Business Briefs: 7/19 to 7/22
Park City chef chosen for national competition
Briar Handley, chef at Handle, has been chosen to travel to New Orleans to compete in the 11th annual Great American Seafood Cook-off. He was nominated by Utah State Gov. Gary R. Herbert along with two other Utah chefs. A panel of Utah food critics chose Handley after the three chefs created Utah trout dishes with Utah’s Own products. The competition will be broadcast on Saturday, Aug. 2, on PBS.
PCMR free outdoor movie series begins0
Park City Mountain Resort’s free outdoor movie series, Monday Night Movies on the Mountain, is scheduled to return for the second year on Monday, July 28, with a screening of "Back to the Future." Seating opens at 8 p.m. with each movie starting between 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. The list of movies to be screened includes "Despicable Me," "The Goonies" and "The Princess Bride." Concessions are available for purchase, and Legends Bar and Grill will feature 20 percent off a pre-show dessert each night.
Utah tops economic growth list again
The Utah State Office of the Governor announced that for the third year in a row, Utah has been recognized as the top pro-business state by Pollina Corporate. According to a press release, the study uses factors like taxes, human resources, education, right-to-work legislation, energy costs, infrastructure spending, regulatory environment, workers compensation laws, economic incentive programs and economic development efforts when evaluating states. For more information, visit http://www.pollina.com/top10probusiness.html.
A study pegged the number of Sundance Film Festival attendees at 122,313, with the event generating an economic impact of $182.5 million. Both numbers represent a slight decrease from the 2018 festival.