Business briefs for Wednesday, Nov. 1
Utah’s Stein Eriksen Lodge has retained its coveted AAA Five Diamond Award distinction. This is the most prestigious honor AAA bestows on lodgings and indicates these hotels offer the highest levels of service and hospitality.
Stein Ericksen has received the AAA Five Diamond Award for five consecutive years. To be considered for a AAA rating and approval, restaurants and lodgings must undergo a thorough inspection by one of AAA’s 65 full-time, professional evaluators. Five Diamond establishments go through additional extensive inspections and final committee review. AAA experts judge lodgings on the exterior of the facility, public areas, guest rooms, amenities and bathrooms. Less than one-fourth of 1 percent of the nearly 60,000 hotels and restaurants evaluated by AAA receive the Five Diamond Award.
Park City Chamber/Bureau reaches milestone
The Park City Chamber/Bureau announced at its October monthly board meeting that for the first time in its history the association passed the 1,000-member milestone. Kristin Carpenter, director of membership services for the Chamber/Bureau, made the announcement of the landmark event.
The Chamber/Bureau was formed 25 years ago as the merger of two small organizations. Through long and deliberate growth, it has expanded to include over 1,000 member businesses, 16 full-time employees, two visitor centers and an annual budget in excess of $4 million. It’s mission is to promote the Park City area as a historic mountain resort destination and to serve as an advocate for the business community.
Couple seeks donations for humanitarian trip
Parkite James Clissold and his wife are going on a humanitarian trip to Ukraine with the Blueberry Children’s Foundation for 12 days to give pajamas to orphans in need. With over 100,000 orphans in Ukraine, Clissold said the need is great. They will be going to major cities throughout the country and hope to give at least 7,000 pair of pajamas to those in need.
In order to get quality items to distribute, Clissold is seeking donations to help pay for the pajamas. They are $12 a pair and are being made specifically for the foundation’s efforts.
To find out more about the Blueberry Children’s Foundation or to donate, visit http://www.blueberryfoundation.org online or call Clissold at (801) 842-1982.
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