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Tuesday, October 13
, 2015

Today's Equipment Leasing Headlines

Position Wanted –Credit
Work Remotely or Relocate for Right Opportunity
Top Stories   October 5 -- October 9
(Opened Most by Readers)
Report on the NEFA Atlanta, Georgia Conference
by Dwight Galloway, CLFP, RLC Funding
California Gov. Brown Signs SB 197 and SB 235
Better Be a Licensed Finance Lender to do Business Here
“Getting Around Applicant Tracking System”
Career Crossroad---By Emily Fitzpatrick/RII
Leasing Industry Ads---Help Wanted
FinTech #102  by Charles Anderson
Your “Return on Investment” on eDocs
Funders Looking for New Broker Business
Twelve Attorneys Against Evergreen Abuse
Leasing 102 by Mr. Terry Winders, CLFP
“Vendor Invoices”
Screen Resolutions Affect What You See
  How to Adjust Your Monitor
NEFA Elects New Officers
at Funding Symposium in Atlanta/Awards Given
Shepherd Mix
Chicago (Lincoln Park), Illinois  Adopt-a-Dog
Leasing News Classified Ads
News Briefs---
Wells Fargo Top SBA Lender in 2014
   $1.6 Billion, 6th Straight Year in a Row
House Bipartisan Petition Forces Vote
  on Ex-Im Bank Reauthorization
Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Strongest Franchise
   Protection Rules in the U.S
Volkswagen Says Diesel Repairs Will Vary
 in Europe and U.S. (Earliest, Next Year to Begin)

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Top Ten Stories Chosen by Readers | Top Stories last six months (Be Careful of Doing Business)
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Look for Thursday’s Leasing News Edition: Ben Carlile
—Credit & Collections #102



Position Wanted – Credit
Work Remotely or Relocate for Right Opportunity

Each Week Leasing News is pleased, as a service to its readership, to offer completely free ads placed by candidates for jobs in the industry.  These ads also can be accessed directly on the website at:
Each ad is limited to (100) words and ads repeat for up to 6 months unless the candidate tells us to stop. Your submissions should be received here by the end of each week.

Please encourage friends and colleagues to take advantage of this service, including recent graduates and others interested in leasing and related careers. 

Will relocate for the right opportunity and can work remotely. I have (25+) years in making credit decisions, as well as helping sales team and third party originators close more transactions via understanding their applicant's financial abilities. I can create alternative or additional opportunities (and income) by knowing which type of loan is best for the borrower

Orlando, Florida
As a Commercial Credit Analyst/Underwriter, I have evaluated transactions from sole proprietorships to listed companies, across a broad spectrum of industries, embracing a multitude of asset types. Sound understanding of balance sheet, income statement and cash flow dynamics which impact credit decisions. Strong appreciation for credit/asset risk.
407 430-3917


Top Stories October 5 -- October 9
(Opened Most by Readers)


(1) Alert: Integrity Financial Group
        Active Again on the Internet

(2) Originators 89% Satisfied with Current Position
  Survey Finds: 56% Had Incomes of $125,000

(3) New Hires---Promotions in the Leasing Business
          and Related Industries

(4) Leasing 102 by Mr. Terry Winders, CLFP
     "Leasing Term Confusion"

(5) Report on Conditions in Columbia, South Carolina
         NEFA Conference in Atlanta, Georgia a “go!”
                by Dwight Galloway, CLFP

(6) Equipment Vine Enters Aggregate Funding Sources
           Declares It is the First FinTech to Do So

(7) Ascentium Capital Surpasses $1.5 Billion
           in Funded Volume Since Inception

(8) Marlin "Partners" with Hartford Insurance
           to Offer Full Business Insurance

(9) Kabbage Funding More Than $5 Million per Day
  Loan Volume Grew 60% from 1st Q to 3rd!

(10) Archives --October 9, 2006 Key Equipment Finance
        Enhances Support with Realignment


Report on the NEFA Atlanta, Georgia Conference
by Dwight Galloway, CLFP, RLC Funding

The National Equipment Finance Association Funding (NEFA) Symposium held from October 7 through October 9th at the JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia, was the strongest in recent years. There was a significant increase in numbers, much energy, and consistently positive comments from the participants.

The group drew primarily from the West Coast and Northeast rolls of the old United Association of Equipment Leasing Association and Eastern Association of Equipment Lessors, despite the flight times. The breakout sessions were well attended and with the exception of the puzzling keynote address, industry specific.

NEFA Executive Director, and former National Association of Equipment Leasing Broker President, Gerry Eagan emphasized the growth, financial strength, and forward momentum of the Association. The 281 individuals included 61 first-timers and 20 new members. The companies in attendance mirrored the NEFA membership with 50% broker/lessors, 25% funders, and 25% service providers.

44 firms exhibited and with ample time to meet and network, every broker/ lessor had a complete range of funders with which to cement relationships. 

Dwight Galloway, CLFP
Senior V.P. Broker Operations
RLC Funding, a Division of
Navitas Lease Corp.
803-566-8245 Ext. 302 


(Leasing News provides this ad as a trade for appraisals and equipment valuations provided by Ed Castagna)



California Gov. Brown Signs SB 197 and SB 235
Better Be a Licensed Finance Lender to do Business Here

More Regulations/More Reporting to the State

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed SB 197 into law, introduced by Senator Marty Block, D-San Diego. Section 22602 is added to the California Financial Code (1)

October 5, 2015, Governor Brown signed a similar measure SB 235, by Senator Marty Block that allows fees to non-licensed individuals for helping refer " installment loans in principal amounts of at least $300 and less than $2,500...establishes a maximum finder’s fee of $45 per loan for the first 40 loans originated at the finder's location per month, and $40 per loan for loans thereafter during that month."

Leasing News has been reporting on SB 197 since it was introduced as it brings a major change in California commercial financing to both brokers and funders in California, perhaps vendors who receive a “referral fee,” as well as those doing business from out of state in California, under the guise of allowing unlicensed referrers to collect a commission when they refer the customer to a bank or licensed California Finance Lender.

