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August 1, 2011

SALT LAKE AREA

Salt Lake City - INCONTACT was selected by a consultancy to create a high-quality, unified service process for its more than 100 agents across three global contact centers. The consultancy also aims to provide an industry-leading experience for its customers by listening to direct customer feedback via the inContact ECHO Customer Survey solution. It will also use the inContact Quality Management (QM) solution to assess agent performance.

Sandy - UNICONNECT entered the European life science market after signing a deal with Vivia Biotech, a Spanish hematologic screening company. With UNIConnect’s unique laboratory information management software—UNIFlow—Vivia can compare different pharmaceuticals against multiple blood types to find effective treatments for patients.

South Jordan - SUNROC BUILDING MATERIALS and GENEVA ROCK partnered with the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition construction team to help build a new home in Daybreak. Sunroc and Geneva Rock contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of supplies, amassing the bulk of the building materials necessary for the structure.

West Valley City - GREEN RIVER CAPITAL (GRC) expanded its REO services to the commercial mortgage industry. GRC’s commercial REO services include the disposition of assets, property maintenance, lease verification and property valuation. The firm also handles evictions, repairs and offers full title services.

Salt Lake City - BLACK DIAMOND joined the U.S. broad-market Russell 3000 Index when Russell Investments reconstituted its comprehensive set of U.S. and global equity indexes.

Salt Lake City - HAMILTON PARTNERS signed several new tenant leases at its downtown Salt Lake City properties. MOCA SYSTEMS leased space on the seventh floor of the Boston Building, and MAXWELL’S EAST COAST EATERY is now located on the ground floor of the Boston Building. TARGET INTERACT leased the majority of the second floor in the Newhouse Building. Hamilton Partners owns and leases nearly 1 million square feet of space downtown.

Sandy - KAIROS AUTONOMI, a manufacturer of the Pronto Agnostic Autonomy System, was awarded a contract by the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) for the Navy Moving Land Target Program (MLT). This contract includes a base year and four option years that will conclude March 2014. At contract award, the Navy procured more than $5.1 million in production hardware and contract support.

Salt Lake City - MEDIAFORGE won the 2011 Red Herring Top 100 North America Award, which recognized mediaFORGE among the most elite private technology companies from across the continent. Red Herring evaluated companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, including financial performance, technology strategy innovation, management quality, and market penetration.

Salt Lake City - BRIGHTON GARDENS ASSISTED LIVING OF SUNRISE SENIOR LIVING was purchased by Emeritus Senior Living, headquartered in Seattle, Wash. Brighton Gardens has been serving the needs of Utah seniors since 2000.

Salt Lake City - ITT CORPORATION will bring more than 2,700 new jobs to Utah over the next 15 years, adding to its current workforce of 400 Utahns. Project jobs include high technology composite manufacturing and assembly positions, as well as engineering and project/program leadership positions. New wages are estimated to be approximately $1.3 billion over the term of the project.

Salt Lake City - The Salt Lake City office of CB RICHARD ELLIS (CBRE) sold Gateway Crossing, a 159,706-square-foot retail center located in Bountiful. The retail center is part of a 22-property, nationwide portfolio owned by GENERAL GROWTH PROPERTIES, which recently emerged from a Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring. Gateway Crossing is located adjacent to the heavily trafficked 500 South exit of Interstate 15 in Bountiful.

Salt Lake City - FRESHMEDX entered into an agreement with a prominent Japanese partnership to co-develop, market, distribute and sell its proprietary Computerized Bioconductance Test (CB Test) in Japan. In the clinic, the CB Test has demonstrated the ability to provide information that helps physicians accelerate life-saving diagnosis and therapy or downgrade risk, eliminating anxiety and uncertainty.

Salt Lake City - HEATHROW PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, INC. (HPS) made available affordable and comprehensive bookkeeping and accounting services for small businesses. HPS’s customized payroll and bookkeeping services focus on reducing daily administrative costs by eliminating costly tax, insurance and payroll mistakes that can drive up the cost of doing business for small businesses.

Salt Lake City - CLEARONE added its first IP interfaces for encoding and decoding displays and A/V components deploying HDMI and DVI interfaces. Employing ClearOne’s StreamNet technology for distributing, controlling and synchronizing HD video and audio content over fully IP-based networks, the new VIEW MLAV9500 Digital AV Encoder, and VIEW VL9300 Digital AV Decoder allow installers to design A/V and signage networks with a virtually unlimited number of digital sources and displays.

Salt Lake City - The ENGLISH SKILLS LEARNING CENTER (ESLC) was selected as Volunteer Nonprofit Program of the Year 2011 by the Utah State Commission on Volunteers. With the help of volunteer tutors, ESLC provides individualized English instruction to adult refugees and immigrants, many of whom speak little or no English and often are not literate in any language.

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