Wednesday's Metro Business Report

Posted - Feb. 19, 2003 at 6:32 a.m.



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

Several Salt Lake businesses report personnel changes. George E. Claffey was named as the interim Chief Financial Officer of ClearOne Communications. Questar Corporation announced the retirement of Nick Rose, President and CEO of Questar Regulated Services. He will retire on April 30th after being with Questar for 34 years. Alan K. Allred will succeed Rose on May 1st as the new President and CEO. Strategic Staffing hired Richard Tripp as the branch manager for the new Strategic Staffing office on Redwood Road in West Jordan.

The Utah District office of the U.S. Small Business Administration approved 235 loans for the first quarter of fiscal year 2003. This is up 30 percent over the 165 loans made last year during the same period.

Questar's Board of Directors approved the company's 233rd consecutive quarterly dividend without a reduction.

Dr. Ron Cohn, a senior consultant at Ralston Consulting Group, led a strategic planning effort with the Board of the state association of Associated Builders and Contractors. Dr. Cohn led a two-day strategy session that mapped out the association's key initiatives for the next three years.

Business After Hours is Salt Lake’s premier business networking event. Each month hundreds of business people get together for great food, prizes, and the Chamber’s famous networking. The next Business After Hours is on Thursday, February 27th at American Family Insurance, 6340 South 30th East. To register call 328-5077 or see us on the web at saltlakechamber.org.

THIS IS MICHAEL DE GROOTE FOR KSL NEWSRADIO 1160.

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