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ARIZONA TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL and MITEL NETWORKS CORPORATION by quotes

THE ARIZONA TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL & TRANS-WEST NETWORK SOLUTIONS IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE MITEL NETWORKS CORPORATION AS THE PREMIER SPONSOR FOR THE 2007 GOVERNOR’S CELEBRATION OF INNOVATION

(Phoenix, AZ – November 8, 2007) Every year, companies across Arizona reach out and sponsor the Governor’s Celebration of Innovation (GCOI) and it has become known as the “Academy Awards” for the technology and innovation industry. This is the first year the Governor’s Celebration of Innovation is to feature a Premier Sponsor. As an active supporter of the Arizona Technology Council, Trans-West Network Solutions has been a Mitel partner since 1981 with over 4,000 business customers in Arizona. With a long term relationship, the company was able to secure Mitel as the Premier Sponsor for this exclusive event.
 “It seemed like the perfect opportunity to place Mitel in the spotlight in their recent position,” said Debi McMahon, Sales Manager of Trans-West Network Solutions. Mitel, an international telecom company, recently acquired Inter-Tel and has moved its U.S. headquarters to Phoenix, Arizona.

“As the ‘new’ Mitel, a global leader in business communications solutions, we are proud to continue our membership in the Arizona Technology Council and to have the privilege of serving as the first Premier Sponsor of this prestigious event,” said Steven DeKorne, VP of marketing for Mitel U.S. “It is an honor to have the opportunity to represent not only our company but our industry in recognizing the achievements of our peers in innovation and technology.”

The Governor’s Celebration of Innovation sold out before the closing date for ticket sales in 2005 and 2006, and has grown each year since its inception attracting attendees from the technology industry, academia, politics, media, research, future innovators, and the business community at large from across Arizona. Now in its fifth year, the Governor’s Celebration of Innovation is Arizona’s largest and most influential annual event celebrating technological innovation in the state. GCOI is presented in the fourth quarter of the year by the Arizona Technology Council and the Arizona Department of Commerce.

The event will take place on December 6, 2007 on the field at the University of Phoenix Stadium from 5-9pm. Awards are given to members of the state’s technology community whose innovations are expected to have a lasting positive impact on Arizona’s economy and a positive impact on their end-users’ lives.

Additional Information:

The Governor’s Celebration of Innovation was established in 2003 by combining two technology award ceremonies: the High Tech Industry Cluster’s 17-year student awards ceremony and the Arizona Software and Internet Association’s 10-year “Celebration of Innovation”. With the addition of the Governor’s support, the Governor’s Celebration of Innovation has become the premier technology community gathering of its kind in Arizona. The inaugural Governor’s Celebration of Innovation took place in November 2003 and was a colossal success with over 1,200 in attendance. The event is hosted by both the Arizona Technology Council (www.aztechcouncil.org) and the Department of Commerce (www.azcommerce.com). Purchase an individual ticket or table before November 21st. For more information about the Governor’s Celebration of Innovation, visit www.celebration-of-innovation.com

Mitel Networks Corporation is a leading provider of communications solutions for a range of organizations – from very small, single-site offices to multi-site, large enterprises. Mitel offers customers a broad choice of solutions, from basic business communications to sophisticated unified communications, from pre-packaged to tailored applications, and from an outright capital purchase to a managed service. Mitel operates from over 100 locations in over 90 countries. Mitel services its customers through a network of over 1,500 value-added resellers and partners.
Following its merger with Inter-Tel, Inc. in August 2007, Mitel now offers an even greater choice and flexibility to customers. Mitel recognizes that the value of a communications solution is different for every business. Its portfolio of solutions is highly scalable, secure, easily managed and optimized to meet the evolving communications needs of customers. To find out more about the Premier Sponsor for the Governor’s Celebration of Innovation, visit Mitel online at www.mitel.com.

