JohnstonWells Ranked 4th in Nation Among Small PR Agencies
Tuesday, 12 August 2008 00:00
JohnstonWells Public Relations has been named one of the best public relations agencies to work for in the United States by The Holmes Report, one of the most prestigious recognition programs in the public relations industry.
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BERNINA Unveils the BERNINA 830
Thursday, 24 July 2008 00:00
After asking passionate sewers, quilters and embroiderers around the world how they would design their ideal machine, Bernina of America introduced the ultimate sewing and embroidery system – the BERNINA 830 – today at the Bernina University conference in Kansas City, Mo.
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Culinary School of the Rockies Raises New Crop of Chefs
Monday, 21 July 2008 00:00
This week, a new crop of culinary students begins a six-month educational journey learning to guide our nation’s restaurant, grocery, retailer and hospitality industries in the timely shift toward growing, eating and purchasing local and sustainable foods. Culinary School of the Rockies (CSR) is pioneering a natural path for future chefs craving an unprecedented farm-to-table education through the launch of its Farm to Table Externship.
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Gwin Johnston at Massive Mentoring Luncheon
Monday, 23 June 2008 00:00
On Wednesday, June 18, JohnstonWells Public Relations founder Gwinavere Johnston moderated a table of public relations practitioners at the Massive Mentoring luncheon hosted by the Public Relations Society of America Colorado chapter.

Public relations practitioners attending the event took advantage of a rare opportunity to sit down face-to-face with local public relations leaders to learn what it takes to survive and thrive in today's ever-changing industry. Participants explored three different mentoring topics with local professionals to learn best practices and new developments. Johnston provided veteran and up-and-coming practitioners her advice, wrought from nearly 40 years as a public relations professional and 37 years as CEO. Other topics included life at a PR agency, crisis communications and social media.

 
Test (Drive) Your Courage at Alpine Buick Pontiac GMC
Friday, 20 June 2008 00:00
Denver’s Alpine Buick Pontiac GMC has partnered with The Children’s Hospital Foundation to raise funds for its 2008 Courage Classic, benefiting sick and injured kids. 
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TMVOA Selects RRC Associates/Mtrip to Assess Guest Services and Programming
Tuesday, 17 June 2008 00:00
On the recommendation of Marketing Telluride Inc., Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association has selected the joint proposal of RRC Associates and Mtrip to provide an assessment of the Mountain Village guest experience, from day visitors to residents, and provide recommendations for supporting the Telluride brand, exceeding guest expectations, and competing with other similar destinations.
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Clean Drinking Water Fresh from the Sun
Wednesday, 04 June 2008 00:00
According to UNICEF, 1.1 billion people worldwide lack access to safe drinking water and 5,000 people die every day from water-related illnesses. Innovative Water Technologies hopes to change that by purifying water using energy from the sun.
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Lee Bley Hired as Associate at JohnstonWells
Wednesday, 21 May 2008 00:00
JohnstonWells Public Relations has welcomed Lee Bley to its client services team.

Bley joined JohnstonWells in January as an intern, bringing with her a background in sales, customer service and collaborative group work, and was hired as a full-time associate this month. She will provide team support for several clients, which include Culinary School of the Rockies and the Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC).

Prior to joining JohnstonWells, Bley assisted in overseeing the coat and cashmere departments at Neiman Marcus, developing skills in client relations, leading meetings, event organization and sales.

Bley has a bachelor’s degree in communication with an emphasis in group decision making and rhetorical theory, as well as a certificate in applied business from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

 
Large Hardee's Franchise Selects Par's Total Integrated Solution for Its Restaurants
Monday, 05 May 2008 11:08

ParTech, a wholly owned subsidiary of Par Technology, has announced that Paradigm Investment Group will install Par's integrated solution in all of its restaurants. Paradigm is one of the largest franchise operators of Hardee's quick service restaurants with nearly 100 stores in four states.

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Culinary School of the Rockies' Founder Named to Business Hall of Fame
Thursday, 01 May 2008 15:11

Joan Brett, founder and director of Culinary School of the Rockies (CSR), was honored today as one of the six 2008 inductees into the Boulder County Business Hall of Fame, which has recognized Boulder leaders in business and in the community since 1992.

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Big Discounts on Earth-Friendly Mowers
Friday, 25 April 2008 13:47

Who:
The Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC), the City of Greeley and Neuton Lawn Mower Company

What: 
All residents of Weld County are invited to the Mow Down Pollution event at Greeley’s 33rd Annual Spring Cleanup Weekend.  Residents can trade in their old gas-guzzling mowers for big discounts on new, electric earth-friendly mowers! We’ll recycle the old mowers and send you into summer breathing clear with your new Neuton mower. Just remember to drain your old mower of fuel before you bring it for exchange!

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Sixth Annual "Champions For Children" Luncheon
Friday, 25 April 2008 12:51
Sewall Child Development Center, an inclusive pre-school and child care center that helps children ages 0-8 reach their potential, will host its sixth annual “Champions for Children” fundraising luncheon on Friday, May 2 at the Hyatt Regency Tech Center.  

The keynote speaker at the luncheon will be Emily Rapp, author of Poster Child.  Emily was born with a congenital defect that resulted in her leg being amputated at age four. As a child, Emily traveled around Wyoming as the smiling, indefatigable “poster child” for the March of Dimes.
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HomeSphere Nominated for CSIA Apex Award
Friday, 25 April 2008 08:59

JohnstonWells is happy to report that its client, Colorado-based HomeSphere, has been nominated for the CSIA's prestigious APEX Award, the largest annual technology awards event in the state.

