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Inaugural East Bench Mixer—Givers Attract

By February 15, 2017November 11th, 2022Neighborhood Features

On Monday, January 30, 2017, we held our inaugural meeting of the East Bench Business Association.  Randall Curtis was kind enough to host us at his beautiful restaurant on Parley’s Way, Harbor Seafood and Steak.

We were honored to hear from Dr. John Graham, Yalecrest neighbor and owner of Graham Orthodontics.  John shared his incredible story of giving up his successful Arizona practice and following his bliss by moving his family to Salt Lake.  We learned that by being a giver, he has found more than he ever left behind. John shared his trade secret by giving all 35 participants the book The Go-Giver.  As the book says, “(Givers) love to give. That’s why they’re attractive. Givers attract.”

At the close of the meeting, we awarded Randall Curtis with our first (but not last!) “Outstanding Neighborhood Award” for his generous efforts to feed the homeless over 5,000 meals at The Road Home.  Randall has now partnered with the University of Utah Feed U Food Pantry.  If you would like to contribute to this wonderful cause, please click here.

We know you have a lot of choices when it comes to professional networking, but we strive to make the East Bench Business Association uniquely a group of small business owners who make a big impact within our East Bench community.  If you would like to be a part of the East Bench Business Association, join us for our next gathering on Monday, May 1, 2017, from 8:30 am to 9:30 am, when we will be honored to hear from Emily McCormick, Studio 5 Fashion & Style Contributor and owner of Emily Bell McCormick Consulting, and Emily Waltman, board member of the nonprofit organization Go Jane Give.  To register, please visit  Please note, in order to make our time of connection and contribution possible, there will be a $20 fee for each registrant – half will be used to cover the cost of the breakfast and the other half will be donated to Go Jane Give.