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Good morning readers. It's Thursday.

We'll kick things off with big news from our sister publication down Interstate 95, the Washington Business Journal. Giant pandas will once again grace the National Zoo in D.C. They'll be on American soil through April 2034, thanks to an agreement with China.

The bears, Bao Li and Qing Bao, will be arriving later this year. The zoo is seeking $25 million in donations to renovate the David M. Rubenstein Family Giant Panda Habitat and manage its upkeep. David…

 

Who was most likely to leave after tech titans returned to the office? A surprising group.

As the return to the office ramped up for corporate heavyweights after the pandemic, there was considerable discussion about what the moves would mean for turnover — especially for younger workers and women.

New research from the University of Michigan, Ipsos Public Affairs and the University of Chicago explored what happened once those policies were in place.

The verdict?

 

How a new marketing executive plans to help East Coast Wings + Grill add locations, customers

From the Triad Business Journal.

East Coast Wings + Grill is putting its five-year growth strategy – including signing for 10 more locations and opening four by the end of 2024 – into place with a key hire.

The restaurant franchise has hired Ashley Mitchell as its vice president of marketing to help East Coast Wings + Grill elevate brand awareness and local store marketing.

 

Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley puts final touches on uptown restaurant (PHOTOS)

Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley aims to deliver bring upscale comfort food when the restaurant opens at Queen City Quarter, formerly the EpiCentre.

 

After Tampa launch, Motor Enclave developer turns attention to other Florida markets

Luxury car condos — some of which sold for over $1 million — were never meant to be the Motor Enclave's main revenue driver.

 

Exxon directors re-elected despite shareholder opposition

At Spring-based Exxon Mobil Corp.’s (NYSE: XOM) annual shareholder meeting on May 29, all of the company’s current independent directors on its board won majority votes of approval.

 

How this teacher built a multimillion-dollar business in 3 years

From the Denver Business Journal.

Maria Fraietta still isn't sure how her fun idea for an Etsy craft morphed into a multimillion-dollar business.

Since her first sale in May 2021, Fraietta said she has still largely been in "react" mode. That was the year her father died, and Fraietta and her brothers learned how difficult it is to manage a deceased person's estate with much of their information hidden somewhere online.

She and her siblings created a system to track what information they had…

 

Kelley & Mullis Wealth Management adds executive to C-suite

The new executive previously created his own firm in 2021.

 

China's quest to turn the yuan into a global currency isn't actually driven by domination. It's about sanctions.

China is playing defense more than offense in its international promotion of the Chinese yuan, a researcher says.Sheldon Cooper/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images

 

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