New year with Copperview Elementary!

Bryan Olsen helps Little with homework 2014

We are thrilled to partner with Copperview Elementary School in Midvale, Utah this year for our Big Brothers Big Sisters workplace mentoring program! In late September, we welcomed a new group of third graders to Comcast. Currently, Comcast mentors a group of fifth graders from Sandy Elementary School.

In 2008, Comcast’s Philadelphia headquarters and BBBS launched Beyond School Walls: a workplace mentoring program where Littles from a local elementary school are bussed to Comcast during lunch hour every other week. The Littles spend an hour eating, playing, and working on academics with their Big in a workplace setting. Research shows that compared to other BBBS programs, Comcast matches have a higher retention rate and the children in the program are more diverse.

The Utah program began in 2009 and followed the same group of students until they graduated from elementary school. In the 2012/13 school year, the program started with a new group of third graders from Sandy Elementary School with the plan to see them through elementary school graduation as well. According to school representatives, when the new group started the Beyond School Walls program in 2012, most were average third graders; some were timid, some had unbridled energy. All Littles were considered to be at-risk youth.

At the start of the year the Littles were nervous and uncomfortable with the new, professional setting at Comcast. As the end of the school year approached, Big Brothers Big Sisters staff, who works closely with the matches, noticed marked differences in the kids’ social interactions with peers and adults.

The Beyond School Walls program aids these kids by providing them with stable adult mentors and by exposing them to a work environment that many of the students did not know existed.

Ball’s in your court, Logan, Utah!

ROOT Sports

Ian Clark

Image courtesy of the Utah Jazz

This is your chance to see Jazz Guard Ian Clark as his hosts the Junior Jazz Clinic at the Logan Rec Center on Monday, August 11 from 10:00-11:00 am!

Stop by to watch the clinic, take pics and request autographs.

Comcast is a proud supporter of Root Sports, the television home of the Utah Jazz.

 

You’re invited!

Come celebrate our grand opening in Draper with us tomorrow! At our new Xfinity store, you can test drive Xfinity products and services, including the new X1 DVR platform, high-speed Internet and our home automation and security system. Join us at 12179 S State Street, Draper, UT 84020.

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Congratulations, Leaders & Achievers!

Want a pick-me-up to get your weekend started? Take a peek at this heartwarming video of our Leaders & Achievers Scholarship luncheon at the Utah State Capitol back in May. We are so honored to be associated with this year’s winners. See the full list of winners here.

Come celebrate the grand opening of our Xfinity Store in Draper!

This weekend and next weekend, we’ll be partying with RSL player Tony Beltran and Jazz player Derrick Favors! Check out the flyer below for details.

Draper grand opening

 

At the new Xfinity Store, visitors can test drive Xfinity products and services, including the new X1 DVR platform, high-speed Internet and the company’s home automation and security system.

Using the store’s iPads, mobile devices, and the TV lounge, visitors can check out Xfinity apps on Android and iOS platforms such as Xfinity TV Go, which lets customers watch TV shows and movies on tablets and smartphones either live-streaming or offline.

In addition, customers can pay bills at a self-service kiosk, pick up and return equipment, and receive guidance from trained consultants.

Come have an interactive experience at our new Xfinity Store!

 

Jr. Jazz clinics are almost here!

Did you know the Jr. Jazz is the oldest youth basketball league in the NBA – helping kids develop their basketball skills since 1983?

Our ROOT SPORTS network is a loyal supporter of the Utah Jazz and the Jr. Jazz program, and will be sponsoring the Jr. Jazz clinics at the start of August. Keep an eye out for the Utah Jazz coming to your neck of the woods!

 

Jr. Jazz Clinics

Congratulations to the two Utah business winners of I4E!

Lori and Paul shaking hands

Lori Bolen, owner of The Sister Shop, is presented with a certificate by Paul Merritt, Director of Commercial Sales in Utah.

We love supporting our local community here in Utah.  The Sister Shop in North Logan and Happy Monkey Hummus in Salt Lake City were recently selected as regional winners of the Innovations 4 Entrepreneurs (I4E) program.

Along with 30 small business winners from around the nation, the two companies were awarded $5,000 in cash, Comcast Business Internet and TV services for two years, and $2,500 to be used for other Comcast services. Both companies will also receive services from partners of Comcast Upware, including Cisco, Microsoft, Symantec, DocuSign, Soonr and Swiftpage Engage.

Lori Bolan, owner of  The Sister Shop said, “We have been wanting to start our own clothing line, so I was able to use the money to buy some fabric to get some custom clothing in our store.”

David McFate of Happy Monkey Hummus and Bolen were selected based on essays each wrote about their experience using Comcast Business Internet.

Congratulations to them both!

Dave speaking gesturing

Owner David McFate tells the story of how Happy Monkey Hummus got its start.

 

 

 

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