Utah’s Own Entrepreneurship Summit Comes to Daggett County
Manila will host the first Utah’s Own meeting in the area intended to acquaint local companies with the resources that are available to them through their Utah Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Daggett County Economic Development and the Utah’s Own Program. Food-oriented companies are especially invited to learn how to market and grow their businesses.
When: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm. The meeting and lunch are free. To RSVP for the luncheon meeting, please call Kay Potter at 435-277-0709.
Where: The Villa Restaurant, 244 East Highway 43, Manila, Utah.
Why: To help area businesses expand, add jobs, purchase more products from local farmers and ranchers, and improve rural Utah’s economy. Registration with the Utah’s Own program is also free.
Who: Information will be provided by: Luann Adams, Commissioner of the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food; Jed Christenson, Director of the Utah’s Own Program; Karin Allen, PhD, Food Quality and Entrepreneurship Specialist; Brian Raymond, Daggett County Economic Development; and, Mark Holmes, Director of the Small Business Development Center in Vernal. All are invited to attend the Summit which will provide an overview about the Utah’s Own Program and learn about resources available to businesses.
About Utah’s Own: Utah’s Own’s mission is to create a strong consumer culture to buy local agriculture and food products. In partnership with local SBDC’s, Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Offices, Utah’s Own is continuing along its path across Utah to bring its message to the food-oriented businesses, restaurants, and retail stores in Utah.
Utah’s Own has recently held successful Summits in ten locations across the state from Logan to Kanab where audiences came to hear tips on how to grow their companies and the area economy. We are excited to bring the same opportunities to the area growers, producers, and processors of food. All area businesses, including restaurants, caterers and owners/managers of retail stores and outlets are encouraged to attend the event.
According to the Utah’s Own Website, one dollar spent on local products adds two to as much as six dollars to our economy, reduces our carbon footprint, and protects agricultural lands and watersheds. Additionally, Utah’s Own, SBDC, and the Daggett County Economic Development Officer are dedicated to seeing local businesses thrive.
Local farmers, ranchers, restaurant owners, caterers and others that distribute or sell food are invited to attend. More information is available by contacting Brian Raymond at 435-784-3218, extension 134.
Manila Event Flyer - October 29th Noon to 1:30 pm
Vernal Event Flyer - October 31st