Monday, April 23, 2018

Miller Campus Hosts Utah Crowdfunder Series

The Salt Lake Region Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the Salt Lake Community College Miller Business Resource Center (MBRC) announce the Utah Crowdfunder Series: Core Experience, sponsored by the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, April 26, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at SLCC’s Miller Campus.

Panel discussions and speakers include:

  • Neal Harmon of VidAngel, which turned the movie rental business on its head and which raised $10 million in 3 days through Regulation A+ equity crowdfunding. 
  • Thomas Alvord, co-founder of the country's top crowdfunding marketing firm, is part of a team that has helped over 200 clients raise more than $190 million on Kickstarter and Indiegogo over the last four years.
  • Alisa Gammon is part of the Purple team, that raised $2.6 million on one recent Kickstarter campaign and is one of the top performing advertisers on Facebook. 
  • Caleb Light has been with Power Practical since 2011 and has been instrumental in their eight successful Kickstarter campaigns that have brought in $2.2 million.  
  • Marty Tate is an attorney for Carman Lehnhof Isrealsen and is considered one of the U.S.-based experts in equity crowdfunding, with numerous deals done in the Reg CF, Reg A, and Reg D areas, including blockchain, ICO, and token sales.

“Crowdfunding is becoming a primary method for financing new enterprises.  The best crowd funders in Utah will talk about raising big money on Kickstarter and IndieGoGo, as well as through equity crowdfunding channels,” said Bryce Hansen, associate director at the Salt Lake Region SBDC and lead organizer for the event.  “This is the best chance for Utah entrepreneurs to learn and make connections in the crowdfunding space.”

The half-day event cost $45 thru April 25 and $60 on April 26, the day of the event.  Breakfast is included. To register online or for more information visit

The Utah SBDC is a program of the U.S. Small Business Administration and is funded by the SBA and State of Utah. It is hosted at 15 colleges and universities throughout Utah and provides business advising, mentoring and services to small business owners at no charge. The MBRC at SLCC offers a wide range of services and support to businesses and organizations within our community. Additionally, the MBRC has community and industry partnerships that also provide assistance to the Center. We are also home to the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

First 'Evening for the Grand' Fundraiser a Success

Grand Evening

The Grand Theatre held its first annual Evening for the Grand fundraiser. Staged like a Backstage at the Grand event, dozens of guests listened to Dee-Dee Darby-Duffin sing jazz standards throughout the evening. In addition to ticket sales, a silent auction and opportunity drawing helped raise money for the Grand. Below are a few highlights from the event.

Spring Fashion Show A Walk in the 'Garden"

F * A * S * H * I * O * N

The Salt Lake Community College Fashion Institute presented “Meraki Garden – Experience the Essence of Creative Fashion,” the name of the 2018 senior collections runway show. Twelve graduating designers showcased their collections in a professional runway event at the SLCC South City Campus Atrium.

The Meraki Garden runway event was organized by the SLCC Fashion Productions class, which presented a “Fashion Presentation” one hour before the main runway event, featuring an array of SLCC fashion classes showcasing their work that covers costuming, millinery, embellishments, outerwear, knitwear, bridal, intimates and boot and shoe making.

The event also featured an exhibit to honor and showcase the amazing costuming designs of the late Cinamon Hadley, a Fashion Institute student who passed away earlier this year.

A few highlights from the show...


Saturday, April 21, 2018

College Back with Support for Twilight Concert Series

SLCC and Twilight Together Again

Salt Lake Community College this summer is joining the Salt Lake City Arts Council and Broadway Media as the presenter of the 2018 TwilightConcert Series, held each year in downtown Salt Lake City. This year’s lineup will be announced later this spring.

The Arts Council fully supports SLCC’s vision to be a model for inclusive and transformative education and strengthening the communities served through the success of its students. With collaboration, community and inclusivity among the school’s core values, the Arts Council is pleased to bridge the gap between arts and education and have SLCC on board for its second year as title sponsor.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for the College to once again support one of the summer concert season’s most popular events in a community that wants quality, affordable, live performances,” said SLCC Public Relations Director, Joy Tlou. “Many Twilight Concert Series attendees have been or will be students at SLCC – we saw some of our own students at those concerts last year. We found that our involvement with the series represents one of the new and innovative ways we’re looking for to further be involved in the community that has a lasting, meaningful impact in people’s lives. The fact that we’re doing this a second time is further proof that SLCC is truly your community college.”

One of the highlights of summer in Salt Lake City, the series will be held in August and September on Thursday evenings, consisting of five concerts. The concerts are moving back to Gallivan Center in downtown Salt Lake City and will each feature one national act and at least one local act. Tickets will be $10 for general admission.

'Jeopardy' Jumpstarts 2018 Employee Recognition

This year's Salt Lake Community College annual Employee Recognition event took on a gameshow theme as three teams battled for Jeopardy supremacy on the stage of the Grand Theatre. Awards were handed out and employees honored on stage for their years of service. Below are a few highlights.

