Small Business Week 20182018-04-29T19:26:08-07:00

Since 1963, the United States celebrates Small Business Week to recognize the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. This year the Salt Lake Chamber is honoring the extraordinary accomplishments, determination and dedication of small business owners in Utah. 

Throughout the first week of May, the Salt Lake Chamber is highlighting businesses making a difference in Utah and the local community.

2018 Small Business Week Features

Drake Busath
Owner, Busath Photography

Drake Busath purchased the business from his father in 1999, after working 18 years alongside his parents. Along the way he was featured four times on the cover of Professional Photography magazine, and earned Masters and Craftsman degrees from PPA.

Drake is a popular speaker at professional photographers conferences and has lectured and judged in Australia, Japan, Korea, Canada, England and in most U.S. states. He teaches workshops semi-annually in Italy.

Busath Studio & Gardens by any measure is considered one of the America’s leading portrait studios.


Mary Crafts-Homer
Owner, Culinary Crafts

When Mary started Culinary Crafts in 1984 her sights were set on always being her very best. Now, she’s catering events for Oprah Winfrey during the Sundance Film Festival and her company is the largest off-premise caterer in Utah.


BJ Stringham
President, UWM Men’s Shop

Utah Woolen Mills, now UWM Men’s Shop, is a 5th generation family business. First established as a mill in 1905, Utah Woolen Mills was a household name for the finest woolen goods in the region. Later, the business advanced to offering retail in the mid-1900’s. In recent years, they have made a name for themselves by serving the Salt Lake City area with the finest clothing in the world, perfected by the best tailoring staff in the nation.


Blog Posts

Opening Doors & Shattering Ceilings: Get to Know The Wave

Every year, the Salt Lake Chamber celebrates National Small Business Week by highlighting small businesses and entrepreneurs who are making a difference in Utah’s business and local community. In this Building Utah podcast we hear from Joanna Smith, founder of The Wave. The Wave is Utah's first co-working space and [...]

May 9th, 2019|

Upcoming Events

Monday, April 30, 2018

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM – National Small Business Week Utah Kick Off

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM – Effective Delegation: Making Room in Your Business for Unlimited Growth

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

8:45 AM – 11:45 AM – 1 Million Cups SLC
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM – New American Dream Lab

Thursday, May 3, 2018

4:30 PM – 7:00 PM – National Small Business Week Utah Awards Reception