New VP at Sterling Ascend

Sterling Ascend Insurance Resources announced that James Eldredge has been named new Vice President Sales of the local insurance brokerage, according to a press release. Sterling Ascend is a unit of Sterling & Sterling, which is ranked in the nation's top 50 independently-owned insurance brokerages with annual premiums topping $500 million, the press release continued. Eldrege, a Utah native, joined the team after nearly a decade in the insurance industry. He also has experience in commercial development and construction as well as manufacturing risks. For more information, visit www.sterlingrisk.com or call Sterling Ascend at 435-645-8100. The Sterling Ascend Park City office is located at 3247 Santa Fe Road.

Yappy Hour benefits FOA

McMillen Fine Art Photography Gallery is scheduled to host its first Friends of Animal (FOAU) fundraiser, the "Yappy Hour," dubbed an evening of wine and dog pairing Saturday, Feb. 9th. The event will take place at the gallery located at the Redstone Center in Kimball Junction. The event will feature the spectacular photographic landscapes of McMillen Fine Art as well as a new genre of canine portraits. A silent action will be held for the portraits as guests sample wines selected to "exemplify the true essence of every adoptable dog photographed," according to a press release. Proceeds from the evening's events will benefit FOAU. For more information or to purchase tickets to the event, visit mcmillenfineart.com or friend McMillen Fine Art on Facebook.

University of Phoenix offers free workshop

The University Of Phoenix Utah Campus is scheduled to hosts a free career workshop, "Managing Up" on Tuesday, Jan. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Murray campus. The University of Phoenix welcomes the public to attend this free workshop to gain insight on career advancement. Attendees will learn about four steps of managing up to help reach career goals. The University Of Phoenix Utah Campus is located at 5373 So. Green St. in Murray. To register, visit http://uopxutah.eventbrite.com.