2015 was a milestone year for Riverside Technology. It marked our 30th year in business providing environmental solutions to government and private industries worldwide. What began in 1985 as a very small company that focused on monitoring, environmental baseline data collecting, and permitting has grown into a 160-person company with an emphasis on forecasting, with projects ranging from large-scale decision support systems to customized software solutions across the globe.
March 22 was our official birthday, but we’ve been celebrating all year long. We enlisted the help of our partner One Tribe Creative in developing a special commemorative logo, which we’ve proudly displayed throughout our office, on giveaways, on printed materials, and even on personalized chocolate bars. In May, Riverside was the featured small business in the Sustainability e-newsletter for our hometown headquarters, the City of Fort Collins: (http://www.fcgov.com/sustainability/archive/201505-newsletter.php?cmd=5).
We were recognized by the City again in October, with a City Council reading of a Proclamation designating December 2015 as Riverside Technology month. Our CEO, Larry Brazil, and one of our original founders, Doug Greer, were on hand to accept the honor, while the rest of our local crew celebrated back at headquarters with a happy hour watch party.
An additional accolade came in the form of a recognition letter from US Senator for Colorado Michael Bennet, in which he praised Riverside for our “commitment to make our local and global communities better places through providing products, services, and solutions that meet their long-term environmental needs.”
Riverside is proud of the work we do improving lives and livelihoods here at home and in other parts of the world that need our help. Some of our first customers, like Denver Water, remain valuable clients, and we’ve added close partnerships with the National Weather Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Tennessee Valley Authority, the World Bank, Nile Basin Initiative, and Panama Canal Authority, among countless others.
We look forward to wrapping up this very special year and moving forward with enthusiasm into our next 30 years!