Mighty Main Street

Utah's main streets define the character of our communities as much as our cities and national parks. Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join KSL as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street. 

Episodes

  • March 28, 2021

    Women Who Succeed is a mentorship program supported by female leadership Part 2

    As VP of Success in Education, which is a Garff Family public Charity that supports educational pathways for children, Erin Trenbeath-Murray brings decades of non-profit leadership experience to the table. With the support of Kathi Garff and Rick Fulkerson, Erin recently launched Women Who Succeed, which is a mentorship program supported by female leadership, for girls and young women who are not advancing in the STEM subjects. They have researched the gap of girls succeeding in science and math in grade school only to drop interest in junior high, due to confidence. The goal will be to reach out to young women and through the support of internships and mentoring, they can support the young students into the STEM programs.  

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

    Play Episode
  • March 28, 2021

    Women Who Succeed is a mentorship program supported by female leadership Part 1

    As VP of Success in Education, which is a Garff Family public Charity that supports educational pathways for children, Erin Trenbeath-Murray brings decades of non-profit leadership experience to the table. With the support of Kathi Garff and Rick Fulkerson, Erin recently launched Women Who Succeed, which is a mentorship program supported by female leadership, for girls and young women who are not advancing in the STEM subjects. They have researched the gap of girls succeeding in science and math in grade school only to drop interest in junior high, due to confidence. The goal will be to reach out to young women and through the support of internships and mentoring, they can support the young students into the STEM programs.  

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

    Play Episode
  • March 28, 2021

    Open Snow is a weather condition app that has up to the minute weather forecasts to help you Part 2

    When you live in a high Sierra desert like Utah, with our amazing weather patterns and you enjoy the outdoors, you need up to the minute forecast to plan your activities. Evan Thayer grew up on skies and loves the outdoors, so he started his own weather app to stay on top of conditions for skiing. His friends kept asking him about the weather patterns so one thing led to the another and he launched the Open Snow app which is becoming wildly popular. As Even likes to say, he skis first and works second, so this business is perfect for this snow hound. After his success with his Open Snow app, he decided to create Open Summit for all year around conditions. Evan is teaming up with our meteorologist around the country to extend his coverage.

    Check it out at the app store Open Snow and Open Summit.

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

    Play Episode
  • March 28, 2021

    Open Snow is a weather condition app that has up to the minute weather forecasts to help you Part 1

    When you live in a high Sierra desert like Utah, with our amazing weather patterns and you enjoy the outdoors, you need up to the minute forecast to plan your activities. Evan Thayer grew up on skies and loves the outdoors, so he started his own weather app to stay on top of conditions for skiing. His friends kept asking him about the weather patterns so one thing led to the another and he launched the Open Snow app which is becoming wildly popular. As Even likes to say, he skis first and works second, so this business is perfect for this snow hound. After his success with his Open Snow app, he decided to create Open Summit for all year around conditions. Evan is teaming up with our meteorologist around the country to extend his coverage.

    Check it out at the app store Open Snow and Open Summit.

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

    Play Episode
  • March 21, 2021

    Everything Utah’s retail store has it all, from local chocolatiers to affordable art Part 2

    After living in Utah for 30 plus years, Mary Bilodeau-Lindsey, Owner of Everything Utah located at 311 South State Street in Salt Lake City, has arrived! When you experience her commitment and knowledge of the history of Utah, you would swear she was born and raised here. Mary loves Utah and all is has to offer, so her retail store features all Utah artists and crafts people from our local Utahn chocolatiers, to honey, turquoises and silver jewelry and attainable and affordable art. Mary even has Tea Towels that tell the Utah story! Not only are these items great tourist gifts, but they’re also wonderful keepsakes for locals like her cool hoodies. Go to everythingutah.com to see for yourself.

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

    Play Episode
  • March 21, 2021

    Everything Utah’s retail store has it all, from local chocolatiers to affordable art Part 1

    After living in Utah for 30 plus years, Mary Bilodeau-Lindsey, Owner of Everything Utah located at 311 South State Street in Salt Lake City, has arrived! When you experience her commitment and knowledge of the history of Utah, you would swear she was born and raised here. Mary loves Utah and all is has to offer, so her retail store features all Utah artists and crafts people from our local Utahn chocolatiers, to honey, turquoises and silver jewelry and attainable and affordable art. Mary even has Tea Towels that tell the Utah story! Not only are these items great tourist gifts, but they’re also wonderful keepsakes for locals like her cool hoodies. Go to everythingutah.com to see for yourself.

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

    Play Episode
  • March 21, 2021

    At Wild Women Tribe, it’s all about the journey and not the destination Part 2

    In meeting Renee Huang, Founder of Wild Women Tribe, you immediately

    connect to her vison of bringing women together in a safe and welcoming atmosphere, just when we need it the most. As you’ll hear Renee say, “it’s all about the journey and not the destination’. When you go to her website you will get an idea of the menu of activities, self-care classes and opportunities to meet women who are looking to expand horizons through outdoor adventures to build up confidence through the connections at Wild Women Tribe. This 3-year-old company has hit a cord with their attendees, so you can easily attend any of their well-organized adventures by yourself and feel welcomed. 

    Check out wildwomentribe.net to schedule your next event!

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

    Play Episode
  • March 21, 2021

    At Wild Women Tribe, it’s all about the journey and not the destination Part 1

    In meeting Renee Huang, Founder of Wild Women Tribe, you immediately

    connect to her vison of bringing women together in a safe and welcoming atmosphere, just when we need it the most. As you’ll hear Renee say, “it’s all about the journey and not the destination’. When you go to her website you will get an idea of the menu of activities, self-care classes and opportunities to meet women who are looking to expand horizons through outdoor adventures to build up confidence through the connections at Wild Women Tribe. This 3-year-old company has hit a cord with their attendees, so you can easily attend any of their well-organized adventures by yourself and feel welcomed. 

    Check out wildwomentribe.net to schedule your next event!

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

    Play Episode
  • March 14, 2021

    Wilderness Ridge Trail Llamas is about the working Llama and how they add amazing joy and diversity to hiking Part 2

    Wilderness Ridge Trail Llamas was founded in 2010, a family owned and operated business. The mission of Wilderness Ridge is to promote and educate others about The Working Llama, sustainable travel, land & heritage preservation through commercial outfitting and guided experiences. The llamas not only help a wider group of people to see the vast lands surrounding the Capitol Reef area but are wonderful trail companions and add an amazing amount of joy and diversity to hiking trips.

    Book your trip/check out reviews...wildernessridgetrailllamas.com

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

    Play Episode
  • March 14, 2021

    Wilderness Ridge Trail Llamas is about the working Llama and how they add amazing joy and diversity to hiking Part 1

    Wilderness Ridge Trail Llamas was founded in 2010, a family-owned and operated business. The mission of Wilderness Ridge is to promote and educate others about The Working Llama, sustainable travel, land & heritage preservation through commercial outfitting and guided experiences. The llamas not only help a wider group of people to see the vast lands surrounding the Capitol Reef area but are wonderful trail companions and add an amazing amount of joy and diversity to hiking trips.

