Comcast Corp.’s new tower will open later this year, a $1.5-billion steel-and-glass wonder with no private offices, no desk phones and 300 meeting rooms linked by a scheduling app. But the tower’s first incarnation has been in a more prosaic place: a former suburban office complex 30 minutes from Center City, in Horsham, that Comcast and its consultants redid to replicate a floor in the new building. Called the “mock-up,” Comcast glued panoramic photos of Philadelphia onto the walls of the high-ceilinged suburban office, a mind-bending detail so Comcast employees think they are really in the tower’s 36th floor when they visit. The goal is to find the layout that fuels the most creativity and collaboration. Comcast has cycled more than 1,000 employees from eight divisions through the site, surveying their reactions and observing how they interact in the so-called “open floors” where everyone sits together without private offices. … [Read more...] about Comcast tests out its new 60-story tower in converted Horsham office complex
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Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest The Runway will leave Knapp's Centre by July, go virtual The Runway, a fashion incubator, has been a first-floor tenant of the Knapp's Centre since 2014. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Haley Hansen, Lansing State Journal Published 11:43 a.m. ET May 2, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE LANSING — The Runway, a fashion incubator in the Knapp's Centre, will leave its downtown space this summer after a nearly four-year run and shift to a virtual business model. The … [Read more...] about The Runway will leave Knapp’s Centre by July, go virtual
Before he ran for office, Donald Trump made millions by selling his name to adorn other people's products. There was Trump deodorant. Trump ties. Trump steaks. Trump underwear. Trump furniture. At one time, there was even a Trump-branded urine test.Now, almost all of them are gone.In 2015, Trump listed 19 companies that were paying him to produce or distribute Trump-branded consumer goods.In recent weeks, only two said they are still selling Trump-branded goods. One is a Panamanian company selling Trump bed linens and home goods. The other is a Turkish company selling Trump furniture.Of the rest, some Trump partners quit in reaction to campaign-trail rhetoric on immigrants and Muslims. Others said their licensing agreements had expired. Others said nothing beyond confirming that they'd stopped working with Trump. Their last Trump goods are now being sold off, often at a discount: One cologne is marked down from $42 to $9.99 for an ounce."Success by Trump," the website says. And below … [Read more...] about Before he ran for office, Trump made millions off his brand. Now his merchandise empire is virtually gone.
Chicago will refinance up to $2.5 billion in debt in a way that could dramatically reduce interest rates and possibly save taxpayers up to $75 million a year, Mayor Rahm Emanuel told investors Wednesday. Emanuel disclosed he would take advantage of the new financing vehicle authorized by the General Assembly as he put organized labor on notice. Now that contracts with 90 percent of the city’s work force have expired, Emanuel plans to follow Inspector General Joe Ferguson’s advice to seize a “generational moment” for Chicago to tilt the playing field in favor of taxpayers by cutting costs and improving city services. “As we negotiate the new contracts, I expect … to see savings in wages and benefits, health care and other places that are key to the city of Chicago’s future,” the mayor told investors. “You have to be at this table trying to figure out how to get to a ‘yes’ for both sides. … And I expect them to be a … [Read more...] about Chicago to refinance up to $2.5 billion in debt, save tens of millions
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest From a family of Navy officers, John McCain destined for Naval Academy From a family of U.S. Navy officers, John McCain was destined for the Naval Academy — and the rebellious McCain quickly became known as a "tough guy." Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Register your digital access. John McCain: At the Naval Academy A portrait of John McCain taken in 1958 for the Lucky Bag yearbook at the U.S. Naval Academy. U.S. Naval Academy John McCain: At the Naval Academy Vice Adm. John S. McCain Sr. with his son, Cmdr. John S. McCain Jr., on board … [Read more...] about From a family of Navy officers, John McCain destined for Naval Academy