Middle Market Insights

Welcome! Our blog is dedicated to providing information we think you’ll find useful, thought provoking, compelling and in some cases just entertaining.

Hopefully, you will find our views insightful and relevant though at times they are likely to be irreverent, quirky or merely interesting but always informative.

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Pacific Community Ventures Small Businesses Loan Program

07.22.2012 - Capital Markets

Pacific Community Ventures (PCV) is a San Francisco based non-profit whose mission is to help small businesses grow and prosper, creating jobs in low income communities throughout the Bay Area and Southern California.

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Pacific Community Ventures 2012 Marketplace

05.30.2012 - Banquet Of Life

On June 6th Pacific Community Ventures will hold its annual Marketplace showcasing 40 Bay Area companies that have blossomed as a result of its Business Advising program. Come and celebrate the entrepreneurs that have created these thriving businesses.

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Celebrate Entrepreneurship!

05.20.2012 - Banquet Of Life

Entrepreneurship is alive and well in the Bay Area thanks to Pacific Community Ventures efforts and those of similar organizations serving disadvantaged communities.

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Angel Capital Expo – Presenting Companies

05.19.2012 - Capital Markets

The Keiretsu Forum’s Angel Capital Expo is one of the largest events in the angel capital community and regularly draws over 300 accredited investors and entrepreneurs. The following companies will present at the May 24th program.

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Angel Capital Expo – May 24, 2012

05.14.2012 - Capital Markets

Presented by the Keiretsu Forum, the Angel Capital Expo will feature twelve diverse investment opportunities in technology, healthcare, life sciences, consumer products, real estate and financial services.

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2012 Food & Beverage Investor Fair News

05.01.2012 - Banquet Of Life

Ten food and beverage companies have been selected from more than 30 applicants to make presentations to accredited investors at the third annual Food & Beverage Investor Fair on May 10, 2012 beginning at 3:30 PM at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco.

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Food & Beverage Investment Forum

04.22.2012 - Banquet Of Life

Kicking off the Food & Beverage Investor Fair on May 10, 2012 will be the Food & Beverage Investment Forum arranged by Greyrock Capital Group and Green Tree Capital. Forum participants, which include two* serial food & beverage entrepreneurs, will provide insights and perspectives as to the “best practices” for raising growth capital.

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Third Annual Food & Beverage Investor Fair

03.15.2012 - Banquet Of Life

Bay Area food & beverage entrepreneurs should make a point of participating in the third annual Food & Beverage Investor Fair that will be held at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco from 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM on May 10, 2012.

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Boring Bay Area Banks Bring Home the Bacon

02.28.2012 - Money Matters

On February 7, 2012 I was privileged to Chair the program “Boring Bay Area Banks Bring Home the Bacon” on behalf of the Association for Corporate Growth – San Francisco.

Despite significant headwinds, Bank of Marin and California Bank of Commerce have thrived during the last several years. The CEOs shared with a record audience how they managed to steadily grow net income, deposits and loan portfolios by sticking to the basics of banking – taking deposits and lending to middle market companies.

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The long unwinding road

01.25.2012 - Money Matters

It has often been said that history repeats itself. Indeed it does. Most people have forgotten about the Savings and Loan crisis of the late 1980′s. Although it pales in comparison in many ways it was a precursor to the 2008 financial crisis.

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