    Book your trip/check out reviews...wildernessridgetrailllamas.com

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

    Play Episode
  • March 14, 2021

    The Western Nut Company has built a solid reputation in the industry through their uncompromised commitment to quality

    We can thank small businesses like Western Nut which has been in operation since 1966 for laying the groundwork for downtown Salt Lake companies. Located at 434 South and 300 West, this amazing family-owned traditional business is dedicated to taking care of its loyal customers and employees. Loren, Lee and Darin Mercer create their famous candy, fudge, nuts and Paul’s World-famous brittle with the best and freshest ingredients, which is why they ship all over the world. Not only can you order online, but you can also mail order or use amazon or facebook.com.

    Check out Westernut.com and get yourself a treat you won’t forget!

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

    Play Episode
  • March 14, 2021

    Discover some of what makes The King's English one of the most unique and inviting bookstores anywhere

    As they like to tell you at The King’s English Bookshop, located at the popular corner of 15th South and 15th East, they have been matching books to readers since 1977. Owner, Anne Holman, has done a masterful job in adjusting their business model to accommodate their loyal clientele and welcome new customers, with the increase interest in reading. Due to the charming but small space of the bookstore, you can go to the website and order online 24/7 and curbside pickup from 10am to 6pm. You’ll also see the virtual events, e-books, best sellers or sign up for The Inkslinger to stay informed.  

    Go to kingsenglish.com to order your books! 

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

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  • March 7, 2021

    Taffy Town’s taffy is the preferred treat in the heat because chocolate melts!

    As extraordinary as it soundsJason Glade, the current CEO of Taffy Town is the 4th generation leader of this popular candy company that distributes yummy salt-water taffy around the US and beyond. In meeting with Jason, he said at Taffy Town they are getting ready for their busy season this spring and summer because taffy is our preferred treat in the heat as chocolate melts!! This business, which opened in 1916 is the classic small business in the US supporting 50 plus employees and going strong. With 80 flavors and a new one introduced every year, they will be around for many years to come!

    Visit https://www.taffytown.com/

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

    Play Episode
  • March 7, 2021

    Mary Homer Crafts and Kate Strong launched a $100 Dinner Club and have witnessed an emotional, powerful, immediate impact

    As the former President and CEO of Utah’s most rewarded catering company, Culinary Crafts, Mary Homer Crafts has a deep connection to the delivery of food and drink to guests. Mary has been deeply affected by the sharp decline in the restaurant business as she witnessed the closure of restaurants and loss of jobs. So, in partnership with her friend, Kate Strong, who believes the more we give the more we receive, they launched the $100 dollar dinner club. Every Thursday, they select a restaurant in SL County with 30 folks who pay $100 and pass the money directly on to the server. Needless to say, they have blown some minds and have witnessed an immediate emotional, powerful, immediate impact.

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

    Play Episode
  • March 7, 2021

    Canuckiwi specializes in tourism and works with the Utah Office of Tourism as an extension of their international in-market representation Part 2

    Corey Marshall, along with his wife and business partner, Karen McCardle established Canuckiwi Ltd, a representation and consulting firm for the travel and tourism industry in 2012. Canuckiwi specializes in tourism and travel trade marketing, consumer advertising, PR strategies for suppliers and destination marketing organizations worldwide. Canuckiwi works with the Utah Office of Tourism as the in-market representation firm for Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, serving as an extension of the international team based in the Salt Lake City head office. 

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

    Play Episode
  • March 7, 2021

    Canuckiwi specializes in tourism and works with the Utah Office of Tourism as an extension of their international in-market representation Part 1

    Corey Marshall, along with his wife and business partner, Karen McCardle established Canuckiwi Ltd, a representation and consulting firm for the travel and tourism industry in 2012. Canuckiwi specializes in tourism and travel trade marketing, consumer advertising, PR strategies for suppliers and destination marketing organizations worldwide. Canuckiwi works with the Utah Office of Tourism as the in-market representation firm for Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, serving as an extension of the international team based in the Salt Lake City head office. 

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

    Play Episode
  • February 28, 2021

    Tsunami has numerous locations where you can dine in or do curbside and their seafood is fresh and off the charts

    The owners at Tsunami will tell you they opened their restaurant and sushi bar because of their love of sushi. With numerous locations, their seafood is fresh and off the charts. Some of the favorite sushi rolls are the Executive, Playboy or the Coco Cabana. With the Covid safety practices in place, you can dine in or do curbside to enjoy the specials they have to offer. A do-not-miss is the delicious Chicken teriyaki or the shrimp tempura or as a vegetarian try the Hot Mamba.

    See the menu, reviews and hours they’re open at https://tsunamiutah.com/

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

    Play Episode
  • February 28, 2021

    The Clark Planetarium creates enlightening experiences that inspire wonder in learning about space and science

    The Clark Planetarium strives to create and present enlightening experiences that inspire wonder in learning about space and science and to promote greater public awareness of science in daily life. Director, Lindsie Smith, is committed to implementing the planetarium’s mission and inspiring Salt Lake County residents and beyond to discover and learn about space and science especially with our new planet Mars exploration. 

    Check it out at https://slco.org/clark-planetarium/ clarkplanetarium.org

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

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  • February 28, 2021

    The 23rd Great Salt Lake Bird Festival spotlights the spring migration of thousands of birds

    The 23rd Great Salt Lake Bird Festival will be a safe, socially distanced and top tier festival experience happening May 13th through May 16th. This is one of the most unique annual bird festivals that spotlights the spring migration of thousands of birds heading north for the warmer months. Davis County offers many places to view birds and many different ways of viewing them -- by horseback at Antelope Island State Park or with an expert guide at the Farming Bay Waterfowl Management area. 

    Book your tour before they sell out. Go to daviscountyutah.gov/greatsaltlakebirdfest/.

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

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  • February 28, 2021

    South Valley Chamber is launching an MBA style Accelerator business model, tailored with small businesses in mind

    Jay Francis, newly elected President and CEO, brings a wealth of experience to the South Valley Chamber. After decades of Executive leadership at the Larry H Miller family businesses, he is launching MBA style Accelerator business model, tailored with small businesses in mind. South Valley Chamber believes in strategic partnerships as they build their alliances across Sandy City, Draper and Riverton leaders and business. As the economy continues to grow you don’t want to miss out on the events they have to offer.

    Check it out for yourself at https://southvalleychamber.com/ 

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

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  • February 21, 2021

    Kessimakis Produce has been providing fresh whole sale produce for four generati

    After 4 generations of being in business, it’s no surprise Kessimakis Produce has a reputation for quality. Brian Nelson, a partner with the family-owned business, is fully committed to providing the best and freshest wholesale produce to their customer base. In working with a lot of restaurants, Kessimakis Produce worked in lockstep with their clients to serve them no matter how big or small the order, keeping their customers in business through some challenging times.

    Check out what they have to offer at sales@kessimakispro.com   

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

    Play Episode
  • February 21, 2021

    Contender Bicycles has the hottest brands in cycling, including electric bikes

    Ryan and Allison Littlefield knew they wanted their own business and as cycling enthusiast, it had to be bikes. So in1999, they opened Contender Bicycles and now they have two of the best locations at 9th South and 989 East in SLC, and 1352 White Pine Canyon Road, in Park City. They carry some of the hottest brands in cycling including the electric bike that is growing in demand. If they don’t have what you want, you can build your own, and create a custom paint job to really call claim it. You’ll soon discover your like-minded locals hanging out at Contender who love to ride and know all the best trails Utah has to offer.

