Pat Richards

Barrier Breaker
When Pat Richards first moved to Utah in the early 70s, officer positions in the banking industry were rare for women. Although she was well qualified, only one financial institution, First Security Bank, now Wells Fargo, even extended an intervie...
August 1, 2008

Move Over Einstein...

Utah’s Universities Have Come Up With Some Pretty Cool Stuff
Some people might think a university is a place where future geniuses only begin cutting their teeth. But some of the stuff that’s originated from Utah’s university tech transfer offices could help Q restock James Bond’s arsenal, motivate Lance Ar...
August 1, 2008

In the Affirmative

Affirmative Defense Can Shield Against Harassment Claims
Imagine two businesses, Business A and Business B, each striving to make a profit and enjoying a measure of success. But, despite sound staffing procedures, both companies hire male supervisors whose behavior toward females is deplorable: they com...
August 1, 2008

Curb Appeal

Luxe Automotive Gets Your Dreams on the Road
“My goal is to help people get into the cars they love,” says Tamio Stehrenberger. And that’s just what he’s doing. Stehrenberger is a self-proclaimed automobile fanatic and founder of Luxe Automotive Group, a company that rents and leases luxury ...
August 1, 2008

Head Up, Cool Down

Park City Festivals Sizzle With a More Tolerable Heat
Sizzle. Sizzle. Sizzle. August is just plain hot in most parts of Utah. So, when the umpteenth trip to the ice cream parlor doesn’t quite satisfy, pack up the clan and head for the hills. At 7,000 feet, Park City’s summer days are pleasant and eve...
August 1, 2008

A Pampering Potpourri

Pick Your Mix of Unique Spa Services
When independent investor Lawrence Coffman visits The Kura Door Holistic Japanese Spa in Salt Lake City, a bath attendant invites him to choose from a tray of organic botanicals such as mineral-rich sea salts and essential oils that will be infuse...
August 1, 2008

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

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