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Chicago Runoff Ensures City Will Elect Its First Black Woman As Mayor

CHICAGO (AP) — A former federal prosecutor and a county board leader will face each other in a runoff to become Chicago’s first black female mayor after leading a large field Tuesday that included a member of the Daley family that has dominated the city’s politics for much of the last six decades. Political outsider Lori Lightfoot, who was a federal prosecutor in northern Illinois, and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle were the top two vote-getters among 14 candidates, but neither r...
Tags: Elections, News, White House, Ap, Chicago, Kanye West, Republican Party, City Council, Illinois, City Hall, Rahm Emanuel, Laquan Mcdonald, Democratic Party, Emanuel, Chicago Public Schools, Bennett

Hard Rock International Unveils Full-Scale Model of its World-Class Entertainment Resort Concept to Japan

Jim Allen, chairman and CEO of Hard Rock International, revealed a full-scale model of Hard Rock Japan's World-Class Entertainment Resort concept during Hokkaido's Integrated Resort Showcase on January 09. Key elements of the design include monorail access from Chitose International Airport, Hard Rock's signature guitar-shaped hotel, a Four Seasons Resort, a Hard Rock Live venue, multipurpose Broadway-style theaters, a state-of-the-art wellness center and more than 215,000 square feet of ...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Broadway, Hard Rock International, Jim Allen, Chitose International Airport Hard Rock, Japan Hard Rock Resort

Former US senator Maryon Allen dies at 92

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Maryon Pittman Allen, one of only two women to serve as a U.S. senator from Alabama, has died. Allen’s nephew, state Sen. Trip Pittman, says his aunt died Monday. She was 92. Allen was a journalist for The Birmingham News who married state politician Jim Allen, who died while serving in […]
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R.I.P. Six Strings: Is The Death Of The Electric Guitar Near?

Fred Jacobs surveys market trends of the past several years, many of which (including the bankruptcy of Gibson) point to the dwindling popularity of that most iconic of instruments, the electric guitar. ________________________ Guest post by Fred Jacobs of Jacobs Media Strategies Disruption impacts virtually every business and platform – including the guitar. Over the past couple of years, a possible trend signaling the decreasing influence of the electric guitar appears to be ...
Tags: Apple, Music, Marketing, Barcelona, Jimi Hendrix, Guest Post, Metallica, Las Vegas, Eric Clapton, Music Business, Guitar Center, Fred, Gibson, Hollywood Florida, Kirk Hammett, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel

Hard Rock still (distantly) eyes New Jersey casino near NYC

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Even after spending a half-billion dollars on an Atlantic City casino, Hard Rock still hopes to build one in northern New Jersey near New York City one day.Hard Rock CEO Jim Allen says the company owns... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New York City, Ap, New Jersey, Atlantic City, Jim Allen

Chicago area could see nearly 2-week delay of early voting

CHICAGO (AP) — Election officials say early voting could be delayed by nearly two weeks for millions of Chicago-area voters because of candidate ballot challenges. Early voting starts statewide Thursday. However, Chicago Board of Election Commissioners spokesman Jim Allen said Monday that because of ongoing candidate objections, ballots won’t be ready on time. He estimates […]
Tags: News, Ap, Chicago, Jim Allen, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Chicago Board of Election Commissioners

Officials: Chicago area could see delay in early voting

CHICAGO (AP) — Election officials say the start of early voting is likely to be delayed in the Chicago area because of so many challenges to candidate petitions. Early voting is slated to start statewide next week on Thursday. Chicago Board of Election Commissioners spokesman Jim Allen said Friday that with rulings pending on which […]
Tags: News, Ap, Chicago, Jim Allen, Nation & World, Chicago Board of Election Commissioners

Want to stay inside a massive, 36-storey guitar on your holidays? Soon you can

This week Hard Rock started work on a big fat guitar in the sky that you’ll be able to stay in once it’s done! Why? Because why not. We’ve all pondered about how much a giant guitar shaped building would cost in our lives, haven’t we? Well maybe you haven’t but for your information about $1.5 billion. At least that’s the amount of money being invested into the restructuring and expansion of the Seminole Tribe hotel and casino in Florida. The construction commenced this week and was celebrated ...
Tags: Music, Florida, Expansion, Hotel, Guitar, Casino, Hard Rock, Bora Bora, Seminole Tribe, Steven Van Zandt, Nicko McBrain, Jim Allen, Instrument, Fun & Interesting

Hard Rock charts different path for Trump's former casino

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) " Hard Rock International is upping its investment in Atlantic City's former Trump Taj Mahal casino.Company chairman Jim Allen says Hard Rock will spend at least $500 million on rebranding and reopening... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Atlantic City, Trump, Jim Allen, Trump Taj Mahal casino Company

