Silicon Slopes Takes Top Spot For Startup Cities

Welcome to UtahUtah has been gaining a lot of national attention lately for its startup growth, entrepreneurial spirit and excellent standard of living. Once again, Utah has made the list for its small business friendly ways. Salt Lake City recently came out as #1 out of 9 Hot Startup Cities That Aren’t San Francisco or New York. Salt Lake and its Utah county ...

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Provo / Orem At the Top Again with Job Growth

The Provo-Orem ValleyThe Provo-Orem area in Utah County has received a lot of attention the past few years. It has been noticed for being small business friendly, having low business cost, being good for business and employees and for being one of the best places to live. All this attention over the past few years has put Provo on the map – and it has done it again. The Provo-Orem area ...

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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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Todd Pedersen of Vivint adds Shark Tank feel to 1st UVEF “Todd’s Top Ten” crowd pitch event

Thanks to Todd Pedersen, Vivint, City of Provo, & the Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF) for a cool Shark Tank -like event! DAILY HERALD story & VIDEO.

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After the smoke cleared the room, the young entrepreneurial sharpshooters of LunchBox held the coveted UVEF Top Gun trophy in-hand.  Such was the “OK Corral” shootout atmosphere of the first annual “Todd’s Top Ten” crowd pitch event presented by UVEF.

In a room full of investors, entrepreneurs, and over ...

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Osmonds Honored in UVEF Hall of Fame – Public Relations That Has Lasted 50+ Years

 

Public Relations campaigns, at least in this Utah PR firm’s experience, are usually measured in weeks or months. Even CSR PR (corporate social responsibility) campaign plans may forecast only a few years out.

 

Imagine a media relations plan spanning more than five decades. Now think of the volatile entertainment business where one hit wonders abound.  It would be more rare than a photo of Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash singing together. Or, ...

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Brent Brown Ballpark Namesake Declares Goose Kallunki Week

 

Brent Brown Toyota Scionhas named June 25 through 30 “Goose Kallunki Week” to honor the Utah Valley University Wolverine’s homerun hitter’s amazing year and his recent induction into Major League Baseball.

Guests who arrive at the Orem Toyota dealership during the week can receive free giveaways, including hats, shirts, sunscreen and more. They may also check out the new Wolverine iQ Taxi, a UVU-themed Scion iQ designed by a student of the school.

“Goose Kallunki has been a valuable asset to ...

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Lottery vs. Entrepreneur – Same Risk?

The mega lottery media tsunami is back and bigger than ever with more than half a billion $dollars$ riding on the Mega Millions wave. Proponents of the lottery system might say this is a perfect way to raise state revenue. It’s voluntary unlike other forms of tax. Opponents might say the lottery is a fool’s game, preying on those least likely ...

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Gas Prices Affect Utah Car Sales–Hybrids Come on Strong

As gas prices continue to rise, many car buyers are shying away from the full-size trucks and SUVs, in favor of hybrids or fuel-efficient cars. PilmerPR client Brent Brown Toyota Scion’s Larry Terry broke down the numbers and explained the trend to KSL Radio’s Scott and Maria of Utah’s Afternoon News.

Listen to the whole interview here.

Among the Brent Brown Toyota sales ...

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Brent Brown Toyota Scion Helps UVU Students Pay for Textbooks

Wolverine iQ Scholarship Competition

PilmerPR client Brent Brown Toyota Scion has teamed up with UVU Athletics to host the Wolverine iQ Scholarship Competition for all UVU students. This is a first-of-its-kind scholarship competition, in which UVU students design a school-themed car wrap for a Scion iQ, a sporty new fuel-efficient car geared towards the student consumer. The dealership will award the ...

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Stephen R Covey Inducted UVEF Hall of Fame – Best Days Ahead

uvef_logo1More than 25 years ago, I was invited with my wife to Stephen R Covey’s home. She was working on her Masters of Organizational Behavior at BYU where Dr Covey was heavily involved. Dr Covey’s wife, Sandra sang for us and we sat at the feet of the master for two hours. My life since then has been so positively impacted by his words that night and later by books ...

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