Making Waves in a Growing Industry
With two decades of experience leading companies in the technology industry and with a proven track record as an innovative, hard-working executive, Martin Plaehn is the perfect CEO for Utah-based Control4.
A provider of an operating system...March 1, 2012
A Business Approach to Philanthropy
Karen Sendelback’s heart is with humanitarianism.
Sendelback, the new CEO of the Utah Food Bank in Salt Lake City, has worked for various for-profit and nonprofit organizations but her passion always brings her back to helping those i...March 1, 2012
An old Irish toast prays that one’s enemies can be made to limp to distinguish them from friends. If only there was a similarly simple solution for today’s employers who are vexed by how to deal with Facebook friendships and other s...March 1, 2012
Tax Considerations for Small Business
The business community has been traditionally responsible for ensuring health insurance coverage for its employees. Generally speaking, individuals outside of the workforce and the self-employed have had to go without coverage, obtain public as...March 1, 2012
Attend Neighborhood Caucus Meetings this Month
Utah faces a banner election year. In the next nine months we will vote on a U.S. president, a governor, a U.S. senator, four U.S. congressmen, 91 legislators and many more public officials. It’s time to bring out the Woody Allen in all o...March 1, 2012
How to Keep Employees Onboard in a Major Relocation
Spillman Technologies faced a crucial turning point in 2005. Located in Logan, the growing company was finding it difficult to recruit skilled workers—the talent pool in Cache Valley was not big enough, and many potential hires just didn&...March 1, 2012
Do Supplement Manufacturers Validate their Products with Research?
From the multivitamins in the cabinet to the protein powder in a workout drink, products of the dietary supplement industry are everywhere. Most people know there are looser regulations for dietary supplements, or nutraceuticals, than for drugs...March 1, 2012
Looking to Grow, Companies Weigh Pros and Cons of Temp Workers
Five years ago, IntegraCore in West Jordan ran its logistics and transportation operation with 12 employees. Half a decade later, the booming company staffs about 180 full-time workers and employs between 150 and 350 temporary workers every day...March 1, 2012
A Vibrant Main Street Can Bring New Life to a City
It resembled a scene straight from a Christmas movie.
This past November, a crowd of Holladay residents thronged the city’s small Village Plaza to watch the lighting of the plaza’s Christmas tree. Nearly 300 people attended the ...March 1, 2012
How to Start a Collection for Pleasure or Investment
If you’ve ever strolled the galleries and museums of any major city, you’ve no doubt been transported by the images captured in oil, watercolor, charcoal or pastel. But when there comes a point at which you want to go from observer ...March 1, 2012
Air Quality is Important for a Healthy Economy
Some days, the Northern Utah air is so thick with haze that it’s impossible to see the mountains. From the benches, the downtown skyline is obscured in layers of smog. It’s unhealthy. It’s unsightly. And it’s a huge liab...March 1, 2012
A Communications Plan Can Avert Disaster
At the height of the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Salt Lake City Communications Director Karen Hale received a phone call telling her the city was experiencing its own oil crisis. Tens of thousands of gallons of crude oil were flowi...March 1, 2012
Utah’s business landscape is rich with professionals who have led the state to success. Each year, Utah Business is proud to honor a selection of CEOs who play an integral role in building the Beehive State. These professionals exude ...March 1, 2012
Chris Barnes, Candle Warmers Etc., Mike Bouwhuis, DATC, Lloyd Carr, Carr Printing, Steve Curtis, Layton City, Louenda Downs, Davis County
Marlin Eldred, Davis County, Dave Forsberg, MarketStar, Tom Freeman, Commerce Real Estat...March 1, 2012
VCs are Getting Out of the Early Stage Funding Game
Here’s a business conundrum—is it easier in 2012 to start a new company needing $1 million in funding or $10 million? If you thought cheaper was easier, you’d be incorrect.
That’s the problem facing many entrepreneur...March 1, 2012