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March 2
Looking to Improve Your Career
Post a Free Position Wanted Here
Top Ten Stories
February 24 - February 28
Rumor Tom Depping to Retire before End of Year
Regions Bank Deal to Complete by End of Second Quarter
Leasing Industry Ads---Help Wanted
Many Positions Available
Being Authentic
   The Only Way to Succeed In an Interview
The Ulitmate Hire by Ken Lubin, ZRG Partners
I Thought Your Tax Affairs were Organized This Year
Cartoon
CLFP Foundation Adds 43 New CLFPs
Brings Active Professionals to 902
Classes to Become Lease & Finance Professional Updated
Attendance Update: Classes Scheduled plus Mentor Program
New Book by Richard Contino, Esq.
     Equipment Leasing and Financing:  A Product Sales
and Business Profit Center Strategy
Reid Raykovich, CLFP
Leasing News Advisor
Flat-Coated Retriever Mix
Houston, Texas   Adopt-a-Dog
January/February issue of the Deal Maker Magazine
Download Free PDF 36-page Magazine
News Briefs---
Phone carriers face $200 million in fines for not protecting
  consumers location data; T-Mobile fine would be the highest
Intel’s Culture Needed Fixing
   Its C.E.O. Is Shaking Things Up
United postpones new pilot class and warns
   of additional flight cuts amid coronavirus outbreak
McDonald's is giving away free Egg McMuffins Monday Only
  just as Wendy's launches breakfast
May Have Missed
 Poem
  Sports Brief----
   California Nuts Brief---
    "Gimme that Wine"
     This Day in History
      SuDoku
       Daily Puzzle
        GasBuddy
         Weather, USA or specific area
          Traffic Live----

March 4
Top Seven Leasing/Finance Company Websites
    in North America
No Word if Tom Depping of Ascentium Capital is Retiring
   By Christopher Menkin
Time to Focus
   Sales Makes it Happen by Scott Wheeler, CLFP
CLFP Company Membership Count
    Two Employees or More
Leasing News Advisor
    Bruce Kropschot
Whippet/Greyhound Mix
   Portsmouth, New Hampshire   Adopt-a-Dog
19th Annual Investors' Conference on Equipment Finance
    March 25, 2020 Union League Club, E 37th St. New York City
News Briefs---
Dow falls 786 points as Wall Street shrugs off
     Fed’s surprise rate cut
Coronavirus: Santa Clara County warns those over 50
   or with medical conditions to avoid large gatherings
Google I/O 2020 Cancelled Over Coronavirus
 Its biggest annual event, the three-day I/O developer’s conference
Coronavirus quarantines stall China's high-end glass plants
     at critical time for US wine business
Analysis: Lack of paid sick leave in US
    will make the coronavirus worse
Low federal funding to replace Huawei and ZTE equipment
    could force rural telecoms to find partners
Up to 91% more expensive:
   How delivery apps are eating up your budget
May Have Missed
 Poem
  Sports Brief----
   California Nuts Brief---
    "Gimme that Wine"
     This Day in History
      SuDoku
       Daily Puzzle
        GasBuddy
         Weather, USA or specific area
          Traffic Live----

March 6
GreatAmerica Financial Services Submits
   Industrial Bank Application to FDIC
New Hires/Promotions in the Leasing Business
    and Related Industries
Channel Partners: February, 2020, Recent Transactions
  Business Type/FICO/TIB (yrs.)/Annual Revenue/Funding Amt/Term
Competition is Fierce
    Sales Makes it Happen by Scott Wheeler, CLFP
(Do Not) Let the Olympic Games Begin!
   By Felix Richer, Statista
Leasing News Advisor
    Ken Greene, Attorney
OnWard/Vitalina Varela
  Motherless Brooklyn/First Love/Maya Deren Collection
    Film/Digital Reviews by Leasing News' Fernando Croce
Collie, Smooth/Mix
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa  Adopt a Dog
The American Association of Commercial Finance Brokers
    2020 Annual Conference
News Briefs---
HP turns down Xerox’s $35 billion takeover offer
    Latest bid still undervalues Palo Alto-based company
‘Almost Without Precedent’:
   Airlines Hit Hard by Coronavirus
May Have Missed
 Poem
  Sports Brief----
   California Nuts Brief---
    "Gimme that Wine"
     This Day in History
      SuDoku
       Daily Puzzle
        GasBuddy
         Weather, USA or specific area
          Traffic Live----

