Tuesday's Metro Business Report

Posted - Mar. 4, 2003 at 5:27 p.m.



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

Standard Optical celebrated the grand opening of its new store in Murray last Saturday. The new store, located at 5289 South State Street, will house full-time optometrists who will specialize in exams for glasses, contacts, and LASIK. They are also a business partner with the Murray School District and are developing after school reading programs, exams for underprivileged children, and discounts for faculty.

Big-D Construction has been awarded a $16 million dollar contract to build the new Jackson Campus of Teton Science School. The new campus will consist of eight separate buildings in a rural setting near Jackson Hole.

CHOICE Humanitarian is looking for volunteers to go on an expedition to Badagaun Lamjung, Nepal. Volunteers will work with villagers to build a new school.

U.S. Bank is providing Mercy Housing Utah with $4.76 million dollars in construction and permanent loans to assist with the development of affordable housing in Kaysville, Utah. The money will be used to acquire and rehabilitate two apartment complexes.

The Chamber’s Business to Business Expo is more than just the largest business event in Utah. It is a thriving marketplace where you can reach thousands of potential customers eager to do business with you. This year’s Expo features a new location within the Salt Palace and a whole new layout. The Business to Business Expo is April 30th through May 2nd. For more information call 947-0526 or see us on the web at saltlakechamber.org.

THIS IS MICHAEL DE GROOTE FOR KSL NEWSRADIO 1160.

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