Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 Top Ten: Absolutely PR's Most Popular Tweets of the Past Year


Absolutely PR's top tweets for 2012, with client noted:

#1 - May 14, 2012 for Colorado BioScience Association – 33 Clicks - CBSA Applauds Dr. Larry Gold and Team for Organizing Gold Labs Symposium http://ow.ly/aUoHH  #PersonalizedMedicine via @COBioscience (Gold Labs program logo pictured)

#2 - Oct 22, 2012 for Colorado BioScience Association – 26 Clicks - Business Insider: 'Introducing Colorado Entrepreneurial By Nature' Join Now http://ow.ly/eGbLg  #Colorado #BusinessFriendly via...

#3 - Apr 17, 2012 for Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority – 21 Clicks - Aurora Sentinel: 'Denise Brown stepping down from unique Colo projects and an industry she helped create' http://ow.ly/akcia  via @DenverPR

#4 - May 25, 2012 for Cat Care Society – 15 Clicks - Cat Care Society's Abbi Collins: 'How To Foster A Cat' in The Daily Cat http://ow.ly/b8AM5  #Cats #Kittens #AnimalRescue via...

#5 - Nov 5, 2012 for Cat Care Society – 13 Clicks - Cat Care Society Is Celebrating #DenverArtsWeek With the Launch of the 2013 Tails of the Painted Cats http://ow.ly/f2jsa  via...

#6 - Jun 29, 2012 for Colorado BioScience Association – 11 Clicks - BIO-Supreme Court 'Ruling Must Now Lead to Implementation That Will Promote Innovation and Expand Access' http://ow.ly/bTY4m  via...

#7 - Dec 12, 2012 for Cat Care Society – 7 Clicks - Volunteer Kay & handsome Phelps on Petline9 this a.m. http://twitpic.com/blcmq5 w/ ‏@Amelia__Earhart http://ow.ly/g2rSp  via...

#8 - Apr 3, 2012 for Colorado BioScience Association – 6 Clicks - CaridianBCT becomes Terumo BCT: Focusin on Blood Banking, Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapies http://ow.ly/a3UXY  via @COBioscience

#9 - Jan 23, 2012 General Business Tweet – 4 Clicks - Fortune/CNN Money: Google tops list of Best Companies to work for http://ow.ly/8CQLf  #TopCompanies via @AbsolutelyPR

#10 - Aug 28, 2012 for Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority – 4 Clicks - Aurora Sentinel: 'FRA celebrates grand opening of new wing' http://ow.ly/diwTC  #Colorado #Biotech #MedDevice via @FitzLifeSci

Link to the Absolutely PR Twitter Feed

Link to today's PR Newswire: "Denver's Absolutely PR Provides A Look Back at 2012"

Absolutely PR 2012: Year-end Review, Campaigns and Placements

Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Colorado BioScience Association's Top Ten Tweets of 2012

#1 - Jun 15, 2012 - 148 Clicks - "Great Read: New Issue of BioScience Colorado Magazine w/ updated industry directory http://ow.ly/bC7Au #MedDevice #Biotech" Link To the 2012 Magazine PDF (cover pictured)

#2 - Mar 6, 2012 - 112 Clicks - "Denver Business Journal - 'Covidien dedicates Boulder R and D center' http://ow.ly/9uMwj  #Colorado #MedDevice"

#3 - Mar 8, 2012 - 102 Clicks - "RT @cobioscience: Denver Business Jrnl: 'Colorado ranked 3rd for economic competitiveness' http://ow.ly/9uHGe  #Colorado #Biotech"

#4 - Jul 1, 2012 - 91 Clicks - "Breaking News: 'Denver to get US Patent Office, a $440 million boost' http://ow.ly/bWApp  #Colorado #Biotech #MedDevice"

#5 - Apr 25, 2012 - 68 Clicks - "Fast Company: 'How A Colorado Town's Med-Tech Startups Thrive On Shoestring Budgets' http://ow.ly/aw7xp  #Colorado #Biotech"

#6 - Sep 13, 2012 - 66 Clicks - "Colorado is Bio Dog friendly! 'VetDC Wins Venture Showcase at BioWest 2012' http://ow.ly/dFBFl  #BioWest #Biotech #VetMed"

#7 - May 16, 2012 - 64 Clicks - "BCBR: 'Biotechs abuzz over high court rulings' http://ow.ly/aXdyJ  #Colorado #Biotech #Patents via @COBioscience"

#8 - Jul 2, 2012 - 56 Clicks - "San Francisco Chronicle via AP: 'CO lawmakers celebrate patent office announcement' http://ow.ly/bXIbj  #Biotech #MedDevice"

#9 - Aug 8, 2012 - 55 Clicks - "Aurora Sentinel: 'New Fitzsimons redevelopment president says growing site looks a lot like Mayo' http://ow.ly/cPeNh "  

#10 - Oct 25, 2012 - 54 Clicks - "InnovatioNews: 'CID4 helps life science companies find investment...' http://ow.ly/eMdy4  #Colorado #Biotech #MedDevice"

Link to the CBSA Twitter Page

Cat Care Society's Top Five Blog Posts of 2012


#1 - 493 views - March 1, 2012: "Handsome Jabberwocky: Today's 9News Petline9 Guest Cat, Awaiting His Forever Home at Cat Care Society in Lakewood" Link to Read (that's Jabberwocky pictured)

#2 - 429 views - October 3, 2012: "Meet the 2013 Tails of the Painted Cats Artists and Take a Sneak Peek at the New Designs" Link to Read

#3 - 410 views - June 20, 2012: "'10 Cat Charities to Donate to' - Cat Care Society Is #4 on this National List" Link to Read

#4 - 356 views - June 27, 2012: "Help Cat Care Society Cats and Community Outreach..." Link to Read

#5 - 259 views - July 12, 2012: "Feline Frenzy/Denver: Cat Care Society is Celebrating 'Caturday Saturday' July 14th!" Link to Read

Link to view Adoptable Cats from Cat Care Society

Link to Join Cat Care Society

Link to Donate to Cat Care Society

Thank you, Denver Acupuncture: 'Giving Cat Care Society a gift!'


