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2/12/2013 UTC
Utah Technology Council to Host Small Business Summit with New York Times’ Loren Feldman and Jay Goltz

-New York Times “You’re The Boss” Editor and Lead Columnist to Present to
Utah Small Businesses on March 6- 

Salt Lake City, February 12, 2013Utah Technology Council (UTC, www.utahtech.org), Utah’s premier technology association, in conjunction with Grow America (www.growam.com), is bringing an editor and a writer from the New York Times to meet with Utah’s small businesses on March 6, 2013. Loren Feldman, small business editor of the New York Times, and Jay Goltz, a long-time small business owner who writes the Thinking Entrepreneur column for New York Times’ You’re The Boss blog, will present to Utah’s small business owners on Wednesday, March 6, 3-5:00 p.m. at the Salt Lake Community College, Miller Campus, 9750 S. 300 W. in Sandy.  Pre-registration will be required for attendance.

New York Time’s You’re the Boss offers an insider’s perspective on small-business ownership, giving business owners a place where they can compare notes, ask questions, get advice, and learn from each other’s mistakes.

At the event, Feldman and Goltz will discuss what they are doing at the New York Times for small businesses and will give examples of the kinds of topics and stories they cover. Lead columnist Goltz will then talk about his 30 years of trial-and-error experience as a business owner and will share the lessons he’s learned.

Event registrants will be invited to submit descriptions of their businesses to the presenters in advance together with a key issue they would like to discuss with Jay Goltz. Feldman and Goltz will retain all descriptions as potential ideas for their future article files. They will select three business owners to call forward during the event for a live dialogue about their business experience. Following these vignettes, Feldman and Goltz will also field questions from the attending audience.

“We are especially enthused to join with Alan Hall and Grow America in welcoming these two renowned editors from New York Times to visit with Utah’s business executives,” said Richard R. Nelson, UTC President and CEO. “These are the premier value-add experiences we are proud to bring to our members and community, and we look forward to the time Loren and Jay will be spending with us.”

“Grow America has been extremely happy to break the news of our organization and our national programs with the help of Loren Feldman and the New York Times,” said Hall. “These are editors with tremendous reach and influence in the small business communities that are the lifeblood of our nation. We are proud to bring them to Utah to continue their vital dialogue with as many small and growing businesses as possible from the community here.”

UTC members can attend the event for only $10 and non-members for $30. To register for the event, go to http://www.utahtech.org/small_business_summit. Once registered, UTC will send instructions for where and how to submit your company descriptions and issues for Feldman and Goltz.

Loren Feldman is the small business editor of The New York Times. Before joining The Times, Mr. Feldman was editor of Inc.com and deputy editor of Inc. magazine. He has also been editor of FastCompany.com, editor of Philadelphia Magazine, and executive editor of George magazine. In addition, he has been a top editor at Money, The American Lawyer, and Manhattan,inc. His writing has also appeared in GQ and The New York Times Magazine. He received a bachelor of science in economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

Jay Goltz, who writes Thinking Entrepreneur, started his custom frame shop, Artists’ Frame Service, right out of college. That business has grown from $70,000 in revenue in 1978 to become the largest picture-framing store in the country, with more than 20 times the revenue of the average framing shop. Mr. Goltz, whose companies employ more than 100 people and produce more than $13 million in revenue, also started and runs Chicago Art Source and Jayson Home & Garden. He has been featured in an Inc. magazine cover story, is the author of “The Street-Smart Entrepreneur” (Addicus Books, 1997), and has written a monthly column for Fortune Small Business. He also serves as a mentor with the William J. Clinton Foundation’s Urban Enterprise Initiative.

About the Utah Technology Council

Utah’s premier professional association, the Utah Technology Council has grown 13 percent a year for the past ten years becoming the essential business resource for high tech and clean tech companies seeking to achieve greater success. At its core, UTC exists to foster the GROWTH of the state’s 5,500-plus technology companies, ensure Utah develops the highest QUALITY WORKFORCE in the nation and attract an ever-increasing array of FUNDING. Members join UTC to share insights with industry peers, counsel with government and academic leaders, and receive help from professional service providers and funding resources. For information on the UTC or becoming a UTC member, please contact our Member Services Director Devin Spann at dspann@utahtech.org or call 801-568-3500.

About Grow America

Grow America is a national and international company with a mission to create jobs and lift local economies. Founded by UTC Chairman Alan E. Hall, Grow America aligns the partners, mentors and capital that entrepreneurs need to create and grow tomorrow’s successful companies.


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