Business briefs, Feb. 14-17
VacationCandy recognized among state’s best
Park City-based VacationCandy, a company that offers discounted vacations throughout the world, was among nine Utah companies recognized as one of Zions Bank’s "Speaking on Business" Top Businesses for 2014. The company was honored at a luncheon on Feb. 6. "We are pleased to recognize the very best in innovation and entrepreneurship through the "Speaking on Business" radio program and this award," said Scott Anderson, Zions Bank president and CEO, in the release. "Small businesses start out as dreams, but they become the very real engine that powers our state economy."
Elume wins prestigious award
Elume, a Park City-based lighting boutique showroom, won the ARTS Award for the best lighting showroom in the western United States. According to a press release, the ARTS Awards are "the premier international awards program for the home industry, honoring designers, manufacturers, retailers and sales representatives." The award show was held Jan. 16 in Dallas. Performer Donny Osmond served as master of ceremonies.
Utah gas prices still among lowest in country
Though gas prices across the country have ticked slightly up over the last few weeks, Utah has the second-lowest prices in the U.S., according to AAA. A press release states the statewide average cost of a gallon of gas is $1.92, lower than the national average of $2.19. AAA does not expect a strike of more than 5,200 oil workers in various parts of the country to significantly alter the short-term price of gas. "The abundant petroleum supplies may provide the refiners and unions time to reach an agreement before there is a larger impact on consumers," said Rolayne Fairclough, AAA Utah spokeswoman, in the release.
11 Hauz, which opened last summer, serves traditional Jamaican food such as jerk chicken and shrimp, beef patties and fried plantains.