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, and they look to Utah for compelling start-ups and exceptional entrepreneurs. UVEF is ready to make the most of this unique opportunity.”

John understands the challenges entrepreneurs face, and the strategies that can help them succeed. He founded PilmerPR in 2003, which specializes in small-business public relations. PilmerPR helped launch successful businesses like Mozy, ElectraTherm, iFollo and eComfort. PilmerPR, itself, has continued to grow and win numerous awards.

UVEF is a volunteer non-profit support group that helps entrepreneurs and small-business in Utah succeed through education and networking. John succeeds Roger Andrus, Executive Director of UtahAngels and Business Development Corporation of Provo, as UVEF chairman.

See the Official Press Release

From your perspective, how does the 2010 entrepreneurial climate compare with 2009?

  • Better (60%, 3 Votes)
  • Basically the same (40%, 2 Votes)
  • More challenging (20%, 1 Votes)

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Watch John Pilmer explain the benefits of UVEF membership, and the state of entrepreneurship in Utah:

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About the Author:

As founder of PilmerPR, John Pilmer, APR serves as a PR and marketing communications advisor for both emerging and established companies. He offers customers more than 20 years of results-driven business PR and marketing experience. John and the firm have provided PR consultation and campaigns for clients such as Mozy, Novell, AdvancedMD, Certiport, NextPage, ElectraTherm, Altiris, Avamar, EmergeCore Networks, FSLogic, INVISUS, 10x Marketing, MWI, Project Insight, REIC, Seastone, US Synthetic and Funding Universe (now Lendio), among others.
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  1. Jack Shirts  January 28, 2010

    Congrats on this new appointment! You certainly do have the business-sense, the entrepreneurial know how, and the networking capabilities to be a great success as chairman. I believe UVEF will be better off for your service as chairman.

    Best Wishes

    • admin  January 29, 2010

      Thanks Jack. You have insider knowledge of my skills so your thoughts mean a lot to me. Best of Fortune!


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