The Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce will unite Utah high school students and teachers with local business people during Business Week July 31-August 6.
The week is intended to allow students and teachers to explore the free enterprise system. Students participating in the event will form a mythical business and manufacture and market their own products. Volunteers from the business community will serve as advisors, speakers and sponsors."It is an ideal opportunity for those of us in business to help high school students and teachers understand and appreciate our economic system," said Dale Zabriskie, volunteer chairman of Utah Business Week.
The program is supported by financial contributions from area businesses and is held at Utah State University. Students tour local businesses, compete in a radio and billboard ad competition and participate in a "Business Bowl."
Highlights of this year's program include speakers Nick Rose, Mountain Fuel Supply Co.; Lt. Gov. Val Oveson; Mark Miller, Mark Miller Pontiac/Subaru; Dallas Bradford, Arthur Andersen and Co.; Brad Wiggins, First Interstate Bank; Laura Headden, First Security Bank of Utah; Jim Herbster, Northwest Pipeline and Joan Lewis, Cencor Temporary Services.