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• The Murray Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations until Feb. 15 for awards to be presented at its “Stars Across Murray” Annual Gala. Awards will be presented to Chamber Champion, Community Hero, Small Business, Big Business and Community Service. Nominees do not need to be chamber members. The small and large businesses must be in the Murray/Midvale area. Nominations may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
• SCS Engineers has hired Dean Free as a senior project manager in the Solid Waste Practice. He will serve public and private clients in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah and Wyoming from the company’s Salt Lake City office. Free has more than 30 years of experience working on more than 50 landfills nationwide. He specializes in solid waste management, including landfill and solid waste feasibility studies; permitting, design and construction; landfill gas (LFG) management; LFG-to-energy; leachate management; landfill closures and final covers; and closed sites needing long-term care.
• World Trade Center Utah and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development are accepting registrations until Jan. 31 to participate in a trade mission to Mexico. The trade mission will take place April 7-14 and be led by Gov. Gary Herbert. Mexico has a population of 120 million and a GDP of about $1.33 trillion. The trade mission cost is $800 for each participant, which includes some meals, ground transportation and all official trade mission events and materials. Participants are responsible for booking and paying for their own flights and for booking accommodations if they decline to stay at the trade delegation hotel (seven nights at $1,576.04 for single or $1,731.24 for double). Details are at wtcutah.com.
• Rich Love, co-founder and creative director at Love Communications, has retired. Love was in the advertising industry for 37 years, with 18 of those leading Love Communications, growing it from three to more than 40 employees. He began his career as a staff writer for The Enterprise. He later worked in television, where he served as assistant promotion director for KTVX. He then was recruited to his father’s firm, Harris and Love Advertising, working under the tutelage of Bob Love. In 1999, Rich Love, along with his brother, Tom Love and other partner Preston Wood, founded Love Communications.
• Employees of IT firm Asierus Carefree Technology, Lehi, and healthcare products manufacturer Xlear, American Fork, recently delivered 10,000 hygienic “Santa” bags to several service agencies to be used at homeless shelters throughout Utah. The bags contained items from Xlear’s product line of Spry toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash and other oral health essentials.
• The 170 South Main Building is undergoing major common-area renovations in preparation for a grand reopening in the 2018 first quarter. Cushman & Wakefield manages and leases the building and is also one of its tenants. A new restaurant, Bagels and Greens recently opened its doors and the building soon will have a newly renovated premier fitness center, which will be available to all tenants. Cushman & Wakefield’s 16th floor has undergone a massive renovation to prepare for growth and expansion in the future.
• PolarityTE has leased a 178,000-square-foot facility at 1960 S. 4250 W., Salt Lake City. Terms were not disclosed. PolarityTE is developing tissue-regenerative medical procedures and technology. Jim Sheldon, senior vice president at Newmark Grubb ACRES, negotiated the transaction.
• C.W. Land Co. has appointed Darlene Carter as division president of C.W. Urban, a Utah-based design-build group. Carter has 13 years of experience in the real estate and home building arenas. She previously was chief executive officer of KW Legacy-Keller Williams Davis County Franchise, and director of sales for Oakwood Homes of Utah and Henry Walker Homes. Carter has most recently served as a revenue and operations consultant for all divisions of C.W. Land Co., the parent company to C.W. Urban. She has served as a licensed real estate agent and broker since 2005. She graduated from Utah State University with a bachelor of arts in journalism and communications.
• Buyer Enablement, produced by Consensus, a Sandy-based enterprise software-as-a-service startup, has been recognized as one of the Top Marketing Tools of 2017 by Smart Selling Tools. The Buyer Enablement technology helps marketing and sales teams discover and engage each stakeholder through an interactive, automated demo earlier than ever before. As they engage, Consensus delivers buying group data back to the sales team so they can more effectively drive agreement.
• Pluralsight, an enterprise technology learning platform company, has appointed two members to its board of directors: Scott Dorsey and Karenann Terrell. The company also announced that current board member Gary Crittenden was named the board’s lead independent director. Dorsey is a managing partner at High Alpha, an organization that conceives, launches and scales enterprise cloud companies. He previously was chief executive officer and co-founder of ExactTarget. Terrell serves as the chief digital and technology officer at GSK, a science-led global healthcare company. Before starting at GSK, Terrell was Walmart’s chief information officer. Crittenden has been a board members since June 2016. He will also serve as the chair of the Nomination and Governance Committee.
• Solutionreach, a Lehi-based patient relationship management solutions company, has hired Brett Jarvis as senior vice president of customer success. Jarvis has 15 years of experience, most recently serving as global head of customer success at LinkedIn. He also held customer success executive positions at Salesforce.com and Oracle.