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Oct 29th 2012 11:25AM Gotta be Stephanie Izard. Have run into her many times in Chicago since she won and she's a great person. Have eaten at her Girl and The Goat and loved it every time -- just wish it wasn't so popular so that I could get in there more often...
Sep 4th 2012 2:18PM You could also include the GM (ex-Saturn) plant in Spring Hill, TN, about 30 minutes south of Nashville on I-65.
Nov 29th 2010 9:59AM While less discretionary than leisure travel, not all business travel is inelastic. TSA and other airport hassles won't eliminate my travel in 2011, but it will reduce it. I won't cut back on traveling for customer/client meetings, but I will do less internal face-to-face meetings. I'm already traveling less in 2010 than I did in 2009 -- a reduction more related to airport hassles than economic conditions.
Also, the airport hassles are changing the fly-vs.-drive breakeven point. A few years ago, I calculated the breakeven point at 3 hours/200 miles (http://goo.gl/e4kSZ). Some recent articles are pushing it to 8 hours/500 miles (http://www.economist.com/node/21013202 and http://t.co/Lxtneiv). While not reducing overall travel, it will push down on airline travel.
Jan 30th 2010 12:02PM I'm on the road every week, but have never collected enough receipts every week to justify (in my mind) the need to carry around another piece of electronics. With airlines, hotels, and car rental companies e-mailing me electronic receipts, meal and taxi receipts are the only pieces of paper I collect during the week, and I manage to fit them all in my wallet.
I've just joined a company that uses Concur's on-line T&E solution and it makes things even easier. They also have an iPhone app that allows me to take a picture of a receipt with phone camera and attach it to an expense entry. Taking a picture of a receipt with my iPhone has, to me, eliminated any reason to buy and carry a portable scanner