Saffron Valley: Small Business Spotlight

Saffron Valley Special The newest addition in the Saffron Valley family is part restaurant, part market and part chai house. With small business financing from Mountain West, Saffron Valley was able to hire 12 more employees at their new Sugarhouse/Liberty Wells location in Salt Lake City. The new 5000 square foot location also includes a culinary school, making it a one stop shop for anyone who wants to explore Indian food. The tour de force behind Saffron Valley is Lavanya Mahate. Born and raised in Southern India, Mahate watched her mom, with some help from Kanthama (their kitchen help) cook for her large extended family, and her joy for all things… Read More

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Happy 40th ‘Bee Day’ Discovery Gateway

The walls and shelves of Mountain West’s chief administrative officer Steve Suite are filled with art, photos and memorabilia. But perhaps the pièce de résistance is the collection of photos capturing moments of pure delight highlighting his family–and especially his grandchildren–over the years at Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum. While Suite has long served as a board member for the museum, the framed collage was gifted to him in honor of his time spent as DG’s chairman of the board (from 2009 – 2011). “I started on the board around the time our first grandchild was born,” Suite said. “Our family has grown up at Discovery Gateway.”  Decor from the 40th Bee Day Bash… Read More

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