    Go to their website and see for yourself…contenderbicycles.com 

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

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  • February 21, 2021

    “Utah’s Amusement Capital” has adventure and exploration. Discover Davis for you

    Discover Davis is located north of Salt Lake City, minutes from the Salt Lake International Airport. Known as “Utah’s Amusement Capital,” there is a myriad of adventure and exploration in the area for family and friends. Many already know the popular Lagoon Amusement Park and SeaQuest interactive aquarium with an additional four amusement centers. Davis also offers Antelope Island State Park, the Great Salt Lake, 10 golf courses, 400 restaurants and over 500 miles of outdoor trails. Director of Discover Davis, Jessica Merrill, says Davis County has a small town vibe with big city activities!  

    Check it out at: DiscoverDavis.com

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

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  • February 21, 2021

    Escape the daily grind in an Escapod!

    Owners, and husband and wife duo, Jenn & Chris Hudock founded Escapod out of necessity -- a need to escape the daily grind at a moment’s notice, to be unbounded by terrain, free to roam. So together they built their first Escapod trailer in Jenn’s Mom’s garage and now this business has 22 full time employees providing unrestricted off-road exploration. The comfort of the compact trailer has insulated sleeping quarters, and a fully-functioning outdoor kitchen. Today, Escapod has grown into one of the most revered producers of teardrop trailers in the US. Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a full-time vagabond, there is an Escapod for you.  

    See the inventory at: escapod.us

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

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  • February 14, 2021

    Caffé Molise serves delicious Italian Food in their stunning remodeled restaurant

    When a business has to relocate it can be a challenge, but for Owner/Chef Fred Moesinger, and his wife Amy Sterling, of Caffé Molise, it was fabulous. With a love for antique buildings and self-declared old building Nerds, the new location for Caffé Molise in the Eagle Building, located 404 South West Temple, is the right place. Since 1993, Caffé Molise has been delighting their customers with delicious Italian food from their paninis to the Mediterranean salad or the fresh catch daily for our fish lovers. If you are a pasta person, try the Lasagna. When you dine at Caffé Molise you have to save room for their homemade desserts. The bread pudding with caramel sauce is to die for and so is the Chocolate Hazelnut cake or why not order the all-time Italian fav, tiramisu cake.

    Check out this remodeled stunning restaurant or book your next event at… caffeemolise.com

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

    Play Episode
  • February 14, 2021

    Zion National Park provides visitors with education and recreational opportunities to enjoy for generations to come

    Zion National Park is one of the earliest additions to the national park system and encompasses some of the most scenic canyon country in the United States. The park is one of the most visited parks in the US with 4.8 million guests a year. Zion is characterized by high plateaus, a maze of narrow, deep, sand-stone canyons, and striking rock towers and mesas. The Zions National Park aims to provide visitors with a wonderful experience through educational and recreational opportunities that foster and manage cultural and physical resources to ensure long-term integrity for all of us to enjoy for generations to come.

    Plan your trip and go to zionnationalpark.com  

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

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  • February 14, 2021

    Glamping Canyonlands offers a unique off-grid, eco-friendly and luxurious camping experience

    Take the path less traveled, enjoy sweeping red rock vistas and remove “rough’n’it” from the equation. Glamping Canyonlands offers a unique off-grid, eco-friendly and luxurious camping experience. Guests  have spacious bell tents and private decks, furnished with queen-sized beds and inside seating. Located at the middle point between Arches National Park/Moab and the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park, stunning scenery is a guarantee. Glamping Canyonlands keepings things simple to enjoy the nature surrounding while making sure you’re comfortable under the incredible night sky!      

    See for yourself…glampingcanyonlands.com

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

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  • February 14, 2021

    Tuacahn inspires the human spirit through professional world class family entertainment

    Located at the mouth of the Padre Canyon, adjacent to Snow Canyon State Park, Tuacahn inspires the human spirit through professional world class family entertainment and an unparalleled artistic and academic experience that matches the majesty of the surrounding red rock land. The Tuacahn Center for the Arts strives to serve the widest possible audience, support the local community and enlighten the general public with family, top level entertainment.. When meeting with Director, Kacey Jones, her gratitude spoke volumes about the dedication of their community and the season ticket holders, who believe in Tuacahn, and continued their support.   

    To view the remarkable lineup visit tuacahn.org  

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

    Play Episode
  • February 7, 2021

    Lux Catering knows the art of hospitality and caters large impressive events from food to flowers

    When you meet with Owner/Operator of Lux Catering, Kelly Lake, you quickly realize she loves the art of hospitality with her remarkable award winning food as her testament. After 25 years in the business of hosting every kind of venue you can dream up, Kelly’s network of hospitality contacts spreads around the US and beyond. She has a dedicated staff who thrive on the professional challenges of hosting and catering large impressive events. With her own on site florist, they have you covered from beginning to end.

    Go to luxcateringandevents.com to book your wedding or party!

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

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  • February 7, 2021

    The Natural History Museum educates, inspires and opens our minds to our human history

    Utah became the resting place for some of the most remarkable dinosaur finds in the world, and the Natural History Museum of Utah is the benefactor. Located at 301 Wakara Way, new Director Jason Cryan, is the biggest ambassador of this phenomenal treasure that educates, inspires and open our minds to our human history through fossil exploration. The Natural History Museum of Utah is an active research institution that supports the education of paleontology, anthropology, botany, zoology, entomology, mineralogy and malacology. This is a do not miss experience.

    Check out nhmu.utah.edu.

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    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

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  • February 7, 2021

    Taqueria 27 serves not only a unique variety of salsas but also delivers fresh and innovative food

    Owners/Chef Todd Gardiner and wife Kristen opened Taqueria 27 because this is the business they love. Before opening the 5 Mexican cuisine restaurants around the Wasatch Front, Todd worked at some of the best restaurants in Utah with a flare for fresh food, innovation and a desire to create the best. While practicing safe dining, Taqueria 27 created their signature of amazing tacos made with traditional beef, chicken and pork, and a do not miss duck tacos and the pear/beet taco. The variety of salsas speak to Chef Todd’s with the desserts that are through the roof.

    Check it out at taqueria27.com.

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

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  • February 5, 2021

    Big MT Lodge

    Big Mountain Lodge is the ultimate basecamp for all of your adventures in Emery County, Utah! From breathtaking views atop the Manti La-Sal Mountains to the world-famous formations in the San Rafael Swell, enjoy fishing, golfing, climbing, biking, hiking, and ATV trails in both the mountains and the desert canyons. Stay in the charming cabins, fuel-up at the on-site restaurant and grab all of your gear for a day full of fun, snow or shine. 

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

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  • February 5, 2021

    Slot Canyon Inn

    Built in 2006, Slot Canyon Inn, a unique bed & breakfast, is located between Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef National Parks on Scenic Byway 12 in Escalante, Utah, a picturesque region of canyons, arches, plateaus and cliffs. The on-site restaurant offers the finest dining with fresh, locally sourced products. At the Slot Canyon Inn you will wake up in one of the most protected environments of the United States and go to sleep under the Milky Way.

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

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  • January 22, 2021

    Discover the untapped Tushar and Mineral Mountains in central Utah with Tucker High Adventures

    Everyone has a different definition of “high adventure.” Tucker High Adventures focuses on the untapped Tushar and Mineral Mountains in central Utah, gems of hidden mountain bike trails, ATV trails, climbing crags tucked in canyons, and secluded hikes with views as far as the eye can see. After 20 years of experiencing outdoor adventures, this family-run adventure guide service is determined to make your day and expand your horizon.

