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  • Latest construction photos from downtown arena, practice facility

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    Dennis McCoy
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:46 pm
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  • Medical College receives 2,200 applications for 25 spots at Green Bay campus

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    Rich Kirchen
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:33 pm
    If applications are any measure, the Medical College of Wisconsin's new Green Bay campus is off to a smashing start. The Wauwatosa-based medical school received about 2,200 applications for 25 spots in its first class, spokeswoman Maureen Mack said Friday. Medical College officials are in the process of accepting and offering spots to students, she said. Classes are set to begin this summer at the Medical College of Wisconsin-Green Bay's community medical education program. The Green Bay branch…
  • Delta: We'd fly direct to India if it weren't for unfair competition from Mid-east airlines

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    Steve Wilhelm
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:36 pm
    Delta Air Lines would be flying direct to India from Seattle were it not for government subsidies given to competitor Emirates Airlines. That's according to Delta spokesman Trevor Banstetter, who explained why Delta has banded together with the other two big U.S.-based international airlines, American and United, to fight back against subsidies of their three big Middle East-based competitors. On Thursday the three made public documents that they've already been sharing with the U.S. government.…
  • Latest construction photos from downtown arena, practice facility

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    Dennis McCoy
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:46 pm
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  • Lessons of the Freedman's Bank still hold 150 years later

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    Mark Holan
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:40 pm
    President Barack Obama and civil rights dignitaries on Saturday will mark the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march over the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. The anniversary and Academy Award-nominated film are getting plenty of media coverage. That's as it should be, considering the march's pivotal role leading to the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (I took a solitary, reflective walk on the bridge many years ago while working as a reporter at the Mobile Register). An older milestone in…
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  • Latest construction photos from downtown arena, practice facility

    Dennis McCoy
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:46 pm
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  • Trio of Nashville investors taps new fund to buy office buildings in 100 Oaks

    Adam Sichko
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:44 pm
    An increasingly active trio of developers paid $11.5 million on March 6 to deepen its presence in Nashville. Priam Ventures, which started five years ago, now owns Oaks Business Center. There are two buildings, which combined contain 61,770 square feet of office space. The addresses are 2967-2977 Sidco Drive. The purchase is the first made through Priam's newest investment fund, which is intended to spur more expansion in Kentucky, Indiana and Alabama. Priam Ventures has been busy with projects…
  • Delta: We'd fly direct to India if it weren't for unfair competition from Mid-east airlines

    Steve Wilhelm
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:36 pm
    Delta Air Lines would be flying direct to India from Seattle were it not for government subsidies given to competitor Emirates Airlines. That's according to Delta spokesman Trevor Banstetter, who explained why Delta has banded together with the other two big U.S.-based international airlines, American and United, to fight back against subsidies of their three big Middle East-based competitors. On Thursday the three made public documents that they've already been sharing with the U.S. government.…
  • Hawaii Convention Center exceeds budget goals under first year with AEG, reducing losses

    Jason Ubay
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:27 pm
    Through its first year being managed by AEG, the Hawaii Convention Center performed better than it budgeted and produced its best bottom line results in 2014 and its second highest gross revenue ever. For the calendar year, the convention center's net loss was $2.1 million versus a budgeted loss of $3.3 million. Teri Orton, general manager of the Hawaii Convention Center, who presented the convention center's financial results at the Feb. 26 Hawaii Tourism Authority board meeting, said it was the…
  • AlohaCare health plan opens Maui office

    Lorin Eleni Gill
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:19 pm
    Hawaii's third largest health plan provider AlohaCare has opened a Maui County office in Wailuku. The Medicaid and Medicare provider partners with nearly 2,200 physicians throughout the Islands and employs almost 200 people. The new office is to accommodate its Maui County members, which account for one-fifth of its 60,000 members. John McComas, AlohaCare's president and CEO, told PBN that the addition of the office will give members increased access to primary care physicians and medical specialists. AlohaCare…
 
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  • Medical College receives 2,200 applications for 25 spots at Green Bay campus

    Rich Kirchen
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:33 pm
    If applications are any measure, the Medical College of Wisconsin's new Green Bay campus is off to a smashing start. The Wauwatosa-based medical school received about 2,200 applications for 25 spots in its first class, spokeswoman Maureen Mack said Friday. Medical College officials are in the process of accepting and offering spots to students, she said. Classes are set to begin this summer at the Medical College of Wisconsin-Green Bay's community medical education program. The Green Bay branch…
  • ManpowerGroup named among tops for Women Business Enterprises

    Tom Held
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:18 pm
    The Women's Business Enterprise National Council named ManpowerGroup one the country's top corporations for women's business enterprises, a group of 50 businesses that reduce barriers and help increase opportunities. The awards were announced Friday, in conjunction with Women's History Month and the upcoming International Women's Day on March 8. "WBENC's top corporations set the standard for enabling women suppliers to access increased opportunities in new markets, both domestically and internationally,"…
  • Cheese-ology Macaroni & Cheese to close Saturday

    Veneta Rizvic
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:14 pm
    Cheese-ology Macaroni & Cheese, located at 6602 Delmar Blvd., will be closing its doors for good on Saturday, March 7, after a 5-year run in the Delmar Loop. The restaurant focused on different varieties of mac and cheese. Cheese-ology shared the news via Facebook last month, citing record high dairy prices over the last two years as one of the reasons for the closure. The Facebook post stated, "It has been an incredible pleasure to bring you high quality baked-to-order Mac & Cheese for the last…
  • Q&A: St. Leonard's Tim Dressman

    Tristan Navera
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Health care is a fast changing world, and Tim Dressman is on the forefront. The executive director of St. Leonard, one of the largest retirement communities in the area with 420 independent living units and about 500 employees, says it's been a busy year as the company navigates a whole new funding model. Q: What has St. Leonard been busy with this year? A: Over the last several years, nursing homes have done a lot more rehab care. Hospitals are able to discharge people a lot sooner who are still…
  • Twin Cities Auto Show opens Saturday in Minneapolis (Photos)

    Dirk DeYoung
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:28 pm
    The annual Twin Cities Auto Show opens Saturday morning at the Minneapolis Convention Center and runs through the following weekend. The show, put on by the Greater Metropolitan Automobile Dealers Association, features more than 450 vehicles representing 37 different makes, both domestic and imported. Business Journal photographer Nancy Kuehn got a preview on Friday, and you can see her shots by clicking on the photo on this page. It opens on Saturday at 10 a.m. and runs through March 15. More…
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  • Delta: We'd fly direct to India if it weren't for unfair competition from Mid-east airlines

    Steve Wilhelm
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:36 pm
    Delta Air Lines would be flying direct to India from Seattle were it not for government subsidies given to competitor Emirates Airlines. That's according to Delta spokesman Trevor Banstetter, who explained why Delta has banded together with the other two big U.S.-based international airlines, American and United, to fight back against subsidies of their three big Middle East-based competitors. On Thursday the three made public documents that they've already been sharing with the U.S. government.…
  • Record low snow pack could mean summer pain for fish, farmers and water drinkers (Map)

    Suzanne Stevens
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:50 pm
    It's been a dreary winter season for ski operators and really anyone who loves snow in Oregon. Forty-five percent of Oregon's long-term snow monitoring sites are reporting snow packs at their lowest levels since the network was installed in the late 1970s, according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service's Snow Survey. The NRCS is a federal program that monitors snow and provides stream flow forecasts to city and water managers across Oregon. While Oregon has experienced low-snow years in…
  • This is why Seattle developers are building apartments, not condos

    Marc Stiles
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:40 pm
    The question of the day among Seattle real estate developers: Why are high-rise apartment buildings going up all over downtown but only one condo tower? The answer is money and the risk factors, according to two apartment developers. "This is a pretty savvy generation of buyers out there. I don't think they're going to buy a 600-square-foot, urban one-bedroom condominium for $500,000 to $600,000," said Tom Parsons of Holland Partner Group, which just finished a high-rise apartment next to the Paramount…
  • Gov. Brown taps policy vet for Oregon Secretary of State job

    Andy Giegerich
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:29 pm
    A political veteran could fill the Oregon Secretary of State's role for the next two years. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said Friday she'll appoint Jeanne Atkins to the role she'd filled before becoming governor last month. Atkins will begin serving on March 11. Atkins had served as Sen. Jeff Merkley's state director since the Democrat was elected in 2009. She'd previously served as chief of staff to Oregon's House Speaker as well as the manager of the Women's and Reproductive Health Section of the Oregon…
  • Bidding war drives up prices of Washington aerospace suppliers

    Steve Wilhelm
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:20 pm
    Right now buying aerospace suppliers in Washington is like buying a house in Seattle– the market is hot and suitors are constantly outbidding each other. Just ask Darrin Cashette, a Denver machine-shop owner who is putting together a three-company merger in Washington state. "I can't tell you how many machine shops I've been outbid on," he said. "I put together an offer, we're a family-owned company, you get these equity companies coming in and they want to be in the Boeing space, and when they…
 
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    Dennis McCoy
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  • Silicon Valley's Biggest Commercial Real Estate Firms

    6 Mar 2015 | 3:43 pm
    Check out Silicon Valley's largest commercial real estate firms. Learn how many local agents they have and how many transactions and square feet they secured in 2014. Rank Company CRE agents in Silicon Valley offices Local commercial transactions in 2014 Sq. ft. secured by Silicon Valley offices in 2014 Top local executive Offices in Silicon Valley as of Q1-2015. Please list which cities you have offices in along with office phone numbers. Format should be: Fremont: 555-555-5555; San Jose: 555-5555;…
  • Top Commercial Real Estate Agents in Silicon Valley

    6 Mar 2015 | 3:38 pm
    Check out which agents were in on the biggest and most deals in Silicon Valley in 2014. Rank Company Brokerage firm Weighted value for 2014 Weighted sq. ft. for 2014 Weighted consideration for 2014 Transactions in 2014 1 Mahoney, Phil Newmark Cornish & Carey 15.25 1.51million $619.36million 40 2 Henderson, Jefrey CBRE 7.32 722,370 $297.54million 51 3 Houston, Jeff CBRE 6.5 703,957 $249.98million 54 4 Horton, Steve DTZ 5.51 735,493 $179.22million 86 5 Moriarty, Joe CBRE 5.26 771,897 $155.18million 20 6 Schmidt,…
  • PetSmart investors approve $8.7 billion buyout

    Brandon Brown
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:15 pm
    PetSmart Inc. investors approved the buyout of the company by private equity firm BC Partners and its accompanying group Friday. In December, PetSmart (Nasdaq: PETM) announced it accepted a bid on the company for $8.7 billion. To complete the transaction, investors had to approve the deal at a special meeting held at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel in Phoenix. The company expects the transaction to close on March 11. Upon closing, investors will receive $83 per share of PetSmart. In July, Jana Partners,…
  • Cinequest to show new Barco Escape 3-screen immersion films in San Jose

    Leia Parker
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:05 pm
    San Jose's Cinequest film festival wraps up soon, but it wouldn't be a Silicon Valley film festival without the lure of ending on an innovative high note. Imagine watching a film shown on three screens surrounding you in a cinema — not 3-D, but rather three large screens. Click on the photo of actress Rosario Dawson for a slideshow of the glitz and glam at Cinequest's recent Maverick Spirit Awards. Well, Cinequest is doing this, and taking it a step beyond this weekend in downtown San Jose…
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  • Lessons of the Freedman's Bank still hold 150 years later

    Mark Holan
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:40 pm
    President Barack Obama and civil rights dignitaries on Saturday will mark the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march over the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. The anniversary and Academy Award-nominated film are getting plenty of media coverage. That's as it should be, considering the march's pivotal role leading to the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (I took a solitary, reflective walk on the bridge many years ago while working as a reporter at the Mobile Register). An older milestone in…
  • Pennsylvania rig count slides to lowest point in close to 6 years

    Sam Kusic
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:32 pm
    The number of drill rigs running in Pennsylvania has dropped to its lowest level since the summer of 2009, reflecting the overall downturn in the oil and gas industry. According to the weekly Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE:BHI) rotary rig count, there were 47 rigs running in the state as of Friday. The last time the Pennsylvania count was that low was August 2009, when it stood at 49. The count peaked at 116 several times in 2011 and in early 2012. Nationwide, the number of land rigs fell by 75 to 1,133…
  • Somers Point theater gets funding to complete decade-long renovation

    Francis Hilario
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:51 pm
    More than $500,000 in state-funded grants have been awarded to the Gateway Playhouse theater in Somers Point, N.J., which has been closed for renovations for nearly a decade. The two-story, 5,000-square-foot building received a $400,000 grant from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority and a $102,000 grant from the New Jersey Historic Trust. The grants will fully fund the completion of the theater's renovations on Bay Avenue. Gateway Playhouse has been closed for renovations since 2006.…
  • Top 5: Largest Pittsburgh region career schools

    Ethan Lott
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:39 pm
    The Pittsburgh Business Times ranked the largest Pittsburgh-region career schools in the March 6, 2015, Weekly Edition. They are ranked by enrollment: 1. Pittsburgh Technical Institute, 1111 McKee Road, Oakdale, 1,925 students 2. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, 420 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, 1,165 students 3. PMCentersUSA & ConsultUSA, 634 Alpha Dr., RIDC Park, Pittsburgh, 791 students 4. Kaplan Career Institute-ICM Campus, 10 Wood St., Pittsburgh, 500 students 5. Rosedale Technical…
  • Environmental review part of Outer Harbor plan

    James Fink
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:27 pm
    Once a revised development plan is completed for Buffalo's Outer Harbor, state officials have promised a thorough environmental review before the first shovel breaks any ground. Most of the 384 acres of the Outer Harbor property, which parallels a portion of Fuhrmann Boulevard, was at one time used for industrial purposes and has long been classified as a brownfield remediation site. A top ranking Empire State Development executive said just as the Wilkeson Pointe property was remediated before…
 
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  • Trio of Nashville investors taps new fund to buy office buildings in 100 Oaks

    Adam Sichko
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:44 pm
    An increasingly active trio of developers paid $11.5 million on March 6 to deepen its presence in Nashville. Priam Ventures, which started five years ago, now owns Oaks Business Center. There are two buildings, which combined contain 61,770 square feet of office space. The addresses are 2967-2977 Sidco Drive. The purchase is the first made through Priam's newest investment fund, which is intended to spur more expansion in Kentucky, Indiana and Alabama. Priam Ventures has been busy with projects…
  • ​Clockwise.MD - Finalist Startups

    Lisa R. Schoolcraft
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:38 pm
    Clockwise.MD provides online reservation and queue management for the health-care industry. The company's customers convert Web visitors to patients with online check-in and realize an increase in patient satisfaction scores. With over 450 facilities, ranging in size from single physician offices to large health-care enterprises with hundreds of facilities, using its service, Clockwise.MD has been named one of Georgia's Top Startups by Atlanta Business Chronicle and Georgia State University's J.…
  • Cooleaf - Finalist Startup

    Lisa R. Schoolcraft
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:35 pm
    A technology platform designed to promote individual growth and team success, Cooleaf's equation is personal growth plus professional growth equals career and financial growth. Cooleaf helps promote and measure personal and professional growth within a company. This empowers and aligns both the employee and employer, said co-founder Prem Bhatia. Even though there are hundreds of choices for businesses and hundreds of vendors offering learning management system products, employers still have a very…
  • ​Chuice - Startup Finalist

    Lisa R. Schoolcraft
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:33 pm
    Chuice, a product that blends fruits, vegetables, herbs, nuts and seeds all in one bottle, is an award-winning new concept in packaged food. This blend of over 40 different products supplies more diverse macronutrients and micronutrients than any other bottled product, said Chuice founder Ladell Hill. "We have big dreams: to make healthier lifestyles easy and part of a more sustainable future," Hill said. "As a new lifestyle brand, our goal is to help people understand and feel the benefits of consuming…
  • Carver Hotel Group - Finalist Startups

    Lisa R. Schoolcraft
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:30 pm
    After starting out as a small task force and executive consulting group, Carver Hotel Group(CHG) has quickly become a major player in the hotel management infrastructure arena. Developed to serve both hotel owners and management companies, CHG's industry-leading sales, marketing, ecommerce and revenue management resources focuses on meeting the needs of hotels and portfolios by providing each property with a tailored, strategic process to drive top line sales and maximize revenue. "Our team of…
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  • Latest construction photos from downtown arena, practice facility

    Dennis McCoy
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:46 pm
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  • Trio of Nashville investors taps new fund to buy office buildings in 100 Oaks

    Adam Sichko
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:44 pm
    An increasingly active trio of developers paid $11.5 million on March 6 to deepen its presence in Nashville. Priam Ventures, which started five years ago, now owns Oaks Business Center. There are two buildings, which combined contain 61,770 square feet of office space. The addresses are 2967-2977 Sidco Drive. The purchase is the first made through Priam's newest investment fund, which is intended to spur more expansion in Kentucky, Indiana and Alabama. Priam Ventures has been busy with projects…
  • Delta: We'd fly direct to India if it weren't for unfair competition from Mid-east airlines

    Steve Wilhelm
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:36 pm
    Delta Air Lines would be flying direct to India from Seattle were it not for government subsidies given to competitor Emirates Airlines. That's according to Delta spokesman Trevor Banstetter, who explained why Delta has banded together with the other two big U.S.-based international airlines, American and United, to fight back against subsidies of their three big Middle East-based competitors. On Thursday the three made public documents that they've already been sharing with the U.S. government.…
  • Hawaii Convention Center exceeds budget goals under first year with AEG, reducing losses

    Jason Ubay
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:27 pm
    Through its first year being managed by AEG, the Hawaii Convention Center performed better than it budgeted and produced its best bottom line results in 2014 and its second highest gross revenue ever. For the calendar year, the convention center's net loss was $2.1 million versus a budgeted loss of $3.3 million. Teri Orton, general manager of the Hawaii Convention Center, who presented the convention center's financial results at the Feb. 26 Hawaii Tourism Authority board meeting, said it was the…
  • AlohaCare health plan opens Maui office

    Lorin Eleni Gill
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:19 pm
    Hawaii's third largest health plan provider AlohaCare has opened a Maui County office in Wailuku. The Medicaid and Medicare provider partners with nearly 2,200 physicians throughout the Islands and employs almost 200 people. The new office is to accommodate its Maui County members, which account for one-fifth of its 60,000 members. John McComas, AlohaCare's president and CEO, told PBN that the addition of the office will give members increased access to primary care physicians and medical specialists. AlohaCare…
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  • Latest construction photos from downtown arena, practice facility

    Dennis McCoy
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  • Trio of Nashville investors taps new fund to buy office buildings in 100 Oaks

    Adam Sichko
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:44 pm
    An increasingly active trio of developers paid $11.5 million on March 6 to deepen its presence in Nashville. Priam Ventures, which started five years ago, now owns Oaks Business Center. There are two buildings, which combined contain 61,770 square feet of office space. The addresses are 2967-2977 Sidco Drive. The purchase is the first made through Priam's newest investment fund, which is intended to spur more expansion in Kentucky, Indiana and Alabama. Priam Ventures has been busy with projects…
  • Delta: We'd fly direct to India if it weren't for unfair competition from Mid-east airlines

    Steve Wilhelm
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:36 pm
    Delta Air Lines would be flying direct to India from Seattle were it not for government subsidies given to competitor Emirates Airlines. That's according to Delta spokesman Trevor Banstetter, who explained why Delta has banded together with the other two big U.S.-based international airlines, American and United, to fight back against subsidies of their three big Middle East-based competitors. On Thursday the three made public documents that they've already been sharing with the U.S. government.…
  • Hawaii Convention Center exceeds budget goals under first year with AEG, reducing losses

    Jason Ubay
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:27 pm
    Through its first year being managed by AEG, the Hawaii Convention Center performed better than it budgeted and produced its best bottom line results in 2014 and its second highest gross revenue ever. For the calendar year, the convention center's net loss was $2.1 million versus a budgeted loss of $3.3 million. Teri Orton, general manager of the Hawaii Convention Center, who presented the convention center's financial results at the Feb. 26 Hawaii Tourism Authority board meeting, said it was the…
  • AlohaCare health plan opens Maui office

    Lorin Eleni Gill
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:19 pm
    Hawaii's third largest health plan provider AlohaCare has opened a Maui County office in Wailuku. The Medicaid and Medicare provider partners with nearly 2,200 physicians throughout the Islands and employs almost 200 people. The new office is to accommodate its Maui County members, which account for one-fifth of its 60,000 members. John McComas, AlohaCare's president and CEO, told PBN that the addition of the office will give members increased access to primary care physicians and medical specialists. AlohaCare…
 
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  • PetSmart investors approve $8.7 billion buyout

    Brandon Brown
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:15 pm
    PetSmart Inc. investors approved the buyout of the company by private equity firm BC Partners and its accompanying group Friday. In December, PetSmart (Nasdaq: PETM) announced it accepted a bid on the company for $8.7 billion. To complete the transaction, investors had to approve the deal at a special meeting held at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel in Phoenix. The company expects the transaction to close on March 11. Upon closing, investors will receive $83 per share of PetSmart. In July, Jana Partners,…
  • Lessons of the Freedman's Bank still hold 150 years later

    Mark Holan
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:40 pm
    President Barack Obama and civil rights dignitaries on Saturday will mark the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march over the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. The anniversary and Academy Award-nominated film are getting plenty of media coverage. That's as it should be, considering the march's pivotal role leading to the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (I took a solitary, reflective walk on the bridge many years ago while working as a reporter at the Mobile Register). An older milestone in…
  • This is why Seattle developers are building apartments, not condos

