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CHBA to host donation drive for The Road Home

During November, businesses in Cottonwood Heights are asked to donate items for The Road Home family shelter in Midvale. The center helps families get out of the cycle of homelessness and back into homes and communities.

The shelter needs the following items. Donations can be dropped off at city hall (2277 E. Bengal Blvd.) through November 30.

  •  Pillows (new)
  • Towels
  • Coats & Jackets (all sizes)
  • Jeans & Warm clothing (all sizes)
  • Boots & Shoes (all sizes)
  • Socks (all sizes)
  • Underwear (new, all sizes)
  • Blankets (twin, full, & queen)
  • Diapers (sizes 5-6, and pull-ups)
  • Baby Bottles & Formula

How does unconscious bias affect your workplace?
Free workshop to discuss bias

June 14, 2017. Cottonwood Heights, Utah. We like to believe that we live and work in a world of equality and acceptance. The truth, however, shows we’re all biased to some extent. We’re wired to feel more comfortable around people who are like us, and cautious of those who are different.

Unconscious biases can limit work and career opportunities for many people because decision-makers often act without understanding their own beliefs about others’ capabilities, competencies or potential.

Join us for a free workshop to discuss unconscious biases on Thursday, June 15 from 5:30-7 p.m. at Cottonwood Heights City Hall (2277 E Bengal Blvd.) Presented by Merrilee Buchanan, the founder and principal consultant for Villa Leadership Group, the workshop will help you understand what creates our bias and learn ways to increase awareness and adjust behaviors to improve the work experience for ourselves and others. For more information or to RSVP, contact Peri Kinder at pkinder@ch.utah.gov or 801-944-7067.

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Best Place for Business and Careers/Healthy City

Utah continues to get noticed for its great business environment. Two cities in the state made the Top Ten on the Forbes Best Places for Business and Careers list!

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Salt Lake was also listed as the second healthiest city in the country by WalletHub. Using data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Census Bureau, cities were evaluated across numerous metrics, such as health care, fitness and access to green space.

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Business Boot Camp: Content Marketing

What is Content Marketing?

FREE Workshop to Help Today’s Entrepreneurs

 May 12, 2017. Cottonwood Heights, UT. Why should your company implement content marketing as opposed to traditional marketing techniques? This free workshop will help you discover how to create engaging content that is relevant, timely and focused on connecting with your audience.

“As traditional marketing becomes less effective, businesses need to adapt their messages and how those messages are delivered,” says Peri Kinder, Cottonwood Heights Business Development Coordinator. “Learning how to utilize content marketing could be a game-changer for your business.”

The FREE event will be held at Cottonwood Heights City Hall Community Room (2277 E. Bengal Blvd.) on Thursday, May 18 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Seating is limited so contact pkinder@ch.utah.gov to reserve a seat.

Cottonwood Heights Economic Development Department Wins Best of State

Cottonwood Heights Economic Development Department Wins Best of State

City recognized for business-friendly programs

April 26, 2017. Cottonwood Heights, UT. The City of Cottonwood Heights and its Economic and Business Development Program is changing the way cities engage with businesses and business owners. Its efforts have paid off as the city was announced the winner of the 2017 Best of State Award for Economic Development Management in the Public Sector.

The award recognizes the city’s endeavors to streamline processes, explore a variety of business engagement options, create educational opportunities for business owners, and build an environment of collaboration and connection with businesses that is beneficial to the current and future growth in the city. 

“It was our goal to create a business-friendly organization for everything from land-use applications and building permits to inspections and business licensing,” said Brian Berndt, Cottonwood Heights Community and Economic Development Director. “The department went through all its processes, looking for ways to improve service.  As the organization continues to grow, new ideas and new ways to engage business owners are offered in a wide range of activities.”

Part of the business program includes the organization of the Cottonwood Heights Business Association (CHBA), in lieu of a Chamber of Commerce. Every business in the city is an automatic member of the CHBA, which charges no fees for membership and offers low- or no-cost luncheons, business workshops, expos and networking opportunities.

In September 2016, Cottonwood Heights was recognized as a Business Friendly Community as part of the Governor’s Utah Business Friendly Cities Initiative.

Jesse Dowdle takes over as VP Technology at RizePoint in Cottonwood Heights

RizePoint Appoints New VP Technology

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RizePoint announces the appointment of Jesse Dowdle as Vice President of Technology. Dowdle will guide RizePoint’s engineering team, driving innovation and quality in the product suite.

“Jesse brings SaaS industry knowledge, extensive technical abilities and a proven track record of product success,” said Frank Maylett, President and CEO of RizePoint. “Delivering innovative products that demonstrate our thought leadership is our number one priority. His governance will embed innovation into all we do.”

Before launching his career at Workfront (formerly AtTask), Dowdle worked as a designer and writer for indie video games. He excelled in many roles at Workfront, from Senior Director of Product Development to his most recent position, VP of Technology for Workfront. He is known for process improvement with a record of reducing bugs and increasing critical functionality, while growing the technology organization and delivering several years’ worth of successful product releases.

“It’s a thrill to join Frank and the executive team at RizePoint. I’m honored to begin working with the technology team to deliver solutions to customers who truly care about their brand,” said Dowdle. “RizePoint has evolved into the kind of progressive software organization that cares about their customers and the impact they make together in the world.”

Events

2018 Women’s Leadership Conference

 

The Cottonwood Heights Business Association and the U of U Professional Education Department presents a conference for established or emerging leaders to help develop, strengthen and discover skills that will take them to the next level of influence and leadership.

Each day includes a light breakfast, a keynote speaker, breakout sessions, lunch and time to network.

The luncheon on Tuesday, Aug. 28 will also include an HR panel to discuss employee situations.

Organizations bringing 3 or more women get a 10% discount! Contact pkinder@ch.utah.gov for the group discount.

Tuesday, Aug. 28
8-8:30: Light breakfast/registration
8:30-9:15: Opening Keynote
Tiffany Peterson–Founder of The Lighthouse Principles
9:30-11: First Breakout
How to Recognize Drama & Get Out of It–Julianna Christie
Style Matters–Eugenia Battaglia
11:15-12:15: Second Breakout
Health & Leadership–Laura Owen
Creating a Positive Leadership Outlook–Amy Weiland
12:15-12:45: Lunch
12:45-1:30: HR Panel
1:45-3: Third Breakout
Becoming Positively Critical–Jeff Olpin
Using Influence to Gain Commitment and Achieve Results–Beth Strathman

Wednesday, Aug. 29

8-8:30: Light breakfast/registration
8:30-9:15: Organized mentor networking
9:30-11: First Breakout
Collaborative Approach to Conflict–Julianna Christie
Leadership Presence–Trigena Halley
11:15-12:15: Second Breakout
Generational Diversity–Debbie Stone
Leading a Corporate Culture for Success–Karin Palle
12:15-12:45: Lunch
12:45-1:30: Keynote Speaker
Celeste Gleave–Founder of SHEROES United
1:45-3: Third Breakout
Get Organized to Maximize Leadership–Marla Dee
Mindful Leadership–Peri Kinder

Seating is limited so register soon!

Sponsorships available. Contact pkinder@ch.utah.gov for more info.