Wednesday's Metro Business Report

Posted - Aug. 29, 2001 at 7:46 a.m.



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

Several Salt Lake businesses report personnel changes. Psomas, a consulting firm, has promoted Byron Colton to Project Engineer, Chuck Gillette to Water Resources Project Engineer, and Douglas Scow to Project Specialist. David Eckhoff, Vice President Regional Manager of Psomas, was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Economic Development Corporation of Utah. Groen Brother’s Aviation has named Robin H. H. Wilson as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Business Development. Matt Anderson has accepted a position with the Salt Lake Community College Athletic Department.

Despite an increase of some 27 million vehicles on the nation’s highways in the past decade, the average commuting time for America’s workers increased by slightly less than tow minutes. The average time is 22.4 minutes. 44 percent of workers can get to work in less than 20 minutes. Only seven percent travel for an hour or more.

Here’s an Olympic business fact: During the games we should see about half of employers changing their business hours. Some may extended their hours and others may start the day earlier to avoid morning and evening Olympics traffic. Some businesses will just close down for the whole period of the Games.

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.” 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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