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Friday, October 8, 2021

Today's Leasing News Headlines

New Hires/Promotions in the Leasing Business
and Related Industries
Leasing Industry Ads
Attention Rainmakers! We’re Hiring!
Advice on Firing a Sales Superstar
By Steve Chriest
Share of People Fully Vaccinated Against
COVID-19 in Selected Counties (2021) Chart
TopMark Funding Expands its Platform to assist
Dealers with Funding Transactions More Efficiently
Secured Finance Network Elects
New 2022 Leaders
Watch at Home: Cry Macho, The Card Counter, Sopranos
  Candyman, The Guilty, the Many Saints of Newark
Plus Reviews by Leasing News' Fernando Croce
German Shepherd Mix
Roseville, California
Now is the Time for Brokers
Sales Makes it Happen by Christopher Menkin
Right Around the Corner NACLB Conference
October 26th - 28th, 2021, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV
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Microsoft says Russia behind 58%
    of state-backed hacks
One reason for supply shortages: No one to drive the trucks
    And What Affect the Pandemic Had to Truck Drivers
‘The struggle is real’: Why these Americans
    are still getting left behind in the recovery
A Global Deal Aimed at Ending Tax Havens Gains Momentum
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New Hires/Promotions in the Leasing Business
and Related Industries


Howard E. Boles was hired as Senior Vice President, Director of Professional Practice Finance, Enterprise Bank & Trust, Clayton, Missouri. He is located in Pasadena, California. Previously, he was Senior Vice President, Professional Practice Finance, Home Street Bank (April, 2013 - September, 2021); Senior Vice President, Main Street Bank (2006 - 2010); Vice President, Commerce National Bank (2004 - 2006); Program Manager, Practice Acquisition Finance, Banc One Leasing Corporation (1990 -2004). Education: Colorado State University, Bachelor of Science Accounting.

Linda Clements was promoted to Vice President of Vendor Program Management, Tandem Finance, Fort Collins, Colorado."In her role, she will be working closely with our Vendor Service Management and the Vender Service Representative Group in continuing the ongoing efforts of providing excellent support for the documentation, funding and servicing of our dealer and vendor base."  She is located in Utica, Michigan.  She joined the firm January, 2021, as Vice President, Program Management. Previously, she was at Lease Corporation of America, starting March, 2001 as Customer Service Manager, promoted July, 2015, Vice President Portfolio Services and Reporting, promoted July, 2018, Vice President, Asset Liability Manager. Global Reporting Manager, Heller Financial (May, 1999 - March, 2001); Control and Reconcilement Supervisor, Comerica Bank (March, 1998 - January, 1999); Account Representative, Ford Motor Credit Company (1992 - 1997). Education: Walsh College, Master's degree, Finance, Cum Laude (1999 - 2001).  Oakland University, Bachelor of Science, BS, Finance, General (1989 - 1992).

Michael Cohen was hired as Chief Risk Officer, Crossroad Equipment Leasing and Finance, Rancho Cucamonga, California. He is located in San Diego, California.  Previously, he was Chief Credit Officer, Mitsubishi HC Capital (U.S.A) Inc. (April, 2016 - October, 2021); Senior Credit Risk, Portfolio Manager, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Equipment Finance Group (September, 2012 - April, 2016); Senior Credit Officer, Commercial Credit Group Inc. (May, 2011 - September, 2012); Owner, North Carolina Isshinryu Karate Kai (2009 - 2011); Director of Risk Management, Volvo Financial Services (2006 - 2009).  He joined CitiCapital Construction Equipment Finance as Vice President, Remediation Head in 2002, promoted the same year to Senior Vice President and Business Credit Head; Vice President, CitiCapital Transpiration Equipment Finance (January, 1999 - January, 2002); Management Trainee through AVP International Risk, Associates Commercial Corporation (January, 1986 - January, 1992).  Education: Indiana University Bloomington, B.S., Business (177 - 1981).

David da Costa was promoted to Manager, Contract Administration, Documentation and Legal Affairs, Mitsubishi HC Capital Canada, Burlington, Ontario, Canada. He joined the firm January, 2019, Bilingual Documentation Specialist, promoted April, 2020, Team Lead, Structured Finance.  He joined RBC June, 2009, as Bilingual Quality Verification Officer, promoted March, 2016, Bilingual Leasing Transaction Manager.  Bilingual Funding Specialist, Wells Fargo Auto Finance (December, 2004 - June, 2008); Bilingual Customer Service Representative/Bilingual Customer Response Analyst, EDULINX Canada Corporation (July, 2002 - December, 2004). Education: Dawson College, Professional Photography (1994 - 1996).  Laurier MacDonald High School (1993 - 1994).

Bruce Donaldson was hired as Relationship Manager, Contend Capital, Tampa, Florida.  Previously, he was Director of Sales and Business Development, A! Trans, LLC (December, 2020 - October, 2021); Area Vice President of Sales, Centra Funding (January, 2019 - August, 2020); Senior Account Manager, Amur Equipment Finance (July, 2017 - December, 2018); Client Service Manager, Direct Capital, a Division of CIT Bank, N.A. (November, 2012 - July, 2017). Commercial Account Manager, CARQUEST Auto Parts (May, 2010 - October,2012); Chief Operating Officer, Valley Rebuilders (January, 2003 - April, 2010); Sole Proprietor, Westchester Pool Service (July, 1998 - March, 2003); Parts Sales Specialist/Refabricator,  CARQEST Auto Parts (July, 1997 - July, 2000); General Manager, That's Entertainment, Mobile Concession (July, 1994 - May, 1997); Professional Actor, Winter's Kids Management, Freelance (July, 1979 - January, 1991). Education: The College of Westchester.

Chrissa Fellouzis was hired as Relationship Manger, Contend Capital, Greater Tampa Bay Area. Florida.  Previously, she was Financial Reporting Analyst, UPC Insurance (September, 2019 - May, 2021); Sales and Leasing Agent/Assistant Manager, Buff Management, Inc. (June, 2018 - July, 2019); Intern, Deloitte (January 2019 - March, 2019); Manger/Server, The Egg Station (February, 2016 - December, 2018); Front House Manager, Andy's Diner and Pub (January, 2011 - June, 2014); Receptionist, Akropolis Marble and Granite (January, 2011 - June, 2014). Education: University of South Florida, Bachelor of Science, BS, Accounting, Graduate (2015 - 2019). Activities and Societies: Beta Alpha Psi, Real Estate Club, Corporate Mentor Program. Winte Haven Senior High School, Diploma (2014 - 2015).

Marcus Frederickson, CLFP, was hired as Business Development Representative, KLC Financial, Inc., Minnetonka, Minnesota. Certification: Certified Leasing and Finance Foundation, 2021.  Education: University of Minnesota Duluth, Bachelor's degree, Finance, General (2014 -2018). Activities and Societies: Member of UMD Baseball Team.