This includes business loans, capital leases, working capital loans, but
does not apply to “operating” or what are often referred to as “true

The following prohibitions are now in effect for those not licensed:

"(c) The following activities by an unlicensed person are not authorized by this section:

(1) Participating in any loan negotiation.
(2) Counseling or advising the borrower about a loan.
(3) Participating in the preparation of any loan documents, including credit applications.
(4) Contacting the licensee on behalf of the borrower other than to refer the borrower.
(5) Gathering loan documentation from the borrower or delivering the documentation to the licensee.
(6) Communicating lending decisions or inquiries to the borrower.
(7) Participating in establishing any sales literature or marketing materials.
(8) Obtaining the borrower’s signature on documents.”

Funders will have to keep records as well as confirm a letter of notification has been issue to the borrower or to lessee using a Capital Lease.  Funders may be fined as well as "Cease and Desist" orders issued doing business in the state.

Leasing News Legal Editor Tom McCurnin has commented on this (3) as well as Leasing News Advisory Board Member Attorney Kenneth Greene (4)

(1)  SB 197

(2) SB 235

(3) California’s SB 197 Finally Will Allow Lenders
   to Pay Some Unlicensed Brokers
  By Tom McCurnin, Leasing News Legal Editor

(4) In California, You had better have a license to lease
           by Kenneth C. Greene, Esq.



Leasing Industry Help Wanted


Press Release    
WE'RE HIRING at Our Minneapolis Headquarters
Credit Manager
This position will be responsible for underwriting small ticket working capital applications up to $250,000 in a fast paced and high volume environment. The candidate will make independent decisions on commercial credit applications through evaluation of business and personal credit reports, financial statements and other credit information. More
Collections Representative
This position will function as the primary contact for customer concerns regarding loan collection issues. The candidate will act as a liaison between the customer, Channel Partners Capital and 3rd Party Collection Agencies. More
Please email cover letter and resume to:

Credit Manager
Riverside, CA

Ideal Candidate 5 Years Exp. Equip.
Leasing & Finance, Prefer Titled
Transportation Equipment Exp.

Click here for more information
Nationwide Leasing & Financing of Commercial Fleets

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Please see our Job Wanted section for possible new employees.



“Getting Around Applicant Tracking System”
Career Crossroad---By Emily Fitzpatrick/RII

Q. How do I get around the ATS (Applicant Tracking System) to
    get my application and resume notice?

A. Technology has progressed, online applications and digital resume submissions have expanded the amount of paperwork an employer receives. As such, companies have incorporated the use of software to assist in conducting initial screenings. The down side: your resume may be rejected before any individual sees your resume, and the client may miss a perfectly suited candidate.

Almost all large to mid-size companies utilize an “ATS.” Applicant Tracking Systems “reject an estimated 70 percent or more of the resumes submitted either because the documents don't reflect the desired qualifications or are formatted in a way that the system can't digest the information …

Correctly formatting and composing your resume will increase your chances of passing the initial screening phase. Furthermore, make sure your online application includes the “right” words and meets position requirements to move you along the selection process.

Key Words:
Make sure your resume AND application contains keywords relevant to the position you are applying for (review the job ad/posting) and view the company website to find a more detailed job description.

You may also want to develop a list of words and phrases used to describe the ideal candidate, and incorporate them into your application and/or resume. Feel free to incorporate keywords more than once; systems often score points for each mention of a key skill.

Include a Customized Skills Section or Qualifications Summary:
Customize a skills section in your resume to correspond to position requirements. Note you want to try to match as many of your skills to these requirements to increase your chances of moving forward.

1. Generic resumes will be the first documents screened out, tailor to each position you are targeting
2. Do not leave dates off as “ATS” may screen based on the amount of experience required
3. Keep the format simple, use a font size of 11-12, and margins should be 1 inch on all sides

Most systems will summarize your data for decision makers. However, some employers will retrieve your actual document and view it online. Remember to use a simple but attractive format and avoid unnecessary language that will distract the reader from focusing on your qualifications. 

For more FREE information/tips, feel free to contact 

Emily Fitzpatrick
Sr. Recruiter
Recruiters International, Inc.
Phone:  954-885-9241
Cell:  954-612-0567
Invite me to Connect on LinkedIn
Also follow us on Twitter #RIIINFO

Career Crossroads Previous Columns


FinTech #102 by Charles Anderson
Your “Return on Investment” on eDocs

The most compelling aspect of electronic documentation is a closing tool without parallel. They may be reviewed on any connected device in addition to a desktop or laptop - smartphone, tablet, smart TV. Your client need not subscribe. They can download the app to execute. The most programs, EchoSign and DocuSign, provide email tracking and audit trails, and, up dual execution of the documents, automatically forwards them to your Client and stores them in a secure cloud-based server.

Finally, this mobility neutralizes the occasion when the client is out of the office for any reason. I have had direct experience with mortgage documents being executed at San Francisco Giants game at AT&T Park, contracts being signed on a boat and at a birthday dinner.

The use of Financial Technology gives tremendous value to dynamic
salespersons, making them more efficient, effective, and  streamlines your sales and funding process.

I personally realize that all processing decisions will ultimately come down to practical dollars and cents – and electronic documents are no exception. Your team can have the most secure standards of asset protection or the simplest process for the customer, but at the end of the day, if you aren’t generating revenue and cutting costs, what is the point? So as a thought experiment, we’ll dive into what electronic documents will look like for your team, your customer, and your pocketbook.


