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March 12, 2018

PaintBar Loads up $9 Million for Sip-and-Paint, Gyms Don’t Lift Malls, Return of the HR Hug and High Heels Low on Sales

Good Monday Morning,   Daylight – I knew Brian Reynolds had gall when he was our first-ever sponsor, but he threw deep on Friday as his...
March 8, 2018

Manhattan Meetings, Catch a Falling Star, Peyton Unloads 31 Papa John’s, Croppers and Stringers

Good Thursday Morning, Daylight – The new weather phenomenon called the Cyclone Bomb hit NYC yesterday and you could really tell Manhattan, a small swamp-like island,...
March 7, 2018

Amazon Falls for Lovers and Buys Game Spark, New Orleans Oxford Commerce Dinner, Hope Global Forum Speech and Member from Missouri

Good Wednesday Morning, Daylight – Word is out – Amazon and Bezos himself toured potential HQ2 candidate Washington DC/Northern Virginia area with follow-up visits to the...
March 6, 2018

Zagat Sold Cold, Dorm Life Reinvented, Snow Monkey Not Slow, Bojangles Fries CEO, ESPN Hires New President and Brooklyn-Manhattan Pizza War Breaks Out

Good Tuesday Morning, Daylight – Zagat, a fast-growth company founded in 1979 by husband and wife Tim and Nina Zagat, rose to prominence as the restaurant...
March 5, 2018

Scaramucci Scared Kelly Sinks Sale, Oscars Shot, Members Marry, Feb’s Five Double Dippers and ESPN Punts on FiveThirtyEight

Good Monday Morning, Daylight – The Oscars need to hire another company like Meeting Expectations to run the show because last night crossed over from just...
March 1, 2018

UFO Spotify on Wall Street, Stone Point Acquires Legal Shield, Hot Shot Divorce Lawyer Laura Wasser Says It’s Over Easy Like Tinder and Traveling Until Monday

Good Thursday Morning, Daylight – Deals are flying off the shelf left and right, but none are quite like Spotify filing to go IPO. Live Rounds...
February 28, 2018

Macy’s Downsizing, Burberry CEO to Leave, Dick’s Sporting Goods Limits Gun Sales and Cold California

Good Wednesday Morning, Daylight – We texted out late yesterday that Amazon is buying Ring, the smart-doorbell maker, but it was only half the story. The...
February 27, 2018

Buyers Roll the Real Estate World, Sprout Social Swells, Circle Buys Poloniex and Digital Entrepreneurial Expert Live

Good Tuesday Morning, Daylight – Fast – First, Eden acquired OrgOrg, a social network for office managers to recommend, discuss, and review vendors and products. Create...
February 26, 2018

Delta’s Truckload Tweet, Simplura Buys SarahCare, South of Baton Rouge and New Member Spotlight

Good Monday Morning, Daylight – Whoooooaaaaa Nellie – Saturday morning Delta put out this tweet – Style – Best Western stepping up to the heavy lifting...
February 23, 2018

General Mills Buys Blue Buffalo, Don Jr. Goes To India, Epic Russian Skating Showdown and Upcoming Oxford Event

Good Friday Morning, Daylight – General Mills to buy healthy pet food maker Blue Buffalo for $8 billion. Clean deal, all in cash and General Mills...
February 22, 2018

Rhone Capital Buys Fogo de Chao, Business Solution for the Gun Problem and Complimentary Tickets Available for Broadway Play Starring Nathan Lane

Good Morning, We have an Entrepreneur Briefing today so this will be fast. Daylight – M&A market is red-hot and the talk of the town all...
February 21, 2018

Musk Hyperloop Coming To D.C., Oracle Buys Zenedge, Walmart Takes a Dip and New Diet Advice is Hippie Food Meets Golden Corral

Good Wednesday Morning, Daylight – Great example of action over talk so I’m going with it – Founders of North Face Kristine McDivitt Tompkins and her...
February 20, 2018

Business Should Drive the Gun Debate, San Fran Transbay Center, Google Buys Xively and Oxford Event on Thursday

Good Tuesday Morning, Daylight – Can Business solve the mass shootings? Credit card companies and banks could reject the sale of assault weapons like it does...
February 16, 2018

Chipotle’s Defibrillator is Not New CEO Niccol, Thiel Says Goodbye to Silicon Valley, Vivino App is Table Magic and Hooters in a Hot Mess

Good Friday Morning, former Presidential candidate Mitt Romney just announced he was running for the Senate in Utah. Ironing his docksiders. Daylight – He turned Taco...
February 15, 2018

FDA Approves First Blood Test For Concussions, Fitbit Buys Twine Health, Vix Fix, Maniacal Mind of an Entrepreneur Feb. 28th

Good Thursday Morning, Daylight – Tough morning around here with what the country went through yesterday afternoon.  The numbers are mind-numbing: More than 430 children and...
February 14, 2018

A Cab Double Cork 1440 Triumph, Netflix Poaches Ryan Murphy, Robots Rule, Cali Stem Cells and Dulles/Reagan Airports are For Sale

Good Wednesday Morning, Daylight – Put this one up there with Secretariat winning the Kentucky Derby – during his final Olympic run Shaun White, American snowboarder,...
February 13, 2018

New Member Creates Adult Day Care Category, Remington Jams Up, Aflac Rethinks Creative, North Korea’s Creepy Cheerleaders, Heart Stents Don’t Work and Stone Point Acquires Genex

Good Tuesday Morning, Sorry we’re a little late – had to verify some new stuff on Amazon. Daylight – 20 Amazon seeking cities froze up yesterday...
February 9, 2018

Amazon Delivers Degrees, Flight Club merges with GOAT with a Yum Investment , GrubHub Jumping Jacks and MeTooprison Bonus.

Good Friday Morning, UPS, FedEx slammed in premarket on news of Amazon’s launch of rival carrier. The bigger scoop under the radar is Bezos hired prominent...