Heska's "Inspiration in Action" Contest to fund projects that save animals
Monday, 12 December 2011 22:38

Animal lovers everywhere can support and honor veterinary medicine by voting for one of five projects submitted in the 2011 Heska Inspiration in Action Contest.

Heska, a leading provider of veterinary diagnostic and specialty products, will award the grand prize winner $25,000 and the second place winner $5,000 to help bring inspired ideas to life (subject to official contest rules).

"Veterinarians spend countless hours working to impact the human experience through our bond with animals," said Robert Grieve, Heska's Chairman and CEO.  "Serving that bond every day creates room in the imagination to think differently about solutions to important problems that directly impact the health of both animals and humans worldwide.  Heska promotes this contest as a means to encourage innovation.  We are honored to provide this opportunity to our colleagues.”

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Austin Exploration hires JohnstonWells
Friday, 21 October 2011 17:41

Austin Exploration, an oil and gas exploration company headquartered in Melbourne, Australia (with a satellite office in Lakewood, Colo.) has chosen JohnstonWells Public Relations to implement an intensive public relations campaign, as it prepares to be introduced to the American oil and gas industry.

JohnstonWells will execute an all encompassing campaign that includes a corporate name change to Arapahoe Energy, a new design aesthetic and website, and media and community relations.

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Surgeons successfully implant ValveXchange® two-part heart valve system
Tuesday, 18 October 2011 19:08

ValveXchange, Inc. has performed successful First In Man (FIM) surgeries demonstrating the practicality and advantages of its novel Vitality™ two-part heart valve system.

“With other valves if you break a suture you’re basically committed to taking the valve off and out. Here there are no leaflets, so it’s very easy to see and put in extra sutures.”

The surgeries were performed by two highly renowned U.S. cardiac surgeons, Lars Svensson, MD, PhD of The Cleveland Clinic and W. Randolph Chitwood, MD of The East Carolina Heart Institute, working with Adrian Ebner, MD at his facilities in Asuncion, Paraguay. The surgeries took place Sept. 26 and 27, 2011. Three men aged 49, 62 and 72 received the Vitality™ heart valves. All have been discharged and are recovering normally.

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LUNGevity's‘Breathe Deep Denver’ 5K walk/run will be held at INVESCO Field at Mile High
Thursday, 11 August 2011 21:48

breathe deep denver

LUNGevity Foundation, the nation’s largest lung cancer non-profit, has teamed up with JohnstonWells to hold the first annual Breathe Deep Denver 5K run/walk at INVESCO Field at Mile High on November 5, 2011.

The event – part of the organization’s nationwide effort to raise funds for lung cancer research – will kick off with a yoga warm-up led by Sarah Russell, owner of Breathe Yoga & Cycling Studio, and a performance from the Breathe Deep Tuba Chorus, sponsored by the Downtown Denver Partnership and directed by Bill Clark, who is also the director of the Queen City Jazz Band.

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Entrepreneurs honored at 25th annual Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 award gala
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 20:43

Entrepreneur of the year

Ernst & Young LLP is pleased to announce the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® Mountain Desert Award winners. This group of leading entrepreneurs was selected by an independent judging panel made up of previous winners of the award, leading CEOs, private capital investors and other regional business leaders. The winners were revealed at a gala event on June 16, 2011 at the Seawell Ballroom in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

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AORN Works taps the collective brain of the perioperative professional
Monday, 07 March 2011 22:16

AORN Works, a subsidiary of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), just announced that its market research and surgical insights division will lead the strategic priorities of its business.

On behalf of clients, market research/surgical insights measure the attitudes of perioperative professionals who are the end users of medical products and services.

The new strategy results from its niche ability to provide exceptional market intelligence to medical device manufacturers and service providers that sell to operating rooms throughout the United States.

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Corporex sets public pedestrian bridge over East Colfax Ave.
Monday, 21 February 2011 18:45

Did you see a bridge being driven down Colfax last weekend? It was part of our client, Corporex's Fitzsimons Village project.

Corporex, developer of Fitzsimons Village, set a public pedestrian footbridge over East Colfax Ave. near Xanadu St. in Aurora.

JCF Bridge Company, headquartered in Driftwood, TX, built the 163-foot steel truss structure that will connect the Anschutz Medical Campus to Fitzsimons Village.  The bridge will provide safe and easy access to the new Fitzsimons 100 office building, more amenities including a bank, restaurants and shops and a 153-room Marriott Springhill Suites Hotel that will open soon.

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New JohnstonWells client is leader of innovation in electric cars
Friday, 07 January 2011 16:04

Plugless power logoOur latest client is well on the way to changing the electric car industry, one plug at a time.

JohnstonWells has recently been hired by Evatran™ to manage media relations, as the company plans to unveil its Plugless Power charging system in 2011. 

Plugless Power is the world’s first charging system that allows electric vehicles to refuel without a cord and plug or any driver interaction. The technology is based on inductive power transfer that has been used in electrical transformers for more than a century.

 
Vets-in-training helping elderly keep animals
Thursday, 23 December 2010 18:19

Credit: Associated Press

"A fun-loving schnauzer named Pocket is stroke survivor Dorothy Kiser's closest companion. But Kiser almost had to put Pocket to sleep when her pet developed diabetes: Kiser feared she wouldn't be able to take care of the dog alone."

…We knew this was a great story. That’s why we told the AP about Dr. Kogan at CSU. Congratulations to our client, Heska, for supporting great projects like Pets Forever!

Read the full Associated Press story at Yahoo News.

 
Heska Corporation awards $25,000 grand prize to Pets Forever
Tuesday, 21 December 2010 19:22

Pets Forever photoLast week, after nearly 11,000 online votes were cast in the 2010 Inspiration In Action Contest, JohnstonWells client Heska announced that Pets Forever, a Colorado State University-based charity, has been awarded $25,000 as the grand prize winner in the 2010 Inspiration in Action contest.

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Wystone's Benefit Brew Program helps nonprofits during weak economy
Friday, 10 December 2010 23:05

Wystone's World TeasAt a time when nonprofits are struggling with overhead expenses and reduced donations, Wystone’s World Teas, a JohnstonWells client, is brewing up a program to help organizations fundraise and bring the community a little closer – one cup at a time.

Through its Benefit Brew Program, nonprofit organizations can host their patrons, donors, families and the community at the Wystone’s World Teas location free of charge – kind of like owning a café for the afternoon or evening.

In addition, the participating nonprofit receives 25 percent of the profit from all food and beverage sold during the organization’s event time.  Groups also receive 2 percent back on all in-store receipts that day, as well as online purchases they generate within 12 months.

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