Around Utah

Devin Felix

August 9, 2013

Salt Lake City – Brides magazine ranked the MCCUNE MANSION in Salt Lake City as one of the Top 50 Romantic Wedding Venues in the U.S.

Salt Lake City – SUNSET TOWERS, a mid-rise apartment building with 114 units, was sold by SUN TOWERS ASSOCIATES to 900 EAST BE. Built in 1962, Sunset Towers is located at 40 S. 900 East.

Westminster College named LISA GENTILE as the new dean of the college’s School of Arts and Sciences, and NOHEMY SOLÓRZANO-THOMPSON as the associate provost for diversity and global learning.

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Mindshare Technologies appointed LONNIE MAYNE as its new president and STEVE WEISZ as chairman of the company’s board of trustees.

Z’Tejas promoted SAM LUBING to general manager. Lubing came to Z’Tejas last year as executive chef and was responsible for overseeing all kitchen operations.

Mantyla McReynolds promoted three employees: JASON HUNTER was promoted to senior tax manager, GARRETT BEHLING was promoted to senior assurance manager and STEVE CLEGG was promoted to senior assurance manager.

President and CEO of America First Credit Union JOHN B. LUND was elected chairman of Credit Union Direct Corporation, a national lending service provider.

Clyde Snow & Sessions hired BRIAN C. WEBBER as a shareholder and director in the company’s Salt Lake City office. Webber is chairman of Clyde Snow’s Health Care Practice Group.

The Governor’s Office and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development selected CAROL LYNN GEORGE as the state science advisor. She has mentored students and young professionals in science, technology, engineering and math programs.


EnergySolutions Arena to Get New Video Display System

Salt Lake City – MILLER SPORTS PROPERTIES announced plans for a new EnergySolutions Arena center court high-definition video display system that is seven times larger than its predecessor. The new system will include upper deck corner boards with video and statistics, audio system improvements, and other digital enhancements.

“The fan experience at EnergySolutions Arena will change significantly, showcasing the world’s best basketball players in a dynamic and entertaining game-time presentation, as well as providing enhanced visuals and sound for concerts, family shows, dirt shows and more,” says Steve Miller, president of Miller Sports Properties.

Utah-based YESCO was selected to manufacture and install the custom-designed and integrated system, with a primary component that weighs about 55,000 pounds. Installation of the new video and sound system is scheduled for completion by October, in time for the 2013-14 Jazz basketball season.

“It is exciting to partner with a local, family-run business that has become one of the world’s largest digital-display manufacturers and has the expertise to deliver a system of the scope and quality we want,” says Miller.

A new center-hung scoreboard with twin 1080p HD screens will measure 42 feet by 24 feet and run along the length of the court. The 720p HD end screens facing each baseline will measure 26 feet by 17 feet for 2,900 total square feet. By comparison, the current standard-definition 10-by-10 foot boards, installed in 2001, total 400 square feet.

Another prominent feature of the video display system will be four auxiliary video boards in the corners of the EnergySolutions Arena upper bowl, measuring 37 feet by 12.5 feet. Courtside patrons will benefit from the inclusion of two screens located on the inside of the primary side screens allowing them to look up underneath the video board, for an easy sightline to what is being displayed. Digital signage will also be featured on the inside portals of the arena and on the floor behind the basket in padded, portable units.

An upgraded audio system will complement the new video system, providing a range of high-quality sound for concerts and shows, and improving the clarity of announcements throughout the arena.


UTC Working to Increase Visibility of STEM Careers

By Rachel Madison

Lehi – Close to two dozen UTAH TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL (UTC) members recently spoke to more than 850 school counselors at the 2013 Work-Based Learning Summer Conference, in conjunction with the Utah State Office of Education, about the vital role of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers.

“Some institutions are so focused on graduation success that they are eliminating the more difficult STEM subjects,” says Mark Sunday, UTC vice chair and CIO of ORACLE. “It is vital that we turn this equation around.”

Several other UTC members echoed similar sentiments. They expressed concern for their specific industries, citing a need for more people who can excel in STEM subjects because of Utah’s growing technology industry.

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