City Associates – KCACM http://kcacm.org/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 09:55:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://kcacm.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-4-150x150.png City Associates – KCACM http://kcacm.org/ 32 32 Best of Milwaukee 2021 winners: service rendered https://kcacm.org/best-of-milwaukee-2021-winners-service-rendered/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 06:00:00 +0000 https://kcacm.org/best-of-milwaukee-2021-winners-service-rendered/ Services rendered Accountant / Tax Advisor Jaquilla Ross Finalists: CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen) Daroda Accounting KLM Accounting and Tax Associates Nelson Beautician High Brow Boutique Finalists: Dear Dahlia District 108 Salon & Spa Epic MedSpa Animal welfare organization Wisconsin Humane Society Milwaukee Campus Finalists: Elmbrook Humane Society Humane Animal Welfare Society […]]]>

Services rendered

Accountant / Tax Advisor


Jaquilla Ross

Finalists:
CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen)
Daroda Accounting
KLM Accounting and Tax Associates
Nelson

Beautician


High Brow Boutique

Finalists:
Dear Dahlia
District 108 Salon & Spa
Epic MedSpa

Animal welfare organization


Wisconsin Humane Society Milwaukee Campus

Finalists:
Elmbrook Humane Society
Humane Animal Welfare Society - HAWS of Waukesha County
Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission

Auto body shop


Manyo Motors

Finalists:
Leonard Auto Body Inc
Schlossmann Honda City
VCA Auto Body, Repair & Sales

Automatic retailer


Metro Car Wash

Finalists:
Detail Doctors
Full Service Car Wash
Schlossmann Honda City

Automotive maintenance and repair


Riverside Automotive Service
Schlossmann Honda City

Finalists:
Manyo Motors
REIS Automotive

Bank


Associated Bank

Finalists:
Bank Five Nine
North Shore Bank
U.S. Bank

Bed and breakfast


County Clare Irish Inn & Pub

Finalists:
Brumder Mansion Bed & Breakfast
Dubbel Dutch Hotel
Manderley Bed & Breakfast Inn
Sanger House Gardens
Schuster Mansion Bed & Breakfast
The Muse Gallery Guesthouse

Piercing studio


Avant-Garde

Finalists:
Atomic Tattoos
Bay Street Tattoo Co.
Body Ritual
Golden Crystal Body Piercing

Charming hotel


Saint Kate - The Arts Hotel

Finalists:
Dubbel Dutch Hotel
Kimpton Journeyman Hotel
The Iron Horse Hotel

Caterer


Bunzel's Meat Market

Finalists:
Emerald City Catering/The Enchanted Forest Event Venue
Over the Moon Bartending
Tall Guy and a Grill Catering

College / University


University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Finalists:
Alverno College
Marquette University
Milwaukee Area Technical College Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Mount Mary University

Checkout


Educators Credit Union

Finalists:
Landmark Credit Union
Summit Credit Union
UW Credit Union

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Daycare / Dog boarding


Bay View Bark

Finalists:
Central Bark Doggy Day Care: Downtown
Dog City Hotel & Spa
Playtime Doggy Daycare

Financial institution to obtain a business loan


Educators Credit Union

Finalists:
Summit Credit Union
Total Mortgage
U.S. Bank

Financial institution to obtain a mortgage loan


Educators Credit Union

Finalists:
Landmark Credit Union
Summit Credit Union
Wisconsin Mortgage Corporation

Financial institution for opening a current account


Educators Credit Union

Finalists:
Associated Bank
North Shore Bank
Summit Credit Union
UW Credit Union

Financial institution offering the best customer service:


Educators Credit Union

Finalists:
Landmark Credit Union
Summit Credit Union
UW Credit Union

Financial planner / Securities broker


Educators Credit Union

Finalists:
Annex Wealth Management
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisor Matthew R. Wolf
Summit Credit Union

Green business


Vance Global

Finalists:
Tippecanoe Herbs
Bounce Milwaukee
Everything Grows

Hair removal


High Brow Boutique

Finalists:
District 108 Salon & Spa
Epic MedSpa
European Wax Center

Hairdressing salon – Men


Stag Barbershop

Finalists:
Beard MKE
District 108 Salon & Spa
VitaBella Salon

Hairdressing salon – Women


District 108 Salon & Spa

Finalists:
Marie & Ebe Salon
Monarch Loft, LLC
VitaBella Salon

Hotel rooms


The Pfister Hotel

Finalists:
Dubbel Dutch Hotel
Saint Kate - The Arts Hotel
The Iron Horse Hotel

Insurance Agency


Shorewest Insurance Associates LLC

Finalists:
Cream City Insurance
Reilly Insurance Services

Insurance Agent / Broker


Claudia Reilly

Finalists:
Bob Vitt - State Farm Insurance Agent
Jerad Steinfeld
Joe Woelfle - State Farm Insurance Agent

Law firm – Bankruptcy


Debt Advisors Law Offices Milwaukee

Finalists:
Bankruptcy Law Office of Richard A. Check S. C.
Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP
Peter Francis Geraci Law L.L.C.

Law Firm – Business


Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP

Finalists:
Fox, O'Neill & Shannon
Hansen and Reynolds
OVB Law & Consulting, S.C.

Law firm – Criminal defense


Jones Law Firm LLC

Finalists:
Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP
Jacob Manian
Kim & LaVoy, S.C.

