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St. Louis entrepreneur walks away with $75,000 on Shark Tank

m.bizjournals.com — St. Louis entrepreneur Talia Bahr Goldfarb swam with the sharks Friday night and came out alive, with a $75,000 investment to go along with it. Goldfarb, co-founder of a company called Myself Belts, appeared on Friday's episode of Shark Tank, the reality TV show on ABC that is said to resemble a real-life pitch to venture capitalists.
Nov 01, 2014

St. Louis entrepreneur walks away with $75,000 on Shark Tank - St. Louis Business Journal m.bizjournals.com/stlouis/blog/b…

Revealed: the location of Alibaba's new recruiting office in Seattle

m.bizjournals.com — The team that will start Alibaba's Seattle office will have access to some sizzling steaks and perhaps a climbing wall. That's because Amazon.com's big new threat is moving into the Decatur Building at 1511 Sixth Ave., about two blocks south of Amazon's future high-rise campus that will total 4.1 million square feet.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @RCP_SF: Revealed: the location of Alibaba's new recruiting office in Seattle m.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/t…

Rebecca Avitia's 6 biggest goals for the National Hispanic Cultural Center

m.bizjournals.com — There are six ways Rebecca Avitia wants to fix the National Hispanic Cultural Center. ASAP. Rebecca Avitia came to the National Hispanic Cultural Center in February and immediately had to do one thing: plan. The director position was vacant for three years, and in those three years, the NHCC began to list.

The deals have started flowing

m.bizjournals.com — By anyone's estimate, 2014 has been a blowout year for New Mexico's mergers and acquisitions activity, which has exceeded $1.5 billion so far this year. Of course, that number includes the nearly $1 billion sale of New Mexico Gas Co. to TECO Energy of Florida.
Oct 31, 2014

Last night at 8pm i hear NM is growing and attracting $$$. Today at 7am i hear $$$ came to NM 'cause it's growing m.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/pr…

Wearing the cure: Five diseases wearables are tackling

upstart.bizjournals.com — CB Insights says investors put in $458 million into dozens of wearable companies in 2013 while ON World predicts 700 million wearables will be sold by 2018, and by many companies, to form a $50 billion industry. Here are 10 companies that treat diseases affecting large populations.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @eTextileLounge: Wearable computing at work in tracking health issues and providing timely medicine. bit.ly/1nTjq94

Pediatric summit explores growing issue of risk vs. benefits of rare disease drugs

m.bizjournals.com — An official from the National Institutes for Health told a crowd on Thursday that the medical community needs to take more risks when treating rare, deadly diseases in children - a viewpoint that could just as easily be applied to the drug approval process.
Oct 31, 2014

Former US_FDA head of orphan drug: "I'm a firm believer that all drugs should be as safe as heart disease drugs" m.bizjournals.com/boston/blog/bi…

“Ecommerce on steroids” or 1999 all over again?

upstart.bizjournals.com — Teresa Novellino Upstart Business Journal Entrepreneurs & Enterprises Editor Email |Twitter The UpTake: Starbucks chief Howard Schultz calls his plan to deliver coffee and food to customers who order via mobile phones "e-commerce on steroids." This direct-to-your-door delivery plan may sound like 1999 all over again, but consider how much has changed.

​Enquirer's No. 2 editor out as staffers bolt amidst Gannett-ordered reorganization

m.bizjournals.com — More than a dozen newsroom staffers at the Cincinnati Enquirer, including its No. 2 editor, are departing as the region's largest local media company embarks on the biggest shakeup in its history. Earlier this month, editor Carolyn Washburn announced major changes would be coming as the Enquirer tried to devote fewer resources toward the production of its print products and more toward its expanding digital ones.
Oct 31, 2014

Cncy Enquirer orders everyone to reapply for their jobs. 1/6th of newsroom quits instead. good for them. m.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/new…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @missprint95: Must read. "@ChrisCinciBiz: Enquirer's No. 2 editor out as staffers bolt amidst Gannett-ordered reorganization m.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/new…

Oct 30, 2014

Enquirer's No. 2 editor out as staffers bolt amidst Gannett-ordered reorganization m.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/new…

Exclusive: Tom James details his plan for a downtown St. Pete museum

m.bizjournals.com — A dowtown St. Petersburg museum housing a portion of Tom and Mary James' extensive western and wildlife art collection would serve as a cultural legacy for the couple, while also strengthening the economy of the area.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @TashElwynRJ: @RaymondJames Chairman Tom James shares his plans for a downtown St.Pete museum with @tbbjnewsroom m.bizjournals.com/tampabay/blog/…

Cincinnati Business Courier

m.bizjournals.com — Sara Eisen, CNBC co-anchor and Cincinnati native, came back home on Wednesday night to do a story about hometown-based supermarket giant Kroger Co. Well, there was one other reason, too. "That and I wanted to have dinner with my parents," Eisen joked.

5 quotes from Apple CEO Tim Cook as he reveals publicly that he is gay in Bloomberg Businessweek essay

upstart.bizjournals.com — Teresa Novellino Upstart Business Journal Entrepreneurs & Enterprises Editor Email |Twitter The UpTake: Apple chief Tim Cook has appeared increasingly cozy as the leader of one of the valuable and powerful companies in the world. Now, that confidence has extended to his personal life, with Cook coming out today as gay, proud and determined to help others.
Oct 30, 2014

Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out. The world doesn't stop. Here are 5 things he says about being a gay CEO. bizj.us/15ricx #Apple

WesBanco, ESB to merge in $324M deal

m.bizjournals.com — WesBanco Inc. announced Thursday it will acquire ESB Financial Corp. in a $324.4 million deal that will combine two of the 20-largest banks in the Pittsburgh region. ESB Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: ESBF), based in Ellwood City, is the parent company of ESB Bank, which has 19 of its 23 branches in the Pittsburgh region.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @PCC_Jack: m.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/blo… Not sure of long term local ramifications for area. Never good to be the acquired entity. @TheBCCC #BeaverCounty

Dog treat entrepreneur behind Snaks 5th Avenchew makes peace with Saks Fifth Avenue

upstart.bizjournals.com — Teresa Novellino Upstart Business Journal Entrepreneurs & Enterprises Editor Email |Twitter The UpTake: When Carrie Sarabella launched an organic dog treat brand called "Snaks 5th Avenchew" over the summer she never dreamed Saks Fifth Avenue would take notice, let alone send her a cease-and-desist letter.
Oct 30, 2014

BRILLIANT name for a dog treat company, even if it does raise the ire of an established retailer upstart.bizjournals.com/entrepreneurs/… via @upstartbusiness

Creative Alliance renames agency after founder

m.bizjournals.com — Creative Alliance Inc. is no more. The venerable Louisville advertising agency has changed its name to Scoppechio, after its founder, Debbie Scoppechio, who now is the chairwoman of the company's board of directors. CEO Jerry Preyss announced the new brand at news conference on Wednesday at 21c Museum Hotel.
Oct 29, 2014

MT “@tommonahan007: Creative Alliance is now Scoppechio. Can't believe Business First hasn't been renamed Monahan.” m.bizjournals.com/louisville/new…

HBO to lay off 7% of its workforce

m.bizjournals.com — Time Warner's ongoing cutbacks will tarnish even the media conglomerate's crown jewel. HBO will lay off 150 employees starting this week - about 7 percent of its 2,400-person workforce. The news was first reported in Variety. The move comes as Time Warner has ordered 10 percent budget cuts throughout its divisions.