March 9
Conferences/Meetings Closing
Update
SFNet Coronavirus Statement
From Richard_Gumbrecht@SFNet.com
Looking to Improve Your Career
Post a Free Position Wanted Here
Top Ten Stories
March 2 - March 6
The Consumer Has Resilient Confidence
By Dr. Dan Geller, Analytic.com
The Importance of the Interview
The Ultimate Hire by Ken Lubin, ZRG Partner
Annual Reports Due March 15 for Licensees
Engaged under the California Finance Law
Carole Roselle, First American Equipment Finance
Receives "Great Place to Work Leadership Award"
2020 Census Invitations Arrive March 12-20 
Encouraged to Respond Online or by Telephone
Shepherd
Dublin, California  Adopt a Dog
Women in Leasing LinkedIn Group to Meet for Lunch
Wednesday, March 25, San Antonio, Texas NEFA Conference
News Briefs---
Stanford creates new coronavirus test
    that produces fast results
Coronavirus may force NYC office staffers
    to work remotely
Health officials shift tone on coronavirus,
   say elderly and sick at risk
Economic Downturn? What Franchisees
    Can Do Now to Be Ready
May Have Missed
 Poem
  Sports Brief----
   California Nuts Brief---
    "Gimme that Wine"
     This Day in History
      SuDoku
       Daily Puzzle
        GasBuddy
         Weather, USA or specific area
          Traffic Live----

March 11
NEFA Cancels March 25 – 27 San Antonio, Conference
Letter from Mike Toglia, Executive Director
Currency Makes Executives Changes
Under New Management
Aggregate Funding Sources - Updated
(Online: connects lessees, lessors, and vendors)
Leasing Industry Ads---Help Wanted
  Senior Leader
Vendor Services/ Equipment Lease Finance/ Operations
You Can’t Always Control Who Walks into Your Life
Placard
Tesla Has Now Made 1 Million Cars
a red Model Y compact SUV
Study Shows Smoking is the Most Preferred
Marijuana Consumption Method 
AP Equipment Financing Announces
$110 Million Line of Credit with Wells Fargo
ELFA Launches “Equipment Finance Matters” Podcast
Open to Members and Non-Members
Kabbage Launches Kabbage Insights™,
Allowing Small Businesses to Take Control
Credit Repair Firm Settles with FTC
"Effective credit repair takes time and effort"
Hound/Mix
Danville (Montour County) Pennsylvania
Ten-Year Treasury Yield Plummets to Record Low
Yield of 10-Year U.S. Treasury Bonds in 2020
News Briefs---
South Korea Burning Cash
 Business Insider Intelligence
American and Delta slash US and overseas flights
   as coronavirus causes a plunge in bookings
California hotels are being used for coronavirus quarantines,
Gavin Newsom announces
Amazon launches business selling
   automated checkout to retailers
U.S. heavy equipment makers, hurt by tariffs,
  vow to make them top election theme
Dick's Sporting Goods will stop selling guns
    at 440 more stores
May Have Missed
 Poem
  Sports Brief----
   California Nuts Brief---
    "Gimme that Wine"
     This Day in History
      SuDoku
       Daily Puzzle
        GasBuddy
         Weather, USA or specific area
          Traffic Live----

March 13
Kote Flosse, Twitter: Correction. He Resigned
   In Three Executives No Longer at Currency
No Need to Panic
  Cartoon
New Hires/Promotions in the Leasing Business
  and Related Industries
Leasing Industry Ads---Help Wanted
   Great Opportunity Available
"Flattening the Curve"
   Controlling the Spread of Coronavirus
Leasing and Finance Companies Meeting Announcements
  (Closed, Open, or Postponed. Alphabetically. Abbreviated.)
Is the Longest Growth Cycle in U.S. History About to End
   The longest economic expansions in the US since World War II
Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence
   Dips in March Amid Uncertainty Around Coronavirus
U.S. Travel Ban Adds to European Airline Woes
   Change in Stock Prices Largest European Long Haul Carriers
Multi-Unit Franchising Conference Rescheduled
    to August 31 – September 3, 2020
The Invisible Man/Young Ahmed/The Nightingale
  Toni Morison: the Pieces I am in/Antonio Gaudi
    Film/Digital Reviews by Leasing News' Fernando Croce
Rottweiller/Mix
   Mohawk Hudson, Menands, New York  Adopt-a-Dog
The American Association of Commercial Finance Brokers
   2020 Annual Conference, May 6th, Not Cancelled
News Briefs---
Fed to pump in more than $1 trillion in dramatic ramping up
   of market intervention amid coronavirus meltdown
New York bans gatherings of more than 500 people,
   shuts down Broadway amid coronavirus spread
San Francisco public schools to shut for
  two weeks to curb coronavirus spread
Coronavirus: Infected TSA employees at Mineta San Jose Airport
  patted down passengers, put hands on travel documents
California has thousands of coronavirus tests,
  but it can’t use them all. Here’s why
President Trump’s travel ban sidesteps
   his own European resorts
Modell’s to close all its remaining stores
  after bankruptcy filing -  115 Stores
Gold's Gym Sells 24 Company-Owned Locations
    To Franchisee
Fifth Third Bank is facing similar allegations
  to Wells Fargo's accounts scandal 
MGM halts its Las Vegas buffets amid
  the coronavirus outbreak, others are doing the same
May Have Missed
 Poem
  Sports Brief----
   California Nuts Brief---
    "Gimme that Wine"
     This Day in History
      SuDoku
       Daily Puzzle
        GasBuddy
         Weather, USA or specific area
          Traffic Live----

