Entrepreneurs Stand Up and Be Recognized

Today I had the privilege of participating in the UVEF “Top 25 Under Five” awards luncheon hosted by Novell. Recognizing the top startups less than five years of age, this event was a potpourri of widely diverse businesses. Governor Hunstman gave videotaped kudos to winners and Sam Penrod of KSL was guest MC. Huntsman gave the small business owners and entrepreneurs in the state much of the credit for creating 100,000+ jobs in Utah over the past couple of years.

 1st place winner Interbank FX takes one end of the spectrum leveraging eBusiness to go global in a very short time as a foreign exchange online broker with customers in more than 135 countries and trading volume in excess of $30 billion per month. Perhaps at the other end of the spectrum was SkullCandy, a developer of core audio products designed for the snow-and action-sports industries.   

PilmerPR was pleased to receive recognition in this group. I like to think our success is due to a terrifically talented staff of PR and marketing professionals who provide exceptional results for clients. My hats off to them.  My hats off to the entrepreneurs of UVEF. Paul Allen has been very kind to UVEF in his blog going as far to say “I love UVEF”. I share those sentiments as small businesses are the backbone of America. 

About the Author:

As founder of PilmerPR, John Pilmer, APR serves as a PR and marketing communications advisor for both emerging and established companies. He offers customers more than 20 years of results-driven business PR and marketing experience. John and the firm have provided PR consultation and campaigns for clients such as Mozy, Novell, AdvancedMD, Certiport, NextPage, ElectraTherm, Altiris, Avamar, EmergeCore Networks, FSLogic, INVISUS, 10x Marketing, MWI, Project Insight, REIC, Seastone, US Synthetic and Funding Universe (now Lendio), among others.

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