Boulder County Briefcase: Nov. 4, 2013 [Daily Camera, Boulder, Colo.]
(Daily Camera (Boulder, CO) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Nov. 04--Anniversary
Catapult PR-IR celebrated its 14th year of helping clients build awareness, market share and positions as market drivers. Catapult remains one of the few PR firms in Colorado focused exclusively on technology, having built strong market positions for clients within cloud computing, Agile software development, wireless data communications and more. catapultpr-ir.com.
Awards & honors
Recent awards for "Big Kid Science" books by Boulder author Jeffrey Bennett: "Max Goes to the Moon" won the 2013 International Reading Association's Children's Choices Selection; "The Wizard Who Saved the World" won the 2013 Young Voices Foundation Gold Medal and "Math for Life" won the 2012 Colorado Book Award in the General Non-fiction category.
Caplan and Earnest LLC attorneys Richard E. Bump, Sharon E. Caulfield, Brad J. Hendrick, Linda L. Siderius, W. Stuart Stuller and Jennifer Sullivan were named "Best Lawyers" in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. celaw.com.
Melton Design Build's Josh Fiester was chosen as a member of the Class of 2013 "Forty Under 40" award recipient in the July edition of Professional Remodelers magazine. With over 100 applications submitted, "Forty Under 40" is an annual recognition of outstanding leaders in the remodeling industry. meltondesignbuild.com.
Kent Hansen, CRPC of Rocky Mountain Wealth Management, was honored as a member of LPL Financial's Patriot's Club. This status is based on production ranking of all registered representatives at LPL Financial at the end of 2012 and is awarded to less than 10 percent of the firm's approximately 13,000 advisors nationwide.Securities offered through LPL Financial. Member FINRA/SIPC. 303-444-4538. rockymountainwealthmanagement.com.
For the third time, Holland & Hart LLP was named one of Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers' "50 Best Law Firms for Women" for creating flexibility and professional development programs designed to retain women and advance them into the leadership pipeline. hollandhart.com.
Inovonics, an industry leader in high-performance wireless sensor networks for commercial and life safety applications, won Security Product Magazine's New Product of the Year Award for the EN6080 Area Control Gateway in the Wireless Technologies category. inovonics.com.
Cascade Writers' Group sponsored a national writing competition and selected winners for its first annual publication. Writer Andrea Poniers, of Boulder, won an honorable mention for her short story, "Green".
David Scott, Scott Group at Colorado Landmark, Realtors received the 2013 Five Star Professional Realtor Award.The award recognizes outstanding service professionals. David's commitment to helping clients make informed decisions and to finding solutions for all their real estate needs made him a clear choice for the award. boulderrealestateinfo.com.
Boulder based Studio3 Kitchen, Bath, Interiors won the 2013 American Society of Interior Designers Crystal Award for innovative and creative kitchen design. This award is given annually to recognize Colorado's most talented designers in the residential and commercial field. studio3kitchen.com.
Community Food Share received a $250,000 grant from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, completing the $5.1 million capital campaign for the purchase and renovation of a larger facility at 650 S. Taylor Ave. at the Colorado Tech Center in Louisville. communityfoodshare.org.
The Merrill Lynch /Bank of America Charitable Foundation announced a $20,000 gift to the American Red Cross Colorado Chapter was given to provide financial support for victims of the flood in the Boulder County area. These funds will help individuals and families directly impacted by the flood. ml.com.
WOW! Children's Museum (World of Wonder) in Lafayette has received a $15,000 grant from The Amgen Foundation. WOW! will use this grant to support STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) focused exhibits and educational programs. wowchildrensmuseum.org.
Launches & new accounts
Basket Kase, of Boulder, was chosen by Knowledge Factor to supply welcome gift packages to its new hire employees. bbkase.com.
Campus Publishers added Louisiana State University to its family of 40-plus official visitor guides. The Guide will reach 80,000 members of the LSU community. Campus Publishers, which also publishes the CU and UNC Guides, is a leading provider of official campus visitor guides. campuspublishers.com.
The Innovation Center of the Rockies announced that Boulder Granola, a top-selling, local favorite granola company, has engaged the ICR to provide advisory support to guide the company's expansion. innovationcenteroftherockies.com. fevoice.com.
