Some of them seem go to initials to hide their real name from customers who’d rather “Buy American.”
Why do companies lose their names and adopt their initials? In some cases the original name becomes obsolete. AT&T doesn’t worry about telegraph anymore. A computer company named COLECO made more sense than The Connecticut Leather Company.
It’s not always that simple, especially for banks! Some of them seem go to initials to hide their real name from customers who’d rather “Buy American.” I was thinking about this after seeing a commercial for ING Direct during the Mets/Phillies game (don’t ask).
- HSBC: Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation
- TD Banknorth: Toronto Dominion
- ING Direct: Internationale Nederlanden Groep
These banks are doing nothing wrong or illegal, but I’ll bet few of their customers know where the home office really is.
The TD Banknorth Sports Center is a twin facility, with large venues for hockey and basketball. Hockey sits 3,300 and basketball around 3,800. Tonight’s game, SRO, checked in around 4,000.
For the past few years some serious construction has been going on within minutes of my house. Quinnipiac University has been building a field house.
Tonight, we carried the QU/Yale hockey game on one of our TV stations, and my fellow anchors and I drove up during dinner to take a look see.
The TD Banknorth Sports Center is a twin facility, with large venues for hockey and basketball. In separate arenas, Hockey sits 3,300 and basketball 3,800. Tonight’s game, SRO, checked in around 4,000.
This is a thoroughly modern, substantial, sports facility. Even from my perch way up in the press box, the game was well seen.
I’ve been invited to come back for the grand tour, and I’m sure I will.
Quinnipiac is working hard to become a major university. They acquired the University of Bridgeport’s law school and are already succeeding in sports. The campus, snuggled in the shadow of Sleeping Giant Mountain, is as pretty a campus as I’ve ever seen.
I wished they paid taxes at the same rate I do.
Tonight’s game was won by QU 5-1.