Quoting the Denver Acupuncture - News Feed For Martha Lucas, Ph.D., L.Ac.:

"As a New Year's present I am giving the Cat Care Society in Lakewood a check for $395. CCS is the benefactor of my annual December fundraising campaign.

For a number of years my benefactor was the NICU at Rose Hospital where my premie grandson Jonathan received such excellent care at the beginning of his life. Now I have moved to another group who needs our help, cats who are looking for new permanent homes. The CCS veterinarian clinic is where we just took our cat Annie for her checkup and dental work and it is a place to behold! Wonderful calm cats greet you and your beloved cat when you arrive. We felt that the medical care was outstanding and the staff absolutely loves cats.

Thank you to all of my patients who received treatments in December because you helped the amount grow while you helped your health. And a special thank you to those of you who added a little more to the pot!"

Link to the Denver Acupuncture Blog

Friday, December 28, 2012

Hello, We're Minou and Cha Cha -- Named by La Petite Ecole Students


In November, seven students from the home-based French/English kindergarten pre-school, La Petite Ecole, in Aurora raised $25 in change and gave 40 lbs. of litter, a new rubber backed rug, two large boxes of trash bags, two bags of kitten chow, one large bottle of bleach, eight rolls of paper towels, 24 cans of Friskies cat food, and a package of small paper plates to Cat Care Society.

For the cash donation, the class participated in Cat Care Society's 'Hello, My Name Is' name our cats program ($10 per name). They chose Minou (min-oo) and Cha Cha (sha sha), and the next kitties to be admitted to the shelter arrived 12/16/12... and we're named accordingly.

These cuties were adopted the same day they went into the Kitten Room on December 22nd... sending Suellen into immediate action to get their photos taken.

Minou and Cha Cha have a condition known as Cerebellar Hypoplasia which affects their motor control and coordination. They are very wobbly and fall over at times if they move to fast. It is similar to Parkinson's Disease in humans. They can live a normal long happy life just like any other kittens. They love to sit in your lap and they just purr and purr. They batted balls and string toys around during play sessions. When they are tired they curl up together in a bed, it's the cutest thing ever. They will be able to look out for each other and comfort each other.

A big thank you to Ray and Kelsey for opening their hearts and home to these beautiful babies. We wish them all the best and a long healthy life. Special thanks to La Petite Ecole for naming these precious little girls.

Check out their slideshow video:



http://youtu.be/TjS9KCG2drs

For more information, visit: http://denvercatcare.blogspot.com/2012/12/sharing-caring-for-kitties-auroras-la.html

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Boettcher Foundation Introduces 2012 Investigators to Colorado's Bioscience Community


The 2012 class of Boettcher Investigators was formally introduced to Colorado's Bioscience Community at the Colorado BioScience Association's Annual Awards Dinner celebration, December 6, in Denver.

Timothy Schulz, Boettcher Foundation Executive Director, made the presentation.

The 2012 Boettcher Investigators include:

• Dr. Harald Junge, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology , University of Colorado Boulder. Investigating retinal vascular development.

• Dr. Matthew Kennedy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pharmacology , University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Investigating molecular mechanisms of Alzheimer’s pathology.

• Dr. Chad Pearson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology , University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Investigating organization of microtubule cytoskeleton for cell divisioning and signaling.

View the presentation video: http://youtu.be/AyP_dDXyZCk

Link to the Boettcher Foundation Biomedical Research webpage

DBJ: 'Colorado medical-device companies worry about new tax'


Quoting from the December 21st posting:

"Medical-device manufacturers are fretting about a federal tax on sales that would apply to items sold to hospitals and clinics starting Jan. 1, and which is projected to raise as much as $30 billion a year nationally for health care reform.

The 2.3 percent tax on revenue from device sales will apply to sales in 2013 and beyond, amounting to tens of millions of dollars paid by Colorado companies annually, unless a last-second repeal effort in Congress succeeds...

...The CBSA has continued to back repealing or changing the tax as it’s written. The Colorado medical-device scene is notable for its startup activity, which the association worries will be limited by the tax, said Leah Lindahl, vice president of the CBSA.

Beyond outright repeal, some opponents of the tax have proposed altering it to exempt startups and smaller companies, or delay when it takes effect."

Link to the Denver Business Journal (subscription required)

InnovatioNews: 'Organizations seek tax-deductible year-end gifts to fund innovation'


Quoting from the December 20th posting:

"The Denver-based Colorado BioScience Association, which represents the state’s bioscience community, is seeking tax-deductible year-end donations for the Colorado Bioscience Institute.

The Institute will provide educational and workforce programs for teachers, students, bioscience professionals and the broader community.

'Each gift will help us reach our goal of $20,000, including a generous matching gift from PhRMA up to $5,000,' said April Giles, CBSA president and CEO.
 
