Business briefs: Summit Sotheby’s Cares donates to 50 nonprofits
Summit Sotheby’s Cares donates to 50 nonprofits
Summit Sotheby’s Cares, part of Summit Sotheby’s International Realty, recently awarded a total of $100,000 to 50 local nonprofits in Park City, Salt Lake and Southern Utah. According to a press release, the firm’s sales associates and the firm itself donate a portion of earnings to Summit Sotheby’s Cares, and members of the Summit Sotheby’s Cares committee select which nonprofits to give the funds to. The members of the committee are Whitney Olch, Hank Mastain, Kathy Mears, Jeff Justice, Laurel Simmons and Ryan Kirkham. Nonprofit recipients received the funds on Feb. 11. “Park City’s nonprofits are what make Park City such an inspiring place to call home. Park City has embraced our firm since we began in 2008 and we have a social responsibility to give back and do our part to strengthen this community,” said Thomas Wright, president and principal broker at Summit Sotheby’s in the release. “We’re honored to share that since 2010, this program is quickly closing in on $1,000,000 in donations to nonprofits making a difference in our state. Without our sales associates and their clients, Summit Sotheby’s Cares would not be a reality and to them we are so incredibly grateful.”
Chamber/Bureau to host economic update luncheon
The Park City Chamber/Bureau is set to host its economic update luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Park City Marriott. According to an event flier, all Chamber/Bureau members are invited to attend. The event will include a mid-season economic update from Bill Malone, president and CEO of the Chamber/Bureau, and a keynote address from Anirban Basu, chairman and CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc. He is expected to speak about global, national and regional economic performance, particularly in the financial, labor, real estate and construction markets. To RSVP, visit http://www.visitparkcity.com/rsvp.
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