Law firm – Divorce


Nelson, Krueger & Millenbach, LLC
Schmidlkofer, Toth, Loeb & Drosen, LLC

Finalists:
Gagne McChrystal De Lorenzo & Burghardt
Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP

Law firm – Estate planning


Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP

Finalists:
Fox, O'Neill & Shannon
Bruce A. Tammi
von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

Law Firm – Family Law


Nelson, Krueger & Millenbach, LLC

Finalists:
Gagne McChrystal De Lorenzo & Burghardt
Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP
Hansen & Hildebrand S.C.

Law Firm – Full Service


Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee, Inc.

Finalists:
Fox, O'Neill & Shannon
Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP

Law firm – Bodily injury


Hupy and Abraham, S.C.

Finalists:
Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP
Groth Law Firm, S.C.
Gruber Law Offices, LLC

Pet Grooming / Services


Community Bark Dog Wash & Groom - Bay View

Finalists:
Embark Pet Spa
Petlicious Pet Spa
SideKick Dog Training

Photographer


Jamie Robarge Photography

Finalists:
Ashley Beller: Peachy Paradigm Portraits
Azure Mahara Photography
Eric Ellis

Framing gallery


South Shore Gallery & Framing

Finalists:
Bresler Eitel Framing Gallery
Noble Arts
SB Framing Gallery

Nail salon


Nail Bar Milwaukee - Walker's Point

Finalists:
Gloss Nail Spa
Studio Nails
Well Spa + Salon

Transportation service


Milwaukee County Transit System

Finalists:
Bublr Bikes
The Hop MKE
Yellow Cab Co-Op Milwaukee

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Tattoo parlor


Str8 Klownin Ink

Finalists:
Atomic Tattoos
Ghost Light Tattoo Parlor
Good Land Tattoo
Honey Wraith Tattoo
Walker's Point Tattoo Co.

Veterinary


Bayshore Veterinary Clinic

Finalists:
Brentwood Animal Campus
Community Veterinary Clinic
Integrative Veterinary Service
Milwaukee Vet Clinic

Wedding room


The Ivy House

Finalists:
Story Hill FireHouse
The Gage
The Pfister Hotel


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Legal hiring lessons learned during the pandemic https://kcacm.org/legal-hiring-lessons-learned-during-the-pandemic/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 09:04:52 +0000 https://kcacm.org/legal-hiring-lessons-learned-during-the-pandemic/ When the Covid-19 pandemic began, traditional industries were forced to adopt non-traditional methods of doing business and recruiting new hires. The legal industry was no exception. Now, having gone through a global pandemic and what it has entailed for almost two years, there are lessons we learned at Foster Group in 2021 that will help […]]]>

When the Covid-19 pandemic began, traditional industries were forced to adopt non-traditional methods of doing business and recruiting new hires. The legal industry was no exception.

Now, having gone through a global pandemic and what it has entailed for almost two years, there are lessons we learned at Foster Group in 2021 that will help guide us – and others in the recruiting industry. legal – in the new year.

Disruption breeds demand

Whenever there is a major disruption, there is usually a significant demand for legal services. Due to the effects of a global pandemic, many businesses and organizations are seeking the advice of lawyers and legal professionals to advise them on how best to handle a multitude of legal issues caused by the pandemic.

For example, companies can seek legal help to renegotiate leases of office space that is no longer in use due to remote working, or for advice on how to legally require employees to be vaccinated to work. in an office. We have seen an increased demand for labor and employment lawyers, corporate lawyers and real estate lawyers. In particular, we have seen an increase in the demand for more experienced, more experienced lawyers.

Market movement

In 2021, the law firm landscape saw a strong demand for partners, which is a strength of our practice and a constant concern of our team. We saw a 50% increase in associate hires in 2021, with hires closing faster.

Currently, senior associates are in more demand than their junior counterparts as they require less training, which is significant at a time when many companies operate on a hybrid work schedule. While companies have taken steps to effectively train their associates remotely and through Zoom, a lot of learning usually happens through the work of lawyers neck and neck.

Another change in the market is the movement of associates from lower level companies to higher level companies.

Easier transitions

From a legal recruiting standpoint, 2020 overnight changed one of the most traditional aspects of the interview process – the in-person meeting. Daily in-person interviews quickly moved online as social distancing and quarantine became commonplace around the world.

Fortunately, many of us have learned to go virtual in 2020, so conduct interviews and do business in general online, was a relatively painless process in 2021. Transactions proceed faster and more efficiently. People have gotten used to remote working in today’s climate, and the idea of ​​taking a job in an office you’ve never been to is now widely accepted.

There is no perfect roadmap to bringing the legal industry, or the world, back to the normalcy we know, but it is understood that this pandemic is on. Because of the transitions people made in 2020, such as working remotely, videoconferencing, wearing masks, and reducing office hours, the familiarity of all of this has made for a more seamless transition in 2021.

Talent acquisition is changing

The competition for talent is astronomical. The standard approach that companies used to take is no longer sufficient. For example, before the pandemic, it typically took three to six months to hire an associate. This time has been considerably reduced.

It has become more difficult to find talent because the law firms themselves have adapted and become more creative with their structures, titles and offerings, for example by allowing people to work from home. Login bonuses are more readily available than in the past. In addition, promotions have become important factors when developing offers.

The firms are also moving existing partners to open offices in new locations to attract new talented staff, especially to areas with leading law schools nearby. For example, we have seen an increase in recruiting in Salt Lake City and the state of Tennessee.

