Eight sales associates from Davis County were named among the top 50 agents at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage for sales recently. They are Chad Mortensen, North Davis; LeeAnn Sulser, Bountiful; Gary Rushton, Bountiful; Bill & Teresa Farley, Bountiful; Dava Jensen, North Davis, Rich & Jackie Maxfield, North Davis.
Exchange students funded again
After almost two years of not being able to host high school exchange students, Utah State Senators Howard Stephenson and Karen Hale announced recently that Legislators are anxious to have a significant number of foreign exchange students enrolled in Utah's high schools as soon as possible.
The Senators said in a statement: "We request the support of school district superintendents, local school boards, charter school directors and charter school boards in ensuring that foreign exchange students are welcomed back into Utah's high schools."
According to Pacific Intercultural Exchange (P.I.E.) Executive Director John Doty, the announcement comes late in the placement cycle, but there are literally hundreds of families throughout Utah who have been requesting students during the past few years, but the demand could not be met due to funding issues.
That problem seems to have been handled by the recent memo. Senator Stephenson further stated: "We hope that Utah's school districts and charter schools will accept these students this fall with the understanding that statute does provide for a state-fund reimbursement to be paid in the next fiscal year (2008) for enrolled foreign exchange students in fall 2006."
The students are all between the ages of 15 and 18 years, are English-speaking, have their own spending money, carry accident and health insurance, and are anxious to share their cultural experiences with their new American families. P.I.E. currently has programs to match almost every family's needs, ranging in length from a semester to a full academic year, where the students attend local high schools.
Seminar: Building a top workplace
KAYSVILLE -- Each year the Office of Work & Family Life, Utah Department of Workforce Services recognizes and honors companies that are creating exceptional workplaces by effectively addressing employee work/life needs.
The award recognizes best practices and promotes the implementation in the business community and is presented to companies in three categories based on size: micro, medium and large businesses.
A coming seminar will demonstrate how a successful work/life program can have a tremendous bottom-line business impact by reducing turnover, enhancing recruitment, reducing absenteeism, improving retention, improving productivity, improving morale, and strengthening employee commitment. Presenters will explain the process for nominations and show employers how to join Utah's Best Places to Work.
Date: Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006
Time: 7:30- 9:30 a.m.
Location: Davis Applied Technology College
550 East 300 South
Registration is $10 per person, which includes continental breakfast and all seminar materials. Pay at the door with cash or check (7:30- 8 a.m. Registration, 8- 9:30 a.m. Presentation).
RSVP to Rich Mackay (801) 776-7241 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, Aug. 11, 2006.
Fluid Studio adds two to staff
BOUNTIFUL -- Richard Austin and Luat Nguyen have recently joined Bountiful-based Fluid Studio.
Austin is a 2005 graduate of Weber State University in Ogden with a degree in visual communication with a design emphasis. Currently a resident of Centerville, Austin also teaches design classes at Eagle Gate College.
Nguyen earned a graphic design degree from the University of Utah in 2003. In the past, Nguyen has completed work for Korr Medical Technologies and The Boys and Girls Club.