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Blackbaud Ranks Most Generous Online U.S. Cities for 2012

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Blackbaud Ranks Most Generous Online U.S. Cities for 2012

Seattle again earns top spot for 2012

CHARLESTON, S.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– When it comes to charitable giving, some U.S. cities consistently rise to the top in their adoption of digital giving channels. Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) today released its fifth annual ranking of the Most Generous Online U.S. Cities based on 2012 online giving data from Blackbaud customers.

The rankings remain largely unchanged from last year’s analysis, with the top four cities holding firm. For a second straight year, Seattle, WA earned the top spot, followed by Alexandria, VA and Washington, DC. Minneapolis made the biggest strides, jumping four spots to enter the top 10 in 2012. Bellevue, WA dropped one position and out of the top 10.

The analysis ranks 265 cities with total population of more than 100,000 based on per capita online giving. More than $509 million was donated online by donors in the 265 major cities, a 15 percent jump from 2011.

The current rankings come from donations processed between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2012.

Top Ten Most Generous Online US Cities

A ranking of large cities (population > 100,000) based on per capita online giving in 2012:

  1. Seattle, WA
  2. Alexandria, VA
  3. Washington, DC
  4. Arlington, VA
  5. Ann Arbor, MIĀ (+1 spot)
  6. Cambridge, MA (-1 spot)
  7. Berkeley, CA
  8. San Francisco, CA
  9. St. Louis, MO (+1 spot)
  10. Minneapolis, MN (+4 spots)

“Online giving continues to be an important part of a nonprofit’s overall fundraising strategy,” said Steve MacLaughlin, director of Blacbkbaud’s Idea Lab. “While overall giving remains relatively flat, we continue to see double-digit growth in online giving and expect the trend to continue throughout the year.”

From a regional perspective based on the U.S. Census grouping of

From: http://www.dailyfinance.com/2013/04/11/blackbaud-ranks-most-generous-online-us-cities-for/

Terreno Realty Corporation Acquires Building in Burien, WA for $6.5 Million

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Terreno Realty Corporation Acquires Building in Burien, WA for $6.5 Million

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Terreno Realty Corporation (NYS: TRNO) , an acquirer, owner and operator of industrial real estate in six major coastal U.S. markets, acquired an industrial property located in Burien, Washington on March 21, 2013 for a purchase price of approximately $6.5 million.

The property consists of one multi-tenant industrial distribution building containing approximately 69,000 square feet on 4.8 acres. The cross-dock airfreight building provides 49 dock-high and 10 drive-in doors and is immediately adjacent to the south side of SeaTac International Airport. The property is at 18331 8th Avenue South in Burien and is 89% leased to four tenants. The estimated stabilized cap rate of the property is 5.6%.

Estimated stabilized cap rates are calculated as annualized cash basis net operating income stabilized to market occupancy (generally 95%) divided by total acquisition cost. Total acquisition cost includes the initial purchase price, the effects of marking assumed debt to market, buyer’s due diligence and closing costs, estimated near-term capital expenditures and leasing costs necessary to achieve stabilization.

Terreno Realty Corporation is an acquirer, owner and operator of industrial real estate in six major coastal U.S. markets: Los Angeles; Northern New Jersey/New York City; San Francisco Bay Area; Seattle; Miami; and Washington, D.C./Baltimore.

Additional information about Terreno Realty Corporation is available on the company’s web site at www.terreno.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. We caution investors that forward-looking statements are based on management’s beliefs and on assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management. When used, the words “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “intend”, “may”, “might”, “plan”, “project”, “result”, “should”, “will”, and similar expressions which do not relate solely to historical matters are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions and are not guarantees of future performance, which may be affected by known and unknown risks, trends, uncertainties, and factors that are beyond our control, including risks related to our ability to meet our estimated forecasts related to stabilized cap rates and those risk factors contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and our other public filings. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those anticipated, estimated, or projected. We expressly disclaim any responsibility to update our forward-looking statements, …read more
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Equinix to Host Launch Event at New Seattle Data Center

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Equinix to Host Launch Event at New Seattle Data Center

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Equinix, Inc. (NAS: EQIX) , the global interconnection and data center company, today announced that it will be celebrating the opening of its downtown Seattle data center (SE3) with an exclusive launch event on Thursday, March 14, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Westin Seattle. The event will include a tour of the new state-of-the-art facility by Equinix’s solution architects, followed by a reception of Washington craft beer and wine pairings, open bar, premium hors d’oeuvres and entertainment.

