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Wednesday, October 17, 2007


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    CIT Names James S. McDonald to Board of Directors
        SunBridge Launch New Web-Based Tool
KeyBank Acquisition of Tuition Management Systems
    Cameron joins Brandywine Capital Associates
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Sales makes it Happen---Gerry Egan: Video
Selling Approvals Over Rates

In his fourth exclusive Leasing News video Sales Make It Happen presentation, Gerry Egan tells how to sell approval-value to vendors instead of rates; and why small lessors and brokers may be at an advantage in doing so. Always positive, always practical and always customer focused, Gerry always cuts to the heart of sales objections and provides simple and well thought out ways than anyone can learn, practice and use to overcome them. Watch this fourth exclusive Leasing News video.

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Gerry Egan since 1981 has been involved in Equipment Leasing training, education, and has written many articles. He is unique in his consulting profession as " We broker leases, hold our own leases and discount leases to local banks in addition to managing and servicing the leasing programs for a couple of small banks."
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Gerry Egan
TecSource, Inc.
5621 Departure Drive, Suite 113
Raleigh, NC 27616
Phone: 919-790-1266
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NEW YORK – October 16, 2007 – CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT), a leading global commercial finance company, today announced that James S. McDonald, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rockefeller & Co., Inc., has been named to CIT’s Board of Directors, effective October 17, 2007. He will serve as a member of CIT’s Audit Committee.

With the appointment of Mr. McDonald, CIT's Board now consists of 11 members, including 10 independent directors and Jeffrey M. Peek, CIT's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

“I am pleased to announce Jim’s election to our Board of Directors,” said Mr. Peek. “His depth of experience and reputation within the financial services industry will bring added expertise to our Board. I look forward to working alongside him in the future.”

Since 2001, Mr. McDonald has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Rockefeller & Co., Inc., a leading global wealth management firm serving high-net-worth individuals, families, trusts, foundations and endowments. He also currently serves as a Director and Audit Committee Chair of the NYSE Group, Inc. (formerly New York Stock Exchange) and Chairman and Member of the Board of the Japan Society of New York. Prior to joining Rockefeller & Co., Inc., he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Pell Rudman & Co., Inc.

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About CIT
Founded in 1908, CIT (NYSE: CIT) is a global commercial finance company that provides financial products and advisory services to more than one million customers in over 50 countries across 30 industries. A leader in middle market financing, CIT has more than $80 billion in managed assets and provides financial solutions for more than half of the Fortune 1000. A member of the S&P 500 and Fortune 500, it maintains leading positions in asset-based, cash flow and small business administration lending, equipment leasing, vendor financing and factoring. CIT's brand, Capital Redefined, articulates its value proposition of providing its customers relationship, intellectual and financial capital.


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SunBridge Capital Launches New Web-Based Tools for Off-Lease Equipment Sales

Mission, Kan. – SunBridge Capital launched today a pair of Web-based tools to empower its outside sales channels to better finance or sell the company’s off-lease inventory. is a Web site which allows independent representatives, such as lease and equipment sellers, to present equipment to prospective customers while maintaining the integrity of representatives’ relationships with customers. The new site is also equipped with RSS feeds which allow third-party Web sites to easily display SunBridge Capital’s off-lease inventory without need for continuous updating.

“The new online tools are the most recent move by SunBridge Capital to create opportunities for our partners while also accelerating the achievement of our goals,” said Adrian Weber, President and CEO of SunBridge Capital, a direct funding source of commercial trucks, trailers and construction equipment. “Technology and partnership synergies have always been central to the success of our leasing business, so we knew they would serve us well in our off-lease disposals.”

SunBridge Capital remarkets its off-lease inventory under the brand Trucks at Hand. In the last twelve months, the Trucks at Hand enterprise has launched a new Web site, created unprecedented programs for equipment leasing brokers and opened a retail dealership. The Trucks at Hand Web site attracts hundreds of visitors each day, and applications from equipment leasing brokers for the financing of Trucks at Hand equipment have nearly doubled in the past nine months. SunBridge Capital is on pace to dispose over $30 million in off-lease equipment this year. arms independent sales representatives with everything needed to present equipment to prospective customers, including photographs, specifications and pricing. Representatives can link from their Web sites to or send information by email without including the branding or contact information for SunBridge Capital or Trucks at Hand. The RSS feeds allow for posting equipment directly on sales organizations’ Web sites.

