Cottonwood Heights - SMITH’S FOOD & DRUG reopened after the remodel of its grocery store in Cottonwood Heights. The $3.3 million remodeling project is a complete redesign of the store that replaces the décor, lights and colors, and updates merchandising standards. The new store also incorporates environmentally friendly features: the expanded frozen food cases all house energy-efficient LED lighting that reduces energy usage by two-thirds, highly polished concrete floors reduce the use of cleaning chemicals and landfill waste, and recycling containers enable customers to recycle their used grocery and newspaper bags.
Salt Lake City - FUSION-IO filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a proposed initial public offering of shares of its common stock. Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Morgan Stanley & Co. are acting as lead active joint book-runners for the proposed offering, and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC are acting as passive joint book-runners.
Salt Lake City - MILLER & COMPANY REAL ESTATE SERVICES, INC. celebrated its 30th year as a real estate broker in Salt Lake and the surrounding communities. Kyle Miller founded Miller & Company in 1981 as a full-service brokerage where buyers, sellers, renters and investors could find all services under one roof.
Salt Lake City - THE EYE INSTITUTE OF UTAH received the first commercially available blade-free femtosecond cataract laser in the Western United States. The LenSx laser is the first commercially approved by the FDA for performance of anterior capsulotomies and corneal incisions, all of which were previously performed with blades.
Salt Lake City - AAA UTAH opened two new offices in the Salt Lake City area. The new branches are located at 1400 S. Foothill Blvd., Ste. 154 in Foothill Village and at 5207 S. State Street, Ste. 2 in Murray. The new AAA branch offices offer insurance, DMV and membership services. Insurance products include coverage for auto, home, life insurance and annuities.
Salt Lake City - ZIONS PREMIER WEALTH MANAGEMENT CENTER opened at a 6,850-square-foot space in the Zions Bank building at One South Main Street. The lobby includes a 185-inch television screen featuring live broadcast of financial news and current market information as well as free Wi-Fi covering a four-block radius, which will include the new City Creek Center.
Salt Lake City - COSTA VIDA RESTAURANTS reached an agreement with ABUNDANT BRANDS to market 20 new locations under the Costa Vida concept. The agreement will bring Costa Vida’s presence to 43 locations in the first half of 2011. Abundant Brands will convert its ownership of 16 Bajio Mexican Grills in Utah and Arizona to Costa Vida. Costa Vida is adding five stores in the Northern Utah and Southern Idaho areas as well.
Salt Lake City - INTERMOUNTAIN HEALTHCARE developed a new center to support its clinical information systems at the Intermountain Medical Center campus in Murray. The new Intermountain Homer Warner Center for Informatics Research will group 60 full-time healthcare IT positions, many of which are newly created jobs.
Salt Lake City - The 7,100-square-foot building at Foothill Village formerly occupied by TGI FRIDAY’S will have three new tenants: SPRING COMMUNICATIONS, SIMPLY MAC and TOSCANO ITALIAN BISTRO.
Salt Lake City - CHARTLOGIC announced an electronic health record (EHR) patient portal for orthopedic medical groups available as a stand-alone module. The patient portal can now be used as an integrated extension for all major EHRs to help medical groups meet the new meaningful use requirements.
Salt Lake City - FOOD FOR HEALTH INTERNATIONAL signed a 39-month lease for a 32,162-square-foot distribution warehouse at 4430 W. 1980 South. Food for Health International develops and markets healthy food products, breakfast items, meal-replacement shakes, protein and energy bars and shakes, emergency foods, and personal care items such as soap, mouthwash, lotion, sunscreen and shampoo.
Herriman - The new 107,000-square-foot J.L. SORENSON RECREATION CENTER opened in Herriman. LAYTON CONSTRUCTION CO., INC. was the general contractor for the project and the facility was designed by EDA ARCHITECTS. The J.L. Sorenson Recreation Center features a competition-sized indoor swimming pool with eight lanes; an indoor leisure pool with slides, a lazy river and water play equipment; an indoor running and walking track, a 16,000-square-foot double gymnasium; six competition racquetball courts; exercise and fitness equipment; a dance and aerobics studio; multi-use rooms, and a drop-in daycare area.
