Steve Labrum has been a member of Salt Lake City’s Business Advisory Board since 2012. He has also served as 2016 Chairperson, 2015 Vice-Chair, and represents District 3.
Steve splits his time between supporting the financial management of the Eva Carlston Academy, and working as a Producer at 3 Irons. An ardent supporter of arts and culture in Salt Lake City, he works to promote the arts as Board VP at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA) and support for other organizations.
More recently he co-produced the FestSaltLake project to promote and report on the Sundance Film Festival experience as it relates to the Salt Lake City venues. His production company 3 Irons just completed a project “50 Irons”, a quest to complete a series of 50 collaborative art projects in 1 year. Steve’s deeply held belief is that through art, life becomes more rich and enjoyable and society learns to find common ground to engage in cultural dialogue.
Steve also has over a decade of medical device experience. He served as VP of Global OEM at Merit Medical Systems and worked in direct sales in hospital and surgical center settings.
Thank you Steve for bringing your vision and talents to Salt Lake City!
Q&A with Steve Labrum
|What are you excited about in District 3?||The renewed urban growth is going to bring rich new opportunities for businesses and cultural offerings.|
|What changes would you like to see happen in District 3?||More condo/ownership opportunities to support the growth and to balance out the abundance of apartment options.|
|What is your favorite “Third Place” to hang out in the District 3 neighborhood?||City Creek Park is a daily favorite for walks. I also love Proper and Bistro on 3rd.|
|What do small businesses in Salt Lake City need more help with?||Variance processing. Trying to run small business doesn’t always fit the mold of public planning.|
|What is Salt Lake City doing right for business?||Investments in infrastructure and transportation. Parks and trails planning is also great. Hoping for more in the arts…|
|What is the first word or words that come to mind when you think of Salt Lake City?||Cosmopolitan Oasis|
|Anything else you would like to add?||Visit UMOCA! It is a world class contemporary art museum that visitors are constantly surprised to find in Utah. .|
About the Business Advisory Board:
The Business Advisory Board (BAB) is made up of city business owners and community leaders who partner with Salt Lake City’s Department of Economic Development. Its members are appointed by the mayor and must be SLC residents and/or have ownership interest in a Salt Lake City business. BAB helps direct city economic policy, promotes small business growth, supports local entrepreneurs, and encourages businesses to relocate to our city.
As part of an ongoing effort to keep SLC’s business community in the loop, the BAB shares synopses of monthly meetings on the Salt Lake City Economic Development’s blog page. Recordings are available to the public as well.