The first cost-cutter with eDocs is so simple, it’s almost foolish; when going paperless, you’ll save money on paper, folders, cost of ink, toner, envelopes, mailing, UPS or Federal Express (not counting the time and extra cost when your documents need to be re-signed or documents missed signing)as well as the cost of office furniture such as more files, more desks, perhaps more employees, let alone the retrieval time of getting up, searching for it, and bringing it to the attention of people who need to review or follow-up, getting back to sales, review, and back to funding. Finally, we’ll consider the time costs saved when implementing eDocs. Electronic documents effectively shorten your sales cycle from 2-3 weeks to 2-3 days.  Just think – documents can be issued faster than ever before, using pre-set document templates e-mailed to your signatories. And with required fields for every signature, gone are the days of sending documents back-and-forth between parties when signed incorrectly. These documents are then instantaneously transferred to your funding team. We’ll conservatively estimate an overall $100/deal on time saved reviewing, signing, and shipping documents from your team to your customer. Anyone in financing knows it costs more than this per deal.


At every stage of the equipment leasing process, electronic documents will generate additional revenue per deal. For example, think about how much easier eDoc applications are to complete than a paper/faxed credit app. This ease of access generates new account openings, improves customer service, and reaps more lifetime value from each of your leads. For the sake of simplicity, we’ll conservatively say that electronic credit apps gain one additional deal per month. In the same line of reasoning, it’s safe to assume that with electronic documents, your closing percentage will also increase on your ELA package. Again, for the sake of simplicity, we’ll assume that electronic documents gain one additional set of documents back per month.  The gross margin made per deal is variable, and completely determined by the skill of your salesforce. (We’ll get back to this key variable later.)


There are, of course, several costs to any change in your ops policies and procedures.  For instance, the most straightforward cost: the price of the product itself. The membership cost to use electronic documents wholly depends on your company’s specific needs. For example, the basic cost of professional DocuSign membership is anywhere from $20 - $125 per user per month (taken from DocuSign website: as well as the user
cost can be “mixed and match.”  Various features and benefits will increase your cost/person, but we’ll ballpark an average of $30/person, submitting an average of 30 deals/month, or $1/deal per month. Electronic storage/vaulting and identity verification (additional security features, discussed last week) you can expect to cost approximately $5/deal and $1.50/deal, respectively.  Again, the specific breakdown will depend heavily on your company’s individual needs, your lending partner’s standards for security, and the size of your business.

All things considered, when accounting for each individual dollar and cent made per deal, the GM and the skill of your salesperson will drive your Net Return on Investment Multiple. That just goes to show that no matter how efficient, effective and streamlined your sales and funding process, nothing can substitute the inherent value of creating a dynamic salesperson.  Using eDocs will improve your “approval to funding” ratio.

There are many companies offering electronic management system from to and  as well as reviews by Capterra:

I recommended as that is the company I have the most experience in using.

Charles Anderson
CEO – IMCA Capital,
Enverto Investment Group,

Previous Financial Technology Articles




Funders Looking for New Broker Business

To qualify for this list, the company must be a funder (as qualified by Leasing News) and on the “Funder List,” an acceptable Better Business Bureau Rating and no history of complaints at Leasing News. Also, it is their practice to notify lessees in advance when the lease will end and what the residual will be, specifically not automating extra lease payments, or insisting their discounter follow the same policy. We reserve the right to not list a company who does not meet these qualifications.

There is no advertising fee or charge for a listing. They are “free.” Leasing News makes no endorsement of any of the companies listed, except they have qualified to be on this specific list.

We encourage companies who are listed to contact us for any change or addition they would like to make. We encourage adding further information as an "attachment" or clarification of what they have to offer would be helpful to readers.

Please send company name, contact/email or telephone number as well as a URL to attach or description to

Alphabetical list - click on company name to view more details

1st Enterprise Bank Leasing
Advantage Funding
Agility Solutions
Allegheny Valley Bank Leasing 
Allstate Leasing
American Leasefund, Inc.
Bankers Capital 
Barrett Capital Corporation
Black Rock Capital
Boston Financial & Equity Corp.
BSB Leasing, Inc.
Calfund, LLC
Chesapeake Industrial Leasing Co., Inc.
Citizens Business Bank

Cobra Capital LLC
Dakota Financial 
Enverto Investment Group LLC
Exchange Bank Leasing (formerly Dumac Leasing)
FirstLease, Inc.
First Federal Leasing
First Midwest Equipment Finance
Financial Pacific Leasing
Forum Financial Services, Inc.
Gonor Funding
Lease Corporation of America
Madison Capital
Manufacturer's Lease Plans, Inc

Maxim Commercial Capital, LLC
Mesa Leasing
National Equipment Finance
NexTier Leasing
NFS Leasing, Inc
Northwest Leasing Company, Inc
P&L Capital Corporation
Padco Financial Services
Pawnee Leasing Corporation
RLC Funding
Standard Professional Services, LLC
Summit Leasing, Inc.
TEAM Funding Solutions
Vision Financial Group, Inc.



Twelve Attorneys Against Evergreen Abuse

The original intention of the Evergreen clause in an equipment leasing contract was to have an alternative to when the lessee did not exercise the residual at the end of the contract. Often the clause calls for an automatic additional twelve months when the residual is not resolved.

In most cases, the lessor notifies the lessee that the residual will be due, often ninety days in advance. However, often there is nothing in the contract that requires the lessor to notify the lessee regarding the expiration of the contract.

Contrarily, many small ticket lessors do not notify the lessee, and automatically continue the lease, often via an ACH or continued billing, which often goes unnoticed until many payments have already been made.

Leasing News would like to see an industry standard that lessees are notified in advance of the expiration of their contract regarding its termination. We support the clause, and the notification requirement is wide open, meaning 90, 60, even 30 days and by telephone or mail.

This list of attorneys agrees with this and will be available to lessees, sometimes able to help them without a fee, or at a reduced rate, in an effort to end the abuse of Evergreen clause leases.

Jim Coston
Coston & Coston LLC
105 W. Adams Street
Suite 1400
Chicago, Illinois 60603
(312) 205-1010
(In 1998, he was elected to the United Association of Equipment
Leasing Board of Directors, and in 2003-04 was the first
attorney to become UAEL President, very active in his political party.)

