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Around Utah

Sarah Cutler

December 1, 2012

Salt Lake Area
Salt Lake City - BOART LONGYEAR opened a new parts and service center in Salt Lake City. The center provides aftermarket equipment support for Boart Longyear’s third-party customers in the mining industry through technical support, repair and rebuild services, preventive maintenance, and training programs.

Salt Lake City - The UTAH DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY launched the new Personal Motor Vehicle Records website, (, a service that allows individuals to easily obtain their official personal Utah driving record online.

Salt Lake City - ASSOCIATED FOOD STORES signed with Accelitec, Inc. to kickoff a customer relationship management platform called Wallet Builder. The program enables precision marketing and real-time redemption of digital offers and the creation of one-to-one relationships with shoppers.

West Jordan - MOUNTAIN AMERICA CREDIT UNION received a 2012 WebAward for “Outstanding Website” as part of the Web Marketing Association’s 16th annual WebAward competition for website development.

Salt Lake City - RIESTER was picked as one of six agencies by the FDA to work on a new anti-smoking initiative. Together, the agencies have a spend ceiling of $390 million over the next five years. The group of agencies will be given assignments or will submit proposals in a competitive scenario.

Salt Lake City - MOUNTAIN MEDICAL PHYSICIAN SPECIALISTS launched its 38-foot, state-of-the-art digital mobile mammography coach to bring early breast cancer detection directly to patients. It is available to travel to companies and organizations, allowing employers and community leaders to facilitate an important medical screening for their employees.

Salt Lake City - SQUATTERS/WASATCH and Boston-based Fireman Capital Partners entered into an agreement under which Fireman Capital will make a significant investment in the combined business, including the award-winning Squatters and Wasatch craft brewery and brewpubs. This relationship will support the expansion of the Squatters and Wasatch portfolio of craft beers, distribution growth, and brand and marketing initiatives.

Salt Lake City - ETAGZ, INC. was granted a new patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Patent 8,249,919 increases eTAGZ’s portfolio of patents related to attaching digital media to commercial products for sales, marketing and branding purposes.

Salt Lake City - UNIVERSITY OF UTAH researchers were awarded $1 million by the W.M. Keck Foundation to study high-energy cosmic rays in Utah’s western deserts that are hurtling their way toward Earth. The Keck grant will assist a team of researchers in developing a new tool for understanding how the universe evolved.

Salt Lake City - BLACK DIAMOND, INC. entered into a definitive agreement to acquire PIEPS Holding GmbH and its operating subsidiary, PIEPS GmbH. PIEPS offers a focused range of premium alpine performance products, including avalanche transceivers and probes, shovels, safety equipment, packs, and satellite-based devices for messaging, route tracking and navigation.

Salt Lake City - Atlas Copco Secoroc acquired NEWTECH DRILLING PRODUCTS. The acquisition adds a new type of high-quality product to the Swedish industrial group’s offering for mining and oil and gas drilling.

Salt Lake City - TEXT ME TIX was named the first winner of CROWDSTART Las Vegas, a live pitch event hosted by crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder. As the winner, Text Me Tix executives had the opportunity to meet with VegasTechFund, which is headed by Tony Hsieh, CEO of

Salt Lake City - UTAH COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT CORPORATION took part in the groundbreaking of the renovation of the historic Ezra Thompson Building that will house the NEUMONT UNIVERSITY campus. The 11-story masonry art deco office tower was built in 1924.

Salt Lake City - JACKSON & LEROY REMODELING was recognized on a national scale as No. 70 out of the 550 best remodelers in the United States by Remodeling magazine.

Salt Lake City - ANDAVO’s print advertising was honored with a 2012 Travel Weekly Magellan Gold Award in the Travel Agent and Agencies category. Magellan Award winners represent the best in the travel industry in categories from design to marketing to services, and salute the outstanding travel professionals behind it all.

Salt Lake City - SMITH’S FOOD & DRUG STORES contributed $1 million to schools in Smith’s multi-state operating area through its Earn & Learn Program. In Utah, public and private K-12 schools received a portion of $611,394.16 in undesignated cash contributions based upon their level of support in the program.

Salt Lake City - The STATE OF UTAH ended fiscal year 2012 with a revenue surplus of $85 million in the general and education funds. After automatic transfers, an extra $46 million in one-time monies became available to appropriate in the 2013 General Session of the Utah State Legislature.

Salt Lake City - CATHETER CONNECTIONS entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS. Under the agreement, Catheter Connections can receive up to $1 million in up-front payments and additional revenue from product sales for providing Merit with rights to exclusively distribute Catheter Connection’s proprietary disinfection technology in the fields of interventional radiology and interventional cardiology.

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