Posted in MMIC News on May 30th, 2012 by mmicglobal
On May 23 and 24 last week, MMIC exhibited at the Vermont Business & Industry EXPO in Burlington, VT. MMIC employees Mary Jane Miller and Mark Jenks had a great time at the booth where they showcased MMIC’s mobile medical and military shelter solutions.
Posted in MMIC News on May 21st, 2012 by mmicglobal
For the leading event culminating a week long celebration of small businesses across the U.S., 2011 National Small Business Person of the Year Rick Cochran will be the keynote speaker at the Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce Small Business Week Breakfast in Lake Mary, FL on May 24, 2012. Taking place at the Westin Lake Mary, Orlando North hotel from 7:30-9:30 a.m., this breakfast concludes the recognition of Seminole County’s small business community where the Chamber will announce a number of awards. Cochran is the President and CEO of MMIC and will speak to attendees about his business career as one of America’s most successful and well-respected entrepreneurs.
At the Small Business Week Breakfast, the Chamber will announce the 2012 National Small Business Person of the Year, the Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Family Owned Business of the Year, Home-Based Business of the Year, Women-Owned Business of the Year, Not-for-Profit Small Business Person of the Year and Business Advocate of the Year. Congressman John Mica and Congresswoman Sandy Adams will be attending the event, in addition to other elected officials.
Advanced registration is required to attend the Small Business Week Breakfast. For more information about the event and reservations, please click here.
Rick Cochran with Senator Leahy in Washington DC last year after being named 2011 SBA Person of the Year
Posted in MMIC News on May 17th, 2012 by mmicglobal
Small businesses represent the most important part of our economy and the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) National Small Business Week is an important way to recognize America’s entrepreneurs. MMIC’s Rick Cochran, the 2011 National SBA Person of the Year, will be contributing his entrepreneurial expertise by participating in the National Small Business Week Town Hall forum, which will also be available via live webcast, on Monday, May 21, 2012 in Washington, DC. Cochran, Cathy Martine and Darlene Miller will join SBA Administrator Karen Mills at the forum to share their thoughts and experiences with fellow small business owners about “Small Businesses Creating an Economy to Last.” This will feature a group discussion about how small businesses play a vital role in the long-term health of the economy.
The National Small Business Week Town Hall forum consists of free networking and educational events with leading business experts to inform small businesses about their role in a healthy economy, social media, how the SBA can help small businesses, federal contracting and more. The “Small Businesses Creating an Economy to Last” forum is taking place on Monday, May 21 from 10–11:15 a.m. at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and Conference Center, as well as online. The webcast allows small business owners from all across the U.S. to tune in and listen to a number of our nation’s most influential small business people share their stories and business advice on a range of topics.
The Town Hall forum will be available live via webcast at www.nationalsmallbusinessweek.com, and is free of charge. Registration is required to attend the sessions in person.
Rick Cochran accepting his award as the 2011 National Small Business Person of the Year
Rick at last year's Small Business Administration awards
On May 10, 2012, MMIC employee Kimberly White was honored by the St. Johsnbury Academy Community of Concern for being recognized as a Community Hero. She and four other honorees were celebrated at the annual Heroes Dinner which was sponsored by the Academy’s Community of Concern, the Academy’s Culinary Arts Learning Kitchen, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont and the University of Vermont Extension Service.
Kimberly White with MMIC President and CEO Rick Cochran
Kimberly receiving her award
The five award recipients: Dr. Daisey McCoy, the Academy’s Deb Priest, Linda Garey, Kimberly White and Martin Fortin
Please see our previous blog post for details about Kimberly’s accomplishments.
Posted in MMIC News on May 8th, 2012 by mmicglobal
We are proud to announce that MMIC employee Kimberly White, human resource manager, has been named a “community hero” by the St. Johnsbury Academy Community of Concern selection committee. She and three other honorees will be recognized at the Annual Heroes Dinner taking place at 6 p.m. on this Thursday, May 10, 2012 at the South Congregational Church in St. Johnsbury, VT. Each year, the Academy’s Community of Concern, the Academy’s Culinary Arts Learning Kitchen, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont and the University of Vermont Extension Service join together to honor those who have made an exceptional impact on their Northeastern Vermont community.
“Kim goes above and beyond the normal duties of HR manager and contributes an incredible amount to our local community,” said Mary Jane Miller, the marketing coordinator at MMIC who nominated Ms. White. A long list of her past and present community activities include Trustee on the NEK Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Chair of the Colors of the Kingdom Fall Foliage Festival & Parade, Kiwanis member, American Cancer Society Relay for Life participant, Eastern Star member and River Valley Human Resources Association Board of Directors.