March 16
Fed slashes rates to near zero, eases bank lending rules
Three Full Actions from Fed Follow---
Gov. Newsom orders California bars, nightclubs, wineries, brewpubs to close
   Restaurants to reduce occupancy to half; tells residents over 65 to home isolate

   4 states issue similar orders
Looking to Improve Your Career
   Post a Free Position Wanted Here
Top Ten Stories
   March 9 - March 13
Virtual Private Network for Work-at-Home
   Inexpensive/Easy to Download and Install
The One Who Stayed Away to Save the Rest
   Symbolic Illustration
Leasing Industry Ads---Help Wanted
   Vendor Services/Equipment Lease Finance/Operations
It IS Pretty Simple
   The Ultimate Hire by Ken Lubin, ZRG Partners
Companies who notify lessee in advance
   of lease expiration
Marlin Business Services 10-K Report
   Year-end December 31, 2019 (highlights plus full report)
I’m Going to the store…
   Cartoon
Update Re-Scheduling of Secured Finance Network Events
   Complete Leasing News Schedule from Friday Follows
Labrador Retriever/Mixed
   San Diego, California   Adopt a Dog
History of Pandemics
   with Timeline
News Briefs---
Pritzker orders shutdown of all bars and restaurants
   Orders doubling of federal immigration staff at O'Hare
Coronavirus screening causes massive bottlenecks
   at O’Hare and other U.S. airports
Google says it’s not publishing a national-scale coronavirus site
  anytime soon after Trump announcement
Stanford tells students to leave campus
    after undergrad tests positive for COVID-19
Apple closes all stores outside China
    over coronavirus
Short-staffed and undersupplied: Coronavirus crisis strains
   Seattle area’s capacity to deliver care
Realtors: Housing Market Crash Will Last Long
  After Coronavirus Is Gone
NYC schools will close to April 20
   — and possibly the rest of the school yea
May Have Missed
 Poem
  Sports Brief----
   California Nuts Brief---
    "Gimme that Wine"
     This Day in History
      SuDoku
       Daily Puzzle
        GasBuddy
         Weather, USA or specific area
          Traffic Live----

March 18
ELFA Takes Leadership in Coronavirus Update
Letter from Ralph Petta, ELFA President and CEO
Merchant Cash Deals in Trouble?
Off the Record Comments
Marketplace Lending Association (MLA) Makes Pledge
Letter to Chairwoman Waters, Speaker Pelosi, Members of Congress
Managing Credit in a Time of Crisis
Three Major Points
Leasing Industry Ads---Help Wanted
Work with a Growing Company
Professionals Don't Retreat - They Lead!
Sales Makes it Happen by Scott Wheeler, CLFP
Workers Prefer Being Digitally Present
Survey Responses by U.S. Workers Concerning Remote Work
Email from Phil Dushey, Global Financial Services
About New York City
Alliance Funding Group Announces
Acquisition of Pinnacle Capital Partners
Statement on Use of the Discount Window
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Maxim is Here to Help You Close More Deals!
How can we help you during this time of disruption?
Labrador Retriever
Minot, North Dakota  Adopt a Dog
News Briefs---
Almost 7 million California residents ordered
 to shelter in place---earlier age 65 & Older, "Home Isolate"
Military releases 2,000 ventilators,
  up to 5 million masks for coronavirus response
With New York in a State of Emergency, Its Legislators Rush
  to Regulate Disclosures in the Commercial Finance Industry
T-Mobile closes 80% of corporate retail stores
   in more aggressive COVID-19 response
U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Drop
   to Lowest Since January 2017
Macy’s will temporarily close all stores due to virus outbreak
  As Will Nordstrom
Major retail chains that no longer exist
  64 Images
May Have Missed
 Poem
  Sports Brief----
   California Nuts Brief---
    "Gimme that Wine"
     This Day in History
      SuDoku
       Daily Puzzle
        GasBuddy
         Weather, USA or specific area
          Traffic Live----

