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It’s time to gear up for the next Utah Legislative Session with Vest Pocket’s 2018 Legislative Warmup Breakfast!

Join VestPocket Thursday, January 18 at 8 a.m. at CousCous Mediterranean Grill in Murray (5470 South 900 East). Special guest speakers Frank Pignanelli and LaVarr Webb will talk about bills in the 2018 Utah legislative session affecting local independent businesses. With keen insights and humor, Frank and LaVarr will predict how they believe the session will go, and will outline the major bills and issues every local business owner needs to know about. Frank and LaVarr will also answer questions and tell us how local businesses can get involved in the legislative process.

We’ll also update you on important issues that Vest Pocket’s Advocacy Committee has been working on – such as reform of the Business Personal Property Tax.

The VestPocket mission is to build a stronger independent business community in Utah. It is a collaborative association of Utah’s locally-owned businesses. These businesses lend a unique flavor and “sense of place” to our communities. They are the small stores, cafes, and professional services businesses that are at the heart of our most cherished neighborhoods.

The breakfast at CousCous will include breakfast wraps, breakfast pizza, mixed fruit, orange juice, and coffee.

Admission includes breakfast and is just $12 for Vest Pocket members and $15 for non-members.

Pignanelli is a partner in the Foxley & Pignanelli bipartisan government relations firm in Salt Lake City. Frank was one of the youngest Utahns ever elected to state office, where he served in the House of Representatives for 10 years. As a Democrat, he spent 6 of those years as Minority Leader. Frank also serves on the Advisory Board for the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at The University of Utah and The University of Utah Venture Fund. He writes a Sunday column on political activities in Utah for the Deseret News. Also, Pignanelli is a frequent speaker and political commentator for various civic and business gatherings throughout the state.

Webb is a political consultant and publisher. Previously he was policy deputy to Gov. Mike Leavitt and Deseret News managing editor. He has had 35 years of public policy and communications work. He publishes Utah Policy Daily and Utah Pulse and co-writes a political column for the Deseret News with Pignanelli.

To register, click here.