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Provo mayor set to make another ‘epic’ announcement

PROVO — One year after Provo Mayor John Curtis announced Google Fiber was coming to Provo, Curtis is set to make another significant announcement. Curtis posted on his blog Monday that, in lieu of people inevitably asking him what the announcement [...]
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Orem to Trader Joe’s: We want you

What’s better than a new Trader Joe’s opening in Cottonwood Heights next year? A Trader Joe’s opening in Utah Valley. Orem wants to be the site of that grocery store. The company announced late last month that it would be opening [...]
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Return with interest: Avoid 7 mistakes to make solid investment in real estate

The professionals at BuyPD in American Fork help investors around the country earn money in real estate. Here the company gives seven mistakes to avoid when it comes to getting realty returns. Mistake #1: Paying market rate Experienced investors [...]
The Utah Valley Home Expo has many different businesses there to show you the best in Utah Valley. (Photo courtesy Roxanne Bennett)

SPONSORED: 10 reasons to attend the Utah Valley Home and Garden Expo

There are many different businesses to show you the best home and garden products in Utah Valley at the Utah Valley Home and Garden Expo. (Photo courtesy Roxanne Bennett) The Utah Valley Home and Garden Expo is this Friday and Saturday, March [...]
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SPONSORED: Four Chairs Furniture & Design

150 S. State Street, Lindon  |  (801) 796-3400  |  www.4-chairs.com “A neutral palette” — that’s what you hear when building or remodeling. The instruction to give yourself a blank canvas leaves you moving in and feeling bored until [...]
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5 Utah Valley business billboards that rock the roads

 It’s tough out there for a billboard. It has to be informative, readable and entertaining — all while cars zip by at 75 mph 65 mph. But these five business billboards (nominated by you, dear readers) have sped through the masses to become [...]
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How to: Advice for business professionals

The Business Expo takes place at the UCCU Center each year. (Photo courtesy Business Expo) Asking questions is not out of the question. Not even the valley’s whiz kids know how to do everything from A to Zero-beta portfolio. So sharpen your [...]
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New hospital breaking ground in Lehi

  This illustration depicts a rendering of the exterior of the future IASIS Healthcare Hospital. (Photo courtesy IASIS Healthcare) IASIS Healthcare went public today with its announcement of a new full-service hospital in Lehi to serve [...]
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Local entrepreneurs gather weekly to promote collaboration

Could the culture of entrepreneurship be fundamentally changed by conversations had over one million cups of coffee? That’s what Kauffman Labs of Kansas City set to find out when it launched its One Million Cups initiative, a program that’s [...]
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Talking points: 18 tips on proper PR etiquette

During a financial firestorm, Richard Beard, CEO of Bank of American Fork, and his marketing team created their own good PR by being proactive. They faced the crisis head on and were prepared to answer the tough questions. During the height [...]
Employee: Sheri Duffy, 49
Employer: Zions Mercantile, Provo
Education: BYU and UVU 
Hometown: Orem
Husband: Jon CHILDREN Four sons (ages 17 to 26) and one “fabulous daughter-in-law”

Smooth Sale-ing: Once upon a retail employee

Employee Sheri Duffy, 49Employer Zions Mercantile, ProvoEducation BYU and UVUHometown OremHusband Jon CHILDREN Four sons (ages 17 to 26) and one “fabulous daughter-in-law” How can Sherri Duffy help you? For starters, she can lend you an [...]
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Cool products made in UV: 6 items locally ‘grown’

Utah Valley residents are always creating something. Here are some of the cool products we’ve found right here in Utah Valley: (Click the picture on the far left to view the slideshow.) [...]
Dr. Karl Weenig provides free orthopedic services to Lynette Mitchell, who qualified through the Community Health Connect program. She works part time but also cares for a husband with kidney failure and can’t afford medical care. (Photo by Dave Blackhurst)

Just what the generous doctor ordered

Dr. Karl Weenig provides free orthopedic services to Lynette Mitchell, who qualified through the Community Health Connect program. She works part time but also cares for a husband with kidney failure and can’t afford medical care. (Photo by [...]
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Newsworthy bites from local companies

Utah Valley University hosted a “Doing Business with Mexico” conference where Al Zapanta, president and CEO of the U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce; Spencer Eccles, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development; and [...]
'Selfie Police,' an organization founded by two BYU students, issues $1 fines to people who post selfies and gives the money to charity. (Photo by Alan Florencia, Wikimedia Commons.)

Busted: Selfie Police turns vanity to charity

BYU advertising student Dustin Locke (left) and recent BYU advertising graduate Chas Barton (right) had to pay their own website $1 each for posting these selfies. (Photo from selfiepolice.org) When advertising students Dustin Locke and Chas [...]
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Nu Skin shares drop as investigation begins in China

Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. shares dropped Thursday afternoon as a result of an investigation in China concerning the business’ involvement in the country. The investigation comes after a state-run People’s Daily ran a story stating [...]
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LDS apostle and Ray Noorda to receive the Pillar of the Valley Award

Elder Dallin H. Oaks, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. (Photo courtesy LDS church) PROVO — The Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce has chosen Elder Dallin H. Oaks, a member of [...]
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Industry Qs: 5 things you need to know about outsourcing overseas

By outsourcing, your world gets bigger. Outsourcing overseas is a whole other world. Brigham Tomco, founder of Lehi-based Zylun, shares five tips to get your feet wet. The Why Understand why you want to outsource. (Save money? Scalability? [...]
One hundred and thirty-five customers camped outside of Chick-fil-A starting at 6 a.m. Wednesday morning. The new Provo Chick-fil-A officially opens on Thursday, Jan. 9, at 6 a.m. (Photo by Rebecca Lane)

Mooove over for Chick-fil-A opening in Provo

One hundred and thirty-five customers camped outside of Chick-fil-A starting at 6 a.m. Wednesday. The new Provo Chick-fil-A officially opens on Thursday, Jan. 9, at 6 a.m. (Photo by Rebecca Lane) PROVO – Camping outside in the snow is no easy [...]
Consulting a skilled employment attorney can prevent termination mishaps for employers. (Stock photo)

Termination terms: Understanding employee termination laws

Consulting a skilled employment attorney can prevent termination mishaps for employers. (Stock photo) The unfortunate task of firing is less tiring when you know these terms By Mark D. Stubbs, partner at Fillmore Spencer LLC Employers often [...]