Entries by Chris Picone

Employee Policy Manuals

Employee Policy Manuals Every company regardless of size should have an up to date Employee Policy Manual.  This manual should document company policies and procedures, including but not limited to, the following: Hours of Operation/Overtime Vacation/Holiday/Sick Time Company Benefits Emergency Procedures Rules of Conduct Disciplinary Policies Guidelines For Use of Company Property Technology/Internet Policy Discrimination/Sexual […]

Picone Advisory Group Client / Astrocast Successfully Launches Second Test Nanosatellite

Astrocast Launches Mission Hawaii (Graphic: Business Wire) April 01, 2019 06:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time LAUSANNE, Switzerland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Astrocast announced today the successful launch of its second IoT Nanosatellite. The launch, piloted by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), took place yesterday from the Satish Dhawan Space Center. This second […]

The Need For Good Governance In Private Companies

The need for good corporate governance at privately owned companies is critical.  Given the growing importance of private companies to the global economy and the ever changing legal landscape affecting such companies, the need for privately held companies to have good governance guided by an independent Board of Directors is essential. Public companies have been […]

Picone Advisory Group Facilitates the Sale of Queen of Peace High School

(Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois)- Picone Advisory Group has successfully negotiated and closed on the sale of the Queen of Peace High School property located at 7659 Linder Avenue, Burbank, Illinois (the “Property”).  The approximately 13 acre campus had been owned by the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters since 1962.  The Property was sold to A.E.R.O. Special Education Cooperative […]

AERO and Queen of Peace Reach Agreement on Sale of Burbank Campus

BURBANK, IL.—The A.E.R.O. Special Education Cooperative (A.E.R.O.) and The Queen of Peace Board of Directors, Sinsinawa Dominican Sponsors Council, and Corporate Members of Queen of Peace, Inc., have reached an agreement in principle for A.E.R.O. to acquire the former Queen of Peace High School campus located at 7659 South Linder Ave., Burbank, IL.  The negotiated […]

IBVM Dedication Ceremony

Pulte Homes honors Picone Advisory Group client, The Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (“IBVM”) with a plaque at the Loretto Club memorializing 70 years of IBVM religious service at the Wheaton campus.  The Loretto Club campus was purchased by Pulte Homes and is now being developed into a subdivision of 50 new homes.   […]

Sale of Sea Launch

(Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois)—Christopher L. Picone, President and General Counsel of Picone Advisory Group, LLC is pleased to announce the sale of Sea Launch, SA (“Sea Launch”) to CJSC S7 Group (“S7”), Russia’s largest private aviation holding company.  Sea Launch has been a long standing client of Picone Advisory Group and Chris Picone also serves as […]

Kurt Johnson Book Award

Picone Advisory Group, LLC is proud to announce that our client and author Kurt Johnson has won the 2017 Moonbeam Silver Award for Best First Book.  Entries for this award are submitted from the United States, Canada and six international countries.  The science fiction fantasy novel, Raystar of Terra: Peace. Love. Family. War, was originally […]

ELSE SA Announces Successful $3 Million Seed Round to Enable Cost Effective IoT and Machine-to-Machine Services Globally

Company’s Astrocast Constellation Will Leverage 64 Nanosatellites in Low Earth Orbit to Drive Efficiencies Across Numerous Key Industries Worldwide Lausanne, Switzerland (August 8, 2017) – ELSE SA, the Swiss new space start-up, today announced the funding of a $3 million seed round. The successful capital raise was enabled by a group of investors including Airbus […]

Christopher Picone Named To The Advisory Board For K8 Ventures

(Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois)—Christopher L. Picone, owner and president of Picone Advisory Group, has been named to the advisory board for K8 Ventures, LLC. Based in Chicago, K8 Ventures invests in early-stage companies that address the human condition. The consulting firm delivers capabilities across key business functional areas that accelerate growth by reducing time-to-market and improving […]