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Around Utah

May 6, 2013

Salt Lake City – CAPITAL ACCESS NETWORK, INC. announced plans to open a new office in Utah for itself and its subsidiary company, NewLogic Business Loans, Inc. The new office is expected to bring 108 new jobs to the state over the next five to seven years.

Salt Lake County – 1-800 CONTACTS announced plans to expand and invest $59 million in a new facility. The company expects its expansion to bring 654 new jobs to Salt Lake County. The company entered into a tax incentive agreement with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

Salt Lake City – FIREEYE, a threat protection company headquartered in California, announced it would expand into Utah. The company’s new office is expected to bring about 250 new jobs to Salt Lake County. FireEye entered into an agreement with the state of Utah expected to bring more than $14 million in new state tax revenue and approximately $152 million in new state wages over the lifetime of the agreement.

Salt Lake City – The UTAH PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION was awarded a grant from the Federal Communications Commission to provide eligible Utahns with Braille devices, mobile devices, computers, phones, signalers and other communication equipment.

Murray – Murray’s first stand-alone CHICK-FIL-A opened with a “First 100” event, in which the first 100 adult customers in line received free Chick-fil-A food for a year.

West Jordan – The Utah Department of Transportation selected RALPH L. WADSWORTH CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, LLC as the contractor on a design-build project valued at approximately $22 million that will widen and reconstruct a 6.5-mile stretch of I-15 from the south Payson interchange to Spanish Fork.

Salt Lake City – UTAH SYMPHONY | UTAH OPERA announced that the GEORGE S. AND DELORES DORÉ ECCLES FOUNDATION will be its season sponsor for the 2013-2014 season. The foundation has supported USUO for more than 25 years.

Salt Lake City – SOS EMPLOYMENT GROUP finalized a deal to be purchased by Elwood Staffing, an Indiana-based company. With the transaction, the combined company’s internal staff will total nearly 1,000 employees and serve more than 6,000 clients. 

Salt Lake City – The American College of Medical Quality (ACMQ) named INTERMOUNTAIN HEALTHCARE the recipient of its 2013 ACMQ Institutional Leadership Quality Award. ACMQ recognized Intermountain’s innovative use of data analytics techniques.

Salt Lake City – The UTAH DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH launched a new food-related illness website where the public can report illnesses that may be related to food they consumed. The site, igotsick.health.utah.gov, was developed to make it faster and easier to securely notify public health professionals of potential food-borne illnesses.

West Valley City – HARMONS was recognized by the Coalition for a Tobacco Free Utah and the Weber-Morgan Health Department. Harmons began removing tobacco products from stores in June 2011 and was finished less than a year later.

Salt Lake City – RIMKUS CONSULTING GROUP opened a new office in Salt Lake City. The office addresses issues involving property damage, construction defects, fire and explosions, vehicle accidents and product failures.

Bluffdale – BULLFROG SPAS unveiled its new JetPak Therapy System to the public at the National Home Show in Toronto, Canada. The JetPak Therapy System is a spa massage technology in Bullfrog’s 2013 line of luxury hot tubs.


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Spanish Fork – AMERICA FIRST CREDIT UNION reopened its Spanish Fork branch, located inside Macey’s at 187 E. 1000 North. The branch offers four new full-service teller windows.

Provo – ORABRUSH, INC. launched Orapup, a tongue cleaner to help cure bad dog breath without a toothbrush. The company presold more than 40,000 Orapups online, totaling more than $750,000.

American Fork – PERSNICKETY CLOTHING launched Baby by Persnickety, a limited baby line.

Orem – BLENDTEC released a new blender series, known as the Designer Series, that offers a new selection of colors and finishes, including brushed stainless, die-cast copper, painted metallic champagne, molded red, cream and black.

Provo – The ARK OF LITTLE COTTONWOOD, a multi-disorder treatment center, moved from its original location at 2919 Granite Hollow St. in Sandy to a facility in Provo at 299 E. 900 South. The Provo facility is approximately 18,000 square feet and includes 44 beds. 

Provo – ECOSCRAPS’ 100-percent organic, chemical- and manure-free lawn and garden products began selling at more than 1,700 Target stores nationwide. This marks the first time EcoScraps have appeared on the shelves of a major national retailer.

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