Provo - UTAH COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION (UCCU) was named the 2011 Corporate Volunteer Program of the Year for its support of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, which provides free income tax preparation for low-income individuals. UCCU partnered with UNITED WAY to provide free tax preparation assistance to those who qualify.
Payson - The board of the GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT approved a post-performance tax rebate to assist the expansion of Utah-based LIBERTY SAFE AND SECURITY PRODUCTS, a safe manufacturing company. Liberty Safe and Security Products will invest $8 million in the development of an expanded production facility in Payson. The operation will employ more than 50 new full-time workers with wages in excess of 125 percent of the Utah County average wage, including full benefits. New state wages paid by the company over the seven-year life of the incentive will exceed $10 million, and the state expects to receive more than $2 million in new taxes over the same period.
Provo - MAD DOG CYCLES received a Bicycle Friendly Business Gold Level Award from the League of American Bicyclists. The league promotes bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation, and works through advocacy and education for a cycle-friendly America. According to the League of American Bicyclists, promoting bicycling in the workplace can transform a community by enhancing overall sustainability and wellness strategies.
Lindon - ACCESSDATA released its new integrated security framework, CIRT (Cyber Intelligence and Response Technology), and invited select government and commercial clients to test drive the solution. CIRT is the first solution to integrate network forensics, computer forensics and large-scale data auditing into a single interface. Designed for security and response teams, as well as information assurance teams, CIRT allows personnel to analyze what is happening across the enterprise from multiple vantage points.
Provo - GARAFA, LLC launched Squawk!, an iPhone app that allows users to track the location of friends and family in real time. The app successfully combines social networking with GPS. It also allows users to send messages back and forth without using text messages.
Springville - NAMIFIERS launched its newly updated iLanyards.com website, created specifically to enable visitors to submit self-designed lanyard concepts and share the designs with their friends through social media. If a design generates enough demand and pre-sells 100 lanyards, Namifiers will cut the designer a check for $100.
Orem - WORKERS COMPENSATION FUND (WCF) opened a branch office in Utah County to serve clients throughout the central region of Utah. The WCF Central Utah branch is located at 580 S. State Street in Orem. WCF currently has its main headquarters in Sandy with branch offices in Ogden and St. George.
Orem - FIBERNET CORP. extended hosting services to HIT clients following the closure of Heritage/HIT Web Solutions, a reseller of Fibernet’s hosting services. Estimates have placed HIT’s customer base at approximately 15,000.
Provo - STORRS, an indoor rifle range, opened at 745 S. 100 East. Training for law enforcement as well as private citizens is available for subjects ranging from tactical assault to concealed weapons education.
Farmington - HENRY WALKER HOMES opened three new developments in South Jordan and Sandy. The homebuilder is developing Brooklyn Meadows in South Jordan and Lauren Gardens and Garden Glen in Sandy.
Ogden - WADMAN CORPORATION was honored with three awards at the annual Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Utah state convention and awards banquet. Wadman Corporation received an Excellence in Construction Award for projects worth more than $5 million for its work on the Jackson Hole Airport terminal expansion and renovation. Wadman also received the Utah Labor Safety Commission Safety Award and the ABC Gold 2010 STEP Award.
Logan - The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services at UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY announced that the U.S. News & World Report ranked the school No. 29 on its annual list of best graduate school education programs in the nation. This marks the 12th consecutive year the college has made the list, and it is the only education program in Utah this year to secure a place in the top 50.
Layton - KNEADERS BAKERY AND CAFÉ broke ground at a new location. More than 50 people attended the groundbreaking, which took place at 480 W. Antelope Drive. Construction is projected to be finished in July of this year.
Layton - The Medical Group Management Association’s Performance and Practices of Successful Medical Groups report named TANNER CLINIC a “better performer” due to superior operational performance compared with similar medical group practices nationwide. This is the sixth year Tanner has won the award.
Ogden - The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) presented STAKER PARSON COMPANIES the 2010 Sheldon G. Hayes Award, recognizing the Davis County Lane Gain project as the single best highway pavement project in the nation. The project added an HOV lane in each direction of traffic on I-15 from the State Street overpass to the South Layton interchange (Exit 330). The project also provided a longer transition lane for traffic entering the freeway at the South Layton on-ramp.
