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• The Utah Department of Commerce’s Division of Corporations and Commercial Code and Division of Consumer Protection have received multiple reports that misleading letters are being sent to Utah businesses instructing owners to pay $72.50 for a Certificate of Existence with the state that normally costs $12 each. The letter is addressed from a “UT Certificate Service” that does not exist in Utah and directs companies to a Springville address for payment. State leaders emphasize while this business practice may be legal, the letters may confuse business owners who read them. The Division of Corporations officials are concerned that business owners may be taken in by the language in the misleading letter, thinking it is a real government notice. State regulators are reminding the public and companies that these letters are not sanctioned by the Utah Division of Corporations and no one is required to respond to this notice. A business can search its business name at the division’s website and request their Certificate of Existence for the correct price at https://secure.utah.gov/bes/.
• Waldorf Astoria Park City, at the base of Park City Mountain Resort, will undergo a “room refresh” project for its guest rooms and suites that is expected to be finished by year-end. The update will include new furnishings, carpet and an updated room concept. The hotel will remain open during the project, with no anticipated disturbance to guests. The Spa and Fitness Center, Powder, and Palette Gift Shop will not be affected.
• Armstrong Capital Development (ACD) LLC, based in Denver, has acquired Parkway Village in Provo from California-based Nearon Enterprises. Financial terms were not disclosed. The 102,000-square-foot village represents ACD’s first acquisition in Utah. It is anchored by a Walmart Neighborhood Market along the University Parkway corridor. Tom Goodwin of Parr Brown Gee & Loveless represented ACD in the transaction.
• Molly Mazzolini, partner and brand integration director at Infinite Scale, a Salt Lake City-based design and marketing firm, recently was presented with the 2019 Vasilios Priskos Award by the Downtown Alliance. The alliance also presented Downtown Achievement Awards to Artspace, which creates affordable living and work space for artists, cultural organizations, nonprofits and others; restaurant Tin Angel; and Excellence in the Community, which produces concerts. The awards were presented at the organization’s annual State of Downtown event.
• Elaine Ellis, a director at First Utah Bank, will receive the Maliheh Free Clinic Volunteer of the Year award at its annual Philanthropy Day luncheon set for Nov. 19 at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Ellis is active in the community and has spent many hours serving on the Board of Trustees and as a volunteer for the Neighborhood House in Salt Lake City.
• Impartner, a Salt Lake City-based partner relationship management company, has been recognized as a winner of the 2019 Visionary Spotlight Awards from ChannelVision Magazine. The company received an Enterprise Technology Award for in the category of SaaS and Cloud Applications. The Visionary Spotlight Awards competition was created to highlight channel and service provider innovation in communications. The awards honor outstanding products, services and deployments across numerous technology categories.
• Momi Donuts will open a shop at The Gateway, Salt Lake City, this fall. Located at 158 S. Rio Grande St., Unit B, at the south end of The Gateway, the 554-square foot location will offer mochi doughnuts.
• True Leaf Market Seed Co., a Salt Lake City-based seed and garden supplies company, has announced a cooperation agreement with Sustainable Seed Co. (SSC), based in Chico, California, in which True Leaf Market will manage all operations for SSC for the foreseeable future. SSC has endured several challenges in the past nine months, including having many of its employees lose their homes in a fire last November in nearby Paradise, California. SSC has continued to offer customers and community support during that time, but the challenges precipitated by the fire and many key employees relocating from the area has made continuing operations increasingly difficult. In August, the companies entered into an agreement in which True Leaf Market would relocate and manage the operations of SSC.
• Ross Dress for Less will open a new store Oct. 12 in the East Bay Shopping Center, at the corner of University Avenue and 920 South, Provo. With the new store, Ross will have 22 stores in Utah and 1,524 in total.
• Utah State University's Space Dynamics Laboratory, North Logan, has named Lisa Berreau, Lesa Roe and Kathryn Tobey to its Board of Trustees. Berreau is the the interim vice president for research at USU. She joined the faculty in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in 1998 and was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2004, and to the rank of professor in 2011. She has served as associate dean, executive associate dean and interim dean for USU’s College of Science. Roe is chancellor of the University of North Texas System, where she leads strategy, execution and operations across three independent universities with a combined enrollment of 44,000 students and a Carnegie Tier 1 Research university. She previously was the acting deputy administrator and deputy associate administrator for NASA, served as the director of NASA’s Langley Research Center, and was the research program manager for the International Space Station. Tobey is a leader in the national security space industry and is a scholar-in-residence at the University of Colorado Boulder. She is responsible for course and certificate development and teaching for the graduate department of the Engineering Management Program within the College of Engineering and Applied Science. Tobey was vice president and general manager of special programs at Lockheed Martin Space.
• Galileo, a Salt Lake City-based payment platform company, has updated its legal name from Galileo Processing Inc. to Galileo Financial Technologies Inc. It will continue to be known informally as Galileo. Clay Wilkes, CEO, said the new name “more accurately captures the capabilities of our sophisticated payments platform.”