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Friday, April 4, 2014

Happy 50th! to PRSA's Accreditation in Public Relations Program...and many more...

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Background from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA):

"2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the Accreditation in Public Relations (APR), the profession’s only national credential. In addition, to celebrating the APR’s position as the industry’s gold standard for professional excellence, April has been designated as APR Month."  

Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR, has been an accredited PRSA member since 1985. 

Here's a look back at Maggie's announcement from 1985 (no she hasn't been accredited the full 50 years that APR has existed)...that's a Columbia portable computer with dual floppy disk drives in the photo  (you had to know DOS language to run it). The printer was dot matrix. Boom boxes were the iPod of the day. Maggie liked cats back then (notice the ceramic one on her desk):

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Friday, August 23, 2013

Viewpoint: 'Building more investors is vital to the Colorado economy'

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Quoting from today's posting in the Denver Business Journal:

"Since January 2011, we’ve created 97,000 jobs and now have 2.4 million jobs in the state — prerecession levels. And we have the fourth-fastest job growth in the nation. We are continuing to successfully woo a number of industries and we’re enhancing our advanced industries with a 10-year, $150 million investment.

We are just missing one key piece of the economic pie: investors. Venture-capital investment is critical to the growth of successful startup companies...

...We’re working on creating more funding opportunities. OEDIT, in partnership with the Colorado BioScience Association and Johnson & Johnson Development Corp., established the Rocky Mountain Life Science Investor and Partnering Conference (RMLIPC) in 2009. Celebrating the third biennial conference on Sept. 19, RMLIPC will bring together more than 50 investors to Denver to showcase 30 regional startup companies in the biotech, diagnostic, medical device and pharmaceutical industries. The Rockies Venture Club, along with the Impact Angel Group, are working their connections with local angel investors and entrepreneurs." 

Link to the OpEd piece authored by Ken Lund 

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Rocky Mountain Life Science Investor and Partnering Conference Announces Thirty Regional Companies for 2013 Presentation Lineup

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Denver, CO, August 12, 2013 – Thirty companies from Arizona, Colorado, Montana and Utah have been chosen to present at the 2013 Rocky Mountain Life Science Investor and Partnering Conference (RMLIPC), September 18-19, at The Ritz-Carlton in Denver, Colorado. The announcement is made by April Giles, President & CEO of the Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA), on behalf of the RMLIPC Selection Committee, who says the presenting companies were selected from more than 60 applicants by a committee of investors and industry experts. 
2013 Rocky Mountain Life Science Investor and Partnering Conference Presenting Companies:

AmideBio, LLC - Boulder, CO - http://www.amidebio.com 
Biodesix - Boulder, CO - http://www.biodesix.com
BioFusionary - Wheat Ridge, CO - http://biofusionary.com
Boulder Diagnostics - Boulder, CO - http://www.boulderdiagnostics.com 
Convoy Therapeutics - Oro Valley, AZ - http://www.convoytx.com 
DiscGenics - Salt Lake City, UT - http://discgenics.com 
EndoShape - Boulder, CO - http://endoshape.com 
ENDURX Pharmaceuticals, Inc. - Oro Valley, AZ - http://www.endurxpharma.com 
FitBionic - Boulder, CO - http://www.fitbionic.com 
Lazarus Medical Technologies - Salt Lake City, UT -http://www.lazarusmedtech.com 
Lineagen - Salt Lake City, UT - http://www.lineagen.com 
MBio Diagnostics - Boulder, CO - http://mbiodx.com 
MSDx - Tucson, AZ - http://www.msdx.co 
Nasseo, Inc. - Peoria, AZ - http://www.nasseo.com 
Neuro Assessment Systems - Littleton, CO - http://www.neuroassessments.com 
Prima-Temp, Inc. - Boulder, CO - http://prima-temp.com 
Regenesis Biomedical - Scottsdale, AZ - http://www.regenesisbio.com 
Renaptys Vaccines, LLC - Aurora, CO - http://www.renaptys.com 
Rocky Mountain Biologicals - Missoula, MT - http://rmbio.com 
Sharklet Technologies, Inc. - Aurora, CO - http://sharklet.com 
Sinopsys Surgical - Boulder, CO  - http://www.sinopsyssurgical.com 
Surefire Medical - Westminster, CO - http://surefiremedical.com 
SuviCa - Boulder, CO - http://suvica.com 
Transverse Medical - Evergreen, CO - http://www.transversemedical.com 
Ventria Bioscience - Fort Collins, CO - http://ventria.com 
VetDC Inc. - Fort Collins, CO - http://www.vet-dc.com 
Vivaldi Biosciences - Fort Collins, CO - http://www.vivaldibiosciences.com 
Wasatch - Salt Lake City, UT - http://www.microfl.com 
Xalud Therapeutics, Inc. Boulder, CO - http://www.xaludthera.com
Xenograft Corporation - Missoula, MT - http://www.ihimontanafoundation.org

