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Around Utah

May 6, 2013

Lehi – YOUNG LIVING, a provider of essential oils, celebrated the opening of a new office in Calgary, Canada. The Canadian market is the first of several planned expansions for Young Living in 2013.

Provo – BauerFinancial, Inc. recognized UTAH COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION with a five-star rating, its highest-possible rank. Bauer determined that Utah Community Credit Union excels in capital, asset quality, profitability and other areas.

Lehi – ATTASK released a full-enterprise work visibility suite, which includes ViewTM, an iPad app that, through graphics, enables senior managers to customize, configure and share real-time insights.

American Fork – GORDMANS, INC., a Nebraska-based apparel and home décor retailer, opened two new stores March 14 in American Fork and Midvale.


NORTHERN AREA

CampusBookRentals Hires New COO, Plans Expansion

By Di Lewis

Ogden – CampusBookRentals is getting ready to grow. As the company looks to add another office in Salt Lake City, CBR Board Member Scott Klossner has joined the company as COO. Klossner was previously CFO at Backcountry.com.

The transition from outdoor retailer to books is a shift in perspective, but in terms of impact for customers, company growth and the quality of people at the company, Klossner says the two companies are alike. He’s looking forward to helping the CampusBookRentals in its next stage of growth.

“To me that’s the real sweet spot in business, moving it from this stage to a half billion in revenue,” says Klossner. “Entrepreneurs love the camaraderie, but in my experience, it pales in comparison to watching this thing grow to such a critical mass that you grow to be a dominant force in the industry.”

Klossner will be instrumental in the company’s future, says CEO Alan Martin, who has expanded CampusBookRentals from an online-only textbook rental company to a technology company that’s now partnering with brick-and-mortar stores.

And balance will be needed as CampusBookRentals grows throughout the next few years. The Ogden-based company is currently shopping for an additional location. While no site has yet been finalized, Martin says the addition of a Salt Lake-area location will create greater ease of access for visitors and make it easier for CampusBookRentals to recruit talent. The company’s current logistics center will continue operations in Ogden.

 

Ogden, Bountiful – OGDEN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER in Ogden and LAKEVIEW HOSPITAL in Bountiful were named among the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics. It was the third time both facilities were honored in the study.

Logan – VITAL 5, a VentureMD portfolio company, received clearance from the U. S. Food and Drug Administration for ReLeaf, a dual-function catheter system that provides simultaneous anesthetic infusion and wound drainage.

Bountiful – GOLDENWEST CREDIT UNION began construction on a new office scheduled to open in July. The full-service branch will be located at 2085 Orchard Drive and will be the 21st office in its branch network.

Brigham City – HYPERCOMP ENGINEERING received a one-year contract from the Naval Research Laboratory to develop storage tanks for underwater, unmanned vehicles.

Logan – The CACHE VALLEY GARDENERS’ MARKET announced plans to relocate from its previous location at Merlin Olsen Park to Horseshoe Park in the Willow Park complex when it opens for the year on May 11.

Logan – Utah State University graduate Mohammed Sbeity began selling a line of Middle Eastern hummus at Lee’s Market stores through his new company, LAZIZ FOODS.

Logan – UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS partnered with IMG LEARFIELD TICKET SOLUTIONS in hopes of increasing attendance at athletics events. IMG Learfield began work with USU in late March.

Layton – MATTRESS FIRM, INC. announced the opening of a new 4,500-square-foot location at 820 N. Main Street.

Layton – Officials broke ground for KAYS CROSSING, a development planned to include a FrontRunner train station and a four-story building with 156 apartments.


WASATCH/SUMMIT AREA

Park City Establishments Honored

Park City - Forbes Travel Guide unveiled its 55th annual listing of Star Award-winning hospitality establishments worldwide and named WALDORF ASTORIA PARK CITY, SLOPES RESTAURANT and WALDORF ASTORIA SPA to the list. The hotel, restaurant and spa are located at the base of CANYONS RESORT.

“We are deeply honored and proud to be recognized in three separate categories by Forbes Travel Guide,” says Kerry Hing, general manager of Waldorf Astoria Park City. “This is a true testament to our team members’ dedication and passion for delivering unparalleled customer service to hotel guests, and we are excited to continue to offer remarkable hospitality experiences in the coming year.”

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