Peak Capital ranked among largest U.S. apartment owners

Peak Capital Partners, a Provo-based apartment investment and management company, announced it was named by the National Multifamily Housing Council to the 2018 NMHC 50, the annual ranking of the nation’s largest apartment owners.

“We’re proud of Peak’s growth, and of our impact in the communities where we own,” said Chris Manning, CEO of Peak. “The firm started with a single acquisition in 2009, and we now provide affordable housing to over 21,000 families across the United States, with a portfolio valued at more than $2 billion.”

Womply ranks Utah 15th for local business sales for early 2018

Utah ranked No. 15 nationally for sales at small, local businesses during the first three months of 2018, according to new analysis from Womply, a technology company serving small businesses.

According to Womply’s Small Business Almanac, consumers spent $1,565 daily and $46,947 monthly on average at small, local restaurants, in the first quarter. This is a decrease of 18 percent compared to the same time in 2017. Lodging was up, though. Consumers spent $2,402 daily and $72,073 monthly at local lodging businesses, an increase of 34 percent from last year.

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Registration open for Talent Innovation Summit on May 1

Business leaders, employees and small business owners are encouraged to register for the third annual Talent Innovation Summit. The summit will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., May 1 at the Salt Lake Community College Miller Campus, 9750 S. 300 West, Sandy.

According to the Women Tech Council, sponsor of the summit, this year’s theme is, “The Shattered Ceiling.” Companies who made the WTC Shatter List will be celebrated, and keynotes from these companies will present. The keynote speakers include: Denise Leleux, head of global customer experience at Tesla; Steve Daly, CEO of Ivanti; Archana Thiagarajan, director of experience design at Adobe; and Karl Sun, Lucid CEO.

The event will also include live pitches from companies who claim to be the best companies for women in tech, including: Clearlink, Dealertrack, Lucid, O.C. Tanner, Overstock, Pluralsight, Vivint Smart Home and Zions Bank.

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