TechAmerica and 18 State Tech Council Partners, Industry Groups Support Passage of the Internet Tax Freedom Act

TechAmerica, the public sector and public advocacy department of CompTIA, and 18 state tech council partners and industry groups today expressed support for passage of legislation that bans federal, state and local governments from both taxing Internet access charges and assessing multiple taxes on electronic commerce in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. The technology groups are supporting H.R. 3086, the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act... read the complete article »

Val Hale Leaves UV Chamber of Commerce to Head Governor’s Office of Economic Development

PROVO, Utah, July 29, 2014 – The Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce (www.thechamber.org) today announces the departure of the Chamber’s president and CEO, Val Hale.  Hale, who served for the past two years, is leaving the Chamber after accepting an appointment by Utah Governor Gary Herbert as executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED). “The Chamber is losing a great leader today,” said Nathan Hyde, chairman of UV Chamber of Commerce and senior counsel a... read the complete article »

Zenger Folkman Announces New Version Of The Extraordinary Leader

- Zenger Folkman is unveiling an enhanced version of its award-winning flagship program at this year’s July leadership summit in Park City, Utah. Salt Lake City, Utah — July 29, 2014—From its inception Zenger Folkman’s premier offering has been The Extraordinary Leader. The workshop takes a unique strengths-based approach to leadership development and its foundation in behavioral and statistical research is revolutionary. Zenger Folkman has recently completed updating and enhancing th... read the complete article »

Family Vacation Across the U.S. to be Paid With Profits Earned Trading Currencies

CAPE OF DISAPPOINTMENT, WA, July 15, 2014 - Can someone actually pay for a family vacation across the U.S. simply from the profits of trading currencies? Shawn Lucas and his family are setting out on a coast-to-coast cycling and road trip to prove just that. Lucas, CEO and founder of Apiary Fund (www.apiaryfund.com), will set out July 15 from the coast of Cape of Disappointment, WA headed for the Boston Harbor on a 100 day, 19 city, 4,100 mile, coast-to-coast cycling trip called Pedals and Pr... read the complete article »

UVEF Announces Top 25 Under 5 For 2014

UVEF today announced the winners of its annual Top 25 Under 5 Awards. The awards are given to Utah companies who are under five years old. UVEF Ones to Watch This year UVEF determined to open our awards to pre-revenue companies. This year we are featuring 10 companies picked as “ones to watch” for the coming few years as they establish a foothold and scale their business models. In no particular order, our top ten picks this year are: Skeduna CourseKeepers by Skeduna is a unique s... read the complete article »

BANK OF AMERICAN FORK OPENS BRANCH IN ST. GEORGE

ST. GEORGE, UTAH (July 8, 2014) — On August 18 Bank of American Fork will open the doors to its new St. George branch at 335 East St. George Blvd. Bank of American Fork has operated a mortgage-loan office in St. George since last year. The bank’s commitment to small-town service has been a natural fit in the St. George community, and now Bank of American Fork will be able to offer the technology, products and services of a big bank to the consumers and business owners of the St. George area.... read the complete article »

Digital PR = Higher Sales For Utah Businesses

The vast landscape of the Internet is a gold mine for business owners if you know where to look. But formulating a social media strategy and launching a Facebook page for your product just aren’t enough anymore. Search engine algorithms change faster than the fashion industry these days, and companies, especially small businesses, have to cater to the new truism, “content is king.” Not only do you need fresh content on your website at least weekly, you need a way to keep users engaged o... read the complete article »

VLCM and Rocky Mountain Voice & Data Join Forces

As of July 1st, 2014, VLCM, a local IT solutions provider, and Rocky Mountain Voice and Data (RMVD) have joined forces in an effort to better serve the communication needs of both companies’ customers. RMVD has become VLCM’s Unified Communications / Telephony business unit and brings extensive and immediate growth to this division of VLCM. With this merger now official, VLCM is able to provide their customers greater options and support in the area of unified communications. To date, VCLM... read the complete article »

Zenger Folkman Leadership Summit Filling Fast—HR.com Joining as First Time Media Sponsor

Speakers include representatives from Celgene, DIRECTV, Renault, Sony PlayStation and State of Minnesota

  Space is filling fast for the fifth annual Zenger Folkman Extraordinary Leadership Summit, executives said. The event is also bringing in a lead media sponsor: HR.com. In addition to the regular workshops, this year's Summit will feature top talent development experts from some of the world's most successful companies. Demand has proven high for these speakers who are creating innov... read the complete article »

Utah Technology Council Holds First Public Relations Google Hangout Virtual Forum

-National social media speaker, Pete Codella, will lead the Aug. 1, 2014 virtual event discussing Google tools to help marketers-

The Utah Technology Council will hold its first virtual public relations and communications forum on August 1, 2014 at noon via Google Hangout. The event is one of many peer-to-peer forums held by UTC and aims to teach attendees about the new Google My Business dashboard, as well as 14 other useful Google tools for business.

Digital communications professionals can

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