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This week in The Enterprise

Monday, April 29, 2019

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Women patents growing, still way behind men
By Brice Wallace Despite advances over the past four decades, the percentage of inventions patented by women remains minuscule.Speaking to a group last week in Salt Lake City, Molly Kocialski, director of the Rocky Mountain Regional U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, cited stati...


Planned convention hotel to soar over Salt Palace in downtown SLC
We know a little more about what's going to happen on the northwest corner of the intersection of 200 South and West Temple streets in downtown Salt Lake City. That's the site - adjacent to the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center - of a proposed convention center hote...


Folks still finding jobs; unemployed rate stays flat
The number of people employed in Utah continues to grow, according to figures released last week by the Department of Workforce Services. Since last March, Utah's nonfarm payroll employment has grown by an estimated 3 percent, adding 45,100 jobs to the economy. Utah's current emp...


DataBank's 4th Bluffdale data center underway
Dallas-based DataBank has broken ground on its fourth data center at its Granite Point campus in Bluffdale. Dubbed SLC5, the new facility joins three other massive data-storage facilities and DataBank's 66-megawatt privately owned substation. The company expects SLC5 to be ready ...


CBRE's Salt Lake multifamily market report spotlights record sales volume in 2018
The Salt Lake City office of CBRE has released its semi-annual Greater Salt Lake Area Multifamily Market Report, which features detailed insight into the multifamily market along the Wasatch Front. Encompassing data through year-end 2018 and 2019 trends, the report refl...


Robert Purcell tabbed to head Orem's VIA Motors as new CEO
Orem-based VIA Motors International Inc. has announced that Robert Purcell has been appointed the company's new CEO, replacing Peter Guile. Purcell has been chief operating officer of the company since March 2015."We are really excited to now have Bob as the CEO of VIA Motors," s...


New drug company opens headquarters with ribbon-cutting in Lehi
Civica Rx, the not-for-profit company announced last January with the intent of shaking up the generic medication industry, has opened its headquarters in Lehi. Gov. Gary Herbert, U.S. Rep Ben McAdams, Intermountain Healthcare CEO Dr. Marc Harrison and other civic and medical com...


Utah CEOs cautiously optimistic
Utah's corporate CEOs have mellowed in their optimism for the immediate future of the state's economy, according to the latest edition of the Salt Lake Chamber's CEOutlook report. The first-quarter 2019 Confidence Index, a sub-index of the CEOutlook, decreased from 55.5 in t...


CORPORATE FINANCIAL REPORTS 4-29-19
The following are recent financial reports as posted by selected Utah corporations: Zions Zions Bancorporation, based in Salt Lake City, reported net earnings applicable to common shareholders of $205 million, or $1.04 per share, for the first quarter of 2019. That compares ...


Council approves concept plan for large development at Sandy's Cairns District
The Sandy City Council has unanimously approved a new concept plan for a $500 million multi-use project in the heart of the Sandy Cairns District. The project team of Raddon Development and Beecher Walker Architects was awarded the development six months ago after an extensive re...


Succeeding in Your Business: When two can grow a business more successfully than one
By Cliff Ennico "I currently own a one-person information technology consulting firm, which operates as a limited liability company (LLC)."I have a number of small clients. I go out and get the business, but I am also the person who has to do the work to keep the client satisfied...


Tips on obtaining and using testimonials that boost your credibility with customers
By John Graham "I want to believe you, but I'm not sure I trust you" is the unspoken question customers want to say to salespeople.The devil in every sale is customer doubt. Specifically, a salesperson's lack of credibility. Slow down. Forget about "updating" your "professio...


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Construction

Reshaping the construction industry through technology
The use of technology has transformed the landscape of every industry and construction is no exception. While the industry hasn't always been quick to adopt new technology, those days are changing and changing fast. Many contractors are starting to realize the time and cost effic...


The State of Our Industry: A CONSTRUCTION ROUNDTABLE
Hosted by the Salt Lake City Law Firm of Babcock, Scott & Babcock PARTICIPANTS:Doug Welling, CEO, Jacobsen ConstructionCory Moore, National President, Big-D ConstructionMark Greenwood, Environmental Manager, Granite ConstructionDavid Zimmerman, Vice President and General Coun...