'The initial $20,000 raised will support the launch of one of the Institute’s flagship programs – the BioGENEius Challenge—in addition to other college and high school educational forums.'

Giles said the program will provide high school students the opportunity to compete and be recognized for outstanding research in biotechnology.
 
To make a donation, click: https://m360.cobioscience.com/admin/forms/ViewForm.aspx?id=43115.

Link to InnovatioNews

DBJ: 'Colorado BioScience Association hands out nine awards'


Quoting from the December 14th posting:

"The Colorado BioScience Association presented its 2012 industry awards at its annual awards dinner celebrating Colorado’s bioscience community.

Recipients of 2012 awards include:

• Lifetime Achievement Award — William Freytag, former chairman and CEO of Myogen Inc. He spent 25 years in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, and now serves on boards of the BioFrontiers Institute, University of Colorado Foundation and the Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority."

Link to the full posting (subscription required)

CPP: 'CO Senators’ Signatures Absent on Request to Delay Medical Device Tax'


Quoting from the December 13th posting:

"Last week, 18 Democratic U.S. Senators sent a letter to Sen. Harry Reid asking for a delay in the medical device tax due to go into effect in 2013, citing the importance of the industry to the U.S. economy. The medical device tax, a 2.3% federal tax on the price of medical devices, is another crippling tax that’s part of Obamacare. When we saw the news, we thought for sure that two of the 18 Senators who signed the letter would be Colorado’s U.S. Senators, Sen. Mark Udall and Sen. Michael Bennet, given the importance of the medical device industry to Colorado’s economy. But, their fingerprints were nowhere to be found on this letter...

...According to April Giles, President and CEO of the Colorado BioScience Association, 'the medical device sector makes up 50% of the [bioscience] industry for Colorado, with employment growth far exceeding the other sectors at 14.5% over the past 4 years.'

Here’s a few stats from the Colorado Bioscience Association:

• The region’s medical device sector, a subsection of the bioscience industry, is the sixth-largest in the nation

• Employment in the industry grew 8.1% from 2005-2010

• Colorado employs 20,000 people in the bioscience industry, creating 100,000 direct and indirect jobs, translating into $7 billion in payroll, at an average salary of $74,000

• For every job created in Colorado’s bioscience industry, four direct and indirect jobs are created

Link to the full posting

Monday, December 24, 2012

Absolutely PR 2012: Year-end Review, Campaigns and Placements

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  

Sharing & Caring for Kitties: Aurora's La Petite Ecole Gives 'Beaucoup' to Cat Care Society

By Mary Blake, Cat Care Society Volunteer


Seven students from a home-based French/English kindergarten pre-school, La Petite Ecole, in Aurora are learning about fundraising for needy animals by donating to Lakewood-based Cat Care Society (CCS). This dedicated pre-school class raised $25 in change and gave 40 lbs. of litter, a new rubber backed rug, two large boxes of trash bags, two bags of kitten chow, one large bottle of bleach, eight rolls of paper towels, 24 cans of Friskies cat food, and a package of small paper plates, all items used on a daily basis by the shelter. "I think the children learned a lot about giving to needy animals, and the Cat Care Society does a great job,” said Patricia Ayité, Teacher/Provider at La Petit Ecole. "I was impressed!" CCS Director of Development Suellen Scott showed the class around the shelter. View the slide show of all the photos at:

 
Symone, Sawyer, Sophie, Quincey, Evelyn, Chloe, and Iyanla visited the cats Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, and got to name the next two cats that come into the shelter. The group, which chose Minou (min-oo) and Cha Cha (sha sha), were rewarded with many purrs and meows for their affection, and many thanks for their donation. The school is located at 16271 E. Flora Pl., Aurora, http://www.lapetiteecoledenver.com
 
For more information on how you can help homeless cats, please call Cat Care Society at (303) 239-9680 or visit http://www.catcaresociety.org
 
 
 

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Cuddly Friends: Most Popular Post of the Year Goes To Cat Care Society!


Cat Care Society is proud and honored to be the Cuddly Friends Most Popular Post award winner of 2012.

Thank you, Cuddly Friends. Cat Care Society appreciates your support!

Link to Cuddly Friends

Sunday, December 09, 2012

NCBR: 'TOLMAR wins 'Company of the Year' bioscience group award'


Quoting the posting:

"TOLMAR Inc. won the Colorado BioScience Association's Company of the Year award for 2012, the association said Friday. The Fort Collins-based pharmaceutical company won the life-sciences trade association's highest honor at an awards dinner attended by more than 200 industry leaders Thursday night."

Link to the Northern Colorado Business Report

InnovatioNews: 'Colorado BioScience Association honors industry's best, TOLMAR named company of the year'


Quoting the posting:

"The Colorado BioScience Association unveiled the 2012 winners of industry awards Thursday at its Annual Awards Dinner, with TOLMAR of Fort Collins taking the Company of the Year Award. TOLMAR is a pharmaceutical research, development, manufacturing and commercial operations company that experienced tremendous growth in 2012. The company recently announced its expansion into a 146,000-square-foot building in Windsor."

Link to InnovatioNews

pharmiweb: 'Colorado BioScience Association Awards the Industry’s Best of 2012'


Quoting from the posting:

"The Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) unveiled winners of its 2012 industry awards during ceremonies this evening with over 200 industry leaders at its Annual Awards Dinner celebrating Colorado’s vibrant bioscience community. The announcement is made by April Giles, CBSA President and CEO, who says, 'Our annual awards program showcases and honors those individuals and companies making a significant difference to Colorado’s bioscience industry during the past year. Each honoree joins a list of highly respected past awardees.'"

