Business briefs, Nov. 19-22 |

Business briefs, Nov. 19-22


Chamber/Bureau to host 401k workshop
The Park City Chamber/Bureau is scheduled to hold a workshop for member businesses about 401k retirement plans. According to the organization's website,, the event will teach members about an update to the Department of Labor's fiduciary rules, the evolution of employee benefits and how companies can combine retirement and health benefits to help employees. The workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 29, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Park City Board of Realtors.

Deer Valley names new director of human resources
Deer Valley Resort named Chris Lampe its director of human resources. According to a press release, Lampe has spent 22 years in Park City's ski industry, both as a ski instructor and human resources professional. Bob Wheaton, president and general manager of Deer Valley, said in the release that Lampe is a perfect fit for the job. "The fundamental philosophy at Deer Valley Resort since its inception in 1981 has been a commitment to excellence in everything we do," he said. "That culture and the Deer Valley standard is achieved through our valued employee workforce. The role of human resources director is vital to maintaining our company culture and we look forward to Lampe's vision and direction in his new role."

Forbes praises Utah's business climate
Forbes magazine named Utah the 2016 Best State for Business and Careers. According to a press release, it's the third straight year the state has claimed the top spot. In particular, the magazine lauded Utah's regulatory climate, job growth and fiscally sound government as factors that contribute to the state's business success. "Utah leads by consistently adhering to a conservative economic approach," Gov. Gary Herbert said in the release. "Reducing regulation, spending within our means and finding innovative solutions are important to maintaining our business-friendly environment and benefits Utah residents for years to come."