“The in-house remarketing of off-lease inventory through Trucks at Hand is another of the unique characteristics and benefits of SunBridge Capital. We continue to enjoy success and contribute to the success of our business partners through innovative solutions,” said Weber.


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KeyBank Completes Acquisition of Tuition Management Systems

Superior, CO, -- KeyBank N.A., a subsidiary of KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY), today announced it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Tuition Management Systems, Inc. (TMS), a leading provider of outsourced tuition planning, billing, counseling, payment and related technology services for colleges, universities, and elementary and secondary educational institutions.

TMS will operate as a division of Key Education Resources (KER), a KeyBank business unit, which provides education financing products to undergraduates, graduate students and parents nationwide. KER is part of Key’s National Finance organization, which comprises Key’s national consumer and corporate banking business units.

Combined, KER and TMS will help more than 750,000 families pay approximately $4 billion annually in K-12, and college and university expenses, both at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The combination will enable KER to enhance its open architecture platform, which provides independent choices for families to identify affordable financing alternatives in the rapidly changing educational finance industry.

“We are pleased to announce the completion of this acquisition, which aligns two companies that share a common mission: helping families by making education more affordable,” said Paul A. Larkins, Key National Finance president and chief executive officer. “We are proud to welcome TMS’ education finance professionals to Key, and we look forward to working with them to offer an even greater variety of products and services to families and educational institutions nationwide.”

About Tuition Management Systems Tuition Management Systems, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest providers of outsourced tuition planning, billing, counseling, payment and related technology services. Based in Warwick, RI, Tuition Management Systems’ mission is to help families make education more affordable. It exclusively serves more than 700 colleges, universities, elementary and secondary educational institutions. In 2006, nearly 400,000 customers at these schools paid over $2 billion through Tuition Management Systems. For more information, visit

About Key Education Resources Key Education Resources, a unit of Key’s National Finance organization, and the education financing arm of KeyBank is one of the largest education loan providers in the U.S. In business for more than 50 years, Key Education Resources provides federal education loans, private loans, monthly payment plans and education consolidation loans for students and families in K-12, undergraduate, graduate and professional education institutions. For more information, visit

About Key National Finance Key National Finance includes the Equipment Finance and Consumer Finance businesses of KeyCorp. Equipment Finance professionals meet the equipment leasing and financing needs of businesses of all sizes and provide global equipment manufacturers, distributors and resellers with financing options for their clients. Consumer Finance provides federal and private education loans and payment plans for students and their parents; makes marine loans through multiple channels; finances dealer inventories of automobiles, recreation vehicles and watercraft; makes home improvement loans through dealers; and provides payroll solutions for businesses of all sizes. Key National Finance's five businesses total more than $29 billion in managed assets and nearly 1,700 employees in 26 countries. For more information on Key National Finance, visit

About KeyCorp Cleveland-based KeyCorp is one of the nation’s largest bank-based financial services companies, with assets of approximately $94 billion. Key companies provide investment management, retail and commercial banking, consumer finance, and investment banking products and services to individuals and companies throughout the United States and, for certain businesses, internationally. Find out more information at


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Cameron joins Brandywine Capital Associates

WEST CHESTER _ Brandywine Capital Associates, Inc., a company specializing in equipment leasing and financing services, announces William F. Cameron has joined the company as Executive Vice President and will work in Brandywine Capital's Doylestown office.

Cameron has more than 30 years experience in the equipment leasing and finance industry, most recently though his position as Senior Vice President of Bucks County Bank.

"Bill brings extensive experience in asset based and commercial lending as well," said Valerie Hayes Jester, President of Brandywine Capital. "Bill has long standing relationships with financial institutions and lessees for which he will continue to provide customized solutions and exceptional service."

Brandywine Capital, located in West Chester, is a full service equipment finance and leasing company. The company is driven by an entrepreneurial vision of resources, solutions and service. Brandywine Capital is a member of the Eastern Association of Equipment Lessors and the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association of America.

The company's Doylestown office is located at 15 East State Street and the phone number is (215) 489-4000. Brandywine Capital's corporate headquarters is at 113 East Evans Street, West Chester and the phone number is (610) 344-2910.


