08172017

38 Utah Valley companies make 2017 Inc. 5000 list

Inc. 5000 released its annual list of the fastest-growing private companies in America on Wednesday, which included 38 companies from Utah Valley. While the the No. 1 spot went to San Francisco-based Skillz — which has had a 50,059 percent [...]

BusinessQ Roundtable: Mind your humans (resources)

In the Summer 2017 BusinessQ Roundtable, seven human resource experts shared where the resources abound. Jeanette Bennett, BusinessQ: What are the biggest changes you have seen in the HR world in the past decade? Starr Fowler, Vivint: Ten [...]

ION Solar moves corporate headquarters to The Shops at Riverwoods

ION Solar announced on Thursday, Aug. 3, it would move its headquarters to The Shops at Riverwoods in Provo, Utah. Utah’s 2nd largest residential solar installer and 7th largest nationwide will take over the newly renovated, 24,000-square-foot [...]

Valley Grove breaks ground on 62-acre development in Pleasant Grove

Valley Grove is changing Pleasant Grove as we known it. For years, exit 275 has immediately led to open fields, but the new development is promising new sites in the future. St. John Properties held its official groundbreaking ceremony for [...]

Sundance Law Group seeks to prevent further tragedy when a family member dies

Sponsored Story Planning for death or disability is a difficult subject to think about. However, neglecting to plan can lead to unintended and sometimes disastrous results for loved ones. Marianne Ludlow founded Sundance Law Group — a law [...]

Q Cards: 5 cues for crowdfunding

Launching your crowdfunding campaign can feel like sending a rocket into space. Your product is up in the air, it’s high on risk and you start speaking in clichés. (Ah, Houston, amiright?) Meet Jordan Monroe, cofounder of Provo-based Owlet [...]

Dr. Cameron Egbert, DDS stitches together team at Summit Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Summit Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Address: 642 East Kirby Lane, #101, Spanish Fork Number: (801) 798-9500 Site: summitomfs.com Sponsored Story Dr. Cameron Egbert started out as a boy playing on the baseball fields of Sandy. He returned [...]

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 [...]

Made in UV: Hot iron holsters, shoes made for (teaching) walking

For every issue of Utah Valley Magazine, we recognize five Utah Valley grown products. Grab your wallet — these creative businesses are something you’re going to want. Silicone dreams Erin Balogh’s pedestal sink created an awkward balancing [...]

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 [...]

The razor sharp Man Barber specializes in razor shaves

When Reise Malachowski was in high school, he cut his friends’ hair and became a licensed barber at MATC. Now he owns and operates The Man Barber, a traditional barbershop in downtown Provo, where he cuts hair five days a week. An appointment [...]

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 [...]

Chatbooker-in-Chief Vanessa Quigley leads ‘Best Company To Work For’

Employees: 110 employees Founded: 2014 City: Provo, Utah Chatbooks is the first business venture for Chatbooker-in-Chief Vanessa Quigley. Her role during her husband’s first companies was to support from the sidelines where she was learning [...]

Senator Hatch talks Trump and tech with local entrepreneurs

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch spoke to about 25 entrepreneurs and tech executives at Silicon Slopes headquarters in Lehi, Utah, Thursday afternoon. During the hourlong discussion held before lunch, the group discussed a myriad of topics from technology [...]

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 [...]