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Stepping up to meet new challenges

People and businesses across Utah are working hard to adapt in these uncertain times. Here are some inspirational ‘In Utah’ stories.
Tina Larson Encourages Discomfort With Inequality
Tina Larson Encourages Discomfort With Inequality

As the daughter of an electrical engineer, Tina Larson has been around engineers her entire life, but growing up, she never saw anyone who looked like her. She didn’t let that stop her from pursuing an education and career in STEM. Today, she is the president and...

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Dr. Angela Trego Helps Individuals Find Success
Dr. Angela Trego Helps Individuals Find Success

It’s often hard to see if personal efforts to make a difference or create change are successful. However, Dr. Angela Trego, a mechanical engineer and businesswoman whose list of degrees, work experience, awards, and accomplishments is seemingly endless, feels we often...

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UVU President Leads By Example
UVU President Leads By Example

As Astrid Tuminez puts it, her path to becoming the seventh president of Utah Valley University (UVU) looks more like a zig-zag than a straight line. Her life’s journey started in the slums of the Philippines. Still, her work and education took her around the globe...

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Rita Magalde: Bringing People Together Over Baklava
Rita Magalde: Bringing People Together Over Baklava

How does a woman born in New York end up with a Greek baklava bakery in Utah? Rita Magalde, the owner of Sheer Ambrosia Gourmet Desserts, is familiar with this question. The short answer is she learned how to make baklava from a Greek family she worked for in high...

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CHG Healthcare: Empowers Women To Grow in Their Careers
CHG Healthcare: Empowers Women To Grow in Their Careers

The CHG Healthcare story began in 1979 when a University of Utah physician developed the concept of locum tenens (traveling physicians) as a way to deliver much-needed medical care to rural areas across the country. More than 40 years later, CHG has become one of the...

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Sweet Hazel & Co Demonstrates the Power of Community
Sweet Hazel & Co Demonstrates the Power of Community

Felicia Henson, or “Chef Fee” as she’s known in the culinary world, didn’t overthink things when she transitioned from sous chef to bakery owner. After testing the idea out from her home kitchen, she rented a commercial kitchen and opened her bakery, Sweet Hazel &...

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Salsa Queen Shares Her Recipe For Success
Salsa Queen Shares Her Recipe For Success

What’s the secret to being a successful businesswoman and entrepreneur? According to the Salsa Queen, the winning recipe is about finding your passion, creating something with love, surrounding yourself with the right people, and getting moving. For the Salsa Queen...

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Clyde Companies: Championing Women While Leading the Way
Clyde Companies: Championing Women While Leading the Way

Clyde Companies is one of the largest privately-owned enterprises in Utah, spanning the construction, concrete, aggregates, building materials, land development, and insurance industries. It owns and supports the needs of eight subsidiary organizations, including WW...

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Tracy George: Mentors Can Change Your Career Path
Tracy George: Mentors Can Change Your Career Path

Tracy George, MD, knows the power of a great mentor. George, a professor of pathology at the University of Utah and the president and chief scientific officer of ARUP Laboratories, might have taken a different career path if it weren’t for a mentor. Just as her mentor...

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Wilson Electronics: Women Are on the Move
Wilson Electronics: Women Are on the Move

Since 1997, Wilson Electronics, based in St. George, Utah, has been the industry leader in cellular repeater technology. The company holds over 250 patents, and it manufactures two U.S.-built brands of cell signal boosters. Its weBoost products improve signal in...

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Park City Lodging: Women Empowering Women
Park City Lodging: Women Empowering Women

As a women entrepreneur of one of the largest vacation rental companies in Park City, Rhonda Sideris knows firsthand the challenges women face in the workplace. Not someone who shies away from a challenge—as her previous walks of life as a bull rider, white water...

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Dominion Energy: Actions Speak Louder
Dominion Energy: Actions Speak Louder

Dominion Energy Utah provides reliable, safe, and affordable natural gas service to almost 1.2 million customers in Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming that energize homes, businesses, and the lives of Utahns. Headquartered in Richmond, VA, Dominion Energy is a leader in the...

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Intermountain Healthcare: Exceeding Employee Expectations
Intermountain Healthcare: Exceeding Employee Expectations

Intermountain Healthcare is an integrated, nonprofit health system based in Salt Lake City, Utah, serving the healthcare needs of people across the Intermountain West and beyond. The organization focuses on providing high-quality care that is accessible and affordable...

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Paths for Women are Bright at Zions Bancorporation
Paths for Women are Bright at Zions Bancorporation

Whether mentoring promising female employees or monitoring pay equity, Zions Bancorporation supports employees with programs and policies that champion diversity, equity, and inclusion. When Zions Bank opened for business in 1873, five of the first 15 depositors...

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Big Dill Pickleball Co.
Big Dill Pickleball Co.

When Katy Luxem moved to Utah in 2018, she joined a roller derby team to meet people. She loved the community but decided to hang up her skates after breaking both ankles in separate instances. She picked up pickleball, a sport she had grown up playing in Seattle, to...

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Bonsai Bai Me
Bonsai Bai Me

For Mckenna Sontag, bonsai was a hobby before she started her business Bonsai Bai Me. She would casually get together with her friends and do it for fun, but she never imagined her hobby would turn into a business.  Starting in 2022, she took some time to re-evaluate...

