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THIS IS LARRY MANKIN, PRESIDENT OF THE SALT LAKE CHAMBER, WITH YOUR METRO BUSINESS REPORT

Here’s a report from Utah Business Week: The 22nd annual Utah Business Week began Sunday at Utah State University in Logan and runs through the 11th. This weeklong “business boot camp” for youth is put on by the Chamber to teach teens about the realities of business. Today the youth began work on setting up fictional companies to learn how business works. Like the real world, they will compete and test their ideas against each other. Today’s speakers include top representatives from Portneuf Valley Hospital, S&S Sports, Liston Concepts and Chris Waddell, an entrepreneur and Paralympian.

According to the Economic Development Corporation of Utah, 11 companies decided to move to Utah last fiscal year, accounting for an additional 688,000 square feet of used space, additional payroll of $48.9 million dollars, and 1,321 new jobs.

The recently completed renovation of the Wallace F. Bennett Federal Building in Salt Lake City, features a Seismic Retrofit designed by Gilles Stransky Brems Smith. The retrofit provides unique protection during an earthquake using a resource-saving technology that has been used in Japan for 15 years--but is rare in the United States.

On September 14th is the Chamber’s Century Celebration Gala sponsored by Stoel Rives and Questar. At the Gala we will honor over 100 of the people who gave extraordinary volunteer service to the Chamber. Call the Chamber now to reserve your space at 328-5050 or see us on the web at saltlakechamber.org.

THIS IS LARRY MANKIN FOR KSL NEWSRADIO 1160.

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