Business Briefs for March 25-27 |

Business Briefs for March 25-27

Key Bank employees help food banks

Employees at 40 Key Bank locations across the state were scheduled to volunteer at local food banks on Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Park City branch was scheduled to help at The Christian Center of Park City. The effort is part of the company’s 21st Annual "Neighbors Make the Difference Day." In other parts of the country, about 7,900 Key Bank employees were also scheduled to volunteer at other organizations.

Richter7 holds research webinar

Members of the Park City Chamber/Bureau are invited to tune in this morning, Wednesday, at 9 a.m. to hear a summer research presentation from Richter7. Peggy Lander from the company will highlight findings about out-of-state visitors including their demographics, interests, expenditure levels and length of stay. Contact the Chamber/Bureau at 435-649-6100 for log-in information.

Heavy travel expected this weekend

According to press release from AAA Utah, travel in the Mountain West region is expected to be heavy despite the recent surge in gasoline prices and higher transportation costs. AAA’s travel survey projects that over 2.6 million Mountain West residents plan on traveling 50 miles or more this Memorial Day holiday weekend. This represents a slight 0.2 percent increase from last year. AAA projects 2.3 million Mountain West travelers will drive this upcoming holiday weekend. This represents a 0.5 percent decline from last year. More than 260,000 regional residents intend to travel by air, an increase of 11.3 percent from 2010. About 73,000 state residents are expected to travel by other modes of transportation, such as rail, buses and watercraft, a 12.3 percent decrease from 2010.

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