Below are all of the employees and retirees honored during the event:


·      Sally Schramm, KT Magnusson, Kay Hill, Brian Williamson, John Hunt, Diana Harvey, Steven Mendiola, Gary Howard, LeAnn Woldruff, Marilyn Hibbert, Mark Smolenski, JoAnne Wright, David Easton, Tillie Wilber

Part-time employees:

·      25 years; Bill Evans, Darlene Withers

·      20 years; Russell Allred, Sherrie Clark, Jennifer Leeds, Peggy Sprouse, Angela Zarr

·      15 years; Gladis Acosta Gonzalez, Janine Kiisel, Javier Najar, Nola Otterstrom, Annetta Preston, Jolene Tanner, Norman Zurn

·      10 years; Chase Adams, Margarita Hakobyan, Jamie Hardman, Becky Lust, Jonathan Olson, Verla Reid, Amber Sidwell, Zachariah Smith, Mayra Tetzloff, Talieya Wallace, Jecher Woo

·      5 years; Jessica Alexander, Mitchell Baird, Glenda Barker, Rebekah Beckstrom, Alex Beseris, Ron Bohannon, Rania Boneck, Sherie Brinkerhoff, Kenyon Brown, Dan Dahlgren, Rachael Dick, LeeAnn Gallegos, Patricia Gamarra Vargas, Chad Hansen, Jordin Hartley, Marylynn Huggins, Jannet Islas, Brady Jenkins, Kathryn Jensen, Tiffany Johnson, Blake Lancaster, Debra Lords, Hakeem Lubanga, Donald Lundbom, Clint Mason, Alex Maughan, Laurie Mcbride, Keith McDonald, Laina McGinty, Cyndie Nell, Charles Payne, Cyd Rogers, Jessica Salazar, Aaron Smith, Ani Torosyan, William Wall, Bonnie Wood

Full-time employees:

·      35 Years; Ronald Giles, Veronica Medina, Sharlee Smith, Bill Zoumadakis

·      30 years; Philip Anosike, Cristi Millard, Martha Wilding, Don Gren, Dennis Wilson, Susan Brady

·      25 years; Danny Clark, Gary Howard, Karl Jorgensen, Ernest Randa, Tiffany Rousculp, Clifton Sanders, Leslie Seiferle, Gordon Storrs, Ron Valcarce, Ahmad Varedi, Eric Weber

·      20 years; William Bradford, Gay Bryant, Telina Daniels, Guy Douros, Damir Dozic, Steven Hamann, Maryln Harmer, Shauna Hatfield, Whitney Hyans, Kevin Miller, Dale Nelson, Sonia Parker, Paul Roberts, Jerrie Schaerrer, Kevin Springer, Ralph Tasker, Dianne Vanleeuwen

·      15 years; Robert Baird, Lesa Bird, Shirley Brock, Rachelle Brough, David Brower, Shaun Cook, Sara Farida, Melaney Farr, Suzanne Mozdy, Jason Pickavance, Richard Pineda, Trudy Richardson, Rebecca Ruffell, Jennifer Saunders, Celeste Skinner, TC Stuwe, Shane Tang, Melissa Tillack

·      10 years; Dave Alldredge, McKell Anderson, Abio Ayeliya, Darrin Bailey, Todd Baird, Cassidy Behling, Gus Calder, Denise Clausen, Carol Clawson, Samual Curley, Sue Dulaney, Spencer Eldridge, Julia Ellis, Chad Erekson, Yvette Evans, James Fenton, Scott Fineshriber, Shannon Flynt, Lisa Gillespie, Maria Griffith, Lorna Gwilliam, Richard Hasfurther, Tyler Hendrickson, Robyn Hortin, Boyd Johnson, Glory Johnson-Stanton, Douglas Knaphus, Curtis Larsen, Rebecca Lowell, Lee Martinez, Alia Maw, Megan McDowell, Cesar Melo, Anita Mitchell, Thomas Montoya, Marva Nelson, Paige Paulsen, Todd Phillips, Michael Ravare, Nate Reynolds, Francisca Rodriguez, Ed Rosenberger, Sally Schramm, Tyler Smith, Michael Stenquist, Vaughn Stroud, Melba Taylor, Bill Tovar, Gisela Vance, Tina Waite, Joseph Ward

·      5 years; Maria Aguilera, Jeffrey Aird, Gina Alfred, Tami Anderson, Spencer Bartholomew, Tara Bendt, Cyndee Bennett, Mikel Birch, William Birdsell, Eileen Boshard, Jeff Brandt, Joven         Calara, Jim Carey, Daniel Carpenter, Kristin Cartwright, Devan Church, Jan Coleman, David Davenport, Juan Deliote, Jedediah Doelling, Alan Done, Milovan Drazetic, Celia Duarte, Shelly Edwards, Jed Egbert, Lyndsay Fait, Debra Graham, Jie Gu, Mark Hoffman, Marcile Howes, Ologa Iopu, Mark Jarvis, Justin Jory, Scott Keister, Lisa Larson, Paul Laursen, Dee Leo, Tom Longenecker, Barton Mace, Debbie Mahre, Slavica Mikanovic, Linda Miller, Justice Morath, David Munoz, Tammie Neeley, Hoa Nguyen, Paula Nielson-Williams, Christian Orellana, Michael Oremus, Rebeca Perez, Daniel Poole, Ray Robbs, James Roberts, Suda Satcunasingam, Melissa Schaefer, John Schweitzer, Nick Shelton, Natalie Shepherd, Charlotte Smith, Lucy Smith, Jonathan Soto, Steve Speckman, Erin Stirling, Kathy Sutton, Kathie Tancredi, Cecilia Templeton, Dee Thornton, Tina Tran, Andrew Vogt, Samantha Wood