John Germaske was hired as Executive Director, JPMorgan Chase & Company.  He is located in Beverley Hills, California. Previously, he was Senior Vice President, Equipment Finance, Bank of America (February, 2017 - September, 2021); Equipment Finance, Vice President of Bank Support, First American Equipment Finance (June, 2014 - February, 2017); Commercial Banking, Senior Relationship Manager, OneWest Bank (November, 2011 - June, 2014). He joined Wells Fargo 2006 as Equipment Finance, Director, promoted 2010, Private Banking, Senior Private Banker.  Corporate Aircraft Finance, Vice President, Citibank (April, 2005 - October, 2006); Equipment Finance, Vice President, JP Morgan (2001 - 2005); Corporate Aircraft Finance, Vice President, Provident Bank (June, 1998 - September, 2001); Commercial Aircraft Finance and Leasing, Lease Analyst and Operations Manager, Genesis Aviation (June, 1992 - June, 1998). Education: Vanderbilt University, BA, Mathematics (1986 - 1991). Activities and Societies: Kappa Sigma Kappa Chapter. Brunswick School (1982 - 1990). Scaitcliffe School.

Mark Hlavenka was hired as Vice President, Dext Capital, Lake  Oswego, Oregon. He is located in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Previously, he was at DLL, starting June, 2011, Program Manager/Healthcare Account Executive, promoted October, 2018, Healthcare Account Manager, promoted December, 2020, Account Manager, Named Accounts, Apple Financial.  Relationship
Manager, US Bank Equipment Finance (June, 2008 - June, 2011); Territory Account Manager and Financial Service Account Manager, General Electric Capital, Healthcare Financial Services (April, 2003 - June, 20080; Account Executive, Small Fleet Services, General Electric Capital Corporation (July, 2001 - February, 2002); Account Executive, Commercial Asset Funding (January, 1998 - July, 2001); Associate Sales Representative, GE Capital CEF (July, 1995 - January, 1998). Education: Belmont Abbey College, BA, Business Administration (1986 - 1990). Queens University, McColl School of Business Masters, Business Administration (1995 - 1997).

Sara Peters was promoted to Senior HR Operational Support Coordinator at CWB National Leasing, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She joined the firm July, 2012, Customer Service Representative, promoted November, 2012, Senior Customer Service Representative, promoted April, 2017, Human Resource Administrator, promoted September, 2018, Human Resources Coordinator. Previously, she was Escalation Specialist, FineLine Solutions (2010 - 2012); Supervisor, Dollarama (2006 - 2010). Volunteer: Women's Health Clinic (WHC) (March, 2020, March, 2019, September, 2019). Mentor Enactus Canada (March, 2021). Education: Red River College, Human Resource Management Certificate, 4.41 (2016 - Sara Peters 2018). The University of Winnipeg, Psychology (2006 - 2008). Sociology, Philosophy, Psychology, Creative Writing.

Nicolas Poalise was hired as Strategic Account Manager, Navitas Credit Corporation, Ponte Verde Beach, Florida. He is located in Hammonton, New Jersey. Previously, he was at Marlin Capital Solutions, starting September, 2011, as Senior Business Development Manager, promoted April, 2020, Strategic Account Manager.  Senior Account Executive, Navitas Lease Corporation (October, 2013 - July, 2014) Manager, Enterprise Rent-A-Car (September, 2010 - September, 2011); Account Manager, Red Bull (May, 2009 - September, 2010).  Education: West Virginia University, Bachelor of Science (BS), Communication, General (2005 - 2009).

Gary Sullivan was hired as Senior Partner, Account Manager, CAN Capital, Kennesaw, Georgia. He is located in Magnolia, New Jersey. Previously, he was Partner Finance Support, Team Lead, Marlin Capital Services (July, 2011 - October, 2021).

Max Weidler was promoted to Business Finance Advisor, Marlin Capital Solutions, Greater Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He joined the firm August, 2019, as Sales Development Representative, promoted January, 2021, Team Lead.  Previously, he was Front Desk Staff, Best Western Hotels and Resorts (June, 2015 - August, 2019); Crew Chief, McDonald's (December, 2012 - June, 2015). Rowan Collage at Gloucester County, Business Administration and Management, General (2016 - 2019).

Nathan Wright was promoted to CTO, Can Capital, Kennesaw, Georgia. He joined the firm January, 2016, as Senior Risk Analyst, promoted February, 2017, Director, Risk and Analytics, promoted August, 2018, Vice President of Data Analytics, promoted January, 2020, Senior Vice President, Data Analytics.  Previously, he was Analyst/Architect, Business Intelligence, Comcast (August, 2014 - January, 2016).  He joined Carestream Dental February, 2010, as Technical Service Engineer, promoted June, 2012, Supply Chain and Master Data Manager, promoted August, 2013, Operations Business Intelligence Manager.  Estimator/Project Manager, Son Electrical Contractors (September, 2010 -May, 2012). Certifications: Lean/Six Sigma Green Belt, Issued January, 2013.  Education: Georgia Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Industrial Engineering (1998 - 2004). Activities and Societies: Rowing Team.



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Advice on Firing a Sales Superstar
By Steve Chriest

Summary: A Hobson’s choice is sometimes a good tactic to help employees make decisions that are good for them and good for the company.

We were recently invited by a client to offer advice on handling a delicate situation that involved two quarreling superstars in the sales organization.

It seemed that the top performers were arguing over ownership of an account that management had assigned to one of the sales professionals. Both had assembled buddies to support their respective positions and the constant bickering and back-stabbing was a major distraction affecting the front-line managers and many of the team’s sales professionals.

When confronted with the reality that any decision regarding ownership of the account would make someone unhappy, and that firing one of the superstars was an unpleasant option, the managers called us in for our observations and advice.

In talking with several well-respected team members, it was obvious that a continuing feud between the sales superstars was untenable. As you can imagine, the constant tension was contributing to low morale amongst the troops. A number of sales professionals voiced concern about front-line leaders who allowed this situation to get out of hand. If ever there was a time for this management team to evidence strong leadership, this was that time.

What advice did we give to the front-line sales leaders? Don’t fire anyone. Let the antagonists themselves decide who will leave the company, and who will stay.

This strategy may at first appear to be an equivocal response to a difficult situation and maybe even appear to be a cop-out by management. As you will see, it has teeth, and it was very effective in this case.

Following our advice, the front-line leaders called both antagonists into a private meeting room. The sales leaders explained management’s reasons for the account ownership decision and they acknowledged that the decision would disappoint someone.

Then, without emotion or passion, and without blaming anyone, the leaders informed the sales superstars that their behavior was causing a distraction on the team that management was unwilling to tolerate for another minute.

The leaders then explained that as valuable members of the sales team, and as adults, the superstars would themselves have to resolve this issue within thirty minutes. The components of the Hobson’s choice were:

1) Agree to accept management’s decision regarding account ownership and immediately cease all disruptive behaviors

2) Decide which person will leave the company immediately

3) Decide that both will leave the company immediately

The sales leaders asked the superstars if the meeting instructions were clear. The leaders also informed the antagonists that while the company would be sorry to lose two valuable employees, it was willing to do so for the good of the sales organization. The leaders then exited the room, leaving the sales superstars to discuss their alternatives.

