Catalyst mag honors 100 Utahns who have made a difference
Published: January 8, 2013 12:42PM
Updated: January 8, 2013 12:42PM
The January 2013 edition of local magazine Catalyst features 100 Utahns who have been catalysts for creative growth and positive change.

"We are the melting pot of the Great Basin, a place where practicality, spirituality and creativity all meet and mingle to create a unique essence," states Alice Toler in the introduction. "Out-of-towners, expecting a monoculture, are constantly surprised by the vibrancy they find here." The awardees are some of those whose efforts through the years have cultivated this vibrancy.

Selections were made from a list of almost 200 nominees, said editor & publisher Greta Belanger deJong in the introduction.

The 100 "catalysts" will be honored at a gathering on January 16 at the Leonardo.

Some of the 100 honorees:

Steve Holbrook: founded KRCL community radio in 1980.
Casey Jarman: began the Twilight Concert Series in 1988.
Greg Schirf: in the 1980s opened Utah's first active brewery since Prohibition.
James Soares: introduced to Salt Lake's business community the concept of the Triple Bottom Line: people, planet, profit.
Nancy Tessman: responsible for the building of Salt Lake's nationally acclaimed downtown Main Library.

For a full list of awardees, go here: http://www.catalystmagazine.com/component/k2/item/2138-the-catalyst-100