Happy Tuesday: It’s Day 2 of National Entrepreneurship Week, during which we salute the 6 million new businesses that will launch this year and the yuuge number of others that are expected to prosper if they have masonry skills.
Microsoft is sponsoring nationally. Locally, there are Ignite Your Ideas events Wednesday at the Microsoft stores at Roosevelt Field and Walt Whitman starring Esther Fortunoff, Andrew Hazen, Jeff Rogers and Corrinne Graham.
Speaking of events, the Innovator of the Year awards are set for March 21 at 8 a.m. Honoring two dozen of Long Island’s most creative thinkers plus our inaugural Master of Innovation, Bob Catell. Tickets here.
And thanks to Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, Spectronics, CEBIP and Applied DNA Sciences, new event sponsors.
Also, welcome new readers Walter, Rich, Everett and Bonnie. Great to have you aboard.
Previously on this day: Edwin Holmes installed the first electromagnetic burglar alarm in Boston in 1858. He later moved the company to NYC where, he said, “all the country’s burglars make their home.” Holmes later innovated the centralized alarm system, using telephone lines. AT&T acquired the firm in 1905.
TOP O’ THE SITE
Ten years in and a startup “three times over,” mobile marketing pioneer Skoop! is finally seeing the business jell.
Bed, Bath & Beyond founder Leonard Feinstein and his wife Susan, whose largesse helped kick-start the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research at Northwell Health, have doubled down.
The Guv just got serious about Long Island ground water.
ICYMI: Traverse Biosciences has a new patent and a nifty transfer agreement that will allow easy-peasy testing of its breakthrough periodontal treatments.
Congrats: Robert Abiuso, whose previous title was counsel, has been elevated to partner at Sahn Ward Coschignano.
Also: Nixon Peabody has made the Ones to Watch list at Acritas, which tracks the world’s largest law brands. The Ones are firms outside the top 20 that have been making big moves up. (Oh, and ICYMI, Jones Day unseated Skadden for top dog honors.)
Meet John Hill: The director of the National Synchrotron Light Source II at BNL. What’s it? Rather complicated, and don’t quote us, but it basically creates X-Rays bright enough to see through rock.
Related: The real Superman’s strengths and abilities, over time. (Includes seeing through rock.)
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Tough all over: More than a third of Massachusetts companies receiving economic development tax breaks have failed to meet employment promises. (The state did claw back $400,000 from a Warren Buffett-owned firm.)
Green carpet: Walmart, McDonald’s, AT&T, Verizon and Anheuser-Busch InBev helped ABC sell out the upcoming Oscars broadcast.
Always a hot time with him: NYC’s Streicker Center has Al Gore dropping by, Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m. $45 seats, $225 gets you into a face-time reception. Register here.
Forgive us, but: We never tire of watching SpaceX stick a booster landing.
Now that’s hedging: Billionaire investor Mark Cuban keeps almost half of his net worth in cash.
Forget the shoes: Ivanka’s perfume is a best seller on Amazon.
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Compiled by John Kominicki. Thanks for reading.