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Building A Nearshore Tech Team Through The BOT Model

Co-founder and CMO at CodersLink, a technology solutions agency helping companies find and build elite IT nearshore teams in LATAM.

Nearshore tech teams are often regarded as one of the ways large companies bolster their IT department productivity. In reality, companies from all sizes are able to tap into the advantages of this type of outsourcing. If you’re unclear about the different types of outsourcing, you can familiarize yourself with its most common variations. 

The implications of building a nearshore team stop a lot of C-levels, managers or founders in their tracks as they explore this option to expand their access to specialized talent, reduce labor and hiring costs and manage their growth demands. A key to successful and scalable nearshoring is using the build-operate-transfer (BOT) model to establish and bring a team up to operating capacity. 

Through my experience in building multiple tech teams through the BOT

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DealPoint Merrill Announces the Acquisition of a Kroger Shopping Center, a 69,275 Square Foot Building on 7 Acres in Sterling Heights, Michigan

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — DealPoint Merrill, LLC, an owner and operator of value-added real estate opportunities and sponsor of real estate investment offerings, acquired a 69,275 square foot former Kroger Shopping Center on 7 acres located in the retail corridor of Sterling Heights, Michigan.

The property is in a growing community on the corner of Dequindre Rd. and 18 Mile Rd. with excellent visibility and adjacent to major national retail chains, with co-anchors McDonald’s and Mobile gas station and across the street from the newly relocated Super Kroger grocery. DealPoint Merrill plans to redevelop the property into a new 138,000 square-foot development. 

DealPoint Merrill’s executives, David Frank, CEO, negotiated the transaction, and Sterling McGregor, President, handled the due diligence and financing of the purchase.  Jason Limbert, Director of acquisitions, and Tyler Bendicksen, head of investment underwriting, participated in the DealPoint’

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Building that houses iconic Tacoma clothing store, barbershop to be razed for apartments

The building that houses two iconic businesses in Tacoma’s Hilltop is scheduled for demolition to make way for new apartments.

The current location of both the clothing store Mr. Mac Ltd. as well as Sam and Terry’s barbershop will be torn down.

Sam and Terry’s nearly packed up shop in 2018 but was purchased by the Tacoma Ministerial Alliance to rescue it from closure. The city’s first Black-owned barbershop was founded in 1958 by Sam Daniels and Larry Terry. Daniels died in 2013.

Sharing the same building on the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Earnest Brazill Street, Mr. Mac Ltd. was run by Morris “Mr. Mac” McCollum for more than 50 years. McCollum died in 2017.

An event is set this weekend to celebrate his life and sell off much of the store’s merchandise, with proceeds going to the Tacoma Ministerial Alliance which also now owns

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Miami grad gives $20M gift for new campus building

A new building is coming to Miami University’s Oxford campus courtesy of one of the largest financial donations in the school’s history.



a group of people standing in front of a building: Miami University officials announced Monday a $20 million donation from a 1981-graduate and now business executive will create a new building on the Oxford campus by 2023. The Richard M. McVey Data Science Building will be named in the donor's honor. (Provided PhotoJournal-News)


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Miami University officials announced Monday a $20 million donation from a 1981-graduate and now business executive will create a new building on the Oxford campus by 2023. The Richard M. McVey Data Science Building will be named in the donor’s honor. (Provided PhotoJournal-News)

Miami officials announced a $20 million gift from a graduate now high-profile business executive to build a data science building scheduled to open in 2023.

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The $20 million gift from Rick McVey – a 1981 Miami graduate – will lead to the creation of the Richard M. McVey Data Science Building in his honor.

The 85,000-square foot building, which will begin construction next year, will be located along Tallawanda(CQ) Road on the Oxford campus near Withrow Hall

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Building Strategies To Unlock Growth, Inclusion And Prosperity For Women In Technology

Co-Founder of Women in Cloud. I influence brands and entrepreneurs to unlock economic access through digital strategy and partnerships.

It’s been shown that diverse teams, including those with greater gender diversity, are on average more creative and innovative, and ultimately, they are associated with greater profitability. However, as McKinsey & Company notes, “despite the growing number of voices pushing for gender equality across the United States, and many tech companies stating that diversity is a priority, we are not yet seeing concrete gains in the tech industry.”

Women-led technology businesses face significant barriers when it comes to economic access. In 2018, female technology founders brought in just 2.2% of U.S. venture capital dollars.

While women in the technology sector were behind in the race for economic opportunities before the Covid-19 outbreak, the recent pandemic-related restrictions have had devastating economic and emotional impacts, pushing them even further to the

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Ford to Stop Building the Shelby GT350 After the 2020 Model Year

Photo credit: Robin Warner
Photo credit: Robin Warner

From Autoweek

  • Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 discontined after 2020

  • The Dearborn, MI brand is building a Heritage Edition for the final year

  • It still drives just like other GT350s

Ford officially announced that it is ending production of the Mustang Shelby GT350 after the conclusion of the 2020 model year vehicles. And that’s a shame because it is a fan favorite. 526 horsepower from a 5.2-liter V8 is already cool. The fact that it spins to 8,250 rpm and uses a flat-plane crankshaft made it a true marvel. And it’s much more than straight-line muscle. Ford built a real handler, more adept to a racetrack than any other Mustang trim.

In an attempt to exit gracefully, Ford put together a special styling package called the Heritage Edition. This package uses Wimbledon White paint to coat the body before two racing strips in Guardsman blue run the

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Sterling Ruby Weighs In on His Fashion Week Film, Building a Brand, and His ‘More Fears Than Hopes’ for the U.S.A.

What do you see as the benefits of participating in an organized Fashion Week and speaking to the fashion world?

I see the fashion world as somewhat parallel to the art world. This isn’t a complete or definitive statement, of course. Both art and fashion have hollow, empty aspects, but they also share brilliant, thoughtful moments. Some of my best friends operate within fashion, and more often than not, our interests and projects run through both worlds—conceptually, formally, politically, etc. As I continue to make work between genres, increasingly it’s about deciding what medium best serves the current iteration of an idea and how to maintain a sense of fluidity through these areas. Participating in an organized Fashion Week is an opportunity to commit to a specific context, one that is tied to wearability and the body. I appreciate the sense of occasion—it’s a moment for many different designers to

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Building A Basic Emergency Equipment

Garments accentuate one’s self-value. I am not saying that folks with excessive vanity don’t care about what they are sporting. Having a wide range of clothing for biking is really useful as what you need is predicated on how long your experience and put on. Though not particularly required by regulation, many state cycling groups recommend wearing reflective clothing when biking as properly.

When it was instructed to me to step outdoors my regular working everyday drudgery, I may hear the seminar speech on find out how to make it large in the wholesale enterprise and felt myself feeling drowsy at the thought. People who are well-off are wearing tremendous designer garments, subsequently representing a social status.

Kinds kept on changing with the passage of time. Some designers create particular items known as ‘one offs’ these are very unique objects of clothing which have a variety of work and care … Read More

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