Headquartered in Boulder, Datu is a new health technology company that aggregates data from across health systems into a single point of contact, delivering a better user experience (UX) to improve patient outcomes. datuhealth.com.
Care Enichen announced the opening of her law firm, The Law Office of Care Enichen LLC. Enichen will bring her years of experience as a deputy district attorney, judge, and criminal defense attorney to her new practice. carelawboulder.com.
Boulder-Based voice-over artist and narrator Frank Eriksen was selected to narrate the U.S. Department of the Interior's new online training modules. Eriksen has been the online voice for the DOI for the past 12 years.
Gold Systems, a Microsoft Corp. Gold Certified Partner specializing in unified communications and speech recognition technology, has delivered its Vonetix 7 Voice platform to Microsoft IT. Vonetix 7 Voice will serve as the new platform for Microsoft to develop many of its voice self-service applications, which serve Microsoft customers calling for support on a wide array of Microsoft products and services. goldsys.com.
Paracript was named a Canon Image Capture Solutions Alliance program member. The alliance gives value-added resellers offering document scanners by Canon U.S.A. Inc. access to Parascript's document recognition software to read and extract information from a wide variety of document types. parascript.com.
Beth Powell launched POP! media, a social media strategy and content marketing business on Sept. 9. Services include social media and web copy, e-mail marketing and media relations. Powell also runs UP Talks, a Boulder-based organization offering uplifting and provocative talks. popmediastudio.com.
ChoiceView (choiceview.com), the award-winning, flagship product from Radish that allows businesses to instantly share visual content while speaking with smart mobile device users, is now enhanced to provide fully encrypted, secure, HIPAA-complaint business communications for mobile customer support and sales in many industry segments including health care. Radish also launched TrueVisualIVR.com to educate the public and to ease market confusion. True Visual Interactive Voice Response systems are the next generation of IVRs sharing visual content during a voice call. radishsystems.com.
Social media and digital marketing agency Room 214 announced its agency partnership with Marketo, provider of the leading cloud-based marketing software platform for building and sustaining engaging customer relationships. Room 214 plans to move clients beyond the test period for social media and digital point solutions providing better results and return on investments. room214.com.
Philip Tobias, a Boulder web publishing professional, launched a new website, finnoff-products.com, for Finnoff Aviation Products. The Boulder aviation firm provides engines, propellers and other performance products for Pilatus PC-12 aircraft. philiptobias.com.
VOCO Creative, a boutique digital marketing agency, proudly announces the addition of Cuties to its client roster. Cuties are among the nation's best-known and most well-loved branded fruits. VOCO will manage social media for Cuties in partnership with Sterling-Rice Group, of Boulder. vococreative.com.
New hires & promotions
Brock and Company, CPAs, PC, announced the addition of Eric Christopher, CPA, as a tax manager to its Boulder office. Christopher graduated from the University of Denver with a Master of Taxation degree. He was most recently employed with DCG, PC and was one of the founding partners of that firm. brockcpas.com.
Community Cycles recruited Dax Burgos as sales and service manager to run Boulder's non-profit commuter bike shop and its programs. Burgos brings retail experience and a recent apprenticeship at the Center for Appropriate Transportation, learning the art of cargo bicycle manufacturing. communitycycles.org.
Centennial Bank added two new employees in the Boulder market, including Ross Nicholls, vice president, relationship manager, and Renee Sanders, client services manager-officer. centennialbanking.com.
Dan Fredrickson joined the Boulder office of KKO, where he represents companies in a wide range of complex commercial transactions, including those related to software licensing and subscriptions, product distribution and resale, technology transfers and development, consulting services and joint ventures. kkofirm.com.
After serving another institution for more than 20 years, Alison Kadans joined the Boulder branch of Cobalt Mortgage, one of the largest privately held mortgage bankers in the United States. She is looking forward to serving loyal clients and referrals with the wide array of loan options and excellent customer service that Cobalt Mortgage for which the firm is known. cobaltmortgage.com/boulder.
The Cigarette Store Corp., parent company to Smoker Friendly & Gasamat Oil Corp. of Colorado, welcomed Ken Kramer as its general counsel and vice president of administration. Kramer, as a shareholder of Berenbaum Weinshienk, PC, has been the Cigarette Store Corp.'s outside legal counsel for the past 20 years. He now serves in a full-time capacity. smokerfriendly.com.