Fortunately, in this case, the meeting provided both sales professionals with an opportunity to reevaluate their positions, to accept management’s decision on the account ownership issue, and to agree to pursue an amicable working relationship.

In a not-too-surprising gesture of cooperation, the superstars jointly offered suggestions to the managers on a clearer policy for resolving conflicts when account ownership issues arose in the future.

The advice we offered may at first appear unconventional but it allows for respect to be shown to all parties, acknowledgement of personal feelings and preferences, strong sales leadership and a commitment to preserving the integrity of the sales organization.

About the author: Steve Chriest is the founder of Selling UpTM (, a sales consulting firm specializing in sales improvement for organizations of all types and sizes in a variety of industries. He is also the author of Selling the E-Suite, The Proven System for Reaching and Selling Senior Executives and Five Minute Financial Analyst, Basic CREDIT & Analysis Tools for Non-Accountants. He was the CEO of a very successful leasing company and executive at a major company. You can reach Steve at



While the U.S. and European Union countries are lamenting a massive slowdown in the pace of new coronavirus vaccinations, countries in Asia and Latin America are keeping up the pace and are coming into range to overtake these earlier adopters of the vaccine for the share of the fully immunized population – or have already done so.

Japan, which was the face of ill vaccination success for most of 2021, has now vaccinated a higher share of its population than the United States and, at a vaccination rate of almost 62 percent, is poised to overtake the European Union average rate as well. Hot on its heels is South Korea, also ridiculed for its slow vaccination uptake, ready to overtake the U.S. at a 53 percent vaccination rate that is still climbing fast. As the New York Times reports, vaccines have proven less controversial in Asia-Pacific, with anti-vaccine movements remaining small.

Brazil is in a similar situation. Its vaccination rate is still climbing faster than that of the U.S. and EU countries but at 44 percent of the population vaccinated, the country still has a way to go. Examples like India and Colombia show that despite high achievers in COVID-19 vaccinations now present on both continents, the reality might look different from country to country. Africa, finally, is the least vaccinated continent, with even major economies like Kenya not even having vaccinated 2 percent of their populations.

By Katharina Buchholz, Statista


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TopMark Funding Expands its Platform to assist
Dealers with Funding Transactions More Efficiently

ROSEVILLE, Calif.,- TopMark Funding, a premier funding destination for commercial vehicle dealerships and small to midsized fleets, announces the implementation of additional features to its DealerLinc technology. Originally rolled out in late 2020, TopMark launched its proprietary platform to better serve its growing dealership client base.

With nearly 12 months of implementation, TopMark’s dealership sales team has used DealerLinc to expedite transactions condensing timelines and fund transactions more quickly.  Transactions sourced by TopMark’s Dealer Division have expanded rapidly and now accounts for more than 40% of its originations. To date, dealers that have started using the platform have seen improved transparency in communication regarding the transactions and speed in funding transactions often shaving off days from a typical funding timeline.

Working closely with TopMark’s dealership division sales, the company invested in additional platform development to further enhance the dealers’ experience. Some of DealerLinc’s new features include:

  • Parent Dealership Features: Specifically designed for dealers with multiple dealership locations. This feature set allows dealers to source the right vehicle for every customer despite location and allows parent dealerships the ability to view the status and performance at specific locations or all locations in a single screen view.
  • Insurance: Dealers can now remit and view insurance certificates directly in to DealerLinc which helps to automate and speed up transactions by reducing touch points.
  • Application Grading: Dealers can now review the quality of an application they remit at a glance and quickly get an idea of what pricing may look like for their client. This helps dealers determine which transactions are likely to get funded and provides direction on pricing, so they can quickly provide a response to their customers on the likelihood of securing an approval.
  • User Interface Improvements: TopMark has also worked to improve the general User Interface and usability of the platform making it easier to submit and track transactions all the way through the funding process.

Evan Lang, Co-founder and Managing Director at TopMark Funding, explained, “TopMark Funding has received an encouraging response from our DealerLinc platform and we’re hearing praise on the platform from both our sales team as well as the dealers we service.

“The latest features ensure that we can continue to be better partners for dealers so that they can have more to focus on serving their customers and driving their own sales.”

The new DealerLinc features were beta tested with a select group of dealerships to ensure that each feature was optimizing the experience during the approval and funding process. The new features are now available to dealerships nationwide. To learn more about TopMark Funding and the business advantages provided by the DealerLinc platform, visit

 About TopMark Funding

TopMark Funding, LLC, the premier funding partner for dealers, specializes in financing commercial vehicles and can effectively and efficiently handle dealer transactions. Founded in 2015, the company has a proven track record of helping transportation companies grow by offering strategic funding solutions for fleet owners and growing owner operators in a variety of situations. With a laser focus on speed, accuracy and unmatched customer service, TopMark Funding and its dedicated team assist dealers in financing almost $10 million of commercial vehicles monthly.


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Secured Finance Network Elects
New 2022 Leaders

NEW YORK, —The Secured Finance Network (SFNet) has announced its new Executive and Management Committees for fiscal year 2022.  These leaders guide the association, make policy decisions, confirm new members and provide thought leadership in advocacy and education on behalf of this international secured finance industry trade group.

Richard Gumbrecht, Chief Executive Officer, explained, “SFNet thrives on the commitment of executives who step up to the important role of engaging members, providing vision and bringing together resources necessary to fulfill our collective mission of putting capital to work.

“I am proud that our incoming board is the most diverse in our history and ideally aligned to represent our members’ interests.”

The Executive Committee and incoming Management Committee representative are elected by the SFNet Member Board of Directors. The balance of the Management Committee is then elected by the Executive Committee.

In 2022 the SFNet Executive Committee members elected are noted along with specific areas of focus: 
•       Advocacy – Hamid Namazie, McGuireWoods
•       Chapters – Tania Daniel, ENGS Commercial Capital
•       Convention – Edward King, King Trade Capital
•       Data - Lawrence Chua, Ares Commercial Finance
•       Education – Donald Clarke, Asset Based Lending Consultants, Inc.
•       Entrepreneurial – Robert Meyers, Republic Business Credit
•       Factoring – Robert Grbic, White Oak
•       Membership – Lawrence Flick, Blank Rome
•       WISF – Laura Glass, Bank of America
•       YoPro – William R. Bence, Wingspire Capital
•       Marketing – Gary C. Epstein, Hilco Global
•       Foundation Liaison – Bethani R. Oppenheimer, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
•       Nominating – Jeffrey Goldrich, SLR Business Credit
•       International Finance and Development – Richard M. Kohn, Goldberg Kohn Ltd.
•       Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – Betty Hernandez, SLR Business Credit
•       At Large – Sandra Evans, U.S. Bank

2022 SFNet Management Committee members are

•       President – Peter York, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
•       First Vice President – Jennifer Palmer, Gerber Finance
•       Vice President/Finance & Audit – Barry Bobrow, Wells Fargo
•       Co-General Counsel - Jonathan N. Helfat, Otterbourg P.C.
•       Co-General Counsel - Bobbi Acord Noland, Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP

SFNet President John DePledge, who led the Nominating, Committee, said, “The strength of our organization draws upon the talent, experience, commitment, and energy of its members; in turn all of our members are more empowered and equipped to better serve their clients around the world.” 

