Future of Everything Part 1: The Future of Power and the Credentials to be a CEO

By |2019-05-21T11:00:29-07:00May 20th, 2019|Categories: Economic Development, Innovation, Jobs, Sustainability|Tags: , , , , , |

Within minutes of checking into the first sessions at the Future of Everything Festival in New York City, critical information for CVEP and the future of the Coachella Valley began to flow. Gretchen Watkins, CEO of Shell, and Invenergy's Michael Polsky shared the stage during a session titled Powering the Planet. Eventually, the topic of [...]

Impacts of Online University Programs

By |2019-05-03T11:09:29-07:00May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Business Development, Innovation, Jobs, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Last week,  from the comfort of my Palm Desert sofa, I watched my step-daughter walk across a stage to be awarded her masters degree in nursing from the University of Southern Indiana. As she walked, I began to reflect on the impacts of online education. My step-daughter is a mother of two college students. She [...]

Justine Musk (Elon’s first wife) on “What it Takes to Be a Billionaire”

By |2019-04-22T10:49:09-07:00April 22nd, 2019|Categories: Business Development, Innovation, Jobs|Tags: , , , , , |

Elon Musk's first wife Justine should know something about what it takes to become a billionaire.  She was there when Elon met the criteria.  Now that he is worth $12 billion, everyone wants to be Elon, but few will do so.  The question is often asked about just what it takes to become a billionaire.  [...]

CVEP’s CEO Joe Wallace Publishes Book “Living Outside the Box”

By |2019-04-12T14:04:18-07:00April 12th, 2019|Categories: Business Development, Innovation, Jobs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Exciting news at CVEP: CEO Joe Wallace was notified on April 12 that his first book Living Outside the Box had been approved for publication. Living Outside the Box is a call to action beyond the old cliché of thinking outside the box. The difference between the two is that merely thinking outside the box [...]

Food and Beverage Drones are in Iceland. What about us?

By |2019-03-31T15:31:15-07:00March 31st, 2019|Categories: Business Development, Innovation, Jobs, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Residents of select neighborhoods of Reykjavik, Iceland are now able to order small meals and drinks for drone delivery. The Aha drone is capable of making triple the deliveries of a driver within a 2.5 mile radius of its home base. The delivery radius is about to expand to 5 miles. The initial target market [...]

How Greater Palm Springs Celebrates Innovation Month

By |2019-03-26T09:42:45-07:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: Innovation, News|Tags: , , , |

Greater Palm Springs is a pretty exciting place to live, and certain times of the year are even more exciting than others. Spring is one of those times. Wildflowers are blooming (please, don’t trample them); some of the region’s biggest events are happening (BNP Paribas Open just wrapped up, Desert X is in full swing, [...]

Las Vegas Planning for Automation-Based Job Losses

By |2019-03-25T20:42:21-07:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: Innovation|Tags: , , |

CVEP attended the City Launch conference in San Diego last week to learn about the Smart Cities opportunities. CVEP Board Chair Jan Harnik and CEO Joe Wallace attended the event and were captivated by some of the things that are being done at other locations. Of particular interest to the Coachella Valley were the comments [...]

H3K Chosen to be Featured in HGTV ‘Faces of Design’

By |2018-04-04T20:37:04-07:00July 27th, 2017|Categories: Business Development, Innovation|

H3K, a Palm Springs-based firm specializing in design consultation and project management for upscale residential and commercial remodeling and renovation, is one of the companies selected to participate in the annual The HGTV “Faces of Design Awards."

SacTec Demos New Mobile Solar Product at JFK Hospital Drill

By |2018-04-04T20:38:18-07:00July 18th, 2017|Categories: Business Development, Innovation|

SacTec Solar launched its mobile solar product, “PowerHop” with a live demonstration at JFK Memorial Hospital on May 31 during a disaster exercise. Several examples of energy generation were used in the demonstration, attended by fifth graders from the Dr. Carreon Academy. […]

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