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News Briefs----

Citigroup, Bank of America Plan $80 Billion SIV Fund

Bank of America Re-Launches BankAmericard(R) Credit Card

3 Major Banks Offer Plan to Calm Debts in Housing



Sports Briefs----

Woods to have his own drink in first licensing deal

NFL commissioner says Super Bowl may someday be held in London



California Nuts Briefs---

Governor Schwarzenegger Announces State-of-the-Art Traffic Control System in Los Angeles

Governor Schwarzenegger Signs Legislation to Strengthen Flood Protections in California


This Day in American History

    1492 - Columbus sights isle of San Salvador (Watling Island, Bahamas)
    1711 - Birthday of Jupiter Hammon, . America's first published black poet, whose birth anniver­sary is celebrated annually as Black Poetry Day, was born into slavery, probably at Long Island, NY. He was taught to read, how­ever, and as a trusted servant was allowed to use his master's library. “With the publication on Christmas Day, 1760, of the 88-line broadside poem ‘An Evening Thought,' Jupiter Hammon, then 49, became the first black in America to publish poetry.” Hammon died in 1790. The exact date and place of his death are unknown.
    1777 - British General John Burgoyne with an army of 7,000 surrenders at Saratoga, NY. Burgoyne, known in the press as "Gentleman Johnny" began his sojourn in Canada. Burgoyne's cumbersome retinue, which included 30 carts of Burgoyne's personal possessions, and several cases of champagne, was stymied by the dense New York forests. The American History handbook states he was surrounded by a superior force, and “capitulated” to Gen. Horatio Gates.
    1823 - Seeking counsel on foreign policy, specifically South America, President Monroe begins formulated the “Monroe Doctrine:” hands-off, which actually started with President George Washington who warned about joining Britain or any other country in their “foreign affairs: disputes, conquests.
    1834- James Bogardus of New York City received a patent for a “gas meter;” to record the amount of gas used. It operated on the principle of a bellows, alternately being filled with gas ad emptied, while the pulsations were counted on a register.
    1845 - According to a Boston newspaper, the entire audience walked out of a reading of "The Raven". The audience walked out, not because of the material, but because of their objection to Edgar Allan Poe, the reader and author of the macabre story.
    1848-Birthday of William “Candy” Cummings, Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher born at Ware, MA. Cummings is generally regarded as the firsts pitcher to throw a curve ball. He learned the technique, he said, sailing oyster shells. He played in baseball's amateur era and as a professional. Inducted in the Hall of Fame in 1939. Died at Toledo, HH, May 16,1924.
    1863-The San Francisco and San Jose Railroad ran their first
train to California Avenue, Mayfield (which was to become the City to Palo Alto.)A picnic was given near San Francisquito Creek for a crowd of 500. The next day regular service was begun to Mayfield
    1888 - The first issue of "National Geographic Magazine" was on newsstands this day. The highly acclaimed magazine was published on a somewhat irregular basis at first. Material was hard to come by in the early years, so the publisher just waited to publish the next issue until enough material accumulated to fill it. The science and travel magazine, the official journal of the National Geographic Society (incorporated January 27, 1888), soon became a monthly and it wasn't long before it was famous for its maps and photographic essays of exotic locales and peoples.
    1909 - Drummer Cozy Cole born East Orange, NJ; played w/Cab Calloway, Louie Armstrong; solo: Topsy; in films: Make Mine Music, The Glen Miller Story; developed a drummers' school w/Gene Krupa; died Jan 31, 1981)
    1910 - October 17, Harry Edison Birthday
    1910 - Trumpet Player Harry “Sweets” Edison Birthday
    1915 - Birthday of dramatist Arthur Miller ( Death of a Salesman, A View from the Bridge, all My Sons, The Crucible), born New York, NY.
    1917 - The Radio Corporation of America (RCA) was formed. The company became a giant in electronics, especially radios and TVs. It would later own its own TV network (NBC) and other broadcast interests.
    1923- Guitarist Barney Kessel born Muskogee, OK.
    1928-James William (Jim) Gilliam, baseball player born at Nashville, TN. Gilliam, known as “Junior,” was National League Rookie of the Year in 1953 after playing in the Negro Leagues. He was a steady infielder who became a respected coach after his retirement. Died at Inglewood, CA. Oct. 8, 1978.
    1930- Duke Ellington records “Mood Indigo”, Brunswick.
