By Mike Ziman, CEO
Ah! Spring! This is a welcome season particularly in light of an unusually difficult winter experienced by those of us in the mid-Atlantic and northeast parts of the U.S. The earth slowly smiles through the flowers rising, and gives us a familiar chuckle by returning birdsongs. We welcome our world as it once again beautifully transforms.
Businesses often transform when influenced by external realities such as the economy, client practices, and labor market and internally with new ideas, strategies and the desire to influence our own future. Global CI is no exception. We have been successful for over 22 years because like the surfer keeping balance we adjust to the changing fluidity that surrounds us. To that end we are transforming into a HUBZone (Historically Underutilized Business Zone) company. The HUBZone certification is an SBA (Small Business Administration) designation.
We have moved our Fredericksburg, VA office a few miles into a Fredericksburg HUBZone designated area. We have hired many people who reside in a HUBZone. We have filed for the certification with the SBA and expect to receive our HUBZone certification by September. The Federal government has goals for each federal agency to reach for HUBZone certified companies. We are meeting with federal agencies now and helping them to understand how they can use certain government rules to access our subject matter expertise in Health IT, Business Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Organization Outreach and Human Capital Management.
Mike Ziman, CEO