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’d like to congratulate the Girl Scouts of Utah for celebrating 100 years as a member of our community. We’d also like to thank them for continually teaching young girls valuable skills throughout the years.

The Girl Scouts of Utah will be holding their 100th Anniversary Gala today, October 12, at the Salt Lake City Hilton Hotel.

Nadine Wimmer of KSL Five will be the emcee. The keynote speaker is none other than Leigh Anne Tuohy, the inspirational Tennessee mother who inspired Sandra Bullock’s role in the movie The Blind Side. Leigh Anne will share her personal experience with Michael Oher and how it changed her and her family. She will talk about the importance of recognizing the potential of youth in the community, of finding value in those society has deemed worthless.

The Chamber UBET Committee is honored to sponsor this year’s Golden Key Awards. These awards recognize the outstanding contributions that raise public awareness or promote opportunities for people with disabilities.

Employer of the Year will be awarded on outstanding contributions and practices that improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

The Ace Award will go to community entities, business partners and citizens who actively promote public and private efforts to achieve equal employment opportunities for all qualified Utahns with disabilities.

The Media Award will be presented to TV, radio, print and electronic media that raise public awareness and promote opportunities for people with disabilities. The Freedom Award is for employers who recruit and hire the newest disabled veterans from recent conflicts.

Liutenant Governor Greg Bell will present the awards today, Friday, October 12, at the Capitol Rotunda from 2 – 4 p.m.

Law firm Ray Quinney & Nebeker is pleased to announce Angela Atkin and Gavin Reese have joined the firm.

Ms. Atkin is a shareholder. She focuses on all aspects of estate, probate and trust matters, including estate planning, estate and trust administration, gift, estate and generation-skipping transfer tax issues, as well as the formation and ongoing operation of family business entities and tax-exempt corporations.

Mr. Reese, Of Counsel, focuses his practice on general corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, business entity selection and formation, and securities matters. He also counsels clients in a wide range of real estate matters including negotiating and drafting purchase agreements, easement agreements, and commercial and retail leases.

We are pleased to talk about one of the women receiving a 2012 Pathfinder award: Debra Hoyt, the Director of Corporate Giving for Questar Corporation.

Hoyt is actively involved in and promotes the Questar Women’s Professional Network designed to educate, train and prepare women to advance into management and leadership positions. She acts as an important voice for women in the company and in the community.

She is also an officer of the company’s Foundations, which provide scholarships and funding for art education programs in Utah.

With a focus on women’s issues, Hoyt assists many different nonprofits. She is an active member of Utah Nonprofits Association, Utah Society of Fund-Raisers and the Salt Lake Chamber.

Hoyt along with the other Pathfinder recipients will receive their awards at the 2012 Women and Business Conference and Athena Award Luncheon, on November 15 at Little America Hotel.

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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