Local energy firm head talks to business students

| 15 Feb 2012 | 09:56

Newton — Entrepreneur Samuel K. Burlum, president and CEO of Extreme Energy Solutions, an Ogdensburg business, is scheduled to address business students at the Sussex County Community College on Tuesday, Nov. 1. He will talk about how the company was founded, how it is dealing with a down economy and the way he has worked through challenges as the company became successful. Burlum will also share business models Extreme Energy Solutions has used. The floor will be open to a question and answer session following the presentation. Members of the public who want to attend the talk can contact Brett Olsen, president of the college's Business Club at bolsen@stu.sussex.edu. The presentation will be held in Student Activity Building dining room located by the cafeteria in "D" between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. "It is a great opportunity for individuals who are bound for the future business community to get to know the scope of current market situations," said Burlum. "To get first-hand information from a former business student and current entrepreneur can really enhance the experience of a professional career," he said. "It's also important for young business students to understand that it is OK to make mistakes. If one is not making mistakes in business, they are not taking enough risk; high risk, high reward is the name of the game in today's volatile market." In addition to his position with Extreme Energy Solutions, Burlum is vice president of InterCharger USA, and also serves as board secretary for the non-profit Spirit of the Arts Foundation, is director on the board for ESLC Inc, and M&L Services LLC. Burlum has been involved in local and regional dirt track stock car racing as a driver, car owner, pit crew member and sponsor. He graduated from Berkeley College in 1998 with an associate's degree in business management. He is a member of the Sussex County and NJ Chamber of Commerce. Burlum also has been added to the list of mentors for the Sussex County Community College Mentor Program. For more on the business, visit www.extremeenergysolutions.net.