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This week in The Enterprise

February 3, 2016

Chamber gives lawmakers wish list for 2016 session

parts e blast adThe state’s largest business organization has charted a course for the ship of state. Whether the Legislature, now in the second week of its general session, travels in the desired direction remains to be seen. Read More...

Coworking concept growing, giving small firms head start

Richard Bliss and Trevor Smith had been working as self-contracted web developers when they decided to found their own Internet startup company, Impressure. Wanting to save money on overhead costs while they got their business moving, Bliss discovered that staying at home to work wasn’t the answer. Read More...

Confidence level slides slightly in Utah for January

Utahns continue to have more confidence in the economy than consumers nationwide. However, that confidence is sliding in the state while still growing across the country. The Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index (CAI) decreased 3.2 points to 105.7 in January while the national Consumer Confidence Index increased 1.8 points from December to January to 98.1. Read More...

New mayor wants SLC to develop its own economic identity

Salt Lake City’s new mayor wants the city to develop an economic identity, similar to those used in areas to the north and south.

In her first “State of the City” address, Jackie Biskupski said a citywide economic strategic plan is needed for Salt Lake City to remain competitive in the nation and state and along the Wasatch Front. Read More...

TechHire Utah hopes to provide skills to fill open tech jobs

A new job-training initiative aims to provide Utahns with skills needed to be competitive in high-tech jobs.

TechHire Utah officially launched last week and figures to give the region’s employers a talent pipeline to fill Utah’s thousands of open technology jobs and expand economic opportunity. Read More...

Record year for R.E. investment

Salt Lake City reached a record for real estate investment sales last year, according to Salt Lake City-based Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce.

Sales reached nearly $1.9 billion in total volume, barely ahead of the $1.8 billion record set in 2014. Read More...

Calendar

Basic 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.

Feb 2-4 - RootsTech 2016
RootsTech 2016, a family history event hosted by FamilySearch. Event features speakers, more than 200 classes and exhibits. Keynote speakers include Steve Rockwood, managing director of the Family ...

“How Preferred Stock Works,” a sample class and information session presented by Startup Ignition. Open to everyone. Location is the Startup Building, first floor, 560 S. 100 W., Provo. Free. Regis...

Feb 10 - “You’re Not a Super Hero: Build a Special Advisory Board"
“You’re Not a Super Hero: Build a Special Advisory Board,” a Salt Lake Chamber “Business Essentials” event. Location is Salt Lake Chamber, 175 E. 400 S., Suite 600, Salt Lake City. Cost is $10. Det...

32nd Annual Investors Choice Venture Capital Conference, a Wayne Brown Institute event designed to help emerging companies improve their business pitch, gain business insight and attract potential ...


Feb 12-13 - Flirting with Food
Join us for this unique dining experience! Courses made by our local chef will include ingredients often referred to as “natural aphrodisiacs”. Playfulness will be added to the process of eating – ...

Business Women’s Forum (BWF) Luncheon, a Salt Lake Chamber event. Theme is “Sweet Success,” focusing on WBC clients. Location is the Salt Lake Chamber, 175 E. 400 S., Suite 600, Salt Lake City. Det...

 

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