Thursday's Metro Business Report



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THIS IS MICHAEL DE GROOTE FROM THE SALT LAKE CHAMBER, WITH YOUR METRO BUSINESS REPORT

Volunteers of America, Utah announced that it has received a grant totaling $200,000 a year for up to five years. The grant will be used to fund a collabaorative Utah Youth Development Project from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The project will help homeless youth with transitional living services.

The Urban Grind, a specialty coffee drive-thru, will host its first annual "Drive-Thru For Charity" on November 15th. The public is encouraged to come by the Urban Grind at 400 West and 435 South to make drop off donations of warm clothing and food for the Salvation Army.

Furst Construction has been contracted to build the new 23,000 square foot Old Dominion Freight Line trucking complex at 1100 South 3400 West in Salt Lake City. A groundbreaking was held last week.

Robert Flowers and John Njord were named Utah Communicators of the Year by the Utah Chapters of the International Association of Business Communicators and the Public Relations Society of America. They received their awards at a luncheon yesterday at the Hilton.

If you are interested in new business opportunities in Japan, you will want to come to the Nagoya Japan Business Conference tomorrow, November 8th at the Sheraton City Center Hotel. Fifteen top government officials and business leaders will help you enter Japan’s markets and develop personal contacts. For more information on this free event, call the Chamber at 328-5071.

THIS IS MICHAEL DE GROOTE FOR KSL NEWSRADIO 1160.

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