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March 20, 2008

Delighted to announce that the great accounting firm Deloitte has joined Greenberg Traurig and Bisnow on Business in searching for the top "35 Under 35" entrepreneurs of the region in partnership with Fortune Magazine. Tech legend Mario Morino and others will serve as advisers. Deadline is March 31 for suggestions. 


Recovery!  Ah, that sounds much better. And that's what Bob Sweet of MTB Investment Advisors talked about with a crowd of 100 yesterday at TCM MdBio's Financial Executives Forum at Bethesda Country Club.  No one was doubting we have problems now, just the degree; thus the title of the talk:  "Credit Crunch or Credit Crisis?" But Dr. Bob's message was that Fed bailouts and the administration's stimulus plan should be enough to get back to positive growth by Q1 '09. We hope, dear readers, he is right.


Sweet, center, is flanked by the other breakfast keynoter, MTB's Jim Hannan, and Vanda Pharmaceuticals CFO Steve Shallcross, who heads the Forum. Referring to Bear Stearns, Jim got some laughs saying it's never a good thing when a finance company can't finance itself. Liquidity is the lifeblood of an institution, he said; when companies can't access capital markets, they're toast. Thus the Fed's imperative to let its broker dealers expand the money supply.



This certainly wasn't a meeting of Caffeine Addicts Anonymous: Mergis Group's Chris Jones, Easley Consulting's Steve Easley, Sharkey & Crutchfield's Wallace Owings, and Staubach's Pete Briskman. Steve tells us he's bringing to Maryland later this year the Madison, WI-based biotech company whose technology detected the e. coli in bagged spinach a few years back. We feel safer.



Vanda's Rebecca Levine and Stephanie Irish, Sucampo Pharmaceuticals' Jan Smilek, DLA Piper's Melanie Zaletsky, and Bowne's Ward Richards. Rebecca tells us Vanda currently has two drugs used to treat central nervous system disorders in front of the FDA for approval—one for schizophrenia, the other for insomnia. Melanie said DLA, with almost 4,000 lawyers worldwide, just took the top spot as the largest law firm in the world. That is a lot of billable hours.

Peanut butter and jelly; Brad and Angelina; Bisnow and business. These are some of the greatest combos of all time. But former Sideware Systems CEO Jim Speros thinks he has the next duo in his new Velocity Five Sports Bar in Falls Church. Jim tells us it's a cross between Morton's and a hi tech sports bar—8,000 SF with 50 flat screens and HD Direct TV. Jim, who played football at Clemson, won a Super Bowl as an asst. coach with the 'Skins, and is a former owner of the CFL's Baltimore Stallions, assembled both sports and tech buds this week for the opening. 


Radion's Tim Fleischer closes his eyes to take in the beer and steak aromas, with M.C. Dean's Bill Dean, Big Jim wearing a fancy vest now that he's a restaurant proprietor, and Morgan Franklin's Warren Martin and Bob Morgan.  We also ran into former 'Skins Doc Walker and Charles Mann, who told us he likes new coach Jim Zorn because "we need some fresh meat to beat up on."



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