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Babs De Lay and Derek Kitchen Honored at the 5th Annual Vest Pocket Business Coalition Awards!

Shown L-R are: Vest Pocket Vice President Rebecca Yates, Richard M. Wirick Lifetime Achievement Award honoree Babs De Lay, Independent Business Advocate Award honoree Derek Kitchen, and Vest Pocket President Doug Burton. Each year, Vest Pocket Business Coalition honors two people in our community who have been exemplary advocates for local, independent business. This year’s honorees are Babs De […]

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 […]

Join Us For “Cash Reigns Supreme: An In-Depth Class About Growing & Managing Business Cash Flow” On Oct. 25th

Healthy and consistent cash flow is the fuel that powers every business. It is as essential as oxygen. How is your business cash flow? Do you have cash flow necessary to meet today’s needs? What about next month or next year?  Do you use cash flow efficiently? What can you do to increase cash flow […]

A Beautiful Evening at the Vest Pocket / Local First Summer Social

Local business owners gathered for an evening of food, drink, and conversation at this year’s Vest Pocket / Local First Summer Social on August 25th. The event took place in the courtyard of The King’s English Bookshop at 15th and 15th in Salt Lake. Food was supplied by Tony Caputo’s and Mazza, with wine and beer from Vine Lore (a local […]