In case you missed one or more of the Salt Lake Chamber’s Utah Business Reports on KSL News Radio, here is a recap of what we talked about this week.
We’d like to congratulate Henry Walker Homes for being selected as one of the “Emerging Eight” fastest growing companies in the Utah Business 2013 Fast 50 awards. The home builder was honored for its entrepreneurial spirit, innovative business tactics and impressive revenue growth.
The Utah Business Fast 50 program highlights 50 rapid growth companies based in Utah who reported consistent revenue progression over the past five years. The Emerging Eight category consists of businesses that are less than five years old with exceptional revenue performance and high growth potential.
Henry Walker Homes is one of the fastest growing home builders in the Intermountain West. Founded in October 2009, the company has grown to 79 employees and 29 sales consultants, and presently has over 2,800 lots in Colorado and Utah.
Collectively the principals of Henry Walker Homes have been in the home building industry for over 30 years and are instrumental in the construction of thousands of homes.
Business leaders care about the education of our youth. That’s why they joined together to form the Prosperity 2020 movement. With a solid education, our students will be better equipped for a prosperous future… and also for the jobs of tomorrow.
Many high-paying jobs will require skills based in science, technology, engineering and math. So these topics are crucial things for today’s students to learn and be involved in.
To help, a new after-school activity and learning center is open—and its goal is to be an active, inspiring place where math and technology learning is fun.
The new Zaniac learning facility is located in Sugar House at 10th east and 21st south. It will offer several programs such as Zane Math, LEGO Robotics, Minecraft Exploration, touch typing and chess instruction.
Learn more about increasing innovation, accountability and investment in education, visit Prosperity2020.com.
The Utah Educational Savings Plan continues to be ranked among the top five performing 529 plans in the country in the ten-, five-, three- and one-year categories.
SavingForCollege.com ranks Utah’s Plan as second in both ten- and five-year performance out of the 52 plans analyzed.
Utah Educational Savings Plan is an innovator and a low-cost leader in the 529 industry, consistently ranking among the nation’s top 529 plans by organizations like Morningstar, Inc., Money magazine, CBS MoneyWatch, and consumer expert and talk radio host, Clark Howard.
With a user-friendly website, UESP makes it easy to open, manage, and contribute to an account online. No minimum deposit or balance is required to open an account, so families can save a little or a lot, according to their schedules. There is also a variety of investment options along with low fees. Learn more at uesp.org.
The Utah Film Commission wants you to produce and direct its next promotional commercial. This is a great opportunity for local filmmakers to have their work seen by thousands of people, including film industry professionals, during the Sundance Film Festival.
Contestants can submit a campaign or individual commercials promoting Utah as a great place to make motion pictures. Up to eight 30-second commercials will be chosen to represent the Utah Film Commission during the Sundance Film Festival on local broadcast television.
The winners will receive $1,500, a Sundance Film Festival package, official Utah Film Commission gear, as well as free entry into a drawing to win a GoPro camera.
The contest is free and open to all Utah residents and students attending school in Utah. You can find more information at film.utah.gov.
Vivint Solar, a leading full-service residential solar integrator, recently introduced Greg Butterfield as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer.
Butterfield has more than 25 years of executive-level experience in the software and network system management industries, most notably as president and CEO of Altiris. During his tenure at Altiris, Butterfield led the company to eight consecutive years of revenue growth and profitability. Butterfield has also held executive positions at Symantec Corporation, Vinca Corporation, Novell, and WordPerfect.
Founder and CEO of Vivint Inc. Todd Pedersen says this is a critical expansion period for Vivint Solar, a time when Butterfield’s record of consistent, annual revenue growth will help the company widen customer reach, as well as develop their technology and team.
For the full reports from this week and weeks past, visit KSL NewsRadio online. Remember to tune in between 12:30 and 1 p.m. to KSL NewsRadio every week day on 102.7 FM or 1160 AM. If your business is doing something great, let us know and we may just feature it on the Utah Business Report.