Mountain Money

Every year, six million companies and more than 100,000 products are launched. They all need an awesome name, but many (such as Xobni, Svbtle, and Doostang) look like the results of a drunken Scrabble game. In this entertaining and engaging book, Hello My Name is Awesome, ace naming consultant Alexandra Watkins explains how anyone - even noncreative types - can create memorable and buzz-worthy brand names.

Before the 1960s, American politicians had never paid much attention to economists. But as the post-World War II boom began to sputter, economists gained influence and power.

Victoria Sassine, Executive and Private Equity Investor, and LaRae Wright, Regional Director for Scale Smarter Partners,  talk with us about their upcoming Surge & Grow Event. This is a high-end workshop held in Park City, UT designed to help business owners as they transition from founder to CEO and beyond. The workshop runs from October 28th thru October 30th.  It's a flexible program designed to take founders of business and their teams from "Founder Mentality" to an accelerated growth mindset.

The General Manager Joe Ogdie and Executive Chef Galen Zamarra at the YUTA Restaurant, Edge Spa and Blue Sky Lodge bring us up to date on everything going on at Blue Sky.

Mountain Money - October 14, 2019 Todd Davis

Oct 14, 2019

Interview with Author Todd Davis who outlines the six critical practices for leading a team, from his book; Everone Deserves A Great Manager.

In the Scout Guide they feature excellent independently owned businesses and business owners that both locals and travelers should know about. They  share tips from a vast network of experts on everything from creating an inviting guest room to selecting personal stationery to planning a formal garden; offer inspiration for creating beautiful interiors, having a well-edited closet, giving thoughtful gifts, and entertaining in style; provide travel recommendations from in-the-know locals; and tell in-depth stories about talented artists, artisans, and entrepreneurs.

Bryce Rademan grew up in PC and graduated from PCHS, started a restaurant chain named Spitz in LA 14 years ago. He’s about to open his 5th restaurant in the Salt Lake Valley in a couple of weeks in Draper (others are in Downtown, Sugar House, Cottonwood Heights and Lehi). He also has 4 in LA and some in Portland and Minneapolis.

Last week a big week for Vail Resorts.  Vail announced it had purchased Peak Resorts and announced its 4th quarter earnings. Doug and Renai report on the Investor call.

Local Park City Chief Meryl van Der Merwe has exciting news about new accounts approved for launch of her Jafflz sandwiches and her debut on QVC Live on October 9th.

Today on Mountain Money, Renai and Doug visit with Steve Anderson, Author of The Bezos Letters – 14 Principals to Grow Your Business Like Amazon.

Our second guest on the program is Rob DeMartini, CEO of USA Cycling and now the new Owner of Park City Bike Demos. When Rob DeMarini Stepped down as the President and CEO of New Balance, he knew he wanted to be involved in the Park City community. He discovered that Park City Bike Demos was for sale and Closed the deal.

Lyndsey Stram,  Summit and Wasatch County regional economist from Utah Department of Workforce Services has the latest unemployment numbers released last Friday along with a local economic perspective.

On the program today, Brad Hope,  Author Billion Dollar Whale – The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood and the World. Named a Best Book of 2018 by the Financial Times and Fortune, this "thrilling" New York Times bestseller exposes how a "modern Gatsby" swindled over $5 billion with the aid of Goldman Sachs in "the heist of the century".

The second guests on the program were Jennifer Swaffer Director of Sales and Katie Halwachs Marketing Director from the Homestead Resort in Midway.


On the program today, Mike Isaac, author of Super Pumped- The Battle for Uber. Award-winning New York Times technology correspondent Mike Isaac’s Super Pumped presents the dramatic rise and fall of Uber, set against an era of rapid upheaval in Silicon Valley. Backed by billions in venture capital dollars and led by a brash and ambitious founder, Uber promised to revolutionize the way we move people and goods through the world. A near instant “unicorn,” Uber seemed poised to take its place next to Amazon, Apple, and Google as a technology giant.