Salt Lake City convention hotel is pushing skyward. Will conventions bounce back?

By Tony Semerad | The Salt Lake Tribune

November 1, 2021

Salt Lake City’s new 700-room convention hotel is rising fast, but will the world it was meant for return?

Construction of the Hyatt Regency skyscraper downtown will reach its full height of 26 stories in mid-November, just shy of two years after government dignitaries and hotel industry executives broke ground on the tower being built near the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center.

The reflective and curvilinear hotel at West Temple and 200 South is set to open in late 2022. And like a tall stack of glass poker chips, it represents a major bet that in-person conventions and large corporate meetings will come back post-pandemic.

"This has been a time of uncertainty," said Kaitlin Eskelson, president and CEO of Visit Salt Lake, a nonprofit promoting the city as a travel destination. "We are still in recovery mode but are making bold plans for the future."

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Salt Lake Tribune Top Workplaces 2021

Meet the 147 companies in Utah that received the highest ratings from their employees in 2021.



Large Businesses

#1 Large Business

BambooHR LLC

HR Software
(founded in 2008)

#2 Large Business

MX

Financial technology
(founded in 2010)

#3 Large Business

1-800 CONTACTS, Inc.

Health & Personal Care
(founded in 1995)

#4 Large Business

Young Automotive Group

Automotive Group
(founded in 1925)

#5 Large Business

Fidelity Investments

Financial Services
(founded in 1946)

#6 Large Business

Big-D Construction Corp

Design-Build General Contractor
(founded in 1967)

#7 Large Business

O.C. Tanner Company

Employee Appreciation Services and Rewards
(founded in 1927)

#8 Large Business

Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc.

Financial
(founded in 1998)

#9 Large Business

Panda Restaurant Group

Restaurant
(founded in 1973)

#10 Large Business

BAE Systems Intelligence and Security

Federal Government
(founded in 1999)

#11 Large Business

USANA Health Sciences, Inc.

Nutritional Products
(founded in 1992)

#12 Large Business

Health Catalyst, Inc.

Vendor Serving Healthcare Industry
(founded in 2008)

#13 Large Business

Security National Financial Corporation

Financial Services & Insurance
(founded in 1965)

#14 Large Business

MarketStar QOZ Business LLC

Other - Business Services
(founded in 1988)

#15 Large Business

Acima Credit

Credit & Finance
(founded in 2013)

#16 Large Business

SelectHealth

Non-profit
(founded in 1984)

#17 Large Business

Extra Space Storage, Inc.

Property Management
(founded in 1977)

#18 Large Business

EnerBank USA

Home Improvement Lending
(founded in 2001)

#19 Large Business

Entrata, Inc.

Platform as a Service
(founded in 2003)

#20 Large Business

Salt Lake County Library

Public LIbrary
(founded in 1939)

#21 Large Business

Discover Financial Services

Financial
(founded in 1985)

#22 Large Business

Helix Electric

Construction
(founded in 1995)

#23 Large Business

Stryker Corporation

Medical Devices & Products
(founded in 1941)

#24 Large Business

Myriad Genetics, Inc.

Biotech
(founded in 1991)

#25 Large Business

Weave

Other - Business Services
(founded in 2011)

#26 Large Business

Prestige Financial Services

Credit & Finance
(founded in 1994)

#27 Large Business

Utah Community Credit Union

Credit Union
(founded in 1956)

#28 Large Business

Zions Bank

Banks
(founded in 1873)

#29 Large Business

HealthEquity, Inc

Health account administrator
(founded in 2002)

#30 Large Business

Best Friends Animal Society

Animal Welfare
(founded in 1984)

#31 Large Business

Nicholas & Company

Foodservice and Distribution
(founded in 1939)

#32 Large Business

Cotiviti, Inc.

Healthcare Analytics
(founded in 1979)

#33 Large Business

Vivint Smart Home

Home security and automation (smart home)
(founded in 1999)

#34 Large Business

GoHealth

Insurance Industry Software Products & Services
(founded in 2001)

#35 Large Business

Utah Behavior Services

Behavioral & Mental Health
(founded in 2008)


Midsize Businesses

#1 Midsize Business

Chatbooks

Software
(founded in 2012)

#2 Midsize Business

Awardco

Employee Recognition and Engagement
(founded in 2015)

#3 Midsize Business

SimpleNexus

Mortgage Application Software and Application
(founded in 2011)

#4 Midsize Business

Disruptive Advertising

PPC
(founded in 2012)

#5 Midsize Business

Recursion

Biotechnology
(founded in 2013)

#6 Midsize Business

First Step House

Human and social services
(founded in 1958)

#7 Midsize Business

AvantGuard Monitoring Centers

Call Centers
(founded in 2004)

#8 Midsize Business

Veritas Funding

Mortgage Lending
(founded in 2004)

#9 Midsize Business

Vasion

Enterprise Software
(founded in 2001)

#10 Midsize Business

Verisys Corporation

Data Analysis & Research
(founded in 1992)

#11 Midsize Business

Applicant Pro

Mass Market Apps / Software
(founded in 2007)

#12 Midsize Business

Deseret First Credit Union

Credit Union
(founded in 1955)

#13 Midsize Business

Böhme

Clothing, Footwear, & Accessories
(founded in 2006)

#14 Midsize Business

Foursight Capital, LLC.

