Business briefs for Saturday, Dec. 23 |

Business briefs for Saturday, Dec. 23

In November, the overall cost of living along the Wasatch Front maintained its downward trend by dropping 1.8 percent the fourth straight month of decrease, according to the Wells Fargo Wasatch Front area Cost of Living Report.

The November Wasatch Front area Cost of Living Index (March 1988 = 100) decreased to 154.3 compared to 173.2175.2 calculated nationwide from the same base month. From June to November 2006, the overall local cost of living was up a modest 0.3 percent compared with the same year-ago period the same as in October and still well below the national 3.09-percent rate.

The Cantyons prepares for Western BBQ

The Canyons Resort is now taking reservations for their Saturday evening Western BBQ. The Western BBQ’s opening night is Dec. 23 and will continue every Saturday evening during the season until early April. The evening is a very kid- and family-friendly unique event, so little ones and all out-of-town guests are welcome to experience true Western hospitality.

Ride the Flight of The Canyons Gondola to the newly remodeled Red Pine Lodge at mid mountain and enjoy an evening of great food and fantastic entertainment Western style. The all-you-can-eat buffet includes barbecue ribs, choice prime rib, barbecue chicken, all the sides imaginable and an entire dessert buffet. Dance off the calories to a live country band. Beer and wine is available for an additional charge.

Zion’s Bank adds to staff

David Sicotte has joined Zions Direct, a subsidiary of Zions Bank, as an investment representative headquartered at 1100 Snow Creek Road in Park City. His responsibilities include working with managed accounts, mutual funds, stocks, bonds and annuities to create and manage investment portfolios.

Sicotte brings 14 years of experience in investments to Zions Bank. He previously worked as an investment specialist for MassMutual. Prior to that, he worked for 10 years at Fidelity Investments as a client services manager. He began his financial services career in 1988 after graduating from Boston College with a degree in economics and political science.

Sicotte was drawn to work in Park City because of the recreation and resort environment. He enjoys hiking, camping, skiing, and snowboarding. He currently lives in Draper with his wife, Kim, and four children.

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