Friday's Metro Business Report



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

According to Creighton University’s Mountain States Business Conditions Index, the Mountains States saw continued economic improvement in March and April reaching its highest level since July of 2001. Hiring, however, still lags behind while business owners wait to see improved profit.

BJT Screen Printing, a custom design, garment, and corporate screen printing firm, has a new location at 1415 South 700 West.

Kleinfleder, Inc., an employee owned consulting firm, has expanded it’s Utah operations with the opening of a new office in Provo at 1895 West 820 North.

Krispy Kreme Donuts tried to make tax day a little sweeter last month by passing out their doughnuts at the main post offices in Orem and Salt Lake.

1,707,744 passengers went through Salt Lake City International Airport in March. This is down 3.22 percent from last year. So far, in 2002, the total passengers going through the airport is down 4.54 percent from 2001.

Here’s a Chamber History Fact: In the 1930’s, Chamber head, Gus Backman, was instrumental in the successful promotion of the Bonneville Salt Flats. Backman organized the Bonneville Speedway Association and served as its president for 35 years.

The Chamber’s most patriotic event of the year is the Salt Lake Military Salute on June 15th. Join us in honoring our brave citizen/soldiers who put their lives on hold to protect our freedom. For more information call the Chamber at 328-5080 or see us on the web at saltlakechamber.org.

THIS IS LARRY MANKIN FOR KSL NEWSRADIO 1160.

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