CenturyLink launches 1 gigabit fiber service in Orem, Utah

OREM, Utah – CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced the availability of symmetrical broadband speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) for select Orem businesses and residential developments. “We are extremely pleased to welcome Orem to the growing list of Utah cities that we are enabling with ultra-fast gigabit service,” said Jeremy Ferkin, vice president of Utah operations, CenturyLink. “This advanced, fiber-based solution allows businesses to operate and innovate more eff... read the complete article »

The Art of Sales Acceleration

HireVue posted a pretty helpful infographic about Sales Acceleration. They asked seven sales leaders from around town and got their responses. Check it out and say Hello to some of our local superstars...   ... read the complete article »

Mark Fredrickson, SnappConner PR VP, Named 2015 Marketing Executive of the Year by UTC

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mark Fredrickson, APR, Vice President of thought leadership and PR firm SnappConner PR (http://snappconner.com/), has been named 2015 Marking Executive of the Year by the Utah Technology Council (UTC). Fredrickson has served as co-chair of the UTC Communications Committee and also as Co-Chair of the Marketing Peer-to-Peer Forum for several years. He has been highly involved in the marketing forum since its inception. Fredrickson was formerly VP, Ecommerce a... read the complete article »

Tom Post, Former Managing Editor of Forbes Media, to Address the New Era of Journalism at Governor’s Economic Summit on April 17

-Attendees can submit questions to Post in advance, to #UtahSummit via Twitter-

What would you ask one of journalism’s most venerated editors and reporters if you had the chance? Attendees at the Governor’s Economic Summit in Salt Lake City will have the chance to do just that, as Thomas C. Post, Ph.D., former managing editor for Forbes Media, editor/producer for ABC World News Tonight, and general editor of Newsweek speaks on Friday, April 17, at 11:00 a.m. Post left Forbes in January 2... read the complete article »

Neutron Interactive Technologists Rico Cordova and Shaun Kruger To Present at Open West 2015, May 7-9

-Presentations Underscore Ongoing Commitment to Employee Development and Growing Presence as an Optimal Career Location for Emerging Engineers-

In a move that underscores its high technology talent (and its focus on community involvement), online marketer Neutron Interactive announced that two members of its technology team, Rico Cordova and Shaun Kruger, have been selected to present at the upcoming Open West Technology Conference in Orem, Utah, in May. Rico Cordova, Neutron’s Director of... read the complete article »

EY announces Neutron Interactive CEO and Cofounder Dan Caffee is an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2015 Award finalist in the Utah Region

EY today announced that Dan Caffee, CEO and cofounder of Neutron Interactive is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award in the Utah Region. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Dan Caffee was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on ... read the complete article »

Short-Term Lender ExtraFunds Launches $1 Million Investment Funding Campaign Through Crowdfunder.com

-Industry-leading loan servicing company seeks to expand business operations-

ExtraFunds, a loan servicing company within the short-term lending marketplace that has serviced over 42,000 consumer loans in five years, is seeking to raise at least $1 million through the Crowdfunder platform to dramatically expand business operations. The capital will be used for additional lead acquisition, marketing services, and expansion of its call center to support increased volume. Investors can ... read the complete article »

Howard Lindzon, Investor, Entrepreneur and Tech Expert to Address UTC Annual Members’ Meeting on April 22

-Popular Social Media Expert to Provide Perspective to Utah’s Enterprise Businesses and Entrepreneurs-

Popular investor, entrepreneur and technology expert Howard Lindzon will address Utah businesses at the 2015 Utah Technology Council Annual Members’ Meeting at Little America in downtown Salt Lake City at noon on April 22. The Annual Members’ Meeting runs from 11:00 a.m. until 1:45 p.m. with networking and company exhibits beginning at 11:00 a.m. The lunch meeting and awards ceremony ... read the complete article »

SnappConner PR Appoints A. Cory Maloy to EVP; Continues Expansion With 6 Strategic Hires in Q1 2015; Adds 11 Accounts

-Agency Repeats Record growth in 2014/2015-

Choosing from the most qualified talent from across the U.S., thought leadership and PR firm SnappConner PR (SnappConner) (http://snappconner.com/) has announced the promotion of A. Cory Maloy, agency executive since 2008, to Executive Vice President. The company has also continued its rapid expansion of 2014 with six additional senior executives who are leading the agency’s growing thought leadership, content, and image and branding programs in 201... read the complete article »

UTC Perfect in 2015 Utah Legislative Session – Engineering Initiative Receives $4.5 Million

-The organization was successful in all of its high-priority legislative items in 2015; Engineering Initiative will help ease Utah’s talent shortage and create a knowledge economy for companies looking to expand-

 The Utah Technology Council (UTC) (http://www.utahtech.org/) recently secured $4.5 million per year for Utah’s public universities through its lobbying efforts at the 2015 Utah legislative session. With a regional match from university presidents this becomes $9 million. The E... read the complete article »