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Provo Business Spotlight: Smack Social eases the stress of event planning

Have you ever been invited to a bonfire in the canyon by your roommate’s cousin, only to arrive and see 11 other bonfires? Did you have to go from group to group asking, “Is somebody here named Rachel?” Smack Social is an app designed to eliminate this exact experience. Its name comes ...

Intermountain Health touts at-home patient care milestone

Intermountain Health has effectively treated 1,000 patients in the comfort of their home rather than keeping them admitted to the hospital, which can save in medical costs. The Hospital-Level Care at Home program, which began in 2020, is available to patients at 16 Intermountain hospitals from ...

Nu Skin lays off 5% of US workforce in wake of sluggish earnings report

Nu Skin has laid off 5% of its U.S. workforce, a Nu Skin spokesperson confirmed Wednesday. Nu Skin reported its third-quarter 2023 financial results on Nov. 1, in which President and CEO Ryan Napierski said, “Our third quarter results were softer than expected as persistent macro-economic ...

Chamber Chat: Connecting industry with educational institutions

One of the most common topics in today’s discussions about improving education and workforce quality is how to ensure students have the skills they need to obtain gainful employment when they leave school. There is growing pressure on all educational institutions to provide ...

PaddleSmash, as seen on ‘Shark Tank,’ was invented by a Utah dad

Invented by a Utahn and discovered and purchased by co-founders Scott Brown of Alpine and Tim Swindle of Nashville, Tennessee, PaddleSmash is a mix between Spikeball and pickleball, two sports that have become extremely popular in the past few years. The game was invented by Joe Bingham, a ...