in Florida, includes 13 complexes in eight markets, including Jacksonville. "We look to purchase off market and special circumstance real estate," Adam M. Hendry, president and managing member of Tzadik…
 
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  • Real Estate Leads - Collected week of October 17, 2014

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Building Permits Find out what areas are developing rapidly to strategize growth opportunities for your business or target owners of individual projects with your products and services. New issued building permits are collected from city and county building and zoning departments. -Commercial Mortgages Permittype: C, Contractor: Law Co. Inc., Usetype: commercial alteration, Siteaddr: 1423 N. Webb Suite 125, Sitestate: KS, Propdesc: Plaza Wine & Spirits (tenant finish), Value: 210000, Recdate: 2014-10-10,…
  • Liens and Bankruptcies Leads - Collected week of October 17, 2014

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Federal Tax Liens and Releases Federal Tax Liens - These are recently filed by the Internal Revenue Service against assets of a business for unpaid income or payroll taxes. They are recorded at local county offices. If the lien has been paid the release date will be indicated. -State Tax Liens Business or Person: B, Name: Kent R. Foley, Address: 3031 W. Pawnee, City: Wichita, State: KS, Zip: 67213, Amount: $22,260, Taxtype: (6672), Bookpage: 2948/0921, Filedate: 2014-09-24, Recdate: 2014-10-06,…
  • Court Records - Collected week of October 17, 2014

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Judgments Judgments filed or recorded in local county offices. -State Tax Liens and Releases Business or Person: B, Plaintiff: Johnsons Garden Center Inc., Defendant: Kevin Patrick dba Patrick Lawn & Landscaping, Defaddr: 2475 S. Osage Ave., Defcity: Wichita, Defstate: KS, Defzip: 67217, Amount: $1,933, Winner: plaintiff, Caseno: 13LM16558, Filedate: 2014-09-19, Recdate: 2014-09-19, Jurisdiction: Sedgwick County Business or Person: B, Plaintiff: Michael Amaya dba King Clean Car Wash, Defendant:…
  • New Business Leads - Collected week of October 17, 2014

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:01 pm
    New Businesses -Assumed Names Company: 612 Living, First: Douglas, Last: Malam, Address: 5715 Grand Ave. S., City: Minneapolis, State: MN, Zip: 55419, Type: nonclassifiable, Sic: 99, Recdate: 2014-10-01, Jurisdiction: Hennepin County Company: ACS Group, Address: 4940 W. 77th St. Suite 20, City: Edina, State: MN, Zip: 55435, Type: nonclassifiable, Sic: 99, Recdate: 2014-10-01, Jurisdiction: Hennepin County Company: Abercrombie Real Estate, First: Andrew, Last: Abercrombie, Address: 4820 W. 77th St.…
  • Real Estate Leads - Collected week of October 17, 2014

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Building Permits Find out what areas are developing rapidly to strategize growth opportunities for your business or target owners of individual projects with your products and services. New issued building permits are collected from city and county building and zoning departments. -Commercial Mortgages Permittype: C, Contractor: Becsom Corp., Usetype: commercial alteration, Siteaddr: 1300 Sylvan St., Propdesc: Marjon Capitol LLC, Value: 136000, Recdate: 2014-10-06, Jurisdiction: Ramsey County/City…
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  • Real Estate Leads - Collected week of October 17, 2014

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Building Permits Find out what areas are developing rapidly to strategize growth opportunities for your business or target owners of individual projects with your products and services. New issued building permits are collected from city and county building and zoning departments. -Commercial Mortgages Permittype: C, Contractor: Arthur Furukawa (applicant), Usetype: commercial alteration, Siteaddr: 1002 E. Seneca St., Sitecity: Seattle, Sitestate: WA, Propdesc: (alterations to change use of commercial…
  • Liens and Bankruptcies Leads - Collected week of October 17, 2014

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Federal Tax Liens and Releases Federal Tax Liens - These are recently filed by the Internal Revenue Service against assets of a business for unpaid income or payroll taxes. They are recorded at local county offices. If the lien has been paid the release date will be indicated. -State Tax Liens Business or Person: B, Name: Northwest Conservation Stewardship, Address: P.O. Box 4054, City: Seattle, State: WA, Zip: 98194, Amount: $20,401, Taxtype: (990), Bookpage: 2014 0923000139, Filedate: 2014-09-10,…
  • Court Records - Collected week of October 17, 2014

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Judgments Judgments filed or recorded in local county offices. -State Tax Liens and Releases Business or Person: B, Plaintiff: NC Machinery Co., Defendant: JL Leasing & Transportation Inc./Jutta LeTourneau et al., Amount: $45,835, Winner: plaintiff, Caseno: 14 2 07168 0 S, Filedate: 2014-04-21, Recdate: 2014-04-21, Jurisdiction: King County Business or Person: B, Plaintiff: Glacier Northwest Inc. dba CalPortland, Defendant: J.R. Construction Services Inc./James M. Ruesken, Amount: $77,526, Winner:…
  • Liens and Bankruptcies Leads - Collected week of October 17, 2014

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Federal Tax Liens and Releases Federal Tax Liens - These are recently filed by the Internal Revenue Service against assets of a business for unpaid income or payroll taxes. They are recorded at local county offices. If the lien has been paid the release date will be indicated. -State Tax Liens Business or Person: B, Name: Northwest Roof Tech Inc., Address: P.O. Box 22114, City: Portland, State: OR, Zip: 97269, Amount: $60,833, Taxtype: (940/941), Bookpage: 2014 50131, Filedate: 2014-09-18, Recdate:…
  • New Business Leads - Collected week of October 17, 2014

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:01 pm
    New Businesses -Assumed Names Company: Andrew C. Gaffer, Address: 11556 S.E. Fuller Road Apt. 6, City: Milwaukie, State: OR, Zip: 97222, Type: nonclassifiable, Sic: 99, Recdate: 2014-09-08, Jurisdiction: Clackamas County Company: Arceneaux Consulting, First: Walter, Last: Arceneaux, Address: 5404 Southwood Drive, City: Lake Oswego, State: OR, Zip: 97035, Phone: 503 747 2605, Type: professional-consultants or public relations or management, Sic: 874, Recdate: 2014-09-10, Jurisdiction: Clackamas County Company:…
 
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  • Liens and Bankruptcies Leads - Collected week of October 17, 2014

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Federal Tax Liens and Releases Federal Tax Liens - These are recently filed by the Internal Revenue Service against assets of a business for unpaid income or payroll taxes. They are recorded at local county offices. If the lien has been paid the release date will be indicated. -State Tax Liens Business or Person: B, Name: Amanda M. Dove MD PA, Address: 5282 Medical Drive Suite 540, City: San Antonio, State: TX, Zip: 78229, Amount: $23,401, Taxtype: (941), Caseno: 20140173286, Bookpage: 16903/2346,…
  • Court Records - Collected week of October 17, 2014

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Judgments Judgments filed or recorded in local county offices. -Abstracts of Judgment Type: A, Business or Person: B, Plaintiff: L.A. Commercial Group Inc., Defendant: Rockwater LLC dba Rockwater Restaurant Bar and Grill, Defaddr: 32462 Fair Meadow Court, Defcity: South Lake Tahoe, Defstate: CA, Defzip: 96150, Amount: $5,250, Winner: Plaintiff, Caseno: SCL20140044, Bookpage: 2014/38012, Filedate: 2014-08-18, Recdate: 2014-09-23, Jurisdiction: El Dorado County Type: A, Business or Person: B, Plaintiff:…
  • Real Estate Leads - Collected week of October 17, 2014

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Building Permits Find out what areas are developing rapidly to strategize growth opportunities for your business or target owners of individual projects with your products and services. New issued building permits are collected from city and county building and zoning departments. -Commercial Mortgages Permittype: C, Contractor: Mid-State Builders Inc., Usetype: commercial alteration, Siteaddr: 3025 Venture Road, Propdesc: (office), Value: 300000, Recdate: 2014-10-06, Jurisdiction: El Dorado County Permittype:…
  • Court Records - Collected week of October 17, 2014

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Judgments Judgments filed or recorded in local county offices. -Abstracts of Judgment Type: A, Business or Person: B, Plaintiff: Bosco Oil Inc. dba Valley Oil Co., Defendant: Broadway Gas N Food, Defaddr: 39287 Sundale Drive, Defcity: Fremont, Defstate: CA, Defzip: 94538, Amount: $2,363,127, Winner: plaintiff, Caseno: 1 12 CV 222152, Bookpage: 2014-166990, Filedate: 2014-09-19, Recdate: 2014-09-30, Addinfo: (Foreign - Santa Clara), Jurisdiction: Contra Costa County Type: A, Business or Person: B,…
  • Liens and Bankruptcies Leads - Collected week of October 17, 2014

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Federal Tax Liens and Releases Federal Tax Liens - These are recently filed by the Internal Revenue Service against assets of a business for unpaid income or payroll taxes. They are recorded at local county offices. If the lien has been paid the release date will be indicated. -State Tax Liens Business or Person: B, Name: AK Astudillo Inc./Abels Maintenance, Address: P.O. Box 2051, City: Kings Beach, State: CA, Zip: 96143, Amount: $52,083, Taxtype: 940/941, Bookpage: 2014/38049, Filedate: 2014-09-10,…
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  • New Business Leads - Collected week of October 17, 2014

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:01 pm
    New Businesses -Fictitious Names Company: Sam Automotive Tag & Title Services, First: Yasmin, Last: Abdul-Khaliq, Address: 4469 Forest Glen Court, City: Annandale, State: VA, Zip: 22003, Type: service, Sic: 89, Recdate: 2014-10-08, Jurisdiction: Fairfax County Company: FreeEats.com Inc., Address: 14001-C St. Germain Drive Suite 353, City: Centreville, State: VA, Zip: 20121, Type: restaurants, Sic: 58, Recdate: 2014-10-10, Jurisdiction: Fairfax County Company: OR Consulting Inc., Address: 1875 Explorer…
  • Liens and Bankruptcies Leads - Collected week of October 17, 2014

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Federal Tax Liens and Releases Federal Tax Liens - These are recently filed by the Internal Revenue Service against assets of a business for unpaid income or payroll taxes. They are recorded at local county offices. If the lien has been paid the release date will be indicated. -State Tax Liens Business or Person: B, Name: A Zee Auto Repair, Address: 14240 Sullyfield Circle Suite W, City: Chantilly, State: VA, Zip: 20151, Amount: $49,501, Taxtype: (940/941), Bookpage: 00225/0186, Filedate: 2014-09-25,…
  • Court Records - Collected week of October 17, 2014

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Judgments Judgments filed or recorded in local county offices. -State Tax Liens and Releases Business or Person: B, Plaintiff: United Bank, Defendant: 318 Royal Avenue LLC/Andrea M. Favareau et al., Amount: $267,959, Winner: plaintiff, Caseno: 14 2224, Bookpage: 250/1985, Filedate: 2014-09-30, Recdate: 2014-10-01, Jurisdiction: Arlington County Business or Person: B, Plaintiff: SunTrust Bank, Defendant: Two Guys and a Truck Inc./2 GT Inc., Defaddr: 2815 N. Quebec St., Defcity: Arlington, Defstate:…
  • Real Estate Leads - Collected week of October 17, 2014

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Building Permits Find out what areas are developing rapidly to strategize growth opportunities for your business or target owners of individual projects with your products and services. New issued building permits are collected from city and county building and zoning departments. -Commercial Mortgages Permittype: C, Contractor: (contractor not shown), Usetype: commercial alteration, Siteaddr: 6436 Springfield Plaza, Sitestate: VA, Propdesc: (interior remodel), Value: 125000, Recdate: 2014-10-06,…
  • Real Estate Leads - Collected week of October 17, 2014

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Real Estate Transactions Recently recorded deeds indicating the sale of property. -Commercial Mortgages Seller: Rosalind Lavin, Buyer: Acre Group LLC, Buyaddr: 1820 Ticonderoga Lane, Buycity: Cherry Hill, Buystate: NJ, Buyzip: 08003, Property Address: 424 White Horse Pike, Propcity: Magnolia, Propstate: NJ, Propzip: 08049, Propdesc: Block 5.04 Lot 9.01 Borough of Magnolia, Value: 735000, Bookpage: 10085/723, Recdate: 2014-10-09, Jurisdiction: Camden County Seller: Cobalt Industrial REIT, Buyer:…
 
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  • Real Estate Leads - Collected week of October 17, 2014

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Building Permits Find out what areas are developing rapidly to strategize growth opportunities for your business or target owners of individual projects with your products and services. New issued building permits are collected from city and county building and zoning departments. -Commercial Mortgages Permittype: C, Contractor: Publix North Carolina LP, Usetype: commercial building, Siteaddr: 34 Miller St., Value: 1244000, Recdate: 2014-10-13, Jurisdiction: Forsyth County Permittype: C, Contractor:…
  • New Business Leads - Collected week of October 17, 2014

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:01 pm
    New Businesses -Business Taxes Company: Giant Floor Covering Inc., Address: 561 Heritage Palm Circle, Unit 101, City: Temple Terrace, State: FL, Zip: 33617, Type: contractors-floors, Sic: 1752, Recdate: 2014-10-08, Jurisdiction: Hillsborough County Company: Green Venture, Address: 1318 Salem Orchard Lane, City: Brandon, State: FL, Zip: 33511, Type: service, Sic: 89, Recdate: 2014-10-06, Jurisdiction: Hillsborough County Company: Carrie A. Schmitt, Address: 510 VonDerburg Drive, Suite 200, City: Brandon,…
  • Court Records - Collected week of October 17, 2014

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Judgments Judgments filed or recorded in local county offices. -State Tax Liens and Releases Business or Person: B, Plaintiff: Fowler White Boggs PA nka Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC/Fowler White Boggs, Defendant: Paradise Reef SFL Inc., Defaddr: P.O. Box 10, Defcity: Cortez, Defstate: FL, Defzip: 34215, Amount: $60,468, Winner: plaintiff, Caseno: 14 CA 002086, Bookpage: 22827/1880, Filedate: 2014-09-30, Recdate: 2014-10-01, Jurisdiction: Hillsborough County Business or Person: B, Plaintiff: Baker…
  • New Business Leads - Collected week of October 17, 2014

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:01 pm
    New Businesses -Assumed Names Company: Hilbert Durable Dog Products, First: Bradley, Last: Hilbert, Address: 1000 N. Duke St. Apt. 50, City: Durham, State: NC, Zip: 27701, Type: retail-miscellaneous, Sic: 59, Recdate: 2014-10-10, Jurisdiction: Durham County Company: Pora, First: Joanne, Last: Holmes, Address: 106 Monterey Lane, City: Durham, State: NC, Zip: 27713, Type: nonclassifiable, Sic: 99, Recdate: 2014-10-06, Jurisdiction: Durham County Company: Mountain Rooster, First: Kate, Last: Skibo,…
  • Real Estate Leads - Collected week of October 17, 2014

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Building Permits Find out what areas are developing rapidly to strategize growth opportunities for your business or target owners of individual projects with your products and services. New issued building permits are collected from city and county building and zoning departments. -Commercial Mortgages Permittype: C, Contractor: Willis A. Smith Construction, Usetype: commercial renovation, Siteaddr: 3001 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Sitecity: Tampa, Sitestate: FL, Propdesc: Hospital Building,…
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  • Halekulani named best Hawaii hotel by Conde Nast Traveler readers

    Jason Ubay
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:35 pm
    The Halekulani was named the top hotel in the "Best Hotels in Hawaii" category of Conde Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards 2014. The Waikiki hotel received a rating of 88.946. "We are honored to be recognized as the number one hotel in Hawaii by Condé Nast Traveler for its 2014 Readers' Choice Awards," Ulrich Krauer, general manager of Halekulani, said in an email. "This accolade holds the highest distinction as it's voted by our visitors who shared their experiences. It is a testament to…
  • Mainland university officials to tout rail benefits to Honolulu rail board

    Bill Cresenzo
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:22 pm
    Officials from three Mainland universities will be In Hawaii on Thursday to talk about the benefits that rail transit has brought to their respective campuses at a meeting of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation board. Melinda Alonzo, director of parking and transit services at Arizona State University; Sally Roush, who was the senior vice president for business and financial affairs at San Diego State University; and Gary Matthews, vice chancellor for resource management and planning…
  • Maui resident sues Priceline and Marriott over resort fees in class action lawsuit

    Jason Ubay
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:10 pm
    Maui resident Kathleen Soule is pursuing a class action lawsuit against Priceline Group and Marriott International seeking monetary damages "arising from the unfair and unconscionable assessment and collection of 'resort fees.'" The complaint was filed by Kathleen Soule in the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii in Honolulu on Oct. 10. Resort fees are common in Hawaii and cover amenities such as Internet access, use of a fitness center, pool usage, daily newspaper, etc. Although the…
  • Austin in transition: Watch the former Ginger Man get demolished (Video)

    Michael Theis
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    It's the end of an era for a longtime haunt in downtown Austin as contractors – in the span of but a few hours – completely demolished the building that used to house the Ginger Man bar near the intersection of Fourth and Lavaca streets. Ginger Man the business is still in operation in a new location just around the corner on Lavaca Street. But its former site is being cleared to make way for Hotel ZaZa, a 160-room hotel situated in the hear of a booming downtown Austin. The Austin Business…
  • Two Jacksonville apartment complexes part of $81 million acquisition

    Andrew Thurlow
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:43 pm
    Tzadik Management acquired a portfolio of apartment complexes across the state of Florida containing 2,199 units for $81 million, or $36,834 per unit, the company said Wednesday in a news release. The acquisition, which the Miami-based company said is the largest of its type on a per-unit basis in Florida, includes 13 complexes in eight markets, including Jacksonville. "We look to purchase off market and special circumstance real estate," Adam M. Hendry, president and managing member of Tzadik…
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  • Halekulani named best Hawaii hotel by Conde Nast Traveler readers

    Jason Ubay
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:35 pm
    The Halekulani was named the top hotel in the "Best Hotels in Hawaii" category of Conde Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards 2014. The Waikiki hotel received a rating of 88.946. "We are honored to be recognized as the number one hotel in Hawaii by Condé Nast Traveler for its 2014 Readers' Choice Awards," Ulrich Krauer, general manager of Halekulani, said in an email. "This accolade holds the highest distinction as it's voted by our visitors who shared their experiences. It is a testament to…
  • Mainland university officials to tout rail benefits to Honolulu rail board

    Bill Cresenzo
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:22 pm
    Officials from three Mainland universities will be In Hawaii on Thursday to talk about the benefits that rail transit has brought to their respective campuses at a meeting of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation board. Melinda Alonzo, director of parking and transit services at Arizona State University; Sally Roush, who was the senior vice president for business and financial affairs at San Diego State University; and Gary Matthews, vice chancellor for resource management and planning…
  • Maui resident sues Priceline and Marriott over resort fees in class action lawsuit

    Jason Ubay
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:10 pm
    Maui resident Kathleen Soule is pursuing a class action lawsuit against Priceline Group and Marriott International seeking monetary damages "arising from the unfair and unconscionable assessment and collection of 'resort fees.'" The complaint was filed by Kathleen Soule in the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii in Honolulu on Oct. 10. Resort fees are common in Hawaii and cover amenities such as Internet access, use of a fitness center, pool usage, daily newspaper, etc. Although the…
  • Austin in transition: Watch the former Ginger Man get demolished (Video)

    Michael Theis
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    It's the end of an era for a longtime haunt in downtown Austin as contractors – in the span of but a few hours – completely demolished the building that used to house the Ginger Man bar near the intersection of Fourth and Lavaca streets. Ginger Man the business is still in operation in a new location just around the corner on Lavaca Street. But its former site is being cleared to make way for Hotel ZaZa, a 160-room hotel situated in the hear of a booming downtown Austin. The Austin Business…
  • Two Jacksonville apartment complexes part of $81 million acquisition

    Andrew Thurlow
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:43 pm
    Tzadik Management acquired a portfolio of apartment complexes across the state of Florida containing 2,199 units for $81 million, or $36,834 per unit, the company said Wednesday in a news release. The acquisition, which the Miami-based company said is the largest of its type on a per-unit basis in Florida, includes 13 complexes in eight markets, including Jacksonville. "We look to purchase off market and special circumstance real estate," Adam M. Hendry, president and managing member of Tzadik…
 
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  • Legal and Public Notices - October 24, 2014

    South Florida Business Journal Legal Notices
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:34 pm
    IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA In re: ASSIGNMENT FOR THE BENEFIT OF CREDITORS OF CIVIL DIVISION STUDIO IMPORTS, LTD., INC., a Florida corporation, CASE NO. 14-018491-CACE-14 Assignor, NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT to: MICHAEL PHELAN, Assignee. / TO: CREDITORS AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on September 23, 2014, a petition commencing an assignment for the benefit of creditors pursuant to Chapter 727, Florida…
  • Taj Mahal casino to stay open through November

    Jared Shelly
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:59 pm
    On the heels of a judge voiding its union contract, Trump Entertainment has decided to keep the casino open throughout November — meaning 3,100 people will keep their jobs, at least for now. Here's more from the Associated Press who broke the story: "As of now we don't have any plan to close the Taj, but that could change next month," Robert Griffin, CEO of Trump Entertainment, told The Associated Press. "We still need our plan to be approved, and we need assistance from the state with no assurance…
  • Two people dead at Ben Taub Hospital

    Joe Martin
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Two people are dead in an apparent murder-suicide at Ben Taub General Hospital in the Texas Medical Center, according to the Houston Chronicle. The shooting occurred at about 2:15 p.m. Oct. 22. The Chronicle reports that a man shot a woman and then shot himself. Both were pronounced dead shortly thereafter, reports the Chronicle. KHOU reports that the two victims may have been pharmacy employees but their roles have not been confirmed. There were customers in the area, as well as other employees,…
  • With $1.5M round, Better Beans gets better bucks