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Schultz & Associates LLP
640 Cepi Drive, Suite A
Chesterfield, MO 63005
(636) 537-4645 x108
(636) 537-2599 (fax)
(Proven Leasing Litigator, well respected by all sides)

Ronald P. Gossett
Gossett & Gossett, P.A.
400 Seridan Street, Building I
Hollywood, Florida
Fax: 954-983-2850
(Many cases including NorVergence, Brican, among others, a winner)

Ken Greene
Law Offices of Kenneth Charles Greene
5743 Corsa Avenue Suite 208
Westlake Village, California 91362
Tel: 818.575.9095
Fax: 805.435.7464
Skype: 424.235.1658
(Ken was involved in the formation of Leasing News and
represented it (pro bono) in the early days.)

Peter S. Hemar, Esq.
Hemar & Associates, Attorneys at Law
2001 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 510
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Telephone: (310) 829-1948
Fax: (310) 829-1352
(My firm supports the clause giving lessees advance 
notice of the expiration of their contract.)

Brandon J. Mark
Attorney at Law, Admitted in Utah and Oregon
Parsons Behle & Latimer
201 South Main Street, Suite 1800
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Direct Dial 801.536.6958
Facsimile 801.536.6111
(His firm represents banks who buy leases, and his
clients refuse to buy these types of leases.)

Barry S. Marks
Financial Center - Suite 1615
505 North 20th Street
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
P. O. Box 11386
Birmingham, Alabama 35202
fax 278.8905 (Direct) 251.8305 (Main)
(Well-known to the leasing industry, also Alabama Poet)

Tom McCurnin
Barton, Klugman & Oetting
350 South Grand Ste. 2200
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Voice: (213) 617-6129
Fax: (213) 625-1832
Cell: (213) 268-8291
(Leasing News Advisor/Leasing News Legal Editor,
Well-Known top Leasing Litigator)

Frank Peretore
Peretore & Peretore, P.C.
191 Woodport Road
Sparta, New Jersey 07871
(973) 729-8991
(Experienced leasing attorney, aggressive, author, secretary,
National Equipment Finance Association, ELFA, too)

Ellen Stern
Ellen Michele Stern
17630 El Mineral Rd
Perris, CA 92570
(Long time Southern California leasing attorney, well-respected)

Kevin E. Trabaris, Principal
Trabaris, P.C.
1834 Ridge Avenue, Suite 138
Evanston, IL 60201
Direct: (847) 840-4687
Fax: (848) 260-5768
"In my career, I’ve repeatedly seen this provision misused
by unscrupulous lessors and think it’s a bad idea for both
the lessee and the lessor."

Michael J. Witt, Esq.
4342 Oakwood Lane
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Tel: (515) 657-8706
Mobile: (515) 868-1067
Fax: (515) 223-2352
(Former Advanta Leasing
and Wells Fargo Equipment Finance attorney)




(Terry retired January 1, 2015.  To honor him and his many years of writing for readers of Leasing News, is repeating several of his columns that are still meaningful today. Here is October 17, 2011.)

“Vendor Invoices”

One of the most important documents in your folder is the vendor’s invoice because it should show the title being passed to you and the delivery to the Lessee. You should be in the “sold to section”. Even if your transaction is a bargain option lease, you are using a “lease” agreement and it states you are the owner of the equipment. The invoice should reflect this. You should have sent them a purchase order that reflected this among others requirements.

First, you should check to see that the description of the equipment is complete, including model and serial numbers. Vendors usually give a very brief description of the equipment instead of the complete one you will need for the lease agreement. In addition, they may not break down the difference between the soft costs and the hard costs. Items such as; delivery charges, set up or instillation costs, training, or software should be spelled out so you know the real value of the equipment you are about to lease. We say that we handle 100% financing and we do--- but at the same time we need to know the breakdown of those costs. The higher the soft costs, the more we look for advanced payments or security deposits or a better credit.

When you need to call a vendor to determine a few facts about the equipment, please refer to this list for questions to ask:

• May I have a complete description of the equipment emailed to me and do you have a brochure I may have?
• What is the purpose of this equipment?
• What is just the equipment’s value?
• How long will it last?
• Who is the manufacturer as well as location of Manufacturer?
• What additional attachments are available?
• Has it been specially made? 
• Where do you get spare parts?
• What is the “resale” market like?
• How much is the “de-installation” cost?

You should always record who you spoke with and what he told you about the equipment for future reference.

The time to get this information is prior to funding when the seller will be most cooperative in wanting to get paid, not after a default or five years later when the salesman who handled the transaction is working elsewhere.

In addition make sure that the sales tax is not added, if you are in a State that requires sales tax on the payment. You will have to give the vendor your sales tax resale certificate to avoid paying the tax up front and causing the Lessee to pay the tax twice. If you have not confirmed funding yet, then you will have to inform the vendor to create an invoice without the sales tax and they will get the resale certificate with the check for purchase. If you need to pay the invoice prior to funding, then you will have to apply for a resale certificate in that State and remit sales tax on each received payment.

Vendors invoice should reflect what you are doing with the lessee and add documentation support to your transaction.

Previous #102 Columns:

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to help support the growth of Lease Police)



Screen Resolutions Affect What You See
How to Adjust Your Monitor

Most readers do not realize the resolution size they have their monitor set for will change the size of what is sent; meaning you may not be viewing the original size. Go to your Control Panel, then to Display. You can change from the three most recommended, or go to "Change Display Settings."

To properly measure size on the internet often the "pixel" size is utilized. Inches and meters don't work, nor do "pica" as for printed newspapers.

As a rule of thumb, the lower the number, the larger the graphics, including fonts will appear, but are not as sharp as the higher the number. In fact, the higher the number, the clearer and perhaps brighter the picture will appear on your screen.

A video card makes a big difference, and there are other programs, such as Liquid View and Pivot that can change the appearance.