    Marc Stiles
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:40 pm
    The question of the day among Seattle real estate developers: Why are high-rise apartment buildings going up all over downtown but only one condo tower? The answer is money and the risk factors, according to two apartment developers. "This is a pretty savvy generation of buyers out there. I don't think they're going to buy a 600-square-foot, urban one-bedroom condominium for $500,000 to $600,000," said Tom Parsons of Holland Partner Group, which just finished a high-rise apartment next to the Paramount…
  • ManpowerGroup named among tops for Women Business Enterprises

    Tom Held
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:18 pm
    The Women's Business Enterprise National Council named ManpowerGroup one the country's top corporations for women's business enterprises, a group of 50 businesses that reduce barriers and help increase opportunities. The awards were announced Friday, in conjunction with Women's History Month and the upcoming International Women's Day on March 8. "WBENC's top corporations set the standard for enabling women suppliers to access increased opportunities in new markets, both domestically and internationally,"…
  • What MaxPoint Interactive's 'disappointing' IPO debut really means

    Lauren K. Ohnesorge
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:18 pm
    MaxPoint Interactive (NYSE: MXPT) sank in its opening debut to close down 15.13 percent, or $9.76. The company, which develops advertising technology used by brands such as Starbucks, had an IPO price of $11.50, at the midpoint of its range – but, in the actual trading day, the stock sank. Will Preston, research analyst for IPO exchange-traded fund manager Renaissance Capital, calls the debut "disappointing." "A poor debut causes companies to lose shareholders that they work hard to get," he…
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  • Latest construction photos from downtown arena, practice facility

    Dennis McCoy
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:46 pm
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  • Trio of Nashville investors taps new fund to buy office buildings in 100 Oaks

    Adam Sichko
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:44 pm
    An increasingly active trio of developers paid $11.5 million on March 6 to deepen its presence in Nashville. Priam Ventures, which started five years ago, now owns Oaks Business Center. There are two buildings, which combined contain 61,770 square feet of office space. The addresses are 2967-2977 Sidco Drive. The purchase is the first made through Priam's newest investment fund, which is intended to spur more expansion in Kentucky, Indiana and Alabama. Priam Ventures has been busy with projects…
  • Delta: We'd fly direct to India if it weren't for unfair competition from Mid-east airlines

    Steve Wilhelm
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:36 pm
    Delta Air Lines would be flying direct to India from Seattle were it not for government subsidies given to competitor Emirates Airlines. That's according to Delta spokesman Trevor Banstetter, who explained why Delta has banded together with the other two big U.S.-based international airlines, American and United, to fight back against subsidies of their three big Middle East-based competitors. On Thursday the three made public documents that they've already been sharing with the U.S. government.…
  • Hawaii Convention Center exceeds budget goals under first year with AEG, reducing losses

    Jason Ubay
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:27 pm
    Through its first year being managed by AEG, the Hawaii Convention Center performed better than it budgeted and produced its best bottom line results in 2014 and its second highest gross revenue ever. For the calendar year, the convention center's net loss was $2.1 million versus a budgeted loss of $3.3 million. Teri Orton, general manager of the Hawaii Convention Center, who presented the convention center's financial results at the Feb. 26 Hawaii Tourism Authority board meeting, said it was the…
  • AlohaCare health plan opens Maui office

    Lorin Eleni Gill
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:19 pm
    Hawaii's third largest health plan provider AlohaCare has opened a Maui County office in Wailuku. The Medicaid and Medicare provider partners with nearly 2,200 physicians throughout the Islands and employs almost 200 people. The new office is to accommodate its Maui County members, which account for one-fifth of its 60,000 members. John McComas, AlohaCare's president and CEO, told PBN that the addition of the office will give members increased access to primary care physicians and medical specialists. AlohaCare…
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  • Latest construction photos from downtown arena, practice facility

    Dennis McCoy
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  • Trio of Nashville investors taps new fund to buy office buildings in 100 Oaks

    Adam Sichko
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:44 pm
    An increasingly active trio of developers paid $11.5 million on March 6 to deepen its presence in Nashville. Priam Ventures, which started five years ago, now owns Oaks Business Center. There are two buildings, which combined contain 61,770 square feet of office space. The addresses are 2967-2977 Sidco Drive. The purchase is the first made through Priam's newest investment fund, which is intended to spur more expansion in Kentucky, Indiana and Alabama. Priam Ventures has been busy with projects…
  • PetSmart investors approve $8.7 billion buyout

    Brandon Brown
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:15 pm
    PetSmart Inc. investors approved the buyout of the company by private equity firm BC Partners and its accompanying group Friday. In December, PetSmart (Nasdaq: PETM) announced it accepted a bid on the company for $8.7 billion. To complete the transaction, investors had to approve the deal at a special meeting held at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel in Phoenix. The company expects the transaction to close on March 11. Upon closing, investors will receive $83 per share of PetSmart. In July, Jana Partners,…
  • Behind the List: Construction managers supervise projects to completion

    Sharon Havranek
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:47 pm
    This week's list ranks construction managers in the Sacramento region. If you're in the business, you know how important they are. If you aren't, you might be a little fuzzy on what these companies do. Construction managers plan, coordinate, budget and supervise construction projects from beginning to completion. Some projects have an independent construction manager overseeing construction, and other projects may have a general contractor who also acts as the manager. This week's list of construction…
  • This is why Seattle developers are building apartments, not condos

    Marc Stiles
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:40 pm
    The question of the day among Seattle real estate developers: Why are high-rise apartment buildings going up all over downtown but only one condo tower? The answer is money and the risk factors, according to two apartment developers. "This is a pretty savvy generation of buyers out there. I don't think they're going to buy a 600-square-foot, urban one-bedroom condominium for $500,000 to $600,000," said Tom Parsons of Holland Partner Group, which just finished a high-rise apartment next to the Paramount…
 
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  • Latest construction photos from downtown arena, practice facility

    Dennis McCoy
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:46 pm
    Latest construction photos from downtown arena, practice facility
  • Trio of Nashville investors taps new fund to buy office buildings in 100 Oaks

    Adam Sichko
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:44 pm
    An increasingly active trio of developers paid $11.5 million on March 6 to deepen its presence in Nashville. Priam Ventures, which started five years ago, now owns Oaks Business Center. There are two buildings, which combined contain 61,770 square feet of office space. The addresses are 2967-2977 Sidco Drive. The purchase is the first made through Priam's newest investment fund, which is intended to spur more expansion in Kentucky, Indiana and Alabama. Priam Ventures has been busy with projects…
  • Delta: We'd fly direct to India if it weren't for unfair competition from Mid-east airlines

    Steve Wilhelm
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:36 pm
    Delta Air Lines would be flying direct to India from Seattle were it not for government subsidies given to competitor Emirates Airlines. That's according to Delta spokesman Trevor Banstetter, who explained why Delta has banded together with the other two big U.S.-based international airlines, American and United, to fight back against subsidies of their three big Middle East-based competitors. On Thursday the three made public documents that they've already been sharing with the U.S. government.…
  • Hawaii Convention Center exceeds budget goals under first year with AEG, reducing losses

    Jason Ubay
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:27 pm
    Through its first year being managed by AEG, the Hawaii Convention Center performed better than it budgeted and produced its best bottom line results in 2014 and its second highest gross revenue ever. For the calendar year, the convention center's net loss was $2.1 million versus a budgeted loss of $3.3 million. Teri Orton, general manager of the Hawaii Convention Center, who presented the convention center's financial results at the Feb. 26 Hawaii Tourism Authority board meeting, said it was the…
  • AlohaCare health plan opens Maui office

    Lorin Eleni Gill
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:19 pm
    Hawaii's third largest health plan provider AlohaCare has opened a Maui County office in Wailuku. The Medicaid and Medicare provider partners with nearly 2,200 physicians throughout the Islands and employs almost 200 people. The new office is to accommodate its Maui County members, which account for one-fifth of its 60,000 members. John McComas, AlohaCare's president and CEO, told PBN that the addition of the office will give members increased access to primary care physicians and medical specialists. AlohaCare…
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  • PetSmart investors approve $8.7 billion buyout

    Brandon Brown
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:15 pm
    PetSmart Inc. investors approved the buyout of the company by private equity firm BC Partners and its accompanying group Friday. In December, PetSmart (Nasdaq: PETM) announced it accepted a bid on the company for $8.7 billion. To complete the transaction, investors had to approve the deal at a special meeting held at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel in Phoenix. The company expects the transaction to close on March 11. Upon closing, investors will receive $83 per share of PetSmart. In July, Jana Partners,…
  • Medical College receives 2,200 applications for 25 spots at Green Bay campus

    Rich Kirchen
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:33 pm
    If applications are any measure, the Medical College of Wisconsin's new Green Bay campus is off to a smashing start. The Wauwatosa-based medical school received about 2,200 applications for 25 spots in its first class, spokeswoman Maureen Mack said Friday. Medical College officials are in the process of accepting and offering spots to students, she said. Classes are set to begin this summer at the Medical College of Wisconsin-Green Bay's community medical education program. The Green Bay branch…
  • John Wiley Price will get public defender in federal corruption case

    Bill Hethcock
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:21 pm
    A federal magistrate judge on Friday appointed a defense attorney for Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price in his corruption case after an under-the-radar court proceeding in which Price was found to be poor enough to require public assistance. U.S. Magistrate Judge Renee Toliver granted Price's second motion for a taxpayer-funded lawyer and appointed Shirley Baccus-Lobel, according to a report by the Dallas Morning News. No advance public notice was given about the hearing, according to…
  • Texas businessmen: Education, transportation and health care are state's top concerns

    Michael Theis
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:56 pm
    A panel of three influential Texas businessmen — Red McCombs, Drayton McLane Jr. and Jack Martin — said March 6 that education, transportation and health care issues are areas that the state needs to focus on if it is to remain among America's best-performing economies. The comments, which came during a Texas Lyceum panel discussion at the Hilton Austin hotel moderated by Texas Association of Business CEO Bill Hammond, saw the trio tackle a range of questions to probe their thoughts on the future…
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    6 Mar 2015 | 1:52 pm
    ALL INTERESTED BIDDERS The Board of Education of the Shelby County Schools will accept written bids for the Sale of Properties in Memphis, TN – Dunn Ave. Elementary School at 1500 Dunn Ave.; former Capleville School Property at 4326 Shelby Dr.; Graves Elementary School at 3398 Graves and Former Eads Elementary at 12010 Highway 61, Arlington, TN 38002. Questions concerning bid should be addressed to Jake Allen, (901) 416-4715 or emailed to allenje@scsk12.org Thank you for supporting Shelby County…
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  • Matsui proposal would develop national clean-tech trade plan

    Allen Young
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:52 pm
    Congresswoman Doris Matsui has introduced federal legislation that would direct federal dollars toward developing a national strategy around clean energy trade and assisting local firms with exporting. The bill would direct $15 million from the federal budget to the International Trade Administration, which is housed within the U.S. Department of Commerce. The Commerce Secretary would then have 180 days to develop a plan for helping U.S. clean energy firms export goods and services abroad. "Investing…
  • Pennsylvania rig count slides to lowest point in close to 6 years

    Sam Kusic
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:32 pm
    The number of drill rigs running in Pennsylvania has dropped to its lowest level since the summer of 2009, reflecting the overall downturn in the oil and gas industry. According to the weekly Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE:BHI) rotary rig count, there were 47 rigs running in the state as of Friday. The last time the Pennsylvania count was that low was August 2009, when it stood at 49. The count peaked at 116 several times in 2011 and in early 2012. Nationwide, the number of land rigs fell by 75 to 1,133…
  • Drilling activity in Eagle Ford declines for 11th-straight week

    Sergio Chapa
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Low crude oil prices are continuing to reduce the number of active rigs operating in the Eagle Ford Shale and the Permian Basin. Crude oil prices creeped just above $50 per barrel, as the latest data released on Friday by oil giant Baker Hughes show declines in active rigs across the board. Friday's figures show that the rig count in the Eagle Ford Shale dropped from 157 active rigs to 149 over the past week. The drop represents the 11th straight week of declining drilling activity in the Eagle…
  • Mexican energy reform slows down after fast start

    Jordan Blum
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Bidding is ongoing for Mexico's first round of private energy investments in 76 years, but the process has begun to slow down after the rapid overhaul of the nation's monopoly system. Amid the current oil slump, the Mexican government has moved forward with bidding as expected, but a lot fewer blocks than anticipated are being put up for sale during the early bidding periods. "They realized — although the process is moving fast — in some instances it's moving too fast," said Thompson & Knight…
  • The list: these utility companies keep the lights (and gas) on

    Brandon J. Call
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:55 pm
    This week's list shines light on New Mexico's utility companies and cooperatives. With 515,443 customers, New Mexico Gas Co. is the largest utility company in New Mexico. Ryan Shell is the president of New Mexico Gas Co., which has 678 employees and supplies gas service to 23 counties in New Mexico. Click on the accompanying slideshow to find out the other top utility companies and cooperatives in the state. To see the full top-25 utility companies and cooperatives list, check out our March 6 print…
 
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  • Record low snow pack could mean summer pain for fish, farmers and water drinkers (Map)

    Suzanne Stevens
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:50 pm
    It's been a dreary winter season for ski operators and really anyone who loves snow in Oregon. Forty-five percent of Oregon's long-term snow monitoring sites are reporting snow packs at their lowest levels since the network was installed in the late 1970s, according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service's Snow Survey. The NRCS is a federal program that monitors snow and provides stream flow forecasts to city and water managers across Oregon. While Oregon has experienced low-snow years in…
  • See who won at last night's Green Business Awards festivities: SLIDESHOW

    Nikki Kingery
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:43 am
    The Business Courier presented its sixth annual Green Business Awards on Thursday night at the Sharonville Convention Center. Created in partnership with the U.S. Green Business Council's Cincinnati chapter, the awards celebrate Tri-State businesses, agencies and nonprofits that are showcasing sustainability. The program honored 39 green projects in the areas of advocacy, building, practice and products or services. From those four categories, 14 winners were announced at the event. The winners…
  • Wanted: Local investors to keep “green” company in Dayton region

    Joe Cogliano
    6 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    TrueChoicePack, the green packaging manufacturer I just told you was positioned for explosive growth, is looking for investors to keep its operation in the Dayton region. Christopher Che, chairman of the Centerville-based company, said a large influx of capital is needed to build up enough inventory to meet expected demand. Click here to read how and why the company is poised for some big national contracts. Che — who built Miamisburg-based label maker Hooven-Dayton Corp. into a major player…
  • Dayton-area green company poised for national contracts

    Joe Cogliano
    6 Mar 2015 | 9:27 am
    TrueChoicePack — the environmentally-friendly products company you've been reading about here for several years — is on the verge of a massive growth spurt. Late last year, the Centerville-based company became a subsidiary of Cincinnati-based Che International Group LLC. ( Click here to read that story.) Che International, which also owns Miamisburg-based label maker Hooven-Dayton Corp., has more than 120 employees and lists Johnson Controls and Procter & Gamble Co. among its clients. So here's…
  • How Daimler's car-sharing arm wants to lend bicyclists a hand

    Wendy Culverwell
    6 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Car2go, the car sharing subsidiary of Daimler North America Co., is equipping half of its Portland-based vehicles with bike racks. Car2Go piloted the racks over past months and concluded that the benefits outweigh any interference with the rear end of its vehicles. Portland is the first city to get rack-equipped car2go vehicles. About 250 of car2go's blue and white SmartCars will be equipped with bike racks. "Bicycling is such an integral part of life here in Portland, so it was important to us…
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  • ​Clockwise.MD - Finalist Startups

    Lisa R. Schoolcraft
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:38 pm
    Clockwise.MD provides online reservation and queue management for the health-care industry. The company's customers convert Web visitors to patients with online check-in and realize an increase in patient satisfaction scores. With over 450 facilities, ranging in size from single physician offices to large health-care enterprises with hundreds of facilities, using its service, Clockwise.MD has been named one of Georgia's Top Startups by Atlanta Business Chronicle and Georgia State University's J.…
  • Cooleaf - Finalist Startup

    Lisa R. Schoolcraft
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:35 pm
    A technology platform designed to promote individual growth and team success, Cooleaf's equation is personal growth plus professional growth equals career and financial growth. Cooleaf helps promote and measure personal and professional growth within a company. This empowers and aligns both the employee and employer, said co-founder Prem Bhatia. Even though there are hundreds of choices for businesses and hundreds of vendors offering learning management system products, employers still have a very…
  • ​Chuice - Startup Finalist

    Lisa R. Schoolcraft
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:33 pm
    Chuice, a product that blends fruits, vegetables, herbs, nuts and seeds all in one bottle, is an award-winning new concept in packaged food. This blend of over 40 different products supplies more diverse macronutrients and micronutrients than any other bottled product, said Chuice founder Ladell Hill. "We have big dreams: to make healthier lifestyles easy and part of a more sustainable future," Hill said. "As a new lifestyle brand, our goal is to help people understand and feel the benefits of consuming…
  • Bioscape Digital - Winner Startups

    Lisa R. Schoolcraft
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:19 pm
    By combining subject matter expertise with high-tech information delivery before a medical appointment, Bioscape Digital prepares patients to understand their condition and ask the right questions. Technology has long been implemented in health-care settings to drive better outcomes and record massive quantities of data, but Bioscape Digital is at the forefront of a field that uses smart technology to drive patient care, comprehension and engagement at the point of care. By taking advantage of…
  • AlohaCare health plan opens Maui office

    Lorin Eleni Gill
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:19 pm
    Hawaii's third largest health plan provider AlohaCare has opened a Maui County office in Wailuku. The Medicaid and Medicare provider partners with nearly 2,200 physicians throughout the Islands and employs almost 200 people. The new office is to accommodate its Maui County members, which account for one-fifth of its 60,000 members. John McComas, AlohaCare's president and CEO, told PBN that the addition of the office will give members increased access to primary care physicians and medical specialists. AlohaCare…
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  • Kredible Technologies - Startups Finalist

    Lisa R. Schoolcraft
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:21 pm
    Atlanta-based Kredible Technologies users never have to guess what their buyers are thinking because Kredible will tell them. In May 2014, following an 18-month R&D period, Kredible launched a technology engine that helps organizations connect their employees to new business opportunities through online tools and take control of their online credibility, said Brad Shepard, founder and CEO. "Kredible is the first individual level Online Credibility Management platform in the market," he said. "We…
  • PetSmart investors approve $8.7 billion buyout

    Brandon Brown
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:15 pm
    PetSmart Inc. investors approved the buyout of the company by private equity firm BC Partners and its accompanying group Friday. In December, PetSmart (Nasdaq: PETM) announced it accepted a bid on the company for $8.7 billion. To complete the transaction, investors had to approve the deal at a special meeting held at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel in Phoenix. The company expects the transaction to close on March 11. Upon closing, investors will receive $83 per share of PetSmart. In July, Jana Partners,…
  • VetConnexx LLC - Finalist Atlanta Startup

    Lisa R. Schoolcraft
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:12 pm
    VetConnexx LLC helps veterans find good jobs after being discharged from the military. Founded in 2014, the 110-employee VetConnexx is a veteran-owned small business that provides process outsourcing services to companies seeking the finest consumer care and best value, said President and CEO Larry Ellis, a retired U.S. Army general. The company delivers inbound support and outbound sales for its Fortune 500 clients while providing returning and disabled veterans with meaningful post-deployment…
  • U.S. Department of Labor finds 'rampant labor law violations' in Dallas hotel sector

    Korri Kezar
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Housekeepers, cooks, maintenance workers, front desk clerks and event managers are among the 639 North Texas hotel employees who have received more than $180,000 in back wages under a national initiative. The U.S. Department of Labor's wage and hour division has found "rampant labor law violations" in Dallas' hotel industry, including instances companies' failure to pay minimum wage, overtime, commissions and bonuses; not keeping accurate logs of work hours; and wrongly classifying workers as independent…
  • Global software firm TOPdesk chooses Orlando for its U.S. HQ

    Matthew Richardson
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:47 pm
    IT software firm TOPdesk has chosen Orlando as its headquarters for its North American operations. TOPdesk, one of the world's largest and most widely recognized providers of IT service management solutions with seven other branches in the Netherlands, England, Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Denmark and Brazil, announced today that it opened a location in Research Park. The tech firm isn't a stranger to the U.S., as it has served clients here before. But as it established itself as a provider for its…
 
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  • Texas businessmen: Education, transportation and health care are state's top concerns

    Michael Theis
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:56 pm
    A panel of three influential Texas businessmen — Red McCombs, Drayton McLane Jr. and Jack Martin — said March 6 that education, transportation and health care issues are areas that the state needs to focus on if it is to remain among America's best-performing economies. The comments, which came during a Texas Lyceum panel discussion at the Hilton Austin hotel moderated by Texas Association of Business CEO Bill Hammond, saw the trio tackle a range of questions to probe their thoughts on the future…
  • Kaiser Permanente gains ground in Covered California enrollment

    Kathy Robertson
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:43 pm
    The majority of enrollment in Covered California remains in four major health plans, but the standout for 2015 is Kaiser Permanente. While Oakland-based Kaiser was fourth in the pack for new plan selections in 2014, with 17 percent of the market, but it's tied with Anthem for top spot this year, with 28 percent of the market. With renewals, Kaiser was edged out to No. 3 behind Anthem and Blue Shield of California, but the company appears to have made up significant ground, according to data announced…
  • Q&A: St. Leonard's Tim Dressman