Layton - HOME2 SUITES by Hilton opened its doors. The 107-room, four-story property is located at 803 W. Heritage Park Blvd. Owned by SUMMIT LODGING, ESP, the property was developed and will be managed by WESTERN STATES LODGING AND MANAGEMENT.
Ogden - The new Child Development Center currently under construction at HILL AIR FORCE BASE is winner of the 2011 Air Force Design Award for Facility Design by SAME (Society of American Military Engineers). EATON ARCHITECTURE designed the facility to reflect a safe and stimulating learning environment for the children of the Air Force community.
Bountiful - ZIONS BANK opened its new downtown Bountiful location in a ceremony attended by the city’s mayor and council. The location has an expanded drive through and two conference rooms the community can utilize for small events. The 9,400-square-foot, two-story structure was designed by PRESCOTT MUIR ARCHITECTS and KELLER CONSTRUCTION was the general contractor.
Ogden - Three R&O CONSTRUCTION projects were recognized by the Associated Builders and Contractors of Utah for Excellence in Construction. The company received awards in the Renovation of a Non-Historical Building category and Commercial $2 to $5 Million category. R&O was also presented with an ABC National Platinum STEP award for ongoing efforts in the development of a quality safety program, along with a Workplace Safety Award from the Utah Labor Commission and ABC Utah.
Heber - RED LEDGES and THE ST. REGIS DEER VALLEY announced an annual strategic partnership to offer exclusive amenity access between their respective memberships. Red Ledges and The St. Regis Deer Valley will share amenities, services and preferred rates offered for owners and residents at each respective establishment. The partnership will provide access to recreation, including golf and skiing, paired with dining at the J&G Grill and the customized indulgences of the Reméde Spa as part of The St. Regis Deer Valley and its new Deer Crest Club.
Park City - THE PARK CITY AREA RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION announced two cocktail contests, one in the spring and one in the fall, to determine both the warm-weather and cold-weather drinks that capture each season’s spirit in Park City. Edgar’s Beers and Spirits Lounge at Deer Valley Resort hosted the PCARA’s spring cocktail contest.
Park City - HIGH WEST DISTILLERY was named “Pioneer of the Year” in Malt Advocate magazine’s annual Whiskey Awards. The award recognizes High West’s innovative approach to developing unique and highly rated whiskies.
Snowbird - WASATCH POWDERBIRD GUIDES, a heli-skiing and snowboarding operation based at SNOWBIRD SKI AND SUMMER RESORT, donated two heli-skiing packages to the Steve Young Ski Classic. This year marked the 25th Annual Steve Young Ski Classic, with all proceeds directly benefitting WASATCH ADAPTIVE SPORTS (WAS), a nonprofit foundation whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for children and adults with special needs through recreational, educational and therapeutic programs.
St. George - The TONAQUINT DATA CENTER (TDC) completed and received certification of its SAS 70 Type II audit. Completing the SAS 70 Type II audit gives confidence that co-locating with the data center provides the center’s clients the ability to assure their customers that their data and information is secure, according to CEO Matt Hamlin.
St. George - BEST DEAL SPRINGS expanded into St. George after success in Payson and Price. The company offers a wide range of truck and trailer parts, including leaf springs, axles, shocks, suspension components and body lift for vehicles. Best Deal Springs is now located at 1437 S. 270 East, Ste. 2.
St. George - INFOWEST, an internet provider in Southern Utah, is upgrading Dixie and UVU off-campus housing projects to new fiber optic services. Canyonlands and Raintree Apartments recently upgraded their internet, becoming two of the first off-campus housing projects to use the InfoWest internet services.
St. George - SPECTRUM MEDIA began a local advertising relationship with Yahoo. The partnership brings Spectrum Media’s brands, media sales expertise and website audiences together with Yahoo’s scale, online audience targeting capabilities and display advertising expertise.
St. George - The DOCUTAH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL began a partnership with the SLC FILM CENTER on the Utah Film Circuit for a monthly film screening event. Docutah is presented by Dixie State College. The 2011 festival dates are September 8–17.
Linda Wardell: From the Ground Up
By Patrick Ritter
As general manager of the City Creek Center project, Linda Wardell leads the most expensive, highest-profile development project in Utah. Wardell, an experienced businesswoman, moves from one subject to the next with grace and a rock-solid set of skills dealing with people and projects.
