CEDO Names New Incubator Board Members
OREM, Utah – February 6, 2006 – The Commission for Economic Development in Orem (CEDO) today announced its Small Business Incubator 2006 board members. The Incubator Chairman for 2006 is Rick Farr, angel investor, and Jon Allen of Capital Community Bank will serve as Vice-Chairman. In addition, John Pilmer of PilmerPR has been named as a new board member for 2006. Additional board members include: Carl Belliston, QuicKutz; Kyle Bowen Love, Direct Controls; Tim Larsen, Squire & Company, PC; Ben Peterson, Spark Networks; Gary Rhoads, Brigham Young University; Peter Robinson, UVSC; and Kent Thomas, CFO Solutions.
“Orem’s economy is thriving due in part to an environment conducive to growth,” stated Brad Whittaker, executive director of CEDO. “The incubator provides basic services and mentoring that assists Orem start up businesses in gaining the traction necessary to grow, create jobs and insure that the economy remains vibrant well into the future. Our volunteer board members are a key part of our formula for success.”
CEDO has been instrumental in the success of such Orem startups as PowerQuest, 1-800-CONTACTS, K-TEC, and Granny B's Cookies.
Current CEDO small business clients include Caring Parent Designs, Composite Revolutions, Custom Business Solutions, Home View Technologies, Inspire Media, Net Ventures, Red Timer, Relevant Code Inc., and Sign Babies. These businesses receive shared office resources, technology access, mentoring and other business related services.
CEDO, the Commission for Economic Development in Orem, is a non-profit organization that serves as an advocate for Orem businesses. The CEDO staff works closely with Orem business professionals and Orem City officials to promote the economic vitality of Orem.
With experienced staff members and multiple resources, CEDO provides a variety of services for Orem's new and existing businesses. Some of these services are a small-business incubator, revolving loan fund, business plan writing assistance, demographic information, and help finding networking contacts in the business community. For more information visit www.cedo.org.
John Pilmer, APR, MBA