Business Briefs Feb. 10 to Feb. 13
Lodging group recognizes Teri Whitney’s career
The Park City Lodging Association recognized Teri Whitney as one of the top lodging executives in Park City on Wednesday. For more than four decades, Whitney has worked in Park City. Whitney has served on a number of committees, including the Board of Trustees of the PCALA, the Executive Board of the PCALA since inception, a Board member of the Utah Hotel & Lodging Association and a Board member, Executive Committee member and served as President of the Park City Chamber of Commerce/Convention & Visitors Bureau. She was also the recipient of the Utah Hotel and Lodging Association "General Manager of the Year" award in 2010.
Utah Office of Tourism Invites Public to "Share Your Olympic Memories"
The Utah Office of Tourism is inviting the public to join the social networking campaign, "Share Your Olympic Memories," which will run from Feb. 8 to 18.
The office plans to use the campaign to promote the many commemorative events planned during this time, including the Olympic Legacy Foundation’s "A Tribute to Salt Lake 2002 featuring Stars On Ice" on Feb. 18. Participants can share experiences via stories, videos, and photos on UOT’s "Visit Utah" Facebook page and will be eligible for a daily prize drawing. On Twitter, the "Top Tweet" that uses the hashtag #SL2002 will be awarded a prize at the end of the campaign. Prizes include ski passes to resorts that hosted Olympic events Snowbasin, Deer Valley, and Park City Mountain Resort as well as special event passes, and more. To participate in the Utah Office of Tourism’s "Share Your Olympic Memories" go to http://www.visitutah.com.
National Ability Center named VA/USOC Grant recipient
U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee announced that the National Ability Center has been selected to receive grant funding in support of Paralympic sport and physical activity programs for disabled veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces. Grants ranging from $2,500 to $500,000 were provided through this program to USOC partner organizations and community programs to increase the number and quality of opportunities available for physically and visually impaired veterans. The National Ability Center plans to use the U.S. Paralympics funds they receive to support ongoing programming and special projects in the sports of Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, Sled Hockey, Cross Country Skiing and Biathlon; and expects to serve more than 500 veterans and injured service members during 2012 through these programs.
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The County Council doled out grants supporting ventures ranging from discounting plane tickets to supporting a classical music festival.