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Provo’s Station 22 purchased, Owlet grows leadership team, Utah Business and Economic Forum

April 12, 2018 GMT

Station 22 purchased by Greenlight Hospitality

Provo’s Station 22 Cafe has been purchased by Greenlight Hospitality, a Provo-based hospitality group headed by Kevin Santiago. Known for his successes in other familiar names such as Sodalicious, Cupbop, 5 Star BBQ and most recently Black Sheep Cafe, Santiago is the leader of a new partnership involving some of Utah Valley’s most notable restaurateurs, including Colton Soelberg, formerly of the Heirloom Group.

Richard Gregory, the creator of Station 22, and his group, Old Adobe, will continue to be invested partners in the new collaboration and look forward to joining Greenlight Hospitality.

Asked why he decided to sell now, Gregory said in a press release, “You know, you just work your tail off for as long as it takes and you keep an eye out for guys like Kevin who can help you reach your goals. When someone with his level of talent comes along and brings a guy like Colton besides, that’s when you know it’s time to make your move.”

Lehi’s Owlet Baby Care grows leadership team

Owlet Baby Care in Lehi announced the addition of three experts to its board of directors and executive team to help propel the company through its continued growth and expansion. Woody Scal, former Fitbit chief business officer, joins as a board member; Mike Abbott, a seasoned CFO and executive from top consumer brands, will be Owlet’s chief financial officer; and Milena Adamian, a cardiologist and clinical research expert, will be Owlet’s vice president of health affairs.

“We’re so grateful to have Woody, Mike and Milena join us as we continue to grow and work toward our big goal of revolutionizing infant health and empowering parents with incredible technology,” said Kurt Workman, Owlet co-founder and CEO in a press release. “I have spent quite a bit of time with our new team members and I can’t think of anyone better to help us achieve our mission.”

Owlet is a venture-backed startup best known for its flagship product, the Smart Sock baby monitor, which uses pulse oximetry to track a baby’s heart rate and oxygen levels while sleeping. With two new additional products slated for release in 2018, the company continues to focus on healthcare technologies that empower parents with the right information at the right time.

“The opportunity to join the Owlet team is one that I couldn’t not take,” Abbott said in the release. “The potential to impact lives, better health and truly innovate infant healthcare is exciting. As a father myself, I’m grateful to see the innovation in technology for parents and their babies.”

Utah business, economic forum set for May 18

JuggernaUT, the Utah Business and Economic Forum held at Utah Valley University, will be May 18. The one-day workshop event is focused on Utah professional services, and will feature more than 20 world-class speakers.

Desiree Matel-Anderson, founder of Field Innovation Team, and executive consultants from Afterburner will be the keynote speakers for the event. Breakout sessions will include a look at trends in leadership, technology and economic forces that affect multiple industries and businesses; innovation and strategy topics for the business owner or professional looking for helpful tools to manage change and overcome obstacles; a talent management track for human resources professionals and an accounting track for estate and retirement planning.

Early bird registration is open until April 18. More information is available at https://uvu.edu/woodbury/juggernaut.html.