To view where you are among users, please go here:





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NEFA Elects New Officers
at Funding Symposium in Atlanta/Awards Given

Raleigh, NC (October 11, 2015) – The annual business meeting of the National Equipment Finance Association (NEFA) was held this year on Thursday, October 8, during NEFA’s  2015 Funding Symposium at the J W Marriott Atlanta Buckhead hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. Officers and Directors were elected during the business meeting.

Elected to lead NEFA on the Executive Committee for 2015-2016 were: Gary Souverein, of Pawnee Leasing, President; Stephanie Hall, CLFP, of Bryn Mawr Funding, Vice President; Greg Nappi, of DDI Leasing, Treasurer; and Mike Coon, of Axis Capital, Secretary. Tara Aasand, of LeaseTeam, will continue to serve on the Executive Committee as Immediate Past President.

Elected as Directors for NEFA for 2015-2016 were: Kip Amstutz, of 360 Equipment Finance; Dennis Dressler, of Dressler & Peters; Doug Houlahan, CLFP, of Maxim Commercial Capital; Bryan Inman, CLFP, of Great American Insurance; Gabe Jarnot, CLFP, of Northland Capital; Marc Keepman, of KLC Financial; Daryn Lecy, of Stearns Bank; and Nick Ross, CLFP, of Bank of the West.

“Our Officers and Directors represent a broad range of experiences and all have a passion for this industry and association,” said Gerry Egan, Executive Director of NEFA. 

Kyle Gilliam, CLFP, of Arvest Equipment Finance, and Anna-mary Geist, of Sovos Compliance – Taxware; were honored for their Board Service as they completed their terms this year. Also honored for his successful efforts as Conference Chairperson, was Bob Hanna, of Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.

Jim Merrilees, of Channel Partners Capital, was given the Chris Walker Memorial Member of the Year Award by the NEFA Executive Committee in recognition of his many years of Service to NEFA, its predecessor organizations and the industry at large.

Special Guest, Pete Sawyer, CLFP, of Sun South Equipment Leasing, Inc., and current President of NAELB, was also recognized.

During the Funding Symposium, NEFA, who has enjoyed a long standing and close relationship with the CLFP Foundation, provided meeting space for the Foundation along with exhibit space. During the NEFA business luncheon CLFP leaders were also given an opportunity to present a number of their own awards.

The 2015 Funding Symposium drew a record 281 registrants from across the US and Canada including a record 82 first time attendees. Represented among those first time attendees were 20 new NEFA Member companies.

Attendees participated in a broad range of educational sessions, visited with a record setting 44 leading-edge industry exhibitors, enjoyed social functions and a fund raising golf event. The Funding Symposium kicked off with an informative and inspiring talk by Michael Flock, of Flock Specialty Finance, who shared some of his own story set against the ups and downs and challenges of our industry.

Said, Bob Hanna, the 2015 Funding Symposium Conference Chairperson, “Atlanta’s an easy city to travel to and its Buckhead area is a great location due to the number of dining and entertainment options close by. I think that, the general health of the industry right now, the lineup of educational breakouts we put together, and the vibrancy of NEFA as an organization and the effective networking opportunities it offers, all combined to make this conference a great success.” 

About National Equipment Finance Association

The National Equipment Finance Association (NEFA) is a national association serving small to mid-sized independent equipment finance companies, lessors and brokers.  NEFA is a strong association offering enhanced educational programs and premium networking opportunities with broad geographic and industry segment diversity. The mission of NEFA is to provide a forum for members to pursue personal and professional growth and promote ethical business practices through advocacy, networking and industry involvement.  For more information, visit: or call: 847-380-5050.

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Lincoln Park Adoption Center
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This Day in American History

