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Around Utah

Sarah Cutler

December 1, 2012

Lindon - C7 DATA CENTERS (C7) secured $25 million in debt and equity funding from MCG Capital Corporation and previous investment partner SIGNAL PEAK VENTURES. The new funding will enable C7 to expand its data center footprint and operations to meet the growth demands of existing and prospective clients.

Lindon - ACCESSDATA GROUP is undergoing a worldwide roadshow. The roadshow is intended to showcase the capabilities of the CIRT 2.0 (Cyber Intelligence & Response Technology), an innovative platform that allows users to detect both known and unknown threats throughout the enterprise.

American Fork - CROSSBORDERS and RAIN completed a merger. The company now operates under Rain’s name. Crossborders will become the official label for the documentary film and television segment of the entity.

Lindon - ACCESSDATA released Summation 4.1 and AD eDiscovery 4.0. Summation allows legal professionals to process and manage data themselves. AD eDiscovery is a comprehensive litigation hold, collection, early case assessment and, now, final review solution.

Orem - NEXIC launched Nexic Journaling 7.6, which enables many third-party archiving solutions to quickly and easily support archiving email from Novell GroupWise.

Provo - VIVINT was ranked No. 118 on the 2012 InformationWeek 500 list, a ranking of innovative users of business technology.

Provo - INSIDESALES.COM, INC. selected the Utah National Parks Council of the Boy Scouts of America as the annual recipient of its 1/1/1 Do Good Foundation program in 2012.

Provo - SLATE opened at the PROVO MARRIOTT HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER. The restaurant features contemporary American cuisine.

Lindon - PROFIRE ENERGY filed a patent application related to the company’s new mobile BMS demonstration unit, which displays the company’s product functionality to potential clients in virtually any location, something that was not previously possible.

Provo - ANCESTRY.COM completed its acquisition of ARCHIVES.COM. Ancestry.com plans to operate Archives.com separately, retaining its brand and website.

Lehi - CONSTANT CONTACT renamed the latest version of its event management product to EventSpot. The product also now integrates with PROPAY to enable online mobile credit card payment.

Orem - MASSAGE ENVY opened Massage Envy Spa in Utah. In addition to offering customized therapeutic massages, the spa will also provide exclusive Healthy Skin facials featuring Murad skincare products. The 3,200-square-foot spa is at 1068 S. 750 East in Orem.

Provo - MYHERITAGE released Record Matching, which automates online research for users’ family trees, breaking through brick walls for dedicated genealogists and giving beginners a significant boost with their family tree research.

Thanksgiving Point Celebrates Curiosity with New Museum
By Sarah Cutler
Lehi - Karen and Alan Ashton, founders of THANKSGIVING POINT, were joined by politicians, teachers and the community to break ground on a new children’s museum, the Museum of Natural Curiosity.

The museum plans to feature five interactive exhibits:

  1. Rainforest – An exhibit designed to look and feel like ancient ruins, allowing kids to explore the jungle and learn about ecosystems, cultures, trade and healthy lifestyles.
  2. Waterworks – Hands-on experiences to learn about energy, weather and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) through Utah rocks, a giant mechanical water mover, a water geyser, sand tables and an ice tower.
  3. Kidopolis – A display of 60 different interactive exhibits for kids to explore their curiosity. It will have a tinkering shop, dance, movie and music studios, a magic shop, bank, library, camera store and post office.
  4. Children’s Discovery Garden – The current Children’s Discovery Garden transformed with a Noah’s ark, a hedgerow maze, caves, an eco-pond and Archimedes Playground, which teaches motion, physics and science in a playful way.
  5. Traveling Exhibits – A collection of temporary exhibits to continue the exploration and promote curiosity through science, art and human perception.

“This museum will complement both Thanksgiving Point’s current offerings and the museums throughout the state with its unique indoor-outdoor concept and specific focus on science. It will offer those of all ages a chance to reconnect with the world through active play and assist in connecting parents with their children in a positive environment.” says Mike Washburn, president and CEO of Thanksgiving Point.

The Museum of Natural Curiosity is scheduled to open to the public in the spring of 2014. For more information, visit museumofnaturalcuriosity.com.

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