SOURCE: San Diego Investment Conference (SDIC)

San Diego Investment Conference (SDIC)

November 23, 2011 15:32 ET

Sutter Gold Mining and OvaGene Oncology Win Year End Awards at San Diego Investment Conference

California Businesses Continue to Strive for and Achieve Excellence

LA JOLLA, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 23, 2011) - The San Diego Investment Conference (SDIC) is proud to celebrate its national conference honoring the the Best 2011 California Company and Best 2011 Presentation. The Award's Conference was sponsored by SDIC's sister conference series, the West Coast Wall Street Conference (WCWSC) and Kiosk Solutions, LLC ( Award criteria were determined by SDIC management, advisory board and analysts from amongst nearly 60 companies from California and around the nation.

OvaGene Oncology ( was awarded West Coast Wall Street Conference's (WCWSC) Best California Company Award for 2011. The WCWSC criteria of excellence include a strong management, directors and officers, contribution to society, a very strong near term outlook as well as significant achievement in raising capital.

OvaGene Oncology is an emerging leader in the world of molecular diagnostics. Headquartered in Irvine, California OvaGene Oncology is dedicated to improving cancer care and outcomes for gynecologic cancer patients through the development of novel gene-based assays. OvaGene seeks to offer proprietary and non-proprietary molecular diagnostic assays to assist physicians in the diagnosis, prognosis and therapy selection (radiation and chemotherapy) of gynecologic cancers.

Frank Kessner, CEO and Co-Founder of OvaGene Oncology, said of the award, "We are pleased and honored to receive the prestigious West Coast Wall Street Conference's Best Company Award. Our company has worked to combine innovation, collaboration and molecular science to commercialize advanced methods to diagnose stage and select treatment for Gynecologic Cancers. We believe that the services we provide will assist physicians to understand the unique genetic nature of each patient's disease and, based on that information, make decisions that improve patient outcome. Your selection of OvaGene Oncology Inc. as the recipient of the Best Company Award is greatly valued and encouraging to all of us. Thanks you."

Sutter Gold Mining (SGM-X) ( was honored with Best Presentation Award for 2011 and was also nominated in the Best Company category for its operations within Northern California. Sutter Gold mining presented in December 2010 and August 2011 with the San Diego Investment Conference and at least 3 other capital market conferences around the nation. WCWSC criteria of excellence for Best Presentation include strong overall company performance, excellent public relations, strong outlook based upon annual conference presentations and strong directors and management.

Bob Hutmacher, CFO for Sutter Gold Mining, said of the award, "Sutter Gold is extremely pleased and honored to have received the 'Best Presentation Award' from the West Coast Wall Street Conference for 2011. We view the conference as a very valuable opportunity for us to reach out to the investment community to tell our story. Sutter Gold's story is very exciting as we have recently completed financing for much of our Lincoln Gold Project in Amador County, California, and have begun site preparation and construction to bring the historic California Mother Lode back into production in 2012."

State Senator (R) Mimi Walters, a former broker with Drexel, Burnham & Lambert and Kidder Peabody & Company, was keynote for the awards anniversary conference, advocated for small business development as well as capital market formation, saying, in part, "California has the potential to be on the cutting edge of the world again but the legislator must get out of the way in order to allow some of the greatest innovate minds to realize their visions."

The conference also hosted dynamic presentations by Thomas B. McGrath, CEO and Chairman of Kiosk Solutions, LLC; Andrezj Matyczynski, CFO of Reading International Theaters ( and Michael Miramontes, President of Quick Class Inc. Reading International Theaters; Paula Argento, author of How to Avoid the Law School Trap (and Achieve Lasting Success in the 21st Century) and Service Team, Inc. sponsored tables and gift giveaways.

Executive Director and CEO, Patrick A. Howell concluded, "We are proud of the role our conferences and all other investment conferences across the nation played in helping America get back to prosperity and global leadership. We hosted or co-sponsored 10 events in 6 cities across the country over the past 12 months. We worked with nearly 120 executives and over 60 companies in varied sectors such as sustainability, retail, resource, information technology, energy and biotechnology.

"The aim of the conferences is to raise awareness to the investment community and provide an informative though entertaining platform for accredited, institutional and angel investors to invest in these companies. I am confident that America will rebound stronger than ever from our current challenges. My intuition is based upon the ingenuity, tenacity and business leadership of these companies. It has been an honor to serve in these extraordinary market conditions and exceptional times.

"The San Diego Investment Conference would like to congratulate OvaGene Oncology and Sutter Gold Mining for their extraordinary commitment to excellence. We anticipate their 2012 stories."

The San Diego Investment Conference will debut in 2012 on January 18th.

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