Link to the posting

Law Week Colorado: 'Colorado Bio Science Association Honors IP Firm'


Quoting from the Dec 7th posting:

"The Colorado BioScience Association this week honored Denver-based Sheridan Ross with its 2012 Chairman’s Award. The intellectual property law firm was recognized for playing a significant role in the coordination and application efforts to bring a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to the area.

The office, which is expected to open next year, is expected to generate more than $440 million in economic impact in its first five years, according to a study by the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business."

Link to Law Week Colorado

CBSA 2012 Awards: Best Of Colorado's Bioscience Industry


Recipients of 2012 CBSA Awards include:

Educator of the Year - Shawndra Fordham, Biotech Teacher, Rock Canyon High School (Highlands Ranch) Shawndra Fordham’s enthusiasm and dedication to education has created one of the best programs in the state and has made an impact on her students and the industry. She has helped secure thousands of dollars in grant funding from federal institutions, foundations and industry and has created a program that challenges college curriculums around the country and her students have gone on to STEM focused majors and careers. Visit: http://go.dcsdk12.org/rchs

Volunteer of the Year - Mark Spiecker, CEO, Sharklet Technologies (Aurora) Mark Spiecker is the Education Chair of the CBSA Board of Directors and a founding Board member of the new Colorado Bioscience Institute. He has been integral in developing key strategic efforts and partnerships with the Colorado education community. Visit: http://www.sharklet.com/about-us/management

Volunteer of the Year - Nicole Garneau, Ph.D., Curator and Chair of the Health Sciences Department, Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Denver) Dr. Garneau is Co-Chair of the CBSA Education Committee and a founding Board member of the new Colorado Bioscience Institute. She has been instrumental in developing strategy and implementing the successful internship program. Visit: http://www.dmns.org/nicole

Business Partner of the Year – Rockies Venture Club (Denver) Rockies Venture Club (RVC) has successfully partnered with CBSA to support Colorado’s bioscience industry. RVC has added active angel groups, sophisticated training and education, and events to assist early stage company funding. Visit: http://www.rockiesventureclub.org

Business Partner of the Year – Dorsey and Whitney LLP (Denver) Dorsey and Whitney has been a long standing supporting partner for Colorado’s bioscience industry; supporting the annual conference and the BioBoot Camp program. This year they dedicated countless hours of pro bono and consulting services to establish the new Colorado Bioscience Institute. Visit: http://www.dorsey.com

Rising Star of the Year - Sophono (Boulder) Sophono manufactures implanted magnetic hearing devices. This year the company has secured $7 million in new growth capital financing to fuel product and business development efforts. They have tripled their square footage to expand their manufacturing facilities in Boulder. Visit: http://sophono.com

2012 'Rising Star of the Year' Finalists included: InDevR, Inc., Boulder (http://www.indevr.com); Mosaic Biosciences, Aurora and Boulder (http://www.mosaicbio.com); and Surefire Medical, Inc., Westminster (http://www.surefiremedical.com).  

Company of the Year - TOLMAR (Fort Collins) TOLMAR is a pharmaceutical research, development, manufacturing, and commercial operations company that has seen tremendous growth this past year. The pharmaceutical company announced their expansion into a 146,000-square-foot building in Windsor. TOLMAR is continually engaged in community efforts for the industry and partnered with CBSA this summer to launch the internship program. Visit: http://www.tolmar.com

2012 'Company of the Year' Finalists included: Bal Seal Engineering, Inc., Colorado Springs (http://www.balseal.com) and Covidien (Colorado operations), Boulder (http://www.covidien.com).

Chairman’s Award - Sheridan Ross (Denver) Sheridan Ross played a significant role in the coordination and application efforts to bring a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to Denver. John Posthumus, Partner and Patent Attorney at Sheridan Ross worked with local, state and federal legislators along with business and economic development leaders for many years to accomplish this major development in the Colorado economy that will impact the bioscience industry in the years to come. Visit: http://www.sheridanross.com

Lifetime Achievement Award - William Freytag, Ph.D., Former Chairman and CEO, Myogen (Boulder) Dr. Freytag’s 25 years of experience in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries include serving as Chairman and CEO of Myogen Inc. plus other senior executive and research positions. He currently serves on multiple boards including the BioFrontiers Institute, Board of Trustees of the University of Colorado Foundation, and the Fitzsimmons Redevelopment Authority. Visit: http://leeds.colorado.edu/board/freytag

CBSA also announced the new Colorado BioScience Institute to its community at the Annual Awards Dinner Celebration December 6th with this video overview:

http://youtu.be/2qgVEgNTlwI

Video by Robin Bond Media: http://robinbondmedia.com

Link to view all the video highlights of the celebration: http://coloradobio.blogspot.com/2012/12/video-highlights-colorado-bioscience.html

Link to the BusinessWire

Link to the PitchEngine Social Media News Release

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

BioBeers | Denver 4Q12: Tuesday, December 11


BioBeers | Denver 4Q12: Tuesday, December 11:

Bioscience Park Center Lobby @ Fitzsimons 12635 East Montview Blvd. , Aurora, CO

Link to register

PRWeb: Colorado BioScience Association Names Sophono Finalist for ‘Rising Star’ Award


Quoting from the newswire:

"The Colorado BioScience Association has named Sophono, Inc., a finalist for the 2012 "Rising Star of the Year” company award.

