Past Events

Lunch and Learn: The Millcreek City Center Project

Wasatch Business Series: Lunch and Learn – The Millcreek City Center Project

The Wasatch Business Series is hosting a lunch and learn about Millcreek’s City Center project, Millcreek Common. This event is presented by Millcreek Business Council A few years ago, Millcreek discovered a major fault line that ran through a prime developable space (the highly trafficked area between Richmond St and Highland Drive north of 3300 […]

Homelessness and its Impact on Local, Small Business

The problem of homelessness negatively impacts our entire community – including local, small-businesses. Homeless encampments near retail businesses and restaurants present difficulties for small business owners who are already struggling with labor shortages and ongoing challenges related to COVID. On August 25th, Utah Independent Business Coalition (UIBC) presented a virtual discussion on practical and compassionate […]

“Unwind” with UIBC After Work on Thurs., July 22nd at 5:30PM

Live events are back! Join us for Unwind, on Thursday, July 22nd from 5:30-7:30pm! Unwind is the premier after-work social event for local business owners — and it’s a great way to relax at the end of the workday. Unlike our educational events, Unwind is always free to attend and is open to anyone 21 […]

Join Us For UIBC’s Economic Outlook for Small Businesses + Legislative Wrap Up on March 25th!

Small business owners in Utah are pinning our hopes on a fast economic recovery this year! Join Utah Independent Business Coalition (UIBC) on Thursday, March 25th at 12 noon to hear economic insights from Rep. Robert Spendlove. Representative Spendlove proudly serves in the Utah House of Representatives, where he was elected in 2014. He represents […]

Event Recap: Independent Business Forum on COVID-19 – Economic Outlook Edition – Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021

 Utah small businesses have spent much of the past ten months scrambling to adapt to extraordinary circumstances. While the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic is not yet won, with a vaccine becoming more widely available, we’re setting our hopes for a good year of economic recovery for Utah. 2021 will be the year of […]

Finding Inspiration: Utah Small Business that Pivoted, Reinvented, & Persevered to Weather the Pandemic

Event Recap: “Finding Inspiration: Utah Small Business that Pivoted, Reinvented, & Persevered to Weather the Pandemic”

The past year was brutal for many Utah small businesses. While some small businesses sadly ceased to exist, many businesses made it through, and some have even thrived against all odds. How did they do it? What made the difference? What can we learn from these businesses to apply to our own businesses in 2021? […]

UIBC’s Independent Business Forum on COVID-19 Thurs., June 18th @ 12 Noon

We want to sincerely thank Blake Thomas, Director of Regional Economic Development for Salt Lake County, and everyone who attended last week’s virtual forum on COVID-19. The topic was Salt Lake County’s Small Business Impact Grant for businesses affected by COVID-19. You can view the video from June 18th here: Until the next forum, we […]

UIBC’s Independent Business Forum on COVID-19 Thurs., June 4th @ 12 Noon

We want to sincerely thank everyone who attended last week’s virtual forum on COVID-19.  As was mentioned on the call, we will now host this call bi-weekly, but would still like to continue this conversation throughout the week on our Facebook forum: https://www.facebook.com/groups/142558210460193/ Special thanks to Salt Lake County Economic Development for the sponsorship of […]