For our team, partnering with law firms and understanding their platforms and opportunities is more important than ever. The fatigue candidates feel due to a high level of recruiter awareness requires something more substantial to be able to get through all the awareness and offers they receive.

For example, it is essential that we have a thorough and detailed understanding of the recruiting law firm’s desirability, including details about the firm’s performance, its clientele, the path to partnership and the culture of the group. In this market, it is not important enough to approach candidates with “a good company that is well regarded”. We really take the time to understand the value of the opportunity and how it translates into the attorney’s career goals. Understanding the short and long term opportunities offered by firms and aligning them with what is important to our candidates is essential.

Flexibility

Currently, many lawyers are keen on flexible working arrangements. Before the pandemic, few of the firms of major law firms were operating virtually.

Now that hybrid scheduling or working entirely remotely is an option for many legal professionals, however, this is something law firms could and should use as leverage when extending offerings. Depending on the duration of the pandemic, the ability to work remotely part-time or full-time could be a permanent solution.

Adaptability

The past two years have been marked by continued growth and change in our industry. In the face of change, the most important thing we can do is learn to adapt.

As a legal recruiting firm, we have learned how to reach candidates in today’s market and appeal to their needs, not who they are. We have now opted for Zoom meetings with applicants instead of in-person meetings, which we did regularly before the pandemic.

Of course, some law firms can try to keep what was previously the norm and try to operate that way. However, it is difficult to recruit for these companies because it is a more competitive environment than what they were used to in the past. They will likely find that they have to adapt and adapt in order to be successful.

As an industry, we must be ready and willing to change the way we operate to meet the needs of today’s market. And by 2022, we can expect an even more demanding market.

This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. or its owner.

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Michelle foster is the founder and managing partner of the Home group, a boutique agency specializing in legal advice. She has extensive relationships with leading firm hiring and management partners nationwide and attributes her success to her experience as a seasoned law firm partner and legal recruiter, as well as her approach as a career consultant versus a typical agency recruiter.


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Agenda of the FS Commission for January 4 https://kcacm.org/agenda-of-the-fs-commission-for-january-4/ Sat, 01 Jan 2022 16:30:25 +0000 https://kcacm.org/agenda-of-the-fs-commission-for-january-4/ NOTICE AND AGENDA FORMEETCITY OF FORT SCOTT COMMISSION123 RUE PRINCIPALE S. FORT SCOTT, KANSAS 66701JANUARY 4, 20226:00 p.m. Approval of the agenda: Salvation / Invocation Flag: Proclamations / Recognitions: Consent agenda: Approval of the minutes of the regular meeting of December 21st, 2021, and extraordinary meetings of December 22sd, 2021 and 28 Decembere, 2021. Approval […]]]>

NOTICE AND AGENDA FOR
MEET
CITY OF FORT SCOTT COMMISSION
123 RUE PRINCIPALE S.

FORT SCOTT, KANSAS 66701
JANUARY 4, 2022
6:00 p.m.

  1. Approval of the agenda:

  1. Salvation / Invocation Flag:

  1. Proclamations / Recognitions:

  1. Consent agenda:

  1. Approval of the minutes of the regular meeting of December 21st, 2021, and extraordinary meetings of December 22sd, 2021 and 28 Decembere, 2021.

  1. Approval of Appropriation Order 1303-A totaling $ 282,505.65.

  1. Payment Request – LG Barcus & Sons, Inc. – $ 410,114.05 – Fort Scott Dam Improvement Project

  1. Request for Payment – Olsson Associates – $ 23,584.00 – Runway and Taxiway Engineering for Rehabilitation (November) (Design)

  1. Request for Payment – Olsson Associates – $ 24,656.00 – Runway and Taxiway Engineering for Rehabilitation (December) (Design)

  1. Request for Payment – Utility Maintenance Contractors, LLC – $ 81,699.75 – Water Treatment Plant Clarifier Paint Project

  1. Resolution n ° 1-2022 designating the official journal of the City.

  1. Resolution n ° 2-2022 designating the city’s official custodians of public funds.

  1. Resolution No. 3-2022 designating the exemption from generally accepted accounting principles under KSA 75-1120 (a).

(Swearing-in of new City Manager Kelley Zellner. New City Commissioner, Matthew Wells, swearing-in and recognition of Randy Nichols, outgoing City Commissioner)

    1. Election of the mayor
    2. Election of the President of the Commission
    3. Election of the representative of Bourbon County Regional Development Inc.

    4. Election of the representative of the Land Bank

    5. Election of the delegate of the Fort Scott Housing Authority
  1. Public comment:

(Registration required. Comments on any subject not appearing on the agenda and limited to five (5) minutes per person, at the discretion of the Commission)

  1. Old company:

  1. Examination of the Land Bank Ordinance No. 3599 – modification of the formation of the council

  2. Memorandum of Understanding with Bourbon County REDI – Tourism position

  3. Mayor Jones – Modify the vote on the payment of the ARPA bonus

  1. Appearances: Nothing

  1. Public audience: Nothing

  1. New business:

  1. Consideration of the appointment of a member of the airport advisory board

  2. Discussion on amending City zoning bylaws regarding fencing and assessing a standard permit fee

  3. Discussion of the ordinance to create a city business license and associated fees

  4. Discussion of the financing of Land Bank from the sale of the First Source building

XII. Reports and Comments:

  1. Comments from the Interim City Manager:

Proposed working session – Rue – 1/5/2022 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Proposed working session – Brick Street – 01/13/2022 – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