'The Colorado BioScience Rising Star award recognizes an emerging company that has announced a major achievement during the year,' explains April Giles, CBSA president and CEO. 'We're so very proud of our younger bioscience companies in the state,' she says. 'It's particularly important to showcase those companies experiencing an outstanding year.'

Sophono is a medical device manufacturer specializing in implantable, bone conduction hearing devices. The company’s products are designed for individuals suffering from severe to profound hearing loss or impairment. The FDA-cleared Sophono Alpha is the only abutment-free, implantable, bone-anchored hearing device on the market, treating those with conductive hearing loss, mixed hearing loss, and single-ear deafness. The Alpha, which Sophono markets in more than 30 countries, has already helped more than 1,000 patients, according to Jim Kasic, president and CEO of Sophono."

Link to the Sophono PRweb Newswire

CSBJ: 'Springs’ Bal Seal a finalist for Colorado bioscience company of the year'


Quoting the recent posting:

"Bal Seal, which has operations in Colorado Springs, is one of three finalists in the Colorado BioScience Association’s Company of the Year.

The CBSA will announce its winner at its 2012 awards dinner celebration Dec. 6 in Denver.

The other finalists are: Covidien (Colorado operations), Boulder; and TOLMAR Inc., Fort Collins."

Link to the Colorado Springs Business Journal

MDEDC: CBSA announces finalists for 'Company of the Year'


Quoting from the recent posting:

"Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) has released the finalists for the 'Company of the Year' award at its Annual Awards Dinner Celebration -- Thursday, December 6, at the Hyatt Convention Center, 650 15th Street, Denver. The announcement is made by April Giles, CBSA President and CEO, who says finalists for this year's outstanding bioscience company in the state include:

* Bal Seal Engineering, Inc. - Colorado Springs - http://www.balseal.com

* Covidien (Colorado operations) - Boulder - http://www.covidien.com  

* TOLMAR Inc. - Fort Collins - http://www.tolmar.com

'Our Company of the Year award is the highest honor we designate for an established bioscience company exhibiting stellar achievement in the industry,' Giles explains. This year's 'Company of the Year' winner will be announced at the Awards Celebration and join a select group of companies that over the years has included Roche Colorado (2003), Pharmion (2004), Baxa Corporation (2005), Myogen (2006), Allosource (2007), CaridianBCT (2008), Accera (2009), Amgen Colorado (2010) and LABS Inc. (2011)."

Link to Metro Denver

InnovatioNews:'Company of the Year finalists announced by Colorado BioScience Association'


Quoting from the recent posting by InnovatioNews:
"Three Colorado bioscience companies are finalists for the Colorado BioScience Association’s 'Company of the Year' award to be given at CBSA’s annual awards celebration on Dec. 6. The companies are:
 
• TOLMAR,Inc., Fort Collins
• Covidien (Colorado operations), Boulder
• Bal Seal Engineering, Inc., Colorado Springs
 
...The event will be held [Dec 6th] at the Hyatt Convention Center, 650 15th St. To register, visit http://www.cobioscience.com/events-calendar/annual-awards-dinner."
 

Monday, December 03, 2012

Cat Care Team Rallies at the 2012 Colorado Gives Day Launch at the State Capitol


Cat Care Society supporters were on hand today at the State Capitol for the official launch of the 2012 Colorado Gives Day effort.

Rally speakers included Lt. Governor Joe Garcia, Rep. Ken Summers, and representatives from Community First Foundation, FirstBank, El Pomar and Boettcher Foundations.

Link to donate to Cat Care Society -- remember, Colorado Gives Day officially starts at midnight. You can check the box for your donation made yet today to apply to tomorrow's Colorado Gives Day initiative.

This is Cat Care Society's second year to be part of this tremendous program.

Our team appreciates the opportunity to join in on the Rally today at the Capitol!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Denver Bucket List: 'Santa Paws Festival a benefit for the Cat Care Society'


Quoting the Denver Bucket List:

"The Cat Care Society (CCS) in Lakewood will hold its annual “Santa Paws Festival,” Friday, November 30, and Saturday, December 1. The Santa Paws Festival is a holiday tradition at CCS, and the time when dedicated Cat Care Society volunteers show off their amazing baking skills — and this year, wreath making talents, to raise funds for the shelter’s cat residents and community outreach programs."

  Link to the posting

Lakewood Pet Examiner: 'The Cat Care Society of Lakewood is holding its annual holiday tradition, the Santa Paws Festival Bake Sale, this Friday, November 30, and Saturday, December 1'


Quoting Carrie Dow's posting today:

"The festival, known for its yummy home-baked goods, will feature a new item this year, hand-made holiday wreaths.

According to Jane Dorsey, CCS Volunteer Coordinator, 'The Santa Paws Festival is a holiday tradition at our cat shelter in Lakewood and the time when our dedicated volunteers show off their amazing baking skills and, this year, wreath making talents, to help raise funds for our cat residents and community outreach programs.'"

Link to Examiner.com

Santa Paws Festival: Fri Nov 30 and Sat Dec 1 - Be There!


