A ‘Double Dip’ on the Horizon?

While the media and jittery investors may be seeing another recession on the horizon, NTEA economist Steve Latin-Kasper doesn’t see it as likely. A turbulent European economy and the unbecoming proceedings surrounding the debt ceiling debate notwithstanding, Latin-Kasper thinks it’s hard to have a recession when business, consumer and government expenditures are expected to increase in 2012.... read more

Hammer Down: New Opportunities Surface as Trucking Industry ‘Kicks Into Gear’

The trucking industry appears to be “kicking into gear.” As such, the Monitor sought out Jon Eide, national sales manager for the Commercial Vehicle Group at Wells Fargo Equipment Finance to share his perspective. From where he sits, Eide sees many new opportunities on the horizon.... read more

A Call to Action

National Business Aviation Association president and CEO Ed Bolen has navigated the organization through industry highs and lows since he assumed the post in 2004. Today, facing a slow and unsteady economic recovery and proposed Washington policies that could harm the industry, Bolen has mobilized the NBAA’s membership to educate politicians, the media and the general public about the contributions of business aviation to the United States.... read more

Teal Group’s Business Jet Overview

After suffering from apocalyptic numbers in 2008 and 2009, the business jet market spent 2010 and 2011 (so far) convalescing, but with few signs of a complete recovery. Key economic health indicators are sending mixed messages, and the fundamental market trend signs remain depressed. However, there are hopeful prospects for a deliveries recovery in 2012.... read more

Even in a Downturn, De Lage Landen ‘Stays the Course’ With Long-Term Strategy

In January of this year, Monitor readers found out that William Stephenson was appointed to lead De Lage Landen’s Global Vendor Finance (GVF) group. Recently, the company released impressive results for the first half of this year. We reached out to Stephenson, a 25-year veteran of the company, to learn more about his group’s performance and its approach to the market.... read more

Industry Sector Overview 2011

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Resting Comfortably — The Four Paths to Perfection

The last edition of Dispatches From the Trenches discussed the Article 9 concept of attachment. In this edition, Ken Weinberg discusses the four primary ways in which an attached security interest may be perfected — filing, possession, control and automatic perfection.... read more

Seventh Circuit Affirms Use of a Powerful Tool for Judgment Creditors in ‘Rare’ Cases

When defendants Pethinaidu and Parameswari Veluchamy defaulted on their obligations to Bank of America in June 2009, the bank sued in federal district court for breach of contract, obtained judgment against the defendants 18 months later and began aggressively pursuing post-judgment enforcement remedies. What follows is a rare case eventually upheld in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. ... read more

From Goodwill to Concrete Skills

From Linda Kester’s point of view, sales training generates goodwill and concrete skills that forge a path of excellence for your sales reps to follow. In the following article, she supports her viewpoint with five reasons for continuous sales training.... read more

CapStar Commercial Finance: At the Heart of Palm

A banking newcomer, CapStar Bank is now in a position to diversify into the equipment financing space and has turned to former GMAC Commercial Finance execs Lee Palm and Brian Shapiro to create CapStar Commercial Finance. In a cycle that he sees as favorable for emerging equipment finance units, Palm is building a team and focusing on the core values of credit, credit discipline, underwriting and deal structures.... read more

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