Veterans Helping Veterans Now, a Longmont-based nonprofit organization, named Trisha Dittrick, its long-standing program director, as its executive director. More than 15,000 veterans are in Boulder County, Dittrick actively outreaches to veterans who need mental health services and engaging the community in understanding and supporting veteran issues. vhvnow.org.
Inovonics hired Michael Rost as senior product manager and Harrison Best as product manager. inovonics.com.
Spatial Corp., of Broomfield, promoted Vivekan Iyengar to the role of vice president of research and development responsible for all technologies within Spatial including 3D modeling, CAD data reuse and visualization. spatial.com.
Inovonics hired Gary Kallman as senior vice president of global sales. He has extensive experience in building and leading sales. Kallman offers Inovonics a focus on indirect and direct channel development, vertical market penetration, creation and execution of high-level selling and strategic customer alignment. inovonics.com.
Harbor Financial Group welcomed Sean McBride as an intern. McBride is pursuing a bachelor's degree in accounting from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado and plans to graduate in May 2014. Harbor is an independent wealth management firm that has provided highly personalized financial planning and investment strategies since 1988. harborfinancialgroup.com.
Matt McKinney joined the Boulder office of KKO, where his practice will continue to focus on representing technology, software, and internet companies of all sizes and advising on complex licensing, commercial, SaaS, and intellectual property agreements, as well as data privacy matters. kkofirm.com.
Wright Kingdom Real Estate announced that Dennis Culver, Keith McQuillen and C.T. Tamura joined its team as broker associates. Culver has experience in mortgage lending; McQuillen, a University of Colorado graduate, spent 25 years in private business in Denver and Boulder; and Tamura moved to Boulder from New York where he spent more than 15 years as an entrepreneur in the music, marketing, social media and technology industries. wkre.com.
Meredith Preston was named communications director of Catalyst High School in Lafayette, and Jose Silva joined the school as post-secondary dean. Catalyst is internationally accredited and offers students full-potential learning based on their individual strengths and interests. Preston brings more than two decades of marketing communications experience to her new post. catalysths.org.
The Longmont Express Employment Professionals office named Matthew Romanini as business development specialist. In this position, Romanini will be responsible for acquiring new business. Before joining express, Romanini worked as the assistant sales manager then branch manager for Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Linthicum, Md., for seven years. expressboulder.com.
Nanette Schunk, owner of Strategic Solutions Marketing & Events, was named the Colorado administrator for the Entrepreneurs' Organization Colorado (EO), where she will manage daily operations and coordinate meetings and networking events in conjunction with EO's leadership. strategicsolutionsmarketing.com.
Elizabeth Sipes joined Bryan Cave HRO's corporate finance and securities group, expanding the firm's fund formation team. Sipes, formerly an assistant vice president and senior legal counsel for a Denver-based asset management firm, will work closely with Mark Weakley, the Boulder-based leader of Bryan Cave HRO's fund formation practice. bryancave.com.
Voices For Children CASA announced that Nia Wassink joined the organization as executive director, beginning Sept. 4. Voices For Children CASA has trained and supervised volunteers from the community to advocate and provide caring support for abused and neglected children in Boulder County since 1985. vfccasa.org.
ColdQuanta announced new BEC Training Workshops for physicists to learn how to create ultracold atoms. The four-day course will be held in Boulder. Attendees will get an overview of the principles behind MOTs and BEC with heavy emphasis on lab work using ColdQuanta's miniMOT and RuBECi systems. coldquanta.com.
Jeffrey Dann Ph.D., LAc, director of Aloha Wellness Associates Acupuncture Clinic in south Boulder was appointed to the doctoral faculty of the Tri-State Acupuncture College in New York City. This institution is the first nationally accredited school with a doctoral degree in Japanese-style acupuncture. alohawellnessboulder.com.
The 149-room Courtyard by Marriott Boulder, located at 4710 Pearl East Circle, completed a major renovation of its guestrooms. With this exciting update, the Courtyard Boulder offers a state-of-the-art lobby, bistro and bar, outdoor pool and patio, meeting rooms and free wi-fi throughout the hotel. marriott.com/denbd.
