Business events in Utah this week
No conventions this week.
New economic numbers to be released this week:
Commerce Department • Durable goods for February
Standard & Poor's • S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for January
Commerce Department • New home sales for February
Conference Board • Consumer confidence index for March
National Association of Realtors • Pending home sales index for February
Labor Department • Weekly jobless claims
Commerce Department • Fourth-quarter gross domestic product
Freddie Mac • Weekly mortgage rates
U.S. stock markets • Closed for Good Friday
Initial public offerings as provided by Renaissance Capital, Greenwich, Conn. (ipohome.com), and SEC filings:
Pinnacle Foods • Parsippany, N.J., 29 million shares, priced $18 to $20, managed by Barclays, BofA Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse. Proposed NYSE symbol PF. Business: Packaged and frozen foods company backed by Blackstone.
Seminar • The Salt Lake Region Small Business Development Center at Salt Lake Community College will host a free breakfast seminar, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., that will examine intellectual-property laws, including patentable subject matter, patent infringement, ownership, international patent protection and more. The event, featuring patent attorney Ken Horton as keynote speaker, will be presented at the Salt Lake Community College Miller Campus, 9750 S. 300 West, Sandy. To register, visit http://www.mbrcslcc.com/intellectualproperty, or call 801-957-5200.
Symposium & Expo • Northfront Franchise will present a symposium on franchises from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dave's Health & Nutrition Store, 1108 E. 3300 South, Salt Lake City. This session will offer instruction on how to choose the right franchise, and those in attendance will be able to talk with more than 25 franchise representatives. Cost is $10 to $20. Visit http://www.datc.edu/franchise for information.
Lecture • Westminster College Executive Education will present the lecture "Rethink, Reinvent, Reposition" by international consultant Leo Hopf, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business, 1840 S. 1300 East, Salt Lake City. Hopf will present strategies for breathing new life into organizations through innovative models and decision-making techniques. Admission is free.