Columbia West Capital News
10.21.10 Fifth Annual Southwest CEO Summit


The Fifth Annual Southwest CEO Summit, an exclusive invitation-only gathering of top level executives, was a tremendous success with executives from 140 of the leading private and public companies throughout the Southwest in attendance on Wednesday, October 6th at the InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa in Paradise Valley, Arizona. The Summit is recognized as one of the premier business events in the Southwest. The highlight of this year's event was Lee Sachs' insider view of the politics and economics of the federal TARP program.  Mr. Sachs, Former Counselor to Timothy Geithner, the Secretary of the United States Department of the Treasury, was asked to lead the TARP effort and its subsequent implementation.  We were honored to have the participation of Michael Bidwill, President of the Arizona Cardinals and Immediate Past Chairman of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, and Eileen Klein, Chief of Staff to the Governor of Arizona.  We sincerely appreciate their support of the Southwest CEO Summit and the Arizona business community, and our efforts at Columbia West Capital.

Columbia West Capital would also like to thank our co-sponsors Comerica Bank, Grant Thornton LLP, Harris Private Bank, and Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

Attendees included executives from:

21st Century HealthCare, Inc.

Abacus 247 LLC

ActiveForever.com

Affilion, L.L.C.

AFS Technologies, Inc.

All Quality Trucking

Ambature LLC

American Traffic Solutions, Inc.

Anchor Management, LLC

Arizona Instrument LLC

Arizona Natural Resources, Inc.

Arizona Nutritional Supplements, Inc.

Ascent Healthcare Solutions

AV Concepts

Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, LLC

Batter Blaster

Beat The Traffic

Bedmart, Inc.

Better Office Solutions, LLC

Bill Johnson’s Big Apple Restaurants

Border Construction Specialties, LLC

C7 Data Centers

Cable America

Cable Shopping Network

Cavco Industries, Inc.

Cayenne Consulting, LLC

CellTrust Corporation

China Mist Brands, Inc.

Chips Unlimited, Inc.

ClearDATA Networks, Inc.

Clifton Meridian, LLC

CresaPartners

CSW Contractors, Inc.

Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona, Inc.

Cutter Aviation

Desert Island Restaurants

Diversified Energy Corporation

DR Horton Homes

Dreambrands, Inc.

Duley Bolwar & Associates

E.B. Lane

Endeavour Capital, LLC

Entrepreneur Opportunity Fund I, L.P.

EnviroMission (USA), Inc.

Everspin Technologies

Excellere Partners

Face to Face Live, Inc.

FIJI Water Company LLC

Fireapps

Firetrace International, LLC

Fletcher's Tire and Auto Service

Foam Fabricators Inc.

Fox Restaurant Concepts

GlobalNet Metals LLC

Globe Corporation

Gold Canyon Candles, L.L.C.

Grand Canyon Education, Inc.

Great American Merchandise & Events

Greater Phoenix Economic Council

Green Choice Solar

Hammond Kennedy Whitney

Handling Systems, Inc.

Hollow Metal Xpress

Human Capital Strategies

Hunter Contracting Co.

ilinc Communications, Inc.

Impala Bob's Inc.

Intertec International

iPatient, Inc.

IQzone

IT Partners

J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines

J-Curve Technologies

Job Brokers, Inc.

Jokake Companies

Kitchell Corporation

LAI International, Inc.

Lamb Auto

Liberty Distribution Company, LLC

Macayo Restaurants, L.L.C.

Machine Solutions, Inc.

Matrixx Initiatives, Inc.

move software, llc

My Computer Works, Inc.

Natural Partners, Inc.

NP Photonics, Inc.

NutraCea

OEM Group

OneNeck IT Services

Option 1 Nutrition Solutions LLC

Oregano's Pizza Bistro, Inc.

Otto Trucking, Inc.

Permanent Interim Assignments

IQzone, Inc.

Pinnacle West Capital Corp.

PIU Management, LLC

Ponderosa Capital, LLC

PressPlay Kiosks, LLC

Quality Transport Services of Arizona

QuoteMedia Inc.

Renaissance Executive Forums

RockCreek Innovations, LLC

Rowpar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 

Sarken Incorporated

SkyMall, Inc.

Sleep America, Inc.

SLV Properties, LLC

SMI Manufacturing, LLC

Southwest Solar Technologies

SpringBoard Healthcare Staffing

Sprouts Farmers Market

STATPORT Group, LLC

Streets of New York

Structural Glazing Systems, Inc.

Synbuild, LLC

Synergy Seven

Syntellect Inc.

Systems Maintenance Services

T.W. Lewis Company

TeleSphere

Televerde

The 41st Parameter Inc. 

The Berger Company, Inc.

The Gibson Agency

The Interim CFO, LLC

The Little Gym International, Inc.

Thermo Fluids, Inc.

Total Transit, Inc.

Tynwald Capital, LLC

Union Distributing Company

VaultWare

Vistage International 

VMI Holdings, Inc.

White Electronic Designs Corp.

ZOG Media, Inc.

Z'Tejas, Inc.

zVision Corp.