Cat Care Society, 5787 W. 6th Avenue, will hold its annual "Santa Paws Festival," Friday, November 30, and Saturday, December 1. The announcement is made by Jane Dorsey, Cat Care Society Volunteer Coordinator, who says "The Santa Paws Festival is a holiday tradition at our cat shelter in Lakewood, and the time when our dedicated volunteers show off their amazing baking skills and, this year, wreath making talents, to help raise funds for our cat residents and community outreach programs"

During Santa Paws Festival 2012, Cat Care Society donors and supporters can shop the wreath sale and Meow Mart for cat gifts, including the 'must have' Catnip Banana, before venturing downstairs to The Cat Clinic waiting area, which is transformed into a veritable Sweet Shop for the Festival. "Quite simply," Dorsey explains, "It’s the best bake sale in the history of the world—really! Plus, we'll serve refreshments, including Santa Paw's famous Cathouse Champagne Punch."

Favorites at the Santa Paws Festival Bake Sale include homemade candies, cookies, bar cookies, pies, jams, jellies, home canned items (such as pickles), boxed cupcakes, Bundt cakes, spiced nuts, and FUDGE—all kinds of fudge. "Our Santa Paws' volunteer bakers are known for their creative and beautiful packaging, and many shoppers use purchases as hostess gifts at holiday parties and potlucks," Dorsey said.

Please note: the Santa Paws Festival Bake Sale is open Noon to 5 on Friday (11/30) and 9 to 1:30 on Saturday (12/1) in The Cat Clinic waiting area. Regular shelter hours are Noon to 5:30 on Friday and 11 to 4:30 on Saturday for adoptions and shopping at Meow Mart.

Link to the PR Web Newswire

Link to the PitchEngine Social Media Release

Monday, November 26, 2012

Colorado BioScience Association Announces Finalists for 'Company of the Year' at its Annual Awards Celebration, December 6th


Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) has released the finalists for the 'Company of the Year' award at its Annual Awards Dinner Celebration -- Thursday, December 6, at the Hyatt Convention Center, 650 15th Street, Denver. The announcement is made by April Giles, CBSA President and CEO, who says finalists for this year's outstanding bioscience company in the state include:

* Bal Seal Engineering, Inc. - Colorado Springs - http://www.balseal.com  
* Covidien (Colorado operations) - Boulder - http://www.covidien.com  
* TOLMAR Inc. - Fort Collins - http://www.tolmar.com

"Our Company of the Year award is the highest honor we designate for an established bioscience company exhibiting stellar achievement in the industry," Giles explains. This year's 'Company of the Year' winner will be announced at the Awards Celebration and join a select group of companies that over the years has included Roche Colorado (2003), Pharmion (2004), Baxa Corporation (2005), Myogen (2006), Allosource (2007), CaridianBCT (2008), Accera (2009), Amgen Colorado (2010) and LABS Inc. (2011).

Additional awards announced at the dinner include: Lifetime Achievement, Rising Star of the Year, Business Partner of the Year, Educator of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and Chairman’s Award. Earlier this month the CBSA announced finalists for the 'Rising Star of the Year" award, which included: InDevR, Inc., Boulder (http://www.indevr.com); Mosaic Biosciences, Aurora and Boulder (http://www.mosaicbio.com); Sophono, Inc., Boulder (http://www.sophono.com); and Surefire Medical, Inc., Westminster (http://www.surefiremedical.com).

Link to the Business Wire Release 

LifeScience Aurora: 'Giles sees 80 percent of state’s bioscience biz coming from Anschutz'


Quoting from the November 15th Aurora Sentinel LifeScience:

"From her offices in Denver, new Colorado BioScience Association President and CEO April Giles has her eyes fixed to the east.

Specifically, Giles said she expects Aurora’s Anschutz Medical Campus and the adjacent Fitzsimons Life Science District to be major players in the state’s bioscience industry going forward.

'That’s where the growth of our industry lies,' she said. CBSA announced Giles as the organization’s new leader last week."

Link to the Aurora Sentinel

wsj.com: 'Colorado BioScience Association Announces Finalists for 'Rising Star of the Year' Company at its Annual Awards Celebration in December'


Quoting from the November 13th posting:

"Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) has released the finalists for the 'Rising Star of the Year' company award at its Annual Awards Dinner Celebration -- Thursday, December 6, at the Hyatt Convention Center, 650 15th Street, Denver. The announcement is made by April Giles, CBSA President and CEO, who says finalists for this year's outstanding emerging company, 'Rising Star of the Year,' include:

-- InDevR, Inc., Boulder, http://www.indevr.net
-- Mosaic Biosciences, Aurora and Boulder, http://www.mosaicbio.com  
-- Sophono, Inc., Boulder, http://www.sophono.com  
-- Surefire Medical, Inc., Westminster, http://www.surefiremedical.com

'Our Rising Star award is designated for an emerging company that has announced a major achievement during the year,' Giles explains. 'We're so very proud of our younger bioscience companies in the state and feel it's particularly important to showcase those companies experiencing an outstanding year. We had a number of amazing nominees this year to consider in selecting the finalists, but only one company will win.'"

Link to the wsj.com posting

TimesCall: 'Colorado BioScience Association gets new leader'


Quoting from the November 12th Longmont TimesCall.com:

"April Giles has been named the new president and CEO of the Colorado BioScience Association, following an extensive national search by the organization's board of directors.

Giles has served as executive vice presidents of the CBSA for the past 2 1/2 years.

Giles replaces Holli Riebel, who resigned in June to become chief operations officer at the Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce."

