Regulatory and Economic Conditions Make Loans Difficult
Bank balance sheets currently reflect high amounts of cash and government securities compared to the last few years, indicating that banks have money to lend. Yet small businesses say that banks have tightened credit and that it’s nearly ...December 1, 2011
A Highway to Success
Learning how to work hard on his father’s farm is just one of many character traits Con Wadsworth says paved the way to his success with the family-run construction company. Wadsworth is the newly named president of Draper-based Ralph L. ...December 1, 2011
Staying a Step Ahead of Change
Mark Tuffin loves challenges. He also loves the food industry. So it was a perfect match when Tuffin was named president of the Smith’s Food and Drug Stores division of Kroger in July. By that time, he’d already completed a formidab...December 1, 2011
Social Service Providers Struggle to Help Impoverished Families
The numbers are disheartening: the economic downturn has dragged on for three years now and about 100,000 Utahns still can’t find jobs. The percentage of Utah children living in poverty has risen from 10.5 percent in 2008 to 15.5 percent ...December 1, 2011
Support the Arts to Help Set the Stage for Success
Could an investment in performing arts groups for youth actually be an investment in the future of your business? Adam Robertson, president and CEO of SCERA Center for the Arts, certainly thinks so. He says when children and teens get involved ...December 1, 2011
Businesses Get Creative to Get Employees Involved
When it comes to giving back to the community, companies have a host of options. While some companies stick to the basic giving programs and techniques, others are a little more creative. Many of those companies have discovered that creat...December 1, 2011
Giving Helps Companies Strengthen Ties to the Community
It is better to give than to receive. So we’ve been told from an early age, though few of us as youngsters truly understood that principle. Corporate America does, however.
Each year, particularly at Christmastime, businesses and corp...December 1, 2011
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CBIZ and Mayer Hoffman and McCann, P.C. announced that RICHARD D. ANGELL has joined the Salt Lake City office as an audit and accounting shareholder in the firm’s audit and assurance services practice. The company also ...December 1, 2011
In this issue of Utah Business, we are proud to present our third annual Green Business awards program. This special recognition feature honors 17 of the state’s greenest companies and initiatives. We think you’ll agree that their e...November 1, 2011
Will Utah’s Economy Return to its Full Potential?
This month begins the ever-important holiday shopping season. Retailers make, miss or exceed their yearly projections during the next several weeks. I’ve been monitoring the numbers and watching consumer behavior to get my own read on wha...November 1, 2011
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Salt Lake City - TREEHOUSE INTERACTIVE introduced new partner marketing functionality for its Reseller View PRM solution. The new functionality includes automatically co-branded marketing content, full-service outbound market...November 1, 2011
Reap the Rewards of Increased R&D Tax Incentives
Utah is making a big push to attract high-paying jobs and business investment by expanding its tax incentives for research and development (R&D). Many Utah companies that take advantage of R&D tax incentives noticed a significant increa...November 1, 2011
In a year whose headlines have been dominated by fluctuating stock prices, high prices at the pump, natural disasters and Lady Gaga (feel free to interchange those last two), we thought we’d take a moment to celebrate the lighter side of ...November 1, 2011
The Elusive Promise of Renewable Energy
Utah has a desert climate—it’s generally open, dry and sunny, especially in the south. So it should be a natural spot for developing renewable energy sources like solar and wind, right?
In short: yes. But the renewable energy in...November 1, 2011
Utah Companies Find Unique Ways to Reward Employees
When it comes to one’s job, money isn’t everything—but it sure is nice. Two Utah companies know this, and their unique compensation models have proven to be popular and effective.
Draper-based Meta...November 1, 2011