Business briefs, May 2-5 |

Business briefs, May 2-5

Chamber/Bureau kicks off summer with barbecue

The Park City Chamber/Bureau will hold Travel Rally Day, a free barbecue to welcome the summer season. According to a press release, the event is to recognize the local hospitality industry and coincides with National Tourism Week. The barbecue will be held May 5, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., at the Kimball Junction visitor information center, at 1794 Olympic Parkway Blvd. For more information, visit the Chamber/Bureau’s website,

Deer Valley updating Main Street store

Deer Valley Resort is updating its Signatures store at 625 Main St. According to a press release, the store will be closed until May 15 during the update. When it reopens, the store will be stocked with a new line of spring and summer products. "We look forward to the enhancements being made to our Main Street shop and brightening our customers’ shopping experience," said Georgia Anderson, director of merchandising for the store, in the release. Following the update, the store will be open year-round.

Reports indicate Utah’s economy is strong

Recent job report figures show Utah’s economy is among the strongest in the nation. According to a press release from Gov. Gary Herbert’s office, Utah’s 3.4 percent unemployment rate was third-lowest in the country in March. The national unemployment rate was 5.5 percent in March. The state is first in total job growth at 4 percent and private-sector job growth at 4.6 percent. "Our approach to job creation is a model for the nation," Herbert said in the release. "Utah’s economy is doing remarkably well because of sound fiscally conservative principles that empower the private sector to create jobs and grow the economy."