Link to the TimesCall posting

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Pet Place: 'Just call them retro kitties'


Quoting from today's Pet Place posting in the Denver Post:

"November is Adopt-a-Senior Pet Month at the Cat Care Society, a Denver cat shelter, which means you get to put a price on love: Name your adoption fee for any cat age 10 or older. Adopters of senior cats are also eligible for the shelter's Perpet-U-Care program, which provides up to $250 in annual veterinary care at the shelter's clinic, for the life of your new pal."

Link to the DenverPost.com

Examiner: "Cat Care Society announces artist lineup for 2013 'Tails of the Painted Cats'"


Quoting DC Cats Examiner, Sarah Hearn:

"Cat Care Society (CCS) has released the artists selected by its jurors to create the 2013 'Tails of the Painted Cats' lineup of one-of-a-kind, larger-than-life artwork cats, their unique design concepts and sponsors. The announcement was made Nov. 17 through a press release."

Link to Examiner.com

CCS Board VP and TOPC Committee Member commented:

"Thank you, Sarah, for helping spread the word. Cat Care Society is based in Lakewood, Colorado. During last year's Tails of the Painted Cats we had advanced bids from as far away as Calgary, Canada. And in the states, Las Vegas, Nevada. A winner does need to pick their artwork cat from the shelter or pay shipping and handling charges to get the art cat to them. Your readers can stay apprised on the project at http://www.catcaresociety.org/paintedcats.html -- again our thanks for your posting!"

Denver Animal Examiner: 'Name your price for a senior cat at the Cat Care Society'


Quoting from the November 18th posting by John Davidson:

"Cat Care Society - November is Adopt-a-Senior Pet Month,so the Cat Care Society in Lakewood is offering adoptions of cats 10 years and older for any price you name.

Those adopting senior cats are eligible for the society's Perpet-U-Care program, which provides up to $250 worth of annual veterinary care at its clinic to offset medical costs."

Link to Examiner.com

Cat Care Society: Remembering Linda James Goto


For the past three years, local animal lover and philanthropist Linda James Goto helped initiate and nurture to success the Cat Care Society fundraiser, Tails of the Painted Cats. She had served as a distinguished art juror for the project since its inception -- sharing her depth and breadth of knowledge and experience as the long-time coordinator of  'The Mask Project' for The Denver Hospice.

For that, the Cat Care Society is forever deeply grateful and, of course, saddened to learn of her unexpected passing this past week. Linda is pictured above bidding at the 2011 Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner and Auction (Photo by Maggie Holben).

On Tuesday, November 20, she died at Sky Ridge Medical Center of pneumonia -- she had been battling leukemia for the past decade, according to the Denver Post obituary by Joanne Davidson: http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_22044135/pneumonia-claims-life-community-leader-linda-goto

Here are a few visual memories of the Cat Care Society's dear friend...Linda Goto:
Linda with Warren & Helen Hanks, CCS supporters, at the 2012 Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner and Auction. (Photo by Joanne Davidson/Denver Post)
CCS Patrons Christina and Harold Taylor visiting with Linda at the Cat Care Society shelter during the November 2011 Tails of the Painted Cats Artist/Sponsor Reception. (Photo by Maggie Holben)
Harold and Christina Taylor and CCS Volunteer Coordinator and Tails of the Painted Cats Artist Jane McFadden Dorsey with Linda at the 2011 Inaugural Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner and Auction. (Photo by David Zalubowski/special to the Denver Post)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

BCBR: 'Local firms to vie for bioscience award'


Quoting from the November 19th posting by Beth Potter:

"Three Boulder companies and another one that started in Boulder are finalists for the 'Rising Star of the Year' award from the Colorado BioScience Association, an industry trade group...

...The finalists are: biotechnology research company InDevR Inc. in Boulder, which makes diagnostic tests; medical device company Sophono Inc. in Boulder, which makes a hearing aid device; research company Mosaic Biosciences Inc. in Boulder and Aurora, which makes a gel bandage; and medical-device company Surefire Medical Inc. in Westminster, which makes a microcatheter used in procedures to treat liver and kidney cancer. Surefire started in Boulder in 2009...

...The dinner includes the keynote address, 'Why Giving Matters,' by George Sparks, president and chief executive of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Tickets are available for $150 each, or $1,250 for a reserved table for eight for members. Register at http://www.cobioscience.com/events-calendar/annual-awards-dinner."

Link to the Boulder County Business Report

PharmiWeb: 'Profile for Colorado BioScience Association'


Updated November 16:

"Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) is a not-for-profit organization providing services and support for Colorado's bioscience industry. With more than 350 members, CBSA actively works to promote the growth of the industry by advocating for a better business environment, growing the state's biotech workforce, fighting for policies that support a strong bioscience industry in the state, and speaking with a single voice on behalf of the industry."

Link to the full profile

Fort Collins Coloradoan: 'NoCoBio chief returns to private sector'


Quoting from the Coloradoan:

"Mike Handley is [now] working with CHD Bioscience, which hopes to market new technology in the battle against infectious disease...

...Myself and others have been busy this year working to promote Northern Colorado bioscience companies and our industry. We have worked closely with the Colorado Bioscience Association and the Rocky Mountain Innosphere to support several Innovation After Hours (events).

We have also worked closely with multiple local bioscience companies to help them with capital fundraising and commercialization efforts. There is always more to do than one has time or resources, but we feel we are moving NoCoBio in the right direction."