    Wendy Culverwell
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:52 pm
    The Portland company that brought beans to the refrigerated food aisle has closed a $1.5 million equity round as it moves to create a national consumer brand. Renewal Funds, a Vancouver, British Columbia, social impact fund, led the round, which included funding from the Seattle Impact Investment Fund. Keith Kullberg, who formed the company with his daughter Hannah in 2009 to get beans out of cans and onto dinner plates, said the funds will help the company keep adding outlets. It currently employs…
  • Wells Fargo's grim retirement planning reality: some want to 'die early'

    Mark Calvey
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Wells Fargo's latest progress report on Americans saving for retirement paints a grim picture. The bank found that people over 50 have actually salted away less for retirement than their younger cohorts. A new survey question revealed that 22 percent of middle-class respondents said they would rather "die early" than not have enough money for a comfortable retirement, according to the fifth annual Wells Fargo Middle Class Retirement study. The median amount of retirement savings in 401(k) plans,…
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  • Halekulani named best Hawaii hotel by Conde Nast Traveler readers

    Jason Ubay
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:35 pm
    The Halekulani was named the top hotel in the "Best Hotels in Hawaii" category of Conde Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards 2014. The Waikiki hotel received a rating of 88.946. "We are honored to be recognized as the number one hotel in Hawaii by Condé Nast Traveler for its 2014 Readers' Choice Awards," Ulrich Krauer, general manager of Halekulani, said in an email. "This accolade holds the highest distinction as it's voted by our visitors who shared their experiences. It is a testament to…
  • Mainland university officials to tout rail benefits to Honolulu rail board

    Bill Cresenzo
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:22 pm
    Officials from three Mainland universities will be In Hawaii on Thursday to talk about the benefits that rail transit has brought to their respective campuses at a meeting of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation board. Melinda Alonzo, director of parking and transit services at Arizona State University; Sally Roush, who was the senior vice president for business and financial affairs at San Diego State University; and Gary Matthews, vice chancellor for resource management and planning…
  • Maui resident sues Priceline and Marriott over resort fees in class action lawsuit

    Jason Ubay
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:10 pm
    Maui resident Kathleen Soule is pursuing a class action lawsuit against Priceline Group and Marriott International seeking monetary damages "arising from the unfair and unconscionable assessment and collection of 'resort fees.'" The complaint was filed by Kathleen Soule in the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii in Honolulu on Oct. 10. Resort fees are common in Hawaii and cover amenities such as Internet access, use of a fitness center, pool usage, daily newspaper, etc. Although the…
  • Austin in transition: Watch the former Ginger Man get demolished (Video)

    Michael Theis
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    It's the end of an era for a longtime haunt in downtown Austin as contractors – in the span of but a few hours – completely demolished the building that used to house the Ginger Man bar near the intersection of Fourth and Lavaca streets. Ginger Man the business is still in operation in a new location just around the corner on Lavaca Street. But its former site is being cleared to make way for Hotel ZaZa, a 160-room hotel situated in the hear of a booming downtown Austin. The Austin Business…
  • Two Jacksonville apartment complexes part of $81 million acquisition

    Andrew Thurlow
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:43 pm
    Tzadik Management acquired a portfolio of apartment complexes across the state of Florida containing 2,199 units for $81 million, or $36,834 per unit, the company said Wednesday in a news release. The acquisition, which the Miami-based company said is the largest of its type on a per-unit basis in Florida, includes 13 complexes in eight markets, including Jacksonville. "We look to purchase off market and special circumstance real estate," Adam M. Hendry, president and managing member of Tzadik…
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  • Austin in transition: Watch the former Ginger Man get demolished (Video)

    Michael Theis
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    It's the end of an era for a longtime haunt in downtown Austin as contractors – in the span of but a few hours – completely demolished the building that used to house the Ginger Man bar near the intersection of Fourth and Lavaca streets. Ginger Man the business is still in operation in a new location just around the corner on Lavaca Street. But its former site is being cleared to make way for Hotel ZaZa, a 160-room hotel situated in the hear of a booming downtown Austin. The Austin Business…
  • Echo Brickell condo project secures big construction loan

    Brian Bandell
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:38 pm
    The Echo Brickell condo project in Miami landed a $123.6 million construction loan from Canyon Capital Realty Advisors. Property Markets Group has plans a groundbreaking ceremony for the 180-unit project at 1451 Brickell Ave. soon. The developer said 80 percent of the units are under contract. Condos in Echo Brickell average 1,800 square feet. Prices start at $2 million. See the slideshow for renderings of the project. "Canyon Realty brings significant financial resources and asset management…
  • Flour + Water team to open second restaurant in Swedish American Hall

    Annie Sciacca
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:26 pm
    The powerhouse restaurant group Ne Timeas is teaming up with cocktail gurus the Bon Vivants to open a second restaurant in the Swedish American Hall building in the Upper Market-Castro neighborhood. The announcement comes a month or so after the news that Café du Nord will reopen later this fall under the management of the same team in the space below the Swedish American Hall. Ne Timeas Restaurant Group owns three of the city's hottest restaurants: Flour + Water, Salumeria and Central Kitchen.…
  • Miami firm spends $81M on Florida apartments, including 3 C. Fla. complexes

    Anjali Fluker
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:23 pm
    A Miami real estate investment firm spent $81 million to buy an apartment portfolio that includes 2,199 units throughout the Sunshine State, including three Central Florida properties. Tzadik Management on Oct. 22 announced the purchase of the 13 complexes in the Tampa Bay, Orlando, Lakeland, Sarasota and Jacksonville markets, said a news release. New apartment investors typically spend money to spruce up complexes, bringing temporary construction jobs to the area. Sales like this also attract…
  • Denver Mayor Hancock appoints Boettcher Concert Hall planning team

    Caitlin Hendee
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:51 pm
    The question of what will happen to Boettcher Concert Hall and the Denver Performing Arts Complex is on its way to being answered after Denver Mayor Michael Hancock Wednesday announced he has appointed an executive leadership team to determine the arts facility's future. The 29-member team, made up of arts business and civic leaders, will gather data, hold meetings and take into account input from both public- and private-sector leaders, patrons and the community to come up with a recommendation…
 
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  • Halekulani named best Hawaii hotel by Conde Nast Traveler readers

    Jason Ubay
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:35 pm
    The Halekulani was named the top hotel in the "Best Hotels in Hawaii" category of Conde Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards 2014. The Waikiki hotel received a rating of 88.946. "We are honored to be recognized as the number one hotel in Hawaii by Condé Nast Traveler for its 2014 Readers' Choice Awards," Ulrich Krauer, general manager of Halekulani, said in an email. "This accolade holds the highest distinction as it's voted by our visitors who shared their experiences. It is a testament to…
  • Mainland university officials to tout rail benefits to Honolulu rail board

    Bill Cresenzo
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:22 pm
    Officials from three Mainland universities will be In Hawaii on Thursday to talk about the benefits that rail transit has brought to their respective campuses at a meeting of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation board. Melinda Alonzo, director of parking and transit services at Arizona State University; Sally Roush, who was the senior vice president for business and financial affairs at San Diego State University; and Gary Matthews, vice chancellor for resource management and planning…
  • Maui resident sues Priceline and Marriott over resort fees in class action lawsuit

    Jason Ubay
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:10 pm
    Maui resident Kathleen Soule is pursuing a class action lawsuit against Priceline Group and Marriott International seeking monetary damages "arising from the unfair and unconscionable assessment and collection of 'resort fees.'" The complaint was filed by Kathleen Soule in the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii in Honolulu on Oct. 10. Resort fees are common in Hawaii and cover amenities such as Internet access, use of a fitness center, pool usage, daily newspaper, etc. Although the…
  • Austin in transition: Watch the former Ginger Man get demolished (Video)

    Michael Theis
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    It's the end of an era for a longtime haunt in downtown Austin as contractors – in the span of but a few hours – completely demolished the building that used to house the Ginger Man bar near the intersection of Fourth and Lavaca streets. Ginger Man the business is still in operation in a new location just around the corner on Lavaca Street. But its former site is being cleared to make way for Hotel ZaZa, a 160-room hotel situated in the hear of a booming downtown Austin. The Austin Business…
  • Two Jacksonville apartment complexes part of $81 million acquisition

    Andrew Thurlow
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:43 pm
    Tzadik Management acquired a portfolio of apartment complexes across the state of Florida containing 2,199 units for $81 million, or $36,834 per unit, the company said Wednesday in a news release. The acquisition, which the Miami-based company said is the largest of its type on a per-unit basis in Florida, includes 13 complexes in eight markets, including Jacksonville. "We look to purchase off market and special circumstance real estate," Adam M. Hendry, president and managing member of Tzadik…
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  • Sacramento State could change 'commuter campus' image under master plan

    Ben van der Meer
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:22 pm
    The next couple of decades at California State University Sacramento could see not only quite a bit of new construction on campus, but a new image for the university emerging as a result. A master plan for the site calls for more than doubling the number of housing units currently on campus, in contrast to its "commuter school" reputation. "Part of that is there are many studies that suggest when students are connected in more ways to a university, they're more likely to be successful," said Mike…
  • Wichita State begins tearing down Wheatshocker Apartments

    Josh Heck
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:19 pm
    The demolition of the former Wheatshocker Apartments at Wichita State University has begun. Much of what is happening now is in preparation for the eventual razing of the actual buildings. Pearson Construction was awarded the contract for the demolition work. The project, with an estimated $1 million price tag, is expected to be completed by February 2015. WSU needs to raze the Wheatshocker Apartments so it can proceed with plans to construct a mixed-use innovation campus, one that will include…
  • Denver Mayor Hancock appoints Boettcher Concert Hall planning team

    Caitlin Hendee
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:51 pm
    The question of what will happen to Boettcher Concert Hall and the Denver Performing Arts Complex is on its way to being answered after Denver Mayor Michael Hancock Wednesday announced he has appointed an executive leadership team to determine the arts facility's future. The 29-member team, made up of arts business and civic leaders, will gather data, hold meetings and take into account input from both public- and private-sector leaders, patrons and the community to come up with a recommendation…
  • Texas Presbyterian needs tough love, not hand-holding, crisis management pro says

    Bill Hethcock
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:58 pm
    The Dallas hospital that treated three Ebola patients and now has been erased from the treatment picture is in denial about the severity of its problems and needs to address the root issues head on before its image can begin to recover. That's the diagnosis from public relations pro David Margulies, president Margulies Communications Group in Dallas. I talked with Margulies after I wrote a story on Tuesday headlined " Ebola and Texas Heath Presbyterian: Human tragedy turns to PR nightmare." Margulies,…
  • Osher endowment allows WSU to extend adult learner scholarship program

    Josh Heck
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Adult learners attending Wichita State University now have more opportunity to obtain a scholarship thanks to a new endowment. The Bernard Osher Foundation awarded Wichita State a $1 million grant to endow the university's two-year-old Osher Reentry Scholarship Program. The endowment will allow the program to become a permanent one. The program awards $50,000 in scholarships to 20 to 25 students a year. Scholarships are awarded up to $2,500 per student. The Osher Reentry Scholarship Program launched…
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  • Phillips 66 Partners to buy assets from Phillips 66 for $340M

    Olivia Pulsinelli
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:31 pm
    Phillips 66 Partner LP (NYSE: PSXP) will acquire more assets from Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) for a combined $340 million, the Houston-based companies said Oct. 22. The bulk of that amount — $330 million — will pay for two newly constructed crude oil rail-unloading facilities. The Bayway Rail-unloading Facility, located within the Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery in New Jersey, started commercial operations in August and is capable of unloading 120 railcars simultaneously, with a crude-unloading capacity…
  • APS putting big money behind Republican Brnovich in Attorney General’s race

    Mike Sunnucks
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:23 pm
    Arizona Public Service Co. — the state's largest utlity and biggest taxpayer — is putting money into the attorney general's race in favor of Republican Mark Brnovich. APS' publicly traded parent company, Phoenix-based Pinnacle West Capital Corp., has donated $425,000 to the Republican Attorney Generals Association, according to Capitol Media Services. That includes a more recent $176,000 APS/Pinnacle West donation to the RAGA. The RAGA has run more than $1.8 million worth of ads opposing Democrat…
  • With $1.5M round, Better Beans gets better bucks

    Wendy Culverwell
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:52 pm
    The Portland company that brought beans to the refrigerated food aisle has closed a $1.5 million equity round as it moves to create a national consumer brand. Renewal Funds, a Vancouver, British Columbia, social impact fund, led the round, which included funding from the Seattle Impact Investment Fund. Keith Kullberg, who formed the company with his daughter Hannah in 2009 to get beans out of cans and onto dinner plates, said the funds will help the company keep adding outlets. It currently employs…
  • Lackawanna project becomes part of NY's Green Bank

    David Bertola
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:07 pm
    NY Green Bank, a Cuomo administration initiative to finance clean-tech projects, has commitments for its first transactions including one based in Western New York. The initial transactions, supported and agreed to in principle, will ultimately produce investments totaling more than $800 million. The projects, traditionally difficult for the private sector to finance, were made possible by NY Green Bank's participation and are expected to reduce 575,000 tons of carbon dioxide annually. NY Green…
  • Houston oilfield company buys Colorado business

    Jordan Blum
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Houston-based oilfield services company Recapture Solutions LLC is growing with new acquisitions now that it has more private equity capital backing it. Recapture, which was purchased by private equity firm Intervale Capital in August, has bought Colorado-based Flex Leasing Power & Service, or FLPS, which leased "Flex Turbines" for remote well-site power generation to the oil industry. The terms of the sale were not disclosed. Recapture Solutions provides flare reduction and natural gas power…
 
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  • APS putting big money behind Republican Brnovich in Attorney General’s race

    Mike Sunnucks
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:23 pm
    Arizona Public Service Co. — the state's largest utlity and biggest taxpayer — is putting money into the attorney general's race in favor of Republican Mark Brnovich. APS' publicly traded parent company, Phoenix-based Pinnacle West Capital Corp., has donated $425,000 to the Republican Attorney Generals Association, according to Capitol Media Services. That includes a more recent $176,000 APS/Pinnacle West donation to the RAGA. The RAGA has run more than $1.8 million worth of ads opposing Democrat…
  • With $1.5M round, Better Beans gets better bucks

    Wendy Culverwell
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:52 pm
    The Portland company that brought beans to the refrigerated food aisle has closed a $1.5 million equity round as it moves to create a national consumer brand. Renewal Funds, a Vancouver, British Columbia, social impact fund, led the round, which included funding from the Seattle Impact Investment Fund. Keith Kullberg, who formed the company with his daughter Hannah in 2009 to get beans out of cans and onto dinner plates, said the funds will help the company keep adding outlets. It currently employs…
  • Sacramento State could change 'commuter campus' image under master plan

    Ben van der Meer
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:22 pm
    The next couple of decades at California State University Sacramento could see not only quite a bit of new construction on campus, but a new image for the university emerging as a result. A master plan for the site calls for more than doubling the number of housing units currently on campus, in contrast to its "commuter school" reputation. "Part of that is there are many studies that suggest when students are connected in more ways to a university, they're more likely to be successful," said Mike…
  • Lackawanna project becomes part of NY's Green Bank

    David Bertola
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:07 pm
    NY Green Bank, a Cuomo administration initiative to finance clean-tech projects, has commitments for its first transactions including one based in Western New York. The initial transactions, supported and agreed to in principle, will ultimately produce investments totaling more than $800 million. The projects, traditionally difficult for the private sector to finance, were made possible by NY Green Bank's participation and are expected to reduce 575,000 tons of carbon dioxide annually. NY Green…
  • Denver-based appeals court rules in favor of utility on New Mexico coal plants

    Gary Gerew
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:59 pm
    The U.S. 10th Court of Appeals in Denver has ruled in favor of an Environmental Protection Agency plan that exempts several coal-fired plants in New Mexico from some federal requirements to reduce sulphur dioxide discharges. The ruling, which covered a case involving the Public Service Co. of New Mexico as well as the city of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County, was issued Tuesday. Conservation groups had challenged EPA's proposals for the plants, arguing that it would weaken pollution control standards…
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  • Just how much medical marijuana could New Yorkers use? Here's an educated guess

    Ben Fischer
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:44 pm
    Marijuana is a boom industry. But just how much of a boom? It's one thing to say legalized weed is coming and somebody's going to make a ton of money growing, selling or distributing it. It's quite another to predict with any accuracy what laws will change, when, and in what order. But GreenWave Advisors LLC, a research shop founded by equity researcher Matt Karnes, took a shot at the number-crunching/soothsaying in a new report. The local upshot: Medicinal pot alone, just in New York state, will…
  • Two people dead at Ben Taub Hospital

    Joe Martin
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Two people are dead in an apparent murder-suicide at Ben Taub General Hospital in the Texas Medical Center, according to the Houston Chronicle. The shooting occurred at about 2:15 p.m. Oct. 22. The Chronicle reports that a man shot a woman and then shot himself. Both were pronounced dead shortly thereafter, reports the Chronicle. KHOU reports that the two victims may have been pharmacy employees but their roles have not been confirmed. There were customers in the area, as well as other employees,…
  • Brewer forms Ebola Entrevirus task force

    Mike Sunnucks
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Gov. Jan Brewer has formed a new state task force to deal with potential Ebola and Entreovirus outbreaks. Brewer announced the formation of the new Governor's Council on Infectious Disease Prepardness and Response. Brewer specfically mentioned the Ebola outbreak in Africa and the handful of cases in the U.S. as one of the reasons for the formation of the group. Members of the council include Arizona Department of Health Services Director Will Humble, Maricopa County Health Office Bob England as…
  • The Joint sets IPO share price

    Brandon Brown
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:55 pm
    The Joint Corp., a Scottsdale-based franchisor of chiropractic clinics, has set its share price for its initial public offering of stock. The company will offer 3 million shares of the company with its IPO at a price of between $9 and $11 a share, according to documents the company filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday. The Joint's expects to raise near $30 million, less than the $35 million initially reported. Investors who invested into the Joint before the IPO own 6,157,693…
  • Biogen Idec misses Street sales projections; reports death of patient who took its drug

    Jason deBruyn
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Sales of a Biogen Idec blockbuster multiple sclerosis drug fell 1.6 percent short of consensus Wall Street projections. That, combined with confirmation of a serious brain infection in a patient taking the drug, sent shares down nearly 11 percent at one point. By late Monday, shares had rallied to $309, down 5 percent from Tuesday's close of $327. Biogen Idec (Nasdaq: BIIB) reported third quarter earnings Wednesday, including top line revenue of $2.5 billion, a 37 percent increase from the same…
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  • Taj Mahal casino to stay open through November

    Jared Shelly
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:59 pm
    On the heels of a judge voiding its union contract, Trump Entertainment has decided to keep the casino open throughout November — meaning 3,100 people will keep their jobs, at least for now. Here's more from the Associated Press who broke the story: "As of now we don't have any plan to close the Taj, but that could change next month," Robert Griffin, CEO of Trump Entertainment, told The Associated Press. "We still need our plan to be approved, and we need assistance from the state with no assurance…
  • Kentucky Kingdom says injury lawsuit is attempt to discredit park

    Marty Finley
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Operators of Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay in Louisville filed a counterclaim Wednesday, stating that an injury lawsuit filed earlier this month against the park is a "reckless" attempt to receive a financial settlement. Kentucky Kingdom LLLP has filed a counterclaim against Felicia Evans, a Louisville resident, who sued the amusement park, claiming she suffered a head injury on a water slide in Hurricane Bay after her water tube overturned. Evans' suit claims the head injury causes her to…
  • Construction lawyer joins Jordan Ramis as shareholder

    Jon Bell
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:24 pm
    An attorney and mediator with more than 30 years of experience has joined Jordan Ramis PC as a shareholder and will co-chair the firm's construction law team. Roger A. Lenneberg spent 20 years in private practice, five years as in-house counsel for a specialty contractor and five years as a mediator and arbitrator before joining Jordan Ramis this month. He represents construction contractors, design professionals and owners throughout the life cycle of their projects. Lenneberg also provides advice…
  • She's trying to turn Couchsurfing into a profitable business. And she's got her hands full

    Hilary Burns
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Couchsurfing is not a new concept. You've heard stories of people backpacking through Europe with no reservations, relying on the kindness of strangers to take them in. Or maybe you have hosted a friend of a friend on your own couch. But for Jen Billock, Couchsurfing is her livelihood and life. Billock is the new CEO of Couchsurfing, a company founded in 2004 with a focus that is summed up perfectly in its name: It's an online social network that connects people around the world — over 9 million…
  • Four more employees file discrimination complaints against Daimler

    Andy Giegerich
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Four more Daimler Trucks North America workers have alleged unlawful discrimination at Daimler's North Portland facility. The complaints mean that nine workers have claimed that they've been subject to civil rights violations. Oregon's Bureau of Labor and Industries is investigating the complaints. Daimler is itself looking into the complaints. Among other allegations, the complaints include charges that "a Native American employee faced threats of physical violence and intimidation as another…
 
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  • On eve of election, insurance commissioner blasts Anthem Blue Cross over some of it rates

    Chris Rauber
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:42 pm
    With Election Day less than two weeks away, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones blasted Anthem Blue Cross for what he deemed an "unreasonable" rate increase for a small sub-set of its business. Jones described the 9.8 percent boost in rates for roughly 120,000 small-group enrollees as the fourth consecutive rate increase by the Thousand Oaks-based health insurer that the California Department of Insurance found to be "excessive and unreasonable." Jones said the increase is yet another "unreasonable…
  • Nearing election, insurance commissioner blasts Anthem Blue Cross over some rates