Trans-West Network Solutions is a leader in the telecom industry and is a locally owned Arizona Corporation, established in November of 1981. Trans-West provides VoIP, Unified Communications, Presence Management, Video Conferencing and traditional PBX solutions. With over 4,000 customers in the Arizona market, and over 8,000 customers nationwide, Trans-West provides voice, data, and cabling for all sized business needs. With products such as MITEL, and INTER-TEL, a Mitel Company, Trans-West Network Solutions takes a consultative approach to improving business communications. With our highly certified technicians and a commitment to exceeding customer’s expectations, Trans-West is Arizona’s #1 provider of Mitel equipment. www.twns.com

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Mesa – City Portals by azhttp
October 3, 2007, 5:17 am
Filed under: Arizona, Arizona Technology, Awards, City of Mesa, Innovation, Mayor, Mesa, Technology | Tags: ,

Contact: Jessica Brodersen

Web Specialist

480.644.5035 Tel

jessica.brodersen@cityofmesa.org

Mesa was recently named as a finalist in the Best of the Web Awards for City Portals. In addition, the city won an honorable mention in the government internal category for the automated web application for PC cycle replacement.

The Best of the Web Award is a national program that recognizes the most innovative, user-friendly state and local government portals.

“We are extremely proud to have received this recognition from the Center for Digital Government not only this year but on numerous occasions in the past because it shows we are consistent with our efforts to increase our use of technology, which will improve the quality of life of our citizens,”

Mesa City Manager Chris Brady said. “The award recognizes the creativity, innovation and dedication of our employees who have truly made the City of Mesa tech savvy.”

The Center for Digital Government is a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government. For more information about the Center, and to view the list of all award winners, visit the Web site at http://www.centerdigitalgov.com.



WWII TUSKEGEE AIRMEN TRIBUTE AT SKY HARBOR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT by quotes

WWII TUSKEGEE AIRMEN TRIBUTE AT SKY HARBOR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

The stage is set for Captain Lee Owens of Phoenix to make history
during a tribute flight to the famed Tuskegee Airmen in the spring of
2007.  Capt. Owens will fly a single engine plane from the Lincoln J.
Ragsdale Terminal at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport across
America, over the Atlantic and around the globe before returning home
to Phoenix sometime in May.



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    Finalists Selected for Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards by quotes

    Finalists Selected for

    Governors

    Celebration of Innovation Awards

    Winners to be Announced Evening of December 5, 2006;

    Event of the Year to Honor Arizonas Top Technological and Business Achievements

    The Arizona Technology Council, in partnership with the Arizona Department of Commerce, announced the following companies have been chosen as finalists by the Governors Celebration of Innovation events selection committee comprised of local business and academic leaders. One company, within each category, will be announced as the winner the night of the event. The award categories and finalists for each are as follows:

    The Pioneering Innovation Award

     

    Ribomed Biotechnologies, Inc.

    Primary Contact: Dave Hanak
    Director of Sales & Marketing

    dhanak@ribomed.com

     

    Perfect Power

    Primary Contact: Lynn Paige
    CEO

    lynnpaige@perfectpowernetwork.com

     

    Honeywell International Inc.

    Primary Contact: Erik Rasmussen
    Public Relations Manager

    erik.rasmussen@honeywell.com

     

    The Innovator of the Year Award

    Note: “Innovator of the Year” distinction is comprised of four levels.

     

    Innovator of the Year Award-Start-up

     

    Medipacs LLC

    Primary Contact: Mark Banister
    President

    mbanister@medipacs.com

     

    Southwest Windpower, Inc.

    Primary Contact: Andrew Kruse
    Co-founder/ Vice President of Business Development

    928-779-9463 or andy@windenergy.com

     

    Gw Medical Technologies, LLC

    Primary Contact: William J. Gartner
    President & CEO

    gartnerw@gwmedtech.com

     

    Innovator of the Year Award-Small Company

     

    InPlay Technologies, Inc.

    Primary Contact: Heather Beshears
    VP, Corp. Communications

    heather@inplaytechnologies.com

     

    Ensynch Inc

    Primary Contact: Tyeson Cluff
    Marketing Manager

    tcluff@ensynch.com

     

    RF Code

    Primary Contact: Tim Bresien
    Director of Marketing

    tbresien@rfcode.com

     

    Innovator of the Year Award-Large Company

     

    Mobility Electronics

    Primary Contact: Mary Garrett
    Launch: Partner, Director of Public Relations

    mary@launchcorp.com

     

    Avnet, Inc.

