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Inspiration station: 12 work perks to energize employees

You can’t fake culture. And you can’t copy it, either. But inspiration breeds innovation. Here are 12 ideas — that aren’t foosball tables — for energizing employees. #nooffensefoosball Wash + Wear MX, Lehi Employees can take part [...]

4 Utah Valley companies promoting + supporting women in the workplace

She works hard for the money. (So hard for the money.) To be frank, the stats regarding women in the Utah workplace are less than fun. At the Women Tech Council’s Talent Innovation Summit, Cydni Tetro, co-founder and executive director of [...]

Best Company to Work For: 97th Floor employees raise their game thanks to time, teamwork and trust

Employees: 63 employees Founded: 2005 City: Lehi, Utah A few years ago, Chris Bennett was ready to fire an employee for being forever five minutes late.    The digital marketing company was at a turning point, and things were either going [...]

Best Company to Work For: BambooHR believes ‘work life should support the personal life’

Employees: 280 employees Founded: 2008 City: Lindon, Utah BambooHR is in the people business — literally, figuratively, happily. “We founded this company, no joke, for the purpose of creating a great place to work,” co-founder Ben Peterson [...]

8 design tips for maximizing your office space

For spaces that are startup to spacious — try these office design tips on for size. FOR SMALL COMPANIES Have a tiny budget for your tiny company’s tiny office? Here are 8 tips for thinking big when you’re small. 1. Show a little creativity.  “Small [...]

2017 Headliner of the Year: DevMountain

Headliner of the year? That’s code for crushing it. DevMountain, a coding bootcamp school headquartered in Provo, has become a leading institution in an exploding industry. According to Course Report, a third-party resource for students, [...]

2017 Marketer of the Year: Harmon Brothers

There’s no skipping these ads. The Harmon Brothers are all work and all play. The Provo-based marketing agency is a viral video king, with its ads being viewed more than 450 million times and driving more than $100 million of revenue in 2016. So [...]

2017 Entrepreneur of the Year: Kevin Auernig, Sodalicious

Kevin Auernig was born to make lemonade. As a kid, he opened lemonade stands and played “company” with his cousins. And in second grade, when other kids were declaring their dreams of fighting fires and flying planes, Auernig was making [...]

2017 Company of the Year: Jane

Jane is plain impressive. What started in 2011 as a home-based operation making button earrings has turned into a 100-employee, $110-million world-class online boutique. Jane represents the everyday girl. But this Lehi company, with its gorgeous [...]

Q Awards: Naming Utah Valley’s top movers and makers in 2017

By Briana Stewart and Jeanette Bennett Photography by Dave Blackhurst New year, new leaders. Utah Valley BusinessQ presents our 2017 movers and makers.

A snapshot into photographer Justin Hackworth’s life

Photographer Justin Hackworth is a visual storyteller whose work has appeared in national publications like People, Parade and Glamour. Around town, Justin’s work has been seen at museums and galleries including the Springville Art Museum [...]

The Let’s Be Better: 10 ways our culture can still improve for working women

Let’s talk. In the women’s issue of Utah Valley BusinessQ, the ladies weigh in on what it’s like to be a woman in business in 2016. Here are 10 ways our culture can still improve for working women. 1. More, please. “Although women now [...]

Doctor’s Orders: For Dr. Shelly Savage, family, faith and fortitude are the best medicine

Dr. Shelly Savage will see you now.    The founder of Grandview Family Medicine is working her dream — helping patients, working alongside her husband, being a mom to her six children, living her LDS faith, and paying it forward. And her [...]

Storybook School: For 33 years, Cheryl Lant has taught preschoolers to read and to lead

Cheryl Lant is a self-taught entrepreneur. And she is one talented teacher.    Thirty-three years ago, she opened her first Learning Dynamics Preschool in Orem. Today? There are five Learning Dynamics locations — four in Utah, one in Arizona [...]

The Best Not Say That Again: 13 phrases that need to take an early retirement

Let’s talk. In the women’s issue of Utah Valley BusinessQ, the ladies weigh in on what it’s like to be a woman in business in 2016. Here are 13 ways our culture can still improve for working women. 1. “How do you balance it all?” “I [...]

Starr Player: Starr Fowler has traveled the world championing humans (and their resources)

Starr Fowler is a woman of the people. Throughout her 15-year career, the HR genius has been a coach, a strategist, a champion, a leader, and an employee game-changer. “It’s funny, because everyone thinks when you go into HR, you do it [...]

Ready, set, goal!: 6 companies share their resolutions for 2017

If you need some ideas on New Year’s resolutions for your company, these six companies have a few ideas they are willing to share. Here are six Utah Valley companies that set the goal to the 2017. What will yours be? Berkshire Hathaway, [...]

Happy New Goals: Your company needs resolutions, too

2016 … am I right? If your company is feeling that end-of-year lag, then look ahead to 2017. It’s the wondrous future! And it’s bursting with fresh ideas and beautiful promise. Kory Kogan, a global productivity practice leader at FranklinCovey [...]

The Good: 10 reasons it’s never been better to be a working woman

Let’s talk. In the women’s issue of Utah Valley BusinessQ, the ladies weigh in on what it’s like to be a woman in business in 2016. Here are 10 reasons it’s never been better to be a working woman. 1. Open table.  “I [...]

Baby Got Bling: Female entrepreneurs defining ‘girl power’ with purpose, passion and power

Baby Bling is all girl. From the three owners to their 10 employees to their 60 locally-contracted seamstresses, this bow business is the literal definition of girl power. “When a man walks in, it’s kind of hilarious. It’s like, ‘Who’s [...]