    1670 - Virginia passed a law that blacks arriving in the colonies as Christians could not be used as slaves.
    1754 - Birthday of Mary McCauley (McCulla or McKolly), is one of the choices to be the "real" Molly Pitcher. Other candidates are Molly Corbin, Anna Maria Lane, Elizabeth Canning . . . with many others contributing to the legends. There was no single Molly Pitcher . . . she is nothing more than a compilation of legends and popular histories that purport to describe the actions of a brave Molly Pitcher who defied convention (and hostile fire) to fire her husband's cannon...The term "Molly Pitcher" was probably what was used by soldiers in battle calling for the "water boy" (who was generally a woman) as men today say, "hey girl," (or "hey nurse" or "hey, waitress,") " or even "medic!" According to some legends, Mary Hay McCauley was a water carrier at the Battle of Monmouth June 28, 1778 where she loaded and fired a cannon after her husband was killed (some say collapsed from the heat).In an embellishment of the legend, a cannonball supposedly passed between her legs tearing her skirt (although the water carriers always tied their skirts up so they could move around. With skirts at the normal length, they'd trip or be much hampered in their movements.)
    1775 - Second Continental Congress passed legislation authorizing the acquisition of ships and establishment of a navy.  We were not called the United States at the time and the move was to name us the United Colonies of Columbia.  Columbus was very popular at the time, and a compromise was finally reached to name the capital the District of Columbia and make it special, meaning it was not part of a state, as a compromise to call the new name as the United States of America,  after Amerigo Vespucci.  In 1972, The US Navy Chief of Naval operations declared that October 13 is the official birthday of the US Navy.
    1792 - The presidential residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C., designed by James Hoban, was begun with the laying of the first cornerstone. The first presidential family to occupy it was that of John Adams in November, 1800. With three stories and more than 100 rooms, the White House is the oldest building in Washington. First described as the "presidential palace," it acquired the name "White House" about 10 years after construction was completed. Burned by British troops in 1814, it was reconstructed, refurbished and reoccupied by 1817. The original corner stone is allegedly missing, taken by a souvenir hunter, some claim the British.
    1843 - B'nai B'rith ("Sons of the Covenant") was established in New York City by a group of German Jews. 12 German-Jewish immigrants met at Sinsheimer's Café on Essex Street on New York's Lower East Side and founded B'nai B'rith - the world's first Jewish service organization and the first international service organization in the United States.  It is both the oldest and the largest of the Jewish fraternal organizations.
    1845 - A majority of the citizens of the independent Republic of Texas approve a proposed constitution, that when accepted by the Congress, will make Texas the 28th American state. The annexation of Texas finally became a reality after long political bickering. Antislavery forces were opposed to annexation because Texas was certain to become a slave state. Others wanted to act lest Great Britain or France develop a relationship with the Republic of Texas, whose independence Mexico refused to recognize. In April, 1844, President John Tyler submitted to the Senate a treaty of annexation, but the Senate rejected it in June. In December, Tyler offered a joint resolution to cover annexation. This required only a majority vote by both houses of Congress instead of the two-thirds vote needed to ratify a treaty. Action on the resolution was completed on February 28, 1845, when the House accepted it in revised form. On June 23, the congress of Texas accepted annexation. On October 13, the constitution was proposed and, on December 29, 1945, Texas was admitted to the Union.
    1849 - California State Constitution approved by convention in Monterey
the motto of California is to be "Eureka."
    1870 - Birthday of famous singer/actress Della May Fox (d. 1913), St. Louis, MO.  She was one of the highest paid variety performers of her time. She toured the U.S. with her own company. She reportedly had bouts of ill health because of drugs and alcohol.
    1893 - Debt, bankruptcy, and plummeting stock prices crippled numerous companies and ultimately gave way to one of the nation's most staggering fiscal panics. On October 13, Union Pacific, one of the nation's largest railroads, announced that it was in receivership.
    1902 - Warren Wilbur Shaw (d. 1954), auto racer, born at Shelbyville, IN. Shaw was racing cars by age 18. An early crash led him to invent the crash helmet. After several years of frustration, he won the Indianapolis 500 three times, in 1937, 1939 and 1940, the first consecutive victories by one driver. He served as Indy's president and general manager after Tony Hulman bought the Speedway in 1945.
    1903 - The Boston Pilgrims (later the Red Sox) won the first modern World Series, defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates, five games to three. The Pilgrims won Game 8, 3-0.
    1910 - Jazz pianist Art Tatum birthday (d. 1956), Toledo, OH.
    1910 - Novelist and screenwriter Ernest K. Gann (d. 1991) was born in Lincoln, Nebraska. Gann served in the Army Air Force, Air Transport Command during WWII. Began writing novels in 1944 about flying. Five were made into films, including “Island in the Sky” (1944), “Fiddler's Green” (1950, filmed as “The Raging Tide” in 1951), “Soldier of Fortune” (1954), and “Twilight for the Gods” (1958).
    1924 - Vibist Terry Gibbs was born Julius Gubenko, Brooklyn, NY.
    1925 - The first full length play by an African-American writer to be performed in New York City was “Appearances,” by Garland Anderson, a three-act protest against lynching. It was produced by Lester W. Sager and lasted 23 performances.
    1926 - Birthday of Jesse Leroy Brown in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He was the first black American naval aviator and also the first black naval officer to lose his life in combat when he was shot down over Korea, December 4, 1950. On March 18, 1972, USS Jesse L. Brown was launched as the first ship to be named in honor of a black naval officer.
the full heroic story of two friends, one white, one black:
    1921 - In the first all New York World Series, the Giants beat the Yankees, 1-0 to win the baseball's championship in eight games.
    1923 - Casey Stengel's home run is the difference as Giant hurler Art Neff out duels Sam Jones and the Yankees, 1-0, in Game 3 of the World Series.
    1925 – Birthday of standup comic, social rebel, Lenny Bruce (d. 1966), born Leonard Alfred Schneider in Mineola, LI, NY. Imprisoned on obscenity charges and refused permission to enter Britain, his show was banned both in England and in Australia. Nightclub owners, fearing police harassment, began refusing to book him and his career collapsed. See his autobiography “How to Talk Dirty and Influence People”, and also Bob Fosse's award-winning film “Lenny” (1974). I saw him many times late in his life in San Francisco. Often he was not funny, but seemed high on heroin, but when he was hot, he was “hot.”
    1926 - Bassist Ray Brown (d. 2002) born Pittsburgh, Pa
    1927 - Altoist Lee Konitz born Chicago, Ill.
    1941 - Singer/songwriter Paul Simon born Newark, NJ.
    1943 - *OLSON, ARLO L., Medal of Honor