March 20
Open Letter to Loan Brokers and Originators

from Kris Roglieri
California DBO Continues to Seek Comments
on SB 1235
Internet Not Built to Handle All the "Work from Home."
  What You Should Be Doing
By Christopher Menkin
Readers Not Getting the Idea about Virtual Private Network
  Spoke to Presidents of Leasing Companies and Bankers
By Christopher Menkin
New Hires/Promotions in the Leasing Business
and Related Industries
Leasing Industry Ads---Help Wanted
Great Executive Sales Position Open
5 Things The Finance World Can Learn From Marketers
FinTech #102 by Alex Vasilakos
Coronavirus Crash Not (Yet) as Bad as
Previous Downturns (with Chart)
Recession Recovery was Swift alert 2009
S&P Return Gains after Most Recent U.S. Recessions
North Start Leasing One Month Deferred Payment
for 3,800 Customers
Chesswood Announces Results for 2019
Record Originations of $442 million
Commercial Banking Director Rick Remiker
to Retire in May from Huntington Bank
The Way Back/First Cow
  Ford v Ferrari/In Fabric/Bambloozled
Film/Digital Reviews by Leasing News Fernando Croce
“Adopt a Pet” Albany, New York
Labrador Retriever Puppy
Leasing Companies and Related Industries
Taking Hits in Stock Market
News Briefs---
California orders its nearly 40 million residents to stay home
   Governor gives state-wide order to blunt virus spread
What ‘essential’ businesses can open during SF Bay Area’s
 (and perhaps others coronavirus lockdowns?) Here’s the legal list
Chase to temporarily close 20% of branches
    due to pandemic
Small businesses say they could run out of money
    before federal loans come through
The Tools You Need to Speed Up Your Home Internet
  By Andrew Heinzman, ReviewGeek
Square Gets Approval for Industrial Loan Charter
   two and a half year adventure has finally paid off
Mortgage rates surge to highest level since January
   even though the Fed  brought interest rates to 0% — here’s why
Census 2020 officials suspending all field operations
   How will the coronavirus affect the 2020 Census?
IKEA closes all 50 U.S. stores and locations around the world
    amid coronavirus pandemic
May Have Missed
 Poem
  Sports Brief----
   California Nuts Brief---
    "Gimme that Wine"
     This Day in History
      SuDoku
       Daily Puzzle
        GasBuddy
         Weather, USA or specific area
          Traffic Live----

March 23
Looking for a New Profession or Advancement

   Post a Free Position Wanted Ad Here
Top Ten Stories
   March 16- March 20
Leasing Readers Communicate
   What is Going On
Leasing Industry Ads---Help Wanted
   Chance for Growth
Opportunity
   The Ultimate Hire by Ken Lubin, ZRG Partners
Employers Trying to Hire Workers
   Helping Many Now Out of Work
U.S. Lags Behind Other Countries in Coronavirus Testing
   Chart from Statista
CLFP Foundation Releases Eighth Edition Handbook
   For Use in 2021 CLFP Exams
Six Feet Apart
   Placard
Bank partner renews $600 million funding commitment
   with Service Finance Toronto, Canada
Cute Mutt
   Scottsdale, Arizona
Email from John Kenny about Chester
   Mohawk, New York
News Briefs---
At least 30 cruise ships are at sea right now.

    Here's what it's like on board
Freezers Sell Out as Consumers Stock Up
   people are preparing to hunker down for weeks or longer
Hawaii institutes mandatory 14-day quarantine
    for all new incoming visitors, returning residents
The Best Alternatives to Zoom
    for Remote Meetings
U.S. intelligence reports from January and February
    warned about a likely pandemic
May Have Missed
 Poem
  Sports Brief----
   California Nuts Brief---
    "Gimme that Wine"
     This Day in History
      SuDoku
       Daily Puzzle
        GasBuddy
         Weather, USA or specific area
          Traffic Live----

