In August, on a non-seasonally adjusted basis, the Zions Bank Wasatch Front Consumer Price Index (CPI) remained unchanged compared to the national CPI which increased 0.1 percent, as reflected in the Zions Bank and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Indices. The Wasatch Front CPI has increased by 1.2 percent over the last 12 months, above the national CPI's rate of 1.1 percent over the same period.
In Utah, prices remained unchanged overall. However, prices fell in four of the 10 categories, rose in three and stayed flat in three other categories. The most notable decreases: Food and home prices fell 0.5 percent in August, led by a drop in shelf-items and produce. Clothing costs fell 0.4 percent.
Mobile money service launched
Mountain America Credit Union announced that it has launched a free mobile money service in partnership with Obopay, Inc. The service labeled “Mountain America’s Obopay,” gives Mountain America members the ability to transfer money from their credit union accounts to anyone securely using any mobile phone.
Recipients do not need to be Mountain America members or be signed up for the service to receive money, and can direct the funds into any credit union or bank account either instantly, using their debit card numbers or within 1-3 business days using their bank account numbers.
Racing for schools fund-raiser
Layton — Young Chevrolet has announced the presentation of a $7,400 check to the Davis Education Foundation on Tuesday, Sep. 21. Young Chevrolet has sought to mitigate school budget cuts by hosting a fund-raiser held in the months of July and August.
A go-kart race event was held in July, and during July and August a portion of every vehicle sold was donated to the fund-raiser. The site selected for the check presentation was Legacy Junior High, during the Davis School District Board Meeting.
Store offers shopping guide
Bountiful — Plato’s Closet of Bountiful, which buys and sells gently-used, current style clothing and accessories, is offering a fall clothing guide.
Jeff Burbach, owner of Plato’s Closet of Bountiful, advises teens and 20-somethings to mix and match hot fashion looks to create a back-to-school look that might look expensive, but totally fits their budget. Among the recommendations:
• Salute the Troops: Military styles in fatigue green and navy showcase patriotism. Look for slender jackets and cargo pants with extra wide or skinny leg styling.
• Blues Still Rock: Denim stays strong in the traditional blue hues, with grey still being a major trend for both guys and gals.
• Prep for Compliments: Prepster tops and pants in traditional plaids of black, red, blue, green and yellow give a nod to nostalgia. Pair them with a pullover sweater or cardigan, or even a slender blazer with a shiny pocket emblem, to keep the look current.
• Classy and Delicate: Lace is in for the fall, in classic shades of white, grey, or black. Wear a lacey top over a basic tank, or pair a lacy dress with a blazer.
Financial course starts again
Zions Bank has recently begun a new series of its 13-week Financial Peace University at various locations throughout Davis County. Tuition is $99 per household and includes a comprehensive workbook, all 13 lessons on CD, lifetime membership to repeat the course in the future, and much more.
Scholarship opportunities are available for those with spouses in the military who are overseas and also for single mothers. Class times and locations are:
Centerville: Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. at the Centerville South Stake building (900 S. 400 East)
Syracuse: Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. at Lakeside Church (1870 W. 2700 South)
Immigration reform classes
A seminar titled Immigration Reforms: "How Will They Affect Your Company?” will be presented by Roger Tsai, an attorney at Parsons, Behle and Latimer.
When: Tuesday Sept. 28, 2010. Registration: 7:30 - 8 a.m. Training: 8 - 9:30 a.m.
The training seminar will cover the immigration reforms that have been introduced in Arizona, new immigration related law being proposed in Utah and how each of these laws may affect employers. It will also cover federal immigration reforms being considered plus the structure of current immigration laws and Utah’s undocumented worker population.
There is no charge for this event, but seats are limited. It will take place at the Hyrum Smith Auditorium at Franklin Covey, 2650 Decker Lane Boulevard, Salt Lake City, Utah 84119.
Parking is available in the north parking lot.
To register for this event go to: www.saltlakechamber.org/diversity