April 18, 2017


By: Maxine Turner

My company, Cuisine Unlimited, was established more than 37-years ago in Salt Lake City as a small deli and catering operation. Today, we are a second-generation family-owned business with 120 full- and part-time employees offering full catering and events services in our local community, nationally and internationally. We have catered events throughout the country and have been involved with seven Olympic games. We were the exclusive caterer at USA House for the United States Olympic Committee in Athens and Torino.

As chair of the Small Business Council of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, I have met with hundreds of small business owners to better understand the U.S. small business landscape. Over the past decade, there have been many obstacles to overcome, including the worst recession since the Great Depression and a multitude of federal mandates coming from Washington, DC that have challenged our very existence. We want to grow our companies and contribute to the success of our communities. We find, however, roadblocks to that opportunity.