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Saving water year-round is easy with water conservation calendar by quotes
November 2, 2006, 11:56 pm
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Saving water year-round is easy with water conservation calendar

For the seventh consecutive year, Mesa residents will be treated to a
year’s worth of water conservation tips presented in artistic form,
courtesy of fourth-grade students in Mesa. The artwork of 13 talented
students was chosen from nearly 600 entries submitted from 28 Mesa
elementary schools in the seventh annual Water—Use It Wisely Art and
Calendar Contest.

Residents are invited to pick up a free copy of the 2007 calendar, the
culmination of the water conservation art contest. Calendars are available
at the following locations:

   Customer Service, 55 N. Center Street
   East Mesa Service Center, 6935 E. Decatur
   Main Library, 64 E. 1st Street
   Red Mountain Branch Library, 635 N. Power Rd.
   Dobson Ranch Library, 2425 S. Dobson
   Utilities Department, 640 N. Mesa Drive

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in partnership with Mesa Public Schools
sponsored the contest and printing. Quantities are limited and available on
a first-come, first-served basis. One per household, please.

For more information about the Water—Use It Wisely Art and Calendar
Contest, call Utilities Conservation Specialist Becky Zusy at (480)
644-3058. For information about the City’s water conservation programs or
to view the students’ artwork, visit
www.cityofmesa.org/utilities/conservation.

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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.



Patriot’s Pen Essay Competition – Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) by quotes

Veterans of Foreign Wars Patriot’s Pen Essay Competition

Contact: Carolyn White
602-841-2378

LOCAL STUDENT COULD WIN A $10,000 U.S. SAVINGS BOND

Commander Manny Blea of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1433 announced the kickoff of this year’s VFW and Ladies Auxiliary “Patriot’s Pen Essay Competition.” Students in grades 6 through 8 in the Glendale area have the opportunity to compete in the VFW’s annual essay competition and win U.S. Savings Bonds and a trip to be honored at theVFW and Ladies Auxiliary Community Service Conference.

Students begin by competing at the local Post level. Post winners advance to District. District winners compete in the State competition. State winners compete for more than $75,000 in U.S. Savings Bonds and an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C.

Each year more than 130,000 students throughout the U.S. participate in the Patriot’s Pen Essay Competition. Students are invited to write a 300 – 400 word essay on a patriotic theme. This year’s theme is “Citizenship in America.”

Deadline for student entries is November 1, 2006. Interested students and teachers should contact Carolyn White, VFW Post 1433 Ladies Auxiliary, at 602-841-2378 or contact by e-mail at richbette4@cs.com

Additional information for those outside the Glendale area can be found here:

http://www.vfw.org/index.cfm?fa=cmty.leveld&did=151

and information about other local VFW Posts can be found here:

http://www.vfwkc.org/post_location/state.asp