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Posts from May 2020

Utah Arts Festival Announces Festival Vibes Fridays


SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, 5/21/20 – How does an organization that creates a large-scale event each year with a mission to bring people together to support the art community, continue to deliver on their mission during a global pandemic requiring social distancing and stay-at-home orders? The Utah Arts Festival’s answer is through a virtual art

This Salt Lake team is dedicated to sustainability


By Carley Porter, Utah Business -- The Salt Palace Convention and Mountain America Expo Center has done a lot to be more sustainable—so much, in fact, that it won a global sustainability award in 2018. The development of Salt Palace’s sustainability program and goals were in part inspired by the United Nation’s sustainable development goals,

Utah to host 9-team, 25-game NWSL 2020 Challenge Cup starting in June


By Josh Furlong, -- Professional soccer is returning to Utah. The National Women’s Soccer League announced Wednesday that the state will host the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup, a 25-game tournament at Zions Bank Stadium in Herriman. The tournament’s semifinal matchups and final will be played at Rio Tinto Stadium. The tournament will begin on

Your Guide to Finding Salt Lake City Murals and Street Art Culture


By Carol Guttery, Wayfaring Views -- Salt Lake City murals have been slowly but steadily creeping their way along the downtown streets, turning SLC into a street art city to watch. I grew up in Salt Lake City and, while I no longer live there, I visit frequently. Each visit is a blink in time, and my time-lapsed visual has become flooded with

The 10 US Cities Best Positioned To Recover From Coronavirus


By Laura Begley Bloom, Forbes Women -- The coronavirus pandemic has impacted cities across the country with varying force. New York City has been hardest hit, and it’s no secret that the Big Apple is going to be one of the places that will have the most challenging time bouncing back from the coronavirus pandemic, no matter when things subside. But

UOT and VSL Launches Weekly ‘Mighty Main Street’ Radio Program


SALT LAKE CITY (May 6, 2020) – The Utah Office of Tourism and Visit Salt Lake are partnering to create and produce “Mighty Main Street: Places and Faces of Utah,” a weekly radio program introducing and highlighting locally-owned small businesses that make up the fabric of Utah’s large and small communities. Airing weekly on KSL Radio 102.7 FM and

Visit Salt Lake launching effort to help local businesses survive during COVID crisis


By Jasen Lee, KSL and Deseret News -- As Salt Lake-area businesses struggle to survive during the economic turmoil caused by the coronavirus, a local nonprofit organization is introducing a new way for patrons to lend their financial support. Visit Salt Lake Tuesday announced the creation of the Gift Card Marketplace, an online outlet that sells

Visit Salt Lake Launches Gift Card Marketplace


SALT LAKE CITY (May 4, 2020) – In an effort to assist businesses throughout Salt Lake County, Visit Salt Lake (VSL) recently launched its Gift Card Marketplace, a commerce page that sells electronic gift certificates in increments of $10 and $25 to participating Salt Lake businesses*. Introduced to generate much-needed revenue for small businesses