It’s a big week for Seitel Systems – not just because we’re busily buzzing away working with several new clients, but because our buzz is catching on in the local news media.

The Tacoma News Tribune’s “The Biz Buzz” section featured us in an article about the downtown Tacoma economy on Friday, with another mention on Saturday.  Our founder Peter Seitel was interviewed for the piece and spoke about our reasons for opening a Tacoma branch office.

Seitel founder Peter Seitel said Thursday the company opened a satellite office at 711 Pacific Avenue in early April because more of the company’s business was originating in South Sound communities and because he sensed a possibility for growth.

The company, founded in 1990, designs, installs and maintains computer networks for small and midsized companies with a particular emphasis on professional offices such as law and accounting firms.

The Tacoma office will be staffed by five to a dozen engineers depending on the demand for services, he said. For about half his employes, Seitel said, the Tacoma office will be an easier commute because they live south of Tukwila.

— John Gillie, Tacoma News Tribune

From the article, “Three businesses expanding to Tacoma market” (May 12, 2011)

Additionally, our managing partner David Leonhardt authored an article in this week’s South Sound Business Examiner, titled “It’s not supposed to be this hard.”  This is the first of a series about IT for small business that he is writing for publication in the SSBE. You can find the article on page 12 of the print edition, or read the article online if you are an SSBE subscriber.