13
Apr

Entrust Enters Into Agreement to be Acquired by Thoma Bravo – April 13, 2009

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Entrust [NASDAQ: ENTU], a world leader in securing digital identities and information, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Thoma Bravo, LLC in a transaction with a total equity value of $114 million.

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06
Apr

How to Get Chummy with Your Commercial Banker: Umpqua Bank – Inc., April 2009

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Think locally
Smaller regional and community banks typically offer more personalized service and more direct access to key decision makers than the large national banks. And thanks to less exposure to the subprime mortgage mess than many of the larger national banks, smaller banks may be in a better position to lend to entrepreneurs. Yates eventually landed at Umpqua Bank, an Oregon-based bank, which gave Portland Spirit a $3 million loan last year. Yates says he has business, home, and cell phone numbers for Matt Stanley, his commercial banking officer, and speaks with him every couple of weeks. “They know us, and they have taken the time to understand all the ins and outs of our business,” says Yates. “That certainly wouldn’t have happened at a large institutional bank.”

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06
Apr

LANE PR Generates Big Results for Wines From Spain

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Public Relations Efforts Generate Spanish Wine Sales Despite Economic Downturn
Portland, Ore. – April 6, 2009 – LANE PR, the public relations agency for Wines from Spain, a promotional division of the Trade Commission of Spain, works to increase the awareness of Spanish wines in the United States.  In 2008, nearly 1,300 press articles mentioned or featured Spanish wines, reaching more than 200 million Americans. As a result, both Spanish wine imports and value increased in the U.S. in 2008 as compared to 2007.

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