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Monday, March 11, 2019

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Plenty of support for computer education bill
By Brice Wallace With the 2019 general legislative session nearing an end, the Salt Lake Chamber and others are mounting a final push for passage of a bill aimed at fortifying Utah's workforce pipeline.The chamber last week held a news conference to back the passage of HB227...

Park reservation plan could cost Moab area millions in tourist bucks
By John Rogers If Arches National Park moves forward with a plan to require advance reservations for visitors, it could lead to an initial economic hit of as much as $22 million to the Moab area, according to an economic analysis commissioned by the National Park Service (NP...

Work aplenty in Utah; Jobless rate ticks down
Unemployment in Utah continues to be among the nation's best - and it went down again in January. The state's jobless rate declined one-tenth of a percentage point in January from December to 3.1 percent. Meanwhile, the national unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percenta...

Problems force shutdown at St. George Regional Airport
For four months beginning in May, a portion of the 200,000 commercial passengers that annually pass through the St. George Regional Airport will have to make other arrangements. The airport will close from May 29 through Sept. 26 to allow crews to rip up and rebuild a runway unde...

D.L. Evans Bank opens South Ogden branch
Idaho-based D.L. Evans Bank has announced the opening of a branch in South Ogden. Scheduled to open later this spring at 3990 S. Washington Blvd., the branch will be a full-service banking location with a complete range of banking products.{mprestriction ids="1,3"}D.L. Evans Bank...

SL International sees third straight year of growth
The Salt Lake City International Airport set another yearly record for the number of passengers served in 2018 - the third straight year of passenger growth. According to data released by the Salt Lake City Department of Airports, from January through December 2018, passenger cou...

SL family to open curry restaurants
A Salt Lake City family has signed a franchising agreement with San Francisco-based Curry Up Now to bring the fast-growing Indian fast-casual restaurant chain to Utah. John Netto and the Netto Family Trust has signed an exclusive contract to open 20 restaurants in Utah and Colora...

Probst funeral homes sold
Memorial Mortuaries and Cemeteries, a group of wholly owned subsidiaries of Salt Lake City-based Security National Financial Corp., has acquired Probst Family Funerals and Cremations LLC of Midway.Probst Family Funerals was established in 2013 and began its operations in Midway. ...

Wide array: Passengers will have variety of food options as airport names vendors
Whether you have a hankering for burgers, breads or brews, the Salt Lake City International Airport will have a wide range of tastes available next year when the first phase of the airport's redevelopment is completed. The airport announced recently that 23 restaurant concepts wi...

Next summer to see $7.6 million in improvements at Deer Valley
Alterra Mountain Co., owner of Park City's Deer Valley Resort, has announced it will invest $7.6 million in capital improvements at the ski resort in time for the 2019-2020 winter season. The effort is part of a half-billion-dollar investment in the company's 14 resorts.{mprestri...

UofU scientists nearing cost-effective process for turning algae into fuel
Biofuel experts have long sought a more economically viable way to turn algae into crude oil to power vehicles, ships and even jets. University of Utah researchers believe they have found an answer. They have developed an unusually rapid method to deliver cost-effective algal bio...

Succeeding in your Business: There are some cold-calling methods that just might work
By Cliff Ennico "I run a one-person consulting service that provides marketing, public relations and other image and branding consulting services to large corporations."I generate most of my new business through personal networking. The problem is that personal networking is extr...

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.

ACG Utah 2019 Intermountain Growth Conference - March 12-13
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.

Western Expansion Economic Development Summit - March 15
Activities include a panel discussing Airport No. 2, the inland port and how a mega site will impact the West Side; a panel discussing barriers to growth; and a panel discussing development opportunities. Location is Viridian Event Center, 8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan. Cost is $49. Registration deadline is March 11. Registration can be completed at Eventbrite.com. Details are at western-expansion.com.

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.

Annual Vision Dinner - March 20
Annual Vision Dinner, a South Jordan Chamber of Commerce event. Location is Embassy Suites, 10333 South Jordan Gateway, South Jordan. Cost is $60. Sponsorships are available. Details are at southjordanchamber.org.

Intermountain Sustainability Summit - March 21-22
Keynote presenter is Paul Hawken, entrepreneur, environmentalist and author. Summit-affiliated workshops offer half- and full-day sessions on March 22. Workshops include "The Art of Convening: Methods and Frameworks for Working Skillfully in Complexity and Community," "Science, Stores and Sustainability: The National Climate Assessment and Opportunities in Utah" and "Intermountain Living Future." Location is Shepherd Union Building, Weber State University, Ogden. March 21 summit cost is $105 for professionals (early-bird), $125 for professionals (regular) and $30 for students. March 22 workshops have various costs. Details are at https://www.weber.edu/issummit



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