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The Q Awards

Meet our 2021 movers + makers  

Q AWARDS: Headliner of the Year — Qualtrics

Back in a 2012 BusinessQ cover story with Ryan Smith, we called Qualtrics “the most successful…

Q AWARDS: Contributor of the Year — Mike Washburn, Thanksgiving Point

   When Mike Washburn arrived as the CEO of Thanksgiving Point in May 2003, the…

Q AWARDS: Marketer of the Year — Nicole Tanner, Swig

Before her fountain drink empire flooded the straws and hearts of Utah, Nicole Tanner was at…

Q AWARDS: Executive of the Year — Ritch Wood, Nu Skin

The year was 1989, and Ritch Wood and his wife were moving to Utah from Ricks…

Q AWARDS: Entrepreneur of the Year — Ryan Caldwell, MX

Ryan Caldwell once told BusinessQ that great CEOs won’t choose to run a company unless they’re…

Q AWARDS: Company of the Year: Lendio

Exactly one year ago, BusinessQ sat in Lendio’s Lehi office interviewing Brock Blake for this very…

Staying Productive at Home

1. ROUTINES, PEOPLE    Consistency is the key to productivity, friends. (We know you know.)

Work Away From Work

Has Covid-19 changed our work environments forever? And should it? Companies have been flirting with flextime for…

Pillow Talk: Pillow Cube dreams up a new shut-eye solution

   Attention, restless side sleepers! There’s a new pillow in town. Pillow Cube was created…

Founder of high-end Taft shoes lives his best life despite chronic battle with depression

   In 2019, Taft CEO Kory Stevens took the advice of fellow entrepreneur Nate Quigley of…

2020 UV50

30 FASTEST-GROWING COMPANIES 10 ECONOMIC ENGINES 10 STARTUPS TO WATCH Not many folks would call 2020…

2020 UV50: 30 Fastest-Growing Companies

TALK ABOUT A RUN OF GOOD LUCK … and hard work … and stealth strategy ……

2020 UV50: 10 Economic Engines

This is some legendary luck. Meet 10 local leprechauns powering the pot at the end of…

2020 UV50: 10 Startups to Watch

This isn’t just beginner’s luck. These 10 greenies have cool visions, hip hop happenin’ teams, and…

Eddy HR named UV50 No 4. Startups to Watch

There’s no debate about it. Nine-year-old Ryan Sagers painted a sign with his vote for president:…

Manly Bands named UV50 No. 1 Startups to Watch

We don’t MEAN to point fingers — but manly bands IS A RING LEADER. The online…

UV50 Startups To Watch: No. 10 Mountain West Commercial

FOUNDED 2020 CITY Pleasant Grove EMPLOYEES 14 INDUSTRY Commercial Real Estate WEBSITE MtnWest.com FOUNDERS Cody Black, 38; Karli Black, 38; Chad…

UV50 Startups To Watch: No. 9 Callforce

FOUNDED 2016 CITY Provo EMPLOYEES 175 INDUSTRY Dental communication services WEBSITE GetCallForce.com FOUNDER Cory Pinegar, 26 THE COMPANY A dental solutions company…

UV50 Startups To Watch: No. 8 Tava Health

FOUNDED 2019 EMPLOYEES 12 INDUSTRY Healthcare/technology WEBSITE TavaHealth.com FOUNDERS Jason Ockey, 31; Cami Allred, 32; Spencer Gardner, 30; Dallen Allred,…

UV50 Startups To Watch: No. 7 Avii

FOUNDED 2019 CITY Lehi EMPLOYEES 50 INDUSTRY Accounting/software WEBSITE Avii.com FOUNDERS Lyle Ball, 51; Jason Caldwell, 48; Rod Sturgis, 55 THE COMPANY…

UV50 Startups To Watch: No. 6 Whistic

FOUNDED 2015 CITY Pleasant Grove EMPLOYEES 50 INDUSTRY Software WEBSITE Whistic.com FOUNDER Nick Sorensen, 36 THE COMPANY A provider of proactive vendor…

UV50 Startups To Watch: No. 5 Gabb Wireless

FOUNDED 2019 CITY Lehi EMPLOYEES 20 INDUSTRY Technology/consumer products WEBSITE GabbWireless.com FOUNDER Stephen Dalby THE COMPANY Creator of a “safe smartphone” for…

UV50 Startups to Watch: No. 4 Eddy HR

FOUNDED 2017 CITY Provo EMPLOYEES 20 INDUSTRY HR/software WEBSITE EddyHR.com FOUNDERS Travis Hansen, 42; Ryan Sagers THE COMPANY An all-in-one HR software…

UV50 Economic Engines: No. 3 Solo

FOUNDED 2018 CITY Lehi EMPLOYEES 223 INDUSTRY Home improvement services WEBSITE GoSolo.io FOUNDER Dan Larkin, 35 THE COMPANY A point-of-sale platform for…

UV50 Startups to Watch: No. 2 Crumbl Cookies

FOUNDED 2017 CITY Orem EMPLOYEES 3,850 (50 of those at the corporate office) INDUSTRY Food and beverage WEBSITE CrumblCookies.com FOUNDERS Jason…

UV50 Startups to Watch: No. 1 Manly Bands

FOUNDED 2016 CITY Vineyard EMPLOYEES 31 INDUSTRY Jewelry/E-commerce WEBSITE ManlyBands.com FOUNDERS Johnathan Ruggiero, 39; Michelle Luchese, 41 THE COMPANY A provider of unique-to-you…

Ancestry named UV50 No. 1 Economic Engines

Margo Georgiadis is on a mission. Her previous transfers had her at Google where she held titles…

UV50 Economic Engines: No. 10 Clyde Companies

FOUNDED 1926 CITY Orem EMPLOYEES 3,875 INDUSTRY Construction WEBSITE ClydeInc.com FOUNDER Wilford Clyde, 66 THE COMPANY An administration agency that supports the…

UV50 Economic Engines: No. 9 Adobe

FOUNDED 1982 CITY Lehi EMPLOYEES 22,000 INDUSTRY Software WEBSITE Adobe.com THE COMPANY A provider of digital marketing and digital media…