Business Briefs Dec. 7 – 13 |

Business Briefs Dec. 7 – 13


High West Distillery debuts newest whiskey

High West Distillery announced the limited release of its newest handcrafted whiskey, Valley Tan. The new line was named in honor of the whiskey made by the Mormon pioneers and is the first aged whiskey made in the state since the 1870s. The limited release whiskey is available exclusively at the High West Distillery in Park City. For more information call 435-649-8300.

Park City Familiarization Program offered

For the past 20 years, the City and Chamber Bureau have co-sponsored the FAM Program, an effort to provide community information to new residents and employees in the area. The program provides a crash course in Park City’s marketing efforts, new trends in the ski and tourism industry, important emerging city issues and historical perspectives. The FAM Program will be held today, Wednesday, Dec. 7 and runs from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and costs $30, which covers snacks and lunch and Bandits Restaurant on Main Street. For more information or to register, call 435-615-5201.

Mary Jane’s Choes offers G-Star Raw Clothing

The Denim Bar at Mary Jane’s is now offering the largest selections of G-Star Raw clothing in Utah. The store, located on historic Main Street in Park City, has expanded its selection of G-Star Raw, a popular European brand, to include women’s wear and denim. To kick off the addition of women’s G-Star Raw at Mary Jane’s, a special launch event and sale will be held at the store on Thursday, Dec. 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information visit

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Venture Capital Organization Educates Entrepreneurs in the Art of Raising Money from Investors

(Salt Lake City – December 8) The Wayne Brown Institute (WBI) and VentureCapital.Org presents a free seminar entitled ‘How to Raise Money’ in Salt Lake City, Utah at Holland and Hart on December 8. The two hour event deals with the tough issues of raising money in Utah, and features venture professionals in an open Q&A session. This month’s seminar will discuss current trends, the basics of the fundraising process, finding the right investor, and how to raise capital from the perspective of a serial entrepreneur and an investor. The seminar will introduce:

The importance of a business plan

What sources of capital are right for you

Understanding the five Fs, Angels and Venture Capitalists

Assessing your entrepreneurial readiness

Basic business structure

What makes a deal attractive to an investor

Raising money legally

In the conclusion of the seminar, the presenters will answer questions from the audience. Information will be given on a free internet tool that can help business grow and add credibility to the company. Presenters include: Brad Bertoch, member of Salt Lake City Angels, Park City Angels and founder of WBI Angels, Curtis Oscarson, legal associate of Holland & Hart, Philip Grimm, CEO at DxNA LLC and independent investor, John Knab, CEO of Phonex Broadband and Mary Cardon, leader of the USTAR SBIR/STTR Assistance Program (SSAP). When: Thursday, December 8, 2011; 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm Where: Holland and Hart 222 S. Main St. # 2200 Salt Lake City, UT 84101 ABOUT THE INSTITUTE: The Wayne Brown Institute is the nation’s oldest and most successful non-profit, 501(c)(3) venture accelerator. To date, of the over 700 groundbreaking high tech companies that have presented in a WBI program, 70% have participated in financial transactions totaling more than $5 billion in private equity, accounting for ½%-1% of venture capital deal flow in the United States.


For More Information: Brad Bertoch President of Wayne Brown Institute 801-595-1141