Banks are Ready and Willing to Lend to Small Businesses
The “R” word. Two-and-a-half years ago, it was still being spoken in whispers, as though if it was tiptoed around delicately enough, the recession would somehow pass us by.
Though economists were slow to confirm the official beg...December 1, 2010
Making the Difference for Homegrown Products
Shop Utah. Buy Utah. Build Utah. This is the message of Utah’s Own, a program that nudges consumers to recognize—and purchase—products of Utah. Since its inception in 2002, Utah’s Own has been steadily growing in numbers...September 1, 2010
Farmers Markets Offer the Cream of Local Crops
Summer intones a steady beat and camaraderie calls at Utah farmers markets, where spirited vendors complement crowds of shoppers, some seeking fresh produce for dinner, others a unique piece of artwork to perfect their wall.
On the rise nat...September 1, 2010
Farm-to-School Movement Remakes School Lunch
A school lunch revolution is taking shape around the country. Ketsup isn’t considered a vegetable any more. Mystery meat is out; high calorie foods are out. Nutrition is in.
To earn higher marks for nutrition, many states have adopted...September 1, 2010
Utah’s Own Expands to Include Outdoor Product Manufacturers
When Steve Henich, president of Utah-based Flat Attack Sealant Company, went to Colorado to market his tire sealant, he hit what seemed like a brick wall with some local outdoor products distributors and businesses in the Centennial State.
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Head to Some Utah Restaurants for Fresh-from-the-Garden Fare
Locally grown foods are all the rage—and several area eateries are catering to the demand with menus inspired by Utah’s bountiful harvests. In fact, restaurants have been at the forefront of the local-foods movement, educating their...September 1, 2010
A Beer with Local Appeal
You’ve likely seen Apple Beer on the menu at local favorites such as Cafe Rio, Brick Oven, Chuck-a-Rama and Bajio’s, but perhaps you didn’t know that Apple Beer has been a Utah local company since the 1960s. Its unique taste a...September 1, 2010
Thousands of Miles Fresher
In 1999, after nearly 60 years in business, Associated Food Stores took a big leap into a new business venture: owning and operating local grocery stores.
Associated Food Stores was founded in 1940 by independent retailers who banded togeth...September 1, 2010
Cache Valley Food Producers Thrive Together
Gossner Foods and Lower Foods are two Cache Valley companies with a secret. They are successful, third- and fourth-generation manufacturers of dairy products and specialized meats, respectively—but that’s not the secret.
Gossner...September 1, 2010
Harmons Continuing its Legacy of Quality and Value
With its 14th, 15th and 16th stores in progress, and an expected 500 jobs to add to the Utah economy, this Utah’s Own company is not only a local business itself, but it also promotes other Utah’s Own products. Harmons is a 78-year-...September 1, 2010
Log Haven Brings Utah’s Own to the Table
Visitors to Log Haven Restaurant in Millcreek Canyon get a true taste of Utah, from the beautiful mountain setting, complete with nearby streams and waterfalls, to the delectable food that is often prepared with fresh, local ingredients.
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A Small-town Co-op with International Reach
This and every holiday season, hundreds of Utahns will trek to the heart of central Utah to visit Moroni, a rural community in Sanpete County—not for a seasonal pageant, but to get a fresh Norbest turkey.
Sanpete County is Utah’...September 1, 2010
Participants: Steve Reich, Associated Retail Stores; Spencer Eccles, GOED; Bob Harmon, Harmon's; Ian Brandt, Sage's Cafe/Cali's Natural Foods; Keith Lawes, Fat Boy Ice Cream; Ian Campbell, Log Haven; Rachel Hudson, Consumer Advo...September 1, 2010
Best Companies to Work For 2009
Add up all the stories about the economy’s impact on people and you’ll likely find most of them are about employment. Many who still have jobs have smaller salaries and reductions in benefits. Others wonder if their career dreams are reachable, as...December 1, 2009
Taking Wells Fargo’s Regional Reins
As a boy growing up on a farm in Waynesfield, Ohio (population 803), Greg Winegardner dreamed of being a cowboy, and moving out West to ride the range. Little did he know that instead of taming the wilderness, he’d be taking the reins of Wells Far...December 1, 2009