Friday, September 22, 2006
The nominees for Entrepreneur of the Year are
Carol Sturman of Sturman Industries
Scott Miller and Mark LeBlanc of Omitron Inc.
Jay Jesse of Intelligent Software Solutions
Art Nutter, of TAEUS International Corp.
Alan J. Black of Intelliden
Karl Friedman of NextAction Corp.
John Elms of Spectralink Corp.
Kelly Lynn Roth of Delta Solutions & Strategies
Alex Goldstein of Configuresoft Inc.
John Street of MX Logic Inc.
David K. Neumann of Directed Energy SolutionsTo find out who the winners are, you'll have to attend the event or watch for coverage in The Gazette. It's not quite the Oscars, but the awards are considered a big honor by local technology entrepreneurs.
The rest of the nominees can be found at http://www.celebratetechnology.org/celebrate.asp?pageid=0%7C4&id=0%7Caward_nominations
To make a reservation for the event, go to celebratetechnology.org. Ticket cost is $50.
Thursday, September 21, 2006
United is petitioning the Department of Transportation to be allowed to be the first domestic carrier to have a direct route between Washington, D.C. Dulles (IAD) and Beijing, China (PEK).
Right now, 28 other world capitals have this route to Beijing.
The airline is asking people to add their name and support to the initative; click here to read the petition.
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
The creative director of the well-known advertising tourism campaign for Las Vegas - What Happens Here, Stays Here - was the guest speaker at the Pikes Peak Advertising Federation's luncheon Tuesday.
Randy Snow of R&R Partners showed the group of advertisers the progression of the ad campaign from capitalizing on the traveler's need for freedom to capitalizing on the idea that Vegas is a playground for adults where they can misbehave. The reason for the campaign's success was the actors who improvised in many of the commercials, according to Snow. The commercials hit home with viewers because a lot of the commerical's message was left unsaid, leaving the viewer to become engaged in the story line, Snow said.
The Pikes Peak Advertising Federation is collecting nominations for the 2006 ADDY Awards. Submissions are due Oct. 10. For more information, visit www.ppaf.org
The next Pikes Peak Advertising Federation luncheon, Oct. 10, will feature Jake Jabs, owner of American Furniture Warehouse.
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Neno Nenoff, owner of American Furniture Galleries, 3212 E. Platte Ave., will mark the company's 85th anniversary on Sept. 23 by opening a new Ekornes Stressless Zone to showcase products by Norwegian company Ekornes. A speech from Denver-based Norwegian Consul General Rita I. Ehrmann at 1 p.m. will be part of the all-day public event, which will also include Norwegian delicacies catered by Kings Norsk, a Denver-based Norwegian caterer, whose staff will be dressed in Norwegian national costumes. ...
To show appreciation to military stationed here, all seven Colorado Springs Chipotle (www.chipotle.com) restaurants will give away a free burrito, bol (burrito without the tortilla), tacos or salad to anyone with a valid military ID on Sept. 25 between 5 and 9 p.m.
Monday, September 18, 2006
Integrity Air is an aviation operator serving Pikes Peak area companies with aircraft management, leasing and charter services. It has offices in the Colorado Springs Jet Center. Integrity Air was founded in 2001 by chief executive officer Charles Myers and partners Tom Menza, Dave Bennett and Lee Taylor. The company employs five people.
The National Business Aircraft Association recognizes companies that operate business aircraft and employ "best practices" in safe flight operations with the association's safety award.