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Monday, March 25, 2019

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New law charges GOED with syncing economic strategies
By Brice Wallace State government's economic development efforts could be in for some sweeping changes as a result of legislation passed during the general session.SB172 requires the Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED) to consult with other state agencies involv...

Effort to produce 'sexy modest' apparel turns into fashion empire
Sisters Vivien and Fernanda Bhme immigrated from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, to Salt Lake City with their family as young children. Vivien had a penchant for numbers and Fernanda leaned toward the creative. With a work ethic gained by experiencing the trials of an immigrant family an...

Heavyweights to headline May's economic meet
The leader of Northrop Grumman and the former leader of Hewlett-Packard will be the featured speakers during the Utah Economic Summit, set for May 17 in Salt Lake City. Kathy J. Warden, president and CEO of Northrop Grumman Corp., and Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard,...

Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce announces 2019 Peak Awards
The Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the recipients of its 2019 Peak Awards. Winners were honored at the organization's luncheon in February. The 2019 Peak Award winners are: Small Business Woman of the Year: Tracie Drage, Brown Floral. Small Business Man of the Yea...

Clear the Air Challenge winners announced
The Salt Lake Chamber, along with its partners TravelWise and UCAIR, have announced the winners of the 10th annual Clear the Air Challenge. Fidelity Investments was the large team winner and the Utah Department of Environmental Quality won in the small team category.{mprestrictio...

Navy partners with Salt Lake City's Sarcos Robotics for full-body & inspection robots
Salt Lake City's Sarcos Robotics, a global robotics systems developer, has signed a partnership agreement with the U.S. Navy's Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS) and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (IMF) to evaluate and deploy robotic technologies, including full-body, powered e...

Jeanfreau named CEO at iMpact Utah
Orem-based consulting and training firm iMpact Utah has announced the appointment of a new CEO. Winthrop Jeanfreau replaces outgoing CEO Chad Parker. Upon taking over at the helm of the company, Jeanfreau announced that iMpact Utah had expanded its services to all business sector...

Dunn Associates tabs Ketcham as president
Dunn Associates Inc., a structural engineering firm based in Salt Lake City, has named Tait Ketcham  as president. He was promoted from his position as an associate to lead the firm. "My passion is finding solutions to complex engineering questions and associating with our g...

Renovation converts Orpheum Theater to shared office space
CommonGrounds Workplace, a workplace-as-a-service company based in San Diego, has leased and renovated the former Orpheum Theater in downtown Salt Lake City and opened it as a shared office space. The entire three-story, 19,792-square-foot historic building at 132 S. State St. in...

The following are recent financial reports as posted by selected Utah corporations:Overstock.com Overstock.com Inc., based in Salt Lake City, reported a net loss attributable to Overstock.com Inc. stockholders of $42.3 million, or $1.39 per share, for the fourth quarter ende...

Legal Matters: Legislative round-up for the 2019 general session of the Utah Legislature
By Gary R. Thorup The Utah Legislature concluded its annual general session on March 14. The Legislature adjourned an hour early, but the session was action-packed and record-breaking. In all, the Legislature passed 574 bills and resolutions, beating the previous record of 535.{m...

Succeeding in Your Business: Battling the big boxes - and winning: Part 1
By Cliff Ennico Nothing - and I mean nothing - frightens a small-business owner more than hearing that one of the big-box retail chains - Walmart, Costco, Lowe's, Home Depot and the like - is moving into town (well, maybe that Amazon is moving into its line of business).{mpr...

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.

Utah Technology Innovation Summit - April 1

Presented by Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) initiative. Event includes keynote speakers and panels discussing innovation in the medical, energy and clean tech sectors; technology solutions for clear-air initiatives; rural technology-based economic development; funding opportunities for Utah entrepreneurs and startups; and recognition of the 2019 recipients of the Governor's Medal for Science and Technology. Keynote speaker is Mike Leavitt, founder and general partner of Leavitt Partners and former Utah governor. Location is Little America Hotel, 500 S. Main St., Salt Lake City. Cost is $49. Details are at https://utahinnovationsummit.org/.

>2019 Utah Local Government Human Resource Conference, an NFP Utah event - April 3
Topics include "Utah's Ongoing Demographic Transformation: Labor Force Implications," "The Impact of Utah's New Medical Marijuana Law on Public Employers: and "A 21st Century Approach to Self-Funding." Location is the Karen Gail Miller Conference Center, 9750 S. 300 W., Sandy. Cost is $55. Registration can be completed at http://www.Eventbrite.com.

2019 Annual Celebration - April 9
A South Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce event. Location is Maverik Center, Centennial Room, 3200 Decker Lake Drive, West Valley City. Cost is $75. Details are at http://www.sslchamber.com.

2019 Women's Entrepreneurial Conference - April 17
A Utah Women's Networking Group event. Theme is "Harnessing the Power of Social Media & Digital Marketing." Event features guest speakers, breakout sessions, lunch and a pitch competition that will award over $19,000 in grants to women-owned businesses. Location is Holladay City Hall, 4580 S. 2300 E., Holladay. Cost is based on time of purchase. Registration can be completed at http://www.Eventbrite.com.


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