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Posts from September 2015

Western DMOs Take Top Honors Among Peers Best Idea Program Achievement Awards


Four destination marketing organizations received achievement awards in a recent competition with their colleagues from the West. Sponsored by Destination Marketing Association of the West (DMA West), the annual Best Idea Program showcases innovative projects and creative marketing strategies as submitted by DMA West members. This year’s Best

Facts About The New SLC Terminal Redevelopment Program


The Salt Lake City International Airport Terminal Redevelopment Program will completely rebuild the outdated passenger terminal complex and related facilities at the Salt Lake City International Airport. The effort will replace three aging terminals built 30- 50 years ago with one large, modern building with ample capacity for both the region’s

Salt Lake Comic Con breaks Guinness World Records record


The previous Guinness World Records' record for the largest gathering of people dressed as comic book characters involved 1,530 participants and was achieved at the opening ceremony of the International Animation CCJOY LAND in Changzhou City, Jiangsu Province, China, on 29 April 2011. Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for

In Utah, booze is booming and changes may be looming


By ROBERT GEHRKE | The Salt Lake Tribune Booze is a booming business in Utah, with people drinking more and spending substantially more — better than double since 2002 — on wine and liquor. A Salt Lake Tribune analysis of sales at Utah's retail liquor outlets points to a number of possible factors ­— perhaps most prominently, the state's



Salt Lake City (September 10, 2015) – The 12th annual Downtown Dine O’ Round, presented by Nicholas & Company, begins Friday, September 11. 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. Dine O’Round attendees may choose a three-item dinner for

Salt Lake City Wants to Show Meeting Planners a Good Time With Its New Website


By Greg Oates, Skift -- Before the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, there was a whole host of ridiculous drinking laws in the state of Utah, influenced by the Mormon Church, which is based here in the capital. That’s (mostly) old history. Following the Games, the drinking laws have normalized for all intents and purposes, except for a

Utah Eat Local Week September 12-18


Salt Lake City (September 2, 2015) – Utah Eat Local Week starts September 12th and runs through September 19th. Various events, including the Eat Local Challenge, will be held throughout Utah during the week. Eat Local Week is a state-wide program that helps promote local food and agriculture by encouraging community members to take the Eat Local

Best places to travel in December 2015


By Alexander Howard, Lonely Planet -- Another year of travel is nearly over… but not quite. There’s still time to squeeze in a stint of last-minute shopping at Europe’s Christmas markets, or make arrangements to see in the new year in style. Do December travel the traditional way – with fireworks, comfort food and snow – or get away from it all



SALT LAKE CITY, UT (August 25, 2015) On October 13-14, 2015, NFL Hall of Famer Steve Young’s Forever Young Foundation will host GIVE Salt Lake — a first-of- its-kind event that brings together CEOs, community leaders, Corporate Giving Officers, executive directors, granting foundations, students, social entrepreneurs, and change makers from across