Skateboarding has not historically been considered a family sport, but neighbors and business partners Russ Warner and Brent Johnson are on a mission to challenge the stereotypes of skate culture. Their company is Ghost Long Board. Located in Cedar Hills, it makes plexiglass longboards designed to get the whole family outside and active.Read More
Hand-crafted, artisan-made books and journals are the bedrock of Rocky Mountain Journal Co., based here in Salt Lake City. The owners - Adrienne Cory and Natalie Johanson - are committed to making handmade journals using traditional bookbinding methods. And, they do so incorporating a healthy dose of humor into their work.Read More
Dark humor, saturated colors and originality - those are just a few aspects of Anna Pottier-Hickman’s art, which she creates at Anna Pottier Studio.Read More
A native of the Washington D.C. area, music lovers are lucky that singer-songwriter Kate MacLeod chose to make Utah her home. She’s lived and created here in the Beehive for decades. The multi-talented musician plays guitar, harmonica and violin and has studied many styles of ethnic violin and also trained in classical violin.Read More
Any chef will tell you that the secret to great food is great sauces and great seasonings. With that in mind, Mary Sandino and Dave Udy have been making Grandma Sandino’s sauce and seasonings here in Utah for over thirty years.Read More
Growing up in Guadalajara, Mexico and in Texas, respectively, the husband and wife team of Giselle and Jason McClure were no strangers to hot sauces .
When they moved to Utah, they couldn’t find chili oil anywhere, so they started making their ownRead More
Originally from Serbia, Dalibor Blazic emigrated to Utah in 2011. However, he missed the crêpes that his mother made twice per week saying, “I want to eat crêpes every day!” So he decided to make his own crêpes, eventually leading to his Dali Crêpes catering business. With an education in hotel and restaurant management and a culinary focus, he was well-suited to creating his own food business.Read More
Epic Brewing Company has had an epic rise to success over the past decade. What started as Utah’s first modern-era strong beer microbrewery has grown into an award-winning artisanal enterprise.Read More
When it comes to gin in the Beehive State, Beehive Distilling has been leading the way since 2013 with its much-beloved, hand-crafted Jack Rabbit Gin.Read More
Caroline Patterson became interested in natural living and herbal medicine many years ago. In her formidable years, she was living in a community that was very focused on self sustainability, natural self healing, and the use of products containing what the earth provides. As a result, she started making her own products for both, household cleaning, and beauty care.Read More
Joni is the creator/owner of a unique Utah-based business called Boho Chic Skulls. She takes dead animal skulls that she acquires from livestock dealers, pawn shops, slaughter houses, hunters, and from people selling their trophy skulls online, and then she carves them, transforming the skulls into intricate and delicate-looking pieces of art.Read More
“Agriculture has always been a passion for us,” says Stutman. “However, we wanted to be able to create a viable business that would, not only allow us to be profitable, but to also create year-round jobs in our small community. For many of the youth that grow up here are forced to leave home because of luck of the employment opportunities. We wanted to be a driving force in changing that.”Read More
Back in 1995, valuable calcite deposits were discovered in Northern Utah and Shamrock Mining Associates would gain the exclusive mining rights to Utah’s beautiful Amber Onyx, also called Honey Onyx or Honeycomb Calcite.
The “explorer” who made the discovery was Floyd Anderson, now a vibrant 95-years-old.Read More
Backstube is the German word for bakery or bakehouse. And for authentic, German-style pastries in Utah, look no further than Petra Vigil’s Old Country baked goods at Petra’s Backstubchen. Developed from her mother’s recipes and those from cookbooks she brought with her from her native Germany, Petra Vigil bakes and sells strudels, pretzels, cookies, cakes and seasonal pastries from her home-based business.Read More
“I always wanted a business where my dog was running around the shop and that was okay, and if we wanted to crack a beer at 4 o’clock we could do that, and it was okay. I started a business to do what I wanted to do without having to follow others directions. We don’t fit the typical mold. We aren’t super stuffy like every other woodworking shop in Utah. We’re just a little bit different and we’re proud of that.”Read More
“Non-musicians don’t often seek out open mic events because let’s face it…you get marginal performers sometimes,” says Feldman, “But when you go to as many open mics as we do, you discover a lot of amazing musicians.”Read More
Have you ever wanted to be better understood by your pet, or for your pet to better understand you?
Patty Rayman says, “People always want to know if their animals are happy and healthy, whether they are in pain, what their relationships are like with other people and animals. Animals think in pictures and emotions and I am able to translate those into words for their people.Read More
Formerly an IT business analyst, Vini Joseph was motivated to introduce Utahns to home-style fresh Indian foods.
She believes “When food is prepared with dedication and love, it can’t go unnoticed for too long.”Read More
“Our wanderlust brought us to Utah,” say Julia and Alan Scott, explaining the origins of their craft distillery’s name: Waterpocket Distillery. Avid outdoor adventurers, “We realized a lifetime of exploration can be had in the mountains, canyons, deserts and wildernesses of this beautiful state. The Waterpocket Fold gives form to the Capitol Reef and the national park that bears this name, and now gives its name to Waterpocket Distillery.”