Education is consistently ranked as one of Utah’s top priorities among citizens, business leaders and policymakers, as it should be. The state’s economic vitality is only as strong as its workforce—and tomorrow’s workfor...July 1, 2011
Manufacturers Returning Production to Utah Roots
Ray Malley remembers something his late father used to say to him whenever the elder Malley made a purchase.
“He’d say, ‘if it’s made in the USA, it’s good for the USA. Closer to home is better,’” M...July 1, 2011
A National Spotlight Illuminates Economic Impact of LDS Church
Call it a Mormon summer. Utah’s predominant religion has been the recipient of a mammoth amount of publicity this summer. In what commentators are calling the “Mormon moment,” news stories flood the airwaves with reports&mdash...July 1, 2011
Make Sure Your Website Fits Your Social Media Strategy
Social chatter seems to be taking over the world of online branding. Coca-Cola uses Twitter to do everything from answer questions about the plastic used in its bottles to announce its quarterly growth rates, and Utah’s own Skullcandy use...July 1, 2011
Strategies for Commercial Landlords in a Down Economy
Commercial landlords sit in a conundrum: what to do with the non- or short-paying tenant. On one hand, the tenant is breaching its lease; on the other, dark windows is an unattractive option. After calling an attorney, here are a few strategies...July 1, 2011
Futura Industries Halts Escalating Healthcare Costs
Employers across the country are frustrated with the high cost of providing healthcare benefits for employees. Insurance premiums increase every year, leaving employers with no choice but to raise employees’ healthcare costs—a situa...July 1, 2011
Local Leaders Trace Their Entrepreneurial Roots
They are the rock stars of the business world—the heroic entrepreneurs who build empires out of the glimmer of an idea. They are the larger-than-life leaders who seem blessed with uncanny judgment and impeccable timing. Local legends like...July 1, 2011
RILEY SCHROEDER was promoted as Landmark Home Warranty’s new vice president of sales. As vice resident of sales, Schroeder’s emphasis will be to improve market share in Idaho and Arizona and to spearhead expansion of Landmark Covera...July 1, 2011
In 2007, Adrienne Akers left a thriving, 34-year career at Utah State University to start her own company, Dynamic Screening Solutions, which offers web-based systems to streamline the completion and processing of paperwork.
Dynamic Screeni...July 1, 2011
Isaac Jacobson of eTagz is a salesman and CEO rolled into one. In fact, Jacobson has built his reputation and career on his ability to sell. He is currently poised to begin licensing his company’s product, eTagz. But, unlike many good sal...July 1, 2011
Salt Lake City - Gov. Gary R. Herbert authorized the DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL (DABC) to reassign $1.4 million in agency funds to forestall the closure of nine state liquor stores. It is anticipated that the $1.4 million will allow ...June 1, 2011
Today’s CFOs play an increasingly vital role in securing a corporation’s future. Our CFO of the Year award recipients take on that challenging role and go beyond it, working side by side their CEOs to ensure their company’s short- and long-term su...June 1, 2011
Is Utah’s Limited Number of Private Schools Inhibiting Growth?
Utah’s human capital—our young, highly trained workforce—is one of the hottest commodities in the state’s growing economy. It helps the state remain competitive in recruiting new businesses, provides the backbone for existing businesses to grow an...June 1, 2011
Local Techies Recommend Their Favorite Gadgets
In this wireless, paperless, high-tech world, new gadgets are constantly coming out—and newer versions of older gadgets are, too.
We turned to early adopters to discover gadgets that take away some of the hassles of life.
Garmin Forerun...June 1, 2011
Raiding the Retirement Fund Could Shortchange Your Golden Years
Starting a business is a dream for many people. The motivation to start a business may come from being laid off or from a desire to be one’s own boss—or from the urge to launch a second career following retirement. No matter the reason for wanting...June 1, 2011