The 5th annual Indie Ogden Awards is almost here and we are getting crazy excited! The venue was booked months ago, the menu revised and perfected, and now the finishing touches are being made to make this year’s show the most amazing yet! We couldn’t put on this incredible night without the support of our fantastic sponsors, supporters, entertainment and those even those who offered to feed our hungry volunteers and their passion for our community.
Even Stevens, a Salt Lake City craft-casual restaurant, serves up sandwiches, salads, bites and local fair (beer, specialty coffee, bread, bakery sweets) unique to each store’s location. By offering fresh perspectives on nostalgic recipes, the “anti-cookie cutter” brand honors tradition while leaving an open door for creativity. Beyond creating a craft dining experience for guests, the brand donates a sandwich to a local non-profit partner for every sandwich sold. Since their conception in 2014, they are now donating more than 10,000 sandwiches per month within each market. Allowing non-profit partners to save cash on feeding clients and instead direct their resources towards life-changing programs.
The Ogden Downtown Alliance is committed to increasing economic vitality and community vibrancy throughout Ogden’s Central Business District. They support local commerce through place making, destination marketing, focused community programming and events such as Farmers Market Ogden, Harvest Moon and more. Ogden Downtown Alliance creates and promotes a dynamic epicenter for arts, entertainment and cultural experiences in Ogden’s downtown.
Thomas M. Turner, Jr. is an award winning loan originator with Peoples Mortgage Company. He has over 18 years’ experience with VA, FHA, USDA, and conventional loans, and is licensed in Utah, California, Texas, Arizona, Washington, and Idaho. By working closely with his clients Tom’s experience lies not only in supporting and identifying the right product, but also in the practicality of achieving financial goals and home ownership. He currently is Branch Manager in the South Ogden, Utah, location, as well as is the Associate Director of Veterans Financing. Thomas is a strong advocate and local representative for HOMES for HEROES; Helping teachers, doctors, first responders, military and government employees achieve their goals of home ownership. Understanding FICO and Managing Your Personal Credit was created and authored by Thomas to support his dedication to his local veterans. He also is a certified instructor with the Utah Division of Real Estate where he shares his class to educate local real estate agents.
The Ogden Click is a natural light and standard photo studio available for rent, monthly and hourly. Located in downtown Ogden, on the top floor of the Old Post Office. Be sure to check out their Facebook page for more info!
Ashley Christensen Wolthuis is an active real estate agent and is also a Certified Residential Appraiser – giving her unique insight into the different aspects of real estate transactions. Ashley’s extensive knowledge of the Northern Utah real estate market has helped her clients in transactions such as purchases of first homes, military relocation, investment and income properties and selling homes that no longer fit her client’s lifestyles.
Ashley’s formal education and on-going continuous education in both real estate and appraisal courses, coupled with her extensive work experience has made her one of the most knowledgeable real estate/appraisal professionals in the area.
Admiral Beverage and affiliated companies have been quenching the thirst of the Pepsi generation for over 50 years. From modest beginnings to a group of affiliated companies that now employ over 1600 employees with 35 facilities operating in an eight state region, and producing 48 flavors and brands in bottles and cans. Among the many flavors produced and/or distributed by Admiral Beverage and affiliated companies are: Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Diet Mountain Dew, Dr. Pepper, 7UP, A&W Root Beer, leading Energy Brands, Coors Miller brands and many more. Admiral’s Ogden, Utah production facility produces can and bottle beverages and has a plastic blow molding operation in addition to a state of the art injection mold facility. Fremont Beverages, Inc. , along with Admiral Beverage and affiliated companies have helped provide prosperity and growth to Wyoming and the Rocky mountain region
The state-of-the-art, 11,000-square-foot facility that houses Paul Mitchell Beauty School Ogden perfectly reflects the modernity of their education. Being part of the Paul Mitchell Schools family means that their students will have a renowned education wherever they choose to go. Paul Mitchell The School Ogden is the perfect place to grow as a stylist and launch your dream career.
No matter what you are celebrating, you are always welcome at Maria’s Mexican Restaurant. They have an array of menu items that will complement your gathering. They offer delicious food in their restaurant, as well as catering.
Zions First National Bank was founded in Salt Lake City in 1873 and continues its legacy of strength and stability as one of the oldest financial institutions in the Intermountain West. To bring value to individuals, small-to middle-market businesses, nonprofits, corporations and institutions, Zions Bank provides a wide range of traditional banking and innovative technology services. Through its network of 125 full-service financial centers across Utah, Idaho and Wyoming, the bank offers consumers a range of mortgage and home equity loan options, AmaZing Rewards® credit cards, Private and Executive Banking services, and online and mobile banking. Dedicated to supporting economic development in the communities it serves, Zions Bank is a consistent market leader in US Small Business Administration lending and is known for its local decision making. Companies can find solutions through the bank’s range of commercial loans, international banking services and award-winning Treasury Management solutions.
Kallee is proud to represent the city of Ogden and State Farm since 2008. She is an Ogden native and a Weber State Alumni with an office on Historic 25th street. She believes the more you give, the more you receive. Her State Farm Agency insures a lot of the business represented here tonight. She loves working on Historic 25th and being a part of our wonderful community. She also enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering and helping out in any way she can. Stop by her office anytime, she and her team will be happy to help with any insurance needs.
