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Vest Pocket’s June Event Offered Valuable Insights on Finding and Retaining the Best Employees

Vest Pocket’s June 15th event, “Finding and Retaining the Best Employees”, featured employment experts Sheila Sconiers, training and development coordinator for the University Of Utah’s Division of Human Resources, and Dr. Denis Petersen, Director of Professional Education at the University of Utah. Attendees learned how to source prospective employees and implement programs to increase employee […]

Vest Pocket 2016 Awardees Kim Angeli & Scott Anderson Honored at Special Luncheon Event

On May 25, 2016, Vest Pocket held its fourth annual awards luncheon at the Gallivan Center in downtown Salt Lake City.  Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski spoke at the event and presented the Independent Business Advocate Award  to Kim Angeli, former director of the Downtown Farmers’ Market in Salt Lake City.  The award honored […]

Vest Pocket’s April Event Provided Insight and Advice on Social Media Marketing

Social Media Marketing experts Brian Seethaler and Jesse Stay led an engaging presentation at our April 20th event. In “Decoding Social Media For Small Business” Brian and Jesse offered insight and advice on how small and independent business owners could best use social media to enhance marketing efforts. Feel free to reach out to Brian […]

Vest Pocket Educational Events Now FREE to V.P. Members!

The Vest Pocket Business Coalition board of directors has been working to improve our events, including how we charge attendees. For all remaining educational events in 2016, and starting with our March 16 lunchtime event, How To Find Business Mentors (and Why You Need One!), members of Vest Pocket will be able to attend educational […]

Vest Pocket Survey

The Results Are In… From The Vest Pocket Members Survey!

Last month, we asked Vest Pocket members and friends to participate in a survey to determine which educational events would have the most value to owners of local, independent businesses. Here’s a summary of the results: The majority of respondents prefer lunchtime events (46%) over morning events (32%) or evening events (15%). In response, we’ll […]

Call For Nominations to the VP Board of Directors

Do you or someone you know have a heart for supporting our local, independent businesses?  As we begin 2016, Vest Pocket seeks nominations for new board members.  The Vest Pocket board is a working board, and the organization has a tradition of providing valuable advocacy, education, and social events for our business community. Vest Pocket […]