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Monday, December 3, 2018

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A Utah company no more: Vista Outdoor quietly pulls out of state
By John Rogers In stark contrast to the fanfare with which Vista Outdoors opened its luxurious Farmington headquarters in 2016, the company has quietly idled its Utah corporate workforce of 70 and closed the office. Management operations formerly undertaken in Utah are now s...

GOED OKs grant to help areas apply for opportunity funding
By Brice WallaceUtah communities looking to tap into a new federal economic development program soon will get some help.The Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED) has issued a request for proposals for a consultant or consulting service to perform planning associated wi...

Utahns indicate confidence with shopping plans
Utah's consumers are approaching the holidays with economic optimism. According to Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index (CAI) survey for November, more than 70 percent of Utahns plan to spend as much or more than last year on their holiday shopping and that's good news for the...

Huntsman to open region's first proton therapy unit
Construction has begun on the region's first proton therapy center at the Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah. Being built at the south end of the HCI Cancer Hospital, the center will be named in honor of U.S. Sen. Orrin G. Hatch.The $31 million, 7,450-...

Port Authority Board ready to name interim administrator
The Utah Inland Port Authority Board is close to naming an interim administrator, according to a report from the board of its meeting last week. After reviewing applicants in closed session, the board directed board Chair Derek Miller to discuss the position with one applicant wh...

Sunroc buys Tri-Country Concrete
Sunroc Corp., a construction services company based in Salt Lake City that is a subsidiary of the Clyde Companies group of construction-related businesses, has acquired Roosevelt-based Tri-County Concrete. Sunroc said the acquisition will amplify its current service area in ...

UofU's TVC partners with Protecs to launch incubator at Research Park
The University of Utah's Center for Technology and Venture Commercialization (TVC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with construction management company Protecs to manage a tech company incubator in the university's Research Park. TVC will provide programming for the incu...

Jackman takes reins at Alzamend Neuro Inc.
Salt Lake City-based Alzamend Neuro Inc. has announced that it has appointed biotechnology veteran Stephan Jackman as its CEO. Jackman has over 20 years of multi-industry experience in administration, business and product development, marketing, project and program management and...

Erickson named CEO at new Summit Vista
Investors in a new Taylorsville life plan retirement community have named Mark Erickson chief executive officer and Kelly Ornberg chief marketing officer. Both executives will retain their managing director titles and continue to function in their current roles.Eri...

'Utah 100,' 'Elite' & growth lists released
The MountainWest Capital Network recently named its Utah 100, top revenue growth company and Emerging Elite lists.The 24th annual Utah 100 awards program was held at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City. Each year, the MWCN recognizes Utah's 15 largest revenue companies, 100...

Rust Coin charged in $170M silver buying Ponzi scheme
The Division of Securities of the Utah Department of Commerce has joined the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in filing a joint civil enforcement action against Gaylen Dean Rust and Rust Rare Coin of Layton charging the precious-metals dealer with defrauding ...

Business Tech: Don't let the spirit of the season make you let down your cyber awareness
By David Black'Tis the season for the holiday shopping.As temperatures begin to drop, the weather isn't the only thing that is frightful. Use these cybersecurity tips to avoid falling victim to spyware, ransomware, hackers and other Grinch-like things. {mprestriction ids="1,...

SBA has plenty of help for America's vets wanting to get into business
By Dan Nordberg Recently, Pres. Trump highlighted the importance of our nation's veteran entrepreneurs and provided the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) with the donation of his second-quarter salary that will go toward helping our nation's veterans transition from m...

Calendar Highlights

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. See the full calendar.

SSTI 2018 Annual Conference - December 4-5

A gathering of policymakers and practitioners from federal, state and local government, nonprofits, investors and higher education in the country. Host partner is the Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative (USTAR). Theme is "Navigating the New Innovation Landscape." Location is Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek, 75 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City. Cost is $575 for members, $725 for nonmembers. Details are at https://2018.ssticonference.org/.

Chamber White Elephant Christmas Gift Exchange Luncheon - December 6
A Murray Area Chamber of Commerce event. Location is 1730 E. Lakewood Drive, Holladay. Luncheon open to nonmembers. Attendees are asked to bring one white elephant gift to exchange. Cost is $25 pre-paid by Dec. 4, $35 thereafter and at the door. Details are at http://www.murraychamber.org.

Holiday Social - December 6
A West Jordan Chamber of Commerce event. Location is West Jordan City Hall, Community Room, 8000 S. Redwood Road, West Jordan. Free. Details are at http://www.westjordanchamber.com.

Holiday Open House - December 7
A Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce event. Location is River Oaks Golf Course Clubhouse, 9300 Riverside Drive, Sandy. Free. Details are at http://www.sandychamber.com.

WBN Christmas Luncheon - December 7
A Utah Valley Chamber event featuring a silent auction, with proceeds going to the WBN scholarship program. Location is Thanksgiving Point, Garden Room, 3003 Thanksgiving Way, Lehi. Cost is $30 for members, $35 for nonmembers. Details are at http://www.thechamber.org.

Utah Health Policy Project (UHPP) 2018 Annual Conference - December 12
With the theme "Health Care Solutions for Utahns." Event will include an update on the healthcare landscape in Utah; remarks from local leaders; and panels on topics including Medicaid expansion, social determinants of health, and the future of healthcare and health policy in Utah. Location is the Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W. 3100 S., West Valley City. Cost is $30. Details are available by contacting Matthew Slonaker at (801) 433-2299 or matt@healthpolicyproject.org.


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