The St. George Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the RISE Business Summit on September 7-8, 2021 at the Dixie Convention Center. This one-day event is filled with influential speakers from innovative companies/brands that will be announced soon. Learn cutting-edge business solutions to help you run your business at the top of your game.
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.
Nate Checketts is the Co-Founder & CEO of Rhone, a men’s performance lifestyle brand founded in 2014. Prior to Rhone, Nate worked for and consulted with some of the biggest technology and entertainment properties in the world including Cisco, The National Football League, Legends, FanVision and Sport Radar. Nate is also an avid entrepreneur who founded and launched 4 companies before the age of 30, including Rhone and Mangia Technologies, whose patents were later acquired by the San Francisco 49ers.
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.
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.
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.