Thursday's Metro Business Report



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

Equity Oil Company reports second quarter results are up strongly over the first quarter. The increase is due to higher oil and natural gas prices and Equity’s recent acquisition of gas properties in California.

Tracy Aviary announced the hatching of a male Red-crowned Crane. The Red-crowned crane is an endangered species with only 1700 birds in the world. The American Zoo and Aquarium Association chose Tracy Aviary to participate in the Species Survival Plan for this animal.

According to the Utah Travel Council, the Olympic Winter Games marketing efforts were the most successful ever. For example, 38 percent of Olympic viewers reported learning positive new things about Utah. Roughly 7.1 million more adults say they are now more likely to vacation in Utah.

Here’s a Chamber History Fact: The Chamber’s first permanent headquarters were located where the Shilo Inn parking garage is today. If you ever park there, remember that once-upon-a-time President Taft ate there.

Many things happened 100 years ago. For example it is the 100th anniversary of Ansel Adams’ birth. 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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