Business briefs, July 4-7 |

Business briefs, July 4-7


Summer bookings strong in the West

Summer lodging reservations are up compared to last year at western mountain destination communities, according to DestiMetrics, a Denver-based that tracks occupancy at several resort towns, including Park City. Summer occupancy was up 8.5 percent at the beginning of June, while revenue booked for arrival was up 14 percent. Said Ralf Garrison, director of DestiMetrics, in the release: " In particular during the last five years as the economy strengthened and the value of year-round diversification has become clear, mountain resorts have been capitalizing on that untapped potential by expanding their recreational offerings, base area amenities, calendar of special events and marketing to a wide audience of outdoor enthusiasts."

Women’s Business Network to hold meeting

The Park City Women’s Business Network is set to hold its monthly meeting July 14 at the Park City Marriott. According to a newsletter, the Park City School District’s Center for Advanced Professional Studies (PCCAPS) will be the topic of the meeting. The PCCAPS program offers several mentoring and partnership opportunities for local businesses. The meeting will go from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and breakfast will be served. Those interested must RSVP by July 13 by contacting .

Housing Trust to speak about rent-to-own

The Mountainlands Community Housing Trust is scheduled to host an informational meeting July 15 in Francis, at which the Utah Housing Corporation will give a presentation about its rent-to-own program. According to a press release, applications will be available for four new homes that will be ready in September in the River Bluffs neighborhood. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the Francis Town Hall. For more information, visit