    1931-After a long run as the crime kingpin of Chicago's underworld, Al Capone finally landed in jail. Capone was ultimately sent away for tax evasion, a relatively minor offense for a man who oversaw elaborate liquor bootlegging network, extensive prostitution rings, and various gambling operations. For many years, crime did pay for Capone. By 1927, he had hauled in an impressive--and tax-free--fortune worth over $100 million. Of course, with his penchant for maiming and killing the competition, Capone was just a bit more dangerous than the average entrepreneur. However, usual strong-arm tactics couldn't help him bully past the IRS. Capone was sentenced to an eleven-year prison term and was forced to pay $80,000 in fines and court fees.
    1932- Birthday of Paul Edward Anderson, Olympic gold medal weightlifter born at Tocoa, GA. Anderson won the heavyweight world championship in 1955 and a gold medal at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. He was renowned as the “World's Strongest Man” for his feats of strength, including a back lift of 6,270 pounds. In 1962 he opened the Paul Anderson Youth Home. Died at Vidalia, GA. August 15, 1994.
    1933 - "News-Week" appeared on the corner newsstand for the first time. Seven pictures graced the magazine's first cover, depicting an important happening for each day of the week. In 1937, the publication's masthead sported a new name: "Newsweek".
    1933 - Dr. Albert Einstein moved to Princeton, NJ, after arriving in the United States from his troubled homeland of Germany.
    1945 - Actress Ava Gardner made news. She married bandleader Artie Shaw.
    1949 - The first long-distance dial telephone service began on this day in 1949. The president of Pacific Telephone and Telegraph dialed New York City from Oakland, California. The call lasted about one minute. Previously, long-distance calls were placed by telephone operators.
    1949— Top Hits
You're Breaking My Heart - Vic Damone
Someday - Vaughn Monroe
That Lucky Old Sun - Frankie Laine
Slipping Around - Margaret Whiting & Jimmy Wakely
    1953 - The first concert of contemporary Canadian music presented in the U.S. was performed by conductor Leopold Stokowski at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
    1955 - Jose Ferrer and Claire Bloom starred on NBC's "Producer's Showcase". They performed in "Cyrano De Bergerac". Ferrer also won an Oscar for his performance in the film version.
    1956-Birthday of Dr Mae Jemison, first Black female astronaut.
    1956 - The screen version of the Jules Verne novel, Around the World in 80 Days, starring David Niven and countless cameos, premiered on this date in New York. Supporting actor Cantinflas later won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Musical/ Comedy for his role, and the film earned a Best Picture Oscar.
    1957-Top Hits
Chances Are/The Twelfth of Never - Johnny Mathis
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
Keep a Knockin' - Little Richard
Wake Up Little Susie - The Everly Brothers
    1960-The National League announced that expansion franchises were being awarded to the New York Metropolitan Baseball Club, Inc, headed by Mrs. Joan Payson, and to a Houston group of investors led by Judge Roy Hofheinz. The two teams, later nicknamed the Mets and the Colt .45s began play in the 1962 season.
    1965-Top Hits
Yesterday - The Beatles
Treat Her Right - Roy Head
A Lover's Concerto - The Toys
Behind the Tear - Sonny James
    1966- “Hollywood Squares” premieres on TV. On this game show, nine celebrities satin a giant grid. Two contestants played tic-tac-­toe by determining if an answer given by a celebrity was correct. Peter Marshall hosted the show for many years with panelists Paul Lynde, Rose Marie, Cliff Arquette, Wally Cox, John David­son and George Gobel among others. John Davidson took over as host in 1986 for a new version of the game show with Joan Rivers and, later, Shadoe Stevens at center square. In 1998 ‘Hol­lywood Squares” appeared again with Tom Bergeron as host and Whoopi Goldberg as the center square.
    1967 - The rock musical "Hair" opened to rave reviews at the Anspacher Theatre in New York City. The smash ran for 1,758 performances. 1973-The Way We Were, starring Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford, opens. The hit movie also produced a hit song by the same title for Streisand.
    1970 - The song I'll Be There, by The Jackson 5, zoomed to the Number 1 spot on Billboard's record chart and stayed there for 5 weeks.
    1973-The Arab-dominated Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) announces a decision to cut oil exports to the United States and other nations that provided military aid to Israel in the Yom Kippur War of October 1973. According to OPEC, exports were to be reduced by 5 percent every month until Israel evacuated the territories occupied in the Arab-Israeli war of 1967. In December, a full oil embargo was imposed against the United States and several other countries, prompting a serious energy crisis in the United States and other nations dependent on foreign oil.