“In one day, I’ll talk to 100 to 200 people … maybe more,” she says with a smile that belies her dexterity not only as a businesswoman, but also as a person confronting challenges at all levels. Organizing the parts, pieces and personalities associated with the $2 billion project and keeping them in order is a tremendous undertaking in anyone’s book. Wardell takes it in stride, confident that this project, like others she’s been involved with, will come off on-target, on-schedule and with minimal ripples on the pond.
Her background as a general manager developing multi-use projects includes projects with upwards of 200 retailers combined with a variety of real estate entities and property developers.
When asked about any concerns meeting the March 22, 2012 deadline for City Creek Center’s opening, Wardell says, “I’m not concerned about the deadline, really. We have a top-level team and for me and my company … well, let’s just say this is definitely within our scope and experience.”
Wardell is confident that Taubman Centers, the contractor hired by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, can pull the 23-acre, 800,000-square-foot mixed-use project together. “The City Creek Center project is complex, but it’s not impossible,” she says.
“The compatibility between Taubman Centers and the LDS Church is quite remarkable. Both entities work together like family—inside their own organizations and together on this project. That’s why I accepted this assignment,” says Wardell. “I enjoy the close-knit relationship we have, not just with the LDS Church, but with Salt Lake City’s political leaders, retailers, construction companies and everyone associated with this project. It’s very rewarding and I know everyone is here to help solve any problems which arise.”
Paul Thome: Banking on Experience
By Dan Sorensen
With more than 37 years working in the baking industry, it’s hard to find someone with more experience than Paul Thome. Thome was recently named president of Utah-based Sallie Mae Bank, the nation’s largest financial services company specializing in higher education.
Thome began working as a teller while in college. Since then, he has held many executive positions at a variety of financial intuitions, including his most recent title of senior vice president of business finance and procurement for Sallie Mae Bank.
Being at the top of a company managing $180 billion in debt is no easy task, but Thome, who is self-admittedly competitive, shows a tenacious attitude to the large task and has big plans for the company in the coming years. He is also very confident in those around him and chalks up much of his success to the teams of people working with him at the bank.
“I’ve always been good at developing people and letting them fill their natural roles,” he says. “People in general, but certainly leaders, all have different styles that evolve over time. I think you have to always look at where they came from—the different experiences they’ve had—to understand them.”
As changes have occurred in the banking industry, Thome has modified the bank’s strategy to maximize new technology and products as they are created and released.
“You have to continue to reinvent yourself and push yourself out of any comfort zones you’re in,” he says. “If you don’t, you will become complacent.”
Change is something Thome has seen much of throughout his career—he has literally witnessed the development of credit cards, the creation of home equity loans and many other ups and downs in the banking industry. Most recently, the federal government passed legislation that ultimately ended Sallie Mae Bank’s main product line: bank-based federal student lending.
But since then, Thome has reinvented Sallie Mae Bank’s strategy, which has included providing new product lines for student lending, such as the Smart Option Student Loan, which helps students receive better interest rates and save 30 to 50 percent in interest paid over the lifetime of their loans.
The banking and finance industries will continue to change. But with Thome’s long resume, he should have no problem adapting, finding balance between different areas of business and modifying the strategy as needed.
DAVID J. CRAPO was appointed chair of the Utah Tax Review Commission by Gov. Gary R. Herbert. The commission is charged to review Utah’s tax laws and make policy and legislation recommendations to the State Legislature and the governor. Crapo has been litigating tax matters throughout the United States for nearly 25 years.
DEAN COTTLE joined the employee-owned international wealth management firm, Baird, as director of the Utah market. Cottle serves on the board of governors for the Salt Lake Chamber and on the board of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah. He is also a member of the Salt Lake Colonels, an association that supports local law enforcement.
DEE BREWER was hired as marketing and sponsorship director for City Creek Center, the shopping and entertainment centerpiece of the major mixed-use downtown development opening in March of next year. Brewer is responsible for shopping center marketing and sponsorship activities, tourism, community relations, and developing programs and events.
