Plan Ahead for Vibrant Arts Scene in 2011
American artist Robert Henri once said, “Art appreciation, like love, cannot be done by proxy.” Leaders in the arts scene couldn’t agree more. One of the biggest challenges facing the Utah arts industry today is convincing people to get off their ...January 1, 2010
State Incentives Grow Local Companies
This is the place—to do business. At least that’s the message that the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) is trying to broadcast far and wide. GOED has an aggressive incentive program to help woo businesses to either locate or expand...January 1, 2010
Why 50-50 Business Partnerships Often Fail
Eric Montague has achieved remarkable success with his IT outsource company, Executech. The company boasts about 580 clients in Salt Lake City, Provo and Ogden. And, in its 12-year history, Executech has never experienced a year of lower than 30 p...January 1, 2010
Ogden – CAMPUSBOOKRENTALS.COM moved operations from Commerce Way to a 56,875 - square-foot building at 2805 South 2050 West, West Haven. CREST REALTY LLC helped the company lease its past and current locations.
West Haven ...January 1, 2010
Long-time Tremonton resident and experienced banker NORMAN FUKUI joined Bank of Utah’s Brigham City branch as a new senior vice president and commercial loan area manager. In this position, Fukui is responsible for all commercial lending activity...January 1, 2010
Managing the Problems of Customer Service
Good customer service is the lifeblood of any successful business. Whether providing products or services, maintaining relationships with current customers and building an ever-growing client base is nearly every business owner’s top prio...December 1, 2010
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.
...September 1, 2010
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