Business Briefs Feb. 15 to Feb. 17 |

Business Briefs Feb. 15 to Feb. 17

Blue Boar Inn displays Olympic collectibles

As Utah celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the 2002 Winter Olympics, The Blue Boar Inn in Midway has put on display their collection of the 2002 Olympic collectible pins. The collection consists of two framed panels containing 1,180 of the collectible pins. Visitors can come by the Blue Boar Inn where Innkeeper Jay Niederhauser has them on display. In addition to being avid pin collectors, The Blue Boar Inn was also host to several biathlon athletes from around the world who were competing in the Olympics at Soldier Hollow. The Blue Boar Inn is located at 1235 Warm Springs Road in Midway. For more information call (435) 654-1400.

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. Paralympic 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.

Office of Economic Development leads Delegation to Chile The Governor’s Office of Economic Development’s International Trade and Diplomacy Office has announced an opportunity for interested companies to join GOED at one of the world’s largest mining exhibitions, Expomin 2012, from April 9-13. Expomin 2012, "The Center of the World Mining Industry" is the premiere mining exhibition for suppliers with Latin American mining interests and will be an opportunity for Utah businesses in the mining sector and other industries to network and expand their customer base.

The aim of ITDO is to connect Utah businesses with potential partners in Latin America and across the world. GOED will have a booth at the trade show and will invite interested participants to display material at the delegation’s booth, where they will also meet with potential clients. Because of the size and international importance of the event, interested companies should begin making travel arrangements soon. Those companies interested in learning more about the trade show and accommodations should contact Aaron Neuenschwander at, call 801-538-8737 or visit the website:

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