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This week in The Enterprise – Utah’s Business Journal

October 10, 2016

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Apple CEO's advice: Be best, be first or make the most

Be first to market, or wait to see what the market really wants? It’s a conundrum faced by many entrepreneurs with a new product or service. And the leader of one of the world’s top companies has some advice: Either one works. Speaking at a pair of technology events recently in Salt Lake City, Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc., said entrepreneurs are faced with a choice of three objectives: Be best, be first or make the most. Read More...

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Home prices in the Salt Lake City market were up 7.2 percent in August compared to the previous year, according to CoreLogic, a global property information, analytics and real estate data-enabled solutions provider based in California. Read More...

New USTAR direction to benefit emerging companies
A new direction for the Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) Initiative has benefited 12 early-stage companies with a combined $639,000 in grant funds. Read More...

MIP to give students start in medical manufacturing
Aiming to get more Utah students started in a life sciences career, Utah government and business have launched the Utah Medical Innovations Pathways (MIP). The program was announced recently by Gov. Gary Herbert, USA Funds, Utah life science industry partners, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) and the Utah Department of Workforce Services (DWS). Read More...

Callister, Nebeker & McCullough shuttered, attorneys finding new firms
The 50-year-old Utah law firm Callister Nebeker & McCullough has closed its doors. On Sept. 30, a simple statement appeared on the firm’s website announcing its decision to shut down. No explanation was given. Read More...

Spillman sells SLC operation to Motorola Solutions
Motorola Solutions, a provider of communication solutions and services for public safety and commercial customers, has acquired Salt Lake City-based Spillman Technologies, a privately held provider of comprehensive law enforcement and public safety software for computer-aided dispatch (CAD) and records management systems (RMS). Read More...

Room to grow: BYU purchases 25 acres from Provo City School District
The Provo City School District has sold 25 acres to Brigham Young University in a deal that both entities say will allow needed growth. The sale price was $25 million for the property where Provo High School currently sits. Read More...


Basic calendar listings are provided as a free service to our readers. Information about upcoming events may be sent to The submission deadline is one week before publication.

Oct. 11-12 - Operational Excellence Conference
Part of the Utah State University “Partners in Business” program. Keynote speakers are Mike Rener, director of organizational services, The Arbinger Institute; Timothy Perhson, CEO and regional vice president of the north region, and vice president of continuous improvement, Intermountain Healthcare; Ellis Jones, general manager of race tire manufacturing, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.; and Randy Cook, McKinsey Consulting.

Oct. 13 - Public Policy Forum
A Utah Technology Council (UTC) event. The forum meets regularly to discuss issues that affect the state and its IT and clean tech industry, and is a resource for Utah legislators, the governor’s office and other public officials on the complex topics and issues related to technology.

Oct. 13 - Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA) Utah Education Summit
Features three sessions. Location is Red Lion Hotel, 161 E. 600 S., Salt Lake City. Cost ranges from $10 to $100.

Oct. 14 - Business & Economic Summit and Training (BEST)
A Davis Chamber of Commerce event. Location is Weber State University Davis Campus, 2750 University Park Blvd., Layton.


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