What We Do
Vest Pocket's Education Committee works to identify resources and educational opportunities that enrich our members’ business practices and enhance members’ ability for community outreach. They provide ‘Best Business Practices’ training, support, education, and resources to Vest Pocket members. By listening to VP members, our Education Committee sources the best available instructors providing training on topics of specific interest to our business community. The Education Committee also collaborates with the University of Utah, Salt Lake Community College, Westminster College, and the Miller Small Business Development Center.
Vest Pocket's Advocacy Committee works to serve and benefit our members by effectively engaging policy making and legislation at all levels of government. They also engage in pro-active advocacy by helping Vest Pocket members build positive relationships with other local businesses, government, and community leaders. The Advocacy Committee also strives to develop policy statements on pertinent issues by meeting regularly with local government and other organizations to encourage policy and legislation that bolsters local business. Vest Pocket also activley gathers and relays key information about emerging issues and policies being considered at the local, state, and federal level that may be of value to Vest Pocket members.
Vest Pocket's Connections Committee plans and implements networking opportunities for our members with the purpose of building mutually bene cial connections between members. This committee also coordinates the monthly VP Educational Breakfasts, which rotate at di erent partner businesses each month to allowmembers to spotlight and promote their business. Additionally, VP’s Networking Committee coordinates bi-annual evening networking events, and other functions, such as the 2011 SLC Neighborhood Business Conference and VPBC SLC Candidate Forum - putting local business owners in direct communication with their elected officials.