Southern Utah Man to Receive Economic Visionary Award

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SOUTHERN UTAH – The Governor’s Office announced that it will be presenting the Economic Visionary Award on Monday, March 28, at the Economic Summit held at the Grand America Hotel. The Economic Summit brings over 1,000 business leaders from around Utah to meet in a day of training sessions. Governor Gary R. Herbert will present the award to Fred C. Adams, the founder of the Utah Shakespeare Festival.

Founded in 1961, the Utah Shakespeare Festival began on a makeshift stage on the corner of a college campus in Cedar City, Utah. Since then it has become an internationally recognized theater.

Spencer Eccles, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development said, “Adam’s vision and leadership, for many years, has been exemplary and of significance to the State of Utah and our reputation throughout the world.”

Tickets are on available for the Festival’s 50th anniversary season. It runs from June 23 to October 22.

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