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Women-Owned Businesses

Across the nation, nearly 10.4 million firms are owned by women, generating $1.9 trillion in sales, according to the Center for Women’s Business Research. Utah is no different; the number of women-owned businesses in Utah has continued to lead the...
August 1, 2008

Grow If You Want To

Business Climate is Ripe for Unexpected Neighbors
Utah is rich with an array of familiar, longtime businesses; Harmon’s Grocery Store, RC Willey and Zions Bank are just a few Utah-based companies that have grown into household names. Sectors including technology, tourism and construction are know...
August 1, 2008

Filling the Director's Chair

Effective Board Members Need Skills and Talent at the Table
“Groups make better decisions than individuals and diverse groups make the best decisions of all,” says Ron Poelman, Salt Lake City corporate attorney and director of USANA Health Sciences. Such is the theory behind corporate boards of directors—t...
August 1, 2008

Health Care Heroes

Pop culture’s traditional portrayal of heroic characters usually includes attention getters wearing bright colors and performing feats of greatness. You won’t find masked wonders moving at the speed of light on the following pages, but you will...
August 1, 2008

Brock Blake

Linking Ideas and Capital
Some people spend their lives trying to “find themselves.” Then there’s the type who can tell you who they are without hesitation—like Brock Blake. “Five things describe me,” says the 25-year-old CEO of FundingUniverse, “Church and family, which t...
August 1, 2008

Don't Bank On It

NINJA Days are Numbered for Commercial Borrowers
Steve Peterson, managing partner of Salt Lake City-based Millrock Development, remembers trying to raise money a couple of years ago for a building project. “One lender would try to outbid the other,” he recalls. “Dozens of people were pounding on...
August 1, 2008

Steal Deal

How to Keep Your Employees from Sneaking Some Extras
Friends of a restaurant worker call in a bogus take-out order for a pepperoni pizza so there will be an “extra” pizza she can take home that night. An accounts payable clerk cuts checks to a fake vendor—in whose name he has opened a bank account t...
August 1, 2008

Scott Hirschi

Developing Shangri-La
There’s a good chance if you take an early morning drive through St. George, you’ll see Scott Hirschi running by. With the beautiful red rock scenery and temperate climate, Hirschi says his morning exercise helps clear his mind, invigorating him f...
July 1, 2008

Chad Linebaugh

Sundancing His Dream
Fourteen years ago, Chad Linebaugh was a college student looking for any job that included a free ski pass. Fast forward past stints as a waiter and regional and national sales manager and today Linebaugh is the co-general manager of Utah’s celebr...
July 1, 2008

Holding Steady, Moving Forward

Utah's Economy Has Slowed, But Remains Among Nation's Strongest
The blistering pace that has characterized Utah’s economy for the past few years has begun to cool, experts say. The national housing slump and high oil prices have both played a part in the slower pace, but the Beehive State remains at the head o...
July 1, 2008

Technology

Facing the ongoing challenge of securing a qualified workforce, technology companies are using unique methods to attract and retain top talent. At our annual technology roundtable, industry officials commented on the success and impact of state in...
July 1, 2008

System Check

Health Care Reform Tops Agenda for Chamber, Legislature
Business owners know only too well the impact health care costs have on the bottom line. The statistics behind those cost increases are staggering: in Utah, almost 12 percent of the gross domestic product is spent on health care, according to the ...
July 1, 2008

CFO of the Year

As Utah’s CFOs confront a struggling national economy, turmoil in the financial markets and stringent compliance requirements, our finalists agree the day of the back office bean counter is past. Today’s CFOs take on a strategic, communicative lea...
July 1, 2008

Corporate Cuisine Awards

We asked, you answered and the votes have been tallied. Utah Business is happy to announce the winners of the 2008 Corporate Cuisine Awards. Your responses to our 12 culinary categories highlight Utah’s array of mouth-watering dining establishment...
July 1, 2008

Owning Up

Sharing the Wealth Can Retain Stellar Employees
Ownership incentives — elite executives won’t consider a job offer without them and employees of every stripe often feel greater motivation and investment in the company with them. Such incentives, whether in the form of stock options or a pro...
July 1, 2008

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