Founded in 1944, the Secured Finance Network is the international trade group of the asset-based lending, factoring and supply chain finance industry with nearly 300 member organizations throughout the U.S., Canada and around the world. SFNet provides education, networking and industry advocacy on behalf of the commercial finance community.

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Watch at Home:
Fernando's Reviews

Haunting character studies (“Cry Macho,” “The Card Reader”), atmospheric horror (“Candyman”), tense suspense (“The Guilty”) and an engrossing “Sopranos” prequel (“The Many Saints of Newark”) make for a varied slew of new streaming releases.

Cry Macho (HBO Max): Entering his fifth decade as a filmmaker, the legendary Clint Eastwood brings aching majesty to this shadowy, poignant character study. Eastwood plays Mike Milo, an aged Texas rodeo star who embarks on a journey to track down Rafa (Eduardo Minnett), the teenage son of his former boss, Howard (Dwight Yoakam). Venturing into Mexico, Mike finds the stubborn runaway, though their trip back is anything but a smooth one. Along the way, their initially adversarial bond grows and deepens with mutual admiration. As unapologetically cranky and sentimental as its star, the film follows “Gran Torino” and “The Mule” as Eastwood’s autumnal examination of his own persona. Leisurely paced but brimming with loving detail and peppery humor, it’s an affecting tip of the hat from the last cowboy.

The Card Counter (Amazon): Paul Schrader’s follow-up to his great “First Reformed” is another haunting portrait of a righteous, deeply conflicted protagonist. Oscar Isaac is terrific as William Tell, a casino-dweller with a talent for counting cards acquired during his years in a military prison. Leading a severe life of gambling dens and hotels, he only brightens briefly up with La Linda (Tiffany Haddish), an old acquaintance involved with investors. His self-control is thrown off-kilter when he meets Cirk (Tye Sheridan), a young ex-soldier determined to get revenge on a sadistic superior (Willem Dafoe). Can William find redemption in his friendship with the younger man, or will this all lead back to the dark days of his past? Slow-burning and deeply moral, Schrader’s late-period vision continues to engross and thrill.

Candyman (Vudu): Just in time for Halloween, the striking horror film from 1992 gets a disturbing continuation with this haunting new entry. Mixing scares with social commentary, the original introduced the memorable Candyman, a vengeful ghost with a tragic past and a yen for hook-handed carnage. His urban legend continues to live on as Anthony (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II), a young painter, becomes fascinated with the character in increasingly dangerous ways. Dealing with racial tensions, urban gentrification, and the uglier corners of American’s history, the story is handled with flair and thoughtfulness by director Nia DeCosta. While acknowledging the original (including returning appearances by Tony Todd and Vanessa Estelle Williams), the film emerges with a dark sensibility all of its own.

The Guilty (Netflix): Jake Gyllenhaal shines in this tense, claustrophobic thriller from “Training Day” director Anthony Fuqua. He plays Joe Baylor, a cop who, removed from active duty, now runs a 911 dispatch center in the middle of the California fires. Already dealing with headaches, family drama, and pesky reporters, Joe’s morning grows even worse when he picks up a call from a distressed woman named Emily (voiced by Riley Keough). Scrambling to piece together what sounds like a case of abduction, the increasingly desperate Joe vows to save Emily and her daughter from her abusive husband. But is that the whole story? Remaking a Danish film by the same name, Fuqua deftly keeps things taut and suspenseful in this one-man, single-set yarn, helped immensely by Gyllenhaal’s commanding performance.

The Many Saints of Newark (HBO Max): Arguably the most acclaimed of HBO’s many shows, “The Sopranos” gets the prequel treatment in this engrossing drama, which chronicles the younger days of New Jersey mobster Tony Soprano. Set in the late 1960s, it follows teenage Tony (played by Michael Gandolfini, the son of the show’s late, great lead James) as he grows in the brutal DiMeo crime family. At the center is his relationship with Dickie Moltisanti (a superb Alessandro Nivola), whose reluctant path in the Mafia proceeds under the shadow of his father (Ray Liotta). Offering a welter of connections and betrayals, the film (directed by “Game of Thrones” veteran Alan Taylor) works as a fierce companion piece to the series and, to unfamiliar audiences, a gripping standalone drama.


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Now is the Time for Brokers

The truth is leasing has always been an alternate mean of financing. This not only applies to small ticket leasing where convenience is a factor for vendors, captive lessors, and leasing companies, but to the middle market. The differences are many, not only in performance speed from application to funding, but “corporate only” is common, even among relatively young companies, as well as  "application only" in the $150,000 to $250,000 range.  As Financial Technology software programs become more popular, brokers are having a field day with so many sources available.

In addition to what is now available via financial technology and software program ” there is the advent of business loans via alternate financing as well as merchant cash advance with outgoing commissions. There are many sources who not only give generous commissions, but when the customer re-does their transaction, many guarantee the broker their full commission.  This is much better than the insurance transaction where the renewal-only brings a small stipend.  Here is the same as the original transaction.

The real skill of the leasing broker is not just finding a customer who needs "money," but knowing where to take the customer for a fast approval along with an acceptable rate and conditions, and helping to make the transaction as "painless" and "convenient" as possible, including holding the customer’s hand throughout the entire process. The more often the company has experienced the leasing process, the more they need to be assured there will be no rate change, no term from 36 months to 48 months at the same monthly payment, no “Evergreen clause,” a $1.00 buy-out or specific dollar amount, and the salesman will be there after the sale not leaving the company to deal as “lease number 83456,” bought and sold through various portfolio transfers.

With the advent of financial technology, decisions today are quite quick, including documents and signatures online, many paying the vendor the same day of the application, particularly if a business loan or equipment finance agreement.

While the vendor or captive lessor wants their customer to get the best rate, their first concern is making the sale, not losing it. They don't want to sell the lease or loan. They want to sell the product itself.  The name of the game has always been to get the deal done. The ballpark is now that of the independent experienced broker as well as a company that can offer many financial products with the use of financial technology. As long as money is available, both independent and direct sales will be good, but with coming state laws coming in, the experienced broker will excel. Perhaps commissions will not be as high, but the repeat business will make up for it.

This is not to disparage the company sales person. The analogy may somewhat be made by comparing the insurance agent who represents one company and works solely for it, versus an independent agent who has many sources for not only quoting, but sources who will take "B-" to "C-" leases, and perhaps even "D's" at a "decent rate." And often it is not the rate, or who will “win” the bid, but who will get the "deal" done quickly and conveniently and is looking for repeat business, not just making the highest commission they can obtain.

