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Vest Pocket Board Members Pushed For Reform of the Business Personal Property Tax at the Utah State Capitol on Nov. 27

Four members of Vest Pocket’s Board of Directors attended Monday’s joint Utah House and Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee hearing to urge lawmakers to reform the Business Personal Property Tax. The issue was the biggest area of concern voiced by attendees of Vest Pocket’s October small business advocacy planning meeting. Speaking before the committee, Burton […]

Rave Reviews for November’s Event: “My Business Is Out To Get Me! Reducing Stress and Finding the Work/Life Balance”

On Nov. 8, 2017, Vest Pocket Business Coalition presented “My Business Is Out To Get Me! Reducing Stress and Finding the Work/Life Balance.”  During this workshop, presenters Steven Beal and Debbie Coleman walked attendees through a custom workbook to help them create a personal action plan for: Finding a work/life balance Finding time for exercise De-stressing […]

Join Vest Pocket For Our Annual Holiday Party On Thurs., Dec. 7th at 7:30pm

Our Holiday Party is just around the corner! Come mix and mingle with your friends at Vest Pocket Business Coalition the evening of Thursday, December 7, 2017. We’ll be enjoying great food and drink from local companies as we celebrate the holidays at Cactus & Tropicals. Reacquaint yourself with old friends and meet business owners and professionals […]

The Benefits of Branding Local

Local First Utah is a nonprofit organization that works to educate the public, government, and business owners about the value and vitality of locally owned businesses to our economy and community. On February 22nd, Local First Utah Executive Director Kristen Lavelett gave a presentation on the Benefits of Branding Local. Lavelett detailed how independent businesses […]

Political Sages Pignanelli & Webb Offer Insight On How The 2017 Utah Legislative Session Bills Might Affect Vest Pocket Businesses

On Friday morning (Jan. 20), Vest Pocket members and guests gathered for breakfast at Lamb’s Grill in Salt Lake to hear Deseret News political columnists Frank Pignanelli and LaVarr Webb talk about upcoming bills affecting local independent businesses. Pignanelli, an attorney, lobbyist, and political adviser, said the timing of the event on inauguration day was […]

PAST EVENT: 2016 Holiday Mixer

  Join with all the great people in Vest Pocket and our partner organization Local First the evening of Thursday, December 8, 2016, as we socialize over great food and drink from local companies and celebrate the holidays! Come enjoy the festive atmosphere at Cactus & Tropicals. Reacquaint yourself with old friends and meet business […]

PAST EVENT: “Building a Team in Your Business: How To Get All Your Employees To Work Together!”

The truth is that getting employees to all work together for the benefit of the company is challenging. The best employees want to be team members and accomplish big things for their employers. Does your business have a true “team” of employees, or only employees working individually? What can you do to create and maintain […]