Station Park in Farmington Utah Adds New Local Brands

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Station Park in Farmington Utah is a unique and preeminent specialty retail, dining, office and community-oriented lifestyle complex located 15 miles north of downtown Salt Lake City.

Today they announced several new national and local brand partners to its location. Since its opening four years ago, Station Park has brought more than 100 businesses to Davis County and communities that surround it.

“It’s important for any retail location to stay closely aligned with its customers and visitors,” noted David Anderson, general manager at Station Park. “Our new partners answer the changing needs of families and communities, and we are excited to continue the evolution of Station Park with them.”

Station Park is comprised of more than 900,000 square feet of retail, dining and office space. Included in the footprint is a 108 room Hyatt Place hotel and the Fountain View Event Venue. The Station Park West (SPW) expansion construction underway will add nearly 50,000 square feet of gross leasable area, and will include store openings throughout the remainder of 2017 and into 2018. Upon completion, Station Park will comprise a total of 1.2 million square feet of space.

“No property is immune to the current distressing shifts occurring in brick-and-mortar retail,” said Anderson. “Our aim is to continuously review and monitor those shifts, so that we can bring the kinds of partners to our property that our community wants to patronize.”

New or expanded stores at Station Park cover a wide range, including:

  • Zumiez — national clothing brand, moving to an expanded space in the Village
  • Van’s — national brand clothing and accessories store targeted to the skateboarding community
  • The Artichoke Crate — formerly Shabby Apple, women’s clothing and accessories
  • Sprint — a national cellular operator (SPW)
  • Sleep Number — national mattress company (SPW)
  • See’s Candies — national confection company, holiday store
  • Pink Sky Blow Dry & Beauty Bar— a locally owned personal service and beauty location
  • Francesca’s — national women’s clothing and accessories brand
  • Bungalow Blue — a locally owned home goods and jewelry boutique
  • A-One Eyebrow — a locally owned beauty service

New dining opportunities are also opening at Station Park:

  • CousCous Grill — locally owned, a sit-down Mediterranean restaurant concept for healthy, quick food
  • Jersey Mike’s Subs — a locally owned, fast casual sub sandwich shop (SPW)
  • Pretzelmaker — a local franchisee-owned specialty food store
  • Smart Cookie — locally owned, made-from-scratch cookies and beverages
  • Tortilla Union Southwest Grill — an exclusive dining concept coming to Utah
  • Wendy’s — national fast food business (SPW)

“We’re especially excited to open our new restaurant concept, Tortilla Union Southwest Grill at Station Park,” said Trevor Blackwell, vice president of Qol Restaurant Group, the parent company of Twigs Bistro and Martini Bar and Tortilla Union Southwest Grill. “We believe it’s an excellent fit both for the property and the community. We’ve created a casual and comfortable atmosphere with soft woods, rustic metals, unique lighting, a covered patio and very cool fireplace. Our menu will feature some familiar flavors, but we will also step out of the box a little to show what the Southwest region has to offer. Tortilla Union is perfect for a relaxed, comfortable dining experience.”

With Utah undergoing an annual growth rate of more than 6 percent, Station Park provides a solution to the growth by featuring 125 retail, dining and services merchants. Additionally, it is known throughout the community as the place to go for entertainment like its free summer concert series held at the unique fountain area and its family-oriented events like Family First Mondays.

“Our intention for every one of our properties is to create places that bring communities and families together,” said CenterCal founder and CEO Fred Bruning. “We’ve watched it happen at Station Park, and we are committed to continuing to build our relationship with this rapidly evolving community.”

For more information about the growth and development of Station Park, visit the website.

About CenterCal Properties, LLC

CenterCal Properties, LLC, founded in 2004 by Fred Bruning and Jean Paul Wardy, is a full-service commercial real estate company in the business of investing, developing, leasing and managing its projects. CenterCal excels in, and is best known for, creating destinations throughout the western United States with a unique strategy of “place-making,” which emphasizes the importance of developing spaces with a sense of community.

Bruning and Wardy’s creative vision and passion for development, coupled with CenterCal’s internal expertise, is evident in the properties the company owns and operates today. Those include Bridgeport Village, Cascade Station, Nyberg Woods and Nyberg Rivers in Oregon, Valley Mall and The Trails at Silverdale in Washington, Station Park in Utah, The Village at Meridian and Treasure Valley Marketplace in Idaho, Blackhawk Plaza in Northern California, and The Collection at Riverpark and Plaza 183 in Southern California. Projects currently under development include The Village at Totem Lake and The Terminal at Ballard in Washington, Canyon Corners in Park City and Mountain View Village in Riverton, Utah, The Veranda in Concord, The Waterfront in Redondo Beach and 2nd and PCH in Long Beach, California. For more information on all of CenterCal’s properties, please visit www.centercal.com.

