In case you missed one or more of the Salt Lake Chamber’s Utah Business Reports on KSL NewsRadio, here is a recap of what we talked about this week.
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I would like to share some exciting news about CLEARLINK’s Vice President of HR, Cammie Cable. Cammie is a member of the Salt Lake Chamber and a leader within the HR industry, particularly wellness. Her reach extends beyond her business into the community among a cross-section of HR professionals.
On May 22nd at the 15th annual “30 Women to Watch Awards Luncheon,” Cammie was recognized as one of Utah’s most dynamic women. The award spotlights women who influence their companies for the better, who create a positive impact on their communities and who play an important role in shaping the state.
Receiving the award is fitting since Cammie’s passion for CLEARLINK and the community runs deep. Her passion for engaging our CLEARLINK’s people and the communities they touch makes her a true innovator in her field. This award could not go to a more talented individual.
Cammie Cable has been instrumental in engaging employees in a culture of wellness at CLEARLINK. Her innovative approach to wellness has resulted in achieving 100 percent health care. Congratulations, Cammie Cable!
Earlier this month the Howard Hughes Corporation announced that Ivory Homes will be the master residential developer at Cottonwood, a 57-acre mixed-use redevelopment. Future Cottonwood residents will enjoy the ultimate urban living given the dynamic shopping, dining and entertainment options just steps away. This development will be the first pedestrian-friendly environment in the area.
As the master residential developer of the Cottonwood development, Ivory Homes will partner with its sister entity, Ivory Commercial and Multi-Family, that specializes in condominiums and multi-family to create a vibrant community consisting of over 600 residents ranging from single families to apartments and condo residences. Ivory Homes and their sister entity have worked together to design a comprehensive residential plan that complements the commercial and retail portions of the Cottonwood master plan.
Future residents will enjoy an unmatched variety of options including for-rent and for-sale residences with exclusive amenities.
I am excited to report on the progress of GREENbike, Salt Lake City’s bike share program. Since its launch in April 2013, GREENbike has grown by 100 percent to 20 downtown stations with 160 active bikes. In addition to the eight new stations installed this July, six existing stations are being expanded to accommodate demand.
In 2013, 6,100 people rode 65 GREENbikes 26,000 times, preventing over 54,000 miles from being driven. Each GREENbike averaged 400 trips during the program’s eight-month season. In April of 2013 GREENbike launched with 10 bike share stations and 55 active bikes.
GREENbike has received an unprecedented amount of private sector support for a program of its size, which is what allows GREENbike to offer unlimited 30-60 minute trips to annual members for only $75 a year, $15 for 4-Days or $5 for 24-Hours.
What a tremendous start for this program! Way to go GREENbike! For more information about the GREENbike bike share program, visit greenbikeslc.org.
Lagoon unveiled plans to debut the most exciting roller coaster in the park’s history. This new attraction is called Cannibal. Cannibal has been under construction for over two years and is set to open for the upcoming 2015 season. This steel roller coaster is one of a kind, and is primarily manufactured and constructed locally. Cannibal will be the fourth coaster in the park.
Cannibal will be the tallest attraction in the park with a height of 208 feet. This new coaster will thrill riders with its unique elements that are unlike anything else at Lagoon. Riders will be lifted 208 feet on a vertical lift and then plunged into a free fall at a break-over angle of 116 degrees into an underground tunnel. The 12 rider vehicles travel up to 70 miles per hour and the maximum loop is 140 feet tall.
Cannibal will be the most exciting thrill ride in Lagoon history!
For more information about Lagoon, visit lagoonpark.com.
Mountain America Credit Union was announced as the only Utah financial institution accepted into the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s eClosing pilot study. Mountain America Credit Union was also announced as one of only two credit unions accepted in the study.
The purpose of this study is to help make closing a mortgage a more efficient and pleasant experience for consumers by utilizing technology solutions. The term “eClosing” refers to a mortgage closing that relies on technology for stakeholders to review and/or sign documentation electronically. This process is intended to create more informed buyers and sellers and to avoid any surprises at the closing table by making the necessary documents available online for review and approval ideally three days before closing.
To participate in the eClosing study, Mountain America has proven its ability to securely manage document and data transfer, has a platform for viewing and interacting with documents, facilitates electronic signatures, creates a clear audit trail for the transaction and sanitizes data for analysis.
For more information visit macu.com.