Business Accelerator Academy Words of Wisdom

by admin Jun 19, 2018

We’re half way through of our Business Accelerator Academy and to say we’ve learned a lot would be the understatement of the year. Ralph Little, our dynamic instructor for this curriculum (created by Interise), has challenged participants in the class to think differently about their business. We’ve covered a lot of ground, but here are...

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Is Your Customer Service Up To Par?

by admin Jun 18, 2018

Article provided by Feedback “Customer service shouldn’t be a department; it should be the entire company.”- Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos. Most businesses today are a commodity; there is very little difference between price, product or location. Amazon and online retailers are crushing businesses that have been in existence for years. The only differentiator now...

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Snackdash: Member Spotlight

by admin Jun 11, 2018

We had the opportunity to sit down with founder and CEO of Snackdash, Eric Higginson. Snackdash is a Utah-based company that is not only inspiring, but they’re just as much fun to chat with. And turns out, they don’t just deliver snacks! Snackdash can deliver anything you need from office supplies, to drinks, to bathroom...

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Latinos in Action – Leading By Example

by admin Jun 05, 2018

In 2001, Jose Enriquez, Founder and CEO of Latinos in Action, was a young high school ESL and Spanish teacher. As he taught, he observed a number of Latino students that weren’t engaged or going to college at the rate that he felt was needed. Enriquez asked the school if he could take on teaching...

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Small Business Optimism Keeps Going Up

by admin Jun 05, 2018

Article provided by U.S. Chamber of Commerce. How high can small business optimism go? That’s the question that comes from the latest MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index. The index hit 68.7 in Q2, up 2.4 points from Q1 – another record high – driven by confidence in local economies. Forty-eight percent felt...

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Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce Awards Seven Female High School Seniors with Women in Business Scholarship

by admin May 22, 2018

The Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce awarded seven female high school seniors $1,000 scholarships through the Chamber’s Jr. WIB Scholarship Program. These seniors are selected for their outstanding achievements in education and the community. Scholarships winners include: Annie Banks – Brighton High School Ashley Woodmansee – CTEC Gillian Leonard – Alta High School Josie Taylor...

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Breakroom Fruit: Member Spotlight

by admin May 15, 2018

How It All Began In the early 2000s, The Community Food Co-op of Utah operated to provide low-income families with healthy options. Instead of going to the food pantry, this co-op would provide healthy options in bulk for families that couldn’t afford produce at the grocery store. It ran as a local non-profit, working with...

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Young Women Entrepreneurs Win Thousands in Seed Money from the Sandy Area Chamber Young Entrepreneurs Academy

by admin Apr 19, 2018

Dhati and Diha Oommen, sisters and co-CEO’s of Butterbands, were awarded $5,000 of seed money for their business at the 4th Annual Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneurs Shark Tank Investor Panel. Out of the 18 students that presented, these two sisters rose to the top. This is the third year in a row...

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Wasatch Recovery Treatment Center Announces Grand Opening of New Outpatient Building

by admin Apr 16, 2018

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, UT  — Wasatch Recovery Treatment Center (WRTC), Salt Lake’s premier substance abuse residential rehabilitation treatment center will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony in honor of the completion and grand opening of a new outpatient building, which will provide additional structured living space for clients attending treatment. While the current Utah based facility is one...

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Matt Ledingham: The Perpetual Learner

by admin Apr 16, 2018

Matt Ledingham, from Ledingham Properties, is in the first cohort of the Business Accelerator Academy. We sat down with him to ask him about his story, what motivated him to seek out a solution to help him grow the business, and his biggest pieces of advice. As Principal Broker, Matt Ledingham is one of six...

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