Business briefs, June 10-13
Tanger Outlets gives grants to schools
Tanger Outlets announced four schools as recipients of the TangerKIDS grant for the 2017-2018 school year. According to a press release, the grants will be given to Parley’s Park Elementary and Park City High School in Summit County and Monroe Elementary School and American Preparatory Academy in Salt Lake County. “A substantial part of our mission at Tanger Outlets is to contribute positively to the communities in which we operate,” said Steven B. Tanger, president and CEO of Tanger Outlets. “A high quality education is instrumental to enhancing communities and we are proud to once again give back to these remarkable schools in Summit County as part of our efforts to support students and educators across the country.”
Chamber/Bureau to host after-hours mixer
The Park City Chamber/Bureau is scheduled to host an after-hours mixer June 20. According to the group’s website, visitparkcity.com, the event will allow members to partake in complementary food and beverages while networking with others in the local business community. The mixer is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Paint Mixer, 738 Main St. Prospective members are also invited to attend.
Consumer confidence remains high
The Zions Bank Consumer Attitude Index remained flat in May, dipping 0.8 points to 111.9. According to a press release, that’s 7.7 points higher than the same period in 2016, indicating that consumers have a positive view of the economy. “Utah’s consistent business-friendly policies allow consumers to maintain their high levels of confidence in their current situations and in their economic prosperity a few months out,” said Scott Anderson, president and CEO of Zions Bank. “It’s a great place to be heading into the summer season so families can enjoy their vacations absent the stress of economic uncertainty.”
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