Startup SLC
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. 

Buy Local Utah: Supporting Local Businesses

Buy Local Utah: Supporting Local Businesses

December 1, 2020

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SLC is back after taking a few months off related to COVID19. In this episode, Roberta Reichgelt (SLC Economic Development), William Wright (SLC Economic Development), Eddie Bennett (Suazo Center), and Peter Callister (Salt Lake SBDC) interview Kristen Lavelett (Local First). Listen to learn more about the benefits of buying local and how Local First Utah can help support SLC-based businesses. Enjoy!

Podcast with Tracey Dean

Podcast with Tracey Dean

March 3, 2020

Tracey_Roberta_Peter_Podcast.jpgIn this episode, Roberta Reichgelt (SLC Economic Development) and Peter Callister (Salt Lake SBDC) interview Tracey Dean, Chairwomen of the LGBTQ+ Utah Chamber of Commerce.  They dig into the history of the chamber, benefits for its members, and how to get involved.  They also discuss non-LGBTQ+ member advocates as well as how to join, listen now!

Interview with Buzzed Coffee Truck and Goldman Sachs 10k Businesses

Interview with Buzzed Coffee Truck and Goldman Sachs 10k Businesses

February 26, 2020

Deb_Trina_Roberta_Peter_Podcast_Studio.jpgIn this episode, Roberta Reichgelt (SLC Economic Development) and Peter Callister (Salt Lake SBDC) interview Trina Perez (Buzzed Coffee Truck) and Deb Bilbao (Goldman Sachs 10k Businesses).  They discuss Trina's experience as an entrepreneur, from starting out to supporting Disney crew and cast.  They also discuss her experience with the Goldman Sachs program, some of the challenges as well as the benefits.  Listen now!

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Interview with Majelco Medical

Interview with Majelco Medical

January 6, 2020

William Wright (SLC Economic Development) and Peter Callister (Salt Lake SBDC) interview Annette MacIntyre and Beth Hoburg, Founder/Chief Medical Officer & Chief Executive Officer, respectively, of Majelco Medical.  Listen to how Annette came up with her idea, worked with the University of Utah TVC, and ultimately turned her idea into a company utilizing state and federal grant and assistance programs.

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Interview with Z Nectar: Concept to Market

Interview with Z Nectar: Concept to Market

December 13, 2019

William Wright (SLC Economic Development) and Peter Callister (Salt Lake SBDC) interview Sam and Emily Samuel, co-founders of Z Nectar. Sam's grandmother made a version of this product as a child in St. Lucia and he had a dream to take it to market.  Listen to their story about creating a new line of craft beverages from a concept to reality. 

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