Business briefs, May 27-30
Westgate earns Best of State honors
Westgate Park City Resort & Spa recently won seven 2017 Best of State Awards for its hospitality and dining services. According to a press release, the resort — along with two of its on-property restaurants — won the following categories in the annual competition: Best Ski Resort, Best American Pub, Best Gourmet Burger, Best Steaks, Best Wine Service, Best Destination Spa and Best Fitness Camp. “It is an honor to once again be recognized by the Best of State Awards,” said Brian Waltrip, general manager of the resort, in the release. “Our team is dedicated to providing our guests with the best experience possible, and these awards showcase that commitment.”
Chamber/Bureau to host summer kick-off
The Park City Chamber/Bureau is set to hold its annual summer kick-off expo. According to the organization’s website, visitparkcity.com, the event is designed to celebrate and educate people about activities and other offerings in town during the summer. The expo, which will feature free food, a cash bar and prizes, will highlight more than 40 local businesses. The event is scheduled for June 1, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Boneyard Saloon & Kitchen. The event is free and open to the public. The registration deadline for businesses to participate is May 29.
Utah’s employment continues growth
Utah’s nonfarm employment grew an estimated 3.3 percent in April, holding the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate at 3.1 percent, according to the Utah Department of Workforce Services. A press release states the national unemployment rate was 4.4 percent in April. “Utah’s labor market continues to grow at a healthy pace,” said Carrie Mayne, chief economist at the Department of Workforce Services. “New entrants to the state’s labor force continue to be hired by employers who are adding jobs and expanding their economic footprint.”
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The Park City Chamber/Bureau on Tuesday honored Bob Wheaton, the longtime leader of Deer Valley Resort, with its annual Myles Rademan Spirit of Hospitality Award. Wheaton joins a long list of prominent Park City figures who have won the award.