Business Briefs for April 28-30
April 27, 2010
Heber company finalist for industry award
Conductive Composites Company of Heber City is a finalist in the Utah Innovation Awards scheduled to be announced Thursday. According to a press release, the eighth annual awards ceremony recognizes significant innovations and the Utah companies that created them. The program is designed to draw attention to the high level of innovation taking place throughout the state. Conductive Composites is one of three finalists in the Mechanical Systems/Chemicals/Manufacturing category for their Nanostrands innovation. Nanostrands by Conductive Composites Company is a suite of enabling material and technologies for engineering electromagnetic properties in coatings, polymers, and fiber reinforced composites resulting in a new class of disruptive lightweight shielding materials.
Utah Tourism Hall of Fame inductees announced
Three people will be inducted into Utah’s Tourism Hall of Fame during the Utah Tourism Conference in Logan next month. The annual conference will be held from May 12-14 at The Riverwoods Conference Center. The inductees are Raelene Davis, Red Oelerich, and Kathy Hanna-Smith. Davis has been the director of marketing of the Utah Ski and Snowboard Association, Ski Utah for the past 25 years. Oelerich has been involved in the Utah Tourism industry for over 20 years and works with the Outdoor Utah Adventure Guide. Hanna-Smith has spent over 20 combined years with the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce and the Carbon County Travel Bureau.
Utah to get re-employment grant
The U.S. Department of Labor has announced $50 million in funding for 33 states including Utah and the District of Columbia to implement re-employment and eligibility assessments for beneficiaries of unemployment insurance. Utah is among six states receiving grants for the first time. The funds will be used to conduct in-person assessments in One-Stop Career Centers. One-Stop Career Centers provide unemployment insurance beneficiaries the help and resources they need to find jobs, according to Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. The Re-employment and Eligibility Assessment Grants will give Utah $301,033. The assessment includes an eligibility review, a provision of labor market information, the development of a re-employment plan for beneficiaries and referral to re-employment services or training, as appropriate.
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This is the sixth year that the Labor Department has awarded re-employment and eligibility assessment grants. For more information on the range of Department of Labor Employment and Training programs, visit http://www.doleta.gov.