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New Verizon Wireless store opens in Spanish Fork, El Pollo Loco offers National Burrito Day deal, UTC and Silicon Slopes unite, Friday Forum teaches economics of arts in Utah County

April 4, 2019

New Verizon Wireless store coming to Spanish Fork

A new Verizon Wireless store is opening on Thursday in Spanish Fork.

The Spanish Fork store will offer the most recent phones on the market, phone accessories and support services. One especially interesting and helpful service the new store will offer is “Redux,” a technology that dries out wet devices in less than an hour and preserves data, photos and contacts.

The store is located at 1249 N. Canyon Creek Parkway in Spanish Fork. Operating hours will be from 10 a.m to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

El Pollo Loco promotion grants BOGO burritos

In celebration of National Burrito Day on Thursday, El Pollo Loco is offering a “buy one burrito, get one free” promotion for just the a day.

Customers can get a free burrito with the purchase of any regularly priced burrito of equal or greater value when they show a coupon, available at https://www.elpolloloco.com/burritoda y.

The coupon cannot be used for online ordering or on the mobile app.

Silicon Slopes uniting with Utah Technology Council

The Utah Technology Council and Silicon Slopes have joined forces and will now operate under the same umbrella in an effort to unite Utah’s startup and tech community.

Silicon Slopes executive director Clint Betts will also become the executive director of the Utah Technology Council.

“Silicon Slopes couldn’t be more thrilled to unite with UTC to continue serving Utah’s startup and tech community,” said Betts. “We’re committed to continuing the rich heritage of UTC and view this as a marriage of equals.”

Betts thanked outgoing Utah Technology Council president and CEO John Knotwell for his part in the process of uniting the two organizations.

“This deal wouldn’t have happened and Silicon Slopes wouldn’t be what it is today without John and UTC’s incredible leadership,” Betts said.

Silicon Slopes will continue its role in helping Utah’s startup and tech community learn, connect and serve to make entrepreneurship and opportunity open and accessible, while the Utah Technology Council will continue to serve as a voice for public policy, advocacy and government relations in regards to the tech and startup industries.

“Years ago, UTC plowed new ground in Utah and it has blossomed into the fastest growing tech scene in America,” Knotwell said. “I’m proud of our history and even more proud to have a small part in bringing these two remarkable organizations together, uniting our efforts to build the strongest, most inclusive and most connected innovation community in the country.”

Forum touts summer arts benefit on county economy

On Friday, the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting a “Friday Forum” to teach residents how summer arts and festival programming boosts the Utah County economy.

In particular, the forum will highlight the economic contributions of the SCERA theater and the Freedom Festival.

Participants will also learn how they can become involved in the arts and festival programming this year.

The forum will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. on Friday at SCERA Park, 600 S. 400 East in Orem.

Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce members need only pay $20 to register, while non-members will have to pay $30 to register.