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Around Utah

Sarah Cutler

September 1, 2011

SALT LAKE AREA

Salt Lake City - SIMPLY MAC held a grand opening for its Salt Lake City downtown location on 1435 S. State Street. Simply Mac is a retailer of Apple products, including computers, iPads, iPods, software and accessories. Simply Mac also offers personalized customer training, warranty service and repair, and specialized sales support for consumers and businesses.

West Valley City - EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL broke ground at the corner of 3500 South and Market Street as part of the Fairbourne Station project. The new hotel will be the first full-service hotel in the city with 162 guest rooms, 6,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space, a restaurant, indoor pool and recreation facilities.

Salt Lake City - MAINSTREET TAX & ACCOUNTING SERVICES, now in its 51st year, launched its Refund Recovery Project, a free tax return review program with a mission to fund local economic growth by putting money back into the pockets of local entrepreneurs. Since the launch of the program in May, MainStreet has recovered a total of $158,817 for Utah taxpayers.

Salt Lake City - VENTURECAPITAL.ORG and the WAYNE BROWN INSTITUTE launched an expanded mentorship program aimed at entrepreneurs pr

eparing to raise money. Through the program, venture professionals, serial entrepreneurs and investors serve as mentors in a virtual forum, providing reviews of pitches and executive summaries.

Salt Lake City - ZAGG INC., a producer of mobile device accessories, introduced its latest all-in-one accessory for Apple iPad 2, the ZAGGfolio. Featuring a carbon fiber textured design and a durable microfiber lining, the ZAGGfolio is a thin, multi-function carrying case with a removable Bluetooth keyboard.

South Jordan - The UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN NEVADA officially became ROSEMAN UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES. The university is a private, nonprofit, health sciences-focused university that was originally founded in Henderson, Nev., in 1999, with a second campus that opened in South Jordan in 2006.

Salt Lake City - BOOMSTARTUP, a mentorship-driven seed accelerator for web, mobile and software startups recently received the 2011 Deal Flow Award from the MountainWest Capital Network.

Salt Lake City - BIG-D CONSTRUCTION was awarded 2010 AIA Utah Design Awards for two recent projects: The Center for Advanced Energy Studies and Tracy Aviary Visitor Education Center. The Tracy Aviary project was the only un-built project to receive an award.

Salt Lake City - WATSON PHARMACEUTICALS is expanding its Salt Lake City research and manufacturing facility with the goal of nearly doubling its workforce to 700 in three to five years. The manufacturer is remodeling 20,000 square feet of its 330,000-square-foot facility in Research Park. In addition, it is adding 17,000 square feet to accommodate future manufacturing needs.

Salt Lake City - DURHAM JONES & PINEGAR, one of the largest independent law firms in Utah, joined the World Services Group (WSG) network as the exclusive legal services.

Murray - BEEHIVE INSURANCE celebrated 50 years of insuring and protecting businesses, contractors and neighbors across the Intermountain West. Beehive offers a full line of commercial insurance options, including business owners’ policies, employee benefits, general and professional liability, surety bonds, trucking, umbrella policies, workers compensation and other applicable coverage.

Salt Lake City - O.CO added an insurance tab to its site. The online retailer has partnered with ANSWER FINANCIAL, one of the largest auto and home insurance agencies in the United States. The new tab allows consumers in all 50 states to submit insurance information and immediately receive free, side-by-side quotes from as many as 20 leading insurance providers.

China Trade Conference Opens Doors to U.S. Jobs

Salt Lake City - PACIFIC GROUP signed memorandums of understanding with three different Chinese firms. The agreements were the result of The U.S. & China Trade, Culture and Education Conference that was held July 14 – 17 in combination with the U.S. Governors National Conference. Organizers took advantage of the coinciding events to create a Sino-U.S. Governors’ Forum with their Chinese counterparts.

“Even though we have been on multiple business development trips to China in the past 18 months, it was nice to have this group visit the U.S. so they could better understand the opportunities here where they might be investing in private companies and real estate. Those investments can lead to economic growth and a significant number of jobs in America, so this is important for both countries,” says Douglas Anderson, Pacific Group’s chairman and CEO.

Pacific Group is a Salt Lake City based holding company with completed projects in 26 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces.

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