    Tristan Navera
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Health care is a fast changing world, and Tim Dressman is on the forefront. The executive director of St. Leonard, one of the largest retirement communities in the area with 420 independent living units and about 500 employees, says it's been a busy year as the company navigates a whole new funding model. Q: What has St. Leonard been busy with this year? A: Over the last several years, nursing homes have done a lot more rehab care. Hospitals are able to discharge people a lot sooner who are still…
  • Humana to offer free Weight Watchers program to Arizona employers

    Angela Gonzales
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:26 pm
    In an effort to help employers create a healthier workforce, Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) is now offering Weight Watchers International Inc.'s (NYSE: WTW) weight-loss program to its Arizona enrollees for free. The Louisville, Kentucky-based insurer will offer the free weight-loss program to its employer groups for the first six months. If employees want to continue with the program, they will be offered a substantial discount, said Victoria Coley, market vice president for Humana. "Obesity is a fast-growing…
  • Entrepreneurial elites say 3 issues critical to Texas: education, transportation and health care

    Michael Theis
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:09 pm
    A panel of three influential Texas businessmen – Red McCombs, Drayton McLane, Jr., and Jack Martin – said Friday that education, transportation and health care issues are areas that the state needs to focus on if it is to remain among America's best-performing economies. The comments, which came during a Texas Lyceum panel discussion at the Hilton Austin hotel moderated by Texas Association of Business CEO Bill Hammond, saw the trio tackle a range of questions to probe their thoughts on the…
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  • Oprah can use “Own Your Power” phrase claimed by another entrepreneur

    Teresa Novellino
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:02 pm
    You may have seen or read Oprah Winfrey using the phrase "Own Your Power" in a segment or article about self-empowerment. Now, a federal judge in New York has ruled that Winfrey, one of the most powerful women in entertainment, can continue to do so legally. On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Paul Crotty in Manhattan ruled that Winfrey, her company Harpo Productions Inc., and her magazine publisher Hearst Corp. demonstrated that the phrase "lacks the requisite distinctiveness" to deserve trademark…
  • John Wiley Price will get public defender in federal corruption case

    Bill Hethcock
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:21 pm
    A federal magistrate judge on Friday appointed a defense attorney for Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price in his corruption case after an under-the-radar court proceeding in which Price was found to be poor enough to require public assistance. U.S. Magistrate Judge Renee Toliver granted Price's second motion for a taxpayer-funded lawyer and appointed Shirley Baccus-Lobel, according to a report by the Dallas Morning News. No advance public notice was given about the hearing, according to…
  • Chief Justice names interim leader of N.C. courts system

    Amanda Jones Hoyle
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:10 pm
    Following the announcement Monday that Judge John W. Smith will be retiring as director of the N.C. Adminstrative Office of the Courts, Chief Justice Mark Martin has named District Court Judge Marion Warren to take over as interim director. The transfer will be effective May 1 upon Judge Smith's retirement. Warren has been a district court judge for Judicial District 13, which includes Bladen, Brunswick and Columbus counties, since 2000. He was previously an assistant district attorney in the same…
  • 'People buy lawyers —not the law firm:' the unique wrinkle of legal marketing

    Sal Christ
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:26 pm
    It wasn't always legal, but even law firms need marketing and public relations teams to manage relationships, public image and draw in more business. Up until the 1977 U.S. Supreme Court case, Bates v. State Bar of Arizona, it was illegal for law firms to market their services to the public. Following the outcome of that case, advertising legal services became protected commercial speech under the First Amendment. Still, as both Alexandra Bridges, director of business development and communications…
  • Ferguson judge highlighted by Justice Department report faced tax liens

    Jacob Kirn
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:56 pm
    A Ferguson municipal judge singled out by the Department of Justice this week for helping to increase court collections has had federal tax liens filed against him. Ronald Brockmeyer, who the Department of Justice's report says approved the creation of fees that could be unlawful, has faced more than $189,000 in federal tax liens from April 2012 to November 2013, according to records reviewed by the Business Journal. Two liens, totaling, $42,139, have been paid, records show. It was not immediately…
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  • Texas businessmen: Education, transportation and health care are state's top concerns

    Michael Theis
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:56 pm
    A panel of three influential Texas businessmen — Red McCombs, Drayton McLane Jr. and Jack Martin — said March 6 that education, transportation and health care issues are areas that the state needs to focus on if it is to remain among America's best-performing economies. The comments, which came during a Texas Lyceum panel discussion at the Hilton Austin hotel moderated by Texas Association of Business CEO Bill Hammond, saw the trio tackle a range of questions to probe their thoughts on the future…
  • Entrepreneurial elites say 3 issues critical to Texas: education, transportation and health care

    Michael Theis
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:09 pm
    A panel of three influential Texas businessmen – Red McCombs, Drayton McLane, Jr., and Jack Martin – said Friday that education, transportation and health care issues are areas that the state needs to focus on if it is to remain among America's best-performing economies. The comments, which came during a Texas Lyceum panel discussion at the Hilton Austin hotel moderated by Texas Association of Business CEO Bill Hammond, saw the trio tackle a range of questions to probe their thoughts on the…
  • Washington state loses 6,800 Boeing employees in less than 3 years

    Stephanie Forshee
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:02 pm
    Boeing's Washington state workforce declined more than 2 percent last year, from 81,939 in 2013 to 80,199. While that is still almost twice as many as even tech giant Microsoft Corp., which employed 43,031 in Washington state in 2014, it is significant for a region that recently fought hard to keep Boeing's 777X production facility here. Boeing's employee count steadily increased over the past decade, up until the end of 2012. In October 2012, the aerospace company employed a record 87,032 employees.…
  • Entrepreneurial elites say education, transportation and health care are critical to Texas

    Michael Theis
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:45 pm
    A panel of three influential Texas businessmen – Red McCombs, Drayton McLane, Jr., and Jack Martin – said Friday that education, transportation and health care issues are areas that the state needs to focus on if it is to remain among America's best-performing economies. The comments, which came during a Texas Lyceum panel discussion at the Hilton Austin hotel moderated by Texas Association of Business CEO Bill Hammond, saw the trio tackle a range of questions to probe their thoughts on the…
  • Entrepreneurial elites say 3 issues critical to Texas: education, transportation and health care

    Michael Theis
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:40 pm
    A panel of three influential Texas businessmen – Red McCombs, Drayton McLane, Jr., and Jack Martin – said Friday that education, transportation and health care issues are areas that the state needs to focus on if it is to remain among America's best-performing economies. The comments, which came during a Texas Lyceum panel discussion at the Hilton Austin hotel moderated by Texas Association of Business CEO Bill Hammond, saw the trio tackle a range of questions to probe their thoughts on the…
 
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  • Matsui proposal would develop national clean-tech trade plan

    Allen Young
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:52 pm
    Congresswoman Doris Matsui has introduced federal legislation that would direct federal dollars toward developing a national strategy around clean energy trade and assisting local firms with exporting. The bill would direct $15 million from the federal budget to the International Trade Administration, which is housed within the U.S. Department of Commerce. The Commerce Secretary would then have 180 days to develop a plan for helping U.S. clean energy firms export goods and services abroad. "Investing…
  • Bidding war drives up prices of Washington aerospace suppliers

    Steve Wilhelm
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:20 pm
    Right now buying aerospace suppliers in Washington is like buying a house in Seattle– the market is hot and suitors are constantly outbidding each other. Just ask Darrin Cashette, a Denver machine-shop owner who is putting together a three-company merger in Washington state. "I can't tell you how many machine shops I've been outbid on," he said. "I put together an offer, we're a family-owned company, you get these equity companies coming in and they want to be in the Boeing space, and when they…
  • Twin Cities Auto Show opens Saturday in Minneapolis (Photos)

    Dirk DeYoung
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:28 pm
    The annual Twin Cities Auto Show opens Saturday morning at the Minneapolis Convention Center and runs through the following weekend. The show, put on by the Greater Metropolitan Automobile Dealers Association, features more than 450 vehicles representing 37 different makes, both domestic and imported. Business Journal photographer Nancy Kuehn got a preview on Friday, and you can see her shots by clicking on the photo on this page. It opens on Saturday at 10 a.m. and runs through March 15. More…
  • Washington state loses 6,800 Boeing employees in less than 3 years

    Stephanie Forshee
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:02 pm
    Boeing's Washington state workforce declined more than 2 percent last year, from 81,939 in 2013 to 80,199. While that is still almost twice as many as even tech giant Microsoft Corp., which employed 43,031 in Washington state in 2014, it is significant for a region that recently fought hard to keep Boeing's 777X production facility here. Boeing's employee count steadily increased over the past decade, up until the end of 2012. In October 2012, the aerospace company employed a record 87,032 employees.…
  • Germany to loan $690 million to Airbus

    Daniel McCoy
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:49 pm
    Germany will pay Airbus $690 million in loans to help finance the European company's A350 program. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, the loans will run until 2031 and up to 1,500 deliveries. Airbus delivered its first A350 to launch customer Qatar Airways late last year. Airbus Americas Engineering in Wichita has had as many as 150 people working on the A350 during its design and development. In addition, Wichita-based Spirit AeroSystems Inc. (NYSE: SPR) builds the composite…
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  • ​Chuice - Startup Finalist

    Lisa R. Schoolcraft
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:33 pm
    Chuice, a product that blends fruits, vegetables, herbs, nuts and seeds all in one bottle, is an award-winning new concept in packaged food. This blend of over 40 different products supplies more diverse macronutrients and micronutrients than any other bottled product, said Chuice founder Ladell Hill. "We have big dreams: to make healthier lifestyles easy and part of a more sustainable future," Hill said. "As a new lifestyle brand, our goal is to help people understand and feel the benefits of consuming…
  • Cinequest to show new Barco Escape 3-screen immersion films in San Jose

    Leia Parker
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:05 pm
    San Jose's Cinequest film festival wraps up soon, but it wouldn't be a Silicon Valley film festival without the lure of ending on an innovative high note. Imagine watching a film shown on three screens surrounding you in a cinema — not 3-D, but rather three large screens. Click on the photo of actress Rosario Dawson for a slideshow of the glitz and glam at Cinequest's recent Maverick Spirit Awards. Well, Cinequest is doing this, and taking it a step beyond this weekend in downtown San Jose…
  • Ballet San Jose faces possible closure if funding needs aren't met (slideshow)

    Vicki Thompson
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Assuming it can meet its current funding needs in a short, currently active fundraising campaign, Ballet San Jose will be taking on a new name this fall, one more indicative of its position as an arts institution in the heart of a major technology hub. Set to relaunch itself as Silicon Valley Ballet in September 2015, the arts organization is currently in the second phase of its "Bridge to the Future" campaign. It seeks to raise $550,000 in donations by March 14 to support its continuing operations.…
  • Oprah can use “Own Your Power” phrase claimed by another entrepreneur

    Teresa Novellino
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:02 pm
    You may have seen or read Oprah Winfrey using the phrase "Own Your Power" in a segment or article about self-empowerment. Now, a federal judge in New York has ruled that Winfrey, one of the most powerful women in entertainment, can continue to do so legally. On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Paul Crotty in Manhattan ruled that Winfrey, her company Harpo Productions Inc., and her magazine publisher Hearst Corp. demonstrated that the phrase "lacks the requisite distinctiveness" to deserve trademark…
  • Austin Aztex ink deal with Atlanta ticketing firm

    6 Mar 2015 | 3:01 pm
    The Austin Aztex Soccer Club has signed a ticketing agreement with Atlanta-based Ticket Alternative. The Aztex now compete in the United Soccer Leagues, and open the 2015 season with a home game at House Park off Lamar Boulevard on March 28. The Aztex have overhauled the venue's seating layout this year, with fans who choose to sit in Club Reserved seating offered reserved seatbacks and an extra row of legroom. Season ticket holders in the Sideline Reserved section receive a seat cushion. VIP season…
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  • Behind the List: Construction managers supervise projects to completion

    Sharon Havranek
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:47 pm
    This week's list ranks construction managers in the Sacramento region. If you're in the business, you know how important they are. If you aren't, you might be a little fuzzy on what these companies do. Construction managers plan, coordinate, budget and supervise construction projects from beginning to completion. Some projects have an independent construction manager overseeing construction, and other projects may have a general contractor who also acts as the manager. This week's list of construction…
  • This is why Seattle developers are building apartments, not condos

    Marc Stiles
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:40 pm
    The question of the day among Seattle real estate developers: Why are high-rise apartment buildings going up all over downtown but only one condo tower? The answer is money and the risk factors, according to two apartment developers. "This is a pretty savvy generation of buyers out there. I don't think they're going to buy a 600-square-foot, urban one-bedroom condominium for $500,000 to $600,000," said Tom Parsons of Holland Partner Group, which just finished a high-rise apartment next to the Paramount…
  • 2014 Fayette County Board of Realtors Circle of Achievement

    Lisa R. Schoolcraft
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:34 pm
    Silver Phoenix Mike Robinson Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners $10,250,866 Active Tamara Bourne Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners $27,543,160 Scott Barnett Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's Intl Realty $9,344,340 Phoenix Cas Tuck BHHS Georgia Properties - Fayetteville $5,059,041 Active Phoenix Susan Fitzgerald BHHS Georgia Properties - Peachtree City $18,287,125 Denise Wilhelm BHHS Georgia Properties - Peachtree City $8,641,398 Stephen Walker BHHS Georgia Properties - Peachtree…
  • Gov. Brown taps policy vet for Oregon Secretary of State job

    Andy Giegerich
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:29 pm
    A political veteran could fill the Oregon Secretary of State's role for the next two years. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said Friday she'll appoint Jeanne Atkins to the role she'd filled before becoming governor last month. Atkins will begin serving on March 11. Atkins had served as Sen. Jeff Merkley's state director since the Democrat was elected in 2009. She'd previously served as chief of staff to Oregon's House Speaker as well as the manager of the Women's and Reproductive Health Section of the Oregon…
  • 2014 Northeast Atlanta Metro Association of Realtors

    Lisa R. Schoolcraft
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:24 pm
    DIAMOND Cleveland Gaddis RE/MAX Center PLATINUM Larissa Benson Re/Max Legends Peggy Ann Clouse Dream Homes Realty of Georgia Marie Dinsmore RE/MAX All Properties Tary Drouault Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners - Duluth Dawn Gober RE/MAX Five Star Beverly Hart Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Eileen Howard RE/MAX Center Susan Mobbs Kliesen RE/MAX Center Connie Lawson Re/Max Legends Maria Licata Re/Max Around Atlanta Realty Nancy Minor Keller Williams Realty Chattahoochee North Jason…
 
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  • Carver Hotel Group - Finalist Startups

    Lisa R. Schoolcraft
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:30 pm
    After starting out as a small task force and executive consulting group, Carver Hotel Group(CHG) has quickly become a major player in the hotel management infrastructure arena. Developed to serve both hotel owners and management companies, CHG's industry-leading sales, marketing, ecommerce and revenue management resources focuses on meeting the needs of hotels and portfolios by providing each property with a tailored, strategic process to drive top line sales and maximize revenue. "Our team of…
  • Atlanta Eats/Bread N’ Butter

    Lisa R. Schoolcraft
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:27 pm
    Bread N' Butter Productions is a provider of dynamic video content when food and dining is a point of distinction. Atlanta Eats is a multimedia company dedicated to capturing the food and dining out scene in Atlanta with the goal of getting more people to eat out more often. Together, these two entities serve up everything tasty involving Atlanta's food scene. Founded by Steak Shapiro in 2012, Atlanta Eats is comprised of a popular weekly 30-minute TV program, a weekly radio show hosted by Mara…
  • Nebraska Furniture Mart holds soft openings for employees, families before grand opening

    Korri Kezar
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Nebraska Furniture Mart Texas made a few test runs before officially opening to the public. On Wednesday and Thursday the store, which is part of the Grandscape development in The Colony, held private events for employees. "We're not publicly open, but we did some private event pieces to test and make sure," said Rebecca Ritterbush, marketing manager for NFM. "This is a huge project and everyone has contributed so this is an opportunity for them to share it with their families." No grand opening…
  • Food Lion to revamp Triangle-area stores in 2015

    Lauren K. Ohnesorge
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:45 pm
    Walk-in coolers, a dedicated gluten-free section: Those are just some of the features coming to Triangle-area Food Lion stores this year, as the Salisbury-based grocery chain revamps its local stores. "It will be completely remodeled," says spokeswoman Christy Phillips-Brown, who says designers focused on shopping "like the customer would shop." Read: Grocery wars: Super markets fight for Triangle shoppers And that means realigning products and expanding areas particularly popular among Triangle…
  • Stealz continues growth spurt

    Lauren K. Ohnesorge
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:21 pm
    Raleigh social media marketing startup Stealz is growing its audience and adding big-name clients. Co-founder Jim Zidar says Stealz, which has gone from seven employees last year to more than double that in a suite at HQ Raleigh, has developed a mobile app that aims to turn customers into "brand ambassadors." App users are rewarded for sharing photos during their visit to one of Stealz's partner establishments – rewarded with prizes such as discounts and free food. Users can share photos on Instagram,…
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  • Latest construction photos from downtown arena, practice facility

    Dennis McCoy
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:46 pm
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  • Austin Aztex ink deal with Atlanta ticketing firm

    6 Mar 2015 | 3:01 pm
    The Austin Aztex Soccer Club has signed a ticketing agreement with Atlanta-based Ticket Alternative. The Aztex now compete in the United Soccer Leagues, and open the 2015 season with a home game at House Park off Lamar Boulevard on March 28. The Aztex have overhauled the venue's seating layout this year, with fans who choose to sit in Club Reserved seating offered reserved seatbacks and an extra row of legroom. Season ticket holders in the Sideline Reserved section receive a seat cushion. VIP season…
  • 9 things to do in Colorado this weekend (Cartier's farewell, comics fest and more)

    Allison Sylte
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:57 pm
    With temperatures getting well into the 40s and 50s this weekend (which is pretty much tropical compared to what we've experienced lately), it's high time to end hibernation and go do something. And hopefully, these nine events help. > Click here for 9 things to do in Colorado this weekend.
  • Bucky Badger, Scott Walker, Sterling Sharpe urge golf fans to visit PGA at Whistling Straits

    Rich Kirchen
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Celebrities from Bucky Badger to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to former Green Bay Packers receiver Sterling Sharpe appear in a new YouTube video urging Wisconsinites to attend the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Kohler. Their message, which is repeated throughout the 44-second spot: "This is major." And: "We want to see you there." (Watch the video below.) The video is aimed at golf fans in Wisconsin who are a crucial audience for the event. While Wisconsin fans are important for the…
  • What will Oakland Raiders one-year Coliseum lease mean for San Antonio?