Rank and organization: Captain, U.S. Army, 1 5th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division. Place and date: Crossing of the Volturno River, Italy, 13 October 1943. Entered service at: Toronto, S. Dak. Birth: Greenville, lowa. G.O. No.: 71, 31 August 1944. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. On 13 October 1943, when the drive across the Volturno River began, Capt. Olson and his company spearheaded the advance of the regiment through 30 miles of mountainous enemy territory in 13 days. Placing himself at the head of his men, Capt. Olson waded into the chest-deep water of the raging Volturno River and despite pointblank machine-gun fire aimed directly at him made his way to the opposite bank and threw 2 hand grenades into the gun position, killing the crew. When an enemy machinegun 150 yards distant opened fire on his company, Capt. Olson advanced upon the position in a slow, deliberate walk. Although 5 German soldiers threw hand grenades at him from a range of 5 yards, Capt. Olson dispatched them all, picked up a machine pistol and continued toward the enemy. Advancing to within 15 yards of the position he shot it out with the foe, killing 9 and seizing the post. Throughout the next 13 days Capt. Olson led combat patrols, acted as company No. 1 scout and maintained unbroken contact with the enemy. On 27 October 1943, Capt. Olson conducted a platoon in attack on a strongpoint, crawling to within 25 yards of the enemy and then charging the position. Despite continuous machinegun fire which barely missed him, Capt. Olson made his way to the gun and killed the crew with his pistol. When the men saw their leader make this desperate attack they followed him and overran the position. Continuing the advance, Capt. Olson led his company to the next objective at the summit of Monte San Nicola. Although the company to his right was forced to take cover from the furious automatic and small arms fire, which was directed upon him and his men with equal intensity, Capt. Olson waved his company into a skirmish line and despite the fire of a machinegun which singled him out as its sole target led the assault which drove the enemy away. While making a reconnaissance for defensive positions, Capt. Olson was fatally wounded. Ignoring his severe pain, this intrepid officer completed his reconnaissance, Supervised the location of his men in the best defense positions, refused medical aid until all of his men had been cared for, and died as he was being carried down the mountain.
    1944 - BURT, JAMES M., Medal of Honor
Rank and organization: Captain, U.S. Army, Company B, 66th Armored Regiment, 2d Armored Division. Place and date: Near Wurselen, Germany, 13 October 1944. Entered service at: Lee, Mass. Birth: Hinsdale, Mass. G.O. No.: 95, 30 October 1945. Citation: Capt. James M. Burt was in command of Company B, 66th Armored Regiment on the western outskirts of Wurselen, Germany, on 13 October 1944, when his organization participated in a coordinated infantry-tank attack destined to isolate the large German garrison which was tenaciously defending the city of Aachen. In the first day's action, when infantrymen ran into murderous small-arms and mortar fire, Capt. Burt dismounted from his tank about 200 yards to the rear and moved forward on foot beyond the infantry positions, where, as the enemy concentrated a tremendous volume of fire upon him, he calmly motioned his tanks into good firing positions. As our attack gained momentum, he climbed aboard his tank and directed the action from the rear deck, exposed to hostile volleys which finally wounded him painfully in the face and neck. He maintained his dangerous post despite pointblank self-propelled gunfire until friendly artillery knocked out these enemy weapons, and then proceeded to the advanced infantry scouts' positions to deploy his tanks for the defense of the gains which had been made. The next day, when the enemy counterattacked, he left cover and went 75 yards through heavy fire to assist the infantry battalion commander who was seriously wounded. For the next 8 days, through rainy, miserable weather and under constant, heavy shelling, Capt. Burt held the combined forces together, dominating and controlling the critical situation through the sheer force of his heroic example. To direct artillery fire, on 15 October, he took his tank 300 yards into the enemy lines, where he dismounted and remained for 1 hour giving accurate data to friendly gunners. Twice more that day he went into enemy territory under deadly fire on reconnaissance. In succeeding days he never faltered in his determination to defeat the strong German forces opposing him. Twice the tank in which he was riding was knocked out by enemy action, and each time he climbed aboard another vehicle and continued the fight. He took great risks to rescue wounded comrades and inflicted prodigious destruction on enemy personnel and materiel even though suffering from the wounds he received in the battle's opening phase. Capt. Burt's intrepidity and disregard of personal safety were so complete that his own men and the infantry who attached themselves to him were inspired to overcome the wretched and extremely hazardous conditions which accompanied one of the most bitter local actions of the war. The victory achieved closed the Aachen gap.
    1945 - Top Hits
“Till the End of Time” - Perry Como
“If I Loved You” - Perry Como
“Along the Navajo Trail” - Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters
“You Two Timed Me One Time Too Often” - Tex Ritter
    1953 - Top Hits
“Vaya Con Dios” - Les Paul and Mary Ford
“You, You, You” - The Ames Brothers
“No Other Love” - Perry Como
“I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know” - The Davis Sisters
    1958 - Warren Covington conducted the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra's recording of what would be the last big band song to climb the pop charts, "Tea for Two Cha Cha". While the song made it into the Top 10, it peaked at #7, signaling the end of the Big Band Era. Rock 'n' Roll was here to stay.
    1960 - At Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, Bill Mazeroski's dramatic bottom of the ninth inning HR off Yankee hurler Ralph Terry breaks up a 9-9 tie and ends one of the most exciting seven game World Series ever played.  Text of announcer Chuck Thompson's call: "There's a swing and a high fly ball going deep to left! This may do it! Back to the wall goes Berra; it is over the fence, home run -- the Pirates win! Ladies and gentlemen, Mazeroski has hit a one-nothing pitch over the left-field fence at Forbes Field to win the 1960 World Series for the Pittsburgh Pirates by a score of 10-9. Once again, that final score, the Pittsburgh Pirates, the 1960 world champions, defeat the New York Yankees, the Pirates 10 and the Yankees 9.''
    1961 - Top Hits
“Hit the Road Jack” - Ray Charles
“Crying” - Roy Orbison
“Runaround Sue” - Dion
“Walk on By” - Leroy Van Dyke
    1962 - Birthday of perhaps the greatest wide receiver in football, Jerry Lee Rice, Starksville, MS.
    1962 - A 34-year-old Edward Albee brought his play, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf", to a stage in New York. Four years later, Albee's play would become an Academy Award-winning film, garnering 6 Oscars, and starring Elizabeth Taylor as the female lead, Martha.
