Young Living Essential Oils Jenna Dewan

Jenna Dewan

Photo Credit: Robin Harper (PRNewsfoto/Young Living Essential Oils)

Young Living announces brand ambassador

Young Living Essential Oils, a Lehi company specializing in essential oils, announced that Jenna Dewan, an actress, dancer and mom, will be the new brand ambassador in 2019 of Young Living’s makeup collection, Savvy Minerals by Young Living.

“I am excited to enter into the new year as the brand ambassador for Savvy Minerals – a collection of naturally derived makeup products,” Dewan said in a press release. “I believe in products that are cruelty free and good for your skin as well as your body. Young Living is a brand that has a heritage in quality and purity, and with Savvy Minerals I can feel good about the clean products I use as part of my daily makeup routine.”

The partnership kicks off Young Living’s 25th anniversary.

“This will be a year of milestones as Young Living celebrates its silver anniversary,” said Jared Turner, Young Living president and chief operating officer. “We look forward to collaborating with Jenna throughout 2019 to amplify the voice of the Savvy Minerals makeup collection while continuing to bring awareness to our products that make clean, natural beauty a priority.”

Canopy announces new executive

Canopy announced a new director of people operations, Camille Lewis. An experienced human resources leader with a demonstrated history of working in a variety of industries including logistics, employee advocacy and technology, Lewis will head Canopy’s recruiting and people operations department.

Prior to joining the Canopy team, Lewis was the manager of recruiting at O.C. Tanner where she led the company’s recruiting and onboarding efforts.

Canopy was also recently honored with the 2018 Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award for the Top CEO ranking founder and CEO, Kurt Avarell, who earned the sixth spot against all United States small- to medium-sized CEOs.

Utah Entrepreneur Challenge registration open

Registration for the 2018-19 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge is now open. The statewide business model competition is open to all university students in Utah, with teams competing for $100,000 in cash and in-kind prizes, including a $40,000 grand prize. The registration deadline is Feb. 14.

“The Utah Entrepreneur Challenge encourages competitors to think critically and take a real-world approach throughout the competition,” said Dakota Rose, the student associate of marketing for the competition.

Last year’s $40,000 grand prizewinner, Portal, is developing a product that assists wheelchair users in opening doors. The device is attached to an existing automatic door, and when a user who has downloaded the accompanying app comes within five feet of the door, it opens automatically. Past winners have gone on to raise millions of dollars in funding and expand worldwide.

To participate, students can visit the event website at to download the competition packet and apply online. Students must submit a written business model. The top 20 teams will be selected based on their business models and announced Feb. 27. The public showcase and final winners will be honored March 30 at Lassonde Studios on the University of Utah campus.

The competition is managed by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, an interdisciplinary division of the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. With equity-free funding from Zions Bank, support from local businesses and an expanded professional network, the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge helps students launch their startup ideas.

Karissa Neely reports on Business and North County events, and can be reached at 801-344-2537 or Follow her on Twitter: @DHKarissaNeely

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