    Patrick Chu
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:56 pm
    The Oakland Raiders will play in the Coliseum through the 2015-2016 football season after signing a short-term lease with the agency overseeing the stadium. However, it remains to be seen on whether the Raiders will stay in Oakland long-term. San Antonio and other markets have been aggressively courting the NFL team. San Antonio has proposed a plan that would allow Mark Davis to relocate to the Alamodome. No word yet on whether that offer still stands. The Raiders will pay Oakland-Alameda County…
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  • Kredible Technologies - Startups Finalist

    Lisa R. Schoolcraft
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:21 pm
    Atlanta-based Kredible Technologies users never have to guess what their buyers are thinking because Kredible will tell them. In May 2014, following an 18-month R&D period, Kredible launched a technology engine that helps organizations connect their employees to new business opportunities through online tools and take control of their online credibility, said Brad Shepard, founder and CEO. "Kredible is the first individual level Online Credibility Management platform in the market," he said. "We…
  • Rigor - Atlanta Startups Winner

    Lisa R. Schoolcraft
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Founded in 2010 by entrepreneurs Craig Hyde and David Cummings, Rigor strives to build simple, powerful software that helps companies optimize and operate web and mobile applications from a user's point of view. With the goal to take the complexity out of web performance monitoring, the Rigor team of 14 employees — 40 percent of whom have been hired in the past six months — continues to refine cutting edge, customer-focused software that enables better end user experiences. "Rigor is the new…
  • Cinequest to show new Barco Escape 3-screen immersion films in San Jose

    Leia Parker
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:05 pm
    San Jose's Cinequest film festival wraps up soon, but it wouldn't be a Silicon Valley film festival without the lure of ending on an innovative high note. Imagine watching a film shown on three screens surrounding you in a cinema — not 3-D, but rather three large screens. Click on the photo of actress Rosario Dawson for a slideshow of the glitz and glam at Cinequest's recent Maverick Spirit Awards. Well, Cinequest is doing this, and taking it a step beyond this weekend in downtown San Jose…
  • Global software firm TOPdesk chooses Orlando for its U.S. HQ

    Matthew Richardson
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:47 pm
    IT software firm TOPdesk has chosen Orlando as its headquarters for its North American operations. TOPdesk, one of the world's largest and most widely recognized providers of IT service management solutions with seven other branches in the Netherlands, England, Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Denmark and Brazil, announced today that it opened a location in Research Park. The tech firm isn't a stranger to the U.S., as it has served clients here before. But as it established itself as a provider for its…
  • ​Real Housewife of OC's swim line to sponsor Miss USA pageant

    6 Mar 2015 | 2:21 pm
    Lizzie Rovsek, one of the stars of "The Real Housewives Of Orange County," will be designing the swimwear that will be worn during the swimsuit competition for this year's Miss USA pageant. Rovsek's company, Sun Kitten Swimwear, has been named the official swimwear sponsor of the 2015 Miss USA pageant. Rovsek, who is the designer and chief executive of Sun Kitten, is a former Miss Kentucky USA. "It has long been a dream of mine to design the swimwear for the Miss USA pageant," Rovsek said in a…
 
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  • 9 things to do in Colorado this weekend (Cartier's farewell, comics fest and more)

    Allison Sylte
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:57 pm
    With temperatures getting well into the 40s and 50s this weekend (which is pretty much tropical compared to what we've experienced lately), it's high time to end hibernation and go do something. And hopefully, these nine events help. > Click here for 9 things to do in Colorado this weekend.
  • Hawaii's Blue Startups selects 5th cohort with a focus on travel tech

    Jason Ubay
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:37 pm
    Blue Startups, the Hawaii-based technology accelerator founded by entrepreneurs Henk Rogers, has selected eight technology startups to participate in its fifth cohort for the spring of 2015. "We focused on recruitment in a few core areas for this cohort; namely travel technology and Asia-Pacific focus," Rogers said in a statement. "Hawaii has unfair advantages in these areas, and we are looking to take advantage of them." Blue Startups targets capital-efficient and scalable-technology companies…
  • Ryan Cos. nears deal for Radisson Red on Minneapolis site

    Sam Black
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:56 pm
    Ryan Cos. US Inc. is nearing a development deal with Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group to develop a Radisson Red hotel on South Third Street between Portland and Park avenues in downtown MInneapolis, according to sources who declined to be named to protect client relationships. The site is on a thin parcel next to the new Wells Fargo office towers that Ryan is constructing. It isn't clear how many rooms or stories the hotel would include, but it is expected to be shorter than the twin 17-story Wells Fargo…
  • VBN’s Kaler elected to U.S. Travel Assn. board

    James Fink
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:56 pm
    For the first time in its history, Visit Buffalo Niagara will have representation on U.S. Travel Association's board of directors. Patrick Kaler, Visit Buffalo Niagara president and CEO, was elected to a two-year term on the 23-member board, which oversees and governs U.S. Travel, a major tourism and hospitality industry agency. With his at-large appointment, Kaler has the chance to be re-appointed for a second term. Having representation on the board is a milestone for VBN and the local tourism…
  • Harrison Ford emergency landing showed his skill as a pilot, Wichita trainer says

    Daniel McCoy
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:47 pm
    The most common time for an engine failure in an aircraft is directly after takeoff as full power is applied. It's something all pilots train for, but the real world is no simulation. Local flight instructor Matt Bell says Harrison Ford's emergency landing on a California golf course on Thursday shows the actor is a pilot who was ready for the worst-case scenario. Ford was injured in the incident, but managed to set a World War II-era Ryan Aeronautical ST3KR down on the Penmar Golf Course shortly…
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  • NFIB on the sidelines in ACA subsidies challenge

    Kathy Robertson
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:33 pm
    While U.S. Supreme Court justices mull over the fate of federal subsidies in the Affordable Care Act, one vocal critic of the health reform law is sitting on the sidelines this time. The National Federation of Independent Business filed a lawsuit against the individual mandate ultimately upheld by the Supreme Court in 2012, but the group is sitting out the current legal challenge. "We haven't come out on either side of this one," said John Kabateck, executive director at NFIB California. "The first…
  • Marketing firm owner to open eclectic retail shop in downtown Dayton

    Olivia Barrow
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:48 am
    The owner of a growing marketing firm in downtown Dayton is branching out into the retail business. Matthew Sliver, principal with Catapult Creative, has signed a lease in The Cannery to open a clothing and accessories shop along with partner Shaun Harris. Harris owned the clothing store Status at the corner of Third and St. Clair streets that closed last summer. The store will be called The Collection, and will be located in the 2,800-square-foot space at the eastern end of The Cannery, next to…
  • How three South Florida accounting firms used rebranding to streamline their business

    Nina Lincoff
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:39 am
    There's a saying that accountants fix problems clients didn't know they had, and in a way clients typically don't understand. But three veteran South Florida accounting firms hope to change that. Daszkal Bolton, Kaufman Rossin and Goldstein Schechter Koch are banking on ambitious rebrands anchored on technology to freshen their looks, boost their profiles and facilitate ongoing access to their clients in a way that better communicates the range of services they offer. These are not your parents'…
  • Wanted: Local investors to keep “green” company in Dayton region

    Joe Cogliano
    6 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    TrueChoicePack, the green packaging manufacturer I just told you was positioned for explosive growth, is looking for investors to keep its operation in the Dayton region. Christopher Che, chairman of the Centerville-based company, said a large influx of capital is needed to build up enough inventory to meet expected demand. Click here to read how and why the company is poised for some big national contracts. Che — who built Miamisburg-based label maker Hooven-Dayton Corp. into a major player…
  • Dayton-area green company poised for national contracts

    Joe Cogliano
    6 Mar 2015 | 9:27 am
    TrueChoicePack — the environmentally-friendly products company you've been reading about here for several years — is on the verge of a massive growth spurt. Late last year, the Centerville-based company became a subsidiary of Cincinnati-based Che International Group LLC. ( Click here to read that story.) Che International, which also owns Miamisburg-based label maker Hooven-Dayton Corp., has more than 120 employees and lists Johnson Controls and Procter & Gamble Co. among its clients. So here's…
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  • New York cashing in on thoroughbred racing

    Robin K. Cooper
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:03 pm
    New York's thoroughbred racing industry is becoming more lucrative as purses grew by $7 million to $186 million last year, bucking the national trend as U.S. racing purses fell by $5.5 million. Meanwhile, the overall economic impact of thoroughbred racing has grown by about $23 million to $237 million over the past three years. Separate reports from the Jockey Club and the Saratoga County Industrial Development Agency released this week shed new light on the impact the thoroughbred industry has…
  • Albany artist commissioned for new downtown convention center

    Michael DeMasi
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Visitors to the new $66.5 million convention center that will be built in downtown Albany, New York won't be looking at blank walls while attending trade shows or networking during cocktail parties. Dahl Taylor was hired to create works of art in the lobby and other key gathering places inside the building at the corner of Howard and Eagle streets, near the Capitol. Taylor, an Albany artist, will be paid $58,260 to create 1,700 to 1,800 square feet of wall covering in seven locations, said Duncan…
  • HealthCare.gov improving as New York seeks $69M tax for its Affordable Care Act website

    David Robinson
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:03 am
    As New York debates a new tax on health insurance to help pay for the Affordable Care Act, federal regulators say a website attached to the law is improving. That is according to the new report from the Government Accountability Office, which outlined management of HealthCare.gov, the website handling the federal Affordable Care Act marketplaces, called exchanges. Meanwhile, New York is among the 16 states that run their own exchange website, NYstateofhealth.ny.gov. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed…
  • This is how much money New York health insurers are losing

    David Robinson
    6 Mar 2015 | 9:43 am
    Health insurers in New York are filing fiscal reports for 2014 that illustrate how and why the Affordable Care Act is pressuring the industry to reduce prices but threatening thousands of jobs. As the annual financial reports trickle in during the coming days and weeks, the story is focusing on losses at some of the largest insurers. The next chapter will involve whether ending 2014 in the red prompts job cuts or other cost-saving measures at those organizations. For example, HealthNow New York,…
  • Chicago venture capitalist on investing in Albany, New York companies

    Chelsea Diana
    6 Mar 2015 | 8:21 am
    Venture capitalist Keith Crandell has invested in more than 200 companies in his 20 years working with ARCH Venture Partners. That includes a multi-million dollar investment in Albany, New York's Crystal IS. Crandell is the co-founder and managing director of ARCH Venture Partners, a venture capital firm in Chicago. Over several years, ARCH made a $8 million investment in Crystal IS, an ultraviolet light technology developer that manufacturers LEDs in Green Island, New York. With venture capital…
 
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  • Community banks soared while the rest of the industry slumped last quarter

    Sal Christ
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Community banks across the country outperformed the rest the of the banking industry, according to the FDIC's Quarterly Banking Profile report for the fourth quarter of 2014. Community banks earned $4.8 billion during the quarter. And banks in what's known as the "Dallas geographical region" — which includes New Mexico, Colorado, Texas and five other states — outperformed many other regions, save for the "New York geographical region," which includes most of the East Coast, the U.S. Virgin Islands…
  • Osceola Energy talks SolarCity, interconnection fees and solar tax credits (Video)

    Dan Mayfield
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:34 pm
    Most who watch the solar industry were paying attention this week to the announcement that SolarCity is launching in New Mexico. But smaller companies in the solar industry say the bigger news is that the New Mexico state Senate passed a new bill which, if signed, would add state tax credits to leased solar systems. Adam Harper, CEO of Osceola Energy, a five-year-old solar company in Albuquerque, said the expansion of the tax credits could be a major boost for the industry in New Mexico. But Harper…
  • 'People buy lawyers —not the law firm:' the unique wrinkle of legal marketing

    Sal Christ
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:26 pm
    It wasn't always legal, but even law firms need marketing and public relations teams to manage relationships, public image and draw in more business. Up until the 1977 U.S. Supreme Court case, Bates v. State Bar of Arizona, it was illegal for law firms to market their services to the public. Following the outcome of that case, advertising legal services became protected commercial speech under the First Amendment. Still, as both Alexandra Bridges, director of business development and communications…
  • Comcast offers $250K in tech startup competition (Video)

    Dan Mayfield
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Comcast is looking for a few good businesses for its Innovations 4 Entrepreneurs competition. The new contest is open to any entrepreneur or startup business using technology. The application is a simple 250-word essay, and 32 winners will receive $10,000, while six grand prize winners receive $30,000 and a trip to the Comcast headquarters for a technology summit. "It's a chance for small businesses to get funding for their technology dreams because we realize that you can really take your business…
  • The list: these utility companies keep the lights (and gas) on

    Brandon J. Call
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:55 pm
    This week's list shines light on New Mexico's utility companies and cooperatives. With 515,443 customers, New Mexico Gas Co. is the largest utility company in New Mexico. Ryan Shell is the president of New Mexico Gas Co., which has 678 employees and supplies gas service to 23 counties in New Mexico. Click on the accompanying slideshow to find out the other top utility companies and cooperatives in the state. To see the full top-25 utility companies and cooperatives list, check out our March 6 print…
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  • Cox Communications to FCC: Make AT&T and Google compete fairly

    David Allison
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:39 pm
    As new competitors like Google move into the high-speed broadband business, cable TV giant Cox Communications Inc. wants the federal government to keep the playing field level. The Federal Communications Commission is proposing to modernize its rules to better reflect the fact that video services are being provided increasingly over the Internet. Commenting on the proposed new rules, Cox Communications on March 3 told the FCC that it should "promote regulatory parity" by ensuring that all companies…
  • Delta, legacy carriers cry foul at Mideast airlines' government subsidies

    Nicholas Sakelaris
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:50 am
    Emirates, Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways receive billions in government subsidies that give them an advantage when competing at U.S. airports, Delta Air Lines Inc. and other legacy carriers say. Together, Emirates, Qatar and Etihad have received $42 billion in subsidies since 2004. Each round trip flown by these foreign carriers out of a U.S. airport averages a net loss of more than 800 U.S. jobs, according to a study released by the legacy carriers. A joint effort by American (Nasdaq: AAL),…
  • This week under the Gold Dome: One busy day

    Dave Williams
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:49 am
    After a lackluster first half, the 2015 General Assembly session heated up this week. In fact, three of the highest-profile bills passed on the same day. On Thursday, lawmakers approved the most important education and transportation measures, as well as controversial "religious freedom" legislation opposed by business and civil rights groups. The transportation bill, which cleared the House of Representatives by a surprisingly large 123-45 margin, aims at raising nearly $1 billion a year in new…
  • Humana to hold annual meeting in Atlanta

    David Allison
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:40 am
    Health-care giant Humana Inc. will hold its annual meeting in Atlanta. Shareholders and top execs from the Louisville, Ky.-based company (NYSE: HUM) will gather on the morning of April 16 at the Intercontinental Buckhead Atlanta. Shareholders will be asked to elect 10 directors, ratify the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the company's accounting firm, and approve compensation of the company's top officers. This will be the first time Humana has ever had its annual meeting in Atlanta,…
  • La Perla grand opening (SLIDESHOW)

    6 Mar 2015 | 11:09 am
    La Perla and Town & Country Magazine on Thursday marked the grand opening of the La Perla boutique in Buckhead Atlanta with a private cocktail reception benefiting Make-A-Wish Georgia. SLIDESHOW on the right. The Italian luxury clothing company also announced it will donate 20 percent of all sales now through March 12 to Make-A-Wish Georgia. Hosts included Perla North America CEO Suzy Biszantz, La Perla Retail Director Jenny Holmes, Susan Been, Cinda Boomershine, Jada Loveless, and Amy Nelson. La…
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  • Austin Aztex ink deal with Atlanta ticketing firm

    6 Mar 2015 | 3:01 pm
    The Austin Aztex Soccer Club has signed a ticketing agreement with Atlanta-based Ticket Alternative. The Aztex now compete in the United Soccer Leagues, and open the 2015 season with a home game at House Park off Lamar Boulevard on March 28. The Aztex have overhauled the venue's seating layout this year, with fans who choose to sit in Club Reserved seating offered reserved seatbacks and an extra row of legroom. Season ticket holders in the Sideline Reserved section receive a seat cushion. VIP season…
  • 'Mini Music Row' planned for sprawling South Austin development

    Chad Swiatecki
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:53 pm
    GroundFloor Development has big plans for its St. Elmo's Market and Lofts in South Austin, with hopes of turning the ambitious project into a hub for creative businesses that could gain a reputation as a smaller version of Nashville's Music Row. Company officials told Austin Business Journal that interviews are underway with brokerage firms that would recruit music-focused businesses in Austin and major music centers including Nashville, Los Angeles and New York, with hopes of opening satellite…
  • Entrepreneurial elites say 3 issues critical to Texas: education, transportation and health care

    Michael Theis
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:40 pm
    A panel of three influential Texas businessmen – Red McCombs, Drayton McLane, Jr., and Jack Martin – said Friday that education, transportation and health care issues are areas that the state needs to focus on if it is to remain among America's best-performing economies. The comments, which came during a Texas Lyceum panel discussion at the Hilton Austin hotel moderated by Texas Association of Business CEO Bill Hammond, saw the trio tackle a range of questions to probe their thoughts on the…
  • New Mexico eatery expands to Austin

    By Kritika Kulshrestha
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:08 pm
    New Mexico restaurateur and chef Erin Wade is bringing her bistro, Vinaigrette, to Austin. The restaurant, scheduled to open in September, will be off South Congress in the facility formerly occupied by Tree House Italian Grill, north of Oltorf. There are two other Vinaigrettes, one in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Vinaigrette specializes in salads made from locally produced food. The New Mexico locations get as much as 70 percent of their ingredients from Wade's 10-acre farm in Nambe, New Mexico.…
  • Austin unemployment ticks slightly higher in January; Texas loses oil jobs

    Michael Theis
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    Austin's unadjusted unemployment rate ticked slightly higher in January, according to the latest numbers released Friday from the Texas Workforce Commission, with area unemployment rising to 3.7 percent from 3.4 percent in December. Statewide, the adjusted unemployment rate dropped from 4.6 percent in December to 4.4 percent in January as trade, transportation and utilities industries added 10,900 jobs. In January alone, approximately 20,100 non-agricultural jobs were added. Over the past 12 months,…
 
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  • Health-tech startup Emocha lands deal with 3rd-largest county in U.S.

    Sarah Gantz
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:11 pm
    Baltimore health IT startup Emocha Mobile Health Inc. is taking its medication-tracking mobile app to one of the largest counties in the country — Harris County, Texas. Emocha on Friday announced a year-long, $65,000 contract with the Houston-area county to help health workers make sure tuberculosis patients are taking their medication. The contract can be extended for up to a total of five years. With 4.3 million residents, Harris County is the largest in Texas and third-largest in the country.…
  • Snow and ice force cancellation of 10 race days at Laurel Park

    Sarah Meehan
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:47 am
    A third of the race days scheduled at Laurel Park have been cancelled since Jan. 1 because of harsh winter weather in the region. Sal Sinatra, the Maryland Jockey Club's General Manager, has cancelled 10 of the 30 live race days at Laurel Park since the start of the year due to freezing conditions that have made the dirt track dangerous. "It's been brutal actually, actually worse than last winter," Sinatra said. "This year it's been more of an ice, freeze, thaw situation." Cancelling races costs…
  • Maryland is the best state to injure your foot in while working

    Sarah Gantz
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:27 am
    What's the compensation for losing your arm in a factory accident? It could be just over $300,000 in Maryland. A new interactive database by ProPublica compares workers' compensation rates among states and shows that in Maryland, workers often get more than the national average. ProPublica found that the average amount workers get for on-the-job injuries varies significantly by state because of differences in the laws that govern how workers' compensation is calculated. For example, the national…
  • Andy Malis takes on new role at ad agency MGH

    Joanna Sullivan
    6 Mar 2015 | 9:34 am
    Andy Malis loves the limelight — Jane Goldstrom, not so much. So for the past 20 years, Malis has always been a very visible president at MGH Inc., an Owings Mills marketing and advertising company. But Malis said he and Goldstrom, who founded the firm with Terra Hopson in 1995, discovered they needed to better define the roles they had so MGH could become a "faster" organization. Goldstrom is now taking on the president's role in addition to her chief operating officer job. She will focus on…
  • Kevin Plank on Port Covington: 'We're going to need taxpayer help'

    Kevin Litten
    6 Mar 2015 | 9:09 am
    Under Armour Inc. CEO Kevin Plank's plan to build a new corporate campus in Port Covington is likely to mean major changes in infrastructure on the South Baltimore peninsula. In an interview this week, Plank said both the local road network and highway exit ramps will require changes to improve access to the area. He didn't specify what he thinks should happen. Plank would pursue a tax-increment financing plan to pay for the work, he said. Under such a deal, which must be approved by the City Council,…
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  • Behind The Cover Story: Downtown's New Main Street (Video)

    6 Mar 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Behind The Cover Story: Downtown's New Main Street (Video)
  • Six projects that transformed Second Avenue North

    Bryan Davis
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:12 pm
    These six projects helped pave the way for what is going on today on Second Avenue North today. The street, over the past five years, has become one of downtown's hottest areas, drawing in professional office tenants for daytime traffic and young professionals to live in the many loft projects and eat and drink the local restaurants and bars. The Pizitz project and the Thomas Jefferson Tower development are both underway and should bring over 200 more people to live along the thoroughfare. In…
  • What the craft beer license bill could mean for Alabama

    Ryan Phillips
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:48 pm
    More local beer could mean more local jobs in Alabama. HB96, a recently drafted piece of legislation that has yet to be voted on in the legislature, seeks to create a craft brewers license allowing for direct beer sales at breweries around the state, which many believe will be a major boost to jobs and the Alabama economy. Dan Roberts, executive director of the Alabama Brewers Guild–who formed the bill–said its passage could bring as many as 3,000 new jobs to the state if passed. "We want…
  • BHM sees boost in traffic for January

    Ryan Phillips
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:29 am
    Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport saw an increase in total flights for January, showing a 3 percent increase in total passengers from the same month a year ago. In January 2015, the airport as a whole saw 187,392 total passengers, up from 181,403 in January 2014. The figures from 2014 were likely impacted by snowy weather, which closed the airport for multiple days during the month. Southwest maintained its hold as the top airline in terms of passenger totals, but saw a slight decrease…
  • Clairmont staple Bogue's Restaurant files bankruptcy

    Bryan Davis
    6 Mar 2015 | 8:53 am
    Longtime Birmingham diner Bogue's Restaurant has filed for bankruptcy, but its owner's attorney said this week the doors will remain open during the reorganization. Rostro Inc., the company behind Bogue's, filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy this week, according to Jefferson County public records. Bradley Hightower, attorney for the Bogue's owner Daryl Whitfield, said there will not be a change in ownership or service hours at the 3120 Clairmont Ave. restaurant as a result of the bankruptcy. "A prime…
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  • These Harvard students want to help the homeless get Internet access

    David Harris
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:11 pm
    Three Harvard graduate students are hoping to raise money to give the homeless the ability to connect to the Internet. The three students, who will all graduate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education this May, include Farhan Quasem, Cindy Yang and Hannah Fidoten. The result of their efforts is a startup called Mobilizr, which is currently hoping to raise $1,000 on crowdfunding site Indiegogo. The Harvard Coop has already committed $500 to the efforts, according to Quasem. The goal will be…
  • Northeastern U's law school dean looks beyond Big Law for job placements

    Mary Moore
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:42 am
    Three of Boston's prominent law schools made it onto The National Law Journal's recent list of the top 50 law schools nationwide with the most graduates in 2014 who got hired as first-year associates by the 250 largest law firms. It's no surprise that Harvard University Law School is among the top 50, coming in at #5. So, too, are the law schools at Boston University (#19) and Boston College (#21). Northeastern University School of Law, which is also one of the city's better-known schools, does…
  • Layoffs at Cubist come amid a steady flow of senior execs out of Merck

    Don Seiffert
    6 Mar 2015 | 10:41 am
    The layoffs announced in Lexington this week by the new owner of Cubist Pharmaceuticals come amid an outflow of high-ranking executives from the antibiotics company seeking new positions, according to local job placement experts. In recent days, local staffing firms who work in the life science industry confirmed that there have been a slew of calls from Cubist employees at all levels looking for new jobs in the three months since Merck & Co. (NYSE: MRK) first announced plans to buy Cubist on Dec.…
  • First look: 46-story Garden Garage residential tower in Boston’s West End

    Catherine Carlock
    6 Mar 2015 | 10:32 am
    Equity Residential has transformed its original design for a residential development to replace the existing four-story Garden Garage in Boston's West End more than a year after the project failed to win approval from the Boston Redevelopment Authority. Equity Residential (NYSE: EQR), a Chicago-based real estate investment trust, had originally filed plans with the BRA in 2009 for two towers, one at 31 stories and a second at 24 stories at 35 Lomasney Way, across from the Thomas P. O'Neill Jr. Federal…
  • Around the Region: March 6, 2015

