Salt Lake City’s Connor Sport Court International Honored As One Of “Top 12 Businesses For 2010”

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Zion Bank honors Connor Sport Court International, the world's largest court builder with over 100,000 installations throughout North America, as well as in Europe, Asia,South American and many Caribbean countries. "We appreciate that business experts recognize the commitment, innovation and team effort to compete in a world market," says Ron Cerny, President and CEO of CSCI.

Connor Sport Court International (CSCI) is one of the Zions Bank "Speaking on Business" “Top Businesses for 2010.”

The company was one of 12 businesses honored by Zions Bank’s President and CEO Scott Anderson during a luncheon on Jan. 21 at the Zions Bank Building in downtown Salt Lake City.

Connor Sport Court offers wood sports flooring as well as synthetic and modular sports surfaces for indoor and outdoor activities. CSCI has been independently audited and verified as a “Zero Waste” company. Recently, Sport Court received its ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certifications— prestigious international quality, safety and environmental certifications..

Connor Sport Court is the world’s largest court builder with over 100,000 installations throughout North America, as well as in Europe, Asia, South America and many Caribbean countries and remains the only sports flooring manufacturer to have installations on all seven continents. Connor Sport Court employs approximately 100 employees at its Utah-based manufacturing and warehouse facilities.

“Connor Sport Court International is honored to have been selected by Zions Bank as one of its Top 12 Businesses of the Year. We appreciate that the local business experts recognize the commitment, innovation and team effort required by a Utah company that must compete in a world market,” said Ron Cerny, President and CEO of the Salt Lake City-based company.

"Speaking on Business" is a radio program sponsored by Zions Bank for the purpose of highlighting successful businesses throughout Idaho and Utah. Since its launch in 1997, the program has featured more than 2,500 businesses. Listeners can hear about everything from a landscape design business to a beekeeper to an international ski supplier.

“It’s the quality of Utah’s and Idaho’s business communities,” said Anderson, “that will help drive the economy by creating new jobs and developing innovations that contribute to the quality of life in our states – and we’d like to honor those companies that strive to create this value.”

Zions Bank is Utah’s oldest financial institution and is the only local bank with a statewide distribution of branches, operating 105 full-service offices. Zions Bank also operates 29 full-service branches in Idaho. In addition to offering a wide range of traditional banking services, Zions Bank is also a leader in small business lending and has ranked as the No. 1 lender of U.S. Small Business Administration 7(a) loans in Utah for the past 17 consecutive years. Founded in 1873, Zions Bank has been serving the communities of Utah for more than 135 years.

About Connor Sport Court International
More athletic events are played on Connor Sport Court surfaces than on any other sports flooring in the world. Founded in 1872, Connor sports floors have established themselves as the standard for professional and collegiate sports. Connor is a member of the Maple Flooring Manufacturer’s Association. Connor also offers wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, which identifies products from responsibly-managed forests. Hardwood used in the courts is from a renewable resource, with the U.S. growing six times more hardwood than is harvested each year. Sport Court® is a registered trade mark of Connor Sport Court International. Since 1974, it has identified the original and authentic modular sport surface, continuously improved and patented to provide the highest levels of quality and performance. Connor Sport Court is proud to be the only sports surfacing company in the world that is independently audited and verified as “Zero Waste” and fully ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certified.

For more Connor Sport Court information contact:
Jeff Morton, Marketing Manager, Connor Sport Court

For more Zions Bank information contact:
Andrea Standing
Public Relations Officer

Chris Redgrave
“Speaking on Business Host”


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