Local Companies Support Differences in the Workplace
When Bart LeFan moved from Nashville to Salt Lake City more than two years ago, he wasn’t quite sure what to expect. He’d heard all the stereotypes about Utah regarding polygamy, incomprehensible liquor laws, the dominant religion and the conserva...January 20, 2012
10 Companies Preserving Utah’s Legacy
Setting the standard for today’s start-ups, Utah Business magazine's 2010 Trailblazers are a force to be reckoned with. By keeping their eyes on the prize from day one, mediocrity was never an option. These enduring companies remained true to thei...January 20, 2012
Corporate Sailing in Utah
Every sailor has his or her own reason for stepping into a sailboat, but for Todd Frye, it’s the feeling of pure freedom he first experienced in 1974.
“I’m not sure I can explain the experience of being powered only by the wind, but it’s a true ...January 20, 2012
A Roundtable Discussion Among Local Leaders
Jeff Edwards, EDCUtah
Cory Moore, Big-D Construction
Vasilios Priskos, InterNet Properties
Steve Peterson, Millrock Park
Rick Woodbury, Woodbury Corporation
Richard Bird, Marcus & Millichap
Mike Falk, NAI Utah CRE
Mik...January 20, 2012
Be Proactive to Manage Legal Risk
As a young boy, I was very committed to saving the meager cash that flowed to me from birthday cards and allowances. My older brother teasingly referred to it as “hoarding.” Initially, a ceramic Abe Lincoln-head bank protected my small net worth. ...January 20, 2012
Serving Utah’s Community and Businesses
In a figurative sense, a giant is a person of great power and importance: a major figure or legend. It is also the word that the Salt Lake Chamber uses to honor “giants in our city,” individuals who have enjoyed success in business and made great ...January 20, 2012
Leading at the Right Time
In the business world you can’t put a price on the “right time.” Whether it is the right idea at the right time or the right person at the right time, it would seem Eric Morgan has a knack for both.
Approaching his two-year anniversary as C...January 20, 2012
Outsourcing IT Saves Time and Money
One of the greatest benefits of having your own company is the control that comes with it. You decide who to hire, what hours to work and where to locate the office.
Unfortunately, as the company grows certain responsibilities quickly become dif...January 20, 2012
Board of Directors Key to Business Success
The economic meltdown of the past three years has proven that what the world of business needs more than ever is corporate guidance. More accurately, corporate governance.
When a recent survey by nationally known pollster Zogby Interactive revea...January 19, 2012
What will make you a better leader?
Years ago, Tom Lund was leading a team at a Fortune 200 company, and feeling particularly bogged down—“like my head was in a vice,” Lund says, “or, that I was in a submarine that was down too far under the water.”
Lund, who is now the director ...January 19, 2012
The job must often seem thankless—the grueling hours, the regulatory hoops and insurance headaches, the suffering and loss—but in these pages we pay homage to those who have committed their lives to making health care better.
Join us as we give ...January 19, 2012
Avoid Cybersquatters and Brand Parasites
Panavision, a movie equipment company, tried to register “Panavision” as its Internet domain name. It failed. An entrepreneurial fellow named Toeppen was using the domain “panavison.com” to display photographs of Pana, Illinois. When asked to ceas...January 19, 2012
Put Your Company’s Weight Behind a Worthy Cause
It’s a case of bad news, good news. The bad news is that obesity continues to be a growing concern, not just in Utah, but globally. The good news is that many organizations are taking a stance against the epidemic by sponsoring corporate health an...January 19, 2012
Growing up, Kent Thomas could go to bed whenever he pleased. Some people might find these parenting skills appalling, but for Thomas’ father, it was simply a matter of consequences. No matter what time young Kent arrived home, he still needed to g...January 19, 2012
The Latest Promising Spin-offs from Utah’s Research Universities
When the University of Utah ranked No. 1 in the country for spinning out innovative companies (that’s right, No. 1, beating renowned research universities including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology), many were surprised. The U’s accomplis...January 19, 2012