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BusinessQ Roundtable: Let’s get real (estate)

In the Spring 2017 BusinessQ Roundtable, seven commercial construction experts went the rounds on trends, timing, workspace and myths. Jeanette Bennett, BusinessQ: What is the status of commercial construction in Utah County? Gifford Briggs, [...]

Imagine Learning moves to new corporate headquarters, awards 2017 Utah Innovator in Education award

PROVO, UT – Imagine Learning celebrated a move to its new corporate headquarters on Thursday, May 11, by awarding Principal Ernie Broderick, who leads Stansbury Elementary School in Salt Lake City, the 2017 Utah Innovator in Education [...]

Suggestions Salon owner is in the people business, not the hair business

Since 2002, Darcy Moody has led the team at Suggestions Salon in Orem. Now she has snipped and clipped her way to being voted the No. 1 hairstylist in the valley for 2017 — and it has all come from laying the framework for her business. She [...]

5 conversation killers in the workplace

You say, “You look good for your age!” They hear, “Wow, you’re old.” Or you say, “Glad you could make it … finally.” And they hear, “You’re late.” Anyone can spot a loaded comment, but those “don’ts of discussion” [...]

3 reasons you need a FREE car wash at Quick Quack’s new Highland location

Sponsored Story It’s hard to keep your car clean. Everyone and everything works against a clean car: children dump crackers in the back, windstorms glue dirt to the car’s exterior and even birds leave gifts on your windows. Whether your [...]

2017 Best of Utah Valley Winners

It isn’t puzzling why we all heart Utah Valley! We pieced together your thousands of love notes and votes to reveal 309 winners that give the big picture of the county we call home. Click on the Best of Utah Valley sections below to view [...]

2017 Executive of the Year: Truman Hunt, Nu Skin

Truman Hunt and Blake Roney met in the mission field while speaking French. The two said bonjour again as roommates at BYU and later bishopric-mates in an LDS ward. Then the two left on splits as Roney founded Nu Skin while Truman earned a [...]

Al’s Sporting Goods coming to University Place in fall 2017

Al’s Sporting Goods anticipates it will open its second store location at University Place in fall 2017, University Place announced on Wednesday. The full-line sporting goods retailer will occupy a 40,000-square-feet retail space in the [...]

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, [...]

Beyond email: New service helps parents listen to their LDS missionary’s experiences

The idea is simple: On P-days, a missionary calls a toll-free number, talks to a machine for five minutes, then hangs up. A link to the recording is then emailed to the missionary’s friends and family. The implications are exciting: [...]

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 [...]

Lifey breaks video journaling down to digestible bite-sized clips

Journaling is taking on a new look. Whereas keeping a journal used to require hours of writing or typing, Lifey is inviting people to share their life history verbally. Lifey is a new company in Provo, Utah, that invites people to record their [...]

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 [...]

Nu Skin embraces the madness, maintains employee productivity during NCAA basketball tournament

Once brackets are set and the NCAA tournament bounces into action, March Madness takes over everything — even business. WalletHub estimates corporations lose $4 billion in productivity during March Madness. One Provo business is busting the [...]

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 [...]

5 tips for making meeting magic

By Ansalee Morrison Off topic? Park it. At American Fork-based Brainstorm Inc., they create a “parking lot” in the corner of the whiteboard during meetings. Whenever the conversation veers off topic, they park it on the board. “Often [...]

BusinessQ Roundtable: It’s the Law

Most commonly asked question they hear is, “Do I need a lawyer?” Yes, yes you do. Meet 5 of the best. Jeanette Bennett, BusinessQ: Describe the legal environment in Utah County. Bill Fillmore, Fillmore Spencer: In Utah, there’s a fairly [...]

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 [...]