The experienced leasing broker works for free and gets paid only when a sale is complete; a sort of "pay as you go," meaning a percentage of the sale without any other financial overhead, except for processing. Competition today is fierce and small business has never had so many suitors. 



Right Around the Corner NACLB Conference
October 26th - 28th, 2021, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV

The National Alliance of Commercial Loan Brokers Conference and Expo in Las Vegas is an experience like no other! The NACLB 2021 is set to be a record-breaking event, complete with networking opportunities, a special keynote address by boxing legend and entrepreneur Sugar Ray Leonard, seminars, our annual poker tournament, prizes, and more!

One of the biggest attractions during the NACLB is our breakout sessions. These are opportunities for both brokers to learn new strategies, find out about market shifts and trends, and close more deals with clients. This year, our breakout sessions will cover a wide range of topics. Here are just a few:

  • Overcoming Objections
  • Survive Your First Year as a New Broker
  • SBA Financing in a Post-Pandemic World
  • Quick Revenue for Business Growth
  • Finding Your Niche
  • The Recovery of the Restaurant
  • 2022 A Year of Opportunity
  • Technology For Today’s Broker: CRM’s, Deal Platforms & More

Top 3 Reasons for Brokers to Attend The NACLB

  • Maximize earning potential by meeting the top broker-focused lenders
  • Learn from industry veteran brokers on what it takes to run a successful commercial brokerage company
  • Hear from top industry experts on the state of the commercial loan broker market.

Founded by industry leader Kris Roglieri, the NACLB was created to serve the growing industry of commercial loan and mortgage brokers. It is dedicated to serving the commercial loan and mortgage broker community and the banks and lenders who rely on brokers for deal flow. The NACLB aims to educate the industry's professionals on best practices and the ever-changing landscape in the commercial finance industry.

Last year, there were over $53 million in terms sheets generated by the lenders that sponsored the NACLB. Attending is an opportunity to meet the top lenders and service providers that cater to the brokerage community.

This year there are at least 900 commercial loan brokers expected to attend.

We are the nation’s only conference that brings together commercial lenders and commercial loan brokers. These professional loan brokers are responsible for over a billion dollars in funding. 2019’s event had over 900 brokers that attended and this year’s attendance is expected to bring many more.

Aside from custom breakout sessions with industry leaders, networking sessions, and marketing seminars --- we'll be celebrating with cocktail events AND a poker tournament hosted by various sponsors to this year's NACLB Conference and Expo.


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This Day in History

     1728 - Birthday of Caesar Rodney (d. 1784) near Dover, DE.  Signer of the Declaration of Independence who cast a tie-breaking vote. Rodney is on a quarter issued by the US Mint in 1999, the first in a series of quarters that will commemorate each of the 50 states.
    1775 – General George Washington, a slave owner himself in Virginia, convinces the Continental Army to bar slaves and free blacks from Continental Army as regular soldiers in a move to appease Southern states and recruit more soldiers, plus financial contributions. As the Revolutionary War spread through every region, those in bondage sided with whichever army promised them personal liberty. The British actively recruited slaves belonging to Patriot masters and, consequently, more blacks fought for the Crown. In 1777, with the war going badly and so many blacks joining the British, General Washington allowed blacks to fight, but not become regular soldiers. During the Revolution, many African Americans also sided with the British. Particularly for enslaved blacks in the South, there was little guarantee that they would have any more freedom under the rule of the colonists than they did under the rule of the British. Indeed, in November 1775, Lord Dunmore, the royal governor of Virginia, issued a proclamation that any slaves who fled to his lines and assisted in suppressing the revolt would be given their freedom. This was a more enticing offer than the colonists made as the Southern colonies generally would not recruit slaves to fight. Over 2,000 slaves joined Dunmore and became his Ethiopian Regiment. When the fighting moved South in 1779, thousands of slaves ran away from their masters and fled to the British lines. There they were often pressed into service as laborers, building fortifications around Charleston and Savannah. By the end of the war, many blacks had served in some capacity. Many slaves who served in the military in Northern colonies were immediately freed. Many who had fled to the British or served with them were removed to Nova Scotia, and these Black Loyalists, finding Nova Scotia inhospitable, emigrated to Sierra Leone. In the South, some slaves who had served with a verbal promise of freedom were later freed, while others were returned to slavery. The American Revolution raised a fundamental contradiction that America's founding fathers could not seem to reconcile. The foundational principles of the Revolution were life, liberty, property, and equality; yet in the colonies nearly one-fifth of the population was denied these rights. Most Northern colonies ended slavery soon after the Revolution. Vermont banned slavery in 1777, and a Massachusetts judge declared slavery unconstitutional in 1783. However, in the South, agriculture was far more dependent on slave labor. A few plantation owners, imbued with the revolutionary spirit, freed their slaves and resettled them in the Northwest Territory either upon the war's end or upon the owners' deaths. For the most part, however, Southern plantation owners simply imported more slaves to replace those who ran away, and slavery continued as America's basic contradiction. In his will, George Washington freed all his slaves, but not that of his wife, considered separate property by his family. Washington also freed slaves while he was alive and attempted to influence his neighbors to do so, but he was not popular in his advocacy of “all men are created equal and deserve to be free”.
    1777 - After the second Battle of Bemis Heights, near Saratoga, NY where the Americans routed a force of some 1500 British, Gen. Bourgoyne retreated to Saratoga.
    1846 - Californios resisted American occupation and routed the forces of Capt. Gillespie of the U.S. Marines in the "Battle of the Old Woman's Gun" in Southern California. Los Angeles remained in rebel hands for three months.
    1855 - First edition of the new "Evening Bulletin" on sale, published by C.O. Geberding & Co.  Editor was James King of William, the former banker. There were 10 daily newspapers in San Francisco.
    1860 – A telegraph line opens between San Francisco and Los Angeles.
    1862 - Union and Confederate forces fought at Perryville, Kentucky in a one-day battle that repulsed the South's attempt to bring that border state into the Confederacy.  (lower half of: )
    1865 - Earthquake in Santa Cruz Mountains (6.5 to 7.5, various ratings)

