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July 2016

Friday Happy Hour: Manure Edition


Last night, Hillary Clinton became the first woman to formally accept a major party nomination for President of the United States. Somehow it was fitting that the event took place in the birthplace of liberty, as the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection did indeed acquit itself beautifully with the eyes of the nation upon it. Way to go Philly!

If you were wondering who you can thank for five days of peace and order despite thousands of crazy, drunk, happy, hopeful, angry, and sweaty partisans descending upon the city, you can start here with our client, the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 5.   

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Triad Podcast: Industry News on the Go

Following the latest trending news, sports, entertainment, weather, and music is available through various platforms, but one has both mobility and convenience: podcasting. Podcasting, Triad spreaker cell phone
rooted in radio programming, has transformed in both audience and content. With the advancement of the platform, listeners can absorb a variety of podcasters live or download and listen to them later.

According to survey data from Edison Research, 21 percent of U.S. adults ages 12 or older have listened to a podcast in the past month. These individuals are leaving work or school, driving to the gym or grabbing groceries, working out or carpooling kids to soccer. Before, during, and after their commute home, they are enjoying content, like that of Triad Strategies, seamlessly on the mobile device of their choice.

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Friday Happy Hour: Piranha Edition


Raise your hand if back in 2015 you envisioned the RNC nominating Donald Trump for President of the United States.  Yeah, that’s what we thought.  The unlikeliest of journeys ended in Cleveland last night, as Trump grabbed the baton and began his sprint to November 8th.  Next up: Philadelphia.

Here is a quick clip of our own Pennsylvania delegation throwing its support to Trump on Tuesday night, courtesy of’s John Micek. 

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Friday Happy Hour: Chardonnay Go Edition


It was a busy week as Republicans across this great land prepare to descend on Cleveland for their coronation of Donald Trump. In true Trump style, expect this convention to be just a wee bit different than those of years past, with stuffy political speeches being shoved aside in favor of more glitz and glamour. 

Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers continue to crater, as a new swing state poll this week showed Trump either tied or marginally ahead in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida. The only saving grace for Camp Clinton is that her rival’s numbers haven’t moved in eons. Now it becomes a question of where Clinton’s floor actually is.

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Friday Happy Hour: Show Me the Money Edition

As the new Pennsylvania fiscal year dawned this morning, the budget to accompany it was headed toward Governor Wolf’s desk after the House concurred, by a 144-54 vote, with the MoneySenate’s $31.6 billion spending plan. The bipartisan plan boosts early childhood, K through 12 and higher education spending, along with more dough for combating opioid addiction, with no broad-based tax increases. The Guv said he will sign it just as soon as everyone figures out just one more itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny detail – exactly where the money will come from.

One place a big chunk of the revenue shortfall could come from is a House-approved measure that would expand casino-style gambling to the internet and airports. The bill would raise as little as $200 million or as much as $270 million, depending on who you talk to. Its prospects in the Senate or on the desk of Governor Wolf are not clear. Reports are that legislators also are looking for new sins to tax or increasing levies on old sins.

Where the money won’t be coming from is commercial development of state parks. The House rejected, 123-77, a proposal for a pilot program that would have allowed the development of a commercial golf course, amusement park, water slide park, hotel, and restaurant and bar on the grounds of a state park.

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