Salt Lake Tribune wrote:

Few things make travel more interesting than coming into a city that is hosting a special event. Knowing about those events, however, can sometimes prove challenging.

That's why event planners from around the Wasatch Front gathered recently for the Salt Lake City Event Makers Summit. According to organizers, the groups were working together to improve the economy.

"Events can serve as a vehicle for economic development," said Jeff Whiteley, founder of Excellence in the Community, a nonprofit dedicated to giving local artists better performing opportunities. "We need to start looking at Utah's artistic resources as a vehicle for economic and civic development."

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