Bri Stewart

Top 10 Startups to Watch

The youngins’ — 10 creative companies that are shiny and new. NO….

Top 10 Revenue Companies

The money mavens — 10 companies Utah Valley banks on. NO….

eLearning Brothers: No. 1 Fastest-Growing Company in Utah Valley

UV50: Top 30 Fastest-Growing Companies

The fast and the curious — 30 local companies that have innovation on speed…

Risky business: 5 local entrepreneurs dish on the riskiest thing they’ve ever done

Entrepreneurs have guts. They create something from nothing. They breathe life into livelihood. And they trade cushy consistency for the unsettling unknown. So just how do…

New Kids on the Block: 30 business rockstars in their 30s

Kids these days. They create companies, they lead teams, they travel the world and they build hot dog empires like nobody’s business. It’s music to our…

Picture fixtures: 5 photo ideas that click

Small fish, big bite: Local business owners survive the ‘Shark Tank’

Six Utah Valley companies have walked the long “Shark Tank” hallway, prepared to meet their (money) makers. With prepared pitches on the brain — and…

5 Utah Valley business billboards that rock the roads

 It’s tough out there for a billboard. It has to be informative, readable and entertaining — all while cars zip by at 75 mph 65 mph. But…

Talking points: 18 tips on proper PR etiquette

Industry Qs: 5 things you need to know about outsourcing overseas

Outsourcing…

Swept Away

Arm Candy

A classic love story in Orem

The black-and-white drama is refreshingly…

More Flour To You

Mediterranean Magic

LOVE the…

All That Glitters

SAY…

Heart & Soul

Sweet Somethings

Want romance and timeless…

Eye Candy

9 frocks with sweet seams Photography by InStudio by Kenneth Linge Hair & Makeup by Darcy Moody at Suggestions Salon Models Valerie Osmond and Richard Sharrah

10 Coolest Entrepreneurs

We’re hanging out with the cool kids — 10 Utah Valley powerhouses who are too hip to be square.  Todd Pedersen ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 10 Age: 45 Company: Vivint, Provo Perhaps the coolest thing about Todd Pedersen is that he’s only getting started. Sure, Blackstone acquired Vivint for $2 billion — marking the largest tech deal in Utah history. Sure, he employs 2,750 people and provides every one of them with free lunch daily. Sure, his 22-year-old company did nearly $400 million in revenue in 2012. Sure, he bought a golf course in Orem to build his new house. Those are baby steps, people. Pedersen prides himself on never relenting. Whether it’s his business, his charity projects, his hat uniform, his car adventures, or most importantly his family, he never stops improving. When BusinessQ photographer Kenneth Linge told Pedersen to put his chin down so he wouldn’t look arrogant, he replied, “It’s OK. I’m actually a bit arrogant.” It’s cool, Pedersen. Chin up. COOLEST Entrepreneurial Moment It hasn’t happened yet. COOLEST Company Moment Every time an employee says they love working at Vivint. COOLEST Bootstrapping Moment When the company first started in a single-wide trailer on a horse ranch. COOLEST Business Risk Transitioning from a home security company to a technology services company. COOLEST Life Adventure Racing in the Baja 1000. COOLEST Meal Ever Eaten Captain Cook restaurant in the Dominican Republic. COOLEST Quirk I cut my own hair. And I only shower once a week. COOLEST Childhood Memory Camping on West Yellowstone Lake with my dad. COOLEST Compliment When people say they can tell I try to be the best husband and father I can.

Mind our own business: Local entrepreneurs get candid about county culture

Utah Valley may just be the worst-kept secret.  From Forbes repeatedly naming us the Best…

Quality Of Work

20 local companies that are totally boss Work. In a world where that word means labor, exhaustion, mindless and neverending, it’s refreshing…

Major Props

Make a flash with one of these 16 fancy frocks Photography by InStudio by Kenneth Linge Hair & Makeup by Darcy Moody at Suggestions Salon

Real Wedding: Evelyn Eslava & Marcelo Figuera

September 23, 2012 Story  by Briana Stewart Photography by Alixann Loosle Photography WHEN EVELYN ESLAVA married Marcelo Figuera,…

Real Wedding: Madie Maughan & David Krause

40 under 40: Meet Utah Valley’s most wanted whippersnappers

Now these are persons of interest. We’re talking 40 local pros who are low on years but tops on talent — forty business-changers who prove…

Hailey and Jordan: This Old Heart of Mine

By Briana Stewart, photography by Jessie Alexis Photography Mothers really do know best. Just ask Orem’s…

Sarah and Michael: Boy Next Door

By Briana Stewart, photography by Tamara Elise Photography For Sarah Doxey and Michael Heder, it was…

Cowboy Take Me Away

Provo home gives the Old West some elegance By Briana Stewart Photos by Dave Blackhurst Arlene and Kelly Olsen’s Provo home is a little bit country,…