Thanks to Band member Pat Guerra for starting a new program at the Band “The Art of the Deal”, a series of educational workshops. The program is in response to recommendations and requests from a broad cross section of the membership. Ron Weissman will kick off the inaugural event on Monday, September 18th at Carr & Ferrell (120 Constitution Dr, Menlo Park) from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Introduction and Overview: the role of a Band deal leader, socializing a deal, due diligence basics, deal term negotiation basics, valuation basics, preparing a deal memo, closing the deal, post deal follow-up. The needs, feedback and recommendations of the membership will drive the agenda going forward. We will call on members to lend their experience and expertise, and invite guest speakers where appropriate.