Utah Gov. Gary Herbert was among the dignitaries who attended an open house and ribbon-cutting for RizePoint, a software company that is re-locating to the Canyons District community.
At the Wednesday, March 23 event at the firm’s new beachhead, 2890 E. Cottonwood Parkway, the District received 10 $500 scholarships to be used on STEM-related activities. Herbert presented the scholarships to Board of Education members Nancy Tingey and Amber Shill during the festivities.
"While academic achievement is our main focus, the Canyons Board of Education is also dedicated to maintaining relationships with the business sector. Only by working together can we build up world-class schools that will prepare students for the demands of the 21st century global marketplace," said Sherril H. Taylor, president of the Canyons Board of Education.
"We welcome the support that RizePoint brings to our community and express appreciation for the company's generosity in helping our students excel in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics."
RizePoint software is used by five of the top eight hospitality brands, including Marriott, Intercontinental, Hilton, and Wyndham, and five of the top eight food-service brands, including McDonald's, Starbucks, Wendy's, and Pizza Hut.