On March 20th the Food and Care Coalition hosted its 9th annual Bowls for Humanity Event in Provo. Not only is this the largest fundraiser hosted each year by the Food and Care Coalition, it is a chance for Utah County to come together and help our community. This year our CEO and founder, John Pilmer, got involved with the Coalition and provided entertainment at the event with his band, Bright Messy World. Continue Reading → Share
Utah and Utah Valley’s future is bright according to some top gurus of business at the UV Convention Center.
Yesterday, I delayed my morning gym workout to respond to the request to participate on an early morning Utah Valley Business Roundtable hosted by Utah Business Magazine (see their blog). It’s humbling to be asked again to offer my input on the future success of Utah, but especially so considering who sat around ...Continue Reading → Share
VidAngel, a website and web app that allows you to stream movies & watch YouTube without the bosoms, blood, or bad words, raised $600 thousand in seed capital from Alta Ventures and Kickstart Seed Fund. Like an ultimate remote control, VidAngel BETA is now available to give movie and video fans the option to filter out offensive content and still enjoy the genius of Hollywood.
“Consumers are more selective than ever, expecting customized products and services,” stated Paul Ahlstrom, Managing ...Continue Reading → Share
Olympic sized Public Relations (PR) is just that…real BIG! So, when something goes wrong on the largest public relations stage, it’s real wrong. But, what’s the real PR lesson here. Is it unfinished hotel rooms for journalists, the very folks that buy virtual ink by the gallon? Did you really think someone wouldn’t Tweet this, Mr Putin. Is it the ghetto without running water across the super highway, just behind that fence that segregates the have tickets from the ...Continue Reading → Share
Social Media, blogs, and Internet self-publishing have unleashed the public as editor-in-chief of their own comment section for online media. Much changed from the newspaper one-way push publication of the past, the new media forces editorial-based traditional media to create new policies for dealing with those blankety-blank comments authored by unfiltered sources.
Whole new PR practices like Online Reputation Management spring from this social phenomenon. Rude behavior is on the rise for some reason as discussed in major media ...Continue Reading → Share
In a repeat of Christmas past, the employees at Brent Brown Toyota Scion chose the company’s Christmas party this month to once again raise money for the Clear Horizons Academy for local children with autism. Autism in Utah is on the rise and is currently twice the national average. A combination of passing the hat and an auction brought in more than $22,000 for the school—four times what ...Continue Reading → Share
Progressive Power Solutions was just named the #1 company among the Utah Tech-X Top Ten winners for 2013. The company this year doubled its revenue year over year and expanded its staff to 12. Progressive Power Solutions projects further job growth as demand for commercial and residential solar systems continues to heat up. Collectively, the top ten companies this year increased revenues by 41 percent, employ 160 people, and added 39 new Jobs with combined revenues of over $18,000,000.
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Happy Veterans Day!
While the BBQ is grilling and the children frolic in the sprinkler, let us remember.
My father served as a US Navy pilot from 1945-1970. In WWII, Korea, Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam. Thanks to him and all like him who gave and gave so we might be free. Let us be wise with that freedom.
When I see the flag raised or draped over a coffin, I remember. I hope we all remember
Ever since I heard it at my father’s ...Continue Reading → Share
Solar electric retrofitting businesses and homes offers powerful returns on investment and backup electricity in case of emergency. That’s the assertion of a distinguished group of energy experts who discussed solar energy return on investment on November 8th at the Provo Marriott. To a packed room, panelists charted the course for installing and financing solar systems for the quickest payback. Event sponsors educate d the public in advance of ...Continue Reading → Share
Local First, a Utah non-profit, in a recent study found that for every dollar spent at a local business, approximately 55.3% of that money was redistributed into the local economy as opposed to only 13.6% when that money was spent at a national chain. That means more money for schools, roads, infrastructure, and other stuff in our towns.
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