Small Business Summit2019-01-15T13:53:52+00:00

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

Small business is the backbone of our community. The Salt Lake Chamber Ignite & Inspire Small Business Summit will provide the opportunity for small business owners, managers and entrepreneurs to come together to learn new tools, tactics and strategies and make invaluable connections to help support the growth and success of small business in Utah.

During this year’s Small Business Summit: Ignite & Inspire, four businesses will be recognized for their accomplishments to the local small business community.
This year’s awards include:
  • Small Business of the Year
  • Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year
  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Small Business Champion

Submit a Nomination by January 15, 2019.

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2018 Keynote Speaker

Sarah Calhoun
Founder and Owner, Red Ants Pants

Sarah Calhoun, founder and owner of Red Ants Pants, has nearly two decades of leadership experience in both the non-profit and small business sectors, working in the outdoor education industry before founding Red Ants Pants in 2006. From her home in the small town of White Sulphur Springs, she has become an inspiration for her dedication to supporting rural communities.

Tired of wearing men’s work pants that didn’t fit, Calhoun designed pants that would fit, function and flatter working women. Red Ants Pants is based out of White Sulphur Springs, Montana where the storefront, distribution center and international HQ all reside. Known for their grass roots marketing efforts, including ‘Tour de Pants,’ the direct sales model is proving effective.

She has also been called a “revolutionary figure in rural business today” and a “powerhouse of inspiration for women in business.” Her dynamic style and inspiring experiences have helped her rise to the top echelons of success as a rural entrepreneur, and she is paying it forward by actively encouraging and mentoring other women in starting their own businesses.

2019 AGENDA

Registration, Light Breakfast, Exhibitor Displays

Please check back for an updated list of exhibitors.

Sarah Calhoun
Founder and Owner, Red Ants Pants

Sarah Calhoun, founder and owner of Red Ants Pants, has nearly two decades of leadership experience in both the non-profit and small business sectors, working in the outdoor education industry before founding Red Ants Pants in 2006. From her home in the small town of White Sulphur Springs, she has become an inspiration for her dedication to supporting rural communities.

Tired of wearing men’s work pants that didn’t fit, Calhoun designed pants that would fit, function and flatter working women. Red Ants Pants is based out of White Sulphur Springs, Montana where the storefront, distribution center and international HQ all reside. Known for their grass roots marketing efforts, including ‘Tour de Pants,’ the direct sales model is proving effective.

She has also been called a “revolutionary figure in rural business today” and a “powerhouse of inspiration for women in business.” Her dynamic style and inspiring experiences have helped her rise to the top echelons of success as a rural entrepreneur, and she is paying it forward by actively encouraging and mentoring other women in starting their own businesses.

Strategic Planning: How Strategy Puts Profit on Your Bottom Line?

Digital Marketing: How to Reach Your Ideal Customer

Building Talent: Panel on Finding and Retaining Talent

Peer-to-Peer Mentoring and Roundtable Discussions

Strategy Planning: How Strategy Puts Profit on Your Bottom Line?

Heroes Finish Last! Learn the Single, Simple Rule That Will Separate you From the Pack

Quality, Clients and Cookies: Making 2019 Your Best Year Ever

Peer-to-Peer Mentoring and Roundtable Discussions

During this year’s Small Business Summit: Ignite & Inspire, four businesses will be recognized for their accomplishments to the local small business community.
This year’s awards include:
  • Small Business of the Year
  • Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year
  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Small Business Champion

*Please note agenda is subject to change.

2018  Event Photos

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