BROUGHT TO YOU BY INDEPENDENCE UNIVERSITY A career is more than just a paycheck. There are other factors to consider when choosing a career. In addition to the pay, you’ll find some terrific advantages to working in the healthcare industry. Let’s take a look at some of the meaningful benefits that typically come with a healthcare career: Make a difference in the lives of others As a medical professional, you are creating a healthier world and helping others in the healing process. The American Psychological Association reports that finding meaning in your work can influence your life outside of work and has a long listRead More →

BY ANN PARK This unique business has a huge inventory for customers to browse. Now celebrating their 37th Birthday, Bryson’s Rock Shop is one of the most unique businesses in the Ogden area. They draw rock, mineral, and crystal enthusiasts from all around. If you’ve never looked through their store before, you’ll find that their inventory is legendary. You could spend hours or days trying to look at everything. There is always something new to discover. I asked owner, Dave Wonderly, what’s new in the world of rocks. “Moldavite is the most sought-after crystal right now. It’s been hard to keep it in stock. IRead More →

BY JENNY GOLDSBERRY For and part of the community, Wasatch Peaks loves giving back. You might recognize Wasatch Peaks Credit Union from their float, which debuts every parade season at the local Cherry Days, Plain City Days, and Pleasant View Founders’ Day Parades. Maybe you’ve met their Money Moose Mascot during a summer festival. If you’ve ever gone to a high school football game and caught a t-shirt in the crowd, that’s also thanks to Wasatch Peaks’ t-shirt cannon. During the holiday season, you’ve probably seen their house at Christmas Village. Here are some things you might not know. When you open an account withRead More →

Shopping for a new car can feel overwhelming, especially if this is your first time buying a car. We’re here to help you learn more about auto loans and help you through the process. What is an Auto Loan? An auto loan is a way to finance the purchase of a vehicle and can be used to purchase new and used vehicles. A lender, like Wasatch Peaks, provides the money for the vehicle up front and then you, the borrower, will pay back the full loan amount to the lender, plus interest. This is typically paid back with monthly payments. Loan Factors to Consider ThereRead More →

You’ve likely heard of the Browning family as crafters of the famed Browning firearms. But there’s another side to the Browning story, one in which Frank M. Browning started Bank of Utah in 1952: Back in the day, skilled gunsmiths were asked to fix automobiles. Frank worked closely with his father, John E. Browning, in the gun shop and also repairing cars. Frank’s interest in vehicles led him to open two car dealerships in Ogden, where he soon saw the need to offer vehicle financing to customers. He started Bank of Utah with just 16 employees and under $1 million in assets. Today, Bank ofRead More →

Dr. Robert Young established his practice on providing a great experience for his patients. BY ANN PARK Rocky Mountain Dermatology is a full-service dermatology clinic and medical spa. They handle everything from skin conditions to surgeries and treating cancer. They provide a full range of cosmetic treatments such as laser hair removal, Botox and filler, several types of facials, and they offer a selection of excellent quality skin care products. Brian Howe, Administrative Director, said, “Our goal is to be a one-stop-shop for skin care, so in nearly all cases, you won’t need to be referred to someone else for part of your treatment.” SeeingRead More →

Special article brought to you by Wasatch Peaks Credit Union It won’t be much longer until spring and summer are here, which means it’s time to start getting ready for those warm, outdoor plans. One of the great things about living in Northern Utah is the variety of outdoor opportunities readily available and easily accessible! To make the most of your outside recreation, it may be time to explore buying an ATV or UTV as you head out on your own adventures. ATV VS. UTVAn ATV is an all-terrain vehicle and enables you to take your adventures off-road. Typically, an ATV utilizes a handlebar forRead More →

Special article brought to you by Independence University Business and business-related specialties such as finance, accounting, and business administration are some of the most popular fields of study at colleges and universities today. It’s no wonder … business graduates are in high demand because business touches on pretty much every aspect of our modern society. According to one study, eight of the 10 top majors in demand by employers at the Bachelor’s degree level fall in the business category.1 You might say business makes the world go ‘round. Let’s take a closer look at this and other benefits of a business career. HIGH DEMAND. AsRead More →


YOU HAVE VOTED AND THE RESULTS ARE IN! FROM THE PUBLISHER 2020 was simultaneously an eventful and equally uneventful year. It seemed like we all stayed home and watched while the world around us was in chaos, and most of us are probably glad it is now in the rearview mirror. At Connection Publishing, 2020 was equally rewarding and challenging. We saw dear friends struggle and some even close their businesses, while others thrived and couldn’t keep inventory in place. We sincerely hope each of you continue to make the effort to shop local and support local. We are proud to be a publication whereRead More →

In May, Weber State Credit Union changed its name to Ascent Credit Union—a new name which will help to expand and grow membership beyond the Weber County community and to bring the credit union’s extraordinary service and technologies to those living in Davis, Box Elder and Morgan Counties. The credit union’s mission of helping members achieve their dreams is not changing, and helping the community achieve upward financial success is still the number one priority. “We work hard to maintain the best service and support for our members, and we want to help even more people in our communities at a larger scale” said BrockRead More →