This week on the Utah Business Report

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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 shared the numbers of gas and miles saved from the month-long Clear the Air Challenge in August and highlighted Chamber members who participated.

In September, Salt Lake City welcomed His Excellency Harold W. Forsyth, Ambassador to the United States for Peru.

The trip was sponsored by Brigham Young University, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, the Salt Lake Chamber, the World Trade Center Utah and honorary Consul of Peru in Utah, David Utrilla. It offered several opportunities for trade, diplomacy, education exchange and networking between Peru and Utah.

Mining partnerships between Utah and Peru have dramatically increased over the last five years with Utah’s imports of Peruvian gold increasing six fold by weight between 2008 and 2011. In 2011 alone, Utah exports to Peru were more than 16 million dollars.

Branching out from New York, Kiehl’s, an esteemed fine quality skin and hair care company, is opening its very first free-standing store in Utah at Fashion Place Mall.

Kiehl’s will offer the Salt Lake area and its visitors the opportunity to discover their line of skin, hair and beauty products, while experiencing superior customer service.

The store at Fashion Place mirrors the ambiance found in the original New York Flagship, which began as a neighborhood apothecary in 1851.

Kiehl’s prides itself on customer service and staying environmentally responsible. The simple packaging of their products enables them to produce more while using the most efficient natural ingredients possible. They have a “try before you buy” sampling program as well as a 100 percent money back guarantee on all purchases—guaranteeing that customers will see revitalized skin in 28 days, or their money back.

The Utah Small Business Coalition is proud to host the 1st Annual Small Business Summit.  This conference is specifically geared to small business owners and managers. Mark your calendars to join us on October 17th.

Today I’m pleased to talk about one of the women receiving a 2012 Pathfinder award: Dr. Sarah B. George.

Dr. George is Executive Director of the Natural History Museum of Utah and Adjunct Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Utah.

She raised the funds for and managed the development of a 103-million dollar new building for the Museum, the magnificent Rio Tinto Center. The new museum meets LEED Gold certification and houses more than 1.2 million objects; research programs in paleontology, archaeology, and biology; immersive exhibits and learning laboratories; five-acre nature preserve; plus statewide school outreach.

The new Natural History Museum of Utah opened to the public in November 2011. Hundreds of thousands of people have already visited from all over the world.

Dr. George along with the other Pathfinder recipients will be officially presented with their awards at the 2012 Women and Business Conference and Athena Award Luncheon on November 15th at Little America Hotel.

Travel and Leisure Magazine recently named the World’s Best Hotels for Families in their September edition, and one of Utah’s own made the cut.

In fact, the St. Regis Deer Valley in Park City, not only made the cut, it ranked as the number one hotel for families in the United States. The magazine applauded the 181-room hotel for its top-notch customer service, its incredible view overlooking Deer Hollow run and having Olympic freestyler Shannon Bahrke as your guide on the slopes at Deer Valley Resort.

Travel and Leisure mentions that parents would love Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s J and G Grill for its locally sourced menu while the kids would love the welcome bag that comes complete with Skullcandy earbuds. The recommended room to book at the St. Regis Deer Valley? The top floor, room 707, which has prime views and a sandstone fireplace.

Click here the complete list of the World’s Best Hotels for Families.

For the full reports from this week and weeks past, visit KSL Radio online. Remember to tune in between 12:30 and 1 p.m. to KSL News Radio 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. 

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