Entrepreneurs Everywhere!!! – Utah Student 25 Awards Gala

The air was electric at the Grand America ballroom filled wall-to-wall with around 300 well-dressed attendees at the 2nd annual Utah Student 25 Awards Gala in Salt Lake City this week. Utah Student 25 founding educator, entrepreneur, and angel investor thanks the growing list of sponsors jumping on the accelerating train that is Utah Student 25.

As a matter of ...

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“Little Giant” Hal Wing Inducted into UVEF Hall of Fame

The Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF) will induct Hal Wing of Little Giant Ladder into its UVEF Hall of Fame tonight at the Provo Novell Campus. Inductees represent individuals and organizations with an enduring legacy of entrepreneurial excellence.

Hal Wing, a Utah native, is known globally as the founder of Wing Enterprises, creator of “The Little Giant Ladder System.” Wing’s entrepreneurship was inspired by a German ladder prototype in the 1970s. He brought the ...

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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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FundingUniverse Joins PilmerPR Clients Named to Inc. 500

For Immediate Release






SALT LAKE CITY—August 26, 2010—PilmerPR today announced FundingUniverse’s rapid rise to the short list of companies served by PilmerPR and attaining the status of Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Entrepreneurial Businesses. FundingUniverse ranks #34 in the newly released 2010 list.

“We are pleased to say we put together the first launch event for Funding Universe (then FundingUtah),” stated John Pilmer ...

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Why Utah Puts the ‘Wiz’ in Wiz Kid

Matt Dorey, 25, envisioned Curve Dental as a teenager.

Utah ranks high on list after list of economic indicators, including best places to start and grow a business. The state is the envy of others with an unemployment rate almost three percent ...

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Money, Money, Money, Money!

The UVEF funding panel discussion was attended by around 65 eager entrepreneur types who lingered well after the event to connect. Led by Brock Blake, CEO of FundingUniverse, this was a perfect group of experts for our audience at various stages of development.

•    Robb Kunz, (BoomStartup, Olympus Angels, VentureBlue Capital)
•    Steve Grizzell (InnoVentures Capital)
•    Steve Price (Utah Deputy Director for the ...

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Zinch is Synch for Success in Student Social Media

Think LinkedIn for teens. Zinch launched in 2007 with the intention of better connecting aspiring college entrants with schools. Today at UVEF, founder Brad Hagen reported impressive demand for Zinch with 800 schools (universities/colleges) on board and 2.5 million student profiles online. Yes, I said million. Does that rock your world or what?!

Brad reported that while only 10% of high schoolers used social ...

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Introducing "PR 101: The Basics"

We’re frequently asked, “What should my business do, from a PR perspective?”

Most of the  time, they’re not asking for a full consultation, but are asking, “What do the successful companies know?”

For months, the PilmerPR team has been working behind-the-scenes to compile the most useful information together, and in terms for the layman. The result is “PR 101: The Basics.”

Beginning this month, PilmerPR will host the webinars to introduce basic public relations strategies to entrepreneurs, CXOs and ...

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John Pilmer Appointed as UVEF Chairman

pilmer_pr_photoThe Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF) appointed John Pilmer as its 2010 chairman.

As chairman, John oversees all Forum activities and management.

“This is an exciting place and time to be an entrepreneur,” Pilmer said in the official press release. “Organizations like Forbes and Inc. recognize Utah as a leader in aspiring businesses. As the economy turns around, investors and lenders are ready to put their money into promising ventures, ...

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