Slide SEPTEMBER 8, 2021 | DIXIE CONVENTION CENTER

CHANGING THE WAY WE DO BUSINESS

The St. George Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the RISE Business Summit on September 8th, 2021 at the Dixie Convention Center. This one-day event is filled with influential speakers from innovative companies like Walker Edison, Rhone, Skywest, Pelion Venture Partners, David Eccles School of Business, Bondir, Colliers, Lovesac, and more. Learn cutting-edge business solutions to help you run your business at the top of your game.

REGISTRATION

CHAMBER MEMBERS $125.00
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NON-MEMBERS $150.00
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LODGING

Hilton Garden InnSummit attendees will enjoy a special rate!
Advenire, Autograph CollectionEnjoy breakfast, free parking, a fitness center, and more all with close accessibility to the convention center.

AGENDA

Find the agenda of 2021 Rise St. George below!

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2021 SPEAKERS

Isaac BarlowIsaac Barlow
Isaac Barlow
Isaac BarlowCEO | Busybusy
Brad BonhamBrad Bonham
Brad Bonham
Brad BonhamCEO | Walker Edison
Brad Bonham is a successful entrepreneur, businessman, philanthropist and community leader. Brad began his entrepreneurial journey by buying and reselling automotive rims and watches while in college. Since those early entrepreneurial years Brad has launched or invested in dozens of businesses.
He is the founder and CEO of Walker Edison - a successful ready-to-assemble furniture company with over $500 million in annual revenue and customers around the globe.
Russell ChildsRussell Childs
Russell Childs
Russell ChildsPresident & CEO | Skywest
Russell ``Chip`` Childs is President & CEO of SkyWest, Inc. He was named CEO and nominated to the board of directors in January 2016 and has served as President since 2014.
Carine ClarkCarine Clark
Carine Clark
Carine ClarkGeneral Partner | Pelion Venture Partners
Carine Clark is a three-time president and CEO of high-growth tech companies, specializing in helping companies scale from $10 million to $100 million or more. Her reputation as a data-driven marketing executive at Novell, Altiris and Symantec opened doors to lead Allegiance, MartizCX and Banyan as president and CEO.
Brandon FugalBrandon Fugal
Brandon Fugal
Brandon FugalChairman | Colliers Utah
Brandon Fugal is a prominent business leader, recognized as a market leader nationwide and as the previous EY Entrepreneur of the Year – Western Region.
Natalie GochnourNatalie Gochnour
Natalie Gochnour
Natalie GochnourAssociate Dean | David Eccles School of Business
Natalie Gochnour serves as an associate dean in the David Eccles School of Business and director of the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah. She also serves as the chief economist for the Salt Lake Chamber. In these roles she helps connect the Eccles School with the broader business community and shares applied economic and business research.
Brad HarkerBrad Harker
Brad Harker
Brad HarkerGrowth Sales Advisor
He has led an ambitious career that includes startups, real estate developments, and more than a quarter-billion dollars in sales — as well as plenty of failures and misalignments that challenged his aspirations along the way.
MACRAE HEPPLERMACRAE HEPPLER
MACRAE HEPPLER
MACRAE HEPPLERFounder | Eagle Gate Title
Macrae Heppler was born and raised here in the heart of St. George and loves everything about Southern Utah. He has a background in sales that led him down the path of entrepreneurship.
Jennifer JankeJennifer Janke
Jennifer Janke
Jennifer JankeCMO | Vasion
Jennifer Janke is the CMO at Vasion, formerly PrinterLogic.
Patricia W. JonesPatricia W. Jones
Patricia W. Jones
Patricia W. JonesCEO | Women’s Leadership Institute
The mission of the Women’s Leadership Institute is to elevate the stature of female leadership in the state of Utah.
Brian McCannBrian McCann
Brian McCann
Brian McCannCEO | Intergalactic
Brian has spent most of his career navigating sustainability and growth in a very nuanced aerospace industry.
