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6th annual Moab Business Summit

The Moab Business Summit is the only annual event in the Moab area that brings business people together to share business strategies, struggles, and solutions across all sectors. It helps businesses make new connections with local and state partners and identify promising resources available for improved performance and profitability. Businesses are granted the opportunity to learn from subject matter experts, network with their industry partners, and address common challenges.


8:00 – 8:30am - Registration, Continental Breakfast, & Networking

8:30 – 8:35am – Welcome; Cynthia Gibson, USU Moab

8:35 – 9:10am – State of the Local Economy; Zacharia Levine, Grand County Community Development Director

9:15 – 9:45am – Keynote Address; Luther Propst, Founder of the Sonoran Institute and Author of 'Balancing Nature and Commerce in Gateway Communities'

9:45 – 10:00am – My Moab Story; Kaitlin Myers, former AmeriCorps VISTA

10:00 – 11:00am – Networking Activity; Summit Organizers

11:00 – 11:20am – Professional Culture and Employee Success; Kathleen Kelly, K Squared Consulting

11:20 – 11:45am – Education, Business, and the Future of USU Moab; Lianna Etchberger, USU Moab Executive Director
11:45 – 12:30pm – Catered Lunch

12:15 – 12:45pm – Presentations from Business Service Providers

12:45 – 1:05pm – Update on the 7 County Infrastructure Coalition; Mike McKee, 7 County Infrastructure Coalition Executive Director

1:05 – 1:30pm – Leveraging the Airport Expansion for Your Business; Judd Hill, Canyonlands Field Station/Moab Airport Manager

1:30 – 1:45pm – Concluding Thoughts; Summit Organizers

1:45 – 2:00pm – Prizes, Acknowledgements, and Final Remarks; Cynthia Gibson and Zacharia Levine


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