Business briefs, Dec. 26-Dec. 29
Chamber/Bureau to hold economic luncheon
The Park City Chamber/Bureau is scheduled to hold its Annual Economic Forecast Luncheon on Feb. 10 at the Park City Marriott. According to a newsletter from the Chamber/Bureau, the event is designed to give members a look at the future of the economy and what it means for Park City businesses. The luncheon will feature keynote speaker Marci Rossell, the former chief economist for CNBC. Members are asked to RSVP at visitparkcity.com/rsvp.
Ski Utah to hold first POW Day
Ski Utah is scheduled to hold POW Day on Jan. 13 in honor of the organization’s partnership with Protect Our Winters, a group dedicated to climate change awareness. According to a press release, Ski Utah will encourage skiers and snowboarders on that day to carpool or take public transportation to reduce carbon emissions. The goal is to increase awareness about environmental issues. "We’re truly excited to be part of this inaugural POW Day carpooling event — to help address the air quality issues in the SLC metro area," said Chris Steinkamp, director of Protect Our Winters, in the release. "It’s through events like this, that we’ll begin to change habits, showing everyone how easy and fun it can be, helping to make carpooling to the mountains second nature."
Lots of travel expected through holidays
More than 7.4 million residents in the Mountain West were expected to travel over the end-of-year holiday season, from Dec. 23 through Jan. 3. According to a press release from AAA Utah, that represents a 1-percent increase over last year. "Mountain West residents are conveying continued consumer optimism, availability of disposable income and the desire to get out of town for some holiday cheer and celebration," said AAA Utah spokesperson Rolayne Fairclough in the release.
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