Eliot Management Group welcomed TIM HASLAM as director of business development with the added role of regional sales director for EMG’s Intermountain region. Haslam started in the merchant services industry as a sales representative for Lynk Systems (now WorldPay), moving into management of the Utah area. For the past 18 months, he served as vice president for the Western region.
LISA-MICHELE CHURCH was appointed to the position of juvenile court administrator for Utah’s Juvenile Courts. Church previously served as the executive director of the Utah Department of Human Services, where she managed 5,200 employees and a $700 million annual budget. She spent more than 20 years of her legal career at Sinclair Oil Corporation, where she served as vice president and general counsel.
The Summit Group (TSG) added professionals to its advertising, media and production departments: REED HEIL, advertising account manager; DAVE CRUMP, advertising account manager and JILL BAKER, interactive project manager.
Great Basin Corporation appointed ANDREW C. OLSON as vice president of sales and SANDRA NIELSEN as vice president of marketing. Olson is responsible for establishing Great Basin’s international sales force and launching direct sales activities to prospective hospitals and medical centers. Nielsen joins Great Basin Corporation from Pearson PLC, where she served as senior director of marketing for the Data Solutions business unit (formerly Edustructures).
Interwest Construction hired BRIGHAM LATIMER as director of business development. Latimer brings nearly 18 years of construction experience in Utah and the Western states construction market.
BRIAN J. HICKE joined Great Basin Corporation as director of research. Hicke will direct the development of new multiplexed molecular diagnostic assays and assess new product opportunities and technologies. Prior to joining Great Basin, Hicke was an independent consultant working with ASDx Biosystems. Previously, he was chief science officer at Global Technologies Ltd.
Diversified Insurance Group hired BOB HOWARD as senior vice president and KAREN BROWN as account manager. Howard has been working in the employee benefits and risk management insurance industry for the last 20 years in Utah. Brown has more than 18 years in the industry, and has managed employee benefits for organizations with as few as five to more than 7,000 employees.
Marriott School Wins CASE Regional Awards
Provo - Good communicators are supposed to work behind the scenes, but sometimes they can’t help getting pulled on stage for a successful effort. Such was the case when the BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY MARRIOTT SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT won multiple awards for communications excellence from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
“Winning these awards is a testament to the talent and hard work of our communications team,” says Gary Cornia, dean of the Marriott School. “I’m convinced that having a strong communications arm is an essential element to being a top-rated business school.”
Marriott Alumni Magazine won a gold Award of Excellence in the Special Interest Magazines category. The magazine is distributed three times a year to more than 46,500 alumni and friends.
The Marriott School also received bronze awards in the Excellence in News Writing and Editorial Design categories. The design award was earned for “Christian Vuissa—The Leading Man,” which appeared in the summer 2010 Marriott Alumni Magazine.
RYAN GARRETT, with NAI Utah Southern Region, represented the buyer of the 32,699-square-foot investment property located at 745 S. 100 East in Provo.
BRIAN MORRIS was named manager of the Workers Compensation Fund Central Utah branch. Morris has a diverse and extensive background in many areas of workers compensation insurance.
Utah Valley University awarded two honorary doctorate degrees at commencement to community and literacy advocate JOAN DIXON of Provo, and businessman and philanthropist HAL WING of Springville.
SHIELA HEINDEL, a retired Navy veteran, was installed as the Lehi American Legion post’s first female commander.
Sahara Breaks Ground on Providence Hall Jr. High School
Bountiful - SAHARA, INC. broke ground on the new Providence Hall Jr. High School in Herriman, Utah.
The new facility will be a 50,000-
square-foot charter school for grades 6–9. The school will include classrooms, labs, office areas, library spaces, a gymnasium, locker rooms, a full kitchen and soccer field. GIZA DEVELOPMENT and THE CHARTER SCHOOL FUND have teamed up to provide development services and financing for the project. KEN HARRIS ARCHITECTS designed the facility.
Providence Hall Jr. High School is an International Baccalaureate candidate school currently in its third year of operation. The new facility will enable the school to nearly double in size from 700 students to a total 1,350 students. This will give many students currently on the 2000+ waiting list an opportunity to attend the school. The facility is scheduled to be completed in August, in time for the start of the 2011-2012 school year.
