Some extra emphasis about the importance of Lew Horne’s contribution to this issue of the Business Journal came last week in a booth at the back of Canter’s Deli on Fairfax, of all places. Fourth-generation restaurant vet and newly minted entrepreneur Alex Canter was settling in to talk about Ordermark, his venture capital-backed system for putting the many food-delivery service apps into some semblance of sense for eateries anxious to fill the increasing numbers of to-go orders. But first he got some unsettling news off his chest: The latest homeless person to be brutally beaten was found by a manager at the front door of his startup’s office in Santa Monica just the day before … Look to the right on this page for a report on another local company’s bid to chip in where it can on homelessness. That represents a head start on the spirit Horne seeks to summon in his piece on page 20, which is complemented by our Commentary on page 64 … Stay tuned, meanwhile, for more in future issues about Canter and Ordermark’s unique blend of legacy, youth, foodie culture and technology … Here’s some more on Spuds Powell, managing director of Kayne Anderson Rudnick Wealth Advisors, who claimed the top ranking on Barron’s national list of Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors for the second year in a row … It might not be a celebration of Spuds per se, but I hear KAR has called a mobile spa over to its Century City offices as an employee-appreciation measure. The spa “that comes to you” will come to KAR via Culver City-based corporate event specialist Bearfoot Lounge, which is expected to set up a trailer off the corner of Avenue of the Stars and Santa Monica Boulevard sometime at midweek … Finance folks in Century City and beyond should be prepared to hear more about the other PE – Play Equity, which will be a chief concern of the LA84 Foundation Summit on Oct. 18 at the J.W. Marriott at L.A. LIVE. Visit la84.org/summit for more information … One of my far-flung correspondents sends word that business reporter David Pierson is set to become the correspondent in a new Los Angeles Times bureau in Singapore although the publication declined comment … Not quite as far flung – and also unconfirmed at this point – is another correspondent’s report that Mayor Eric Garcetti was accompanied by several traveling companions in the coach section on a SoCal-bound flight from Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 22. My Carolina contact concedes he got a glimpse from a distance but also said he was close enough to make an educated guess that some of the companions were staffing the mayor. No word from the mayoral press office or any of the private political entities that might foot Garcetti’s travel bills on whether he was, indeed, on the flight … Sullivan Says: The Rams beat the Chargers on the field in the inaugural “L.A. Bowl,” but they’d do well to emulate the sartorial style of their crosstown rivals by adding a splash of yellow on their white-horned helmets.
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