Your construction project - from groundbreaking to ribbon-cutting
By Eric Stratford For the past several years, we have been experiencing a great economic upswing in Utah. Economists continue to predict a bright future - or, at the very least, a continuation of what we have seen in the past few years. Consumers continue to purchase, busine...


CONSTRUCTION UPDATES:
The New SLC redevelopment program 'tops off' North ConcourseConstruction at the New SLC Redevelopment Program at the Salt Lake City International Airport achieved a major milestone late last month with the "topping off" of the new North Concourse. In the construction business, a ...


Designed for 'more choice'
Taylorsville's Summit Vista senior living facility is being built to afford residents more options, including a marketplace and cafe, a fitness center and pool, a salon and spa, along with myriad healthcare optionsBy Brice Wallace "Boomers want more choice."Those words are a...


Overcoming old habits: Contractors are getting past decades-old process models and bringing construction tech in-house
By Mark Decker Beyond a set of project drawings created by the design team, there is a second set of construction designs that are rapidly changing the way commercial building projects are being managed - and it may surprise some to learn that these complementary plans are coming...


ROCK SOLID: Aggregates industry adds $680 million to Utah's economy
Aggregates - sand, gravel and crushed stone - account for $331 million dollars in annual sales across Utah and the industry directly employs 1,620. So says a new research report from Utah Foundation. The study found the industry and its associated jobs have an indirect impact of ...


Shake Rattle and Roll: Steel beam technology working toward reducing earthquake hazard
By Patty Johnson  Natural forces, over time, have moved and shifted Utah's landscape into majestic mountains and scenic valleys. Yet, they are also the source of serious seismic activity, hazards and risks. The western edge of Utah's Rocky Mountains is home to the 240-mile W...


Mine reclamation comes with the territory
By Elizabeth Thomas Quarries on public land are born, worked and returned to natureEvery mining claim starts as a discovery.Someone wakes up one day, throws a bunch of tools in the back of their pickup and sets out to explore the mountains, rivers and valleys that comprise our pu...


Get ready - Here comes construction tech
By Bahar Ferguson It is no secret that technology is not taking any steps backward. It is continuously improving. There is no industry that has been immune to the affect technology is having. This influence may be positive or negative, depending on how it affects it, but nonethel...


'Look further down the road,' is record budget's message to UDOT
By Brian Fryer Engineering News Record-Rocky Mountain In 2018, the Utah Legislature not only handed the Utah Department of Transportation a record $1.7 billion budget, it also tasked the agency with looking a little further down the road, so to speak.{mprestriction ids="1,3"...


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.

Power Women Second Annual Women's Leadership Summit - May 8

Featuring a focus on high-performance leadership skills, communicating with credibility and leading by design. Location is AGC of Utah, 2207 S. 1070 W., Salt Lake City. Cost is $249. Details are at www.powerwomenlead.com.


SBA National Small Business Week Awards 2019 - May 9
A U.S. Small Business Administration Utah District Office event. Location is Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City. Free, and open to the public but reservations are requested. Registration can be completed at Eventbrite.com.

 


Utah Veteran Business Conference 2019 - May 10
Utah Veteran Business Conference 2019, presented by the Utah Veteran Owned Business Coalition and Salt Lake Chamber. Keynote speaker is Jeff Kirkham, co-owner of Black Rifle and owner of Readyman. Location is Salt Lake Community College's Miller Campus, Karen Gail Miller Conference Room, 9750 S. 300 W., Sandy. Cost is $30. Details are at slchamber.com.


Utah Economic Summit - May 17
Hosted by Gov. Gary R. Herbert. Theme is "Global Connections: How Utah's Business-Elevated Mindset Creates Success." Featured speakers are Herbert; Carly Fiorina, founder and chairman of Carly Fiorina Enterprises; Kathy J. Warden, president and CEO of Northrop Grumman Corp.; and Rich Choppa, program director of missile and weapon systems, Defense and Space & Security of Boeing. Location is Grand America Hotel, 555 S. Main St., Salt Lake City. Details are at utaheconomicsummit.com.


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