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This week in The Enterprise

Monday, November 4, 2019

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Healthcare improvements must occur in toxic political climate
By Brice Wallace Whatever may happen to improve the American healthcare system, it will have to occur in a "we win, you lose" national political atmosphere, according to a U.S. Chamber of Commerce official.Speaking in Salt Lake City recently during the Salt Lake Chamber's Busine...


Report: Apartment industry adds $17.1 billion to Utah's economy
Apartments in Utah - along with their tenants - are huge contributors to the state's economy, according to a new report commissioned by the National Apartment Association (NAA). The survey, conducted by Hoyt Advisory Services, found that the apartment industry and its residents a...


Confidence still strong in Utah, wanes nationally
While consumers across America seem to be waning in their economic optimism, Utahns still think things are going well. The Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index (CAI) increased 0.8 points to 120.1 in October. The CAI is still down 0.4 percent from this time last year. Meanwhile...


As business email compromise rises in Utah, learn to keep fraudsters at bay
It's a business scenario that looks innocent enough. An email from a vendor or executive with a change to payment instructions on an outstanding invoice. The problem is the email had been hacked and the payment you sent has gone to a fraudster, instead of where you intended.{mpre...


Landscape firm purchased
Bluffdale-based Community Landscape Services has been purchased by Cutting Edge Landscape, a commercial exterior maintenance company in Boise, Idaho. Cutting Edge co-owner Bob Wheeler said the acquisition will enable Cutting Edge to expand and strengthen its position in the Utah ...


Herbert designates week to celebrate Utah's advanced materials industry
Gov. Gary Herbert has declared the week of Nov. 4-8 as "Utah Advanced Manufacturing Week" across the state. Throughout the week, activities will be held such as presentations, workshops, open houses and expos to recognize and celebrate Utah's advanced manufacturing and materials ...


Kimball named president of Vivint Arena
Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment (LHMSE) has named John Kimball as the new president of Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City. The announcement came from the firm's president, Jim Olson, and is effective immediately. Kimball will be responsible for the planning, exe...


CORPORATE FINANCIAL REPORTS 11-4-19
The following are recent financial reports as posted by selected Utah corporations: Huntsman Huntsman Corp., with main offices in Salt Lake City and Texas, reported net income of $41 million, or 13 cents per share, for the third quarter ended Sept. 30. That compares with a n...


How well are we served by our routine actions?
By Richard Tyson The word "routine," used as a noun, is defined as "a sequence of actions regularly followed, a fixed program." As a verb, it is the act of organizing a function or process according to specific activities consistently followed, as in "the system had bee...


Succeeding in Your Business: Got a famous friend? Here's how to deal with celebrity endorsements
By Cliff Ennico "Some friends and I started a web-based business targeting people who play a particular sport. "As it happens, one of the leading players of the sport - a household name to fans - has discovered our website and absolutely loves it. We have approached him...


Banking Focus

Banking Focus

IS ANOTHER DOWNTURN ON THE WAY?
 ... and is your middle-market company getting ready for it when it comes? By Drew Yergensen The Great Recession ended in 2009 and, despite the growth that has prevailed in the decade since, many middle-market business owners have been watching economic trends clos...


The credit union perspective: A community approach to Utah business success
By Mallory Merrill Businesses and nonprofit organizations seem obviously different. They inhabit disparate worlds and arise from disparate goals. But, foundationally, the function of a business is not totally dissimilar from that of a nonprofit. Ultimately, business is about maki...


Clients can collaborate with banks to strengthen cybersecurity
By Howard Headlee Over the past decade, large-scale cyber compromises affecting millions of consumers have made big headlines. Sadly, media coverage of large-scale security breaches and cyberattacks can have a desensitizing effect on the public. But as more people rely on online ...


Enhancing your situational awareness with penetration testing
By Rick Lucy It's been said that businesses should adopt the attitude of "when" rather than "if" a cyberattack will occur. An effective wat to prepare for such an occurrence is a penetration  or "red team" test.{mprestriction ids="1,3"}A typical penetration test is a simulat...


Self-directed IRAs put you in the driver's seat to make smart investments with your individual retirement account savings
By Roger Christensen Utah banks and credit unions offer multiple solutions for folks preparing for eventual retirement. Among the savings options is a product known as a self-directed IRA. It's a great tool, but it doesn't fit every situation and every potential saver's wants and...


Applying the 80/20 rule: Italian economist's theory can be useful in mitigating client data-breach risks and making the most of cybersecurity investment
By Hossein Dadkhah  Cybersecurity risk is translated directly into business risk. According to Inc. magazine, 60 percent of small businesses fold within six months of a cyberattack. Fortune 500 businesses are not the only ones that need to worry about cyberattacks anymore. I...


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.

2019 Utah Life Sciences Summit - November 7
A BioUtah event. Keynote presenter is Rich McKeown, co-founder and chairman of Leavitt Partners. Event also will feature a live video stream from Jeff Shuren, director of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Location is Marriott Downtown at City Creek, 75 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City. Early-bird cost (through Oct. 15) is $225 for members, $300 for nonmembers. Details are at https://members.bioutah.org/events/details/2019-utah-life-sciences-summit-attendee-registration-5015.


43rd Annual Women & Business Conference and Athena Awards Luncheon - November 12
A Salt Lake Chamber event. Location is Grand America Hotel, 555 S. Main St., Salt Lake City. Cost is $85 for members, $100 for nonmembers; $20 for members and $5 for nonmembers for conference only; $65 for members and $75 for nonmembers for lunch only. Details are at slchamber.com.


Women in Business Summit - November 14
A Davis Chamber of Commerce Women in Business event with the theme "In This Together." Location is Davis Conference Center, 1651 N. 700 W., Layton. Cost is $65 for chamber members, $85 for nonmembers. Details are at davischamberofcommerce.com.


Utah Farm Bureau 103rd Annual Convention - November 20
Location is the Davis Conference Center, 1651 N. 700 W., Layton. Featured speakers are Zippy Duvall, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation; and Neil Ihde, speaker, lecturer, consultant and founder of Life IQ. Registration deadline is Nov. 8. Details are at utahfarmbureau.org.

 


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