Business Briefs for Feb. 20-23
February 20, 2010
Apolo Ohno now also on team of David Wiener Collection
The Park City-based company David Wiener Ventures recently announced Winter Olympics star Apolo Anton Ohno is the newest Product Ambassador for the David Wiener Collection The company specializes in sound systems for homes and offices.
Board of Realtors offers home-buying classes
Free "Home Ownership 101" classes for first-time home buyers and affordable-housing buyers. These classes will help individuals prepare for home ownership. The classes will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at noon, and Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. at the Park City Board of Realtors building at 1889 Prospector Avenue. Call 435-200-6900 to register. Space is limited, so call today to reserve a seat. Lunch or dinner will be served.
Gasoline prices inexplicably high
According to AAA Utah, which reports gas prices as a service to consumers, Utah’s gasoline prices have soared from 5th lowest in the country to the 10th highest in just one month. The average price in Utah for a gallon of regular, unleaded is $2.74. This is 14 cents higher than last month’s survey on Jan. 12, and $1.03 higher than a year ago. Only nine states have prices higher than Utah. This is the time of year when gasoline prices in Utah are typically lower than the rest of the country, according to AAA Utah spokesperson Rolayne Fairclough. Less driving in winter has been the traditional reason for lower prices. Oil supplies continue to be robust and demand is low due to the season and the extreme winter weather experienced in many parts of the country.