AT&T simulator visits Provo, Orem schools; Solar system give away; Creating a high-performance workspace; Grow expands internationally; Sentinel rewarded

AT&T Simulator visits Provo, Orem schools

To drive home the message of safety behind the wheel of a vehicle, AT&T brought a virtual reality simulator Monday and Tuesday to schools in Provo and Orem. Students and faculty experienced firsthand how dangerous it is to take their eyes off the road and glance at a phone. This simulation showed the consequences of glancing at a phone while driving. The experience was part of the AT&T It Can Wait campaign, which urges drivers to keep their eyes on the road, not on their phones.

Since its launch in 2010, the campaign has increased awareness of the dangers of smartphone distracted driving to nearly 90 percent of audiences surveyed and inspired more than 20 million pledges to not drive distracted.

Blue Raven Solar holding give away

Blue Raven Solar, an American Fork full-service residential solar company, announced they are giving away a residential solar system to a Utah family as their kickoff volunteer project for their new Helping Hands program. Utah residents can submit nominations to win this giveaway through Oct. 18. Nominations can be submitted on Blue Raven Solar’s website at blueravensolar.com/solargiveaway.

“We are so grateful to our thousands of Utah customers who have made the switch to clean energy with Blue Raven Solar,” said Jeff Lee, vice president of sales operations at Blue Raven Solar and creator of this project. “We want to give back to our community here in Utah and could not think of a better project to start our Blue Raven Solar Helping Hands program. There are so many wonderful people here that are helping in the community and making this a great place to live, we want to find one of them and give them free solar power.”

Event looks creating efficient workspaces

Silicon Slopes is offering a workshop on driving performance in the workplace at noon Oct. 4 at Silicon Slopes headquarters, 2600 Executive Parkway, Suite 140, Lehi.

The presentation, “Creating a High Performance Workplace: Distinguishing What Works and What Doesn’t,” is by Jeff Gagnon, senior vice president of Cresa Consulting Group, and Reza Ahmadi, principal at Emergent Solutions. According to event information, the importance of the workspace in driving performance has been underestimated.

Today’s best companies now aggressively focus on using their space as an asset. Gagnon and Ahmadi will discuss how local businesses can create a space that supports work efforts and reinforces culture.

The event is free and lunch is provided, so registration is required at www.eventbrite.com/e/creating-a-high-performance-workspace-registration-37707212287.

Orem-based Grow, Inc. expands internationally

Grow, Inc., a young start-up from Orem, announced their international expansion to Reading, United Kingdom. The U.K. office will be a central hub for all Europe, the Middle East and Africa markets. Collectively, these markets are known as EMEA.

“Just like in the United States, businesses in EMEA are becoming much more data driven,” said Rob Nelson, CEO and founder of Grow. “The data available through business systems such as CRMs, marketing automation tools, and digital marketing platforms means that companies are producing the data to make better, more informed decisions. However, many companies are missing the holistic view of their business due to the scattered nature of their data. With Grow, we can give them the clarity to accelerate and scale their growth.”

According to a Grow press release, the EMEA expansion was based on leads received in each country and how well those leads converted into sales. Judging the leads by deal size, time to close and conversion rates, it became clear that 15 percent of Grow business came from outside the United States.

For more information, visit https://blog.grow.com/should-we-expand-internationally.

American Fork’s Sentinel recognized, rewarded

Sentinel Sales and Management LLC of American Fork was awarded at the UV 50 Gala as being one of the fastest growing companies in Utah Valley, coming in at number 16. With a 233 percent growth rate between 2013 and 2016, Inc. 5000 also recognized Sentinel in August as one of the fastest growing companies in the country.

“To be recognized as one of the fastest-growing private companies in Utah and across America is a surprise and a humbling honor,” said Kathleen Lopez, founder and CEO of Sentinel Sales and Management LLC. “Receiving these two awards back-to-back corroborate the years of tireless effort put forth by the entire team at Sentinel, and prove the importance of the sometimes tedious day-to-day work.”

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