During the tours, guests will learn how SE3 offers network optimization for increased performance and lower latency, high-speed content distribution to improve end-user experience, high-capacity access to public, hybrid, and private cloud providers, and northwest access to the Asia Pacific markets and global peering platform.

Attendees can register online here.

WHERE:

The Westin Seattle
Puget Sound Room
1900 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
Ph: 206-728-1000

SCHEDULE:

SE3 Tours & Reception 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

  • Data center tours conducted with groups of 10 leaving every 15 min.

5:00 – 5:30 p.m.

  • 5:00 – 5:05 Welcoming remarks by Adam Berlew, VP of Marketing, Equinix Americas
  • 5:05 – 5:10 Charles Meyers, president-Americas, Equinix
  • 5:10 – 5:15 Grant Kirkwood, founder & CEO, Unitas Global
  • 5:15 – 5:20 Jesse Proudman , founder & CEO, Blue Box
  • 5:20 – 5:25 Rick Cantu, CEO, president & co-Founder, Redapt
  • 5:25 – 5:30 Closing remarks by Adam Berlew, VP of Marketing, Equinix Americas

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. – …read more
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WA state representative argues bikes pollute more than cars, backpedals

By Jon LeSage

WA state representative Ed Orcutt - headshot

Filed under: Isn’t bicycling supposed to reduce carbon emissions and free up traffic jam congestion? Well, it’s actually making matters worse, argues a state representative from Washington. “You would be giving off more CO2 if you are riding a bike than driving in a car,” claims Ed Orcutt (R – Kalama, WA).

The state rep reportedly explained the situation in a letter to a constituent. Said constituent had questioned the wisdom of a new Washington bike tax that the legislature is considering as part of a large transportation package. According to Orcutt, a cyclist “has an increased heart rate and respiration. That means that the act of riding a bike results in greater emissions of carbon dioxide from the rider.”

For any bike riding activists already annoyed with Orcutt, he goes even further: Orcutt argues people who ride bikes do not pay for the roads when they ride. So, they’re getting a free ride and polluting the atmosphere while doing it.

Orcutt would eventually back down from his bizarre “bike riding produces pollution” diatribe. In an email to Seattle Bike Blog, he wrote, “First of all, let me apologize for the carbon emissions line of an e-mail which has caused so much concern within the bicycle community. It was over the top and I admit is not one which should enter into the conversation regarding bicycles.”

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KGHM Sees Less Profit from Poland this Year due to Smelter Maintenance

State-controlled miner KGHM Polska Miedz SA (KGH.WA) said Friday it expects its net profit from its core operations in Poland to total 3.2 billion zloty ($1.02 billion), significantly less than what it expects to earn in 2012, as the company is conducting a three-month maintenance shutdown at its Glogow copper smelter this year. …read more
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Micon Reaffirms Top Status of KGHM's Poland Mining Operations

Polish state-controlled KGHM Polska Miedz SA (KGH.WA) was the eighth-largest copper producer in the world in 2012 and its first-largest silver producer, whose Legnica-Glogow copper belt operations are capable of producing at current levels for another 30 to 40 years, mineral consultancy Micon said Monday. …read more
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Commerzbank Job Cuts To Affect All Areas, Units

Commerzbank AG’s (CBK.XE) plans to cut between 4,000 and 6,000 full-time jobs by 2016 will affect all group levels and units, in Germany and abroad, although online bank Comdirect and Polish unit BRE Bank (BRE.WA) will be excluded, according to internal documents seen by Dow Jones Newswires Thursday.
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Commerzbank Job Cuts To Affect All Areas, Units – Source

Commerzbank AG’s (CBK.XE) plans to cut between 4,000 and 6,000 full-time jobs by 2016 will affect all group levels and units, in Germany and abroad, although online bank Comdirect and Polish unit BRE Bank (BRE.WA) will be excluded, according to internal documents seen by Dow Jones Newswires Thursday.
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