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Sue Rice

Sue Rice

Business Advisory Board, District 6

Sue Rice has been a member of Salt Lake City’s Business Advisory Board since 2016. She represents District 6.

Sue is the former Founder and President of Cavanagh Services Group, Inc., a small business that provided project/waste management and transportation logistics services to Fortune 500 companies, federal and local governments nationwide.

She grew her small business from one employee to a national company landing multi-million dollar contracts worth $100 million. Her company has received multiple recognitions, including: Utah Business Magazine “50 Fastest-Growing Companies in Utah”, Ernst & Young “Entrepreneurial Winning Women National Award”, US Department of Energy “Small 8(a)/Disadvantaged Business of the Year Award”, Mountain West Capital Network Utah 100 — “2nd Fastest-Growing Company in Utah Award”, Entrepreneur Magazine “50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned Companies Award”, Office Depot “National Business Woman of the Year Award”, and the US Small Business Administration “Utah Small Business Person of the Year Award”

Sue has been a member of various national women’s professional and local organizations including Women’s President Organization, Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, Women Impacting Public Policy, Salt Lake City Women’s Business Center, Renaissance Society Member, Utahns Against Hunger, and the Maliheh Free Clinic.

Thank you Sue for bringing your vision and talents to Salt Lake City!

Q&A with Sue Rice

What is your favorite “Third Place” to hang out in Salt Lake City? Ninth and Ninth
What do small businesses in Salt Lake City need more help with? Exposure, streamlined regulations and financial support to accelerate their businesses.
What is Salt Lake City doing right for business? The small business survey and interviews initiated by SLC government was an excellent opportunity for SLC small businesses to provide feedback on their most pressing needs. It gave the city valuable insight on how to best proceed in helping these small businesses.
What is the first word or words that come to mind when you think of Salt Lake City? Exciting Growth, So much to offer on many fronts, Fun place to live.

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.