Business briefs, Dec. 3-6 |

Business briefs, Dec. 3-6


Powdr hires head of sustainability
Powdr Adventure Lifestyle Company, the former owner of Park City Mountain Resort and owner of Gorgoza Park, has hired Laura Schaffer as its director of sustainability. According to a press release, Schaffer will oversee all the company’s sustainability and environmental efforts, including at its ski resorts. “I want to welcome Laura to Powdr,” said John Cumming, founder and CEO of the company, in the release. “I’m confident that Laura’s experience and expertise in developing and implementing effective, successful and nationally recognized sustainability programs will help POWDR meet our, and our customers, needs of today without compromising future generations.”

Consumer confidence remains strong
The Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index rose 3 points, to 114.7, in November, indicating that consumers have a more positive outlook on the current economy, as well as the prospects for the future. According to a press release, the index is 0.7 points higher than the same time last year. The national index increased 6.3 points to 107.1. “Consumer confidence has remained resilient throughout a vicious and uncertain election,” said Scott Anderson, president and CEO of Zions Bank, in the release. “Whether or not they are pleased with the ultimate outcome, Utahns are steadfastly optimistic that the economy will remain healthy.”

Chamber/Bureau to hold after-hours mixer
The Park City Chamber/Bureau is set to ring in the holiday season with an after-hours business mixer for members. According to the organization’s website,, food and beverages, including beer and wine, will be provided. The event is an opportunity for members to network and meet other members. The mixer is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Kimball Junction Visitor Information Center, 1794 Olympic Parkway Blvd. Attendees can visit the website to register for the event.

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