How much? Hard Rock leader says Taj Mahal overhaul could cost $500M+

The imagining of the former Trump Taj Mahal into the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino could cost more than $500 million, a massive jump from the original $375 million figure the new owners first touted. Hard Rock International Chairman Jim Allen said, "We are now committed to putting $500 million into that building," according to the Press of Atlantic City. When the company first bought the property, the Press of A.C. reported, the new owners initially thought they could spend $350 million to update a...
Tags: Atlantic City, Taj Mahal, Trump Taj Mahal, Jim Allen

Hard Rock charts different path for Trump’s former casino

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Jim Allen once worked for Donald Trump in Atlantic City. Now, the chairman of Hard Rock International is doing all he can to scrub the influence of the man who is now president of the United States from his signature casino. Hard Rock, the gambling arm of the Seminole Indian […]
Tags: Business, News, United States, Atlantic City, Donald Trump, Trump, N J AP, Jim Allen, Nation & World

New owners of vacant Taj Mahal to spend $375M on transformation to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

The owners of the future Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City are planning to put nearly $400 million into the empty boardwalk property — an investment they say will transform the financially battered Shore resort from a "one-and-a-half night town" to an entertainment destination. Telling a crowd that counted Gov. Chris Christie, N.J. Senate President Steve Sweeney and Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian as members, Hard Rock International CEO Jim Allen said the purchase of the vacant Taj Mahal…...
Tags: Chris Christie, Atlantic City, Don Guardian, N J Senate, Steve Sweeney, Jim Allen

5 Tips to Choose a Customer Loyalty Program for Small Businesses

Have you ever thought of deploying a customer loyalty program to drive more repeat business?  And what about offering gift cards for your customers to purchase? Customers love these kinds of programs.  What’s more, done right they achieve real financial benefits.  For example, a University of Chicago study found that loyalty programs increase purchases by 20%. A few months ago, our Small Business Trends team made a visit to the Innovation Lab at First Data headquarters in Atlanta. Our intervi...
Tags: Interviews, Sales, Atlanta, Walmart, University Of Chicago, First Data, Jim Allen, Brent Leary, Customer Loyalty Program for Small Businesses

Jim Allen of First Data: Turning eCommerce Transactions Into Insights for Millions of SMBs

Recently I had the opportunity to spend some time at the Innovation Lab of Atlanta-based First Data (NYSE:FDC) , a global leader in commerce-enabling technology.  During the trip I had the pleasure speaking with Jim Allen, First Data’s Senior Vice President of SMB Solutions.   Jim shares how First Data uses the incredible amount of transactions data they process annually to assist their six million customers in creating experiences that improve and extend customer relationships.  The vast ...
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CEO: Hard Rock still wants casino near NYC after Taj Mahal

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The company that bought Atlantic City’s Trump Taj Mahal casino still wants to build a $1 billion casino in northern New Jersey just outside New York City. Hard Rock International CEO Jim Allen tells The Associated Press his company remains committed to its plan to build a casino at the […]
Tags: Business, News, NYC, New Jersey, Associated Press, Atlantic City, N J AP, Jim Allen, Nation & World, Atlantic City s Trump Taj Mahal, New York City Hard Rock International

Connection Between Bill Clinton And Child Trafficker Laura Silsby

I don’t claim to do original research on this topic, as there are good folks at who are doing much better than I ever could, and besides, they have the right computer security to do this sort of thing – serious computer security.  I don’t.  But as I’ve stated, my job is to find the stuff that floats to the top, connect the dots, and then tell you about it. This one floated to the top very, very quickly and is being heralded as the most significant find in a long time in this ...
Tags: Texas, Media, Obama, Molly, America, Fbi, Military, Idaho, Bill Clinton, Fox News, Cia, George W Bush, Haiti, Clinton, Erin, Bush

The Audible: August 17th, 2016

Join host Kim Bokamper is joined by President and CEO Tom Garfinkel as well as Hard Rock International Chairman Jim Allen at the new Hard Rock Stadium, as they discuss the announcement of the 18-year stadium naming rights agreement. Make sure to tune
Tags: News, Jim Allen, Tom Garfinkel, Kim Bokamper

Dolphins Daily: August 17th, 2016

Jim Allen, Chairman of Hard Rock International, is your host on today's Dolphins Daily. Watch as he announces the new name for the stadium in Miami Gardens.
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The Speed Era – IHC’s S-Line trucks, 1921-’29

