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. ...

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UVEF Top 25 Under 5 Winners Boost Utah economy – Go Entrepreneurs!

There was standing room only at today’s Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF) awards event held at Zion’s Bank Canyon Room in downtown Provo. “Boostrapping” start-up Boostability took top honors with a raft of awesome companies nipping at their heels. Of special note this year, the same entrepreneur group posting 2 winners in today’s Top 25 ...

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USU, UofU & BYU – Give Roman a shot!!!! Maybe he’s the next Ziggy in NCAA football

Today’s Daily Herald article on Roman Wendelboe lays out a compelling story of an immigrant child seizing the American Dream to excel academically with dreams of the NCAA football gridiron. I pitched this story to the Herald after hearing of Roman’s Utah High School Hall of Fame induction a couple of months ago.  His story inspires me so.

‘Ziggy’ Ansah made us love him with his path from Africa through

BYU to the NFL. Unassuming, innocent, and driven by ...

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News Trends – The Revolution of Evolution

Daily Herald logoDo you still  get a hard copy newspaper on that off-white news print where the ink rubs off on your hands?

I do, and I know I’m in the minority. Most digital natives in their 20’s or younger have never bought a newspaper.

Why do I persist, even with radio, TV and online news that I graze on throughout the day? After all, I check in with ...

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Top 25 Under Five – Entrepreneurs Honored by UVEF

Fox News: UVEF Top 25 Under 5

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Today, Lt Gov Gary Herbert keynoted a terrific awards program by the Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF). 160 attendees. 25 top companies under five years of age were honored. Representing $80 million in combined 2008 revenue, the winners created 840 jobs last year. ZAGG, Imagination Learning, and OrangeSoda came in 1, 2, & 3.  Emcee, Rick White, co-founder of rising startup Fusion-io kept the event light with ample humor and insights into ...

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