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Monday, April 1, 2019

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UTC, Silicon Slopes throw in together to push tech industry
By Brice Wallace Utah's most prominent technology organizations will be speaking with a unified voice.The Utah Technology Council and Silicon Slopes announced last week that they would unite the state's startup and tech community. Among the changes, UTC's president and CEO, ...

Jobless report: Unemployment dropping, Utahns finding jobs
Utah jobseekers keep finding employment. The state's unemployment rate inched down another tenth a of a percentage point in February to 3 percent, according to data released last week by the Utah Department of Workforce Services, meaning approximately 48,300 Utahns were out of wo...

Jobs and strong business climate lead jump in CAI
Following a little hiccup in February, the Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index (CAI) soared 8.6 points to 122.5 in March. But the index is still down 7 points from its record high a year ago. The national Consumer Confidence Index, the nationwide measure that corresponds to t...

Clyde Cos. reorganizes
Orem-based Clyde Companies Inc., the parent company of W.W. Clyde & Co., Geneva Rock Products, Sunroc Corp., Sunroc Building Materials, Scott Contracting, Beehive Insurance Agency and Clyde Properties, has announced several organizational and leadership changes.{mprestri...

Plaid's new SLC office to hire 50 engineers
San Francisco fintech company Plaid is opening an engineering office in Salt Lake City and hiring 50 engineers to staff it. Kira Booth, a University of Utah computer science grad and engineers, has been hired to lead the new operation.{mprestriction ids="1,3"}Plaid has developed ...

Windermere Real Estate Utah acquires Jess Reid Real Estate
Salt Lake City-based Windermere Real Estate Utah, a residential and commercial real estate company with 14 Utah offices, has acquired Jess Reid Real Estate of Park City. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.{mprestriction ids="1,3"}"Jess Reid Real Estate was foun...

Utah business leaders reaffirm support for 2010's Utah Compact
On Nov. 11, 2010, Utah business, law enforcement and religious leaders gathered on the grounds of the Utah State Capitol with other officials to sign the Utah Compact, a declaration of five principles of which the stated purpose was to "guide the state's immigration discussi...

Utah becomes 3rd in nation for hiring people with disabilities
While a trend toward hiring the disabled grows nationwide, Utah is outperforming most states in the effort. According a new report by the nonpartisan advocacy group RespectAbility, the Beehive State now ranks third in the nation for employment of people with disabilitie...

Salt Lake's Varex Imaging acquires Stockholm firm
Salt Lake City-based Varex Imaging Corp. has entered into an agreement to acquire at least 90 percent of Direct Conversion AB, a Stockholm-based manufacturer and marketer of linear array digital detectors utilizing direct conversion and photon-counting technology. The company is ...

19 ways to mess up on the job
By John Graham There's everything right about looking out for yourself and your career. Right now, with more jobs than people to fill them, it's easier than ever.One month in mid-2018, job postings exceeded the number of unemployed by an eye-popping 659,000. With this happen...

UofU-developed device to become part of new hearing-loss treatment
A team of worldwide researchers including engineers from the University of Utah have received a $9.7 million grant to design and develop a new implantable device and surgical procedure for the deaf that hopefully will cut through the noise and produce much more detailed sound tha...

Business Tech: Try these three steps to strengthening your passwords and security
By Bahar Ferguson While cats and dogs make great companions, they make horrible passwords. Unless you come home to a cat named "34567$%^&*hgfj23$%^&*()", you should never use your pet's name as a password.{mprestriction ids="1,3"}It's not just pets that make poor password...

Succeeding in Your Business: Battling the big boxes - and winning: Part 2
By Cliff Ennico Nothing - and I mean nothing - frightens small-business owners 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 their business).{mprestriction i...

Lead by letting go
By Richard Tyson Sgt. Herbert G. Tyson had just finished lunch when somebody hollered, "Get out of the mess hall! Here they come!"Tyson shared what happened next: "Everybody jumped up and started for the door, where our helmets were setting on a table. When I got to the table, I ...

Calendar Highlights

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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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