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Entries from August 2010

Pilgrim Talks: Jim Obermayer and Barret Weekes (8/25/10)

August 25th, 2010 · Comments

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Sales Lead Management Associate

Jim Obermayer, Executive Director of the Sales Lead Management Association

The Sales Lead Management AssociationSM has the mission of helping companies become more successful in the critical business process of managing sales leads. Everyone can become a member by registering and gaining access to the content on the site.

We have built an extensive library of articles, reports, and  information about inquiry management, sales leads, lead nurturing, lead qualification, ROI reporting, and lead distribution. Additional subjects include trade show sales lead acquisition, telemarketing, and inquiry and lead generation.

SLMA RadioThe Sales Lead Management Association hosts a live weekly radio program dedicated to the management of sales leads.  The show broadcasts recent news events and interviews with interesting industry leaders from B2B and B2C companies including CRM, Marketing Automation, Email Marketing Software, Inquiry Management Service Providers and lead management/generation experts.  SLMA Radio is a 50 minute internet radio show produced four times each month at 5 PM PST, in the United States from OC Talk Radio.

Laurel Electronics

Barret Weekes, CEO of Laurel Electronics

Laurel Electronics, Inc. designs and manufactures highly capable electronic instruments for industrial measurement, control and networking. Their programmable digital panel meters, electronic counters, digital controllers, industrial timers, transmitters, and large-digit data displays set the standard of the industry with technical features and performance. Their newest products can be networked via RS485, USB or Ethernet using the Modbus protocol. They also continue to support RS232 and 4-20 mA current loops with new products such as our new serial-to-analog converter and our new isolating quad loop splitter. Most of their products are designed and manufactured in their headquarters facility, which is located adjacent to Orange County Airport in Southern California.

To learn more about Laurel Electronics, go to www.laurels.com

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Pilgrim Talks: Steve Brimmer (8/18/10)

August 18th, 2010 · Comments

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SunCore

Steve Brimmer, CEO of SunCore Corporation

Mr. Brimmer has over 25 years of experience as a senior executive. Receiving a BSEE in 1971, he launched his career in Network Television working for both NBC & Fox Television, followed by careers as an engineer in both the music recording and motion picture industries beginning at Warner Bros in 1974. His senior-level executive appointments included, Lions Gate, The Walt Disney Company, Meridian Studios, Olympic Studios and Big Apple Music. In 2000 Mr. Brimmer initiated a second career in technology as CEO of graphic software company Toolfarm.com. This position was followed by President of Orange County-based Metaport Corporation, a digital imager semiconductor company and COO/CFO for Silicon Valley Public Television. In 2004 as a co-founder, he launched SunCore, the world's first mobile solar power company. His ability to bridge across technology, finance and business disciplines has added significant value to the Company and it's global growth.

Light-charging is a smart, affordable answer to future power needs.  SunCore's technology promises easier communication and reliable device operation from anywhere, easily and affordably. When powered by light, handheld devices are no longer burdened by power cords, power supplies, and cables. Light-charging is abundant, clean, and reliable, and helps users get the most benefit from current information technology investments. SunCore systems offers people real empowerment by bringing true mobility to mobile communications.

To learn more about SunCore, go to www.suncoresolar.com

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Pilgrim Talks: Susan Johnson and Kerry Johnson Anthony (8/11/10)

August 11th, 2010 · Comments

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Susan's Healthy Gourmet

Susan Johnson, CEO, and Kerry Johnson Anthony, President, of Susan's Healthy Gourmet

A native of Houston, Texas, Susan Johnson moved to California in 1994. With their children grown, she and her husband John decided to start a business and settle here permanently.

A family history of cancer and heart disease had made her very aware of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. When she discovered that there was no one service offering prepared healthy meals for the home throughout Southern California, she decided to fill the niche by providing an effortless way for others to achieve a healthy diet. After much research she determined that Orange County was the most strategic location to accomplish her dream of serving all of Southern California. She opened her headquarters in Irvine in January of 1996, with proven, tested recipes approved by a dietitian, and custom computer programs that not only analyze the nutritional content of each meal, but also track the needs of her customers.

In January of 1998, Healthy Gourmet expanded to Los Angeles, and in May of 2000, Healthy Gourmet began service to San Diego. Susan's plan for Healthy Gourmet is to expand throughout the state of California, promoting good health to those whose goals include eating nutritious, great-tasting food. In the process, she's offering the convenience of eliminating the need for shopping, cooking, and clean up, thereby filling the need that's fueling today's trend toward home meal replacement.

2007 brought our Susan's Healthy Kids and Family meals leading us to 2008 where we added Senior, Diabetic and Anti-Aging/Purification packages; making Susan's Healthy Gourmet the most versatile of the fresh, home replacement meal services.

Currently Healthy Gourmet employs a full-time kitchen staff of 20+ to produce over 250,000 meals a year, with each order customized for its clients. Future plans include expanding the service through shipping to those areas unable to be serviced locally. Susan's dream to be able to provide meals to everyone who wants to enjoy the benefits provided by eating healthy is moving forward just as planned!

To learn more about Susan's Healthy Gourmet go to www.susanshealthygourmet.com

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Pilgrim Talks: James Christiansen and Gary Crisp (8/4/10)

August 4th, 2010 · Comments

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Evantix

James Christiansen, CEO of Evantix

James is a global leader in information security, and has held senior positions for some of the world's largest companies. As the first information security officer at Visa, he created and implemented Visa's worldwide information security program. As the first CISO for General Motors, he was responsible for the worldwide operations of information security for all business units.

Evantix Risk Reports provide companies concerned with protecting their data, customers, and reputation with an easy-to-use tool to quickly assess risk and manage compliance against a wide variety of risk frameworks.

Whether you are interested in assessing compliance to HIPAA, Red Flags, BITS, ISO27001, PCI guidelines or in developing your own customized assessment framework, this on-demand, software-as-a-service solution delivers quick and accurate results.

Evantix Risk Intelligence meets the risk and compliance management requirements of a full range of business services, while drastically reducing costs. Risk exposure is quantified and monitored.

To learn more about Evantix go to www.evantix.com

C2 ReprographicsGary Crisp

Gary Crisp, CEO of C2 Reprographics

Prior to founding C2, Gary has been a top-performing marketing and sales executive with over 19 years with two fortune 100 companies. He is a graduate of California State University Long Beach in Liberal Studies and he earned an MA in Applied Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. Gary is a member of the Legatus board of Catholic CEO's and the USC Athletic Board. He is quite active in Catholic Education in Southern California.

C2 Reprographics is the largest independent reprographics firm in Southern California, serving the architecture, engineering and construction industries, as well as the general business community. Founded in 2002 by owners Gary and Julie Crisp and backed by a strong group of local business executives, the company now has locations in Orange, Los Angeles, and San Diego Counties. Among C2's ongoing charitable beneficiaries are Catholic and public educational institutions, the University of Southern California Athletic Board, Human Options, a battered women's shelter, Camp Pendleton-based members of the United States Marine Corps serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the Uganda-based African Child Foundation, an independent non-governmental organization that helps educate disadvantaged and neglected children whose parents have died of HIV/AIDS.

To learn more about C2 Reprographics, go to www.c2repro.com

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