Business briefs, March 4-7
Chamber/Bureau to offer after-hours mixer
The Park City Chamber/Bureau is set to put on an after-hours mixer for its businesses and prospective members. According to the organization’s website, visitparkcity.com, the event provides a valuable networking opportunity for those in the Park City business community. The mixer is scheduled for Thursday, March 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kimball Art Center. Beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be provided. Visit the website for more details.
Park City firm welcomes new CPA
The Park City branch of the accounting firm Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt LLP (HCVT) announced the hire of a new certified public accountant. According to a press release, Alex Ferguson has been with HCVT since 2010, most recently as a tax manager. Blake Christian, who started the Park City office, said in a press release that Ferguson’s presence in Park City will be valuable. “We are very fortunate to have Alex join our Park City team,” he said. “His professional and industry experience is a perfect match for our growing client base and the Park City lifestyle is an excellent fit for Alex and his growing family.”
Consumer Attitude Index declines in February
The Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index dropped a “statistically marginal” 2.9 points, to 114.7, in February. According to a press release, the dip is indicative of residents having a slightly less positive outlook on the economy, though the index sits nearly nine points higher than at the same time last year. Scott Anderson, president and CEO of Zions Bank, said in the release that the economy remains solid. “Unemployment is at an eight-year low, and wages are continuing to rise in Utah,” he said. “As our economy continues to expand, business owners increase hiring, fueling a healthy cycle that benefits employees and employers alike.”
A study pegged the number of Sundance Film Festival attendees at 122,313, with the event generating an economic impact of $182.5 million. Both numbers represent a slight decrease from the 2018 festival.