March 25
Leasing Readers Communicate
   What is Going On
Support local businesses that are still #openfordelivery
   Now even more restaurants have a $0 delivery fee
Coronavirus Outbreak Puts 37 Million U.S. Jobs at Risk
  Number of Production and Non-Supervisory Jobs
    in the U.S.at Risk of Short-Temp Layoffs, by Industry - Chart
Telemarketing
   Sales Makes it Happen by Scott Wheeler, CLFP
Google Maps Now Identifies Businesses
   That Are Temporarily Closed by David Schmidt
What Are You Wearing Jake from Allstate?
   Cartoon
The Vital Importance of Social Distancing - Chart
   How Reduction in Social Contact Can Reduce Spread
Is Marijuana Use Advisable During Coronavirus Quarantine?
   CannabisNewsWire.com
ELFA Reports February Down 26% Month-to-Month
   Up 22% Compared to 2019
NVLA Annual Conference Rescheduled
   for October 14-16 in Austin, Texas
Labrador Retriever
   Bethesda, Maryland
Preceding Baseball Opening Day,
   which would have been tomorrow
News Briefs---
‘We’re gonna have a shutdown in the housing market’
   coronavirus will likely bring the U.S. housing market to a halt
Zillow Suspends Home Buying due to COVID-19
  in all 24 Markets
Wait for first California jobless benefits could be
  ‘much longer’ than 21 days amid coronavirus
Trump baffles GM, Ford over ventilators
   they're willing to make
Hyatt to cut most U.S. corporate staffers
   work reductions scheduled from April 1 to end of May
SF businesses decline cash,
   fearing it could spread the virus
May Have Missed
 Poems
  Sports Brief----
   California Nuts Brief---
    "Gimme that Wine"
     This Day in History
      SuDoku
       Daily Puzzle
        GasBuddy
         Weather, USA or specific area
          Traffic Live----

March 27
Latest Update on Rosanne Wilson, CLFP
   In Recovery, Not out of Rehab
New Hires/Promotions in the Leasing Business
   and Related Industries
Ally Doubles up for Carvana,
   Making Up to $2 Billion Available
Russ Wilder Passes on These Tips:
  Planning Your Next Wine Tour Made Easy
   Looking at the map for some weekend travel ideas
Covid-19 Has Forced 1.4 Billion Students to
   Stay Home; Country-Wide Illustration
Federal agencies encourage banks, savings associations
   and credit unions to offer responsible small-dollar loans
      to consumers and small businesses affected by COVID-19
Equipment Finance Leader, NFS Leasing, Inc. Provides
   Critically Needed Funding to Gravity Diagnostics
      for COVID-19 Testing
At Long Lasrt Love/1941/Heaven's Gate/Ishtar/
   The Bonfire of Vanities/at Home Cinematic Suggestions
      Another Look by Leasing News Reviewer Fernando Croce
Labrador Retriever + Brittany Spaniel Mix
   Portland, Oregon  Adopt-a-Dog
“In the middle of every difficulty lay opportunity.”
   Kris Roglieri, National Alliance of Commercial Loan Brokers
News Briefs---
USA now has more coronavirus cases
   than either China or Italy
More Than 3 Million Americans Lost Their Jobs Last Week.
 See Your State
Coronavirus: NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio says at least
    half a million New Yorkers will be unemployed
States shouldn’t fight over coronavirus equipment,
   Gavin Newsom says. Should Trump take charge?
California coronavirus prevention measures could last
   another 12 weeks, Gov. Gavin Newsom says
READ: President Trump's Letter to Governors
  On New Coronavirus Guidelines
Fauci: 'You don't make the timeline,
  the virus makes the timeline' on relaxing public health measures
James Dyson designed a new ventilator in 10 days.
   He's making 15,000 for the pandemic fight
Napa Valley Distillery makes free hand sanitizer
    to help prevent spread of COVID-19
Newest shortage in New York:
  The city is running out of dogs to adopt
Cannabis sales hit new highs in US and Canada
  Stockpiling for long spells of isolation
G.M. Suspends Production Indefinitely
   and Cuts Paychecks: Live Updates
FBI Shuts Down Hacker Platform,
  Arrests Russian Administrator in NYC
No Patch for VPN Bypass Flaw
    Discovered in iOS
May Have Missed
Business Interruption insurance coverage:
  Why it is unlikely to provide coverage to small (or large)
   business customers for coronavirus
 Poem
  Sports Brief----
   California Nuts Brief---
    "Gimme that Wine"
     This Day in History
      SuDoku
       Daily Puzzle
        GasBuddy
         Weather, USA or specific area
          Traffic Live----


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