    Chris Rauber
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:10 pm
    With Election Day less than two weeks away, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones blasted Anthem Blue Cross for what he deemed an "unreasonable" rate increase for a small sub-set of its business. Jones described the 9.8 percent boost in rates for roughly 120,000 small-group enrollees as the fourth consecutive rate increase by the Thousand Oaks-based health insurer that the California Department of Insurance found to be "excessive and unreasonable." Jones said the increase is yet another "unreasonable…
  • On eve of election, insurance commissioner blasts Anthem Blue Cross over some of it rates

    Chris Rauber
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:47 pm
    With Election Day less than two weeks away, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones blasted Anthem Blue Cross for what he deemed an "unreasonable" rate increase for a small sub-set of its business. Jones described the 9.8 percent boost in rates for roughly 120,000 small-group enrollees as the fourth consecutive rate increase by the Thousand Oaks-based health insurer that the California Department of Insurance found to be "excessive and unreasonable." Jones said the increase is yet another "unreasonable…
  • Texas Presbyterian needs tough love, not hand-holding, crisis management pro says

    Bill Hethcock
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:58 pm
    The Dallas hospital that treated three Ebola patients and now has been erased from the treatment picture is in denial about the severity of its problems and needs to address the root issues head on before its image can begin to recover. That's the diagnosis from public relations pro David Margulies, president Margulies Communications Group in Dallas. I talked with Margulies after I wrote a story on Tuesday headlined " Ebola and Texas Heath Presbyterian: Human tragedy turns to PR nightmare." Margulies,…
  • Prosper president sees marketplace lenders one day offering insurance

    Mark Calvey
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Prosper Marketplace President Ron Suber said he expects to see marketplace lenders enter the insurance business someday. "Insurance is a financial services industry that hasn't changed in a long, long time," Suber told those attending the CFGE Crowdfund Banking and Lending Summit in San Francisco on Oct. 16. Suber was mum on details, although the idea resonated with some in the audience as a permutation of Lloyds' insurance model. "Insurance is a natural. It's happening. It's early," Suber…
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    South Florida Business Journal Legal Notices
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:34 pm
    IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA In re: ASSIGNMENT FOR THE BENEFIT OF CREDITORS OF CIVIL DIVISION STUDIO IMPORTS, LTD., INC., a Florida corporation, CASE NO. 14-018491-CACE-14 Assignor, NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT to: MICHAEL PHELAN, Assignee. / TO: CREDITORS AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on September 23, 2014, a petition commencing an assignment for the benefit of creditors pursuant to Chapter 727, Florida…
  • Construction lawyer joins Jordan Ramis as shareholder

    Jon Bell
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:24 pm
    An attorney and mediator with more than 30 years of experience has joined Jordan Ramis PC as a shareholder and will co-chair the firm's construction law team. Roger A. Lenneberg spent 20 years in private practice, five years as in-house counsel for a specialty contractor and five years as a mediator and arbitrator before joining Jordan Ramis this month. He represents construction contractors, design professionals and owners throughout the life cycle of their projects. Lenneberg also provides advice…
  • ​Investor group wants Walgreens to postpone an acquisition following CFO lawsuit

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    A union-backed investor group is urging Walgreen Co. to postpone its $15.3 billion buyout of Alliance Boots Holdings Ltd. pending the results of a defamation lawsuit filed by its former chief financial officer. Meanwhile, a judge has declined to rule on Walgreen's request for the court to seal parts of the lawsuit, according to media reports. Last Thursday, former CFO Wade Miquelon sued Walgreen(NYSE: WAG) for defamation, alleging company officials told reporters at the Wall Street Journal that…
  • Lyft will temporarily suspend operations in Kansas City

    Austin Alonzo
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Starting on Friday, Lyft Inc. will suspend its operations in Kansas City through mid-December. On Wednesday, the Kansas City Business Journal obtained a message written by Emily Castor, a director of community relations at the San Francisco-based ride-sharing company, apparently addressed to Lyft drivers which said the company is suspending operations in Kansas City starting on Oct. 24 The message said the Kansas City Council passed a resolution earlier in October which requires the City Manager…
  • What should you do if your employee may have been exposed to Ebola?

    Rich Kirchen
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:12 am
    In light of Ebola fears, can employers ask questions about an employee's health? What should employers do if they believe a worker may have been exposed to Ebola? Not surprisingly, attorneys who specialize in employment law are disseminating answers to their clients on those types of questions. And Milwaukee-based Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren SC has released a list of questions and answers for employers. The firm's attorneys note that under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the circumstances…
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  • Mainland university officials to tout rail benefits to Honolulu rail board

    Bill Cresenzo
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:22 pm
    Officials from three Mainland universities will be In Hawaii on Thursday to talk about the benefits that rail transit has brought to their respective campuses at a meeting of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation board. Melinda Alonzo, director of parking and transit services at Arizona State University; Sally Roush, who was the senior vice president for business and financial affairs at San Diego State University; and Gary Matthews, vice chancellor for resource management and planning…
  • UPS to raise rates in 2015

    Carla Caldwell
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:41 pm
    United Parcel Service will raise rates for 2015 an average 4.9 percent for Ground, Air, International, UPS Freight, and UPS air freight service within and between the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. The new rates begin Dec. 29. The company raised rates an average 4.9 percent for 2014. In another rate change, Atlanta-based UPS (NYSE: UPS) said in June it will apply dimensional weight pricing to all UPS Ground services and UPS Standard to Canada packages. The dimensional weight pricing takes effect…
  • As Metro stymies grocery composting, New Seasons finds a clever fix

    Wendy Culverwell
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:44 pm
    In a move to keep its commercial food waste program alive, Metro is dropping the hammer on the waxed cardboard boxes that produce is shipped in effective Nov. 1. The move affects Portland-area groceries, restaurants and dining rooms that send food waste to Metro's composting program. The major policy shift follows an agreement with North Plains to stop shipping commercial food waste to a compost facility there after neighbors complained about the smell. The boxes won't go to waste though. They'll…
  • Royals run leads to flood of private jets at Downtown Airport

    Austin Alonzo
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:03 pm
    The Kansas City Royals' World Series run is bringing higher-than-normal amounts of air traffic to Kansas City's airports. On Tuesday, there were more than 300 takeoffs and landings at the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport (Code: MKC), which is about 125 more takeoffs and landings than the usual Tuesday said Joe McBride, a spokesman for the Kansas City Aviation Department. McBride said about 70 jets are currently situated at the airport and he estimates most of the aircraft are here for the World…
  • FedEx to hire 50K for record-setting holiday season

    Ryan Poe
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Package delivery giant FedEx Corp. will hire 50,000 seasonal workers this year as it prepares to set a new shipment volume record for the holidays. Memphis-based FedEx (NYSE: FDX) on Wednesday predicted it will handle more than 290 million shipments between Black Friday and Christmas Eve. That's 8.8 percent more than in the previous year. FedEx expects its peak day this year to land on Dec. 15, with 22.6 million shipments. If the prediction holds, FedEx will ship more packages than the 22 million…
 
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  • Opening day of Dayton manufacturing show a hit (Photos)

    Joe Cogliano
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:29 pm
    If the first day of DRMA's trade show is any indicator of how well local manufacturing is doing, then the future looks bright for at least the next year. The Dayton Region Manufacturers Association annual show opened with a record number of exhibitors — more than 160 — and stronger than expected crowds. That's despite competing with the biennial IMTS event in Chicago held last month. A common theme among exhibitors was the strength of the leads and connections they made at this years show. "These…
  • Top candidate to replace Lafley leaving P&G amidst executive shakeup

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Melanie Healey, a Procter & Gamble Co. executive who was believed to be one of CEO A.G. Lafley's potential successors and was one of Fortune's "Most Powerful Women," will leave the company next year, the Wall Street Journal reports. An internal memo distributed to employees on Wednesday reportedly said Healey, the group president of North America selling and market operations, would retire from the company on June 30, 2015 after 25 years with the Cincinnati-based consumer goods manufacturer. The…
  • McNerney expresses confidence and doubt in the future of Boeing's 747

    Steve Wilhelm
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Boeing has no plans to reduce production of its slow-selling 747-8 jet...at least this quarter. This was the message from Boeing CEO Jim McNerney, in response to a journalist's question during the third quarter conference call Wednesday morning. With the venerable four-engine jet down to just 42 orders, only 15 of them for freighters, rumors have been flying about a possible rate slowdown from the current 1.5 aircraft monthly to something even slower. But McNereny said not. "We were pleased to…
  • Boeing's Q3 earnings, sales jump

    Ben Miller
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Boeing Co. reported that third-quarter earnings and revenues both rose substantially. Boeing reported adjusted net income grew 19 percent to $2.14 per share from $1.80 per share a year earlier. Revenues, helped by surging commercial airplane sales, grew 7 percent to $23.8 billion from $22.1 billion a year earlier. Boeing also raised its fiscal 2014 adjusted earnings guidance to between $8.10-$8.30 per share from previously announced fiscal year guidance of between $7.90-$8.10 per share. Analysts…
  • Imperial Tobacco chooses Greensboro for headquarters of new company

    Katie Arcieri
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Imperial Tobacco Group, the British tobacco maker that is planning to take over Lorillard's facilities and its 2,900-person work force, said Wednesday that it has selected Greensboro as the headquarters location for a new company it is forming in anticipation of the $27.4 billion Reynolds American/Lorillard Inc. merger. The new company will combine Imperial's existing U.S. business with assets it will purchase as part of the merger deal, including Lorillard's (NYSE: LO) Greensboro headquarters,…
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  • Business Journal adds section to website for coverage of NCAA footwear deals

    Matthew Kish
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:54 pm
    The Portland Business Journal on Wednesday added a page to its website for its ongoing coverage of the footwear and apparel deals between universities and sneaker giants. The page will house the Business Journal's database of contracts between athletic departments and sportswear giants, including Nike, Adidas and Under Armour. The database has been cited by numerous media outlets since it first appeared in December 2013. It was the subject of an academic paper presented Wednesday at the annual conference…
  • With $1.5M round, Better Beans gets better bucks

    Wendy Culverwell
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:52 pm
    The Portland company that brought beans to the refrigerated food aisle has closed a $1.5 million equity round as it moves to create a national consumer brand. Renewal Funds, a Vancouver, British Columbia, social impact fund, led the round, which included funding from the Seattle Impact Investment Fund. Keith Kullberg, who formed the company with his daughter Hannah in 2009 to get beans out of cans and onto dinner plates, said the funds will help the company keep adding outlets. It currently employs…
  • On eve of election, insurance commissioner blasts Anthem Blue Cross over some of it rates

    Chris Rauber
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:42 pm
    With Election Day less than two weeks away, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones blasted Anthem Blue Cross for what he deemed an "unreasonable" rate increase for a small sub-set of its business. Jones described the 9.8 percent boost in rates for roughly 120,000 small-group enrollees as the fourth consecutive rate increase by the Thousand Oaks-based health insurer that the California Department of Insurance found to be "excessive and unreasonable." Jones said the increase is yet another "unreasonable…
  • Denver Mayor Hancock appoints Boettcher Concert Hall planning team

    Caitlin Hendee
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:51 pm
    The question of what will happen to Boettcher Concert Hall and the Denver Performing Arts Complex is on its way to being answered after Denver Mayor Michael Hancock Wednesday announced he has appointed an executive leadership team to determine the arts facility's future. The 29-member team, made up of arts business and civic leaders, will gather data, hold meetings and take into account input from both public- and private-sector leaders, patrons and the community to come up with a recommendation…
  • On eve of election, insurance commissioner blasts Anthem Blue Cross over some of it rates

    Chris Rauber
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:47 pm
    With Election Day less than two weeks away, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones blasted Anthem Blue Cross for what he deemed an "unreasonable" rate increase for a small sub-set of its business. Jones described the 9.8 percent boost in rates for roughly 120,000 small-group enrollees as the fourth consecutive rate increase by the Thousand Oaks-based health insurer that the California Department of Insurance found to be "excessive and unreasonable." Jones said the increase is yet another "unreasonable…
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  • Construction lawyer joins Jordan Ramis as shareholder

    Jon Bell
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:24 pm
    An attorney and mediator with more than 30 years of experience has joined Jordan Ramis PC as a shareholder and will co-chair the firm's construction law team. Roger A. Lenneberg spent 20 years in private practice, five years as in-house counsel for a specialty contractor and five years as a mediator and arbitrator before joining Jordan Ramis this month. He represents construction contractors, design professionals and owners throughout the life cycle of their projects. Lenneberg also provides advice…
  • Deadline set for offers on vacant Galleria-area site

    Olivia Pulsinelli
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:12 pm
    The Houston office of CBRE Group Inc. (NYSE: CBG) is accepting offers on a 2.71-acre site near the Galleria. Offers are due by Nov. 18, CBRE said Oct. 22. Bill McDade, Kristen McDade, Peter Mainguy and Nolan Mainguy are representing the undisclosed owner. The vacant parcel is at the southwest corner of the 610 Loop and Post Oak Boulevard, just across the street from the Uptown Park shopping center. "The site is large enough to accommodate a variety of uses, including high-rise multifamily/condo,…
  • Miami firm spends $81M on Florida apartments, including 3 C. Fla. complexes

    Anjali Fluker
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:23 pm
    A Miami real estate investment firm spent $81 million to buy an apartment portfolio that includes 2,199 units throughout the Sunshine State, including three Central Florida properties. Tzadik Management on Oct. 22 announced the purchase of the 13 complexes in the Tampa Bay, Orlando, Lakeland, Sarasota and Jacksonville markets, said a news release. New apartment investors typically spend money to spruce up complexes, bringing temporary construction jobs to the area. Sales like this also attract…
  • Wichita State begins tearing down Wheatshocker Apartments

    Josh Heck
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:19 pm
    The demolition of the former Wheatshocker Apartments at Wichita State University has begun. Much of what is happening now is in preparation for the eventual razing of the actual buildings. Pearson Construction was awarded the contract for the demolition work. The project, with an estimated $1 million price tag, is expected to be completed by February 2015. WSU needs to raze the Wheatshocker Apartments so it can proceed with plans to construct a mixed-use innovation campus, one that will include…
  • Open House: Expansive River Hills estate caters to many interests

    David Schuyler
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    No matter what you're seeking in a home, you're likely to find it in a plush River Hills property you can have for $5.9 million. Check it out in this slideshow. The home at 9303 N. Valley Hill Road — let's call it River Hills Estate, because that's its name on a special website dedicated to the listing — is 16,000 square feet with five bedrooms, including a master suite with a sitting room, his-and-her baths and his-and-her dressing rooms. The home caters to nearly any interest, whether you…
 
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  • Y. Hata & Co. acquires Kauai food wholesaler Koa Trading Co.

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:55 pm
    Honolulu-based Y. Hata & Co. Ltd., the largest locally-owned food service company in Hawaii, has acquired Koa Trading Co., a family-owned wholesale food distributor on Kauai, the companies said Wednesday. The acquisition is effective Jan. 12. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. "Koa Trading Co. has worked with Y. Hata & Co. for two generations," said Koa Trading Co. President Peter Yukimura. "Y. Hata is an exemplary locally-owned and operated company, and I am confident that this will be a positive…
  • Colorado leads the nation in restaurant job gains

    Ed Sealover
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Colorado is adding restaurant jobs at a faster pace than any other state this year, according to new data from the National Restaurant Association. Through September, eating and drinking establishments in the Centennial State have added 12,700 jobs from the start of the year, a 6.3 percent increase. That rate is more than double the overall pace of employment creation throughout all industries in the state, the NRA said. "I'm a little surprised we're ranked that high, but knowing we're at the top…
  • Bon Appetech ushers in "good food innovation" movement with food tech conference

    Annie Sciacca
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Food technology companies have received a lot of attention recently. From innovations like Hampton Creek's egg-alternative products to AgLocal's subscription deliveries of sustainable meat, the crowd of food-meets-technology companies is growing. New media company Bon Appetech is trying to raise the profile of these food innovation companies. To that end, it is launching a "good food innovation" movement, starting with a global food technology conference in San Francisco next spring. The conference,…
  • The Joint sets IPO share price

    Brandon Brown
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:55 pm
    The Joint Corp., a Scottsdale-based franchisor of chiropractic clinics, has set its share price for its initial public offering of stock. The company will offer 3 million shares of the company with its IPO at a price of between $9 and $11 a share, according to documents the company filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday. The Joint's expects to raise near $30 million, less than the $35 million initially reported. Investors who invested into the Joint before the IPO own 6,157,693…
  • Checking out Passion8's new Elizabeth Avenue home (PHOTOS)

    Jennifer Thomas
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Passion8 Dining sees a bright future in its new home on Charlotte's Elizabeth Avenue, slated to open Friday. It's a project four years in the making for owners Jessica and Luca Annunziata. "For us, this is really a culmination of our past and our future," Jessica Annunziata says. "Our heart and soul went into it." The couple opened Passion8's original 1,600-square-foot location in Fort Mill eight years ago but soon ran up against space constraints. The restaurant is moving to 1523 Elizabeth Ave.,…
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  • Warriors score with S.F. tip-off crowd

    Ron Leuty
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Fresh off a preseason victory and looking toward a new arena in San Francisco's Mission Bay, the Golden State Warriors scored with fans Wednesday at the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce's Tip-Off Lunch. The Oakland NBA team's 2014-15 season officially starts next Wednesday in Sacramento. The first home game at Oracle Arena is Saturday, Nov. 1, against the Los Angeles Lakers. And the focus, players and coaches said Wednesday, is about getting better. Facing a crowd of more than 300, which included…
  • Business Journal adds section to website for coverage of NCAA footwear deals

    Matthew Kish
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:54 pm
    The Portland Business Journal on Wednesday added a page to its website for its ongoing coverage of the footwear and apparel deals between universities and sneaker giants. The page will house the Business Journal's database of contracts between athletic departments and sportswear giants, including Nike, Adidas and Under Armour. The database has been cited by numerous media outlets since it first appeared in December 2013. It was the subject of an academic paper presented Wednesday at the annual conference…
  • Oakland Athletics show off early renovations of Hohokam Stadium (Photos)

    Tim Gallen
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:41 pm
    While the Chicago Cubs moved onto their new $99 million Cactus League home earlier this year, the club's former spring digs have been receiving a much-needed facelift after the city of Mesa inked a deal with the Oakland Athletics to move into the vacant ballpark. With construction well underway and expected to wrap up by December, officials with the Athletics and Mesa hosted local media for a behind-the-scenes tour of the work being done at Hohokam, as well as nearby Fitch Park, which will serve…
  • NBA GMs recognize Tony Allen as league's toughest player

    Michael Sheffield
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:33 pm
    A team featuring LeBron James will face the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals this year, and the Spurs will win. That scenario, according to NBA general managers, is how the 2014-15 NBA season will end. In the NBA's annual general manager survey, 46.2 percent of general managers picked the Spurs to win the Finals over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Last year, league general managers picked the Miami Heat to beat the Spurs in the Finals, and we saw how that turned out. The survey asks 56 questions…
  • UTSA’s Hickey earns national women’s leadership position

    W. Scott Bailey
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Members of the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators have selected University of Texas at San Antonio Director of Athletics Lynn Hickey to lead the organization. Hickey has been named president-elect of the Kansas City, Mo.-based association, which plays a proactive role in helping women advance to positions of influence. Hickey landed the UTSA job in 2000. Under her leadership, the university has captured three conference commissioner's cups and a pair of all-sports…
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  • Maui resident sues Priceline and Marriott over resort fees in class action lawsuit

    Jason Ubay
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:10 pm
    Maui resident Kathleen Soule is pursuing a class action lawsuit against Priceline Group and Marriott International seeking monetary damages "arising from the unfair and unconscionable assessment and collection of 'resort fees.'" The complaint was filed by Kathleen Soule in the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii in Honolulu on Oct. 10. Resort fees are common in Hawaii and cover amenities such as Internet access, use of a fitness center, pool usage, daily newspaper, etc. Although the…
  • HP's Meg Whitman reveals thinking after split announcement

    Jason McCormick
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:03 pm
    Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO Meg Whitman said the company's forthcoming split will position it to make more investments in research, development, mergers and acquisitions. Whitman shared long-term strategy details in an interview with CRN saying that the breakup allow the business side of HP to consider more investments in security and cloud storage, and strengthen its relationships with some of its most prominent partners, such as Microsoft Corp. and SAP Inc. "We'll probably have more than $7 billion…
  • AT&T 'optimistic' about DirecTV merger in wake of halt on FCC review

    Danielle Abril
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:24 pm
    The Federal Communications Commission has stopped the clock on its review of the proposed $48.5 billion merger of AT&T Inc. and DirecTV after receiving objections from companies concerned about the release of confidential information. The FCC decision also applies to the Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Cable Inc. merger. But during AT&T's third quarter earnings call on Wednesday, John Stephens, senior executive vice president and chief financial officer, said he is "optimistic" the merger will move…
  • She's trying to turn Couchsurfing into a profitable business. And she's got her hands full

    Hilary Burns
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Couchsurfing is not a new concept. You've heard stories of people backpacking through Europe with no reservations, relying on the kindness of strangers to take them in. Or maybe you have hosted a friend of a friend on your own couch. But for Jen Billock, Couchsurfing is her livelihood and life. Billock is the new CEO of Couchsurfing, a company founded in 2004 with a focus that is summed up perfectly in its name: It's an online social network that connects people around the world — over 9 million…
  • Mark Zuckerberg nails a Q&A in Chinese like it's no big deal

    Greg Baumann
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Mark Zuckerberg just did a Q&A. In Chinese. In China. And slayed the crowd. Check him out in the video below. Not content with founding and running the largest and most lucrative social network in the world, and not satisfied with ranking as Forbes' third-richest tech executive, Zuckerberg's been practicing his Chinese. So while you were whiling away your evenings on Facebook hitting the "Like" button on kitten videos, Mark was studying. There must be a lesson in there somewhere.
 
