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PAST EVENT – “Unwind” With UIBC/Vest Pocket on February 28th

Unwind with your friends at the Utah Independent Business Coalition (UIBC) this Thursday, February 28th.

“Unwind” is a casual monthly meet-up, and an opportunity for local business owners to socialize and relax at the end of the workday. Unlike our educational events, Unwind is always free to attend and is open to anyone 21 and over. No need to register. Feel free to drop by for a drink and some good conversation with like-minded entrepreneurs and local, independent business owners.

Join us for “Unwind”, this Thursday, February 28th, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at The Ruin (1215 Wilmington, SLC). We’d love to see you there.

PAST EVENT: “Unwind” With UIBC/Vest Pocket on March 28th

March 2019

Unwind with your friends at the Utah Independent Business Coalition (UIBC) this Thursday, March 28th.

“Unwind” is a casual monthly meet-up, and an opportunity for local business owners to socialize and relax at the end of the workday. Unlike our educational events, Unwind is always free to attend and is open to anyone 21 and over. No need to register. Feel free to drop by for a drink and some good conversation with like-minded entrepreneurs and local, independent business owners.

Join us for “Unwind”, this Thursday, March 28th, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at The Ruin (1215 Wilmington, SLC). We’d love to see you there.

Join UIBC for the opening of the Wasatch Business Series on Feb. 1st – Hosted by the Sugar House Chamber of Commerce

Join the Sugar House Chamber of Commerce for the opening of the Wasatch Business Series. The Wasatch Business Series is brought to you by the Sugar House Chamber of Commerce, Utah Independent Business Coalition, Millcreek Business Council, Holladay Chamber of Commerce, South Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce, and the Murray Chamber of Commerce.

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The Wasatch Business Series is a collaborative effort that is focused on bringing impactful networking and educational opportunities to business owners across the Wasatch Front.

The inaugural event will take place at Kimi’s Chop House in Sugar House on February 1st, 2019 from 11:30am-1:30pm.

11:30 ~ Networking
Noon ~ Lunch
12:30 ~ Speakers
1:00 ~ Networking

Speakers will include:

Anne Holman from The King’s English Bookstore.
Chris Holifield from I Am Salt Lake Podcast

We will be serving a 2-course dining experience:

  • Simple Salad (GF & C) mixed baby greens, romaine, radicchio, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, shaved parmesan, fresh herb vinaigrette
  • Swedish Meatballs whipped potato, lingonberry demi snap peas

For those with dietary restrictions, a vegan option is available:

  • Grilled dijon marinated portobello mushroom (GF, C, VG) tomato, kalamata olive & basil relish, bulls blood, blackberry balsamic reduction

This exclusive event has a very limited supply of tickets. RSVP by January 31st

Admission: $20, includes lunch.

Kimi’s Chop & Oyster House
2155 S Highland Dr, Salt Lake City

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Benjamin Sessions – President, Sugar House Chamber of Commerce
Mike Winder – Commerce & Economic Development Director, Millcreek City
Doug Burton – President, Utah Independent Business Coalition
Jason Woodland – President, Holladay Chamber of Commerce
Gary Birdsall – President, South Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce
Stephanie Wright – President, Murray Chamber of Commerce.

UIBC Board Member John Lair

Board Member John Lair Speaks At The Utah Taxpayer’s Association Legislative Outlook Conference

UIBC Board Member John LairUIBC Board Member John Lair (President & CEO of Momentum Recycling) spoke about the Business Personal Property Tax at the Utah Taxpayers Association’s Legislative Outlook Conference on January 7, 2019. Click below to listen to his speech.

Join UIBC For Our 2019 Legislative Warm-Up Breakfast

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Join Utah Independent Business Coalition (f/k/a Vest Pocket) for our 2019 Legislative Warmup Breakfast Wednesday, January 16th. Join us at 8am at Saffron Valley Restaurant at 26 “E” Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84103.

Special guest speakers Frank Pignanelli and LaVarr Webb will talk about bills in the 2019 Utah legislative session affecting local independent businesses. With keen insights and humor, Frank and LaVarr will predict how they believe the session will go, and will outline the major bills and issues every local business owner needs to know about. Frank and LaVarr will also answer questions and tell us how local businesses can get involved in the legislative process.

We’ll also update you on important issues that UIBC’s Advocacy Committee has been working on, such as reform of the Business Personal Property Tax.

The buffet-style breakfast at Saffron Valley will include pastries such as muffins and croissants, fresh fruit, cereal with milk, waffles, eggs, plus juice and coffee.

Admission includes breakfast and is $20 for UIBC members and $25 for non-members and includes breakfast. Proceeds will go to benefit UIBC’s Advocacy programs.

Seating is limited so reserve your space now.

Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Time: 8am-9:30am

Location: Saffron Valley Restaurant at 26 “E” Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84103

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Speaker Bios

Frank PignanelliFrank Pignanelli

Frank Pignanelli is a partner in the Foxley & Pignanelli bipartisan government relations firm in Salt Lake City. Frank was one of the youngest Utahns ever elected to state office, where he served in the House of Representatives for 10 years. As a Democrat, he spent 6 of those years as Minority Leader. Frank also serves on the Advisory Board for the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at The University of Utah and The University of Utah Venture Fund. Mr. Pignanelli writes a Sunday column on political activities in Utah for the Deseret News. Also, Pignanelli is a frequent speaker and political commentator for various civic and business gatherings throughout the state.

LaVarr WebbLaVarr Webb

LaVarr Webb is a political consultant and lobbyist. Previously he was policy deputy to Gov. Mike Leavitt and Deseret News managing editor. His 35 years of public policy and communications work has become legendary. As the publisher of Utah Policy Daily, he steers the most influential insider publication in the state.

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PAST EVENT: “Unwind” With UIBC/Vest Pocket on January 24th

Unwind with your friends at the Utah Independent Business Coalition (UIBC) on January 24th.

“Unwind” is a casual monthly meet-up, and an opportunity for local business owners to socialize and relax at the end of the workday. Unlike our educational events, Unwind is always free to attend and is open to anyone 21 and over. No need to register. Feel free to drop by for a drink and some good conversation with like-minded entrepreneurs and local, independent business owners.

Join us for “Unwind”, Thursday, January 24th, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at The Ruin (1215 Wilmington, SLC). We’d love to see you there.