At MMIC, Ms. White has promoted the American Red Cross blood drives, held fundraisers to help the needy in the community, collected goods for the food shelf and sent cards to employees during illness and on special occasions. She provides extraordinary support for MMIC guests and organizes annual holiday parties and barbecues to boost employee morale and promote teamwork. Ms. White’s contributions, both at work and to her community at large, demonstrate the extraordinary character traits deserving of this recognition.
The Community of Concern program began in 2002 with the goal of improving the quality of life for area youth and their families. Those who are interested in attending the dinner must RSVP by calling Crystal Prevost at the St. Johnsbury Academy at (802)748-7717.
Posted in MMIC News on May 4th, 2012 by mmicglobal
By following his dream of bringing world-class healthcare technology to communities all across the globe, MMIC President and CEO Rick Cochran has had a significant impact on the mobile healthcare industry. Introducing the first state licensable, Joint Commission accreditable, and CMS certifiable Mobile Surgery Unit™ to the world has changed the way that we deliver healthcare and continues to do so as these technologies progress and the need for mobile solutions around the world is on the rise.
Rick was recently asked to contribute his expertise on mobile medical solutions to the healthcare trade publication Healthcare Building Ideas. This article appears in their new Shop Talk column that educates readers about specific healthcare products and technologies. Rick explains the development of and ideas behind mobile medical solutions as a whole, and details the specific money-saving benefits that hospitals and healthcare facilities can experience in using this technology.
Posted in MMIC News on April 25th, 2012 by mmicglobal
MMIC will be exhibiting at the annual Vermont Chamber Business & Industry EXPO on May 23 and 24, 2012 at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center. The EXPO is the region’s largest business-to-business trade show and we will be representing our commercial medical solutions as well as the military product line.
We will be exhibiting at booth 184B. Be sure to stop by!
Posted in MMIC News on April 17th, 2012 by mmicglobal
On March 29 – 31, MMIC employees Mark Munroe, VP of Sales & Marketing, and Mark Jenks, Military Sales, attended the Hawaii National Guard Conference in Honolulu where MMIC was a Platinum Corporate Member. MMIC brought a Mobile Single Pallet Unit (MSPU) to the Hickam Field Golf Course to be viewed by the military and was used as the registration booth for the golf tournament. Soldiers and Airmen from the Hawaii National Guard attended the annual meeting. Active duty military personnel from PACOM and from all branches of service, as well as federal, state and county officials from Hawaii, including police, fire, and first responders, attended the conference.
Mark Jenks in front of the MMIC booth
MMIC's Mobile Single Pallet Unit set up at the Hickam Field Golf Course in Honolulu, HI
Hawaii National Guard towing the MSPU to Hickam Field Golf Course
Posted in MMIC News on April 11th, 2012 by mmicglobal
On April 1-3, the annual Association of VA Surgeons (AVAS) meeting took place in Miami, FL where MMIC was an exhibitor. MMIC also coordinated a tour of the Miami VA OR Renovation Project where Dr. Seth Spector, chief of surgery, led a tour of the six Mobile Surgery Units (MSUs) that are currently in use. The use of MMIC’s MSUs has allowed the facility to continue providing surgeries and other procedures to South Florida veterans while the OR is undergoing renovations.
The Miami Herald recently published an article about these renovations, including details about MMIC’s involvement in the project. MMIC President and CEO Rick Cochran estimates that the use of the MSUs is saving Miami $10 million per month. You can read the article here.
MMIC employees Mary Jane Miller, Marketing Coordinator, and Paul Schweizer, Southeast Regional Sales Manager, at the MMIC booth
Drawing the winner for MMIC's raffle to win an iPad 2
Posted in MMIC News on April 4th, 2012 by mmicglobal
This past Friday, MMIC President and CEO Rick Cochran had the opportunity to meet with President Obama during his visit to Vermont. Having the ability to meet with a standing President is a rare occasion, and Rick is honored to have had the opportunity to visit with Mr. Obama. During his time with the President, Rick discussed MMIC, the company’s current projects and also thanked the President and First Lady for their personal contribution to the Vermont Red Cross during Tropical Storm Irene. President Obama personally congratulated Rick on being named the 2011 National Small Business Administration Person of the Year.
Photos from the event:
Air Force one in Burlington, VT on March 30, 2012
Rick Cochran meeting President Barack Obama
Rick speaks with President Obama about MMIC
Rick details MMIC's project in Miami where MMIC is saving the government over $10M per month!
President Obama addresses the Democratic Fundraising Event at the University of Vermont