Sundance Resort Receives Three Best of State Awards
Sundance Resort Receives Best Vacation Resort Award
Tree Room Receives Best of State Medal for American Fine Dining/Classic
And Receives the B.O.S.S. Award for Dining
(Sundance, Utah) June, 2009---- Sundance Resort received three awards this year for Best of State. The Best of State Statue for Dining, along with the Best of State Medal for American Fine Dining was presented to the Sundance Tree Room, while the Sundance Resort was named Best Vacation Resort. The awards were presented on Saturday, May 30th, at a gala awards banquet held at the Salt Palace Convention Center Grand Ballroom. The winners are selected based on overall excellence and achievement, innovation, and contribution to the community. The BOSS ( Best of State Statue ) is awarded in each of the eleven main categories, with winners selected from the Best of State subcategory winners. Award winners in each of the subcategories are awarded the prestigious Best of State bronze medal.
Sundance Resort celebrates its 40th Anniversary in 2009. Since its founding by Robert Redford in 1969, Sundance has evolved into an award winning destination resort that still holds true to its mission of balancing art with nature and community. Other recent awards include Sundance Resort being listed in Conde Nast Traveler’s Fifteenth Annual Gold List in the January 09 issue. Sundance was ranked ninth in the Conde Nast Traveler's Top 50 2008 Best Places to Ski and Stay in their December 08 issue and was ranked 2nd for Best of Food 2008, Conde Nast Traveler's Gold List. Sundance was also featured in a twelve page article in Dec. 2008, Ski Magazine. Sundance ranked third in the Ski Area Citizens' Coalition for environmental stewardship (08/09 season) The Ski Area Environmental Scorecard grades western resorts on their environmental practices.
“Sundance Resort is honored to receive these Best of State Awards. Sundance was created with the vision of a community committed to the balance of art and nature, and in this spirit strives to continue this tradition. To be recognized by such a prestigious award validates our efforts and inspires us to continue to strive for excellence in all that we do,” commented Chad Linebaugh, Sundance Resort General Manager.
The Tree Room, an AAA Four Diamond restaurant, reflects the Sundance tradition of creating a community where art and nature are one. Everything from its intimate ambiance to the food itself encompasses this idea. The restaurant was originally built around the Cedar tree it is named for and that still dominates the restaurant. The glow of soft candlelight illuminates the Native American art and Western memorabilia on display from Robert Redford’s private collection. But, it’s the innovative, seasonal cuisine that truly celebrates food as an art form.
“We are honored to receive this award,” commented Fred Johnson, Director of Operations. “Working in an atmosphere that celebrates food as an art form allows us the satisfaction of bringing passion and creativity to our work. This creative approach allows our patrons to receive an experience they could not have anywhere else.”
Best of State gives recognition yearly to outstanding individuals, organizations, and businesses in Utah. Award winners have demonstrated achievement and excellence in their fields of endeavor and have produced superior results and outcomes. More than 100 judges review the nominations. The process is overseen by the independent certified public accounting firm of Gilbert & Stewart, P.C.
Nestled at the base of 12,000-foot Mt. Timpanogos, Sundance is a 6,000-acre community preserve dedicated to maintaining the balance of art, nature and community. Sundance offers diverse mountain recreation experiences and encourages the cultivation of art and self-expression, as well as the preservation of the land. Created by Robert Redford, Sundance is a haven for discovery and inspiration. The Sundance family of companies includes the Sundance Resort, Sundance Institute, Sundance Channel, Sundance Cinemas, Redford Center and Sundance Catalog. For more information on Sundance, call 801-225-4107 or visit our website, www.sundanceresort.com.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Sundance Resort Receives Three Best of State Awards
If you are a business leader in Utah you will surely agree that a major factor in the success of your business depends on a healthy economy and a qualified, available, and willing workforce. Thousands of qualified people with disabilities in Utah are unemployed or underemployed. In a down economy, a rising unemployment rate for the state is difficult - for people with disabilities it is devastating! Even though a current 5.2 percent unemployment rate seems high, for people with disabilities who were recently working and lost their jobs that rate is around 17 percent!
This often forgotten and untapped resource, qualified workers with disabilities, represents 70,000 individuals in Utah counties alone with at least 60% of them underemployed or unemployed and looking for work!
A poll taken a few years ago found that:
• 92% of the public polled believed that society will benefit economically if people with disabilities are assimilated into the workforce.
• 50% of those surveyed know someone with a disability. More than half have a friend with a disability. 25% have someone in their family with a disability and 20% have a co-worker with a disability.
• 82% saw employment of people with disabilities as a “boost” to the nation-not as a threat to others’ jobs.
• 90% of people polled think society will benefit by employing people with disabilities who are now on public assistance.
They are right! Employing people with disabilities would benefit us all! The facts are, however, that nineteen years after the Americans with Disabilities Act took effect, only one-third of disabled Americans are employed, even though more than two-thirds of unemployed people with disabilities say they would like to work. And despite increased laws designed to provide for workplace accommodations for qualified workers with disabilities, the employment rate of persons with disabilities has increased very little since the late 1980's. A series of studies conducted by the National Organization on Disability (NOD), in collaboration with Louis Harris and Associates reported an actual increase in the unemployment rate from 66% in 1986 to 71% in 1998 and the numbers haven't improved today.
Whether we are in the midst of a bad economy or a good one, the fact is that baby boomers will eventually retire. When that happens we will be facing an ominous predicted 10 million worker shortfall of qualified workers. Business leaders will be forced to look at non-traditional ways to meet their needs. While this prospect is alarming, it becomes an opportunity for business leaders to become involved in one exciting solution.
