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Developing a 30-Second Commercial that Differentiates You from the Competition

By Chuck and Evan Polin, Sandler Training, The Training Resource Group “Why not just tell them when we were founded?” Over the course of your career, you will probably attend more networking events, seminars, conferences, trade shows, and cocktail parties than you can count. If you are like most of the professionals we have met, you have not given much thought ahead of time to the question of how you will introduce yourself when meeting someone at these events for the first time. If someone were to walk up to you right now and ask you what you did...

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New York Fintech Firm Paygevity Selects Baltimore for Second Location

FINANCE Paygevity Inc., a company led by a team of Wall Street veterans and tech commercialization specialists, is searching for a city office to call its second home. Louis A. Young, the company’s president and a Baltimore native, said Paygevity is planning to build up its software development team here, and hire up to 50 employees to staff the new headquarters. … Read more at the Baltimore Business Journal.   COWORKING WeWork Opens First College Campus Location at UMCP WeWork is officially in Maryland. The coworking giant said Monday that it opened a new location at the University of Maryland College Park. It’s the first WeWork to be located on a college campus. … Read more at Technical.ly Baltimore.   DEVELOPMENT Loudoun County Population Now Tops 400,000 Loudoun County has been the fastest-growing jurisdiction in Virginia seemingly forever, and that means topping the occasional milestone. The latest: 400,000. The county’s recently released Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for fiscal year 2018 pegs Loudoun’s 2018 population at 402,561, a mark only seen in the commonwealth in Fairfax and Prince William counties and Virginia Beach. Loudoun’s population is up 29 percent since 2010, and 137 percent since 2000. … Read more at WTOP.   INNOVATION Jay Fisette and Roger Berliner Launch DMV Strategic Advisors Jay Fisette and Roger Berliner worked together on occasion as Arlington County Board chair and Montgomery County Council...

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Loudoun County Population Now Tops 400,000

DEVELOPMENT Loudoun County has been the fastest-growing jurisdiction in Virginia seemingly forever, and that means topping the occasional milestone. The latest: 400,000. The county’s recently released Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for fiscal year 2018 pegs Loudoun’s 2018 population at 402,561, a mark only seen in the commonwealth in Fairfax and Prince William counties and Virginia Beach. Loudoun’s population is up 29 percent since 2010, and 137 percent since 2000. … Read more at WTOP.   INNOVATION Jay Fisette and Roger Berliner Launch DMV Strategic Advisors Jay Fisette and Roger Berliner worked together on occasion as Arlington County Board chair and Montgomery County Council chair, respectively. Now they’re in business together. The duo has launched a for-profit consulting firm, DMV Strategic Advisors LLC, that specifically targets local governments, nonprofits and the businesses operating in Greater Washington. … Read more at the Washington Business Journal.   FINANCE New York Fintech Firm Paygevity Selects Baltimore for Second Location Paygevity Inc., a company led by a team of Wall Street veterans and tech commercialization specialists, is searching for a city office to call its second home. Louis A. Young, the company’s president and a Baltimore native, said Paygevity is planning to build up its software development team here, and hire up to 50 employees to staff the new headquarters. … Read more at the Baltimore Business Journal.   COWORKING WeWork Opens First College...

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Siris Capital to Acquire Travelport for $4.4 Billion

TRANSPORTATION New York-based Siris Capital Group has teamed up with another buyout firm to take the travel software company Travelport Worldwide Ltd. private. Evergreen Coast Capital Corp. will join Siris and pay $15.75 for each Travelport (NYSE: TVPT) share, making the deal worth about $4.4 billion. … Read more at the New York Business...

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Boston Properties Kendall Square Project Moves Forward

DEVELOPMENT Developer Boston Properties has the necessary Cambridge approvals as of early December to build an 18-story, 387,187-square-foot glassy tower at 325 Main Street in busy, busy Kendall Square. That four-story commercial building is currently best-known as the home of the M.I.T. Coop. The new tower would likely house Google, which already has offices at nearby 355 Main Street (no formal announcement yet from the internet colossus, however). … Read more at Curbed...

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