Columbia West Capital News
11.11.09 Southwest CEO Summit - Special Thanks to Vice President Quayle and Atlanta Federal Reserve President Dennis Lockhart


The 4th Annual Southwest CEO Summit, an exclusive invite-only gathering of top level executives, was a tremendous success with about 280 executives from over 170 of the most successful private and public companies throughout the Southwest in attendance. The event has grown significantly every year, and is now recognized as one of the premier business events in the Southwest. The highlight of the event this year was a dynamic and compelling discussion with Vice President Dan Quayle and Atlanta Federal Reserve President Dennis Lockhart, which was moderated by former CNN anchor Aaron Brown. Their discussion revolved around the current economic situation and included insightful commentary from Vice President Dan Quayle from both the political and business perspective (from his current role as Chairman of Cerberus Global Investments, LLC) and candid input from Mr. Lockhart from his perspective serving as a Federal Reserve President and FOMC member. We were especially pleased and honored to have the participation of Messrs. Quayle and Lockhart, and sincerely appreciate their support of the Southwest CEO Summit and the Arizona business community, and our efforts at CWC. On behalf of CWC and our co-sponsors, we would like to extend a special thanks to both of them. The Summit also included Dana Johnson, Chief Economist for Comerica Bank, and Eleanor Clift, from Newsweek and television's McLaughlin Group, who gave her perspective on current politics and events.

CWC would like to also thank our co-sponsors Cave Creek Capital Management LLC, Comerica Bank, Grant Thornton LLP, Harris Private Bank, and Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

Attendees included executives from:

21st Century HealthCare, Inc.
AdOn Network
AFS Technologies, Inc.
All Quality Trucking
Ambature
American Traffic Solutions, Inc.
Apothecary Shops
Applied Energetics, Inc.
Apthera, Inc.
ArciTerra Capital, LLC
Arizona Natural Resources, Inc.
Arizona State University
Ascent Healthcare Solutions
aspenhome
Atrium Holding Company
Auction Systems Auctioneers & Appraisers, Inc.
AV Concepts
Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, LLC
Baywood International Inc.
Bedmart, Inc.
Berger Holdings
Big Boys and Their Toys
Border Construction Specialties
Bridge Investments
C.S. & W. Contractors, Inc.
C3 Capital Partners, LLC
Cable America
Calfund Capital Partners LLC
Caljet
Canal Partners, LLC
Cardiovascular Imaging, ACC
Cavco Industries, Inc.
CCS Presentation Systems, Inc.
Champions Biotechnology, Inc.
City Communications
Clear View Veterinary Solutions, LLC
CresaPartners
Crown Holdings
Cryo Response, Inc.
Cylon Corp.
DBG Benefit Solutions Inc.
DCI Group, LLC
Diamondback Tactical
Discount Tire Company
DOD Surplus LLC
Duley Bolwar Insurance Agency, Inc.
E.B. Lane
EEI Inc.
EMCC, Inc.
eSoles, L.L.C.
eTelecare Global Solutions, Inc.
EthiX Associates
Evergreen Devco, Inc.
FIJI Water Company LLC
Firetrace International, LLC
Foam Fabricators, Inc.
Fountainhead Equity Partners
Gilbert Hospital
Global Communication Services
Globe Corporation
Gold Canyon Candles, L.L.C.
Grand Canyon Education, Inc.
Great American Merchandise & Events
Greater Phoenix Economic Council
Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino Resort
Harrison Properties
Harter Aerospace, Inc.
Harvard Investments, Inc.
Health Enhancement Products
Henry Brown Auto Group
Homeowners Financial Group USA, LLC
Human Capital Strategies
Hyde & Associates, Inc.
ilinc Communications, Inc.
iMemories, LLC
Impala Bob's, Inc.
Impco, LLC
Infusionsoft
InNexus Biotechnology Inc.
Innovative Brands, LLC
Intertec International
IQzone
Isagenix International, LLC
J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
J-Curve Technologies
JNT Consulting, LLC
Kahala Corp.
Lapre Scali & Company Insurance Services LLC
Laron, Inc.
Liberty Distribution Company, LLC
LifeLock, Inc.
Lightstone Solutions
LiveDeal, Inc.
MAB Ventures, LLC
Machine Solutions, Inc.
Maricopa Partnership for Arts and Culture
Marix Servicing LLC
McCandless of Arizona
Medegen
Mercer
MI Windows and Doors
Montage Partners, LLC
Mountain Green
MPOne Capital
My Computer Works, Inc.
Natural Partners, Inc.
NaturMed, Inc.
Nutri-Health Supplements
NYPD Pizza
OEM Group
ON Semiconductor Corporation
On Time Express, Inc.
OneNeck IT Services
Opus West Corporation
Otto Trucking, Inc.
Petroplus Marketing AG
Phoenix International Consultants
Pinnacle West Capital Corp.
Premier Semiconductor
PV Media Group
QK Inc.
QuoteMedia Inc.
Renaissance Executive Forums
RIESTER
RockCreek Innovations, LLC
RT Foods
S&V Capital LLC
Safeguard Security
Salutaris Medical Devices, Inc.
Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce
SelectShops
Sleep America, Inc.
SLT Express Way, Inc.
SLV Properties, L.L.C.
Solano Ventures
Solugenix Corporation
SpringBoard Healthcare Staffing
Sprouts Farmers Market
StaffChex, Inc.
Steton Technology Group
Streets of New York
Structural Glazing Systems, Inc.
Sun Chase Capital Inc.
Synergy Seven
Syntellect
System Maintenance Services
TeleSphere
The 41st Parameter Inc.
The Board Institute
The Camden Group
The Courtney Group
The Inventure Group, Inc.
The Lavidge Company
The Little Gym International, Inc.
The Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation
The Plaza Companies
The Revenue Game
Thermo Fluids, Inc.
Thunderbird School of Global Management
TM International
TPI Composites, Inc.
Tynwald Capital, LLC
UpFront Advisors
NT Media LLC
Vistage International, Inc.
West Coast Capital Partners
Westroc Hotels & Resorts
Wist Office Products
Xthetix, Inc.
ZOG MEDIA, Inc.
Z'Tejas, Inc.