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Business briefs: Park City lawyer appointed to Utah liquor commission


Parkite appointed to Utah liquor commission
Gov. Gary Herbert recently announced the appointment of Thomas Jacobson, a Park City lawyer, to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission. According to a press release, the appointment required the approval of the Utah State Senate. Jacobson, a graduate of Utah State University and the University of Utah, has been a practicing attorney for more than four decades. The commission is tasked with overseeing the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and also is responsible for doling out licenses and permits. “I am honored and humbled by the governor’s confidence in me, and if confirmed, it is my intention to take on this responsibility with absolute dedication and service to the people of Utah,” Jacobson said in the release.

Gasoline prices on the rise in Utah
The cost of a gallon of gasoline in Utah saw a bump in early August, perhaps indicating a late-summer surge at the pump. According to a press release from AAA Utah, the average price for regular-grade gas was $2.53 as of Friday. The national average was $2.36. “AAA predicted that prices would increase late in summer due to high travel demand and a reduction in global oil supply,” said John Moreno, AAA Utah spokesman. “West Coast refineries are ramping up production in anticipation of the Aug. 21 eclipse, which will draw more than a million sky-watchers to Oregon, Idaho and Wyoming.”

Chamber/Bureau to hold after-hours mixer
The Park City Chamber/Bureau is scheduled to hold an after-hours business mixer on Aug. 17. According to a newsletter, the event, which provides an opportunity for members to network, will be held at Hugo Coffee, 1794 Olympic Parkway. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided for attendees. The event is scheduled to go from 5 to 7 p.m. Visit the Chamber/Bureau website,, for more information.