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Kennedy Wilson Acquires Sandpiper Apartments

International real estate investment and services firm Kennedy Wilson (NYSE: KW) announced the acquisition of Sandpiper Apartments, a 366-unit multifamily community in Holladay, Utah. The company purchased the property for $43.5 million, invest...
December 3, 2012

Joel Peterson: The Secret to Great Leadership

Joel Peterson sits relaxed and unassuming in the Peterson Partners office, which has a vast southeastern view of the Wasatch Mountains. For today’s interview, he has donned a red tie dotted with tiny blue airplanes and clouds. Besides...
December 1, 2012

Jeanette Haren: A Passion for Education

Jeanette Haren, CEO of Truenorthlogic, got her start in computers when her parents purchased an Atari 400 in the 1980s. “We could write little basic programs on it,” Haren says. “It was fun writing code.” Haren gradu...
December 1, 2012

Players

Salt Lake Area Ray Quinney & Nebeker selected GREGGORY J. SAVAGE as chair of the firm’s litigation section and KAMIE F. BROWN as vice chair. MARK VANORDEN was selected to serve as executive director of the Utah Department of Tec...
December 1, 2012

Around Utah

Salt Lake Area Salt Lake City - BOART LONGYEAR opened a new parts and service center in Salt Lake City. The center provides aftermarket equipment support for Boart Longyear’s third-party customers in the mining industry through technica...
December 1, 2012

Profits Interest

Motivating Employees with an Economic Interest in the Company
Giving key employees an ownership interest in a business can be an effective way to hire, motivate and retain them. Traditional methods of giving key employees an ownership interest in a corporation (e.g., stock options, restricted stock awards...
December 1, 2012

An Alarming Trend

Does Enterprise Risk Management Really Work?
Enterprise risk management (ERM) has become a buzz term over the past several years. Most likely, if you are in management at your company, you have been inundated by articles, fliers, emails and consultants trying to sell you on the idea of im...
December 1, 2012

A Time of Giving

Change the Odds this Holiday Season
Like many of you, I have a favorite holiday song. It speaks to the opportunities provided to many and the indignities afforded a few. Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, Please place a penny in the old man’s cap. If you...
December 1, 2012

The Right Consistency

Cafe Rio Expands Far from the Home Turf
When a business is on an aggressive growth path like Cafe Rio Mexican Grill, it’s important to have consistency in every aspect of the operation. That’s why CEO Dave Gagnon has this mantra: “We run every restaurant like it&rsq...
December 1, 2012

Smart Strategy

Six Tips to E-Commerce Success
Is your small business ready to open an online storefront? Consider this advice from Utah business owners and website experts. 1. Start with a Sellable Product Even with a custom-designed website and a streamlined checkout process, not ev...
December 1, 2012

Don’t Peeve the VC

A Strong Funding Pitch Can Still Suffer if You Violate These Five Rules
Chris Stone has seen a few interesting pitches in his days as managing partner at Epic Ventures, but none as memorable as the guy who asked if he could smoke a joint. The entrepreneur, who was pitching a software program, was maybe a little too...
December 1, 2012

On the Map

Visitors from Across the Globe Discover Utah
Global economic trends are transforming tourist demographics in Utah, bringing visitors with a myriad of interests and expectations. The state’s resorts and tourist destinations are looking for new ways to target these markets and attract...
December 1, 2012

Off the Beaten Slope

Utah Offers a Plethora of Extreme Winter Sports
Extreme sports grow in popularity each year. Weekend warriors in rising numbers are moving beyond traditional sports and finding new ways to challenge their bodies and minds. In Utah, this trend means trading in a weekend at the ski resort for ...
December 1, 2012

Is Your Company Headed Toward an Employee Shakeup?

As the economy improves, will your employees jump ship? A recent report by national recruiting firm FPC found that 79 percent of all employees plan to begin the job hunt during 2013. The report gave two primary reasons for the looming worker ex...
December 1, 2012

Rocky Recovery

The Dichotomy of Utah’s Economic Outlook
Naughty boys and girls in Utah may not find lumps of coal in their stockings this Christmas, despite the fact that the fossil fuel is plenteous in the Beehive State. Rather, local Christmas stockings may lack for want of coal because Utah&rsquo...
December 1, 2012

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