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The New Entrepreneur

The new entrepreneur goes forth with multiple intentions: to fill a niche and do it with devotion to stewardship, a genuine love of humanity, and the desire to reshape how we consume. In Park City, the definition of an entrepreneur is shifting. Of course, to build a business you need grit, determination, resilience, and curiosity,
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Preserving the Soul

It began with a dramatic directive: “no snow means no skiing,” explains Soul Poles co-founder Bryon Friedman, whose eco-friendly ski and trekking poles company was founded as part of a larger desire to reduce the carbon footprint of the traditionally non-renewable, resource-intensive gear industry. “Our initiative has always been that we wanted to make a
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Uncorked in Utah

Wine makes so many connections,” says Kirsten Fox, sommelier and self-designated headmistress of Fox School of Wine. “Wine allows us to connect to the region where it’s grown. To the winemakers and their history,” which are both subjects that Fox enthusiastically espouses when speaking about the rich, dynamic, and yes, delicious, topic of wine. Case
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The Entrepreneurial Spirit

Publisher’s Note: When I was around 12-years-old I remember telling my dad I really wanted a pair of Kastle skis. He responded with, “Well then, you best get to work.” Those words launched my first business venture: lawn maintenance. As I pushed Dad’s lawn mower around our neighborhood, I quickly learned that if I did
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Conversations

Teri Orr arrived in Park City in 1979, but unlike many Parkites, she wasn’t lured by the mountains or lifestyle; she came to find refuge after divorcing her abusive husband. “We didn’t really have the language in the ’70’s for domestic violence, but looking back, I was in a domestically violent relationship,”she explains.  Orr and
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Magic

Bringing people together for live music does something powerful, something Kathyrn Burns has seen happen time and time again at Park City Live. “It’s hard to explain the power and influence of music,” she says. “Music is an escape. It’s a way for people to get away from their hectic lives and come together. When
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Connections

When Jocelyn Scudder traded in New York City for Park City, she found a way to connect the two sides of herself: the idealist and the realist. The idealist led her to NYC in the first place. It argued that 80 hour work weeks working at a print shop during thee day and waiting tables
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Depth

” I came for the skiing, I stayed for the [blank]” is a statement you hear fairly often in ski towns. People come for “just a winter season” and end up falling in love with the summers, the community, the mountains – or in Park City, the arts. Like so many others, skiing is what
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The Art of Park City

Art does something that’s hard to put your finger on. A piece of music can bring you to tears, a painting can take you to another world, and a line of poetry can transport you back to a place in time. But for something that does so much, it’s still hard to explain. Even the
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