Business briefs for May 27, 2006 | ParkRecord.com

Business briefs for May 27, 2006

Memorial Day closures

Many businesses will be closed on Monday for Memorial Day, including all post offices, bank and state liquor stores. Government buildings will also be closed.

Curves workout burns

Curves International Inc., a worldwide franchise of fitness clubs including a club in Park City, announced today that Baylor University has concluded a study on the intensity of the Curves workout.

A team of Baylor researchers has had the Curves program under close scientific scrutiny since the fall of 2002. Initial studies confirmed that the Curves program is effective at helping women lose weight, increase bone density, gain muscle strength and aerobic capacity, and raise metabolism.

This latest study focused on the intensity of the workout and the number of calories burned by study participants. Results correlated directly to the fitness level of the participants and the intensity at which they exercised. All participants were tested to accurately assess their fitness levels before beginning the study.

Fitness level is crucial data that correlates directly to the maximum number of calories a person is capable of burning in a given period of time. The least fit women in the Baylor study burned between 164 and 238 calories in 30 minutes, while the fittest burned as many as 522 in the same span.

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Personnel changes at local law firm

The law firm of Van Cott, Bagley, Cornwall and McCarthy has announced changes in its staff.

Mara A. Brown and Cassie J. Medura have been promoted to shareholder, James R. Farmer has joined the firm Of Counsel, and Jacob S. Taylor, Robert H. Scott and Richard H. Reeve have joined as associates.

Van Cott represents a variety of cases from family law to labor and employment. Van Cott’s Park City office can be reached at (435) 649-3889.

Winners announced in tourism contest

The Utah Office of Tourism and the Utah Tourism Industry Coalition have announced winners of the First Annual Utah Tourism Advertising and Marketing Contest. The contest celebrates excellence in Utah-related tourism advertising, marketing and promotion. Contest winners were recognized at a luncheon held on Friday, May 19 during the Utah Tourism Conference in Ogden.

The Park City Chamber Bureau won Best in Show, visitor guides, specialty items and direct mail for the group with an annual budget of over $1 million. Ski Utah won best CDs/DVDs and tradeshow booths for the group with an annual budget of over $1 million.