The Miller Business Resource Center, Utah Department of Workforce Services, and American Express held a graduation ceremony last month for the inaugural Youth Refugee Leadership class. Many youth refugees struggle with integrating into society, staying in school, and finding a support system. By adding this new youth cohort to the Refugee Leadership Program, it will help keep young refugees connected to their communities and become leaders in society. The program had 27 graduates representing [...]
The Utah Podcast Summit on June 2nd brought together nearly 200 podcasters from across Utah for a day of community building and learning! With a range of podcasters from hobbyists to small businesses to local media, attendees had a chance to learn how to start a podcast, how to monetize, advanced storytelling basics, and how to quit their day job. Announcements about more podcasting workshops as well as the 2019 Utah Podcast Summit will [...]
Kathy Ricci is a new Business Advisor for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program at Salt Lake Community College. Prior to this, she spent 21 years as the CEO of the Utah Microenterprise Loan Fund (UMLF), a 501c3 non-profit Community Development Financial Institution, providing management assistance and business loans of up to $50,000 to entrepreneurs who were not able to access traditional sources of funding. During her tenure, over 900 loans were made in the [...]
Stan Rees has worked in international business for more than 42 years, including 12 at Salt Lake Community College creating and overseeing the Global Business Center. He has made a big impact in the global trade community and has impacted many businesses that he has served and now feels it's time to retire. After receiving his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in 1969 and later his Masters degree in international business management from [...]
Twenty-one Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses alumni won awards at this year's Best of State Ceremony. Luke Peterson of Peterson Family Farm was given a Trophy Award for Product and Manufacturing. Beth Colosimo, Executive Director of the MBRC was also a presenter at this year's Awards Gala.