  1. Comments from the City Manager:

  1. Commissioners’ reports and comments:

Discussion to end Mark McCoy’s employment contract

  1. Comments from the Director of Human Resources:

Process of removing a military bridge

KMIT payment

Holiday Calendar 2022

Employee Referral Program

D. Reports and comments of the city prosecutor:

XIII. Executive session – If requested, (please follow script in all motions for executive sessions)

IX. Adjournment:


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Suspects identified in King City double homicide – Monterey Herald https://kcacm.org/suspects-identified-in-king-city-double-homicide-monterey-herald/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 22:16:11 +0000 https://kcacm.org/suspects-identified-in-king-city-double-homicide-monterey-herald/ KING CITY – Police are asking the public for help in locating a suspect involved in the double homicide of the 20-year-old man and 18-year-old woman who were shot and killed on Sunday afternoon. According to the King City Police Department, a shooting was reported at 1:22 p.m. in the area of ​​Sussex Way and […]]]>

KING CITY – Police are asking the public for help in locating a suspect involved in the double homicide of the 20-year-old man and 18-year-old woman who were shot and killed on Sunday afternoon.

According to the King City Police Department, a shooting was reported at 1:22 p.m. in the area of ​​Sussex Way and Wellington Avenue in King City. When police arrived, they found a 20-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman, identified as Carlos Manuel Lopez Sanchez and Selena Gonzalez Godoy, dead from apparent gunshot wounds.

The King City Police Department and Greenfield Police Department investigative units have opened an investigation into the deaths of the two victims, which included a web of the area by officers for the victims, a review of videos of Home surveillance and video footage review of the Citywide King City Camera System.

Preliminary information gathered allowed police to identify Elizar Ayron Arellano, 19, resident of King City, and Raul Omar Lucas, 20, resident of Salinas, as suspects in the double homicide. Search and arrest warrants for Arellano and Lucas have since been issued.

Lucas was taken into custody and jailed in the Monterey County Jail on two counts of murder on Wednesday, police said. Detectives also arrested Rocio Villa Vasquez Martinez, 28, a resident of Salinas, for aiding and abetting the killings.

Martinez was taken into custody during a search of the homes of suspects, where police located and seized an unserialized assault weapon. Martinez was arrested for possession of an assault weapon, possession of a short-barreled rifle, possession of a high capacity magazine and endangering children. She was later identified as being involved in the double homicide.

On Thursday morning, Arellano, who is considered armed and dangerous, was not located, police said.

The King City Police Department said anyone who thinks they have seen Arellano should call the service at (831) 755-5111 and provide the time and location they saw Arellano, as well as describe the clothing and vehicle. ‘Arellano who could be related to him.

Police have also determined that two other suspects were involved in the double homicide and are asking anyone with information relating to the investigation or anyone who knows associates of Arellano or Lucas to contact Sgt. Joshue Partida at (831) 386-5988 or jpartida@kingcity.com.

The California Highway Patrol, Monterey County Sheriff’s Office, Greenfield Police Department, Soledad Police Department and Salinas Police Department have assisted in this incident and the ongoing investigation.


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Sacramento Lobbying Reported Burglaries, Nonprofit Offices https://kcacm.org/sacramento-lobbying-reported-burglaries-nonprofit-offices/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 08:37:01 +0000 https://kcacm.org/sacramento-lobbying-reported-burglaries-nonprofit-offices/ SACRAMENTO, California. Burglars broke into more than a dozen offices of lobbying companies, nonprofits and a union within a block of the State Capitol last week and stole computers and files containing identity information, it was reported on Tuesday. Thefts discovered Thursday morning at the 10-story Forum Building are still under investigation, police told the […]]]>

Burglars broke into more than a dozen offices of lobbying companies, nonprofits and a union within a block of the State Capitol last week and stole computers and files containing identity information, it was reported on Tuesday.

Thefts discovered Thursday morning at the 10-story Forum Building are still under investigation, police told the Sacramento Bee.

Rubicon Property Management, the property manager, said in an email to tenants on Monday that investigators had collected office fingerprints and the company would install more cameras and provide round-the-clock security guards, said the Bee.

The Bee said affected tenants included the California Federation of Teachers; strategic advisers in California; Reeb; EdVoice; California Association for Adult Day Services; California Association of Air Pollution Control Officers; the California Association of Councils of Governments; the California Solar and Storage Association; Hispanic League of Colleges and Universities; Corbin & Kaiser; the Planning and Conservation League and Houston Magnani and Associates.

Corbin & Kaiser CEO Samantha Corbin said the thieves broke door handles, locks and door frames and stole new computer equipment, banking and routing information, as well as information about the employee payrolls, such as Social Security numbers, in filing cabinets.

Tenants say the run down K Street neighborhood contributes to crime.

Sacramento executives should take action to clean up downtown, said Ron Kingston, president of California Strategic Advisors.

Kingston said officials should promise tenants that “we’re going to put resources into cleaning the area, making it safe and secure again, which will make this a Sacramento gem.”


