Wednesday, October 8, 2003

Morning memo

News and tips to start your business day

Today's number: 45%

Percentage of the 1.1 billion daily trips taken by Americans that are for shopping and errands; 27 percent are social and recreational, and 15 percent are commutes.

The Associated Press

Today's career talk

Sometimes it pays to over-express, says Belle Linda Halpern and Kathy Lubar, authors of Leadership Presence: Dramatic Techniques to Reach Out, Motivate and Inspire. Think of regulating your expressive power like a dial on a stereo - with 10 the maximum. Most executives set the dial between one and three. "We're suggesting that three to seven is a better range," the authors said. "You want to let your emotions read on your face, in your eyes and body. Consider giving up your own habits of restraint."

John Eckberg

Today's mover

Bill Bagley has been named director at Deloitte & Touche LLP. Bagley is director of human resources for Deloitte's Ohio Valley region, an area that includes Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Louisville, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Rochester and West Virginia. He oversees all Ohio Valley region recruiting and human resources functions and has developed a number of workshops on personal development issues related to individual success. He has a bachelor's degree from Indiana University and a master's degree from Ball State.

Shirley Dees

Today's money tip

Women have a variety of resources available when looking for financial information or advice. One of the best is the World Wide Web.

Several Web sites cater to exclusively to the financial needs of women. One is Women's Institute for Financial Education, located at It contains list of investment topics important to women.

Knight Ridder News Service

Today's Company: Medpace Inc.

Pharmaceutical Partner: This Norwood-based company started in 1992 as a medical research firm that worked with pharmaceutical companies to develop drugs for a variety of conditions. Major focus is in the cardiovascular and metabolic fields. In 2000 the company's name was changed from Medical Research Services to Medpace, reflecting its broadened role in meeting the requirements of a competitive pharmaceutical market.

From Research To Resources: As a contract research organization (CRO), Medpace can provide a range of services, including the preparation of clinical development plans, protocol development, compliance audits, medical and regulatory consulting, clinical monitoring, project management and reporting, and statistical analysis. The company has considerable experience dealing with regulatory issues.

European Presence: Medpace established a new office in Munich, Germany as of Oct. 1. About 25 percent of the company's revenues are generated in Europe.

Jenny Callison

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