CenterCal Properties is a retail development joint venture partners of California State Teachers Retirement System (CALSTRS), and is one of most active retail developers in the United States. Currently the company has millions of square feet in various stages of development.

Contacts

SnappConner PR
Shannon Michael, 801-806-0150
shannon@snappconner.com

Stryde Celebrates Company Growth & Relocation To Draper

Stryde opened its own headquarters in Draper on July 25, 2017. The new move signals more than a new office. It’s a notable achievement and a sign of growth for the digital marketing agency that started out with just one employee in a small office space shared with two other companies.

Stryde was founded in 2013 by COO Greg Shuey, alongside partners Kirk Green and Nelson James. “I got the idea for Stryde when working for another agency, about five years ago. The agency was very focused on one type of digital marketing and I knew that by putting together a holistic approach, focusing on several traffic acquisition channels, I could get better results at a faster pace,” said Shuey.

When Stryde first launched about 5 years ago, it had zero clients and one employee. Today, Stryde works with 30 large enterprise-level brands, has 14 full-time employees, and a handful of writers and editors to help create custom content for individual partners. Today, Stryde’s employees can expect to work with a team of fun, focused professionals who are dedicated to perfecting the craft and delivering excellence for their partners. Stryde’s partners can expect to receive a strategy that has been proven to drive revenue growth for many other businesses.

“Stryde stands out from other agencies for two reasons. First, our focus on working with eCommerce businesses. I’ve been in the space for well over a decade and still haven’t met many agencies who focus on a niche market. Second, our team. I’ve become very passionate about recruiting and building our team piece by piece versus putting out job descriptions and mulling through resumes. I do a lot of outreach to the people I believe would add extreme value to our team and work to build relationships with them. When added to our team, they are given the tools and resources necessary to excel. Our people are our No. 1 asset,” explained Shuey about the successful growth the agency has experienced.

To learn more about Stryde, visit https://www.stryde.com/ or stop by their new address 14183 Minuteman Dr. Suite 201, Draper, UT 84020.

Adam Stoker Receives Utah Business Magazine’s Forty Under 40 Award

Once a year, young Utah professionals are recognized for their late nights, long hours and hard work through Utah Business Magazine’s Forty Under 40 award. Adam Stoker, President and CEO of Relic—formally Sorenson Advertising—is one of those professionals to receive the 2017 award.

“I am honored to receive the Forty Under 40 Award,” Stoker said. “Being nominated alongside all of these talented and smart business men and women is a privilege. However, I wouldn’t have received this award if it wasn’t for the amazing staff that I work with; they are what differentiates Relic from other agencies.”

This award is given to 40 up-and-coming Utah professionals under the age of 40 who have gone above and beyond their normal roles. The program honors professionals in diverse skills and industries, such as nonprofit, technology, start-ups and corporations. Each nominee goes through a rigorous application process and must meet strict criteria.

“Adam definitely deserves the Forty under 40 Award,” said Colby Remund, Chief Creative Officer. Remund has worked alongside Stoker for more than five years. “Adam is a born leader who is respected and loved by many clients. Over the last five years, I have seen Adam put many long hours into this company.”

After working for Sorenson Advertising for five years and climbing within the company, Stoker, along with his three partners, Jordan Barker, Colby Remund and Nick Christensen, purchased the small agency. Since the purchase, Stoker became president and CEO and immediately initiated changes within the company in order to meet the needs of its current and future clients.

In January 2017, Sorenson Advertising did a full rebrand and changed its name to Relic. The agency created a new logo and updated its website. Relic also moved locations from Orem to downtown Provo. The rebrand reflects Relic’s new focus on generating value and making marketing dollars an investment, not an expense.

Relic represents a time when advertising agencies were created for a specific purpose—to drive sales. Somewhere along the way, ad agencies became captivated by what some call “vanity” metrics (likes, clicks, impressions, views, visits, etc). While many of those upper-funnel metrics are important, Relic judges the ultimate success of an ad campaign by the revenue generated.

Since the rebrand, Relic has received Utah Business Magazine’s award for Utah Sales And Marketing of the Year (SAMY) Award for its content marketing campaign, The Origin of Adventure, for the Uintah County Office of Tourism.