Based in Davis County since 1985, Sahara provides professional design/build and construction management services utilizing a unique client-oriented, collaborative management approach for the design and construction of commercial, industrial, institutional, retail and residential projects throughout the Western United States.
SLADE OPHEIKENS was promoted to chief operations officer of R&O Construction Company. Opheikens will be responsible for the day-to-day administration of major company operations to align and implement the firm’s goals and strategies. He formerly held the position of senior operations vice president and has been with R&O Construction for more than 24 years.
KALLEEN FOSTER earned the Northern Wasatch Association of Realtors Graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI) real estate designation. Foster specializes in sales throughout Weber County.
Bob Aamodt, Inc. hired EDDIE SNOW as the company’s newest financial advisor. Snow previously worked for Raymond James and offers more than 20 years of financial industry experience to the 13-year-old financial advising institution.
ALEX LAWRENCE was named vice provost for innovation and economic development at Weber State University. He will lead the Technology Outreach Center, which supports the Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) technology economic development initiative.
The 2020 Workplace
By Jeanne C. Meister and Karie Willyerd
Reviewed by Kristine Dobson, Ph.D., Owner, Career 1 Consulting
Jeanne C. Meister and Karie Willyerd were prompted to write The 2020 Workplace by their shared belief in the need for a “transformational leap in organizational practices.” They offer research-based tools and resources to prepare for a changing workplace, engage multiple generations of workers, utilize social recruiting and learning, and develop new leaders.
The authors describe 10 forces that are currently shaping the future workplace. From the more familiar force of “globalization” to the less-considered effects of “soaring hyperconnectivity,” these are forces to be reckoned with—and the sooner, the better.
By 2020, large organizations can expect to be dealing with workers from five generations. Results of “The Generations @ Work Global Survey” reported by the authors can help you understand the influences, traits and needs of this multi-generational workforce. In addition, differentiated strategies will help you take advantage of this understanding and ensure that you meet those needs.
Recruiting and learning are increasingly enhanced through the use of social media. The case studies that are presented are sure to prompt some thinking about how to adapt/apply successful practices to your own organization. Providing tools to employees to communicate, collaborate and connect will be essential to engaging workers, strengthening your brand and attaining organizational goals.
Consider this: “Millennials may be thrust into leadership roles sooner than previous generations, as there are not nearly enough Gen X workers to fill the ranks of departing Boomers.” Developing new leaders—and the ability to accelerate that development—is vital to ensuring the long-term success of your organization. Survey results and case studies offer you the foundation for strategic planning of holistic skill development and the transfer of organizational knowledge and culture.
High West Distillery’s Executive Chef JAMES DUMAS received the Judge’s Choice Award at the seventh annual Arts-Kids culinary cook-off and fundraising campaign for the local youth development nonprofit. Dumas used all local ingredients in his whiskey barbeque pulled pork parmesan biscuit appetizer.
Stein Eriksen Lodge announced TIMOTHY RUTLAND as the new director of sales and marketing of Utah’s only Forbes Five Star property, located mid-mountain at Deer Valley Resort. Rutland, with more than 20 years of hospitality experience in both independent and branded properties, is responsible for implementing sales and marketing strategies to drive business to Stein Eriksen Lodge and The Chateaux at Silver Lake, both properties managed by Stein Eriksen Lodge Management Corporation.
Zion Lodge Receives
Green Seal Certification
Zion National Park - ZION LODGE received the Green Seal Lodging Standard certification for hotels and lodging properties. The certification is the latest of many awards and honors received by Zion Lodge for its innovative and extensive environmental programs and initiatives.
Prior to granting certification, Green Seal examined a variety of aspects of the lodge’s environmental programs including purchasing policies, water and energy management, and employee practices.
“Zion Lodge has aggressively implemented energy and natural resource efficiency programs for years, and we are proud of our results,” says Trina Smith, general manager of Zion Lodge. “We also believe that before we can claim environmental success we must credibly measure results, and that credibility is best illustrated by third-party certification programs such as Green Seal.”
Smith points to numerous environmental successes including using renewable wind power for 100 percent of the lodge’s electricity, purchasing only EPA Energy Star-approved computers and other equipment, installing two photovoltaic solar arrays, and saving on glass waste by serving beer on tap and eliminating bottles.