Business briefs, Feb. 17-20
Chamber/Bureau to hold photo workshop
The Park City Chamber/Bureau is putting on a workshop to teach members the fundamentals of photo editing and the importance of photos in the digital age. According to the organization’s website, visitparkcity.com, the workshop will focus on Adobe Photoshop. Even members who have never opened the program will learn how to open, edit and save photos. The workshop is scheduled for Thursday, March 2, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Park City Library. Those who wish to attend are encouraged to RSVP online.
Consumer price index bounces back
The Zions Bank Wasatch Front Consumer Price Index jumped 0.7 percent in January after a December dip. According to a press release, the index has risen 2.7 percent since the same time last year, indicating that consumers have a more positive view of the current economy and the future outlook. The increase was propelled largely by higher prices in transportation and housing. “Homes in Utah continue to demonstrate their value as investments,” said Scott Anderson, Zions Bank president and CEO, in the release. “As Utah continues to attract newcomers looking for a great place to live and access to a thriving job market, our economy benefits.”
Gas prices in Utah remain steady
Gas prices throughout Utah are staying stable, according to a report from AAA Utah. A press release states Utah’s current average price of $2.27 per gallon is 25th highest in the country but just three cents higher than the price last month. “Typically, February reports stable prices due to low demand caused by winter driving conditions and because refiners must sell their inventory of winter formulation gasoline before the change to summer formulation fuel is blended in March,” said Rolayne Fairclough, AAA Utah spokesperson.
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Vail Resorts has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire 100 percent of the outstanding stock of Peak Resorts. Through the acquisition, Vail Resorts will add 17 U.S. ski areas to its network of resorts.