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Posts from September 2014

Feeling down? Maybe it's time to move to Utah: The state is named America's happiest


By Lydia Warren for MailOnline -- If you're feeling a bit blue, it might be time to move to Utah. The state has been named the happiest in the country by a new study - while West Virginia has been named the most unhappy. After comparing 27 different factors including mental and physical health, job security, suicide rates and outlook on

Visit Salt Lake Again Honored with Prestigious Industry Award


Salt Lake City (September 2014)—Reaching new heights in service, Visit Salt Lake (VSL) was again presented one of the industry's most prestigious awards: Meetings & Conventions' 2014 Gold Service Award ─ the 20th time VSL has been honored with this prestigious award. The award was voted on by the readers of Meetings & Conventions, meeting



Salt Lake City, UT – September 20, 2014 – Salt Lake Brewing Company is proud to announce the opening of Wasatch Brew Pub Sugarhouse on Friday, September 19th. Located in the heart of Sugarhouse on the corner of 2100 South and Highland Drive, the new Wasatch restaurant is the fifth pub operated by Salt Lake Brewing Company and the first Wasatch

Visit Salt Lake, Cottonwood Resorts and Local Officials Launch “Ski City”


SALT LAKE CITY – Sept. 16, 2014 – Salt Lake is the only place in the nation that gives winter enthusiasts the unique advantage of having four world-class winter resorts featuring 500” of the Greatest Snow on Earth® just minutes away from a region filled with hundreds of hotels, restaurants, bars and unrivaled entertainment options. That is why

Downtown Dine O'Round Sept. 12-28


Salt Lake City (September 10, 2013) – The 11th annual Downtown Dine O’ Round, presented by Nicholas & Company, begins Friday, September 12. Diners can sample two-item lunches for $5 or $10 or three-item dinners for $15 or $30 during a two-week span that includes three full weekends. This year a record 55 restaurants are participating. Dine

Parliament of World's Religions to meet in Salt Lake City in 2015


By Whitney Evans, Deseret News -- SALT LAKE CITY — For the second time in a little more than a decade, Salt Lake City will become a host to people of many nationalities and religions throughout the world. Instead of welcoming the Olympic community, the city will host the Parliament of the World's Religions in October 2015. The announcement

2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions to be Held in SLC Oct. 15-19, 2015


Salt Lake City (Sept 9, 2014)--The Parliament of the World’s Religions announced today that it is bringing the world’s largest and most historic interfaith gathering to Salt Lake City in October 2015, marking its return to the United States for the first time in 22 years. Approximately 10,000 attendees from 80 countries and 50 religious and

Global religious gathering coming to US in 2015


By Peggy Fletcher Stack, Religion News Service, Washington Post (SALT LAKE CITY) — The Parliament of the World’s Religions is bringing its message of religious harmony and interfaith engagement to Utah in October 2015 for a historic meeting. On Tuesday (Sept. 9), Parliament representatives announced the upcoming meeting at a news conference,

Five Places to Gift Shop In Salt Lake City


By Michelle Sandstrom, TheDailyMeal -- You might be visiting Salt Lake for business, perhaps you have a convention to attend. Or you might just be there for fun, hitting the slopes! For whatever reason you’re traveling, there is probably someone important back at home you need to bring a gift home for. The Daily Meal shares the scoop on the best

Salt Lake City and Park City are increasingly green-minded


By Jeff Heilman, Meetings Focus -- With its brilliant blue skies, snow-capped peaks, shimmering Bonneville Salt Flats and the reds, oranges, magentas, pinks and related hues painted by the sun and the seasons on its deserts, mountain ranges and legendary national parks, the Utah canvas is splashed with color. Count green in, too, as Salt Lake City