    1865 - "It was just after noon, on a bright October day. I was coming down Third Street. The only objects in motion anywhere in sight in that thickly built and populous quarter were a man in a buggy behind me, and a streetcar wending slowly up the cross street. Otherwise, all was solitude and Sabbath stillness."---Mark Twain
    1869 - Inventor J(ames) Frank Duryea (d. 1967) was born at Washburn, Illinois. He and his brother, Charles, invented the first automobile to be actually built and operated in the US.
    1871 - The Great Chicago Fire began, according to legend, when Mrs. O'Leary's cow kicked over the lantern in her barn on DeKoven Street. The fire, over three days, leveled 3 ½ square miles destroying 17,450 buildings and leaving 98,500 people homeless and about 250 people dead. Financially, the loss was $200 million. which was considerable money in those days.
    1871 - As Chicago blazes away some 200 miles to the south, an even deadlier fire rips through Peshtigo, Wisconsin, completely razing the town and killing 600 of its inhabitants. Over a million acres of forest are also consumed. Considered to be the worst fire in the history of the United States.
    1871 - Prolonged drought and desiccating winds led to the great Chicago fire, the Peshtigo horror, and the Michigan fire holocaust In Michigan, 2.5 million acres were burned, killing 200 persons. "Tornadoes of fire" generated by intense heat caused houses to explode in fire and burned to death scores of persons seeking refuge in open fields.
    1873 - Ma Barker was born Arizona Donnie Clark (d. 1935) in Ash Grove, MO. She had four sons: Herman, Lloyd, Arthur and Fred, who, with Alvin Karpis, formed the Barker-Karpis Gang in 1931. That year, Fred and Alvin shot a sheriff to death. The murder started a pattern of thoughtless killing by the gang. Ma Barker became a wanted woman. On January 16, 1935, Ma and Fred where shot and killed by FBI agents in Oklawaha, FL.
    1890 - Birthday of Edward V. Rickenbacker (d. 1973) at Columbus, OH.  American fighter ace in World War I and Medal of Honor recipient. With 26 aerial victories, he was America's most successful fighter ace in the war. He was also a race car driver, an automotive designer, a government consultant in military matters, and a pioneer in air transportation, particularly as the longtime head of Eastern Air Lines.
    1893 - Birthday of Clarence Williams (d. 1965), Plaquemine, LA.  Penned “Royal Garden Blues,” “Gulf Coast Blues,” “I Ain’t Gonna Give Nobody None of My Jellyroll.”
    1896 - Dow Jones began reporting an average of the prices of 12 industrial stocks in the Wall Street Journal. In the early years, these were largely railroad stocks. In 1928, Mr. Dow expanded the number of stocks to 30, where it remains today. Today, the large, frequently-traded stocks in the DJIA rep resent about a fifth of the market value of all US stocks.
    1904 - Birthday of great song writer W. C. Handy, Jr. (d. 1972), Clarksdale, MS. 
    1908 – The New York Giants set a Major League attendance record with 910,000 for THE SEASON.

