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December 1, 2011

Riverton - INTERMOUNTAIN HEALTHCARE RIVERTON HOSPITAL was designated a Stroke Receiving Facility by the Utah State Department of Health and the Utah Hospitals and Health System Association. The designation recognizes Riverton Hospital for having procedures, equipment and protocols in place to provide time-critical emergency stroke care.

Midvale - EVEREST REALTY GROUP became a franchise brokerage firm of the CENTURY 21 SYSTEM and is now known as CENTURY 21 EVEREST REALTY GROUP. It will continue to be independently owned and operated, but will now share the market power and benefit of affiliation with the world’s largest residential real estate sales organization.

Salt Lake City - XSI SPORTS INSURANCE now offers its products to snowboarders and skiers. XSI Sports Insurance’s supplemental insurance plans cover snowboarders and skiers on and off the slopes. Unlike health insurance plans, supplemental insurance pays cash to the policyholder when claims are approved.

South Jordan - PROVO CRAFT released its Cricut Expression 2 machine, a new and improved version of its popular Cricut Expression Personal Electronic Cutter. The machine has an all-new look and design, and new features that make DIY projects easier.

Salt Lake City - UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX opened a new location in Utah. The South Jordan location is a 28,100-square-foot space with 10 large classrooms in which all desks are wired for student laptops. Each room has high-quality presentation and audio equipment and enhanced internet capabilities.

Salt Lake City - GROSOCIAL launched Customizer Enterprise, an online tool that enables enterprises to quickly design professional-quality Facebook tabs and deliver them directly to the connected Facebook pages of thousands of partners—retailers, franchisees and distributors—in their networks.

David Eccles School of Business Ranks in Top 25

Salt Lake City - The UNIVERSITY OF UTAH’s DAVID ECCLES SCHOOL OF BUSINESS has joined the ranks of Entrepreneur magazine’s Top 25, winning special recognition for its innovative, experience-based approach to business education.

“We are honored to be included in such a prestigious ranking. The David Eccles School of Business is an experience-based program with curriculum designed to help students understand how an enterprise operates and to inspire them to create businesses themselves,” says Taylor Randall, dean of the David Eccles School of Business. “We are dedicated to creating entrepreneurs and business leaders for life.”

The David Eccles School of Business debuted at No. 16 on the publication’s list for best undergraduate entrepreneurial programs. That honor comes in tandem with the 10th anniversary of the business school’s Pierre and Claudette Lassonde New Venture Development Center, recognized as a model of success for student-faculty partnerships in conceiving, planning, marketing and launching new enterprises based on university research.

“We have had nearly 100 colleges and universities come through in the past 18 months asking, ‘What is it that you do differently?’ The answer is that we engage students in our university’s technologies within a culture of innovation and commercialization,” says Lassonde Center Director Troy D’Ambrosio. “We don’t see this happening anywhere else in the country, certainly not at the level we have here.”

Zions Bank Celebrates Opening of The Homeowner’s Café

Midvale - ZIONS BANK celebrated the grand opening of a new resource center, The Homeowner’s Café, which is dedicated to the issues involved with home ownership. The Homeowner’s Café is the first resource of its kind in the area to serve as an education center where both clients and non-clients of Zions Bank can go for guidance with their homeownership questions.

“At Zions Bank, we understand how overwhelming homeownership can be, which is why we have created a new resource for the community—The Homeowner’s Café,” says Scott Anderson, president and CEO of Zions Bank. “Our goal is to make you feel at home when it comes to homeownership. This facility will be both an online venue and a physical location for first-time homebuyers, experienced owners or investors, and troubled homeowners looking for guidance. Consultation at The Homeowner’s Café is free and available to everyone in our community.”

“We applaud Zions Bank for opening The Homeowner’s Café and giving borrowers strong and reliable guidance for achieving long-term homeownership,” says Dwight Robinson, senior vice president for Corporate Relations and Housing Outreach at Freddie Mac. “Zions Bank is a proven leader whose expertise has earned the community’s trust to foster homeownership opportunities and help distressed borrowers understand and pursue their best options.”

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