Elevate Home Warranty, based in Utah county, is a locally owned and operated company, serving the fine folks of The Beehive state. Stacy Bernal is the Northern Utah Sales Account Manager, covering Bountiful to Logan. She has over 11 years of experience in the real estate industry, and has spent the last year and half growing the company’s presence in her designated territories. She serves on three Realtor boards, two Women’s Council of Realtor chapters, and five various committees, two of those as co-chairs.
Stacy graduated Summa Cum Laude from WSU in 2013 with a BA in Public Relations and Advertising. She was a spokesperson for the “Finish at Weber” campaign. She is currently training for her 7th marathon and is a proud 2017 Ogden Marathon Ambassador. In 2016 she named the Ragnar/Ogden Marathon double medal, The Mullet Medal (Business in the Wasatch Front, Party in the Wasatch Back).
Stacy has three kids, two fur babies and one awesome hubby. She has a deep love of Ogden and is proud to be a part of the Ogden Rad Ladies and the Ogden Pub Runners.
“SheShreds.co is custom apparel, gear and inspiration for female action sports athletes. Born in Ogden Valley as an act of rebellion, that ethos remains as the crew of powerful women and girls around this movement continues to grow rapidly right here at home and around the globe. A Nation of Rebels with one desire: To help girls shred without limits. United We Shred!”
The Local Artisan Collective showcases artisans’ and crafters’ work that is handmade by people that live or work in Weber County. They also host events and classes, and offer studio space while providing an opportunity for artists to join a like-minded affordable community. They are open daily from 11 to 6.
Since 1950, Ogden Clinic has been meeting the healthcare needs of Weber and Davis County families. Ogden Clinic has grown from a single location on Harrison Blvd. to 14 locations across Northern Utah. They proudly offer 20 specialty groups including dermatology, gastroenterology, orthopedics, and urology.
Town & Country Bank is a St. George, Utah-based community bank with a loan production office located in Sandy, Utah. Since opening in 2008, the bank has emerged as one of the top performing banks in the country, and was named the 2016 Best of State winner for Banking and the 2016 Best of State Statue winner as the top business in Utah. Town & Country was also the top SBA 7(a) lender in Utah in 2015, and its CEO received Utah Business’ 2015 CEO of the Year award, as well as 2015 Community Banker of the Year awards from both Western Independent Bankers Association and Independent Community Bankers of America. The bank is widely recognized as an innovator in delivering customer service.
Yelp was founded in 2004 to help people find great local businesses like dentists, hair stylists and mechanics. In 2016, there was a monthly average of 25 million unique visitors who visited Yelp via the Yelp app and 72 million unique visitors who visited Yelp via mobile web. Yelpers had written more than 115 million reviews by the end of 2016.
The Sonora Grill is a locally owned and operated restaurant. They have a passion for mexican cuisine. From zesty salsa made with habaneros, moritas, or tomatillos, to slow roasted Cochinta Pibil their kitchen is busy trying to exceed expectations by serving breathtaking, savory food.
The Sonora Grill has a wonderful staff who is committed to not just selling food, but selling experience. They work together to provide each and every customer with the opportunity to have a great experience with their food and service. Their ultimate goal as a staff is to build relationships that can set them apart as one of Ogden’s best mexican restaurants.
Mason Jar Coffee Roasters is a small batch, specialty coffee roasting company in Ogden, UT. They have come a long way since opening Mason Jar Coffee Roasters in 2012. Through thousands of pounds of roasted coffee and many more cups of coffee they have become very experienced in roasting some of the finest specialty coffees.
Relationships are what take them to the next level. Through several awesome green coffee importers they have been able to further improve the quality and consistency of the coffee they make available to customers. They always continue to strive to keep bringing interesting coffees to consumers.
Sideshow Photo Booth is a vintage trailer photo booth experience based in Ogden, Utah. Lucille, the star of Sideshow Vintage Photo Booth Co., is a 1956 canned ham camper converted into a traveling portrait machine that works as guest book, entertainment, and party favor in one. She is the perfect wedding guest, but will never say no to any kind of party or event. This lady has fun at showers, reunions, retirement parties, corporate events, holiday parties, neighborhood block parties, festivals, and proms. Lucille is based in Ogden, but is happy to travel to Salt Lake City or anywhere in northern Utah.
Visit Ogden is one of the best resources for all things Ogden! From things to do, places to stay, attractions, events, and visitor’s guides their website has it all!
Cold Stone Creamery founders, Donald and Susan Sutherland, scoured the world in search of the perfect ice cream. Not surprisingly, they found not all ice cream is created equal. The Sutherlands fundamentally redefined ice cream and the world was never the same. Their ice cream is made fresh every day in the store and every ice cream served is a “Creation™” – because each one is a work of art. Freshly made, smooth, creamy ice cream blended on a frozen granite stone with endless combinations – fruits, nuts, candy, cookies, brownies – you can mix in to your heart’s content
Of course, we cannot forget our amazingly talented performers for the evening!
The largest Aerial and Pole Fitness facility in Utah! They offer a wide variety of classes in the world of aerial arts and pole fitness.
Vintage burlesque at its best! Two-Bit Babes embodies the heart and soul of earlier years. They will captivate you with their feather fans and win your heart with their smiles and sassy attitude.
Voodoo Productions is your premiere source for unusual corporate and private entertainment, specializing in cirque and specialty act production guaranteed to inspire and awe.
Last but not least, YOU! Thank you to everyone that supports Indie Ogden. Without you, none of this would be possible. Hope to see many of you tomorrow night at the best show in town!!