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  • Halekulani named best Hawaii hotel by Conde Nast Traveler readers

    Jason Ubay
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:35 pm
    The Halekulani was named the top hotel in the "Best Hotels in Hawaii" category of Conde Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards 2014. The Waikiki hotel received a rating of 88.946. "We are honored to be recognized as the number one hotel in Hawaii by Condé Nast Traveler for its 2014 Readers' Choice Awards," Ulrich Krauer, general manager of Halekulani, said in an email. "This accolade holds the highest distinction as it's voted by our visitors who shared their experiences. It is a testament to…
  • Maui resident sues Priceline and Marriott over resort fees in class action lawsuit

    Jason Ubay
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:10 pm
    Maui resident Kathleen Soule is pursuing a class action lawsuit against Priceline Group and Marriott International seeking monetary damages "arising from the unfair and unconscionable assessment and collection of 'resort fees.'" The complaint was filed by Kathleen Soule in the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii in Honolulu on Oct. 10. Resort fees are common in Hawaii and cover amenities such as Internet access, use of a fitness center, pool usage, daily newspaper, etc. Although the…
  • Lions Club International 2015 convention expects to draw 30,000 to Hawaii

    Jason Ubay
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:47 pm
    An anticipated 18,000 delegates are expected to attend the 98th annual Lions Club International convention, which will be held at the Hawaii Convention Center in 2015. Approximately 5,000 delegates will come from Japan, which will host the annual conference in 2016. Including their family members, the June 26-30 convention expects to draw 30,000 visitors in total, and generate more than $100 million in total revenue and more than $10 million in state tax revenue. Events scheduled throughout the…
  • LaSalle Hotels see jump in revenue on higher room rates

    Jeff Clabaugh
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Bethesda-based LaSalle Hotel Properties reports higher revenue and funds from operations, on quarterly results that topped its own expectations. The hotel owner had third quarter revenue of $308 million, compared to $270 million in the same quarter a year ago. Net income rose to $98.2 million, or 94 cents per share, compared to $28.5 million, or 29 cents per share. LaSalle's funds from operations climbed 26 percent to $87.6 million. Revenue per available room rose 11.5 percent. Room rates were…
  • McNerney expresses confidence and doubt in the future of Boeing's 747

    Steve Wilhelm
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Boeing has no plans to reduce production of its slow-selling 747-8 jet...at least this quarter. This was the message from Boeing CEO Jim McNerney, in response to a journalist's question during the third quarter conference call Wednesday morning. With the venerable four-engine jet down to just 42 orders, only 15 of them for freighters, rumors have been flying about a possible rate slowdown from the current 1.5 aircraft monthly to something even slower. But McNereny said not. "We were pleased to…
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  • 4 key steps for clear family communications during business transitions

    Steve Coleman
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:56 am
    Business owners beware: The do-it-yourself approach to business transition has only a 30 percent probability of success, according to research presented in the book, "Preparing Heirs: Five Steps for a Successful Transition of Family Wealth and Values." That means people and assets are only 30 percent likely to make it into the next generation. What increases that probability of success to a whopping 80 percent? Open communications and a resulting plan on the part of owners who choose to pass the…
  • 6 things you should know about business in this $4 billion election

    Kent Hoover
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:12 am
    The Center for Responsive Politics projects that nearly $4 billion will be spent on the 2014 congressional elections, making it the most expensive midterm election ever. The business community is playing a big role in this spending — billionaires like Charles Koch and David Koch on the right and Tom Steyer on the left are using their wealth to support candidates and causes they believe in. But what about the business groups and trade associations that play an everyday role in how policy is shaped…
  • AirStrip, University of Michigan and IBM to collaborate on new patient-monitoring system

    W. Scott Bailey
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:09 am
    Medical technology company AirStrip and technology giant IBM (NSYE:IBM) have teamed up on a new project intended to improve patient monitoring systems. San Antonio-based AirStrip will work to develop a mobile monitoring system to help clinicians predict declining health in acute and critically ill patients. Armonk, N.Y.-based IBM (NYSE: IBM) will provide the streaming analytics technology which would allow AirStrip's system to access data from numerous sources in real time. AirStrip is co-developing…
  • Pop-up store Lizzibeth opens HQ in Milwaukee's 3rd Ward

    Alison Bauter
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Lizzi Weasler's online jewelry and fashion startup Lizzibeth LLC spent about 18 months "popping up" around Milwaukee — at stores, restaurants, people's homes. On Sunday, its first brick-and-mortar space in Milwaukee's 3rd Ward continued its "pop-up" roots by engaging primarily with customers online and posting hours of operation that change weekly. Weasler, an alumna of Milwaukee's Marquette University, wants to use her newly opened boutique as a conduit "to bring in looks and styles that Milwaukee…
  • SBA administrator visits South Florida, discusses lending decline - database

    Brian Bandell
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:59 am
    U.S. Small Business Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet showed optimism during a tour of a diet cookie factory in Riviera Beach Tuesday, although her agency's lending weren't as robust as in year's past. SBA lending declined 6.9 percent to $422.6 million in the three South Florida counties for the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, from $453.7 million in the previous fiscal year. Miami-Dade County countered that trend with a 3.1 percent increase in SBA lending, but Broward and Palm Beach counties saw loans…
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  • HP's Meg Whitman reveals thinking after split announcement

    Jason McCormick
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:03 pm
    Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO Meg Whitman said the company's forthcoming split will position it to make more investments in research, development, mergers and acquisitions. Whitman shared long-term strategy details in an interview with CRN saying that the breakup allow the business side of HP to consider more investments in security and cloud storage, and strengthen its relationships with some of its most prominent partners, such as Microsoft Corp. and SAP Inc. "We'll probably have more than $7 billion…
  • UPS to raise rates in 2015

    Carla Caldwell
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:41 pm
    United Parcel Service will raise rates for 2015 an average 4.9 percent for Ground, Air, International, UPS Freight, and UPS air freight service within and between the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. The new rates begin Dec. 29. The company raised rates an average 4.9 percent for 2014. In another rate change, Atlanta-based UPS (NYSE: UPS) said in June it will apply dimensional weight pricing to all UPS Ground services and UPS Standard to Canada packages. The dimensional weight pricing takes effect…
  • Rick Whitney leaves M+W

    David Robinson
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Rick Whitney has left his job as president and CEO of M+W U.S. Inc., the company that built major portions of the GlobalFoundries Inc. computer chip factory in Malta and the nanotech complex in Albany, New York. Whitney says he took over as CEO of Adolfson & Peterson Construction, a Minnesota-based company, earlier this month. "The reason was the personal opportunity for growth in my career," he said. "To lead a company with the rich traditions that A&P has in their respective regions and grow…
  • Two Albany area chambers of commerce consider partnership

    Krystle S. Morey
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:07 pm
    The Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber and the Chamber of Schenectady County are exploring a joint partnership. Mark Eagan, president and CEO of Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber says the partnership would function more as two affiliate organizations under one parent chamber, rather than a merger. "Our discussions are a natural progression in our ongoing partnership," Eagan said. "We have done as much as we can do as separate legal entities." Board members of both chambers voted to form a joint task…
  • Mohawk Harbor casino plan faces critical vote in Schenectady

    Michael DeMasi
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:01 pm
    The Schenectady Metroplex Development Authority tonight will take a critical vote about Mohawk Harbor, a $450 million development that includes a hotel, condos, retail stores and possibly a casino along the riverfront. The Metroplex will vote on whether to adopt a 'findings statement,' the last step in finishing an amended state environmental quality review of the 60-acre project. The amended review was required because the developer, The Galesi Group, wants to include a $300 million casino in…
 
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  • Behind the story: How Mesa del Sol has evolved

    Rachel Sams
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:23 pm
    This morning, ABF reporter Damon Scott sat down with Manny Barrera and Karl Smith, two of the key players who will be leading Mesa del Sol into its next phases. Mesa del Sol is a giant 13,000-acre master-planned community that's seen lots of change over the past few years. Last year, developer Forest City Enterprises sought to shed its stake in Mesa del Sol in a deal that would have given longtime Mesa del Sol executive Michael Daly part ownership with Covington Capital. But Daly left in March…
  • State investment council touts plan to pump $150 million into local companies

    Dan Mayfield
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:17 pm
    The New Mexico State Investment Council will invest $150 million in New Mexico companies over the next five years, said Linda Eitzen of the State Investment Council during the Albuquerque Economic Forum meeting on Wednesday morning. Eitzen and SIC council member Harold Lavender discussed the council's role in local investing during the meeting, as well as the upcoming vote on the change to the state's constitution that would remove a cap on the council's international investments. Eitzen said the…
  • Radio Free America relaunches in Albuquerque (Video)

    Dan Mayfield
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:40 am
    Plunging data storage costs and new, lower-cost broadband connections have finally made Radio Free America a possibility for Kenneth Pushkin. Seven years ago, Pushkin tried to launch RFA as a radio-streaming website. But after spending almost $500,000 at the time on the project, he bagged it. Over the last few months, however, Pushkin's been back at it and on Wednesday was set to sign his third radio station to the platform, Santa Fe's Warehouse 21 low-power FM station. Radio Free America is a…
  • See the winners of Beer Madness round two

    Andy Beale
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:20 am
    The votes are in! We've tallied up the votes in our eight Beer Madness round two matchups and determined which lucky brews will be moving on to round three. There is now only one matchup in each category, so round three will determine the top brew in each style. The categories are IPAs, Ales, Porters & Stouts and Specialty Beers, and after this round there will be only one beer standing in each category. So, on to the winners. Eight brews were eliminated and eight moved on from round two. Our…
  • Barrera, Smith leading Mesa del Sol into next phases

    Damon Scott
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:08 am
    One is a familiar face with a new title, and the other is fresh on the residential scene at Albuquerque's Mesa del Sol master planned community. Manny Barrera has been promoted by Mesa del Sol developer Forest City Enterprises from director of engineering to director of development. Barrera is one of the few Mesa del Sol employees who have survived a slew of staff changes and shake-ups in recent years. He's been working there since 2006. Barrera carries many of the responsibilities that former…
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  • Study: Atlanta Hawks home games among NBA's cheapest

    Phil W. Hudson
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:58 am
    The Atlanta Hawks are in the middle of re-branding themselves in order to fill Philips Arena. And according to a study by the personal finance site NerdWallet, Hawks home games are among the cheapest. NerdWallet reported that after analyzing pricing data for all 30 NBA teams, the website found that for a family of four, Hawks home games are expected to cost approximately $400. The total includes four tickets, two beers, two sodas, four hot dogs and a parking spot. The price to attend a Hawks home…
  • Roll Call: Isakson, Price among Congress’ most wealthy

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:06 am
    With the U.S. Congress' approval ratings already in the tank, its members couldn't be disliked more, right? This news may put them in the cellar for some of you. Washington, D.C.-based Roll Call just published its annual list of the top 50 richest members of the much disliked legislative body. And two from Georgia are on the list: U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA) is No. 43 with an estimated net worth of $8.93 million. U.S. Rep. Tom Price (R-Roswell) ranked No. 44 with an estimated net worth of…
  • Historic Flatiron Building sold for almost $2 million

    Douglas Sams
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:23 am
    An Atlanta real estate fund recently bought downtown's historic Flatiron Building for almost $2 million, with plans to turn the property into hub for startups. Arun Nijhawan, managing principal for Lucror Resources, acquired Flatiron Oct. 15, according to Fulton County records. Atlanta Flatiron LLC, an affiliate of Lucror, is listed as the buyer. Historic Urban Equities, Ltd., whose principals include Atlanta real estate investor and developer Jim Cumming, was the seller. Nijhawan may have gotten…
  • Georgia's most elegant homes: 3270 Nancy Creek Road (SLIDESHOW)

    Phil W. Hudson
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:54 am
    From Buckhead to Johns Creek and all the way out around Lake Oconee, Georgians love their mansions. Homes inspired from traditional antebellum architecture, but showcase hip modern tech savvy features, can be seen in the Peach State's most elegant neighborhoods. This week's home of the week is a European, Tudor-style gated estate at 3270 Nancy Creek Road NW that is listed by Kevin Knox of Hirsh Real Estate Specialists for $12.9 million. Slideshow on the right. The 17,943-square-foot stone mansion…
  • IEDC: Georgia No. 3 for business

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:33 am
    U.S. corporate executives hold the Peach State in high regard. Georgia tied with North Carolina for having the third-best business climate, according to a new survey of U.S. corporate executives released earlier this week at the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Annual Conference. Georgia was identified by 17.6 percent of the 356 respondents to the 2014 survey as having the most favorable business climate. Respondents most frequently cited "pro-business environment" (34 percent),…
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  • Austin in transition: Watch the former Ginger Man get demolished (Video)

    Michael Theis
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    It's the end of an era for a longtime haunt in downtown Austin as contractors – in the span of but a few hours – completely demolished the building that used to house the Ginger Man bar near the intersection of Fourth and Lavaca streets. Ginger Man the business is still in operation in a new location just around the corner on Lavaca Street. But its former site is being cleared to make way for Hotel ZaZa, a 160-room hotel situated in the hear of a booming downtown Austin. The Austin Business…
  • Austin CPA appointed to Lottery Commission

    ABJ staff
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Jeff Meador of Austin has been appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to the Texas Lottery Commission for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2015. The commission oversees the Texas Lottery, and ensures lottery and bingo games are conducted in a legal and fair manner. Meador is a certified public accountant and partner at Meador and Jones LLP. He is a member and Tax Section member of the American Institute of CPAs, and a member of the Texas and Austin chapters of the Society of CPAs. He is also a past board member…
  • Real Estate Roundup: Cocktail manufacturer relocating to Austin from San Francisco

    Jan Buchholz
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Here is a roundup of deals and announcements in the Austin real estate market during the past week that weren't included in other Austin Business Journal real estate online coverage. • An Austin-based entity named 6808 S IH 35 LLC purchased the 176-unit South Point Village Apartments at 6808 S. I-35 for an undisclosed price. The property was built in 1984 and sits on 5.3 acres. Ellen Muskin and Daniel Elam of Muskin Commercial LLC represented the sellers, 6808 South Point Village LP of California…
  • SXSW announces first slate of 2015 showcasing bands

    Chad Swiatecki
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Is everybody rested up and recovered from two weekend of Austin City Limits Festival? No? Well, too bad, since the leadup to South By Southwest 2015 – a 10-day marathon of a festival compared to the relative sprint of most two- and three-day events – has officially begun. On top of the recent speaker announcement and panel reveals, SXSW has named its first slate of several hundred showcasing musical acts, who will play all over town during the music portion of the event. This roster of artists…
  • Mozido ready to grow after collecting first part of $400M financing

    Christopher Calnan
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Mobile payment specialist Mozido Inc. has completed the first portion of a planned $400 million Series B round of funding. The Austin-based company said it collected $185 million to fund strategic acquisitions to grow its network. Investors include MasterCard, Boston-based Wellington Management Co., H.R.H. Sheikh Nahyan, and Julian Robertson Jr., CEO of New York-based Tiger Management LLC, according to a company statement. The financing increases to $395 million the amount of investment capital…
 
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  • BWI is launching nonstop flights to Iceland

    Sarah Meehan
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport will begin offering four weekly nonstop flights to Reykjavik, Iceland, in June. WOW air will fly seasonally between BWI and Keflavik International Airport. The first flight will head to Iceland June 4. "We are thrilled to add the culture and spectacular natural beauty of Iceland to our expanding list of international destinations," Paul J. Wiedefeld, the airport's CEO, said in a statement. "There is a growing demand for low-fare international…
  • Baltimore could miss out on more than $10M by losing bid for NAACP convention

    Sarah Meehan
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Baltimore could be missing out on more than $10.5 million in economic impact as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People looks to host its 2016 convention elsewhere. The NAACP plans to host its 2016 convention in Cincinnati if a November site visit goes well. Next year's annual conference, set for Philadelphia, is expected to draw more than 5,000 attendees and generate $10.5 million in economic impact, Khaila Burke-Green, a spokeswoman for the Philadelphia Convention and…
  • Army awards Baltimore's Profectus BioSciences $8.5M for Ebola vaccine work

    Sarah Gantz
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:51 am
    Baltimore biopharmaceutical company Profectus BioSciences Inc. has received a three-year, $8.5 million grant from the U.S. Army for work on an Ebola vaccine. Profectus will share the grant with the Galveston National Laboratory at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. The grant is Profectus' second in recent days. The company also announced a $5.8 million grant from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) to conduct safety studies of the company's VesiculoVax,…
  • Mind Over Machines lands $15M federal contract

    Rick Seltzer
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:25 am
    Owings Mills software and data consultancy Mind Over Machines Inc. won a five-year, $15 million prime contract from the federal government's primary biomedical research arm. Mind Over Machines announced the contract Wednesday with the National Institutes of Health's Center for Information Technology. The agency will have the firm handling application maintenance, information systems development and production support. Mind Over Machines will be dealing with systems used by tens of thousands of administrative…
  • NAACP leaning toward Cincinnati for 2016 convention after Baltimore celebrated too soon

    Chris Wetterich
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:49 am
    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People plans to tap Cincinnati for its 2016 national convention if a site visit next month goes well, the Cincinnati Courier has learned. The Courier is a sister publication of the Baltimore Business Journal. Representatives of the NAACP plan to visit Cincinnati Nov. 5 through Nov. 7. If the NAACP picks Cincinnati, it would come as an embarrassment to Baltimore, the organization's national headquarters, which earlier this year thought it had…
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  • Cyber attacks cost average big businesses almost $13M a year

    Alan Alexander
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Big businesses in America are spending an average of $12.7 million annually dealing with cyber attacks, a figure that has doubled from five years ago. That comes from a study by the Poneman Institute, which examined the cost incurred by 59 businesses in various industries spread out among the U.S. that have been victims of a data breach. Although cyber criminals are beginning to target the health care industry at a higher frequency, cyber crimes are costing financial institutions $20.8 million…
  • Birmingham warehouse market stabilizing

    Bryan Davis
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Commercial development is picking up all over the country. The hottest sector within that market is warehouse sites. Developers nationwide have spent over $1.5 billion on property that has been proposed for warehouse, industrial park usage and light industrial projects, according to a recent article at Realtor.com. The demand for warehouse and industrial space in Birmingham is not quite as sizzling as other markets, but Graham & Co.'s senior vice president Ogden Deaton said Birmingham is on track…
  • T-Bones coming back to Five Points

    Bryan Davis
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:31 pm
    T-Bones Authentic Philly Style Cheesesteaks & Hoagies is coming back downtown. The Center Point-based restaurant, which once had a location at the Western-anchored strip on Highland Ave., has temporarily closed its main location and will open at 1017 20th Street S. "I wish we'd never left," owner Anthony Crawford said of his previous downtown location. Crawford said he plans to reopen the Center Point location at 1204 Center Point Parkway when the Five Points South location gets off the ground. "Hopefully…
  • Carr Riggs merges with Birmingham’s Boohaker Schillaci

    Antrenise Cole
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Two Alabama certified public accounting firms have merged their operations. Boohaker Schillaci and Co., which has three offices located in Birmingham, Brewton and Haleyville, has been acquired by super-regional CPA firm Carr Riggs & Ingram, which also has an office in Birmingham. Boohaker Schillaci will retain their current personnel but will now operate under the Carr Riggs name. Boohaker Schillaci offers accounting, tax, consulting and other services to individual and business clients who operate…
  • Global banking software group expands its U.S. operations

    Antrenise Cole
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Temenos has expanded its U.S. operations with investments in technology solutions for financial service institutions and the creation of an onshore development center, located in Birmingham. “This sharpening of focus on the U.S. is a response to the many opportunities identified in this market, where a combination of factors, such as rapid technology change, changing competitive dynamics and changing customer behavior, have left financial institutions in need of new, modern systems," the global…
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  • Female entrepreneurs to pitch to investors at Boston Women's Venture Summit next month

    Sara Castellanos
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Eight female startup founders will have the chance to pitch to angel investors and institutional investors at the first Boston Women's Venture Summit, to be held on Nov. 21 at District Hall in Boston. The purpose of the event, created by local venture investor and former stock broker Sheryl Marshall in partnership with Babson College, is to highlight several women-led startups, give them a chance to introduce their businesses to investors, and increase awareness of the current venture-funding gap…
  • Boston Scientific socks away almost $1B to pay for various lawsuits

    Don Seiffert
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Facing ongoing lawsuits over mesh products used to treat urinary incontinence, its 2006 acquisition of Guidant Corp., and tax issues with the IRS, Boston Scientific has now set aside nearly $1 billion to pay legal expenses. The Marlborough-based medical device company increased its litigation reserves by $139 million over the course of the three months that ended in September to total $945 million, CFO Dan Brennan said on a conference call with analysts on Wednesday. By contrast, the company's…
  • IBM CEO: Cloud computing, big data key to future growth

    David Harris
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:58 am
    IBM is well-positioned to deal with the continuing shift in the tech industry to cloud computing and big data, CEO Virginia Rometty said Wednesday at Boston College's Chief Executives' Club at the Boston Harbor Hotel. "The way you become 100 years old is you rebuild what's underneath the surface all the time," she said. "It's not the same $100 billion (of revenue last year)." Rometty 's comments come just days after IBM (NYSE: IBM) reported a decline in revenue and ditched its 2015 earnings forecast.…
  • Pegasystems to buy Turkish tech company Ultima IT

