Summer 2009

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Inside the Summer 2009 Issue:

Good News for a Bad Economy
For David Weber, President and CEO of Union City-based pharmaceutical firm MacuSight, it’s all about financing through key milestones and “planning well enough ahead.” It’s one reason why Weber’s firm recently secured a R&D and licensing agreement with a large Japanese pharmaceutical firm that gave MacuSight $50 million upfront in funding. Read how other Alliance members have found ways to move forward in an otherwise dismal U.S. economy.

Alliance Community Activities
Recent Alliance CEO Roundtables gave CEOs the opportunity to learn about life science partnerships and “Building High Functioning Executive Teams.” Judy Estrin, author of “Closing the Innovation Gap,” discussed ways to overcome our country’s innovation deficit, while Siebel Systems founder Tom Siebel spoke about future business growth opportunities. Check out the photos of these events and our Alliance Progressive Dinner.

Attracting and Retaining the Optimal Team: A Case Study
Alliance member Andrew Giacomini, Managing Partner at Hanson Bridgett, discusses his firm’s workplace differentiation strategy that enables them to draw and keep top talent by offering its lawyers a balanced, healthier lifestyle.

New Members
Check out our newest Alliance members, who run companies in industries such as robotics, environmental graphics, marketing research, capillary force vaporizers, and construction services.

Upcoming Events
We've got some great events coming up, including CEO Roundtables on Manufacturing and Buying or Selling a Business; our Alliance Spring Dinner; and keynote discussions with Jerry Kennelly of Riverbed Technology and Kevin Surace of Serious Materials. Alliance members are invited to attend all keynote discussions, even if their group is not meeting that day.

Also inside: The keynote discussion with Eamonn Kelly, CEO of Global Business Network, our Member News, and more. Download it now!