    Primary Contact: Patrick McAvoy
    Sierra Creative Group: Principal

    pmcavoy@sierracreative.com

     

    IBM Arizona- “ServiceArizona (SAZ)”

    Primary Contact: Scott Whitfield
    Project Executive, IBM Global Services, Government Industry

    Scott_Whitfield@us.ibm.com

     

    Innovator of the Year Award-Academia

     

    AzTE (Arizona Technology Enterprises)

    Primary Contact: Charlie Lewis
    VP Marketing & Venture Development

    clewis@azte.com

     

    BioDesign-A Pox Against Infectious Disease

    Primary Contact: Kimberly Ovitt
    Marketing and Communication Director

    Kimberly.ovitt@asu.edu

     

    Bio5 Institute

    Primary Contact: Grace Brown
    Director, Marketing & Communications

    gdbrown@email.arizona.edu

     

    William F. McWhortor Community Service Leader of the Year Award

     

    Kevin Hickey-Netpro

    Primary Contact: Christine McDermott
    VP Corporate Communications

    christinem@netpro.com

     

    Avnet, Inc.

    Primary Contact: Teri Radosevich
    Director of Community Relations

    teri.radosevich@avnet.com

     

    Bob Hagen-Southern Arizona Technology Council

    Primary Contact: Jodi Horton
    President, IDEA @ Work, Inc.

    jrhorton@theriver.com

     

    Ed Denison Business Leader of the Year Award

     

    David Engert-Quality Care Solutions Incorporated (QCSI)

    Primary Contact: Hakon Johanson
    Marketing Specialist

    hakon.johanson@qcsi.com

     

    Gene Holmquist– Ensynch Inc.

    Primary Contact: Daniel Moran
    Publicist-Kathy Sacks Group

    daniel@kathysacks.com

     

    Kathleen M. Perkins– Breault Research Organization

    Primary Contact: Susanne Gerdes
    Co-Chair

    seg@oei-az.com

    Young Innovator of the Year Award Winners

    The “Best of the Best” of the Arizona Engineering and Science Fairs (grades 9-12) for the year 2006. Each of these students will receive a $1000 scholarship to further enhance their education.

    Erin Eppard

    Thunderbird High School
    Teacher: Renee Kaye
    Project Name: Operator Injury Mitigation Using Electronic Sensing,
    Mechanical Braking and Decoupling Devices in Handheld Circular Saws.
     

    Jingyuan Luo

    Hamilton High School
    Teacher: Debbie Nipar
    Project Name: Toxicity and Ecological Implications of Nanomaterials to
    Phytoplankton.
     

    Albert Shieh

    Chaparral High School
    Teacher: Richard Peterson
    Project Name: Novel Algorithms for Automated SNP Genotyping
     

    Gabor Angeli

    Catalina Foothills High School
    Teacher: Ann Marie Condes
    Project Category: Computer Science/Chemistry Project Name: Development
    of a Semi-Automatic Mass spectra Evaluation (SAME) Program.
     

    Teacher of the Year Award:

    Renee Kaye
    AP Biology
    Thunderbird High School

    The finalists for this years Governors Celebration of Innovation are some of the most impressive we have seen in the four year history of the event. It is obvious that Arizonas technology industry continues to thrive when we see the quality of companies that make their home in our great state, said Kevin Margeson, Chairman of the Governors Celebration of Innovation event, and Director of the Arizona Aerospace and Defense Industry Association.

    In its fourth year, the awards program is acknowledged as the premier recognition of statewide technological and business achievement and leadership in innovation. The awards dinner will be held at the Pointe South Mountain Resort on December 5, 2006. The event begins with a reception at 5:00 p.m., with dinner and ceremonies beginning at 6:30 p.m. The program will end at 9:00 p.m. This years event features an early bird deadline for registration. Tables of ten are $1,250 for Council members and $1750 for non-members before November 7th, $1,500 for Council members and $2,000 for non-members after November 7th. Individual tickets are $125 for Council members and $175 for non-members before November 7th, and $150 for Council members and $200 for non-members after November 7th. To purchase a table or individual ticket go to http://www.celebration-of-innovation.com.

    Award Category Descriptions

    • Pioneering Innovation

    Presented to an outstanding company that has gone above and beyond the call of duty in contributing to Arizona ‘s technology industry through sustained business presence, corporate citizenship, community involvement, and business success. A company of any size or technical discipline may be nominated. The award is limited to commercial enterprises doing business in Arizona for 5 years or more.