    Catherine Carlock
    6 Mar 2015 | 10:21 am
    A summary of recent transactions and personnel news within Greater Boston's real estate community. Goldfish Swim School, an aquatic facility dedicated to indoor swim classes and programs for children 4 months and older, is planning to open its first Massachusetts location in Needham by May. Waltham-based Vantage Builders has been tapped for the $2 million buildout of a 13,000-square-foot warehouse space at 45 Fourth Ave. in Needham. The Needham location will hire up to 50 workers, and Goldfish Swim…
 
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  • Environmental review part of Outer Harbor plan

    James Fink
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:27 pm
    Once a revised development plan is completed for Buffalo's Outer Harbor, state officials have promised a thorough environmental review before the first shovel breaks any ground. Most of the 384 acres of the Outer Harbor property, which parallels a portion of Fuhrmann Boulevard, was at one time used for industrial purposes and has long been classified as a brownfield remediation site. A top ranking Empire State Development executive said just as the Wilkeson Pointe property was remediated before…
  • VBN’s Kaler elected to U.S. Travel Assn. board

    James Fink
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:56 pm
    For the first time in its history, Visit Buffalo Niagara will have representation on U.S. Travel Association's board of directors. Patrick Kaler, Visit Buffalo Niagara president and CEO, was elected to a two-year term on the 23-member board, which oversees and governs U.S. Travel, a major tourism and hospitality industry agency. With his at-large appointment, Kaler has the chance to be re-appointed for a second term. Having representation on the board is a milestone for VBN and the local tourism…
  • No upward movement in January home sales

    6 Mar 2015 | 11:53 am
    Sales of single-family homes in the Buffalo area were flat in January and median prices declined nearly 3 percent over the past year while inventory also was down. Those figures come from the Buffalo Niagara Association of Realtors which released its snapshot of the area's housing market Friday. Closed sales added up to 590 in January — off just four from a year ago. Median prices amounted to $118,000 compared to $122,000, a rop of 2.7 percent. Average prices dropped 4 percent to $142,989 from…
  • New Ivy Lea Construction site in NT advancing

    James Fink
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:17 am
    Having secured an agreement with the North Tonawanda Common Council on land for an expanded headquarters, Ivy Lea Construction Inc. is now working with the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency on an incentive package for the project. NCIDA directors, when they meet on March 11, are expected to set a public hearing on sales and property tax breaks needed to move forward with Ivy Lea's proposal project. Following the hearing, the NCIDA board is tentatively scheduled to vote on the incentive…
  • UB cardiologist studying use of stem cells to fix the heart

    Tracey Drury
    6 Mar 2015 | 8:15 am
    A $2 million federal grant will give University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences researchers additional resources to study how stem cells can be used to repair the heart. Led by Dr. John Canty Jr., chief of cardiology in the UB Department of Medicine and a cardiologist with UBMD, the National Institutes of Health award will help determine what types of cardiac stem cell therapy is most effective to treat patients with heart failure. Canty said in a UB news release that cardiac…
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  • Snapshot: Next N.C. governor's race looks close

    Erik Spanberg
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    The next governor's race in North Carolina will be decided in 20 months. Looking at recent polls, Gov. Pat McCrory, the first-term Republican incumbent, likely faces a tougher race than he did in 2012. This week, Public Policy Polling, a left-leaning research company, found the governor with a two-point lead over presumed Democratic nominee Roy Cooper, the current state attorney general. McCrory led 43 percent to 41 percent. PPP noted the governor led by five to seven points in its two most recent…
  • New CEO believes Carolina Premier Bank is 'thirsty for a new vision'

    Adam O'Daniel
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:54 am
    David Barksdale doesn't look like the kind of chief executive to be impressed by a coffee-table book in a three-star hotel. He's a student of company culture and values. He's an experienced strategist. He's ambitious. And his polished style — dark rim designer glasses, cuff links and pocket square — hint at his aim for sophisticated success. But if the rookie CEO is successful in fulfilling Carolina Premier Bank's full potential, he may owe at least a small debt of gratitude to the picture-book…
  • Hotel prices in Charlotte rise with popularity

    Jen Wilson
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:53 am
    A recent report from Hotels.com highlighted Charlotte's rising popularity as a travel destination — and with that has come higher prices for hotel rooms in the city. In a separate report Thursday afternoon, the accommodations-booking website said the average price for a night's stay in a Charlotte hotel room last year was $115, up 5 percent from a year earlier. That increase is on par with the growth in room prices at the national level, though the city's average price is lower than the $137…
  • Marsh buys land for mixed-use project tied to redevelopment of Strawberry Hill

    Will Boye
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:47 am
    Marsh Properties has purchased a 2.65-acre property at the intersection of Providence and Sardis roads for a project that is expected to tie in with a larger redevelopment of the Strawberry Hill shopping center. Marsh recently bought the land, located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Providence, Sardis and Fairview roads, for $3.1 million. The property, home to a BB&T bank branch, was rezoned late last year for a mixed-use project with up to 35,000 square feet of commercial space in…
  • Texas burger joint plans first location for Charlotte market

    Jennifer Thomas
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:12 am
    Wayback Burgers is finalizing plans for its first location in the Charlotte market. The Texas-based burger franchise plans to open in Matthews' Gateway Town Center in June. Franchisee Wayne Ernest, owner of Triple Triple Burgers, will operate that 1,650-square foot burger joint at 929 Park Center Drive. Scott Alexander, president of Alexander Property Group Inc., represented Ernest in negotiations for the Matthews site. Chris Orr with Roman Properties represented landlord Brookchase Properties. Ernest,…
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  • These Cincinnati companies are getting props for their partnership with women-owned businesses

    Erin Caproni
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Three Cincinnati-based companies were among those honored by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council for their programs that drive growth for women-owned businesses. Kroger Co., Macy's Inc. and Procter & Gamble Co. landed on the 16th annual list of America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises, which recognizes firms that have exemplary supplier diversity programs. "WBENC's Top Corporations set the standard for enabling women suppliers to access increased opportunities in…
  • $25 million luxury apartment project gets key approval

    Tom Demeropolis
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:59 am
    Real estate developer Ray Schneider's plan to build a more than $25 million upscale apartment development in Madisonville received a key approval onFriday morning. The Cincinnati Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve a major amendment for the planned development Madison Circle Development at 5101 Madison Road, changing the permitted office use to residential use. The Cincinnati Planning Department recommended the planning commission approve the major amendment. Schneider's original plans…
  • See who won at last night's Green Business Awards festivities: SLIDESHOW

    Nikki Kingery
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:43 am
    The Business Courier presented its sixth annual Green Business Awards on Thursday night at the Sharonville Convention Center. Created in partnership with the U.S. Green Business Council's Cincinnati chapter, the awards celebrate Tri-State businesses, agencies and nonprofits that are showcasing sustainability. The program honored 39 green projects in the areas of advocacy, building, practice and products or services. From those four categories, 14 winners were announced at the event. The winners…
  • Local PR firm wins MLB All-Star Game contract

    Erin Caproni
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:25 am
    Major League Baseball selected a local public relations firm to assist in its efforts for the 2015 All-Star Game at Great American Ball Park and other related events. Game Day Communications will assist MLB and the Cincinnati Reds with media relations, CEO Jackie Reau told me. The firm will work on events held inside and outside GABP including the MLB fan fest, community legacy projects, special events, promotions and more. Financial details of the deal weren't disclosed. Game Day, which was…
  • Allegiant expands new CVG flight before its first takeoff

    Erin Caproni
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:22 am
    Allegiant Air has extended the seasonal service for its newest flight before its first takeoff from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. The company announced Thursday that it will extend its seasonal schedule to operate flights to Savannah/Hilton Head on Monday through Friday from May 8 until Oct. 11. The flights, which were announced last week along with new service to Austin, Texas, were originally expected to end Aug. 17, but demand for the tickets exceeded Allegiant's expectations. "We…
 
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  • How do you value naming-rights deals like Mapfre Stadium? EXPLAINER

    Evan Weese
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:12 pm
    What's in a stadium's name? A whole lot more than meets the eye. Crew Stadium will go by another moniker for the first time in its 16-year history after Columbus Crew SC officials announced Mapfre Insurance as the team's new naming-rights sponsor, creating Mapfre Stadium. A deal like the one with Mapfre, sports marketing professionals say, includes a whole lot more than a sales pitch and slapping a company logo on the venue's scoreboard. First, there has to be a calculation to determine the value…
  • 101 Beer Kitchen taking successful formula to Gahanna

    Dan Eaton
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:55 am
    It was easy for Jessica and Thad Kittrell to envision their 101 Beer Kitchen in Gahanna – the space they picked already looked like their Dublin restaurant. "That's what really drew us to it," Jessica Kittrell told me. "I'd drive by this every day and think that it has the same front. It's even at the same angle facing the road." Their second gastropub is set to open March 16 at 397 Stoneridge Lane in Stoneridge Plaza. The Kittrells opened the original 101 Beer Kitchen in 2012 at 7509 Sawmill…
  • FloShield-maker going global as it raises another $11.7M

    Carrie Ghose
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:47 am
    Minimally Invasive Devices Inc. has closed an $11.7 million Series C round of financing as it launches a lower-cost version of its device that keeps the camera lens clear during laparoscopic surgery. The funding just tops an $11.5 million Series B two years ago. The Columbus-based company's FloShield device was invented by CEO Dr. Wayne Poll to prevent the safety risks and delays caused by repeatedly removing the camera from an incision during surgery to clear the lens. However, hospitals had been…
  • Amazon data center in Delaware County clears zoning

    Brian R. Ball
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:39 am
    The Orange Township Zoning Commission has approved a motion to recommend trustees approve the rezoning of land at Home Road and Route 23 for an Amazon Web Services data center. The township's trustees were expected to set a March 18 hearing date and probable vote on the site's rezoning from single- and multifamily residential to planned commercial and office district. The zoning panel included nine stipulations to the development text or design guidelines to which the division of Amazon.com Inc.…
  • University Hospitals of Cleveland edging closer to OhioHealth’s expanded territory

    Carrie Ghose
    6 Mar 2015 | 10:28 am
    Hospital consolidation is about to blur the boundaries between northeast and Central Ohio territories for the first time. University Hospitals of Cleveland this week announced it's in talks to acquire Samaritan Regional Health System in Ashland. That's just over 15 miles northeast of Mansfield, where Columbus-based OhioHealth Corp. expanded last year by acquiring MedCentral Health System. For perspective: OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital and Mount Carmel East are about 14 miles apart. "This…
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  • U.S. Department of Labor finds 'rampant labor law violations' in Dallas hotel sector

    Korri Kezar
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Housekeepers, cooks, maintenance workers, front desk clerks and event managers are among the 639 North Texas hotel employees who have received more than $180,000 in back wages under a national initiative. The U.S. Department of Labor's wage and hour division has found "rampant labor law violations" in Dallas' hotel industry, including instances companies' failure to pay minimum wage, overtime, commissions and bonuses; not keeping accurate logs of work hours; and wrongly classifying workers as independent…
  • Nebraska Furniture Mart holds soft openings for employees, families before grand opening

    Korri Kezar
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Nebraska Furniture Mart Texas made a few test runs before officially opening to the public. On Wednesday and Thursday the store, which is part of the Grandscape development in The Colony, held private events for employees. "We're not publicly open, but we did some private event pieces to test and make sure," said Rebecca Ritterbush, marketing manager for NFM. "This is a huge project and everyone has contributed so this is an opportunity for them to share it with their families." No grand opening…
  • John Wiley Price will get public defender in federal corruption case

    Bill Hethcock
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:21 pm
    A federal magistrate judge on Friday appointed a defense attorney for Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price in his corruption case after an under-the-radar court proceeding in which Price was found to be poor enough to require public assistance. U.S. Magistrate Judge Renee Toliver granted Price's second motion for a taxpayer-funded lawyer and appointed Shirley Baccus-Lobel, according to a report by the Dallas Morning News. No advance public notice was given about the hearing, according to…
  • Sit back and enjoy: Cinemark Grand Prairie unveils recliner seating

    Korri Kezar
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:34 pm
    North Texans will be able to enjoy their big screen experiences from new plush seating as Cinemark Grand Prairie unveils its remodel on April 9. The theater, one of the oldest in Cinemark Holding Inc.'s portfolio, got a full facelift with updated finishes inside auditoriums, the lobby and hallways; a new exterior with signage; 4k digital projection by Barco projectors; RealD 3D technology and a new concession area. But one of the most exciting upgrades is the addition of luxury lounger recliners.…
  • Entrepreneurial elites say 3 issues critical to Texas: education, transportation and health care

    Michael Theis
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:09 pm
    A panel of three influential Texas businessmen – Red McCombs, Drayton McLane, Jr., and Jack Martin – said Friday that education, transportation and health care issues are areas that the state needs to focus on if it is to remain among America's best-performing economies. The comments, which came during a Texas Lyceum panel discussion at the Hilton Austin hotel moderated by Texas Association of Business CEO Bill Hammond, saw the trio tackle a range of questions to probe their thoughts on the…
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    Dayton Business News - Local Dayton News | Dayton Business Journal

  • Q&A: St. Leonard's Tim Dressman

    Tristan Navera
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Health care is a fast changing world, and Tim Dressman is on the forefront. The executive director of St. Leonard, one of the largest retirement communities in the area with 420 independent living units and about 500 employees, says it's been a busy year as the company navigates a whole new funding model. Q: What has St. Leonard been busy with this year? A: Over the last several years, nursing homes have done a lot more rehab care. Hospitals are able to discharge people a lot sooner who are still…
  • Dayton entrepreneur ready to rent his toilet out

    Olivia Barrow
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:07 pm
    A local entrepreneur is opening up the bathroom in his co-working space to the public — if they are tech savvy and willing to pay $1. The Collaboratory, a co-working space on Courthouse Square in downtown Dayton, leaked the news Friday that it is looking to monetize its men's and women's bathrooms by listing them on the mobile app Airpnp. The app — a hat tip to the much more widely known app Airbnb which allows anyone to make their home available for visitors to pay to stay in — started in…
  • Warped Wing teams up with painting class to produce brewery themed art

    Olivia Barrow
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Dayton's largest brewery is taking its branding to the next level by teaming up with a local paint-and-drink company. Warped Wing Brewing Co. is collaborating with Raise Your Brush, a painting studio in Centerville that offers a full bar during painting classes, on a Flyin' Rye IPA-themed painting class. Andy and Laura Carter, owners of Raise Your Brush, have created a painting that celebrates the Flyin' Rye IPA, one of Warped Wing's three core beers. It also features the brewery's slogan, "Share…
  • Marketing firm owner to open eclectic retail shop in downtown Dayton

    Olivia Barrow
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:48 am
    The owner of a growing marketing firm in downtown Dayton is branching out into the retail business. Matthew Sliver, principal with Catapult Creative, has signed a lease in The Cannery to open a clothing and accessories shop along with partner Shaun Harris. Harris owned the clothing store Status at the corner of Third and St. Clair streets that closed last summer. The store will be called The Collection, and will be located in the 2,800-square-foot space at the eastern end of The Cannery, next to…
  • Acqusition to make Chally part of 'a whole new kind of company'

    Tristan Navera
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:23 am
    The new owners of Chally Group Worldwide say the Dayton operation is going to be part of "a whole new kind of company." GrowthPlay CEO Dan Weinfurter says his company, which last month announced the acquisition of Chally Group, said he plans to keep its operations local and could well expand the company as its products are integrated into a larger operation. "We're trying to build a whole new kind of company," Weinfurter said. "The product they offer will be part of a whole new kind of service…
 
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  • 9 things to do in Colorado this weekend (Cartier's farewell, comics fest and more)

    Allison Sylte
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:57 pm
    With temperatures getting well into the 40s and 50s this weekend (which is pretty much tropical compared to what we've experienced lately), it's high time to end hibernation and go do something. And hopefully, these nine events help. > Click here for 9 things to do in Colorado this weekend.
  • Colorado gets $7.6 million for rental assistance

    Molly Armbrister
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:21 pm
    The Colorado Division of Housing received $7.6 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide rental assistance to up to 411 people. The assistance will come in the form of rental vouchers awarded to low-income individuals with significant and long-term disabilities. The money will also help Colorado get people out of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities and into independent housing. "We see dramatically improved health outcomes and reduced emergency spending…
  • Colorado ranks high for identity theft, fraud complaints

    Caitlin Hendee
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:52 am
    Protecting your plastic and your good name is a bit tougher here than most other states. That's because Colorado ranks in the top 10 states for per-capita fraud complaints, according to the Federal Trade Commission's 2014 Consumer Sentinel Data Book. The state also ranked in the top 20 — at No. 13 — for per-capita identity theft complaints. "Data breaches regularly expose sensitive personal information about millions of Colorado consumers on cybercrime black markets," said John Breyault, vice…
  • DCT Industrial Trust sells off Memphis warehouses for $86M

    Michelle Corbet
    6 Mar 2015 | 10:53 am
    A Minnesota privately owned real estate investment company has purchased six warehouse/distribution centers in Memphis, Tennessee, from Denver's DCT Industrial Trust, ringing up one of the largest industrial transactions in the Memphis market. Minnetonka, Minnesota-based Welsh Property Trust closed on 2.3 million square feet of Class A industrial buildings from DCT Industrial Trust (NYSE: DCT) for $86.25 million. The facilities are 100 percent occupied. "These assets were highly sought-after due…
  • Behind the cover story: Greg Avery on medical devices, the hot industry we're pushing away (Video)

    Kathleen Lavine
    6 Mar 2015 | 10:10 am
    Colorado's medical device sector is surging but executives warn that U.S. regulations and tax policy threaten to chase the industry to other lands. DBJ tech reporter Greg Avery writes about the dilemma facing the industry in this week's cover story. In the video above, Greg talks about his story.
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    Greensboro Business News - Local Greensboro News | The Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area

  • Bankruptcy judge OKs nearly $22M deal for Triad biotech firm's assets

    James Ritchie
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:29 pm
    There's a purchase deal for the assets of Tengion Inc., a Winston-Salem-based firm that began a Chapter 7 case in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in December. The offer came from RegenMedTX LLC, the Winston-Salem Journal reported. Some of Tengion's major secured creditors are also named among the buyers. U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Christopher Sontchi has given the agreement, which will be a private sale, the OK. The deal is in the $22 million range. That includes cash of $1.5 million and a waiver of secured…
  • Hanesbrands withdraws trademark lawsuit against Gildan

    Katie Arcieri
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Winston-Salem-based Hanesbranes Inc. has withdrawn its trademark infringement lawsuit against Canadian sportswear company Gildan Activewear Inc. that claimed Gildan's use of TEMPFX infringes on Hanesbrands' X-Temp trademark. The suit was filed Dec. 5 in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. Hanesbrands (NYSE: HBI) spokesman Matt Hall confirmed Friday that the suit was withdrawn and that the "matter has been resolved to our satisfaction." Gildan ( NYSE: GIL) is growing…
  • Who are the Triad's top 10 homebuilders?

