Oh, Hello’s John Mulaney & Nick Kroll Get Inked

first_img Oh, Hello on Broadway Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 22, 2017 Related Shows About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. © Justin “Squigs” Robertson View Comments John Mulaney and Nick Kroll are bespectacled, cardigan-clad and ready to grumble as their respective (though perhaps not respectable) characters George St. Geegland and Gil Faizon in Oh, Hello. The pair describe the production as their love letter to the Great White Way (as well as “a stalker’s note scrawled in lipstick on a mirror”). Helmed by Alex Timbers, the comedy play, which combines scripted sketch, celebrity guests and improvisational shenanigans, officially opens on October 10.To honor the glamorous Main Stem bow of Mulaney and Kroll (a.k.a. George and Gil), Broadway.com Resident Artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson gave them the ink treatment. The duo are perfectly represented in their fuddy-duddy duds and arms in the air, most likely gabbing about the important things in life (like pigeons).Broadway.com wishes Oh, Hello’s crotchety gents a wonderful opening night and hilarious run filled with laughter, inappropriate hand gestures and tuna, of course! Catch the show before January 8, 2017.last_img read more

Self-storage units: An untapped lending niche for credit unions

first_imgWherever you go across the country, in communities large and small, you will likely see at least one self-storage unit. For consumers looking for extra storage space for residential and business purposes, they are a necessity. Self-storage units also represent an untapped lending niche for credit unions looking to expand their business lending portfolios.Consider the following self-storage industry statistics:The self-storage industry represents $37 billion in annual revenue$16.1 billion in profitSelf-storage businesses grew at a rate of 7.7% from 2012-20173.6% future growth is projected in the near-term (2017-2022)There are total of 36,000+ self-storage businesses in the country (roughly 85% of operators are mom-and-pop local operations as opposed to larger corporate or franchised outfits)Looking at self-storage units as an opportunity for business lending growth for credit unions makes good sense. Along with the aforementioned positive financial indicators, self-storage also offers the following benefits to credit union business lending programs:Relative stability (self-storage is a needs-based product and is, therefore, less susceptible to economic downturns). In fact, the self-storage industry weathered the financial crisis well as both residential and business consumers turn to self-storage units when forced to downsize home and retail locationsLow fixed costs and low variable costsSelf-storage units are cash-makers generally breaking even at roughly 50% occupancy (and average occupancy of any self-storage facility is upwards of 85%). This offers excess cash to the business owner to help support the loan, thus further solidifying the viability of the loanLow default ratesIn addition, some credit unions are unaware that self-storage units qualify for SBA financing. Self-storage units are considered “active” as opposed to “passive” businesses, thus qualifying for SBA lending. When credit unions offer SBA lending on self-storage business notes, they can typically entice borrowers with higher loan-to-debt ratio qualifications and up to 25-year terms as opposed to balloon notes. Self-storage units also qualify for the SBA 504 program (allowing the credit union to split the loan between itself and the SBA).Self-storage units offer an enticing route for credit unions to further develop their member business lending portfolios. They are a relatively low-risk investment with a high return potential. SBA lending further enhances the attractiveness of this product to both credit unions and the business lending members they serve.For more information about Member Business Lending (MBL), call (801) 545-7934. 79SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Nathan Hill Nathan Hill joined Member Business Lending (MBL) on June 18, 2012 and has been in the position of Credit Analysis Manager since September 1, 2016. Mr. Hill is responsible for … Web: www.mblllc.com Detailslast_img read more

Leavitt nominated as new HHS secretary

first_imgDec 13, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – President Bush today announced Michael O. Leavitt as his choice for secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), replacing Tommy Thompson, who resigned last week. Leavitt, who served three terms as governor of Utah, has been administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) since November 2003. His name now goes to the Senate for confirmation. Some observers had expected Mark McClellan, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, to be the HHS nominee. In a statement from the agency today, Tommy Thompson stressed the importance of having McClellan in his current post as he seeks to implement the Medicare Modernization Act. White House press releasehttp://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2004/12/20041213-2.html Leavitt had surfaced in the past few days as a possible replacement for Bernard Kerik, who withdrew over the weekend as the nominee for secretary of the Department of Homeland Defense because of potential problems surrounding his past employment of a nanny who is an immigrant. Bush noted that under Leavitt’s leadership, medical research will continue to be a priority and that the administration “will not relent in our efforts to protect the American people from disease, and the use of disease as a weapon against us.”center_img See also: Tommy Thompson received accolades from Bush and Leavitt at the announcement. “Early in his tenure, our nation went on a wartime footing and had to prepare for emergencies of a kind never seen before. Secretary Thompson led the effort to prepare the medical infrastructure for any terrorist challenge,” Bush said. According to a transcript of the nomination on the White House Web site, Utah was named one of the best managed states in the country during Leavitt’s tenure. A New York Times story called him a moderate consensus builder on environmental issues during his EPA service. President Bush said in naming Leavitt that he “is an ideal choice to lead one of the largest departments of the United States government. [HHS] touches the life of every person in this country. From the safety of our food and medicine, to the Medicare program, to preparing for any kind of health emergency, HHS has comprehensive responsibilities for the health of Americans.”last_img read more