Business Briefs for March 15, 2006 |

Business Briefs for March 15, 2006

AAA announces Utah Four-Diamond award-winners

For the second year in a row, 26 Utah hotels and restaurants have received AAA’s prestigious Four Diamond Award. The AAA Four Diamond Awards recognize properties that are "a cut above" the competition in service and quality.

Park City area establishments who received the Four Diamond Award for lodging, included Hotel Park City, The Grand Summit Resort Hotel and the Silver King Hotel.

The Goldener Hirsch and The Glitretind, two area restaurants, were also honored with AAA’s Four-Diamond rating.

To be considered for AAA approval and rating, lodgings and restaurants undergo a torough inspection by one of AAA’s full-time professional evaluators. AAA’s rating system of one to five diamonds is published in the AAA TourBooks and is designed to help members know what to expect from restaurants and lodgings, from services available to price.

Agents named to Coldwell Banker International President’s Elite

Five Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage associates have been named to Coldwell Banker International President’s Elite: Brad Jensen, Kathie Marriott-Manangan, Kathy Mears, Tony Miller and Judy Nowlin.

Only the top three percent of the more than 126,000 sales associates worldwide in the Coldwell Banker system qualified for the distinguished award. As a member of the Coldwell Banker International President’s Elite, these agents will be invited to attend the "Elite Retreat," a three-day conference held exclusively for the top Coldwell Banker sales associates.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is one of Utah’s largest residential real estate brokerage companies with 15 offices serving customers and communities across the Wasatch Front. The company offers residential and commercial brokerage, corporate relocation and mortgage services.

Local Realtors offer grants to nonprofits

The Park City Board of Realtors has announced it has funds available for qualified Summit or Wasatch county nonprofit organizations that provide affordable housing to Utah citizens. Grant applications will be accepted through March 24, 2006.

According to a recent press release, The Pak City Board of Realtors has distributed $17,635 to local nonprofit housing projects since the inception of The Utah Association of Realtors Housing Opportunity Fund in 1999.

The Utah Association of Realtors Housing Opportunity Fund is a nonprofit foundation established to assist other nonprofit organization that deal with affordable housing needs by offering grants. The Opportunity Fund is accumulated from interest earned on real estate trust accounts and through contributions. The majority of the monies collected are returned to the community from which they were donated, with a portion set aside in a statewide fund for special statewide projects and disaster relief.

To be eligible for funds, organizations must be based in Utah, have a housing-related mission and be a nonprofit agency with a 501 c 3 status.

For more information and to obtain an application, call Sharon Woodbury at the Board of Realtors at 649-4112.

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