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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.

Traveling is one of my passions. I love visiting other countries and experiencing different cultures. I also enjoy hearing other people's travel stories, so I was delighted to visit with Chad Hassell and David Broadbent, and learn how traveling led to the formation of their new business venture.

Chad and David spent many years traveling around the globe for their jobs. The two friends noticed a trend: no matter the mode of travel, when people try to rest on reclined or upright seats, they normally fold their arms over their chest for comfort and warmth.

The U-shaped neck pillows are already a common travel necessity. However, Chad and David decided they wanted to take the neck pillow to the next level, so they attached an adjustable, fleece arm hammock to comfortably support the arms, neck and shoulders. It also includes a convenient iPocket to stow almost anything. This new product became the signature item for, a company they launched last February., based in Sandy, now offers different versions of its main product, the travelCOZY. The roadCOZY, kidsCOZY, MediCOZY and euroCOZY are designed for both car and airplane travel. The euroCOZY differs from the others in that it comes with a full-size blanket and a fleece eye mask. The MediCOZY is designed for those who have to sleep in an upright position because of a medical condition.

The company has received an extremely positive response to its products thus far. One of its top customers is the military because the COZYs can provide a welcome relief for soldiers traveling in uncomfortable conditions. The COZY products are available online at and during the Christmas season, products will be sold at a discount in a gift kiosk at the South Towne Center in Sandy.

David and Chad hope to continue growing by offering additional products. They are enjoying the opportunity to fill a niche in the travel industry.

For Zions Bank, I'm Fred Ball. I'm speaking on business.

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