Archive for the ‘Business’ Category

Bears sign deal with Redbox, giving free video rentals to some fans

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

The Chicago Bears signed movie and video game retailer Redbox to a sponsorship that will give fans free rentals by attending home games. Redbox also will receive two signage positions on the East side of the stadium bowl inside Soldier Field. Redbox also has a sponsorship with the Seattle Seahawks, its only other one in sports.

McCarter & English Ex-Practice Leader Adapts to Business World

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

With football season less than a month away, one former Big Law partner who represented the National Football League's New York Giants and New York Jets on the construction of MetLife Stadium is getting ready for a new season of her own. A construction law expert who in 2010 was named the firm's first female managing partner in New York, Augustine is now a co-principal at Simply Sustainable LLC, a startup company that provides green and highly sustainable building materials and interior finish products.

Ashburn Loses Redskins Restaurant Hail & Hog

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Washington Redskins fans just got dealt some bad postseason news: its official NFL restaurant Hail & Hog will close down just 18 months after opening in Ashburn. The two-story space was a tale of two restaurants, featuring upscale dining on one floor and a sports bar with a patio on another. The closure, reported by Sports Foodie on Wednesday, doesn’t come as a huge surprise; the restaurant filed for bankruptcy in January. The tribute restaurant was plagued with issues from the start, including struggling sales figures and a bad review from the Washington Post. It’s been a bad summer for G.R.E.A.T. Grille Group, also known as g3 Restaurants, which had to shut down sister spot Indianapolis Colts

McCarter & English Ex-Practice Leader Adapts to Business World

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

With football season less than a month away, one former Big Law partner who represented the National Football League s New York Giants and New York Jets on the construction of MetLife Stadium is getting ready for a new season of her own. A construction law expert who in 2010 was named the firm s first female managing partner in New York, Augustine is now a co-principal at Simply Sustainable LLC, a startup company that provides green and highly sustainable building materials and interior finish products. I realized that the older you get, if you work for someone else, you re always very vulnerable to being terminated, said Augustine, a former leader of McCarter & English s construction practice.

August 7, 2017: Celtics are on Kyrie Irving’s trade list?

Monday, August 7th, 2017

0:41 - Michael Holley, Tom Giles, and Kayce Smith discuss former Cavs GM David Griffin saying that the Celtics are on Kyrie Irving’s list of teams he would want to get traded to.  8:00 - With the Dolphins signing QB Jay Cutler, how does that affect the gap between the Patriots and the rest of the AFC East? Also discuss if the Patriots would be as successful if they were in the NFC. 13:34 - Vince Wilfork announces his retirement from the NFL. Tom Curran and Michael Holley talk about their favorite Wilfork stories and moments with the Patriots.  17:30 - Tom Giles and Kayce Smith break down the Red Sox surging offense with new additions Eduardo Nunez and Rafael Devers and what John Farrell will do with the lineup when Dustin Pedroia returns from the DL.

#SkinsCamp: The Best from Day 9 of Redskins Training Camp

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Redskins training camp is all but over, with just a preseason game on Thursday and two final days of camp before heading back to Ashburn for the remainder of the preseason. But it's not over yet, and if you haven't gotten the chance to attend training camp live in-person, CSN Mid-Atlantic is the perfect alternative. If you aren't following CSNMA on Instagram, you are doing yourselves a great disservice. Trust us when we tell you: You really need to come aboard. Here's our best content from Day 10 in Richmond. But we're not just limited to Instagram. Are you following us on Facebook? [/embed]

Behind the Bid: How Lawyers Brought Olympics Back to LA

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Eleven years is a long time to wait for anything, but the legal team behind Los Angeles' bid for the 2028 Summer Games, which was blessed by the International Olympic Committee this week, has given every indication that it can go the distance. I thought two years the time between us getting the domestic bid and waiting for the final word seemed like all the time in the world, said Jon Oram, a top transactional attorney and partner at Proskauer Rose, who served as counsel to the Los Angeles Olympic Bid Committee.

What I Learned From Failing at Work

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Even high performers fail at work sometimes. Maybe the job turned out to be a bad match for your skills, or perhaps the work turned out to be different than advertised. Whatever the reason, it's important to learn from your failures. Even if you get fired

Texans’ J.J. Watt says shot at Lavar Ball was about selling shoes

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Caption Close WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. – To promote his $99 Reebok shoes before they hit the market, defensive end J.J. Watt took some shots on Twitter at LaVar Ball's Big Baller brand that cost $495 a pair. Watt tweeted, "400 dollars less than some shoes on the market and 100% more effective." After the Texans' practice Wednesday, Watt was asked about using social media to take on Big Baller. "I was just promoting my shoe," he said. "They look great. I was just trying to sell some shoes. It worked. You guys (media) blew it up. I appreciate it. You guys marketed it way more than I did. so thank you. It worked really well."

Curran: Patriots high expectations could work as ‘galvanizing force’

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Tom E. Curran breaks down how the Patriots high expectations from the media could be used to their benefit.