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Around Utah

Sarah Cutler

September 1, 2011

UTAH VALLEY

Provo - VIVINT rolled out a new fleet of branded vehicles to serve the company’s expanded services offering and growing customer base. Vivint distributed 330 Dodge Nitros to the company’s field service technicians in 178 cities throughout the United States and Canada. All vehicles are wrapped in Vivint orange and branded with a white version of the company’s new logo.

American Fork - PC HELPS and BRAINSTORM INC. have partnered to deliver a comprehensive solution that covers the full spectrum of end-user training and support for the range of Microsoft applications available today. Companies migrating to Windows 7, Office 2007, Office 2010 or Office 365 are ideal candidates for this combined service offering, as are those looking to maximize end-user productivity and realize a higher return on investment for Microsoft applications on an ongoing basis.

Provo - Superdrug will begin carrying the ORABRUSH tongue cleaner in 500 locations across the United Kingdom. Orabrush is now the third-most-subscribed sponsor channel on YouTube and has more than 38 million YouTube views. Approximately 4 million of those views have come from the UK, and Orabrush’s videos have been seen by an estimated 5 percent of the UK’s population.

Lindon - LUXUL, a provider of patented, high-performance networking technologies, plans to launch a new family of modular products that simplify the deployment of powerful and scalable residential and commercial networks. Luxul Xen incorporates a full line of pre-configured modular solutions that simplify network design and deployment, while delivering a reliable and scalable network that is powerful, yet easy to install and manage.

American Fork - THE SWEET TOOTH FAIRY’s Cakebites product was nominated “Best Newcomer to the Food Category” in QVC’s 2011 Customer Choice Food awards. The Sweet Tooth Fairy bake shop sells approximately 85,000 Cakebites and 40,000 cupcakes each month.

Provo - NU SKIN held a ground-breaking for its $85 million downtown Provo expansion project. The project at 100 West and Center Street will house a world-class research and development laboratory, technology hub and more than an acre of green space for employees, visitors and the Provo community to enjoy. The 164,000-square-foot Nu Skin Innovation Center is scheduled for completion in 2013.

Orem - FIBERNET, a local provider of customizable colocation and managed dedicated hosting, received SAS 70 Type II certification through Salt Lake City’s independent service auditor, THE CADENCE GROUP, after an extended audit of its internal processes. Fibernet was one of the first data centers in the world to be included on the credit card industry’s list of approved service providers.

Alpine - Mentor capital firm SAGECREEK PARTNERS signed four new clients, FOCUS SERVICES, MATCHBIN, JOY LIFE INTERNATIONAL and CANDEO. SageCreek Partners will work with these companies to provide strategy, coaching and business connections to help them achieve critical business goals.

Provo - The UTAH VALLEY CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU held a Topping Ceremony to celebrate the completion of core construction for the Utah Valley Convention Center. The Convention Center houses 52,000 square feet of meeting space and will be completed in spring 2012.

NORTHERN AREA

Clearfield - The COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION OF REHABILITATION FACILITIES (CARF) recently awarded PIONEER ADULT REHABILITATION SERVICES (PARC) with a three-year accreditation, the maximum level awarded. PARC is a public nonprofit administered by the DAVIS SCHOOL DISTRICT with the mission to foster independence for people with disabilities through employment and training, and serves more than 600 people with disabilities in northern Utah.

Ogden - TAB BANK entered into a new partnership with the OGDEN REINVESTMENT CORPORATION for the purpose of providing small business loans and other financial assistance to low- to moderate-income borrowers and workers in the greater Ogden area.

Ogden - CAMPUSBOOKRENTALS.COM created an innovative way to answer its customers’ last-minute questions and entertain them with a series of videos that will appear just below each product page. The videos are meant to both captivate and educate prospective customers as they complete the online sales cycle by answering frequently asked questions. The company currently serves more than 5,600 college campuses nationwide.

Ogden - SETPOINT SYSTEMS won a contract with Tesla Motors of Palo Alto, Calif., to design and manufacture prototype robotic automation systems for several manufacturing processes required in the production of Tesla Motor’s high-performance electric-vehicle components. Setpoint has provided robotic-manufacturing solutions for a variety of industries over the last two decades, including automotive, medical, ammunition and solar-energy applications.

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