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Skyline of Salt Lake City in early spring as the sun sets.

Odor-elimination products NuVinAir launches in Utah

NuVinAir recently announced the launch of its Utah-certified distributor, Dusty Monks, who owns the exclusive rights to sell NuVinAir’s line of science-backed, odor-elimination products for vehicles across the region.

“I’m so excited to be growing the Utah market,” Monks said in a press release. “The market is ready for a product that actually eliminates odors from vehicles rather than just masking them.”

Monks possesses more than 20 years of operations and sales leadership experience in multiple industries, including the oil and gas sector. As a NuVinAir distributor, he has already closed multiple deals with large dealerships across the state. NuVinAir also works in car washes, detail shops, recreation vehicle centers, truck fleets and rental car companies.

Planet Fitness finishes remodel of its Orem gym

Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the United States is opening its newly remodeled club in Orem at 157 N. State St. The remodeled facility is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Planet Fitness will celebrate the gym’s grand opening from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday with a ribbon cutting. Danni Allen from NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” will also be at the event to share her fitness journey and lead group workouts. Prizes and food will also be given away at the event.

“We’re committed to reinvesting in the Orem community and are thrilled to unveil our newly remodeled Judgment Free facility to our existing and soon-to-be members,” said Chad Fitton, Planet Fitness franchisee. “We encourage everyone to come check out the club during our official grand opening event, meet our friendly staff, get a tour and see what the Judgment Free Zone is all about!”

The facility features more than 85 pieces of new cardio equipment, brand-new strength equipment, and a total body resistance exercise unit with kettle bells, Bosu balls and stretch bands. The remodeled facility also includes HydroMassage loungers and tanning options.

Family-owned business to talk at luncheon

The family of leaders behind YESCO, a locally-owned family business, will be sharing their insights and lessons learned as they transition from generation to generation. This business, now under the leadership of its third and fourth generations, is recognized as a world leader in the sign and lighting industry.

The Family-Owned Business Alliance is holding this luncheon event, “Generational Transitions: Lessons Learned,” for local business leaders from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Salt Lake Institute of Culinary Education, 2233 S. 300 East, South Salt Lake.

To register for this luncheon, visit Eventbrite.

Social Security: 2.8 percent benefit increase

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, benefits for more than 67 million Americans will increase 2.8 percent in 2019, the Social Security Administration announced.

The 2.8 percent cost-of-living adjustment will begin with benefits payable in January. The Social Security Act ties the annual cost-of-living adjustment to the increase in the consumer price index as determined by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

To find out more about these changes, visit

Information about Medicare changes for 2019, when announced, will be available at

Karissa Neely reports on Business and North County events, and can be reached at 801-344-2537 or Follow her on Twitter: @DHKarissaNeely