Archive for January, 2011
Today we digress to the national scene and last night’s state of the union speech. Did the President deliver and set us on course? Or did he come up short? Have a look at the commentary of Chris McGoff, a consultant to government agencies and expert in organizational transformation (and yes, a Chris O. Communications client):
Mr. President, in the spirit of John Kennedy and Babe Ruth and Martin Luther King, declare specific, date-certain outcomes and declare that these outcomes shall be achieved within the next two years. Sir, to see progress achieved on your watch, you must declare the specifics on your watch.
EDGEWATER – The Brick Companies has taken over Lakefront at Washingtonian, an office building at the Washingtonian Center and The RIO, a mixed-use retail and entertainment development in Gaithersburg. The 2006 vintage, 103,360 square foot building was bought from The Lionstone Group for $32 million.
LAUREL – Engineering consulting firm Greenhorne & O’Mara has joined the energy industry’s Marcellus Shale Coalition, a group of companies that operate by guiding principles of safety, continuous improvement and good corporate citizenship. The Marcellus Shale is one of numerous oil- and gas-bearing shales that will contribute to energy independence for the U.S., and it is near east coast cities with high natural gas demand.
COLUMBIA – Fortress International Group, provider of consulting and engineering, construction management and data center, has added Daniel T. Owings as senior VP of sales and marketing.
BOWIE – MedAssurant, supplier of data-driven healthcare solutions, says it can accelerate data analytical process runs by more than 2,000 times the current rate through its Quality Spectrum Cluster Logic technology.
ELLICOTT CITY – Clinical researcher RxTrials has earned status as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE) from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. RxTrials is a network of investigative sites that conduct Phase II through Phase IV and vaccine clinical research studies.