Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels Gives Thumbs Up to Bell Aquaculture's Bell Perch™ at Purdue's Ag Alumni Fish Fry

"Absolutely delicious," said Governor Mitch Daniels in last Saturday's Muncie Star-Press ( about the Bell Perch™ served at the annual Purdue University Agricultural Alumni Fish Fry held Feb. 7 in Indianapolis. Further, according to the Star-Press, Gov. Daniels "told (Purdue) President (France) Cordova ... that now there was no excuse ever to have a fishless fish fry again."

Under sponsorship of the Indiana Soybean Alliance (ISA), Bell Aquaculture helped bring fish back to the menu at Purdue University's Agricultural Alumni Fish Fry this year. The announcement was made earlier this month by Michael Miller, Bell Aquaculture President & COO, who said fish - specifically Indiana raised Bell Perch™ - was being reintroduced to the event's menu this year, in addition to pork.

Link to the PR Web newswire

Link to the Muncie Star-Press article

Sunday, February 15, 2009

From the Muncie Star-Press: Local fish a hit at Purdue fish fry

Diners call Delaware County fish fillets 'small, uniform, tasty and tender.'

By SETH SLABAUGH • • February 14, 2009

MUNCIE -- Farm-raised yellow perch from Delaware County were a hit with Gov. Mitch Daniels at the recent Purdue University Agricultural Alumni Fish Fry.

"Absolutely delicious," the governor said. "I told (Purdue) President (France) Cordova ... that now there was no excuse ever to have a fishless fish fry again."

Link to the Muncie Star-Press article

Link to Purdue Ag Fish Fry Coverage on MSNBC Digital

Link to Purdue Ag Fish Fry Coverage on the Channel 13/

From the Muncie Star-Press: Bell hopes to expand market for perch filets

The ''aquaculture'' company is kicking off production with Purdue's fish fry and with a handful of local restaurants.

MUNCIE -- Bell Aquaculture's ambitious plan to raise and market yellow perch to restaurants throughout this part of the Midwest was due to kick off this weekend as the Albany- and Redkey-based business supplied filets for the Purdue University Agricultural Alumni Fish Fry.

Michael Miller, president and chief operating officer of Bell Aquaculture, said the next step -- supplying perch filets to three Delaware County restaurants -- is only the first of many in the long march to his ultimate goal of selling 8.5 million pounds of fish per year by 2015.

Absolutely PR's Maggie Holben To Speak on CBSA BioBreakfast Panel Wed., Feb. 18

Do you want to get publicity and media attention for your business? Are you not getting the attention you deserve? When you get the right media coverage, your sales can double, investors begin to take notice, and you gain new customers. Find out from the experts how to garner media attention and to effectively use public relations at this BioBreakfast.

Panelists include:

Dee Rambeau is the co-founder and Managing Partner of The Fuel Team and also works with PR Newswire. He has over 25 years of experience in marketing, promotions, television and communications. An award-winning writer and producer, Dee has produced over 200 hours of documentary and sports television for cable and broadcast. Additionally he has scripted and produced more than 50 corporate videos for branding, marketing or internal communications. Dee primarily focuses on online aspects of media relations and stakeholder relations. His specialty is media websites, social media, and search engine optimization.

Maggie Chamberlin Holben, owner of Denver's Absolutely Public Relations, is accredited by the Public Relations Society of America and is a member of the PRSA Counselors Academy. In addition, she is certified as an industry analyst relations practitioner. Holben's consultancy offers several online newsrooms to assist clients, including, and Frequently interviewed as a Public Relations Expert by the media, Holben holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and has taught both advertising and PR courses at the university level. Most recently, Holben’s “Seven Ways To Get The Media Attention You Deserve” article was published in the PRNews’ Media Training Guidebook, 2009 Edition. She blogs pitches and placements at and tweets from

Rachel Brand has more than 16 years of experience in writing and communications. As a wire reporter, she wrote breaking stories on commodities and Chicago-area news. As an award-winning newspaper reporter at the Rocky Mountain News, she covered general business, the health care industry, health policy, health legislation, and the retail, natural foods, beer, marketing and public relations industries. As a freelance writer for AARP Bulletin and State Legislatures magazines, she covers health care policy and legislation.

Baxa Corporation is sponsoring this event and and VP/Marketing Marian Robinson will serve as moderator.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

“Seven Ways to Get the Media Attention You Deserve,” by Absolutely PR Owner/Founder Maggie Holben Included in Media Training Guidebook Vol. 2

Lakewood, CO – February 12, 2009 – The article, “Seven Ways to Get the Media Attention You Deserve” by Maggie Chamberlin Holben, owner/founder of Denver public relations consulting firm, Absolutely Public Relations, has been included in the Media Training Guidebook Vol. 2, recently published by PR News. The announcement made by Holben who says the book is now available for purchase online from the PR News organization.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Colorado BioScience Association and Four Area Economic Development Groups Tout Colorado’s Strengths to the Medical Device Industry at MD&M West

Denver, CO, February 10, 2009 – For three days, representatives from the Colorado BioScience Association -- along with four of the state’s economic development entities -- will be showcasing Colorado’s vast medical device sector at the 25th annual Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West Expo. The announcement is made by John Collar, CBSA Executive Director, who says more than 16,000 medical device and product development professionals are attending MD&M West in Anaheim, CA, February 9-12, 2009.

The four economic development organizations attending MD&M West Expo with the CBSA include: Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, City of Westminster, Jefferson Economic Council and Adams County Economic Development Corporation.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Baxa Corporation Ranks Seventh in ColoradoBiz Magazine's Top 50 Family-Owned Companies

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Feb. 6 -- Baxa Corporation, an Englewood Colorado-based medical device company, announces its 7th-place ranking in the 2009 list of the Top 50 Family-Owned Companies in Colorado. Qualifying companies must be based in Colorado, the company's ownership must be controlled by a single family, and controlling family members must be active in management. In addition, the family has to have been involved in the company for at least two generations, or seem likely to be. Baxa Corporation is owned and managed by the sons of founder Brian Baldwin. It's the company's fifth year on the annual ColoradoBiz magazine list.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Fish - Specifically Bell Aquaculture’s Bell Perch™ - Is Back On The Menu At Purdue’s Ag Alumni Fish Fry Feb. 7

Under sponsorship of the Indiana Soybean Alliance, Bell Aquaculture is helping bring fish back to the menu at Purdue University's Agricultural Alumni Fish Fry this Saturday, Feb. 7. Fish – specifically Indiana raised Bell Perch™ – is being reintroduced to the event’s menu this year at the 11:30 a.m. luncheon in the Toyota Blue Ribbon Pavilion at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.The guest speaker for this year’s event is NBC's Andrea Mitchell, who will give guests an inside look at the national political scene from the perspective of a broadcast news veteran.