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Snapshots from downtown

These past several days, a Dix & Eaton strategic communications team fanned out across the city to represent clients, support Cleveland and maximize the communications opportunities associated with the RNC. In some sense, readers of this blog have joined us in this effort.

Now that the RNC is over, we asked our colleagues to recount a notable memory from the experience. Here are their responses:

As my mother would attest, since I was little, I have always been a news junkie.  As a child, I would voluntarily sit through “60 Minutes” and other news programs on a regular basis. So, to see thousands of journalists descend upon our city and watch them work behind the scenes was a thrill to me. And to be a part of helping them with whatever they needed while they were…

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Snapshots from downtown

Snapshots from downtown is a brief roundup of what the D&E team is seeing, hearing and doing leading up to and during the Republican National Convention. For all posts like this, click here.

thursday, July 21, 2016

10 a.m.: JobsOhio and the 2016 Host Committee have collaborated to organize a series of panels geared to economic development. Topics included the future of education, innovative technology, workforce development, urban development and energy.

Beth Mooney, CEO of KeyCorp and co-chair of the 2016 Host Committee, moderated a panel on urban revitalization. A number of area business and government leaders attended, including Joe Roman, President and CEO of the Greater Cleveland Partnership, Chris Ronayne, President of University Circle Inc., County…

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Snapshots from downtown

Snapshots from downtown is a brief roundup of what the D&E team is seeing, hearing and doing leading up to and during the Republican National Convention. For all posts like this, click here.

tuesday, July 19, 2016

4 p.m.: The Atlantic has set up its RNC headquarters at Blue Point Grille on the corner of West  St. Clair Avenue and West 6th Street. Each day throughout the convention, the publication is hosting a variety of speakers and panels related to the RNC and trending political topics. 

The “Young Women Voters: America’s Next Top Voters?” panel co-hosted by Refinery29 was promising. According to The Atlantic, “the number of eligible millennial voters is about equal to the number of baby boomers who can vote.” Because of this, the political world is tapping…

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Snapshots from downtown

Snapshots from downtown is a brief roundup of what the D&E team is seeing, hearing and doing leading up to and during the Republican National Convention. For all posts like this, click here.

Monday, July 18, 2016

4 p.m.: This week, downtown Cleveland is filled with media panels and private speaking events featuring national political experts.  For example, Larry Sabato, leader of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics and author of the top election-result-prediction blog, Sabato’s Crystal Ball, spoke to a small group of corporate leaders on the Connor Palace stage. 

  ̶  Dave Loomis

6 p.m.: East 4th Street buzzed with activity as convention-goers with their ID-badge lanyards headed south to the Q and the first sessions of the RNC, threading through…

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Grappling with Non-GAAP Disclosure

As investor relations and corporate communications officers gear up for the summer round of quarterly reporting, the process promises to be more harried than usual as a result of heightened scrutiny by the Securities and Exchange Commission of non-GAAP reporting. Many companies will grapple with revisions to the wording and structure of their earnings releases. Others may need to significantly revise the template they have used for years.

Here are five Dos and Don’ts for making sure your reporting conforms with the new SEC Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations regarding the use of non-GAAP financial measures without distracting from a true financial picture.

1) Don’t Overreact.

Non-GAAP metrics have gotten a bad name due to blatant abuse by a small number of…

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