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Speaking on Business: Howdy Homemade Ice Cream

At Howdy Homemade Ice Cream, the system is simple, the ice cream is made from scratch, and the setting is comfortable.

Chris Redgrave Nov 3, 2017


This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.

Heidi Nielson, owner of Howdy Homemade Ice Cream in Salt Lake City, is a mom on a mission. Her son, Jack, is a special needs individual, and at the age of 21, he was having a hard time finding a job, especially since only 14 percent of people in this population are employed. So, with her husband, Chris, she opened Howdy Homemade Ice Cream, an ice cream shop at 2670 S. 2000 East where their son works and they hire other special needs individuals.

Heidi and Chris discovered Howdy Homemade in Dallas, owned by restaurant veteran Tom Landis, who set it up to employ special needs individuals, and they worked with Tom to create the same business model here in Salt Lake City. The Nielsons spent about 8 months building out Howdy Homemade Ice Cream, and in the short time since they opened, they haven’t slowed down.

At Howdy Homemade Ice Cream, the system is simple, the ice cream is made from scratch, and the setting is comfortable. They have 24 flavors with customer favorites Dr. Pepper chocolate chip and Cookie Monster. At Howdy Homemade Ice Cream, you come for the ice cream and stay for the people, because we all have a contribution to make.

Find them on Instagram at howdyslc or at howdyslc.com.

For Zions Bank, I’m Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.

Howdy Homemade Ice Cream
2670 S. 2000 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84109
801-410-4302
www.howdyslc.com

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