HomeSphere is the nation’s largest provider of self-service solutions to the construction industry. Using a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model, the company manages product and materials purchasing and rebate management – delivering increased profitability and efficiency to the full spectrum of the homebuilding industry’s supply chain.

 

 
Local Car Dealership Shows Concern for Child Safety
Monday, 21 April 2008 14:09
Alpine Buick Pontiac GMC, 8120 W. Tufts Ave., will partner with DNA LifePrint Child Safety program to provide a free DNA LifePrint Kit to every parent and child who visits their location on Saturday, April 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The DNA LifePrint Child Safety Program is endorsed by America’s most recognized child advocate and crime fighter, John Walsh of America’s Most Wanted.  The program promotes child safety awareness and provides important tools to families which can help protect their children against violence.  Alpine will donate a free kit that includes:
  • A Child Safety Journal, providing law enforcement officials with vital information about their child and other important facts they will need immediately after a child is reported missing.
  • A Digital Photograph of their child – high quality full color.
  • A Biometric 10 Digit Fingerprint Profile - the most advanced fingerprint technology available to help find a child in the event of kidnapping.
  • A Home DNA Identification Kit that is easy and lasts through generations.

Recent studies show that 87 percent of parents polled indicated that their greatest single fear was that their child would be reported missing for more that 24 hours. 

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Famous Colorado Brand Extending Front Range Reach
Monday, 21 April 2008 08:47

Colorado’s most famous almond toffee and candy makers have sweetened the retail landscape in Arvada, Colo., by opening an Enstrom’s store featuring the World Famous Almond Toffee, among other chocolates, confections and premium ice cream made according to Chet Enstrom’s original 1929 recipe.

The location, 6770 West 52nd Ave. in Arvada, was previously a Stephany’s Chocolates factory store. Enstrom Candies purchased Stephany’s Chocolates in 2006. Because Stephany’s is a wholesale line of all-natural chocolates and confections sold via regional and national retailers, the company converted the Arvada factory store to an Enstrom’s retail location. The company also operates three other year-round Colorado retail locations – in Grand Junction, Fruita and Denver (Cherry Creek area).

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Qwest Foundation Donates Additional $350,000 to National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Wednesday, 16 April 2008 14:48
The Qwest Foundation and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) announced the addition of a bilingual telephone hotline to NetSmartz411, a first-of-its-kind, free online safety resource for parents, guardians, children, teens, educators and law enforcement to raise online safety awareness and keep children safer on the Internet.

NCMEC announced last year that the number of reports of online sexual enticement of children to their CyberTipline had nearly doubled from 6,374 in 2006 to 11,386 in 2007. That increase inspired an immediate response from the Qwest Foundation to help supply more families with access to Internet safety resources by funding the new toll-free hotline, which provides direct contact with experts by dialing 1-888-NETS411 (1-888-638-7411).
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Goodwill Celebrates the Power of Work
Friday, 21 March 2008 09:26

Goodwill Industries of Denver celebrated 90 years of self-sufficiency through work at this year’s Power of Work Luncheon on March 13 at the Seawell Ballroom in Denver.

At the event, Goodwill recognized organizations and individuals who have helped at-risk youth and disabled and disadvantaged adults through the power of work.

A few of these outstanding individuals included:

Terri Cossel, one of Goodwill’s most recognized employees for more than 20 years, works in Goodwill’s community programs. Terri assembles products for many local companies, including the well-known Steve Spangler Science program.

She motivates others with her calm and quiet demeanor and an intense focus on her work. While working, Terri only stops long enough to bring her entire team together with a unique whistle she developed many years ago to boost team morale. Terri’s whistle is a favorite with her co-workers because it sounds so unique, and her team enjoys trying to learn how to whistle just like her.

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TMVOA Supports Opening of New Medical Office in Mountain Village
Thursday, 13 March 2008 16:44

The Institute for Altitude Medicine (IFAM) will open a second office in Mountain Village on March 27, in part due to a grant received from Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association (TMVOA). IFAM will be located in the Blue Mesa building at 113 Lost Creek Lane.

With 600,000 people living above 7,000 feet in Colorado and 25 million tourists to Colorado’s high-altitude communities each year, health problems related to or exaggerated by high altitude are very common. IFAM will treat these problems and produce research on the effect of high altitude on common health issues such as heart disease and pregnancy.

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Practicing good ethics gives competitive advantage
Wednesday, 05 March 2008 13:31
JohnstonWells president GG Johnston offers her thoughts on ethics and the importance of standards and outside perspectives in a Denver Business Journal article penned by Amy Johnson, president of the Colorado Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.
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Rodney D Bell Hired as Business Development Director at JohnstonWells
Friday, 29 February 2008 09:28
JohnstonWells Public Relations appointed Rodney D Bell senior counselor and director of business development, supporting the firm's growth strategy in health and wellness, family outreach, software, real estate, sustainable development and government, as well as building out the firm's financial services practice.
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Goodwill Bridges Digital-TV Divide
Wednesday, 27 February 2008 16:43

Goodwill Industries International is part of a national coalition that is educating the public about the transition in WHEN from analog (over-the-air) television to all-digital broadcasting. Digital broadcasting promises to provide a clearer picture and more programming options and will free up airwaves for use by emergency responders.

Consumers with television sets with built-in digital tuners or TV sets connected to cable, satellite or other pay service will likely not be affected, but Goodwill Denver is concerned that some consumers with limited English-speaking skills, those in rural areas and those in lower income brackets may "fall through the cracks" and not receive critical information about the transition.
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