Startup SLC
Interview with Mahonry D’Aquino of Chopper Landscaping

Interview with Mahonry D’Aquino of Chopper Landscaping

May 26, 2021

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In this episode, Silvia Castro (Suazo Business Center), William Wright (SLC Economic Development), and Peter Callister (Salt Lake SBDC) interview Mahonry D’Aquino of Chopper Landscaping. Mahonry talks his experience starting his business, utilizing community resources to grow, and navigating COVID19. Listen to hear his story!

Interview with Claudia & Alfonso Brito of Santo Taco

Interview with Claudia & Alfonso Brito of Santo Taco

May 4, 2021

 

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In this episode, Roberta Reichgelt (SLC Economic Development), William Wright (SLC Economic Development), and Peter Callister (Salt Lake SBDC) interview Claudia and Alfonso Brito (Santo Taco). Claudia and Alfonso talk about immigrating to the Unites States, starting several businesses, and navigating COVID19. Listen to hear their story!

Interview with Tim Cooley, GM of the Park City Angels

Interview with Tim Cooley, GM of the Park City Angels

April 20, 2021

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In this episode, William Wright (SLC Economic Development) and Peter Callister (Salt Lake SBDC) interview Tim Cooley of the Park City Angels. Tim explains what angel investors do, why types of companies they invest in, and how they are different than other sources of capital. Listen now!

Interview with Jorge Rojas & Sarah May, recipients of the SLC Arts Grant

Interview with Jorge Rojas & Sarah May, recipients of the SLC Arts Grant

April 13, 2021

Artboard_2awc4u.pngIn this episode, Roberta Reichgelt (SLC Economic Development), Taylor Knuth (SLC Arts Council), Claudia Ponce (Suazo Business Center), and Peter Callister (Salt Lake SBDC) interview Jorge Rojas (Multi-Disciplinary Artist) and Sarah May (Woke Words YWCA), recent recipients of a SLC Arts Council grant. Jorge discusses his transformation from an artist to a business owner and Sarah talks about her program and work surrounding racial equity and inclusion. Listen now!

Interview with Kris Heslop regarding 1st and 2nd PPP Rounds of Funding

Interview with Kris Heslop regarding 1st and 2nd PPP Rounds of Funding

March 29, 2021

PPP_Image7gwq9.pngIn this episode, Roberta Reichgelt (SLC Economic Development), William Wright (SLC Economic Development), and Peter Callister (Salt Lake SBDC) interview Kris Heslop of the Salt Lake SBDC. Kris was hired by the SBDC due to his extensive experience in assisting entrepreneurs in getting new loans. We discuss how the 1st and 2nd PPP Loans are different, who is eligible, and how to apply. 

Interview with Danny Cheng, owner of ComCom

Interview with Danny Cheng, owner of ComCom

February 9, 2021

Danny_Chengb6axi.jpgIn this episode, Roberta Reichgelt (SLC Economic Development), William Wright (SLC Economic Development), and Peter Callister (Salt Lake SBDC) interview Danny Cheng, Owner, Operator, and Head Dishwasher of ComCom Kitchen. Listen in to hear Danny's inspiration to create ComCom, how he has used COVID to thrive, and what a ghost kitchen is all about.

Interview with Raymond Christy & SLC Airports

Interview with Raymond Christy & SLC Airports

January 20, 2021

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In this episode, William Wright (SLC Economic Development), Eddie Bennett (Suazo Center), and Peter Callister (Salt Lake SBDC) interview Raymond Christy, the Airport Senior Planner Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Coordinator for the SLC Department of Airports. Listen to hear about opportunities for Utah small business owners to work on airport related contracts, particularly for women and minority owned businesses.  

Interview with Susi Feltch-Malohifo’ou, Executive Director of the Pacific Island Business Alliance

Interview with Susi Feltch-Malohifo’ou, Executive Director of the Pacific Island Business Alliance

January 13, 2021

PIBA_sm8fp4a.pngIn this episode, Roberta Reichgelt (SLC Economic Development), William Wright (SLC Economic Development), and Peter Callister (Salt Lake SBDC) interview Susi Feltch-Malohifo’ou, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Pacific Island Knowledge 2 Action Resources (PIK2AR) as well as the Pacific Island Business Alliance (PIBA). She talks about the roots of the organization, the power of community coming together, and how to get involved.

Interview with Marcello Rikli, Owner of Nostalgia Cafe

Interview with Marcello Rikli, Owner of Nostalgia Cafe

January 5, 2021

Nostalgia_Cafe7sfme.jpgIn this episode, Roberta Reichgelt (SLC Economic Development), William Wright (SLC Economic Development), Eddie Bennett (Suazo Center), and Peter Callister (Salt Lake SBDC) interview Marcello Rikli, owner of Nostalgia Cafe in Downtown Salt Lake City. Marcello discusses the challenges he and his partner faced in starting and financing their business, navigating growth, and managing the business through COVID19. Listen now!

Interview with Jorge Fiero, Founder of Rico Brand

Interview with Jorge Fiero, Founder of Rico Brand

December 8, 2020

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In this episode, Roberta Reichgelt (SLC Economic Development), William Wright (SLC Economic Development), Eddie Bennett (Suazo Center), and Peter Callister (Salt Lake SBDC) interview Jorge Fiero, Found of Rico Brand. Jorge tells his story of starting his business 20+ years ago and challenges he has overcome, most recently COVID19. He spoke of doing the right thing for the right reason and how to manage smart growth. 

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