Friday's Metro Business Report

Posted - Oct. 26, 2001 at 7:41 a.m.



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THIS IS MICHAEL DE GROOTE FROM THE SALT LAKE CHAMBER WITH YOUR METRO BUSINESS REPORT.

Forthgear has been named as the agency of record for Setpoint USA, a privately held manufacturer of automation equipment.

R&O Construction, based in Ogden, has completed construction on a new Home Depot in Logan. The 115,086 square foot facility took seven months to complete.

Qwest has diverted a $10 million shipment of local switching equipment to support Verizon’s restoration efforts in lower Manhattan. It has also provided Internet and network connectivity services free-of-charge to their customer’s temporary offices.

Gentner Communications was ranked 18th on the most recent Forbes list of America’s 200 Best Small Companies.

Here’s an Olympic business fact: With few isolated exceptions, people have not been canceling reservations for the Games. Businesses are still coming and the media is still coming and visitors are still coming.

The 25th Annual American Express Women & Business Conference is next Tuesday on October 30th. Besides the great workshops, there is the awards luncheon sponsored by Wells Fargo where community leaders are honored with the prestigious Athena Award and the Pathfinder Awards. The Pathfinder award is given to people who have a history of support for women and women’s issues. One of this year’s Pathfinders is Marilyn Tang of Certified Handling Systems. To register, call the Women’s Business Center at the Chamber at 328-5091 or see us on the web at saltlakechamber.org.

THIS IS MICHAEL DE GROOTE FOR KSL NEWSRADIO 1160.

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