I haven’t been posting as much as I’d like to, but I am counting on it being a productive summer, so hopefully I’ll catch my stride.
I am back in Western New York for a while, and it is good to be home. I was welcomed back by family, friends, and the latest iteration of the Walker Center – and it has been exceptional in every instance. The weather has been fantastic, and it makes it easy to say that there is no place better on earth from Memorial Day to Labor Day than Western New York.
Just as I was heading up north, John Baiocco was able to close the deal on Capax Discovery’s license purchase of ACA from Hewlett Packard [HPE] – the final piece to our industry leading on-premise enterprise archiving solution. What John and Jeff Wynn have done to make our suite of archiving solutions the industry leader is beyond expectation. With enterprise clients like LLoyd’s of London, Citi, Bank of Tokyo, Bank of NY, Christie’s, and several hundred other leading companies – we are creating an information insight platform that is becoming the de facto standard worldwide.
But, as outstanding as that is, it’s not nearly as much fun as what the kids have cooked up at the Walker Center. As I arrived home, Anthony and Gabriela were just finishing off building the new Giancarlo’s Bar and Patio – and what an amazing job they did. Add to that our latest unprecedented and remarkable version of Tony Walker & Co, and it’s easy to see why customers are having trouble finding parking spots at the Walker Center [especially on Wednesday nights when Vinnie DeRosa is performing for our Summer in the Center series].
So, yes, life is good at the Walker Center. And if you are in town, stop by Giancarlo’s, and you’ll find me at my favorite table convening with friends, family, and food.
And, by the way, today is the 38th Anniversary of the Advantage Co. A heartfelt thanks to everyone who has been a part of this uncommon tale.