vest-pocket-icon-newsUtah Independent Business Coalition (UIBC) News

COVID-19 Action: Proclamation Requesting Relief For Small Businesses in Utah

The Board of Utah Independent Business Coalition has issued the following Proclamation Requesting Relief For Small Businesses in Utah. We invite you to read it and sign it, adding your voice to help support local, small business. We’ll be presenting this proclamation to the governor and the legislature soon.

UIBC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

As concerns continue to increase about the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), UIBC is committed to assisting our members in any way we can. This will include sharing best practices as prescribed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Utah Department of Health. We’ll also offer news and suggestions on how […]

Utah Independent Business Coalition (UIBC) has a few openings on our board of directors!

Do you love helping local, independent businesses? Utah Independent Business Coalition (formerly Vest Pocket) has select positions to fill on our board of directors. UIBC has a long tradition of providing valuable advocacy, education, mentoring, and social events for the independent business community. Multiple board positions will be filled this year, and people with finance/accounting, […]

PAST EVENT: UIBC invites you to the 2nd event in the Wasatch Business Series: The 2019 Legislative Wrap-Up Breakfast

The 2019 Utah State Legislative Session was an important session affecting Utah’s independent businesses. Bills concerning tax reform (including business personal property taxes and new taxes on services), transportation, education, and affordable housing were all up for debate. Join us for review of key legislation that was debated and passed in the 2019 session. We […]

UIBC Board Member John Lair

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

UIBC 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.  

Vest Pocket is changing our name! Introducing… the Utah Independent Business Coalition (UIBC)

Last winter, we asked Vest Pocket Business Coalition members, board members, and founders to weigh in on the idea of a name change for our organization. The response was overwhelmingly positive in favor of choosing a new name that more clearly conveys our mission – which is to advocate for local, independently-owned businesses in Utah. […]