Harmons Continuing its Legacy of Quality and Value
With its 14th, 15th and 16th stores in progress, and an expected 500 jobs to add to the Utah economy, this Utah’s Own company is not only a local business itself, but it also promotes other Utah’s Own products. Harmons is a 78-year-...September 1, 2010
Cache Valley Food Producers Thrive Together
Gossner Foods and Lower Foods are two Cache Valley companies with a secret. They are successful, third- and fourth-generation manufacturers of dairy products and specialized meats, respectively—but that’s not the secret.
Gossner...September 1, 2010
Thousands of Miles Fresher
In 1999, after nearly 60 years in business, Associated Food Stores took a big leap into a new business venture: owning and operating local grocery stores.
Associated Food Stores was founded in 1940 by independent retailers who banded togeth...September 1, 2010
A Beer with Local Appeal
You’ve likely seen Apple Beer on the menu at local favorites such as Cafe Rio, Brick Oven, Chuck-a-Rama and Bajio’s, but perhaps you didn’t know that Apple Beer has been a Utah local company since the 1960s. Its unique taste a...September 1, 2010
Head to Some Utah Restaurants for Fresh-from-the-Garden Fare
Locally grown foods are all the rage—and several area eateries are catering to the demand with menus inspired by Utah’s bountiful harvests. In fact, restaurants have been at the forefront of the local-foods movement, educating their...September 1, 2010
Utah’s Own Expands to Include Outdoor Product Manufacturers
When Steve Henich, president of Utah-based Flat Attack Sealant Company, went to Colorado to market his tire sealant, he hit what seemed like a brick wall with some local outdoor products distributors and businesses in the Centennial State.
...September 1, 2010
Farm-to-School Movement Remakes School Lunch
A school lunch revolution is taking shape around the country. Ketsup isn’t considered a vegetable any more. Mystery meat is out; high calorie foods are out. Nutrition is in.
To earn higher marks for nutrition, many states have adopted...September 1, 2010
Farmers Markets Offer the Cream of Local Crops
Summer intones a steady beat and camaraderie calls at Utah farmers markets, where spirited vendors complement crowds of shoppers, some seeking fresh produce for dinner, others a unique piece of artwork to perfect their wall.
On the rise nat...September 1, 2010
Making the Difference for Homegrown Products
Shop Utah. Buy Utah. Build Utah. This is the message of Utah’s Own, a program that nudges consumers to recognize—and purchase—products of Utah. Since its inception in 2002, Utah’s Own has been steadily growing in numbers...September 1, 2010
Best Companies to Work For 2009
Add up all the stories about the economy’s impact on people and you’ll likely find most of them are about employment. Many who still have jobs have smaller salaries and reductions in benefits. Others wonder if their career dreams are reachable, as...December 1, 2009
Taking Wells Fargo’s Regional Reins
As a boy growing up on a farm in Waynesfield, Ohio (population 803), Greg Winegardner dreamed of being a cowboy, and moving out West to ride the range. Little did he know that instead of taming the wilderness, he’d be taking the reins of Wells Far...December 1, 2009
Setting the Valuation Course
Parnell Black’s career plan was centered on accounting, right through the time he earned his MBA from the University of Utah. Upon graduation, he worked in finance—which he thought was his professional passion. But his journey changed directions w...December 1, 2009
ZenPrint Streamlines Web-to-print Services
In today’s day and age, the Internet is usually the first place people look for products and information. And businesses are no different. Not only do businesses use the Web to enhance their accessibility, but they also use it to locate marketing ...December 1, 2009
The Legal Risks of Posting Online
A lawyer working for a legal defender’s office published a blog about bird-watching, photography and her clients. On her blog, she referred to her clients by their first name, a derivative of their first name or their jail identification number. H...December 1, 2009
Commercial Space Surplus Creates Business Opportunities
There is a lot of bad news for small businesses these days. Credit is tight, cash is short and customers have stopped buying. But despite the gloom, there is still some great news out there—commercial real estate is very much a buyer’s and leaser’...December 1, 2009