    1966 - Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara declares at a news conference in Saigon that he found that military operations have "progressed very satisfactorily since 1965." McNamara had arrived in Saigon on October 11 for his eighth fact-finding visit to South Vietnam. He conferred with General William Westmoreland, the senior U.S. military commander; Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge; various military leaders; and South Vietnam's Premier Nguyen Cao Ky and President Nguyen Van Thieu. McNamara said he was pleased with the overall progress in South Vietnam, but he later revealed to President Lyndon Johnson in private that he thought progress was "very slow indeed" in the pacification program. McNamara wrote after the war that he realized early on "the complexity of the situation and the uncertainties of our ability to deal with it by military means." Though he did understand the obstacles, he was dedicated to the U.S. commitment to preventing Communist takeover of South Vietnam. By the end of 1965, however, even McNamara had begun to doubt that a military solution in Southeast Asia could be achieved. Still, as late as July 1967, he told President Johnson that the U.S. and South Vietnamese forces were making headway in the war. Johnson tired of McNamara's vacillation and eventually replaced him with Clark Clifford in February 1968.
    1969 - Top Hits
“Sugar, Sugar” - The Archies
“Jean” - Oliver
“Little Woman” - Bobby Sherman
“Since I Met You, Baby” - Sonny James
    1969 - Nancy Kerrigan, U.S. figure skater, was born in Woburn. MA.  She was the victim on January 6, 1994, when she was clubbed in the right knee with a police baton by Shane Stant after a practice session at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit, an assault planned by rival Tonya Harding’s ex-husband Jeff Gilooly and co-conspirator Shawn Eckardt. The attack mildly injured her leg and ruined Harding’s career. Kerrigan later won the silver medal at the 1994 Olympics and ridiculed the young Russian girl who edged her out for the gold. She turned pro after the Olympics and was featured at Disney shows.
    1970 - Angela Davis, 26, a former faculty member at the University of California, Los Angeles, black militant, and self-proclaimed Communist, is arrested in NY City in connection with a shootout in a San Rafael, California, courtroom six days before. Davis is accused of supplying weapons to Jonathan Jackson, who burst into the Marin County courtroom in a bid to free inmates on trial there, and to take hostages he hoped to exchange for his brother, George, a prison revolutionary in San Quentin. Police fired on Jonathan and he was killed along with Superior Court Judge Harold Haley and two inmates. After a three-month trial, Davis, was acquitted of all charges. I interviewed her several times. She was involved, but no one could prove it.
    1971 - The first night game in World Series history matched the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Baltimore Orioles. Pittsburgh beat Baltimore, 4-3, behind three hits by Roberto Clemente, to tie the Series at two games apiece.
    1977 - Top Hits
“Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band” - Maco
“Keep It Comin' Love” - KC and The Sunshine Band
“You Light Up My Life” - Debby Boone
“Heaven's Just a Sin Away” - The Kendalls
    1979 - Michael Jackson hit #1 for the second time with "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough". His first number one hit came on October 14, 1972, when he was 14. The song was "Ben."
    1980 - AC/DC position themselves as the heirs to Led Zeppelin with "Back in Black," which turns platinum on this date. The album makes it up to number four.
    1984 - Hurricane Diana, after making a complete loop off the Carolina coast, made landfall and moved across eastern North Carolina. Diana deluged Cape Fear with more than eighteen inches of rain, and caused 78 million dollars damage in North Carolina.
    1984 - Stevie Wonder started a three week run at the top of the Billboard singles chart with "I Just Called To Say I Love You", his seventh US #1.
    1985 - Top Hits
“Oh Sheila” - Ready For The World
“Take on Me” - a-ha
“Saving All My Love for You” - Whitney Houston
“Meet Me in Montana” - Marie Osmond with Dan Seals
    1987 - First military use of trained dolphins (US Navy in the Persian Gulf).
    1987 - Showers and thunderstorms produced heavy rain in the northeastern U.S. Flooding was reported in Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Greenwood, NY received 6.37 inches of rain. A dike along a creek at Plattsburg, NY gave way and a two million dollar onion crop left on the ground to dry was washed away. The prolonged rains in the eastern U.S. finally came to an end late in the day as a cold front began to push the warm and humid air mass out to sea.
    1988 - Hurricane Gilbert smashed into the Cayman Islands, and as it headed for the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico strengthened into a monster hurricane, packing winds of 175 mph. The barometric pressure at the center of Gilbert reached 26.13 inches (888 mb), an all-time record for any hurricane in the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, or the Atlantic Ocean. Gilbert covered much of the Gulf of Mexico, producing rain as far away as the Florida Keys
    1989 - Billy Joel releases his album, “Storm Front.”
    1989 - Unseasonably cool weather prevailed over the Central Plains Region, with a record low of 29 degrees at North Platte, NE. Unseasonably warm weather prevailed across the Pacific Northwest, with a record high of 96 degrees at Eugene, OR. Thunderstorms over south Texas produced wind gusts to 69 mph at Del Rio, and two inches of rain in two hours.
    1990 - Bob Dylan performs for over 4,000 cadets at the US Military Academy in West Point, New York. Many of them sang along when he launched into "Blowin' In The Wind".
    1992 - Patty Smyth and Eagles' drummer Don Henley are awarded a gold record for "Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough".
    1993 - At Veterans Stadium, the Phillies win the National League pennant by beating the Braves in Game 6 of the NLCS, 6-3. With Tommy Greene out-dueling Greg Maddux and the timely hitting of Darren Daulton, Dave Hollins and Mickey Morandini, Philadelphia wins its third consecutive game to dethrone the defending champs
    1994 - Netscape Communications Corporation announced that it was offering its new Netscape Navigator free to users via the Internet. The Internet browser, developed by the six-month-old Silicon Valley company led by Silicon Graphics founder Jim Clark and NCSA Mosaic creator Marc Andreessen, was available for free downloading by “individual, academic and research users.”
    2000 - Extending his streak to 33 and two-thirds innings, Mariano Rivera breaks the 38-year-old record of Whitey Ford for consecutive scoreless frames in post-season play as the Yankees defeat the Mariners, 8-2 in Game 3 of the ALCS. While Rivera’s record is for the post-season, the Yankees' Hall of Fame lefty still holds the World Series record.
    2001 - Being down 2-0 in best-of-five series, the Yankees, thanks to the shut out pitching Mike Mussina and Mariano Rivera and Jorge Posada's fifth-inning home run, stave off elimination beating the A's and Barry Zito, 1-0. Shortstop Derek Jeter, backing up an errant relay throw down the first base and flipping it home to cut down Jeremy Giambi as the potential tying run, will be remembered as one of the best defensive plays in post season history.
    2003 - A tearful 72-year-old Don Zimmer apologizes for his part in yesterday's brawl during Game 3 of the ALCS between the Yankees and Red Sox. During the fourth-inning matinee melee at Fenway, the Yankees' assistant to manager is thrown to the ground after charging Pedro Martinez.        

World Series Champions

    1903 - Boston Pilgrims
    1906 - Chicago White Sox
    1914 - Boston Braves
    1915 - Boston Red Sox
    1921 - New York Giants
    1960 - Pittsburgh Pirates




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