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Vest Pocket - Local First Summer Social

A Beautiful Evening at the Vest Pocket / Local First Summer Social

Local business owners gathered for an evening of food, drink, and conversation at this year’s Vest Pocket / Local First Summer Social on August 25th. The event took place in the courtyard of The King’s English Bookshop at 15th and 15th in Salt Lake. Food was supplied by Tony Caputo’s and Mazza, with wine and beer from Vine Lore (a local […]

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 […]