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Monday, March 4, 2019

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Economic forecast: Northern Utah about to start catching up
By Brice WallaceWhile Utah's economy is booming, Northern Utah's is lagging, but that should change in the future, according to speakers at a recent economic outlook gathering.Brandon Fugal, chairman of Colliers International in Utah, said Davis and Weber counties could benefit e...

Attitudes index off a tad; Utahns remain optimistic
Utahns remain confident in their economic situation, but seem to be hedging their bets just a little, according to the Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index (CAI) released last week for the month of February. The CAI decreased 0.1 points to 113.8 in February and showed a year-o...

Chamber joins coalition pushing USMCA adoption
The Salt Lake Chamber joined more than 200 companies, business and trade organizations and associations calling for congressional approval of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement announced earlier this year by Pres. Donald Trump. The new coalition represents farmers and ranc...

Stericycle to shut down incinerators, not move
An Illinois-based company that has operated a medical waste incinerator in North Salt Lake will close down the facility and not move it to Tooele County as previously announced. Stericycle has been working to move the facility since the Utah Division of Air Quality fined the comp...

Park City whiskey co. sold
Park City's High West Distillery has been sold to Constellation Brands, a Victor, New York-based Fortune 500 beverage company. The company, founded by Dave Perkins in Park City's Old Town in 2004, has posted double-digit, year-over-year volume growth for the past three years and ...

Utah's tech industry employment increases at more than twice the national rate
Everyone knows that the tech and innovation industry is important to Utah's economy. But a new study from the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah has put numbers to that importance.{mprestriction ids="1,3"}The research, which was released recently on Utah's ...

MWCN honors Merit Medical founder Fred Lampropoulos as Entrepreneur of the Year
MountainWest Capital Network (MWCN) has announced the 2019 recipient of its Entrepreneur of the Year award. Fred Lampropoulos, chairman, founder and CEO of Merit Medical Systems, was recognized as someone who has demonstrated outstanding achievement by building an industry-leadin...

We just don't like to pay our taxes
Utahns just don't like to file their taxes. So says a recent survey from online coupon website offers.com. In fact, they'd give up some pretty important things to get out of meeting the April 15 deadline.For instance, 35 percent of Utah consumers would rather give up their N...

The following are recent financial reports as posted by selected Utah corporations:Extra SpaceExtra Space Storage Inc., based in Salt Lake City, reported funds from operations (FFO) attributable to common stockholders and unit holders of $162.3 million, or $1.20 per share, for th...

SL Chamber joins U.S. Chamber in commercial partnership with Israel
The Salt Lake Chamber has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the United States Chamber of Commerce to join forces on a program promoting stronger commercial ties between Utah and Israel, particularly in the water sector. In a release, the local organization said it t...

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.

Women in International Business Conference - March 7
Women in International Business Conference, a World Trade Association of Utah event with the theme "Strategies for Success in a Global Marketplace." Event will feature panel discussions ranging from global business etiquette to local resources to online platforms and safety challenges. Location is O.C. Tanner, 1930 S. State St., Salt Lake City. Cost is $25. Registration can be completed at Eventbrite.com.

International Women's Day Celebration - March 8

International Women's Day Celebration, co-sponsored by the Women's Business Center of Utah and World Trade Center Utah and featuring a panel discussion about the opportunities and challenges for women in international business. Location is the Women's Business Center of Utah, 175 E. 400 S., Suite 600, Salt Lake City. Free. Details are at slchamber.com and wtcutah.com.

Southern Utah Women and Technology - March 8
Southern Utah Women and Technology, presented by the Women's Business Center of Utah, Cedar City TechUp and Silicon Slopes Cedar City. Speakers include Melanie Johnson, chief marketing officer of the Leavitt Group, and a panel of selected speakers. Location is Southwest Technical College, multipurpose room, 757 S. 800 W., Cedar City. Free. Details are at siliconslopes.com.

ACG Utah 2019 Intermountain Growth Conference - March 12
Keynote speaker is Joe Navarro, former FBI agent, author and expert on nonverbal communication. Location is Marriott City Center, 220 S. State St., Salt Lake City. Cost is $225 for member early-bird registration (until Jan. 11), $275 for nonmembers, $250 for ski conference only. Details are at https://www.acg.org/utah/events/2019-intermountain-growth-conference.

Pillar of the Valley Gala - March 19
A Utah Valley Chamber event. Award recipients are John Valentine and Ray and Janette Beckham. Location is Utah Valley Convention Center, 200 W. Center St., Provo. Cost is $250 for members, $300 for nonmembers, $2,000 for a table of eight. Details are at http://www.thechamber.org.


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