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Silicon Slopes leaders pledge $5 million for computer science
Brice Wallace Silicon Slopes' push to get computer science in every Utah school was announced last year, but this year, the organization's leaders have made a huge financial commitment to the effort.During the recent Silicon Slopes Tech Summit at the Salt Palace Convention C...

Utah called nation's healthcare industry innovation 'hotbed'
A new report from Seattle-based healthcare think tank Cambria Grove and the Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah) shows that Utah is a hotbed for healthcare industry innovation. Released Jan. 30, the report is titled "Utah Health Care Innovation Landscape."{mprestric...

Lampropoulos named chamber's Giant in our City
Fred Lampropoulos, founder of South Jordan-based Merit Medical, has been named by the Salt Lake Chamber as its 40th Giant in our City. The annual award honors those with exceptional and distinguished service and extraordinary professional achievement, the chamber said.Lampropoulo...

OODA Health expanding by 60 jobs in Utah
A San Francisco-based healthcare IT company with operation in Utah intends to expand its operations in Salt Lake City. OODA Health expects to add 60 employees to its 24 already working in the state, according to an announcement made jointly by Salt Lake City and the Economic Deve...

Simplus announces acquisition of Australia-based Sqware Peg
Simplus, a Salt Lake City-based sales technology company, has acquired Sqware Peg, a Sydney, Australia, sales software vendor. Sqware Peg was Simplus' first Salesforce Australian partner, the company said. The investment is Simplus' first international acquisition and sixth Sales...

SkyWest orders $422 million worth of new Embraer jets
SkyWest Inc. of St. George continues to grow with the announcement last week that it has ordered nine E175 jet airliners from Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer. Delivery of the jests is expected to begin this year. Based on current pricing, the order is worth $422 million."...

Steward Health Care names Dunn Utah president
Steward Health Care, owner and operator of five hospitals in northern Utah has named Brian Dunn as its regional president for Utah. Dunn has more than 30 years of experience in management of regional healthcare organizations.Michael Jensen, who has been the interim regional presi...

American Fork's InsideOut appoints Bennett as new CEO
InsideOut Development, an American Fork-based developer and marketer of workplace coaching products, has appointed Bill Bennett as its new CEO. "In his new role, Bennett will work with founder and president Alan Fine and the executive team to develop new ...

RMP makes surcharge refunds
Customers of Rocky Mountain Power will receive partial refunds of energy efficiency surcharges collected by the utility on 2018 utility bills, the company has announced. The refunds will be included as credits on February and March electricity billings. In November, Rocky Mountai...

The following are recent financial reports as posted by selected Utah corporations: SkyWest SkyWest Inc., based in St. George, reported net income of $67 million, or $1.28 per share, for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31. That compares with $290 million, or $5.46 per share, for th...

The Business of Golf

Business of Golf

Taking Care of Business: Third-generation superintendent wouldn't want to be anywhere else but running the family golf course
EDITOR'S NOTE: When it comes to understanding golf as a business, there is no one more qualified than the folks at Golfdom magazine. After all, they've been covering the sport for over 90 years. Founded by World Golf Hall of Fame member Herb Graffis and his brother Joe, Golfdom w...

Business golf: It's not just men on the course
By Matt Kammeyer It's not head-turning to hear about how golf is a great business networking tool and that successful business leaders know how to leverage the game of golf as a means to conduct business. An industry study indicated that nearly 60 percent of business golfers have...

10 REASONS golf will always be the Ultimate Business Tool
By Andrew Wood Anyone reading the mainstream media and their constant efforts to trumpet the demise of golf could be forgiven for thinking that golf as a business tool is pass. Sure, participation is down, but 25 million players in the USA alone is not exactly a small number. The...

Calendar Highlights

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Small Business Summit 2019 - February 15

With the theme "Ignite & Inspire," a Salt Lake Chamber event featuring an opportunity for small-business owners, managers and entrepreneurs to learn new tools, tactics and strategies; gain practical skills; and make connections to help support the growth and success of small business in Utah. Location is Marriott University Park, 480 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City. Cost for members is $75 before Dec. 15, $85 thereafter; $99 for nonmembers. Details are at http://www.slchamber.com.

Legislative Roundup - February 16
A West Jordan Chamber of Commerce event taking place every Saturday during the legislative session. Location Feb. 16 and March 9 is Jordan Valley Medical Center, 3460 S. Pioneer Parkway, West Valley City. Feb. 23 location is Riverton Hospital, 3741 W. 12600 S., Riverton. Location March 2 is Jordan Valley Medical Center on 90th S. Bangerter Highway, West Jordan. Details are at http://www.westjordanchamber.com.

2019 Utah Safety Conference & Expo - February 19-21
Presented by the Utah Safety Council and featuring keynote presentations, 40 breakout sessions, networking luncheons and an expo highlighting the latest in safety products and services. A half-day pre-conference about "Opioids in the Workplace" is scheduled for Feb. 19, noon-5 p.m. Location is Mountain America Expo Center, 9575 S. State St., Sandy. Cost of opioid pre-conference is $100. Conference cost by Jan. 11 is $200 for members, $300 for nonmembers (prices rise by $50 after Jan. 11); $50 for students. Details are at http://www.utahsafetycouncil.org/content/2019-Utah-Safety-Conference-Expo.aspx.

Annual Economic Forecast -  February 20-21
A Bank of Utah event featuring Natalie Gochnour, director of the University of Utah's Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute and chief economist for the Salt Lake Chamber. All are 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 20 location is Hub 801, 3525 Riverdale Road, Ogden, in conjunction with Weber State University and the Ogden-Weber Chamber of Commerce. Additional speakers are Gordie Russell of Northrup Grumann discussing the aerospace industry and the economy; and Brandon Fugal, chairman at Colliers International, discussing the real estate market. Feb. 21 location is At the Grove at The Copper Mill, 2427 N. Main St., Logan. Feb. 27 location is Little America Hotel, 500 S. Main St., Salt Lake City. Feb. 28 location is Utah Valley Convention Center, 220 W. Center St., Provo, in conjunction with the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce, with Fugal as an additional speaker. Free, but pre-registration is required and can be completed at (801) 409-5172 or http://www.bankofutah.com.

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