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Downtown Farmers Market accepting vendor applications for 2013

SALT LAKE CITY -- The 21st annual Downtown Farmers Market and Art & Craft Market are currently seeking applications from vendors for the upcoming season. Applications will be accepted from February 5 - April 8, 2013 for farmers, art and craft vendors, non-profits and musicians.

The 2013 Downtown Farmers Market will be open June 8 - October 19, in Historic Pioneer Park, offering a unique variety of farmers, growers, bakeries, prepared food and beverages, packaged foods and local artisans. The Harvest Market will be open Tuesday evenings August 6 - October 22 for growers only. Reserved space fees are $225 for the full season on Saturdays and $100 for Tuesdays.

University of Utah graduate earns first place in Global Entrepreneur Student Awards

A recent University of Utah graduate and co-founder of Uptown Cheapskate (uptowncheapskate.com), Chelsea Sloan, was awarded first place in the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards Nov. 19 in New York City.  Sloan, 27, was selected from nearly 2,000 student applicants from around the world.  Sloan is the competition’s first female winner since the awards began in 1998 and will receive $150,000 in cash and in-kind business services from the Entrepreneurs’ Organization to help build her business.
Uptown Cheapskate is a retail clothing franchise that buys, sells and trades new and gently-used designer and fashion-forward merchandise for men and women (primarily between the ages of 16 to 35).  Uptown Cheapskate stores’ inventory typically includes shoes, handbags, jewelry, clothing (including designer and high-end jeans) and hats.

Walmart Ready to Reveal New Store to Salt Lake City Shoppers

SALT LAKE CITY – Residents of Salt Lake City are invited to the new Walmart store, which opened Friday, Nov. 16, at 2705 E. Parleys Way. A grand-opening celebration is scheduled for 7:25 a.m., Friday, Nov. 30. The new store brings approximately 200 new jobs to the area and opportunities for savings for customers. It will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Ribbon-Cutting Celebration at 7:25 a.m., Friday, Nov. 30

Community officials will be on-site for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:25 a.m., Friday, Nov. 30. The Highland High School choir will sing the national anthem, and the Boy Scouts will present the colors.  

Grand-Opening Events

Customers are encouraged to come to the store on Friday, Nov. 30 to take advantage of a wide variety of events and promotions, including product samplings and giveaways from companies such as Nabisco and an Oreo cookie stacking contest. All events are family-friendly, free and open to the public.

“We are proud to be opening during the year that Walmart celebrates the 50th anniversary of its first store opening,” said store manager Tom McCowen. “We look forward to serving the people of our community, helping save them money so they can live better.”

2012 Utah Arts Festival Daily Performing Arts Schedule

The 2012 Utah Arts Festival runs Thursday, June 21 through Sunday, June 24 from noon to 11 pm on Library Square, 400 South and 200 East in downtown Salt Lake City.

Adult admission is $10 at the gate, $7 in advance. Children 12 and under are free. Seniors 65 and above are $5. Reduced adult admission is $5 and available from noon to 3 pm on Thursday and Friday. Four-day passes are available for $30.

For details and more information visit www.uaf.org. Follow the Utah Arts Festival on Facebook and Twitter @utahartsfest.

For a digital guide at your fingertips, download the free Utah Arts Festival iPhone App from the iTunes App store or www.uaf.org

Downtown Farmers Market starts Saturday

The following is a press release from The Downtown Alliance.

The Downtown Farmers Market will celebrate its 20th year of providing opportunities for the community to support local. The Market-with more than 250 vendors-offers a unique variety of farmers, growers, bakeries, prepared food and beverages, packaged foods andlocal artisans.

Downtown Farmers Market opens for the season

The Downtown Farmers Market opens this weekend for its 19th season.

More than 250 vendors from 20 counties across the state will sell their wares this summer, including several cheese vendors.

"These are vendors that actually raise the animals and milk the sheep or cows and create cheese right there off the farm set so I think that's pretty exciting and the products are amazing, not just recognized locally but recognized nationally," said Kim Angeli, manager of the Farmers Market.

Organizers say it's important to come out andsupport local growers because many depend on the Farmers Market as part of their income.

For more information on the Farmers Market, visit www.downtownslc.org/farmers-market.

THE CHALLENGE OF OIL SHALE AND SANDS; Conference on Regulatory, Development, Environmental Aspects

              May 12, 2011 - The challenge of developing Utah's oil shale and oil sands as new fuel sources will be discussed from regulatory, industry and environmental perspectives during a Tuesday, May 17 conference.