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Global Commerce & Information, Inc.
Spring 2015 Newsletter
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.
      By growing our company under the SBA HUBZone requirements we are helping the community and individuals in very profound ways.  One new hire, Ray, from a HUBZone joined us in December.  He is being trained and supporting our IT infrastructure in Virginia and Maryland.  When asked what he wanted for the holidays he said, “I got it.  I have a job.” More on community impacts in future newsletters.
      Through March and into April we currently have a backlog of work that should see Global CI grow by 25% so far in 2015.  This is due to the exceptional employees of Global CI.  Due to our technical staff, account management, technical recruitment, HR and business management departments, Global CI enjoys a high value relationship with our customers.  In a January 2015 third party customer survey Global CI scored a 94% favorable overall rating and even more exceptional scores in Reliability, Order Accuracy (meeting the goals of the work), Business Relations and Customer Support.  There is always room for improvement and we are focusing now on that.  There is an old business adage I learned long ago – “You don’t have to be sick to get better.”
      I would like for all of you to grow, bloom and enjoy life and continue to do so long after spring has passed.  You have all the time in the world; don’t waste a minute of it. 
Mike Ziman, CEO Global CI
Accenture Selects Global CI as
“Small Business of the Year”
ARLINGTON, Va.; Feb. 11, 2015 – Accenture Federal Services has selected Global Commerce & Information (Global  CI) as the recipient of its second annual “Small Business of the Year” award. The Baltimore-based company won the award for its outstanding work on the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Information Technology Support Services Contract (ITSSC).
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Welcome to the Newest Members
of the Global CI Team
Farshid Sepassi
Katoya Wallace
Arnice Jones
Librado Castillo
Samuel Kalenzi
Ernest Davis
Ankoor Shah
Landon Woods
Kevin Lackland
Sarvjit Chona
Charles Okeke
Duane Martin
Jeffery Barr
Fatimo Aiyedogbon
New Home for Fredericksburg offices
Global CI's Fredericksburg offices have moved! Now located in the heart of downtown Fredericksburg at 2300 Fall Hill Avenue. Known to locals as the "old hospital" or simply "2300" - former location of Mary Washington Hospital. The building houses many non-clinical departments of Mary Washington Healthcare Associates, is shared with several local businesses, and is also home to the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Becoming a HUBZone
Global CI is transforming into a HUBZone certified organization.
We have several part-time support positions available and are seeking experienced candidates nationwide who meet HUBZone eligibility requirements. Share it with your friends and colleagues.
Bonus: Baked Eggs in Bread Bowls
Here's a quick & easy way to do eggs a little differently. Add your own extra ingredients for a fun new twist. Endless variations, oh the possibilities! Any way you put these together, they will be great. Recipe at NoblePig.com.
Highlights & Happenings
@ Global CI

In This Issue:

Accenture Small Business of the Year Award 2014

Welcome New Global CI Team Members

New Home for Fredericksburg Offices

Becoming a HUBZone & New Job Opps

Website Redesign Underway

IT News Feeds

Community Outreach
& Volunteerism

Your Thoughts?
Submit Your Ideas

Bonus: Recipe from NobelPig.com
Website Redesign Underway
We're implementing changes to better support and complement our stellar team and the array of exceptional services we provide to our clients. One step is the redesign of globalci.com. Same address but a new contemporary look and feel with enhanced content and more changes on the way.
IT News Feeds
A new addition to the Global CI website is the IT News page featuring over 20 RSS feeds all in one place. A convenient resource for access to the latest IT news from around the globe.
If you'd like to see your favorite RSS added, send us a link!
About Us
Global CI focuses dedicated teams of functional and technology professionals directly on client technology challenges. Our commitment to providing hands-on experienced leadership from the ground up is at the heart of our continued success and growth. It is the foundation of our ability to attract the best people from around the world to the
Global CI teams.
To Our Clients
Global CI is dedicated to providing products and services of the highest quality that result in reliable, sustainable project outcomes on time and on budget in responsive, flexible and cooperative relationships.
To Our Employees
Global CI is dedicated to providing productive and rewarding work environments and providing long-term opportunities at competitive salaries with excellent benefits and exciting career growth.
Community Outreach
We at Global CI are dedicated to participating in and supporting causes whose mission is to make the world a better place. As successful members of the community we have a responsibility to contribute to the common good. It is a privilege and an honor, not a duty, to do so. 
Volunteerism
Do you volunteer?
Let us know,
and we'll add your organization's logo and link to our Community Outreach webpage.
Got an event coming up?
Share it with us, and we'll share it through our social media.
Submit Your Ideas
Global CI recognizes that our success is completely dependent upon the success of our employees. We strive to provide productive, rewarding work environments, and encourage open
communication. We are dedicated to ongoing personal contact with our employees. 

We want to hear from you.

Email or call (540) 548-4570.
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Global Commerce & Information, Inc.
is an industry recognized, award-winning provider of IT Solutions
to Federal and Commercial clients.
3102 Lord Baltimore Drive, Suite 205, Baltimore, MD 21244
2300 Fall Hill Avenue, Suite 203, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

(540) 548-4570

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