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Retail startups hiring include Klaviyo, Bolt, Fabric https://kcacm.org/retail-startups-hiring-include-klaviyo-bolt-fabric/ Mon, 27 Dec 2021 13:13:50 +0000 https://kcacm.org/retail-startups-hiring-include-klaviyo-bolt-fabric/ As e-commerce has reached new heights, running an online business has become more and more complex. Retail startups like Klaviyo, Bolt, and Fabric are raising millions to create innovative tools. We asked the top VCs for their picks for retail startups you should bet your career on in 2022. As e-commerce has become the default […]]]>
  • As e-commerce has reached new heights, running an online business has become more and more complex.
  • Retail startups like Klaviyo, Bolt, and Fabric are raising millions to create innovative tools.
  • We asked the top VCs for their picks for retail startups you should bet your career on in 2022.

As e-commerce has become the default mode of purchase for many during the Covid-19 pandemic, brands online have sought increasingly sophisticated ways to reach their customers.

This means plenty of opportunities for startups specializing in retail technology. Startups solve a host of problems for online sellers, from customer acquisition and marketing to logistics and the supply chain. Changes to consumer privacy policies like those made by Apple in 2021 make it even more difficult for merchants to find new customers, while brands large and small have faced shipping and supply issues in materials this year.

Insider has found 17 of the best retail tech startups to bet their careers on in 2022, focusing on companies that are raising venture capital and are currently hiring. We sought recommendations from some of the top VCs investing in e-commerce and noted when they had financial stakes in the companies they named.

Some of the featured startups are working on ways for buyers to pay with one click, while others focus on maintaining site speed and customer experience through the use of headless commerce, a technological infrastructure that separates customer-facing platforms from their backs. end code. Still others help businesses coordinate their logistics operations as they change rapidly.

Startup CEOs shared their 2022 plans with Insider, along with what makes their company a great place to work. They will compete for talent as millions of workers quit their jobs during ‘The Great Resignation’ of 2021:


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Robert H. Grubbs, 79, dies; His breakthrough in chemistry won him a Nobel Prize https://kcacm.org/robert-h-grubbs-79-dies-his-breakthrough-in-chemistry-won-him-a-nobel-prize/ Sat, 25 Dec 2021 18:23:00 +0000 https://kcacm.org/robert-h-grubbs-79-dies-his-breakthrough-in-chemistry-won-him-a-nobel-prize/ Robert H. Grubbs, an American chemist who helped find a way to streamline the manufacture of compounds used in everything from plastics to pharmaceuticals so that they produce less hazardous waste – a breakthrough in “green chemistry” which won him a share of the Nobel Prize in 2005 – died Sunday in Duarte, California. He […]]]>

Robert H. Grubbs, an American chemist who helped find a way to streamline the manufacture of compounds used in everything from plastics to pharmaceuticals so that they produce less hazardous waste – a breakthrough in “green chemistry” which won him a share of the Nobel Prize in 2005 – died Sunday in Duarte, California. He was 79 years old.

His son Barney said the cause was a heart attack, which Dr Grubbs suffered while being treated for lymphoma at the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The process that Dr. Grubbs helped perfect is called metathesis (pronounced meh-TATH-eh-sis), which means ‘changing places’. It allows molecules to break down and then reform into strong “double bonds” of carbon atoms, creating new compounds.

Metathesis was first discovered and used in the 1950s, but how it worked remained a mystery until it was explained in 1971 by French chemist Yves Chauvin and one of his students, Jean-Louis Hérisson. .

They showed how a metal-carbon catalyst can combine with a fragment of a molecule to create a temporary bond, like two dancers joining their four hands. The newly created bond then finds another pair of similar molecules – the two dancers are connected by two others – forming a ring. The ring then breaks and the catalyst leaves with a molecular piece of the second pair, which rearranges its carbon bonds.

Metathesis is extremely efficient, but some of the early catalysts were difficult to use and could be unstable. In 1990, Richard H. Schrock, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, made a breakthrough by developing catalysts based on the metals tungsten and molybdenum. The new catalysts were more efficient, but they still had flaws; in particular, they collapsed when exposed to air.

Working separately, Dr Grubbs, who had started his research on metathesis in the 1970s, proposed in 1992 catalysts using the metal ruthenium. His catalysts weren’t always as effective as Dr Schrock’s, but they were stable in air and more selective in the way they bind to molecular chains.

Dr Schrock said of Dr Grubbs’ work: “He was the one who really took what I did and turned it into something practical. “

The remarkable thing about the metathesis was that it worked at all, Dr Grubbs said. “Carbon-carbon double bonds are usually one of the strongest points in the molecule,” he explained. “Being able to tear them apart and put them back together really neatly came as a total surprise to organic chemists. “

The work of Dr Grubbs and Dr Schrock paved the way for metathesis to become a cornerstone of chemical manufacturing. The catalysts they developed, which bear their name, are widely used today in the manufacture of chemicals for a variety of manufacturing processes.

In addition to their other advantages, the new catalysts produced much less waste, especially hazardous. By announcing that Dr Grubbs, Dr Chauvin and Dr Schrock were going share the 2005 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, which manages the awards, said: “This represents a big step forward for ‘green chemistry’, reducing potentially hazardous waste through smarter production. “

Robert Howard Grubbs was born on February 27, 1942 on a farm in western Kentucky between Calvert City and Possum Trot. He was the second of three children of Howard and Faye Grubbs.

Robert’s maternal grandmother was well read and educated, and his mother became a teacher, working for over 35 years in small rural schools. She had obtained a teaching certificate when she was younger, but it took her 28 years to get her bachelor’s degree by taking evening and weekend classes, sometimes with Robert on her tail.

