Business Briefs March 14 to March 17
Park City Traders and Investors Club Meeting
The next installment of the Park City Traders Investors Club will meet Wednesday, March 21 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the downstairs meeting room of the Park City Library. Question of the day: Will the SPX double top at 1380 or will today’s "strong" unemployment report carry the upward momentum for a few more days? The daily market commentary will be updated shortly with charts of intra-day and monthly action on the SPX. PCTIC will head out after the meeting to a local restaurant for additional market talk.
Ski Butlers Wins U.S. Chamber Blue Ribbon Award
Ski Butlers is one of 75 small businesses across the country to win the Blue Ribbon Small Business Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The award honors companies that demonstrate excellent business practices in several areas, including strategy, employee development, community involvement, and customer service. Ski Butlers was nominated out of more than 1,000 business by the Park City Chamber Bureau and then selected, along with 74 other Blue Ribbon winners, from a record number of nationwide applicants. The business will be honored at America’s Small Business Summit 2012, which will be held from May 21 23 in Washington, D.C. On March 15, seven of the Blue Ribbon recipients will be announced as award finalists, and one will be named the DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year during the summit. The winner will be presented with a $10,000 cash prize courtesy of the U.S. Chamber. Ski Butlers is also eligible for the Community Excellence Award , which will be decided between March 1 15 through online public voting. Visit http://www.uschambersummit.com to vote.
ABA President to Speak at Utah State Bar 2012 Spring Convention
The president of the American Bar Association will present the keynote address at the Utah State Bar’s 2012 Spring Convention in St. George. ABA President Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III will present the conference’s keynote address, "No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom" on Saturday, the final day of the two-day convention. Robinson was elected to a one-year term as ABA president in August 2011. He has been an active member of the American Bar Association for 25 years, and is currently member-in-charge of the Northern Kentucky offices of Frost Brown Todd LLC, a regional law firm with offices in Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, West Virginia and Indiana. Also at the Spring Convention, training will begin on the Bar’s newly created pro bono initiative, "Lend a Learned Hand Check Yes on Your License Application." The statewide effort will aim to significantly increase access to legal services for low-income Utahns by matching them with volunteer pro bono attorneys in their geographic area. The 2012 Spring Convention is March 15-17 at the St. George Dixie Center. Utah State Bar members can earn up to 10 hours of continuing learning education credit for attendance. For more information and for a full schedule, visit http://www.utahbar.org/cle/springconvention/.
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Park City readies gathering about contaminated soils amid continued worries about health, environment
Park City next week has scheduled an informational event centered on the municipal government’s controversial efforts to develop a facility to store soils contaminated during Park City’s silver-mining era.