Business briefs for Wednesday, Oct. 18
The National Tour Association, an influential group of tourism professionals, is holding its 2006 annual convention in Salt Lake City, Nov. 3 7 with an "On Location in Utah" theme. Activities and entertainment are based on some of the more than 700 movies and TV shows that have been filmed in Utah. A tour of Park City is planned during the convention.
The NTA Annual Convention features more than 400 tour companies, as well as destinations and suppliers from around the globe. These delegates are meeting to network face-to-face, develop future travel packages and attend top-notch educational seminars.
Park City Job Fair coming soon
The Park City Job Fair is just around the corner! Once again this year, the Chamber/Bureau is partnering with the Department of Workforce Services, The Park Record, KPCW, Lewis Stages and The Yarrow Hotel to produce the event, which will take place at The Yarrow Hotel on Nov. 1 from 3 to 7 p.m.
If you are an employer with staffing needs and have not already signed up for the Job Fair, act now to reserve your booth space. This event is open to Chamber/Bureau members for participation, and the deadline to register is Oct. 25. Employers may visit the Web site at http://www.parkcityinfo.com/member/events/jobfair_employer.asp for more information.
Gas report sent back to Gov. Huntsman
Francine Giani, executive director of the Utah Department of Commerce, announced that the final investigative report into Utah’s gasoline pricing has been sent to Gov. Jon Huntsman and his staff for review. The report is the result of a 30-day investigation by the Department of Commerce into Utah’s higher than national average gasoline prices as directed by Huntsman on Sept. 15. The report’s findings reflect gasoline information provided to Giani and a team of investigators by Utah gas refineries, local gas retailers, economists and gasoline industry experts. One of the reports findings was that Utah retail gas prices did not reflect the decreasing refinery "rack" gasoline prices statewide.
"Our report revealed that gas retailers are making a healthy profit off Utah consumers and continue to do so even as rack prices keep dropping" said Giani. "While these business owners may not be breaking any Utah laws, they are certainly gouging fellow citizens at the pump."
Huntsman and the Department of Commerce continue to offer consumers links to find Utah’s lowest gas prices through their Web site. You can find the governor’s link at http://www.utah.gov/governor by going to the ‘Quick Links’ section and clicking on ‘Find Cheap Gas Prices in Utah.’ There is also a link at the Commerce Department Web site at http://www.commerce.utah.gov.
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