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This week in The Enterprise – Utah’s Business Journal

October 3, 2016

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Colorado delegation discusses common issues at SLC exchange

Sometimes rivals, sometimes partners, representatives from Colorado and Utah gathered recently in Salt Lake City to focus on the latter relationship. More than 160 business and civic leaders from the Denver metro area exchanged ideas with Utah leaders about common issues during the three-day Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation Leadership Exchange. Read More...

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The chief U.S. columnist for the Financial Times will highlight activities at the Utah Global Forum, set for Oct. 24 at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City. Edward Luce will be the keynote speaker at the forum and will discuss how challenges such as the presidential election, the “Brexit” and rising tensions abroad can directly impact Utah businesses. Read More...

Utah consumers feeling confident about current & future situations
Utah consumers continue to feel a little better each month about their economic circumstances, according to the Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index (CAI) released last week. The index increased 1.8 points to 113.2 in September. Read More...

Chamber announces honors
Eleven companies, organizations and individuals were honored last week by the Salt Lake Chamber at the organization’s 129th annual meeting and awards luncheon. The state’s largest business association, the chamber has members in all 29 Utah counties and represents more than 8,000 businesses and 500,000 Utah jobs — nearly half of Utah’s workforce. Read More...

Cities tabbed 'business-friendly'
Four Utah communities have been honored for their efforts in making their towns friendly to businesses. The Salt Lake Chamber, Gov. Gary R. Herbert and the Utah League of Cities and Towns named Clearfield, Cottonwood Heights, South Jordan and Park City with the 2016 Utah Governor’s Business Friendly Community Award for efforts to reduce burdensome regulations at the local level and strengthen Utah’s pro-business climate. Read More...

Snowbird expansion water sample results meeting quality standards
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort has overcome a hurdle in its attempt to construct lifts on its private property at Mary Ellen Gulch. Read More...

E&S revamps executive team
Evans & Sutherland Computer Corp., based in Salt Lake City, has announced several management changes. Jonathan Shaw has been appointed chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors in connection with the retirement of David Bateman from both positions. Kirk Johnson has been promoted to president and chief operating officer. Read More...



Is it possible for better healthcare outcomes and lower healthcare costs to coexist?
When it comes to healthcare, University of Utah researchers seem to be proving that you can have your cake and eat it, too. The cake, in this case, is better patient outcomes in specific clinical areas, while the eating part has to do with trimming costs. Read More...

Oh, my aching back! Understanding spondylolisthesis and Facet Joint Syndrome
Spondylolisthesis and Facet Join Syndrome are two back conditions that affect the spine in different ways. Both conditions, if left untreated, can have a significant impact on a patient’s quality of life. Read More...

Why value-based healthcare makes a difference for both providers and patients
There is a lot of focus in healthcare circles today on “value-based care” — a term used to describe healthcare systems where payments are no longer tied to the number of procedures they perform, but to the quality of the outcomes that they achieve with patients. Read More...


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Oct. 4-5 - Bank of Utah’s Annual Fall Speaker Event featuring Jack Lengyel
Features Jack Lengyel, former head football coach at Marshall University. Lengyel is best known as the head football coach who took on the daunting task of rebuilding the Marshall Thundering Herd football team after a tragic plane crash in 1970.

Oct. 5 - Outdoor Recreation Regional Summit
Presented by the Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation. Speakers include Davis Smith, chief executive officer of Cotopaxi; and Mike Caldwell, mayor of Ogden.  Location is Red Cliff Lodge, Highway 128, Moab.

Oct. 5 - Jump Start: Intro to Entrepreneurship
A Salt Lake Chamber event. Seminar is taught by Deb Bilbao, business consultant at the Women’s Business Center.

Oct. 6 - Titan Awards Dinner
A Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce event. Activities begin with reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and program 7-9 p.m.

Oct. 6 - BioUtah Life Science Summit 2016
Location is Salt Palace, 100 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City.

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