Tuesday's Metro Business Report



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

According to the Utah Travel Council, the Olympic Winter Games marketing efforts were the most successful ever. For example, 2.1 billion people in 160 countries watched the Games. On average, each viewer watched over six hours of Olympic coverage.

Harmons Grocery Stores added a new Fuel Stop at its South Jordan store at 10507 South Redwood Road. This is the fourth Fuel Stop that Harmon’s has built. Their Grand opening runs through September 7th.

U.S. Congressman Jim Matheson recently spoke at Unishippers in Midvale about small business and franchise issues.

Here’s a Chamber history fact: The Chamber was founded in 1902 when the Governor, Heber M Wells, called together 100 business leaders to form the Commercial Club. The motivating factor in bringing the businesses together was to influence the Southern Pacific Railroad company to make a cutoff line that went to Salt Lake City instead of Ogden.

You may have noticed a lot of things turning 100 this year such as J.C. Penney and Marie Curie’s discovery of radium. It’s also the Salt Lake Chamber’s 100th Anniversary and on September 14th we are coming together for a Century Celebration Gala at the Grand America. Stoel Rives and Questar sponsor the event. 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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