Auto Financing
(founded in 2012)

#15 Midsize Business

Moreton

Insurance
(founded in 1910)

#16 Midsize Business

Ace Recycling & Disposal

Trash and recycle hauler
(founded in 1980)

#17 Midsize Business

Sirsi Corporation

Enterprise Software
(founded in 1976)

#18 Midsize Business

TruHearing, Inc.

Hearing Health
(founded in 1993)

#19 Midsize Business

Tanner LLC

Public Accounting
(founded in 1940)

#20 Midsize Business

LendingClub

FinTech Bank
(founded in 2007)

#21 Midsize Business

Strong & Hanni Law Firm, PC

Business and Litigation Law Firm
(founded in 1888)

#22 Midsize Business

SILAC Insurance Company

Annuities and Insurance
(founded in 1935)

#23 Midsize Business

NetDocuments

Mass Market Apps / Software
(founded in 1999)

#24 Midsize Business

Homie

Real Estate - Other
(founded in 2015)

#25 Midsize Business

Cricut, Inc.

Electronics & Appliances
(founded in 1969)

#26 Midsize Business

Bridge Investment Group

Real Estate Investment
(founded in 1995)

#27 Midsize Business

Filevine

The Operating Core for Legal
(founded in 2015)

#28 Midsize Business

Edge

Pest Control
(founded in 2008)

#29 Midsize Business

Chartway Federal Credit Union

Banks
(founded in 1959)

#30 Midsize Business

BlenderBottle Company

Wholesale Distribution
(founded in 2000)

#31 Midsize Business

Finicity

Open Banking and Fintech
(founded in 2000)

#32 Midsize Business

GSL Electric

Electrical Contractor
(founded in 1981)

#33 Midsize Business

Nomi Health

Healthcare - Other
(founded in 2019)

#34 Midsize Business

Wintrust Financial Corporation

Investment Management
(founded in 1991)

#35 Midsize Business

Boostability

Online Marketing
(founded in 2009)

#36 Midsize Business

Walker Edison

Other - Consumer Goods
(founded in 2006)

#37 Midsize Business

Medical Review Institute of America, LLC

External Review
(founded in 1983)

#38 Midsize Business

State Bank of Southern Utah

Community Bank
(founded in 1957)

#39 Midsize Business

Harris

Plumbing, Piping, HVAC, & Controls
(founded in 1948)

#40 Midsize Business

BHI

Construction - Other
(founded in 1998)

#41 Midsize Business

Dental Intelligence

Dental Software

#42 Midsize Business

City of South Jordan

Local Government
(founded in 1859)

#43 Midsize Business

Priority Dispatch

Emergency Services (911 Centers)
(founded in 1978)

#44 Midsize Business

Career Step

Training
(founded in 1992)

#45 Midsize Business

Redstone Residential

Real Estate - Property Management
(founded in 2009)

#46 Midsize Business

Herriman City

Local Government
(founded in 1999)


Small Businesses

#1 Small Business

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area

Non-profit - Other
(founded in 1988)

#2 Small Business

eLuma Online Therapy

Education - Other
(founded in 2011)

#3 Small Business

Twistlab Marketing

Marketing and Branding
(founded in 1999)

#4 Small Business

Onset Financial Inc.

Financial Services & Insurance
(founded in 2008)

#5 Small Business

JobNimbus

CRM software company - SaaS
(founded in 2013)

#6 Small Business

Tesani

Private Equity
(founded in 2013)

#7 Small Business

Emmersion

Web-based Services
(founded in 2015)

#8 Small Business

Gold Standard Automotive Network

Automotive
(founded in 2006)

#9 Small Business

SWORD Health

Digital Health
(founded in 2015)

#10 Small Business

Innovations Group, Inc.

Healthcare
(founded in 1996)

#11 Small Business

Arctic Wolf Networks, Inc.