David MittonDavid Mitton
David Mitton
David MittonPresenter | Legally Mine
Dave is a Business Man, Entrepreneur, Husband, Father and Grandfather. Dave holds a Commercial Pilot’s License and owns a Land Development Company specializing in residential and commercial real estate development.
Ryan MoneyRyan Money
Ryan Money
Ryan MoneyCo-Founder | Hire Vue
Business executive & entrepreneur with 16 years of experience in implementing sales systems, leading teams, and forming strategic partnerships in order to drive revenue growth, scale operations, and deliver exceptional work.
Dr. Stephen Neeleman, MDDr. Stephen Neeleman, MD
Dr. Stephen Neeleman, MD
Dr. Stephen Neeleman, MDFounder and Vice Chairman | HealthEquity
Dr. Stephen Neeleman is the Founder and Vice Chairman of HealthEquity. Steve founded HealthEquity in 2002 with the vision to repair the fractured relationship between patients and their physicians and help more people obtain quality health insurance by re-introducing consumerism to healthcare.
SHAWN NELSONSHAWN NELSON
SHAWN NELSON
SHAWN NELSONCEO | Lovesac
Shawn Nelson is the founder and CEO of The Lovesac Company. Lovesac is a direct-to-consumer eCommerce led furniture brand with more than 110 “Lovesac” retail showrooms supporting its unique delivery model.
Boyd PetersenBoyd Petersen
Boyd Petersen
Boyd PetersenOwner | South Valley Journal
In 1998, Boyd and his wife Linda purchased the South Valley Journal, a community newspaper in the Salt Lake Valley. The Valley Journals, as they were known when he sold them in 2014, grew to 14 community newspapers (circulation at over 340k) and 18 online sites.
Scott PorterScott Porter
Scott Porter
Scott PorterFounder/CEO—San Diablo Artisan Churros | Culture & Brand/Customer Experience Strategist | Speaker
Scott Porter has eaten thousands of tacos in a relentless worldwide search for the perfect taco where he's found the secrets to unlocking the power of brand and customer experience to thrive.
GLENN PRICEGLENN PRICE
GLENN PRICE
GLENN PRICEFounder & Managing Partner | Bondir
CLINT REIDCLINT REID
CLINT REID
CLINT REID
Clint Reid is the CEO and Founder of Zonos, a St. George based SaaS company on a mission to create trust in global trade. Clint previously worked in international logistics at DHL and UPS, where he grew frustrated with the complexity and lack of transparency businesses face in selling cross-border.
Aaron StarksAaron Starks
Aaron Starks
Aaron StarksVP | World Trade Center Utah
A Utah native, Aaron Starks was born and raised in the beautiful town of Huntsville, Utah.
NICOLE TANNERNICOLE TANNER
NICOLE TANNER
NICOLE TANNERFounder | Swig
Nicole Tanner is the founder of Swig.
Sherrie Staheli TateSherrie Staheli Tate
Sherrie Staheli Tate
Sherrie Staheli TatePresident | Washington County Farm Bureau
Sherrie is the President of the Washington County Farm Bureau and the owner of Staheli Family Farms.
DON WILLIEDON WILLIE
DON WILLIE
DON WILLIEPresident & CEO | St. George Chamber of Commerce
Don Willie is the President and CEO of the St. George Area Chamber of Commerce. Since assuming this role in February 2020, Don has focused his efforts on elevating the chamber and enhancing its role in the community.
David ViverosDavid Viveros
David Viveros
David ViverosTournament Director | Copper Rock Championship
David Viveiros is an experienced sports business executive, having worked with college athletics and professional sports in the Mountain West for a number of years.
Amber WilliamsAmber Williams
Amber Williams
Amber WilliamsFinance | GWC Capital
Amber started her career working for publicly held homebuilding companies in California’s central valley, which prepared her to later join a privately held real estate investment and management team. Amber translates financial opportunities and realities into business intelligence for diverse stakeholders and analyzes prospective returns for data-driven decision making. Amber also brings a strong strategic mindset to support the growth and success of GWC Capital projects.

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