UVEF Adds 'Hall of Fame' as It Names Winners of 2007 Awards

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The Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF) today announced winners of the 2007 Annual UVEF Awards. The awards spotlight outstanding Utah companies and leaders who have contributed at the highest level to business growth and their communities. This year UVEF announced the inaugural inductees into its new "Hall of Fame." Inductees represent companies and individuals with an enduring legacy of entrepreneurial excellence. Award recipients were recognized at ceremonies held today at Thanksgiving Point.

Utah has very sharp entrepreneurs solving business problems in creative ways and delivering innovation to market.

    "Company and individual 2007 UVEF award winners are examples of why investors are attracted to Utah, why new businesses want to locate here, and why Utah is growing so fast," stated Mark Lund, chairman of the board, UVEF. "Utah has very sharp entrepreneurs solving business problems in creative ways and delivering innovation to market."

2007 Winners include:

UVEF Hall of Fame - Alan Ashton representing WordPerfect

UVEF Hall of Fame - Dana Henricksen representing Novell

Utah Entrepreneur of the Year - Josh Coates of Berkeley Data Systems

Most Innovative Product - VIDMIC by EHS

Ronald K. King Community Service Award - Louis Pope of U.S. Synthetics

Greatest Contribution to Entrepreneurs - Brad Whittaker of CEDO

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The UVEF is a nonprofit support group working to share knowledge and experience. As a nonprofit organization founded in 1989, the UVEF promotes the development and growth of entrepreneurial ventures by: providing networking opportunities, promoting recognition of business accomplishments and contributions, sharing business experiences, and by encouraging free enterprise. Information on upcoming meetings, speakers, and membership can be found at http://www.uvef.net.

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