Information Technology - Other
(founded in 2012)

#12 Small Business

JourneyTEAM

Custom Software Development & Consulting
(founded in 1993)

#13 Small Business

CBC Mortgage Agency

Mortgage Lending
(founded in 2013)

#14 Small Business

Diversified Insurance Group

Insurance Consultants & Brokers
(founded in 2001)

#15 Small Business

Groove Entertainment Technologies

We are a premier nationwide provider of converged technologies in the hospitality industry by combin
(founded in 2007)

#16 Small Business

Stratus.hr

Professional Employer Organization (outsourced ...
(founded in 1999)

#17 Small Business

The Arbinger Institute

Organizational Transformation and Training
(founded in 1979)

#18 Small Business

Scalar

Financial Valuation Firm
(founded in 2009)

#19 Small Business

Xima Software

Telecommunications
(founded in 2007)

#20 Small Business

Achieve Today

Education Technology
(founded in 2013)

#21 Small Business

Haynie & Company

Certified Public Accountants & Consultants
(founded in 1960)

#22 Small Business

Crumbl Cookies

Food / Grocery
(founded in 2017)

#23 Small Business

Zonos

SaaS
(founded in 2009)

#24 Small Business

Rocky Mountain Dermatology

Healthcare - Other
(founded in 1999)

#25 Small Business

Smart Wave Solar

Solar Install
(founded in 2019)

#26 Small Business

Earnest Operations LLC

Credit & Finance
(founded in 2013)

#27 Small Business

Code Corporation

Electronics Manufacturing Services
(founded in 1997)

#28 Small Business

Valeo Home Health & Hospice

Home Healthcare Services
(founded in 2011)

#29 Small Business

OptConnect

Managed Wireless Service Provider
(founded in 2009)

#30 Small Business

Radius Engineering

Aerospace / Defense
(founded in 1986)

#31 Small Business

Relic+EKR

full-service marketing and advertising agency
(founded in 2000)

#32 Small Business

CSC

Legal and Financial Services
(founded in 1899)

#33 Small Business

Elase Medical Spas

Laser & Aesthetics Provider
(founded in 2004)

#34 Small Business

Chargeback

Dispute Management Solution
(founded in 2011)

#35 Small Business

Crucial Learning

Corporate training and leadership development
(founded in 2001)

#36 Small Business

Access Development

Business Support Services
(founded in 1984)

#37 Small Business

Ensign Engineering

Civil-Structural Engineering and Land Surveying
(founded in 1987)

#38 Small Business

Insulet Corporation

Medical Devices
(founded in 2000)

#39 Small Business

TCN

Software as a Service
(founded in 1999)

#40 Small Business

Gabb Wireless

Cell Phone Carrier
(founded in 2019)

#41 Small Business

IHG Hotels and Resorts

Hotel
(founded in 1989)

#42 Small Business

Utah Food Bank

Human and social services
(founded in 1904)

#43 Small Business

Nearmap

Aerial Imagery
(founded in 2008)

#44 Small Business

Central Utah Public Health

Local Public Health Department

#45 Small Business

Nav

Credit & Finance
(founded in 2012)

#46 Small Business

Chamber Media

Advertising
(founded in 2013)

#47 Small Business

TDS Telecommunications

Telecommunications & Cable
(founded in 1969)

#48 Small Business

Assure

Private Investment Back Office Services

#49 Small Business

Kuali, Inc.

Enterprise Software
(founded in 2014)

#50 Small Business

G&A Partners

Payroll
(founded in 1995)

#51 Small Business

Master Muffler Shops

Services
(founded in 1963)

#52 Small Business

Artemis Health

Healthcare Technology
(founded in 2013)

#53 Small Business

Security Service Federal Credit Union

Financial
(founded in 1956)

#54 Small Business

CBIZ

Business Services
(founded in 1996)

#55 Small Business

CallTower

Unified Communications as a Service
(founded in 2002)

#56 Small Business

Alpha Warranty Services

Financial Services & Insurance
(founded in 2002)

#57 Small Business

ArbiterSports

Web-based Services
(founded in 1984)

#58 Small Business

Alliance Data

Financial Services
(founded in 1996)

#59 Small Business

GoEngineer

Value Added Reseller - Information Technology
(founded in 1984)

#60 Small Business

Atkore

Building Products
(founded in 2010)

#61 Small Business

Coldwell Banker Ralty

Agents / Brokers
(founded in 1906)

#62 Small Business

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

Non-profit
(founded in 1983)

#63 Small Business

Intellibed

Gel Matrix Mattresses
(founded in 2000)

#64 Small Business

DPS Skis

Outdoor Retail
(founded in 2005)

#65 Small Business

Rock West Composites

Composite Engineering and Manufacturing
(founded in 2006)

#66 Small Business

Nxt Property Management

Property Management
(founded in 2017)
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