The Underwriting of a Construction Loan Through the Eyes of a Lender

One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. – Neil Armstrong

By Chris Blakeslee

This summer, we will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first walk on the moon.  I recently watched the movie, “First Man” which is about the life of astronaut, Neil Armstrong (played by Ryan Gosling), and the space mission this country embarked on that led to this historic event on July 20, 1969.

As an engineer, I am instinctively attracted to science, so I naturally found this movie entertaining.  While I currently don’t practice many of the engineering principles I once painstakingly studied, I oftentimes, in my business career, find a direct connection.READ MORE

The Inherent Value of Good Advice

By Rachel McCracken

I joked the other day that now that I’m in my 40’s, I have a stable of specialists that I go and see to help me stay healthy and informed.  Other than the standard preventative annual check-ups to the doctor and dentist, I now regularly see the chiropractor, masseuse, trainer, and a radiologist, among others.  I have a watch to monitor my heart rate while I run, an app to clock weekly workout goals, and a scale that will tell me my BMI (should I ever want to know it).READ MORE

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