The 2013 Rocky Mountain Life Science Investor and Partnering Conference – spearheaded by the Colorado BioScience Association in collaboration with associations in Arizona, Montana, New Mexico and Utah — will open with a reception at the Colorado Governor’s Mansion September 18th and follow with a full day of company pitch presentations September 19th. The keynote breakfast will include Kyle Lefkoff, founder and General Partner of Boulder Ventures, leading a conversation with the CEOs of Colorado's two premier publicly-traded pharmaceutical companies-Patrick Mahaffy, Founder and CEO of Clovis Oncology and Ron Squarer, CEO of Array BioPharma. The keynote lunch will be a presentation from Johnson and Johnson Development Corporation executive leadership. For more information and registration details, visit http://www.RockyMtnBioInvest.com 

On Twitter, please use the hashtag #RockyMtnBioInvest for your tweets.

Link to the PitchEngine social media release

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Sunday, August 18, 2013

SeafoodSource: Bell Aquaculture's 'McCowan honored for aquaculture work'
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Quoting from the August 16th posting:

"The president of an Indiana-based aquaculture company has been honored with an award for work in his field.

Norman McCowan, the president of Bell Aquaculture, received the Agrivision Award this week, recognizing him as a leader of the agricultural community in Indiana."
 
Link to SeafoodSource.com
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Monday, December 24, 2012

Absolutely PR 2012: Year-end Review, Campaigns and Placements
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Here's a walk down the 2012 memory lane - January through December - of pitches and placements of note by Maggie Chamberlin Holben's Absolutely Public Relations consulting firm:

JANUARY

Campaign: Bell Aquaculture Teams with Indiana Soybean Alliance, Virginia Cobia Farms and The Conservation Fund's Freshwater Institute - http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/1/prweb9132484.htm

Placement: FIS United States: Bell Aquaculture joined forces to present the Future of Fish - http://fis.com/fis/worldnews/search_brief.asp?l=e&id=49396&ndb=1

Additional January Placement of Note for Bell Aquaculture: Better Homes and Gardens Country Gardens: 'Organic Fertilizers' - Bell Aquaculture Fish Rich http://indianayellowperch.blogspot.com/2012/01/better-homes-gardens-country-gardens.html

FEBRUARY

Campaign: Valentine's Cat Show Featuring 225 Pedigreed and Non-Pedigreed Cats Benefits Cat Care Society February 18 and 19 at the Adams County Fairgrounds - http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/2/prweb9190503.htm

Placement: Denver Post - http://denvercatcare.blogspot.com/2012/02/denver-post-photos-cat-fanciers.html

MARCH

Campaign: Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority Names New President and CEO - http://www.pitchengine.com/fitzsimonsredevelopmentauthority/fitzsimons-redevelopment-authority-names-new-president--ceo

Placement: Denver Business Journal: http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/print-edition/2012/07/13/fitzsimons-changes-focus-to-better.html?page=all

APRIL

Campaign: Colorado BioScience Association Appoints Four Industry Leaders to Board of Directors - http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120405005052/en/Colorado-BioScience-Association-Appoints-Industry-Leaders-Board

Placement: Northern Colorado Business Report - http://www.ncbr.com/article/20120405/NEWS/120409955

MAY

Campaign: Bell Aquaculture Launches Fish Rich™ 2-2-2 Organic and Fish Rich+ 6-3-3 Fertilizers at 2012 National Hardware Show - http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/5/prweb9449743.htm

