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  • The 2015 Vest Pocket Annual Awards and Breakfast Ceremony

    In honor of Richard Wirick, owner and operater of The Oxford Shop shoe store for 60 years until his death in February 2012, The Vest Pocket Business Coalition is proud host the annual Richard M. Wirick Lifetime Achievement Awards, held:

    Wednesday May 20
    7:30 a.m to 9:30 a.m
    The Gallivan Center Stage
    239 S Main St, Salt Lake City

    A continental breakfast will be provided. Tickets to the awards ceremony will be $10 for Vest Pocket Members and $15 for non-members. 

    Seating is limited -- register here or RSVP at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Award Recipients

    Richard M. Wirick Lifetime Achievement Award
    Given to a local entrepreneur or business leader who has contributed to our economy and our community through their efforts of focusing on local independent business issues and supporting the vitality of the local business community. This year's recipients are Lucy Cardenas, Bill Coker, and the legacy of the Cardenas Family, owners of The Red Iguana.

    Independent Business Advocate Award
    Given to a community or educational leader who has worked diligently to promote and strengthen the position of local independent business in Utah. This year's award recipient is Jessica Thesing, from Salt Lake City.


    The Vest Pocket Business Coalition is committed to strengthening Utah's independent entrepreneurial prosperity and supports businesses and local communities through advocacy, education and social connections

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