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Monday Morning Quarterback-6.13.15

Posted by: Andrew Schmitt | Posted on: June 13th, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Rouen Group-Monday Morning Quarterback
June 13, 2016

The Buzz:
A few fun and thought-provoking items to start your Monday Morning:
Favorite Day:
Father’s Day is on Sunday. Take time to honor your Dad. If you ware looking for a couple gift ideas here is a list (buy). Or, better yet, just head over to The Foursome Clothing. As a thank you to all the readers when you mention the MMQ at the Foursome this week you will received a FREE Tommy Bahama Tie or hat with purchase (while supplies last)

17 Inch Wide
This is a message for every parent, coach and sports fan. No matter what the plate is always 17 in. (read)

Beer Belly:
According to the Star Tribune, 40 breweries opened in Minnesota last year bringing the total to 105. Some are starting to think Minnesota market is getting saturated, but not so says Dan Justesen who will open Utepils Brewing in Minneapolis in the next few months. (read)

On The Trail:
Your Political News For The Day:

Only Millionaires Need Apply:
One of Minnesota’s most competitive Congressional races could easily become the most expensive. All 4 contenders in Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District are millionaires or “multi-millionaires” according to reports filed last week. (read)

Tweet It or Delete It?:
How much has Presidential politics changed in just 4 years? There are no more dueling press releases, now we get dueling tweets from candidates and their surrogates. The latest Trump V Clinton twitter battle included Clinton suggesting Trump should “delete your account.” (read)

Don’t Like Politics Today: Blame Millenials:
According to Pew Research Millennials now match baby boomers as the largest generations in the US electorate. Maybe that explains the dueling tweets…(read)

The Numbers:
Here are some numbers that make the world easier to understand:

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US News and World Report ranked Minneapolis as the 10th most dangerous city in America. (read)

47,757
The number of barrels of beer sold by Surly Brewing, MN largest brewer. Number 2 is Fulton and number 3 is my personal favorite Bent Paddle.

467,923
The number of times Hillary Clinton’s “delete your account” tweet was retweeted.

2
Two Olympic golds. Two Hart Trophies. Two Stanley Cups. And now a Conn Smythe. For Pittsburg Penguins Sidney Crosby.

17,865.34
The Dow Jones Industrial Average. An increase of nearly 60 points since last week.

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Thanks For Reading,

Noah Rouen
President, The Rouen Group

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Monday Morning Quarterback-6/6/16

Posted by: Andrew Schmitt | Posted on: June 6th, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Rouen Group-Monday Morning Quarterback
June 6, 2016

The Buzz:
A few fun and thought-provoking items to start your Monday Morning:
We Are Back:
We are back after a two week break. A whole lot of exciting things have happened since the last MMQ. There will be some announcements soon, but let’s get to it…

D-Day
Today marks the 72 anniversary of D-Day invasion. On this day 156,000 American, British and Canadian troops forces stormed five beaches along 50 miles of the Normandy region of France. Many lives were lost including 2,000 Americans. If you are looking for a way to remember on this day here is a clip from Saving Private Ryan depicting that day (watch). Or, you can watch the amazing speech by Ronald Reagan commenting the 40th anniversary of D-Day. (watch)

Shake Shake Shake:
Peter Nelson of Center of the American Experiment show how the recently passed sick/safe leave mandate is on shaky legal ground. Let’s hope he is right. This plan creates significant burdens on companies outside of the city that do occasional work in the city. (read)

Choo Choo NO Soul:
Via Joe Souchery: “The political class — they build themselves new office buildings and such — live in a different universe from the rest of us, and the rest of us are getting routinely pickpocketed. No greater proof of this truth exists than the remarks of St. Paul’s own City Council Member Dave Thune last week after Metro Transit released the financial figures for the first six months of the Green Line. Passengers boarding the Green Line from its debut in June, 2014 through the end of the year paid $6.21 million into the farebox, or about 35.8 percent of what it costs to operate the 11 miles of the route.” (read)

On The Trail:
Your Political News For The Day:

Special Session This Week-We Daudt It:
On WCCO TV Sunday, Speaker of The House Kurt Daudt said: “What the governor is saying is: You need to agree to everything that I want or I am not going to call a special session. We want him to call a special session. Unfortunately, the things he is asking for are not reasonable.” (watch)

BINGO: OOPS:
How one word may derail the bi-partisan tax bill, give bingo halls $30 million tax breaks, and why no one seems to know where the mistake came from. (read)

The Numbers:
Here are some numbers that make the world easier to understand:

70
Why do 70% of kids quit sports by the age of 13 (read)

40
Great list of the 40 places you should go with your kids before the “grow up.” The Rouen’s need to get traveling. (read)

$434 Million
A little late with this fact but it blows me a way: Daylight Saving Time costs the U.S. an estimated $434 million in lost productivity and decreased health

17,807.06
The Dow Jones Industrial Average. A drop of nearly 30 points since last week.

We have over 550 regular readers of the MMQ. Please share the MMQ via email, Facebook and Twitter so we can grow past 600 readers.

Thanks For Reading,

Noah Rouen
President, The Rouen Group

TIPS

We would love to hear from you. Do you have stories to share with our readers? Send them to noah@rouengroup.com

ABOUT THE ROUEN GROUP

The Rouen Group specializing in helping clients craft winning strategies for their public affairs and public relations campaigns.
Copyright © 2016 The Rouen Group, All rights reserved.

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