Placement: Suburban Jungle Blog Review - 'Organic Gardening with Fish Rich Fertilizer... Berries + Fish = Wow' - http://indianayellowperch.blogspot.com/2012/05/suburban-jungle-organic-gardening-with.html

JUNE

Campaign: Westminster's Aar River Gallery Hosts Cat Care Society 'Tails of the Painted Cats' Wine and Cheese Reception June 29th, Featuring Cat Care Vineyards Wine Tasting - http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/6/prweb9591196.htm

Placement: Denver Post - 'It's a cat thing and an art thing' - http://denvercatcare.blogspot.com/2012/06/denver-post-its-cat-thing-and-art-thing.html

JULY

Campaign: New Data Shows Colorado’s Bioscience Industry Outpaced National Growth Since 2001 and Continued Adding Jobs Overall Since 2007 - http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120629005849/en/Data-Shows-Colorado%E2%80%99s-Bioscience-Industry-Outpaced-National

Placement: Aurora Sentinel - 'Colorado makes its mark in bioscience as the industry roars to life nationwide' - http://www.aurorasentinel.com/news/claim-to-fame-colorado-makes-its-mark-in-bioscience-as-the-industry-roars-to-life-nationwide/

AUGUST

Campaign: Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority Opens New Accelerator Facility, Significantly Expanding Capabilities at its Bioscience Park Ctr in the Fitzsimons Life Science District - http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/fitzsimons-redevelopment-authority-opens-new-accelerator-facility-significantly-expanding-capabilities-at-its-bioscience-park-center-in-the-fitzsimons-life-science-district-167020545.html

Placement: Denver Post - 'Four growing biotech firms move into Fitzsimons Accelerator Building' - http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_21378233/four-growing-biotech-firms-move-into-fitzsimons-accelerator

SEPTEMBER

Campaign: 2012 BioWest Conference & Expo Showcases 40+ New Technologies, Products and Services for the Region’s Robust Bioscience Industry - http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120904005280/en/2012-BioWest-Conference-Expo-Showcases-40-Technologies

Placement: Colorado Public Radio's Colorado Matters: 'Colorado Biotech's Big Day' - http://www.cpr.org/#load_article|Colorado_Biotechs_Big_Day

Placement: 9News - 'Fort Collins co. making strides in doggie cancer' - http://coloradobio.blogspot.com/2012/09/9news-fort-collins-co-making-strides-in.html

OCTOBER

Campaign: Bell Aquaculture Exhibits New Fish Rich™ 2-2-2 Organic Fertilizer at the 2012 Garden Writers Association Symposium in Tucson, Booth #302 - http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/10/prweb10001888.htm

Placement: FIS United States -

http://www.fis-net.com/fis/worldnews/search_brief.asp?l=e&id=56128&ndb=1&monthyear=10-2012&day=&country=0&df=1


NOVEMBER

Campaign: April Giles Named President and CEO of the Colorado BioScience Association - http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20121108006136/en/April-Giles-Named-President-CEO-Colorado-BioScience

Placement: Boulder County Business Report - 'Giles named to head bioscience association' - http://www.bcbr.com/article/20121108/NEWS/121109930

DECEMBER

Campaign: Colorado BioScience Association Awards the Industry’s Best of 2012 - http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20121206005810/en/Colorado-BioScience-Association-Awards-Industry%E2%80%99s-2012

Placement: Denver Business Journal - Colorado BioScience Association hands out nine awards -
http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/print-edition/2012/12/14/colorado-bioscience-association-hands.html?page=all

Moving forward, please check back at these news feed blogs for more news and information...

Colorado BioScience Association - http://coloradobio.blogspot.com

Bell Aquaculture - http://indianayellowperch.blogspot.com

Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority - http://fitzsimonsredevelopment.blogspot.com

Cat Care Society - http://denvercatcare.blogspot.com

Denver PR News and Information - http://denverpr.blogspot.com

About Absolutely Public Relations

Absolutely PR specializes in media relations, the strategies and tactics necessary to achieve impactful editorial placements in international, national, trade press, local and social/digital media space. Visit http://www.AbsolutelyPR.com or the company's Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/AbsolutelyPR.

Contact: Maggie Holben, Absolutely Public Relations - 303-984-9801 - maggie@absolutelypr.com
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