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

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  • January 22, 2021

    GastronomicsSLC navigates the best bites and curb side pick up in the city

    Our restaurant industry needs the intuition and keen interest of food champion Stuart Melling, owner of Gastronomics SLC, as he navigates the best bites and curbside pick up in the city. If you haven’t been to his website you have to check it out as he has his State of the Plate which is his annual run down his top favs dishes he has personally tried. He also dials you into new and exciting foodie ideas where you can use Hubbers and Dashers to bring it to your doorstep. Stuart will also cover great butcher shops and bakeries as he predicts the future of our dining scene that we love.

    Go to gastronomicsslc.com

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

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  • January 22, 2021

    The International Dark Sky Association awards Utah State Parks with international Dark Sky Status

    Natural dark sky areas are decreasing across the United States and around the world. Utah State Parks have some of the darkest night skies in North America. Utah has more dark sky state parks than any other state park system. The International Dark Sky Association (IDA) recently awarded Jordanelle, Kodachrome Basin and Rockport State Parks International Dark Sky Park status. These parks bring the total of Utah Division of Parks and Recreation’s designated dark-sky parks to eight and drive the aggregate of officially designated dark sky places in Utah to 21.

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

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  • January 22, 2021

    The International Dark Sky Association awards Utah State Parks with international Dark Sky Status

    Natural dark sky areas are decreasing across the United States and around the world. Utah State Parks have some of the darkest night skies in North America. Utah has more dark sky state parks than any other state park system. The International Dark Sky Association (IDA) recently awarded Jordanelle, Kodachrome Basin and Rockport State Parks International Dark Sky Park status. These parks bring the total of Utah Division of Parks and Recreation’s designated dark-sky parks to eight and drive the aggregate of officially designated dark sky places in Utah to 21.

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

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  • January 22, 2021

    Altitude Cycling gives nothing but the finest in their cycling experience

    Mark Jespersen, Owner of Altitude Cycling, believes that bikes offer a simple solution to many of our communities’ problems and our human need to explore and be outside. Independently owned with 2 locations in Eastern Utah (Price and Vernal), Altitude Cycle is committed to giving their customers nothing but the finest in their cycling experience. With 24 years of service in the Uintah Basin, over 100 miles of some of the best single track in Northeastern Utah as well as 7 years of service in Carbon/Emery County and over 50 miles of awesome single track in Central eastern Utah and hundreds of miles of the best gravel grinding roads, Altitude Cycle is the place for service and sales for all your cycling needs.

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

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  • January 22, 2021

    Get a personal extraordinary one-of-a-kind shopping experience at The Children’s Hour

    Located at the corner of 9th East and 9th South this 38-year-old book store, toy store, jewelry and clothing boutique for adults and children, is a family-owned business heading to the 3rd generation.

    Diane Etherington with her family on site creates a shopping experience for their customers that’s personal and targeted with the extraordinary one-of-a-kind items you won’t find anywhere else. The Children’s Hour invites you into an amazing shopping experience and makes sure their customers are very comfortable with their Covid practices.

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

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  • January 22, 2021

    Governors Office of Economic Development supports small communities in recovery from the impact of Covid

    Nan Anderson as the Rural Program Director of the Governor's Office of Economic Development has the motivation to drive the Utah Main Street pilot project supporting our small community in recovery from the impact of Covid. Through research, GOED discovered Utah was one of a few states that didn’t have a robust revitalization program targeting our main street business owners and residents, and now we do. The pilot program has rolled out in Brigham City and Price and embraced enthusiastically by property owners demonstrating tremendous promise for a statewide initiative creating robust economic impact.

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

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  • January 22, 2021

    The Park City Chamber/Convention and Visitor Bureau is a champion of our local business community

    The Park City Chamber/Convention and Visitor Bureau is the champion of our local business community and of our community’s brand. They strive to foster a successful economy through the promotion of the area as an attractive travel destination and through community and regional collaboration. With the hiring of the new President and CEO, Jennifer Wesselhoff this mountain resort is in for thoughtful and strategic continued growth, for many years to come.

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

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  • December 21, 2020

    Hogle Zoo creates a safe and fun experience for everyone to enjoy

    Our beloved Hogle Zoo with a 24-year conservationist at the helm, CEO, Steve Burns, is creating a safe and fun experience for all of us to continue to enjoy our zoo. Our zoo opened in SLC in 1911 and was the benefiter of the Hogle family’s donated land opened at its current location 2600 Sunnyside Ave, in 1931. The zoo is a place for all of us to gain a deeper understanding of the importance and impact of amazing animals.

    For more information go to hoglezoo.com

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    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

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  • December 21, 2020

    Lucky Spoon Bakery offers gluten-free treats and is always introducing new items

    Pam Shulte, as a baker and owner of Lucky Spoon Bakery, was motivated to create delicious treats for her husband Jim, who has a gluten allergy. She tried to find baked goods he could enjoy and realized there was a gap and a need and launched Lucky Spoon Bakery. She is now in most grocery retailers in Utah and is selling around the United States. Pam is always introducing new items with the newest called the celebration cake.

    Go to luckyspoonbakery.com

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

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  • December 21, 2020

    Explore the experience of the great Southwestern U.S. with Southwest Adventure Tours

    Southwest Adventure Tours strives to provide others with the opportunity to explore and experience the Southwestern U.S. with professional knowledgeable guides from the local community and access to quality of service expected from a first-class destination management company. From lodge & hotel-based tours to camping & backpacking, a unique itinerary and enriching experience will exceed all expectations.   

    Check it out Southwestadventuretours.com

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    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

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  • December 21, 2020

    Cliffrose Lodge is an upscale intimate hotel located just a half-mile away from Zions

    The historic multifamily generationally owned and operated Cliffrose lodge, sits on the edge of the Virgin River and just steps from local dining. With Zion National Park Visitor Center just a half-mile away and five minutes from Zion Canyon, this is the perfect Zions getaway location. Cliffrose is an upscale intimate hotel with two heated outdoor pools and hot tubs open year-round.

    Book your next trip to cliffroselodge.com

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

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  • December 21, 2020

    Castle Gate RV has heart and history in Helper Utah

    Located in Helper, Utah this highly rated RV park has heart, history and all the amenities. Visitors describe it as immaculate with a great bathhouse and a friendly staff. Castle Gate RV Park was built to share Helper’s culture and incredible outdoor opportunities by offering a great place to stay, close to town with amenities for RVs and deluxe cabins. Enjoy river access, fishing, tubing, direct access to ATV trails and more.

    Castlegatervpark.com for your RV reservation

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    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

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  • December 21, 2020

    Orchid Dynasty offers orchids, succulents, tropical plants and beautiful flowers

    Clint and Shelly Lewis have a love for the natural world and when you visit their Orchid Dynasty location at 9th South and 365 West, you will witness their commitment to plants. They have hundreds of orchid plants and other plants to choose from as well including succulents, tropical and beautiful cut flowers. They also have an amazing on-site nursery to increase the plants they have to offer.

    Look at the plant selection orchiddynasty.com

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    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

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  • December 21, 2020

    The Homestead Resort continues to grow and change

    For over 125 years, Homestead Resort in Utah has been a gathering place for travelers, family gatherings and locals alike. In addition to the famous Crater, a natural geothermal hot spring that attracted visitors to the property as far back as history can take us, Homestead Resort has continued to grow and change. This historic land hosts exciting activities and events like weddings, premiere golfing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and ice castles in the winter. They are under a very cool renovation to the delight of their guests. 

