Business briefs, April 30-May 3
Chamber/Bureau to hold community barbecue
The Park City Chamber/Bureau is set to hold a free barbecue for the public in honor of National Tourism Week. According to a press release, tourism is Summit County’s largest industry and brings in about $500 million annually. "The tourism industry provides jobs for about 8,889 people and accounts for nearly one-half of Summit County’s total employment," said Bill Malone, president and CEO of the Chamber/Bureau, in the release. We call on everyone to join us in saluting the tourism industry, particularly the people who work so hard to make Park City a world-class tourist destination." The barbecue is set for May 3, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Kimball Junction Visitor Information Center, at 1794 Olympic Parkway Blvd. For more information, contact the Chamber/Bureau at 435-649-6100.
Consumer attitude index dips in April
The Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index fell 6.4 points to 109 in April, indicating that residents have a more negative outlook on the present state of the economy and its future. According to a press release, the index, however, remains 3.4 points above where it sat this time last year. The national Consumer Confidence Index is 94.2. Scott Anders, president and CEO of Zions Bank, said in the press release that healthy employment numbers and a strong housing market in Utah should soon assuage concerns about the economy.
Park City Realtors join new brokerage
Team Schlopy, a real estate team that includes former Olympian Erik Schlopy, has joined Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and will be heading up the firm’s new Park City location. According to a press release, Team Schlopy joined the firm because of its large network of agents and strong management support, among other reasons. The agents were previously independent Realtors with Summit Sotheby’s International Real Estate.
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