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.

A couple of weeks ago, the Chamber staff went out on our annual staff retreat to the Utah Olympic Park. Let me tell you now… it is not just for the Olympic athletes! Read more about our adventures here.

As part of the Chamber’s 125th anniversary, we want to share the rich history of the members who have made the Chamber so successful.

Park City Transportationa is Park City’s oldest and most established transportation company. It’s a family owned and operated business with well over 35 years of service.

From starting with two blue station wagons, the company now operates a fleet of nearly 70 vehicles during the winter months. Their drive is to earn your business, not expect it.

One of the co-founders of Park City Transportation, Dave Novelle, was a pioneer in bringing Park City businesses to join the Salt Lake Chamber.

Clean drinking water, fresh fruits and vegetables, community centers and schools; these are all projects that local non-profit group PROViDE has been involved with in Haiti since a magnitude seven-point-oh earthquake rocked the Caribbean island back in January of 2010.

PROViDE was founded by Kristopher Young in 2007. He recently entered and won the “Volunteer Your Voice” photo contest held by Salt Lake City’s U.S. Translation Company.

Young’s winning photo depicted him and seven Haitian children gathered underneath a tree at a local agricultural school that teaches traditional Haitian agriculture knowledge with modern technologies in agro-ecology and organic gardening.

U.S. Translation Company President and Honorary Consul to Peru in Utah David Utrilla presented Young with the winning prize of $2,000 at the end of August.

Young says this will go a long way towards installing facilities in a school scheduled to start this week to help support and accommodate the 250 children who attend classes there.

Utah just keeps earning top rankings this year, from being the number one pro-business state to one of the future economic boom states. Well, now the Gallup Healthways Well-Being Index recently determined that Utah is the best state for future livability.

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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