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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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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.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

7:30 p.m.:  What a way to show off Cleveland!

The official RNC events kicked off with a welcome party called “Rock the Night in CLE” at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum, the Great Lakes Science Center and Voinovich Park. 

A small group of protesters from Code Pink, Black Lives Matter and a few other organizations temporarily delayed guest entry into the party via a single security checkpoint at East 9th and Lakeside.

Once inside the party zone, the estimated 12,000 attendees enjoyed offerings from dozens of local food trucks, beverages and music…

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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.

FRIday, July 15, 2016

8:00 a.m.: Media spotted taking advantage of the beautiful morning on the grassy rooftop of the Convention Center. What an ideal location for capturing views of downtown and the lakefront! Although it appears to be quiet now, the buzz of people will ramp up toward the afternoon and into the evening.

- Annie Ames

Noon: It’s getting real, folks.  Many more people, many more cars and trucks, helicopters and security personnel are all present in the RNC zone today.  CNN is raising the bar, so to speak, by converting the entire Harry Buffalo building into…

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