    1973—Top Hits
Half-Breed - Cher
Ramblin' Man - The Allman Brothers Band
Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder
Ridin' My Thumb to Mexico - Johnny Rodriguez
    1981—Top Hits
Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) - Christopher Cross
Start Me Up - The Rolling Stones
For Your Eyes Only - Sheena Easton
Party Time - T.G. Sheppard
    1983 - Actor Anthony Quinn lit up the Great White Way in the revival of the 1968 musical, "Zorba", that reunited Quinn with Lila Kedrova, who played Madame Hortense. They both had appeared in the film portrayal, "Zorba the Greek", which won Quinn a nomination for Best Actor, and an Oscar for Kedrova as Best Supporting Actress. This was one of the few films that came before the Broadway show, rather than the reverse.
    1989--We experienced an earthquake of 7.1 in my hometown of Los Gatos at 2:04PM I was in my Chevrolet Suburban, not far from the office, near the University of Santa Clara, and a student on a bicycle in front of me suddenly fell down. At first I thought I hit him, and as he got up, I glanced over and saw two other bicyclists trying to stand, and my car was violently rocking sideways as if the car had been silently blind sided. KCBS was on and announced they felt an earthquake, which later turned out in the Loma Prieta section of Los Gatos. The quake caused damage estimated at $10 billion and killed 67 people, many of who were caught in the collapse of the double-decked Interstate 80 in Oakland, California. We were without electricity and water for several days and sales for the month were the lowest they ever have been in our history as it took business many weeks to recover.
As a sports note, the event is also known as the “World Series Earthquake. Minutes before the start of Game 3 of the World Series billed as the “Battle of the Bay, “ between the Oakland A's and the
San Francisco Giants, Candlestick Park was rocked by the Loma Prieta earthquake. the game was postponed and the Series delayed for 11 days. The Oakland Athletics won games three and four for the first Series sweep in 13 years.
    1989-Top Hits
Miss You Much - Janet Jackson
Love Song - The Cure
Mixed Emotions - Rolling Stones
Killin' Time - Clint Black
    1996-Prodigy re-launched itself as an Internet access provider on this day in 1996. A one-time leader in the online service business, the joint venture between Sears and IBM found its membership flagging in the face of competition from America Online and the increasing popularity of the Web. Sears and IBM sold the service earlier in 1996 to a cellular technology firm. Although Prodigy didn't scrap its entire proprietary service, executives made it clear that Internet access would become the company's main focus. The company went public in 1998.
    2002-The legal suit against the fan who caught Barry Bond's record breaking 73rd home run at Pac Bell Park, brought three friends, claiming a promise, in exchange for a ticket to the game to split the ball's value if caught, is settled when Jay Arsenault agrees to sell the ball and divide the money. Arsenault's lawyer said had his client initially eluded the friends because of being overwhelmed by the situation.

World Series Champions This Date

1971 Pittsburgh Pirates
1974 Oakland Athletics
1978 New York Yankees
1979 Pittsburgh Pirates



Baseball Poem

The Machine

by Stephen Porter ©

Published: Baseball Almanac (03-20-2001)

T'was the greatest group of men, ever to play,
On a diamond, with a ball, every day

There was Joe, there was Johnny, and then there was Pete,
The whole team was sturdy, as two ton concrete

Down at first there was Tony, always catching them square,
And at second was Joe, who could run like a mare

Dave held up short, never missing a beat,
And fielding at third, no one else, but Pete

The outfield was anchored, by three all their own,
Foster, Griffey, and Geronimo, no better were known

Individually the best, well maybe not quite,
But together they put up one hell of a fight

All who watched, those 8 play the game,
Knew something was up, they were destined for fame

And sure enough, two years back to back,
The Machine won the title, for they had the knack.

Were they truly the best group, ever to play,
On a diamond, with a ball, every day

It isn't for sure, no one can agree,
For many teams have put it on the line, in this land of the free

But one thing I feel, as other Reds fans do,
Those 8 played the best, as a team, as a crew.




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