Friday's Metro Business Report

Posted - Aug. 24, 2001 at 11:41 a.m.



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THIS IS LARRY MANKIN FROM THE SALT LAKE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WITH YOUR METRO BUSINESS REPORT.

Community First National Bank in Salt Lake City has opened two new business financial groups that will focus on SBA and commercial lending.

Zions Bancorporation announced a stock buyback of $50 million.

Kennecott Copper, Alcoa Aluminum, and the Chevron oil refinery will all be part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s showcase of energy management innovations at the Sheraton City Centre Hotel next week.

The Gift Certificate Company, based in Salt Lake City, has signed an agreement with eBay to be a preferred provider of national retailer gift certificates.

Convergys, a billing and care services outsourcing company, plans to hire 400 additional full and part-time employees at its South Jordan customer contact center.

Jennifer Johnson of Johnson and Company Public Relations will discuss building a successful home based writing career at the League of Utah Writers Annual Roundup on September 7th and 8th. For more information go to luwrite.tripod.com.

Here’s an Olympic business fact: Many Government services are making plans for the Olympics. The Postal Service, for example, will have extra staffing and expanded hours at the Downtown and ZCMI Center post offices.

The Chamber’s 99th Annual Meeting luncheon is on September 18th at 11:30 a.m. This year’s theme is “Climb Ev’ry Mountain.” So dust off your lederhosen and reserve a space by calling the Chamber at 328-5081 or see us on the web at saltlakechamber.org.

THIS IS LARRY MANKIN FOR KSL NEWSRADIO 1160.

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