About Relic
Relic is a full-service and award-winning advertising agency offering creative, digital, marketing and public relations services to clients throughout Utah and the Midwest. Relic has developed and executed successful integrated marketing campaigns for organizations in tourism, telecommunications and technology, among others. For more information, visit www.relicagency.com.

EnerBank USA Announces Two Weeks of Parental Leave for Employees

Added benefit follows a pattern of employee engagement and volunteerism

SALT LAKE CITY—June 30, 2016EnerBank USA recently announced it is providing employees up to two weeks of parental and adoption leave as part of its comprehensive and competitive employee benefit package. All full-time employees qualify for the leave, a benefit expanding nationwide to further promote employee engagement and morale

In addition to the competitive benefit package, EnerBank promotes serving within the community. In 2015, employees donated more than 1,500 hours for various charities and programs, including the American Red Cross, Christmas Box House, First Step House, Junior Achievement, NeighborWorks Salt Lake, People Helping People, United Way and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). In addition, many of EnerBank’s executive team members serve on both community and banking industry boards at these and other organizations.

“Community involvement and employee engagement are very important to EnerBank,” said Charlie Knadler, EnerBank President & CEO. “When employees serve the community through organizations and causes they are passionate about, we know they will be better trained, more productive and more satisfied in both their professional and personal lives.”

One example of EnerBank’s culture of community involvement includes the recently concluded United Way campaign—99 percent of EnerBank employees participated in the campaign, which raised more than $52,000.

EnerBank matches employees’ gifts, “which is a standout attribute among corporations who host employee charitable giving campaigns,” said James Brown, community investment advisor at United Way of Salt Lake. “EnerBank’s match places the company among some of United Way of Salt Lake’s strongest corporate supporters, particularly among medium-sized businesses. We do greatly appreciate all of the employees at EnerBank who trust United Way of Salt Lake with their charitable gift to build up the community.”

In addition to parental and adoption leave and other corporate benefit packages, the Bank provides employee development programs, including a tuition-reimbursement program. In 2015, six employees received bachelor’s degrees through the program, while one received a master’s degree. The company also strives to promote employees to higher positions within the bank—promoting 48 current employees in the past year.

About EnerBank USA—America’s home improvement lender of choice

EnerBank is a highly specialized bank headquartered in Salt Lake City. It exists to help home improvement contractors grow their businesses and consumers improve their homes. EnerBank provides unsecured home improvement loans to homeowners through strategic business partners and independent home improvement contractors throughout the United States. Strategic partners include manufacturers, distributors, franchisors, and major retailers of home improvement, remodeling, and energy-saving products and services. Visit www.enerbank.com for more information.

Utah-based Silver Fern Brand Seeks Funding for Natural, Low-Carb Syrups

Company Nearly Three-Quarters of a Way to Reaching Crowdfunding Campaign Goal 

Low-carb, natural pancake syrup that actually tastes like the real thing is closer to reality, with Silver Fern™ Brand nearly reaching its $10,000 goal on Indiegogo. With more than $7,000 raised in less than 36 hours, the syrups—in maple, strawberry, blueberry, raspberry and blackberry flavors—will be on the shelves faster and at a lower cost, according to CEO Phil Cox.

Silver Fern Brand, a new Utah-based food company changing the way health-conscious consumers enjoy anything sweet, introduced natural, protein pancake mixes in May as part of its Paka baking mixes, but the high cost of the ingredients required to create natural, high-fiber syrups with only 2 or 3 net carbs per serving motivated founder and CEO Phil Cox to look directly to his target audience through crowdfunding to help create a large initial production run that would ultimately lower the price of the syrups.

Natural, low-carb syrups that taste like the real thing will please entire families, according to Silver Fern Brand CEO Phil Cox. His son Burke is a huge fan.
Natural, low-carb syrups that taste like the real thing will please entire families, according to Silver Fern Brand CEO Phil Cox. His son Burke is a huge fan.

“What’s the point of a healthier pancake if you are going to drench it in unhealthy syrup?” Cox wrote in a release this week. “I developed these for my own family, and after more than a year of research and testing, they’re ready to be shared with consumers so they aren’t using artificial ingredients or even real maple syrup, which while a healthier option, can have more than 50 diabetes-inducing grams of sugar per serving. These have two net carbs, giving you the real syrups flavor without the real problems. We’re making that possible but we need your help so more can enjoy healthier pancakes this summer!”

According to Cox, the syrups are sweetened with Kakato™ sweetener, a proprietary blend of stevia sweetener, monk fruit extract, tagatose prebiotic fiber and other natural sweeteners. They are natural and contain no artificial flavors or colors. They also don’t use sugar alcohols and have no added sugars.

