Tom Fenton

From the publisher

Three El Paso companies and the entrepreneurs who lead them were honored last week at a breakfast hosted by the Hub of Human Innovation. What made this event special is that all three companies are headed by longtime El Pasoans who grew their businesses organically through hard work, creativity and…

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Hub workshops for entrepreneurs

The Hub of Human Innovation is hosting two upcoming workshops. The business incubator holds a one-day crash course on the U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hub of Human Innovation, 500 W. Overland, Ste. 230. The speaker is Maria…

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6 El Pasoans get Hub’s first Innovation Awards

Six El Paso businessmen were given The Hub of Human Innovation's first El Paso Innovation Awards at a ceremony Tuesday. The winners are: Lane Gaddy, CEO of W Silver Recycling Inc., a large metal, plastic and cardboard recycling company, and leader of investment groups doing three major Downtown renovation…

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Gaddy to get Hub award for Downtown innovation

Calling Lane Gaddy one of El Paso’s up and coming entrepreneurs isn’t news. People are noticing his endeavors, which is why his name is on the Hub of Human Innovation’s award for Innovation in Downtown Redevelopment. It’s one of three awards to be presented in March, as the nonprofit business…

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Innovation in education award for Western Tech

Randy Kuykendall does what he does partly because of what a teacher once told him not to do. “In high school I wanted to take wood shop,” says Kuykendall, a director of Western Technical College in El Paso. He was told that students in college-prep curriculum do not take shop classes. Kuykendall…

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UTEP Team’s Electronic Lab Wins Venture Contest

EL PASO, TEXAS - A pair of seniors from The University of Texas at El Paso won the fifth annual Paso del Norte Venture Competition on March 4 with a concept where electronic circuits can be automatically reconfigured with design software. The Personal Electronic Laboratory (PEL) team of Andres Mejorado,…

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Innovation award for local entrepreneurs

They are three young entrepreneurs who are proud to be from El Paso and share a deep appreciation for food. Rudy Valdes, 36, and Octavio Gomez and Nick Salgado, both 37, are the chief bottle washers at Pan y Agua LLC, a growing local business that is one of four being honored March 21 at the inaugural…

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From the editor

I know what you’re thinking: “Finally, What’s Up is covering the arena issue!” Okay, so maybe you’re not, but it was definitely something that I was itching to do. Especially when El Paso Inc. is in the same building and they have a quality reporter who’s been pumping out new info on the…

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‘1 Million Cups’ Program Headed to El Paso

The Hub of Human Innovation announced Monday that the program 1 Million Cups is headed to El Paso for the first time. 1 Million Cups is a new community program for entrepreneurs and innovators.  The program works to create a “safe and supportive environment that will educate, engage and connect…

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