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Star Bright

Will USTAR Improve or Implode?
When the Utah State Legislature passed Senate Bill 75 in 2006, creating the Utah Science Technology and Research initiative, hopes were high among state officials, legislators and citizens alike. The program provided funding for strategic inves...
June 5, 2014

Companies to Watch

Predicting the next big thing—the next WordPerfect or Café Rio—is not an easy task. But the following companies have seemingly gone from zero to 60 in the blink of an eye, and they are poised for even more explosive growth. L...
June 5, 2014

In Bloom

Pacific Islanders Plant New Roots in Utah
It’s a busy day at the Hawaiian Hut. The little shop, just west of Redwood Road, offers custom-made leis—and it’s graduation season. Pelenaise Mataele, who owns the store along with her husband, Tupouniua Mataele, sits at a ta...
June 5, 2014

Skin in the Game

Making Commission-based Compensation Work
Commission-based compensation offers several advantages to businesses—especially startups. Commissions can help jump-start sales while keeping bottom-line expenses under control. They can also help a new business or small business recruit...
June 5, 2014

World Cup Soccer Fever

Expect Global Productivity to Drop this Summer
I love World Cup summers. It’s a time to give your work-a-day life a pause and pay attention to what really matters in life—futbol, or what us yanks like to call soccer. It turns out I’m not alone—far from it. The cumula...
June 5, 2014

Glamp Out

Experience Utah’s Outdoors in Luxury and Style
When it comes to camping, not everyone is a fan of roughing it. But glamorous camping, or glamping as it’s more commonly known, is one way to enjoy nature without sacrificing the comforts of home. Fortunately, Utah is home to several plac...
June 5, 2014

Build Your Pension

Create Your Own Retirement Income Stream
Pensions across the country are in rough shape. More than 3,400 state and local pension systems in the United States are responsible for the current and future retirement income of more than 27 million employees and beneficiaries. According to ...
June 5, 2014

Recipe for Success

Are You Ready to Open a Restaurant?
Take one step into Saffron Valley, a downtown Salt Lake City restaurant, and the aromas enfold you—curry, ginger, roasted vegetables, mint, garlic—an intoxicating blend of spices fill the air and draw you up the stairs toward the di...
June 5, 2014

Investor’s Dilemma

The New Net Investment Income Tax Holds Hidden Traps
The new Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT) enacted pursuant to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act contains hidden traps for small business owners operating in an entity treated as a “pass-through entity” for federal income...
June 5, 2014

Northern Utah Regional Report

Participants: Dave Hardman, Ogden/Weber Chamber of Commerce; Kent Jorgenson, Utah Transit Authority; Rob Stevenson, Layton City; Jim Talbot, Farmington City; Craig Trottier, CenterCal Properties; Brandon Wood, The Northwood Group; Chris Dal...
June 5, 2014

Bon Bon: A Frozen Touch of Europe

Readers’ Choice, as selected by Utah Business Facebook fans… Each month, we ask our Facebook fans to nominate their favorite Utah-owned businesses and select one to feature here. This month we asked fans to tell us their favori...
June 5, 2014

USU’s Space Dynamics Laboratory

From Northern Utah to Deepest Space
In December 2009, a rocket launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. On board was the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, a space telescope on a mission to map the entire sky in infrared light and reveal distant objects t...
June 5, 2014

Dan Farr: Comic Con Crusader

Dan Farr long suspected that Utah would be a great place for a comic con. He grew up in Salt Lake and knew that people here take their science fiction and fantasy very seriously. But even he couldn’t foresee the powder keg of fandom he wa...
June 5, 2014

Scott Querry: Satisfying Utah’s Sweet Tooth

Scott Querry, the owner of Solstice Chocolate, has spent the last 15 years perfecting his bean-to-bar chocolates. He started making the treat as just a hobby, but last year he turned it into a thriving business. How did you get interested i...
June 5, 2014

Players

Humana Inc. promoted LESLIE ANDREWS to vice president of the mountain states market. Andrews was previously regional practice leader for small business for Humana’s west region. Humana also promoted SEAN JOLLEY to mountain states sales di...
June 5, 2014

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