    David Harris
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:03 am
    Cambridge-based Pegasystems Inc.(Nasdaq: PEGA), a developer of customer-relations software for businesses, said Wednesday that it had agreed to acquire its partner in Turkey, Ultima IT. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the fourth quarter this year. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Istanbul-based Ultima is a provider of consulting and services for developing strategic business applications, and IT Infrastructure in the Turkish market. The vast majority of Ultima's business…
  • Christian Science parcel sells for $22M, with some serious strings attached

    Eric Convey
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:31 am
    A land deal allowing the construction of one of two landmark towers near Boston's historic Christian Science Plaza is coming with some unusual strings attached, recent filings with the Suffolk Registry of Deeds indicate. The Church Realty Trust, which administers property for the First Church of Christ Scientist, dictated in a deed conveying a parcel at 30 Dalton St. to developers that the land was subject to long-term use restrictions that reflect Christian Science teaching around alcohol sales,…
 
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  • Lackawanna project becomes part of NY's Green Bank

    David Bertola
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:07 pm
    NY Green Bank, a Cuomo administration initiative to finance clean-tech projects, has commitments for its first transactions including one based in Western New York. The initial transactions, supported and agreed to in principle, will ultimately produce investments totaling more than $800 million. The projects, traditionally difficult for the private sector to finance, were made possible by NY Green Bank's participation and are expected to reduce 575,000 tons of carbon dioxide annually. NY Green…
  • BlueCross BlueShield to continue Medicaid services, for now

    Tracey Drury
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    BlueCross BlueShield of WNY has suspended a decision to end Medicaid programs in six counties as it works through a possible strategic affiliation with another provider. The company, a division of HealthNow NY, announced http://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/news/2014/07/18/bcbs-to-end-medicaid-coverage-in-6-wny-counties.html in late July it would drop three government health insurance programs in Erie, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Orleans, Wyoming and Allegany counties that currently serve 53,000 individuals. …
  • WNY Chamber Alliance tackles education issues

    Dan Miner
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Coursework and instructional quality, not tests, are what matter. Preparing for a career is more rigorous than preparing for college. More funding must be made available for vocational education — though that's a complex battle wrapped up in all the other educational issues in front of the New York State Legislature. Those were a few of themes touched on Wednesday at the WNY Chamber Alliance's Career Technology Education/Workforce Development Forum, held at one of Moog Inc.'s many buildings…
  • SelectOne Search ready to start move to Larkin area

    James Fink
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:29 am
    With all the necessary approvals it needs in hand, SelectOne Search LLC is set to revive a long-vacant building on the edge of Buffalo's Larkin District into its new offices. The project received a boost Wednesday morning when the Erie County Industrial Development Agency unanimously approved a sales and mortgage recording tax break package for the $1.7 million development to advance. Plans call for an empty, 120-year-old, 12,000-square-foot building at 760 Seneca St. to be renovated into SelectOne…
  • Eric Mower joins with NYC public relations firm

    David Bertola
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:21 am
    Marketing firm Eric Mower + Associates, which has a Buffalo office, announced it is combining with Middleton & Gendron, a New York City-based public relations agency. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. In a statement, officials said the move will aid EMA's growth as a national agency and extends the public affairs reach of its Albany office. Eric Mower, also has offices in Cincinnati, Atlanta, Charlotte, N.C., Rochester and Syracuse. Middleton & Gendron is known for its work in the luxury hospitality,…
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  • Checking out Passion8's new Elizabeth Avenue home (PHOTOS)

    Jennifer Thomas
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Passion8 Dining sees a bright future in its new home on Charlotte's Elizabeth Avenue, slated to open Friday. It's a project four years in the making for owners Jessica and Luca Annunziata. "For us, this is really a culmination of our past and our future," Jessica Annunziata says. "Our heart and soul went into it." The couple opened Passion8's original 1,600-square-foot location in Fort Mill eight years ago but soon ran up against space constraints. The restaurant is moving to 1523 Elizabeth Ave.,…
  • Bank of America apologizes for Apple Pay double charges

    Adam O'Daniel
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Bank of America double-charged about 1,000 transactions conducted by customers using the new Apple Pay mobile payments system. Charlotte-based BofA (NYSE:BAC) declined to comment on the cause of the snafu. But the bank says all double charges will be refunded. "We apologize for this inconvenience and are correcting this issue immediately," spokeswoman Tara Burke says in a statement. BofA is among several large banks to work with iPhone maker Apple Inc. on the new Apple Pay system, which is included…
  • Coroplast Tape begins production in Rock Hill, plans 150-employee work force

    Ken Elkins
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Coroplast Tape Corp. has started production at its new $12 million facility in Rock Hill. It's the first U.S. plant for the German company and is located in Antrim Business Park. The company occupies a completed shell building in the park, which is off Interstate 77 near Dave Lyle Boulevard. "The Rock Hill location will help us serve our customers in the NAFTA region faster and better," says Marcus Soehngen, president of the company's global tape division. He says easy transportation access to…
  • Ingersoll-Rand tops expectations with Q3 earnings increase

    Jen Wilson
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:54 am
    Ingersoll-Rand plc (NYSE:IR) on Wednesday reported net earnings for its common shareholders of $291.3 million, or $1.07 per diluted share, for the third quarter. That's a jump of roughly 76 percent from the $165.9 million, 56 cents per share, the company earned in the same period a year ago. The company noted its per-share earnings were not materially affected by its $1.2 million in restructuring costs in the latest quarter, while its $46.9 million in restructuring and other one-time charges reduced…
  • Charlotte-area gasoline prices fall below $3 per gallon

    David Harris
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:43 am
    Drivers in the Charlotte area have seen the price at the pump drop below $3 per gallon, according to AAA Carolinas. The average price today for regular unleaded is $2.97 per gallon in the Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill market, down from $3.09 a week ago, AAA's fuel-price tracker shows. A month ago, the area's average was $3.27 per gallon. The statewide average price in North Carolina is $3.03 per gallon, down from $3.14 a week ago and $3.29 a month ago. In South Carolina, the average is $2.85 today,…
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  • Top candidate to replace Lafley leaving P&G amidst executive shakeup

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Melanie Healey, a Procter & Gamble Co. executive who was believed to be one of CEO A.G. Lafley's potential successors and was one of Fortune's "Most Powerful Women," will leave the company next year, the Wall Street Journal reports. An internal memo distributed to employees on Wednesday reportedly said Healey, the group president of North America selling and market operations, would retire from the company on June 30, 2015 after 25 years with the Cincinnati-based consumer goods manufacturer. The…
  • New lake-front restaurant coming to... Colerain Township?

    Tom Demeropolis
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:11 pm
    A new restaurant will be under construction soon in Colerain Township, one that will overlook a lake on 10 wooded acres. Snow's Lake Lodge Restaurant & Tavern is a planned 6,000-square-foot restaurant that will be built on the edge of a large lake at 4344 Dry Ridge Road between a Lowe's store and Donauschwaben Society Hall. Mark Fehring, owner of the property, is waiting on a building permit to get started on the restaurant. He is starting site work this week. Snow's Lake Lodge will have seating…
  • P&G executive to become co-CEO of Luxottica Group

    Barrett J. Brunsman
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Procter & Gamble executive Adil Mehboob-Khan, president of global Salon Professional, has been named co-CEO of Luxottica Group, the world's largest maker of eyeglasses. Luxottica, which is headquartered in Milan, Italy, and Cincinnati-based P&G both have workforces of 2,000 to 3,000 in the Warren County city of Mason. Mehboob-Khan, a London native who lives in Switzerland, reportedly will join Luxottica Group in January and share chief executive duties with the company's COO, Massimo Vian. …
  • ​Commissioners spar over Union Terminal plan

    Chris Wetterich
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Hamilton County commissioners approved a resolution on Wednesday telling voters that the county intends to enter into a public-private partnership with the Cincinnati Museum Center if the public approves a sales tax increase on Nov. 4 to fix Union Terminal, the center's home. Commissioners voted 2-1 to approve the resolution, with Commissioner Todd Portune, a Democrat, dissenting from his two Republican colleagues. Portune wanted a full agreement with the Museum Center up for commission approval…
  • New LSI CEO takes over ahead of schedule

    Andy Brownfield
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:56 am
    LSI Industries Chief Operating Officer Dennis Wells was appointed CEO on Wednesday, ahead of the schedule anticipated when he was hired. Wells was hired as COO on Oct. 3 when former CEO Robert Ready stepped down to assume the interim role of executive chairman. Ready was to mentor Wells for six months, and then Wells was expected to take over as CEO in April of next year. "This was part of the originally announced plan and progress proceeded a bit quicker than anticipated," Wells told me on Wednesday. Wells…
 
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  • Get ready for (Your Name Here) Ohio General Hospital

    Carrie Ghose
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:04 am
    The Texas operator of freestanding ERs that's been preparing a path for Central Ohio is divulging more about how it joins forces with hospital systems in its markets. Adeptus Health Inc. has formed a joint venture with Dignity Health for its first general hospital, opening next year in suburban Phoenix. Inpatient care is a new avenue for Adeptus (NYSE:ADPT), which went public this year and operates the First Choice ER chain in Texas and Colorado. The company has outlined a "hub and spoke" model…
  • Top of the List: Central Ohio’s biggest M&A law firms

    Laura Newpoff
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:41 am
    The No. 1 mergers and acquisitions law practice in Central Ohio has been around since 1964 and has represented a range of clients ranging from Piada Group to the Charles Penzone Family of Salons. We recently published a list of the area's M&A law firms ranked by the number of attorneys that specialize in that practice. Weekly edition subscribers can find the full list in the Oct. 10 edition by clicking here. Click on the slideshow to see the Top 5, including the number of M&A deals handled in 2013.
  • Hospitals with the best operating margin – COUNTDOWN

    Carrie Ghose
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:27 am
    Although no single Columbus hospital bears the entire burden of providing care for those who can't pay, each system leans on high-performing individual hospitals to make up for those with a disproportionate share of low-income patients. Fiscal 2013 rankings of patient care margins for Central Ohio hospitals again show that specialization and suburban locations are key to higher incomes, according to reports that systems must file with Medicare that are compiled by Cost Report Data Resources LLC.…
  • EPA’s as bad as the British pre-1776, Mississippi governor tells Columbus conference

    Tom Knox
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
    The governor of Mississippi brought some Southern angst against the federal government to Columbus. Gov. Phil Bryant said a proposed U.S. EPA water rule is akin to the British's ability to search homes in the colonial era without warrants, a tactic that in part led to the American Revolution. "These are frightening things that are going on," Bryant said. Bryant spoke in general about states' rights to regulate their own energy and specifically about the Waters of the United States rule, for which…
  • Rusty Bucket’s Clintonville hopes rest with voters

    Dan Eaton
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:54 am
    Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern is still finding new sites in Central Ohio, but its next restaurant is going to need the backing of voters. The Columbus-based chain has grown to 17 restaurants, with nine in the home market. The next area Rusty Bucket in the works, however, is in the hands of Clintonville voters who will decide on two liquor options Nov. 4 for a proposed newly built Rusty Bucket at 4109 N. High St. The Crawford Hoying Development Partners project, which at one point also included…
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  • AT&T 'optimistic' about DirecTV merger in wake of halt on FCC review

    Danielle Abril
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:24 pm
    The Federal Communications Commission has stopped the clock on its review of the proposed $48.5 billion merger of AT&T Inc. and DirecTV after receiving objections from companies concerned about the release of confidential information. The FCC decision also applies to the Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Cable Inc. merger. But during AT&T's third quarter earnings call on Wednesday, John Stephens, senior executive vice president and chief financial officer, said he is "optimistic" the merger will move…
  • Boeing's Q3 earnings, sales jump

    Ben Miller
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Boeing Co. reported that third-quarter earnings and revenues both rose substantially. Boeing reported adjusted net income grew 19 percent to $2.14 per share from $1.80 per share a year earlier. Revenues, helped by surging commercial airplane sales, grew 7 percent to $23.8 billion from $22.1 billion a year earlier. Boeing also raised its fiscal 2014 adjusted earnings guidance to between $8.10-$8.30 per share from previously announced fiscal year guidance of between $7.90-$8.10 per share. Analysts…
  • HP's Meg Whitman reveals thinking after split announcement

    Jason McCormick
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO Meg Whitman said the company's forthcoming split will position it to make more investments in research, development, mergers and acquisitions. Whitman shared long-term strategy details in an interview with CRN saying that the breakup allow the business side of HP to consider more investments in security and cloud storage, and strengthen its relationships with some of its most prominent partners, such as Microsoft Corp. and SAP Inc. "We'll probably have more than $7 billion…
  • AT&T's Q3 misses analyst expectations by 1 cent, reports higher revenue

    Danielle Abril
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    AT&T Inc. reported that it made $3 billion, or 58 cents per diluted share, on $33 billion in revenue during its third quarter, a drop in profit from last year's third quarter. In the same quarter last year, the company posted a $3.8 billion in profit on $32.18 billion in revenue. The results missed analysts expectations by one cent, raking in 63 cents per undiluted share versus the estimated 64 cents per share. Dallas-based AT&T (NYSE: T) added more than 2 million new wireless and wireline high-speed…
  • Drag racing, NASCAR legend Raymond Beadle dead at age 70

    Lance Murray
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:34 pm
    If you're a gear head or an auto racing fan, you've probably heard of Dallas native Raymond Beadle, who reached fame as one of the nation's top Funny Car drag racing champions in the 1970s and '80s and as a NASCAR team owner. Beadle, who literally lived his life in racing's fast lane, died Monday in Dallas at age 70. Hemmings Daily, an affiliated publication of the Dallas Business Journal, reported that Beadle gained fame as the driver of the Blue Max series of Funny Cars. One of his most notable…
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  • Opening day of Dayton manufacturing show a hit (Photos)

    Joe Cogliano
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:29 pm
    If the first day of DRMA's trade show is any indicator of how well local manufacturing is doing, then the future looks bright for at least the next year. The Dayton Region Manufacturers Association annual show opened with a record number of exhibitors — more than 160 — and stronger than expected crowds. That's despite competing with the biennial IMTS event in Chicago held last month. A common theme among exhibitors was the strength of the leads and connections they made at this years show. "These…
  • Connor Group expects to close $700M in 2014 sales

    Olivia Barrow
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:46 pm
    The Connor Group expects to close out 2014 with a banner year in sales as it cashes in on a seller's market, said Managing Partner Larry Connor. Between completed sales and the current properties under contract, which could bring in as much as $175 million, the company is on track to hit $700 million in property sales in 2014, Connor told me in an exclusive interview. The Connor Group's selling activity this year has completely outpaced its buying activity, and Connor said he expects to close the…
  • Mexican restaurant to open in Trotwood

    Olivia Barrow
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:41 pm
    A new Mexican restaurant plans to open in Trotwood in the next two weeks. Restaurateur Boni Orzoco plans to open a new restaurant called El Cosumel at 5589 Salem Ave. in Trotwood. Orzoco said he is waiting on final health inspection results to open the restaurant. The Trotwood area has been hit hard recently with most of its large retailers, such as Target, Sears and K-Mart, retreating from the Salem Avenue corridor. A new restaurant will help attract customers to the area, and could encourage…
  • Fairborn medical manufacturer to add 35 jobs

    Tristan Navera
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:27 pm
    A Fairborn medical device manufacturer says it is adding 35 new jobs as part of plans to expand. NuVasive Manufacturing LLC in Fairborn will add 35 positions as part of a plan to double the production at its Fairborn facility during the next three to five years. The company employs about 80, according to a release. The company is a medical device company that develops minimally invasive surgical products for the spine. It was bought by San Diego-based NuVasive Inc. in 2013 for $4.5 million, and…
  • Big names face off in Brand Madness, one race is close, other is runaway (so far)

    Don Baker
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:52 am
    The third round of Dayton's Brand Madness 2014 is about to come to a close tomorrow, but today's match-ups include some big names. One match is running ultra close so far, while the other is a runaway. However, voting is open until midnight Thursday night, and the matches earlier this week saw many lead changes and a come-from-behind victory. The featured match today is a classic pairing, Marion's Piazza vs. Mikesell's Potato Chips ( Click here to vote in this match). Marion's had a slim 52 percent…
 
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  • Colorado leads the nation in restaurant job gains

    Ed Sealover
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Colorado is adding restaurant jobs at a faster pace than any other state this year, according to new data from the National Restaurant Association. Through September, eating and drinking establishments in the Centennial State have added 12,700 jobs from the start of the year, a 6.3 percent increase. That rate is more than double the overall pace of employment creation throughout all industries in the state, the NRA said. "I'm a little surprised we're ranked that high, but knowing we're at the top…
  • Denver-based appeals court rules in favor of utility on New Mexico coal plants

    Gary Gerew
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:59 pm
    The U.S. 10th Court of Appeals in Denver has ruled in favor of an Environmental Protection Agency plan that exempts several coal-fired plants in New Mexico from some federal requirements to reduce sulphur dioxide discharges. The ruling, which covered a case involving the Public Service Co. of New Mexico as well as the city of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County, was issued Tuesday. Conservation groups had challenged EPA's proposals for the plants, arguing that it would weaken pollution control standards…
  • Denver Mayor Hancock appoints Boettcher Concert Hall planning team

    Caitlin Hendee
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:51 pm
    The question of what will happen to Boettcher Concert Hall and the Denver Performing Arts Complex is on its way to being answered after Denver Mayor Michael Hancock Wednesday announced he has appointed an executive leadership team to determine the arts facility's future. The 29-member team, made up of arts business and civic leaders, will gather data, hold meetings and take into account input from both public- and private-sector leaders, patrons and the community to come up with a recommendation…
  • Denver ranks 4th for likely commercial real estate investment in 2015

    Molly Armbrister
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Denver places in the No. 4 position for cities that are likely to attract commercial real estate investment in 2015 by people surveyed by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and Urban Land Institute. The survey was part of a report co-published by the two institutions called "Emerging Trends in Real Estate." ( Download here.) The report says that sustained positive performance in the U.S. real estate market is expected to continue next year, fueled in part by investor appetite. "Unlike previous reports…
  • Boulder flushes out all others for city with most toilets

    Caitlin Hendee
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:05 pm
    In Boulder, people rarely have to hold it or wait until their sibling finishes taking care of business. That's because the city known for its consistently top-rated university, as a hub for startups, a great spot to access the outdoors and lead a healthy lifestyle may also soon be known for another, more obscure designation — the number of toilets it has. With 102 johns available for every 100 residents, Boulder is the No. 1 city in the country in Redfin's new ranking "Tons of Toilets: Which…
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  • Imperial Tobacco chooses Greensboro for headquarters of new company

    Katie Arcieri
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Imperial Tobacco Group, the British tobacco maker that is planning to take over Lorillard's facilities and its 2,900-person work force, said Wednesday that it has selected Greensboro as the headquarters location for a new company it is forming in anticipation of the $27.4 billion Reynolds American/Lorillard Inc. merger. The new company will combine Imperial's existing U.S. business with assets it will purchase as part of the merger deal, including Lorillard's (NYSE: LO) Greensboro headquarters,…
  • 5 questions with Wake Forest dean as traditional MBA program ends

    James Ritchie
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The changing needs of both students and employers led to Wake Forest University's decision to end its traditional MBA program, the school's business dean said. Wake Forest will cease admissions to its daytime program and focus on flexible and hybrid MBA models for professionals, becoming the most prominent school in the country to make such a move, as I reported earlier today. Earlier this year, U.S. News & World Report ranked Wake Forest's part-time MBA No. 20 nationally and No. 1 in North Carolina. In…
  • Smoking will be banned at Reynolds American

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:56 am
    Reynolds American Inc. is adopting — of all things — a no-smoking policy for its properties. The rule will go into effect at the beginning of next year, the Winston-Salem Journal reported. Smoking will still be allowed in designated areas that are being planned. The Winston-Salem-based company (NYSE: RAI), which is the country's second-largest cigarette maker, will still permit the use of e-cigarettes, moist snuff and snus, the Journal reported. The policy is "the right thing to do" and "will…
  • Triad plays starring role in Hollywood's 'The Disappointments Room' — and the region cashes in

    Owen Covington
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:27 am
    It was about seven years ago that Rebecca Clark first saw Adamsleigh in Sedgefield, the expansive 17,000-square-foot estate of the textile baron J.H. "Hamp" Adams built in 1930, and she knew she had a gem. As executive director of the Piedmont Triad Film Commission, Clark scours the region for possible settings for feature films and markets locations as well as local film production talent and resources to producers and directors. "After seeing it, I just knew it would be perfect for a film because…
  • Thomas Built Buses donates bus chassis for after-school NanoBio Bus project

    Katie Arcieri
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:42 am
    High Point-based Thomas Built Buses has donated a bus chassis that will be converted into the "K-12 After School NanoBio Bus" to boost students' interest in nano and biotechnology. Starting in January, the bus will travel to rural and inner city community centers, churches and libraries. It will feature projects and experiments in agricultural biotechnology, materials technologies and biology. The bus is the result of an alliance between the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, the…
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  • Halekulani named best Hawaii hotel by Conde Nast Traveler readers

    Jason Ubay
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:35 pm
    The Halekulani was named the top hotel in the "Best Hotels in Hawaii" category of Conde Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards 2014. The Waikiki hotel received a rating of 88.946. "We are honored to be recognized as the number one hotel in Hawaii by Condé Nast Traveler for its 2014 Readers' Choice Awards," Ulrich Krauer, general manager of Halekulani, said in an email. "This accolade holds the highest distinction as it's voted by our visitors who shared their experiences. It is a testament to…
  • Mainland university officials to tout rail benefits to Honolulu rail board