Nine Holland & Hart attorneys were named to Best Lawyers in America 2014: Andrea Anderson, Scott Berdan, Jude Biggs, Don Degnan, Scott Havlick, Laura Hundley, Marcus Painter, Beat Steiner and Mark Wiletsky. hollandhart.com.
Seven lawyers at the Boulder firm of Hutchinson Black and Cook -- Bill Meyer, Jim Carpenter, Baine Kerr, Brad Peterson, Kimberly Hult, Chris Ford and Connie Eyster --were named in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. hbcboulder.com.
Intercambio announced that Jim Hooton, Liesl Leary, John Ricotta and Nicole Rothstein joined its board of directors. As Vertiba's CEO, Hooton brings experience in technology, management as well as entrepreneurial skills to assist Intercambio as it continues to grow and expand its low-cost English language program for Boulder County immigrants. With background as marketing director for the Americas for SDL International and having lived abroad, Leary looks to help recruit volunteers to teach English as well as help the organization reach its fiscal goals for the new year. Ricotta, vice president of FirstBank Boulder's Baseline office, is committed to using his financial expertise and his passion for Intercambio's mission to assist the organization with maintaining its fiscal stability and helping increase awareness for its programs. With a law degree from Georgetown University, Rothstein has worked at the Murad Immigration firm and as a new member of Intercambio's board of directors, she now plans to utilize her extensive knowledge of community resources as well as introduce Intercambio to friends far and near. intercambioweb.org.
Longmont-based interSector Partners L3C and JVoyles nonprofit consulting announce the first cohort of the Colorado Nonprofit Social Enterprise Exchange. Eight area nonprofits will spend the next year developing their new social ventures. Learn more about the program and the participating agencies at: interSectorL3C.com/exchange_PR.html.
The latest project of local interior designer Roman Martinez's company, Design House, was featured in the August issue of Boulder Life Styles magazine.
MWH Global, a wet infrastructure-focused strategic consulting, environment engineering and construction services firm, today announced that it is the 15th largest majority employee-owned company in the United States, according to the National Center for Employee Ownership's new Employee Ownership 100 list. mwhglobal.com.
Parascript received FDA pre-market approval of its AccuDetect Computer-Aided Detection system for digital mammography. AccuDetect is indicated for use in screening mammography to identify areas suspicious for breast cancer, for radiologist review, after completing an initial read. Parascript also announced recent findings on how companies process receivables and are progressing toward automation with straight through processing (STP) to help speed payments, and challenges they face. parascript.com.
Edward C. Regel, owner of Regel & Associates LLC, facilitated a sale on a commercial building, representing the seller Eggman No. 2 LLC. The 10,138-square-foot building that sold is located at 2005 32nd St., in Boulder. The buyer, Henry Wilensky 2005 Trust, was represented by Jim Thomas, of Re/Max Commercial. regelassociates.com.
Career coach Carol Ross, of Louisville, spoke at the 2013 Women's Success Forum on Oct. 17, sponsored by The Leadership Investment (formerly Women's Vision Foundation). Ross spoke on "Networking Naturally." She joined a line up of forum speakers that included broadcast journalist Jane Pauley as the keynote speaker. carolrossandassociates.com.
Marian Rothschild, AICI FLC, personal image consultant spoke on "Intentional Image; polished personal branding for exquisite leadership presence" for the Boulder Valley Rotary Club on Sept. 3. marianrothschild.com.
Caplan and Earnest LLC, of Boulder, announced that Gregory James Smith joined the firm as special counsel on July 1 and that Boulder District Judge M. Gwyneth Whalen would rejoin the firm in September as special counsel. Smith brings more than three decades of legal experience to Caplan and Earnest's burgeoning health care practice area. Whalen will focus her practice on complex civil litigation. She was the manager of the firm's litigation practice in 2006 when she was appointed to the District Court for the 20th Judicial District. celaw.com.
The Spot Bouldering Gym celebrated its recent $180,000 state-of-the-art flooring investment with a grand reopening and welcome back bash on Aug. 28. thespotgym.com.
Gary Stypula, first vice president and wealth management advisor for Merrill Lynch in Boulder, was recently named senior vice president. ml.com.
Sargent Bickham Lagudis, of Boulder, congratulated Trace Welch on his achievement of becoming a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder. Trace successfully completed all three rigorous CFA exams and the required four years of investment work experience to join four other CFA charterholders at SBL. sblfinancial.com.
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