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Birchum's world much more than copiers

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* Name: Ed Bircham * Organization: Bircham’s Office Products * Position: President * Hometown: Timberscombe, England * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: 33 years * Education: Village school, secondary modern, three years London University Printing * A few words about your company: My wife and I started this in 1979. We shared… Continue Reading Birchum's world much more than copiers

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Women-owned businesses branching out

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The number of women-owned businesses in the United States is growing at twice the national average and the companies themselves are becoming increasingly diverse. According to a survey conducted by the U.S. Center for Women’s Business Research, one in 18 women nationwide is a business owner. And those businesses are more often seen in non-traditional… Continue Reading Women-owned businesses branching out

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Because every employee either contributes to moving a business forward or to holding it back, the acquisition of intellectual capital is becoming a primary competitive advantage. But hiring the best people and finding the best fit for a job isn’t always easy. About 50,000 organizations in the United States use testing to help make decisions… Continue Reading Industrial psychologists offer insights into job candidates

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People on the Move

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Neil Sampson, PLS has joined Drexel, Barrell & Co. as a survey manager. Sampson brings more than 20 years of experience in land surveying. Randy Rocha has been promoted to the position of assistant vice president of corporate communications for Colorado for Security Service Federal Credit Union. Broker associate Susan Hall has joined the south… Continue Reading People on the Move

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Each year, BtoB, a monthly magazine for marketing strategists, publishes the “NetMarketing 100,” a list of the editors’ choices for best Web sites. This year’s top-three, among 800 Web sites evaluated in 14 industry categories, are Hewlitt-Packard Co., 3Com.Corp. and American Express. The sites, according to BtoB, offered easy-to-find information, various design tools to communicate… Continue Reading Is your Web site working for or against bottom line?

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MBA degrees are vital in some career fields

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In the 1970s and 1980s, a bachelor’s degree was considered a sure ticket to a job in a professional field. However, since college graduation has become more of a rule than an exception in the business world, standing out among one’s peers is often increasingly dependant on a higher level of education. “The value of… Continue Reading MBA degrees are vital in some career fields

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Dimmler combines chemistry with technology

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* Name: Klaus Dimmler * Organization: OrganicID * Position: CEO/president * Hometown: Colorado Springs, originally from Germany * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: 16 years * Education: Bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Cornell University * A few words about your company: We are working to produce printable RFID (radio… Continue Reading Dimmler combines chemistry with technology

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By Stephanie M. Cline Intern Colorado Springs has a new addition to its publishing scene. Family Doctor, a Springs-based magazine that was created by James Hubbard Jr., M.D., MPH, hit newsstands in September. “He started it because he was a doctor in a small town and became surprised by the lack of medical education among… Continue Reading Father, daughter team up on national medical magazine

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Interest in energy and the environment continues to grow among utilities and environmental groups in Colorado, and delivering that energy affordably is on the minds of consumers. Last fall, Colorado Springs Utilities dropped the idea of a coal plant because of lobbying by Environment Colorado and concerns that were raised by residents during public meetings… Continue Reading Renewable energy sources continue to draw attention

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Program management saves city time, money

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In 1999, Colorado Springs residents voted to approve $88 million in bonds to finance 29 capital improvements, including projects related to safety, transportation, storm water, parks, public facilities and other community enhancements. The Springs Community Improvement Program was scheduled to be completed in three years. City Engineer Gary Haynes evaluated the magnitude and scheduling requirements… Continue Reading Program management saves city time, money

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