    Bill Cresenzo
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:22 pm
    Officials from three Mainland universities will be In Hawaii on Thursday to talk about the benefits that rail transit has brought to their respective campuses at a meeting of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation board. Melinda Alonzo, director of parking and transit services at Arizona State University; Sally Roush, who was the senior vice president for business and financial affairs at San Diego State University; and Gary Matthews, vice chancellor for resource management and planning…
  • Maui resident sues Priceline and Marriott over resort fees in class action lawsuit

    Jason Ubay
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:10 pm
    Maui resident Kathleen Soule is pursuing a class action lawsuit against Priceline Group and Marriott International seeking monetary damages "arising from the unfair and unconscionable assessment and collection of 'resort fees.'" The complaint was filed by Kathleen Soule in the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii in Honolulu on Oct. 10. Resort fees are common in Hawaii and cover amenities such as Internet access, use of a fitness center, pool usage, daily newspaper, etc. Although the…
  • Lions Club International 2015 convention expects to draw 30,000 to Hawaii

    Jason Ubay
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:47 pm
    An anticipated 18,000 delegates are expected to attend the 98th annual Lions Club International convention, which will be held at the Hawaii Convention Center in 2015. Approximately 5,000 delegates will come from Japan, which will host the annual conference in 2016. Including their family members, the June 26-30 convention expects to draw 30,000 visitors in total, and generate more than $100 million in total revenue and more than $10 million in state tax revenue. Events scheduled throughout the…
  • Results are in: PBN's Brand Madness Bracket 3, Round 2

    A. Kam Napier
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:25 pm
    There were a couple of squeakers in the second round of Bracket 3 in PBN's Book of Lists Brand Madness competition. Stockbrokers and financial planners Merrill Lynch just edged past CPA firm N&K CPAs Inc. by 30 votes! And professional employer organization J&S Services Inc. surpassed law firm Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing by 51 votes. Margins were a little wider as advertising agency Core Group One pitched itself into 56 percent of the vote over PR firm Becker Communications Inc. and Aloha Pacific Federal…
 
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  • Phillips 66 Partners to buy assets from Phillips 66 for $340M

    Olivia Pulsinelli
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:31 pm
    Phillips 66 Partner LP (NYSE: PSXP) will acquire more assets from Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) for a combined $340 million, the Houston-based companies said Oct. 22. The bulk of that amount — $330 million — will pay for two newly constructed crude oil rail-unloading facilities. The Bayway Rail-unloading Facility, located within the Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery in New Jersey, started commercial operations in August and is capable of unloading 120 railcars simultaneously, with a crude-unloading capacity…
  • Deadline set for offers on vacant Galleria-area site

    Olivia Pulsinelli
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:12 pm
    The Houston office of CBRE Group Inc. (NYSE: CBG) is accepting offers on a 2.71-acre site near the Galleria. Offers are due by Nov. 18, CBRE said Oct. 22. Bill McDade, Kristen McDade, Peter Mainguy and Nolan Mainguy are representing the undisclosed owner. The vacant parcel is at the southwest corner of the 610 Loop and Post Oak Boulevard, just across the street from the Uptown Park shopping center. "The site is large enough to accommodate a variety of uses, including high-rise multifamily/condo,…
  • Two people dead at Ben Taub Hospital

    Joe Martin
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Two people are dead in an apparent murder-suicide at Ben Taub General Hospital in the Texas Medical Center, according to the Houston Chronicle. The shooting occurred at about 2:15 p.m. Oct. 22. The Chronicle reports that a man shot a woman and then shot himself. Both were pronounced dead shortly thereafter, reports the Chronicle. KHOU reports that the two victims may have been pharmacy employees but their roles have not been confirmed. There were customers in the area, as well as other employees,…
  • Houston oilfield company buys Colorado business

    Jordan Blum
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Houston-based oilfield services company Recapture Solutions LLC is growing with new acquisitions now that it has more private equity capital backing it. Recapture, which was purchased by private equity firm Intervale Capital in August, has bought Colorado-based Flex Leasing Power & Service, or FLPS, which leased "Flex Turbines" for remote well-site power generation to the oil industry. The terms of the sale were not disclosed. Recapture Solutions provides flare reduction and natural gas power…
  • UT gets huge grant to study potential game-changing global energy source

    Michael Theis
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Researchers at the University of Texas have received a $58 million grant to study a new source of energy that could provide roughly 250 years' worth of gas at present worldwide consumption rates. The grant, announced Tuesday by university officials, is one of the largest the school has ever received. It focuses on research surrounding methane hydrate, a form of methane created at low temperatures and high pressures and found underneath the seabed and below the Arctic permafrost. The grant comprises…
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  • Two Jacksonville apartment complexes part of $81 million acquisition

    Andrew Thurlow
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:43 pm
    Tzadik Management acquired a portfolio of apartment complexes across the state of Florida containing 2,199 units for $81 million, or $36,834 per unit, the company said Wednesday in a news release. The acquisition, which the Miami-based company said is the largest of its type on a per-unit basis in Florida, includes 13 complexes in eight markets, including Jacksonville. "We look to purchase off market and special circumstance real estate," Adam M. Hendry, president and managing member of Tzadik…
  • The Navy's tale of Goldilocks and the two surface ships

    Drew Hansen
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:27 pm
    As it looks to the future of its fleet, it appears the Navy is mired in one of the latter pages of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," unable to find something that's just right. WBJ senior staff writer Jill Aitoro has recently written a lot about the littoral combat ship program after attending the launch of Lockheed Martin Corp.'s future USS Detroit in northeastern Wisconsin. In short, the LCS is a smaller ship intended to protect coastal areas. The Lockheed-designed vessel is agile and stealthy,…
  • 3 questions with Synovus Bank's Damon Olinto

    Colleen Michele Jones
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:54 am
    Synovus Bank President & CEO Damon Olinto runs six local branches of the Columbus, Georgia-based bank — four in Jacksonville under the Synovus name and another two in Nassau County branded as First Coast Community Bank. The Business Journal caught up with Olinto recently to talk about the state of commercial banking, particularly here in Northeast Florida. 1. You say you've seen about 30 percent in growth since the beginning of the year — to what do you attribute that increase? "The majority…
  • Guy Harvey Outpost Resort to open on St. Augustine Beach

    Andrew Thurlow
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:45 am
    The Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts and Lodges — the lifestyle hotel brand named after marine wildlife artist and conservationist Guy Harvey — plans to open the company's third Florida resort on St. Augustine Beach. The new concept will replace the Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort, owned by St. Augustine Resorts Inc. and managed by H.I. Development. The Guy Harvey resort company, which converted properties in St. Pete Beach and Islamorada — will partner with the current owner, which is based in…
  • HCI spinoff hopes to conquer tech support markets outside health care

    Colleen Michele Jones
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:39 am
    Ricky Caplin and the leadership team at The HCI Group figured now that they'd figured out how to conquer the health care sector with their technology support and consultant services firm, they should expand its horizons. That's the story behind Providence Technology Solutions, an offshoot of Jacksonville-based HCI, whose clients include Johns Hopkins, Baptist Health and even international health ministries that have relied on the company to implement packaged IT systems, train staff on them, and…
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  • Royals run leads to flood of private jets at Downtown Airport

    Austin Alonzo
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:03 pm
    The Kansas City Royals' World Series run is bringing higher-than-normal amounts of air traffic to Kansas City's airports. On Tuesday, there were more than 300 takeoffs and landings at the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport (Code: MKC), which is about 125 more takeoffs and landings than the usual Tuesday said Joe McBride, a spokesman for the Kansas City Aviation Department. McBride said about 70 jets are currently situated at the airport and he estimates most of the aircraft are here for the World…
  • Retail Roundup: Indigo Wild expands; Nani Nalu heads to the Plaza

    Leslie Collins
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Indigo Wild has seen double-digit growth since its inception in 1996, and now it's opening a second production facility in Kansas City. The main catalyst for the new facility is the all-natural Zum Clean laundry soap line, which includes fragrances such as sea salt, tea tree-citrus and lavender. "We just can't make it fast enough," owner Emily Voth said of Zum Clean. The 29,000-square-foot building at 2800 Mercier St. will be dedicated to the production of the Zum Clean and Zum Wash lines as well…
  • Proteon Therapeutics opens trading on Nasdaq

    Brianne Pfannenstiel
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Proteon Therapeutics Inc. stock began trading on the Nasdaq stock exchange Wednesday, fluctuating mostly between about $10 and $11 a share. Proteon, which was founded by Kansas City entrepreneur Nick Franano, is now based in Waltham, Mass., and is led by CEO Tim Noyes. The company (Nasdaq: PRTO) is developing a product called PRT-201 which makes it easier for physicians to connect patients with chronic kidney disease to hemodialysis equipment. It is set to begin Phase III clinical trials in humans. According…
  • Google: Lorde's 'Royals' video sees playoff boost

    Bobby Burch
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:43 pm
    No doubt you've heard the Kansas City Royals' makeshift anthem of 2014: Lorde's "Royals." With local radio stations like 99.7 The Point playing "Royals" each hour, it's frankly hard to escape. Between parodies and overplay, the melody's been stuck in my head for days. ... Cristal, Maybach, diamonds on your timepiece. Jet planes, islands, tigers on a gold leash. ... But in addition to a recent boost from broadcasters, web surfers too have upped their airing of the tune. The 17-year-old New Zealander's…
  • Developers crank out, users gobble up big blocks of industrial space

    Rob Roberts
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Kansas City's ravenous industrial real estate market continues to absorb new space almost as fast as developers can add it, a third-quarter market report from Cassidy Turley indicates. "So far this year, a total of 3.01 million square feet of bulk and modern space has been added to the industrial market, and 77 percent of that has been speculative," said Michael Mayer, managing principal in Cassidy Turley's Kansas City office. "By the end of the third quarter, 84 percent of that newly constructed…
 
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  • L.A. is the top destination for job seekers — but should it be?

    Annlee Ellingson
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:32 pm
    It may not feel like it to the unemployed — 5.9 percent of the American workforce as of last month — but there are more than 4 million job openings in the United States. They just might not be in job seekers' neighborhoods. The question then is, are applicants willing to relocate for work, and if so, where to? It turns out, not so much. In a bid to answer these questions, ZipRecruiter, an online job board that streamlines the hiring process, surveyed more than 3,000 job seekers and analyzed…
  • 'John Wick' joins 'Payday 2' video-game gang

    Annlee Ellingson
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:11 am
    "John Wick" may seem like a video-game character — a deadly assassin with an 8-bit personality. Well, now he is. In an innovative marketing move that demonstrates Lionsgate's bullishness on gaming, John Wick, played by Keanu Reeves in the movie, is now available as a playable character in the first-person shooter "Payday 2." Produced by Starbreeze Studios' Overkill Software for the 505 Games title, the exclusive downloadable "John Wick" content is available as a free download on the Steam social…
  • California loses billions of gallons of water from underground pipes

    Scott Bridges
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:31 am
    It turns out that the 20 million gallons of drinking water that flooded up from Sunset Boulevard and devastated the UCLA campus this drought-stricken summer was just a drop in the bucket. State authorities estimate that California's water distribution systems lose up to 228 billion gallons of potable water annually from leakage or broken underground pipes, the Los Angeles Daily News reports. How much water is that? It's enough to supply the entire city of L.A. all year long and then some. "There…
  • UC considers limiting out-of-state students

    Scott Bridges
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    A backlash by California parents has the University of California reconsidering its recently discovered cash cow: out-of-state and out-of-country students. Five years ago, the UC campuses began to aggressively recruit students nationwide and from around the globe and, as the Los Angeles Times reports, those out-of-staters brought in an additional $400 million or so just last year. In 2009, a year into the recession, funding for higher education came to a standstill. A commission on the future of…
  • Up to Speed: The pesky budgetary item of 'Obamacare fines'

    Rick Johnston
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:24 am
    As companies nationwide begin to set up budgets for 2015, one line item seems to be a problem for some companies -- fines related to the Affordable Care Act. If you remember, companies that employ at least 100 people will start taking on fines in 2015. Now, it seems that companies are looking to insurance brokers-slash-law experts to find ways to avoid the fines and keep costs down. One popular option seems to be enrolling employees in Medicaid, and why not, since the federal and state governments…
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  • Kentucky Kingdom says injury lawsuit is attempt to discredit park

    Marty Finley
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Operators of Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay in Louisville filed a counterclaim Wednesday, stating that an injury lawsuit filed earlier this month against the park is a "reckless" attempt to receive a financial settlement. Kentucky Kingdom LLLP has filed a counterclaim against Felicia Evans, a Louisville resident, who sued the amusement park, claiming she suffered a head injury on a water slide in Hurricane Bay after her water tube overturned. Evans' suit claims the head injury causes her to…
  • This week's 'Shark Tank' will have a little Louisville 'flavor'

    David A. Mann
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:16 pm
    If you check out this week's episode of "Shark Tank" on ABC, you'll spot a company with Louisville ties, called BeatBox Beverages. BeatBox was started by a group of business students from the University of Texas at Austin. The company makes flavored wine that comes in a box shaped like a 1980s-style boom box. Each five-liter box contains 34, five-ounce servings and comes in flavors including cranberry limeade, sweet tea, razzberry lemonade and box a'rita Louisville-based beverage consultant Flavorman…
  • Office leasing activity in Louisville's Class A market called 'positive trend'

    Marty Finley
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:01 pm
    The commercial office market saw a slight rise in rental rates and a slight increase in vacancy during the third quarter, according to a new report from Commercial Kentucky Inc., an affiliate of New York CIty-based Cushman & Wakefield Inc. According to the report, the office vacancy rate grew from 14.1 percent in the second quarter to 14.3 percent in the third quarter. The office vacancy rate was 14.6 percent this time last year. However, the report states that the Class A vacancy rate fell sharply,…
  • Heine Brothers' Coffee is looking for its former baristas

    Caitlin Bowling
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:41 am
    It reads every so slightly like a personal ad. Seeking: Former baristas from Heine Brothers' Coffee Inc. stores. The Louisville company is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and more specifically is hosting a bash from 5 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23, at ReSurfaced, a pop-up plaza at 615 W. Main St. downtown, according to a news release. Heine Brothers' mobile trailer will sell beverages. Food trucks and beer will be available, and the Latin-infused roots band Appalatin will start playing…
  • Barber embracing recent appointment as restructured fair board meets for first time

    Marty Finley
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:37 am
    Tomorrow is the first meeting of the newly restructured Kentucky State Fair Board, and several new faces will be at the table for the first time. The meeting is scheduled for 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Kentucky Exposition Center, which is managed by the fair board. I spoke yesterday with one of the new board members, Jennifer Y. Barber, who touched on the learning curve she is facing. She also expressed her excitement about helping the fair board meet some of its objectives, which includes a new master…
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  • First Tennessee acquires Raleigh, N.C. bank

    Madeline Faber
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:11 pm
    First Horizon National Corp., parent company of First Tennessee Bank, is acquiring Raleigh, N.C.-based-TrustAtlantic Financial Corp. TrustAtlantic's five bank offices in the Raleigh-Cary and Greenville areas could begin operating as First Tennessee as soon as the first half of 2015, pending approval from regulators and TrustAtlantic's shareholders. First Tennessee has had a presence in the North Carolina market for 10 years. TrustAtlantic, which began operations in 2007, has $453 million in total…
  • NBA GMs recognize Tony Allen as league's toughest player

    Michael Sheffield
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:33 pm
    A team featuring LeBron James will face the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals this year, and the Spurs will win. That scenario, according to NBA general managers, is how the 2014-15 NBA season will end. In the NBA's annual general manager survey, 46.2 percent of general managers picked the Spurs to win the Finals over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Last year, league general managers picked the Miami Heat to beat the Spurs in the Finals, and we saw how that turned out. The survey asks 56 questions…
  • Germantown Charity Horse Show totals 450k donations for Exchange Club

    Madeline Faber
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:05 pm
    The Germantown Charity Horse Show has made its annual donation of proceeds from the event to the Exchange Club Family Center. This year, $44,850 was generated through poster and program sales, ads and a silent auction art sale. Over the past 16 years, the Germantown Charity Horse Show has raised $450,000 for the Center. "The support they've given us through the years has helped provide counseling and other services for children who have been abused or forced to witness violence in their homes. We…
  • FedEx to hire 50K for record-setting holiday season

    Ryan Poe
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Package delivery giant FedEx Corp. will hire 50,000 seasonal workers this year as it prepares to set a new shipment volume record for the holidays. Memphis-based FedEx (NYSE: FDX) on Wednesday predicted it will handle more than 290 million shipments between Black Friday and Christmas Eve. That's 8.8 percent more than in the previous year. FedEx expects its peak day this year to land on Dec. 15, with 22.6 million shipments. If the prediction holds, FedEx will ship more packages than the 22 million…
  • Wine-in-grocery-stores opponents uncork marketing efforts

    Ryan Poe
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Ahead of a Nov. 4 vote on allowing grocery stores to sell wine, the "vote no" group will spend about $10,000 on radio and in-store advertisements in the Memphis area. Josh Hammond , owner of Buster's Liquors & Wines in Memphis and the president of the Tennessee Wine & Spirits Retailers Association , said the marketing effort will be dwarfed by the Red White and Food campaign, which has already started rolling out television and radio ads. The battleground is the 78 municipalities in Tennessee,…
 
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  • Open House: Expansive River Hills estate caters to many interests

    David Schuyler
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    No matter what you're seeking in a home, you're likely to find it in a plush River Hills property you can have for $5.9 million. Check it out in this slideshow. The home at 9303 N. Valley Hill Road — let's call it River Hills Estate, because that's its name on a special website dedicated to the listing — is 16,000 square feet with five bedrooms, including a master suite with a sitting room, his-and-her baths and his-and-her dressing rooms. The home caters to nearly any interest, whether you…
  • Oconomowoc condo development by Cornerstone set to start

    Sean Ryan
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Cornerstone Development is ready to push dirt in the coming days for The Glen of Oconomowoc, a 21-acre development with 48 condominiums. John Wahlen, principal of the Pewaukee-based developer, said construction will soon start on the clubhouse and the first of the four-unit condo buildings. The first buildings will be done in spring, and others will break ground once half of their units are sold, he said. "I have what I believe to be 12 on hold already," Wahlen said. The project is north of Lisbon…
  • Marion Chester Read was a foundation for Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast

    David Schuyler
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Marion Chester Read's name is emblazoned on the side of a prominent building along I-94 on the west side of Milwaukee. It's a fitting tribute to the woman who helped build its tenant, Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast, into one of the nation's strongest Girl Scout councils and a significant source of positive impact on young girls throughout the region. Read passed away Tuesday at the age of 95. She was born in Milwaukee in 1919, but she left the state to work for the Defense Department at…
  • Jason Kidd delivers punch line as Bucks debut commercials for new season

    Rich Kirchen
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Milwaukee Bucks coach Jason Kidd stars in the team's first television commercial for the upcoming season, driving his Range Rover past several Milwaukee landmarks before delivering a punch line. The new commercials will debut the week of Oct. 26 and target young adults who are passionate about sports as well as business owners who are the key for season-ticket sales, said Brian Bennett, owner of Stir LLC, the Milwaukee advertising agency that produced the commercials. Kidd, a former NBA all-star…
  • Duane Dudek leads list of Journal Sentinel staffers exiting via buyouts

    Rich Kirchen
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Movie critic and TV columnist Duane Dudek is among the longtime Milwaukee Journal Sentinel newsroom staffers who have agreed to depart in the publication's latest round of employee buyouts. Among the dozen or so news-side employees also leaving via the buyout are news reporter Don Walker, sports reporter and former columnist Michael Hunt and sports columnist Bob Wolfley. The Journal Sentinel's management informed employees Oct. 1 that it was seeking volunteers for a buyout as parent company Journal…
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  • Downtown St. Paul restaurant catches fire

    Jim Hammerand
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Downtown St. Paul 's American Burger Bar restaurant caught fire Tuesday afternoon. The St. Paul Fire Department confirmed the two-alarm fire at 354 N. Wabasha, which is on the ground floor of a parking ramp. The fire was extinguished by 2:50 p.m. The fire department said there were no injuries and that the cause was under investigation.
  • Mississippi Market doubles its delivery service to include Twin Cities suburbs

    Clare Kennedy
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Mississippi Market has doubled the coverage area included in its delivery service. This is the second major expansion of the service since the St. Paul-based cooperative grocer established it in 2012, said Kari Binning, marketing and media manager with the co-op. Initially, the grocer only delivered within St. Paul proper. In 2013, the company expanded its coverage area to Minneapolis after receiving a significant number of requests from across the river. Together the two core cities accounted…
  • Creative Kidstuff launches 'Happi House' TV show

    Nick Halter
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:40 pm
    The Twin Cities' best-known local toy retailer is stepping out from its stores and into homes with the launch of a TV show. Creative Kidstuff, the Minneapolis-based retailer with seven stores, aired its first episode of "Happi House" last weekend. It can be seen on CW-Twin Cities and other stations in Sioux Falls, S.D., Duluth and Fargo. It airs in the Twin Cities Sundays at 9 a.m. Creative Kidstuff Marketing Director Happi Olson hosts the show. The first few episodes have Olson making Halloween…
  • Credit union plans Shakopee branch

    Jim Hammerand
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:39 pm
    South Metro Federal Credit Union will start construction of its new Shakopee branch next week. The Southbridge Crossings shopping center location will be the Prior Lake credit union's second full-service branch. It's expected to open in 2015. The 5,600-square-foot building will cost about $1.9 million to build, President Don Crofut said. Founded in 1993, South Metro Federal Credit Union had about $91.8 million in assets and 3,600 members as of the end of September, according to regulatory filings.
  • Brand Madness semifinals start at midnight: Mayo Clinic vs. Mall of America and Red Wing Shoes vs. Dunn Bros.

