Where Downtown is your City’s Living Room

Bellflower, California combines a business-friendly atmosphere with a family-friendly one. Centrally located in southeast Los Angeles County, the 6.1-square-mile city with a population of 78,106 – as of 2015 – is close to the ports and airports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, with easy access to three freeways. A future light rail transit system will travel through Downtown Bellflower, connecting southeast Los Angeles County to Downtown Los Angeles.

City of Bellflower, CA

The Mobile Office

In 2000, I began working in marketing for a software development company that was designing applications for the Palm™ handheld computing device that were set to revolutionize the consumer packaged goods industry. At the time, mobile phones were just used for making phones calls, and BlackBerrys® were the “cutting edge” device that allowed users to text…

Nearly Two Decades in the Making

April 23, 2019, 4:36 AM EDT

The Plastic Straw that Broke the Internet

To say the invention of plastic revolutionized manufacturing is an understatement – it literally changed our lives forever. With its roots going back hundreds of years, the development of plastic is credited to English chemist Alexander Parkes and the discovery of Parkesine (nitrocellulose), considered to be the first man-made plastic. Tied in to the evolution of photography, celluloid plates became a lighter alternative to the heavy and fragile glass plates used to capture early images.