Looking Back, and Forward
Sarah Ryther Francom
January 1, 2011
For many businesses throughout Utah, 2010 was not a blissful year. The past year included a collage of stressful events, ranging from health care reform battles, to national and local election overhauls, to the global economic crisis. Though most, if not all, companies have been negatively impacted one way or another, we at Utah Business believe there’s much to look forward to in 2011.
We’re excited to begin our first issue of the year by recognizing 100 of the state’s most influential people—business, government and nonprofit leaders who have played an integral role in shaping Utah into the great state it is today. These individuals haven’t stopped at leading their organizations to success—they have built their industries, worked as board members and served the community at large. Spanning industries ranging from construction, to technology, to education and more, their greater influence is one that we have all benefited from. We hope you’ll agree that these leaders are worthy of this recognition, not only for their past contributions to Utah, but because of their continued commitment to build a better state for generations to come.
We at Utah Business are also excited to announce our 25th anniversary. Since 1986, Utah Business has been a leader in providing the state’s executives with vital business news. The entire Utah Business team thanks those who built the magazine on a solid foundation of editorial integrity, and we look forward to continuing that legacy. We also thank the business community that has supported us—we couldn’t be where we are today without you. Finally, and most importantly, we thank you, our readers. If there’s anything we can do to make Utah Business better, please let us know.
To celebrate our anniversary, we will be publishing a special issue that will highlight the pivotal business moments that have shaped Utah’s business community during the past 25 years. Watch for that issue to hit newsstands later this summer.
As we celebrate our 25th anniversary, it’s amazing to look back at how media, print media in particular, has changed—especially in recent years. Our goal is to stay one step ahead by offering valuable content in the way you want to receive it. As you’ll find as you flip through this issue, we’re nearing the launch of the Utah Business iPad app. Regardless of whether you receive Utah Business through the mail, on our website or using your iPad, our goal is to make each issue of Utah Business meaningful, compelling and educational, and that is our commitment to you. If ever you feel that we’re not meeting this commitment, we want to know about it. We welcome comments, suggestions and criticisms. Please always feel free to contact me directly at 801-839-1412 or firstname.lastname@example.org
From the Editor
Sarah Ryther Francom