    Kristin Zachary
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:56 am
    Curious about the top 10 homebuilders in the Triad? The Market Edge LLC named them Thursday during a presentation on its 2015 Triad Housing Market Forecast, held by the Greensboro Builders Association and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage at the High Point Realtors Association's banquet hall. The Market Edge, based in Knoxville, Tenn., is a reporting service that provides leads to building material suppliers, subcontractors, financial institutions, government agencies and other organizations that provide…
  • New director named for Greensboro U.S. Export Assistance Center

    Katie Arcieri
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:45 am
    Stephanie Heckel has been named director of the Greensboro U.S. Export Assistance Center. Heckel, who previously served as senior international trade specialist in the Greensboro office, takes over the position from Debbie Strader, who retired effective March 3 after 40 years of counseling North Carolina businesses and helping thousands of companies export and build relationships between state and federal export service agencies. Heckel is now at the helm of a center that is significant to businesses…
  • Triad project lands national historic preservation award

    Owen Covington
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:28 am
    A redeveloped former R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. building in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter has been named one of "Preservation's Best of 2014" by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the National Trust Community Investment Corp. and Preservation Action. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, which is developing Innovation Quarter, and Wexford Science + Technology, its development partner for much of the recent work, received the award this week. The $150 million Building 90 project received…
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    Honolulu Business News - Local Honolulu News | Pacific Business News of Honolulu

  • Hawaii Convention Center exceeds budget goals under first year with AEG, reducing losses

    Jason Ubay
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:27 pm
    Through its first year being managed by AEG, the Hawaii Convention Center performed better than it budgeted and produced its best bottom line results in 2014 and its second highest gross revenue ever. For the calendar year, the convention center's net loss was $2.1 million versus a budgeted loss of $3.3 million. Teri Orton, general manager of the Hawaii Convention Center, who presented the convention center's financial results at the Feb. 26 Hawaii Tourism Authority board meeting, said it was the…
  • AlohaCare health plan opens Maui office

    Lorin Eleni Gill
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:19 pm
    Hawaii's third largest health plan provider AlohaCare has opened a Maui County office in Wailuku. The Medicaid and Medicare provider partners with nearly 2,200 physicians throughout the Islands and employs almost 200 people. The new office is to accommodate its Maui County members, which account for one-fifth of its 60,000 members. John McComas, AlohaCare's president and CEO, told PBN that the addition of the office will give members increased access to primary care physicians and medical specialists. AlohaCare…
  • Slideshow: Hawaii's James Beard award semifinalist chefs behind the scenes

    Lorin Eleni Gill
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:14 pm
    Three local chefs are in the running again as semifinalists for the coveted James Beard Awards, considered the "Oscars" of the culinary world. Michelle Karr-Ueoka, Andrew Le, and Ed Kenney have used similar recipes to rise to the top of the restaurant business, yet each has a unique approach to food. They share their stories of success in this week's cover story. Read more to find out which one of them initially couldn't figure out how to turn on a commercial stove, which one calls their creative…
  • Rix Island Wear, T&C Surf Designs opening at DeBartolo's West Oahu mall

    Duane Shimogawa
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:13 pm
    Rix Island Wear, an aloha wear retailer, and Town & Country Surf Designs, which sells everything from surfboard to surfwear, are the latest companies secured for DeBartolo Development's planned Ka Makana Alii West Oahu shopping mall, a spokesman for the mall confirmed to PBN. Both tenants are expected to open in the first phase of the 67-acre Macy's anchored regional mall in Kapolei. Construction on phase one of Ka Makana Alii, which includes more than 750,000-square-feet of retail, dining, entertainment…
  • Hawaii's Blue Startups selects 5th cohort with a focus on travel tech

    Jason Ubay
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:37 pm
    Blue Startups, the Hawaii-based technology accelerator founded by entrepreneurs Henk Rogers, has selected eight technology startups to participate in its fifth cohort for the spring of 2015. "We focused on recruitment in a few core areas for this cohort; namely travel technology and Asia-Pacific focus," Rogers said in a statement. "Hawaii has unfair advantages in these areas, and we are looking to take advantage of them." Blue Startups targets capital-efficient and scalable-technology companies…
 
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    Houston Business News - Local Houston News | Houston Business Journal

  • Texas businessmen: Education, transportation and health care are state's top concerns

    Michael Theis
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:56 pm
    A panel of three influential Texas businessmen — Red McCombs, Drayton McLane Jr. and Jack Martin — said March 6 that education, transportation and health care issues are areas that the state needs to focus on if it is to remain among America's best-performing economies. The comments, which came during a Texas Lyceum panel discussion at the Hilton Austin hotel moderated by Texas Association of Business CEO Bill Hammond, saw the trio tackle a range of questions to probe their thoughts on the future…
  • Mexican energy reform slows down after fast start

    Jordan Blum
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Bidding is ongoing for Mexico's first round of private energy investments in 76 years, but the process has begun to slow down after the rapid overhaul of the nation's monopoly system. Amid the current oil slump, the Mexican government has moved forward with bidding as expected, but a lot fewer blocks than anticipated are being put up for sale during the early bidding periods. "They realized — although the process is moving fast — in some instances it's moving too fast," said Thompson & Knight…
  • Energy sector loses jobs in Texas, nationwide

    Olivia Pulsinelli
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:45 pm
    Significant energy sector job cuts are starting to show up in monthly jobs reports for Texas and the U.S., but overall unemployment rates are staying low for now. The Texas Workforce Commission reported the state's mining and logging employment, which includes oil and gas workers, contracted by 3,400 seasonally adjusted jobs between December and January, a 1.1 percent decline. The only other industry with a net loss was other services, which declined by 1,200 jobs, or 0.3 percent. However, between…
  • Behind the cover story: How Millennials have changed your office

    Joe Martin
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:33 am
    This week's cover story focuses on a hot topic for today's business community: the Millennial generation and how it impacts the office. One of the biggest pieces of the Millennial conversation is how companies are redesigning their workspaces to appeal to the next generation of employees. In short, it involves shortening or removing cubicle walls, which allows employees to communicate and interact easier. Start your day with Houston Business Journal news in your inbox. Sign up for Morning Edition…
  • Hobby Airport's first international Southwest flight to arrive this weekend

    Olivia Pulsinelli
    6 Mar 2015 | 10:58 am
    Dallas-based Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) will kick off its first international flights from Houston's William P. Hobby Airport this weekend. The first flight from Aruba will arrive at 4:30 p.m. on March 7. Although Southwest's international terminal at Hobby is still under construction, the flights are possible because U.S. Customs and Border Patrol preclearance is offered in Aruba. The terminal is expected to be complete later this year, and Southwest plans to begin operating flights from…
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  • FPL looks to acquire coal-fired power plant in Jacksonville — and then shut it down

    Jensen Werley
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:02 pm
    The Florida Power & Light Co. filed a petition with the Florida Public Service Commission today, asking it to approve its acquisition of a coal-fired power plant in Jacksonville The Cedar Bay Generating Plant, which had been under a long-term contract to supply power to FP&L since 1998, is a 250-megawatt coal-fired facility on Jacksonville's Northside. FP&L is looking to buy the plant for $520.5 million. If successful, its plans are to reduce operations by 90 percent and eventually phase the plant…
  • EverBank Field among high-demand areas in Northeast Florida to get Verizon wireless boost

    Colleen Michele Jones
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:58 am
    Verizon Wireless has boosted the speed and reliability of its 4G LTE network technology at several key sites in Northeast Florida. One of those sites is EverBank Field, according to Ed Gilhuly, a spokesman with Verizon's local offices. "If there's a football game and everyone is posting pictures of a kickoff play or the halftime show at the same time, it's going to help with that," Gilhuly told the Business Journal. "In general, one of the biggest benefits of it is added capacity — that more…
  • Here's how the DIA is going to pick who develops the Shipyards

    Jensen Werley
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:57 am
    The Downtown Investment Authority hammered out the details of picking who will develop the Shipyards in what ended being a more than three-hour-long meeting Friday on the procedures, timeline and criteria. Under the plan, solicitations for additional proposals for the site should be advertised on Tuesday, and will be open for 30 days. Proposers can ask questions up until March 17 and the city must respond to those questions by March 23. Proposals will be due by April 15 and the review period by…
  • Florida Senate president pushes plan that would insure low-income residents

    6 Mar 2015 | 11:48 am
    Pointing to a need to provide affordable health care to low-income residents, Senate President Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando, sent a memo to senators touting a plan that would set up a new state "marketplace" for insurance coverage. The memo was dated Thursday, the same day the Senate Health Policy Committee filed a 49-page bill to create what is called the Florida Health Insurance Affordability Exchange, or FHIX, program. The program would rely heavily on federal funds to offer private health insurance…
  • Jacksonville carrier hub will speed data traffic to 'interstate' highway levels

    Colleen Michele Jones
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:41 am
    Technologists have been trying to bring a Network Access Point — where Internet companies connect to each other — to Jacksonville for more than a decade. Now, action in the telecom carrier hub at 421 Church St. where the NAP is housed has reached almost a fever pitch in the past few weeks. Almost daily, workers are busy laying cable — miles and miles of it — and connecting it within nearly every nook and cranny of the building's infrastructure: walls, flooring, ceiling, outside feeds. With…
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  • Outstanding projects honored at 2015 Capstone Awards (PHOTOS)

    Katie Bean
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:02 pm
    Development and real estate projects from throughout the metro area were honored Friday at the 10th-annual Capstone Awards. Thirty-two projects were recognized Friday by the Kansas City Business Journal at the Sheraton Overland Park. Honorees include developments in a range of categories from architectural design to infrastructure. This year, one project received a special judges recognition. Union Hill Founders Phase II which added 102 apartments and nine single-family homes to the Union Hill…
  • T-Mobile rats out Sprint for superlative ads

    Bobby Burch
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:46 pm
    Turns out T-Mobile US Inc. is a tattletale when it comes to competitors' advertising. T-Mobile (NYSE: TMUS) reported to the National Advertising Division that Sprint Corp.'s (NYSE: S) advertising is deceptive in its claims to feature a "brand-new," "all-new" or "America's newest" network. The advertising watchdog group recommended that Sprint drop the superlatives from its marketing, saying that the claims are not clearly defined to be a comparison to Sprint's prior network. "NAD recommended that…
  • Pioneer Financial faces coinciding executive turnover, regulatory woes

    James Dornbrook
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:42 pm
    The past year hasn't been very kind to Kansas City-based Pioneer Financial Services Inc., which lost two CEOs and set up a $13.5 million remediation fund after regulators questioned its business practices. Pioneer Financial is the military banking division of MidCountry Bank. It provides loans to help service members return home on leave or to cover the expenses of wounded service members and their families. It also provides more conventional loans and mortgages and has been a leader in providing…
  • KC-made Ford F-150, Transit sales are red hot

    James Dornbrook
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:18 pm
    Kansas City-made Ford vehicles are the stars at dealerships, roaring off their lots almost as fast as they come in. Ford's Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Mo., makes the Transit van and is about to start production of the all-new 2015 F-150 pickup, the best selling vehicle in North America. George O'Sullivan, e-commerce director for Thoroughbred Ford, said that F-150 sales are red hot and that he wishes the dealership had more of them. "Right now, we're out of the 2014 models, and we want…
  • New Nelson-Atkins exhibit asks visitors to jump into architecture and design

    Austin Alonzo
    6 Mar 2015 | 10:05 am
    A new, interactive exhibition at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art invites visitors to "jump in" to architecture and design. The exhibit, "Jump In! Architecture Workshop," lets visitors of all ages try to solve problems professional architects and designers deal with every day. The hands-on attraction is in the Nelson-Atkins' Bloch Building and will be open through July 19. Jump In was developed with a lot of help from Kansas City's top architecture and design companies. Staffers from Kansas City-based…
 
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  • Flick picks: Dev Patel does double duty in traumatic ‘Chappie,’ pleasant ‘Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’

    Annlee Ellingson
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:54 pm
    Dev Patel, the British-Indian actor who first charmed moviegoers in "Slumdog Millionaire," stars in two new films this weekend — "Chappie" and "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" — and he's one of the best things in both. Unfortunately, for "Chappie," which was one of the most miserable movie experiences of my life, that's not saying much. Directed by Neill Blomkamp, the South African filmmaker who burst onto the scene with a fresh take on the alien-invasion genre with the Oscar-nominated…
  • ​Entravision teams with Univision to syndicate 'Erazno' radio show

    6 Mar 2015 | 2:24 pm
    Entravision Communications Corp., a media company aimed at Latino audiences, has signed an agreement to syndicate its radio show "El Show de Erazno y La Chokolata" to five Univision markets across the United States beginning March 5. " El Show de Erazno y La Chokolata," led by Oswaldo Diaz, blends news, popular culture, humor and human interest segments. It will be broadcast in the San Francisco/San Jose area on KSOL 98.9/99.1 FM, in Chicago on WOJO 105.1 FM, Dallas on KLNO 94.1 FM, Houston on KLTN…
  • ​Real Housewife of OC's swim line to sponsor Miss USA pageant

    6 Mar 2015 | 2:21 pm
    Lizzie Rovsek, one of the stars of "The Real Housewives Of Orange County," will be designing the swimwear that will be worn during the swimsuit competition for this year's Miss USA pageant. Rovsek's company, Sun Kitten Swimwear, has been named the official swimwear sponsor of the 2015 Miss USA pageant. Rovsek, who is the designer and chief executive of Sun Kitten, is a former Miss Kentucky USA. "It has long been a dream of mine to design the swimwear for the Miss USA pageant," Rovsek said in a…
  • ​FDA OKs Novartis' copy of Amgen's Neupogen cancer drug

    6 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first biosimilar drug in the U.S., Novartis AG's version of Amgen Inc.'s Neupogen cancer drug, paving the way for cheaper therapies to treat diseases. The decision is a blow for Thousand Oaks-based Amgen(Nasdaq: AMGN), which posted about $1.2 billion in global sales last year for Neupogen, a drug that treats cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy by increasing their white blood cell counts. The FDA on Friday said it approved Zarxio, a biosimilar…
  • ​CBRE in talks to buy Johnson Controls unit

    6 Mar 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Commercial real estate services company CBRE Group Inc. is said to be in talks to acquire Johnson Controls Inc.'s Global Workplace Solutions business for as much as $1.5 billion. CBRE (NYSE: CBG) beat several private equity firms in an auction for the business, which provides facilities and energy management for more than 1.8 billion square feet of corporate real estate, according to Reuters. Negotiations between Los Angeles-based CBRE and Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) are ongoing and a deal is not…
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  • How one Louisville TV station capitalizes on high TV ratings for college basketball

    Rachel Aretakis
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:46 pm
    Louisville loves college basketball so much, the city boasts the highest TV ratings nationally for games. That's according to The Wall Street Journal, which reports that Louisvillians watch more college-basketball programming than anywhere else in the country. ESPN data show that 5.9 percent of Louisville households with TVs are watching college basketball games any time they air on the network, the article said. That's twice the number of the next closest market, according to the report. Factoring…
  • Stranded motorists cleared from I-65, but crashes slowing cleanup effort

    Marty Finley
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:29 pm
    State highway crews worked overnight to clear stranded motorists and snow-covered lanes on Interstate 65 south of Louisville, but problems kept popping up with recurring crashes and mishaps, primarily in Elizabethtown and Hart County in the Munfordville area. Chuck Wolfe, public relations director for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, said crews have been able to remove the hundreds of passenger vehicles and semi-trailers that became stranded on Thursday as a major storm front dumped snow on…
  • Will local option sales tax bill get a hearing before the session closes?

    David A. Mann
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:55 am
    It's another snow day in Frankfort, though some behind-the-scenes action is taking place. But with the session rapidly coming to a close, are hopes of passing legislation that would create a local option sales tax starting to wane? That depends on who you ask. This morning, an Insider Louisville story cited unidentified sources as saying the legislation might be dead. Sen. Joe Bowen, R-Owensboro, chairman of the Senate's Committee on State and Local Government, said in the report that the bill…
  • Kentucky takes top honors (?) when it comes to fast-food restaurants

    Caitlin Bowling
    6 Mar 2015 | 10:55 am
    It might come as little surprise that Kentucky, home to Papa John's International Inc. and Yum! Brands Inc., has the highest number of fast-food restaurants per capita. Kentucky has 4.12 fast-food restaurants per 10,000 residents, The Huffington Post reported. Kentucky also is the ninth most obese state, according to a 2014 Gallup report. The state with the highest rate of obesity is Mississippi, but it has only 3.76 fast-food joints per 10,000 people. States in the Northeast have some of the…
  • Business First's weekly roundup: March Madness and St. Patrick's Day

    Caitlin Bowling
    6 Mar 2015 | 10:48 am
    March is the start of a busy season in Louisville. After spending the last few months indoors, we will have St. Patrick's Day celebrations, including the beloved St. Patrick's Parade in the Highlands, to tempt us to venture outdoors. We also will have March Madness games on TV at just about every bar and restaurant — and live at the KFC Yum! Center. (You can vote here for your favorite sports bar.) And of course, as we head into April, Kentucky Derby season gets into full swing, and businesses…
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  • Legals 03/06/2015

    6 Mar 2015 | 1:52 pm
    ALL INTERESTED BIDDERS The Board of Education of the Shelby County Schools will accept written bids for the Sale of Properties in Memphis, TN – Dunn Ave. Elementary School at 1500 Dunn Ave.; former Capleville School Property at 4326 Shelby Dr.; Graves Elementary School at 3398 Graves and Former Eads Elementary at 12010 Highway 61, Arlington, TN 38002. Questions concerning bid should be addressed to Jake Allen, (901) 416-4715 or emailed to allenje@scsk12.org Thank you for supporting Shelby County…
  • Tennessee real estate weathers cold snap

    Meagan Nichols
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:04 pm
    Despite the inclement weather over the last several weeks, the Tennessee Association of Realtors said any impact on real estate sales is temporary. Inventory remains tight on available homes, which is a positive sign for the housing market. From January 2014 to January 2015 the inventory of available homes declined nearly 18.5 percent according to TAR. While weather can affect the housing industry it will only be in the short term, said Pat Beech, a Memphis broker and 2015 TAR president. "Businesses…
  • Memphis property management company adds new division

    Meagan Nichols
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:04 pm
    Renshaw Property Management will add a new division to aid distressed homes in the Mid-South. Titled, Renshaw Rehabs, the program was created after the company noticed a demand from investors, homeowners and real estate agents who needed to repair recently sold homes or homes currently on the market in an efficient and quick timeframe. After listening to real estate agents discuss how they spent too much time playing general contractor, Bob Renshaw, owner of Renshaw Property Management and Jeremy…
  • Memphis device companies form partnership

    Michael Sheffield
    6 Mar 2015 | 9:07 am
    Two Memphis-based medical device companies have formed a partnership. Restore Medical Solutions Inc. and Grace Medical Inc. have entered into an OEM and distribution agreement to develop specialized modular instrument trays to be commercialized by Grace. Restore manufactures and sells a tray that improves sterilization of surgical instruments, and Grace Medical manufactures and sells products for the treatment of ear, nose and throat conditions, including middle ear implants, ventilation tubes…
  • US unemployment rate trends down; 295K new jobs for February

    Eric Jay Toll
    6 Mar 2015 | 9:05 am
    Nearly 300,000 new jobs were created across the country in February, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The job hike lowered the national unemployment rate to 5.5 percent. Arizona's January report comes out next week, and the February data will be released a week later. Despite the increase in workers, the number of long-term unemployed persons and the workforce participation rate remained little changed for the month. The participation rate still is around the lowest numbers since…
 
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  • Medical College receives 2,200 applications for 25 spots at Green Bay campus

    Rich Kirchen
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:33 pm
    If applications are any measure, the Medical College of Wisconsin's new Green Bay campus is off to a smashing start. The Wauwatosa-based medical school received about 2,200 applications for 25 spots in its first class, spokeswoman Maureen Mack said Friday. Medical College officials are in the process of accepting and offering spots to students, she said. Classes are set to begin this summer at the Medical College of Wisconsin-Green Bay's community medical education program. The Green Bay branch…
  • ManpowerGroup named among tops for Women Business Enterprises

    Tom Held
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:18 pm
    The Women's Business Enterprise National Council named ManpowerGroup one the country's top corporations for women's business enterprises, a group of 50 businesses that reduce barriers and help increase opportunities. The awards were announced Friday, in conjunction with Women's History Month and the upcoming International Women's Day on March 8. "WBENC's top corporations set the standard for enabling women suppliers to access increased opportunities in new markets, both domestically and internationally,"…
  • Milwaukee Admirals going to the dogs again this Sunday

    Mark Kass
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Dogs and hockey. Those two things don't seem to be your usual combination, but they have worked very well for the Milwaukee Admirals. The Milwaukee minor league hockey team will again hold its annual "Dog Day Afternoon" March 8 when they will allow hockey fans to bring their dogs along with them to the game. This tradition started in 2007 and has grown each year, with more and more dogs making the trip to the BMO Harris Bradley Center. It is just another in the creative promotions that the Admirals…
  • Bucky Badger, Scott Walker, Sterling Sharpe urge golf fans to visit PGA at Whistling Straits

    Rich Kirchen
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Celebrities from Bucky Badger to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to former Green Bay Packers receiver Sterling Sharpe appear in a new YouTube video urging Wisconsinites to attend the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Kohler. Their message, which is repeated throughout the 44-second spot: "This is major." And: "We want to see you there." (Watch the video below.) The video is aimed at golf fans in Wisconsin who are a crucial audience for the event. While Wisconsin fans are important for the…
  • Herb Kohl preparing to give back to Wisconsin — big time

    Rich Kirchen
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Former U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl made millions over the years in Wisconsin and now he is preparing to give back — big time. In the 11 months since Kohl agreed to sell the Milwaukee Bucks for $550 million, he has decided to donate a large but unspecified amount of the proceeds. Kohl, 80, never married and has no children so the community will benefit from his sizable estate. He already committed $100 million to a new arena for use by the Bucks, other tenants and events. Even before selling the Bucks…
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  • Twin Cities Auto Show opens Saturday in Minneapolis (Photos)

    Dirk DeYoung
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:28 pm
    The annual Twin Cities Auto Show opens Saturday morning at the Minneapolis Convention Center and runs through the following weekend. The show, put on by the Greater Metropolitan Automobile Dealers Association, features more than 450 vehicles representing 37 different makes, both domestic and imported. Business Journal photographer Nancy Kuehn got a preview on Friday, and you can see her shots by clicking on the photo on this page. It opens on Saturday at 10 a.m. and runs through March 15. More…
  • Ryan Cos. nears deal for Radisson Red on Minneapolis site

    Sam Black
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:56 pm
    Ryan Cos. US Inc. is nearing a development deal with Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group to develop a Radisson Red hotel on South Third Street between Portland and Park avenues in downtown MInneapolis, according to sources who declined to be named to protect client relationships. The site is on a thin parcel next to the new Wells Fargo office towers that Ryan is constructing. It isn't clear how many rooms or stories the hotel would include, but it is expected to be shorter than the twin 17-story Wells Fargo…
  • Doran seeks $7 million subsidy for $90M Brooklyn Park apartment complex

    Sam Black
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:35 pm
    The city of Brooklyn Park's Economic Development Authority next week will consider a $7 million financial incentive package for a $90 million apartment complex proposed by Doran Cos. near the intersection of highways 610 and 169 in Brooklyn Park. The complex, called 610 West Apartments and located at 6701 Oak Grove Parkway N., will include a mix of market-rate, upscale multifamily housing as well as underground parking and other high‐end amenities. Doran CEO Kelly Doran announced the project and…
  • Treasure Island's sponsorship brings pirate ship theme to Saints' ballpark

    Nick Halter
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:13 am
    Treasure Island Resort & Casino has signed on to be a founding partner at the new St. Paul Saints ballpark, CHS Field. The eight-year deal includes a Treasure Island pirate ship terrace along the right field line, a tropical themed grass berm in left field and the right to play the final games of the annual Treasure Island youth baseball tournament at CHS Field. The pirate ship terrace will be used by private groups of 125 to 150 people, with a ship-deck level and below-deck level. The deck has…
  • Who's who at the 40 Under 40 awards party (Photos)