Dr Grubbs’ father was a mechanic who built the farm where his children were born. He worked for the Tennessee Valley Authority, operating and maintaining heavy equipment for dams in western Kentucky and Tennessee.

In one autobiographical sketch for the Nobel committee, Dr Grubbs wrote: “The academic model of my mother and grandmother and the very practical mechanical training of my father turned out to be the perfect training for research in organic chemistry.

He majored in agricultural chemistry at the University of Florida, combining his interest in science, developed in college, and his childhood passion for agriculture.

One summer, while working in an animal nutrition lab to analyze steer droppings, he was invited by a friend to work in an organic chemistry lab run by a new faculty member at the university, Merle. Battiste. Around this time, Dr. Grubbs was absorbed by a book called “Mechanisms and Structure in Organic Chemistry” by ES Gould, which explained how chemical reactions work. His lab experience and the book, he says, persuaded him to devote himself to chemistry.

It was a lecture given at the university by Rowland Pettit, an Australian chemist, that inspired Dr Grubbs to start studying the use of metals in organic chemistry, an exploratory work that would lead to the Nobel Prize.

After earning his undergraduate and masters degrees from the University of Florida, he moved to Columbia University in New York for his doctorate, working under Ronald breslow. Dr Battiste had been Dr Breslow’s first doctorate. raised.

While in Columbia, Dr. Grubbs met and married Helen O’Kane, a speech therapist from Brooklyn.

He got his doctorate. in 1968, then worked for a year at Stanford University as a member of the National Institutes of Health. He joined the faculty of Michigan State University in 1969 and worked there until 1978. During this time, he began his research on catalysts in metathesis.

Dr Grubbs was hired by the California Institute of Technology in 1978 and worked there until his death, advising and mentoring over 100 doctoral students. candidates and nearly 200 postdoctoral associates over the years.

In 1998, he and a postdoctoral fellow in chemistry, Mike Giardello, founded Materia, a Pasadena-based tech company that owns the exclusive rights to manufacture Dr Grubbs’ catalysts. The company was sold in 2017 to Umicore and ExxonMobil this year.

Dr. Grubbs received the Benjamin Franklin Medal from the Franklin Institute in 2000 and was a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Besides his wife and son Barney, he is survived by another son, Brendan; one daughter, Kathleen; two sisters, Marie Maines and Bonnie Berry; and four grandchildren.

As Dr Grubbs wrote in his autobiographical sketch, his path to the Nobel was marked when he was a child.

“As a child, I was always interested in building things,” he recalls. “Instead of buying candy, I would buy nails, which I used to build things from scraps of wood.”

Sometimes he would help his father rebuild car engines, install plumbing, and build homes on farms owned by his uncles and aunts, who mostly lived nearby in Kentucky.

But in the end, he writes, he found that “building new molecules was even more fun than building houses.”


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World Insurance Associates acquires Total Coverage Insurance https://kcacm.org/world-insurance-associates-acquires-total-coverage-insurance/ Thu, 23 Dec 2021 19:22:38 +0000 https://kcacm.org/world-insurance-associates-acquires-total-coverage-insurance/ World Insurance Associates LLC of Tinton Falls acquired Total Coverage Insurance of Irving, Texas on October 1. The company announced the acquisition on December 22. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. TCI offers business and personal insurance, in addition to professional liability, life and health insurance, and recreational vehicle insurance. “We are delighted that […]]]>

World Insurance Associates LLC of Tinton Falls acquired Total Coverage Insurance of Irving, Texas on October 1.

The company announced the acquisition on December 22. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

TCI offers business and personal insurance, in addition to professional liability, life and health insurance, and recreational vehicle insurance.

“We are delighted that TCI has joined World Insurance Associates,” said David Mullis, Director of TCI. “We will be able to offer our clients additional products and services to meet their personal and professional insurance needs.

“We are delighted that TCI is joining the global family,” WIA Managing Director Rich Eknoian said in a prepared statement. “TCI has always helped its clients meet and exceed their goals, while providing them with personal and professional service. They will fit perfectly into the world organization.

The acquisition crowns a busy year for WIA, which acquired several companies across the country in 2021. In September, the company acquired Argus Risk Investors, which has operations in New York and Ohio.

Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla provided legal advice to WIA for its latest acquisition. The law firm Gunter provided legal advice to TCI.

No other advisor, diligence firm or legal advisor has been disclosed.


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W Hollywood sold; more sales and financing … https://kcacm.org/w-hollywood-sold-more-sales-and-financing/ Tue, 21 Dec 2021 15:59:11 +0000 https://kcacm.org/w-hollywood-sold-more-sales-and-financing/ A wave of sales and financing deals are unfolding ahead of the holidays, including the sale of W Hollywood and the acquisition of a total of seven hotels by MCR. Trinity Investments and Oaktree acquire W HollywoodA joint venture between funds managed by Trinity Fund Advisors LLC, a subsidiary of Trinity Real Estate Investments LLC, […]]]>

A wave of sales and financing deals are unfolding ahead of the holidays, including the sale of W Hollywood and the acquisition of a total of seven hotels by MCR.

Trinity Investments and Oaktree acquire W Hollywood
A joint venture between funds managed by Trinity Fund Advisors LLC, a subsidiary of Trinity Real Estate Investments LLC, and funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, LP has acquired the W Hollywood, a 305-key luxury hotel.

