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This week in The Enterprise

Monday, October 16, 2017

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Housing shortage good for some but may hamper economic future
By Brice WallaceUtah’s housing shortage is great for homeowners but tough for young people and eventually could hamper the state’s economic development.Those conclusions by James Wood at a recent presentation in Salt Lake City included his belief that it is “alm...


Deadline nears to take advantage of solar compromise
By John Rogers Utahns who have installed rooftop solar energy systems and those who plan to do so have a couple of important dates to remember under an agreement negotiated late last month between solar advocates and Rocky Mountain Power and endorsed by the Utah Public Servi...


Report: Employers' health insurance costs up 8 percent
Utah’s Employers Council has released the findings of its annual Utah Health and Welfare Plans Survey that shows that Utah employers experienced an 8 percent increase in health insurance plan costs at their last renewal after negotiations and plan changes. The study reporte...


Medtech expansion means $100M spending, 540 jobs
By Brice WallaceStryker, a worldwide medical technology company, will grow its Utah operations by 540 jobs in Salt Lake City over the next decade.The company announced the expansion last week after being approved for a nearly $3.4 million tax credit incentive by the Governor&rsqu...


Lehi Marriott hotels sold
MCR, the seventh-largest hotel owner-operator in the United States, has purchased two Marriott hotels located in Lehi. Both properties, the Courtyard Lehi and SpringHill Suites, are situated near the entrance to Thanksgiving Point, Lehi’s business and leisure hub. The ...


Vista Outdoor board appoints Metz CEO
Vista Outdoor Inc., based in Farmington, has named Christopher T. Metz as the company’s CEO. In a release, the company’s board of the directors said that the appointment became effective on Oct. 9. Metz will have responsibility for day-to-day operations of the company...


Draper home to ticker reseller's new 400-employee call center
StubHub, an online ticket reseller based in San Francisco, has opened its new call center in Draper. The company celebrated the occasion with a reception for employees, government officials and media last Wednesday. StubHub announced in May that it would be closing its call ...


WTC launches student program
Women Tech Council has launched the Student Innovators program (WTCSI) aimed at increasing the number of women in STEM fields and careers by helping more women complete STEM degrees. To do this, WTCSI will integrate students with industry, provide visibility and leadership opport...


Business and energy leaders encourage RMP not to change 'wattsmart'
Rocky Mountain Power (RMP) recently proposed reducing its incentive-driven “wattsmart” program by 32 percent beginning in 2018.  A coalition of business and community led by Utah Clean Energy have joined in asking Rocky Mountain not to cut what the group consider...


Online tool will help new SLC businesses
Salt Lake City has launched a new online tool designed to make the zoning and permitting process easier and more efficient for those starting a new business.OpenCounter is a customized guide to help applicants achieve their project goals while outlining the required permits and f...


GOED career program honored by developers group
The Utah career pathways program in the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) recently was honored by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).The council presented GOED with a Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award in the category of Partne...


UofU agrees to source 50 percent of its power from carbon-free generation
Alta View Sports Medicine has joined the Granger Medical Clinic group of independent, physician-owned medical facilities. The merger brings the total of orthopedic specialists at Granger to 13 across the Salt Lake Valley.Granger also announced the addition of Dr. Steele McIntyre ...

Calendar

Calendar listings are provided as a free service to our readers. Information about upcoming events may be sent to brice@slenterprise.com. The submission deadline is one week before publication.

Titan Awards Ceremony - October 19
A Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce event. Honorees are Kem C. Gardner, chairman of the Gardner Co.; Jeanette Herbert, Utah’s first lady; and Ronald W. Jibson, former chairman, president and chief executive officer of Questar Corp. (now Dominion Energy). Location is Little America Hotel, 500 S. Main St., Salt Lake City. Details are at http://www.sandychamber.com.

10th Annual Women Tech Awards - October 27
A Women Tech Council event. Keynote speaker is Safra Catz, chief executive officer of Oracle. Location is the Grand America Hotel, 555 S. Main St., Salt Lake City. Cost is $125 for members, $150 for nonmembers. Details are at http://www.womentechcouncil.org.

19th Annual Hall of Fame Gala - November 10
A Utah Technology Council event. Black-tie, invited event features a 6 p.m. reception and a 7 p.m. dinner program. Keynote speaker is Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft. Location is Salt Palace Convention Center, 100 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City. Cost is $325. Details are at http://www.utahtech.org.

Trends 2018 - November 16
A ULI (Urban Land Institute) Utah event with the theme “Evolution or Revolution? Changes Big & Small in Utah Real Estate.” Conference is 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Network social is 4-6 p.m. Keynote speaker Allison Wylie, transportation and mobility policy associate at Uber, will discuss “Disruptive Trends in Personal Transportation.” Location is Little America Hotel, 500 S. Main St., Salt Lake City. Cost is $150 for members, $200 for nonmembers, with other rates for public/nonprofit, students and those under age 35. Registration can be completed at http://utah.uli.org/event/nov-16th-trends-conference/.

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