Briefs Dec. 15-18, 2007 |

Briefs Dec. 15-18, 2007


Rikka to offer weekly

cooking classes

Rikka floral shop at Kimball Junction is hosting The Laughing Pear Inaugural Cooking Class this Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 6:30 p.m.

Join Rikka and The Laughing Pear Executive Chef David Kratky for an exciting evening to learn about stocks, soups and sauces. From the basics to the advanced, Rikka promises that its students will learn something amazing to bring home to their friends and family. Students will be able to embark on a journey through time as they learn about one of the great masters, Auguste Escoffier. Rikka will offer a special wine or non-alcoholic beverage during the class.

Students will be given a recipe to try at home, as well as a small gift from The Laughing Pear. Rikka invites Parkites to come to an unforgettable cooking class every Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. with a new theme each week. To sign up for this class, email or . Bon Appetite! The price is $75 per person. Reservations with payment are due by Monday, Dec. 17 by 7 p.m. Gift certificates for cooking classes are also available. For more information, call Rikka floral at 649-6445. Rikka is located at 1526 Ute Blvd. in the Silver Mountain Building at Kimball Junction.

Ciralight announces new vice president

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Ciralight, the manufacturer of high-performance daylighting systems in Park City, has announced the promotion of Parkite Earl Houston to vice president of sales and marketing.

Houston joined Ciralight in December 2006 as a regional sales representative for Southern California before his promotion to vice president of sales and marketing. One of his primary responsibilities as vice president will be to lead Ciralight’s Retail Energy Solutions program that markets complete solutions instead of individual products.

Before joining Ciralight, Houston was a regional manager with a Stanley Tool joint venture and eventually became executive vice president. After leaving the company, Houston joined a commercial real estate agency and profits increased more than 900 percent during his tenure.

Houston is a graduate of Washington State University and a member of the U.S. Green Building Council. He lives in Park City.

Coldwell Banker dominates Real Trends Top 200

The Coldwell Banker brand dominated the Wall Street Journal/Real Trends Top 200 list. Thirty of the top 100 individual sales associates are affiliated with Coldwell Banker, including Utah agent Shaun Heseltine of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, while 19 other Coldwell Banker teams appear on the list. In all, Coldwell Banker has 49 mentions on the Top 200.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, a leading residential real estate brokerage company in Utah, operates 17 offices with over 1,200 sales associates serving the communities of the greater Wasatch Front.