As a result of the transaction, Trinity and Oaktree will embark on a multi-million dollar capital improvement plan that will both elevate the hotel and enhance Marriott International’s design and positioning of the W brand. Hotels globally as it evolves to meet the future needs of luxury travelers. .

Opened in 2010 as the first purpose-built luxury lifestyle hotel in greater Los Angeles, the property is located at the intersection of Hollywood and Vine. The hotel has 265 rooms and 40 suites.

Trinity and Oaktree plan to undertake a comprehensive capital improvement program to completely reposition W Hollywood, allowing this iconic asset to re-establish its prominence as one of the best luxury lifestyle properties in Los Angeles, report companies. Plans include a complete upgrade of all rooms – which haven’t changed significantly since the hotel opened – and public areas. The partnership will enhance the property’s food and beverage outlets, pool deck, event spaces, lobby and check-in experience. A ‘reimagining’ of the hotel’s wellness offerings, including first-class fitness and spa experiences, is also integral to the renovation.

MCR acquires portfolio of six hotels in Texas and New Mexico
MCR has acquired a portfolio of six upscale branded hotels in Texas and New Mexico, as well as one hotel in Minneapolis.

Totaling 603 rooms, the acquisition includes two Marriott hotels (one TownePlace Suites and one Fairfield Inn & Suites) and four Hilton hotels (two Hamptons, one Home2 Suites and one Tru). All of them have been built in the past four years and almost 40% of the portfolio (by number of rooms) is an extended stay and all suite product specifically designed to serve long-term guests. Five hotels are located in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, the country’s second fastest growing major city. The sixth is located in the Arts and Culture Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Located in downtown Fort Worth, directly across from the Fort Worth Convention Center, the 120-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Fort Worth opened in October 2017, the hotel features a 20 seats and a patio on the second floor with city views. .

Five minutes from the Fairfield are the 128 TownePlace Suites by Marriott Fort Worth University Area / Medical Center. The hotel is less than 10 minutes from Texas Christian University, the Museum of Modern Art and the Will Rogers Memorial Center.

The 94 rooms Home2 Suites by Hilton Euless DFW West, 79 rooms Tru by Hilton Euless DFW West and 91 rooms Hampton Inn & Suites Colleyville DFW West are located near the Dallas-Fort Worth airport.

The 91-room Hampton Inn Santa Fe South is located along State Road 14 and offers direct access to historic downtown Santa Fe.

In a separate transaction, the company acquired the 229-room DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Minneapolis Downtown, a 12-story hotel across from the World Headquarters of Target Corporation. This is the third hotel MCR has acquired in the Metro Minneapolis area in the past 12 months, just behind the Chambers Hotel and the Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis University Area.

Hunter Hotel Advisors Completes Sale of Florida Extended Stay Portfolio
Hunter Hotel Advisors has completed the sale of four properties in Florida to an institutional investor.

Hunter Senior Vice Presidents Tim Osborne and Trey Scott advised the seller on the transaction. Aimbridge Hospitality will manage the properties on behalf of the new owners.

The Homewood Suites Orlando Lake Mary, Homewood Suites West Palm Beach, SpringHill Suites West Palm Beach, and Residence Inn Orlando Lake Mary were sold for an undisclosed amount. The heritage has 475 rooms.

Oxford Capital Group acquires Westin Book Cadillac Detroit Hotel
Oxford Capital Group, LLC has revealed the acquisition and planned large-scale interior renovation of the 453-room Westin Book Cadillac Detroit hotel in historic Washington Boulevard in downtown Detroit.

Oxford, along with its partner Taconic Capital Advisors, conducted complex negotiations with several stakeholders, ultimately culminating in the modification, restructuring and assumption of the commercial mortgage. As part of its investment commitment, Oxford and Taconic will conduct a comprehensive refurbishment of bedrooms, public spaces, meeting rooms and ballrooms over the next 24 months. The hotel will remain open and operational throughout the renovation period.

The Westin Book Cadillac was Detroit’s tallest building and the tallest hotel in the world when it opened in 1924, and has been one of the city’s top hotels for almost 60 years. It closed for renovation in 1984 and stood empty for more than two decades, reopening in 2008. The historic property will be reinvented by Oxford in collaboration with The Gettys Group and Marriott as sophisticated and classic with sculptural elements refined by elegant details for create a luxurious and residential feel, report the companies.

Black Banks to Provide Financing for $ 45 Million Deer District Hotel in Milwaukee
According to the National Black Bank Foundation, two black-owned banks are participating in a $ 45 million transaction to develop The Trade, a new Autograph Collection by Marriott hotel located on the steps of the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee’s Deer District.

The Milwaukee-based Columbia Savings & Loan Association and Citizens Trust Bank are providing financing to North Central Group, which is developing the property through a long-term ground lease with the Milwaukee Bucks. The scope and nature of the transaction, coupled with NCG’s strong credit rating, will diversify the loan portfolios of both banks and strengthen their capital cushion, allowing them to expand new capital to disadvantaged communities of color. The partnership follows a summit between the presidents of four of the nation’s biggest black banks and Milwaukee Bucks chairman Peter Feigin earlier this year.

Legendary Capital sponsors the Sheraton Hotel Chicago Northbrook
Legendary Capital sponsored the acquisition of 160 rooms at the Sheraton Hotel Chicago Northbrook in an $ 11.3 million transaction.

