July 24, 2017

Now that the parade is over and you’ve seen the floats, the horses and the marching bands – why don’t you head over to the Days of ‘47 Rodeo for the Gold Medal Round of the Cowboy Games.

Only the best rodeo athletes will take home the gold in bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, barrel racing, team roping, steer wrestling and tie-down roping.

With a $1-million payout, these games promise to be one of the premier rodeo events in the world.

In fact, the Days of 47 Rodeo is so big, they had to build a new 16-million dollar outdoor arena to hold it.

The new 10-thousand seat arena is at the Utah State Fairpark and promises a spectacular view no matter where you sit.

There’s a lot more than just world-class rodeo at the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo. There’s everything from live music, to family fun, and finger-licking BBQ.

Don’t miss out on all the fun. The Days of ’47 Rodeo wraps up tonight.

For more information visit daysof47cowboygames.com

July 25, 2017

This year the Women’s Business Center is celebrating its 20th Anniversary!

Since its creation in 1997, the Women’s Business Center has been committed to empowering women entrepreneurs in Utah by providing entrepreneurial training, premier networking, mentoring opportunities and free business consulting.

Join us in celebrating 20 years of entrepreneurship at this year’s Summer Social.

The event will feature a glamorous red carpet complete with a paparazzi, an upscale silent auction, live entertainment from Mama J. Love and gourmet food from Cuisine Unlimited.

At the event, the WBC will also be honoring Shannon Simonelli with the Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

The Summer Social will be held August 10th from 5:30 to 8pm at the Falls Event Center.

Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are still available

For more information visit summersocial.org

July 26, 2017

Silicon Slopes is more than just home to Utah-based tech startups, according to Forbes magazine, it’s now also cloud computing’s new capital.

Six Utah companies ranked among Forbes Cloud 100 list – which highlights the top private tech companies who deal with cloud computing – spanning everything from infrastructure to business software to cybersecurity.

The six companies include Qualtrics – which ranked 6th.  Used by more than 2 million people, Qualtrics is an online survey market leader that now also wants to help companies track employee satisfaction and customer interactions on social media and other channels.

Domo came in 15 on Forbes’ list.  Domo offers business analytics and other operational insights all in one app.

The tech-learning platform Pluralsight earned the 20th spot. Followed by Workfront, the Lehi-based work management software company, at number 58. Health Catalyst, a health care analytics company, at 64. Followed by InsideSales at 92.

View the complete list here.

July 27, 2017

If the equipment cooling your business is making too much noise, is more than 10 years old, or in need of frequent repairs, it may be time to upgrade.

Continually repairing equipment is not only a hassle, but maintenance costs can add up quickly.

And, since heating and cooling can account for as much as 45 percent of energy charges – outdated and inefficient systems can become expensive to operate.

Technical expertise and cash incentives for high-efficiency cooling upgrades are available from Rocky Mountain Power’s wattsmart® Business program.

Incentives also are available for energy-efficient lighting, insulation, food service equipment, compressed air systems and more.

Make staying comfortable no sweat this summer with energy-efficient equipment and Rocky Mountain Power’s wattsmart® Business cash back incentives.

For details on cooling upgrades, visit wattsmart.com


July 28, 2017

USTAR, the Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative, has announced the winners of its latest round of grant funding.

Seven Technology Acceleration Program, or TAP, grants were awarded.

These grants are designed to stimulate private sector technology development by addressing the critical funding gap many early-stage Utah companies face.

On top of the TAP grants, seven University Technology Acceleration Grants were awarded.

These grants support research and development of specific technologies with significant commercial potential that need additional funding before they can be spun out from a university setting.

USTAR says this latest round of grants has potential to translate into improved monitoring systems and methods to test and validate drug and device therapies.

To learn more about USTAR visit ustar.org