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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.

Guy Standing faced a terrible time in his life in April of 2002. He lost his job and discovered how difficult it was in the current economic climate to find a top management level position. He was discouraged, but soon found that the experience forced him to improvise and make new plans, which developed into an opportunity to become a business owner and enjoy a vigorous and happy new venture.

While in LA, Guy saw the keen interest and popularity of motorized scooters. The scooters were used by young and old and offered a fun, convenient and inexpensive means of transportation and sport. Investigation found no specialized dealers exclusively for scooters in Salt Lake County so Guy got busy and in November 2002 he formed his new company, Xtreme Motor Toys, located at 625 W. 5300 South in Murray.

I really enjoyed having Guy show and explain to me the various "toys" in his store. There were gasoline powered scooters and a line of electric models, varying in size and power. All are easily compacted to fit in the trunk of your car. Guy has sold several to people who travel the country in mobile homes and use the scooters to move around town when they reach their destinations. College students love the scooters to commute to campus.

Guy also carries a line of Fast Trax snowmobiles, the world's finest stand-up snowmobiles. I was fascinated by the Blata Pocketbikes, which are really small racing motorcycles. Guy showed me a video of adults racing the pocketbikes in a competition at over 50 miles per hour. The drivers had their knees practically under their chins and were turning corners with their shoulders nearly touching the ground.

Adversity is never pleasant but Guy Standing at Xtreme Motor Toys is proof of the truism in Proverbs that says: "If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small." Guy didn't faint. He simply planned, moved ahead and became the provider of fun and exciting products.

For Zions Bank, I'm Fred Ball. I'm speaking on business.

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