    1918 - Sergeant Alvin C. York, while in the Argonne Forest, France, and separated from his patrol, killed 20 enemy soldiers, captured 132 enemy soldiers and 35 machine guns. He was awarded the US Medal of Honor and French Crois de Guerra. Ironically, York had petitioned for exemption from the draft as a conscientious objector but was turned down by his local draft board. A movie was made of this event starring Gary Cooper.
    1918 - *COSTIN, HENRY G., Medal of Honor.
Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Army, Company H, 115th Infantry, 29th Division. Place and date: Near Bois -de -Consenvoye, France, 8 October 1918. Entered service at: Baltimore, Md. Birth: Baltimore, Md. G.O. No.: 34, W.D., 1919. Citation: When the advance of his platoon had been held up by machinegun fire and a request was made for an automatic rifle team to charge the nest, Pvt. Costin was the first to volunteer. Advancing with his team, under terrific fire of enemy artillery, machineguns, and trench mortars, he continued after all his comrades had become casualties and he himself had been seriously wounded. He operated his rifle until he collapsed. His act resulted in the capture of about 100 prisoners and several machineguns. He succumbed from the effects of his wounds shortly after the accomplishment of his heroic deed. 
    1922 – At Pittsburgh’s Forbes Field, KDKA conducts the first live broadcast of a football game.
    1924 - In New York City, the National Lutheran Conference banned the playing of jazz music in the local churches.
    1930 - Birthday of baritone sax player Pepper Adams, born Park Frederick  Adams III (d. 1986), Highland Park, IL
    1933 - Coit Tower dedicated in SF, a monument to firefighters.
    1934 - Faith Ringgold birthday, born Faith Willi Jones at Harlem, NYC.   Afro-American artist. Much of her art combines the feminist viewpoint and the black liberation movement. She changed her style from being based on white male European to African influences. She also started to work in fabric and soft sculptures, sometimes depicting women from Harlem with open mouths because black women need to find their voices. She has been criticized by some white critics and especially by black male artists who claim her work should be classified as crafts, not art. In 1984, she became professor of art at the University of California, San Diego.
    1934 – Bruno Richard Hauptman was indicted for the Lindbergh baby kidnapping and murder.
    1935 – Bandleader Ozzie Nelson married lead singer Harriet Hilliard and “Ozzie and Harriet” was created.
    1936 – Entertainment and gossip reporter Rona Barrett was born Rona Burstein in NYC.
    1938 - For “The Saturday Evening Post” cover for this date, Norman Rockwell chose to portray himself in quandary he frequently had to grapple with---trying to come up with a cover for the Post on deadline.
    1939 – For the first time in Major League history, a team won four consecutive World Series.  The New York Yankees swept the Cincinnati Reds.  These were the Yankees of Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Red Ruffing, Bill Dickey, and Lefty Gomez, all Hall of Famers, led by Hall of Fame manager Joe McCarthy.
      1941 - The Benny Goodman Orchestra recorded "Buckle Down Winsocki," with Tom Dix as featured vocalist, on the Columbia label.
    1941 – Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson was born Jesse Louis Burns in Greenville, SC.  Jackson first started working for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  In 1965, Jackson participated in the Selma to Montgomery marches organized by King and other civil rights leaders in Alabama. Impressed by Jackson's drive and organizational abilities, King soon began giving Jackson a role in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). When Jackson returned from Selma, he was charged with establishing a frontline office for the SCLC in Chicago.  Dr. King’s assassination in 1968 brought Jackson to conflict with SCLC leadership until a split with leader Dr. Ralph Abernathy in 1971.  Jackson, his entire staff and 30 of the 35 board members resigned from the SCLC and began planning a new organization. Time magazine quoted Jackson as saying at that time that the traditional civil rights movement had lost its "offensive thrust”.  People United to Save Humanity (Operation PUSH) officially began operations on December 25, 1971; Jackson later changed the name to People United to Serve Humanity. Jackson planned to orient Operation PUSH toward politics and to pressure politicians to work to improve economic opportunities for blacks and poor people of all races. In 1978, Jackson called for a closer relationship between blacks and the Republican Party, telling the Party’s National Committee that "Black people need the Republican Party to compete for us so we can have real alternatives ... The Republican Party needs black people if it is ever to compete for national office."  In 1984, Jackson organized the Rainbow Coalition and resigned his post as president of Operation PUSH in 1984 to run for president of the United States, though he remained involved as chairman of the board. PUSH's activities were described in 1987 as conducting boycotts of business to induce them to provide more jobs and business to blacks and as running programs for housing, social services and voter registration. The organization was funded by contributions from businesses and individuals.  In 1996, the Operation PUSH and Rainbow Coalition organizations were merged.  Jackson remains highly visible as a civil rights leader and now shares that mantle with the Rev. Al Sharpton, an early SCLC member.  Many view him as one the seminal figures of the twentieth century.
    1943 – Actor/comedian Chevy Chase was born Cornelius Crane Chase in NYC.  After writing for The Smothers Brothers and National Lampoon, Chase signed on a one of the writers of “Saturday Night Live” in 1975.  He quickly moved in front of the camera and was part of the cast that vaulted the show to its first prominence.  Chase went on to films such as “Caddyshack” in 1980, “National Lampoon's Vacation” in 1983, and “Fletch” in 1985. In recent years, Chase has moved on to work on the popular television series “Community.”
   1944 - BROWN, BOBBIE E., Medal of Honor.
Rank and organization: Captain, U S. Army, Company C, 18th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division. Place and date: Crucifix Hill, Aachen, Germany, 8 October 1944. Entered service at: Atlanta, Ga. Born: 2 September 1903, Dublin, Ga. G.O. No.: 74, 1 September 1945. Citation: He commanded Company C, 18th Infantry Regiment, on 8 October 1944, when it, with the Ranger Platoon of the 1st Battalion, attacked Crucifix Hill, a key point in the enemy's defense of Aachen, Germany. As the leading rifle platoon assaulted the first of many pillboxes studding the rising ground, heavy fire from a flanking emplacement raked it. An intense artillery barrage fell on the American troops which had been pinned down in an exposed position. Seeing that the pillboxes must be neutralized to prevent the slaughter of his men, Capt. Brown obtained a pole charge and started forward alone toward the first pillbox, about 100 yards away. Hugging the ground while enemy bullets whipped around him, he crawled and then ran toward the aperture of the fortification, rammed his explosive inside and jumped back as the pillbox and its occupants were blown up. He rejoined the assault platoon, secured another pole charge, and led the way toward the next pillbox under continuous artillery mortar, automatic, and small -arms fire. He again ran forward and placed his charge in the enemy fortification, knocking it out. He then found that fire from a third pillbox was pinning down his company; so he returned to his men, secured another charge, and began to creep and crawl toward the hostile emplacement. With heroic bravery he disregarded opposing fire and worked ahead in the face of bullets streaming from the pillbox. Finally reaching his objective, he stood up and inserted his explosive, silencing the enemy. He was wounded by a mortar shell but refused medical attention and, despite heavy hostile fire, moved swiftly among his troops exhorting and instructing them in subduing powerful opposition. Later, realizing the need for information of enemy activity beyond the hill, Capt. Brown went out alone to reconnoiter. He observed possible routes of enemy approach and several times deliberately drew enemy fire to locate gun emplacements. Twice more, on this self -imposed mission, he was wounded; but he succeeded in securing information which led to the destruction of several enemy guns and enabled his company to throw back 2 powerful counterattacks with heavy losses. Only when Company C's position was completely secure did he permit treatment of his 3 wounds. By his indomitable courage, fearless leadership, and outstanding skill as a soldier, Capt. Brown contributed in great measure to the taking of Crucifix Hill, a vital link in the American line encircling Aachen. 
    1944 – “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet” debuted on CBS Radio.
    1945 - President Harry S. Truman announced that the secret of the atomic bomb would be shared only with Britain and Canada.
    1948 - Winchell's Donut House established. Since the grand opening of its first donut house in Temple City, CA, Winchell's has offered warm and fresh donuts from its own specialty mixes featuring the finest ingredients. Winchell's even invented the apple fritter in 1964! For more than 50 years, Winchell’s donuts have been an American favorite, although Krispie Kreme Donuts and Dunkin’ Donuts are their main competitors today.
    1948 - Facing only thirty batters, Indian rookie pitching sensation Gene Bearden five-hits the Braves for a 2-0 victory in front of 70,000 fans in Cleveland. The Tribe takes a 2-1 World Series game lead.
    1950 - “Your Hit Parade” premiered on TV. It began as a radio show in 1935. When it finally made it to TV, the format was simple: the show's cast performed the week's top musical hits. To keep viewers interest, since many of the same songs appeared wieldy, eye-catching production sequences were created. “YHP” was the starting point for many famous choreographers and dancers, including Tony Charmoli, Ernie Flatt, Peter Gennaro and Bob Fosse. Regulars included Dorothy Collins, Eileen Wilson, Snooky Lanson and Sue Bennett. The show was overhauled many times and switched networks before leaving the air in 1959. A summer revival in 1974 was short-lived. The original sponsor was Lucky Strike, a cigarette company.
