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This is Lane Beattie of the Salt Lake Chamber with your Metro Business Report.
The United States Department of Labor recognized the Utah Department of Workforce Services with Awards of Excellence in three separate functions of its unemployment insurance program: unemployment benefit payments, appeals decisions and tax operations.
The awards have traditionally been presented to several states, but this year Utah was recognized as the top performer among medium-sized states in all three categories. The announcement that one state had received all three awards is unprecedented in the 76-year history of the Unemployment Insurance program. The awards honor those who have attained the best performance across the nation in key areas of the unemployment insurance program.
And don't forget to join us one week from today, November 9th, for the 35th Annual Salt Lake Chamber Women's Business Center American Express Women & Business Conference and Wells Fargo Athena Award luncheon. The Salt Lake Chamber has named Beverley Taylor Sorenson as the 2011 Athena award recipient. You can register at slchamber.com
This is Lane Beattie for KSL News Radio.