Link to the Mike Handley/CHD Bioscience Q and A

Coverage Roundup: 'Colorado BioScience Association Announces Finalists for 'Rising Star of the Year' Company at its Annual Awards Celebration, Dec. 6th'

Finalists for the CBSA's 2012 'Rising Star of the Year' company award are InDevR, Inc., Boulder; Mosaic Biosciences, Aurora and Boulder; Sophono, Inc., Boulder; and Surefire Medical, Inc., Westminster. Coverage recap:





Link to PharmaLive





Link to BioSpace





Link to BioPortfolio








Link to Yahoo! Finance

NIH Funding: 'If the money stops, so does the science'


Quoting from LifeScience Aurora in the Aurora Sentinel earlier this year:

"National Institutes of Health grants have long been vital for scientific research at Colorado universities and to the startup companies the research spawns. The federal research giant doles out more than $30 billion each year, much of it in research grants...

...At the Colorado BioScience Association, executive vice president April Giles said officials have been lobbying Colorado’s congressional delegation hard in recent weeks to find a way to save NIH from the funding axe.

Possible cuts are particularly worrisome for the bioscience companies, she said, because they could come at a time when states are scaling back funding for colleges and universities where a lot of the research that spawns bioscience businesses is happening.

The grants are vital to startups, Giles said, because they allow a company to prove that their idea is scientifically viable. From there, researchers can look for other investors in the private and public sector, but NIH is often the first significant funding source that allows a business to get started.

'NIH is the start of it all. Nothing happens initially without NIH investment,' she said."

Link to the Aurora Sentinel Article

Aurora Sentinel: 'Mothering inventions: Leg up for Anschutz researchers'


The Aurora Sentinel's Brandon Johansson recently introduced us to the 2012 Boettcher Investigators...

"Three University of Colorado doctors — including two at the Anschutz Medical Campus — have been chosen for a program aimed at helping researchers get a leg up early in their career.

The doctors, Chad Pearson, Matthew Kennedy and Harald Junge, have been named to the 2012 class of Boettcher Investigators in the Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Program.

The program is in its third year and supports scientists at the start of their careers, when support can be hard to come by...

... At Colorado BioScience Association, officials said the program is vital because it helps nurture early-career research that can lead to important discoveries."

Link to the article

Quoting the Aurora Sentinel: "Chad Pearson stands next to his lab area Friday morning, June 22 at Research Complex 1 South on Anschutz Medical Campus. Pearson is one of three University of Colorado doctors named to the 2012 class of Boettcher Investigators in the Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Program. (Marla R. Keown/Aurora Sentinel)"

Friday, November 16, 2012

They're Back For A Third Year! Cat Care Society Announces 2013 Tails of the Painted Cats Artists, Sponsors and Design Concepts


'Tails of the Painted Cats' artwork cats are back for the third year, again raising funds for the shelter cats and community outreach programs at Cat Care Society (CCS) in Lakewood. Painted Cat creation occurs through April and in May the 2013 Tails of the Painted Cats debut at the Lakewood Arts Council Gallery prior to going on tour throughout the community until the Gala Dinner & Auction July 20th at Pinehurst Country Club.

The 2013 'Tails of the Painted Cats' artists, design concepts and sponsors include:

Timothea Biermann: Gray-dient - Sponsored By: Karla Smith

Ella Buchholz: Broadway Betty - Sponsored By: Steve and Maggie Holben

Liz Cooper: Cheshire Cat- Sponsored By: Christina and Harold Taylor

Jane McFadden Dorsey: The Weather Cat (Signed by CBS4 Weather Anchor Ed Greene) - Sponsored By: Clete Nolde, CCS Volunteer

Kelly D. Finn: Japanese Tea Kitty - Sponsored By: Kay Higgins & Jodi Moreland

Laurie Hansen: Cat Ballou - Sponsored By: Mary Ann Schultz, CCS Supporter

Mallory Hart: Six Lives - Sponsored By: Mark P.

Laura Ingram: Sebastian the Steampunk Cat - Sponsored By: Marsha Crest, CCS Volunteer

Betsy Keyser: Barn Cat - Sponsored By: Kyle Herbertson, CCS Volunteer

Wendy M. Luck: Tiffany - Sponsored By: Clyde and Barbara Dawson

Karen Mahnken: Lily, the Calla-co Cat - Sponsored By: Sara Butz

Sheila Bobay McFather: Celest, Celestial Cat of the Heavens - Sponsored By: Dorothy Ruxton

Krystie Rose Millich: Frida Kat-Lo - Sponsored By: Barbara Kane

Sherri J. Moore: Aloha Kitty - Sponsored By: Diane Stoner and The Cat Clinic at Cat Care Society & Mark and Linda Brandon, CCS Supporters

Carla Pawlewicz: Pysanky Aloha - Sponsored By: Karen Gonzalez, CCS Volunteer & Tender Touch Animal Hospital

Katherine Ross: Betsy the Beautiful - Sponsored By: Mary Grace Yonts

Pam Schmidt: KittyFly - Sponsored By: John and Pat Lickly & Ms. Mary Foster

Bobbi Shupe: Puff ’n’ Friends - Sponsored By: Marsha Crest, In Memory of Alan Hull

Becky Enabnit Silver: Pablo Picatso - Sponsored By: Mr. and Mrs. Richard Swanson

Gloria Pollock: Green Eyed Lady (Signed by the Original Members of Sugarloaf) - Sponsored By: Gail Tinianow & Ann McFarland

View the online video gallery of the 2013 designs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JN1e8cgo2Q0&feature=share&list=UUIOsNdRlWrZuan1L-6zyxIg

Link to the PitchEngine Social Media Release

Link to the Denver Post YouHub Posting