    1950 - “Frank Sinatra Show” premiered on television. Sinatra's first series was a musical variety show featuring regulars Erin O'Brien and comic Ben Blue. However, during its last season this show was cut from an hour to 30 minutes as it could not compete with “The Texaco Star Theater,” the most popular show of the time. This was during the period of his decline as a singer and personality.
    1953 – Birmingham, AL bans Jackie Robinson's Negro-White All-Stars from playing in the city. The white players are dropped from the team as Robinson gives in to city officials.
    1955 – Saturday Night Live alum Darrell Hammond was born in Melbourne, FL.
    1956 - Don Larsen of the New York Yankees pitched the only perfect game in World Series history. He defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers, 2-0, in Game 5 at Yankee Stadium. Larson threw 97 pitches, faced 27 batters, allowing no base runners and struck out 7. The closest the Dodgers got to a hit was in the second when Jackie Robinson lashed a line drive that ricocheted off 3B Andy Carey to SS Gil McDougald, who threw him out on a close play; in the 5th, Gil Hodges hit a fly ball to the deepest part of the original Stadium that had triple written all over it.  CF Mickey Mantle, at top speed, barely caught the drive going away.  Mantle had hit a solo HR in the 4th to give the Yanks the lead, 1-0.  Pinch hitter Dale Mitchell, batting for Dodgers pitcher Sal Maglie, was called out on strikes for the last out.
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    1956 - Top Hits
“Honky Tonk (Parts 1 and 2)” - Bill Doggett
“Canadian Sunset” - Hugo Winterhalter and Eddie Heywood
“The Green Door” - Jim Lowe
“Hound Dog/Don't Be Cruel” - Elvis Presley
    1957 - Jerry Lee Lewis records his biggest hit, "Great Balls of Fire" as a follow-up to his six million seller, "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On." 
    1957 – Brooklyn Dodgers’ owner Walter O’Malley announced that the team is moving to Los Angeles to begin the 1958 season.  Brooklyn fans, even those who moved to LA, still bemoan the loss.
    1959 - In Game 6, the Dodgers defeat the Go-Go Sox, 9-3, to win the World Series. Chicago's speed and quickness weren't enough to overcome Los Angeles hitting and pitching.
    1961 - New York Yankees' pitcher Whitey Ford set the World Series record for consecutive scoreless innings, extending his streak to 32 in a 7-0 shutout of the Cincinnati Reds in Game 4. Ford added one more scoreless inning in the 1962 World Series to bring that consecutive scoreless inning total to 33. The previous record was 29-2/3 innings, held by Babe Ruth.  1961 was a tough year for Ruth as Roger Maris also broke his 60 HR mark that stood since 1927.
    1961 - Green Bay Packer's running back/kicker Paul Hornung set a Packer records for points scored in a game: 33.  Hornung scored four touchdowns, six extra points and one field goal. (The Packers beat the Baltimore Colts too, 45-7.)
    1964 - Top Hits
“Oh, Pretty Woman” - Roy Orbison
“Do Wah Diddy Diddy” - Manfred Mann
“Dancing in the Street” - Martha and The Vandellas
“I Guess I'm Crazy” - Jim Reeves
    1966 - A concert featuring Joan Baez, Mimi Fariña, Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Ed Keating, and Don Duncan, to raise money for the Congressional District Write In Committee for Phil Drath and Peace.
    1968 – In the Viet Nam police action, US and South Viet Nam forces launch a new operation in the Mekong Delta.
    1970 – Actor/writer Matt Damon was born in Cambridge, MA a few blocks away from Ben Affleck.
    1971 – John Lennon’s megahit, “Imagine” is released.
    1972 – The Philadelphia Eagles’ WR Harold Carmichael begins NFL streak of 127 consecutive games with a reception.
    1974 - "Then Came You," by Dionne Warwicke and The Spinners, went solid gold this day. While the editors are poring over the proper spelling of her name, might we add that due to some superstitious feeling having to do with astrology, the former Ms. Warwick changed her name for good luck to Warwicke. It apparently worked. When she went on her own, she changed her name back to the original spelling. Tunes like, "I'll Never Love This Way Again," "Deja Vu" and hits with Johnny Mathis, Luther Vandross and some friends made it OK to be just Dionne Warwick again.
    1974 – Franklin National Bank, once the 20th largest bank in the US, it collapsed in obscure circumstances, involving Michele Sindona, renowned Mafia-banker and member of the irregular freemasonic lodge, Propaganda Due. It was at the time the largest bank failure in the history of the country.
    1975 - In the first basketball game played at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, the San Antonio Spurs of the American Basketball Association defeated the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association, 109-107, in an exhibition.
    1977 - Billy Joel's breakthrough album, “The Stranger,” enters the Billboard album chart.
    1979 - "Sugar Babies" opened at the Mark Hellinger Theatre on Broadway. The star of the hit show was also making his debut on the Great White Way. Mickey Rooney, who had been acting since the 1930s, once again delighted one and all with his performance.
    1981 – “Cagney and Lacey” was launched on CBS.  The show starred Tyne Daly as NYPD Det. Mary Beth Lacey, a married mother, and Sharon Gless as Det. Christine Cagney, a single career woman. The two main actresses combined to win the Emmy for Best Lead Actress in a Drama for six consecutive years, a winning streak unmatched in any major category by a show.  It was also one of the earliest TV shows with two female leads.
    1982 – “Cats” opens on Broadway and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000.
    1984 - Anne Murray won the Country Music Association's Album of the Year Award this day for "A Little Good News". Murray was the first woman to win this award.
    1985 - The hijackers of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro killed American passenger Leon Klinghoffer and dumped his body and wheelchair overboard.  Four members of the Palestinian Liberation Front (PLF) took control of the liner off Egypt. Holding the passengers and crew hostage, they demanded the release of 50 Palestinians then in Israeli prisons. After being refused permission to dock at Tartus, the hijackers killed the disabled Jewish-American passenger and then threw his body overboard.
    1986 - The first North American Congress on the Holy Spirit and World Evangelization opened in New Orleans. It drew 7,000 leaders from 40 denominations and stressed the part which the charismatic experience plays in evangelization.
    1987 - Chuck Berry is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  His film biography, "Hail, Hail Rock and Roll" premiers that night.
    1987 - Unseasonably cold weather prevailed from the Upper Mississippi Valley to the southeastern U.S. Thirty cities reported record low temperatures for the date, including Madison, WI with a reading of 22 degrees. The low of 28 degrees at Evansville, IN was the coolest of record for so early in the season. Hot weather continued in the southwestern U.S. Phoenix, AZ reported a record high of 104 degrees and a record tying 116 days of 100-degree weather for the year. Tucson, AZ established an all-time record with 72 days of 100-degree weather for the year.
    1989 - Morning lows in the 20s were reported from the Northern Plains to the Upper Great Lakes. International Falls MN and Marquette MI reported record lows of 22 degrees. Unseasonably warm weather prevailed in central California as the Oakland Athletics won the American League pennant. San Luis Obispo CA reported a high of 99 degrees.
    1990 - Native American Day was celebrated in South Dakota in place of Columbus Day.
    1991 - A U.S. District Court in Anchorage, Alaska, approved a $900-million settlement (annual payments stretched over ten years) with Exxon Shipping Company (Exxon Oil Corporation) for the Valdez oil spill. Exxon also agreed to pay a $250-million fine, which would reimburse the state of Alaska and the U.S. for the costs of cleanup, damage assessment and litigation.
    1992 - The U.S. Postal Service announces a commemorative stamp booklet that includes rock legends Bill Haley, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley and Ritchie Valens plus R & B stars Clyde McPhatter, Otis Redding and Dinah Washington.
    1995 – Miami Dolphins QB Dan Marino breaks Fran Tarkenton’s NFL record for career TD passes.  Marino is currently sixth all-time, well behind the leader, Tom Brady, who has 591 and is still active.
    1995 – DH Edgar Martinez drives home the tying and winning runs to rally the Mariners to 6-5 win in the bottom of the 11th to beat the Yankees and win the AL Division Series.  This win likely saved MLB in Seattle as voters then approved a referendum for a new stadium that became Safeco Field.
    1997 - Center Adam Oates of the Washington Capitals scored three goals and two assists to move past the 1,000 mark in career NHL points. Oates finished the night with 1,004 points as Washington defeated the New York Islanders, 6-3.
    1998 – US House of Representatives approves impeachment inquiry of President Clinton
    2001 – Former PA governor Tom Ridge is sworn in as the first Secretary of Homeland Security.
    2003 – Ahhhnold Schwarzenegger is elected governor of California.
    2004 – Home living diva Martha Stewart reported to prison to begin serving a sentence for lying about a stock sale.
    2007 – Sprinter Marion Jones Marion Jones gives up 5 Olympic medals after admitting to using performance-enhancing drugs
    2011 – “Just win, Baby!”  Oakland Raiders Managing General Partner and former AFL Commissioner Al Davis died.
    2018 – New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees became the NFL’s all-time leader in passing yards, throwing for 363 yards against the Washington Redskins to pass Peyton Manning.  Brees retired after the 2020 season with 80,358 passing yards. Ironically Tom Brady playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers October 2, 2021, against the New England Patriots breaks Drew Brees record, who also was in attendance as he had become a football TV sports announcer.
World Series Champions:
    1919 - Cincinnati Reds (over the Black Sox)
    1922 - New York Giants
    1927 - New York Yankees
    1930 - Philadelphia Athletics
    1939 - New York Yankees
    1940 - Cincinnati Reds
    1959 - Los Angeles Dodgers



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