    Jim Hammerand
    6 Mar 2015 | 10:34 am
    The Business Journal honored this year's batch of 40 Under 40 winners at Aria in Minneapolis Thursday night. View shots of the celebration from photographer Nancy Kuehn here. Read about this year's winners at our 40 Under 40 section, and check in on how the Class of 1995 is doing two decades later. The profiles from today's print edition would normally be behind a subscribers-only paywall, but the University of St. Thomas' Opus College of Business has sponsored the package for all MSPBJ.com visitors…
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  • Trio of Nashville investors taps new fund to buy office buildings in 100 Oaks

    Adam Sichko
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:44 pm
    An increasingly active trio of developers paid $11.5 million on March 6 to deepen its presence in Nashville. Priam Ventures, which started five years ago, now owns Oaks Business Center. There are two buildings, which combined contain 61,770 square feet of office space. The addresses are 2967-2977 Sidco Drive. The purchase is the first made through Priam's newest investment fund, which is intended to spur more expansion in Kentucky, Indiana and Alabama. Priam Ventures has been busy with projects…
  • Loretta Lynn's daughter sells Midtown buildings

    Adam Sichko
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:14 pm
    The daughter of country music legend Loretta Lynn has sold a quarter-acre piece of property in Midtown for $1.35 million. A newly filed property deed shows that Patsy Lynn Russell, acting as trustee of the Loretta Lynn 2012 Trust, sold buildings at 207-209 24th Ave. North. The property contains a brick single-family home that dates to the 1920s. They're located behind the Logan's Roadhouse restaurant on Elliston Place — steps from the Elliston 23 high-end apartment complex. The buyer was Lorlyn…
  • What you need to know about the Fed's latest stress tests

    Scott Harrison
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Bank of America and its peers will be able to keep making loans in Nashville and elsewhere, should the national economy dip into a severe recession. One offspring of the financial crisis and recession is an annual "stress test" of the nation's largest banks. Pretty much, the Federal Reserve tests to see if the nation's biggest banks are capitalized and strong enough to withstand losses during a severe U.S. recession in the future. It's an attempt to head-off a repeat of the scenario where billions…
  • Startup Weekend headed to Nashville

    Eleanor Kennedy
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Entrepreneurs who would rather build their businesses in a stationary building ( i.e., not a bus) but still want the pressure of an extremely brief timeframe will have their wishes granted next month, when the city hosts Startup Weekend. The event will take place April 10-12 at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center. During a 54-hour period, entrepreneurs, designers, developers and others will take business ideas from concept to launch, according to a news release. At the end of the weekend, teams will…
  • Meharry taps former faculty member to become next president

    Eleanor Kennedy
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:44 am
    Meharry Medical College has named Dr. James E.K. Hildreth as its new president, the school announced Friday. Hildreth will serve as the historically black medical college's 12th president in its history and third in as many years. Meharry began its search for a new president last April, following the May 2013 departure of Dr. Wayne Riley and the brief tenure of Anna Cherie Epps. (Epps was initially named to the role on interim basis, then given the title permanently just a few months before the…
 
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  • Global software firm TOPdesk chooses Orlando for its U.S. HQ

    Matthew Richardson
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:47 pm
    IT software firm TOPdesk has chosen Orlando as its headquarters for its North American operations. TOPdesk, one of the world's largest and most widely recognized providers of IT service management solutions with seven other branches in the Netherlands, England, Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Denmark and Brazil, announced today that it opened a location in Research Park. The tech firm isn't a stranger to the U.S., as it has served clients here before. But as it established itself as a provider for its…
  • 5 questions for business owners to ask when hiring a security company

    Roger Clark
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:15 pm
    If you have persons, property or assets you want to protect, then having an onsite security is a good idea. Asking the right questions when searching for a security company will help you rule out untrustworthy firms and make the hiring process stress-free: • Do I need private security? It's important to think about what you're protecting and at what expense. Property crime is an ongoing problem throughout the country, and anyone can be affected by it at anytime. Security guards are hired to…
  • Same-sex couples tying the knot should tackle tax and estate planning, but brace for complications

    William Owen
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:37 pm
    Same-sex couples in Florida considering taking advantage of the state's recent decision to legalize gay marriage now can enjoy many of the tax and estate planning benefits that long have been extended to straight couples. But first, they must navigate a complex patchwork of state and federal laws and regulations regarding their decisions that, in some cases, remain open to interpretation. In January, Florida became the 36th state to recognize gay marriage — with Alabama joining the movement shortly…
  • Red Lobster debuts new downtown Orlando headquarters (Video)

    Anjali Fluker
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Remember the restaurant for the seafood lover in you? Well, the company that brought us that slogan is back in downtown Orlando. The now-independent Red Lobster Seafood Co. hosted its first monthly "First Friday" meeting with employees, executives and its landlord, as well as Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs at its new downtown headquarters at the CNL Center I tower on Orange Avenue. Red Lobster, which was sold for $2.1 billion last July by Darden Restaurants Inc.…
  • Orlando City Soccer's Purple Pride 5k draws thousands of runners

    Ailin Le Bellot
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:57 am
    Thousands of soccer fanatics — some dressed in kooky, purple custom-made costumes — took part in Orlando City Soccer's Purple Pride 5k in downtown Orlando on Thursday night, one of many events this week leading up to the Major League Soccer debut of Orlando's hometown team on March 8. The Purple Pride 5k, also known as the "March to the Match," brought families and pets to Lake Eola park for the 6:30 p.m. start of the 3.2-mile race. Orlando City Soccer pulled out all the stops, including bringing…
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  • Somers Point theater gets funding to complete decade-long renovation

    Francis Hilario
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:51 pm
    More than $500,000 in state-funded grants have been awarded to the Gateway Playhouse theater in Somers Point, N.J., which has been closed for renovations for nearly a decade. The two-story, 5,000-square-foot building received a $400,000 grant from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority and a $102,000 grant from the New Jersey Historic Trust. The grants will fully fund the completion of the theater's renovations on Bay Avenue. Gateway Playhouse has been closed for renovations since 2006.…
  • PLCB: Beer distributors can sell 12-packs

    Jared Shelly
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Pennsylvania has taken a small step toward modernizing its alcohol laws. On Friday, Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board released a legal advisory opinion stating that beer distributors can sell 12-packs of beer, as long as they were manufactured that way. Previously, beer distributors could only sell 24-pack cases, 30-packs or large single containers that are at least 128-ounces. The advisory came in response to requests from two beer distributors: Save-Mor Beer & Pop Warehouse Inc. "Practically,…
  • Lost your house keys? There's an app for that

    Lauren Hertzler
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    A New York company that makes it easy to copy keys just launched in Philadelphia. It's called KeyMe. KeyMe works in two different ways. First, it allows users to go to any of its automated kiosks (the ones in Philadelphia are at select Rite Aids in Center City), and make a copy of a house or car key in a matter of seconds. It uses advanced digital imaging technology to decode a key, and ultimately produce a copy. Michael Harbolt, KeyMe's vice president of marketing, said the retail kiosks support…
  • Cooking crepes and talking tech could just change a person's career

    Lauren Hertzler
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:48 am
    Imagine using cooking to mesh Venturef0rth's tech community with some YouthBuild Charter School students. That's precisely what Kitchen Cred, a local nonprofit, is doing Monday. Kitchen Cred, founded as a means to use food and cooking to teach life skills to at-risk youth, is holding its first pop-up event called Tuck Into Tech at Venturef0rth, a co-working space in Callowhill. Fifteen students and about 15 tech entrepreneurs are slated to come together to cook crepes and talk about careers in tech. "It's…
  • Mayoral candidates grill business leaders on how to attract talent and promote innovation

    Lauren Hertzler
    6 Mar 2015 | 10:36 am
    When mayoral candidate Jim Kenney asked a group of business leaders how established companies can assist new entrepreneurs, Robert Cheetham didn't have to think twice. Cheetham, founder of software business Azavea, said informal get-togethers like Philadelphia's tech meet-ups and regular hackathons are key, and something that "didn't exist when I started my business 12 years ago." "These kinds of community events bring together people from a number of different backgrounds," he explained, creating…
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  • PetSmart investors approve $8.7 billion buyout

    Brandon Brown
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:15 pm
    PetSmart Inc. investors approved the buyout of the company by private equity firm BC Partners and its accompanying group Friday. In December, PetSmart (Nasdaq: PETM) announced it accepted a bid on the company for $8.7 billion. To complete the transaction, investors had to approve the deal at a special meeting held at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel in Phoenix. The company expects the transaction to close on March 11. Upon closing, investors will receive $83 per share of PetSmart. In July, Jana Partners,…
  • CampusLogic wins Venture Madness

    Hayley Ringle
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:45 pm
    CampusLogic Inc., a Gilbert-based education technology company, is the winner of the second annual Venture Madness bracket-style startup competition. The final four companies – which also included Beacon Biomedical Inc., EndoVantage LLC and RightBio Metrics – gave their final pitches this morning during the three-day Venture Madness conference. CampusLogic ended up beating out the others, and the original 64 startups from across the Southwest, for the final prize of $30,000. The announcement…
  • Servant leadership, act two: mentor, teacher, transformer

    Tom Zender
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:40 pm
    You would think that servant leadership is one of the latest business trends. Taught in the best business schools, plenty of books, and clips on YouTube. Not so. The concept of servant leadership is referenced in the work of Lao-Tzu, a Chinese philosopher around 500 BC. But, there is more to the story. It was not until 1970 that an American management consultant and educator, Robert Greenleaf, coined the term, "servant leadership." He gave it definition, promoted it, taught it, wrote about it, and…
  • McCain: Money laundering causing banks to close Arizona branches

    Mike Sunnucks
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:35 pm
    U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., believes banks are closing Arizona branches near the Mexico border because of money laundering concerns. McCain told reporters in Phoenix Friday he cannot figure any other reason for U.S. banks shuttering branches and offices in border cities such as Nogales, Arizona. "This is the only logical reason," McCain said. The senator said banks have not given him any other reasons they have closed borderland branches. "No one wants money laundering," said McCain. Border…
  • Memo to Hillary Clinton (and maybe your business): Why John McCain doesn’t email

    Mike Sunnucks
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:29 pm
    U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Friday he doesn't email as Hillary Clinton grapples with questions, and possible legal problems, over her use of private emails and private servers instead of government accounts during her tenure as U.S. Secretary of State. "I don't email," said McCain during a press briefing with Phoenix reporters on Friday. McCain joked that his famous temper has taught him not to send out hasty or emotion-driven messages. Consequently, he does not use email. "I do tweet,"…
 
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  • Pennsylvania rig count slides to lowest point in close to 6 years

    Sam Kusic
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:32 pm
    The number of drill rigs running in Pennsylvania has dropped to its lowest level since the summer of 2009, reflecting the overall downturn in the oil and gas industry. According to the weekly Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE:BHI) rotary rig count, there were 47 rigs running in the state as of Friday. The last time the Pennsylvania count was that low was August 2009, when it stood at 49. The count peaked at 116 several times in 2011 and in early 2012. Nationwide, the number of land rigs fell by 75 to 1,133…
  • Top 5: Largest Pittsburgh region career schools

    Ethan Lott
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:39 pm
    The Pittsburgh Business Times ranked the largest Pittsburgh-region career schools in the March 6, 2015, Weekly Edition. They are ranked by enrollment: 1. Pittsburgh Technical Institute, 1111 McKee Road, Oakdale, 1,925 students 2. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, 420 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, 1,165 students 3. PMCentersUSA & ConsultUSA, 634 Alpha Dr., RIDC Park, Pittsburgh, 791 students 4. Kaplan Career Institute-ICM Campus, 10 Wood St., Pittsburgh, 500 students 5. Rosedale Technical…
  • Is PNC poised to restore its dividend to 66 cents?

    Patty Tascarella
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:53 pm
    PNC Financial Services Group Inc. will soon be rewarding shareholders with higher payout, financial professionals say. The Federal Reserve is scheduled to release results of the Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review on Wednesday, which determines whether the nation's 31 largest bank holding companies can raise their dividends. This is the second part of the so-called stress test in which regulators gauge whether the financial institutions have enough capital to weather a sustained and severe…
  • Pittsburgh startup thinks outside the box with new 3-D printing system

    Justine Coyne
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:14 am
    As far as consumer desktop 3-D printing systems go, Pittsburgh startup BoXZY is aiming to be an overachiever. In addition to 3-D printing, the system also functions as a CNC milling and laser cutting robot. "We refer to it as a desktop manufacturing space," said Joel Johnson, who co-created the system with his brother Justin. The aim is to democratize and production quality and to make affordable commercial results for consumers, Joel Johnson said. While the system is user friendly, it's capabilities…
  • Exclusive: Oxford Development Co. launching energy business

    Tim Schooley
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:09 am
    Oxford Development Co. is taking an established in-house service and turning into a new company. It's an energy company called Oxford Energy, LLC, said Shawn Fox, the vice president of business development for Oxford. "For us, it's another platform in our vertical, in terms of having a complete service offering for real estate," said Fox. "We like to say we're a full-service real estate firm. Energy is such a big part of managing buildings." Oxford Energy will include a whole platform of services…
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  • Record low snow pack could mean summer pain for fish, farmers and water drinkers (Map)

    Suzanne Stevens
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:50 pm
    It's been a dreary winter season for ski operators and really anyone who loves snow in Oregon. Forty-five percent of Oregon's long-term snow monitoring sites are reporting snow packs at their lowest levels since the network was installed in the late 1970s, according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service's Snow Survey. The NRCS is a federal program that monitors snow and provides stream flow forecasts to city and water managers across Oregon. While Oregon has experienced low-snow years in…
  • Gov. Brown taps policy vet for Oregon Secretary of State job

    Andy Giegerich
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:29 pm
    A political veteran could fill the Oregon Secretary of State's role for the next two years. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said Friday she'll appoint Jeanne Atkins to the role she'd filled before becoming governor last month. Atkins will begin serving on March 11. Atkins had served as Sen. Jeff Merkley's state director since the Democrat was elected in 2009. She'd previously served as chief of staff to Oregon's House Speaker as well as the manager of the Women's and Reproductive Health Section of the Oregon…
  • Newly independent Portland company gets a Nasdaq-listed owner

    Malia Spencer
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:10 pm
    The story of Storycode turned a new chapter this week with yet another acquisition. This time the newly independent firm was scooped up by New York-based 6D Global Technologies(NasdaqCM: SIXD), according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In January, Storycode was purchased by its original founders from its then-owner TigerLogic. At the time, new owners Katherine Topaz and Jason Porath said the changes in ownership would facilitate further growth of the nine-employee company. While…
  • Healthtech: Portland biotech startup forms partnership with pharmaceutical heavyweight

    Elizabeth Hayes
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Aronora Inc. has formed a strategic alliance with Bayer HealthCare to manufacture a compound for treating cardiovascular disease that the Portland company is developing. Aronona is partnering with Bayer HealthCare's Global Biologics Development group in Berkeley, California, for pre-clinical manufacturing. The alliance gives Aronora access to Bayer HeatlhCare's manufacturing expertise across the entire drug development process. The next step will be a phase 1 clinical trial, which it hopes to initiate…
  • With hot market in mind, United Way looks to sell downtown building and adjacent lot

    Jon Bell
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:42 pm
    United Way of the Columbia-Willamette's Board of Directors has made a decision to explore the sale of its building in downtown Portland as well as a nearby surface lot that the organization also owns. The nonprofit is working with longtime partner and supporter Melvin Mark Brokerage Company. The 30,000-square-foot building is at 619 S.W. 11th Ave. While its current market value is around the $5 million mark, the structure and the lot could attract a healthy purchase price because of its downtown…
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  • Food Lion to revamp Triangle-area stores in 2015

    Lauren K. Ohnesorge
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:45 pm
    Walk-in coolers, a dedicated gluten-free section: Those are just some of the features coming to Triangle-area Food Lion stores this year, as the Salisbury-based grocery chain revamps its local stores. "It will be completely remodeled," says spokeswoman Christy Phillips-Brown, who says designers focused on shopping "like the customer would shop." Read: Grocery wars: Super markets fight for Triangle shoppers And that means realigning products and expanding areas particularly popular among Triangle…
  • Stealz continues growth spurt

    Lauren K. Ohnesorge
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:21 pm
    Raleigh social media marketing startup Stealz is growing its audience and adding big-name clients. Co-founder Jim Zidar says Stealz, which has gone from seven employees last year to more than double that in a suite at HQ Raleigh, has developed a mobile app that aims to turn customers into "brand ambassadors." App users are rewarded for sharing photos during their visit to one of Stealz's partner establishments – rewarded with prizes such as discounts and free food. Users can share photos on Instagram,…
  • What MaxPoint Interactive's 'disappointing' IPO debut really means

    Lauren K. Ohnesorge
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:18 pm
    MaxPoint Interactive (NYSE: MXPT) sank in its opening debut to close down 15.13 percent, or $9.76. The company, which develops advertising technology used by brands such as Starbucks, had an IPO price of $11.50, at the midpoint of its range – but, in the actual trading day, the stock sank. Will Preston, research analyst for IPO exchange-traded fund manager Renaissance Capital, calls the debut "disappointing." "A poor debut causes companies to lose shareholders that they work hard to get," he…
  • Chief Justice names interim leader of N.C. courts system

    Amanda Jones Hoyle
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:10 pm
    Following the announcement Monday that Judge John W. Smith will be retiring as director of the N.C. Adminstrative Office of the Courts, Chief Justice Mark Martin has named District Court Judge Marion Warren to take over as interim director. The transfer will be effective May 1 upon Judge Smith's retirement. Warren has been a district court judge for Judicial District 13, which includes Bladen, Brunswick and Columbus counties, since 2000. He was previously an assistant district attorney in the same…
  • Look inside Life Time Fitness’ new health club in Raleigh (Slideshow)

    Amanda Jones Hoyle
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Inside the new 108,000-square-foot Life Time Athletic club in north Raleigh that will be opening to the public March 10, it's all of the amenities of a luxury hotel resort – just without the hotel rooms. Triangle Business Journal photographer John West and I got a personal tour Friday of the two-story facility and its outdoor aquatic center at 8515 Falls of Neuse Road with General Manager Derek Nereu, who was also busy making sure all the finishing touches were taken care of before the crowds…
 
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  • Latest construction photos from downtown arena, practice facility

    Dennis McCoy
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:46 pm
    Latest construction photos from downtown arena, practice facility
  • Matsui proposal would develop national clean-tech trade plan

    Allen Young
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:52 pm
    Congresswoman Doris Matsui has introduced federal legislation that would direct federal dollars toward developing a national strategy around clean energy trade and assisting local firms with exporting. The bill would direct $15 million from the federal budget to the International Trade Administration, which is housed within the U.S. Department of Commerce. The Commerce Secretary would then have 180 days to develop a plan for helping U.S. clean energy firms export goods and services abroad. "Investing…
  • Behind the List: Construction managers supervise projects to completion

    Sharon Havranek
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:47 pm
    This week's list ranks construction managers in the Sacramento region. If you're in the business, you know how important they are. If you aren't, you might be a little fuzzy on what these companies do. Construction managers plan, coordinate, budget and supervise construction projects from beginning to completion. Some projects have an independent construction manager overseeing construction, and other projects may have a general contractor who also acts as the manager. This week's list of construction…
  • Green Acres plans Rocklin location

    Sonya Sorich
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:04 pm
    Green Acres Nursery & Supply is planning to expand into Rocklin. The locally owned company has submitted building plans for a site in the Rocklin Crossings shopping center, said Karen Garner, economic growth manager for the city of Rocklin. It would cover about 26,000 square feet of interior space and 59,000 square feet of exterior space, she said. This would be the fifth location for Green Acres, which the Gill family founded in 2003. The company has locations in Folsom, Roseville and Sacramento.…
  • ​Which Sacramento County areas are most religious?

