Local Talks - The Power of Us

Thursday, 09 May 2013 00:00
Published in News & Events
Local Talks - The Power of Us

As part of an effort to support the thriving local economy and the community it fosters, Salt Lake City Corporation, Local First Utah, and Vest Pocket Business Coalition have teamed up to sponsor and present an evening of inspiration delivered by key members of the local business community.

"The Local Talks-Power of Us" speaker series will take place at the Salt Lake City Main Library Downtown on May 8th, 2013, from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM. Attendees will enjoy a social hour on the roof from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (weather permitting) and hear from leaders within the community discussing the power of community collaboration from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Speakers include Kathie Chadbourne from the 3rd Ave Bistro, Lucy Cardenas from Red Iguana, Jason Foster from Atlas Architects Inc. and the Central 9th Business District, and Angela Brown from Slug Magazine and Craft Lake City.

Kathie Chadbourne is the owner and operator at Avenues Bistro on Third, a local "garden to table" gathering place. Her soulful passions are feeding her neighbors and building her community. She is also a vivacious leader in the 'Local First' movement, deeply committed to supporting other local businesses, from farmers to producers to service providers.

The proud owner of Red Iguana, Red Iguana 2, & Taste of Red Iguana, Lucy Cardenas has continued with the family restaurant business that her parents Ramon Sr. & the late Maria Cardenas started in 1965. Born in San Francisco and raised in SLC, Lucy has traveled the world and lived and worked in San Francisco & Pasadena California, and Portland Oregon, where she still has a home. In 2000, Lucy started traveling to SLC from Portland to help her father manage Red Iguana and has not turned back. Since buying the business from her father in 2005 the Red Iguana Brand has grown 300%. Growing up in the Rose Park neighborhood, attending Northwest & West High School, Lucy is passionate about supporting the neighborhood that houses her businesses and home.

Jason Foster is a native of Salt Lake City and has worked in the architectural profession for over 20 years. With his business partner, Jesse Hulse, they founded the architectural firm Atlas Architects in 2005 and their development entity, Big Tobacco Holding Company in 2007. As a proud native son of the city, he wants to bring responsible, well considered and socially conscious development back as the standard for revitalizing the place he calls home.

Angela H. Brown has run SLUG (SaltLakeUnderGround) Magazine for over a decade, transforming a small, black-and-white zine into a full-color, electrobrite magazine with a monthly distribution of 30,000. In 2009, Brown launched the Craft Lake City DIY Festival inspired by Utah's own rich crafting history and cultural background. In 2011, Craft Lake City officially became a 501-C3 charitable organization, making Brown now at the helm of both SLUG Magazine and the Executive Director of Craft Lake City. In 2013 both organizations received "Best of State" awards in their respective categories.

This event will be broadcasted live on KCPW! Please join us and be inspired!

Admission is free however seating is limited! For more information, please contact Angie Dunn at 801-535-7273.

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