    • Innovator of the Year – Start-Up Company

    Presented to a company or business unit that has achieved significant business success, technical innovation, or scientific achievement in the past calendar year and meets the following requirements: Must be actively selling or developing a commercially available product or service for less than 24 months; Must be generating revenue and/or receiving funding; Must demonstrate innovation and potential viability; Company or business unit must be based in Arizona; Innovation must be developed in Arizona; Must have a management structure of one or more persons; Profitability is not a requirement

    • Innovator of the Year Small Company

    Presented to a company or business unit that has achieved significant business success, technical innovation, or scientific achievement in the past calendar year and meets the following requirements: Must be in operation for 24 months or more; Must be generating less than $50 million in annual revenues; Company or business unit must be based in Arizona; Innovation must be developed in Arizona; Innovation may have been in previous years

    • Innovator of the Year Large Company

    Presented to a company or business unit (no limit on the duration of the project) that has achieved significant business success, technical innovation, or scientific achievement in the past calendar year and meets the following requirements: Must be in operation for 24 months or more; Must be generating $50 million or more in annual revenues; Company or business unit must be based in Arizona; Innovation must be developed in Arizona; Innovation may have been in previous years

    • Innovator of the Year Academia

    Presented to a department or office within an accredited higher education institution that has achieved success through innovation in the past calendar year and meets the following requirements: Each department or office may submit 1 project for consideration; Has achieved success through research and development; Must demonstrate technical innovation, scientific achievement and potential commercial viability; Institution must be based in Arizona; Open to both college students and faculty; Has contributed to economic development within Arizona through teaching, research or other academic pursuits

    • William F. McWhortor Community Service Leader of the Year Award

    Presented to an individual or organization (including Not For Profit) that contributes to Arizona ‘s technology industry through relentless community involvement, leadership, visibility and excellence in economic development activity. Any individual or organization representing industry, government, or academia may be nominated. Award is limited to individuals or organizations residing in Arizona 5 years or more.

    • Ed Denison Business Leader of the Year Award

    Presented to an individual who contributes to Arizona ‘s technology industry through sustained growth of their business or company. Any individual in a leadership position employed by an Arizona-based business, or division of a corporation operating in Arizona may be nominated for this award. Leadership qualities such as entrepreneurship, community involvement, and management expertise will be considered. Award is limited to individuals residing in Arizona 5 years or more.

    About the Governors Celebration of Innovation

    The Governors Celebration of Innovation was established in 2003 by combining two technology award ceremonies: the High Tech Industry Clusters 17-year student awards ceremony and the Arizona Software and Internet Associations 10-year Celebration of Innovation. With the addition of the Governors support, the Governors Celebration of Innovation has become the premier technology community gathering of its kind in Arizona. The inaugural Governors Celebration of Innovation took place in November 2003 and was a colossal success with over 1,200 in attendance. For more information visit http://www.celebration-of-innovation.com.

    About Arizona Technology Council

    The Arizona Technology Councils vision is for Arizona to be recognized as a top-tier center for technology-based industries and businesses with an education system that produces a best-of-class 21st century workforce in a statewide community where its citizens share in the highest quality of life possible. The Councils mission is to drive partnerships, policies and programs that advance the business climate for Arizonas technology community. The Council delivers on this mission by representing, supporting and advocating for member companies through initiatives, advocacy, networking and effective communications. The Arizona Technology Council is the largest member-driven technology association in the state. The Arizona Technology Council represents the interests of over 35,000 employees across more than 500 of the leading technology companies their support firms, educational institutions and state-wide economic development groups that collectively form Arizonas technology community. Donna Kent was named president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council in November 2005. Along with Ms. Kent, the organization is led by Chairman of the Board and former President and Chief Executive, Todd Bankofier, an appointed executive committee and a board of directors comprised of a cross-section of academic, private and public sector professionals. For more information, visit http://www.aztechcouncil.org.

    About Arizona Department of Commerce

    Collaborating with economic development partners statewide, the Arizona Department of Commerce works to create jobs, expand the tax base, increase per capita income and promote a globally competitive business environment. The agency provides reliable information and research, community assistance, targeted business attraction and development coupled with strategic workforce development. Nationally and internationally, the Department of Commerce promotes Arizona assets: a growing, high-tech workforce; competitive operating environment; easy access to major markets; affordable, available real estate; reliable utilities; abundant natural resources and an unmatched quality of life. For more information, visit www.azcommerce.com.