Readers can help bring Paka syrups to market by contributing at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/natural-low-carb-pancake-syrup-silver-fern-brand–2

CenturyLink deploys 100 Mbps broadband speeds in parts of Salt Lake City

Company plans to increase speeds for 240K homes and small businesses by mid-2016

SALT LAKE CITY CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL), a leading broadband services provider for consumers and businesses in Utah, is now offering faster broadband speeds to thousands of homes and small businesses in Salt Lake City. Enhancements to CenturyLink’s local network in Salt Lake City have increased its current broadband speeds up to 100 Mbps for thousands of customers along the Wasatch Front, with up to 240,000 homes and small businesses having access to these faster speeds by mid-2016.

“CenturyLink is committed to connecting our customers to the digital world; that’s why we’re providing technology to enable faster broadband speeds for hundreds of thousands of customers in Salt Lake City,” said Jeremy Ferkin, CenturyLink vice president of operations for Utah. “With the deployment of these faster broadband speeds, we continue to deliver on our commitment to help our customers communicate and connect with the world.”

CenturyLink Utah is leading the market for gigabit and high bandwidth internet access (Image courtesy of CenturyLinkUT)
CenturyLink Utah is leading the market for gigabit and high bandwidth internet access (Image courtesy of CenturyLinkUT)

Internet speeds up to 100 Mbps are ideal for homes with multiple high-bandwidth Internet users on many different devices and accommodates customers who frequently stream and download video content. With 100 Mbps speeds, customers can download a five gigabyte high-definition movie in less than seven minutes. CenturyLink’s 100 Mbps speed service also delivers faster upload speeds, creating a better experience when participating in online gaming, storing data in the cloud, and sharing photos and video clips.

Later this year, many of these homes along the Wasatch Front will also have access to CenturyLink’s interactive TV service, Prism® TV. In June 2015, Prism® TV was made available to customers in Salt Lake County, including many Salt Lake City locations, as well as in South Jordan. Additional communities will have access to the service as franchise agreements are approved by city and county leaders. Over the past two years, CenturyLink also deployed gigabit speeds to thousands of Utah residents and business locations; more customers will have access to these ultra-fast speeds in 2016 as CenturyLink continues to build its fiber network in Utah.

For special pricing offers on Internet speeds up to 100 Mbps, customers can visit the new CenturyLink retail store located in South Jordan at 10384 S. River Heights Drive, Suite 102 or go to www.centurylink.com.

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.

2016 Salt Lake Business Conference Features Largest Seminar Selection Ever

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SANDY, Utah (April 20, 2016) – The annual Salt Lake Business Conference – held this year on May 11-12 at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, Utah – welcomes a record 22 speakers, including Inc. Magazine’s Scott Duffy, who will be speaking on entrepreneurship and how to successfully launch a business.

Organizers of the event (Salt Lake valley’s combined Chambers of Commerce and Bennett Events) note the evolution of the show over the last four years. “We started with a lot of businesses exhibiting and networking. We still enjoy that but now more people than ever come for the conference and seminar portion of the show. It’s been fun to organize the show towards what our business community enjoys” said Kendall Bennett, organizer of the business show.

Something else new to this year’s show is the Tech10 Technology Competition (Thursday at noon). Tech10 is a fast-paced presentation of new technologies that have been released in the past year from Utah’s celebrated tech sector. Awards are presented in different categories immediately following the presentations. Companies competing include Nudge, Grow, Xerva, Box Storm, Chargeback, ProsperWalk, Fishbowl and others.

“This is a one-stop shop for Salt Lake businesses,” Bennett said. “The Salt Lake Business Conference is a great place to improve your business or help your career take off. We have reached out to the best in the local business community and look forward to hearing from the area’s experts.”

The business conference runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Wednesday and Thursday. Included with admission is a free business lunch from Pyromaniacs Pizza or The Corner Bakery. The conference floor will feature 150 businesses on exhibit and three main seminar halls. Tickets are available online at www.SLBizConference.com.

(Complimentary conference tickets are available for the press by e-mailing your request to info@bennettevents.com. Please ask to be placed on the “media will-call list.” A full conference pass will be waiting for you at Will Call. Please include your name and media outlet.) 

EY Announces Legend Solar Founders Named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Finalists in the Utah Region

Washington, Utah, April 15, 2016—EY announced that Shaun Alldredge and Shane Perkins of Legend Solar are finalists for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Award in the Utah Region. The awards program, which is celebrating its 30th year, recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Legend Solar was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 4, 2016 at The Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City.

