October 7, 2008
The Park City Women’s Business Network is now calling for "Woman of the Year" award nominations. The purpose of the award is to recognize a "Hidden Treasure" businesswoman in Summit or Wasatch counties.
Nominations are due Oct. 15.
Landlords requested to list by county
The Utah Division of Housing and Community Development is requesting landlords to list their affordable rental properties on the division’s new searchable database.
The database is a free, online tool designed to help low-income individuals and families find a safe, affordable place to live. It debuts this week with information on more than 8,000 apartments. Using the database, apartment hunters can search for vacancies by county.
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The database can be found at: http://www.findhousing.utah.gov .
Wal-Mart to reduce plastic bag use
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. issued a press release announcing its commitment to reducing plastic shopping bag waste by an average of 33 percent per store by 2013. This is expected to eliminate more than 135 million pounds of plastic waste globally – about 9 billion plastic bags.
Certification needed for handling lead by 2010
The National Association of the Remodeling Industry cautions remodeling specialists in a press release to be aware of a new Environmental Protection Agency ruling requiring the use of more stringent lead-safe practices aimed at preventing lead poisoning.
The new rule begins April 2010 and requires contractors who disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities and schools built before 1978 to be certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.