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Posts from March 2009

Utah lifts 'weird' drinking curbs


BBC News - Utah has eased its strict controls on public drinking by announcing the end of restrictions under which bars had to function like private clubs. From 1 July, anyone wanting a strong drink in the largely Mormon state will no longer have to fill in a form and pay a fee in order to enter a bar. It is hoped the move will attract more

Salt Lake CVB Celebrates 25 Years


SALT LAKE CITY (March 24, 2009) -On Tuesday, March 10, 2009, the Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau (SLCVB) held its Annual Meeting at Rice Eccles Stadium. In addition to celebrating its 25th Anniversary, the SLCVB kicked off its "Year of MPI" by having Bruce MacMillan, President and CEO of Meeting Professionals International, present the

Spring Powder Skiing and Riding with Ski Salt Lake


- Super Pass Offers Incredible Value Through End of Season - Spring has apparently confused "growing" with "snowing." Instead of making flowers bloom, spring is pounding Salt Lake's Cottonwood resorts-Alta, Brighton, Snowbird and Solitude-with the amount of powder you'd expect to see in mid January, with more storms lined up. Alta alone has

Business is Blooming: New Establishments Help Downtown Continue to Thrive


In addition to brand new downtown dining options like Bruges Waffles and Frites, Eva Mediterranean Tapas, J Wong's Asian Bistro, and the Olive Bistro, businesses that have recently opened in the city center include: Atomic Blonde Salon (350 South 200 East) has relocated to the heart of the city in The Metro Condo building. The new salon has

Delta beefs up Salt Lake City connections


Delta beefs up Salt Lake City connections SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Delta Air Lines will launch a nonstop daily flight from Salt Lake City to Chicago's Midway Airport to compete with low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines. Also in June, Delta will fly once daily to Lincoln, Neb. Additional flights to Dallas-Fort Worth and Chicago's O'Hare

Salt Lake CVB Launches Online Carbon Offset Program


Traveling by car or plane emits a fair amount of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. To help combat the impact visiting Salt Lake has on the environment, the Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau (SLCVB) recently launched its own online carbon offset program on its website, The SLCVB's carbon offset program is in partnership

Ski tour group impressed with SLC


Ski tour group impressed with SLC SkiTops » The slopes, the Olympic Oval and a Jazz game dazzled. By Mike Gorrell, Salt Lake Tribune One day, visiting ski tour operators were taken skiing up Big Cottonwood Canyon. The next day, they hit the Little Cottonwood resorts. But skiing was not the only activity on the itinerary of the Ski Tour

Salt Lake CVB Bestows Dianne Nelson Binger Scholarship On Anniken Rose


SALT LAKE CITY (March 24, 2009) - The Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau (SLCVB) awarded Anniken Rose, a graduate student at the University of Utah, the third annual Dianne Nelson Binger Scholarship at the SLCVB's 25th Anniversary Annual Meeting held March 10. The scholarship honors the SLCVB's former President and CEO and her legacy to the

SLCVB's Dianne Nelson Binger Sales Leadership Award Presented to Sally O'Neill


SALT LAKE CITY (March 24, 2009) - During the Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau's 25th Anniversary annual meeting, held March 10, Scott Beck, President and CEO of the Bureau, awarded the fourth annual Dianne Nelson Binger Sales Leadership Award to Sally Tilson O'Neill, a veteran of the Bureau's sales force. "Sally truly epitomizes our entire