Journalism students covered Salt Lake City’s diverse Small-Business community during spring semester 2015.
Student-journalists were: Nathan Astill; Sydney Bull; Ryan Carrillo; Megan Dolle; David Fisher; McCall Gray; Alex Harrington; Shannon O’Connor; Calli Peterson; William Phifer III; Brandon Risley; Liz G. Rojas; Brittni Strickland.
- Unhinged, a unique boutique that features merchandise by local artists who “upcycle”;
- a popular yogurt business adjacent to the University of Utah campus;
- the Spice Kitchen Incubator, which offers training to refugees who want to start a food-based business;
- how a vintage store uses 21st-century technology — Instagram — to collaborate with local artists;
- popular food trucks, such as Cupbop Korean BBQ and HeidiCakes Gourmet CupCakes;
- rising singer Emily Bea, who uses social media to announce her latest releases;
- how an artist struggled to embrace the positive aspects of social media;
- The Road Home, a nonprofit that aims to get people “back into the community”;
- 3 Squares Produce, family owned for nearly 80 years;
- guitar maker Ryan Thorell, who creates one-of-a-kind instruments for musicians including Frank Vignola;
- Hires Big H, known for its freshly-ground burgers and its homemade fry sauce;
- resources available for entrepreneurs at the Women’s Business Center;
- a coffee shop in Roy that is well worth the drive.
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