Several former contestants on Bravos Top Chef All-Stars, including local restaurateur Spike Mendelsohn of Good Stuff Eatery and We, the Pizza, will be featured at Venn Strategies 10th anniversary party later this month.
The Normandy Group reports that it will "address issues related to the Federal Trade Commission's review of competition and consumer matters with respect to Google." Google announced that it would hire the firms after the FTC began an antitrust investigation into the tech giant's business practices.
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American Defense International has added two new lobbyists. Jessica Kenyon, who will be ADI's director of health affairs, joined the firm after working at the Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center. And retired Army Col. David Rice signed on as vice president of business development and military affairs.
Leaders from military and veterans service organizations joined Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Kelly Ayotte , R-N.H., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., at a press conference to urge the Senate to replace a provision in the budget proposal that cuts retirement benefits for veterans. Wicker, Ayotee, and Graham earlier called for a bipartisan solution to replace the $6.3 billion in cuts to military retiree benefits.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.