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Sarah Cutler

August 1, 2012

St. George - A local investor recently purchased 39 improved building lots on 14 acres located in Washington City. Tom Callister and Travis Parry of CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD|COMMERCE represented the seller. Mark Jensen in the Salt Lake City office of CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD represented the buyer.

St. George - WASHINGTON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT recently purchased 20 acres in Hurricane. Tom Callister and Travis Parry of CUSHMAN AND WAKEFIELD|COMMERCE represented the seller.

St. George - CACHE VALLEY BANK acquired the Sunset Office, the River Road Office and the Cotton Mill Office of THE VILLAGE BANK. The three branches now operate under the Cache Valley Bank name with the existing branch leadership teams. The Village Bank determined that the best way to meet the changing regulatory requirements was to reduce the size of the bank, while maintaining a significant presence in St. George. 

St. George - MOUNTAIN LOAN CENTERS relocated its St. George regional office to 1251 E. 100 South in St George. NAI UTAH SOUTHERN REGION represented the landlord in the new 2,503-square-foot stand-alone building.

St. George - THE ALTERNATIVE BOARD (TAB) expanded its services with the opening of TAB-Southern Utah. This is the third TAB location in the state of Utah. Others include TAB-South Salt Lake and TAB-Wasatch Front, both located in the greater Salt Lake City area.

St. George - CODALE ELECTRIC SUPPLY held a grand opening and Tool Fair at 4561 S. River Road. Attendees received a vendor show, free safety training, building tours and complimentary lunch.

Zion Lodge Receives Green Seal’s Highest Level of Certification

Zion National Park - ZION LODGE in Zion National Park received the Green Seal Lodging Standard prestigious Gold certification for Hotels and Lodging Properties.

Green Seal, an organization dedicated to identifying and promoting sustainability in the marketplace, offers three levels of certification, with Gold being the highest. The certification means that Green Seal has verified that the lodge’s environmental programs have been effectively implemented. The organization will perform an annual audit to ensure Zion Lodge remains compliant with the standard.

“This certification is the most comprehensive way yet to demonstrate that our work here is as environmentally sustainable as we claim,” says David Perkins, director of sustainability and risk management for Zion Lodge. “To achieve this standard, everything we do has changed or been enhanced, from the way we wash linens and dishes to the process we use to purchase products and services. This includes our in-room amenities, landscaping and grounds keeping procedures, chemicals, paint, the windows in the buildings, and the contractors and vendors we use to name just a few.”

Among Zion Lodge’s environmental practices are its use of renewable wind power for 100 percent of the lodge’s electricity, purchasing only EPA Energy Star-approved computers and other equipment, installing three photovoltaic solar arrays, purchase of a 200-gallon solar thermal system that serves an on-site commercial laundry and saving on glass waste by serving beer on tap and eliminating bottles.


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