Business briefs, Feb. 27-March 1
Non-profit PC ALL to host open house
Park City Adult Lifelong Learning (PC ALL) is set to host an open house for the community to learn more about the organization. According to a press release, the group is dedicated to providing young special-needs adults who have aged out of the public school system with opportunities for learning and connecting with others. The open house is set for Tuesday, March 1, at 6:30 p.m. in room 133 of the Sheldon Richins Building. For those interested, PC ALL, which is a new non-profit, has leadership opportunities for those who wish to get involved.
Consumer Price Index rises in January
The Zions Bank Wasatch Front Consumer Price Index increased 0.2 percent from December to January and has increased three percent from the same period last year. According to a press release, the increase can largely be attributed to the prices of vehicles, car insurance rates and airfare rose. Scott Anderson, president and CEO of Zions Bank, said in the release that falling oil prices could throw the market into flux, but the long-term future is bright. "The sustained drop in oil prices has been distressing to some industries," he said. "But while we may see some further market volatility in the coming months, recent increases in prices among several major consumer product categories—including oil itself—give us reason to be optimistic."
Vail Resorts honored for innovation
Vail Resorts has been named one of the 50 most innovative companies in the world by Fast Company magazine. According to a press release, the designation is given to companies that exemplify "the best in nimble business and impactful innovation." Fast Company also chose Vail Resorts as one of the top 10 most innovative companies in the travel sector.
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