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THIS IS LARRY MANKIN FROM THE SALT LAKE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WITH YOUR METRO BUSINESS REPORT.
Smith’s Food and Drug Stores has launched an energy conservation effort in response to Governor Leavitt’s PowerForward initiative. Lighting in Smith’s stores will be reduced by half. This will save enough electricity to power 1,000 Utah homes.
Leverich Rasmusson Banyard, a CPA and business consulting firm, has changed its name to The Leverich Group.
Kitchell Contractors was awarded a renovation project with Red Rock Restaurant and Brewery in Salt Lake City. The expansion will be completed by August.
Camco Construction has been selected by the Episcopal Diocese of Utah to build a new church at 1131 South Main Street in Centerville. The $1.7 million dollar, 12,000 square foot church will be completed in March.
Broadcast International’s grand opening of BI Productions, a production and broadcast center, attracted about 800 guests throughout the day.
Here’s an Olympic business fact: Some have called the Sydney Olympics the “biggest advertisement for Australia in history.” It is expected that by 2004, 22 million people will visit Australia spending $48.8 billion.
One of the Chamber’s goals this year is to create Economic Development Initiatives. The Chamber will begin programs and services to help companies relocate or expand into Salt Lake. The Chamber will also work closely with other groups that are interested in economic development. For more information on the Chamber’s plans call 364-3631 or see us on the web at saltlakechamber.org.
THIS IS LARRY MANKIN FOR KSL NEWSRADIO 1160.