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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.
It's been more than 30 years, but I vividly remember when Ellis Ivory and Frank Johnson first envisioned Bloomington, a community now located in Washington County. Ellis drove me around the beautiful valley and explained his dream. He showed me where everything would be. Included in the dream were a world-class golf course with beautiful condominiums, luxury homes and estates residing on ample lots and even a stable for the horse lovers.
Well, at the time I must admit I was a bit skeptical. It was wonderful property, but it was desolate and seemed a long way from St. George.
How wrong I was! How right Ellis was! His dream came true and Bloomington is now a glorious community, complimented by great business and service industries that contribute to Washington County residents.
One such gathering of businesses is the Bloomington Courtyard, located at Bloomington's entrance, right at the I-15 interchange. Bloomington Courtyard is a master-planned, multi-use development with a deluxe commercial center.
I enjoyed visiting with Monte Magelby, manager of Bloomington Courtyard's commercial center. As we walked through the project I noticed its well-planned architecture and design. Each business surrounds a central courtyard with lush landscaping and fountains, including a patio area with tables and benches.
Monte tells me South Washington County's burgeoning growth makes owning or leasing a space in Bloomington Courtyard an ideal business location. He says there are still excellent spaces available for business owners who want to join the outstanding companies already located at Bloomington Courtyard.
I will introduce you to some of these fine businesses in the next few Speaking on Business programs.
For Zions Bank, I'm Fred Ball. I'm speaking on business.