Business Briefs for Aug. 21-24 |

Business Briefs for Aug. 21-24


Business fundraising seminar to be held Tuesday

Zions Bank and Wayne Brown Institute are holding a seminar for businesses on how to raise money in Utah at the Utah Valley University Wasatch Campus in Heber on Aug. 24. The event is free, but requires a reservation. Register at . According to Stephen Thomas with the institute, this is the first time in two years this seminar has been held in the Wasatch Back. It will be from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and feature Keith Woodwell from the Utah Department of Commerce, Dave Moon with the private investment firm EsNet Group, business consultant Wesley Smith, and Wayne Brown Institute President Bradley Bertoch also with the Park City Angels. The Wasatch Campus is at 3111 North College Way.

Parkite offers classes through Continuing Education

Brian Kahn, founder of the Park City Trading and Investing Club, will teach three courses on trading and investing through the University of Utah’s Continuing Education program in October and November. Classes will be held at the Salt Lake City campus. Continuing Education is designed to encourage lifelong learning within the community. For more information visit

Emerald Data Solutions donates laptops to Kenya

According to a press release, Park City-based Emerald Data Solutions recently launched "Computers for African Learners" with a donation of laptops and educational software to Kenya’s Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust (MWCT). The program, founded by company President Ari Ioannides, was created to improve student education in Africa and increase student opportunities for achieving an enhanced lifestyle. The laptops were pre-loaded with educational software, including Encyclopaedia Britannica Student & Home Edition and Scientific Learning Reading Assistant . Each student is allowed laptop use for 40 minutes, three times a week.