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MagTrax: Providing Screen-Free, Clutter-Free Entertainment
MagTrax: Providing Screen-Free, Clutter-Free Entertainment

In March 2019, just one week into the COVID-19 pandemic, Bryan Stringham’s household clutter was at an all-time high, and entertainment options were at an all-time low. Shortly after that he had a stroke of inspiration. “I had to create something that would be...

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Hale Centre Theatre: Operating in an Arts friendly State
Hale Centre Theatre: Operating in an Arts friendly State

“It has been a tumultuous year,” said Quinn Dietlein, vice president and executive director of Hale Centre Theatre. “Even though the arts have become a particularly hard-hit industry during the pandemic, Hale Centre Theatre has embodied the popular show business phrase, ‘The show must go on.’”

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Natural History Museum of Utah: A welcoming place to safely learn
Natural History Museum of Utah: A welcoming place to safely learn

When the Natural History Museum of Utah closed in March 2020 to help slow the spread of COVID-19, it thought it would be dark for just a week or two. By mid-April, however, it became clear that their “temporary” closure would be extended. Staff members began to prepare for an extended shutdown. 

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Eva Restaurant: Facing COVID-19 With Determination and Optimism
Eva Restaurant: Facing COVID-19 With Determination and Optimism

Before the pandemic hit, Eva Restaurant was the busiest it had ever been. After 12 years on Salt Lake City’s Main Street, the restaurant was growing, with a record number of employees on its payroll. That quickly changed when the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States, and the protocols for running a restaurant changed drastically.

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Sweet Tooth Satisfied
Sweet Tooth Satisfied

Last spring, The Sweet Tooth Fairy owners on Foothill Drive weren’t sure they would be able to keep the bakery open.

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The Homestead Resort Reimagined
The Homestead Resort Reimagined

Located in the picturesque Heber Valley, the Homestead Resort in Midway offers its guests a wide variety of activities to choose from on its 168-acre property.

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Connecting Leaders With Nature
Connecting Leaders With Nature

Leadership is a journey. However, few leaders embark on the type of journey that fosters greatness. That journey is best described as a pilgrimage, a Leadership Pilgrimage.

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Unleashing Your Inner Artist
Unleashing Your Inner Artist

Jill Johnson, the owner of The Paint Mixer, now says, with a little bit of hindsight, she is grateful for her business being inspired by the late iconic public television personality Bob Ross. One of Ross’s mantras was, “there are no mistakes, only happy accidents,” which is how she approached the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on her business.

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Patented Zipper Technology Delivers Five-Finger Freedom
Patented Zipper Technology Delivers Five-Finger Freedom

This year, when ski resorts and shops began shutting down in March due to COVID-19, it cut the company’s revenue stream, which it relies on to survive in its offseason. Several retail partners delayed or canceled orders for next season, causing inventory risk and cash flow issues for 12 months out.

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CHG Healthcare: Staying Connected From Afar
CHG Healthcare: Staying Connected From Afar

The pandemic is quickly changing how we work and where we work. That means companies need to adapt the way they lead and engage their workforce. Because employees are more likely to be engaged in their jobs if they feel a sense of connection and belonging with their coworkers, creating that connection is more important than ever.

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Relaxation at PuraVida On Main
Relaxation at PuraVida On Main

The PuraVida On Main spa, located on historic Main Street in Park City, has a goal to be present in the lives of those around us by giving grace and respect to one another and the community.

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Urban Neighborhood Dining at Carson Kitchen
Urban Neighborhood Dining at Carson Kitchen

Urban Neighborhood Dining at Carson KitchenSpecializing in creative American cuisine and thoughtfully crafted cocktails, Carson Kitchen is built on a philosophy of reimagined comfort food prepared with approachable fine-dining ingredients.

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Shaping History Through Sculpture
Shaping History Through Sculpture

Shaping History Through SculptureCreating unique and specialized statuary for clients from around the globe is what MARBLECast Product, Inc., aka STATUES.COM, has been doing for over 25 years.

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Top Shelf Helps Maintain Social Connections
Top Shelf Helps Maintain Social Connections

Getting together in social settings while enjoying cocktails is a favorite pastime for many Americans. Whether it’s celebrating life’s occasions or relaxing after a long work week, cocktailing has always been a central part of social networking, and Top Shelf has been a part of Utah’s social scene since 2008.

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Domo Helps Companies Get Back to Work
Domo Helps Companies Get Back to Work

To help companies respond to each phase of COVID-19 and manage intelligence from various sources, American Fork-based business cloud provider Domo created the Get Back To Work Command Center. The Center provides a new solution for corporations to protect their most important asset: their people.

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Earnest Offers Relief to Clients During COVID-19
Earnest Offers Relief to Clients During COVID-19

When the pandemic hit in March, Earnest’s leadership team acted quickly to ensure a smooth transition to work from home and continues to give employees the flexibility to balance work with personal life with schools and daycare closing.

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Podium Starter Keeps Businesses Open During COVID-19
Podium Starter Keeps Businesses Open During COVID-19

Aiming to assist local businesses’ recovery from the pandemic, Podium, the leading customer messaging platform for local businesses, released Podium Starter, a free suite of tools designed to enable local businesses to adapt to the new normal by texting their customers.

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A Touch of Elegance
A Touch of Elegance

Sean Bradley’s unwavering commitment to excellence, his community and customers, are trademarks of this entrepreneur.

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