Absolutely Public Relations Named PR Agency of Record for the Colorado Cleantech Industry Association

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Colorado public relations consulting firm, Absolutely Public Relations, is the PR agency of record (AOR) for the Colorado Cleantech Industry Association (CCIA). During recent launch festivities at the Governor's Mansion, Colorado Governor Bill Ritter announced formation of the CCIA with Christine Shapard, founding executive director of the CCIA. Colorado has become a national leader in the New Energy Economy, and one key reason is the thriving community of 300 cleantech companies and 20,000 employees based in the state.

Colorado public relations consulting firm, Absolutely Public Relations, is the PR agency of record (AOR) for the Colorado Cleantech Industry Association (CCIA). The announcement is made by Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR, owner/founder of Absolutely PR, who says the contract began earlier this year and two successful media relations campaigns are already yielding key media placements for the CCIA - both in traditional media outlets, as well as in the social media.

During recent launch festivities at the Governor's Mansion, Colorado Governor Bill Ritter announced formation of the CCIA. The announcement was made together with Christine Shapard, founding Executive Director of the CCIA who said, "The CCIA is the only industry-led, industry-focused cleantech group in the state created to solidify Colorado's position as the nation's cleantech leader, new energy economy driver and technology innovator and we are one of only four cleantech business associations in the country."

"Over the past few years, Colorado has become a national leader in the New Energy Economy, and one key reason is the thriving community of 300 cleantech companies and 20,000 employees based here," Gov. Ritter said. "Even in this difficult economy, cleantech remains a vital part of our forward-looking economic-development strategy. The Colorado Cleantech Industry Association will help harness the power and the potential of this important economic sector as we lead Colorado forward and establish this state as the cleantech capital of the world."

In the six months the CCIA has been in existence, the organization has grown to 85 members, lobbied for innovation language to be included in the 2009 American Clean Energy and Security Act and passed two pieces of legislation that help Cleantech technology businesses grow in Colorado. For more information, visit the CCIA website at http://www.coloradocleantech.com or the CCIA News Feed Blog at http://coloradocleantech.blogspot.com.

About Absolutely Public Relations

Absolutely PR specializes in media relations, the strategies and tactics necessary to achieve impactful editorial placements in the international, national, trade press, local and social media. Maggie Chamberlin Holben, owner/founder, is accredited by the Public Relations Society of America and is a member of its Counselors Academy. Most recently, Holben's "Seven Ways To Get The Media Attention You Deserve" article was published in the PRNews' Media Training Guidebook, 2009 Edition. Her firm offers PublicRelationsNewsroom.com, Expert411.com and DenverPRNewsroom.com to help clients achieve media relations success. She blogs pitches and placements at http://DenverPR.blogspot.com and tweets from http://www.Twitter.com/DenverPR. For more information, visit http://www.AbsolutelyPR.com.

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Maggie Holben, Absolutely PR, 303-984-9801

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