San Jose – the best fit for Amazon HQ2

October 19, 2017 by Nathan Donato-Weinstein | Blog

Take a look at Amazon’s wish list for locating “HQ2” – its second headquarters – and it’s clear that San Jose checks the boxes: A welcoming business climate? Got that. Highly educated workforce? In spades. Arts and culture? Allow me to show you our SoFA arts…

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Future of Retail — “hunters,” “experiencers” and “fitness buffs”

September 25, 2017 by Nathan Donato-Weinstein | Blog

The retail industry’s uncertain prognosis received yet another jolt in September with news that Toys R Us was filing for bankruptcy. But Bay Area retail experts are finding ways to thrive in this brave new world that’s been rocked by online shopping. “It’s a…

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June 20, 2017 by Donovan Lazaro | Blog

Earlier this month I sat on a panel for FlexFactor at Willow Glen High School. A class of about 30 AP Biology students broken up into small teams gave “Shark Tank” style pitches about devices and products they designed, utilizing flexible circuit technology. Applica…

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Boutique Urban Gym opens in historic Downtown building

June 16, 2017 by Donovan Lazaro | Blog

When you see the rows of treadmills and gym equipment in the window of the historic Sperry Flour building on North 3rd Street, do not mistake what you are seeing for run-of-the-mill heath club. Indeed, there are people on stair climbers and squatting with barbells as in…

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