Category Archives: Community

Work Out Like a Warrior – Trainer Zone Fitness

After a wake-up call with his own weight gain, Tom Vidal hired a personal trainer. Now owner of Trainer Zone Fitness in Sandy, Utah, Tom draws on his training as a U.S. Marine to construct unique, challenging, and effective workouts for his clients. Read More

Salt Lake Bees – Speaking on Business

This Triple-A baseball team plays on a field that has been credited as the best view in baseball. Not only can fans enjoy the entertainment of taking in a Bees game, the facilities also serve as a venue for corporate parties and events. Read More

Dancing Moose Montessori – Speaking on Business

Dr. Joyce Sibbett, executive director of Dancing Moose Montessori School, has a deep dedication to creating the perfect atmosphere for children so they can learn with an engaged and active brain. There are two locations with over 60 staff. Read More

Economic Update: Common Core State Standards

One way to improve our students’ knowledge and capabilities is to implement the Common Core State Standards which encourage more effectual learning and help teachers develop students’ abilities to analyze and apply skills to real world problems. Read More

Southwind Farms – Speaking on Business

Thanks to brothers Robert and Jerry Tominaga and Rod Lake, Idaho is gaining a reputation for specialty potatoes known as heirloom fingerlings (narrow finger-shaped potatoes used in gourmet dishes), sold through their company, SouthWind Farms. Read More

Amazon Says ‘Prime Day’ Will Be Annual Event

Amazon says its “Prime Day” sale led to a sales surge and “hundreds of thousands” of new signups for its $99 annual Prime loyalty program. The company said it plans to make the sale an annual event.

Tied to its 20th anniversary, Amazon promoted Wednesday’s sale for weeks by saying there would be more deals than during the busy winter holiday shopping season. Read More

Abbington Senior Living Community

The Abbington Senior Living Community in Heber City has been meticulous in figuring out how to best serve their customers. They provide guest visiting rooms, a theater room, hair salon, as well as scheduled transportation and on-call nurses. Read More

Moab’s State of the Art Medical Facility

Moab Utah is home to two national parks. Millions of tourists flock to Moab for outdoor adventures every year. Having quality medical care was essential for this rural community to accommodate not only the small community but also their visitors. Read More

Fuel for Warriors – Lock-N-Load Java

As a veteran-owned business, the mission of Lock-N-Load Java is three-fold: to provide a superior product to their customers, to give back to current and former military members and their families, and work together as a family to make a difference.

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Boise Rescue Mission: Restoring Faith, Hope and Family

Many can’t imagine having nowhere to turn, but for those who find themselves in this situation, Boise Rescue Mission provides much more than shelter. BRM has been working to restore faith, hope and family in the Boise region for over 50 years. Read More

Why Your Rent Will Rise Again This Year

Living in an apartment? Expect your rent to go up again.

Renting has gotten increasingly expensive over the last five years. The average U.S. rent has climbed 14 percent to $1,124 since 2010, according to commercial property tracker Reis Inc. That’s four percentage points faster than inflation, and more than double the rise in U.S. home prices over the same period.

Now, even with a surge in apartment construction, rents are projected to rise yet another 3.3 percent this year, to an average $1,161, according to Reis. While that’s slower than last year’s 3.6 percent increase, the broader upward trend isn’t going away. Read More

EXPLO: Not Your Typical Summer Camp

Every year hundreds of kids leave their homes for 3 weeks for a learning experience that fosters creativity and curiosity. Since 1976 EXPLO Summer Program has been a camp where kids all over the world gather to learn, make new friends, and EXPLORE! Read More

Tips for Parents Considering Helping Their Child Buy a Home

Rising prices and a dearth of homes for sale in many markets have made it harder for many looking to buy their first home.

One of the biggest obstacles many are facing is saving up for a down payment, particularly in hotter markets where competition for the more affordable homes can quickly drive up prices and put pressure on buyers to bring more cash up front.

That trend is prompting many parents to step in, some opening their wallets, others welcoming their adult children to live with them again temporarily while they save money or pay down debt. Read More

The New Holladay City Fire Station

Holladay City struggled to find a way to finance a new fire station without raising taxes. With the help of Zions Bank Public Finance the city was able to build a $3.5 million station while sparing a tax increase on its citizens. Read More

The Road Home: Stepping Out of Homelessness

Each night over 700 people are housed at the Road Home, but the goal is more than providing shelter. The Road Home helps individuals and families off the streets and back into the community. Read More