Salt Lake Chamber celebrates National Small Business Week

Small businesses are the backbone of the U.S. economy. That’s why during National Small Business Week, the Salt Lake Chamber is highlighting local businesses on our Building Utah Podcast.

Recently we sat down with: Drake Busath, Busath Photography; Mary Crafts-Home; and B.J. Stringham, UWM Men’s Shop. Listen to the podcasts below.

Drake Busath, Owner, Busath Photography

Drake Busath purchased the business from his father in 1999, after working 18 years alongside his parents. Along the way he was featured four times on the cover of Professional Photography magazine, and earned Masters and Craftsman degrees from PPA.

Drake is a popular speaker at professional photographers conferences and has lectured and judged in Australia, Japan, Korea, Canada, England and in most U.S. states. He teaches workshops semi-annually in Italy.

Busath Studio & Gardens by any measure is considered one of the America’s leading portrait studios.


Mary Crafts-Homer, Owner, Culinary Crafts

When Mary started Culinary Crafts in 1984 her sights were set on always being her very best. Now, she’s catering events for Oprah Winfrey during the Sundance Film Festival and her company is the largest off-premise caterer in Utah.


BJ Stringham, President, UWM Men’s Shop

Utah Woolen Mills, now UWM Men’s Shop, is a 5th generation family business. First established as a mill in 1905, Utah Woolen Mills was a household name for the finest woolen goods in the region. Later, the business advanced to offering retail in the mid-1900’s. In recent years, they have made a name for themselves by serving the Salt Lake City area with the finest clothing in the world, perfected by the best tailoring staff in the nation.