    Book a fun local getaway at homesteadresort.com

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    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

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  • December 21, 2020

    Western Rivers Flyfishing believes in the stewardship of our waters

    For over 33 years Western River Flyfisher’s goal is to make sure you have a great outdoor experience on the water and that core principle has not changed over time. Owner Steve Schmidt also believes in our stewardship of our waters and shares this insight with their customers and students in their flyfishing classes and guided fly fishing trips. Check out the best fly fishing equipment at their store 1071 East and 9th South.

    Go to westernriversflyfishing.com

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    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

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  • December 8, 2020

    Three miles from Kanab natural beauty meets luxury at Dark Sky RV

    In 2019, Britt Roth with three generations of a RV traveling family fell in love with the beauty and heat of Kanab, UT. They sold everything and took a leap of faith and set out to develop a new kind of RV park, one that we yearn for on the road where natural beauty meets luxury. Just three miles from the center of Kanab on 40 acres of private property, Dark Sky RV offers 18 premiere RV sites and campsites that sit on acres of untouched sagebrush. Sites include amenities and lots of space between your place and your neighbor, heated floors in their spacious and beautiful bathrooms and fire pits for their guest to sit around and gaze at the stunning star filled skies.

    For more information go to https://www.darkskyrv.com/

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    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

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  • December 8, 2020

    Cache Tailgate Pads offers a smart tailgate pad that serves numerous function

    CEO, Tyler Green of Cache Tailgate pads located in Cottonwood Heights created his product out of his own necessity and his search for reliable gear that he could trust. As an outdoorsman and a born and raised Utahn, he wanted a high functioning pad for his truck that he could depend on so, he invented a smart tailgate pad with their patented Basecamp System that serves numerous functions. Tyler had this product made from the best weather resistant material that won’t shrink, bubble or break down plus, detachable accessories and a locking carabiner to keep your system safe on the road.

    He also has a 5-year guaranty with no questions asked.

    Check it out for yourself at trustcache.com

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    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

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  • December 8, 2020

    Loveland offers 136,000 square feet of marine life and now a new 40,000 square feet education center

    Brent Anderson, the president and CEO of Loveland Living Planet Aquarium located at 12033 Lone Peak Parkway in Draper, had a dream which was inspired when Brent was 5 years old. In 1997 he embarked on his quest for Utah to have a world class aquarium in our high sierra desert. He never gave up on his dream and opened Loveland Aquarium in 2004 with 136,000 square feet of marine life and now a new education center with 40,000 square feet of aquatic educational impact. Our Utah businesses enjoy booking the Shark Tank conference room for corporate meetings, plus Loveland Aquarium has numerous arts and culture functions throughout the year.

    Visit lovelandaquarium.com for events and hours of operations.

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

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  • December 8, 2020

    Oliver Barthez leads a delegation of Utah Destination Marketers through France while promoting non-stop flights

    Oliver Barthez has served as the in-market representative of the Utah Office of Tourism in France, Belgium, and Luxembourg for the past 13 years. He initially came into the role leading a delegation of Utah Destination Marketers through France while promoting Delta’s new non-stop flight from Paris to Salt Lake City, which still flies to this day. With over 25 years of experience in the travel industry, across a variety of sectors, he is a master at developing relationships that benefit Utah with visitors from around the world exploring the wonders of the state of Utah.

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

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  • December 8, 2020

    From whitewater kayaking, biking, skiing and outdoor equipment, Wasatch Touring has it all!

    Starting in 1972, Wasatch Touring owned by Dwight and Charlie Butler supported outdoor enthusiasts with retail sales of backcountry and Nordic skis. Two years later in ’74, they opened to biking and whitewater kayaking in addition to their backcountry skiing. At Wasatch Touring their goal is to be the place for their outdoor equipment for Utah residents and visitor’s. They sell and rent the best equipment with an eye on expediting the process so you can get outdoor skiing, cycling or whitewater kayaking as soon as possible. When you’re working with the team at Wasatch Touring, they have first-hand knowledge of the equipment and will set you up for a wonderful outdoor experience.

    Visit wasatchtouring.com

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    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

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  • December 8, 2020

    Heber Valley and Wasatch County is an excellent place to live, work and play

    Visiting the picturesque Heber Valley is the perfect way of enjoying one of Mother Nature’s favorite destinations. As Utah’s Adventure Escape, the Heber Valley office of Tourism, Economic Development and Chamber of Commerce works to promote the Heber Valley and Wasatch County as an excellent destination to live, work and play for travelers and businesses from around the state. This Utah playground has activities for everyone all year around with Deer Valley and Sundance resorts right next door plus the famous Heber Valley Railroad for the whole family.

    Check out hebervalley.com for more information

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

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  • December 8, 2020

    Rico Foods expands their reach outside of Utah

    If you haven’t met Jorge Fierro, Founder and CEO of Rico Foods do yourself a favor and meet him. He is one of Utah’s best ambassadors and we are a better because of his impact and commitment to our community. His extraordinary talent for creating delicious Mexican food is why Rico Foods is in most grocery stores in Utah and expanding their reach outside of Utah with the 65 brand items currently being manufactured and delivered out of their new warehouse located downtown at 945 West Folsom Ave.

    Visit ricofoods.com

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

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  • December 8, 2020

    Caputo’s not only offers amazing food but also beautiful gifts from European Pottery to Food Baskets

    Matt Caputo comes by his love for gourmet cheese, charcuterie, aged vinegars and olive oils honestly as the next generation and son of Sam Caputo, who founded Caputo’s market and Deli 20 plus years ago. Matt was influenced at a young age working at his family restaurant and is a natural at it. Besides the amazing food with a world class cheese cave, this deli is also known for their beautiful gifts from European pottery to fabulous food baskets for any time of the year, and while you’re there do-not-miss famous meatball sandwich.

    Check out their creative web-site that’s easy to navigate at caputos.com

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

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  • November 24, 2020

    Stockist owner Helen Wade creates candles exclusively for her store

    It takes an independent streak to want your business to reflect it and Helen Wade, owner of Stockist in the 9th and 9th shopping district, is exactly that person. She opened her unique boutique which captures her values in providing quality clothing for adults. She believes cool clothing should be strong enough to pass down and not disposable. She has collected great designers plus has lifestyle gifts as well. In fact, Helen is creating her own candles exclusively for Stockist.

    Check out the store at thestockistshop.com

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

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  • November 24, 2020

    Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation hosts the country’s largest state sponsored recreation summit

    Patrick “Pitt” Grewe, is the director of the Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation (OOR) at the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development. Pitt represents the governor in outdoor recreation matters, hosts the country’s largest state-sponsored outdoor recreation summit and manages several grant programs that support local Utah communities’ outdoor recreation initiatives. For Pitt, the great outdoors is his playground, classroom and passion.

    Visit business.utah.gov/outdoor

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    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

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  • November 24, 2020

    Pago Restaurant owner Scott Evans updates his menus seasonally to reflect the time of the year

    The restaurant industry is one of the most important sectors in our market and Scott Evans owner of the Pago Restaurant Group, located at 878 South and 9th East, knows this industry from the ground up. With his MBA degree, he adds the element of business acumen with his passion and commitment to delicious American cuisine. Scott supports local providers and updates his menu with seasonal foods to reflect the time of year. He has a cool patio to extend his dining and handles his demanding curbside pickup.

