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Monday, March 5, 2018

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Point of the Mountain authority gets legislative committee OK
By Brice WallaceA bill creating an authority to oversee development of the current site of the Utah State Prison in Draper advanced unanimously last week from a legislative committee.The House Government Operations Committee voted 8-0 to send the measure to the full House. It is ...

Life sciences industry accounts for large part of Utah's economy
More than 1,000 Utah life sciences companies provide 34,352 jobs and have an annual combined payroll in excess of $2.7 billion, according to a new report from Bio Utah, the nonprofit trade association serving the industry. The organization released its 2018 Life Sciences late las...

Current situation optimism wanes a bit for Utahns
A slight drop how Utahns feel about their present situation combined with optimism about business and job prospects kept the Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index (CAI) unchanged from January to February at 117.9 points. In comparison, the national Consumer Confidence Index&nbs...

Inland port bill irks Mayor Biskupski
By Brice WallaceA bill creating an authority to oversee the establishment of an inland port in Salt Lake City’s Northwest Quadrant has raised the ire of Mayor Jackie Biskupski.The text of SB234 was unveiled last week and was criticized by Biskupski as seizing the city&rsquo...

Dwyer Group acquires SLC's Real Property Management
Salt Lake City-based Property Management Business Solutions LLC has been acquired by Dwyer Franchising LLC of Waco, Texas. Billed as the largest property management franchising company in North America, the Salt Lake City firm does business as Real Property Management.{mprestrict...

PC's Talisker Club sold
Storied Development LLC, a Watkinsville, Georgia-based developer and marketer of private-club communities, has acquired Park City’s Talisker Club. The transaction includes the Tuhaye golf and boating development, the Tower Club and residential sites in Empire Pass near Deer...

Operations to resume at San Juan Co. mines
Several uranium and vanadium mines in northeast San Juan County that have been idle for several years may soon resume operations, thanks to approvals received last week by Energy Fuels Inc. from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service for the company to ex...

Officials: Tourism unchanged by Bears Ears designation
In the wake of changes to a national monument boundary, officials in Kane and Garfield counties are reminding the public that “tourism remains the same.”The Kane and Garfield county tourism offices and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management recent...

Dynatronics to restructure; Enright to take reins as chairman of board
Dynatronics Corp., based in Cottonwood Heights, has announced a restructuring of its leadership necessitated by the resignation of founder Kelvyn Cullimore as chairman, president and CEO. Cullimore will continue to serve as a non-employee member of the board, the company said in ...

Loyal Cos. acquires LinkTrust
Provo-based Loyal Companies, a private equity firm that specializes in technology and media, has acquired marketing software company LinkTrust, also based in Provo.With the acquisition, Chad MacKay, managing partner of Loyal Companies, will become CEO of ...

Utah workers most cooperative in U.S.
Workers in Utah are the most cooperative in the country, according to a study released by the career testing and matching website Sokanu. The research examined professional characteristics of over 180 personality and interest types to reveal the states with the highest volume of ...


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ACG Utah 2018 Intermountain Growth Conference - March 7
Featuring the DealSource Lounge and ACG Capital Connection, a Utah Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) event. Conference is an opportunity for industry professionals to meet and learn from one another, discover the latest tools that promote growth, and learn the new techniques to overcome challenges. Keynote speaker is Dan Clark, CEO of a consulting firm and bestselling author. Cost until Jan. 12 is $1,195 for private equity group, $795 for intermediary, $225 for ACG members, $275 for nonmembers, $250 for March 8 ski conference only. Details are at http://www.acg.org/utah.

International Women’s Day Celebration: Opportunities and Challenges for Women in International Business - March 8
Presented by the Women’s Business Center, World Trade Center Utah, the Salt Lake Chamber and JPMorgan Chase. Event features a panel discussion on how to take products to international markets. Panelists include Jenn Davis, owner of The Blueberry Hill; Heidi Thorn, president and chief executive officer of Navitus Sustainable Industries; and Vicki Varela, managing director of the Utah Office of Tourism. Location is the Salt Lake Chamber, 175 E. 400 S., Suite 600, Salt Lake City. Cost is $25. Details are at http://www.slchamber.com.

UVU Diplomatic Conference on International Trade Relations - March 12
A Utah Valley University event featuring breakout sessions and networking opportunities where individual countries are featured and conference participants are able to interact with trade representatives directly. Speakers include Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox; Jackie Biskupski, mayor of Salt Lake City; Derek Miller, World Trade Center Utah president and chief executive officer; Meghan Stettler of the Governor’s Office of Energy Development; and Clint Betts of Silicon Slopes. Location is UVU’s Sorensen Student Center, 800 W. University Parkway, Orem. Free and open to the public. No registration required. Details are at http://www.uccucenter.com/index.html


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