Local companies have until June 15 to complete applications for the 1998 Utah Best Practices Awards, sponsored by Arthur Andersen, Parr Waddoups Brown Gee & Loveless, First Security and KSL 1160 NewsRadio.

The awards honor businesses for their excellence in three areas of performance: exceeding customer expectations, motivating and retaining employees and unleashing the power of technology.The state's award winners will be recognized at the Utah Best Practices Symposium on Sept. 11. The symposium will include a keynote speaker and breakout sessions where finalists share their ideas and programs.

For more information call 519-4577 or 800-222-5257.