    Check out the menu or place an order at pagoslc.com

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

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  • November 24, 2020

    The Utah Film Commission brings four major network television series to the state

    With over 20 years of experience in the film industry, Virginia Pearce has been the Film Commissioner for the state of Utah since 2014. Under Virginia’s leadership, the Utah Film Commission has brought four major network television series and numerous award-winning projects to the state, creating over $200 million of new state spending.

    Virginia has a passion for programs encouraging diversity in the entertainment industry, including a lower budget incentive program, women’s network, workplace harassment policies and an emerging talent grant program. Utah proudly boasts many iconic films including Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid with Robert Redford. As a Utah local Redford inspired the world-class Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

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  • November 5, 2020

    Photographers Dan Norris and Tom Till, have combined forces

    Photographers Dan Norris and Tom Till, have combined forces to offer personally guided instructional tours of their home landscapes --  Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park and lesser-known but equally grand BLM locations. They aim to seek out desirable locations in their best light, and to fill each tour with as much as teaching for photographers from all over the spectrum of experience. If you’re in Moab be sure to visit Tom Till Gallery at 61 North Main Street to see his impressive work. 

    Tomtill.com

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

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  • November 5, 2020

    The Zion Forever Project works to build the next generation of leaders

    The Zion Forever Project works to build the next generation of leaders, stewards and keepers of the sanctuary. The dramatic landscape of Zion is impressive to all and so they should be kept. By establishing business and agency partnerships, encouraging innovation, expanding educational opportunities, funding tangible projects, and leveraging resources, the Zion National Park Forever Project engages in collaborative efforts with federal agencies, gateway communities, and guests to create connections to the Greater Zion Landscape that will lead to lifelong stewardship.

    Learn more at zionpark.com.

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    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

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  • November 5, 2020

    Local Food Walking Tours takes folks on a food walking tour in Salt Lake City or Park City

    It takes a real storytelling talent to bring that skill set to light and launch your own business. Moe Egan is that person and he is the Founder of Salt Lake Walking Tours. Moe delights his guests by first understanding what they’re interested in and then takes folks on a food walking tour in Salt Lake City or Park City. You go to the restaurant and try a dish, talk to the restaurant owner and move to the next restaurant. Along the way, you get a low down on SLC or Park City and Utah with our rich culture and history, plus great food along the way. It takes about 2 hours and you can buy your tickets on the website.

    Localfoodwalkingtours.com

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  • November 5, 2020

    Big Iron Tours is a veteran owned and operated tour company offers breathtaking sights in Moab

    Big Iron Tours is a veteran owned and operated tour company that will take you all over the incredible red rocks in the Moab area to the most exciting and breathtaking sights that you won’t want to miss!  Mike Ballard with his wife Reagan, owner/operator and lifelong Moab resident, loves the valley, loves this country, and loves to show people why. If you are looking to have the thrill of a lifetime or take it easy and explore the off-the-beaten path backcountry with a knowledgeable guide, BigIronTours.com is right for you! Call ahead because they book up fast.

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  • November 3, 2020

    Ken Sanders Rare Books is a Utah antiquarian bookstore with a truly remarkable history

    As one of the most intriguing book collectors and book store owners, our very own Utahn and antiquarian bookseller, Ken Sanders, has a remarkable history from catching notorious book thieves to being a celebrity book appraiser on Antiques Roadshow. Ken Sanders Rare Books, located in downtown Salt Lake City at 268 South and 200 East, is a mind-blowing experience for book worms as you’re surrounded by thousands of books to choose from. You’ll quickly believe he was a book collector as a teen growing up in Utah and he delivers decades of his love and passion for books every day.

    For new arrivals check out kensandersbooks.com

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  • November 3, 2020

    Red Cliff Lodge is Moab's hidden treasure of the west

    Nestled on the banks of the Colorado River, surrounded by magnificent 2,000-foot cliffs, the Red Cliffs Lodge—Moab’s National Park Experience—is truly a hidden treasure of the west. Visiting Red Cliffs Lodge feels like a step back in time, but guests soon find comfort and amenities throughout. From John Wayne to Susan Sarandon, the red rock canyons have a well-established role in America’s film history so don’t miss the Moab Film and Western Heritage Museum, which displays the story behind Hollywood’s romance with the Moab region.

    Book your next trip at redcliffslodge.com

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  • November 3, 2020

    Ogden History Tours offers a historical experience for all interests

    Ogden History Tours, led by Husband and wife team Jennifer and Matt Jones, offers guided walking tours for a variety of tastes and interests, both spooky and non-spooky alike. Whether you want to learn about what various buildings were back when Two-Bit Street was hustling and bustling with cattlemen and thousands of train passengers, Electric Alley, Ogden’s legal (at one time) red-light district, or the spooky tales of 25th Street’s haunted locations we offer something for everyone.

    Go to ogdenhistorytours.com for hours of operations and tour times

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  • November 3, 2020

    Hilton and Hotel Monaco is a delightful spot in Utah's capital downtown scene

    Now is the time to visit our beautiful capital city and take advantage of amazing deals at our downtown hotel scene. As the state of Utah supports our small businesses with the shop in Utah grant.

    The Hilton Hotel at 255 South and West Temple is passing this support to their guest with amazing pricing for hotel nights and a dining credit at Spencer’s Steak House on property. The hotel launched the Hilton clean initiative so you have a safe and delightful experience.

    The Kimpton Hotel Monaco in Salt Lake City at the corner of 15th West and 2nd South has embraced the Shop in Utah grant with their Nights and Bites promotion as you enjoy a beautiful overnight stay and dining credit at their amazing restaurant on property.

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  • November 3, 2020

    American West Heritage Center gives a look back at the living history of Utah

    Formed in 1995 as a museum of folklife and living history from the 1800s to the early 1900s, American West Heritage Center in Wellsville, Utah embodies the hard work and dedication of our ancestors. With the support from Utah State University this beautiful living museum is located on several hundred acres in Cache Valley at the foot of the Wellsville Mountains. Throughout the year, the staff will delight their guest with hands-on activities for the whole family and showcase their animal husbandry as you travel back in time.

    For hours and seasonal activities go to Awhc.org

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  • November 3, 2020

    Hip and Humble provides an inspiring space for fashion and home décor

    The motivation for Hip and Humble, a women’s boutique, located in the 9th and 9th district is to provide a “safe and inspiring space for the community” to shop for fashion and home décor. From the beginning of high-end furniture, Hip and Humble sharpened their business focus by listening and empowering their customer base and now celebrate four locations, including the newly expanded SLC Airport. You’ll find thoughtful and unique gifts from one of a kind shoes and jewelry to cool clothes for the holidays.

    Hipandhumble.com

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  • November 3, 2020

    Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile is bringing their no-kill, animal welfare nationwide

    Since 1984 in Kanab, Utah Best Friends Animal Society set up a goal to be a no-kill animal welfare organization and are now running programs with over 3,100 animal welfare groups around the US. The plan is no-kill by 2025. So, it’s fitting that they would open a 40 room and suites, Best Friends Roadhouse, in Kanab that is pet-centric. When you arrive at this unique lodging, you’ll find a dog splash zone, fenced dog park, dog washing station and sanctuary tours set up to witness the extraordinary human commitment to the overall welfare of animals.

