Utah Department of Agriculture and Food

Utah's Own Summit - BC


Utah’s Own Summit to Enhance Small Business Development

What: The Box Elder County Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will host the state’s first Utah’s Own Summit which is intended to acquaint at least 40 local food-oriented companies with the benefits of the Utah’s Own program.  Small food companies will hear from industry experts on how to market and grow their businesses. Last summer, 150 Utah’s Own companies were surveyed with 75% indicating Utah’s Own is important to their overall success and 88% saying Utah’s Own is important to Utah’s economic development.  These same 150 smaller companies reported having created 591 new jobs since 2010 - almost 200 jobs per year, more than one job per company per year. 

When:  11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.,  April 24, 2014  

Where:  96 South Main St., Brigham City, Utah – Afton’s Floral. 

Why: To help Northern Utah small food-oriented companies expand their business, add jobs, purchase more products from local farmers and ranchers, and improve rural Utah’s economy.

Who: Wendy English, Business Analyst - Box Elder County Small Business Development Center; LuAnn Adams, Utah Commissioner of Agriculture and Food; Karin Palle, Goldman-Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses*; Jed Christenson, Director, Utah’s Own Program; Kevin Jones, owner, Snap daddy’s (Utah’s Own); Laurie Seron, owner, Laurie’s Buffalo Gourmet (Utah’s Own).
Box Elder County business & community leaders including at least 40 small businesses wishing to join the Utah’s Own (UO) Program will meet successful UO company owners

Photo opportunity:  
Idle Isle Candy – Utah’s Own Member – Will be attending the summit.
41 South Main, Brigham City, UT. 84302
Phone: Cell (435) 225-5065 – Rich VanDyke (435) 723-8003
His store features many products.  There is quite a history with the store as well.  Rich can show off the store and production area.  http://www.idleisle.com/

Afton Floral – Utah’s Own member – Is hosting the summit
  96 S. Main St. Brigham City  Kyle Kanno cell (435) 225-2013
  His store also sells flowers and locally made foods. http://aftonsflowers.com/


Contact: Jed Christianson: 801-538-7108
Contact: Larry Lewis (801) 538-7104
 Cell (801) 514-2152


*Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a $500 million national program designed to help small businesses in the United States create jobs and economic growth by providing entrepreneurs with a practical business education, access to capital and business support services.






posted: April 23, 2014