Business briefs for March 5-8 |

Business briefs for March 5-8

Matt Green is a "top 40 under 40"; Financial Peace U. starting soon; IRS pledges help

Keller Williams head named a top executive under 40

According to a press release, Utah Business magazine recently named Keller Williams Park City Real Estate’s CEO Matt Green one of Utah’s "forty under 40." Each year, the magazine recognizes forty of the most influential professionals in the state under the age of 40 who have driven their careers to a new level of achievement. According to the release, these recipients possess a wealth of qualities including a hard-work ethic, enthusiasm for their fields and optimism for the future in business. Green became the CEO of Keller Williams Park City Real Estate as the economy reached an all-time low in 2008. Under Green’s leadership it has grown to become the largest real estate brokerage in Summit and Wasatch counties. In two years its revenue went from $162.7 million in 2008 to $326.2 million in 2010 and grew from 135 to 265 sales associates, according to the release.

Financial Peace University starts March 16 in Park City

Saint John’s Anglican Church will host radio personality Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU) beginning March 16 at 1283 Deer Valley Drive in Park City. The 13-week course is taught by Ramsey via DVDs every Wednesday at 7 p.m. The course provides useful information on dealing with debt and debt collectors, as well as starting a family savings plan. Contact Bob May at 435-655-7994 for more information or to register. Each participant will need a kit and special rates for the kit are regularly available at or by calling 888-227-3223. The kit includes a lifetime family membership to FPU allowing the participant to return to any class at any time for a refresher course. It also includes an FPU workbook, an FPU envelope system, 13 audio lessons, bonus CD, budgeting forms and Ramsey’s best-selling book, "Financial Peace."

IRS pledging to help businesses with tax liabilitiesIn its latest effort to help struggling taxpayers, the Internal Revenue Service announced a series of new steps to help people get a fresh start with their tax liabilities. The goal is to help individuals and small businesses meet their tax obligations without adding unnecessary burden to taxpayers. Specifically, the IRS is announcing new policies and programs to help taxpayers pay back taxes and avoid tax liens. "We are making fundamental changes to our lien system and other collection tools that will help taxpayers and give them a fresh start," IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman said. "These steps are good for people facing tough times, and they reflect a responsible approach for the tax system."