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The Front Office: Step outside the cubicle with these industry experts on workspaces

CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT Dennis Nuckles, Big-D Construction; KayLee Fox, Osmond Designs; Jarrod Hunt, Coldwell Banker Commercial; Heather Osmond, Osmond Designs; Lindy Allen, Four Chairs Furniture & Design; Dale Benson, Bluefin Office Group; [...]
“We market mostly to women, but after ‘Shark Tank’ aired, we gained a lot of street cred with husbands. All of a sudden they were totally cool spending $60 on baby shoes,” said Susan Petersen, founder of Freshly Picked.

The Q Awards: BusinessQ presents Utah Valley’s top movers and makers of 2014

Our first order of business here at BusinessQ is to ask the Qs. And as we gather the As — story by story, issue by issue — we begin to see trends. Winning trends. And once we’ve identified top-tier trends, faces, ideas, headlines and [...]
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Tech10 competition at the Big Business and Technology Expo

Utah Valley Magazine Editor Jeanette Bennett will be one of five judges the tech companies will pitch their ideas to at the Big Business and Technology Expo at the UCCU Center. Here Bennett is seen proctoring one of the events at the expo. [...]
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Women at work: The Iron Woman

Jessica Stones is one of 18 women that work for Pacific States Cast Iron Pipe Co. (Photo by Dave Blackhurst) This is one out of five stories in the Utah Valley BusinessQ series “Women at Work.” Jessica Stones stands out. At Pacific States [...]
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Women at work: A Nu Woman

Kara Schneck is Nu Skin’s communications director. (Photo by Dave Blackhurst) This is one out of five stories in the Utah Valley BusinessQ series “Women at Work.” Kara Schneck is in the middle of one beautiful career. As corporate [...]
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Women at work: The Big Picture

Nicole Hill Gerulat poses with some of the kids from her photo shoot. Nicole is a freelance photographer who has shot for clients like Real Simple, HGTV, Parents Magazine and US Weekly. (Photo by Leah Aldous) This is one out of five stories [...]
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Women at work: Hail to the Chief

Carine Clark, CEO of MaritzCX, helped merge Allegiance with Maritz Research. (Photo by Dave Blackhurst) This is one out of five stories in the Utah Valley BusinessQ series “Women at Work.” A week before our interview, Carine Clark had a [...]
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UVU takes market research to the SMART level

UVU SMARTLab assistants Nathan Pearson and Josh Groves work with new equipment UVU received for market research. (Photo by Rebecca Lane) Watch out market research labs — a new lab is in town and it is smarter than all of you. Utah Valley University [...]
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Women at work: Talk of the Tech

Cydni Tetro had worked at some of the coolest companies including Novell, FamilyLink, Disney and 3DPlusMe. (Photo by Dave Blackhurst) This is one out of five stories in the Utah Valley BusinessQ series “Women at Work.” In 1996, there [...]
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Sold on sales: 6 local sales stars talk pitch perfection

FROM LEFT Brent Brown, Brent Brown Toyota Scion; Jed Stewart, EDGE Homes; Shawn Finnegan, Nudge; Jeanette Bennett, BusinessQ; Jarrod Hunt, Coldwell Banker Commercial; Byron Belka, Rain International; Chance Allred, Vivint Solar. Bennett, BusinessQ: [...]
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Orem’s growth continues with Wayfair ribbon cutting and promise of 500 jobs

Members of Orem city and and Wayfair prepare to cut the ribbon at the ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 21. (Photo by Rebecca Lane) With 85 current employees and a goal to expand to 500 employees over the next three years, Wayfair opened [...]
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13-year-old Utah Valley entrepeneur baits three ‘sharks’ into making offers

Highland residents Noah and Brian Cahoon struck a deal for their Paper Box Pilots on ABC’s “Shark Tank.” A father-son duo from Highland took a splash in the “Shark Tank” and came out not only alive, but triumphant. Noah [...]
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7 reasons to attend the first annual Pocket Film Fest 

Something new has landed in Provo, and it’s not the iPhone 6. But, close. The first annual Pocket Film Fest will feature only mobile-made films. Bonus: They’re family friendly. (Photo courtesy of Steve Olpin)   Old or young, [...]
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Remodeled Blendtec facility features 3-story tall blender entrance

Governor Gary Herbert cuts a ceremonial ribbon at Blendtec’s 40th anniversary and plant remodel celebration today in Orem. Were the new three-story entrance to the remodeled Blendtec plant an actual, working blender, it would be capable [...]
ANSWER US THIS. What sets Qzzr apart from its competitors? “Our design,” says Josh Little, pictured second from the left. “We have two of the world’s best designers in Bucky Flowers (on the surfboard) and Jayden Anderson (not pictured). Quizzes must be beautiful.” (Photo by Dave Blackhurst)

No. 3 Startup to Watch: Qzzr

ANSWER US THIS. What sets Qzzr apart from its competitors? “Our design,” says Josh Little, pictured second from the left. “We have two of the world’s best designers in Bucky Flowers (on the surfboard) and Jayden Anderson (not pictured). [...]
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No. 4 Startup to Watch: Apiary Funds

STOCK UP. With his trader development program, Apiary Fund’s founder, Shawn Lucas (center), has proved that those who can do, teach. Investment traders with Apiary Funds are less Wall Street and more Main Street. And some don’t even live [...]
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Top 10 Startups to Watch

The youngins’ — 10 creative companies that are shiny and new. NO. 1 FIBERFIX Founded 2012 City Pleasant Grove Employees 30 Industry Retail Website www.fiberfix.com Founders Eric Child, 42; Derek Rowley, 25; Reed Quinn, 34; Chris Quinn, [...]
SKIN DEEP AND DEEPER. Steve Lund says the $100-million Innovation Center in downtown Provo enhances Nu Skin’s ability to service distributors worldwide. This $3.18-billion company began in rented office space on Freedom Boulevard. (Photo by Dave Blackhurst)

No. 1 Revenue Company: Nu Skin

SKIN DEEP AND DEEPER. Steve Lund says the $100-million Innovation Center in downtown Provo enhances Nu Skin’s ability to service distributors worldwide. This $3.18-billion company began in rented office space on Freedom Boulevard. (Photo by [...]
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Top 10 Revenue Companies

The money mavens — 10 companies Utah Valley banks on. NO. 1 NU SKIN 2013 Revenue $3,177,000,000 Founded 1984 City Provo Employees 1,500 Industry Personal care/nutrition Website www.nuskin.com CFO Ritch Wood, 48 Past UV50 Top Revenue Rankings [...]
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UV50: Top 30 Fastest-Growing Companies

The fast and the curious — 30 local companies that have innovation on speed dial. 1. eLEARNING BROTHERS Three-Year Growth 442% 2013 Revenue $2,499,344 Founded 2009 City American Fork Employees 30 (plus 20 contractors) Industry eLearning Website [...]