    Bestfriends.org

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  • November 3, 2020

    Dreamscapes offers an immersive artistic escape

    If there was ever a time we need to escape and dive into an immersive artist display…. It’s now! Dreamscapes located at the Gateway downtown is a full-on environmentally sustainable art attraction using reclaimed materials donated by local partners with more than 100 Utah artists. After almost 100 5-star reviews on Facebook, this first environmental visual, audio experience through 14,000 square feet colorful vignettes will change the way you experience art.

    Check out hours and ticket prices at dreamscapesslc.org

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  • October 14, 2020

    Utah Cultural Alliance is the crossroads of art and business in Utah

    Founded in 1980, Utah Cultural Alliance is the crossroads of Utah’s art commitment through our museums, art, film and over 400 plus cultural businesses and 1000’s of professionals. Utah Cultural Arts advocates on behalf of the importance and overall positive impact of the arts on society. In the capable hands of Crystal Young Otterstrom, Executive Director this association is principled by their stewardship, education outreach, attracting tourist and economic development.

    If you want to know what is happening with the art scene in Utah checkout the statewide calendar at utculture.org.

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  • October 14, 2020

    Utah Luxury Tours provides unmatched experience of national parks

    Utah Luxury Tours are all about your one-of-a-kind custom tours currently specializing in our stunning national parks in Utah and the West. Joel Pieper, Director of Corporate travel is an experience master of worldwide travel and his attention to detail is unmatched. Utah Luxury Tours has embraced our need to travel and are setting up luxury private multi day tours with family, close friends or associates in mind. This experience group of professional have handled over 1000 of these competed tours alone working with over 10,000 happy travelers.

    If you go to the web site you will get an idea of the beauty of these trips and a pricing menu at utahluxurytours.com Joel.pieper@utahluxurytours.com

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  • October 14, 2020

    Respro Health and Safety teaches best health practices at critical time

    Founder and CEO Dennis Keith with co-owner spouse Hollie and their company Respro Health and Safety, is in demand. With the current health challenge we’re facing, this trusted and proven business resource is providing brand protection through public health services with multiple safety programs. After several decades in the food and restaurant industry, Keith, understands that handling food is critical and knows how to navigate the food industry. Respro offers knowledge through myfoodsafetynation.com where they post numerous information on updated 5 steps to wash your hands correctly, news articles and how to prevent COVID 19 in your restaurant.

    Check out their web site at resprohealthandsafety.com

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  • October 14, 2020

    Red Barn Movers offer vocational training and a quality service

    Program Director, Alan Fahringer has taken his years of Residential Life Skills experience and applied it at Red Barn Academy and started Red Barn Movers, a vocational enterprise that supports the free 2-year student fee. This 5-star rated moving company is managed and staffed by the students and is the highest rated moving operation in the state of Utah assisting residential and corporate. So when you hire Red Barn Movers you are supporting men looking to change their debilitating behavior to reinvent a value centered life and are held accountable every day of their lives, to be able to stay in the program.

    Go to redbarnmovers.com

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    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

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  • October 6, 2020

    Celebrate the holiday season at Petersen Family Farms

    Farmer Luke of Petersen Family Farms in Riverton is a 5th generation family farm with the 6th generation coming on board. At Petersen Family Farm they know how to celebrate Fall with their amazing pumpkin patch, tractor rides, apple slingshot and an old-fashioned popcorn crank. They love to celebrate the family holidays and have their well-loved Christmas celebration with the wagon rides, beautiful Christmas trees for sale and their Holiday Market where you can enjoy a cup of hot chocolate. Old Farmer Nick will be on the farm and he takes his time to listen to each child share their holiday dreams. This year around farm celebrates all holidays all year and is a treasure and tradition that nay Utah family would enjoy.

    Go to Petersenfarms.com

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    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

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  • October 6, 2020

    Western Spirit Cycling takes guests on guided experience of Moab's beauty

    Ashley Korenblat loves what she does and that is as a leader create an amazing opportunity for their guests who want to be outdoors with an experienced guide to maximize their time in some of the most beautiful spots in Moab and beyond. The Western Spirit Cycling Guides are so good their guest talk as much about the incredible food the guides cook, as they do their actual bike trips. These back-country expert cyclists who are certified wilderness first responders, will take you to some of the best Western State bike trails you can imagine and create an atmosphere of excitement, great story telling and care.

    Book your next trip at Westernspirit.com

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    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

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  • October 6, 2020

    Midway Mercantile Restaurant serves standout dishes to Main street

    The Platt family discovered Midway, Utah and the 140-year-old building on Main street in Midway where they built their well know place Midway Mercantile Restaurant. John Platt has made adjustments to accommodate social distancing and make sure their guest feel comfortable and are well fed. At Midway Mercantile they have standout dishes like the encrusted fresh halibut or the partigiano crusted pork tenderloin. And if you’re in the mood for a throwback, try their fondue. They also round out their offerings will delicious pub food burgers and individual pizzas.

    Check out the menu at midwaymercantilerestaurant.com

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  • October 6, 2020

    Valarie Draws Things turns a misfortune into a creative opportunity

    Valarie Williams likes to say she got into letters and the art of calligraphy as a recovering photographer. Unfortunately, she had all of her photography equipment stolen and could not afford to buy more so she started in to sign making as a way to express her creativity and fell in love. So as one door closes another opens. With her company Valarie Draws Things she is a sign maker, digital hand lettering and wall murals.

    Check out her website at valariedrawsthings.com.

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    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

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  • October 6, 2020

    Lucky Ones Coffee builds community through inclusive hiring

    When you go to Lucky Ones coffee in Park City you will get more than a cup of coffee. This wonderful coffee shop located in the PC library was started with inspiration from Katie Holyfield and Taylor Matkins who worked with folks facing disabilities and fell in love. They wanted to create a place where they could offer employment to all individuals and especially a group of the most underemployed people in the US and that’s folks facing disabilities. The vibe of this coffee shop is love and they named it Lucky Ones because Katie and Taylor feel that they’re the lucky ones to be working with their friends.

    See about renting their fun Coffee Camper for your next event with details to Luckyonescoffee@gmail.com

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    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

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  • October 6, 2020

    Intermountain Therapy Animals provide healing therapy and support

    The story goes the only thing that loves us more than itself is dogs and Intermountain Therapy Animals has four-legged proof of that with the remarkable work their dogs do at hospitals, schools and home living centers across the Wasatch Front. Kathy Klotz has the perfect profile for the dogs who love people that volunteer with their handlers for this critical healing therapy. Kathy and her staff came up with the READ program where kids who are uncomfortable reading in front of the classroom, read to the therapy dogs and this 21 year old program can be found globally because of them.

    Visit Therapyanimals.org and see if you have the right dog to volunteer!

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    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

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  • October 6, 2020

    Nuzzles & Co center helps animals find safety and adoption

    If you call Nuzzle and Co, a Park City pet rescue and adoption center, and ask for CEO Lindsay Ortega don’t be surprised if she’s on location somewhere trying to captured an abandon, injured animal. It’s no wonder they have a perfect 5 score out of almost 200 reviews because this love and compassion for the safety and well-being of animals, starts at the top of this amazing animal rescue center. Since the outbreak of Covid, we have pets who are experiencing challenges and this team will travel around the state including the Navajo Nation to help out owners and bring the pets to a safe environment. The goal is with the hopes of a successful adoption.