A 1929 Waco biplane and a 1929 IHC Six-Speed Special. Photo from John Glancy’s collection. Editor’s Note: Jim Allen and John Glancy’s forthcoming book, the International Scout Encyclopedia, promises to cover everything a Scout enthusiast would want to know (and more). Octane press has sent us a few more bonus stories that didn’t make the book’s final cut; this one focuses on the brand’s “Speed” trucks. This is the generation where the International Harvester Company truck really reached its s...
Tags: International, Literature, Autos, Akron, Eaton, Springfield Ohio, Waukesha, IHC, Fort Wayne Indiana, Jim Allen, trucks and Jeeps, Twenties, International Harvester, International Scout Encyclopedia

International Harvester’s “Slope Hood,” the first modern IHC truck

Editor’s note: Jim Allen and John Glancy’s forthcoming book, the International Scout Encyclopedia, promises to cover everything a Scout enthusiast would want to know (and more). Octane press has sent us a few more bonus stories that didn’t make the book’s final cut; this one focuses on the first “modern” International truck, the 1915-’23 “Slope Hood.”  Photo from John Glancy’s archives. By the start of World War I in 1914, it was clear the International Harvester Company had taken the Auto Wag...
Tags: Teens, International, America, Literature, Autos, Renault, IHC, Jim Allen, trucks and Jeeps, International Harvester, International Scout Encyclopedia

The life and times of Scout prototype E-924

[Editor’s Note: Jim Allen’s forthcoming book, the International Scout Encyclopedia, promises to cover everything a Scout fan would want to know about International’s Jeep-fighter. The folks at Octane Press, the book’s publisher, provided us a couple bonus stories discovered during Allen and John Glancy’s research for the book, including this one on one of the five Scout prototypes.] There were five hand-built Scout prototypes, all completed early in 1960. Each had a prototype number stenciled ...
Tags: Arizona, Literature, Autos, Allen, Jim Allen, Hemmings Classic Car, Sixties, Dream Cars, Show Cars And Prototypes, Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car, International Harvester, IH Scout, International Scout

Scouting out a place to camp: Attempts to turn the International Scout into an RV

[Editor’s Note: Jim Allen’s forthcoming book, the International Scout Encyclopedia, promises to cover everything a Scout fan would want to know about International’s Jeep-fighter. Thanks to the folks at Motorbooks, the book’s publisher, we’ve got an exclusive entry from the book to share, one that focuses on International’s various efforts to turn the Scout into an RV.] RVs and camping were a big deal when the Scout debuted for 1961. RVs were a bandwagon International needed to be on and pursu...
Tags: International, Georgia, Literature, Autos, RV, Jim Allen, Sixties, Motorhomes And Travel Trailers, trucks and Jeeps, Motorbooks, Renderings And Concept Sketches, IH Scout, International Scout, International Scout Encyclopedia, International Light Truck, Dickson Boats

World Child Cancer Big C

International charity World Child Cancer is raising awareness of the differing impacts of cancer on children in the UK and the developing world with the help of a new commercial, “The Big C”. Two children from different backgrounds play with the same wooden block, which starts as a toy in the hands of the Western child. In 30 seconds, the block travels towards a child in Bangladesh, transforming into an enormous crate, growing progressively bigger and bigger as it makes its journey. The goal of ...
Tags: Commercials, UK, Abc, Bangladesh, Technique, Vfx, Steve, Kevin Baldwin, Grand Central, Mark Meadows, Jim Allen, Steve Cope, Munzie Singh Thind, Nick Crabb, Gareth Crothers, Phil Currie

Toy Blocks Suddenly Become Monstrous in This Incredible Childhood Cancer PSA

There's something especially sinister about using a banal toy, like a wooden block, to illustrate cancer. But this is the approach World Child Cancer takes in "The Big C." Directed by Steve Cope, with masterful use of sound design by Munzie Singh Thind of Grand Central, the ad takes you on a journey from safe harbor to looming horror in 30 seconds.  It starts in a cozy living room, where a blonde British girl is playing with blocks. The scene oozes comfort and security; a tea kettle whis...
Tags: Creative, United Kingdom, Bangladesh, Agency, Kevin Baldwin, Angela Natividad, Jim Allen, Thind, Advertising & Branding, World Child Cancer, Steve Cope, Munzie Singh Thind, George Castle, National Autistic Society, Mick Brigdale Copywriter, James Page Production Company

Plans Unveiled For Casino At The Meadowlands

Hard Rock International unveiled its plan Wednesday to open a billion-dollar casino at the Meadowlands as soon as next summer. The 650,000 square-foot property "will compete with anything in the world," Hard Rock Chairman Jim Allen said at a press conference at the Meadowlands Wednesday, the Asbury Park Press reported .
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Vote for Jim Allen Wyoming House District 33

We support Jim Allen for the legislature because: Jim is for strong family values, strong communities and a strong economy. He will work hard to make this a better place to live, raise a family, work and play. [Link to media]
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