Wildcat Seed Fund Pitch Event

The Wildcat Seed Fund Pitch Event took place last Thursday (12.5.19).  The successful presenters were (from left to right) Garth Tuck, INflatable Robot Activity Surface, Anna Zack Zack Family Farms (Flower farm in Ogden), Dallin Arave Mobile VR Gaming for parties and events, and Mark Bailey Ping Pong Picker Upper.

One of my functions with the Wildcat Seed Fund is to mentor applicants to help them create and viable business concept with good up-side. I’m delighted to say that Anna and Mark where my mentees. Each was awarded $1,250 to help them achieve significant milestones as they move their business forward.

This opportunity will be opened to the community in the upcoming months.  It’s a fantastic opportunity to explore your business concept, or early-stage startup with a mentor and work toward participating in frequent pitch events.

Ogden’s Monarch Opens!

Honored to be at the Monarch’s grand opening. Hats off to Thaine Fisher, his family, and team for propelling Ogden into the future. The Monarch is a collaborative environment where artists, creative businesses and makers of all types can connect, inspire and create together in the heart of Ogden’s Nine Rails Creative District.

Visual Art+Design Studios @ The Monarch

As a staunch supporter of an industrial co-working space in Ogden I was dis-heartened to learn of Ogden City’s decision to ‘pass’ on the maker space concept in The Monarch.

Imagine my delight when Weber State University announced that the BFA Program will be expanding to The Monarch with Visual Art & Design Studios.  Many of the elements of Union Industrial Co-Working have been lost over time but WSU off-campus studios lives on!

Ogden Rotary Hosting Chamber Business After Hours 2.13.19

Make new connections with community members at Union Station and enjoy drinks and catering from Union Grill. Live music from the Joe McQueen Quartet follows! Ogden Rotary is celebrating their 100th year of service to the Ogden Community.

Ogden Community Makerspace Lives on at The Monarch.

Ogden City’s vision includes 15,000 square feet.
• PRIMARY AREAS could include: wood shop, metal shop, textiles studio, offices, reception, electronic lab, conference room, advanced manufacturing, classroom, storage, and more.
• KEY EQUIPMENT could include wood lathe, sander, plasma cutters, band saw, 3d printers, 3d scanner, table saw, drill press, embroidery machine, sewing machine, vinyl cutter, laser cutter, and more.

Art+Action: Unleash Your Creative Process 2.21.19

Art+Action founder, Jake McIntire leads an exploration into your creative process. Understanding and taping into your creative process provides amazing solutions, options, and creations not previously imagined. Join us at The Argo House, 529 25th Street in Ogden. February 21 ,2019 6-8 pm!

Ogden Maker Space May Live On

Original plans for Ogden’s maker space, “The Market” have resurfaced as part of the Nine Rails Creative District (#ninerailsogden).  The maker space will still be housed in the 90 year old parking structure of the iconic Bigelow Hotel, to be named The Monarch.

After a $14 million revamp The Monarch will be the centerpiece of a developing arts and cultural district downtown.  It is planned to house restaurant, retail, event space, creative studios, and The Market maker space.

According to Brandon Cooper, deputy director of Ogden City Community and Economic Development the makerspace proposed for Ogden will have 12 interconnected shops, including 3D printing, welding, textiles, fabrication, wood working, digital media and electronics.

Although Union Creative Agency and Business Consulting Group are no longer affiliated with the project we are keenly interested in its success.

BCG Partnering for Art in Action 2018

Art + Action: Ogden 2018 Series

Business Consulting Group is partnering with Union Creative Agency for the 2018 Art + Action Series. 

Last year inaugurated Union Creative Agency’s successful Art + Action series of lectures and workshops designed to promote and elevate creative awareness, opportunities, and education in the Ogden area. 

This year’s Topics will relate to employment/jobs in the creative fields and starting/growing your creative business.

Presenters will include a mix of local and out of the area experts and practitioners.  If you would like to be notified as this year’s calendar solidifies please e mail bobg@bcgutah.com or use the contact form.