    Check out Facebook or go online at nuzzleandco.org

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    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

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  • October 6, 2020

    Plates & Palates is a family restaurant serving a variety of tasty dishes in Bountiful

    Family owned in the city of Bountiful since 2004, Justin and Nina Christensen along with partner Jared excel at the best salads like their lemon bowtie or Greek Caesar, paninis, homemade soups and the do-not-miss desserts. Their famous “anything coconu”t sells out and good luck getting some of the coconut pie. They only make so many pies a day so when it’s gone…it’s gone. Plates and palates is successfully handling a lot of pick up orders at their restaurant because their regulars know exactly what to order like the chicken curry salad or a slice of their cheesecake, located at the strip mall at 390 North and 500 West.

    Look at the food gallery at Platesandpalates.com

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

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  • September 13, 2020

    Dining at the Idle Isle Cafe is a journey back in time

    After 600 reviews of Idle Isle Café in Brigham City, owner Travis Porter has a 4.5 rating out of 5, which is amazing. This iconic 100-year-old restaurant in Brigham City is making all their comfort food from scratch including their award-winning jams from locally grown fruit. Travis will be the first to boost about his homemade food and his staff, who not only give outstanding service they create the welcoming atmosphere their customers have grown to love. Idlelslecafe.com

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

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  • September 13, 2020

    Park City is in demand as people escape current stressors

    Bill Malone moved to Park City, Utah and became the President and CEO of the PC Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau 30 years ago during Park City’s fastest growth period. With Park City only 35 minutes away from the Salt Lake City International Airport it makes the stunning internationally known mountain ski town, one of the most accessible to their 2 major ski resorts. As CEO, Bill also created a remarkable board who over the years have contributed to the economic growth of Park City year around. Visitparkcity.com

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    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

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  • September 13, 2020

    Red Barn Academy helps men overcome addiction through life on the farm

    Red Barn Academy is a free residential life skills academy for men who have had long term struggles with homelessness, crime or addiction. This 2-year program is self-supported by vocational enterprises designed within the academy, teaching lifesaving skills of respect, responsibility and how to live value centered lives. The participants are provided the choice to become law abiding members of the community by re-inventing themselves. Redbarnsfarms.org 

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

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  • September 13, 2020

    Salt Lake Hilton is abuzz with good news

    At the Hilton Salt Lake City Center in the heart of downtown Salt Lake lead with purpose. Recently launched Hilton Clean Stay, is one of many examples of Hilton’s commitment to their guest’s well-being, safety and sanitation. With high tech systems their guest check in remotely and have digital keys. The indoor heated pool has opened responsibly plus they have 24,000 square feet of meeting space ready for their business traveler.  visithilton.com/saltlakecity

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    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

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  • September 13, 2020

    Especially for You brings beauty to our area with flowers and a spirit of service

    Marci Rasmussen understands flowers and design after starting her business
    Especially for You, 34 years ago. She loves being in business with her family and
    serving her customers for generations that she considers and extension of her
    family, since she shares so many personal moments with them.
    A founding principle of this business is giving back to the community which is a
    firmly held belief. They are currently doing curbside pickups and deliveries.

    Go to yourdowntownflorist.com

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    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

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  • September 13, 2020

    Hunt and Gather brings global cuisine to Torrey, Utah

    After a few decades of being in the hospitality industry traveling the country with
    a tremendous depth in French and Asian cuisine training and marketing Chet and
    Nancy Saign found their place, Hunt and Gather in Torrey, Utah.
    They feature a “global cuisine” with the goal to make it from scratch.
    These ‘old souls” with their work ethic and kids in tow have found their spot in
    Torrey and lucky for us have staked their claim.
    Visit huntandgatherrestaurant.com for the menu and hours

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

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  • September 13, 2020

    Ogden celebrates its colorful past while looking forward to a bright future

    Known as “notoriously eventful” Utah’s Mountain town treasure Ogden has one
    of the richest history’s in the state.
    In addition to skiing Ogden’s 11,600 skiable acres you can also enjoy this stunning
    area with miles of single-track mountain biking and hiking. After a day in the
    outdoors, head downtown to historic 25th street to one of Ogden’s great
    restaurants, pubs or stroll down the street and enjoy an art gallery.
    Check out Visitogden.com for more information on your next trip!

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    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

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  • September 13, 2020

    DPS Skiis finds a cool new way to keep people safe using a ski cutting machine

    DPS skis was founded in 2005 on the basis of fusing design + roots+ engineering to
    create the perfect ski and live up to the standard “worthy of those who live and
    breathe the sport”.
    Besides creating a state-of-the-art ski factory and using amazing space age carbon
    technology to build their skis, DPS created PHANTOM which is a one time globally trusted application base treatment for skis or snowboards that is so popular it is
    sold on 5 continents.

    Check out DPS Skis at dpsskis.com

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

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  • August 27, 2020

    How one Salt Lake couple left corporate jobs to help kids play

    Bill and Diane Sartain are the owners and founders of Tutor Toy. They left successful corporate jobs to help kids get toys that match their developments needs while also entertaining them.

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

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  • August 27, 2020

    McKay Diamonds in one of Salt Lake City's oldest businesses...and on of its most popular jewelry stores.

    McKay Diamonds has been serving Salt Lake's jewelry sales and repair needs since 1949. Now under the ownership of Joe and Sandra Andrade, the company gets rave reviews while helping people but and preserve true treasures. 

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

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  • August 27, 2020

    For more than 100 years, Ruby Syrett's family has welcomed travelers to Bryce Canyon

    In the early 1900's, Ruby Syrett and his family built the first spot for tourists to stay as they enjoyed the wonders of Bryce Canyon. Now, his grandchildren and great grandchildren carry on the tradition with Ruby's in, providing travelers from all over the world with comfortable lodging, great food, and hospitality that can't be beat.

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

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  • August 27, 2020

    Adventure calls in Moab and Red River Adventures is here to help answer that call

    For more than 17 years, Red River Adventures has helped people get the most out of their trip to Moab. From rafting the Colorado to guided ice climbing, there's always a new adventure just around the corner.

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

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  • August 18, 2020

    Le Bus has new technologies and new services to make travel safer and more fun

    Since 1949, Le Bus has helped people travel for business and pleasure. Four generations of family still make sure travelers get the most out of their experience with cutting edge innovations and new local travel opportunities.

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

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  • August 18, 2020

    Salt and Butter Soap help people get a natural healthy clean

    Melanie Instefjord's struggles with off-the-shelf soaps aggravating an autoimmune disease led her to develop the first in a line of products that would become Salt and Butter soap. Now her products are helping people avoid harsh chemicals and care for their skin naturally.

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

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  • August 18, 2020

    How The State Room is safely keeping live entertainment alive in Salt Lake City

    A conversation over a bowl of soup led friends Chris Mautz and Darin Piccoli to create a music promotion company that has been the driving force behind numerous concerts around Salt Lake, Live! at the Eccles, the State Room, and the Commonwealth Room. Now their innovation and bright outlook give hope to the future of live entertainment in our state's capitol.  

    Utah’s main streets define the character of our communities, as much as our cities and national parks.

    Through innovation, resilience and hope, small business owners in Salt Lake County and throughout the state are rising to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Office of Tourism invite you to join us as we hear the inspiring stories of these small business owners in a series we call Mighty Main Street.

    Play Episode