The deal used Legendary Capital’s proprietary UPREIT (EPU) preservation mechanism – where Sheraton ownership contributed ownership in exchange for a special category of Transition Partnership Units (T-Units) – which allows for the potential preservation of the contributor’s equity as ownership stabilizes. . This is the fourth transaction that Legendary Capital has sponsored in the past nine months using its EPU contribution mechanism.

The Sheraton is located across from the headquarters of Medline Industries, the world’s largest private manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies. Crate & Barrel headquarters are also located less than one mile from the hotel. Several other corporate headquarters in this submarket are Allstate, Astellas, Bell Flavors & Fragrances and Walgreens.

Linchris acquires the Anchor In Hotel in Hyannis, MA
Linchris Hotel Corporation acquired the Anchor In in Hyannis, MA.

Overlooking Hyannis Inner Harbor, the hotel is open year round and is located in the heart of this well-known tourist destination and just steps from the Steamship Authority ferry terminal and the Cape Cod Maritime Museum. Although the Anchor In is in very good physical condition, Linchris plans to invest $ 400,000 in capital improvements during the offseason.

Hodges Ward Elliott hosts sale of Residence Inn Miami Beach Surfside
Hodges Ward Elliott organized the Residence Inn by Marriott Miami Beach Surfside sale of 175 keys. An HWE team consisting of Bill Hodges, Clint Hodges and Alexandra Lalos advised the seller in the sale of the hotel.

Located in the Surfside neighborhood of Miami Beach, the hotel’s 175 suite-style rooms have kitchenettes as well as resort amenities not typically found in a traditional extended-stay hotel, including Three Points food and drink sales, a rooftop pool and terrace, a central courtyard, beach access, and meeting and event space, according to the company.

Aries Living acquires The Apple Tree Inn for $ 2.7 million
The Aries Living hotel group today announced that it has acquired The Apple Tree Inn, a historic 34-room bed and breakfast in the Berkshires for a purchase price of $ 2.7 million, or approximately $ 79,411 per key. . The 22-acre estate was originally built in 1885 and operated as an inn. Aries Living financed the acquisition with existing cash on its balance sheet.

The original 1885 structure, originally known as The Orchard, consists of a 13-bedroom main house, which still stands. This structure is also home to a tavern known as The Ostrich Room, which serves handcrafted cocktails in an intimate candlelight setting with five nights of live music. Additionally, the main structure includes a round tented dining room, where the 100-seat Bellflower Restaurant & Terrace is open for a cabaret dinner on Friday evenings and a live jazz brunch on Sunday. A second structure called The Lodge also houses 21 additional bedrooms, which overlook the Berkshire Mountains and are adjacent to the property’s swimming pool, hiking trails and gardens.

Wason Associates negotiates sale of The Wentworth Inn
Wason Associates Hospitality Real Estate Brokerage Group negotiated the successful sale of the 61-room Wentworth Inn in Jackson, NH to AE Wentworth, LLC. 2021. Earle Wason of Wason Associates represented the seller and presented the property.

The hotel has been owned by the same owner-operators for almost 30 years. The Wentworth Inn is also adjacent to a golf course and cross-country ski trails. Facilities include an upscale farm-to-table restaurant, piano bar / cocktail lounge, spa, meeting rooms, fixed wedding / event space, condo rental and more again.


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Man guilty of illegally selling guns linked to shootings https://kcacm.org/man-guilty-of-illegally-selling-guns-linked-to-shootings/ Sun, 19 Dec 2021 18:29:09 +0000 https://kcacm.org/man-guilty-of-illegally-selling-guns-linked-to-shootings/ A Kansas City man will soon be sent to federal prison after being convicted of illegally selling 15 guns, some related to shootings, federal prosecutors said. Mickael Oliver, 27, faces at least seven years in prison after being convicted of selling stolen firearms and selling a gun to a convicted felon, among other charges, according […]]]>

A Kansas City man will soon be sent to federal prison after being convicted of illegally selling 15 guns, some related to shootings, federal prosecutors said.

Mickael Oliver, 27, faces at least seven years in prison after being convicted of selling stolen firearms and selling a gun to a convicted felon, among other charges, according to state prosecutors. Western Missouri District.

Detectives began investigating Oliver at the age of 22, after 3-year-old Marcus Haislip III was shot and killed in May 2017 near East 54th Street and Park Avenue, court records show. Witnesses said the suspect “may have come from Oliver’s nearby residence and fled.”

Police questioned Oliver, but they said his statement “had no substance to identify the shooter or to press charges.”

Earlier this year, Jackson County prosecutors charged another man, Derrick Wren Jr., 28, with second degree murder in the murder of the toddler.

In 2017, The Star reported that Oliver’s home had been linked with a “staggering amount” of violence, including the death of a man who was fatally shot in the driveway. A prosecutor has previously called Oliver’s potential risk to public safety “off the map.”

Oliver’s conviction this month stems from the illegal sale of firearms and the theft of a confidential source who had cooperated with agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Prosecutors said four of the guns sold by Oliver or his associates were stolen. Three other residents of the metropolitan area were indicted in the case, two of whom were sentenced to five to six years in prison.

Some of the guns have been linked to local shootings, although no charges have been filed, prosecutors said.

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Luke Nozicka covers crime and the courts for The Kansas City Star. Prior to joining The Star, he covered the latest news for The Des Moines Register.


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