Business Briefs for Wednesday, June 21 |

Business Briefs for Wednesday, June 21

Zimonja wins Ernst and Young award

Premier Resorts, the Park City-based resort property management company announced that Barbara Zimonja, president, received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2006 Award in the Business Services category in the Utah region. According to Ernst & Young, the award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic and growing businesses.

In the June 17 edition of The Park Record Zimonja said she didn’t think she "had a chance in hell," but overcame those chances to win the award.

Zimonja was selected by an independent panel of judges and the award was presented at an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 20th anniversary gala event at Salt Lake City’s Salt Palace Convention Center on June 16. As a Utah award recipient, Zimonja is now eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2006 national program. Award recipients in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award recipient, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, Calif., on November 18, 2006. The overall national Entrepreneur Of The Year award recipient is then considered for the world event held in Monte Carlo

Ski Utah announces official skier days

Ski Utah announced Tuesday its official skier day numbers for the 2005-06 winter season, following an earlier estimate that was calculated two weeks prior to Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort’s May 31 closing. Utah’s third consecutive record-breaking year came in at 4,062,188, a 3.8 percent increase over the previous ski season.

Summit County, home to The Canyons Resort, Deer Valley Resort and Park City Mountain Resort, reported 1,715,536 skier days, marking the county’s fourth consecutive record-breaking season. This figure represents a 6.7 percent increase over the 2004-05 season.

Key Bank hires new manager for local store

KeyBank has announced the addition of Michael Mathewson as the new manager of the Park City KeyCenter. In his role, Mathewson is responsible for the operations and client relationships at the Park City KeyCenter on Snow Creek Dr.

A native of Utah, Mathewson joins KeyBank from JPMorgan Chase where he served as a branch manager. Mathewson received a Bachelor of Science degree from Utah Valley State College

Local Realtors to offer grants to local non-profits

The Park City Board of Realtors has announced it has funds available for qualified Summit or Wasatch County non-profit organizations that provide affordable housing to Utah citizens. Grant applications will be accepted through July 7, 2006.

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