Business Briefs Feb. 22 to Feb. 24
NPR Marketplace to record in Park City
The Kimball Art Center will host Tess Vigeland of NPR’s Marketplace Money Thursday Feb. 23. Vigeland will interview Park City local Carl Richards on his featured art show, "Visualizing Finance," as part of the center’s monthly Art Talk. The event is free to the public and will begin at 6 p.m.
Zions Bank calls for entries in video contest
A new video contest from Zions Bank is giving students the opportunity to win up to $1,000, with a matching prize for their school. Utah and Idaho students ages 13-18 are invited to submit an original, 60-second video on the subject "Magic of Saving" that will promote the importance of saving money for the future. Entries are due by Friday, March 2, 2012. Finalist entries will be selected in mid-March, and winners will be elected online by popular vote. First, second and third place winners will receive cash prizes of $1,000, $500 and $250, respectively, with their affiliated schools each receiving an equal matching amount. Contest details and official rules are available at http://www.zionsbank.com/magicofsaving.
New leadership for Utah Board of Tourism Development
Governor Gary Herbert has appointed a new chairman and vice-chairman to the Board of Tourism Development following the recent addition of two new members and the reappointment of five others to the board. The new chairman is Joel Racker, president and chief executive officer of the Utah Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc. (UVCVB) in Provo, who represents Utah, Summit, Juab, and Wasatch counties. Nathan Rafferty, president of Ski Utah, has been appointed as the vice-chairman. The 13-member policy board works with the Utah Office of Tourism, an agency of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. Board members oversee the state’s $7 million Tourism Marketing Performance Fund that is used to promote the Utah Life Elevated® brand to out-of-state visitors.
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Several people approached Mayor Andy Beerman and the Park City Council this week pressing issues important to senior citizens. The issues include the availability of housing for people who want to age in the community.