Business briefs for Saturday, Aug. 26
For the eighth straight month, the overall cost of living along the Wasatch Front went up rising 0.6 percent in July according to the Wells Fargo Wasatch Front area Cost of Living Report.
Wasatch Front transportation expenses went up by 1.2 percent due to higher gasoline prices. Reversing direction, grocery expenses fell 1.1 percent, while clothing prices dropped by 4.0 percent as a result of lower price tags for men’s and women’s apparel. The remaining Wasatch Front price segments food away from home, utilities, education and community, recreation, and other goods and services were unchanged in July.
Coldwell Banker names Williams managing broker
Park City Mayor Dana Williams has been named managing broker for the Park City office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. He has 17 years of real estate experience, including five years with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. Williams has earned the Graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI) and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designations.
Park City budget now available
The annual Park City citizen’s budget is now complete and available to Park City residents.
The condensed version of the two-volume budget document summarizes the city’s finances so the average citizen can understand how the city spends taxpayer dollars each fiscal year.
Look for the fiscal year 2007 citizen’s budget at City Hall, the library, the public works building, and the Racquet Club. It is also available online as a link on the budget, debt and grants webpage at http://www.parkcity.org.
Talisker names new director of membership
Jim Thompson, president of Talisker announced the appointment of Jonas Mikals to Director of Club Membership. Jonas will oversee all facets of membership services including membership sales.
Formerly serving as Membership Director for Red Sky Ranch in Vail, Colorado, Mikals brings an extensive knowledge of golf to the Park City area.
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