    Jim Hammerand
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:41 am
    Red Wing Shoes and Dunn Bros., two Minnesota brands that defeated heavyweights in the most recent round of Minnesota Brand Madness, will face each other for a shot at the championship. Meanwhile, the other semifinal match will feature the two Minnesota brands that likely have the best global recognition: Mayo Clinic and Mall of America. Voting for the two semifinal contests starts here at midnight. Dunn Bros. and Red Wing Shoes waged effective get-out-the-vote campaigns to upset General Mills'…
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  • Bank of America auctioning Nashville retail site

    Adam Sichko
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Bank of America is selling 50 acres of retail land along Interstate 65, in an attempt to offload a project that floundered during the recession. The bank is auctioning Skyline Commons, which is anchored by a Lowe's and a 5-year-old Wal-Mart Supercenter. Those two properties are not included in the sale, but the surrounding 50 acres are; 35 of those acres are usable. An estimated 225,000 vehicles pass by the location on the average day, according to CBRE's auction listing. Skyline Commons is located…
  • Cybersecurity tips from a Nashville retired brigadier general

    Eleanor Kennedy
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:46 pm
    In the 11 or so months since last winter's data breach at mega-retailer Target, several other major companies have experienced similar attacks, including JPMorgan Chase, Home Depot and, closer to home, Franklin-based Community Health Systems. But Bradley Pray, a retired brigadier general who spent the last few years of his military career working with U.S. Cyber Command in Fort Meade, Md., said too many companies are still not aware that they have data they should be protecting. Pray is now COO…
  • Despite Saint Thomas' opposition, HCA wins state approval for $96M project

    Eleanor Kennedy
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:48 am
    TriStar Centennial, the flagship hospital of Nashville-based HCA Holdings Inc., won state approval Wednesday for a $96 million project that will include the creation of a Joint Replacement Center of Excellence. To create the center, TriStar plans to add 10 new operating rooms and 29 medical/surgical beds. The hospital also plans a redesign of its emergency department to improve workflow and efficiency. Although the emergency department portion of the project (which the hospital estimated represents…
  • Slideshow: See who attended our sold-out 2014 CFO Awards

    Nathan Morgan
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:32 am
    In front of a sold-out crowd of nearly 400 people, the Nashville Business Journal recognized the finalists and winners of our 2014 CFO Awards Tuesday night at Omni Nashville Hotel. The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Larry Cash of Community Health Systems. To see photos of Cash, his slideshow, winners of each category and other guests who attended, check out the slideshow with this story. To see the full list of who was recognized, refer to our story announcing the finalists. Finally,…
  • StudioNow buys Florida company

    Eric Snyder
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:33 am
    StudioNow, the Nashville-based video creation marketplace that was bought by AOL in 2010 and spun back out last year, has purchased a Florida-based video ad production company. Effective immediately, Jacksonville-based Bluwave Productions is a wholly owned subsidiary of StudioNow, according to a news release. Terms of the deal were not released. "Bluwave has mastered the art of creating quality content at scale," StudioNow CEO David Mason said in a news release. "Their highly efficient model for…
 
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  • Miami firm spends $81M on Florida apartments, including 3 C. Fla. complexes

    Anjali Fluker
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:23 pm
    A Miami real estate investment firm spent $81 million to buy an apartment portfolio that includes 2,199 units throughout the Sunshine State, including three Central Florida properties. Tzadik Management on Oct. 22 announced the purchase of the 13 complexes in the Tampa Bay, Orlando, Lakeland, Sarasota and Jacksonville markets, said a news release. New apartment investors typically spend money to spruce up complexes, bringing temporary construction jobs to the area. Sales like this also attract…
  • Humor us: Where do you stand on South Florida seceding from the state?

    Richard Bilbao
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:01 pm
    "Oh, Florida, what will you think of next?" That must be what the rest of the U.S. is thinking after reading that city of South Miami leaders want to secede from the northern parts of the state. South Miami Vice Mayor Walter Harris, who proposed the split-up resolution, thinks Tallahassee isn't giving South Florida the proper attention it needs for major issues like sea-level rising, reports the Sun-Sentinel in South Florida. Not surprising is the fact that the proposed northern boundaries for…
  • 3 possible reasons Publix is buying C. Fla. shopping centers

    Anjali Fluker
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:53 am
    Publix Super Markets Inc. has become a bigger retail landlord in Central Florida in the last month. The Lakeland-based grocery chain earlier this month bought four shopping centers in the Orlando area where it is the anchor tenant, including centers in Winter Park, Clermont, Maitland and east Orlando. A company spokesman didn't offer too much insight into what's attracting Publix to these Orlando-area sites, but did say the chain is always evaluating opportunities that would suit its portfolio. I…
  • 4 Florida universities among most haunted campuses in U.S.

    Megan Ribbens
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:39 am
    Halloween is just around the corner, and here's a frightful fact: A handful of Florida colleges are supposedly home to some spooky sightings. In fact, four universities and colleges in the Sunshine State made the list of the 50 most haunted campuses in the U.S., according to the Online School Center. Spooky spots are already big business in Florida. Not only do travelers come to see the scary sights, but flock to theme parks for annual events that help boost the local tourism industry. The website…
  • 16 events bringing 54K-plus people to Orlando Oct. 31-Nov. 27

    Matthew Richardson
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:54 am
    Do you enjoy running and like to eat bacon? If so, then the Great American Bacon Race may be perfect for you. The 5k is one of the 16 events scheduled for Orlando that may draw more than 54,000 people to the area. The Orlando City Council on Oct. 20 approved the special events that run from Oct. 31 to Nov. 27. These events add to the economy in Orlando, giving locals and tourists reasons to get out and spend at both vendor gatherings or local restaurants. Some of the larger events include Creative…
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  • Taj Mahal casino to stay open through November

    Jared Shelly
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:59 pm
    On the heels of a judge voiding its union contract, Trump Entertainment has decided to keep the casino open throughout November — meaning 3,100 people will keep their jobs, at least for now. Here's more from the Associated Press who broke the story: "As of now we don't have any plan to close the Taj, but that could change next month," Robert Griffin, CEO of Trump Entertainment, told The Associated Press. "We still need our plan to be approved, and we need assistance from the state with no assurance…
  • Analysts grill Liberty Property executives on 3Q results amid "multi-year rut"

    Natalie Kostelni
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Analysts took Liberty Property Trust executives to task during a third-quarter earnings conference call, urging the real estate investment trust to make some changes to get it out of a "multi-year rut." In general, the analysts said the company's stock price and funds from operations have underperformed and more needs to be done to improve those areas. Some analysts urged Liberty to ramp up the sale of suburban office properties putting a drag on the company; consider exiting some markets that aren't…
  • Convention Center snatches repeat customer away from Atlantic City

    Francis Hilario
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:50 am
    After completing its 2014 show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center this year, National Business Media was poised to hold next year's event in Atlantic City. That is, until its experience with the center and its new work rules convinced them to come back to Philadelphia instead. NBM, a trade magazine publisher and trade show producer based in Broomfield, Colo., held its three-day convention, The NBM Show, at the Convention Center back in September, generating nearly $3.8 million in economic impact…
  • Women still underrepresented in Philadelphia's C-suite and boards

    Francis Hilario
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Although women have made great strides in the workplace, they're still an underrepresented group, particularly when it comes to holding chief executive positions and board seats in Philadelphia's top companies, according to an annual report released Wednesday by The Forum of Executive Women. Women held only 14 percent of the executive positions in the region's top 100 publicly held companies last year, the report said. Of those 100 companies, 44 had no women in their top executive ranks and only…
  • Meet Maud Lyon, who has a plan to improve struggling arts and culture in Philadelphia

    Francis Hilario
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Maud Lyon knows a thing or two about a struggling cultural sector. After all, she served as executive director of CultureWorks in Detroit, but still managed to raise its budget from $250,000 to $1.2 million amid the city's ongoing financial crisis. Now, the newly-named president of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance will face the problems plaguing Philadelphia's own arts-and-culture sector. And, although long-time Detroit resident says she isn't so bold as to come in and lay down the law…
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  • APS putting big money behind Republican Brnovich in Attorney General’s race

    Mike Sunnucks
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:23 pm
    Arizona Public Service Co. — the state's largest utlity and biggest taxpayer — is putting money into the attorney general's race in favor of Republican Mark Brnovich. APS' publicly traded parent company, Phoenix-based Pinnacle West Capital Corp., has donated $425,000 to the Republican Attorney Generals Association, according to Capitol Media Services. That includes a more recent $176,000 APS/Pinnacle West donation to the RAGA. The RAGA has run more than $1.8 million worth of ads opposing Democrat…
  • Brewer forms Ebola Entrevirus task force

    Mike Sunnucks
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Gov. Jan Brewer has formed a new state task force to deal with potential Ebola and Entreovirus outbreaks. Brewer announced the formation of the new Governor's Council on Infectious Disease Prepardness and Response. Brewer specfically mentioned the Ebola outbreak in Africa and the handful of cases in the U.S. as one of the reasons for the formation of the group. Members of the council include Arizona Department of Health Services Director Will Humble, Maricopa County Health Office Bob England as…
  • The Joint sets IPO share price

    Brandon Brown
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:55 pm
    The Joint Corp., a Scottsdale-based franchisor of chiropractic clinics, has set its share price for its initial public offering of stock. The company will offer 3 million shares of the company with its IPO at a price of between $9 and $11 a share, according to documents the company filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday. The Joint's expects to raise near $30 million, less than the $35 million initially reported. Investors who invested into the Joint before the IPO own 6,157,693…
  • Oakland Athletics show off early renovations of Hohokam Stadium (Photos)

    Tim Gallen
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:41 pm
    While the Chicago Cubs moved onto their new $99 million Cactus League home earlier this year, the club's former spring digs have been receiving a much-needed facelift after the city of Mesa inked a deal with the Oakland Athletics to move into the vacant ballpark. With construction well underway and expected to wrap up by December, officials with the Athletics and Mesa hosted local media for a behind-the-scenes tour of the work being done at Hohokam, as well as nearby Fitch Park, which will serve…
  • Walmart, Sam's Club raise nearly $1 million for Phoenix Children's Hospital

    Danika Worthington
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Walmart and Sam's Club donated $940,000 to Phoenix Children's Hospital as part of a six-week national campaign to raise funds for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. In Arizona, 108 Walmart and Sam's Club stores participated from May 1 to June 13. Nationally, Walmart raised more than $40.2 million for CMNH's 170 hospitals through donations accepted at cash registers and in-store fundraising activities. Hospitals choose where they want to invest the funds whether it's for equipment, therapy programs…
 
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  • What — and when — will F.N.B. buy?

    Patty Tascarella
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:48 pm
    There was a twist to F.N.B. Corp.'s release of third-quarter earnings Wednesday — it was the first earnings call for CEO and President Vincent Delie Jr. in more than three years when the bank wasn't in the midst of an acquisition. So it wasn't surprising that the first question posted to Delie was whether a deal was in the works. Delie demurred. F.N.B. (NYSE:FNB) doesn't typically talk about pending deals, he said. It is focused on continuing to benefit from the four transactions completed over…
  • Sun Air Express to expand service in Pittsburgh, throughout state

    Justine Coyne
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Starting in November, Sun Air Express will add up to 50 flights per week between Pittsburgh International Airport and two cities, Altoona, Pa., and Jamestown, New York, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald announced Wednesday. Service will also be provided to and from Lancaster in November, with destinations to Bradford and Franklin/Oil City to be online before the end of the year. "We are really proud to welcome Sun Air Express to the Pittsburgh International Airport, and even more proud…
  • Children's Hospital awarded $2.5M state grant

    Sam Kusic
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:36 am
    Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has been awarded a $2.5 million state grant to help pay for a renovation project to accommodate patient growth. Gov. Tom Corbett was at the hospital on Wednesday to announce the funding. Hospital President Christopher Gessner said the project is to be carried out in phases, the first estimated to cost about $6 million. It is expected to take 18 months to 24 months to complete, he said Gessner said the hospital has to work on raising the remaining funds. …
  • Butler one of the growing corridors of opportunity in Pittsburgh region

    Patty Tascarella
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:05 am
    Cranberry Township's population grew from 11,000 to 29,500 over the past 20 years, and remains one of the hottest parts of the region, but it's just one component of Butler County. A quartet of business leaders addressed strengths and challenges for an area that also encompasses Slippery Rock, Zelienople and the city of Butler itself, capping Butler County Corridors of Opportunity on Wednesday. Pittsburgh Business Times Publisher Alan Robertson said the speakers were chosen to provide a broad perspective…
  • Culture doesn’t have to be complicated. You just have to pay attention to these two things

    Beth Caldwell
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:49 am
    There are hundreds of books written on improving workplace culture and morale. You can find thousands of online blogs and articles dedicated to this topic. Every day companies hire consulting firms and pay them thousands of dollars to develop and maintain workplace initiatives. As I've traveled and been blessed to meet and work with leaders of companies large and small, I've come to realize that we often complicate the process. When I compared the workplace culture of the most successful companies…
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  • Construction lawyer joins Jordan Ramis as shareholder

    Jon Bell
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:24 pm
    An attorney and mediator with more than 30 years of experience has joined Jordan Ramis PC as a shareholder and will co-chair the firm's construction law team. Roger A. Lenneberg spent 20 years in private practice, five years as in-house counsel for a specialty contractor and five years as a mediator and arbitrator before joining Jordan Ramis this month. He represents construction contractors, design professionals and owners throughout the life cycle of their projects. Lenneberg also provides advice…
  • Business Journal adds section to website for coverage of NCAA footwear deals

    Matthew Kish
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:54 pm
    The Portland Business Journal on Wednesday added a page to its website for its ongoing coverage of the footwear and apparel deals between universities and sneaker giants. The page will house the Business Journal's database of contracts between athletic departments and sportswear giants, including Nike, Adidas and Under Armour. The database has been cited by numerous media outlets since it first appeared in December 2013. It was the subject of an academic paper presented Wednesday at the annual conference…
  • With $1.5M round, Better Beans gets better bucks

    Wendy Culverwell
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:52 pm
    The Portland company that brought beans to the refrigerated food aisle has closed a $1.5 million equity round as it moves to create a national consumer brand. Renewal Funds, a Vancouver, British Columbia, social impact fund, led the round, which included funding from the Seattle Impact Investment Fund. Keith Kullberg, who formed the company with his daughter Hannah in 2009 to get beans out of cans and onto dinner plates, said the funds will help the company keep adding outlets. It currently employs…
  • GDiapers raises money, founders will leave Portland

    Matthew Kish
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:52 pm
    The co-founders of Portland-based gDiapers are moving back to Australia after raising new money from investors and getting the company back on stable financial ground. The company will remain based here. Jason and Kim Graham-Nye filed a regulatory document last week with the Securities and Exchange Commission that disclosed a $5.8 million equity investment. In a phone interview late Wednesday, the company said that includes conversion of some debt to equity and $3.8 million in new money. Some…
  • Four more employees file discrimination complaints against Daimler

    Andy Giegerich
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Four more Daimler Trucks North America workers have alleged unlawful discrimination at Daimler's North Portland facility. The complaints mean that nine workers have claimed that they've been subject to civil rights violations. Oregon's Bureau of Labor and Industries is investigating the complaints. Daimler is itself looking into the complaints. Among other allegations, the complaints include charges that "a Native American employee faced threats of physical violence and intimidation as another…
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  • Biogen Idec misses Street sales projections; reports death of patient who took its drug

    Jason deBruyn
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Sales of a Biogen Idec blockbuster multiple sclerosis drug fell 1.6 percent short of consensus Wall Street projections. That, combined with confirmation of a serious brain infection in a patient taking the drug, sent shares down nearly 11 percent at one point. By late Monday, shares had rallied to $309, down 5 percent from Tuesday's close of $327. Biogen Idec (Nasdaq: BIIB) reported third quarter earnings Wednesday, including top line revenue of $2.5 billion, a 37 percent increase from the same…
  • The differences between RDU's international flight candidates: Time and money

    Dawn Wallace
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:48 pm
    In Raleigh-Durham International Airport's race for a new nonstop international flight, Frankfurt and Paris are up for consideration. Both international flights bring considerable economic development to the Triangle, in the form of $25 million worth of spending and at least 100 additional jobs in industries such as trade, transportation, finance and professional services. The flights are lucrative for the airport, too. A recent study conducted by Michael L. Walden, a professor at N.C. State University,…
  • First Tennessee's $80M TrustAtlantic buy part of broader mid-Atlantic strategy

    Lauren K. Ohnesorge
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:36 pm
    Wednesday's $80 million TrustAtlantic buy could just be the first milestone in Memphis-based First Tennessee's bullish mid-Atlantic strategy. That's according to Chris Marinac, director of research of FIG Partners, which served as the financial adviser to TrustAtlantic. It answers the question of why a $24 billion bank would buy a $453 million, five-branch operation at $17 per share. Read: TrustAtlantic CEO: Bank had 'broad' array of suitors It was a year and a half ago, when First Tennessee's…
  • Raleigh cafe moving to Triangle Shooting Academy

    Dawn Wallace
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:09 pm
    A Raleigh cafe is moving to the Triangle Shooting Academy. BB&Y – formerly known as Biscuits, Burgers and Yogurt – will move from its Glenwood Place location to Brier Creek when the academy opens its doors. The new location will be called the TSA Cafe, but the catering arm of the business will remain BB&Y. Scott Jones, owner and son of restaurant founder Nicholas Jones, says the move is six months in the making and comes in the wake of learning the Caswell Building, the cafe's current location,…
  • GridBridge to expand into New York

    Lauren K. Ohnesorge
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Energy startup GridBridge is expanding into New York. Specifically, it's going to expand into the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center at Stony Brook University Office Park in Stony Brook, New York, part of an Andrew Cuomo-initiated program called START-UP NY. Read: GridBridge: The 10-person Raleigh startup that NASA thinks can power spaceships The New York governor started the program to connect companies with public and private universities, colleges and community colleges. It provides…
 
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  • Higher minimum wage for Sacramento? Business and labor leaders weigh in

    Allen Young
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:44 pm
    News on Wednesday that the Sacramento City Council will consider raising the minimum wage beyond the state-mandated $9 per hour provoked immediate responses from local business and labor groups. "Generally the business community does not support government impositions on their ability to pay wages they feel are fair," said Roger Niello, CEO of the Sacramento Metro Chamber. Councilman Allen Warren told the Business Journal on Wednesday that he would propose a new minimum wage for Sacramento if no…
  • Sacramento State could change 'commuter campus' image under master plan

    Ben van der Meer
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:22 pm
    The next couple of decades at California State University Sacramento could see not only quite a bit of new construction on campus, but a new image for the university emerging as a result. A master plan for the site calls for more than doubling the number of housing units currently on campus, in contrast to its "commuter school" reputation. "Part of that is there are many studies that suggest when students are connected in more ways to a university, they're more likely to be successful," said Mike…
  • Nearing election, insurance commissioner blasts Anthem Blue Cross over some rates

    Chris Rauber
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:10 pm
    With Election Day less than two weeks away, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones blasted Anthem Blue Cross for what he deemed an "unreasonable" rate increase for a small sub-set of its business. Jones described the 9.8 percent boost in rates for roughly 120,000 small-group enrollees as the fourth consecutive rate increase by the Thousand Oaks-based health insurer that the California Department of Insurance found to be "excessive and unreasonable." Jones said the increase is yet another "unreasonable…
  • Earnings, assets flat but loan growth strong at River City Bank

    Mark Anderson
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:59 pm
    River City Bank saw slight declines in earnings and and assets but a jump in loans in the third quarter. The Sacramento-based bank earned $2.9 million in the third quarter, down 4.7 percent from $3.1 million in the same quarter the previous year. River City earned $8.2 million through three quarters, down slightly from $8.4 million in the same period in 2013. The bank ended Sept. 30 with assets of $1.24 billion, up 0.8 percent from $1.19 billion at the same time last year. The bank's total loans…
  • Bank of the West Tower lands Bay Area cafe

    Ben van der Meer
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Specialty's Café and Bakery will open a restaurant in the first floor of the Bank of the West Tower on Capitol Mall, filling that spot for the first time in the high-rise's 5-year history. When the Bay Area-based restaurant opens next spring, customers will find fresh sandwiches, salads, baked goods and Peet's coffee. The 5,600 square-foot restaurant will offer seated service as well as orders to go. Specialty's was one of several restaurants that looked at the space, Bank of the West Tower's…
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  • How much Mizzou gets for footwear, apparel contracts

    Kelly Moffitt
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Footwear and apparel contracts are no longer child's play. Over the past decade, universities' deals with athletic footwear and apparel companies have become standard, and quite lucrative for universities that warrant such a partnership. In our region, the University of Missouri and University of Illinois are two such beneficiaries of long-term apparel contracts from Nike. The University of Kansas also benefits from a contract with Adidas. Mizzou, with a 2013 enrollment of 34,658 has a $2,250,000…
  • Don’t Spend 90% of Your Time Chasing 10% of Your Risk

    Kristin Parshay
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Are your processes on tilt? Often, a business becomes so mired down by system restrictions and regulations that its employees spend more time and resources on chasing a process than what the outcome is actually worth. Is your company using its resources in the right way to deliver value to your customers and shareholders? Major Time Savings, Minimal Risk While working with a $250 million fleet management company, the Brown Smith Wallace process improvement team analyzed the company's expense report…
  • See Larry Schiffer's plans for the Maryland School site in Clayton

