Hal Wing Advice to Entrepreneurs & Genesis of Little Giant Ladder

It was recently my pleasure to meet Hal Wing for the first time in my role as Chairman for the Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (www.UVEF.net). In my work in PR,  I have worked closely with CEO’s from numerous industries and Hal personified the dynamic personality I’ve come to expect from executives at the top of their game. I saw a tremendous lifetime contributor to the economy, an energized entrepreneur, with his first wife of many decades at his ...

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“Little Giant” Hal Wing Inducted into UVEF Hall of Fame

The Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF) will induct Hal Wing of Little Giant Ladder into its UVEF Hall of Fame tonight at the Provo Novell Campus. Inductees represent individuals and organizations with an enduring legacy of entrepreneurial excellence.

Hal Wing, a Utah native, is known globally as the founder of Wing Enterprises, creator of “The Little Giant Ladder System.” Wing’s entrepreneurship was inspired by a German ladder prototype in the 1970s. He brought the ...

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Forbes Names Utah #1, Klymit Takes #1 at "Invented in Utah"

No wonder Forbes just named Utah #1 state for business! Utah Entrepreneurs & Inventors  Rock the nation!

Nate Alder of explosive startup Klymit was voted #1 Best Invention by more than 100 attendees at today’s UVEF  hosted “Invented in Utah” event held at Noah’s in South Jordan. The company’s newest invention, the super light weight, compact Inertia-X-Frame impressed voters & judges as a must ...

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David Bradford on New LDS.biz Project – Social Networking w Values

David Bradford and I first met on the Novell corporate jet returning to Utah from the company’s San Jose office. We both worked for Eric Schmidt, now of Google fame. David was Chief  Counsel, I was over investment, partner & channel Public Relations for the company. I was entranced by David’s depth of history regarding the rise of the microcomputer (PC) & the associated software battles of the 80’s & 90’s surrounding that industry.

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Utah Governor’s Energy Task Force Report – UTC

On Thursday I attended my 2nd UTC Clean Tech roundtable event.  Well worth my commute, the meeting focused on Ted Wilson’s update and discussion regarding the almost complete Ten-Year Utah Energy Initiative plan.  Ted covered some of the very tough issues facing a conservative state meeting up with the realities of sustainability and the balance between People, Planet, and Profits.

Energy & ...

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Does PilmerPR Practice What it Preaches?

Those who follow PilmerPR know we place an emphasis on social responsibility, including Green PR. We were recently recognized by the U.S. State Department and Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy as one of the foremost experts in environmental communications. Other awards have spoken to our work, as well.

But what do you think?

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Messaging is Important! Blogs Leaking Energy

My assumption is that corporate executives understand that delivering unified key messages to target markets is vital for success. Do you think most business people get that? I hope so.  That said, take a look at some facts:

Sixty-five percent* of corporate information in mainstream media (U.S.) conveys key messages once “in print.” Executives understand this risk, and use every ethical means to make sure their ...

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