October 1, 2011

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October 1, 2011

SALT LAKE AREA

Salt Lake City - INCONTACT added a growing business process outsourcer that caters specifically to food service companies. The client will initially use 100 seats of inContact cloud call routing and workforce management software, but anticipates significant growth that could rapidly increase usage.

Salt Lake City - The SLC BALLET CHILDREN’S ACADEMY relocated to a new facility to accommodate the growth of new students and classes. The new facility is located at 1164 S. Main Street.

Salt Lake City - MILLENNIATA released its M-DISC and M-READY disc storage technology, which permanently etches data onto the write layer of the disc for use anytime and for generations to come without any data loss. Millenniata also announced a manufacturing and marketing partnership with HITACHI-LG DATA STORAGE to manufacture Millenniata compatible DVD drives and market them through its sales channels

Salt Lake City - CLEARONE entered into a strategic relationship with The Eig Group of New Jersey to implement a comprehensive national program promoting ClearOne’s full line of professional AV and network-based StreamNet technology products to professional consultants involved in the design and installation of major audio-visual projects.

Salt Lake City - VLCM launched its newly redesigned and improved website at www.vlcmtech.com. VLCM’s homepage welcomes visitors with bold new colors, a clean uncluttered design and flashing images. VLCM also partnered with CRICKET COMMUNICATIONS to distribute Cricket to corporations. Businesses have the ability to add and drop service lines without paying cancellation or activation fees. Cricket offers the same services as other providers at half the cost.

Salt Lake City - CENTURYLINK, which acquired QWEST in April, replaced the Qwest brand in Utah with its own name and logo. To celebrate the rebranding in Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas, CenturyLink held celebration events throughout the valley.

Salt Lake City - JACKSON & LEROY REMODELING was awarded Professional Remodeler magazine’s “40 Under 40” award. Remodeling experts Jeremy Jackson and Brandon LeRoy were featured on the cover of the magazine’s July 2011 issue.

Salt Lake City - BEAR RIVER MUTUAL INSURANCE has been named as one of the nation’s top 50 performing insurance companies by the Ward Group, an operational consulting firm that provides benchmarking and best-practices services to the insurance industry. Bear River was the only Utah-based insurance company included on the list.

Salt Lake City - SPY HOP PRODUCTIONS, with $50,000 in support from the JOHN S. AND JAMES L. KNIGHT FOUNDATION and the COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF UTAH, provided 20 Salt Lake City teens the opportunity to develop a Youth-On-Air broadcasting program. Spy Hop students produced original stories about the issues impacting their lives; these stories will then be shared on TV, radio and online through web-streaming.

Salt Lake City - FUSION-IO entered into a definitive agreement to acquire IO TURBINE, INC., a provider of caching solutions for virtual environments. Under terms of the agreement, Fusion-io will pay up to $95 million for all outstanding securities of IO Turbine. The acquisition is a key part of Fusion’s strategy to enable enterprise customers to increase the utilization, performance and efficiency of their datacenter resources.

Salt Lake City - MODERN DISPLAY opened a permanent second location, Celebrations by Modern Display, at Gardner Village in West Jordan. Celebrations by Modern Display features collectible items from Jim Shore, Willow Tree, Mark Roberts, Katherine’s and Department 56, as well as everyday and home décor items, including clocks, jewelry, accessories and gift ideas.

Salt Lake City - BIG LOTS celebrated the grand opening of its newest location at 370 E. 200 South. The new Salt Lake City location will stock merchandise that typically sells for 20 to 40 percent less than discount stores and up to 70 percent below traditional retailers.

Salt Lake City - BSD MEDICAL CORPORATION initiated successful hyperthermia treatments using the BSD-500 Hyperthermia System at 21st Century Oncology center in Fort Myers, Fla. This is a significant event for BSD, as 21st Century Oncology is a leading provider of radiation therapy centers and operates 98 freestanding and hospital-based centers in the United States. The Fort Myers center was the first 21st Century center to purchase a BSD-500 Hyperthermia System.

Salt Lake City - GOAL ZERO introduced the GOAL ZERO Guide 10 Plus rechargeable power pack and the Guide 10 Plus Mobile Kit at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. Similar to the original Guide 10, the new Guide 10 Plus acts as a 2-in-1 charger that powers handheld electronics via USB output and charges up to four AA or AAA rechargeable batteries in three to four hours. The Guide 10 Plus now also features a 1-Amp output that will give life to an iPad for up to five additional hours, while charging cell phones and smartphones twice as fast as the original version.

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