Clean Energy Firm Progressive Power Solutions #1 – Tech-X Top Ten

 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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Solar Energy – Power bills set to double within 10 years says power company

 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 ...

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Drew Major of Novell, Noorda, & Superset Fame Honored by UVEF

Drew Major Honored: When I first went to work for Eric Schmidt on his PR team way back in the $42/share Novell era, I was assigned to support Drew Major, along with my partner PR role. He has affected so many lives. Seeing him at the event was great! Hearing the war stories from him and former Novell head legal counsel, David Bradford, was ...

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Senior Software Engineer / Computer Programmer – I found one!

Since my first days working in tech companies, there has been a shortage of great computer programmers in the U.S.  Even more so here in the Silicon Slopes of Utah.  So, the hundreds of technology companies here are on the hunt for senior programming help in every tech fishing hole.  New entrepreneur startups and investors say that a great software engineer is the hardest person to find for the A-Team.

Finding one is like catching that 10 pound large mouth bass ...

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Sandra Bullock in Movie Gravity – Too Little Too Late for NASA PR – Fed Shutdown

The irony of this week’s opening of the movie Gravity starring Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, and Ed Harris is just, well, “out of this world. ” Unintentionally timed by public relations wonks to match up with this week’s furlough of 97% of NASA employees is nothing short of amazing.  As Hollywood’s magic PR campaign and star power launch the movie  to earth orbiting heights, the real U.S. space program appears to be burning up upon re-entry.

Deemed “nonessential” ...

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Women Tech Council Names 2013 Award Winners – Great Events Take Great Planning

Women Tech Council in Utah just named it’s “Women Tech Awards” winners. Congratulations to all of the finalists and recipients. This organization has grown immensely since Cyd Tetro and friends launched in in 2007.

The 2013 award recipients are:

The Academic Excellence Award was presented by Catherine Parrish Lake, Partner in the Technology and Intellectual Property group at Stoel Rives, to Dayna Stevenson, a recent graduate from Westminster College in ...

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Fire Avert Creates ‘Fire Relief Fund’ For Kitchen Fire Victim

Fire Avert by Active Fire Prevention was recently featured on CBS affiliate KUTV2. The news story highlighted Fire Avert’s support of local Salt Lake City resident Virginia Cannon who recently suffered a stove fire after leaving food cooking on an unattended stove.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), stove fires start about every 3.5 minutes across the United States.

Virginia Cannon had just put some butter in a pan before being sidetracked talking with friends, becoming another unfortunate statistic ...

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NEC Risk Reduced in 2nd Clinical Study Using 100% Human Milk Diet for Preemies

This week, Prolacta Bioscience announced a new clinical study just published by the Journal of Pediatrics clearly demonstrating that 100% exclusive human milk based diet for pre-term infants reduces chances of surgery associated with the life threatening disease necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC).  This reinforces a study in 2009 and points to a new standard of care for these infants.

Even with this compelling and reaffirmed evidence, only about ...

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Daily Herald Gets Online Media Wings, Prepares to Fly to New Location

The Daily Herald and I go back 16 years to it’s first print edition delivery on my doorstep. I was a new recruit on Eric Schmidt’s Novell public relations team at the time. We’ve had a love/hate relationship since then as the Utah Valley staple rides the roller coaster despised by print newspapers over the past decade. The less than nimble ones are now found in the ...

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UVEF 2013 Top 25 Under 5 Entrepreneur Winners Produce 700 Jobs

Entrepreneurs in Utah are hot, hot, hot!!!

PROVO, Utah –July 2, 2013 Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF) invites the public (RSVP only—seating is limited) for this year’s “Top 25 Under Five” Awards to be held at 12 noon on July 11 at Zion’s Bank 8th floor conference room at 180 N. University Ave. Carine Clark, CEO of Allegiance,  will emcee this year’s event. Top 25 Under Five ...

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