    Jacob Kirn
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:47 pm
    The condominiums planned for the Maryland School site in Clayton are beginning to take shape, as developers are submitting their proposals to the city for review. Larry Schiffer, chairman of Heartland Bank and president of The Love Companies, and two partners — Bruce Korn of Higginbotham Custom Homes and Renovation and Gyo Obata of HOK — plan to build 36 townhouses, down from 48, after demolishing the school, the grounds of which neighbors now use as a green space and garden. The building,…
  • Hiring: Weed industry regulators

    Greg Edwards
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:46 pm
    The latest Cannabis Jobs Report is out, and hiring is up, especially for regulators, who can earn $60,000 to $105,000. "With marijuana now legal in 23 states, the green rush has created a huge demand for experienced professionals who can build and operate the apparatus required for regulating and overseeing what is essentially a brand new industry," said David Bernstein, CEO of WeedHire, which tracks trends in the industry. "State governments need to make sure they are equipped to handle what many…
  • The skill most listed by St. Louisans on LinkedIn

    Brian Feldt
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:41 pm
    More St. Louis-based professionals list health care management on their resumes than any other skill set, according to LinkedIn. Other skill sets popular among St. Louisans include Microsoft Windows systems; sales; account management; and theology. That's all according to a LinkedIn digital map released Wednesday that highlighted top skill categories by each city. Kansas City's top skills included IBM mainframe and systems, insurance, telecommunications and theology. Chicago's top skills were market…
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  • UTSA’s Hickey earns national women’s leadership position

    W. Scott Bailey
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Members of the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators have selected University of Texas at San Antonio Director of Athletics Lynn Hickey to lead the organization. Hickey has been named president-elect of the Kansas City, Mo.-based association, which plays a proactive role in helping women advance to positions of influence. Hickey landed the UTSA job in 2000. Under her leadership, the university has captured three conference commissioner's cups and a pair of all-sports…
  • ArchPoint Consulting moves to San Antonio

    Mike W. Thomas
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:11 am
    Business consulting firm ArchPoint Consulting has moved its headquarters to San Antonio, where it now maintains a staff of 72 people. The firm that was formerly based in Lafayette, La., made the gradual move shortly after its acquisition of San Antonio-based marketing firm CreativeLink. The company specializes in helping clients with business strategy using OGSM (Objectives, Goals, Strategies and Measures), a popular strategic performance management tool developed in Japan in the 1950s and introduced…
  • Oakland extends deadline for backers of proposed Raiders stadium project

    W. Scott Bailey
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:51 am
    In perhaps one of the least surprising moves in Northern California, the City of Oakland has given backers of a proposed Coliseum City development that would potentially include a new home for the NFL Raiders another 90 days to try and get their act together. The Coliseum City group expects to sign on a developer and begin "detailed planning" for a new NFL stadium within 60 days, the San Francisco Chronicle Reports. Now, stakeholders have until Jan. 20 to come up with more concrete plans. Unless,…
  • Rural Eagle Ford communities should tap into Rainy Day Fund for infrastructure improvements

    Thomas Tunstall
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:46 am
    The most recent economic impact report on the Eagle Ford represents the 4th installment in the series, and the latest results continue to surprise to the upside. The new numbers were released at the University of Texas at San Antonio's downtown campus. Speakers included UTSA associate vice president for Economic Development Robert McKinley, State Senator Carlos Uresti, Railroad Commissioner David Porter and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff. Of particular note was the panel discussion by Eagle Ford…
  • Morning Meeting Madness round two wraps up

    Tony Quesada
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:37 am
    The second round of Morning Meeting Madness — the San Antonio Business Journals' reader poll-based tournament to find business people's favorite place to meet over breakfast or coffee in the morning — concludes with two matchups each in the Bowie and Dickinson brackets. These two brackets begin second-round voting while the second round of the Travis and Crockett Brackets ends at 2 p.m. today, so there's still time to support your favorites in those brackets. In the Bowie Bracket ( click the…
 
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  • Bon Appetech ushers in "good food innovation" movement with food tech conference

    Annie Sciacca
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Food technology companies have received a lot of attention recently. From innovations like Hampton Creek's egg-alternative products to AgLocal's subscription deliveries of sustainable meat, the crowd of food-meets-technology companies is growing. New media company Bon Appetech is trying to raise the profile of these food innovation companies. To that end, it is launching a "good food innovation" movement, starting with a global food technology conference in San Francisco next spring. The conference,…
  • Warriors score with S.F. tip-off crowd

    Ron Leuty
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Fresh off a preseason victory and looking toward a new arena in San Francisco's Mission Bay, the Golden State Warriors scored with fans Wednesday at the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce's Tip-Off Lunch. The Oakland NBA team's 2014-15 season officially starts next Wednesday in Sacramento. The first home game at Oracle Arena is Saturday, Nov. 1, against the Los Angeles Lakers. And the focus, players and coaches said Wednesday, is about getting better. Facing a crowd of more than 300, which included…
  • Wells Fargo's grim retirement planning reality: some want to 'die early'

    Mark Calvey
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Wells Fargo's latest progress report on Americans saving for retirement paints a grim picture. The bank found that people over 50 have actually salted away less for retirement than their younger cohorts. A new survey question revealed that 22 percent of middle-class respondents said they would rather "die early" than not have enough money for a comfortable retirement, according to the fifth annual Wells Fargo Middle Class Retirement study. The median amount of retirement savings in 401(k) plans,…
  • Crystal Jade's massive S.F. restaurant to open in November after $14 million build-out

    Annie Sciacca
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:38 pm
    New details are emerging about Singapore-based Crystal Jade Culinary Concepts Holding's huge, 20,000-square-foot restaurant, set to land at Four Embarcadero Center next month. The restaurant, called Crystal Jade Jian Nan, will open to the public on Nov. 18, following a $14 million renovation at the site in the Financial District. The restaurant, with 16,000 square feet of indoor space and an additional 4,000 square feet of outdoor space, will be the company's first restaurant outside of Asia. Crystal…
  • Flour + Water team to open second restaurant in Swedish American Hall

    Annie Sciacca
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:26 pm
    The powerhouse restaurant group Ne Timeas is teaming up with cocktail gurus the Bon Vivants to open a second restaurant in the Swedish American Hall building in the Upper Market-Castro neighborhood. The announcement comes a month or so after the news that Café du Nord will reopen later this fall under the management of the same team in the space below the Swedish American Hall. Ne Timeas Restaurant Group owns three of the city's hottest restaurants: Flour + Water, Salumeria and Central Kitchen.…
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  • Mark Zuckerberg nails a Q&A in Chinese like it's no big deal

    Greg Baumann
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Mark Zuckerberg just did a Q&A. In Chinese. In China. And slayed the crowd. Check him out in the video below. Not content with founding and running the largest and most lucrative social network in the world, and not satisfied with ranking as Forbes' third-richest tech executive, Zuckerberg's been practicing his Chinese. So while you were whiling away your evenings on Facebook hitting the "Like" button on kitten videos, Mark was studying. There must be a lesson in there somewhere.
  • Silicon Valley home prices up 19% in last year to median $800,000

    Lauren Hepler
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Silicon Valley home prices rose 19 percent from September 2013 to September 2014, with the the median home in the San Jose metro area now going for a whopping $800,000. That's according to real estate site Redfin, which also reports that the new median sale price reflects a big month-over-month increase, despite a trend of slower price gains nationwide. Surprise: Silicon Valley bucks that trend. "Most West Coast markets, on the other hand, continue to outpace last year's price levels," the report…
  • Staples data breach: How can we force retailers to really care about data security?

    Jose Fermoso, @fermoso
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:53 pm
    This morning, word came out that hackers had stolen customer card data from multiple Staples Inc. stores on the East Coast using crude malware. Several banks found "a pattern of credit and debit cards fraud" that pinpointed the compromised accounts. Unfortunately, this type of attack no longer qualifies as remotely novel. JP Morgan Chase, Target Corp. and Home Depot Inc. are among the companies that have been hacked, leading to customer accounts, including private and secure accounts, being compromised. …
  • On eve of election, insurance commissioner blasts Anthem Blue Cross over some of it rates

    Chris Rauber
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:42 pm
    With Election Day less than two weeks away, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones blasted Anthem Blue Cross for what he deemed an "unreasonable" rate increase for a small sub-set of its business. Jones described the 9.8 percent boost in rates for roughly 120,000 small-group enrollees as the fourth consecutive rate increase by the Thousand Oaks-based health insurer that the California Department of Insurance found to be "excessive and unreasonable." Jones said the increase is yet another "unreasonable…
  • Prosper president sees marketplace lenders one day offering insurance

    Mark Calvey
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Prosper Marketplace President Ron Suber said he expects to see marketplace lenders enter the insurance business someday. "Insurance is a financial services industry that hasn't changed in a long, long time," Suber told those attending the CFGE Crowdfund Banking and Lending Summit in San Francisco on Oct. 16. Suber was mum on details, although the idea resonated with some in the audience as a permutation of Lloyds' insurance model. "Insurance is a natural. It's happening. It's early," Suber…
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  • McNerney expresses confidence and doubt in the future of Boeing's 747

    Steve Wilhelm
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Boeing has no plans to reduce production of its slow-selling 747-8 jet...at least this quarter. This was the message from Boeing CEO Jim McNerney, in response to a journalist's question during the third quarter conference call Wednesday morning. With the venerable four-engine jet down to just 42 orders, only 15 of them for freighters, rumors have been flying about a possible rate slowdown from the current 1.5 aircraft monthly to something even slower. But McNereny said not. "We were pleased to…
  • A good therapist is hard to find but UW’s collaborative care hopes to help

    Annie Zak
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:03 pm
    If you've ever had to make both a doctor's appointment and a psychiatrist's appointment, you may have noticed a big difference between the two. While you might have to wait a few days for the doctor, it might take weeks to see a psychiatrist, and when you get to her office you might discover she's not even covered by your insurance. That experience is not uncommon. A recent study led by a Harvard researcher found that people in many major U.S. cities have a hard time getting an appointment with…
  • Demolition, construction to begin on Schnitzer West office project in South Lake Union

    Sarah Aitchison
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Construction began earlier this week on real estate developer Schnitzer West's 12-story South Lake Union property. Sellen Construction is contracted to build the office tower and CollinsWoerman is designing the property, which is called Urban Union. The first step is demolishing the standing building. Demolition will take about five weeks, and the building is scheduled to be finished by 2016. The demolition marks the beginning of another big project, which joins this list of huge construction…
  • Can a newborn save your life? Cord blood donations grow through Northwest

    Annie Zak
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:50 pm
    It might not seem like an umbilical cord can provide enough blood for bone marrow transplants, but at more than a dozen hospitals in the Puget Sound region mothers regularly donate their cords for that purpose and others. A mother can donate her child's umbilical cord to the Puget Sound Blood Center, which has the only cord blood bank in the Pacific Northwest, to salvage its blood to help other patients. The number of hospitals that participate in donating to PSBC is growing, too. Valley Medical…
  • Before their business boomed: 10 TechFlash Cup startup founders on failure

    Sarah Aitchison
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:45 pm
    An estimated 75 to 80 percent of startups will fail. In 2013, almost 500,000 new businesses were counted by the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity. That is about 20 percent more than during the Dot-Com era of the late 1990s and early 2000s. But more startups means more competition. And, while some markets have space for more than one winner, others do not. Some companies will fail as a result of competition, others as a result of mismanagement, lack of funds, technology failures or any…
 
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    South Florida Business Journal Legal Notices
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:34 pm
    IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA In re: ASSIGNMENT FOR THE BENEFIT OF CREDITORS OF CIVIL DIVISION STUDIO IMPORTS, LTD., INC., a Florida corporation, CASE NO. 14-018491-CACE-14 Assignor, NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT to: MICHAEL PHELAN, Assignee. / TO: CREDITORS AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on September 23, 2014, a petition commencing an assignment for the benefit of creditors pursuant to Chapter 727, Florida…
  • Echo Brickell condo project secures big construction loan

    Brian Bandell
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:38 pm
    The Echo Brickell condo project in Miami landed a $123.6 million construction loan from Canyon Capital Realty Advisors. Property Markets Group has plans a groundbreaking ceremony for the 180-unit project at 1451 Brickell Ave. soon. The developer said 80 percent of the units are under contract. Condos in Echo Brickell average 1,800 square feet. Prices start at $2 million. See the slideshow for renderings of the project. "Canyon Realty brings significant financial resources and asset management…
  • Citrix net income declines $29 million in Q3 after patent lawsuit

    Celia Ampel
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Citrix Systems' net income declined to $48 million in the third quarter of 2014, compared to $77 million for the same period last year, due mostly to a patent lawsuit. The Fort Lauderdale-based mobile workspace company (Nasdaq: CTXS) saw revenue increase to $759 million, compared to $713 million for the third quarter of 2013. RELATED CONTENT: Citrix acquires electronic signature company "While our results were clearly mixed, we executed well in many important areas including product releases,…
  • Tobacco Road, Miami's oldest bar, to open in new location

    Emon Reiser
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Patrons crowded into Tobacco Road's first-floor restaurant and bar, while Patrick Gleber told reporters gathered upstairs why he finally sold the bar he's owned since he was 22. "When we bought it 32 years ago, we just bought it as a real estate investment," Gleber said at the gathering Wednesday. "It's progress. It's Miami. I love this city. I don't hold any ill will to anybody." Gleber said he always had offers on the table for 'the Road,' but about three years ago, it got serious. He negotiated…
  • TotalBank name installed on Miami Tower as HQ moves

    Brian Bandell
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:28 pm
    TotalBank has taken its place atop the 47-story Miami Tower, a building formerly branded by the likes of CenTrust, NationsBank and Bank of America. The bank, a subsidiary of Spain's Banco Popular Español SA, recently moved its headquarters to the downtown building, at 100 S.E. Second St. It leased 60,000 square feet there, although it will maintain a branch at its old headquarters building at 2720 Coral Way. Cresa South Florida Managing Partner Matthew W. Goodman represented TotalBank in the…
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  • Tampa apartment investors sell off $81M portfolio

    Ashley Gurbal Kritzer
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Tampa-based Avesta Communities has sold off an $81 million portfolio of apartment buildings throughout the state. Tzadik Management of Miami announced its acquisition of the 2,199-unit portfolio on Wednesday. The price breaks down to $36,834 per unit. Avesta, fueled largely by private investors, concentrates on workforce housing — older properties in outlying areas. In 2013, the company said it had acquired 7,000 units of Class B and Class C properties valued at $300 million, largely in Florida,…
  • Greenlight Pinellas to debut new, 'real' TV ad featuring former county commissioner

    Eric Snider
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:58 am
    For the campaign stretch run, Greenlight Pinellas is trying something fresh by going old school. Attempting to stand out amid the fusillades of negative political advertising, Greenlight is rolling out a new TV spot Thursday that's, well, downright folksy. The 30-second commercial, slated to run on all four network affiliates over the next two weeks, features 78-year-old Palm Harbor resident Sallie Parks talking directly to the camera about her support for the penny tax referendum to improve mass…
  • Publix on buying spree of Florida shopping centers

    Ashley Gurbal Kritzer
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:55 am
    Publix Super Markets Inc. is on an apparent buying spree of Florida shopping centers. The Lakeland-based grocer in recent weeks has closed on two centers in the Orlando area: The $14.3 million acquisition of East Towne Center in Clermont and a $24.8 million buy in Winter Park, reports the Orlando Business Journal, a sister news organization. In South Florida, Publix acquired Doral Isles Plaza for $26.2 million last week, reports the South Florida Business Journal. "Today, roughly 80 percent of…
  • 'Bullish on the brand,' new Brass Tap franchisee plans major growth

    Eric Snider
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:58 am
    Pinellas County's largest Dunkin' Donuts franchisee likes beer better than coffee. So when Vik Patel, who owns 22 of the ubiquitous pastry-and-java shops, decided to expand the restaurant portfolio of his Clearwater-based Purple Square Management Co., he started having frothy thoughts. After some research, it came down to two franchise opportunities. World of Beer had too much of a frat house vibe for his liking, so he chose the up-and-coming Brass Tap, a more refined concept founded in Wesley…
  • Simon confirms construction on Pasco outlet mall, announces October 2015 opening

    Ashley Gurbal Kritzer
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:31 am
    Retail behemoth Simon Property Group has confirmed that construction on Tampa Premium Outlets is under way and said that the property is slated to open in October 2015. Indianapolis-based Simon said in its third-quarter earnings report Wednesday that construction began on the 441,000-square-foot project in the third quarter. Simon paid $14.6 million for the site in early October, according to Pasco County property records. Pasco planning officials approved Simon's construction plans shortly before…
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  • Iceland’s WOW Air lands at BWI

    Jeff Clabaugh
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Low-cost carrier WOW Air will start its first U.S.-to-Iceland service at BWI/Marshall Airport and Boston's Logan Airport. The low-fair airline was established in 2011, and currently operates between Reykjavik and several European destinations. The BWI-to-Reykjavik flights will start in June 2015. WOW Air will operate four flights a week between BWI and Iceland on a seasonal schedule. The flights are scheduled for Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday using Airbus A321 equipment. Iceland Air flies…
  • LaSalle Hotels see jump in revenue on higher room rates

    Jeff Clabaugh
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Bethesda-based LaSalle Hotel Properties reports higher revenue and funds from operations, on quarterly results that topped its own expectations. The hotel owner had third quarter revenue of $308 million, compared to $270 million in the same quarter a year ago. Net income rose to $98.2 million, or 94 cents per share, compared to $28.5 million, or 29 cents per share. LaSalle's funds from operations climbed 26 percent to $87.6 million. Revenue per available room rose 11.5 percent. Room rates were…
  • McConaughey: Washington NFL team's emblem 'gives me a little fire and some oomph'

    Drew Hansen
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Matthew McConaughey, the former rom-com punch line turned actor of consequence following his Academy Award and stint on "True Detective," is often seen wearing Washington NFL team apparel and even turned out at a team practice in June. Now America's favorite shirtless Texan is weighing in on his fandom in the November issue of GQ magazine, including his opinions on the team's controversial nickname. "What interests me is how quickly it got pushed into the social consciousness," Wooderson… err……
  • Sizing up Russ Ramsey's competition as the Olympics decision nears

    Mark Holan
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:24 am
    The United States Olympic Committee timetable for deciding which of four American cities to proffer as host of the 2024 Summer Games is entering a critical phase. The USOC is planning a visit to Washington, but the date has not been finalized, Russ Ramsey, chairman of Washington 2024, the nonprofit organizing the bid, told me recently for a profile I wrote for this Friday's print edition of the Washington Business Journal. He expects the USOC to make its decision early next year. The winning city…
  • The Navy's tale of Goldilocks and the two surface ships

    Drew Hansen
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:13 am
    As it looks to the future of its fleet, it appears the Navy is mired in one of the latter pages of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," unable to find something that's just right. WBJ senior staff writer Jill Aitoro has recently written a lot about the littoral combat ship program after attending the launch of Lockheed Martin Corp.'s future USS Detroit in northeastern Wisconsin. In short, the LCS is a smaller ship intended to protect coastal areas. The Lockheed-designed vessel is agile and stealthy,…
 
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  • Wichita State begins tearing down Wheatshocker Apartments

    Josh Heck
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:19 pm
    The demolition of the former Wheatshocker Apartments at Wichita State University has begun. Much of what is happening now is in preparation for the eventual razing of the actual buildings. Pearson Construction was awarded the contract for the demolition work. The project, with an estimated $1 million price tag, is expected to be completed by February 2015. WSU needs to raze the Wheatshocker Apartments so it can proceed with plans to construct a mixed-use innovation campus, one that will include…
  • Osher endowment allows WSU to extend adult learner scholarship program

    Josh Heck
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Adult learners attending Wichita State University now have more opportunity to obtain a scholarship thanks to a new endowment. The Bernard Osher Foundation awarded Wichita State a $1 million grant to endow the university's two-year-old Osher Reentry Scholarship Program. The endowment will allow the program to become a permanent one. The program awards $50,000 in scholarships to 20 to 25 students a year. Scholarships are awarded up to $2,500 per student. The Osher Reentry Scholarship Program launched…
  • Warren Buffett, Herb Kohler, other CEOs support business aviation in new ad campaign

    Daniel McCoy
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:26 pm
    A new advertising campaign from No Plane No Gain rolled out this week at the National Business Aviation Association convention in Orlando features 25 CEOs from a wide variety of companies voicing their support for the importance of business aviation. As detailed by NBAA, it's an impressive group of business leaders, including the likes of Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.; Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops; Herb Kohler, CEO of Kohler Co.; and Frederick Smith, CEO of FedEx. Among…
  • Panelists at NBAA calm fears over Ebola and business aviation

    Daniel McCoy
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Panelists at the National Business Aviation Association convention in Orlando had a message for attendees about Ebola: Calm down. "The media has created a frenzy here and a lot of misconceptions," said Dr. Quay Snyder, president and CEO of Aviation Medicine Advisory Service, according to a recap from NBAA. "In the U.S., there's been one person die of Ebola. We average 36,000 deaths a year from flu. If you haven't had a flu shot and you're worried about Ebola, you have you're priorities wrong." Dr.…
  • Developer plans high-end housing addition in Bel Aire

    Josh Heck
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:09 pm
    H&H Homebuilders Inc. is progressing with plans to add a high-end housing addition in Bel Aire. Homes in the company's Chapel Landing development will be built west of Woodlawn, about halfway between 53rd and 45th Street North. Homes will be in the $300,000 to $500,000 range. Bel Aire City Administrator Ty Lasher says the first phase of the project will include 60 lots. The hope, he says, is to have a few model homes completed in time for the Wichita Area Builders Association's Spring Parade of…
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