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

Several Salt Lake businesses report personnel changes. Paula Carl, Hilton Riplinger, Everett Woody, and Kent Hansen have recently joined the Salt Lake staff of Jensen Haslem Architects. Consonus, a computer networking company, has named Brian Acord as the new Vice President of Sales.

The 2002 Salt Lake City Film Festival is now accepting entries. The festival is August 22nd through the 25th. Entry forms are available at www.slcfilmfest.org.

1,373,621 passengers went through Salt Lake City International Airport in November. This is down 8.28 percent from last year.

According to Spencer Eccles at the Wells Fargo Economic Forecast for 2002, the jobless rate, already approaching 6 percent, could easily exceed 6 ½ percent. While layoff announcements and initial unemployment claims may have recently peaked, a weak labor market will remain prominent for most of 2002.

Here’s an Olympic business fact: Since the beginning of the year, Olympic Winter Games ticket sales have doubled on a daily basis with an approximate average of $200,000 in sales per day.

The next Business After Hours networking event is tomorrow January 17th at Shula’s Steak House from 5 to 7 p.m. Shula’s is at the Wyndham Franklin Plaza, 215 West South Temple. Angus Beef is a co-sponsor of the evening. Watch Chuck Cooper use a chainsaw, sander—even an iron, to sculpt a life-sized skier from several 300 pound blocks of ice. To register, call 328-5050 or see us on the web at saltlakechamber.org.

THIS IS LARRY MANKIN FOR KSL NEWSRADIO 1160.

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