If you own a business that has an interesting story and you want to put me to work for a “Doug Jessop’s Utah Success Stories” click here: Utah Success Stories Submission Form or email me at DJessop@abc4.com for details. PLEASE NOTE: These feature stories aren’t for everybody. It’s got to be a good fit for both side. Full disclosure – we do charge a fee to cover production cost and social media exposure.
(DOUG JESSOP’S UTAH SUCCESS STORIES – ABC4 NEWS – SALT LAKE CITY, UT) I have a cool job. I get to pick and choose what stories I do on ABC4 News. I choose to accentuate the positive. I appreciate the entrepreneur spirit across the world and especially here in Utah. These are the people that saw a need and filled.
There is an old phrase; “Build a better mouse trap and the world will beat a path to your door.” I agree with that, but with a caveat…people need to know about your better product or it doesn’t really matter.
I want to help the business community with giving them an outlet to let people know about the cool things they are doing. Utah Success Stories was built out of that desire to help spread the positive word about people, places and things you might not know about.
You can see Utah Success Stories every Sunday on ABC4 News at 10 p.m. as well as archived online at www.ABC4.com/Success
A funny thing happened over the years that I’ve been doing this news feature. I asked for business owners to “put me to work.” From that request, Utah Success Stories has turned into a combination of “Dirty Jobs” and “How It’s Made.”
My collaborator/videographer, Ed Wilets, was able to fit in video from twenty (20) different business profile news stories we’ve done into this quick little demo reel. In order, here there are…
JMH Premium – How to Discover Grandma’s Secret Recipe.
Prismview – The Rainbow Makers
Dented Brick Distillery – What happens when you combine molasses, cane sugar, well-water and a disco ball?
Rustico – Leave your Mark
JW Custom Hats – How a Custom Hat is Made
Fiber Nation & Fabrication – Making Dreams Into Reality
Mountain View Mushrooms – My favorite fungus
Spectrum Solutions – Saliva based collection device used in new COVID-19 testing
CODE Corporation – This Utah company has the code to track COVID-19 testing
Skywalker Balloon – Up, Up and Away in my Beautiful Balloon.
Inland Boat Club – The Uber of Luxury Boats
Skywest Airlines – I’m leaving on a jet plane
Brown Floral – I’m Thinking of You
Taco Time – What’s your Lucky Number ?
Huge Brands – Snoopy sighting in Utah!
I strongly feel that “stories have power”. Chances are that if you are going through something, that someone else probably has as well. The shared experiences we humans have can help each other. That my friend makes the point that stories “help us understand each other.”
You don’t have to agree with everyone, but in my opinion, if people would take more time getting to knowing more about others and where they are coming from, we just might find out that we have more similarities than differences.
If you a looking for a longer version of positive stories, I invite you to watch Jessop’s Journal. I publish a new story every week at www.abc4.com/journal. I have the honor of being able to do longer in-depth interviews that you don’t normally see with people from all walks of life.
You can see my positive business profiles “Utah Success Stories” every Sunday in the ABC4 News at 10 p.m. or online at www.ABC4.com/Success