A Treasure In Dean Montana

In the small mining town of Dean. Montana, there is a restaurant for sale. The former operator of this location at 1383 Nye Road in Dean, is leaving to relocate in Red Lodge. This Dean Community Resturant was a destination location since the 1990s when owned by resident Jack Hanna of television fame and his brother Bush. It was known as Montana Hanna’s. Jack Hanna was born in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1947. He became the Director of the Columbia Zoo in 1972 and remained there until 1992. Jack has been seen on many television shows such as The Late Show with David Letterman and Larry King Live. This conservationist is also an author, having written close to a dozen books. He married in 1968 and has three daughters. The restaurant opened as the Bar Y in the 1950s. It was a gathering place for the active Benbow Mine’s chromium miners. The mine is now closed. In 2003, the restaurant was purchased by Jeanne Gardiner and Tim Metarko. In 2010 the restaurant changed hands. They renamed it Montana Jack’s after the new owner Jack Mowell. It closed in 2014. This Stillwater Valley restaurant is located on a 2.15-acre lot. An event building and outdoor entertainment facilities are included with the 5,128-square-foot restaurant building. The town of Dean is about 10 miles west of Fishtail and 70 miles southwest of Billings. Owners Jack and Ann Mowell hired Chris Lockhart as the head chef and Gena Burghoff as their manager, thanks to investors Alexia and David Leuschen. The restaurant was renovated and given many upgrades. The main restaurant was converted from the...

How Are Investment Firms Changing The Energy Industry?

The energy and investment industries are inextricably linked due to the nature of energy trading. Energy stocks and shares are traded every day, and large energy companies must keep up with the times by using proper techniques to make money. This article explains how energy companies are using investment techniques to update their practices, and Riverstone Energy Limited uses trading concepts to make their products more viable. Energy trading companies have become the norm in a world where Wall Street leads business. #1: Energy Trading Has Become More Popular in Recent Years Energy trading has become a popular business for companies around the world, and energy production companies have ensured that they have a place at the table. Every company that is trading in energy shares may help control prices of production, and every company will earn more money by trading in energy stocks. A production company is no longer dependent on energy sales to make their money. #2: Energy Trading Changes the Pricing Structure Companies that trade in energy are changing the pricing structure for their products every day. Energy trading consistently changes the prices of coal-fired electricity, nuclear-powered electricity, wind energy and solar energy. There are several different companies that trade in energy while they are producing energy, and they have taken matters into their own hands while servicing their customers. #3: How Broad Is The Energy Trading Market? The energy trading market covers every state in the union, and energy trading happens overseas in equal quantities. A company like Riverstone Energy Limited has been trading in energy for quite some time, and the company has a...

Permal Group and Entrust Capital Have Been Acquired by Legg Mason

EnTrust and Permal are headed for a joint venture to create one of the largest global alternative asset management firms in the world. The new company which will be referred to as EnTrustPermal and will have total assets worth $29 billion and Pro-forma AUM of over $26 billion. Entrust is current the leading alternative asset manager and hedge fund investor that has its headquarters located in New York. The company has total assets, investor base, business mix and complementary investment strategies amounting to $12 billion to Permal. EnTrust offers a diverse management of investment products which involves high net worth investors and a significant number of institutions. Permal Group is a hedge funds manager which deals with private equity funds products for international investors. Started in 1973, it is now one of the oldest hedge funds firm currently managing approximately $22 billion in Assets. The primary clients of the company include private banks pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, foundations, endowments, insurance companies, high-net-worth individuals, and family offices. The combination of EnTrust and Permal will make Legg Mason the owner of 65% of the new entity and 35% being owned by Entrust’s Co-founder and managing partner, Gregg S. Hymowitz. He will also be the chairman and chief executive officer of EntrustPermal. Both firms have agreed to retain business and investment professionals to serve the investors of the newly formed organization. Also, keeping the professionals will create a platform for the necessary leadership and scale team to expand significantly the new company and utilize the multi-alternative offerings and capabilities. This is not the first deal Legg Mason has scored in 2016,...

Make Your Business Work for You

If you are running your own business, then there is likely a lot of stress on you, as you are trying to get things done in the right way. You want success for your business, and you want to know that you are doing all of the right things with it, but you might not always feel too confident in yourself. There may be times when you wonder if you are doing anything right at all, and you might begin to regret your career choices. But you shouldn’t let yourself go down that path. Instead, David Leuschen of Riverstone Holdings, advises people to stick with what they are doing. He says that he believes the quote “90% of life is just showing up”, and he wants others to practice that, as well. He believes that in order to have success in one’s business, which they need to be fully involved in all that their business is doing. So, if you want to know that you are doing things right with your business, then you should make sure to put your all into it. You should make sure that every decision that you make is one that you feel good about, and you should do things in such a way that your business starts working for you. Get things in such a good place, that you start to love the career that you have chosen. Put your all in, and you might be amazed by the results. There are many things that you can do to improve your career if you feel that it isn’t all that it should be...

Surfing to Sustainability

A lab in San Deigo California is coming up with a way to keep our blue planet a little bluer by creating surfboards out of algae. Surfing is an activity that millions of people partake in every year without thinking that it might have a negative impact on the environment. One scientist, Steve Mayfield, is taking just that environmental impact into consideration. Steve Mayfield is part of an agency called Sustainable Surf, whose intends to use recycled polystyrene in a campaign called Waste to Waves. By taking recycled polystyrene foam and re-purposing it, cores for surfboards can be produced. These recycled polystyrene surfboards are making an impact on the environment in a more beneficial manner than the Hawaii foam ban that has been proposed. Each day, individuals throw away multiple sources of polystyrene without thinking about it: a plastic fork, a coffee cup from your favorite coffee chain, the packing materials used in shipping. Polystyrene is a material that we are used to in our every days lives, but we never think of how it might be re-purposed. More than that, however, is the fact that we don’t think about the impact that it might make to the environment by using the product in a recycled manner to keep landfills clear and the ocean clean from waste that is thrown into the blue waters. Steve Mayfield and Sustainable Surf have thought about this. With these recycled foam boards in tandem with the Algae boards that are being created by Sustainable Surf, there is an impact in the ocean and in the world. Hawaii foam boards and algae boards alike will...

An Investment Banker Has Become A Friendly Activist

Activism in the business community usually happens through takeovers, and there are many people in the business world who prefer to buy into companies that are going to give them a voice. Cliff Robbins is someone who has decided to take a different direction in his own activism as he makes deals with companies like RJR Nabisco to make change in the world. Robbins is an activist in the business community, but he is able to be an activist who is working with boards of directors to make changes to the companies from within. Activists who are working on the outside rarely have any impact because they are standing on the outside looking in. There are activists in the business community who just take over, but Robbins thinks it is going to be much easier to make a change while he is sitting in the boardroom. Creative activism works well in the accounting world because the people in these businesses are going to see returns that were not previously going to happen. The world of businesses and finance speaks to people who get results, and activists who are getting results are going to be easier to listen to than someone who is just taking over. The infamous character Gordon Gecko publicly destroyed his opponents in a board meeting in the movie Wall Street, and he continued to do so in the sequel. That kind of activism is giving way to someone who is willing to politely ask for change while showing what change can do. There are still many activists out there who write with poison pens, but people like...