“It is an honor to be a finalist for this prestigious award,” said Shane Perkins, co-founder and co-owner of Legend Solar. “Shaun and I began this company out of our car four years ago, and it is gratifying to see how far Legend Solar has come. We are passionate about our work and dedicated to improving the lives of customers throughout the West through solar power. Our company is a testament to the entrepreneurial spirit of America and an example of how small businesses can achieve great things.”

Since that first year of working out of their car, Legend Solar has rapidly become a leading solar company in the state of Utah. In 2015 they achieved 400 percent growth, a remarkable milestone that brought a revenue increase from $3.7 to $18.3 million year over year.

Legend Solar recently received the SunPower “Residential National Rising Star” award for its outstanding performance as a new SunPower dealer in 2015. Over the past four years, Legend Solar has set the bar as Utah’s premier provider of solar power for businesses and homes. The company is now providing services throughout Utah, with expansion underway in Nevada and Oregon and planned in Arizona, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho.

Now in its 30th year, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 19, 2016. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

About Legend Solar

Since 2012, Legend Solar has set the bar as Utah’s premier and fastest growing provider of solar power for businesses and homes. Launched in St. George, the company is now providing services throughout Utah, with expansion underway in Nevada and Oregon, and planned in Arizona, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho.

Legend Solar is an Elite Dealer for SunPower, one of the world’s most innovative and sustainable energy companies that manufactures the highest efficiency solar panels available today with the industry’s best 25-year combined product and power warranty.

Legend Solar ensures that customers receive the best value for their installation by customizing the system to meet each family’s needs. The company helps customers take advantage of appropriate tax credits and provides them with aggressive financing options, so homeowners can afford to get into solar power today. With the advantages of being a SunPower Elite Dealer, lead time for installation is shorter than industry averages. For more information, visit www.legendsolar.com.

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.

Big Leap Acquires Leadgenix

Founded in 2008, Leadgenix was led by President Dan Posner, who now joins Big Leap as the Vice President of Business Development. Under Posner’s leadership, the agency found particular success with white label and franchise partnerships. In 2012, the Utah Venture Entrepreneur Forum honored Leadgenix with its Top 25 Under 5 award. In 2015, Leadgenix won a Stevie American Business Award for the best marketing or advertising agency of the year.

Preceding the acquisition, the owners of Leadgenix searched to find an agency with like-minded owners who cared about growing the company while still providing top-class service to clients. Posner said, “Big Leap and Leadgenix were a perfect match, as each company’s mission focuses on high-quality work and viewing their relationships with clients as partnerships.”

Big Leap’s CEO and founder Bryan Phelps said, “Leadgenix is a great agency with a great team and great clients. Their team brought some additional expertise to round out our services, particularly with social media, local SEO, and content marketing. Their experience working with other agencies and white-label partners has been invaluable to us as we expand those offerings.”

Combined, Big Leap now has around 40 employees and nearly 150 clients. Prominent clients include Domo, Extra Space Storage, Deseret News, Workfront, and BambooHR. The company’s immediate goals are to continue offering best-in-class services for SEO, paid media, content marketing, local search and social media.

COO Tim Eyre said, “Bringing the Leadgenix team into the Big Leap family has really helped us round out our marketing expertise. The acquisition has already provided us with some big wins for our clients and employees, both existing and new as part of the acquisition.”

While the company is growing, the focus is the same. Big Leap’s priority is to provide clients with unbeatable results and individualized service, while providing employees with a great place to establish a digital marketing career.

About Big Leap
Big Leap is a full-service digital marketing agency focused on helping brands develop a strong presence online. The company provides innovative SEO, paid media, content marketing, and social media services to B2B and B2C companies. Their client base includes mid-to-large companies based in Utah and across the country.

SunPower by Legend Solar Provides Free Service to Help Solar Customers Apply for 2016 Incentive Program

SunPower by Legend Solar, the fastest growing provider of innovative solutions for homes and businesses in Utah, is offering free assistance to help customers cash in on solar power in 2016.

Residential and commercial customers of Rocky Mountain Power may now apply for the 2016 Incentive Program between January 15 and January 28, 2016. Program participants will be selected through a lottery and will receive between $.65 and $1.10 per watt of installed photovoltaic (PV) systems, which can add up to thousands of dollars in savings for the average homeowner.

For more information about how to take advantage of this Incentive Program, please contact SunPower by Legend Solar at 1-877-413-6412