    6 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Demographics are good for digging into concentrations of anything from careers to ages to occupations or even places with the most restaurants. For the latest look at Sacramento County by ZIP codes, data experts FindTheBest delved into the concentration of places of worship. There are definite concentrations of churches. ZIP code 95817 is rich in religious organizations, with 34.3 places of worship per 10,000 people. ZIP Code 95814 comes in second place. The ZIP codes that are least religious?…
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  • Cheese-ology Macaroni & Cheese to close Saturday

    Veneta Rizvic
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:14 pm
    Cheese-ology Macaroni & Cheese, located at 6602 Delmar Blvd., will be closing its doors for good on Saturday, March 7, after a 5-year run in the Delmar Loop. The restaurant focused on different varieties of mac and cheese. Cheese-ology shared the news via Facebook last month, citing record high dairy prices over the last two years as one of the reasons for the closure. The Facebook post stated, "It has been an incredible pleasure to bring you high quality baked-to-order Mac & Cheese for the last…
  • Herculaneum port project joins spree of construction on river

    Ben Unglesbee
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:57 pm
    In this week's Business Journal, we take a look at new investment and construction along the Mississippi River in the St. Louis region. The river is one of the oldest sources of profit for St. Louis — the reason why the city exists in the first place, as Dennis Wilmsmeyer, who leads America's Central Port in Madison County, points out. Local governments have big projects outlined and underway for ports in the area. This week, in fact, will see the installation of a fleeting staging area in Herculaneum,…
  • On the market: the most expensive homes in Town & Country

    Katlyn Keller
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:56 pm
    On the market this week takes a look at some of the most expensive homes in Town & Country. 12854 Horton Lane, $2.65 million This five-bedroom, 7,500-square-foot home was built in 2013. It is located in Horton Place in Town & Country and was modeled around the DeShetler homes tradition. It is within a cul-de-sac and has five fireplaces, an in-ground sprinkler system and a four-car garage. 13398 Conway Road, $3.45 million This four-bedroom, five-bathroom, 8,307-square-foot home was built in 1941.…
  • Ferguson judge highlighted by Justice Department report faced tax liens

    Jacob Kirn
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:56 pm
    A Ferguson municipal judge singled out by the Department of Justice this week for helping to increase court collections has had federal tax liens filed against him. Ronald Brockmeyer, who the Department of Justice's report says approved the creation of fees that could be unlawful, has faced more than $189,000 in federal tax liens from April 2012 to November 2013, according to records reviewed by the Business Journal. Two liens, totaling, $42,139, have been paid, records show. It was not immediately…
  • Home of the Day: Classic brick three-story historic home in the popular Parkview neighborhood

    <strong><a href="/stlouis/resources/real-estate/home-of-the-day/dielmann-sothebys-international-realty">Dielmann Sotheby's International Realty</a></strong>
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:24 am
    By Andy Dielmann, Broker Home of the Day is presented by the St. Louis Business Journal with Dielmann Sotheby's International Realty. This is your invitation to view some of St. Louis's most-luxurious properties. Come inside and take a look around. Click on the gallery image to view today's featured property. 6341 Washington Avenue, University City, MO 63130 | $624,500 Walk to Forest Park, Washington University, The Delmar Loop, Metrolink and more! This classic home has a cool contemporary feel…
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  • Texas' population to double by 2050, state demographer says

    Michael Theis
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:54 pm
    Texas' population is projected to double by 2050, according to a report from Texas' Office of the State Demographer. According to the report, Texas' population, currently estimated to be 26,230,098 residents, will grow to 54,446,355 residents by 2050. While young adults between the ages of 20-34 years are the most likely to move to Texas in a given year, Texas is projected to have much a larger population of elderly residents than it currently does. Their numbers are projected to grow at a greater…
  • Drilling activity in Eagle Ford declines for 11th-straight week

    Sergio Chapa
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Low crude oil prices are continuing to reduce the number of active rigs operating in the Eagle Ford Shale and the Permian Basin. Crude oil prices creeped just above $50 per barrel, as the latest data released on Friday by oil giant Baker Hughes show declines in active rigs across the board. Friday's figures show that the rig count in the Eagle Ford Shale dropped from 157 active rigs to 149 over the past week. The drop represents the 11th straight week of declining drilling activity in the Eagle…
  • What will Oakland Raiders one-year Coliseum lease mean for San Antonio?

    Patrick Chu
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:56 pm
    The Oakland Raiders will play in the Coliseum through the 2015-2016 football season after signing a short-term lease with the agency overseeing the stadium. However, it remains to be seen on whether the Raiders will stay in Oakland long-term. San Antonio and other markets have been aggressively courting the NFL team. San Antonio has proposed a plan that would allow Mark Davis to relocate to the Alamodome. No word yet on whether that offer still stands. The Raiders will pay Oakland-Alameda County…
  • Transaction Action: Big Hops ups San Antonio's brewing game

    Katie Burke
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:55 pm
    This weekly blog details the real estate sales, leases, new assignments, grand openings and other deals that have taken place recently in the San Antonio area. Do you have newsworthy real estate or retail news to share? Contact real estate reporter Katie Burke at kaburke@bizjournals.com. Restaurants: Big Hops has leased 4,200 square feet at 306 Austin St. near the Hays Street Bridge. The first floor of the building is designated as a tap room and growler station, with a beer garden outside along…
  • San Antonio should be strong contender for college football playoff championship game

    W. Scott Bailey
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:47 pm
    San Antonio has high hopes for possibly winning one of three College Football Playoff championship games in either 2018, 2019 or 2020 bid cycle, according to Michael Sawaya, who oversees Alamodome operations for the city. More than a dozen cities are expected to bid for the next three games up for grabs in this next bid round. But despite that likelihood of increased competition, the Alamo City's odds of landing the marquee event in 2018, 2019 or 2020 will have improved once $44 million worth of…
 
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  • Kaiser Permanente gains ground in Covered California enrollment

    Kathy Robertson
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:43 pm
    The majority of enrollment in Covered California remains in four major health plans, but the standout for 2015 is Kaiser Permanente. While Oakland-based Kaiser was fourth in the pack for new plan selections in 2014, with 17 percent of the market, but it's tied with Anthem for top spot this year, with 28 percent of the market. With renewals, Kaiser was edged out to No. 3 behind Anthem and Blue Shield of California, but the company appears to have made up significant ground, according to data announced…
  • Closed-door Palantir event takes on women in cybersecurity problem

    Michael del Castillo
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:34 pm
    N ext week, the big data firm Palantir, which earlier this year was valued at $15 billion, is hosting a cocktail hour and panel discussion with some of the most influential women in cybersecurity. One problem is, there are barely any women in cybersecurity. The event on Tuesday night is designed to connect women leaders, experts, and professionals, address the "evolving" nature of cybersecurity threats, and provide opportunities for women in the field, according to Palo Alto-based Palantir. The…
  • Former record producer takes the helm at Scott Valley Bank

    Mark Calvey
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:26 pm
    East Bay banking veteran Craig Van Selow was named president and CEO of Scott Valley Bank in Walnut Creek. He succeeds retiring Tim Avery, who said Van Selow's selection was a unanimous decision at the bank, which relied on Korn Ferry to conduct the search. Van Selow also joined the bank's board. Avery, who remains on the Scott Valley Bank board, had a memorable stint of owning a cafe and pool arcade in Yreka during his high school years before spending more than 30 years with Scott Valley Bank…
  • Prime time? Two weeks in, Prime yet to decide on Daughters deal

    Chris Rauber
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:34 am
    It's been two weeks since California Attorney General Kamala Harris gave Prime Healthcare Services approval to acquire six financially ailing hospitals from the Daughters of Charity Health System. So far, no word on whether Prime will accept the attorney general's strict terms, or simply walk away from the $843 million deal. But officials at the Southern California-based for-profit told me Friday "that many of the conditions would limit Prime's ability to make the operational changes that have proven…
  • How the 16th and Mission developer wants to win over the Mission

    Cory Weinberg
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:22 am
    To put it lightly, Maximus Real Estate Partners weren't the most popular guys in the Mission on Wednesday night. Protesters drowned out the developer for the controversial 16th and Mission project, which got a new unusual affordable housing plan this week. Impassioned and often disruptive members of the Plaza 16 Coalition made their voices heard, generating what a Maximus spokesman charitably called a "lively discussion." It wasn't much of a discussion, really. Maximus' community liaison shouted…
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  • Cinequest to show new Barco Escape 3-screen immersion films in San Jose

    Leia Parker
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:05 pm
    San Jose's Cinequest film festival wraps up soon, but it wouldn't be a Silicon Valley film festival without the lure of ending on an innovative high note. Imagine watching a film shown on three screens surrounding you in a cinema — not 3-D, but rather three large screens. Click on the photo of actress Rosario Dawson for a slideshow of the glitz and glam at Cinequest's recent Maverick Spirit Awards. Well, Cinequest is doing this, and taking it a step beyond this weekend in downtown San Jose…
  • Ballet San Jose faces possible closure if funding needs aren't met (slideshow)

    Vicki Thompson
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Assuming it can meet its current funding needs in a short, currently active fundraising campaign, Ballet San Jose will be taking on a new name this fall, one more indicative of its position as an arts institution in the heart of a major technology hub. Set to relaunch itself as Silicon Valley Ballet in September 2015, the arts organization is currently in the second phase of its "Bridge to the Future" campaign. It seeks to raise $550,000 in donations by March 14 to support its continuing operations.…
  • TechFlash\back: VC women on diversity; Kleiner trial; Bubble talk

    Cromwell Schubarth
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Silicon Valley has been riveted by the gender bias lawsuit against Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers being tried in San Francisco. Three top partners at the Sand Hill Road firm — Ted Schlein, John Doerr and Ray Lane — gave testimony that made it clear they really didn't know how to react to the affair they learned had developed between junior partners Ellen Pao and Ajit Nazre. Instead of moving decisively, Kleiner's top partners appeared to want to let both Pao and Nazre patch up their differences…
  • Which apps will come out of top-secret Apple Watch lab?

    Teresa Novellino
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:23 pm
    A pple, ahead of its widely anticipated "Spring Forward" event about the Apple Watch Monday, is reportedly allowing some brands into its secret lab in Cupertino for last-minute testing and tweaks. In typical Apple spy-novel-style, there's a catch. They're stripped of access to the outside world before they go in, s ources told Bloomberg Friday. Several companies, including Facebook and United Continental Holdings, have gotten early access to Apple Watch to test and fine-tune applications that they…
  • Hacking Weekend Sports: Sharks sell, sell, sell — and start winning

    Philip Beadle
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Although the San Jose Sharks were expected to move some hockey players toward the end of the season, seeing some teammates leave seems to have lit a fire under those who remained. The team was set to have a lot of unrestricted free agents — players whose contracts expired and could freely walk away from the franchise at the end of the season — and they wanted to get something, anything really, out of swapping them. So they've traded for some journeymen players and draft picks. Fans might miss…
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  • Delta: We'd fly direct to India if it weren't for unfair competition from Mid-east airlines

    Steve Wilhelm
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:36 pm
    Delta Air Lines would be flying direct to India from Seattle were it not for government subsidies given to competitor Emirates Airlines. That's according to Delta spokesman Trevor Banstetter, who explained why Delta has banded together with the other two big U.S.-based international airlines, American and United, to fight back against subsidies of their three big Middle East-based competitors. On Thursday the three made public documents that they've already been sharing with the U.S. government.…
  • This is why Seattle developers are building apartments, not condos

    Marc Stiles
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:40 pm
    The question of the day among Seattle real estate developers: Why are high-rise apartment buildings going up all over downtown but only one condo tower? The answer is money and the risk factors, according to two apartment developers. "This is a pretty savvy generation of buyers out there. I don't think they're going to buy a 600-square-foot, urban one-bedroom condominium for $500,000 to $600,000," said Tom Parsons of Holland Partner Group, which just finished a high-rise apartment next to the Paramount…
  • Bidding war drives up prices of Washington aerospace suppliers

    Steve Wilhelm
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:20 pm
    Right now buying aerospace suppliers in Washington is like buying a house in Seattle– the market is hot and suitors are constantly outbidding each other. Just ask Darrin Cashette, a Denver machine-shop owner who is putting together a three-company merger in Washington state. "I can't tell you how many machine shops I've been outbid on," he said. "I put together an offer, we're a family-owned company, you get these equity companies coming in and they want to be in the Boeing space, and when they…
  • Attention commuters: You'll soon be able to talk, text and tweet in Seattle transit tunnels

    Marc Stiles
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:39 pm
    The frustration of being unable to get online when you're in a Seattle transit tunnel will be a thing of the past in the not-too-distant future. Sound Transit on Friday said it has OK'd a contract to supply cell service in all underground transit tunnels and stations. The move by the Sound Transit Board allows the agency to execute a license with Newport Beach, Calif.-based Mobilitie Investments III to install, operate and maintain a cell host network and provide access to wireless carriers in the…
  • ​Nokia, the last fan of Windows Phone, to make the switch to Android

    Jacob Demmitt
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Microsoft may have bought Nokia's handset division only to lay off thousands of workers and later dump its brand name— but Nokia is gearing up to have the last laugh. According to a published benchmark test first uncovered by Nokia Power User, someone over at Nokia seems to be testing a smartphone running on the Android operating system. That comes after the Finnish company already showed off a new Android-powered tablet, the N1. For years, Nokia was notoriously the final steadfast supporter…
 
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  • Westin Fort Lauderdale hotel escapes foreclosure

    Brian Bandell
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:07 pm
    U.S. Bank, representing a commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) trust, filed a $40.8 million foreclosure lawsuit in September 2013 against PFL VII LLC over the 293-room hotel at 400 Corporate Drive. In February, the lender won a $47.9 million foreclosure against the borrower. The case was settled on March 2. Driftwood Hospitality, which was employed by receiver David Buddemeyer, will transition management of the hotel to TPG Hospitality. Yet, if the borrower once again defaults on the loan…
  • New York venture capital firm eyes South Florida expansion

    Celia Ampel
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:44 am
    New York City-based Corigin Ventures is preparing to invest in more South Florida companies and to eventually open an office here, director David Goldberg said. The venture capital firm invests funds from Corigin Real Estate Group, which will soon open a sales office in Brickell. Three of the firm's leaders have lived in Miami, and Goldberg has begun meeting with local investors to identify startups to invest in. "We'll start making deals as soon as we see ones that we like," he said. Corigin…
  • Palm Beach County call centers sued for alleged tech support scams

    Celia Ampel
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:43 am
    The Florida Attorney General's Office is suing four Palm Beach County call centers for allegedly tricking consumers into paying for unneeded computer repairs. The office is seeking penalties for E-Racer Tech in Boynton Beach, along with ASAP Tech Help, Protech Support and Techfix USA in Delray Beach. The companies used pop-up ads to convince computer users they had viruses or malware, according to the state's complaints. They would then convince customers to pay $99 to $600 to fix the problem. "Businesses…
  • Southern Miami-Dade development site heads to foreclosure auction

    Brian Bandell
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:40 am
    A long-stalled development near ZooMiami is headed to auction after its owner lost a $3.1 million foreclosure judgment. E Capital Loan SPV V LLC, an affiliate of Fort Worth, Texas-based E Capital Partners, won the judgment against Eureka Miami Partners, along with managing members Thomas R. McWilliams and William F. Helwig Jr., over a $3.02 million mortgage, plus interest and fees. The loan was originated by Jupiter-based Integrity Bank and changed hands several times following that bank's failure. The…
  • How three South Florida accounting firms used rebranding to streamline their business

    Nina Lincoff
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:39 am
    There's a saying that accountants fix problems clients didn't know they had, and in a way clients typically don't understand. But three veteran South Florida accounting firms hope to change that. Daszkal Bolton, Kaufman Rossin and Goldstein Schechter Koch are banking on ambitious rebrands anchored on technology to freshen their looks, boost their profiles and facilitate ongoing access to their clients in a way that better communicates the range of services they offer. These are not your parents'…
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  • Goody Goody managing partner predicts giant 'reunion party'

    Eric Snider
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:52 am
    Marc Zudar has been inundated with congratulatory texts, phone calls, emails and handshakes since being announced operating partner of Goody Goody on Thursday. The decades-old Tampa burger brand, which Richard Gonzmart acquired last year and plans to reopen in 2015, causes nostalgic stirrings all over town. And Zudar — a 1972 graduate of Plant High School who ran another Tampa institution, Zudar's Deli, for nearly 30 years — only adds to Goody Goody's hometown bona fides. "I think when we…
  • One Question, One Minute with Ted Abrams, CEO at Joffrey's Coffee & Tea. Co. (Video)

    Alexis Muellner
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:51 am
    One Question, One Minute with Ted Abrams, CEO at Joffrey's Coffee & Tea. Co. (Video)
  • Duke Energy exec leaving for key post at Bank of America

    Adam O'Daniel
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:17 am
    Duke Energy Corp. (NYSE:DUK) executive Brett Carter is leaving the company to become chief operating officer at Bank of America Corp.'s (NYSE:BAC) Global Technology & Operations unit. The companies, both based in Charlotte, announced Carter's job change today. It wasn't immediately clear when Carter will join BofA. He will be based in Charlotte and will report to Cathy Bessant, head of Global Technology & Operations. In his post at BofA, Carter will be responsible for managing functions that include…
  • Gasparilla Interactive speaker: Bronies and left shark have lessons in profit

    Wade Tyler Millward
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:13 am
    Five days before Christmas, a nightmare became a virtual reality for Shapeways Inc.. The New York 3D printing company's website went down for 19 hours, the second longest run in company history, next to when Hurricane Sandy hit. "I was having an anxiety attack," Savannah Peterson told a crowd of about 100 at Friday's Gasparilla Interactive Festival. The company's community director saw a way to capitalize on the misfortune. She rallied the company's fans to share photos of pets online while Shapeways'…
  • Why ‘The Dress' went viral and other marketing lessons from Gasparilla Interactive’s first speaker

    Wade Tyler Millward
    6 Mar 2015 | 9:25 am
    Perusing the Internet one day, Faris Yakob stumbled across a captivating website. Beautifully rendered random objects flew across the screen as he moved down the page. Then the lingering question. The one that has now made the website part of a presentation he gives on design and marketing — Why did this website exist? "We like art, we like prettiness," the former ad man said of fellow creatives. "Sometimes that gets in the way of the experience." Design is empty without substance. This was…
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  • Lessons of the Freedman's Bank still hold 150 years later

    Mark Holan
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:40 pm
    President Barack Obama and civil rights dignitaries on Saturday will mark the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march over the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. The anniversary and Academy Award-nominated film are getting plenty of media coverage. That's as it should be, considering the march's pivotal role leading to the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (I took a solitary, reflective walk on the bridge many years ago while working as a reporter at the Mobile Register). An older milestone in…
  • D.C. Council eyeing ban on e-cigarette sales to minors

    Tina Reed
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:45 am
    The D.C. Council is considering a measure that would ban the sale of e-cigarettes to anyone under age 18. Councilmember Yvette Alexander, D-Ward 7, introduced the bill this week, telling WAMU 88.5 she has concerns about the chemicals used in electronic cigarettes and their potential impacts on kids. "Until we have a definitive answer on just what in fact these electronic cigarettes are, we definitely don't need our young people to be used as lab rats," Alexander told the station. It's also among…
  • Pacify, a D.C. startup focused on pediatrics, lands $1.1 million seed round

    Kasra Kangarloo
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:42 am
    D.C.-based Pacify, a telemedicine startup with a focus on pediatrics, has landed $1.1 million in seed funding from Acceleprise, a Dupont Circle accelerator, and about a dozen local angel investors, according to CEO Ben Lundin. The company has developed an app for parents to video chat with nurses, lactation consultants and dietitians. Lundin says the service is available 24 hours a day, and users should connect with one of the company's 80 contracted service providers in no more than three minutes. Many…
  • Agency take corrective action in a protest? Don't count on a better outcome

    William Welch
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:20 am
    When you file a protest and the agency decides to take corrective action, you have to wait patiently to see how the problem will be fixed problem. And don't expect a happy ending every time. Protesting contractor: Alliant Enterprise JV LLC Contracting agency: Department of Defense Protest issue: Whether the DOD's proposed corrective action following a prior protest was reasonable. Decision: Protest denied by the Government Accountability Office Feb. 25, 2015. Post-mortem: AEJV protested a contract…
  • Orbital ATK execs on Dawn's Ceres arrival: 'This is science fiction turning into science fact'

    Jill R. Aitoro
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:06 am
    For Orbital ATK, the arrival Friday of its Dawn spacecraft at the dwarf planet Ceres marks the latest success in a mission that kicked off for the company more than a decade ago — and one that could lay the groundwork for many more to come. But for Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) executives Mike Miller and Joe Makowki, it's more emotional than that. "For a mission like this, where Joe and I have been involved all of this century, it's wonderful to see the results come in," Miller, the vice president of…
 
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  • Powers leaving Maize for position in Kansas City

    Josh Heck
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:57 pm
    Doug Powers has accepted a leadership position with the Turner School District in Kansas City. Powers is leaving USD 266 Maize later this year to become the assistant superintendent for business and public relations. He'll replace Jason Dandoy, who will have that job until he becomes the district's superintendent in July. Dandoy, who was named Turner's superintendent in January, confirmed on Friday Powers is joining the Turner district. He says Powers will be a valuable addition to Turner because…
  • Fewer people were working in Wichita in January

    Emily Behlmann
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Month-over-month unemployment was up in the Wichita metro area in January, though the change can be explained in part by seasonal fluctuations. The area's unemployment rate for January was 5.2 percent, up from 4.4 percent in December, according to the Kansas Department of Labor. The number of unemployed people was up by about 2,500, while the number of employed people was down by about 2,300. The state does not provide seasonally adjusted data for metro areas, but it's typical for employment to…
  • The List: Riverfest organizers expect big turnout this year

    Stephanie Bloyd
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:52 pm
    Popular musical acts, including The Village People and Flogging Molly, prompted Riverfest organizers to raise their estimated 2015 attendance number to 380,000 on this week's list of conventions and events. Riverfest CEO Mary Beth Jarvis told reporter Daniel McCoy in our related list story she hopes attendance will actually reach 400,000 this year. The Riverfest once again topped the conventions and events list, as it has since the Business Journal began publishing it in 2007. All readers can…
  • We want to see your Shocker memorabilia

    Emily Behlmann
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:50 pm
    Shocker fans, if you have a special piece of Wichita State history, we want to see it. We're collecting photos of our readers' Shocker memorabilia. Send photos to ICTBizJournal@gmail.com. In the email, make sure you include your name and a description of the Shocker artifact and what makes it special. We'll share these photos on our website as the Shockers march on toward the NCAA tournament.
  • Germany to loan $690 million to Airbus

    Daniel McCoy
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:49 pm
    Germany will pay Airbus $690 million in loans to help finance the European company's A350 program. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, the loans will run until 2031 and up to 1,500 deliveries. Airbus delivered its first A350 to launch customer Qatar Airways late last year. Airbus Americas Engineering in Wichita has had as many as 150 people working on the A350 during its design and development. In addition, Wichita-based Spirit AeroSystems Inc. (NYSE: SPR) builds the composite…
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