Jun 17, 2019
Ernst and Young reveals Entrepreneur of the Year winners
Ernst and Young announced the winners of the Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 Utah Region Award Saturday. The award recognizes business leaders excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities, according to a press release.
An independent judging panel made up of previous award winners, CEOs, investors and other regional business leaders selected the winners, which were unveiled at a gala on Saturday at The Grand America. Several Utah County finalists received recognition.
Eric Farr and John Wade of BrainStorm won the award for business services, Sandi Hendry of Minky Couture won the direct to consumer category, Kory Stevens of Taft won the emerging category, and Dennis Steel and Eric Rea of Podium won in the technology category.
Other winners from Utah were Farzad Mohebbi, founder and president of Papa Pita Bakery; Casey Adams and Jared Starling, president and CEO respectively of Visible Supply Chain Management; Chad and Kylee Champlin, co-founders of Roolee; and Chris Conard, regional executive director of Playworks Utah.
Since the inception of the Entrepreneur of the Year program, EY has recognized more than 10,000 business leaders around the world, including Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, John Mackey of Whole Foods Market, Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn and Mindy Grossman of HSN.
“There are many successful entrepreneurs in this world, but to build something truly remarkable, you can’t let anything stand in your way,” said Shawn Goff, Utah Region Entrepreneur Of The Year Program Director. “EY is proud to honor the 2019 Entrepreneur Of The Year Utah Region winners who are inspiring innovation, transforming our world and fueling growth in Utah and beyond.”
Regional award winners are now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur of the Year National Awards, which will be announced in November of this year.
Sixty-two percent of Experian users saw FICO score increase
Data analyzing and processing company Experian launched “Experian Boost,” a platform that helps users build credit history and their credit scores by including payment history for common monthly bills.
According to a study, 62% of overall users saw an improvement in their FICO scores. The average increase to a FICO score is 14 points.
Utahns on average had an average increase of 13.1 points added to their FICO score using Experian Boost.
Experian Boost was launched as part of the #BoostAmerica campaign, which also promotes credit management and the work of actor and author Hill Harper, whose activism work centers around promoting financial literacy. Harper has also written financial books.
The Creamery in Beaver holds Customer Appreciation Day
The Creamery in Beaver, formerly known as the Cache Valley Cheese plant, is celebrating Customer Appreciation Day all day Tuesday with “interactive experiences” and 25% off Creamery Kitchen orders.
From 12:30 to 2 p.m., customers can meet a farmer and calf outside the creamery and try their hand at making cheese curds. In addition to getting 25% off, children can get a free scoop of ice cream at the new ice cream “trailer.”
The Creamery has also introduced new hours. Sundays, the facility is open from 12 to 6 p.m., Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.