Absolutely Public Relation's Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR, Receives 'Partner of the Year' Honor from Colorado Bioscience Association

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Denver-based public relations consultant, Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR, founder of Colorado’s Absolutely PR, was named “Partner of the Year” at the Colorado Bioscience Association’s annual awards banquet held in conjunction with the BioWest 2006 Conference & Expo. The Awards event was held August 24th at the Colorado Convention Center.

Colorado public relations consultant, Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR, founder of Metro Denver’s Absolutely Public Relations firm, was named “Partner of the Year” at the Colorado Bioscience Association’s (CBSA) annual awards banquet held in conjunction with the recent BioWest 2006 Conference & Expo. The CBSA awards dinner was held August 24th at the Colorado Convention Center. Holben was presented the award by Rob Reuteman, business editor of the Rocky Mountain News, who served as master of ceremonies.

In presentation remarks, Reuteman shared these comments on behalf of CBSA: “Holben, founder of Absolutely Public Relations, has worked tirelessly to promote the Colorado bioscience industry message to local and national media. Holben works her public relations magic to promote coverage of Colorado events and industry news. Moreover, she chairs the CBSA Communications Committee, serves on the CBSA Board of Directors, and helps to organize incoming press delegations. She coordinates the industry’s media initiatives with CBSA partners, such as the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation. As a media consultant, Holben represents several of Colorado’s leading bioscience companies. Due to Holben’s professionalism and effort, Colorado’s bioscience industry isn’t such a secret anymore.”

Additional awards presented at the CBSA Annual Awards dinner included: Governor Bill Owens and Paul Ray, Lifetime Achievement; Myogen, Inc, Company of the Year; C5 Medical Werks and Taligen Therapeutics, Rising Stars; Dr. Richard Duke, Volunteer of the Year; and Kyle Lefkoff, OEDIT Award of Excellence. ApopLogic Pharmaceuticals was the winner of the second annual Faegre & Benson Venture Showcase Award. Overviews of this year’s awards are found at these links:



“I was absolutely thrilled and honored when Chris Shapard at CBSA shared news with me of this special designation. I’ve very much enjoyed working with the entire CBSA team – both fellow board members and staff -- in helping spread the Colorado bioscience story both nationally and internationally during the past two years. Denise Brown, CBSA executive director, is truly an inspiration and mentor to me on practically a daily basis. Further, I’m most appreciative to both Greg Baldwin and Marian Robinson, client colleagues at Baxa Corporation, who introduced me to the association,” Holben says.

About Colorado BioScience Association

Colorado BioScience Association is a not-for-profit corporation providing services and support for Colorado’s growing biosciences industry. Colorado is carrying out an aggressive plan to grow the state’s bioscience industry into one of the country’s premier bioscience clusters. CBSA currently enjoys the support of more than 300 member organizations representing both bioscience companies and companies providing key services to the bioscience industry and research institutions in Colorado. The association’s main office is located in the Advance Colorado Center, 1625 Broadway, Suite 950, in Denver, plus satellite offices are maintained in the Fitzsimons Bioscience Park and at the Fort Collins Technology Incubator. For more information, visit http://www.cobioscience.com

About Absolutely PR

Absolutely Public Relations was founded by Maggie Chamberlin Holben in April 1999. Consulting clients include: Baxa Corporation, Englewood, CO; a Los Angeles-based, Fortune 125 financial services provider; and Holben Building Corporation, Denver. In addition, Holben is on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Bioscience Association and in that capacity serves as chair of the Communications Committee and is assisting in initiating a national/international media relations program for the association. The company maintains several websites to maximize exposure and attract media attention for contracted and indemnified clients. These sites include:


For more information about Absolutely Public Relations, go to http://www.absolutelypr.com or call 303-984-9801.


Denise Brown, Executive Director, Colorado BioScience Association -- 303.592.4073

Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR, Absolutely Public Relations -- 303.984.9801 or 303.669.3558

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