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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Data Continues to Mount on Benefits of Human Breast Milk Nutrition for Premature Infants

– Prolacta Bioscience Applauds Independent Breast Milk Studies Presented at 2013 Pediatric Academics Society Annual Meeting –

INDUSTRY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Prolacta Bioscience, the leader of human breast milk nutrition for premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) applauds the focus of human milk nutrition highlighted at the recent Pediatric Academics Society (PAS) Annual Meeting. The growing number of studies conducted independently point to rising interest of providing an exclusive human milk diet for extremely ...

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Google Fiber, PR, and Utah

These three things have nothing in common right? Wrong.

Recently the city of Provo in Utah Valley, a place  I call home, announced it would make a huge announcement that would change the city entirely by putting us on the map. Great, I thought…another mall or maybe even a commercial airline terminal at our airport (it’s hardly a landing strip). The morning of the big announcement came and I sat waiting for what was to come. The mayor stood with ...

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PR in the News – Re: Terrorism – Ignorance is Bliss

When it comes to terrorism, “ignorance is bliss.” That is the PR in the news from the Associated Press speaking to a Michigan Chamber of Commerce representative regarding where explosive materials are stored in the town of Shelby.  As President Obama follows his public relations script, directing that the war on terror must end, homeland terror threats appear very real if you pull back the sheets.

The AP reports that even post 9/11, even post Timothy McVeigh and ...

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