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Monday, August 12, 2019

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Cal.-based healthcare tech firm bringing 500 new jobs to Utah
By Brice Wallace A healthcare technology company will create 500 jobs in Salt Lake County during the next few years. Castlight Health Inc. made the announcement last week after being approved for a $920,387 tax credit incentive by the Governor's Office of Economic Developmen...

Bike manufacturer moving to Heber, hiring 32 workers
Bike manufacturer moving to Heber, hiring 32 workers Ventum Racing, a manufacturer of high-performance racing bicycles, has announced that it is moving from Miami Beach, Florida, to Heber City. In conjunction with the move, the company also announced a major round of Series A fun...

CenterCal partners with Phoenix firm to revamp Jordan Landing
CenterCal Properties, owner of West Jordan's Jordan Landing retail and entertainment center, has announced a partnership with Foursquare Properties and BIG Shopping Centers USA Inc. to launch  an extensive redevelopment project at the 20-year-old property. CenterCal expects ...

Pleasant Grove's Dental Intelligence buys Arizona software company
Dental Intelligence, a Pleasant Grove-based developer and marketer of dental practice management software, has acquired LocalMed of Scottsdale, Arizona. LocalMed markets a real-time online scheduling platform. Dental Intelligence said in a release that it will now employ LocalMed...

Connecticut firm purchased by Biomerics
Biomerics, a Salt Lake City-based contract manufacturer for the interventional medical device market, has acquired Northeast Laser and Electropolish (NLE) of  Monroe, Connecticut. NLE provides contract manufacturing, laser processing, machining and metal finishing services t...

Starks to leave presidency of Jazz, become head of all LHM operations
The president of the Utah Jazz has been named the CEO of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies.Steven E. Starks will leave his position as president of the Jazz and LHM Sports & Entertainment after serving for four years to become CEO of the Miller Group and an executive mem...

Opendoor launches operations in Salt Lake
Opendoor, a five-year-old company that buys homes directly from owners for resale in several markets in the U.S., is coming to Salt Lake City. The company has begun hiring its local staff with the intent of launching operations locally later this year. In a press release, the com...

Whitaker Construction buys Idaho contractor
Whitaker Construction Co., a Brigham City-based contractor that is owned by its employees, has acquired Das-co of Idaho Inc. Both companies specialize in underground utility construction. As part of the transaction, Das-co will also become an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) ...

St. George job growth tops nation
St. George is the top U.S city for job growth over the past five years, according to online financial magazine 24/7 Wall St. The booming Southwest Utah community was followed in the ranking by Bend-Redmond, Oregon; Reno, Nevada; the Nashville-DavidsonMurfreesboroFranklin area of ...

Survey: Business owners optimistic as revenues rise, aren't worried about trade wars
Business owners showed a rise in optimism in the latest quarterly Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index, conducted July 8-12. The overall optimism score rose seven points to 136, as owners in the third quarter (Q3) continued to report strong revenues. A majority also expressed ...

Succeeding in Your Business: Develop a sense of humor - a laughing jury never convicts
By Cliff Ennico  "I had the privilege of hearing you speak recently at a SCORE presentation in southern Connecticut and I've become a big fan of your small-business lecture series on YouTube. "You seem like a pretty smart lawyer and you've got lots of good information, but t...



Keeping the Stool Stable
By Todd R. Bingham The Utah Manufacturers Association has a stake in the current discussion about changes to Utah's three-legged-stool sales tax system and is trying to make sure its voice is heard Tax reform - and especially sales tax reform - is the topic of ongoing discus...

TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR MANAGEMENT STYLE: What kind of games are you playing?
By Paul Olsen Not long ago, at the end of a very hectic work week, I was driving home and my mind thought back on all the things that seemed to go wrong. Employee issues, late supplier deliveries, HVAC system downtime and an upcoming quality audit all ran through my head. {m...

Calendar Highlights

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19th Annual Celebrating Women in Business: Summer Social - August 15
A Women's Business Center Utah event. Location is Clubhouse SLC, 850 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Cost is $40 before July 16, $60 July 16-Aug. 8, $80 after Aug. 9. Details are at slchamber.com.

Utah Employers Summit - August 15
An Employers Council event. Location is Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown, 215 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Cost is $199 for members, $239 for nonmembers. Details are at employerscouncil.org.

2019 Chamber Golf Classic - August 21
An Ogden-Weber Chamber of Commerce event. Breakfast starts at 7 a.m., followed by shotgun start at 8 a.m. (four-man scramble format) and lunch and awards at 1 p.m. Location is Mount Ogden Golf Course, 1787 Constitution Way, Ogden. Sponsorships are available. Details are at ogdenweberchamber.com.

Sandy Area Chamber Executive Golf Tournament - August 23
A Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce event. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., followed by 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Location is River Oaks Golf Course, 9300 Riverside Drive, Sandy. Sponsorships are available. Details are at sandychamber.com.

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