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Salt Lake Hosting Multiple Sports Events This Summer as Utah Re-Opens


June 17, 2020, Salt Lake City — With the state of Utah and its capital city gradually opening to locals and visitors alike and strictly adhering to Salt Lake County Health Department and CDC guidelines, at least three sporting events are slated to take place in Salt Lake this July, generating nearly $4 million directly impacting Salt Lake’s visitor

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

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 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

Kaitlin Eskelson Named Visit Salt Lake’s President & CEO


Salt Lake City (February 10, 2020)—Visit Salt Lake (VSL) today announced the appointment of Kaitlin Eskelson as its new president and CEO, the fourth individual to hold this position in the organization’s 36-year history. Beginning March 16, Eskelson will lead VSL’s efforts to improve and increase Salt Lake’s visitor economy by attracting and

New NHMU Director Selected


Salt Lake City -- University of Utah Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dan Reed announced that Jason Cryan has accepted the offer to serve as executive director of the Natural History Museum of Utah effective March 2020. Cryan replaces former museum Executive Director Sarah George, who left the museum after nearly three decades to join the