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, vice president, Big-D Construction: We are doing more apartments now than we ever have in the history of Big-D. It’s a bubble, […]

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 Founders Eric Child, 42; Derek Rowley, 25; Reed Quinn, 34; Chris Quinn, 25; Spencer Quinn, 25 The Company A manufacturer and distributer of a rigid repair wrap. Why It’s Watch […]

Downtown Provo ‘is definitely the place’

Lehi-based Forge Companies is responsible for big changes coming to downtown Provo — first with it’s 63 Center project, then the Eighty East project (at 80 N. 100 East) and now the Provo Community Church renovation on University Avenue. Forge Companies CEO Ryan Freeman told the Provo council this week that 50 percent of the […]

Roundtable: See like the CEO

Jeanette Bennett, BusinessQ: What important leadership skills do today’s CEOs need to have? Gordy Jones, Edge Homes: You’ve got to be a good communicator and a good listener. Craig Taylor, Blendtec: You have to hold people accountable and have hard conversations. It’s easy to dance around an issue when you are going through a cultural […]