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Episode 7: Discover Bluff, Utah with Mayor Ann Leppanen

Learn all about a hidden gem in San Juan County. Mayor Ann Leppanen shares how she stumbled upon the small town of Bluff while visiting from Minnesota and immediately knew it was special. Since becoming Bluff’s first mayor, Leppanen is dedicated to sharing all that it has to offer while maintaining the small town charm that makes Bluff so inviting.

07/01 | 25 min

Discover Bluff, Utah

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Episode 6: Online Remote Work Training in Rural Utah

In this episode of San Juan Now, Elaine and Ben are joined by special guest Jordan Leanord with the Rural Online Initiative. He talks about how his organization is bringing essential job training to those living in rural areas of Utah, with the goal of them being able to work remotely while living in San Juan County. He shares his experience watching students go through the program, and Elaine shares what it was like to be a student and receive a certificate.

Rural Online Initiative
Visit Utah’s Canyon Country
Economic Development in San Juan County

If you have any questions, please contact egizler@sanjuancounty.org

The San Juan Now Podcast is a part of the Destination Marketing Podcast Network. It is hosted by Elaine Gizler and produced by the team at Relic.

06/17 | 28 min

Online Remote Work Training in Rural Utah

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Episode 5: Introducing the Southeastern Utah Association of Local Governments

Join us on this week’s episode of San Juan Now to hear Elaine and Ben talk to Geri Gamber and Jade Powell from the Southeastern Utah Association of Local Governments. Learn about what their organization does and how it can benefit the residents of the area. They also talk about their history in southeastern Utah and some things that visitors can expect when they come to San Juan County.

Southeastern Utah Association of Local Governments
Visit Utah’s Canyon Country
Economic Development in San Juan County

If you have any questions, please contact egizler@sanjuancounty.org or bnielson@sanjuancounty.org

The San Juan Now Podcast is a part of the Destination Marketing Podcast Network. It is hosted by Elaine Gizler and Ben Nielson and produced by the team at Relic.

04/21 | 30 min

Introducing the Southeastern Utah Association of Local Governments

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Episode 4: Utilizing Small Business Resources

Meghan McFall, director of the USU Blanding Small Business Development Center, joins Elaine and Ben on this special episode of San Juan Now. They talk about some of the resources available through the center and how small businesses can take advantage of everything they have to offer. As a serial entrepreneur, Meghan is a valuable resource for anyone in San Juan County looking for help with their business ventures.

USU Blanding Small Business Development Center
Visit Utah’s Canyon Country
Economic Development in San Juan County

 

If you have any questions, please contact egizler@sanjuancounty.org or bnielson@sanjuancounty.org

The San Juan Now Podcast is a part of the Destination Marketing Podcast Network. It is hosted by Elaine Gizler and Ben Nielson and produced by the team at Relic.

03/25 | 42 min

Utilizing Small Business Resources

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Episode 3: Supporting Our Youth

On this episode of San Juan Now, Mack McDonald, chief administrative officer for San Juan County, joins Elaine and Ben to talk about his experience working in government as well as being a resident of San Juan County. He shares some of his insights on economic development in the area as well as the importance of providing education and employment opportunities for the youth in the county.

03/11 | 33min

Supporting Our Youth

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Episode 2: Opportunities and Challenges

Commissioner Bruce Adams joins Elaine and Ben on this episode of San Juan Now. Commissioner Adams walks listeners through the challenges and areas of growth as well as his goals for San Juan County, Utah. As a long-time resident, Commissioner Adams shares his passion and love for what makes Utah’s Canyon Country great and why his family has stayed for five generations.

02/25 | 23min

Opportunities and Challenges

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Episode 1: Welcome to San Juan Now

Join Elaine Gizler and Ben Nielson to learn all about San Juan County, Utah — Utah’s Canyon Country. From the economic development and local improvement to visitor engagement, Elaine and Ben have the inside scoop on what’s happening within the county. This is San Juan Now!

02/11 | 25min

Welcome to San Juan Now

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