Briefs Jan. 2-5, 2007 |

Briefs Jan. 2-5, 2007


State appoints new director of Division of Real Estate

Francine A. Giani, executive director of the Utah Department of Commerce, recently announced that Mark B. Steinagel has been selected as the new director of the Division of Real Estate (DRE). The appointment was facilitated by the recent move by former DRE director, Derek Miller, to the position of managing director of business recruitment with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

Steinagel has held positions with the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel since 2001. He holds a master’s of public administration from the Marriott School of Management at BYU and a bachelor of science degree in geography from BYU where he was also a member of the Geographic Honor Society. Mark Steinagel is married and resides in Stansbury Park.

The Division’s mission is to protect the public through education, licensure and regulation of appraisal, mortgage and real estate professionals.

Utah’s next First Fridays presentation to focus on legislative bills that will affect the economy

Utah’s legislative session this year will tackle many important issues that have a direct affect on business owners in Utah. Join Utah First Fridays to learn more about these serious and complex topics in a forum of open dialog.

Natalie Gochnor will share her first hand knowledge regarding proposed health care solutions, including information about proposed reform bills that will be introduced during this legislative session. Your input into this topic is encouraged. Get the inside track on this year’s hottest topic with a direct impact on you and your business!

"This will be one of the most debated topics this session and does have implications to business owners both pros and cons," said Pat Vaugn said of Utah First Fridays.

Utah First Fridays next presentation is this Friday, Jan. 4. The topic is "2008 Legislative Bills Affecting Business in Utah?" The speaker is Natalie Gochnour, Vice President of Policy. From 8 to 9 a.m., there will be opening networking. The presentation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. The event will be at the Miller Free Enterprise Showroom at 9750 South 300 West in Sandy. A $5 cash donation at the door. RSVP at or visit for more information.

PCMR warns of parking and towing policies at the resort

Marriott Mountainside has reported a problem with illegal parking in the hotel’s entryway circle. The Marriott recently notified Park City Mountain Resort that the hotel will begin towing any vehicles parked in the hotel’s entryway circle, effective immediately, a press release states.

Marriott Mountainside will also be towing from the handicapped parking area along the drive to the hotel’s building. Only those vehicles with valid handicap parking tags or Marriott Mountainside parking tags are allowed to park along the building. The Gables/Identity Properties parking lot is for delivery vehicles and drop off parking only.

For more information, contact Krista Parry at 647-5414 or e-mail .

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