Utah Entrepreneurs Honored by UVEF

In my swan song event as 2010 Chairman, the Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF) today announced winners for itss 2010 Annual UVEF Awards. The annual event recognizes Utah companies and leaders for innovation, business growth and contributions to the entrepreneurial community. Award recipients were honored today at ceremonies held at the Provo Novell Campus.

“Successful entrepreneurs seek out mentors, looking for guidance to chart the road ahead,” said UVEF chairman John Pilmer. “UVEF Award winners are worthy of emulation as each ...

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Hal Wing Advice to Entrepreneurs & Genesis of Little Giant Ladder

It was recently my pleasure to meet Hal Wing for the first time in my role as Chairman for the Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (www.UVEF.net). In my work in PR,  I have worked closely with CEO’s from numerous industries and Hal personified the dynamic personality I’ve come to expect from executives at the top of their game. I saw a tremendous lifetime contributor to the economy, an energized entrepreneur, with his first wife of many decades at his ...

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Does PilmerPR Practice What it Preaches?

Those who follow PilmerPR know we place an emphasis on social responsibility, including Green PR. We were recently recognized by the U.S. State Department and Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy as one of the foremost experts in environmental communications. Other awards have spoken to our work, as well.

But what do you think?

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Ukrainian Leaders Ask PilmerPR for Tips on Green PR

PilmerPR announced founder John Pilmer met today with Ukrainian government and energy leaders to offer insights into the energy communications challenges facing  that country. Hosted by the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy (UCCD) and as part of the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), the visitors are traveling to Utah to examine “Energy Efficiency at the Federal, State and Local ...

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Is the EPA's 40th Anniversary Celebration "Green"?

We received an announcement, the other day, from Scott at Eco Active America:

I am pleased to announce that we will be having the EPA’s 40th Anniversary Celebration and Award Event on December 2nd at Club Nokia. We will have celebrities, famous musicians presenting awards and playing music throughout the event. We would love to have your company be part of this event. This is an event not to be missed.

The e-mail goes on to explain why ...

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Ensure Your Event is Socially Responsible

Many events claim to be “socially responsible” or “green.” They may use energy-saving lights, use recycled paper, or donate a portion of revenues to a worthy cause. But how much energy is used traveling to the event? Are the green efforts economically sustainable and sensible to stock-holders? How likely are people to attend if you make them jump through hoops?

There is a lot to consider when planning a socially responsible event. Corporate social responsibility and green PR expert ...

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Corporate Responsibility on Tap when Pilmer Speaks at Crunch Lunch

[Video of 5 minute presentation in production – posted soon]

SALT LAKE CITY—September 9, 2010—PilmerPR today announced founder John Pilmer will speak today at the UVEF Crunch Lunch event on the subject of “Corporate Responsibility – From the Ground Up,” starting at noon at the Provo Novell campus. The event is open to the public.

“80% of the world’s large companies now produce Corporate Responsibility ...

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Financial Times, Moscow Times, & 80% Corporate Responsibility

80% of the world’s largest companies now have a Corporate Responsibility Report per a recent article in the Moscow Times. In previous entries we have discussed that Green PR is a subset of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Now CSR is being shortened to a term I like quite a bit more, Corporate Responsibility (CR). I think CR is a better umbrella term which ...

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Acronyms Everywhere – Do They Communicate?

I’ve worked a bunch in the technology field, so I’m used to seeing acronyms thrown around like toy footballs from cheerleaders in a college stadium at the season opener. Other industries use them as well. The military has a ton of them. As a Public Relations firm, we constantly remind clients to talk in “people talk” without the use of acronyms, unless they are ubiquitous ...

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CSR Optional – NOT!

This article found in UK-based Press & Journal makes me crazy. First, it speaks to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as if it’s another marketing program that may or may not get budget this next year. Then, it tries to position the support of athletes aspiring for professional positions as somehow a higher calling in life for the planet and it’s people. Now, support the advancement ...

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