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Sarah Cutler

June 1, 2012

St. George - RISE SERVICES INC relocated its offices to 1192 W. Sunset Boulevard next to L&R Designers. RISE is a nonprofit organization that specializes in home and community-based support services for children and adults with developmental and other disabilities, children with mental health challenges and aging adults.

St. George - SUNWAVE RADIO launched WILD 96.3 - Today’s Hit Country, a new radio station in St. George. The office is located at 216 W. St. George Boulevard. The station services Iron County at 107.9 and Washington County at 96.3 and 101.5.

St. George - QUESTAR GAS acquired the previous Parke Cox trucking facility located in the St George Industrial Park. The expansion will allow Questar to increase its capacity in serving Southern Utah. Wes Davis from NAI UTAH SOUTH represented the sellers in the disposition and worked with the Economic Development Corporation of Utah in structuring the transaction.

St. George - EXTREME MATTRESS OUTLET opened its doors on East Red Hills Parkway, west of I-15. The outlet carries brands such as Sealy, Simmons, Serta, Sterns and Foster, and more. Extreme Mattress was represented by Brandon Vandermyde of NAI UTAH SOUTH. Curren Christensen, also with NAI, represented the landlord.

St. George - SALON DE FILIPINA opened at 443 N. Bluff Street with a grand opening and open house. The salon services include waxing, spa pedicure and manicure, and facials.

St. George - STRATA introduced updates to its 3D product line. Users can now create iBooks with interactive 3D content for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch devices. The updates change the way 3D scenes are exported to the Collada file format, providing a more complete and accurate import of 3D model surfaces, textures and cameras into iBook Author’s 3D Widget.

Utah Food Bank Dedicates Southern Branch Building

St. George - UTAH FOOD BANK dedicated its Southern Utah Branch building at 4416 S. River Road in St. George.

“The communities in Southern Utah bring so much value to our state’s culture, economy and spirit of giving,” says Linda Trujillo, Utah Food Bank’s southern branch manager. “As a statewide organization, Utah Food Bank is proud to work hand-in-hand with our partner agencies in the seven Southern Utah counties to help further strengthen their efforts to fight hunger.”

Utah Food Bank started its efforts to establish a southern branch a year ago. The goal of this year-long effort was to work with the communities and generate stronger relationships with partner agencies before officially dedicating the southern branch building.

As a result, more than 4.5 million pounds of food and goods have been distributed to local pantries since January 2011. From that total, 1.8 million pounds of fresh product was donated by local grocers and then distributed to participating pantries through Utah Food Bank’s Grocery Rescue program.

“Our partner agencies in Southern Utah have been doing a tremendous job in caring for those in need for years,” says Trujillo. “Our purpose in opening a branch in Southern Utah is not to replace their incredible efforts, but to strengthen them.”

The dedication of the southern branch marks Utah Food Bank’s efforts to fight hunger statewide and will facilitate the collection and distribution of food more efficiently to partner agencies in the southern-most part of the state.

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