Monday, March 11, 2013

Small Business Success Celebrated at Utah Rural Legislative Day

Eleven small business owners in the were honored at the annual Utah Rural Legislative Day on Friday, March 8 in a ceremony on Capitol Hill.

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Rural Division first established the Rural Legislative Day in 2011 to inform legislators on issues impacting rural Utah.  The Utah Small Business Development Center (Utah SBDC) network will award select business owners from across the state recognizing their achievements for the past year. The eleven businesses reflect a broad range of products, services and innovations offered by Utah’s entrepreneurs.

The eleven businesses were each nominated by their respective Small Business Development Center (SBDC) include:

·       Blind Man’s Whips, Vernal SBDC
·       Construction Monitor, Cedar City SBDC
·       The Forbidden Fruit, Price SBDC
·       Irrisoft, Logan SBDC
·       KISSTIXX, Orem SBDC
·       My Sister’s Quilts, Salt Lake SBDC
·       PetZen Products, Odgen SBDC
·       Steamroller Copies & Design to Print, St. George SBDC
·       Time for Families, Kaysville SBDC
·       Wagon Wheel Pizza, Blanding SBDC
·       Zip Kit Homes, Ephraim SBDC

The Utah SBDC network, with 14 locations across Utah, provides consulting, training and other resources to emerging and existing small business owners in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), and other colleges and universities in the state.   To learn more about the Utah SBDC network, please visit