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Millville honored for being tops in patent-holders

April 25th, 2010 Posted in Opinion

By Jen Stevenson

MILLVILLE–Although Millville may be small in numbers, its citizens accomplish great things. Millville is being recognized as one of the top five cities with the most patents per capita in the entire state of Utah.

An organization called Utah Genius, a group made up of various Utah companies, is responsible for the recognition. According to the website, “Utah Genius recognizes the creative people, companies and cities behind Utah’s economy. The awards are based on objective statistics, so that we know that the people recognized are high performers.

When Mayor Mike Johnson was contacted about receiving the award he was very surprised and excited that a small town community like Millville was getting such a big recognition.

“We’re very honored and excited about being among Utah’s geniuses. Millville is full of good, smart people and even though we’re small it’s nice to recognized,” Johnson said.

Millville will receive its award and be honored at the 2010 Utah Genius Awards, which will be held May 5 at Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City. Governor Gary Herbert will give the opening remarks at the ceremony. Sheri L. Dew, president and CEO of Deseret Book, will be receiving a lifetime achievement honor. The keynote speaker will be Doug Fabrizio, a Salt Lake radio talk show host. Each honoree will be recognized and awarded while pictures depicting their city are shown on the screen at the stage.

Other categories that will be recognized are Utah’s top 20 patentees, top 20 companies by patents, and top 20 trademark registrants. For more information about Utah Genius or the awards ceremony visit their website at www.utahgenius.com.

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