The Utah Business Employers Team (UBET), a registered chapter of the USBLN (www.usbln.com), is a Business Leadership Network that provides information, training, and expertise regarding the employment of people with disabilities. It uses a business-mentoring-business model that recognizes and promotes best practices in hiring, retaining, and marketing to people with disabilities. Utah currently has two chapters and subcommittees of the Ogden/Weber and Salt Lake Chambers of Commerce.
For more information:
Governor's Committee on
Employment of People with Disabilities
1595 West 500 South
Salt Lake City
Choose to work Specialist
Department of Workforce Services
801-344-1226 or 801-400-9926 ( Cell)
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Global Awareness Expo – August 22nd 2009 – McKay Event Center:
The event will be held on Saturday, August 22nd 2009 from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. at the McKay Events Center in Orem, Utah. The first annual "Global Awareness Expo" is to create awareness for all global-issues and world-causes. We want to inspire ordinary people to promote and support their favorite cause. All Utah businesses and communities need our help to get through this tough economic time. It’s vital in these tough times that we as individuals help support our local citizens, businesses, and charities now more than ever before.
Day Time Event: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The general public is invited to attend an all day event starting at 8am. Not only is the expo open to the public for the price of admission there is also VIP tickets to the Presidential Lunch-In with the City Mayor and the top 50 CEO’s from the great state of Utah. There will be over 250 charitable organizations, 50 restaurants, 50 sponsors, and 28 local artists all being represented giving the public fun & exciting things to discover. There will be free food, entertainment, and contests with admission for all to enjoy toward a good cause. There is so much to do at the day event that we can’t list them all but here are just a few of the exciting things to do that will be presented by two of Utah’s most popular radio and news stations:
• Slick Trade Racing
• Rockwall Climbing
• One-Man Band
• Public Speakers*
• Martial Arts Demo*
• Live Performances*
• Flame Thrower
• Face Painters
• Dance Performances*
• Balloon Makers
• Blow up Houses
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Vitters Fine Woodworking
We can show you ways to beautify your home, office or business at affordable pricing. Our goal, at Vitters Fine Woodwork, is to bring you the highest level of craftsmanship using high quality materials. We make your entire experience enjoyable. We are not happy until you are completely satisfied.
We build fireplace mantels, bookcases, entertainment centers, fine furniture, built-in’s, organizers, store display cases, cabinetry, architectural woodwork and trimwork..
All of our projects are custom made. Rather than compromising and buying something that is mass produced, to fit a wide variety of people’s needs, we make it to fit your needs. You have the luxury of choosing the style, the material, the dimensions, and the finish. And Vitters Fine Woodworking offers convenient in-home or on-site consultations.
If a new look in the kitchen is your goal, you may want to consider new cabinets or just replacing the doors and drawer fronts. In the bathroom, a new vanity would give the room an updated look. In the office or den, perhaps a new executive desk and some floor-to-ceiling bookshelves would add function and beauty. Built-ins always make a huge improvement to any room.
Many of our customers felt that their projects were too small, and were surprised at how quickly and affordably they were finished. Large or small, we do it all!
We’re running a special summer promotion, mention that you are a chamber member and we will waive the in-home design session fee and you will receive an additional 10% off your project as well.
At Vitters Fine Woodwork, we are excited to be a part of the Chamber and we look forward to serving you.
163 West 1600 North, Orem, UT 84057
TERRA MIA restaurant in Orem is donating a portion of your bill to Kids On The Move!
VISIT THIS NEW RESTAURANT BETWEEN JULY 1-8, 2009 & TELL THEM KIDS ON THE MOVE SENT YOU, AND TERRA MIA WILL DONATE 10% OF YOUR BILL TOTAL TO KOTM!
Are you hungry for some authentic Italian cuisine, but not looking forward to the wait that comes with a regular full service restaurant? Terra Mia is the place for you — where authentic, Italian pizzas, pastas and salads are served in a “just in time” experience — generally around 5 minutes, all freshly made when you order! Whether you are looking for lunch, dinner or dessert, Terra Mia has something for you. Stop by anytime between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. to experience the cuisine of Naples!
Don’t forget to save room for some Gelato!
Terra Mia, located across from the new Cinemark Theater by University Mall in Orem
You are invited to the Orem Costco Wholesale, Health and Wellness Fair, June 25, 26 and 27 from 11am to 5pm at Costco Wholesale, 648 East 800 South in Orem.
Inside the entrance to the Orem Costco, you will find a fantastic selection of the finest brands of health and wellness products available anywhere; at incredible values found only at Costco! And many of these products include our premier private label KIRKLAND signature brands...
Please bring your family and friends and join us for this one-a-year Health and Wellness Fair!
Monday, June 22, 2009
PROVO--June 17, 2009--Three of the most famous WWII bomber and fighter aircraft will be on display at the
The Wings of Freedom Tour is a "living history" event intended to honor veterans and educate the public about the airplanes and WWII. Visitors can tour the restored aircraft and even pay for a 30 minute flight. For more information about the Wings of Freedom Tour, visit www.cfdn.org.
"A lot has changed at the airport over the years," explains Steve Gleason, Provo Municipal Airport Manager, "and we want the public to see how the airport has improved."
The tours of the airport will begin at the parking lot by the Million Air terminal, located at 3421 West Mike Jense Parkway (take Center Street to 3110 West, turn left, go straight, then turn right on Mike Jense Parkway). Visitors should be prepared to walk the distance between the facilities.
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